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.”
BASTL Microgranny is back – in a limited Monolith edition with Bogdan Raczynski
microGranny 2 was discontinued – but it gets one last lease on life, in a very limited Monolith edition. It’s a “final form” for the beloved 8-bit, lo-fi granular sample instrument.
Arturia Rendez-vous livestream event promises “series” of announcements on Tuesday
Arturia is doing something we haven’t seen them try before – they promise a “series of special announcements” expected to be new products on Tuesday October 11.
Play with Snapchat Lenses live for VJing, music videos – here’s how
Wouldn’t it be great if you could use those wild face filters live in an AV show / VJ set / music video? Well, you can, thanks to the magic of Syphon – and this VDMX tutorial by Projectile Objects makes it easy.
Traveler takes you on an hour-long Korg retrospective full of synth sounds
Alex Ball has a new documentary out covering 60 years of Korg instruments – complete with loads of synth demos so you’re getting sounds, not just looking at gear pics. I missed this last week when of course Synthtopia was on top of it – hat tip! Even the YouTube algorithm was confused why I […]
Thomas Dolby’s 1989 explanation of synthesis with the Muppets and a fly in a box is pretty ingenious
Thomas Dolby on Jim Henson’s little-known The Ghost of Faffner Hall manages an explanation of synthesis basics that is surprisingly original. And it involves a fly in a matchbox and a Minimoog.
Bitwig, after overwhelming user feedback, makes Spectral Suite part of Bitwig Studio 4.4
Bitwig heard you, it seems, user community. Spectral Suite is now a no-charge, included part of Studio 4.4, with refunds or Upgrade Plan extensions offered to anyone who bought it.
razzmatazz, latest tiny groovebox from 1010music, combines FM and sampling – in pink
This one looks irresistible – a mini drum box with both FM synthesis and sampling. Mett the $399 nanobox | razzmatazz, the latest from 1010music. Our review is inbound, but here’s the bite-sized look at this pint-sized gadget.
Listen to hours of music by Iranian women and nonbinary artists from solidarity takeover
From Tehran to locations around the world, on Palestine’s own Radio Alhara, we now have hours of music to play and repeat and female and nonbinary artists to discover, in solidarity with Iran and Kurdistan.