Celebrate your Blue Monday with the choir sound from New Order – and Kraftwerk’s Orchestron

Expect there are quite a few blue Blue Mondays in the house, so this is topical – our friend Alex Theakston dives down a rabbit hole straight to Kraftwerk’s very own Vako Orchestron.

Polyend Tracker 1.5 lets you save custom instruments – and opens up sharing with others

Polyend quietly updated their cult hit Tracker with a smartly-designed feature for keeping settings organized as instruments. What might really matter about that is the chance to exchange your instruments with other Tracker users – a big deal in this passionate community.

Peter Kirn - January 14, 2022

Free plug-ins: iZotope Trash 2 is free for a limited time for your distortion and mangling needs

It’s not an exaggeration to say iZotope defined the modern distortion plug-in with Trash. Grabbing the deep, expansive Trash 2 plug-in for free is a no-brainer.

Peter Kirn - December 28, 2021

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