Last week I sold my Korg Minilouge and replaced it with this little semi-modular desktop synth called 0-Coast, by Make Noise. It’s awesome, hands down the most inspiring piece of gear I’ve purchased since first picking up my Korg Volcas.

The thing is seriously fun and capable of a huge range of sound. Here’s a short recording of me noodling around with a simple arpeggio. The 0-Coast is being sequenced by my Arturia Keystep, with clock from my Beat Step Pro. Effects chain is a TC Electronic T2 reverb pedal, and delays from my Lexicon MX200. Recorded directly to a Tascam DR-07.

So fun… I’m hooked and am now saving for my first modular rig. No turning back! 🙂

0-coast noodles

Apple Introduces What It Calls an Easier to Use Portable Music Player

”It’s a nice feature for Macintosh users,” said P. J. McNealy, a senior analyst for Gartner G2, an e-commerce research group. ”But to the rest of the Windows world, it doesn’t make any difference.”

Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, disputed the concern that the market was limited, and said the company might have trouble meeting holiday demand. He predicted that the improvement in technology he said the iPod represented would inspire consumers to buy Macintosh computers so they could use an iPod.

New York Times article posted 15 years ago today. How time flies!

– via Hacker News

Luss is a musician from Switzerland. He makes awesome, tripped out, dub electronica with an all hardware setup, runs through his tracks in a live jam style and posts the vids up on YouTube, tracks on SoundCloud, etc. etc.

He just posted up this reggae jam today and it’s soooo fucking killer, brought a huge smile to my face. Great way to end out the week. Hopefully he’ll post it for download or sale soon. 🙂

Steppa Dub, by Luss