The entire BlueLab plug-in line is now free, full of unique visualization and processing tools

Here’s a gorgeous line of unique plug-in gems to keep around, even if on an older machine. The one-person BlueLab has discontinued development, but now is the time to grab these Mac and Windows plugs.

KMRU on spaces, Nairobi, and turning off Ableton Live’s grid

It’s a film about tuning into the spaces around you, but KMRU makes an argument for being more than where you’re from. And to open up possibilities, he also does the thing I expect a lot of you know you want to do but might be afraid to do – turn off the grid now and then. Even in the software known for it.

Berlin techno has its own application for UNESCO status – and here’s the film

Backed by Rave the Planet, Berlin artists are organizing to apply for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity status for techno in the city. And there’s a film. Featured in the film are some usual suspects: Adriaan van der Werf ◼︎ Alan Oldham ◼︎ Alexander Krüger ◼︎ Daniel Boon ◼︎ Dimitri Hegemann ◼︎ Dr. Motte […]

Ever used a delay plug-in at random? Now use the excellent Spaced Out like that – for free

“Never have I ever…” mashed video game buttons in a fighter to win? Randomly tried a delay on a track with some arbitrary settings to try to make it better? Yeah, okay – take a drink. And take a free plug-in, BABY Audio’s new Magic Dice.

Dave Smith himself tours the Prophet-5 in a six-part series, one year later

Who better to revisit Prophet history – and its latest iteration – than the synth legend and Sequential founder himself, Dave Smith? Dave’s got a six-part series on the instrument, and… I’m writing this right next to one of the 1978 original designs if anyone has an idea for what to do with it in the next couple of days!

ASIA FUTURIST is the techno compilation we need right now, from Jakarta to Shanghai

It’s not the bpm. It’s not the style. It’s the soul of the humans making the music that matters – and that might be what you’re missing. So grab this Indonesian-Chinese collaboration for an urgent cause, to heal a sick world, figuratively and literally.

Fire, voltage, metal, and thumping groove as Rojin Shafari tears through ‘It Made You Blind’ live

Definitely don’t miss the latest live performance off her new album – and watch to the end, as more abstract gestures collide with insistent syncopated groove.

SoundScaper 1.9.8 – now more compatible, still one of the wildest iOS sound sources + more apps

It’s a laboratory for sound design packed into iOS – which means you can use it anywhere. Any day is a good excuse to talk about Igor Vasiliev’s SoundScaper, but the latest news is an update that improves compatibility.

Meet MeeBlip’s new cubit duo, USB MIDI interface and thru box all in one

We’re pleased to introduce our latest addition to the MeeBlip line – the simple but essential interface and thru box for MIDI we needed ourselves. Here’s cubit duo.

BLEASS Dragonfly is an elegant tremolo effect, even if you never loved tremolo before

It’s not just nostalgia for old tracks driving the vintage look and sound of so many effects — it’s tough to create new ideas in sound and interface. But Dragonfly is a rare “on-trend” new effect you’ll want to hang onto.