Live coders from all over the world are playing music and visuals live online, right now

It’s just business as usual for the live coding scene and algorave movement. From every corner of the globe, freely-coded performance is happening for four days straight – now. They come from Brasilia. They come from Detroit. They come from Indonesia and Antwerp, Ukraine and Mumbai, Rome and Miami and Japan. They’re running free software […]

MeeBlip jam festival: watch all the wild and wonderful creations of these synth lovers

The joy of synths – as long as you’ve got a box with knobs on it, you’re never alone. And it’s incredible what people can do with tiny, ultra-affordable gear – including ours.

Ableton are ready to get you off the grid with the new FlexGroove device

You’ve got tons of devices that let you tweak sounds of synths and effects with knobs. So why not warp time, too?

Here’s some Sanity, literally, and Amiga Dreams as read for you in French

Now is the time to finally catch up on … YouTube videos by a French guy of 1993’s Francophone Amiga publications. Why, how were you going to finish that sentence?

Nerdseq portable will put a sampling tracker in your hand

Sampling and modulation and sound generation all come together in the Nerdseq Portable – fully standalone, original tracker hardware for live performance and production.

Polyend’s Tracker is here for $599 – here’s what makes it special for playing and production

Surprise number one: Polyend’s Tracker packs a lot of deep musicality you may have missed in the teasers and leaks. Surprise two: it costs far less than people first guessed.

Recreate the sounds of the rare 70s optical organ Optigan on iOS – free this week

Cue the “Bossa Nova Style” rhythms and get ready for warbly, lo-fi melodies, because you can make your iPad or iPhone party like it’s 1971 – free this week only. The Optigan is deliciously dated. The contraption used optical discs and photodiodes packed in “Temperite” molded plastic and covered in switches and buttons. (The optical […]

Free sound and music code environment SuperCollider is adding Ableton Link support

The free, powerful tool SuperCollider is adding support for Ableton Link for getting jam sessions, gear, and software on the same groove, alongside other fixes.

Bored? Broke? Get Minimoog Model D on iOS, KORG KAOSSilator on iOS + Android for free

Get some synth therapy for free from Moog and KORG on mobile. And do send us your music. Deals this week only.

Vidvox VDMX VJ app now adds support for Vuo 2.0 plugins

We saw this week that Vuo is a powerful Mac solution for making your own effects, transitions, and generators visually. Now one popular VJ app has native support.