One box, many reverbs – MOD Audio (formerly MOD Devices) is back in action. Their open, plug-in architecture pedalboards just got a load of new high-end reverbs from DoGood Sound, including convolution with IR loading with IRs up to 15 seconds. That sounds greeeeeeeat. (Imagine a big cave reverb on that last line.)
This drum machine turns children’s heartbeats into music, raising visibility of kids’ heart defects
Teenage Engineering and designer Love Hultén worked together on the design for the CHD-4, a drum machine based on electrocardiograms. The object went on auction on Valentine’s Day this week, in an effort to raise visibility of Congenital Heart Disease.
Turn Ableton Live into a looping 4-track Tascam Portastudio with this Max for Live Device
Ableton Live has freed us from the restrictions of looping and recording with tape. But what’s missing? The restrictions of looping and recording with tape.
Make your own drum machine: a $70 DIY creation built on Teensy
Albert Nyström shares their DIY creation – 3 months of work, one $30 Teensy 4.1 microcontroller / USB brain, a total BOM cost of $70, and one cute-looking drum machine like no other (truly).
Emergence 1.0 granular plug-in arrives, with host sync, audio modulation, ADSR, presets, more
Emergence, Daniel Gergeley’s gorgeous granular plug-in, has reached a 1.0 milestone with tons of new features. The additions appear well worth the $20, but the 0.3 release is still available free/pay-what-you-want. Here’s a look at what this does, with demos.
Here’s how to help after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and how music is responding
Unthinkable devastation has been unleashed on the region around southeastern Turkey and neighboring northern Syria, with a still-increasing death tool in tens of thousands. With so much of our musical network impacted, it’s vital for music channels to join in response. Here’s a guide.
Showsync’s Beam 1.5 expands tool for controlling lights in Ableton Live
Now triggering interactive lights and other DMX toys in Ableton Live is as easy as firing off MIDI and audio. Beam 1.5 is here, with upgraded features.
USA set to more than double fees for artists in visa rate hike – but there’s a chance to act
The United States’ underfunded, understaffed immigration program is looking to make up operating deficits by charging more for already-expensive visas. For artists, that could mean up to a 200% higher fee. But if that sounds bad, don’t just get frustrated – take action.
Ninja Tune x Erica Synths Zen Delay is now a plug-in – with deep new modulation and more
From dub to techno to ambient, the Zen Delay hardware has proved itself as a sought-after boutique effect instrument. Now there’s a software counterpart, with new modulation and sound design features to match.
Bastl – Casper Aikido module is a mixer and a quad VCA and a compressor envelope follower
Every time Bastl Instruments and Casper Electronics collaborate, something special happens – so it’s no surprise a mixer/VCA is going to come with tasty fixin’s, too. The concept has roots in Casper concept module”Party Mix” and … it’s a party and a martial art.