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Moog Drum Machine Prototype

Posted by Scott

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Great shots of this beautiful 1970 Moog prototype. I love the pragmatic minimalism of these early designs. I think Moog Music are doing some great things right now — particularyly with the new Sub 37 Tribute — good to see them shifting their design more back in this direction.

Bob Moog built this drum machine machine for TV Theme / Jingle composer Eric Siday. Moog’s Analog Drum Machine consisted of prototype modules for drum and percussion synthesis.

- Via Synthtopia

Tycho Montana + New Album Pre-Sale

Posted by Scott

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I’m very pleased to announce that a new Tycho single was released today. It’s been a long time coming, can’t wait to share the rest of the record. You can also pre-order the new album at the shop starting today.

We’ve announced a bunch of tour dates over the coming months:

MAR 19 Santa Cruz, CA
MAR 20 San Francisco, CA
MAR 26 London, United Kingdom
MAR 27 Paris, France
MAR 28 Zurich, Switzerland
MAR 29 Milan, Italy
MAR 30 Berlin, Germany
APR 04 Denver, CO
APR 05 Fort Collins, CO
APR 07 Omaha, NE
APR 08 Minneapolis, MN
APR 09 Milwaukee, WI
APR 10 Chicago, IL
APR 11 Pontiac, MI
APR 12 Toronto, Canada
APR 14 Montreal, Canada
APR 15 South Burlington, VT
APR 17 Cambridge, MA
APR 18 New York, NY
APR 19 Philadelphia, PA
APR 20 Washington, DC
APR 22 Charlottesville, VA
APR 23 Carrboro, NC
APR 24 Charlotte, NC
APR 25 Orlando, FL
APR 27 Kingston, GA
APR 28 New Orleans, LA
APR 29 Houston, TX
MAY 01 Austin, TX
MAY 05 Albuquerque, NM
MAY 06 Tucson, AZ
MAY 08 Los Angeles, CA
MAY 10 Sacramento, CA

See you this spring!

Nature Sounds Of New Zealand

Posted by Jakub

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Every year I become slightly more new age aka my library of nature sounds expands. I found this nice collection of field recordings coming out of New Zealand, if you guys have any links of large collections of nature sounds please share them in the comments below, i’m always looking to buy or add to modest stack of sounds.

Nature Sounds Of New Zealand on Soundcloud

Bibio + R Zone + Sonns + Jets

Posted by Jakub

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And we have lift off, jesus christ that might be the best Bibio song ever made.

R-Zone started as an anonymous trio that release vinyl without labeling who did what. Follow them on Soundcloud if you want to hear a sample of the other 7 releases.

Remixing The Field must be a tough task because its just soo beautiful loop based already but Sonns pulls it off nicely with in and out tones and giving each portion from the original a time to shine.

Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar along with Jamie Lidell cover that oddball Boards Of Canada Midas Touch single.