Category Archives: Instruments

Ugliness and the Coloration of Digital Sound

By Matt Rederburg Things can be beautiful when they begin to fall apart. It is no secret that many of us find unpredictability a very musical thing. Most like it in small doses. Many styles of rock n’ roll are … Continue reading

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Integrating the Piano into an Electronic Soundscape

By Carey-Lyn Holt Adding an acoustic element, in this case a piano, to an ensemble that is primarily made up of electronic instruments is rewarding but it also presents challenges. It is rewarding because it adds a sense of depth to … Continue reading

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Electric Guitar: Delving Beyond Just 6 Strings

By Richard Charlton Even within the bounds of conventional playing, the timbre of each individual guitar player’s tone varies vastly more than the players of any other instrument. While any instrument’s timbre can widely vary depending on things like material, … Continue reading

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Yamaha DTX900K

By Joel Bhaskaran The DTX series by Yamaha is its electronic drum kit machine to imitate acoustic drums. The 900K is one other flagship kit of this series right behind the 950K. The kit boasts the evolutionary Yamaha DTX pads … Continue reading

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Introduction to Analogue Electronic Synthesizer: Moog Voyager Old School (OS)

by Dylan Walmsley Launched in 2008, the Moog Voyager Old School is probably the only modern commercially available synthesizer comparable to the Minimoog and Model D of the 1970s. Taking the “Old School” name to heart, the Voyager OS offers … Continue reading

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Features of the Pioneer CDJ-2000

This video was created by Brendan MacArthur as a course assignment for “Integra Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble” at The University of Lethbridge (Canada).

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Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drum Kit: Recording Tutorial

by Michelle Mandy In this tutorial, I will show you how to record your performance on the DTX900K along with a user song. Recording can be done with any of the user songs (you can’t record your performance to preset … Continue reading

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