Hands on: Cong Burn’s Stacks plug-in and iOS app synths, loops, and layers

From the creator of Strokes, Stacks is a unique 4-voice wavetable morphing polysynth combined with a 4-track granular looper. But that description doesn’t really do it justice: modeling and digital grunge combine to make a raunchy instrument that behaves like an experimental studio.

Free, ultra-deep spectral synth from Steinberg: X-Stream

Here’s still more experimental sound and cinematic soundscape creation for free. X-Stream is a new free monophonic spectral instrument from Steinberg, complete with support for manipulating your own samples.

Peter Kirn - July 4, 2024

rr is a free Max for Live gizmo that lets you play Roar with MIDI notes

What’s great? Roar. What’s the best part of Roar? Feedback. What could make it even better? The ability to play it with MIDI notes. Perfect.

Peter Kirn - July 3, 2024

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