U-he are makers of award-winning software synthesisers and effects including Diva, Repro-1, Zebra2, Hive, Bazille, Presswerk and Satin. In this Synth Secrets, we’ll build a thick, dusty bass lifted from an undisputed classic, Boards of Canada’s ‘Roygbiv’. The Scottish duo, Boards of Canada, has cultivated a sound that might best...
Brick City Gallery’s second set of exhibitions for the fall semester are full of dancing plants and metallic waves. The kinetic exhibitions “Hothouse” by Rachel Youn, a St. Louis based artist, and “Moonment” by Sizhu Li, a New York City based artist, opened Oct. 1 at Brick City Gallery. ‘Hothouse’
When you’ve graduated from breadboards and jumper wires it’s time to tackle electronics the way the pros do it: by making your own PCBs! We’ll take you from beginner to slightly more experienced beginner, with a guide to designing, debugging and manufacturing your own custom electronic creation. Learn the secrets...
With more and more of us working from home and conducting our business and personal lives via video calls, microphone quality on our devices has become a serious issue. The in-built mics on laptops are OK but if you want to make presentations or create podcasts, make music, or just make a good impression on Zoom, then you really need something better. Step forward the AKG Ara.
Let’s play word association. When I think of Quasimodo I think of hunchbacks and Victor Hugo, of course. But I also think of alienation and pain. Gentleness and redemption. Of deformities both moral and physical. (I also think of Disney and Tom Hulce, but let’s set that aside.) Similarly, when I think of Athens noise-punk duo Kwazymoto, my mind turns to ugliness and affliction. To fear and catharsis. To the examination of those dark, twisted parts of the human condition we try to turn away from.
The Duchess of Cornwall looked ever so chic on Tuesday when she wore a unique midi dress to attend The Oldie of the Year Awards. Camilla could be seen stepping out in the navy number, which featured a contrasting white shirt-style collar, a pleated hem and white detailing on the sleeves. The royal accessorised with a matching navy clutch bag, black tights and simple black heels, looking as sophisticated as ever to attend the special event.
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Shopping for Dad, your little brother, or your new beau can be a challenge. While this might not be a major newsflash to some, gift-giving anxiety is real. Maybe it’s the idea of them not liking it—or worse, them already owning the item—that stresses me out, but I can get overwhelmed when selecting a present for someone special. And with the holidays just around the corner, the time is now to start looking.
Behringer today introduced what appears to be a close knockoff of the Moog DFAM, the Edge. The Behringer Edge follows the precedent of their Crave synth, recreating a popular Moog Eurorack format synth as an inexpensive desktop module. The Edge is a semi-modular percussion synth. Like its inspiration, it features...
Soundtrack Loops has announced the release of Deep Minimal Techno, a new sample pack featuring a collection of drum loops, full grooves, bass loops, synths and pads. Build tracks from the kick up and stage changes at your own pace with starkly minimal accent loops. The production values play out in a classic minimal techno landscape—neither dry nor oversaturated, thoroughly propulsive but never rushed, fully forward but not too aggressive… all the attributes that make this kind of music so compelling.
Behringer has returned with a percussive synth that seems to be a companion instrument of sorts to the Behringer Crave. Described as a semi-modular percussion synth with a pure analogue signal path, the bright pink instrument features a form similar to the Crave, which launched back in 2019. Behringer announced the instrument on YouTube yesterday (21 October) outlining some of its key features.
Sonicware has introduced Liven Bass & Beats, a “wavetable bass synthesizer and rhythm machine”. It’s designed to be a powerful portable groovebox that can be used in your studio or standalone, with battery power and a built-in speaker. The bass synth engine includes:. Two independent Wavetable oscillators with the 32...
Today Ableton announced Extended Sounds, a new Pack for Ableton Live by Modeselektor. The Pack is a construction kit sampled from a huge variety of synths and drum machines from Modeselektor’s broad collection of classic studio gear and wraps them up in “wild effects with eminently-playable presets.”. Created with the...
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Decades ago, before the use of computers became commonplace, audio editing jobs were done in old-school analog sound studios. Those were the days when even the simplest audio editing task would have to be done by an expert with years of training. The work was tedious and the cost of the equipment was way beyond the reach of the average individual.
Akai Professional has announced the release of a substantial update to the Force standalone music production system, including 3 new instrument plugins, 7 insert effects plugins, disk streaming, Class Compliant USB audio interface support, and much more. “Force Features Update 3.1 is not only a major upgrade for Force users,...
ADSR Sounds has introduced GHST PRJKT’s latest sample pack Wake Up Call, a collection construction kits inspired by Raye. Rachel Agatha Keen, aka Raye is a Singer and Songwriter from South London who has lent her voice and her skills to some of the biggest acts in Pop and Dance including Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix, David Guetta and Joel Corry. Now focusing on her solo career we’re enjoying seeing the development from You Don’t Know Me to Love of Your Life to most recent tracks like Bed. Raye is coming into her own!
Loopmasters has released a new Patchworx series sound pack for the Massive X software synthesizer from Native Instruments. Leftfield Techno for Massive X features a slick selection of presets designed to elevate your experimental Techno music, including thick basses, twisted leads, phat snares, trippy FX and heavy kicks. This is...