With a music center in Gaza destroyed, artists’ shelter is now the priority

Delia Arts Center in Gaza was a core of the musical community there – until it was destroyed and looted by occupying Israeli forces. Now, musical organizations have shifted to sheltering artists, shelter that is gravely threatened by the unfolding operation in Rafah. CDM spoke to the organization about their work and their call for participation, with time or treasure, depending on your capabilities.

Op-ed: Generative AI should be stopped for the good of autistic people

Could the exploitation of generative AI disproportionally impact neurodivergent people? Paulee Alex Bow joins for a guest editorial from the perspective of an autistic person. It’s vital reading for people working on AI tech – and can hopefully spur debate and action.

With Gaza on the precipice, musicians unite for Palestinian cause and aid

Two compilations from Berlin reveal artistic communities consistent and united in their advocacy. In any small way, they’re working to provide real material relief and a chorus of outcry in a moment of urgent need.

M4, iPads, Pencil, Final Cut and Logic – everything Apple just announced

Apple had an event yesterday to launch a new M4 chip, a thinner and improved iPad Pro, an updated iPad Air range, an improved Pencil Pro, plus major updates on the Pro Apps side for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s everything in one place.

Here’s an hour of the 1985 3D-animated world of Robert Abel

While we’re talking retro, here’s a full hour of the work of Robert Abel, the innovative computer animator who worked on projects like the 1982 Tron.

Mid-1980s GE and Maxell cassette player advertising was next-level

In a post-apocalyptic dystopian nightmare, handsome models will find the oppression with their … GE cassette players. Look, it all makes some kind of 1985 sense. This is exactly how people do not feel about their smartphone in 2024. I don’t know exactly what the GE marketing department was doing in the mid-80s – let’s […]

Make your Apple Watch into a wireless MIDI controller: MidiWrist Unleashed

Put your Apple Watch to work. MidiWrist Unleashed transforms the device into a standalone Bluetooth MIDI controller, complete with touch and motion controls, for use with your Mac, iPad and iPhone apps, and even Bluetooth LE devices.

VJ, meet Eurorack: excellent Vidvox VDMX LFO, step sequencer tutorial

It’s all about wiring this into that. So why not connect VIDVOX’s evergreen Mac VJ software to your Eurorack modular, using the LFO and step sequencer as modulation sources? The mind boggles at the potential, and this video shows you how.

Put headphones on your heart and enter Leeni’s magical chip music world

From an ultra-meta cover of Lana del Rey’s “Video Games” on video game consoles to poignant chip ballads and Underworld covers, plus “8-dimensional” spatial electropop, if you don’t know Seattle-based synthpop music artist Leeni Ramadan, now is the time. Oh, and if that hasn’t already made your day, stick around for “doom-wop” covers of Britney Spears.

AAS Multiphonics CV-2 now follows dynamics, pitch from inputs

Applied Acoustics Systems’ software modular, Multiphonics CV-2, just got a big update with the ability to follow an input’s dynamic level and pitch, plus new modules for pitch shifting and working with control voltage math.