Maschine+ standalone is here – so what can you do with it? Details from NI…

First leaked early in 2019, then evidently canceled, then leaked again this week – now here’s the official word on Maschine+ and what standalone NI hardware means for music making.

arcologies is wonderfully archaic music art for monome norns

What if Conway’s Game of Life, a Tamigotchi, a Turing machine, a Game Boy, and a stack of ecology and philosophy books got mixed up in a transporter accident and then spawned… a new monome program? Well, it’d probably look like this.

Peter Kirn - September 1, 2020

Reason Friktion review: an exquisitely playable physical modeling string instrument

From Reason Studios comes a new physical modeling instrument, Friktion, focused on bowed and plucked strings. The twist: it lets you push the envelope sonically, but never loses its cool.

Peter Kirn - August 25, 2020

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