Free plug-ins: Arturia Tape MELLO-FI adds Mellotron tape goodness to anything

‘Tis the season to throw some wobbly retro tape qualities to your tracks on some holiday break time for all of us, hopefully. Arturia’s Tape MELLO-FI brings a full spectrum of distortion, lo-fi tape, and width and color options – for free through the end of the month.

Read this story of how the original Xbox startup sound was created

20 years ago next month, Microsoft’s Xbox console debuted – and there’s a story behind how it got its unique boot sound sequence. Call it this century’s first chip music composition / sonic branding feat.

Peter Kirn - October 20, 2021

Rymdigare for iOS combines FX in a fanciful UI and makes everything fuzzy and wonderful

There’s a gently pastel-colored hand-drawn interface, a backstory involving extraplanetary mining. It’s a reverb, a degrader and multi-effect, but also a drone maker. But whatever it is, Rymdigare transports everything you do to a warm, happy place. It’s like drizzling stuff with warm chocolate.

Peter Kirn - October 4, 2021

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