Red Announces the Type A Tube Mic

Red Microphones introduced today the Type A, a tube microphone based on a system of interchangeable capsules.

Nice looking Lemur software clone - just $34

If you're lusting after a JazzMutant Lemur controller, but don't have €2,000, here is a cheap alternative. Mono Touch Live runs on any PC with any touchscreen monitor, and it's set up to control Ableton Live. It's not the first, but it's (nearly) a real commercial product, and it certainly has the look.

Precisionsound releases Owerland Guitar for SoundFont, HALion & NI Kontakt

The Owerland steel string guitar has been recorded with mono and stereo microphones and later mixed down, equalised and compressed for a discrete ready to use stereo sound suitable for melodic playing and arpeggios.

Chemical Brothers Making Music for Art

The Chemical Brothers are among the musicians who have provided soundtracks for artworks at the Tate Modern Museum of Art in London.

Apple Line Now Features Intel Core 2 Duo Processors in Every Model

Apple today announced that its entire iMac line now features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor in every model, delivering up to 50 percent faster performance than the previous iMac.

Is This The Creepiest Electronica Video Ever?

The video, by directory Chris Cunningham, is considered one of the best music videos of all time - but it is also one of the creepiest.

eBay of the day: Amazing 60s Mosrite/Von Dutch guitars

This kind of thing doesn't come along too often: These three guitars were made for the 60s psychedelic one-hit-wonders Strawberry Alam Clock by Semie Moseley of Mosrite (much more about him here) . As if that wasn't cool enough, Semie sent the surfboard-shaped guitars to Von Dutch to be painted. After the band played them in a film (possibly 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls'), Semie got the guitars back.

£5,000 grants for one-off electronic music live shows

British readers have until October 16th to come up with a fantastic way to spend (up to) £5,000 on "Proposals that demonstrate innovation in the live presentation of the music, for instance in the use of unusual venues, a strong visual presentation or new methods of performing live." The grants come from the PRS Foundation's 'Live Connections' scheme. They've funded some very cool projects in the past, including the Mighty Jungulator and the Score for a hole in the ground.

Sonic Assault updates Sinthecyza!3 to v3.2 and Sinthecyza!4 to v4.2

5th September 2006: Sonic Assault has updated Sinthecyza!3 to v3.2 and Sinthecyza!4 to v4.2. Sinthecyza! 3 changes: Unfortunately the Unison Oscillator has had to be replaced with a Standard version, due to complaint...

How to... build a Kaoss Pad into a guitar

Inspired by this post about the guy from Muse's Kaoss Pad guitar, Phil broke out the soldering iron and router and made one himself from a KP2 and an Epiphone Les Paul, with a DB9 serial connector linking the touchpad with the electronics. His full instructions are here, and a demo video of the finished guitar is here.

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