How do you party without putting people at risk – but without killing the reason for partying in the first place? Here’s Slovakia with a novel concept. It’s not that we haven’t had ideas for nightlife in the era of social distancing. It’s that a lot of those take something crucial away. Here in Berlin, … Continue reading In Slovakia, the rave goes on: social distancing with a taped-off grid for dancers
The Live Loops grid in Apple’s new Logic Pro X 10.5 has a hardware controller – and you might even own it already. Apple includes plug-and-play support for the Novation Launchpad line in the latest Logic. It’s a new angle on launching sound and patterns – well, literally and figuratively. You’ll want to physically rotate … Continue reading Novation Launchpad is a ready-to-play controller for the new Live Loops grid in Logic Pro
It’s a rarified way of making music – the ultra-minimal monome grid and norns open music platform. But what is it really about? We turn to reviewer Andreas Roman to find out. The post monome’s alternative musical world: a hands-on creative expedition with norns and grid appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
You’ve got tons of devices that let you tweak sounds of synths and effects with knobs. So why not warp time, too? That’s the idea of FlexGroove, the latest add-on for Ableton Live and Max for Live. Just as you use envelopes and breakpoints to control volume or effects parameters elsewhere in Live, this tool … Continue reading Ableton are ready to get you off the grid with the new FlexGroove device
Polyend has been gradually releasing a set of teasers for Tracker – and today we get the first big picture, looking like a love child of a monome, 90s tracker software, Maschine, and Push. I mean, just look at this thing: It looks massively fast for programming elaborate patterns, whether you’re thinking classic genres or … Continue reading Polyend teases Tracker: grid, tracker display, hardware
Viennese synth manufacturer Birdkids has announced the new °Grid controller, a wireless handheld device that allows for tactile interaction with creative apps. It is the first entry of an upcoming series of wireless handheld peripherals. According to the developers, the °Grid controller allows the user to play keys, make beats, remix, VJ and more on … Continue reading Birdkids unveil the new wireless °Grid controller
Novation’s new grids remain straightforward, but now offer updated expressive and portable versions. And a separate bonus – DIYers wanting to make custom apps for these grids will find it easier than ever. It’s now a full decade since the first Launchpad burst on the scene. There were grids before, and certainly a multitude of … Continue reading Novation Launchpad X, mini are the latest take on the hit music grid controller