I’ve sung the praises of Noise Engineering’s Versio and Legio line for their ability to load custom firmware before. But here’s a real killer app, and it comes from a third party making use of NE’s SDK. It’s a drifting looper for Versio, with some gorgeous results.
It’s like the modular rig you’d have on a Galaxy-class starship. sqsl Canvas gives you sophisticated touch-strip control of your Eurorack modular with snapshot storage and recall and more. And it’s free (in this initial/base version).
Oh, it’s like parkour! Suddenly, it clicks – organic ambient textures quickly juxtaposed with broken beats and forward propulsion of drum’n’bass. Leap from surface to surface with the just-released sounds of young, rising Sierra Nevada-born talent Guy LaBorde. Guy actually comes to us from legendary producer King Britt, who’s now teaching at University of California […]
Making shopping notes for your next synth purchase? Just like to stay on top of everything that’s come out and what it can do? Sébastien Noël writes to let us know they made a massive, sortable list of major releases of the twenty-teens and twenty-twenties.
Alex Ball deconstructs some of the best-known synth sounds from The Prodigy in a new, long-form video. You’re sure to find some inspiring takes on how to use these instruments, even if you aren’t trying to duplicate those sounds.
Just when we think we’ve covered all the July deals, some big flash sales have squeezed in this weekend, including some major discounts over at Reverb.com from now through August 7.
Aslice was already an intriguing idea – what if you could create a system to give music producers a share of the revenue DJs earn with their tracks? A new pilot program, though, promises to connect this with existing systems, as Aslice partners with Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN.
DJs wanting cloud sync now can use Google Drive and not just Dropbox for storage – possibly useful if (raises hand) you’ve got a big unused storage allocation on Google.
monome – the iconic grid and the project that produced it – are having a nice summer. Hardware is being assembled. And even if you’ve got zero money, you can give monome tools a try in the free VCV Rack grid, including on-screen grids, the powerfully programmable teletype module, and more.
In contrast to big data, automation, and bland prompts, artist Moisés Horta Valenzuela (Hexorcismos) is making machine learning into a live AV instrument using his own data sets and idiosyncratic, technoshamanistic approach. Check out this latest iteration of his live show Nahualtia Tlatzotzonalli (Shapeshifter Musician).