Expert Sleepers Disting 16-in-1 Eurorack Module Video Demo

This video, via mylarmelodies, takes a look at the newly released Expert Sleepers Disting Eurorack module.

The Expert Sleepers Disting is a 4HP 16-in-1 multifunction Eurorack module. The video demo goes is nearly 40 minutes long, and dives deep into the Disting’s features.  Continue reading

Moogfest Regroups, Plans 2016 Return

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Moogfest 2014, held in Asheville, NC April 23-27, was an ambitious undertaking that transformed Moogfest into an international event.

It also lost about $1.5 million.

In response, organizers have announced that there will be no Moogfest 2015, but that it will return in 2016 as a biennial event.

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Livid Taking Orders For Ds1 MIDI Mixer

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Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show.  Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”

The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.

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littleBits New cloudBit Lets You Connect Your Modular Synth To The Internet

littleBits_cloud-modulelittleBits Electronics has introduced a new module, the cloudBit, that will let you connect your modular synth to the Internet and more.

The cloudBit, according to the company, will help democratize the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) – the idea that ‘smart devices’ will be able to communicate and interact with the Internet.

The cloudBit – part of the company’s littleBits modular electronics system – lets you turn any object into an Internet-connected device. littleBits already makes an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. Existing modules include things like motors, buzzers, buttons, light sensors, switches and LEDs. Last year, they added modules that expanded the platform into audio with the Korg littleBits Synth Kit.

Here’s a demo of the cloudBit in action: Continue reading

EDM + Hot Sauce = Electronic Sriracha Festival

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The 1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival (ESF) is coming to St. James Park in Downtown San Jose, CA on Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, August 30th, 12 pm to 8 pm).

The celebration of the iconic hot sauce will spread over two city blocks of park space and will feature 40+ food trucks and tents. The Festival will feature three stages of electronic music, representing the Bay Area. 

Details are available at the Festival site.