Novation’s Circuit Rhythm is back, and it suddenly makes a lot more sense. The effects are editable, you can make scenes, you can sample in time (with fixed length recording), and in a first for samplers, there’s an explicit feature intended to let you beat match.
It’s more than a dual-algorithm successor to the H9. Think of the new H90 as a baby H9000 – all the latest Eventide digital processing powers in a compact size. At US$899 with this many tools inside, it even rivals plug-in suites for value.
“Father of Circuit Bending” Reed Ghazala isn’t done transforming musical bending techniques. For starters, there’s this magnetic-patch, chip-talk, chance-based aleatron reincarnation of a Casio keyboard – now with plasma-based radiation. You know, like the energy weapons in sci-fi films. Oh, and a glass eyeball and underlighting.
It’s fall, the leaves are changing in the northern hemisphere, pumpkin spice lattes are back, and there’s a macOS update you should… probably not install yet.
’22 has been a banner year for Cycling ’74. In addition to the new ground-up creation of RNBO, Max and Jitter have seen some big updates. Jitter, the visual/matrix side of Max, got its turn with Jitter 8.5. Let’s catch up, if we can.
The latest book from Cycling ’74 promises to make deep rabbit holes navigable. Its mission: to boldly reveal the algorithms that are typically black boxes, in sound processing and synthesis and computer composition.
In tenuous times of war, disease, and uncertainty, our MusicMakers Hacklab program in May at CTM Festival held a special energy. Here’s a look back at this open performance lab for music, just as the deadline for the 2023 edition approaches Sunday.
Wait, you don’t own a listening bar? Well, if you did, you’d probably shortlist the Orbit.6. It’s a new “elite” rotary mixer by revered mixer engineer Andy Rigby-Jones, and launches his new Union Audio outfit.
A funeral with violins, a hospital, a broken piano, a diesel engine, a farewell – artist Łukasz Polowczyk’s new work Noise in the Key of Life layers live players and field recording with equal standing and reflects on experience and sound. We talked to Lukasz and premiere a short film about the work.
Apple quietly dropped Logic Pro 10.7.5 with some highly desirable stuff. That includes support for Ableton Link, the ability to capture ideas without using a metronome, and the fancy new iPhone self-calibration for Spatial Audio, plus a hefty handful of long-awaited additions.