NAP, a free, high-performance data-driven visual and audio platform, is now slicker than ever

Secret sauce? Hardly. It’s more like a hot sauce competition with everyone sharing recipes. Naivi’a NAP Framework, if you missed it, is an open-source, high-octane toolset for digital artists that’s ready to plug into your data, any protocol (OSC, MIDI, Artnet, serial, Web), and push graphics to the edge. And it keeps getting better.

A massive free crash course in visual powerhouse TouchDesigner, including RTX goodies

The Interactive & Immersive HQ has launched a beginner series focused on making expressive media with TouchDesigner. It’s a chance to focus on all the power of that tool while getting over the intimidation. Oh, yeah – and they even cover the latest-and-greatest magic of NVIDIA’s RTX platform. Put that new GPU to work.

Peter Kirn - September 7, 2021

Playtronica’s Orbita explores sequences on physical, kinetic turntable, launching soon

Inspired by objects like wall clocks and reel-to-reel tape machines, Orbita is a sequencer whose interaction is physical and kinetic, via small discs placed on a turntable. The twist is, it’s not just a design demo – you’ll be able to buy one yourself.

Peter Kirn - August 30, 2021

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