It's Modular Day at FACT!

It’s Modular Day at FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that use them and the music they make. A year ago, we launched Make Music, a section on FACT dedicated to the music creation process. From the cult the TR-808 drum machine to the growing community  artists making music on […]

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Are modular synths worth the hype? Four artists share their Eurorack secrets

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. Should you take the plunge into the sometimes confusing world modular synthesis? Scott Wilson speaks to four artists using the Eurorack format – Russell E.L. Butler, Raica, Luke […]

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Awesome Tapes From Africa to release rare ‘90s South African house album from Professor Rhythm

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory Funky, synth-filled dance music through a kwaito sieve. Awesome Tapes From Africa is releasing Pressor Rhythm’s ‘90s LP Bafana Bafana this October. Pressor Rhythm is an alias Thami Mduli, a prolific musician and producer in the Rainbow Nation, who was previously a member Taboo and CJB. Mduli’s trajectory mirrored the musical trends sweeping across the […]

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8 of the most important modular synthesizers in music history

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. The modular synth has evolved from a gigantic, impractical musical instrument to something that’s regularly seen in the studio and on stage. But how does a modular […]

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How to build a modular synth: The ultimate Eurorack buyer's guide

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. The rising popularity modular synthesis means that barriers to entry for those interested in diving into the world Eurorack have never been lower. However, with increasing numbers manufacturers producing […]

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