If you can’t be rid of the pandemic, why not transform the clubber? A speculative project has you suiting up like you’re going to encounter Alien or ask to open the pod bay doors – but its futuristic features are all real and doable, right now.
Resolume brings some subtle but powerful improvements to this live visual/VJ/media server tool. Here’s a look – plus a quick tutorial for streaming live with OBS. Resolume is a unique favorite in the live visual world partly for its elegant, straightforward UI. That hides some powerful features, which might not be immediately apparent if you’re […]
It was a simple idea, but it sent a message. And now Bandcamp is set to repeat the experiment, promoting the idea of buying from artists directly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who can, do. Those who really can, teach others to do. Mike Huckaby was not only one of the foremost music voices out of Detroit, but someone who led others through mentoring and teaching. One way to remember him is to return to his teaching.
Wires and voltage are great – now apply them to some powerful digital sampling for the best of all worlds. That’s the vision at 1010 – now their gear does more, and starts smaller and more affordable. There are two updates from 1010. We were fans already of their Blackbox desktop sampler, but for now […]
What makes this loss especially stinging is that Mike Huckaby was a force in giving music and production to others. He was not only a leader with his own musical voice, but someone who built others up around him, and was teaching a new generation of Detroit kids.
Polyend’s Tracker may be getting all the attention, but the company’s Medusa – an expressive controller and synth combo – just got another batch of improvements. And that builds on one of the more unique and versatile pieces of electronic instrumental hardware around now.
Human connections are what make the community around creative music and live visual technology matter. Since we don’t get to meet, here’s one chance to meet up virtually.
The synth world may be quieter this April, but that isn’t stopping the saturated, screaming sounds of tubes. Erica Synths have both a new system and new modules, true to their post-Communist, tube-loving legacy. I’m going to say some words, but let’s marvel for a moment at the grungy, powerful industrial instrumentalism here first: Tubes […]
As the TV car ads say – no money? No problem. VCV Rack can get you into some extraordinarily deep sound making for free. And thanks to a crowd funding effort, what’s available in the Audible Instruments range has expanded.