Stripped down, raw, polyrhythmic, acidic: Toktok’s Tweng and remixes

When you want some of techno’s rawest forms mixed with the genre’s fun illegitimate third cousins, look no further than Germany’s Toktok. Tweng was an impossible-to-categorize Weird Dance Music gem from earlier this year, and now its remixed companion is out, with some contributions of a few of us fortunate to get to bend it into still new territories.

D16’s Drumazon 2 review: a must-have 909-inspired drum machine plug-in

Polish software house D16 has been cooking something special for its flagship 909-inspired drum machine, Drumazon 2. It’s an emulation that captures not just the feeling of the original hardware – but the spirit of the music that was made on it. Let’s have a detailed look.

Peter Kirn - November 2, 2023

Acid in your browser, free: generate acid patterns and MIDI with this Web tool

Social media is boring; news is depressing. Open up a browser tab and distract yourself from work with this acid bassline generator instead. It’s free, you can store patches online, and you can even download MIDI files for use with your DAW, plug-in, or hardware bass synth of choice.

Peter Kirn - August 23, 2023

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