Generative AI is “generating” existing pop songs: industry lawsuit

This week, the RIAA is suing the generative AI music startups behind Suno and Udio, claiming they’ve illegally trained their models on copyrighted music. The lawsuit reveals that you can enter simple prompts and get near-perfect clones of existing songs, down to the melody, harmony, lyrics, and arrangements. And you can hear those results for yourself.

Logic Pro for Mac 11, Logic Pro for iPad 2, reviewed: more than just AI

Logic Pro for Mac 11 and Logic Pro for iPad 2 deliver new machine learning-powered features on Apple Silicon: new Session Players, the ChromaGlow saturation model, and an integrated Stem Splitter. But AI isn’t the whole story in these two updates. Let’s talk about everything new. (Spoiler: bounce in place for external gear.)

Sinevibes has a new oscillator for KORG, and it makes additive synthesis easy

Maybe you don’t need a new synth; maybe you just need your KORG gear to add a magical new oscillator. Sinevibes Flare is here, and it takes all the good stuff in additive synthesis and makes it way more accessible, giving you rich, organic, edgy, and metallic timbres as you desire.

Intellijel’s new Atlantix is a dual-oscillator voice in 42HP with all the extras

Intellijel just dropped their new all-in-one synth voice for modular. The successor to their one-voice, SH-101-inspired Atlantis is the expanded Atlantix – and it packs a whole lot of fixins’ in that 42HP.

Final Cut Pro updates and Final Cut Camera have landed – multicam joy!

As promised last month, big Final Cut Pro updates land this week for both iPadOS and macOS. That’s accompanied by an update to Apple’s free camera app that lets you gather iPhones and iPads for a multicam rig.

4 channels of generative voltages with Noise Engineering Gamut Repetitor

Call it a Source of Sequences. Like the classic Buchla Source of Uncertainty, the Gamut Repetitor makes use of generative voltage and randomness. But it’s scaled and quantized for making triggers and voltages that you can generate continuously or loop – for far more than just chaos.

Review: Arturia FX Collection 5, with new Bus PEAK, EXCITER-104

Arturia’s FX Collection has now hit version 5, bundling all the latest releases, refreshing existing plug-ins, and revealing two all-new effects: a clipper/limiter and an exciter.

Here, have the Chipmunks singing Philip Glass’ composition Koyaanisqatsi

Philip Glass’ score for 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi is deeply moving, sombre, arresting – but have you really even heard it until you’ve heard it performed by Alvin, Simon, Theodore?

22 epic, unreleased tracks from Kenya’s SLIKBACK, digital and vinyl

Speaking of Kenya and things happening this week, yesterday Kenya’s fiercely creative producer SLIKBACK dropped some 22 new tracks. Vinyl just arrived, but you can also soak in these in digital – either way, you have to hear them.

Juneteenth Liber8 is streaming now with Black Techno Matters

You can bring Juneteenth Black Techno Matters energy directly to your screen from live events across the US and an international livestream (Liber8URL). (Or if you’re in a host city, go in person.)