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I was working on a new track and fired up Sonic Charge Micro Tonic 3 today and much to my surprise - easter eggs replaced the drum pad buttons - no really! By the way this is simply an awesome virtual drum machine!!! Links http://www.soniccharge.com/microtonic Mark Mosher Electronic Music Artist,... Read more →


Waldorf Music continues their James Bond naming theme with the announcement of their new software vocoder Lector. Instead of a villain, Lector refers to the name of a Russian decoding machine referenced in From Russia with Love. They describe Lector as follows: “Robot voices, whispering strings, talking drum loops, rhythmic... Read more →


DEVO has a released a new interactive video for “What We Do”. There are some marketing lessonsto be learned by watching DEVO work social media. Jump over to Mashable to check the video out. Instructions from their web site: “SPUDS: The wait is over! Here's DEVO's new "What We Do"... Read more →


Percussa Updates MIDIBridge for AudioCubes to R31

Percussa just posted an update to MIDIBridge (r31) to their website. MIDIBridge is a FREE app from Percussa that allows you “to generate MIDI notes and control changes, which can be sent to any software or hardware supporting MIDI including external synths, effect boxes, etc.” This is THE app that... Read more →


XILS Lab PolyKBII: Overview, One Patch Performance, Video Review Roundup, and Player Edition

Update: Get 25% off XILS products till July 31 by using code "modulatetihs" during checkout. Note I don't benefit from sales. I just started using the XILS Lab PolyKBII synthesizer. There have been some great reviews on this synth so rather than cover that ground again, I’m going to give... Read more →


XILS lab was kind enough to create a coupon for Modulate This! readers for 25% off of PolyKBII and/or XIL3 virtual synthesizers! Simply enter “modulatethis” coupon code at checkout. The coupon is valid through July 31,2011. More posts coming on these synths. Visit http://www.xils-lab.com to take advantage of this deal.... Read more →


Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument -- A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.” I met... Read more →