Posted on 19/06/2018

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Sonar 2018

I just returned from Sonar 2018 in Barcelona with a smile on the face. The festival is very well-arranged, with everything running smoothly despite the huge crowds. I also attended Sonar last year, and the circumstances and settings were remarkably similar between the two years. In fact to the point where you knew exactly where […]

Posted on 25/03/2018

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Modular Mindsets

MODULAR MINDSETS En teknologisk fetisch-borg med et spindelvæv af kabler der forbinder det uforklarlige med det umulige, og producerer lyde, der veksler fra det subtilt ambiente, over tinnitusfremkaldende hipster-støjmure og bassdrum-pounding multigrooves, til en absurd suppe af blips og blops, der er mest interessant for udøveren. DINOSAURERNES GENFØDSEL Igennem de seneste 5 år har modular [...]

Posted on 09/03/2018

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Meet the Random Disruptors

RANDOM DISRUPTORS A new addition to the site are the rather omninously named "Disruptors", that present you with randomly picked inspirational challenges to push you in into new and exciting creative territories. Here's an a example of a Disruptor: Breathe more deeply. Disruptors come from several credited sources, so prepare to encounter: A wide range [...]

Posted on 07/03/2018

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10 tips for modular startups

10 TIPS FOR MODULAR STARTUPS IN THAT CASE Buy a case that has sufficient power for your modules, and space enough for future expansions. Because you will most probably want to expand sooner or later. On ModularGrid you can put together the system and make sure it has sufficient power for your needs before shelling [...]

Posted on 17/02/2018

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Arturia Matrixbrute Analog Synth

STUDIO :: GEAR :: SYNTHS :: ARTURIA MATRIXBRUTE PLAY MUSIC The Arturia MatrixBrute is a duophonic fully analog synthesizer, with digital control. I acquired the unit in December 2017. I found it to be a interesting synth, with the Steiner / Moog dual filter combo, and the large modulation matrix, that makes it comparable to [...]

Posted on 13/12/2017

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47B – A Musical Power house

The back building on Gl. Kongevej 47B, DK-1610 Copenhagen has a long history of music attached to it. Over the years it has been the home of many recording studios and music companies: Hookfarm Studio Ranum Studio Bløndal Studio Teen Town Studio Grape House Studio Showstoppers Stunt Records / Jazzklubben Sundance Records & Publishing Sound [...]

Posted on 04/12/2017

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Fairlight Series IIx

RANUM :: GEAR :: LEGACY :: FAIRLIGHT SERIES IIx The Fairlight Series II was a sensation when released, and via a string of high profiled albums by e.g. Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Jean Michel Jarre, The Art of Noise and other prominent artists, it became an insider buzzword, surrounded by an aura of mystique and [...]

Posted on 30/11/2017

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NI Reaktor: A complete audio toolkit

The audio plug-in software framework "Reaktor" by Native Instruments is one of the most flexible single units you can have in your virtual rack. Within Reaktor there's an impressive array of preconstructed "ensembles" like synthesizers, samplers, rhytm units, sequencers, pattern generators, effects units, utilities and much more. And on the vivid Reaktor community you can [...]