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When I was visiting San Francisco recently, I discovered the Wave Organ, an amazing walk-through sound sculpture. Built in 1986, the Wave Organ has an array of pipes that extend down into the water. As the changing current moves against the submerged pipes, all kinds of strange and wonderful sounds emerge from various places around the site, where the pipes open into the air. Glugs and sloshing noises, pops and drips, droning and whooshing sounds, resonant bassy thuds and thunks...the creator Read the rest...
Announcing the EP1980, yet another free sampled electric piano for Ableton! This time, it's a sampled Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand. This is the last of our little series of sampled electric pianos, begun with the J2Rhodes and carrying through with the Home PlaneT and Wurl'd Peace. Built from 1976-1985, the Yamaha CP80 Electric Grand Piano (and its little brother the CP70) was used onstage and in recordings by U2, ABBA, Roxy Music, Peter Gabriel and even modern artists like Keane and Coldplay. Read the rest...