Amazon’s AWS DeepComposer is peak not-knowing-what-AI-is-for

AI can be cool. AI can be strange. AI can be promising, or frightening. Here’s AI at totally uncool and not frightening at all – bundled with a crappy MIDI keyboard, for … some … reason.

Free: get some groovy black-and-white pattern animations for VJ apps

Want to set the mood at your next jam? Learning VJ tools and experimenting with live visuals? Going deeper with shader coding? These free black-and-white animations will get you started.

A fresh electronic sound for the Netherlands, and urgent work to fight racism

For this project, electronic music isn’t just a sound, but a rallying cry. And you can answer that call from all around the world.

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck is already rendered in Shadertoy 3D code

The Tesla Cybertruck unveiled last week already looks like some low-polygon-count 3D model. So of course it’s already some (free) shader code.

Today only, get Waves’ Bezerk Distortion plug-in for free

Waves Audio are giving away a unique multi-functional distortion plug-in, normally $99. I’m even jumping on this – it’s a Black Friday deal even for those celebrating Buy Nothing Day.

Stock up on underground electronic music and techno for a Bandcamp Black Friday

Black Friday may conjure images of people stampeding at a Wal-Mart – but it’s also turned into a boon for independent labels on Bandcamp. Use these codes to boost your collection and support artists.

Here are the best Black Friday deals for electronic musicians, visualists

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Black Week – with so many to choose from, here are our favorite tech deals for music makers. Got a deal? Found a deal you want to share with other folks? Offering a deal yourself (as a developer, manufacturer, record label, whatever)? Tell us about it here: CDM Turkey Tracker submissions […]

“Yes I Did” is a witch-y anthem, and more genre-bending, feel-good Sky Deep creations

With a background ranging from soul to porn and roots spanning from LA and NYC to Berlin, Sky Deep delivers something unique and brilliantly affirming. Sky Deep is a DJ/producer, but also – well, a lot of other things. She’s an award-winning indie/queer porn film producer. She curates a festival. She tours with the amazing […]

Unlock sound tricks in Ableton Live 10’s effects: new tips

There are some powerful sound creation possibilities lurking beneath Live’s built-in devices. Finding inspiration from Live effects is the topic of my second collaboration with Riemann Kollektion.

Australia is using sound to monitor its wildlife and ecosystem

Listen to the Earth – no, literally. Australia has a world’s-first project to map the voice of its wildlife, which will make a “galaxy of sounds” that can be heard like the ecosystem’s heartbeat.