Watch a beautiful video about vocoder history from The New Yorker

It’s time for a throwback – this video was produced in 2014. But don’t miss out on a serious vocoder love fest full of history and celebrity interviews. And just wait, because the vocoder may be about to make an AI-fueled comeback.

Vector dreams, in a new book on sound-modulated light

Like alien artifacts dug up in sci-fi, once-forgotten technologies are resurfacing as newly futuristic. And so behold vector synthesis – that moment when signal for light and sound intertwines.

Peter Kirn - July 9, 2019

FL Studio 20.5 adds free FLEX, a surprisingly powerful preset synth

So, I hear you like tuned 808s. And strings. And pianos. And wavetables. And FM. And filters. And… okay, let’s just put all of those in one synth but make everything a preset. Meet FL Studio 20.5. The folks at Image Line are always full of surprises – somehow their always-free-upgrades churn out more and […]

Peter Kirn - July 2, 2019

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