Here’s one more reason not to trust corporate news media: CBS News reports that, according to their 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair music poll, the guitar is the sexiest instrument to play, followed by the saxophone and the piano. The synthesizer did not even make their list. How is that even possible?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdm3T67IXdA Is dance music sexist? That’s the focus of a multi-website discussion that’s erupted in the last few days, with some writers lamenting the state of electronic dance music and it’s frequent focus on sex and, at least according to some, misogynistic views of women. The Quietus’s Angus Finlayson writes: Throughout the heydays of disco,… Read More Is Dance Music Sexist? And Whatever Happened To Rave Utopia?
This is a quick demo of Yuri Suzuki’s Urushi Musical Interface – a gorgeous electronic music controller that looks a bit like it was left behind by aliens for Jean Michel Jarre to play. The Urushi Musical Interface is a project for Collacqueration: Designed in the UK – Lacquered in Japan exhibition at the Embassy… Read More Sexy Instrument Looks Like It Was Left By Aliens
Artist Feature – Imogen Heap was uploaded by: eigenlabs
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When we added the new Synthtopia Submit A Story form, we thought it would be a great way to let readers submit tips and story ideas. Instead, we get this: “I just wanted to see more of that sexy keytar babe.” Well – you asked for it. Here’s keytar babe of the decade Marina Tsigonaki… Read More The Sexy Keytar Babe You Asked For – And Her Man-Candy Counterpart
Production designer Michael Bednark created the Dancebuster 3000 – a sort of dance music Dalek – for DeeLux’s Hot Hot Hot.
D16 Group has introduced Syntorus Double Path Analog Chorus: D16 set out to create a plugin which would have a rich analogue chorus similar to the effect found on classic synthesisers like the Solina, Synthex or Juno. This new effect is called Syntorus and is the latest addition to the Silver Line of plugins. Syntorus… Read More D16 Group Intros Syntorus Analog Chorus Effect
If you have an iPhone, go download Glenn Marshall’s free psychedelic video app, Zio (App Store link) now. Zio is an interactive generative visualizer from computer animator and software designer Glenn Marshall that creates psychedelic, sensual visuals that react to ambient audio and to your actions: Use drag and pinch to pan, move and rotate… Read More Download This Amazing Free iPhone App – And Have An Eyegasm
If you’ve really been aching to see Ms March with a monster synth, the APC crew has got you covered. While the site of a large modular synth, a Roland TB 303 or a Fairlight CMI III is titillation enough for most synth freaks, the 2010 APC calendar goes a step further. Here’s what APC’s… Read More Hot Babes + Monster Synths = APC’s 2010 Calendar
Laurent Garnier’s Pay TV If you thought that simulated sex sounds went out of style in dance music back in 1975, think again.