The story of the Eventide gear that transformed music, coined “plug-ins”

From the extraordinary first digital breakthroughs of the 70s, when lightbulbs stood in for LEDs, to what may have been the first use of the word “plug-in,”* we the inventors of Eventide’s classics – who now have a Grammy nod of their own.

BBC gives away 16k WAV sound effects, but disallows some uses

Maybe it’s time for the idea of a “commons” to get a new boost. Whatever the reason, BBC’s 16,000 sound effects are available to download – but with strings attached.

Peter Kirn - April 24, 2018

The amazing touch-controlled synth made in 1978 China

In the late 1970s in China, one inventor created a futuristic take on traditional instruments – and it easily still inspires today.

Peter Kirn - April 20, 2018

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