Dave Smith brought us all closer together; Sequential and MIDI legend has died

Dave Smith was someone who brought all of us in electronic music instruments closer – and I don’t only mean through his contributions to MIDI. News reached us yesterday that the legendary engineer had died at age 72. I’m not at all surprised that it happened as he was doing what he loves, following up […]

Ableton’s free Learning Synths site now exports, records, and adds more exploration

Learning Synths, Ableton’s free site intended to teach synthesis basics, has added some compelling new features. You can now save and share your work and explore sounds in new ways.

Peter Kirn - April 26, 2022

Happy 90th birthday to Herb Deutsch, educator, composer, and Moog synth co-inventor

It’s Herb Deutsch’s birthday today – and what better way to celebrate than listen to him talk about music, sound, and synthesizers? The co-creator of the Moog modular is featured in a just-released video and is a great professor to all of us as always. Pull up a chair.

Peter Kirn - February 9, 2022

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