ROLI has filed for administration and will reboot as beginner-focused Luminary as the company struggles with losses. Current employees remain, and even the Seaboard is apparently coming back in stock – but this could be a cautionary tale for “hypergrowth” in music making.
Polyend’s Tracker has become a contemporary classic. The 1.4 update transforms sequencing, step effects, and how you work with line input, among other features – and hang on, as there is also some news to do with pricing, manufacture, and distribution.
It’s powered by math but doesn’t require you to remember your, uh, linear algebra. It’s not a set of presets, but it’s accessible to newcomers and experts alike. MOPs is a free entryway to treating motion like an expressive instrument, and it radically changes the experience of using Houdini for the first time.
We overstate the impact of a lot of musical legends. But then there’s Lee “Scratch” Perry, and overstatement is a challenge.
Inspired by objects like wall clocks and reel-to-reel tape machines, Orbita is a sequencer whose interaction is physical and kinetic, via small discs placed on a turntable. The twist is, it’s not just a design demo – you’ll be able to buy one yourself.
It must be the future because your cereal box is also an augmented-reality drum machine or synth. We talked to the creative team about the project, plus the full-featured “pro” models.
I had to check the calendar. It’s only been two weeks – and Steinberg has a massive update for Dorico, their powerful scoring tool for iPad.
“You have more power than you did then – and you can keep finding your power.” Producer, DJ, writer Noncompliant is featured in a film out this week talking about refusing to comply.
Harpist Emily Hopkins is a runaway harp YouTube sensation – yes, those are still being born. A high point: reviewing “the heaviest distortion pedal I could fine” on not one but two harps.
It was the dawn of the third age of audiovisual creation.* Yes, Unreal keeps adding eye-popping, ear-bursting media powers, both in its stable 4.2x branch and early-access UE5. That makes this free-to-use game engine a must for futuristic artists.