Behringer, Midifan and the MUSIC Tribe City factory strike: Uli takes to Facebook

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A couple of days ago we reported on the story that Chinese music technology website Midifan were being sued by Behringer/Music Group for using words such as “Shameless” and “Copycat” when referring to Behringer’s synthesizer clones. After sharing the article on social media a bit of a debate ensued over the language use, Chinese translations […]

Drops: physics-based percussion instrument realised in virtual reality

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We all love the enormous potential of Virtual Reality. It makes games more immersive, porn more…. startling, but has anyone come up with a decent musical application yet? Planeta may have just done that with Drops, a physics-based virtual world of interactive percussion that alleges to push the boundaries of experimental music, interaction and the whole […]

PA3 Derailer: metal bars and springs colide in physical modelling virtual synth

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Derailer builds a physical modelling synthesizer through a combination of metal bars and springs. The metal bars can be struck or bowed and connected to other bars via non-linear springs. As the bars are played the springs cause sympathetic resonance in other connected bars. The result is haunting, expansive and has this sense of danger […]