Take a moment and watch this idyllic music video for Ólafur Arnalds, by Thomas Vanz

Just a wild guess, but I’m guessing everyone could use a moment of transcendent peace right about now. “The feeling of being held while you open your heart.” Well, yeah, sign me up for that. Thomas Vanz, the filmmaker who has had a long-running, eye-popping collaboration with producer Max Cooper, this time makes animations for […]

Roland has a new 88-key keyboard, and it means MIDI 2.0 has arrived

Roland has a new high-end keyboard with weighted action and lots of extras. The real news, though: this is the first MIDI 2.0 instrument from Roland.

Peter Kirn - January 7, 2020

Two free plug-ins and a music label take you into ambient worlds

What’s to say a music idea can’t be both a tool and a tape, an instrument someone could play or an album they can get lost in? Puremagnetik are launching their new experimental label with two free tools that let you keep the drones and grains and ambient soundscapes flowing.

Peter Kirn - March 28, 2019

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