Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stylophone Beatbox, might be worth $25

Check out the stylophone beatbox, loaded up with samples of some famous beatboxes and a few other fun functions, it just might be worth the $25.50 price tag.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I saw this product ($7), which I find quite amusing....

And it reminded me of one of the best music videos of all time, the Soft Pink Truth - Promofunk.

The Soft Pink Truth "Promofunk" from Ryan Junell on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Speaking piano

Some Austrians using computers and a real piano make analog synthesized speech. Basically they have an actuator over every key on a piano, and they figured out how to use a computer to control the set up such that a series of keys pressed together in certain ways creates speech. The voice kind of scares me, but the choice of a little boy would do that.

More at gizmodo

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture

Dancecult is a peer reviewed journal within the subject of electronic dance culture. With articles such as the riveting: IDM as a "Minor" Literature: The Treatment of Cultural and Musical Norms by "Intelligent Dance Music" by Ramzy Alwakeel

Friday, October 2, 2009

Novation grid controller, yet another monome clone

Novation is shipping in the beginning of November their version of the monome. Whats nice about it is that its designed with Abelton's Live in mind. With a $200 price tag it seems like it might be good for someone who has been thinking of trying one of these controllers out to give it a whirl. Check out the video below and more info @ create digital music.