• The Return of Rheyne

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    In late 2012, our inaugural “Controllerist Feature” profiled NYC-based performer, Rheyne. At the time, I was fairly new to the controllerism scene and (regrettably) not familiar with Rheyne or his work, but thanks to that write-up I immediately became hooked. I have many a fond memory of...
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  • Controllerist Feature: ZedEppelin

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    My cell phone is the ultimate facilitator. It essentially has the power to dictate what kind of day I’ll have. For instance, if it dies on me while I’m traveling, or I get some sort of troubling message; the day will probably be a pretty...
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  • Meet the world’s first plug-out synth – Roland’s AIRA System-1

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    A few months ago Roland announced it’s AIRA series of products - a line of creative tools including a drum machine, a voice transformer, a bass synth, and the System-1 synthesizer.  A hardware synth with some pretty interesting internal capabilities. First and foremost – it comes...
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  • Oddities from NAMM

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    The NAMM show is an annual gathering of music manufacturers and retailers in Anaheim California. It attracts a huge chunk of the larger entertainment industry on top of those core business people, resulting in a rather astonishing display of music-making business mayhem, rivaled only by...
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