Come in person to Berlin or tune in online from anywhere all day and evening Sunday, as Refuge Worldwide joins Root Radio, RA, and Radio AlHara to send urgently-needed assistance to earthquake relief. Also on the radar: in-person efforts in Melbourne and Berlin, and we can gladly add more and more ways to give.
Endorphin.es Ghost review: a landmark reverb, distortion, dynamic, multi-FX module
The multi-effects module field is packed with choices. But Ghost stands out for its combination of dynamic, spatial, time, and distortion effects plus an easy-access filter. It’s a greatest-hits-plus of endorphin.es’ modules packed into 16HP – musical and playable, whether you want to be surgically precise or brutally dirty.
Endorphin.es Ghost effects module V3: now with bit crusher, sample rate reduction, tweaks
Ghost is Endorphin.es’ filtering, distorting, (sidechain) compressing, reverbing, do-everything multi-effect for Eurorack. And it keeps getting better – now with the free V3 update, it adds additional effects features and tweaks.
You can now add a ton of high-end reverbs to MOD Audio gear – with custom convolution up to 15s
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.