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PUC Wireless MIDI Interface for iOS REVIEW

PUC Wireless MIDI Interface for iOS REVIEW PROS: simple, easy to use. CONS: only works with iOS. PRICE: $99 MIDI is the language that was established to allow digital music instruments talk to each other. Getting this digital signal into the world of wireless and mobile devices has been tricky, but the PUC solves this […]Read More »

jamstik Smart Guitar Review

 jamstik Smart Guitar for iOS – $259 (by Zivix) PROS: good learning tool. CONS: limited sounds from app, tracking is lacking (with the app), no Android support. MIDI and guitars don’t often mix well; jamstik has a way of blending the essentials of synth and guitar, in a small, mobile package. Design wise, it looks like an ’80s […]Read More »

My Favorite Axe: Loveskills & The Dave Smith Prophet Synthesizer

MY FAVORITE AXE with Loveskills In the state of multiplicity, we will find Loveskills (aka Brooklyn producer Richard Spitzer). Producing textures of therapeutic synth, low frequency bass, and a balance of melodic heart speak. MAKE & MODEL 2008 Dave Smith Prophet Synthesizer WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU It’s like a lover or friend that knows […]Read More »

Hacking MIDI Controllers to Create Drum Machine/Guitar Hybrids

In 2001 I started bringing my Ensoniq EPS sampler keyboard on stage to make freestyle beats. It came about in part because as a DJ and producer, it’s always a challenge to be interesting on stage and keep an audience’s attention. But, it was also something born of necessity. I didn’t necessarily have the super […]Read More »

How to Hack the TI BeagleBone Black to Make Your Own DIY Synth

The BeagleBone Black is a powerful and low-cost computer the size of an Altoids tin, and can become a DIY synth or effect unit. It can run Linux, a free and open-source operating system. With Csound, a real-time audio synthesis engine, custom synthesizer and effect programs can be designed and executed. While a USB audio […]Read More »

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