Techno meets graphic novel: Alan Oldham’s Johnny Gambit is back to the future

1986, Chicago. Hot Comics. Inside the sleeve of a Rhythim is Rhythim 12-inch. Private detective Johnny G is always popping up somewhere vital to techno – and now creator Alan Oldham has him set for Berlin 2023.

open┬Ěcontrol is a Kickstarter-backed controller for Ableton Live triggering, looping, everything

Live just turned 20 years old, but there’s still no end to personalized ideas for how to control it. The latest is open┬Ěcontrol, and it’s focused on quick, customizable triggers for the Session View, Looper, and editing – as a pocket-sized remote or via pedal inputs.

Peter Kirn - November 2, 2021

Playtronica’s Orbita explores sequences on physical, kinetic turntable, launching soon

Inspired by objects like wall clocks and reel-to-reel tape machines, Orbita is a sequencer whose interaction is physical and kinetic, via small discs placed on a turntable. The twist is, it’s not just a design demo – you’ll be able to buy one yourself.

Peter Kirn - August 30, 2021

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