Befaco’s new Pony wavefolding oscillator module: funky modulations, rich timbres

The modular world this month pivots to Befaco’s hometown Barcelona, and they were ready to host the home game. Pony is a stable, “through zero” oscillator with wavefolding, and it looks seriously feisty both as VCO and LFO.

Acid Hit generates 30-second 303 tunes in your browser

The latest browser-tab antidote to bad news – treat yourself to 30 seconds of acid with some trippy animation.

Free sample mashing with samplebrain, by Aphex Twin and Dave Griffiths

Designed by Aphex Twin, Samplebrain takes a new approach to samples – chopping up audio into a “brain” of little bits, networked by similarity. You can play it in real-time, free for all platforms, including Apple M1/M2.

Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters

The latest from NVIDIA Research is an AI-powered machine that spits out 3D models – in standard formats. Code is inbound shortly. And that opens up some possibilities for virtual worlds, especially for solo artists.

Cycling ’74 asked artists to make a collaborative Max drum kit – and shared the patches

Kick, snare, hat, tom, and sequencer – the makers of Max remind us that patching your own drum machine gives you something unique. And they invited four artists to join in with some creative ideas. Grab the patches and see what you can learn.

Ars Electronica, in scale from microcosm to epic, examines a planet on the edge

Ars Electronica is vast – and this year doubly so, as it tackled topics from planetary climate down to microscopic microcosms. So we turn to guest contributor Sofy Yuditskaya aka The Source, media artist and educator, to navigate highlights and insights from the landmark media festival.

Knot makes USB host pocket-sized, now on preorder

The need for USB host is simple – ditch the computer but connect all those handy USB MIDI controllers to the rest of your gear. Knot’s edge – a cute compact size and USB-C.

Korg drumlogue has it all: analog, samples, digital synth, SDK

Korg’s drumlogue was long expected, but now that it’s here, it looks like one of the most capable boxes from KORG ever. And that ‘logue SDK means you can customize it to do even more.

Delete clips, use pickup beats, more: stupidly useful Max for Live tools from Dennis DeSantis

It’s the little things. Ever wish you could work with clips that didn’t start on a downbeat? Or your Live session has a bunch of clips you want to make go away? Dennis DeSantis, known for his Ableton book “Making Music,” comes to our rescue. First, let’s talk Pickup Notes. Ableton has over the years […]

Locally sourced: you can now run Stable Diffusion AI art generation on your M1 Mac

It’s got a one-click installer, runs locally, requires “no dependencies or technical knowledge,” and crucially, doesn’t talk to the cloud. Diffusion Bee is a simple way of running all that AI art stuff on your M1 (or M2) Mac.