Monthly Archives: February 2012

Have you ever wondered exactly what makes up good piano playing technique? What sets apart the virtuoso pianist from the mere mortal? Or why some pianists develop injuries? Researchers from the University of Southampton are hoping to answer some of those questions as they set to discover the mechanics of […]

Science of piano playing to be revealed with 3D mapping ...

Alesis Vortex Keytar angled view 1
Alesis has introduced its Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar controller complete with an onboard accelerometer. Bearing similarities to the Roland AX-Synth, the Vortex gives keyboard performers the freedom to move around during a performance while still being able to control a host of other equipment. Alesis Vortex Key Features Dynamic, shoulder-worn performance […]

Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar with Accelerometer unveiled

ADE-10 Reactive Shaper
The latest piece of kit from Abstract Data is the ADE-10 Reactive Synth. Waveshaping, Wavefolding, Feedback and full CV control in a low-profile, high-quality 10HP Eurorack module. DC-coupled I/Os with individual Gain/Attenuation will accept most Audio and CV waveforms. Two simultaneous Full- and Half-wave Outputs provide effected AC audio and […]

ADE-10 Reactive Shaper from Abstract Data

We love digging up cool/bizarre little instruments and the Panasonic R-1088 is just such a find. Sorry, Panasonic? Since when did they make musical instruments? Well, they may not be in the same league as Yamaha, Roland or Korg, but that doesn’t mean they can’t produce a product you only […]

Panasonic R-1088 AM Portable Radio / Mini Organ [Vintage]