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Pioneering Music Artist Jon Hassell Passes on at 84

Very sad to share that the pioneering Electronic Music Artist Jon Hassell has passed on at age of 84 years on June 26th 2021. He left a huge impression on the electronic, ambient, progressive, and popular music worlds with his iconic trumpet sound and Fourth World approach to music and art.

Brian Eno's "The Lighthouse" to Stream 100s of Unreleased Tracks

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

Review: Artiphon Orba - Amazing Pocket Studio and MPE Controller

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 Synth 8-voice Polyphonic Touch Synthesiser

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 2021 Announced For September 10-12th

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.

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