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Unreal Engine 5 brings fresh eye candy and patchable MetaSounds DSP

It makes beautiful, realistic… canyons. It makes games. It does incredible things with light. And oh yeah – surprise. This game engine also boasts a powerful, patchable DSP sound engine inside, blurring the line between game, graphics, and audio tool. It’s all positively Unreal. Um, 5. Early Access.

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Shaper2 is futuristic, glitchy, aggressive K-Devices plug-in waveshaper FX goodness

Feeling destructive? K-Devices’ Shaper2 is a fast route to digital edginess, it’s on discount now. And it is not mentally demanding – it’s a beautiful magical Thor’s hammer, in a good way. There are quite a lot of waveshapers about. But K-Devices has combined a number of harmonious (or rather intentionally disharmonious) modules for particularly […]

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Sequential is now a fully-owned Focusrite subsidiary; Dave Smith announcement

It’s consolidation season fo the industry. And Focusrite has just acquired legendary synth maker Sequential, alongside names like Adam Audio and Novation.

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Great news for MOTU interfaces: new Ultralite, Apple Silicon and Big Sur support

The Mark of the Unicorn shines brightly. MOTU are here with a ground-up redesign of their blowout hit audio interface UltraLite (now on revision mk5). Combine that with expanded support on Apple platforms and a still-great driverless line, and you have a MOTU interface for just about any job.

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Escaping tuning’s restrictive default setting – a conversation with Khyam Allami

This year has kicked off with a renewed conversation about tuning in electronic music. Khyam Allami has helped ignite that interest with free online browser tools anyone can explore, plus performances showcasing them – and has been outspoken about the philosophy behind them and why they matter. Here’s a deep dive into that work.

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Live solo master class: Baseck wailing on an Octatrack MKII is absolutely massive

Disclosure: I hate demos. Hate watching them. Hate doing them. Now, technically, this is a demo. But… uh, wow.

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Monster cheat sheet: what’s new in Ableton Live 11 and how to start using it

You’ve seen some feature lists – and this time Ableton is even doing a 90-day free trial. But how do you actually dig into what’s new in Live 11 and start working? Here’s a deep guide to all the essentials.

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Novation’s Circuit Rhythm is coming in summer; here’s what we know

Novation’s Circuit Tracks is out now – I’ve got one to test. Circuit Rhythm is coming in summer. It’s the one that samples directly; here’s what we know so far.

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Fresh picks to dowload from Bandcamp – essentials of experimentalism and groove

Forget what platform it’s on for a moment – a Friday is a perfect time to support independent DIY music production, by directly supporting the artist and downloading something that you can come back to again and again.

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Don’t miss the gorgeous, shuffling loops of glia [bandcamp picks]

In self-released sounds emanating from the state of Virginia, glia’s studies in rhythm and phrase are absolutely essential.

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