Superbooth preview – Making Sound Machines does shuffled beats in voltage

It’s about time – shuffled time. For all the beauty of quantized machine beats, what the world needs now is something that can shuffle and trip. And that’s just what this new teaser ahead of Superbooth promises.

dublab and Elektron release a producer-packed mix, all made on — (redacted)

It’s called “new sounds from a new place.” It’s a mix by Swedish music machine maker Elektron with LA’s dublab. And the description tells us that “all tracks produced exclusively on –“

Elastic FX 1.4 adds more MIDI to iPhone and iPad powerhouse – and it’s on sale

The must-have four-channel multi-effects for iOS from MoMinstruments just got more MIDI functionality – meaning you can get hands-on control. Plus, it’s on a special Easter sale for the stupidly-low US$4.99.

Here’s what to know about the return of synth maker legend Tom Oberheim

Moog and Sequential got their names back. Roger Linn never went away. Now Oberheim is back after 35 years, restoring the legacy of one of the great synth makers. You’ve likely seen this news, but let’s break it down even further.

Exist weaves ethereal new sounds from Ramallah Palestine to the world

There is a scene that now, more than ever, is decentralized. But that doesn’t mean simply “out of major hubs.” It can be people getting closer together over further distances. And so witness the new chapter of Exist, from Ramallah festival to events and connections elsewhere and this transcendental premiere release.

Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor updates deliver on performance promise – with extras

Where is the blazing performance we were hoping for Apple Silicon? A just-released trio of optimized Pro App updates gives the answer, plus some nice extras in each.

Soundwide = NI + iZotope + Brainworx + Plugin Alliance – what to know, what to grab for free

Music merger and acquisition season continues. The latest development is the addition of Brainworx and Plugin Alliance to the conglomeration of NI and iZotope. But there’s one important note you might have missed – and some software you should go download for free for the occasion.

Musical, powerful live coding in the browser is here with Strudel – child of Tidal

Imagine a no-install, browser-based, free tool that lets you express musical ideas elegantly by typing simple code. Or for those in the know – It’s Tidal Cycles in the browser. Meet Strudel.

Casio’s MT-100 toy keyboard is reborn as a free plug-in for macOS and Windows

Sample Science has a tasty freebie for us – Retro Cazio models the 1983 Casio Casiotone MT-100, for a very, very 80s drum kit, keys, and other instruments. Let’s revisit that source instrument.

You can already use the Steam Deck as a music machine, with Bitwig Studio, VCV Rack, more

It’s a portable gaming machine – but unlike other such devices, the Steam Deck is also an open, handheld, Linux-powered computer. And you know what that means: it’s a synth and a DAW, too.