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!
This is as Japanese as it gets when it comes to fancy, creative musical instruments. The keytar itself is nothing new (it is a blast from an 80s past), but this time Yamaha connected a keytar to their unique "Virtual Singer" vocaloid engine, meaning that you can literally... sing inside and with the keyboard! See … Continue reading Yamaha Vocaloid VKB-100 Keytar – Japanese DNA!