Being blind means that the more knobs a synth has, the better it is for me. When there are more knobs, there are fewer menus.
I felt that electronics expanded the ability to create from your imagination.
Mario is the first visually impaired DJ and electronic live act from Riga, Latvia.
Feel The Noise is a resource for accessibility information on electronic music instruments. In the second episode Tim Burgess takes a look at the Kurzweil K2000, K2500, K2600 or K2661 (and variants like the X and R models).
Feel The Noise is a resource for accessibility information on electronic music instruments. In the first episode Tim Burgess takes a look at the Expert Sleepers FH2.
5 new original tracks from Darkside for the Kicks & Hugs podcast series Terra Sonus
FENESTRA on Refuge Worldwide promotes the understanding of issues related to accessibility in the electronic music scene for visually impaired and blind people.
In spite of the disability and hand in hand with the advancement of music technology Monix turned his story into a monument that continues to inspire anyone doubting their own abilities in music production.
Read a statement from a blind musician & accessibility consultant Tim Burgess in advance of launching Feel The Noise - and educational resource for visually impaired musicians.
Erica Synths Garage x Burn Energy night at club Serviss, in Riga, Latvia on 5th of September 2020.
Workshop with the Erica Synths' Pico System III in Riga, Latvia,
The main hub of the initiative is Synthlab in Riga, Latvia.
Ian Waugh interviewed by Erica Synths' Eliza Aboltina on how developing a visual impairment has impacted his career as a music tech professional.
Aleksei Brjantsev aka Darkside interviewed by Telekom Electronic beats about his path in electronic music production
Mario is the first visually impaired DJ from Riga, who in addition to passion of DJ-ing also plays trumpet and produces music preferring hardware synths and modulars.