We’ve heard lots of promises of a revitalized post-pandemic scene, lots of talk about adapting to change, but that masks real suffering for so many artists. At last, Berlin’s upcoming Atonal promises to be something different: expanded scale, greater diversity, and energetic new ideas, just when electronic music needs it most.
“Made in Italy,” HoRNet DeeLay is just a good, simple, vintage-style digital dub delay plug-in. It runs on modern systems, too, but – with a little bit of extra effort on macOS. This deal runs today only, Tuesday September 5 Italy time; here’s how to grab it and make use of it.
If you haven’t been following the FL Studio speedrun phenomenon, you’re in for a treat – and it’s had a big week with a new record holder on a song that was supposed to have begun as a joke. (Whoops.) So yeah, nerds, if you thought you could escape competitive sports by using DAWs – think again.
Call it GeertRack. Inventor/developer Geert Bevin (uwyn), also known for work on the Moog apps, has been 3D-printing modular cases that are themselves modular. And yes, there’s a can holder. Here’s a first look.
The club can also come to you. FLASH_Lab from Berlin’s Flash Recordings is extreme streaming, running marathon hours just like a landmark Berlin club. But that means you can tune in even when a club isn’t accessible. And nowhere better to start than with a particularly epic stream pairing with the Ukrainian NOWA_ collective.
Summer in nearly done in northern latitudes, and the US has a big holiday weekend – so gear purveyors are here with a bunch of discounts.
Repeat after me: there’s never too much music. So sure, while artist are not always hyped, a particular music project isn’t associated with anything trending or might be tough to package – the sounds hit you. Here are some picks for Bandcamp Friday you very possibly won’t see elsewhere, but … you don’t need to, because you’re here.
The Tracker fire sale Polyend is hosting on Reverb may have led some to believe the OG, full-sized Tracker is at the end of its life. Not so, says Polyend – and they’ve got a hefty firmware update to prove it.
Noise Engineering is here with a would-be summer blockbuster of a Eurorack mixer. In a mix of Greek and Latin, the name means roughly “here is a lotta mixer.” And they’re not kidding. It’s got digital and analog control, MIDI and save and recall. But it’s all in 32HP. Let’s look:
ffmpeg is a powerful but sometimes daunting free and open source video command line tool. Developer Sam Lavigne has found a way to make it easier to explore its complex filter processing tools – giving it a node-based patching interface for trying out filters in a browser. And Sam is looking for testers.