As soon as you open The Electro Harmonix Superego+ (Plus) box, you can read: "Your psychological thriller". The pedal delivers some very intriguing, lush and organic sounds, especially when it comes to pads, drones, infinite sustain and synth-ish sounds. And you can definitely come up with some thrilling ideas by playing with it. The pedal … Continue reading Electro Harmonix Superego+ Review and Sound Clip
ALL the samples from Mars for $39 on sale! (more than $1000 less than list price...) Seriously, do yourself a favor and buy them now. All the samples are playable with NI Kontakt or other samples, and some even included custom GUI for making it all way easier and better looking! Here's the link to … Continue reading Buy this now! All Mars Samples for $39
Conductive Labs' NDLR is an indiegogo-backed Hardware Arpeggiator that is looking to put some fun back to MIDI arpeggiating devices. The NDLR is designed to work with external synths, either virtual or hardware. It has a clear "key" knob so it's easy for users to actually make music instead of ...well, just sounds. Connectyour hardware … Continue reading NDLR Real Time Hardware Arpeggiator
** WARNING ** This is pure, GAS inducing gear porno. I collected a bunch of the most intriguing, innovative, experimentally designed gear on Pinterest. I'm keeping the Pinterest page constantly updated so check back often for even more lust. Feel free to recommend or suggest any new piece of gear you'd like to see pinned. … Continue reading Gear Porn: Clever Gear Rocks Pinterest
It is surprising how MIDI - a technology invented in the early 70s and introduced to the wide public in 1980 still is so alive, kicking, and universally supported. In this blog, you will see both "old fashioned" and "future proof" devices relying on this universal standard. One super clever example of MIDI-based new breed … Continue reading Artiphon Instrument One
Virtual Instruments are pieces of software that allow you to play an instrument without relying or owning any physical hardware. They have internal sound engines (which can be modelling, synthesis or sample based) and are able to generate sounds and music. Most of them are usually controlled though some kind of MIDI (wired or wireless) input. Let's … Continue reading 7 FREE Virtual Instruments I Recommend
Personally, i am absolutely in love with Electro Harmonix 9 series Pedals. You know, the Mel9, Synth9, C9... those guys. These are probably the coolest, hippest, most innovative thing happened in guitar FX since the Kemper Profiler and Fractal Axe FX. They pack a lot of retro vibe together with ultra fast tracking, great unguitar … Continue reading MIDI Control for the Electro Harmonix 9 series Pedals
If you're anything like me, you've always wanted a real Mellotron but could never afford it. The fetish magic of real analogue tape synthesiser is beyond time. Mellotron is all over the place on all the records I love, from King Crimson to Radiohead, and its distinctive allure is still spellbinding thousands of musicians. Mellotron … Continue reading Onde Magnétique OM-1 Cassette Synth – A Pocket Mellotron!
Wireless MIDI devices like the OWOW MIDIS I talked about in this post work by sending MIDI controls wirelessly over Bluetooth. Why Bluetooth and not, say, Wi-Fi? Because Bluetooth is significantly more energy efficient, consumes a lot less power and is less prone to interference than standard 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. Now, we all know that Bluetooth is vastly … Continue reading Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Dongle
Marketing themselves with the risky "Quit School, Play Music" claim, Netherland's OWOW (Omnipresent World of Wizkids) released a set of very interesting wireless MIDI controllers allowing musicians to compose tracks and control effects dynamically through motion. They are deemed MIDIS 2.0 - a family of USB powered little white devices, which also come in a … Continue reading OWOW MIDIS 2.0 Wireless Controllers – Gesture Music Making!