Jan 262012
One of Arturia's MiniBrute Designers: Yves Usson

I was fortunate to attend the recent Winter NAMM Show where the Arturia MiniBrute made its debut. For any of you synthfiends who have been frozen in carbonite, trapped in a well, or without a computer or smartphone for the last couple of weeks, the MiniBrute is Arturia’s first analog synth (and arguably one of […]

Jan 092012
Harrison Ford - Keyboard Player?

I was doing some research for the re-write and expansion of the Tom Oberheim Wikipedia article, when I came across a random and potentially awesome tidbit of trivia in Peter Forrest’s indispensable resource, The A-Z of Analogue Synthesisers. In the entry for each analog synth manufacturer, Forrest lists some notable users, and in the Oberheim […]

Jan 072012

Here’s a great quote from the noted composer and electronic music pioneer Milton Babbitt : “As for the future of electronic music, it seems quite obvious to me that its unique resources guarantee its use, because it has shifted the boundaries of music away from the limitations of the acoustical instrument, of the performer’s coordinating capabilities, […]

Jan 052012
Moog's Detroit Minitaur Pre-Launch Event with Holy F*ck

I was fortunate to be invited to the Detroit pre-launch event introducing Moog Music’s new Minitaur analog bass synthesizer module to a small group of people. The invitation-only event was held late last month at High Bias Recordings, a studio with a great vibe, stacked high with all varieties of vintage gear and staffed by a phenomenal […]