Efx FRAGMENTS takes granular processing from niche effect to fully robust plug-in – and moves Arturia’s growing FX Collection into new creative territory. Today’s the last day of the intro pricing so let me make sure you get a quick review.
Here’s another essential batch of projects against war, in support of Ukraine, many of them centering Ukrainian artists’ music and organization. All represent global outcry, and organizers are also reporting significant funds raised for direct support.
Peope are finding new, organic inputs for synthesizers – the patterns of leaves, humidity and climate, and even electricity pulsing through your friendly neighborhood plants. It might be just the kind of Earth connection you need right now.
Resolume keeps plugging away at new features in their live visual / VJ tool. They went live from here in Europe this afternoon to show off what’s new in 7.10 – that’s seven-point-ten, in case you recall we just followed some new stuff from them.
Game music: it’s a spiritual thing. A body thing. A Dawn of Souls thing. And instead of letting the pirates run wild, Square Enix has posted a massive treasure trove of their game soundtracks from NES Final Fantasy to modern day – even with special mixes if you need to chill or give yourself an energy boost.
At last, Apple again has a full range of choices for desktop machines. But can the Mac studio woo away music and visual customers from the MacBooks Pro? Let’s have a look.
female:pressure have posted their latest FACTS report. A decade of data and advocacy now shows measurable progress – while also illustrating more work to do, and a broader remit to tackle other forms of inequality.
International Women’s Day is as usual bringing attention to people who are perpetually deserving of more. This particular lineup I think is especially vital and worth tuning in today, for the breadth it covers of impact worldwide. Meet Germaine Franco, Tania León, and Melinda Newman.
One of the top native effects suites is now also Apple Silicon native for M1 and M… whatever might be next. That brings a ton of effects to Apple’s next-gen processors. There’s more in here, too.
Music matters; music keeps us connected to our emotions and one another. So don’t give up on it. Here’s music for this moment, with an emphasis on Ukrainian voices. But I hope we also acknowledge that musical livelihood is on the edge everywhere, too. And wherever you are, I hope this gives you even a little peace.