Open Mic: 2012 has been a fantastic year for synths, synth software and MIDI gear. But what about for electronic music? Do you think 2012 has been a good year for electronic music? And what’s the best new electronic music you discovered in 2012?
At the beginning of the 70’s, synthesizers were largely considered a novelty. There were dozens of novelty ‘switched on’ albums, ranging from Switched On Beatles to Switched On Buck. By the end of the decade, though, Keith Emerson had blown minds with his synth solo on Lucky Man, Kraftwerk had created the template for synth… Read More Open Mic: What’s The Best Synth Song Of All Time?
Open Mic: Most Synthtopia readers have spent a lot of time thinking about synths – whether it’s daydreaming about the ultimate modular synthesizer, lusting after a vintage classic, debating the merits of the latest keyboards or diving in and learning a new synth inside and out. If you’ve been into synths for a while, though,… Read More Open Mic: What’s The Worst Synth You’ve Ever Played?
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Open Mic: The last year has been a great one for synths – with great new synths released by big and small synth manufacturers alike. There are new analog monosynths and polyphonic synths. There are more modular synth options than ever in history. And the latest keyboard workstations are monstrously powerful. We’ve asked previously what… Read More Open Mic: What Synth Would You Buy, New Or Vintage, If Money Was No Object?
Open Mic: Reader Andy Hagerty wants to know “What new Electronic Music are you listening to right now that you’d want to share with the Synthtopia readers?”. Is it something from an artist that you think is under appreciated? Something new from an established artist? Something that you’re working on? Leave a comment and let us know…..
Open Mic: Your ship has struck ground on an uncharted desert island. The ship is ruined. Fortunately, your supplies included food, a portable generator and your favorite synthesizer. What’s your ‘desert island’ synth – and why would it be the one synth you’d be happy to be stuck with? Image by Edgar Barany
Korg is looking for input from its Facebook fans: Skys the limit: If you could add any feature to any Korg product, what would it be and why? Great question….and they’ve already received some interesting feedback, ranging from MIDI on the Monotribe to re-releasing the MS-20. It’s great to see that Korg is looking for… Read More Open Mic: What Should Korg Build Next?
Back in 2009, Ableton surprised many people by announcing that they had ceased development on Live so that they could focus on bug fixes: Dear Ableton users, Some of you have experienced and reported problems with Live 8 several months ago that we have still failed to fix. We have now decided to suspend all development… Read More Open Mic: What Would You Like To See In Ableton Live 9?
This is the last Synthtopia post of 2011. Thank you for all your comments and feedback this year. Your comments are one of the most important aspects of the site, and your feedback helps me know how to improve the site. Thanks, and I hope that you have a safe and happy New Year’s! My… Read More Open Mic: What’s Your Wish For 2012?