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A five-story pyramid is backdrop for Kyiv’s music artists and queer performers

Inspired by crystalline geometries, Christopher Bauder’s STALACTITE towers nearly five stories over a Berlin backlot. On Sunday, it’s the setting for a dynamic exchange between DJs, queer performance artists, and interactive light – a performance that makes a statement of resistance from unstoppable Ukrainians. The event runs this Sunday, July 31, from 20:00 – 23:59; […]

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Slimshader packs GPU shaders into your Eurorack for live visuals, thanks to RasPi

Start with visuals made from images or 3D shader code, then wire them up and modulate them in a Eurorack for VJing and jamming. It’s the new open-source Slimshader, built on Raspberry Pi.

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Resolume 7.12 now syncs your live visuals with Pioneer DJ gear – among other goodies

“Hey girls! Hey boys! Superstar VJs! Here we go!” Erm… ask your parents. Yeah Resolume will now sync your visuals to Pioneer mixers and CDJs, in a debut for PRO DJ LINK Bridge. And there’s plenty more visual candy where that came from.

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Arturia V-Collection 9, feature by feature: a dreamy, futuristic update, new and old

Arturia’s V-Collection 9 is more than just another “add some more instruments, update a few things” V-Collection refresh. This one goes somewhere new and dreamy – both with new instruments that aren’t remakes of old stuff, and some of the biggest advancements coming in the form of rebuilds for some of your favorites.

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Darwin Grosse, musical visionary and voice for Max and DIY learning, has passed away

The most powerful impact anyone can have in music is not just to find their own voice but to help others find theirs. It means that song echoing across the hills. And across hardware and software, few have shared passion and understanding of DIY musical expression quite like Darwin Grosse.

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All the big Apple news from WWDC, at a glance

Okay, creative pros or itinerant machine art producers or fugitive digital bohemian technomusicologists or whatever we call ourselves – a lot of news just dropped at WWDC, but here’s the stuff that likely matters most to you.

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GEMA is a delay pedal effect-synth that rumbles like an earthquake, by Senyawa x Squaresolid

From Yogyakarta, Indonesia comes a glitchy, powerful delay effect unlike any other. It’s a stompbox with an earthquake setting. And it’s a special collaboration – between Yogya’s engineer of sound and mayhem Andreas Siagian aka squaresolid and instrument builder and musician Wukir Suryadi of the band Senyawa.

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The best way to integrate Ableton Live and Eurorack modular – for any rig

It’s spring, it’s Superbooth – modular is in the air this May. So you’ve got your modular, and you’re an Ableton Live user – now’s a great time to revisit how to use the two together effectively.

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MIDI Polyphonic Expression has been updated with one powerful feature: better documentation

At the beginning of May, The MIDI Association quietly announced MPE 1.1. What’s new? Absolutely nothing. It’s the same spec. So why the new version number? They listened to your questions, issues, and feedback, and made the whole document easier to read, understand, and implement. And that might be better than any new feature.

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Roland’s AIRA Compact: bite-sized versions of TR drum machine, JUNO-60 synth, vocal FX

They’re smaller and cheaper than the Boutique series and first-gen AIRA, they’re battery-powered, and they pack a surprising amount of functionality and hands-on control. Roland has a new compact platform for the AIRA, and they look cute and fun.

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