After working eight years on its development, the retro-obsessed boffins have recreated the Binson Echorec. That’s the rare mid-60s echo box beloved by Pink Floyd and The Shadows, in all its magnetic disk delay glory.
Audulus modular on iOS, macOS now lets you add your own DSP easily with Lua scripts
Love the power of modular but want to go even deeper? Audulus, the modular platform we’ve already been eyeing, now lets you use easy-to-understand Lua script code to add your own custom signal processors with its new DSP node.
Intellijel goes fully-patchable all-in-one synth with “performance-oriented” Cascadia
Semi-modular is the new modular. Intellijel is still in the business of making modules, but they now also offer the Cascadia desktop synthesizer. It’s one box, but packs loads of controls and 101 patch points.
A celebration of graphic scores and process
Now that machines can employ their own scores, perhaps it’s a perfect time for scores that are imaginative, graphical, uncertain – human. Graphème is a new magazine celebrating these creations, and one composer is even making the process of printing part of musical creation.
Polyend’s Tracker Mini is a handheld upgrade to the original Tracker
As they promised, Polyend has made a handheld follow-up to their standalone Tracker hardware. It’s now in a handheld form factor, and includes enhancements to the original model.
Bitwig Studio 5 is all about modulation, curves, and envelope shapes; now in beta
Bitwig Studio 5 focuses on creating curves and envelopes and working with modulation. That includes new envelope generators – but works the new possibilities deep into the tool, from the ability to modulate more of the DAW to the Grid modular system underneath. There are some new ideas for what clips can do, too.
Bastl Bestie puts stereo, pre-listen, overdrive, creative feedback in an ultra-portable mixer
There’s now a bevy of mobile gear that runs on batteries – but how to mix it? That’s where Bastl’s new Bestie mixer comes in, with full stereo operation, mute switches with pre-listen, USB-C and battery operation – and the option to add distortion and even zero-input feedback. With summer coming to the northern hemisphere, this could be just the park / beach gadget we want.
Intellijel’s Flurry is a module full of noise
It’s not just static anymore. Noise can be a source of pattern and shape, sound colors, and variety. Intellijel’s Flurry builds on the company’s previous outing in noise – and it adds a whole lot more. Here’s a first look.
The Ukrainian-made Pulsar drum machine is reborn on iOS
The Pulsar is a mostly forgotten preset drum machine from Zhytomir, Ukraine’s Elektrovimiruvach military plant. Now this unique device gets a second life on iOS.
Watch Novation Circuit Tracks, Circuit Rhythm as companion to Eurorack with Trovarsi
It’s often Eurorack and something else that makes a workable live rig. Here’s the wonderful Trovarsi showing off some ideas working with the Novation Circuit Rhythm and Circuit Tracks.