Beautiful sound of the Cristal Baschet

A video of the rare Cristal Baschet instrument. It’s apparently based on lab equipment of the 19th century, but reworked into a musical instrument. The idea is that you rub glass rods and the vibration is transferred to metal rods and blocks. Here there’s...

Music from the electromagnetic ether

Vlad Kreimer is an engineer, scientist and inventor now based in Moscow. He is also the man behind SomaSynths.com which builds some extraordinary instruments and audio devices. One of those devices is “Ether”, a pocket-sized device which picks up nearby...

Programming tips for the VST synth ArcSyn

A thread on the synth forum KVR asked “what’s your favorite synth to program” ? It is interesting to stop and contemplate. There’s quite a few synths I really enjoy playing; others that I find I can get satisfying sounds from; some are go-tos...