For all the crises, Beirut’s international connections continue to grow. Next up is an extensive residency-exchange project, starting in Berlin this week and returning to Beirut later this month. And that’s an excuse to give you some music to check out.
Quick! Make visuals for that track! Uh… yeah, normally visual tools aren’t nearly as immediate and playable as music ones. And that’s where Videosync comes in – now with a vastly expanded feature set belied by today’s 1.1 release.
People are starving; now is the time when dismantling imperialism and supporting family is vital. So let’s turn our ears again to the poignant sounds of the Iranian “underbelly” – and enter the ultraverse.
Meanwhile in Czechia – the zany minds of Bastl Instruments are teasing a new product, which is possibly a modular product but knowing them, could be a module and a pizzeria. Behold:
Ableton has released another free Max for Live device. It’s cool, it can be useful, it’s free (if you have Live Suite or a Max for Live license). But it’s worth pausing to consider whether tuning solutions could be more.
Max for Live creator Dillon Bastan has created one of their best yet – automatically using controllable Markov Chains to shift settings via Ableton Live’s new Variations feature.
Grains of Peace may be the essential addiction of this week. Wars are designed not only to produce physical harm but anxiety and hopelessness. From Kyiv comes a beacon of peace and calm – with a call to make a material difference for those fighting to end the war and protect Ukraine.
Now we’ve lost Mira Calix, an artist whose music imagination spanned every discipline and collaboration imaginable. Warp Records, the label most associated with her work, broke the bad news about the artist, born in South Africa as Chantal Passamonte, with a statement: We are devastated to learn about the death of our dear Mira Calix […]
Soundtoys has announced full support for its complete suite of effects on Apple Silicon. So let’s use that as an excuse to go over some favorite tools here, as I’ve been … just rinsing these things again on projects.
With gaming giant Epic buying Bandcamp, why not let music-makers put their albums on indie gaming darling itch.io, too? Thanks to homebrewed, customizable, free players, it’s now totally doable.