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Tag: Synthesizer

Isle of Tune: SimCity Sequencer

Isle of Tune: SimCity Sequencer
Digital audio workstations like Reason, Ableton Live and Apple’s GarageBand have made it relatively easy and cheap to make music. But even though these programs enable users to create tunes literally at the push of a button, their interface can be quite intimidating.

Airpiano Like an Air Guitar, Only Fancier

Airpiano Like an Air Guitar, Only Fancier
I wager that at one point or another we have all played a little bit of air guitar when the mood hit while jamming to a good song on the radio. I know I have seen plenty of folks get down with some air guitar, but I can’t say that I have ever seen anyone get fancy with some air piano.

Korg Wavedrum Mini Turns Desktop Tappers into Drummers

Korg Wavedrum Mini Turns Desktop Tappers into Drummers
Korg synthesizers were a mainstay for 80’s pop bands and are still widely used for all sorts of musical needs. Korg isn’t just about keyboard synthesizers though, it has a bunch of other gear too. One of the latest products to come from Korg this cool new Wavedrum Mini portable drum synthesizer.

Ziggybox: Cigarette-Controlled Synthesizer Makes Smokin’ Sounds

Ziggybox: Cigarette-Controlled Synthesizer Makes Smokin’ Sounds
The image below might look to you like some cigarettes lounging around in couple of ashtrays, but there’s more to this scene than meets the eye. Take another look, and you’ll see a cable leading from the table to a laptop, and you’ll realize that it’s actually a controller for a synthesizer.

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking
If you’re into making electronic sounds and like to really get under the hood of your electronics, the MeeBlip is a new synthesizer kit designed for ease of assembly and hacking.

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings
Want to play the guitar, but don’t want to deal with those pesky broken strings and having to keep it in tune? Misa Digital’s Kitara is a unique all-digital guitar that replaces strings with a touchscreen for strumming and buttons for frets.

Thinkgeek Synthesizer Shirt: if Keyboard Cat Wore Shirts He’D have One

Thinkgeek Synthesizer Shirt: if Keyboard Cat Wore Shirts He’D have One
The geeks over at ThinkGeek have added a new shirt to their collection of shirts that you can use to create your own band. They already have a guitar shirt and a drum shirt and now you can add this synthesizer shirt to the line to complete your 80’s T-shirt tribute band.

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead
I certainly don’t remember my old Nintendo controller making crazy sounds, but I actually rather like the idea of building synthesizers into old video game controllers. Gadget hacker Michael Rucci builds his audio mods into old electronic toys and other salvaged parts, but my personal faves are his Nintendo controller synths.

Teletron: Mind-Controlled Theremin Makes Music With Your Thoughts

Teletron: Mind-Controlled Theremin Makes Music With Your Thoughts
If you thought that the way you play the theremin wasn’t weird enough, along comes a mod which allows you to make music with nothing more than your brain – no hands required.

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ
At first glance, this might just look like one of those organs you used to see in the shopping mall when you were a kid. But under the hood of this bit of musical nostalgia is the ultimate chiptune machine.

Theranana Theremin Banana: a Truly Musical Fruit

Theranana Theremin Banana: a Truly Musical Fruit
I’m filing this one away in the “why?, why they heck not?” bin. This off-the-wall contraption is an optical electronic theremin stuffed inside a fake banana.

Pocket Synths: Paperkraftwerk

Pocket Synths: Paperkraftwerk
Artist Dan McPharlin makes incredibly detailed miniature synths and other electronic instruments out of cardboard: Wow. There are so many neat touches in that picture alone: the tiny monitor and the wires on the lower left synth, the wood-like paint on the upper right synth… Maybe someone can embed a chip or something and make these things actually play tiny bleeps and bloops!

Mopho USB Analog Synthesizer: Old Meets New

Mopho USB Analog Synthesizer: Old Meets New
The Mopho is a monophonic analog synthesizer that is fully-programmable, has a USB port and can process external audio, all in a relatively lightweight package. It has “feedback effects that can range from subtle distortion to extreme skronk.”

8-Bit Guitar Trades Chords for Combos

8-Bit Guitar Trades Chords for Combos
In the past few years, artists have started to use video game-like sounds to make music. Some have even recreated music using the sound chips from old computers and consoles in a musical genre known as “chiptunes.”

Roland Lucina Ax 09: Shoulder Synthesizer or Keytar? Does It Matter What Its Called?

Roland Lucina Ax 09: Shoulder Synthesizer or Keytar? Does It Matter What Its Called?
To me, yes it does. Keytar is just too silly for me, right down there with slanket and yogilates. I can roll with shoulder synthesizer though, and that’s exactly what we have today, the Lucina AX-09 by Roland.

Korg Monotron Synth: Analog Sound Makes a Comeback

Korg Monotron Synth: Analog Sound Makes a Comeback
While there are tons of DIY and homebrew analog synthesizers floating around the universe these days, this is the first time in a long while that I’ve seen an analog synth from a major electronic instrument manufacturer in quite some time.