Baby Audio’s Atoms mass-spring physical modeling synth, tested

Atoms is a gem of a new physical modeling soft synth, built on a structure of masses and springs, with intuitive and expressive control of bowed, organic, and alien sounds alike. Here’s a hands-on with Baby Audio’s latest plug-in.

Arturia Pigments 5: new sequencer, audio input, more in free update

Arturia’s polysynth software flagship now adds a generative, polymetric/polyrhythmic sequencer and the ability to process external audio inputs, along with other features. It’s also easier on the CPU, and this is a free update. Here’s what’s new in Pigments 5 – and how to dive into its best sound and sequencing features right away.

Peter Kirn - January 23, 2024

Tuning, polyphonic expression: Black Corporation’s Roman Filippov

The evolution of music is intertwined with the design and capabilities of instruments. After several decades of more constrained tuning and expression, new playability is becoming a norm with technologies like MPE and live per-note tuning. Music hardware maker Roman Flippov of Japan-headquartered Black Corporation joins us to connect early instruments from Buchla and Yamaha with these capabilities with modern creations.

Roman Filippov - December 13, 2023

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