Robert Henke teaches you his PitchLoop89 pitch-shift delay in Synthtopia videos

It’s a master class for creators from the creator himself – Robert Henke has done a two-part, must-watch series for Synthtopia on the new Ableton Live 11 PitchLoop89 Device.

In bleak, brilliant Ex.Hale release, a plea for fire-ravaged Greece

OSM tapes in Thessaloniki, Greece shares new sonic contortions from the “twisted live electronics” of Ex.Hale. It arrives just as help is urgently needed to assist Greece in the aftermath of devastating fires.

Reason’s Mimic sampler is here, and very Reason-y

Reason is back to its roots, slicing up audio samples and letting you chop them up into instruments – but in a way that stacks up to the workflows of rival DAWs, production tools, and drum machines.

NVIDIA’s SIGGRAPH brag: more real-time realism and lighting, more AI, more Omniverse

Good news for artists from NVIDIA this week – think more efficient photorealistic renders in realtime, and more Omniverse support, including for the free and open source Blender.

DinSync.info RE-808 is a 1:1 replica so authentic, it’ll run the original OS

It’s not a clone – DinSync.info have been so complete in their recreation of the TR-808, that the results will help actual 808 owners keep their units running far into the future. It’s the Ship of Theseus 808. Since we are in some kind of golden age of clones and recreations, ranging from software models […]

Grab these unhyped releases on Bandcamp Friday and retune your mood

Let’s try something different today. I’m pencil-dropping releases sent in my feed and from my followers, but not randomly – truly some great, largely undiscovered gems to transform your mood when you need it most. We still need food, but music is essential sustenance, too. I got a lot more of these, but tried to […]

Massage that sound with free Spectral Shiatsu for Max for Live

We could probably all use a firm, soothing massage about now – but why not give the treatment to your sound? It’s a new, free Max for Live device for the Sensel Morph (or mouse/touchpad).

Erica Synths – Sonic Potions LXR-02 drum machine review: deep dive

LXR-02 is what the world needs now: a drum machine with its own personality and soul. It slaps harder, plays easier, and does grunge, glitch, grime, and digital mayhem unlike anything else.

SuperCollider 3.12 updates massively powerful, free sound synthesis coding environment

It’s the basis of a lot of the live coding scene, and an unmatched powerhouse, free and open source. And it gets a big update this week.

Mourning the loss of techno icon and Detroit pillar Kelli Hand, K-Hand

K-Hand, one of the most powerful voices in techno and house, a friend and irreplaceable community member to so many in the electronic scene, has died.