Swords into plowshares … invading Russian tanks burnt up and made into synths. Sherman Drozd did just that, salvaging a destroyed part from near Kyiv. He shares the full story, and how the instrument was made. Well… Слава Україні! Музикантам слава!
The towering synthesizer composer, musician, and adventurer in solo work and with Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and the Cosmic Jokers, has died aged 74. It’s time to trance out with synths and collect remembrances and interviews to mark his passing. It’s been a rough couple of years for musical heroes here in Germany as […]
Of all the stuff made for KORG’s ‘logue platform, Corrosion is one of the most transformative, adding ten (!) distortion algorithms to your synth for just a few bucks. And you think your workday has some stress? Well, this epic new version was coded in Ukraine during Russia’s war on the country.
The days of Roland slapping a vintage name on something fairly unrelated are over. The JUNO-X will absolutely behave like a vintage JUNO. But the digital heart underneath also means it’ll be everything from a vocoder to a JD-800 – which means if you are in the market for a Roland keyboard, you’ve got some choices to make.
Learning Synths, Ableton’s free site intended to teach synthesis basics, has added some compelling new features. You can now save and share your work and explore sounds in new ways.
The next big idea from Teenage Engineering is a minuscule multifunction mixer-audio interface. It’s beautiful and – maybe unusably small. Those Teenagers never shy away from controversy.
Syntakt, launched today, promises to be something special – all the kinds of stuff you love about Elektron boxes, with new capabilities and a fresh approach.
You knew with all this talk of music generated by plants, someone would try this – electrical signals generated from cannabis plants transformed live into mellow ambient music.
It’s about time – shuffled time. For all the beauty of quantized machine beats, what the world needs now is something that can shuffle and trip. And that’s just what this new teaser ahead of Superbooth promises.
It’s called “new sounds from a new place.” It’s a mix by Swedish music machine maker Elektron with LA’s dublab. And the description tells us that “all tracks produced exclusively on –“