Circuit bending progenitor Reed Ghazala has new ideas to share – with invisible rays

“Father of Circuit Bending” Reed Ghazala isn’t done transforming musical bending techniques. For starters, there’s this magnetic-patch, chip-talk, chance-based aleatron reincarnation of a Casio keyboard – now with plasma-based radiation. You know, like the energy weapons in sci-fi films. Oh, and a glass eyeball and underlighting.

Jitter 8.5 and GLCore join other major updates to Max in 2022, with advanced live visuals

’22 has been a banner year for Cycling ’74. In addition to the new ground-up creation of RNBO, Max and Jitter have seen some big updates. Jitter, the visual/matrix side of Max, got its turn with Jitter 8.5. Let’s catch up, if we can.

Peter Kirn - November 7, 2022

Ready to dive into Max’s Gen? New book focuses on sound generation and time

The latest book from Cycling ’74 promises to make deep rabbit holes navigable. Its mission: to boldly reveal the algorithms that are typically black boxes, in sound processing and synthesis and computer composition.

Peter Kirn - November 7, 2022

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