Who said 2020 was devoid of holiday spirit? Nerd Santa Claus* came through, at least, because Bastl Instruments have made a quirky, sexy good time in the Kastle Drum, a drum-focused follow-up to their adorable Kastle.
Toybox are going wild with powerful modules for Reaktor Blocks, the Eurorack-style patching environment. And that includes tons and tons of free modules – now with cool features like integration with the TidalCycles live coding environment.
If your engine needs some oil, look to the latest release from our friends over at raster – made even more brutal with an intervention by some Spanish industrial legends of the 80s.
Our friend Artemiy has raved at length about why he loves KORG’s hardware development platform, but he just went and did what’s probably the craziest thing yet. Everyone gets an FM engine.
Live visual software makers have made Black Friday a kind of ritual, too – which means now is probably the best time to get that VJ license you’ve been wanting. (Bonus: in 2020, you alone may stand between a viewer and an abyss of boredom in a livestream.)
At the dawn of the 1980s, anyone could buy a Moog-manufactured synth for $500 – at their local Radio Shack. And now you can add this distinctive synth for free.
You need a virtual vacation. This one comes with synthesizers, too – courtesy Julia Bonder, who’s not coincidentally Creative Director at module maker endorphin.es. It’s heavy – and you’ll want to dance. (Dance off anything you just ate, USA.)
We’ve got the season of the virus lockdown to get through – stocking up on some music-making joy seems a very good idea. To try to cut through the noise, here are some of the most appealing deals in one place. This post will be updated continuously through the week. And yeah, there’s actually too […]
Sure, you might know Mutable Instruments’ terrific Eurorack modules are open and hackable – but do you know where to start? Our friend Michael Forrest walks you through it all in a friendly video.
Get dance-y. Get academic. Discover cannibalistic vocal technique, pre-colonial archaeology (with or without AI), mixes, reading, virtual raves – all of it radical. Time for a music dump from a fresh Latin American project.