Add free tape grunge and warble to your sound with MRX90 for Reaktor

It’s the strange, warm warble and distortion of a mixtape that had been taped over too many times and left in a hot car – now in your mixes, for free.

In the age of polysynths, Arturia’s mighty morphin’ PolyBrute takes a maximalist approach

If you thought the mono/duo/paraphonic MatrixBrute was an audacious synth with a lot of bells and whistles, wait until you meet its polyphonic sequel.

Retro 16-bit: chipsynth SFC exactly emulates Super NES/Famicom as instrument

It’s 1990. Nintendo has just leaped into the 16-bit age. And the voice of its new Super Famicom (SNES) console is about to open a window to a world of lush, glossy sound. Now, just shy of 30 years later, that spirit has taken plug-in form.

A no-nonsense guide to what’s new in Pioneer’s next-generation CDJ-3000

Pioneer’s new CDJ is likely to be controversial because of its launch timing and – Key Sync. But it does indicate where things are going, and clubs shuttered by the virus will open again. Really. So let’s have a look.

KeyStep 37 adds keys, encoders, chord features to Arturia’s keyboard lineup

Arturia has added a third KeyStep to its range of keyboards, all of which feature controller, computer interface, and standalone MIDI and CV options.

Happy 909 Day! Listen to the songs that came before ‘Energy Flash’

There are few techno tracks as influential as Joey Beltram’s “Energy Flash.” But it’s also a case study in form and influence – one you can learn from. To get started, listen to the tracks that came first.

A breakthrough AI-assisted color grading tool emerges from a VJ-Hollywood collaboration

Hollywood-quality color grading is about to get way more accessible, affordable, and automated. It’s all thanks to a fresh collaboration between experts in AI and live visual software – and studio colorists. The result promises to be a huge deal for anyone working with color in moving images.

Maschine+ standalone is here – so what can you do with it? Details from NI…

First leaked early in 2019, then evidently canceled, then leaked again this week – now here’s the official word on Maschine+ and what standalone NI hardware means for music making.

Build a 3D VJ tool from scratch, in browser, in the free cables.gl beta

cables.gl, available as a free public beta, does materials and gestures, 3D models, VR, and even MIDI all in browser. So – why not build a whole live VJ tool in it?

Blender 2.9 is here, as free 3D powerhouse gets boosts from Intel and NVIDIA

It’s the ultimate open source ugly duckling story. Once an awkward, esoteric tool, Blender has grown into a 3D modeling and animation standard that’s slick and pretty – and free.