KORG Monotron: DUO and DELAY (Pocketsize Synths)
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KORG Monotron: DUO and DELAY (Pocketsize Synths)

Via the always awesome CreateDigitalMusic.com: “Every so often, something comes along that’s just irresistibly lovable. So it was with the Korg monotron. With a price of US$60 (or far less), a pocketable size, the ability to run on batteries, a nice, glowing red LFO knob, a delicious filter, and toy-like playability, …

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The Tonto Synthesizer

TONTO is an acronym for “The Original New Timbral Orchestra”: the world’s first (and still the largest) multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer, designed and constructed by Malcolm Cecil. Its warm, rich timbres were particularly noteworthy and still cannot be recreated by the current breed of MIDI digital synthesizers and samplers. TONTO …

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“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player
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“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player

Spinnnnninnnnnn’! This nifty little number is such a problem solver. You love biking, you love music, but you hate the “ipod”. Feats Per Minute understands your needs to get that exercise, ride around shinin’ and keep it real (repping the vinyl format). Sure, it may look like just another sexy …

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Nik Nowak’s Panzer Sound Tank
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Nik Nowak’s Panzer Sound Tank!

I found this piece of geniusness on the CreateDigitalMusic.com website. “The “Panzer” is beyond any mobile studio you’ve ever seen. It’s basically a tank with speakers and a cockpit containing beat-making gear. (Mackie mixer, Roland sampler, Akai MPC, Korg KAOSS, as near as I can see, plus … the machinery …

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Steinberg Modular Controllers
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Steinberg Modular Controllers

via CreateDigitalMusic.com: Readers recently observed that your writer/editor is biased toward the aesthetic design of certain controllers. If that annoys you, try to focus on the lighter elements in this article to take your mind off things, and remind yourself that the weekend is near, because you’re probably going to …

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Madlib “Medicine Show” All 12!
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Hip-Hop

Madlib “Medicine Show” All 12!

VIA STONESTHROW.com We waited a long time to see all of these together – Madlib Medicine Show #1-12: hip-hop, beat-tapes, remixes, jazz and DJ mixtapes covering the worlds of music from Oxnard to Brazil to Keebler Elf Forest. Here’s a look back at the whole series: Madlib Medicine Show. Now is …

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2011 West Coast Championship Controller Battle

Via CreateDigitalMusic.com In a competitive show of virtuosity, artists at an event in San Francisco over the summer battled to show that live electronic and laptop performance can be physical. It’s dance music that makes the artist sweat, and not just the audience. Hosted by the new Controllerism.com blog with …

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Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop: A Cultural Revolution (The Book)

I’m a big fan of coffee table books. So much so that if that Seinfeld episode when Kramer wants to put out a coffee table book about coffee tables (that folds and can be used as a coffee table), I would probably buy that. Now, a coffee table book about …

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Solo-TR-808 Roland USB Drive
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TR-808 Roland USB Drive

Oh my! Another absolute gem from the good folks at Alkota out of Alaska! Amongst other things they are the makers of absolutely gorgeous custom USB drives in the shape of legendary drum machines. After the legendary AKAI MPC and SP-1200 they are tackling one of the undisputed king of …

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