NI has retired Absynth soft synth after 22 years; here’s a statement from its creator

Music software instruments are entering something of a mid-life crisis – and one landmark is the cancellation this week of Absynth by NI/Soundwide. Creator Brian Clevinger has recorded a statement. Native Instruments changes in ownership and leadership have already brought with them significant cuts to key designers and engineers, through layoffs and other attrition. Absynth […]

Join Afrorack and tour the Swiss Museum & Center for Electronic Music Instruments – from home!

It’s Afrorack gone Swiss! Afrorack aka Brian Bamanya has a fantastic video sweeping through the world’s largest synth collection. And there are more ways to experience this collection for yourself, from home or, if you’re lucky, in Fribourg first-hand.

Peter Kirn - September 1, 2022

Shazam is 20 years old: history, trivia, and tips

It was 20 years ago today – Shazam, now an Apple subsidiary, first launched and changed how the world identifies tunes. Here’s a look back, including some obscure history.

Peter Kirn - August 19, 2022

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