Polyend Tracker 1.5 lets you save custom instruments – and opens up sharing with others

Polyend quietly updated their cult hit Tracker with a smartly-designed feature for keeping settings organized as instruments. What might really matter about that is the chance to exchange your instruments with other Tracker users – a big deal in this passionate community.

MicroFreak v4 adds users wavetables, accelerated encoders, more to Arturia’s freaky little wonder

The MicroFreak already offered a ton of sonic madness in a small package – like a little oscillation playground. The v4 firmware that just dropped is essential, both in kinky new features and some overdue smoothed-out kinks.

Peter Kirn - October 27, 2021

Blackbox 2.0 is here for 1010music’s excellent sampler – the stable build

Tap tempo? Advanced granular controls? Deep delay? 4-band parametric EQ? All the deep features crammed into the beautifully compact Blackbox sampler features have now moved from beta to stable, and 1.9 to 2.0. Here’s a look.

Peter Kirn - October 12, 2021

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