Polyend Play looks like beauty in simplicity – for utterly fast grid-based music making

A grid, sequencing, standalone operation – Polyend’s new Play, previewed at Superbooth, now looks like a familiar concept. But what makes Play look worth considering is right there in the name: fun and immediacy are the focus.

Jon Appleton, composer and Synclavier innovator, has died

Another giant of electronic music’s evolution has passed, with the loss on Sunday of Jon Appleton.

Peter Kirn - February 1, 2022

Blackbox 2.0 is here for 1010music’s excellent sampler – the stable build

Tap tempo? Advanced granular controls? Deep delay? 4-band parametric EQ? All the deep features crammed into the beautifully compact Blackbox sampler features have now moved from beta to stable, and 1.9 to 2.0. Here’s a look.

Peter Kirn - October 12, 2021

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