Here are Ukrainian artists and labels you can support and celebrate

There’s never too much music, and never enough attention on independent artists and labels. The reality is that Ukrainian artists – like so much of eastern Europe – often got little recognition even as their cities grew as international party destinations. So let’s do what we always do, and love music – right on to the weird and unheard.

Underground Resistance is back with new EPs, reissue, mix, and Detroit – Tijuana hookup

With electronic sounds like no others, Detroit legends Underground Resistance are treating us to a massive lineup of news. While this likely got drowned out by war, it’s worth visiting, as UR dropped the news at Black-organized festival Dweller last week in New York.

Voices and music from Ukrainian artists at this urgent moment

With Kyiv under attack as I write this in our neighbor Ukraine, I want to pass the mic to Ukrainian venues and artists and folks of Ukrainian descent/Ukrainian diaspora.

On a dark day, voices, sounds, and resources for peace, from Ukraine and eastern Europe

It’s difficult to focus today here in Europe as we’re rocked by war and have friends in danger in Ukraine. To readers, colleagues, friends in Ukraine – I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I hope to make at least some space for networks in Ukraine and across the region working for better futures.

Since it’s 22.02.2022, here are a bunch of musical palindromes

Wow, yay, LOL. 22.02.2022! Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is? 22.02.2022! LOL, yay, wow!

vvvv worldwide meetup is tonight, with magical GPU and audio patching inbound

Looking for some nerdy way to celebrate 22.02.2022 ? Well, why not tune into everyone’s favorite palindromic visual dataflow multimedia development environment for Windows? (How’s that for a crowd-pleasing teaser?) And the timing is right for other reasons, too…

tahti, free browser groovebox, is now improved and has an open source sample library

It’s a stunningly powerful groovebox you can run in a browser tab – and now, not only is it improved, but there’s a new default open sample library. Of course, that means you’ve got open sounds and patterns for use in other projects, too.

Bitwig 4.2: Note Grid for modular note processing and generation, plus a bunch of new effects

Okay, weekend warriors – Bitwig Studio 4.2 beta is here, and it’s got a good reason to get on the Grid modular patching train. Think note processing and generation in a really intuitive way. Plus whether or not that’s your speed, they’ve got 3 audio effects x 4 characters = stuff most everyone will want.

Cables, free browser visual patching, is now way more shiny and pointy and better

An interactive visual programming tool with patching right in the browser, Cables was already appealing. This month’s release adds shiny new features like – well, a feature for making things shiny and new.

With AudioThing Noises, a noise generator becomes more than a noise generator

It all started with “a mixture of river, wind in the trees, and Autobahn,” the sounds Hainbach heard where he grew up, he tells us. And the new AudioThing plug-in grew from there, into something deep enough for you to explore, too.