Get a free plug-in version of the 1176 Peak Limiter

The pre-Christmas week is turning out to be a great time to load up your plug-in folder. Next – an IK Multimedia rendition of a landmark dynamics processor.

Kijimi, key planet in new Star Wars flick, is named after the synthesizer

J.J. Abrams, mega-nerd – not only is the Star Wars writer/director a scifi fan, but synth fan, too. No spoilers here, but his love of a certain synthesizer comes out in Rise of Skywalker’s script.

In Japan, the promise of unique, more organic audiovisual aesthetics

At last week’s MUTEK.JP festival in Tokyo, amidst familiar touring works, you could spot a subplot – returning to color and fluid expression in live AV sets.

Creative work by ANTIVJ gets ripped off in new Microsoft Xbox launch

The launch video for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console “borrows” from work by ANTIVJ (and a ground-breaking indie game, too).

Free reverb: Arturia has a holiday giveaway of their take on the classic EMT-140 plate

I’m dreaming of a reverberant Christmas / with EMT plates I used to know / where my yule log’s combustible / and pre-delays now adjustable / to tweak plug-ins in the snow…

KORG starts a new instrument division in Berlin, focusing on sustainable “things that matter”

Former KORG Chief Engineer Tatsuya Takahashi is leading a new division in Berlin, alongside COO Maximilian Rest. And it sounds like a different kind of synth business.

RAUM is a tasty free reverb plug-in giveaway from Native Instruments

NI continue their holiday tradition of giving away some software each year – and these little gems often prove something to use the whole year round.

ARP 2600 will return with KORG, says Jean-Michel Jarre

KORG will remake the iconic semi-modular subtractive instrument in 2020, or so says Jean-Michel Jarre.

Now that MOTU’s DP does clips, here’s a video explaining how to use them

If you normally leave a DAW like DP in order to do non-linear clip triggering with other software or hardware, MOTU have something they’d like to show you.

Behringer unveil Eurorack Go case; what does it mean for the rest of modular?

Behringer’s anticipated moves into Eurorack are arriving – with a Eurorack case to get you started. There’s no price, but the product does look a lot like an existing competitor.