Here’s how Elektron’s new Digitone makes FM synthesis easier

Elektron have applied their cute-and-friendly formula from the Digitakt drum machine to a new synth called Digitone – and it’s FM.

Noise generator: a chat with Uchi, as LA celebrates electronic sound

Uchi is a fresh face as LA collective BL_K NOISE meet up with Berlin’s Raster – and that’s a perfect time to catch up with her and reflect.

New Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators: Speak, Sample

The Swedish family of tiny, calculator instruments-on-a-board continues to grow: and now they sample and speak, too. Teenage Engineering are back with their sub-100EUR line of simple, playable pocket instruments. As always, these feature screens, battery power, folding stands, and alarm clock features that mimic early Nintendo handhelds – plus more powerful features, like parameter […]

Logic Pro X 10.4: New effects, and play and mix audio without a click

Apple’s free update to Logic adds a slew of new FX. But the banner feature is Smart Tempo: record without a click, and mix and match audio, automatically.

Beloved Strymon effects come to Eurorack – here’s why that matters

When Strymon’s delay/reverb/sampler/looper meets the modular craze, you know it’s going to be big news.

Waldorf have a new vocoder string synth keyboard, Streichfett STVC

Take a rich string sound module. Add a vocoder, a microphone and keys, and tons of new programmability – and you’ve got the new Waldorf Streichfett Keyboard, STVC.

Nord Electro 6: Seamless Transitions, independent Piano, Organ, Synth

The favorite red stage piano now featured beefed up features, streamlined interface – and three independent engines plus seamless transitions between sounds.

This 16-yo and his team built a $100 Oculus VR clone and free SDK

One sixteen year-old, a couple of his friends, and their math teacher have taken on Oculus with an open SDK – and you can build the VR headset for $100.

Kickblast makes kick drum sounds for you, free, powered by Csound

There’s a classic fairy tale in which elves make shoes during the night for a shoemaker. Imagine that, but with kick drum sounds.

KORG just released a bunch of new stuff – here’s what’s what

Call it KORGmas. Okay, probably don’t call it that. But KORG just released a mess of gear for musicians. Here’s all of it in one place – and what to know.