Gadgets & Stuff

Reviews of MIMS-approved gear & stuff to nerd-out about.

 
KORG Monotron: DUO and DELAY (Pocketsize Synths)

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 abil...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 tim...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player

“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 i...
by Doc'trin

 

 
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Native Instruments iMaschine now available as an App

Following the great success of Maschine, Native Instruments have followed the logical progression and released an Iphone / Ipad app. It can be very useful if you want to start projects on the road and finish the idea a little l...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Nik Nowak’s Panzer Sound Tank

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. (M...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Steinberg Modular Controllers

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 m...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Madlib “Medicine Show” All 12!

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 For...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
News from NI’s “Maschine” : Mikro and iOS Version

News from NI’s “Maschine” : Mikro and iOS Version

Via : CreateDigitalMusic.com Native Instruments reveals some big news for Maschine that’s … well, smaller. A new package has smaller hardware and lower price, with the same full-sized software. And an iOS version lets you u...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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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....
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Solo-TR-808 Roland USB Drive

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 an...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable

“Whether you’re just getting into vinyl or simply looking for a stylish replacement for your aging gear, the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable ($500) is a terrific choice. Featuring a strikingly stripped-down design,...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)