Build smart, custom mechanical keyboards for MIDI – or really tiny Ableton Live control

John Park of DIY boutique Adafruit seems to be having some serious fun with tiny mechanical keypads – as hackable, ultra-compact MIDI controllers and (with screen) even the tiniest Ableton Live controller I’ve ever seen.

Sequential’s Pro 3 gets new wavetables from some wild sources, and patch morphing

Sequential, the house Dave Smith built, keeps cramming extras into their instruments for free. Which is their flagship, exactly? Who knows? Who cares? The Pro 3 just got a lot cooler.

Peter Kirn - July 9, 2021

Xanadu is a meta-metaverse DIY show hosted by a blue alien made in Unreal Engine

What happens when you cross 3D tutorial, machinima animation, and Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman Creator human capture tools? Well, a bunch of stuff, but maybe the most promising is a how-to show hosted in the tools.

Peter Kirn - July 9, 2021

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