Australia is using sound to monitor its wildlife and ecosystem

Listen to the Earth – no, literally. Australia has a world’s-first project to map the voice of its wildlife, which will make a “galaxy of sounds” that can be heard like the ecosystem’s heartbeat.

Tarik Barri, live visualist to Thom Yorke, in videos and a reddit AMA

The rise of the audiovisualist: Tarik Barri regularly takes the stage with Thom Yorke and contributed to the Grammy-nominated Anima. And now, here’s his work and the chance to ask him anything. Tarik will hit the infamous Reddit AMA on the Radiohead channel Tuesday the 26th, if you’ve got burning questions. But let’s have a […]

MeeBlip Black Friday: thru5 kit for $9.99 and geode synth $129

Overwhelmed with music toys? We can get you a bass synth that sounds like no other – plus a way to connect all your gear for $10. Happy Black Friday to you. geode: $129 synth hardware, ships free First, there’s our very own MeeBlip geode hardware synth. It’s just US$129, and this week only, we’ll […]

Behringer adds a 4-osc Moog; here’s everything they’re cloning now (late 2019)

Behringer will remake the rare Wasp and now just announced a 4-voice paraphonic Moog clone. Having trouble keeping track? Here’s a recap.

Ubuntu Studio hits 19.10, gives you an ultra easy, config-free Linux for music and media

The volunteer-run Ubuntu Studio isn’t just a great Linux distribution for beginners wanting to make music, visuals, and media. It’s a solid alternative to Mac and Windows you can easily dual boot.

Tour chip music’s underbelly – ripped-off, anti-human, and wonderful

Just as everyone is arguing for warmth and humans and “organic” music, Diskette Deluxe is here to save us with inhuman and unoriginal goodness – and we couldn’t be happier.

Deezer’s Spleeter is an open source AI tool to split stems, for remixes or … karaoke?

The real power of machine learning may have nothing to with automating music making, and everything to do with making sound tools hear the way you do.

Op-ed: KORG has transformed synthesizers by letting them run plug-ins, says Sinevibes

No new ideas in synthesizers? Not so, says independent developer Artemiy Pavlov. He was excited enough about KORG’s direction that he’s written about why he thinks it changes music tech for the better. The Ukraine-based coder who releases under his Sinevibes brand is someone we’ve followed on CDM for some years, as a source of […]

Osmose is a new “augmented” keyboard, from Haken and Expressive E

The dream of a keyboard with expansive expression, not just organ-style key-plunking, now sees a new integrated instrument. And the maker of the Haken Continuum is involved.

Gays Hate Techno talk non-commercial techno culture, with a killer compilation to match

Their festival has no wristbands. Their lineups aren’t blowing up on socials. But when Gays Hate Techno throws a party or does a compilation – like the one that just dropped – what you get is nothing but musical spirit.