It’s the basis of a lot of the live coding scene, and an unmatched powerhouse, free and open source. And it gets a big update this week.
DIY + Unusual Music Tech November 30, 2021
K-Hand, one of the most powerful voices in techno and house, a friend and irreplaceable community member to so many in the electronic scene, has died.
Tom Oberheim has announced that after 36 years, he has his name back – worldwide.
Quietly last week the sold-out LinnStrument made its return. The device remains one of the most musical options out there and was a breakthrough invention that helped make MIDI Polyphonic Expression a standard.
MTV turned 40 years of age this week. Its contents live on for viewing now, and their blend of optimism and awkwardness feels familiar.
Draw a synthesizer with another synthesizer with MIDI by playing a keyboard and… well, GLASYS surely just won the music nerd Internet for the summer, no?
Let’s kick off the weekend with some inspiration – all the possibilities that can abound in the physical stuff around us, as well as the imagined virtual sources of electricity and digits.
US speaker maker Auratone have successfully defended the trademark they have used since the late 1950s, in an infringement case with Music Tribe (popularly known as Behringer).
Big news in the world of scoring and notation – Steinberg’s Dorico, fast becoming the most compelling notation tool, is now on iPad, too. It realizes the dream a lot of us had years ago of taking this software and using it on a music stand.
Enigmatic Dutch synth inventor Gijs Gieskes has a musical instrumental response to the strangeness of late capitalism – and it’s oddly poetic. And patchable. It’s a synth about finance. There’s a millennial, lost in an electronic forest – with a gender encoder you can use to set their gender. (Needs a “f*** your gender” panic […]