Virtual Tenori On Matrix Synthesizer, ToneMatrix

Andre Michelle created this gorgeous virtual Tenori On, ToneMatrix. Michelle describes ToneMatrix as a “Simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16 step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlaying wave-map, which makes it more cute.” Give it a try and let me know what you think! via MusicOfSound

Fighting The “Loudness Wars”

In the last twenty-five years, the music industry’s loudness wars has led labels to record, produce and broadcast music at progressively increasing levels of overall loudness. The video above highlights the effects of over-compression to make “louder” records. Turn Me Up! is a non-profit music industry organization campaigning to give artists back the choice to release more dynamic records:… Read More Fighting The “Loudness Wars”

Thanks For The Links In 2008

Synthtopia’s traffic has grown tremendously in 2008, and one of the reasons is all the links and referrals from other great sites.  If you’ve linked to us in the past, thanks! Here’s a special thanks, too, for the top 10 sites that sent traffic our way in 2008:… Read More Thanks For The Links In 2008

Happy Birthday, Califaudio

Electronic music blog Califaudio is celebrating its 1 year birthday – so here’s our birthday present: If you haven’t checked Califaudio out yet, you’re missing out on a lot of interesting posts about things like  musical instruments, recording equipment, sound gear, software + plug-ins, synths, sound effects, concert reviews, the music industry, circuit bending, diy and music visualizers. And you’re also missing out… Read More Happy Birthday, Califaudio