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.

KORG’s Volca Mix is the little mixer your compact gear was missing

You’ve got the inexpensive, compact gear, like the volcas that started it all. Now you need a mixer. KORG finally responds.