Paris Hilton building her DJ set at home is unintended zeitgeist genius

“It looked so cool on Amazon but now it just looks … so small.” Paris Hilton binges on props for her new DJ set, and it’s hard to look away.

Latest TouchDesigner visual tool streams for free, integrates with Ableton Live, and a lot more

While you’re staring at your walls, maybe it’s the perfect time to realize the kind of trippy visuals that happen in your dreams. That ranges from beginner-friendly Ableton and streaming integration to advanced physics.

Apollo 13 is playing out live, now, in a story told in newly-restored sound

The human experience has been changed by images of space, but the power of sound to tell the story is unfolding in new ways. So here’s a different kind of live stream this weekend – re-broadcast from inside NASA Mission Control, 50 years ago.

Free for your inspiration: new Max for Live devices, Ableton Creative Strategies e-book

Deals and offers are all over the place, but what will actually help you get over creative block and make something? These free Ableton Live add-ons and an invaluable book make a great place to start.

Wander an indie game gallery, play in dystopian pixelated worlds, free online

A free browser tool has created pixelated universes from games to zines – and a Pittsburgh gallery is celebrating with a show you can visit from your browser.

Get Asymmetric with a ton of back-catalog Inigo Kennedy downloads, free

Another world, another time, in the age of … well, back when MP3 encoding still seemed like a pretty neat idea. Discover years of back-catalog goodies from Inigo Kennedy, and have a dreamy asymmetrical day.

Pairing mode: music to listen to right now – a new series

Ed.: Pairing mode is a new series focused on music to which we feel connection – mostly new, some back catalogs, all stuff we’re listening to. And maybe that’s the most essential way to approach music, finding what excites us. Resident music editor David Abravanel launches his new column.

Spin abstract geometries from your music, with Ableton Live visualizers by artist Arash Azadi

Many of us imagine visuals when we close our eyes and listen to music. Here are two devices you can drop directly into Ableton Live to make that happen – from an artist whose work weaves together visual and sonic realms.

Not in C: transform pitch with Scale-O-Mat for Ableton Live [M4L/Suite]

120 bpm. 4/4. C major. Yawn. What if you could use those same Ableton Live project defaults to do something different? A new Max for Live devices dares you to do just that.

Kero and Defasten made our virus dreams into a futuristic music video (CDM premieres)

What do you do when you can’t get a virus off your mind? Channel that into a bioscience audio-vision of immunity that reflects that new reality. We talk to Defasten and Kero about their music video for “Lodge.”