Sophia Brueckner’s Touch Sensitive Musical Painting

Sophia Brueckner’s Touch Sensitive Musical Painting is part painting and part MIDI controller, an interactive artwork that lets you create music.

Brueckner looks beyond traditional MIDI controllers to create a musical interface that’s artistic and completely original.

Here’s what Brueckner has to say about it: Continue reading

Korg MS-20 Module Review

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the MS-20 Module Kit with SQ-1 Analog Sequencer.

The Korg MS-20 Module Kit lets you build a module version of the iconic MS-20 analog synthesizer, but with expanded synthesis capabilities over all of Korg’s previous MS-20 synths.

In this video review, via sonicstate, Nick Batt takes a look at the new Korg MS-20 Module: Continue reading

15 Years Of MacBeth Synthesizers In Action

Synth designer Ken MacBeth is celebrating his 15th year of making synthesizers.

MacBeth – who’s always made a habit of ‘eating his own dog food’ – here explores the sonic range of two of his creations – his earliest synth, the MacBeth M3X, and his latest, the MacBeth Elements.  Continue reading

Synthino XM Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer & Groovebox

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Minneapolis-based DIY kit makers, Michael Krumpus (nootropic design) and Alex Dyba (GetLoFi) have announced Synthino XM – a new synthesizer that’s being produced via a KickStarter project.

Synthino XM is a 5-note polyphonic synthesizer, with 4-track sequencer.

Here’s a video intro to the project: Continue reading