Here is something exciting. Looks like Elektron is releasing something new. Let’s keep our eyes open for the 23rd. Anyone have any thoughts on what it could be? Some sort of Poly-Analog Four?
I found this one over at Reddit a few weeks ago and it appears to be another boutique synth module made by a small company. Fit and finish on the box (once it becomes real) looks nice. What makes it stand out for me is that it has two unique waveforms for the oscillators with the Tri*Sqr and Saw*Sqr waveforms. It also has a full analog ring modulator.
I think this will be a box to keep an eye out as it gets closer to an actual release.
Really nice article discussing some of the aspects of live electronic music today. It touches on some of the main points you might think about with respect to Ableton Live and how it has made things “easier”. There are some other more subtle concepts thought that I thought it sort of pulled out of the general scene we are seeing right now. Firs I think it relates a lot to the resurgence of hardware and analog use over the past few years. We have head discussions by Daft Punk and others about how electronic music has become homogenized. I think Abelton Live is a big part of that.
The article also touches quite a bit of the entertainer aspect as well as improvisation. Not only are the tools now better for displaying that talent, but I think sites like Youtube allow for people with some real live performance skills to show them off and differentiate themselves from the crowd.
Awesome, but expected price is $1400. Ouch.
The Spectralis is one of those pieces of kit I would love to get my hands on if only I had the money to afford it.
This appears to be an arduino based 8-bit monosynth that is getting ready for production. Looks to be a nice little box that can potentially be hacked. The fact that you can upload new firmware to it via the Arduino software is very cool as well.
A really nice sounding demo from the MC-303. I have always had a soft spot for these old MC machines.