A musical marathon marks Lebanon revolution; meet the artists from Beirut

On Saturday, 17 hours of music across multiple cities, hosted by Morphine with CTM Festival and Unsound, mark a year of unimaginable tumult in Lebanon. Here’s a look at the program – and the Beirut artists participating.

Bitwig Studio 3.3: synths, modules, modulation, editing

Bitwig Studio 3.3 packs a bunch of new features, in beta today – think synthesis tools on one side, editing and project workflow on the other. Here’s the breakdown of what it means.

Spoilers: spy shots of posters reveal Novation-Aphex Twin gear collaboration

If you don’t want spoilers before Novation’s reveal of the Aphex Twin hardware collaboration later this month, maybe don’t read this. (And don’t walk down the street in Berlin, either.) Without even intending to, I realized I was staring into one of the Novation – Aphex Twin posters that have been appearing in major cities. […]

BPB Dirty Filter – free, multi-format, dirty plug-in

Our friends at Bedroom Producers Blog have a free “dirty” filter to share with you today – and odds are it will run in your DAW of choice.

Fenestra supports visually impaired musicians and synthesis; here’s why it matters

Serious visual impairment or blindness is not a fringe case. And yet, a lot of electronic music technology is designed as if everyone has perfect vision. From Riga, Latvia, here’s an effort to change that attitude – and support those musicians.

NVIDIA’s Omniverse uses Pixar tech to bring ray-traced 3D worlds everywhere

Imagine a real-time Web for 3D, complete with ray-tracing and xR/AR support, based on open standards from Pixar and others. That’s the basic notion of Omniverse, the latest on NVIDIA’s campaign this year to both wow us and make us buy their GPUs. The key to Omniverse is that open standards for describing a scene […]

1010music Bluebox is a little studio hub – mixer, player/recorder, and FX

Bluebox wants to be the compact hub of your studio or rig – it’s a mixer, a multitrack recorder, a player, and it throws in EQ, reverb, and time-synced delay effects for good measure. And it’s blue, obviously. This US$499 cutie is the latest from 1010music, who brought us the clever Blackbox sampler and a […]

SunVox, free-cheap tracker and modular, gets new pitch and dynamic scale features

SunVox, the genius invention of Alexander Zolotov that’s free or just a few bucks on basically every platform, just keeps getting better.

What are Novation and Aphex Twin up to?

In other news – Novation is teasing an announcement with Aphex Twin for 20th of October. And it’s … something. Something synth-y? But wait – there are clues. Let’s analyze.

808303.studio is a 303 + 808 pattern visualization come to life in your browser, free

Now Roland’s 303 and 808 are just a browser tab away, in a beautiful online recreation – and A Guy Called Gerald is here to teach everyone how to use them. Roland partnered with designer Yuri Suzuki to make 808303.studio as an “educational music creation platform” for The Design Museum in Kensington, London. That institution […]