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Found a funny video on the Synthopia web site today: the development of electronic music from John Cage to Aphex Twin in 3 minutes.

Although the selection of artists is questionable and not at all complete (where is Kraut rock apart from Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and ambient music, industrial bands of the ’80/’90s?) and a lot of emphasis is put on HipHop and Dance music as the drivers of electronic music, it is still funny to watch 50 years of electronic music compressed into this short video sequence of 3 minutes:

The video was posted on the YouTube channel of R41N570RM.

Another original take on the timelines of electronic music is Ishkur’s Guide To Electronic Music. This Flash app uses contemporay Dance styles (House, Techno, Trance etc.) as entries to map the development of styles and substyles from the seventies onwards, providing sound fragments of each substyle in the map. A very useful tool to get acquainted with the numerous sub-genres available in todays electronic music scene.

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I acquired the Clavia Nord MicroModular synth recently through eBay. The Nord MicroModular is a stripped down version of the mighty Nord Modular system and can be considered to be “the mother of modular software synths”. A PC software application is used to virtually patch, tweak, edit and design the MicroModulars synth patches in a modular fashion. Produced in 1999, this is still a standalone PC application and not a VSTi to be integrated in a DAW, however.

Nord MicroModular

Besides software the MicroModular consists of a small four-knobbed MicroModular interface/controller unit which houses the DSP power and audio and midi in/outs. After you’ve created a patch using the software you can load it into one of 99 memories within the controller. It can then be used live or in a MIDI studio as a synth module. The MicoModular controller has a volume knob and 3 other knobs that can be assigned editable parameters.

Nord Modular Editor

Limited as this might appear, you still get one of the biggest and most powerful modular synthesizer emulator software programs in the world: it contains loads of sound and filtering and effects modules, is fully modular in setup and has a simple and user friendly user interface. A nifty feature is that it can be used both as a modular synthesizer and a audio filterbank, by using the audio L/R inputs for filtering and modifying sounds of other synthesizers or samplers.

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