Quietly last week the sold-out LinnStrument made its return. The device remains one of the most musical options out there and was a breakthrough invention that helped make MIDI Polyphonic Expression a standard.
MTV turned 40 years of age this week. Its contents live on for viewing now, and their blend of optimism and awkwardness feels familiar.
Draw a synthesizer with another synthesizer with MIDI by playing a keyboard and… well, GLASYS surely just won the music nerd Internet for the summer, no?
Let’s kick off the weekend with some inspiration – all the possibilities that can abound in the physical stuff around us, as well as the imagined virtual sources of electricity and digits.
US speaker maker Auratone have successfully defended the trademark they have used since the late 1950s, in an infringement case with Music Tribe (popularly known as Behringer).
Big news in the world of scoring and notation – Steinberg’s Dorico, fast becoming the most compelling notation tool, is now on iPad, too. It realizes the dream a lot of us had years ago of taking this software and using it on a music stand.
Enigmatic Dutch synth inventor Gijs Gieskes has a musical instrumental response to the strangeness of late capitalism – and it’s oddly poetic. And patchable. It’s a synth about finance. There’s a millennial, lost in an electronic forest – with a gender encoder you can use to set their gender. (Needs a “f*** your gender” panic […]
No budget for an electronic drum kit? No problem. Brian Bamanya reports from Uganda on how to DIY the whole kit with readily sourced parts – and even adds velocity.
The Center for Haptic Audio Interaction Research have been busy – and they’ve made a snare model unlike any you’ve heard in software. CDM exclusive discount for you, and – table drumming. Really.
New plug-ins – and vocal tuning – and USB class compliant audio devices? MPC 2.10 is winning over users of the standalone MPC range.