Module makers Lenny and Clarissa are making a name for their After Later Audio line. Up for fall: all the best bits of a complex oscillator made more modular, and a growing line of reboots of now-discontinued Mutable Instruments modules.
Niche no more – Dials by AudioThing, Hainbach proves test equipment models can be essential
Amidst a sea of plug-ins modeling the same gear, Dials not only breaks from the pack but proves Hainbach’s beloved device collection serves everyday tasks, too. It’s a chance to rethink approaches to dynamics processing, saturation, filtering, and even what you want out of a channel strip – through the mirror of the distant past.
These are the voices of resistance: interviews from Iran, female-nonbinary radio takeover
As people take to the streets of Iran and Kurdistan shouting “Women, Life, Freedom!”, Iranian music artists are raising their voices, too. With a two-day takeover of Radio Alhara by Iranian female and non-binary artists, artists inside the country speak to us about this moment and its connection to a long history of resistance.
That time the band Journey made an Atari 2600 game
As Atari celebrates its 50th year, why not recall the pinnacle of gameplay that was “Journey: Escape” – the vivid Atari 2600 title to match the band.
Ableton Live 11.2 is out of beta – here’s what’s new, at a glance
Change the color of that launch screen. Live 11.2 is now official and out of beta. Let’s review what’s new, apart from the anticipated refresh to Reverb.
Befaco’s new Pony wavefolding oscillator module: funky modulations, rich timbres
The modular world this month pivots to Befaco’s hometown Barcelona, and they were ready to host the home game. Pony is a stable, “through zero” oscillator with wavefolding, and it looks seriously feisty both as VCO and LFO.
Acid Hit generates 30-second 303 tunes in your browser
The latest browser-tab antidote to bad news – treat yourself to 30 seconds of acid with some trippy animation.
Free sample mashing with samplebrain, by Aphex Twin and Dave Griffiths
Designed by Aphex Twin, Samplebrain takes a new approach to samples – chopping up audio into a “brain” of little bits, networked by similarity. You can play it in real-time, free for all platforms, including Apple M1/M2.
Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters
The latest from NVIDIA Research is an AI-powered machine that spits out 3D models – in standard formats. Code is inbound shortly. And that opens up some possibilities for virtual worlds, especially for solo artists.
Cycling ’74 asked artists to make a collaborative Max drum kit – and shared the patches
Kick, snare, hat, tom, and sequencer – the makers of Max remind us that patching your own drum machine gives you something unique. And they invited four artists to join in with some creative ideas. Grab the patches and see what you can learn.