The small community of people who design electronic musical instruments has lost a unique imagination. Word arrived yesterday that Wlodzimierz “Wowa” Cwejman of Cwejman Music had died.
“Life is so fragile” is the phrase that has echoed among friends, as last week claimed producer SOPHIE. My heart goes out especially to those who knew her, especially in this time of loss.
Strega is the new Make Noise invention – a tone maker, control instrument, and effects processor. It’s also an artistic collaboration with Alessandro Cortini. CDM talks to Make Noise about what that’s about.
This labor-of-love, free and open-source software synth has gotten a whole lot more love – with new filters, features, modulation, and content. Surge is a must-have on Mac, Windows, or Linux, and keeps getting better.
Reason+ has a subscription with costs that – depending on your needs – could save enthusiasts money. And the slogan “sound like you” is another hint the Swedish company may have heard what is appealing and unappealing about most tech subscriptions.
Another day, another boot screen for Ableton Live … let’s make something different happen in that DAW of choice. Here are some fast tips for changing how Live looks and mastering its cool Saturator.
The new iPhones and iOS are three-dimensional instruments, depth-sensing 3D cameras – pure magic. And one of Japan’s top studios has given away a tool that lets you unlock all of that, including with powerful visual app TouchDesigner.
With film festivals online, many parts of the world get a unique chance to peek into a new feature documentary on women pioneers in electronic music history, Sisters with Transistors.
KORG’s Modwave synth isn’t even out yet, but CDM sonic wizard-at-large Francis Preve was one of the people making sounds for it. Time to go 20,000 leagues under the sea with this monster wavetable hardware.
Berlin’s CTM Festival “Transformation” is online now to tune in anywhere in the world, featuring unique online features, audiovisual shows, talks, and more, with events through the end of the month.