Elektrosluch 3 Like A Mic For Electromagnetic Fields

elektrosluch-3LOM has introduced the Elektrosluch 3 – a device designed to let you listen to the electromagnetic fields that constantly surround you.

Here’s what’s new on the Elektrosluch 3:

  • fully enclosed and more ergonomic design;
  • simple single potentiometer operation;
  • higher gain;
  • audiophile-grade WIMA capacitors; and
  • highly increased protection of the sensors.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

New W3C Music Notation Community Group Makes MusicXML, SMuFL Web Standards

does music notation still matter for electronic musicMakeMusic and Steinberg have announced the creation of the W3C Music Notation Community Group, tasked with maintaining MusicXML and SMuFL (Standard Music Font Layout) specifications as Web standards.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the international organization that creates and promotes standards for the World Wide Web.  Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Wants You To Play With Yourself, Ships New 22500 Stereo Looper

electro_harmonix_22500_looper_dual_stereo_1430712000000_1143934Electro-Harmonix is now shipping the 22500 Dual Stereo Looper, introduced at the 2015 NAMM Show.

The 22500 records high quality,
non-compressed audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32 GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops.

Includes an 8 GB card
for up to 13 hours of total recording time.

Here’s EHX founder Mike Matthews introducing the new looper: Continue reading

Arturia Intros KeyLab Black Edition Controllers

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Arturia has introduced new versions of its KeyLab controller/software bundles, the KeyLab 49 Black Edition and the KeyLab 61 Black Edition.

The new versions offer updated styling and an expanded software package, including:

  • Solina V string machine;
  • Prophet V synthesizer; and
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer Now Available Via Kickstarter

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The Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer is a minimalistic, microcontroller-based synth, designed to emulate the classic chiptune sound of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s APU (audio processing unit.)

The synthesizer’s MIDI input allows musicains create NES-video-game-style chiptune music using a MIDI keyboard or other MIDI device.

It’s being made available via a Kickstarter project, which is already fully funded. Here is the official intro video:

The Arcano is being made available prebuild and as a DIY project.

Each Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer includes a preprogrammed microcontroller; however, each synth also features a 6-pin AVR programming header, allowing programmers to flash the embedded ATmega328 microcontroller with their own custom software. The programming header enables hackers to create their own custom waveforms, envelopes, software low-frequency oscillators, and PCM samples.

Unlike many other microcontroller-based synthesizers which use internal PWM peripherals to generate weak, scratchy, low-quality audio signals, the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer uses an auxiliary digital-to-analog converter chip to create a clear, high-quality audio signal.

Specifications:

  • 3-note polyphony
  • 1/8” (3.5mm) jack mono audio output
  • MIDI input through standard MIDI DIN connector
  • 7-segment LED waveform mode indicator
  • simple two-button interface
  • embedded ATmega328 microcontroller

The Arcano is available to Kickstarter backers, prebuilt or as a DIY kit, starting at US $65.