In the latest chapter of “people on the Internet doing cool things for electronic music,” here’s a creation by Polarity. It lets you rapidly trigger effects parameters via MIDI. And if you’re a Bitwig Studio enthusiast, it’s available for free.

Clever stuff. YouTube has the download link and instructions.

Polarity, based in Berlin, describes himself thusly:

Hi i´m Polarity and do music at home in my small bedroom studio. I record regularly sessions and publish them here. I also broadcast live on twitch from time to time.

Hallo ich heiße Polarity und mache Musik hier in Berlin in meinem kleinen Schlafzimmer. Ich zeichne regelmässig Sessions auf und veröffentliche sie hier. Wer möchte kann das auch live auf Twitch verfolgen, wo ich öfters Live sende!

(Ah, I was wondering when I’d run into someone using Twitch – the live streaming service used largely by gamers – for music.)


It’s an interesting form of promotion – give musicians something they can use. And if that’s where music is headed, maybe that’s not a bad thing. It means the means of making music will spread along with musical ideas, which in the connected online village now worldwide seems a positive.