monome’s alternative musical world: a hands-on creative expedition with norns and grid

It’s a rarified way of making music – the ultra-minimal monome grid and norns open music platform. But what is it really about? We turn to reviewer Andreas Roman to find out.

Polyend Medusa synth-controller gets deeper powers, sleeker skin, lower price

Polyend’s Tracker may be getting all the attention, but the company’s Medusa – an expressive controller and synth combo – just got another batch of improvements. And that builds on one of the more unique and versatile pieces of electronic instrumental hardware around now.

Peter Kirn - April 24, 2020

Osmose is a new “augmented” keyboard, from Haken and Expressive E

The dream of a keyboard with expansive expression, not just organ-style key-plunking, now sees a new integrated instrument. And the maker of the Haken Continuum is involved.

Peter Kirn - November 20, 2019

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