Moog Is Putting Braille On Its Synth So the Visually Impaired Can Jam

Moog just trotted out a new version of its popular Sub Phatty synth that's got a braille overlay to help the visually impaired. It's hard to believe it took the legendary manufacturer this long to get around to it, especially given that it's actually a pretty simple modification to the panel's design. » 5/08/14 3:00pm 5/08/14 3:00pm

Chimera BC16 Modular Synth is Cheap, Colorful, Cute

Although it's not shipping until January 2008, Chimera Synthesis is taking orders for its BC16 mono synth. It's the first product from the UK-based company, and will be followed next year by its PH303 (any Chicago House fans out there will be feeling hot under the collar right now) and the SM16, a 16-step analog… » 12/19/07 8:30am 12/19/07 8:30am

ReacTable Synth Makes Touchy-Feely Music for your Eyes

If you caught Bjork on tour this year, then you might have seen the ReacTable, a tactile synth. Moving, flipping and rotating the blocks on the perspex surface creates the music, while a projector beneath the table provides the visuals. It's intuitive and thrilling stuff that can be used by both professional musicians… » 8/09/07 11:30am 8/09/07 11:30am

Gallery: Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame

I like today's gadgets just fine, but there's definitely something missing from the squeeky clean lines and soon buttonless faces of iPods and the like. I don't know exactly what that missing thing is, but I know I see it when I look at the analog, knobbed squalor found in Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of… » 3/14/07 11:37pm 3/14/07 11:37pm