Output’s Arcade is a cloud-based loop library you play as an instrument

The future of soundware is clearly on-demand, crafted sounds from the cloud. Output adds a twist: don’t just give you new sounds, but give you a way to play them and make them your own.

This Ableton Push cover of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts wins Halloween

The Interwebz are awash with various Halloween-themed music covers in the fight for YouTube subscribers. But let’s go to a 1988 Japanese video game classic.

Peter Kirn - October 31, 2017

How A Plug-in Recaptured the Robot Voices of Your Childhood

I’ve just gotten lost making my computer sing. And now I can’t stop. You see, a funny thing happened on the way to the future. As speech synthesis vastly improved, it also became vastly more boring. Intelligibility robbed synthesized words and singing of its alien quality, which was what made it sound futuristic in the […]

Peter Kirn - January 14, 2015

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