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 […]

New Capcom videopacks turn OP-Z into a novel audiovisual gaming instrument, free

The worlds of gaming, “play,” and electronic music have always been in an extended flirtation. A deep collaboration between Capcom and Teenage Engineering brings those worlds together and lets you VJ with classic games. The download is free, pouring supersaturated pixel goodness from Capcom classics into a live 3D engine you can play in time […]

Peter Kirn - April 28, 2021

This tool lets you play all those popular vocal hooks like a keyboard

No, it’s not quite Millennial Whoop: the VST. But Output’s latest, Hooked, makes a whole trove of popular pop vocal elements playable like an instrument.

Peter Kirn - September 25, 2018

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