Free online radio. DIY Drone Machine synth with arcade control. There's little that excites us more than a DIY synth, but slapping an arcade-style joystick onto a fuzzy, glitchy, beeping analog monster practically pushes us over the edge.
Synth-master Unearthed Circuits has combined four oscillators with various levels of pitch adjustment and come up with Drone Machine; the joystick individually mutes or activates each one. Pitch is either controlled by the cluster of retro knobs in the lower left-hand corner, or can be thrown over to the bank of photo-resistors up near the top. Theremin. Theremins for Every Budget! Theremin. This article is about the instrument.
For the inventor, see Léon Theremin. The theremin (/ˈθɛrəmɪn/ THERR-ə-min; originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, thereminophone or termenvox/thereminvox), is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the Westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. On July 20, 2013, a group of 272 theremin players (Matryomin ensemble) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, achieved a Guinness world record as the largest theremin ensemble. (YouTube link) The name Matryomin is a portmanteau of the words matryoshka and theremin. History The theremin was originally the product of Soviet government-sponsored research into proximity sensors. Although the RCA Thereminvox (released immediately following the Stock Market Crash of 1929), was not a commercial success, it fascinated audiences in America and abroad.
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MetaEssentials. Electro music YT ggijs. Synthesizer and electronic music news, synth and music software. Virtual Instruments. Native Instruments has updated Maschine to version 2.1.
It’s a free update for existing users. The video above, via Maschine Tutorials, is a quick overview of the new features. Here’s what’s new in Maschine 2.1: Continue reading Sound developer K-Sounds has released Epic Grand for the Korg Kronos and Kronos X, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano. Epic Grand offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. Omenie has updated its virtual Mellotron for iPad, Mellotronics M3000 HD, with new ‘tapes’ from the Streetly Electronics archive. Synthetic Bits has released FunkBox version 3.4, an update that adds iOS 7.1 support, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 2 compatibility.
FunkBox is an iOS app that simulates the sound and look of vintage drum machines. Here’s what’s new in FunkBox 3.4: Continue reading Here’s an example of Chinee Orchestra SE in action: Continue reading Continue reading.