From the Beirut Synthesizer Center and Bana Haffar, a free introduction to modular synthesis

It’s your chance to get a window into where modular synthesis can begin – and virtually travel to Beirut, Lebanon for the experience – Thursday July 22 at 10AM Pacific / 7PM Central Europe.

Step back in time and watch a full Coil live set from 2002 at the Barbican

Okay, Coil fans. Legendary duo John Balance (also of Psychic TV) and Peter Christopherson (veteran of Throbbing Gristle) are here in a just-unearthed performance from 2002. Experimental live master class is in session.

Android users get an expressive, powerful MIDI control app in DAW IT

Owners of Android devices may well feel left out as far as music applications, but here’s one promising exception – one with enough advanced control features that it might even justify picking up a budget Android tablet.

Troikatronix Isadora, essential “creativity server,” is testing native Apple Silicon support

Isadora has been an indispensable tool for live visuals, projection mapping, interaction, performance, and more – and now native Apple Silicon (M1) support is on its way.

Escape to an abandoned Atlantic island sanatorium with the grooves of S√łnDER x Szlag

Well, a whole lot of the planet right now is starting another weekend unable to go out safely – so let’s bring the music to you. And where better than some underground music on an Atlantic island ruin?

Arturia’s updated V Collection 8.1: tuning support, engine, control, accessibility

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.

COVID speed limits arrive, as S. Korea bans workout music above 120 bpm

This could be gabber fans’ worst nightmare – banning fast music as COVID prevention measure.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 turns 10 – and adds USB audio via free update

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 arrives, plus Live Lite 11 is available with MPE support, more

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.

MOTU’s DP11 is more expressive, controllable, new Mac-ready, adds stuff users wanted

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.