An Interview with ERRORINSTRUMENTS' Paul Tas & New Product Announcements

The following is a fascinating look at the man behind ERRORINSTRUMENTS, Paul Tas.

So how did all start? What was your life before "error instruments"?

- my life before error instruments can be described as a life of an artist in making sculptures and paintings. I was making sculptures from robots, called "the beeb" collection. It is a wooden robot with the concept that in the 50's, we have

Vladimir Kuzmin Discusses the Polivoks

Published on Jan 14, 2018 vladimir kuzmin

"Description of the Polivoks in English.."

Follow-up to Polivoks Soviet Synth Designer Vladimir Kuzmin Gives an Overview of His Synths.

How to Make a Eurorack Module: A talk by James Carruthers, NoBots

Published on Jan 13, 2018 mylarmelodies

"If you ever thought about actually _making_ a Eurorack Module, here's ma pal James Carruthers of NoBots giving you a '101' primer on the process and sheer effort that goes into making a module for mass production. Spoiler alert: It's a lot of work. But is it worth it? Stay to the end and find out!

This was recorded at the recent CV FREQS event in London

The History Behind the History of Synthesizers: A talk by Tom Whitwell, Music Thing

Published on Jan 11, 2018 mylarmelodies

"Recorded at the CV FREQS event in London, I was excited to be given permission to film the fantastic Tom Whitwell of Music Thing Modular, giving a history lesson on the emergence of technologies that led to the inception of modern synthesizers in the twentieth century (and beyond!).

For more info on Tom and his projects visit:

Polivoks Soviet Synth Designer Vladimir Kuzmin Gives an Overview of His Synths

Published on Jan 8, 2018 vladimir kuzmin

"Overview of all instruments designed by Vladimir and Olimpiada Kuzmin."

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

In the following video Vladimir Kuzmin goes over the Polivoks based modules by Industrial Music Electronics (formerly the Harvestman). It's in Russian, however you can enabled CC for your language via the player controls for the video.

Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight With the Rev2 and Alex Kopp of Third Eye Blind

You'll find the full interview here.

"Alex Kopp is a producer, composer, and musician who originally hails from Canton, Ohio, and is keyboardist for the band Third Eye Blind. He’s also working on various projects for TV and film, and is producing a variety of other artists.

We chatted with Alex about how he’s using the Prophet Rev2."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight

Dave Smith - Evolver Presentation (2003)

Published on Jan 7, 2018 Paul Dither

A look back at Dave Smith presenting his first new hardware synthesizer as Dave Smith Instruments. One of my favorite synths and now a modern classic.

"An Evolver presentation from 2003. Filmed by and at the Synthesiser Service Centre, London, UK, then UK distributor for Dave Smith's Evolver, Roger Linn's AdrenaLinn, and a wide range of digital audio

Ferro - In The Studio

Published on Jan 2, 2018 FACTmagazine

"An analog den.

Jasper Verrijzer is an Amsterdam club scene mainstay. Working as a resident DJ and A&R for go-to imprint VBX Records, while producing house and techno as Ferro for the past three years, he's certainly tuned into the city's dance music frequencies.

After filming his impressive session for Against The Clock in November, we took a tour of

Tony Rolando Museum of Art and Design Interview

Published on Dec 22, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"An interview with Tony Rolando about Make Noise's commissioned piece "Synthesizer for Two Coasts" for the exhibit "Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound." The exhibit was co-curated by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and is showing at the Museum of Art and Design in New York through February 25, 2018.

More information about 'Sonic Arcade' can be found here:

Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight with the Pro 2 and Kush Arora

You can find the full interview here.

"San Francisco-based Kush Arora has been producing eclectic and electrifying underground music for a diverse audience for nearly 20 years. Whether he’s making Indo Caribbean Dancehall, reworking kuduro, or creating ambience, his signature sound traverses genre lines and connects dots few dare to combine. His project Only Now assimilates his many influences,

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