Daft Punk Live Medley (Cover)

Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a live performance of a medley of Daft Punk songs, by electronic band Pigeon.

The medley includes cover versions of One More Time, Around the World, Da Funk, Robot Rock, Aerodynamic, and Harder Better Faster Stronger. Continue reading

Free Music From The Electric Witch

Reader Zac Bentz let us know about a couple of new albums released by his project The Electric Witch.

  • Assassin is an album of dark synthpop originals with vocalist Marcus Matthews; and
  • NEScapism is a collection of Nintendo covers. Bentz notes, “These are the songs that I would let play over and over, ignoring whatever might have been happening on-screen.”

On both albums, Bentz makes extensive use of iPad synths, including Animoog, DM1 and Sunrizer, along with some microKorg vocoding.

The albums are available now for $1 or more. You can stream them for free via the links above, and Bentz has released a free track for each album.

You can download a free track from Assassin, the title track, above.

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Korg microArranger Keyboard Workstation (Official Intro)

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Korg has released this official intro video for the new microArranger keyboard workstation, a portable mini-keyboard synth workstation.

Features:

  • Compact composing/performing keyboard that acts as your musical arranger
  • 61-key Natural Touch mini keyboard; Velocity sensing
  • Built-in stereo speaker system
  • 4 Stereo Effect Processors with 89 effect programs.
  • 304 Styles; each is a complete and interactive musical environment for capturing your inspirations
  • Each Style includes Intros, Endings, Fills, and four Variations, all are completely editable
  • Styles follow your chords, voice leading, and tempo settings – you are always in control!
  • 660 Preset Sound Programs and 128 User Programs provide excellent Korg sounds
  • 32 Drumkits; 64 User Drumkits;
  • SD/SDHC card slot for data storage, importing Styles, sharing data with a computer DAW, etc.

Audio demos are available at the Korg site. Pricing and availability are to be announced.

The Korg microKORG Synthesizer & Vocoder

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Korg has released a new intro video for their microKorg synthesizer.

Korg microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder Features:

  • 128 user-rewritable programs
  • 37-key mini keyboard
  • Powerful synthesis
  • Classic vocoding
  • A full range of effects
  • Great sounds and expression
  • Flexible arpeggiator (6 types)
  • Clear control and classic looks
  • Can serve as a compact MIDI controller

While the Korg microKorg has been out for a couple of years, it still offers a good compromise between power, price and portability. If you don’t mind the mini synthesizer keyboard, it’s a lot of synth.

If you’ve used the microKorg, leave a comment with your thoughts!