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Soundtoys VST3 beta (with M1+M2) arrives – here’s a round-up of sound design tips and tricks

Soundtoys VST3 public beta is here, for both macOS and Windows but crucially with Apple Silicon VST3 support on the Mac. And since I use their stuff an embarrassing amount of the time, let's round up some tips. The post Soundtoys VST3 beta (with M1+M2) arrives – here’s a round-up of sound design tips and tricks appeared first on CDM Create Digital...

Watch this video with tricks to get more out of KORG’s west-coast volca modular

It's still some of the most fun you can get with patching on a budget - KORG's volca modular. But if you need some new ideas, Audio Wanderer has some cute ones. The post Watch this video with tricks to get more out of KORG’s west-coast volca modular appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

New Noise Engineering modules, new platform: multiband dynamics, drum kit

One of the most creative modular and software makers at the moment, Noise Engineering has two very desirable-looking modules hitting today. And there's a new "platform" concept behind them, too - one that might help you keep your modules fresh. The post New Noise Engineering modules, new platform: multiband dynamics, drum kit appeared first on CDM...

Nina, 12-voice analog polysynth with motorized controls, now in preorders

What's new in analog synths? Melbourne Instruments has one answer - a luscious vintage-inspired poly that adds path recall and automation. That's motorized automation. And now they're accepting pre-orders. The post Nina, 12-voice analog polysynth with motorized controls, now in preorders appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Stable Diffusion, the slick generative AI tool, just launched and went live on GitHub

You've almost certainly already seen a torrent of high-quality text-to-image generation pics lately. Now one of the most impressive generative tools has published code and opened up to academic researchers. It's called Stable Diffusion - and you'll probably be hearing a lot more soon. The post Stable Diffusion, the slick generative AI tool, just launched...

Make your own MIDI-to-CV adapter in a skull, with a 3D printer and CircuitPython

Liz Clark over at Adafruit has a great DIY project. It's compact. It's beginner-friendly. It teaches you some simple embedded Python with Circuit Python. It's... a skull. The post Make your own MIDI-to-CV adapter in a skull, with a 3D printer and CircuitPython appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

ALM ASQ-1 is a cute modular step sequencer with SH-101-style, drum trigger modes

ALM / Busy Circuits out of the UK has some tasty-looking new modular gear, including a very friendly little sequencer. You'll find dual filters and stereo multi-effects added to their range, as well. The post ALM ASQ-1 is a cute modular step sequencer with SH-101-style, drum trigger modes appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

The Daily Show takes on the Black and gay origins of house music

"You've never heard me say - surprise, it's Caucasians!" The always-on-point Roy Wood Jr. tackles the origins of house music for general audiences on The Daily Show. And while you likely know that history, this one is well worth a watch. The post The Daily Show takes on the Black and gay origins of house music appeared first on CDM Create Digital...

Looom for iOS makes animating like playing a musical instrument, now with major update

It's exactly how musicians would want to think about animation. Time loops, free or bpm-synced, and you explore visual rhythm through lines, shapes, colors, and improvisatory gestural doodles. Looom is a total gem of an app - and this summer's update transforms it into a serious and approachable pro tool. The post Looom for iOS makes animating like...

A DIY violin with a spring reverb tank inside

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital instrument age - builders rediscovered novel acoustic and electroacoustic inventions, too. Take this gorgeous example by builder/composer/musician David Hilowitz. And it all started with a broken amp part. The post A DIY violin with a spring reverb tank inside appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

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