Inside MTS-ESP, the new tuning tool from Oddsound and Aphex Twin

In a year that is finally bringing tuning into music tech headlines, here’s a tool from ODDSound and Richard James that promises to help – and it’s free to get started. Let’s talk to the developers.

Meemo Comma, interviewed: Lara Rix Martin’s deep-space futurist Jewish mysticism

“In the year 5781 humanity is ever closer to becoming a singular consciousness…” Sci-fi Jewish mysticism, anime-style – David Abravanel is here in conversation with Meemo Comma.

Watch Unreal Engine make low-latency visualizations, thanks to Arthur Barthur

At the meeting point of physics simulation, 3D visualization, and modular audio inside Unreal Engine, there’s Arthurs Audio BPs. And they just keep getting better – not just doing interesting visual stuff with sound, but making it low-latency.

In pandemic year two, streaming in China builds underground electronic music community

With community radio and online features, the metaverse in cities like Chengdu and Shanghai continues to be a conduit for community. Efforts by independent community streamers could serve as an example to the rest of us figuring out our post-pandemic world.

Here’s what happens when HÖR Berlin DJ sets are reimagined with AI

Vinyl, then digital… now meet meta-DJing. OÍR by Moisés Horta Valenzuela imagines what would happen if one machine learning-powered DJ set could combine all those DJ sets streaming out of Berlin. And what happens? It slaps. It slaps so hard that someone asks for a track ID.

MIDI 2.0 in a DAW – MultitrackStudio adds MPE and new MIDI standard

Here’s another great underground DAW. The elegant, tape-inspired MultitrackStudio runs on desktop and iPad – and now not only does it to polyphonic expression, but it breaks ground in supporting MIDI 2.0, as well.

Miller Puckette, creator of Max and Pd, on how he’s patching his way to remote collaboration

Miller Puckette, the original creator of Max and Pure Data, has been working on keeping connected remotely, too. In this video, he reveals how he plays with a percussionist using Pd and Ableton Live, then joins Cycling ’74’s David Zicarelli to talk about the future of collaboration in modular environments.

DaVinci Resolve 17.1: the free video-audio post tool now excels on PC, Mac, Apple Silicon

Resolve 17 quietly exited beta recently – then turned heads by releasing a speedy Apple Silicon M1 version, too. That release also runs faster on PC, while you’re at it, and this is kind of the tool that does everything on every platform and a lot of it for free. So it’s a video editor. […]

Pedals: The Musical, where pedals sing to you about their history, is an actual thing

The age of YouTube channels about stomp pedals now has its own… well, not quite Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat so much as its own Red, White and Blaine. But it is historically accurate.

Instrumental inventions, from LEGO microtonal guitar to deconstructed tuba, at Guthman prize

Bored by the Grammys? Try the Guthmans instead. The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition has selected its award winners, as musicians re-imagine acoustic, electroacoustic, electromagnetic, and digital all at once, with phenomenal results.