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A 30 day demo version of Largo fram Waldorf has been released. Register and download the free demo from this location.

Largo is the VST version of their hardware Blofeld synth. I’ve got two Waldorf synths myself; Pulse and MicroQ, both geat sounding modules. I’ve also got the Waldorf Edition synth + effects pack, and the PPG emulaton I’ve used quite a lot. I look forward to trying out Largo.

More about Largo here

If you’re into DIY and got an Arduino board, why not try to make the FOF/granular based Auduino synth in this video?

Instructions are here

Here’s another example, using the stylus controller from the Gakken SX-150 synth kit:

This is a video from an interactive installation made by Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson. The software is made with openFrameworks. Participants can interact with the sonic ecosystem by speaking into a microphone. It’s very beautiful. More pictures here and here

In this video, you’ll see Olivier Messiaens composition Oraison (1937) performed by Richard Leinhart. He’s playing the Haken Continuum Fingerboard (expensive controller) controlling the Buchla 200e (even more expencive synthesizer).  It’s very beautiful:

Originally, the piece was written for six ondes martenots. Read more about the performance here.
And another interesting post on Richard Leinhart, the Fingerboard and the Buchla here.

touch_listen_synth

The touch.listen.synth must be inspired by the cracklebox, but it’s capable of creating more complex sounds. And it’s got an audio output. Cool thing!

More pictures here

Here’s a demo of Analogue Solutions new patchable SEM-based synth. It’s very fat-sounding. According to synthopia, it could be yours for £599 ex VAT.

And speaking of SEM, Tom Oberheim is back with a new verison of the original.

The new ArsElectronica center in Linz, Austria is covered in 1085 led windows. The programming for the led windows is done with openFrameworks, programmed by Zachary Lieberman, Joel Gethin Lewis and Damian Stewart. Zachary Lieberman is one of the developers of OF.