Free plug-ins: Finding beauty in the Emergence granular effect for Mac and Windows

Real-time granulator Emergence spins incoming audio streams into rich textures – and it’s a free download, with inexpensive Patreon options available to support the author. I’ve been hands-on with it lately; here’s how to get more out of it.

Review: nanobox adds palm-sized synthesis to 1010music’s cute gear line

It’s the perfect follow-up to 1010’s ultra-compact blackbox sampler and bluebox mixer. Now nanobox adds pint-sized synthesis to the range, with ultra-portable granular and wavetable synths – and we’ve got a first review from resident 1010 expert Andreas Roman.

Andreas Roman - January 28, 2022

Premiere: Olenc’s Particles takes a microscopic trip inside a cello string

Someone sucked Bochum, Duisburg, and Dortmund into a digital realm full of VR air pollution visualization – and in the debut album, Ljubljana’s Olenc deconstructs cello strings with the precision of an electron microscope. Journey inside.

Peter Kirn - April 2, 2021

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