LIRA-8 reimagines the LYRA-8 organismic drone synth in Pd, VST, AU free – donationware

The wonderfully mysterious analog LYRA-8 synthesizer world now has an unofficial digital cousin – and it’s free-or-pay-what-you-can for Pure Data (and cross-platform AU and VST).

Polyend had a blissful 2020, but they’re not done yet – Tracker, Preset, Medusa updates

Polyend’s beloved Tracker finishes out the year with a pitch-perfect update – and homebrew gaming. And there are updates for their Preset module for Eurorack and the brilliant Medusa synthesizer hardware, too.

Peter Kirn - December 24, 2020

This bulbous-looking instrument is made for music therapy and inclusive design, too

Musicians already know well this feeling of expressing with an instrument what words cannot. The open Omniphone instrument does that for some of the people who may desire it most – but who are too often left at the sidelines of music technology.

Peter Kirn - October 23, 2020

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