The Theremin

  The Theremin, the very first electronic instrument   The theremin, originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, thereminophone or termenvox/thereminvox, is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is…

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The Music Sequencer

  The music sequencer: what is it and what can it do? A music sequencer is a machine that ‘plays’ musical performances. It tells equipment that can make musical sounds (ie, play pitches, chords, or…

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Ableton Live 9

  Ableton Live 9 shifts the focus back   It’s been four years since Ableton Live 8 was released. Can you believe it? Empires rise and fall in less time than that. Despite this apparent…

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Spectrasonics Omnisphere

  Spectrasonics Omnisphere software synthesizer for Mac & PC     Spectrasonics’ ambitious new sample-based power synth explores the realms of psychoacoustics and organic synthesis while running on a Steam engine — what can this…

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