Launchpad Pro gets a big update, with unquantized recording, legacy customizations, more

If you were wondering which grid to get, Launchpad Pro MK3 is now a pretty easy answer. New firmware sweetens the deal for the one 8×8 grid that also runs standalone – no computer needed.

Terror, fear, techno: Femanyst’s Into Darkness comp is terrorcore for a new generation

Not just faster bpm. Not just harder. At the edge of hardcore techno, producers explore the catharsis that comes from screams – screams you can dance to.

Moog’s Matriarch gets dark; go deep into modular synthesis on this instrument with us

Moog’s patchable Grandmother and Matriarch just got black-panel makeovers, so they look like the historic 900-series modules that inspired them. And today, we kick off a series that uses this instrument to teach modular synthesis as musical technique – for beginners and advanced players alike.

Logic 10.5’s new Drum Machines and Step Sequencer are terrific – here’s how to use them

The Ableton-esque Live Looper in Logic Pro X 10.5 may have gotten all the attention. But don’t miss the Drum Machine Designer, Step Sequencer, and Drum Synths – they turn Logic into a virtual drum machine.

There’s a benefit raffle to win rare Moog synths – so let’s luxuriate in Moog memories

It’s a great feeling to support good causes – and, if you’re lucky, walk away with a prize. Let’s use the excuse to marvel at some lesser-known vintage design and queue up some Moog videos. Hey, there are no new shows right now, so here’s our kind of “M”TV.

Check out these wondrous Max for Live synths and other toys from Tilman Ehrhorn

Imagine entering an inspiring electronic music studio and getting free reign to play. Now imagine the price of admission for each synth is the cost of a beer.

SC-808, the SuperCollider TR-808 recreation, now has an Advanced version

The depth and flexibility of insanely powerful platform SuperCollider meets a beautiful recreation of the TR-808 in the “experimental 808,” SC-808. And now it’s available in an expanded Advanced edition.

No, that isn’t a leak of Ableton Push 3 (details, celebrity comment)

Will there be a future version of Ableton Push following Push 2? Most probably. Is this it? Absolutely not.

Jogja Noise Bombing 2020: The Film has the screaming and distortion you need right now

Do you feel like screaming? Do you wish a crowd of people would lift you over their heads and carry you off to the sound of distortion? Here’s the movie for you.

Watch Simone Giertz make an instrument out of teeth, plus more dadamachines tricks

The Swedish roboticist who dubbed herself “queen of s***ty robots” has made a musical instrument out of chattering teeth. But that’s just the start – the toolkit she used has been used on all kinds of new musical inventions.