Explore tuning: Bitwig, VCV Rack, reading, and why it matters

Discovering tuning outside standard piano tuning can feel like finding food with seasoning and spices for the first time. Here are some new resources – strong enough for tuning experts, easy enough for beginners (well, some of them).

Afrorack and Africa’s first DIY modular synth make some wild, delicious grooves

Bamanya Brian from Uganda wanted to explore modular synthesis – so he turned his electronics skills to making the instruments he needed himself. The gear is DIY; the resulting music is irresistible.

Peter Kirn - January 30, 2020

The best music of 2019: as genre erodes, new gems emerge

Sure, years are arbitrary markers. But the annual ritual of listening to selections from guest music aficionado David Abravanel makes it worthwhile. And this is a perfect producers’ list – music that dissolves genres, bears up to repeated deep listening, and suggests still more possibilities could lie ahead. Here’s David with his latest selections to […]

David Abravanel - December 31, 2019

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