2020 is the insane, single-window beat machine from the future – and it’s landed on macOS

Japanese electronic musician Yotaro Shuto has created a single-window, patchable, semi-modular beat machine packs an insane amount of functionality. And after a successful crowdfunding campaign, it’s now available on the Mac App Store. Yotaro Shuto is half of the duo DUB-Russell, and 2020 looks and feels like a toybox built by someone who makes electronic […]

Polish chemist Jan Czochralski, joysticks and patch points spawned this drum machine

Start with a chemical process that grows crystals and silicon for semiconductors, build a multi-layered 6-7 voice drum machine around it, cover it with patch points and clusters of knobs and joysticks, and you get the Czochralski¬†cells. It’s a complex drum machine rather unlike anything before it.

8-bit oscillators with analog overdrive and a glitch lab to bend them: Liquid Sky launches d-vices

Liquid Sky d-vices have unveiled their warped limited-edition modular hardware: a dual oscillator with 8-bit wavetables and analog envelopes and overdrive, and a sprawling patch bay expander for circuit-bending those oscillators.

Peter Kirn - May 12, 2023

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