Smallest MIDI keyboard ever? MidiCard fits on a business card

Alana Balagot whipped this one up and – it’s a gem. The challenge: fit a completely functional MIDI keyboard onto a board the size of a credit or business card, and let it work with anything (USB-C, class compliant). The result: MidiCard.

KORG Gadget 3, free update, now has AUv3 gadgets on iOS

KORG Gadget 3 adds new instrument gadgets, effects, a new browser, and a Play page. But what has everyone most excited is that on iOS, you can now use gadgets as separate AUv3 plug-ins in other hosts. Gadgets are also on a discount at the moment.

Peter Kirn - January 11, 2024

Moog’s new Mariana is a monster bass soft synth with dual engines and CV

Moog’s Mariana is here on desktop (macOS, Windows) and iOS and – it’s about as much Moog sound as you can imagine in software. Here’s what’s in that architecture, some hands-on first impressions, plus details of a significant update for the Moogerfooger software effect range that goes perfectly with the synth.

Peter Kirn - December 5, 2023

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