Eat your heart out, Roland V-Accordion. Meet the Commodordion, an 8-bit chip instrument with bellows made of floppies and gaffer tape – and a surprisingly deep feature set.
Moog Moogerfooger are all back in plug-in form for Mac and Windows
Software giveth back what hardware scarity hath taketh away. The beloved (and now discontinued) Moogerfooger range is now back in full in plug-in form. And yes, they have fake wood side-panels, too.
Brutal, creative sound worlds in 4-part compilation from Paula Temple’s Noise Manifesto
Distort sound, distort norms – that’s the watchcry of Paula Temple’s Noise Manifesto. But even though it’s a celebration of ten years of the label, if you love any distortion at all, you owe it yourself to tune into this four-part guide to some of the most inventive sonic destruction around.
New cables.gl: VR, collaboration, and more tweaks and toys for free visual programming tool
The free cable salad-for-visuals tool for the Web gets another big update for October, with everything from enhanced usability to open browser-based VR.
ValhallaWrapper gives Valhalla DSP reverbs native Ableton Live UIs
Window shuffle, be gone! ValhallaWrapper is a clever name-your-price Max for Live add-on by Elisa Hom that simulates the UIs for these beloved reverbs — as if they were native Live Devices.
Strymon’s Big Sky reverb is now a plug-in, too
Everything hardware is software; everything software is hardware. Now you can add Styrmon’s legendary Big Sky reverb, known to boutique pedal fans, in plug-in format.
Arturia Rendez-vous: all the announcements, all the new stuff
Arturia is dropping four products in one day: MiniLab 3 keyboard, Augmented GRAND PIANO plug-in, MiniFuse 4 audio interface, and the MiniFreak synthesizer. Here’s the scoop on each.
Here’s what to know about Note, Ableton’s music sketchpad for iOS
Ableton today is releasing Note, its first iOS app, alongside Ableton Live 11.2.5 with support for Ableton Cloud. The app lets you sketch new ideas on your iPhone or iPad and open them in Ableton Live. Here’s how that works. I’ve been working with a prerelease version of Ableton Note and got to tour the […]
Geometric meditation – peace in Arash Azadi’s “Healing Light Through Stained Glasses”
The topic keeps coming up – how to find mental peace and remain centered even in tumultuous times. Iranian-born composer Arash Azadi is uniquely able to create those kinds of spaces in his music.
Black Corporation releases ultra-limited 8-voice custom synths to benefit Ukraine
Roman from Black Corporation writes to let us know they’re selling five イセーニン 8-voice polysynths in custom Ukrainian colors with all proceeds going to “non-military related charity in Ukraine.”