Strum is a mesmerizing new take on arpeggiators and performance – Max for Live

Able to roll through chords, make organic arpeggiations, and spin out hypnotic melodies, Strum looks like the most addictive Max for Live device in recent memory.

LIRA-8 reimagines the LYRA-8 organismic drone synth in Pd, VST, AU free – donationware

The wonderfully mysterious analog LYRA-8 synthesizer world now has an unofficial digital cousin – and it’s free-or-pay-what-you-can for Pure Data (and cross-platform AU and VST).

Peter Kirn - December 30, 2020

Signal adds the modulation Ableton is missing – and now does steps, crossfader

Signal from Isotonik was already a revelation – a powerful toolkit for adding modulation to Ableton Live. But curves, step sequences, and crossfades add real motion and transformation to your music. Darren of Isotonik Studios has been busy documenting how to use this with some no-nonsense, clear video tutorials. It’s the latest episode, adding Steps […]

Peter Kirn - July 22, 2019

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