128-bit digital sequencer? 1,596 patch points? A combination of a 1970s modular system – and a 1970s hobbyist microcomputer? Composer/artist and engineer Giorgio Sancristoforo has dreamed up a new synth from an alternative universe.
Fluss: Hainbach and Bram Bos teamed up on an iOS granular app, and it’s an instant gem
Bram Bos and Hainbach have found a beautiful fusion of hardware inspiration and touch-native controls to produce an approachable, elegant, performance-friendly granular instrument in Fluss. Here’s how it works. Granular synthesis, far from just an exotic effect, underlies many of today’s digital audio manipulation approaches. As a performance instrument and effect, though, it benefits from […]
Roger Linn shares hidden settings and more gems from the LinnStrument
None other than legendary Roger Linn is here, regularly unearthing powerful expressive techniques on his Linnstrument. And there’s more – he even talks to users monthly via Zoom.
Paik’s Video Study is a 700-piece archive of the work of Nam June Paik
This is what media art nerd YouTube looks like – a heaven for fans of the transformative output of Nam Jun Paik, organized by the artist himself, in both English and Korean. Via Cosmin TRG.
Faded Instruments has a line of candy-colored 1U tools – easy modular stocking stuffers
Faded Instruments is a boutique builder from artist Doron Sadja, who’s making the most of 1U with cute, candy-colored, passive, and really inexpensive tools you can add to any 1U row. #1UTuesday continues –
The latest 1U tool is a DJ-style innofader crossfader from intellijel
It crossfades. It controls. It’s a mixer. It’s stereo. It’s mono. Intellijel continues to spawn new module ideas in the 1U format they created – now with a crossfader module. That may get the attention of anyone who hadn’t taken 1U seriously yet.
The best Cyber Monday deals you can get now on synths, plug-ins, and more
Cyber Week continues – and most of the deals we picked Friday are still good today. So here’s part two of the guide to “deals your credit card doesn’t want you to know about” – hand-picked from plug-ins to hardware.
MadMapper 5.2 is here, with more lasers! (and DMX CSV, Xbox controllers, and Kinect)
The best-known projection mapping tool now lets you do more with lasers. Oh, and if you’re not qualified to mess with those, there’s a bunch of other stuff, too.
SAND hosts your iOS plug-ins, sequences them with patterns, records them
SAND does what Abledon’t.* If you miss plug-in hosting in Ableton Note, here’s a whole app built around sequencing and recording your instrument plug-ins on iOS.
The very best Black Friday and Cyber Week deals on music and motion – a running list
It’s the most on-sale time of the year. You know the drill – but here are some select picks out of the flood, including some sales on tools that happen only this week, both for music creation and live visuals.