Disney purchases Star Wars

Walt Disney Co agreed to purchase the “Star Wars” franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. This comes as no suprise to me, it seems hard to imagine him making another three and it could possibly end up in the right hands of a capable director, a friend recently brought up Disney’s Tron remake, which in […]

1982 ‘Blade Runner’ Convention

  Produced for old sci-fi and fantasy conventions–back when the nerdy convention circuit was less corporate and even less frequently bathed–this 16mm, 13-minute Blade Runner featurette takes a look behind the scenes of the now-classic, and includes interviews with three of the lead geniuses in making the film as enduring as it is: director Ridley […]

Novation Mininova

  MiniNova is a compact, super-cool studio and live synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds that you can tweak with five knobs, or totally warp with eight ‘animate’ buttons. It has up to 18 voices with as many as five synth effects on […]

Dave Smith/Mopho X

Last month Dave Smith Instruments debuted their brand new Mopho X analog synthesizer. Unlike it’s younger brother the Mopho, The X4 delivers 4 voice polyphony!!! Check out the video or visit the official Dave Smith site here

Back To Hell:Diablo III

Blizzard finally released the long anticipated Diablo III last month for PC and Mac. Reviews have been positive across the board with the main complaint seeming to be online related frustrations. The visuals are pretty fantastic, character customization is vast and  leveling up skills and abilities is a blast. Yes that rhymed. I should be […]

ROLAND JUPITER-50

Roland has announced the release of a new synth, the Jupiter-50 hot on the heels of their JP-80 release. http://www.rolandus.com/products/pro…ProductId=1221The JUPITER Legacy Continues with a Sleek New Performance SynthWith its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, and feel a keyboard. By combining […]

REASON RACK EXTENSIONS

Propellerhead has introduced Rack Extensions: a new technology that opens up the Reason rack, enabling third party developers to create instruments and effects for Reason. Through this new technology—built into the next version of Reason and Reason Essentials—users can expand their collection of instruments and effects with the Reason devices they want. “Musician’s from all […]

KILIAN ENG OBJECT 5

It has been hard to accept that Moebius A.K.A Jean Giraud has left this earth in search of new galaxies but his spirit and artistic influence lives on.. proof of this can perhaps be exemplified best by the works of the talented Kilian Eng of Stockholm, Sweden. Since my first exposure to his work, some […]

PROMETHEUS

Ridley Scott’s latest film Prometheus is set to unleash upon theaters June 8, 2012.  Plenty of anticipation has been building since the films viral marketing began in February and Alien fans the world over have been crossing fingers and speculating heavily since as early as 2010. Scott confirms the film includes the iconic “Space Jockey” […]

IZOTOPE AQUIRES IMAGINE

iZotope, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Imagine Research, Inc., a developer of intelligent audio analysis technologies. iZotope co-founder, Mark Ethier, told Sonic State, “The Imagine Research team brings a wealth of technology and experience around intelligent audio analysis, cloud computing, and machine learning. We’re excited to support the development of MediaMined, and to bring […]

Heaven is a place on earth..

      Yes, it’s true and it’s in New Jersey of all places. Three Wave music not only sells a vast array of vintage synthesizers but they also do repairs and rentals. From the looks of it they aren’t skimping on selection. Three wave music is located at: 5 Valley Street Hawthorne, NJ 07506 […]

Arturia impresses at NAMM ’12

Arturia’s recent release of it’s revolutionary analog Mini-Brute synthesizer is generating quite a buzz on the music circuit. Featuring a pure analog signal path and a host of unique features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be. It recently snagged top honors at NAMM 12′ which should silence any doubters […]