This past year has been one of reflection and discovery. It was a challenge to develop everything behind the curtain, away from the stage and screen. Having witnessed saturation and a potential downturn of the synth market, I've often wondered what will come next. With other trends and scenes, there is a limited lifespan that usually leads to a disbanding of many enthusiasts.
With the immediacy of information flashing before our eyes on social media, it is also short-lived and quite often disposable. Hardware synths, my experiences putting on Binary Society events and many awesome people I've met along the way have inspired me to create a print-only magazine called Open Source. It covers synthesis, electronic music, video art, photography, philosophy, audio engineering and whatever subjects seem pertinent. Most of all, things that inspire us. It will also include a memory card with all sorts of goodies such as exclusive albums and video releases.
There will be no timetable on how often the magazine will be released. Just rest assured that if you see OS on display at a synth shop, it will have been crafted in the highest quality possible. -DK