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Pirouette machines: sound and computation from screw cans and fluidics, with Ioana Vreme Moser

What would electronic machines be like without our usual resources? What about sound from old screw cans and radiosensitivity, or the reclaimed science of fluidics and swirls of water? Romanian-born, Berlin-based artist Ioana Vreme Moser asks those questions in her work, today at CTM Festival, in a discussion you can catch live online. The post Pirouette...

The latest TouchDesigner roundtable comes to us from inside Berlin’s Zeiss-Großplanetarium

It's an even rounder roundtable - inside an epic planetarium dome. The latest TouchDesigner roundtable falls in a major couple of weeks for the world media art scene as it descends on Berlin for Transmediale and CTM. That means a very special edition on TouchDesigner and spatial imagery and sound. The post The latest TouchDesigner roundtable comes...

Soundwide, parent of Native Instruments and iZotope, lays off approximately 8% of staff

Soundwide on Wednesday laid off approximately 8% of their employees, across their stable of brands. That means at least one major music technology company follows layoffs in tech and media starting this year. The post Soundwide, parent of Native Instruments and iZotope, lays off approximately 8% of staff appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Surge XT hybrid synth is now a free set of modules for VCV Rack

Free meets free: in a labor-of-love community project, soft synth Surge XT is now available as an exquisitely designed set of modules for VCV Rack. It combines two of the best open-source projects for software synthesis lovers, bringing new ways of patching to both. And that means all this power is on macOS, Windows, and Linux, all three. The post...

New Noise Engineering: Jam Jam trigger, polyphony-friendly envelopes, more swappability

Noise Engineering has added new Eurorack hardware: Jam Jam 6HP trigger-and-gate with clock phasing and delay, and Quantus Trajecta 10HP quad envelope modules. Plus if you're using the swappable-function Versio and Legio modules, you can now buy ready-made overlays. The post New Noise Engineering: Jam Jam trigger, polyphony-friendly envelopes, more...

In Berlin, a gathering of Detroit Underground artists live, and evocative 3D DEFASTEN visuals

Thursday night, as part of Vorspiel - the lead-up to CTM Festival and Transmediale - we're gathering like-minded creative souls at Berlin's Urban Spree. It's an all-live electronic night with visuals by DEFASTEN, marking an AV release (on VHS!). Virtual and in-person immersive sounds and imagery collide, whether you're in the club or watching a screen,...

Tuning into Arabic music: electronic-vocal duo Rust and Hany Manja (with Bitwig Studio download)

Making instruments work in tune with musicians and singers means making them work with more than 12-tone equal temperament alone. So it's great to see this profile of Hany Manja and his duo Rust with Petra Hawi. Plus Bitwig Studio users can get your hands (and ears) into the action - with a Micropitch download. The post Tuning into Arabic music:...

Here’s Jan Hammer in an 80s power suit rocking his Miami Vice theme on the Fairlight CMI

I swear this isn't a parody. It's just Jan Hammer going full-on Miami Vice to his own theme. There are still gratuitous swimwear shots, but now the camera lingers over the Fairlight CMI interface. The post Here’s Jan Hammer in an 80s power suit rocking his Miami Vice theme on the Fairlight CMI appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Flexible modular percussion, modulation: cool tricks with Tymp Legio, Peaks Dead Man’s Catch

From beautiful toms to alternate LFO modes, here are two Eurorack modules that shine in multiple applications. Take a video tour of the Dead Man's Catch firmware for Peaks and variations, and Noise Engineering's Tymp Legio. The post Flexible modular percussion, modulation: cool tricks with Tymp Legio, Peaks Dead Man’s Catch appeared first on CDM Create...

LA x Berlin celebrates the sunnier Berlin connection in sound

For music to blossom, artists needs more than isolation. And Berlin and Los Angeles have increasingly been a corridor for inspiration and cross-fertilization. From Kyoka to Khadija, Rainbow Arabia to Daniel Troberg, Los Angeles x Berlin gives a window into that exchange. The post LA x Berlin celebrates the sunnier Berlin connection in sound appeared...

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