Analog Waveguide module uses 1971 theory to make a killer resonator

It’s 2024’s newest Eurorack module from CHAIR, The Center for Haptic Audio Interaction Research. But the inspiration dates back to some 1970s magazines and analog signal processing theory. What you get is an amazing physical modeling resonator for patching that sounds extraordinary. In a world of sound-alike gear, this is just the sort of experimental […]

Music notation on a 4000-year timeline and more of music beyond Europe

There’s no need to imagine the history and conception of music as beginning and ending in western Europe. The history of music is far older, richer – and stranger than that. Here’s a glimpse of some of that and more resources to help broaden our sense of what music can be.

Peter Kirn - March 26, 2024

Roland and Universal Music Group partner on “AI for Music”

The world’s biggest music company has now teamed up with one of the world’s leading instrument and music creation tech makers to weigh in on the growing AI boom. Mostly what we get is a set of general principles – but talking about who made music for the data sets is central, and it could be an indication of musician/instrument/music industry partnerships to come.

Peter Kirn - March 21, 2024

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