iPad Music Apps At Superbooth 16

At Superbooth 16, iPad music software was well-represented, in large part because of the presence of members of members of Musik App Manufaktur – a collective of developers of iOS apps.

They were presenting their applications, zMors Modular, Modstep. Triqtraq and Elastic Drums and also showing how they could be used in combination, using the recently introduced Ableton Link. We talked with each of them individually, and also filmed a multi-app jam session.

In the first video, above, Sven Braun gives a short introduction to his app, zMors Modular, and demonstrates how he uses it in combination with a Eurorack modular synthesizer.

In the next video, Benjamin Weiss introduces his iPad sequencing app, Modstep, and explains how the app can be used to sequence its internal instruments, iPad software and external hardware and software: Continue reading

Moogfest Sneak Preview: The Debut Of Neuronics

Organizers of Moogfest 2016 – scheduled for Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22 in Durham, NC – have announced the line up of vendors for the event’s Modular Marketplace.

The Modular Marketplace, which is free and open to the public, will feature product launches, daily demonstrations, sound experiments and other special events. It takes place at the American Tobacco Campus at 318 Blackwell Street, from 10am – 6pm from May 19 – 22.

A new company debuting at the event is Neuronics  – a collaboration of Dewanatron’s Leon Dewan and producer Josh Humphrey. Their sneak preview video is embedded above.  Continue reading

Future Retro FR-512 Touchplate Keyboard Now In Production


Future Retro has announced that their FR-512 Touchplate Keyboard is now in production.

The Future Retro FR-512 Touchplate Keyboard is a combination MIDI & CV controller, so it should be capable of working with just about any synth.

Here’s a sneak preview of the production process: Continue reading