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Live from NAMM 2022 with Physical Synthesis

Tune in live from the floor at the 2022 NAMM show!

Eleanor Rust meets with Spencer Topel and Alex Prignon from Physical Synthesis, the hardware startup producing unique products that bridge the virtual and physical world through patented sound and haptic technologies. Listen to a demo of the Cicada by Physical Synthesis, the groundbreaking device which gives creators precise, expressive, and playful ways to make new sounds. Find out how artists in sound design, tv, and film music are using Cicada in their latest projects. Discover how Physical Synthesis is paving the way for innovation in sonic creativity with new ways to generate sound. What’s next for Physical Synthesis? Find out on this week’s episode.


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How the Cicada looks and feels is essential to the experience of playing it. See Spencer demonstrate the Cicada at the Physical Synthesis booth at NAMM:


Be sure check out the many videos on the Physical Synthesis website of artists exploring the Cicada's capabilities merging the physical and the virtual.


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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.