Escaping tuning’s restrictive default setting – a conversation with Khyam Allami

This year has kicked off with a renewed conversation about tuning in electronic music. Khyam Allami has helped ignite that interest with free online browser tools anyone can explore, plus performances showcasing them – and has been outspoken about the philosophy behind them and why they matter. Here’s a deep dive into that work.

Ableton Live 11, Max 8.1.x, are both live now; ask anything

Live 11 is now available – not a beta, final release. And there’s a slightly different Max version out this week, too. Here’s the quick overview:

Peter Kirn - February 23, 2021

Strum is a mesmerizing new take on arpeggiators and performance – Max for Live

Able to roll through chords, make organic arpeggiations, and spin out hypnotic melodies, Strum looks like the most addictive Max for Live device in recent memory.

Peter Kirn - January 11, 2021

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