Kickstarter Electronic Recorder

Our friends over at Cantux Research launched their Kickstarter project for the electronic recorder synthesizer.

Ever since  The Outliers where Malcolm Gladwell popularized the notion that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert, we’ve been looking at electronic instruments that repurpose existing paths to virtuosity. To reach that 10,000 hours – an instrument requires a progression from which to travel from novice to master. Learning curves with existing teachers and learning materials come with a track record of success. The recorder fits the bill. It already has tons of books, videos and teachers. But, the eCorder takes it to a whole new level

On top of the recorder interface, Michael Shonle and his team has built a synthesizer based on Physical Modeling (PM) principles combined with subtractive synthesis. All the nuance of tone and voice control is used to drive a PM synth, which is then combined with some wicked resonant filters and DSP goodness.  Or take advantage of  its has MIDI and CV output, and use it to rock out on existing synthesizers.

We’ve written about the best kickstart musical instruments in the past, and the eCorder is one of our favorites. Michael designed his own case which is 3D printed, as well as the circuit board that is the underlying controller and the software synthesis software that is included. This is the future of musical instrument manufacturing indeed.

Go support this kickstarter project!

Shoving a Kickstarter Down Your Throat #Mogees

Kickstarter win! When somebody is literally taking your kickstarter project and shoving it down their own throat,  you have reached your audience!

We  predicted that Mogees would succeed with their mighty kickstarter, but holy cow, they smashed their target goal. There are two days left to get your order in. Mogees is the music app to have for your mobile phone.

Mogees has raised to nearly 90 UK pounds which would put them near the top of our all time kickstarter musical instruments list.

Go watch more videos of people using the Mogees in amazing ways !