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Death and failure, electronically: how vintage games sound when you “die”

In 2016, Johannes Kreidler examined the compositions signaling your demise in a dizzying array of vintage video games. As even our phones “gamify” pandemics, it seems weirdly relevant. The conversation came up as Johannes asked what sorts of musical cues should be composed for integration into COVID-19 pandemic notification apps. (The German government this week … Continue reading Death and failure, electronically: how vintage games sound when you “die”

sonicLAB & Hainbach Intro Fundamental, A VST Inspired By Vintage Test Equipment

sonicLAB and Hainbach have introduced a new VST instrument, Fundamental, that’s inspired by vintage test equipment.… Read More sonicLAB & Hainbach Intro Fundamental, A VST Inspired By Vintage Test Equipment

Fundamental puts a rich, vintage tube oscillator studio in a plug-in, from sonicLAB and Hainbach

Make eerie, modulating drones like it’s a disco in the Exclusion Zone. Or delve into the sound tools of Stockhausen. But for anyone who loves finding shifting, nuanced colors in oscillators – Hainbach and Sinan Bökesoy have created something for you. The post Fundamental puts a rich, vintage tube oscillator studio in a plug-in, from … Continue reading Fundamental puts a rich, vintage tube oscillator studio in a plug-in, from sonicLAB and Hainbach

Live Looping Jam For Fire, Vintage Casio & A DIY Bizarro MIDI Controller

F is for Fire, so here’s a looping jam using Ableton Live, stuff that burns, a vintage Casio synth and a bizarro homemade MIDI controller.… Read More Live Looping Jam For Fire, Vintage Casio & A DIY Bizarro MIDI Controller

The 10 Best Lo-Fi Plugins for Vintage Aesthetics

Lo-fi is the hottest trend in music production right now—for good reason. The warm, lived-in tones of retro gear will give your mixes a nostalgic and emotional mood. To get these satisfying textures right you’ll need a dedicated lo-fi VST. But there’s more lo-fi simulators out there than ever before. That’s why I’m rounding up … Continue reading The 10 Best Lo-Fi Plugins for Vintage Aesthetics

In Russia, vintage MeeBlips have custom clones, thanks to open source hardware

The original version of our MeeBlip synth project has found a quirky new iteration in St. Petersburg – and it’s making some terrific grooves. Let’s start with this fantastic, primal alien-discotheque vibe of MeeBlip Quartet, featuring three MeeBlips SE and one MeeBlip triode (“Rare Russian Edition”), via two splitter boxes. Perfect for setting the mood … Continue reading In Russia, vintage MeeBlips have custom clones, thanks to open source hardware

Bob Moog Foundation Raffles Vintage Minimoog, Signed By Herbie Hancock

The Bob Moog Foundation has announced its 2020 Raffle, featuring a vintage, iconic Minimoog synthesizer signed by legendary keyboardist Herbie Hancock. The raffle begins February 10, 2020, and all proceeds from the raffle support the Foundation’s educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and its newly opened Moogseum, located in Asheville, NC.… Read More Bob Moog Foundation … Continue reading Bob Moog Foundation Raffles Vintage Minimoog, Signed By Herbie Hancock

Sample and Hold: Vintage Keys, Electric Organs, and Funky Guitar

Welcome to Sample and Hold, the series on the LANDR Blog where we highlight one unique crate-digging session and the digger’s gold we came back with using Selector—the world’s first AI sample recommendation tool. Starter Loop: Melodic Piano from Lofi Hip Hop  I’ll start off this Sample and Hold session with a jazzy piano sample. … Continue reading Sample and Hold: Vintage Keys, Electric Organs, and Funky Guitar

Yamaha YC61 Stage Keyboard: Classic Organ + Vintage Keys + Virtual Circuitry Modeling

In advance of The NAMM Show 2020, Yamaha today introduced the YC61 Stage Keyboard, a new organ-focused instrument combining the iconic organ sounds of popular music with the sonic versatility and real-time control. The YC61 employs a newly-developed Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) Organ engine. VCM models the behavior of vintage electronics at the component level. … Continue reading Yamaha YC61 Stage Keyboard: Classic Organ + Vintage Keys + Virtual Circuitry Modeling