Deep dive: Modulation and technique, patch notes with Moog Matriarch

Understanding modulation allows you to explore a new synth as an instrument. We invited artist Lars Hemmerling to patch Moog’s Matriarch – both as a showcase for what it can do, and to see techniques that can apply to electronic performance in the broader context.

Deep dive: Master the Moog Matriarch – Guide

The Moog Matriarch is a unique encapsulation of Moog’s modular history in an instrument. Following up on our conversation with the engineers, here’s a guide to getting its capabilities underneath your fingers.

Novation-Aphex Twin AFX Station synth is here – so what is it, exactly?

After weeks of teasing, Novation and Aphex Twin have revealed their collaboration, the limited edition AFX Station synth.

Vuo visual patcher gets glitchier, more useful; free community edition available

Vuo is an unsung gem for macOS – able to make elegant visual and AV patches, and your own plug-ins for VJing and production. 2.2 adds more nodes, and there’s a free “community” license to try.

A musical marathon marks Lebanon revolution; meet the artists from Beirut

On Saturday, 17 hours of music across multiple cities, hosted by Morphine with CTM Festival and Unsound, mark a year of unimaginable tumult in Lebanon. Here’s a look at the program – and the Beirut artists participating.

Bitwig Studio 3.3: synths, modules, modulation, editing

Bitwig Studio 3.3 packs a bunch of new features, in beta today – think synthesis tools on one side, editing and project workflow on the other. Here’s the breakdown of what it means.

Spoilers: spy shots of posters reveal Novation-Aphex Twin gear collaboration

If you don’t want spoilers before Novation’s reveal of the Aphex Twin hardware collaboration later this month, maybe don’t read this. (And don’t walk down the street in Berlin, either.) Without even intending to, I realized I was staring into one of the Novation – Aphex Twin posters that have been appearing in major cities. […]

BPB Dirty Filter – free, multi-format, dirty plug-in

Our friends at Bedroom Producers Blog have a free “dirty” filter to share with you today – and odds are it will run in your DAW of choice.

Fenestra supports visually impaired musicians and synthesis; here’s why it matters

Serious visual impairment or blindness is not a fringe case. And yet, a lot of electronic music technology is designed as if everyone has perfect vision. From Riga, Latvia, here’s an effort to change that attitude – and support those musicians.

NVIDIA’s Omniverse uses Pixar tech to bring ray-traced 3D worlds everywhere

Imagine a real-time Web for 3D, complete with ray-tracing and xR/AR support, based on open standards from Pixar and others. That’s the basic notion of Omniverse, the latest on NVIDIA’s campaign this year to both wow us and make us buy their GPUs. The key to Omniverse is that open standards for describing a scene […]