Heart Of Darkness – Friday, February 26, 2016

This all-night techno jam will have a dark, gnarly tech theme that will surely leave the kids craving more. Live music from ME – Steven Coen (a.k.a. nebula), Diskomaster, Daha, Dharma Doctor, Armageddon Party, Der Tiefenmesser, and Nektrotique!

Click the poster (below) to enlarge. Full details at the Facebook event page.

Heart of Darkness Poster

Admission: $10 at the door. Valid ID required. This event is 21+.

Milkie’s Elmwood Lounge
522 Elmwood Ave,
Buffalo NY 14222
(716) 882-5881
http://www.milkieselmwoodlounge.com

Friday, February 26, 2016
8PM to 4AM

Support independent techno!

Saviour Solstice: A Winter Solstice 2015 Celebration of Psychedelic Culture And Techno. Buffalo NY Dec. 19, 2015 (feat. Steven Coen LIVE PA)

Saviour Solstice Banner - Milkie's on Elmwood, Buffalo - Dec. 19, 2015

Sat. Dec 19th, 2015, at Milkie’s on Elmwood

A Winter Solstice Celebration of Psy Culture (Psytrance, Psychill, Psybient) and Techno (Psychedelic Techno, Progressive, Detroit, Dub and Deep)
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Quick guide: MIDI Sysex Automation on Roland Boutique JX-03

Roland JX03 front PanelI bought a JX-03 on the night of Oct. 22. Today I finally had a chance to test this. Here’s what I found:

The knobs send MIDI System Exclusive data (sysex) only while the unit is in chain mode. The device will respond to sysex regardless of whether it is in chain mode.

Unfortunately, MIDI data coming in on the Roland’s input seems to always be repeated at the output. So to set this unit up with your DAW, you must: Continue reading

Roland “Boutique” Line Looks Like Another Winner

Roland JX03 front Panel

Does this look familiar? It's a 2015 realization of the iconic JX-3P user interface. All they need to do is make it sound good.

A week ago Roland teased us with their new “Boutique” line, which appeared to be miniature recreations of their Jupiter-8, Juno-106, and JX-3P.

A major American instrument reseller recently posted photos of the new products on their site, and then promptly took them down – not promptly enough it would seem, as images of the new Roland JP08, JU06 and JX03 (pictured here) are now circulating around the synth community like crabs.

They look good. Really, really tantalizingly good. The Juno and JX modules were listed for Continue reading

Moog Mother 32.

I love the fact that this is actually a thing.

Moog Mother 32 Sketch from Gearslutz

Check out the crazy thread on Gearslutz …. not a lot of detail, but it is always fun to read the rampant speculation.

The quick skinny:

  • Last weekend at Knobcon, Moog had a special “no photography” area where they were inviting people to look at a new product.
  • The new product may have similar lineage to the Werkstatt.
  • Eurorack compatible
  • 32 patch points
  • Complete synth voice with a single VCO
  • Step sequencer
  • MIDI in
  • MSRP: $599 USD
  • Available in mid-October 2015

Some thought the product would be announced yesterday, but so far there has been no announcement. The picture above was skteched from memory by a Gearslutz user.