cubit duo works as a MIDI interface for Teenage Engineering’s OP-Z

It’s a little like the world’s smallest Octatrack alternative. Hook a cubit duo into OP-Z with a single cable, and you can unlock the OP-Z’s control and sequencing capabilities.

Livecoding glitch, eye-searing colors, AI poetry, and the knowledge to make it yourself for free

The latest absolutely eye-popping work made with free live-coding tool Hydra comes from artist Naoto Hieda, with sound by the duo Ekheo (Aude Langlois and Belinda Sykora) and some eerie AI poetry. If that didn’t melt your brain entirely, you can follow along with tutorials to harness the powers of Hydra, too.

Radiohead’s arty KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION for PC and Mac is free now

Like a spooky haunted Guggenheim Museum, the immersive art-y game world looking back on Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac is coming to your PC or Mac. And you can get it free now via the Epic Games Store.

Ableton reportedly refused investment interest from Diplo, Scooter Braun, and Joshua Kushner

Unlike some of their more prominent Berlin neighbors, Ableton has been steadfast in refusing buyouts. But now that story gets added to their ethos, thanks to an article out now in Billboard.

After update, iLoud MTM is an economical way to feed Dolby Atmos’ need for speakers

Whatever the “immersive audio” format, anything with the word immersive probably involves more monitors – certainly more than the two we’ve come to expect for stereo. Some of us had already been eyeing IK Multimedia as a way to do this without blowing a ton of cash – and they’ve just made that easier for Dolby Atmos, specifically.

The entire BlueLab plug-in line is now free, full of unique visualization and processing tools

Here’s a gorgeous line of unique plug-in gems to keep around, even if on an older machine. The one-person BlueLab has discontinued development, but now is the time to grab these Mac and Windows plugs.

KMRU on spaces, Nairobi, and turning off Ableton Live’s grid

It’s a film about tuning into the spaces around you, but KMRU makes an argument for being more than where you’re from. And to open up possibilities, he also does the thing I expect a lot of you know you want to do but might be afraid to do – turn off the grid now and then. Even in the software known for it.

Berlin techno has its own application for UNESCO status – and here’s the film

Backed by Rave the Planet, Berlin artists are organizing to apply for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity status for techno in the city. And there’s a film. Featured in the film are some usual suspects: Adriaan van der Werf ◼︎ Alan Oldham ◼︎ Alexander Krüger ◼︎ Daniel Boon ◼︎ Dimitri Hegemann ◼︎ Dr. Motte […]

Ever used a delay plug-in at random? Now use the excellent Spaced Out like that – for free

“Never have I ever…” mashed video game buttons in a fighter to win? Randomly tried a delay on a track with some arbitrary settings to try to make it better? Yeah, okay – take a drink. And take a free plug-in, BABY Audio’s new Magic Dice.

Dave Smith himself tours the Prophet-5 in a six-part series, one year later

Who better to revisit Prophet history – and its latest iteration – than the synth legend and Sequential founder himself, Dave Smith? Dave’s got a six-part series on the instrument, and… I’m writing this right next to one of the 1978 original designs if anyone has an idea for what to do with it in the next couple of days!