Tangerine Dream’s Peter Baumann Announces New Album, Machines Of Desire

PrintSynthesist Peter Baumann has announced a new album, Machines Of Desire, his first album in decades.

Baumann was a member of Tangerine Dream from 1971 to 1977, the group’s most important period, for many fans.

In addition to his work with Tangerine Dream, Baumann produced records by Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster and Hans-Joachim Roedelius;, released several successful solo albums; and founded the new age music label Private Music.

Here’s a preview of the new album, the music video for Dust to Dust: Continue reading

Mouse On Mars Intros Fluxpad (Sneak Preview)

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Mouse on Mars has introduced Fluxpad – a sample based groovebox/workstation with a unique approach to sequencing.

It’s developed by Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma & Jan St. Werner, with developer Jan T V Falkenstein.

In Fluxpad you “paint“ in your music with your finger, which leads to completely different results than a traditional sequencer with piano rolls or step buttons. Continue reading

scriptSonic Combines The Power Of Computer Music With The Immediacy Of A Touchscreen

Developer Jonathan Mackenzie shared this sneak preview of scriptSONIC – a programmable musical instrument for the iPad.

According to Mackenzie, scriptSONIC combines the open-ended creative power of a programming language with the expressiveness of a touch-screen. Continue reading