As we continue giving you the virtual version of the electronic media and music festivals you’ve been missing, here’s a flashback to a fascinating history of video processing as art form.
Hack your Launchpad! Novation’s new r_cycle lets you design your own layouts and interactions, and even turn them into instruments and effects, all in the free Pure Data environment.
Sequential’s Pro 3 embodies the digital-plus-analog approach we’ve come to associate with Dave Smith. Now its digital oscillator is open to custom wavetables.
Sure, 808 Day is coming. But enough x0x sequencers and simple step patterns. You need insane amounts of notes being spewed out of a pro 3D tool – clearly.
At the meeting point of humans, nature, and the urban landscape, parks in five cities paint a fascinating portrait of transformed lives.
Cockos’ REAPER is the stupidly affordable but endlessly customizable DAW. Just one example – this free sixteen-band EQ and spectrum analyzer, created by a user in Reaper’s JSFX*, for free, does just about everything.
Raw, fierce electric sounds emanate from this more abstract set by Afrorack, aka Brian Bamanya, of Uganda. Now you get a rich video from Berlin’s CTM Festival earlier this year.
Sure, there are lots of ways to emulate plucked strings and the like in modular. But this one little voice packs a ton of physical modeling in a little space – 8 voices worth.
VCV Rack offers loads of choices of modules. But what if you want to build your own? Then there’s Prototype – and now it works with the free graphical patching environment Pure Data, so you can create without coding.
The latest free Reaktor build lets anyone make their own modular Blocks in Racks, with front-panel patching – and that means more toys and power for everybody.