RNBO 1.3.0, now a powerful RasPi raw MIDI tool – plus, chats with Max artists

Cycling ’74 quietly released an update for RNBO, their tool for patching sound for web, plug-ins, and hardware. Here’s a look at what’s new, plus their lovely Office Hours series with artists like Jessica Ekomane and Suren Senevirante (My Panda Shall Fly).

Landscape’s Ferrous, an electro-mechanical resonator for strings

In collaboration with SF builder and experimental sound artist Victoria Shen, Ferrous from Landscape is a “Spinning Magnetic String Resonator.” It works by making a disc with magnets whirl around, activating strings on various instruments.

Peter Kirn - May 16, 2024

Sudan, with millions at risk: music and listening after one year of war

After an unimaginable year of violence and chaos, with tens of thousands killed and millions displaced and in danger of starvation, now is the time to keep talking about Sudan. Here’s some music and listening in the hopes of demanding action.

Peter Kirn - April 15, 2024

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