Synthesizer cakes keep getting more deliciously realistic

Have your synth and eat it, too. Redditers are on top of enough synth cakes to practically give you sugar shock right through the screen.

1978’s synthesis-stuffed ARP Quadra gets a plug-in; here’s Nadia Struiwigh to show it to us

Few instruments have ever crammed as much tasty goodness into one bit of hardware as the rare ARP Quadra. And now Cherry Audio is doing a plug-in version – US$39 intro price.

Gen Z: Moog reimagines its software instrument as Animoog Z

Ten years after its first entry into software instruments, Moog is back with the next generation – a 16-voice wavetable/vector successor with three-axis navigation called Animoog Z. (Since this is a website, not radio, I kindly remind you that Moog is in the United States. Therefore, in your mind, say “OP-Zed” when talking about Sweden’s […]

This sound library lets you use 56 amps, 4 subs, and Lyndhurst Hall as your speaker system

Sure, you might not want more samples of drum machines, vintage synths, modular, and guitars. But Spitfire Audio are betting you might want them through 56 guitar amps, 4 subs, 4 levels of rigging, and one of the world’s largest recording rooms. Aperture is too ridiculous not to notice – and it’s free if you buy enough stuff this week (plus there’s a free demo).

Watch Larry Cuba explain how he animated the computer graphics for the original Star Wars

While you justify that new Mac or NVIDIA, here’s graphics animation legend Larry Cuba talking about how he used 1970s tech to make a Death Star animation that still looks stylish today.

cubit duo works as a MIDI interface for Teenage Engineering’s OP-Z

It’s a little like the world’s smallest Octatrack alternative. Hook a cubit duo into OP-Z with a single cable, and you can unlock the OP-Z’s control and sequencing capabilities.

Livecoding glitch, eye-searing colors, AI poetry, and the knowledge to make it yourself for free

The latest absolutely eye-popping work made with free live-coding tool Hydra comes from artist Naoto Hieda, with sound by the duo Ekheo (Aude Langlois and Belinda Sykora) and some eerie AI poetry. If that didn’t melt your brain entirely, you can follow along with tutorials to harness the powers of Hydra, too.

Radiohead’s arty KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION for PC and Mac is free now

Like a spooky haunted Guggenheim Museum, the immersive art-y game world looking back on Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac is coming to your PC or Mac. And you can get it free now via the Epic Games Store.

Ableton reportedly refused investment interest from Diplo, Scooter Braun, and Joshua Kushner

Unlike some of their more prominent Berlin neighbors, Ableton has been steadfast in refusing buyouts. But now that story gets added to their ethos, thanks to an article out now in Billboard.

After update, iLoud MTM is an economical way to feed Dolby Atmos’ need for speakers

Whatever the “immersive audio” format, anything with the word immersive probably involves more monitors – certainly more than the two we’ve come to expect for stereo. Some of us had already been eyeing IK Multimedia as a way to do this without blowing a ton of cash – and they’ve just made that easier for Dolby Atmos, specifically.