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?
Open Mic: For the holidays, my wish is that you have family, health and peace. And, yes, since it’s Synthtopia, maybe a little gear under the tree, that new app that you’ve been wanting or some great new music…. So, let us know if ‘Santa’ brought you something nice! Image: rthakrar
Open Mic: Was 2011 a good year for electronic music? I’ve been reviewing some of our posts from 2011, and it seems like 2011 was a pretty good year on the hardware side: There were major new synths from the big three keyboard manufacturers; Dave Smith Instruments released the Tempest, a really deep analog drum… Read More Open Mic: Was 2011 A Good Year For Electronic Music?
Open Mic: We recently posted the question “What Electronic Music Track Changed Your Life?“, and were amazed by the variety of responses we received – and by how many readers felt that their lives have been changed by a single piece of music. Hearing music that you love performed live, though, can be even more… Read More Open Mic: What’s The Best Electronic Music Concert You’ve Ever Seen?
Open Mic: Own and perform with synths and other electronic gear for any length of time and you’ll eventually run into a synth disaster. Maybe you shipped a carefully packed keyboard and it came back smashed. Maybe you stored too many keyboards on a gorgeous glass table….until the glass broke. Or maybe you were onstage,… Read More Open Mic: What’s Your Worst Synth Disaster?