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There’s Life on this Planet!

Ahoy ahoy,
long time no see!
Just recently, I listened to an older episode of the excellent cd baby podcast, the DIY Musician Podcast, in which Kevin and Chris talk about 12 mistakes artists often are making with their websites – and, apparently, me included!

13 February 2017 Personal News Read more

Vinyl on The Rise, no End in Sight

No, it’s not April’s Fools, and most of you know this probably already.
The demand for Vinyl records is on the rise. That, per se, is a good thing. As unsexy schlepping the black gold to a gig was, as sexy Vinyl records are as objects for audiophile hipsters.
The problem with the continuously rising demand is that vinyl pressing plants can’t keep up with the demand because they lack capacity. In fact, this went so far that pressing shops stopped to accept new customers and record labels opening their own plants.
But there is good news! In some random warehouse in Chicago, Chad Kassem of Quality Record Pressings, found 13 vintage presses from the 90s.
This may sound like a bag-of-rice kind of news, but since new presses aren’t manufactured anymore this becomes kinda important news for vinyl lovers.

5 March 2015 News Read more

Arturia – Beatstep Pro

This is what I consider the most incredible machine from the entire show.

27 January 2015 NAMM 2015 Read more

Korg – SQ1, MS20M, Arp Odyssey

Korg reveals a triumvirate of retro vibe with the annoucment of an analog step sequencer, the sq1, a keyboard-less version of the MS20 kit and a recreation of the legendary Apr Odyssey.

27 January 2015 NAMM 2015 Read more

Moog – the return of the modular

Modular synthesis is on the rise, and has been for quite some time now. There is a considerable market and the end of that trend is not yet in sight.

27 January 2015 NAMM 2015 Read more

Roland – JD-XI

A new synthesizer from Roland, that is always exciting news. This little box comes stuffed with features that appear to be really thought through.

27 January 2015 NAMM 2015 Read more

Clavia Nord – Electro 5

Fittingly, the first product to be discussed on my blog comes from a company located way, way north:

26 January 2015 NAMM 2015 Read more