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Music Tectonics

Jul 14, 2022

Reporting live from 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.


The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Visit to learn more, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know what you think!