Dart, a line of open source MIDI and DMX controllers, in wonderfully wacky variations

The Dart line of controllers is an Arduino-powered array of devices, either for DIYers in shield form and with open software and specs, or mutated into a cornucopia of peculiar-looking devices. DMX and MIDI support and full customizability. This is old news, but now feels like the right time to rediscover them. It’s impossible not […]

Tour Berna3, a complete 1950s electronic music studio in software – tape loops to test oscillators

While everyone else modulates the 70s, 80s, and even 90s, step back to the 1950s – with a complete array of test oscillators, vintage sound equipment, mixers, patching, and tape. It’s Berna3, and it’s possibly the most retro electronic music software … ever.

Peter Kirn - October 1, 2021

Attacco turns any mic – and any surface – into expressive percussive music input

Attacco’s Virtual Controller, now in beta, makes anything into a percussive MIDI controller – not just for triggers, but expression, too. And you don’t need special hardware, either.

Peter Kirn - September 27, 2021

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