Teenage Engineering’s third batch of Pocket Operators is now complete. Accompanying the PO-32 Tonic drum machine are the PO-33 K.O.!, a micro-sampler with 40s memory, and the PO-35 Speak, a voice recorder and sampler.
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Start banging on the drums faster and easier with this digital drum synthesizer. Play on seven professional tritone drum pads, and listen through the built-in speakers or headphone jack, or use USB MIDI to connect the drum kit to a computer and use sequencing software.
Multitalented musician Elise Trouw turns in an wonderful live-looped mashup of Foo Fighters’s 1997 hit Everlong by Bobby Caldwell’s 1978 jazz-soul classic What You Won’t Do for Love. There’s a lot of talk about the “it” factor in the music biz, and Elise has got “it” in spades.
We already know that a rubber chicken can be used to make music. But Andrew Huang amped things up with Hexinverter’s mutant rubber chicken that uses compressed air to allow it to be played electronically. This is some serious mad scientist sh*t. Crazy sounds start at 1:59.
“Leave the car running, I’m not ready to go. It doesn’t matter where, I just don’t want to be alone. And as long as you’re not tired yet of talking, it helps to make it hurt less.” The sublime Julien Baker returns to NPR Music to sing songs from her album Turn Out the Lights.
The latest creation from the analog synthesizer greats at Moog, the semi-modular DFAM (or Drummer from Another Mother) is designed specifically to create distinctive rhythmic sounds for use as the backbeat to electronic music tracks. Listen to sample tracks here.
Watch the Fab Four go from fresh-faced youth down to two remaining knights as their hits play in the background. YouTuber Angel Nene says they used dozens of photos from different sources to create the morphing effect. Cue the Sir Paul McCartney conspiracy theorists.
Get Schwifty with musician Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame), as he performs his arrangement of the theme song from Rick and Morty, played in a smooth, jazzy style. We’d love to see the versions of Rick and Morty that exist in the jazz quadrant of the multiverse.