Kyoka, the innovative producer and artist (Raster-Noton), has electrodes attached to her head with good reason. In collaboration with neurologists, she’s exploring the power of sound in mood and thought. She talks to us on the eve of a premiere at Berlin’s Signals Festival.
We’re fortunate for all the time we get to spend together talking about the stuff we love and meeting the people who make our musical instruments. And that time is always limited. So this moment from the OB-X8 team is especially worth watching for all four designers – and RIP, Dave.
Ancestral Archaeology is more than the title of Nina Pixel’s new double-album. It’s an urgent practice at a moment of crisis for Slovakia and the world, taking a critical and scientific approach to folklore’s legacy, rather than a fetishistic one.
Eat your heart out, Roland V-Accordion. Meet the Commodordion, an 8-bit chip instrument with bellows made of floppies and gaffer tape – and a surprisingly deep feature set.
Software giveth back what hardware scarity hath taketh away. The beloved (and now discontinued) Moogerfooger range is now back in full in plug-in form. And yes, they have fake wood side-panels, too.
Distort sound, distort norms – that’s the watchcry of Paula Temple’s Noise Manifesto. But even though it’s a celebration of ten years of the label, if you love any distortion at all, you owe it yourself to tune into this four-part guide to some of the most inventive sonic destruction around.
The free cable salad-for-visuals tool for the Web gets another big update for October, with everything from enhanced usability to open browser-based VR.
Window shuffle, be gone! ValhallaWrapper is a clever name-your-price Max for Live add-on by Elisa Hom that simulates the UIs for these beloved reverbs — as if they were native Live Devices.
Everything hardware is software; everything software is hardware. Now you can add Styrmon’s legendary Big Sky reverb, known to boutique pedal fans, in plug-in format.
Arturia is dropping four products in one day: MiniLab 3 keyboard, Augmented GRAND PIANO plug-in, MiniFuse 4 audio interface, and the MiniFreak synthesizer. Here’s the scoop on each.