Here's a novel way to combine technology from two different worlds. A 4-track rhythm machine made of LEGO, used to generate techno loops.
Designing your own MIDI controller can give you unparalleled levels of control over your software. Liam Lacey explains how you could go about making it a reality.
This massively redesigned and upgraded miniature hardware synth certainly packs a punch, and you can get your early bird special order in now. Here's the lowdown.
If you've ever dreamed of a 3D-printed, modular record player with a built-in stereo pre-amp and wireless streaming options, with solar charging upgrades, that is self-assembly, you'll love this.
Brace yourself for a tornado of synth-based advice as Sam Battle runs you - quite literally - through building your own low pass filter in hardware.
Cycling 74's new Max 8 moves audio and video programming to the next level with innovative new features, improvements and workflow refinements. Here's what's new.
Two years in development, this hackable, customisable modular MIDI controller is now on Kickstarter and could be a truly unique addition to your studio setup.
At Sonar+D 2018 Factmag visited the booth of Playtronica, who demonstrated two quirky music devices, one that turns anything into a MIDI controller and one that turns human touch into sound.
Sound Globe 2 is a unique custom built controller that can use the speed of a rotating globe to control musical dynamics. It's like no other synth controller you've seen before. Here it is in action.
Want to create a buzz with your music? How about using a bunch of home made synths and 100,000 bees. Just don't call yourself Sting.
The new Korg Prologue SDK that lets you create oscillators, modulators and really customise the synth is now available to download.
The customisable modular analog mixing desk system that grows or shrinks depending on your needs and budget, Mixerblocks now looks even better than before and there's three new block types available.
Fancy writing a new oscillator for the Korg Prologue? The Korg Prologue Dev board is something synth hackers and coders will probably be interested in!
There's never been a better time to get into music tech DIY & hacking. Nowadays there is an abundance of platforms and resources designed specifically for any level in these once-specialist activities
They've got a wooden, steam punk look, and give you control over Ableton Live like no other controller can. Welcome to the new wonderful workflow world of Ableton Session Controllers.