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The Modular Sound

You’ve all probably seen it by now, Behringer has jumped into the synth market and is about to release a polyphonic analogue keyboard synth. This would be a totally unrelated story, if not for one sentence by Richard Devine, who, in the first teaser video, describes this new synth with the words: “It sounds very [...]

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Alternate Firmwares Addendum

We’ve already seen some alternate firmwares in the article Open Modules for Open Minds Pt.3, but in the meantime I was able to discover even more. Some of them are open source, some of them aren’t and some others are even reverse-engineered attempts to extend a module’s functionality. This is a quick update, just [...]

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2016

The year is about to end and we’d like to thank you for reading, commenting and sharing our articles in the past 7 months! Horizontalpitch is not even one year old (our first post is from April 2015) but it’s already been an amazing experience, though not always an easy one. As you might have noticed our posts have become a bit less frequent lately, but don’t worry, we’ll try to make up for it in 2016. We’ve got a bunch of articles already in the works and we are leaving the theoretical talk aside for a bit, to focus more on music.

This said, have a happy and musically creative 2016!

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End of Sequence

The year is about to end and we’d like to thank you for reading, commenting and sharing our articles in the past 7 months! Horizontalpitch is not even one year old (our first post is from April 2015) but it’s already been an amazing experience, though not always an easy one. As you might have noticed our posts have become a [...]

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Infinite Possibilities

The word “infinite” as in “infinite possibilities”, comes up quite often when a new synth, DAW, or any other piece of musical equipment gets presented in ads, online videos or at trade shows. Usually what the marketing departments are trying to say with this hyperbole, is that the device will offer even more sonic [...]

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Open Modules for Open Minds Pt.2

In the first part of Open Modules for Open Minds we have read about the reasons behind choosing an open source license, through interviews with Mutable Instruments, Monome, QuBit Electronix, Befaco, Rebel Technology, HackMe and Music Thing Modular. We’ll now look into how this licensing scheme and the related business model has [...]

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