It might be time to hit the updater for the weekend. V Collection 8.1 brings alternative tuning support via a new standard, and new sound and control options.
This could be gabber fans’ worst nightmare – banning fast music as COVID prevention measure.
Here’s a nice gift to owners of the OP-1 synth from Teenage Engineering – add this free update, and among other things, your instrument now streams audio over USB.
Ableton Live 11.0.5 just became public with loads of fixes, tweaks, and subtle additions – and the free Lite version that comes with lots of hardware now adds Live 11 functionality.
In DAW news, MOTU is continuing to cater to their loyal user base with more stuff they want, Apple Silicon and Big Sur support, plus a ton of new abilities to get expressive and hands-on.
606 and 707 day passed us by, but let’s not miss these two free gifts – a master class from Pittsburgh’s machine maven and a free plug-in version of a Roland TR, too.
John Park of DIY boutique Adafruit seems to be having some serious fun with tiny mechanical keypads – as hackable, ultra-compact MIDI controllers and (with screen) even the tiniest Ableton Live controller I’ve ever seen.
Sequential, the house Dave Smith built, keeps cramming extras into their instruments for free. Which is their flagship, exactly? Who knows? Who cares? The Pro 3 just got a lot cooler.
What happens when you cross 3D tutorial, machinima animation, and Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman Creator human capture tools? Well, a bunch of stuff, but maybe the most promising is a how-to show hosted in the tools.
Yes, yes, Olympics, all that. At least Shinjuku is establishing just the leadership we would expect in making enormous projected cats peer out from buildings in eerily realistic ways.