Darwin Grosse, musical visionary and voice for Max and DIY learning, has passed away

The most powerful impact anyone can have in music is not just to find their own voice but to help others find theirs. It means that song echoing across the hills. And across hardware and software, few have shared passion and understanding of DIY musical expression quite like Darwin Grosse.

Beirut Synthesizer Center at Superbooth, on sharing and music in times of crisis

What good is music and music technology in moments of crisis and trauma? Beirut Synthesizer Center co-founders talk about just that – and how much it has meant to those not specializing in music as well as those who do. Now as this project grows, they’ve also had a chance to learn how to make projects effective and sustainable – lessons worth sharing in your part of the world, too.

Peter Kirn - May 27, 2022

Ableton’s free Learning Synths site now exports, records, and adds more exploration

Learning Synths, Ableton’s free site intended to teach synthesis basics, has added some compelling new features. You can now save and share your work and explore sounds in new ways.

Peter Kirn - April 26, 2022

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