Posts Tagged ‘hardware’

Weird and wacky multitouch controllers are becoming more and more common as technology improves and electronic musicians get bored of keyboards. Controllers like the Ableton Launchpad and Push, Alphasphere, Numark Orbit and the Eigenharp enable electronic musicians to perform music with as much expression as real acoustic instruments.

Famous electronic engineer Roger Linn has been working on the Linnstrument for over 5 years, which promises to revolutionise the way you can interact with your soft synths.

Four years after it was first previewed, LinnStrument is almost here.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/roger-linn-previews-linnstrument-next-gen-midi-controller-603021

Studio Upgrade Summer 2014 – Phase 1 Complete!

Posted: June 2, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in hardware, studio
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The new producer station has arrived and been assembled by Mr Dunne and Mr Carruthers! Now to find a bigger monitor…  [UPDATE] Acoustic treatment will be shipping this week!

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Apollo Twin Thunderbolt Interface

Posted: February 26, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in hardware
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As time goes by, the interface of choice for music tech enthusiasts changes to reflect new technology and advances. Serial ports to usb, firewire and now, Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt interface developed by Apple has a huge capacity, enabling near zero latency, which is the amount of time between sending an input and receiving a response. As with all new tech, it’s pretty pricey, however expect the price to fall as more manufacturers come on board.

 

A brief history of sampling

Posted: January 29, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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A brief history of time sampling! From the Mellotron to the Synclavier II, samplers have shaped pop music. This video shows just how many artists have built their careers on the use of samples!

This is a great Ars Technica article on essentially a custom PA built by LCD Soundsystem frontman, James Murphy. Completely analogue to the point where the speakers have to be angled manually to ensure that cones and tweeters are all working in phase! An interesting read on how some musicians are trying to re-define live performance.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/12/despacio-the-50000-watt-sound-system-designed-for-discerning-audiophiles/

Moog Sub Phatty

Posted: July 10, 2013 by TGASMrDunne in Synth Design
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Review of the latest Moog hardware synth to be released, a monophonic performance synth similar to our Minibrute, allthough with a few more parameters to play with!

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/tech/moog-sub-phatty-579843