April 1, 2020
Minimoog Model D and iKaossilator could help create a hit in your bedroom.
If you’re a musician (or fan) whose concerts got scrapped over coronavirus concerns, you’ll at least have more tools to produce music when you’re at home. To start, Moog has made its Minimoog Model D iOS synth app available for free. It wasn’t hugely expensive to start, but this could make it easy to recreate the first portable synth and slip some Kraftwerk- or Dr. Dre-inspired sounds into your latest track. Moog didn’t say how long the price change would last, but you might want to act quickly.
Not to be left out, Korg is doing the same for its Kaossilator apps, which normally cost close to $20. Android artists can grab the software for no charge until March 20th, 2020, while the iOS crowd has until March 31st to get iKaossilator. Either app makes the most sense if you’re more into looping audio and variety than strict technical realism, but that may be all you need to add some spice to a future hit.
Elements is old enough to drink! I remember when it started and I was a resident at Sessionz where we were all like “Cool, another little DnB weekly at a bar, I wonder how long THAT will last?” 21 years is truly a monumental amount of time to run a weekly club night of any kind. Nevermind one based an underground genre spawned from the ever trendy and fickle UK where club goers often sometimes to change their whims about music more often than their “knickers”. A huge “BIG UP!” to first of all, Lenore who’s held it down since day 1 but also Bill Crook, Rando, Fox… (I know I’m forgetting and I don’t even know everyone who’s worked tirelessly over the years pushing this one along!) I don’t know if there’s another DrumnBass night in the entire world that’s run weekly for 21 years, at the same venue.