The Insolventunclesam is a synth about printing money, by Gijs Gieskes

Enigmatic Dutch synth inventor Gijs Gieskes has a musical instrumental response to the strangeness of late capitalism – and it’s oddly poetic. And patchable. It’s a synth about finance. There’s a millennial, lost in an electronic forest – with a gender encoder you can use to set their gender. (Needs a “f*** your gender” panic […]

HammerHead, the classic 1997 software drum machine, seems about to get a reboot

The year: 1997. Drum machines as software are still largely unheard of. Developer Bram Bos dives into the water early with a tool called HammerHead. And now, that legendary creation may get a second lease on life.

Peter Kirn - May 25, 2021

Bleep it out with Fenix, the Dutch modular you’ve probably never heard of

The Synton Fenix has been used by the likes of Martin Gore and has a story interwoven with decades of Dutch synth history. Here’s your chance to discover this little-known gem – and learn some synth technique you can apply to your own software/hardware modulars!

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