Laurie Anderson, in video, on the stories behind her custom-built instruments

A violin can be totally transformed – and the performance with it – from ice skates to neon instruments to ventriloquists’ dummies. Laurie Anderson in this film talks about her many ingenious instrumental inventions.

Roger Linn’s LinnStrument is back in stock, for your expressive grid needs

Quietly last week the sold-out LinnStrument made its return. The device remains one of the most musical options out there and was a breakthrough invention that helped make MIDI Polyphonic Expression a standard.

Peter Kirn - August 3, 2021

Novation Launchpad now has a free set of tools in Pd to hack your own controllers

Hack your Launchpad! Novation’s new r_cycle lets you design your own layouts and interactions, and even turn them into instruments and effects, all in the free Pure Data environment.

Peter Kirn - July 29, 2020

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