Located at De Brakke Grond near Rokin, the ADE Playground is exactly as it sounds – full of great tech, talks and teasers of the latest studio and DJ gear. In previous years, NI have hosted a whole room discussing new products and last year Pioneer DJ unveiled their DJS-1000 unit to much excitement.
Moby is selling a selection of vintage and rare drum machines from his personal collection for charity.
You can now get acquainted with the many types of synthesiser designed in Russia throughout the last century.
Considering the huge part Russia has played in the development of electronic music over the years, it’s unsurprising that the country was also instrumental in the development of synthesisers.
Behringer have shared a video previewing their new clone of Roland’s classic drum machine, the TR-808.
Dutch production savant Legowelt has invented his own DIY instrument, which he’s titled the Star Shepherd. The new invention has been made from old guitar pedals, a Casio Keyboard from 1981 and a small AM radio.
Speaking about the Star Shepherd, Legowelt said that it was “very noisy, crackley and sometimes starts doing its own thing like some sentient synthesizer being that is alive. This makes it quite an adventurous experience”.
Ableton and Envelop have released a set of free spatial sound tools you can use in popular music production software Live 10.
Non-profit Envelop — directed by Christopher Willits — are working to open up a space for exploring 3D sound in music. Now they’ve collaborated with Ableton to release “a set of Max for Live-powered devices for working with spatial audio production and live performance.”
Envelop for Live is most useful for those looking to work in spatial audio and live performance. You will need the full version of Ableton Live 10 Suite to run it.
Don Diablo has launched a new cryptocurrency titled HEXCOIN. The currency, announced during Austin, TX’s South By Southwest music and technology event, will allow users access to HEXAGONIA — a new digital "ecosystem" designed by Diablo.
Powered by Gaze Coin, the currency will be used to purchase Diablo’s music and merchandise, as well as greater explore the HEXAGONIA platform.
Technics new high-end SL-1000R model will reportedly retail for $20,000 ($US). The turntable was revealed during the CES Conference this week in Las Vegas, NV.
Stranger Things theme song composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon (of Austin, Texas synthwave group S U R V I V E) have seen their careers reach new heights thanks in part to the success of the Netflix franchise.
The duo has now revealed some of the details and technique behind the award-winning composition in an interview with well-known music podcast series, SONG EXPLODER.
“The Duffers reached out to us ‘cause they used our music in a mock trailer,” said Stein on the pair’s relationship with the show’s creators (Matt and Ross Duffer).