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At Instruments series by Morphine Records, physicality and improvisation meet invention

In a world when so much seems virtual, remote, simulated, and yet oddly pre-scripted, Berlin’s Morphine Records turned in the month of October to something else. It was musical technology in raw and spontaneous form – intimate encounters, together in a…

HammerHead, the classic 1997 software drum machine, seems about to get a reboot

The year: 1997. Drum machines as software are still largely unheard of. Developer Bram Bos dives into the water early with a tool called HammerHead. And now, that legendary creation may get a second lease on life.
The post HammerHead, the classic 1997 …

Bleep it out with Fenix, the Dutch modular you’ve probably never heard of

The Synton Fenix has been used by the likes of Martin Gore and has a story interwoven with decades of Dutch synth history. Here’s your chance to discover this little-known gem – and learn some synth technique you can apply to your own software/hardware…

This bulbous-looking instrument is made for music therapy and inclusive design, too

Musicians already know well this feeling of expressing with an instrument what words cannot. The open Omniphone instrument does that for some of the people who may desire it most – but who are too often left at the sidelines of music technology.
The po…