Will Raspberry Pi soon replace our DAWs?

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The Raspberry Pi is a complete computer in a miniature format. In its standard enclosure, it’s only slightly larger than two boxes of matches – that’s incredibly compact, especially if you consider the amount of available connectors. And it’s expandable, too. But is that enough to replace a DAW computer in the near future, or […]

Autumn Soundboxes – handmade electro-acoustic boxes of noise

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Berlin-based multimedia artist “10cars” has produced a series of adorably industrial noise machines. Autumn Soundboxes There are three boxes covered in tactile and inviting noise making devices. Some have strings or bands, some have thumb piano style twangers, some have springs and scrapers. All of them look brilliantly rough and ready like they were found […]

CV Tape Player – a CV speed controlled cassette player in your Eurorack

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Xavier Gazon has announced that his DIY cassette player project has finished its first run of 15 modules. It lets you play tapes in your Eurorack while controlling the speed with CV. What does that sound like? Pretty awesome in a drunken, spooky, warbling kind of way. CV Tape Player You’ve kind of got to […]

Dino Park digs up some old CreamWare DSP synths and puts them in a DIY kit

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CreamWare was a big thing back at the turn of the millennium. The Pulsar system gave you an unparalleled computer-based, but DSP driven, virtual studio with emulations of some classic synthesizers and effects. Well, MakeProAudio is bringing them back with the oddly named Dino Park DIY kit. Dino Park CreamWare made some great synthesizer emulations […]

Moogfest 2019: The Engineers Pass could have you building a Moog Vocoder

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Every year we drool at the idea of joining the Moogfest workshop and building something completely new and Moogy as part of the annual Moog Synthesizer festival. Last year it was the very exclusive and still unreleased Subharmonicon, the year before it was the remarkable DFAM drum machine. This year it looks like it’s going to […]

Rare Waves Hydronium: semi-modular analog acid synth for desktop or Eurorack

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Hydronium is a semi-modular analogue synthesizer that’s available for both the desktop and Eurorack either pre-assembled or in kit form. Rare Waves products are designed by Eric Archer out of Texas and are responsible for the Grendel range of synthesizers. Hydronium Checking out the demo video (below- set it running while you read the article […]

Hoerold VoIS is an analog stereo vocoder – and a massive DIY project

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If you’re looking for an analog studio vocoder, there is now a promising new option. The Hoerold VoIS has 18 frequency bands and comes with a stereo mode, among many other features. But do make sure that you’re up for the task: You’ll have to build it yourself, and it is definitely one of the […]

NAMM 2019: Teenage Engineering releases Pocket Operator modular system

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I don’t know about you but since the OP-Z and the enormous lead time I’ve gone a bit cold on Teenage Engineering. We all love the Pocket Operators but they seemed to get lost in the OP-Z development. Now we know they weren’t lost at all, they were all working on far more fabulous things! […]

Korg MS-X: an extreme Korg Monotron makeover

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Soul Machine decided to do a little bit of a modification to the Korg Monotron. The result was the awesome looking Korg MS-X, a homage to the MS-20 in a fabulous little package. And they’ve released a build guide so you can have a go yourself. Korg MS-X First, you’d need a Korg Monotron. These […]

Rakit Metal Synth: a mad percussive and metallic noise box

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Rakit produces noisy electronic kits and their latest is the Metal Synth. Available as a kit or fully assembled (for cowards) it can generate a whole bunch of percussive sounds and shaped noises. Metal Synth Inside is a digital noise generator kicking out white and metallic noise. You’ve then got an envelope on the trigger […]