Rakit Drum Synth I’m a huge fan of gadgets like this, relatively inexpensive and very fun to play.
While guitarists enjoy a long history of manipulating their guitar sounds with guitar pedals, it’s nice to see a new type of gadget aimed at synth owners: the MIDIpal. This gadget can manipulate, tweak, filter, and generate MIDI streams to your heart’s content. For example, instead of pumping your synth through a delay/echo pedal, MIDIpal [ Continue … ]
I recently picked up a very nice and lightweight pedal board made out of aluminum alloy tubing. This thing was a solid buy, comes with a softshell case, carrying strap, and some heavy duty two-inch velcro. As excited as I was to configure the order of my pedals and attach them to the pedalboard, one [ Continue … ]
Looks like Korg is running a couple of nice rebates for this holiday season (Expires Dec.31, 2011).View the rebates here. Get a $20 rebate when you buy a Korg Monotron. Amazon and Zzounds carry the Monotron for $59.99 (both with Free Shipping), which brings your price down to $39.99. This popular little beast makes for [ Continue … ]
Sometimes it’s the small things in life that put a smile on someone’s face. Download or print this page of free compliments and spread some happiness. Here’s how: Step 1 Download this PDF and print it out (Right Click and select “Save Link As…”) Step 2 Cut each vertical tab along the bottom (light grey [ Continue … ]
(originally posted 2003) The year 2003 marked the 20th anniversary of the MIDI protocol that has become ubiquitous in the world of synthesizers, sequencers, and the like. As a corollary, it also marks the twenty year anniversary of the MIDI cable. The standard five pin din MIDI cable has served many a musician connecting simple [ Continue … ]