Cycling ’74 asked artists to make a collaborative Max drum kit – and shared the patches

Kick, snare, hat, tom, and sequencer – the makers of Max remind us that patching your own drum machine gives you something unique. And they invited four artists to join in with some creative ideas. Grab the patches and see what you can learn.

Darwin Grosse, musical visionary and voice for Max and DIY learning, has passed away

The most powerful impact anyone can have in music is not just to find their own voice but to help others find theirs. It means that song echoing across the hills. And across hardware and software, few have shared passion and understanding of DIY musical expression quite like Darwin Grosse.

Bespoke visual noise is the next domain for Robert Henke – so let’s revisit Perlin, anyway

For the year 2022, it’s remarkable how much visual generation is still based on decades-old algorithms. But here’s one to watch – voraciously experimental media artist Robert Henke is into noise as his next jam. That makes it a perfect time to revisit some of the ubiquitous stuff that came before.

Peter Kirn - January 10, 2022

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