Ask anyone what it was that made the eighties such a memorable decade and you are almost guaranteed to get answers like the movies, the fashion, the television shows, and the video games. Of course, for synth enthusiasts there can only be one answer, which is the music.
If you are a musician who would like to turn your tracks into a performance without all the hassles of dealing with a bandmate, then Accusonus claims to have the answer to your prayers. They recently released Rhythmiq, which is a beat-assistant unlike anything else.
A while back we reported on both Moog and Korg releasing some of their products for free to help synth fans stay entertained while self-isolating. The rapid spread of the coronavirus around the world has wreaked havoc on events and functions with everything being canceled or postponed.
The great thing about synthesizers is that many of them offer you the opportunity to create your own unique patches. Most synthesizers also feature a selection of preset patterns to get you going if you just want to get on with creating music.
With so many events and expos being canceled and a lot of people forced to self-quarantine due to the coronavirus, it would be an understatement to say that morale is a bit low at the moment.
Earlier in March the organizers of Superbooth 2020 in Berlin released a statement that the show would continue and not be canceled in the wake of cancellations from other trade shows.
While headphones are not the most glamorous purchase you can make for your home studio it is hard to understate their importance when it comes to accurate sound reproduction.
Bertolt Meyer, a musician who was born without a lower left arm posted a video on YouTube about his prosthetic arm and how he can control it via electrodes.
Last year we reported on Black Corporation planning to release a Eurorack version of their Deckard's Dream synthesizer as well as a companion add-on, called Rachael. Now the company has announced that they are taking pre-order deposits for their upcoming Deckard's Dream MK2 synthesizer.
If you find yourself anywhere near Cornell University this week then you may want to pop in for their special event titled "When Machines Rock: A Celebration of Robert Moog and Electronic Music." The event, which takes place from the 5th to the 7th of March 2020 is in celebration of the opening o
Considering the current state of affairs when it comes to the spread of the Coronavirus there has been a lot of concern about trade shows and other international gatherings.
The biggest news to hit the musical scene so far this year is the announcement that good old MIDI is finally gearing up to move towards a new 2.0 standard. The new standard was presented during the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California this year.
The other bit of interesting news to come out of the 2020 NAMM Show is that the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer has now finally been inducted into the NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame.
Artiphon took to Kickstarter late last year to try and garner funds for their Orba, a musical instrument that is designed for your hands. The Orba is basically a portable synth, looper, and MIDI controller that is supposed to allow you to create songs in a matter of seconds.
The wait is finally over to find out who the winners are of your mammoth Vintage Vault 3 giveaway. Judging by the number of entries there are quite a few synth enthusiasts eager to get their hands on this stunning prize and with good reason.