Akai’s recent 2.8 software offers some powerful new features – and a revised MPC Live II could be a sweet spot in hardware, with expanded connectivity and built-in speakers. And finally, you get MIDI multi capability, like on the classic MPCs. Here’s the rundown. The demands for a digital drum machine/production workstation are now pretty […]
Sure, theoretically you should memorize a bunch of keyboard shortcuts and painstakingly map macros for tools you use every day. Or you could use Metagrid instead.
The strangest thing about the pandemic moment may be its incongruous surface of normality. That’s where music can play a role. From Russia and beyond come some beautifully frightening sounds.
The Live Loops grid in Apple’s new Logic Pro X 10.5 has a hardware controller – and you might even own it already. Apple includes plug-and-play support for the Novation Launchpad line in the latest Logic. It’s a new angle on launching sound and patterns – well, literally and figuratively. You’ll want to physically rotate […]
First seen as a Moogfest workshop, the Subharmonicon is coming to the rest of us. And it’s a chance to explore timbre, rhythm, and pattern in new ways, via knobs or patching. We go deep with its creator into the ideas that inspired it. And yeah, that will take us beyond just chatting about ladder […]
Apple is adding Live Loops, as predicted and leaked. But the new release of Logic Pro X is far more than that, with new workflows for sampling, looping, and beatmaking on the Mac and with the iPad.
Dimension Series is broadcasting mixes again from its Mexico City home base, in a tour around the world of every groove and ambiance. It’s mood elevation through music – for “Each Other.”
Musician and community organizer Eden Grey is sharing some of the sounds she’s patching together, and talking about how they’re made.
It’s a rarified way of making music – the ultra-minimal monome grid and norns open music platform. But what is it really about? We turn to reviewer Andreas Roman to find out.
Sometimes an online configuration and spec sheet is worth 1000 words. And yeah, if you want to see why some users in the pro market are switching OSes – this sums it up.