Tehran Contemporary Sounds’ futuristic music is here – listen to these 15 tracks for a taste

Tehran has one of the world’s most futuristic, alive electronic scenes. It just sometimes exists in and out of Iran. It floats into other places, sometimes unexpectedly underground in the city, sometimes flung around the globe through connections between artists and the impressions they make on the rest of us.

Read this story of how the original Xbox startup sound was created

20 years ago next month, Microsoft’s Xbox console debuted – and there’s a story behind how it got its unique boot sound sequence. Call it this century’s first chip music composition / sonic branding feat.

Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro news: 8K, object tracking, spatial audio, and still free updates

Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and Logic Pro all got major updates today, too, to go alongside those new Macs. Logic gets the Spatial Audio tools we’ve been waiting for (and they look fantastic). Just as notable, the pricing stays the same – free updates, buy once, no subscriptions.

Apple gets the Pro back in MacBook Pro with more power – and ports and keys

Maybe the most noticeable feeling in Apple’s latest product unveiling – that sense that a Mac notebook launch brings real excitement again. “I sense something. A presence I’ve not felt since…” This is available to order now and ship next week, so I think some of your credit cards beat me to even writing this […]

An evocative album draws from Ukrainian sci-fi, in Cluster Lizard’s “Star Corsair”

Truly imaginative electronic music can let you screen science fiction in your mind’s eye. Dive into Cluster Lizard’s LP, close your eyes, and let their sounds be a score to legendary Ukrainian author, philosopher, and dissident Oles’ Berdnyk.

Streaming Saturday: Catch flash crash, full of live coding stars, and Scanner on Bandcamp

Staying in today and wish the electronic music could come to you? It’s your lucky day.

NAP, a free, high-performance data-driven visual and audio platform, is now slicker than ever

Secret sauce? Hardly. It’s more like a hot sauce competition with everyone sharing recipes. Naivi’a NAP Framework, if you missed it, is an open-source, high-octane toolset for digital artists that’s ready to plug into your data, any protocol (OSC, MIDI, Artnet, serial, Web), and push graphics to the edge. And it keeps getting better.

Moog’s 900 series modular in software, all beautiful imperfections included, in Cherry Audio remake

It’s not so easy to get an authentic-sounding recreation of the classic 1960s Moog modular. So that makes Cherry Audio’s unofficial version welcome to all of us modular fans – and it’s just US$79.

The trippy, rave-y 90s project who scored Mortal Kombat and Marathon

You haven’t hit peak 90s until you’ve got a rave-y techno project with the track “Welcome To My Mind,” tons of vintage CGI, scores for Mortal Kombat and Halo predecessor Marathon, and an acquisition by Thomas Dolby’s Internet audio startup. Let’s take a moment and revisit Psykosonik and Power of Seven.

AAS’ elegant Multiphonics CV-1 software modular now has more filters, Low Pass Gate

If you weren’t already won over by AAS’ unique physical modeling components and refined interface, now the Multiphonics CV-1 adds essential historical filters to its palette.