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.

Roland x0x fun – a free 707, a master class in 606 from Shawn Rudiman

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.

Build smart, custom mechanical keyboards for MIDI – or really tiny Ableton Live control

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’s Pro 3 gets new wavetables from some wild sources, and patch morphing

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.