Octatrack OctaEdit?


Finally a software editor and librarian for the Octatrack DPS-1? So says user and creator, Rusty, from the Elektronaut forums, who claims via his website that the software will be finally released this month.  The project got started as early as April 2014 and has been under development--I even wrote about it on a previous post that included a sample-video of a new feature that Rusty was developing.

Kilpatrick PHENOL Unboxing and Demo - Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

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Back in January I wrote about PHENOL emerging through a Kickstarter campaign--fastforward 7 months later and it's finally here!  To keep things short--I've enjoyed my first encounter with the PHENOL and see a lot of potential using this little beast for future projects.

Instagram as art


As a rule of thumb, before attempting to evaluate something, it's always a good idea to define that "something".  Attempts to define art have been made for centuries. Some of these attempts are very serious and thorough, such as Leo Tolstoy's "What is Art?" essay, which was written in 1896--40 excerpts of its main points can be found here for your enjoyment (no, really, it's quite interesting).  For this reason I'm declaring this article a deformity from the start--to avoid any disappointment from anyone stumbling upon it.

Circuit-bend your Mircrosoft GS Wavetable Synth

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For many electronic musicians and sound designers a couple of synths, drum machines, and VST's along with a microphone and some creative sound sources are enough to keep busy.  However, for many of us, there comes a time when the hiss of an old tape player and the crackle of an old record no longer satisfy the hipster in us desperately sniffing around for unorthodox sounds impossible to extract from prepackaged sample libraries or synths.  This is when we fall victims to circuit-bending fever.


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