Trends in music products. Synths, processors, studio gear of sorts. With a look at NAMM 2020 discoveries, but also a look at the bigger picture.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Quo Vadis, Music Products?"
The first in a series of posts (probably) about polymetres, polyrhythms and similar stuff. Including modular synths, and looks at music history.Read more "Music Thoughts: Polymetres and Stuff (Part 1 – Introduction)"
This is Airwindows’ latest offering, “Tape”. It’s nothing short of the best tape emulation-style plugin thingie ever.Read more "Review: Airwindows “Tape”"
Some time ago, I rambled about potential setups which, why they did contain some modular content, had that as a minor component. Now, it’s time to look at results and experiences.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Hybrid Modular Setups"
As part of a rather surprising media event in September 2019, Roland have released two new devices from their MC series, of which the MC-707 is the bigger one. With that, it somehow follows on the MC-808 from 2006, and ends a period of MC drought of over ten years. Let’s have a look at […]Read more "Review: Roland MC-707"
It took me ten years to get this done. Back in 2010, I extended my vacation by one week. The reason: do daily video-streaming concerts, using all of my music gear, connected in a hideously complex fashion. This experiment ended up in a little more than seven hours of recorded music, which was rather diverse. […]Read more "” A House with two Rooms” – Album Release"
This year had ended pretty quickly – like all years seem to do recently. And I just noticed that I had failed to write a similar post last year; the last one dates back to 2017. So there won’t be any following up on last years’ goals, or direct comparisons and whatnot. In fact, just […]Read more "That was 2019"
It’s been about three years since Behringer had started their analogue synth adventure with the DeepMind. And although it didn’t click with me personally, it’s clear that this is not only a cheap, but also a good synth. Since then, Behringer have followed up with lots of other synths, most of them fully analogue, and […]Read more "Synth Thoughts: Is Behringer finally raking in the profits?"
First things first: the release date for the album with the working title An Ambient Manifold has been set to be January 16th of 2020. About This is the last projected album to remain from the loads of MoinSound Studio Sessions recordings. It will be an album comprised of recordings from one full week of […]Read more "“An Ambient Manifold” – there’s a release date!"
One day, I took a recently recorded compact cassette from a cassette deck, wrote something on the J-card and called that my first album release.
That was exactly 30 years ago.
Time to look back at the story of 30-odd Moinlabs releases (which is also linked with the technology behind it, but mainly with my musical development), and at the future of it.Read more "It’s been a Ride – 30 Years of Moinlabs"