Polish chemist Jan Czochralski, joysticks and patch points spawned this drum machine

Start with a chemical process that grows crystals and silicon for semiconductors, build a multi-layered 6-7 voice drum machine around it, cover it with patch points and clusters of knobs and joysticks, and you get the Czochralski¬†cells. It’s a complex drum machine rather unlike anything before it.

Get an ultra-realistic modeled cymbal plug-in for free: CHAIR EXC!TE CYMBAL

Chair Audio quietly launched a new plug-in, and it’s both free and wonderful. EXC!TE CYMBAL is, no exaggeration, realistic enough that you’ll do a double-take knowing this is a physical model and not in any way sampled.

Peter Kirn - May 8, 2023

Polystepper, a gorgeous electroacoustic synth made with stepper motors, and more wonders

Analog, digital… we’re onto the physical, kinetic, and electroacoustic. For one example, marvel at the Polystepper by artist/woodworker Love Hult√©n and coder Koka Nikoladze.

Peter Kirn - May 3, 2023

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