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Puremagnetik just released a new sound library of high quality multisampled wooden marimba instruments called MalletPak One. This Micropak was created in collaboration with Richard Lainhart. In addition to being an award-winning composer, author, and filmmaker – Richard also spent a number of years as a jazz vibraphonist. Puremagnetik conducted... Read more →

I picked up the Speakeasy CD by dRachEmUsiK at the merch table at Electro-Music 2011 and it’s now in my favorites playlist. dRachEmUsiK is the most recent project by international, award wining electronic musician, sound designer and producer Charles Shriner. I first met Charles last year at EM2010 and really... Read more →

Tune in: Chat Room Mark Mosher Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer Official Web Site: Read more →

I’ve seen some questions on the UltraNova forum asking if it’s possible to sustain a note indefinitely to create drones even though there is no “hold” parameter. It is indeed possible and can be done by using the Gator effect. Here is how it works. Insert the Gator effect into... Read more →

Music Monday: New Studio Album by Gary Numan - "Dead Son Rising"

Gary Numan has a new studio album called Dead Son Rising. The new album developed out of a set of demos the singer had left from previous projects, but as he explains: ‘The original ideas that sparked off these songs are now barely visible. It’s grown into another animal, something... Read more →

Photo by Hong Waltzer I’m back from New York and I’ve had a few days to decompress and pull together some media from an epic weekend of electronic music at Electro-Music 2011 Festival in NY. This was my second year and it was really great seeing friends I met last... Read more →

Image-Line just released their brand new Harmor Virtual Syntheiszer. And by brand new, I mean a few minutes ago and they even have a list of known issues they are going to fix tomorrow according to this post: the VSTi installer still has the beta warning from the previoius beta... Read more →

One week to go before I head off to the Electro-Music festival. It’s remote location at Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot NY has limited cell signal (it is a retreat center after all), but I’ll try and offer some live tweet coverage on If you are in the NY... Read more →

Novation is releasing a new range of professional USB MIDI controllers in 25, 49, or 61 key version. Watch embedded vide in HD. Features: Keyboard: semi-weighted with after touch Drum Pads: backlit with full color + toggle for clip launch/roll + aftertouch! Tap Tempo Automap Control Surface: Transport, Mixer/plugin control... Read more →