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bela mini, an open hardware platform for audio, now available – synthtopia

the creators of bela, an open-source embedded hardware platform for creating high-performance audio and interactive projects, have launched bela mini, a smaller, streamlined version.the original bela was launched via a kickstarter campaign in 2016. the bela mini packs the most popular features of the original into a third the size.because of bela’s high-resolution sensor inputs and ultra low-latency audio, it is a great platform for creating musical instruments, standalone synthesizers, sound installations and other audio projects.“compared to the first time synthtopia posted about bela, there are lots of community projects documented (for the bela platform), on our blog and elsewhere around the web,” project co-founder andrew mcpherso...




creative use of gates in a modular synthesizer – synthtopia

this video, via make noise, takes a look at the creative use of trigger/gate signals in a modular synthesizer.the video demonstrates using gate...




corsynth intros 5u dr-01 bass drum module – synthtopia

corsynth has introduced the dr-01 bass drum, the first of a new series of modules dedicated to analog drum synthesis.the dr-01 is designed to let you create analog bass drums, toms, percussive sounds and even basslines in a single space. the parameters in the module have been  chosen to be used in a drum synthesis context (envelope times, oscillator frequen...




new app, reality decks, makes you a superstar dj – in virtual reality – synthtopia

reality decks is a new app for oculus rift that’s designed to let you dj, record and create in vr without physical audio gear.the application lets you load your own music files as virtual vinyl. 6 instruction videos guide get you started with vr djing.features:virtual headphones with spacialised audioreal-time waveformsvinyl grooves created from audiocr...




bandlab technologies announces acquisition of cakewalk from gibson – synthtopia

cakewalk lives.bandlab technologies today announced the acquisition of assets and intellectual property of cakewalk inc. from gibson brands.bandlab technologies is a singapore-based collective of global music brand, including the bandlab online music platform; rolling stone magazine; and asian online music gear retailer swee lee.“we are very excited to be bringing cakewalk inc’s products into the ban...




free analog drum kits from sensel – synthtopia

sensel has released 3 kits of analog drum samples as a free download.the library was created by synthesist kurt kurasaki, who created three libraries of synth percussion sounds, including bass, snares, toms and ‘wild and weird’ electronics. the libraries...




weather machine – an experiment in forecast sonification – synthtopia

new york-based sound designer matt mccorkle created weather machine – a weather data sonification experiment.the project translates weather data from the dark sky api into  soundscapes based on local weather conditions and historical climate data.the soundscape can be tweaked, by selecting the location of the forecast, timeframe...




patchwork lets you remix chiptune on a commodore 64 – synthtopia

developer matt simmonds let us know about patchwork, a standalone sequencer for the commodore 64, tailored to remixing and life performance.patchwork is a standalone sequencer with a twist, letting you re-purpose existing sid songs into new instruments and tracks.  captured sounds can be manipulated...




bela mini, an open hardware platform for audio, now available – synthtopia

the creators of bela, an open-source embedded hardware platform for creating high-performance audio and interactive projects, have launched bela mini, a smaller, streamlined version.the original bela was launched via a kickstarter campaign in 2018. the bela mini packs the most popular features of the original into a third the size.because of bela’s high-resolution sensor inputs and ultra low-latency audio, it is a great platform for creating musical instruments, standalone synthesizers, sound installations and other audio projects.“compared to the first time synthtopia posted about bela, there are lots of community projects documented (for the bela platform), on our blog and elsewhere around the web,” project co-founder andrew mcpherso...




ableton link v3 adds start/stop control – synthtopia

ableton has updated link – its technology for syncing across multiple applications and devices – adding start/stop control.here’s what they have to say about the new feature:as of version 3, link allows peers to share information on the user’s intent to start or stop transport with other peers that have the feature enabled.start/stop state changes only follow user actions. this means applications will not adapt to, or automatically change the start/stop state of a link session when they are joining. after a peer joins a session it exposes and listens to all upcoming start/sto...




moog model 15 polyphonic synthesizer with mpe control – synthtopia

doug wood of thesoundtestroom shared this demo of how to use moog model 15 as a polyphonic synthesizer with mpe control. midi polyphonic expression (mpe) is a new standard that gives you control over...




artiphon instrument 1 updated with new string muting & midi control features – synthtopia

artiphon has updated the firmware for its instrument 1 midi controller, adding feature improvements for string muting and for using the knob as a midi controller. string muting:volume knob mapping:here’s what they have to say about the update:the instrument 1 just got a major playability update for muting strings. now simply strum a chord, and when you lift off the finge...




free ableton live rack based on the moog mother 32 – synthtopia

reader gianclaudio moniri, an electronic musician and sound engineer from rome, has released a free live rack, based on the sound of the moog mother 32 analog synthesizer.he notes:i’m a traveler and i always need to bring my instruments with me. sometimes this is not possible, so i decided to sample my moog ...




konstruktor drum kit library for kontakt – synthtopia

pornofonic instruments has released konstruktor, a drum kit builder for kontakt 5.7.konstruktor is described as a ‘hybrid kit builder and drum designer’. the kit features samples built by starting with custom acoustic percussion instruments that are sampled and then blended with synthesized waveforms. the instruments can also be shaped and colored by over 300 custom convolution impulses.features:3,648 ...




bitbox 2.0 brings polyphonic midi control, complex modulators & more – synthtopia

1010music has released bitbox 2.0, a major update to their touchscreen sampler for eurorack modular synthesizers. the update, available as a free update fo...




soundmachines arches sneak preview – synthtopia

soundmachines designer davide mancini shared this sneak preview of his upcoming arches tactile analog controller:#arches expressing herself. simple patch with the left "keyb" (kb...




mooer ocean machine hands-on demo – synthtopia

in this video, jyoti mishra (white town) takes a look at the mooer ocean machine,  a professional delay, reverb and looper unit.features:2 independent delays with 15 different delay types, 0-2 seconds of delay time and optional ping pong effecta high fidelity spacious reverb with 9 different reverb types and shimmer effectprogrammable order of effects chaindelay and reverb freeze effecttap tempo functionality with independent relative tempo optionsan audio looper with 32 mb of storage memory providing a total of up to 44 seconds of recording time2 standa...




free web interface for bass station ii – synthtopia

reader françois georgy has created a free web interface for the novation bass station ii.the application is free and open-source. there is nothing to down...




pk-303 turns pikachu into an acid bassline synthesizer – synthtopia

the pk-303 is a diy synthesizer, created by kaseo, that turns pikachu into an acid bassline synthe...




roland system 100 model 104 step sequencer hands-on demo – synthtopia

this video, via vykaar tones, is a hands-on demo of the roland system 100 model 104 step sequencer.note that there are three model 104’s shown in the video; only the center one is being used in this demo.here’s what they have to say about the technical details:roland system-100 model-104 sequencer sending cv and gate to a doepfer dark energy mk1 (out of view) producing the sound, which is ...