Imagine VR not as passive experience, but as the ability to “play” all those immersive elements – from 3D forms and architectures to spatial sound – live like an instrument. That sums up what has made the Patchathon artist intensives with PatchXR so engaging. Here’s the newest work from late this year, made in just days by invited artists, live in VR.
Poppy pianos, house keys, lofi stuff, and tweakable racks are all yours for free for Ableton Live in the just-released Foundation: Keys by Abletunes.
The preeminent multi-platform touch control app just keeps improving since its next-gen reboot earlier this year. And that means the ability to get your hands on music and visuals wherever you are, on any OS. So let’s catch up with Hexler.
Sleigh bells … and tubular bells and glockenspiel and more ring, are you listenin’? It’s a sparkly, icy sample pack with crackling fire for whatever wintry wonderland you want to make … and if that’s not your speed, it’s also a cricket-chirping siren screaming LA atmospheric field recording festival of sound.
Hotrod your Ableton Live sessions with still more Max for Live freebies. From J74 aka Fabrizio Poce comes a chord generator, phase vocoder, and stereo chorus for free, plus a lot more updates if you spend a few bucks on the packs.
Lockdowns? Variants? Live coders are always ready to make beautiful moments of togetherness that defy isolation and distance. Tune into the TidalClub Longest Night right now:
‘Tis the season to throw some wobbly retro tape qualities to your tracks on some holiday break time for all of us, hopefully. Arturia’s Tape MELLO-FI brings a full spectrum of distortion, lo-fi tape, and width and color options – for free through the end of the month.
Sinevibes continues all the lovely stuff they’re doing in DSP and effects, whether it’s for KORG gear or your computer. And now that includes a full range of Windows support, with even some tweaks and improvements on the macOS side in the deal.
In the interest of security and privacy, Apple on macOS Monterey has added a prominent orange dot to display outputs when audio capture is active. That renders their machines unusable for live visual performance, though, since it’s also shown on external displays. Dear macOS team – we urgently need a fix here.
Modeling what is surely the noblest of instruments, the developers at Klevgränd have taken their realistic shaker models and allowed you to shake your iPhone authentically and musically. And it’s all for free.