Ornament & Crime, open module, gets new powers in Phazerville 1.7

Ornament & Crime is the open module that basically is a computer – but a very elegant, minimalistic one. And with the actively developed Phazerville firmware, it keeps getting more superpowers, all on a module platform you can buy affordably or make yourself. Here’s a snapshot of how active that Phazerville development is, as version 1.7 drops.

Much-leaked MPC Key 37 arrives, and it’s likely to be a crowd-pleaser

Akai’s MPC Key 37 is now official – a standalone MPC/synth with onboard sampling and effects, all in a compact package with pads and 37 keys. That combination is likely to make this a hit at $899 list.

Peter Kirn - February 6, 2024

Eurorack oddities: a clock divider using Zeno’s Paradox, a 3D string controller

Ever wanted a Eurorack module that divided down by 1,073,741,824? Or how about a 3-axis controller with a 3 meter-long string you yang out of the module? Nervous Squirrel, the esoteric instrument inventor who brought us a musical leg and a voltage source powered by uranium, is back.

Peter Kirn - January 8, 2024

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