During NAMM 2017, musician Marco Parisi turned in a nuanced instrumental performance of the Prince classic Purple Rain with the help of the amazing ROLI Seaboard RISE, a keyboard which offers touch and pressure sensitivity along the length of each of its keys.
An awesome bit of classic footage from the 1985 Grammy Awards ceremony in which Herbie Hancock, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones and Stevie Wonder do battle on a stage packed with their favorite electronic keyboards. Oh, and on the same night, this happened. Damn.
The latest addition to Teenage Engineering’s awesome Pocket Operators is a programmable drum machine you can tote in your pants. Available by itself, or bundled with Microtonic VST letting you upload custom sounds. A nifty calculator inspired pro case drops this April.
Steve Reich’s 1976 composition Music for 18 Musicians was about performers working in harmony to produce a minimal sound. Inspired by these properties, Simon Cullen and Neil O’Connor are creating a fully-electronic version. Coming 9/15/16 to Dublin’s Button Factory.
For musicians and DJs who want to carry a MIDI keyboard anywhere. KOMBOS come in sections which snap together to form keyboard controllers ranging from 25 keys to 61 keys. Works wirelessly over Bluetooth 4.0, perfect for controlling iOS and Android synthesizer apps.
Toon Welling and David Menting designed this plaything which encourages face-to-face interaction, with one person controlling an analog synthesizer, and the other controlling a sequencer on the other side. Its simple enough for kids, but awesome enough for all ages.
A brief demonstration of the shockingly good audio capabilities of a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero computer, as the bargain priced computer replicates the sounds and music of the iconic Doctor Who theme music. Remember when you needed a $1000 synthesizer to do this?
This diminutive device lets you strum, play and fret like a real guitar, but you can carry it anywhere, and play in complete privacy. The Jamstik wirelessly connects with iOS or Mac systems, and is compatible with MIDI apps. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.