Ableton Live 11.1 in public beta, with new tools and native Apple Silicon support

Ableton Live 11.1 is now available as a public beta free to anyone with a Live 11 license. New in this build – new tools for handling lag and adjusting MIDI and pitch plus much-awaited native M1 Apple Silicon support. Now the truth is, Ableton Live already ran pretty darned well without any official Apple […]

Laurie Anderson, in video, on the stories behind her custom-built instruments

A violin can be totally transformed – and the performance with it – from ice skates to neon instruments to ventriloquists’ dummies. Laurie Anderson in this film talks about her many ingenious instrumental inventions.

Peter Kirn - September 27, 2021

Attacco turns any mic – and any surface – into expressive percussive music input

Attacco’s Virtual Controller, now in beta, makes anything into a percussive MIDI controller – not just for triggers, but expression, too. And you don’t need special hardware, either.

Peter Kirn - September 27, 2021

CDM Newswire

brings together the latest breaking news on music, technology, gear, and live visuals. Got a project, found a news tip, or want to share your product? Submit to us directly.