Brian Eno’s latest endeavor is his very own Sonos Radio HD station titled “The Lighthouse” with decades of unheard original music by the man himself. The Lighthouse is a mind-boggling, decades-spanning archive and a testament to the limitless creativity of one of the greatest minds in music
The Artiphon Orba is a controller, synthesizer, sequencer, drum machine, keyboard, and speaker the size of a baseball. Altogether, it is a mobile studio you can use to compose music anywhere without anything else. Hard to believe, what looks like a toy is actually precision-engineered and works great from the highly innovative controller with accurate touch-sensitive keys to the beautiful sounds you can record. The Orba is a great tool for musicians on the couch, stage, and in the studio.
Plinky is an 8-voice polyphonic touch synthesiser that specialises in fragile, melancholic sounds. It fits into 24HP eurorack cases, but can also be played as a standalone desktop mini-synth, with line-level stereo input and a headphone output, all powered from a micro-USB connector.
Knobcon is a one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention now in it's ninth year. Complete with performances, workshops and vendors, Knobcon allows for a fully immersive experience. Attendees can get their hands on an incredible amount of equipment, learn from industry professionals and talk directly with designers of some of today's most innovative synthesizer products.
Black Corporation has announced it will be releasing the "ISE-NIN", an updated clone of the Roland Jupiter 8 in a desktop synthesizer fomat. The product coming later this year is said to have full MPE support and micro tuning by ODDSound MTS-ESP! Preorders will start next week on their website. We have posted the avaialble specifications for the Black Corporation ISE-NIN following the databases entry below.
Loop Create is a free, interactive event for music makers. Designed to bring people together across time zones, the eight-hour program starts on the morning of June 26 at 11:00, Berlin time (UTC+2), and runs twice in a row – so you can join in from wherever you are without missing a beat. All you need to do is register by June 20.
SampleTron 2 combines the powerful sound engine of IK’s award-winning SampleTank 4 with our industry-leading tape modeling technology to recreate the distinctive, ultra-vibey sounds of tape-based samplers from the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with quirky early digital sample players and vocoders.
Points & Lines is a new software dedicated to experimental music, drones and sound design, based on classic subtractive synthesis.
However the number of the available tools (20 oscillators, 20 VCAs, 20BPFs and 20 Pan channels) makes it a unique software capable of complex sounds and atmospheres seldom easily available in classic synthesizers.