Sunday, August 31, 2008


Biomusic is music created by living things. Neurofeedback is music created from brainwaves, specifically with an Electroencephalophone, as in the image above. While an Electrocardiophone uses heat waves to create music.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Free Reason Refills have a list of sites that provide free Refills for Reason, they also have assorted patches and what not as well.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


ccMixter is a "community music site" which has heaps of Creative Commons stuff, such as samples and vocals, and it also has some stuff to remix by 'name artists' like Chuck D and Beastie Boys.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

watch Reformat The Planet film free (for one week)

Over at Game Music 4 All they've reported that you can watch the chiptune doco 'Reformat The Planet' free for a week at Pitchfork. The doco has been cut in to 10 chapters, check it out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Richard Devine Interview

Elektron Users interviews Richard Devine, it's a good read and there are great pics too. Oh and there is a free mp3.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ugo Free VSTs

Ugo have a few free VSTs (there's also some you can buy), but I really like the sound of String Theory (top pic) and Texture (bottom pic). There's some audio demos on the site so you can hear what's possible.

Read Electronic Musician for Free!

You can read EM for free on their website. And not just a few past issues, but everything from September 1999 - August 2008.

Sea Organ

From This Is Not A Label, this is just amazing, using the sea to create music.

Sounds From Saturn

Last year Wired reported on how NASA had recorded 'sounds' of space. You can download them here. There is also more of an explanation here.
Stephen P. McGreevy also records sounds from the weather, you can get some of his stuff here.
Space Sounds have recordings from Space and Space Travel.
The University of Iowa also have a Space Audio section, while at there is a report of a black whole emitting a b-flat.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Prophanity: Free Prophet 5 clone

The Prophanity is a free VST clone of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. If you'd prefer to buy something though there is always Native Instruments' Pro-53.

The Avant Garde Project Restores Lost Early 20th Century Electronic Music

The Avant Garde Project is restoring old recordings of early electronic music, most of which are long out of print. Their collection includes compositions by some pretty famous composers ... or at least composers that you've read about in history books, even if you've never heard them. Reading down the list of composers, I see John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Paul Hindemith and many others.
via This Is Not A Label.

Also here is an interview with Pierre Henry to read.

EMS Synthi A clone: EFM-Synthia 2

If you have heard 'On The Run' by Pink Floyd then you will have heard the EMS Synthi (top pic). Well EFM have made the EFM-Synthia 2 (bottom pic) which is a free VST (PC only) clone.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

More Delia Derbyshire...

You can read a heap of information about Delia's releases at Delia Derbyshire - An Audiological Chronology, and there is a link to download Electrosonic too. Also, you can grab The White Noise: An Electric Storm here.


Forester is free software for OS X and Windows which will help you remix, glitch and basically make interesting music in general.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Korg DS-10

One Tonne Music has some amazing info and pictures from the Korg DS-10, while Create Digital Music has some more info about it and how Nintendo wants to kill the flash loaders that homebrew gamers use, but is also used to pirate official products (like the DS-10).

Old Electronic Music

You may have read recently of how old recordings of Delia Derbyshire have been found, and how one track sounds very much like something that could have come out last week. You can read the article and hear samples here (it's also worth reading the comments in this post for more info). Delia created the Doctor Who theme while working in the BBC Workshop, which was set up by Daphne Oram, and there is an article about her, her work and some samples of her work here.

There are some great videos on Youtube about Delia and of her work, here are some of them:
Delia Derbyshire - Love Without Sound (1969)
Reel-to-Reel Beat Matching Virtuosa

There is also a great series by BBC4 about their Workshop:
The Alchemists of Sound (Part 1)
The Alchemists of Sound (Part 2)
The Alchemists of Sound (Part 3)
The Alchemists of Sound (Part 4)
The Alchemists of Sound (Part 5)
The Alchemists of Sound (Part 6)

And here is the oldest known 'Computer Music', from 1951.