Ableton releases free Microtuner – but tuning is more than spaces between notes

Ableton has released another free Max for Live device. It’s cool, it can be useful, it’s free (if you have Live Suite or a Max for Live license). But it’s worth pausing to consider whether tuning solutions could be more.

Stop what you’re doing to listen game music going very wrong and very polytonal

2021 needs an anthem, and clearly, it’s bitonal Nintendo Switch paused game racing music in chaotic dissonance. “Nothing’s gonna stop me now.”

Peter Kirn - April 16, 2021

Watch this entertaining how-to on hacking Mutable’s Plaits for just intonation

It’s like esoteric music tech bingo: Mutable Instruments Eurorack meets just intonation meets open source meets virtualization meets microprocessor programming meets soldering.

Peter Kirn - March 12, 2021

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