Arturia V Collection X: Yamaha CP-70, rebuilt Mini V and Wurli, more

Also out from Arturia this week: V Collection X brings the maker’s plug-in collection up to speed. That includes an all-new Yamaha CP-70 piano model and Augmented WOODWINDS, plus a rebuilt Mini V and Wurli V. And the rebuilt Minimoog, in particular, has a bunch of delicious extras.

Arturia MiniFreak 2.0: wavetables, new effects, more in hardware and plugin

Whether you’ve got the hardware keyboard, the software plug-in, or both, Arturia has dropped a major V2 update with an all-new wavetable engine, new effects, and more. This is also part of today’s V Collection X update.

Peter Kirn - December 12, 2023

In sound, spaces for discussion and grief – when other spaces fail

As we enter a third month of violence in Israel-Palestine with no end in sight, sound spaces are providing the discourse, debate, musical expression, and solace for pain that other spaces deny. They also bring us the voices of the people closest to the catastrophe – including some of the artists, colleagues, and friends I’ve written about and who are suffering now. And sometimes, only music can express how we feel, when words are scrutinized, weaponized, fragmented, and fail.

Peter Kirn - December 12, 2023

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