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Dart, a line of open source MIDI and DMX controllers, in wonderfully wacky variations

The Dart line of controllers is an Arduino-powered array of devices, either for DIYers in shield form and with open software and specs, or mutated into a cornucopia of peculiar-looking devices. DMX and MIDI support and full customizability. This is old news, but now feels like the right time to rediscover them. It’s impossible not […]

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tahti, free browser groovebox, is now improved and has an open source sample library

It’s a stunningly powerful groovebox you can run in a browser tab – and now, not only is it improved, but there’s a new default open sample library. Of course, that means you’ve got open sounds and patterns for use in other projects, too.

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OSC to MIDI conversion and MIDI over network, with a free, open source tool

Music gear and software supports MIDI. Visual software supports OSC. You have a network and want to easily run MIDI over it. Sound familiar? Here’s a clever free tool (with open code you can also learn from) that acts as an essential tool.

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Free modular: open source Mutable Instruments ports expanded in VCV Rack

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.

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In Russia, vintage MeeBlips have custom clones, thanks to open source hardware

The original version of our MeeBlip synth project has found a quirky new iteration in St. Petersburg – and it’s making some terrific grooves.

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Deezer’s Spleeter is an open source AI tool to split stems, for remixes or … karaoke?

The real power of machine learning may have nothing to with automating music making, and everything to do with making sound tools hear the way you do.

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The guts of Tracktion are now open source for devs to make new stuff

Game developers have Unreal Engine and Unity Engine. Well, now it’s audio’s turn. Tracktion Engine is an open source engine based on the guts of a major DAW, but created as a building block developers can use for all sorts of new music and audio tools.

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Apple to open source, cross-platform GPU tech: drop dead?

Apple’s decision to shift to its own proprietary tech for accessing modern GPUs could hurt research, education, and pro applications on their platform.

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AudioKit Synth One is coming, the largest open source music project in iOS history

AudioKit Synth One is coming soon, it’s the largest open source music project in iOS history. Taking over two years and completely free and open source. Sign up to find out more about the app and to get notified when it lands

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AudioKit Pro brings us FM Player, a free iPad Synth, and now ROM Player, Open Source Instrument Code

AudioKit Pro brings us FM Player, a free iPad Synth of classic FM sounds like the DX7 and DX7 II, and now ROM Player, Open Source Instrument Code

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