Brian Dewan's Dewanatrons are gorgeous-looking and sounding electronic music instruments.
David Slusser pointed out especially the
Swarmatron, a ribbon controlled unison-cluster synthesizer.
I don't like the idea of making printed circuit boards at home because the chemicals involved are moderately toxic and hard to dispose of legally. But I may have to change my mind. Stephen Hobley has found a simple combination of non-toxic chemicals, available in a grocery store, that appear to do the job. Described here and here.|
Found here on Hack a Day.
From January to March, Humpback Whale season in Hawaii, you can hear them singing, live, thanks to the Jupiter Research Foundation's hydrophone. (Found here thanks to Scot Gresham-Lancaster.)
Here's a bit of newsreel footage of Harry Partch at Mills College in 1951. Hosted at archive.org, pointed out by Wobbly and Tom Djll.
motherboard.tv, in the second episode of its Electric Independence series, interviews Morton Subotnick about the origins of the Buchla box.
Rajnit Bhatnagar over at Moonmilk is almost done making a different musical instrument every day for the month of February. Many fun ideas here, and a lot of laser cutting.
Teenage Engineering announces the OP-1, an extremely compact, high-feature digital musical instrument.
Teenage Engineering - OP-1 @ NAMM 2010 from Neil Bufkin on Vimeo.
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items that have fallen off the New list.