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Watch Afrorack play his modular and home-built instruments live

Raw, fierce electric sounds emanate from this more abstract set by Afrorack, aka Brian Bamanya, of Uganda. Now you get a rich video from Berlin’s CTM Festival earlier this year. The post Watch Afrorack play his modular and home-built instruments live appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

SampleScience 808 Lab lets you play classic 808 sounds in key

Most recently known for its consistent output of vaporwave and VHS-era-inspired plug-ins, SampleScience has released 808 Lab, a TR-808 emulation with enhanced control over pitch and tone. The TR-808 needs little introduction. It’s by far the most iconic drum machine of all time, perhaps only contested by its sibling, the TR-909. Naturally, the sought-after sound … Continue reading SampleScience 808 Lab lets you play classic 808 sounds in key

Indie games hold a warped mirror to our online dystopias – and you’ll want to play along

Games are the perfect medium for the moment for music and art, able to work in the midst of pandemic and echoing the dystopias around them. And oh yeah, they’re also something you might want to play. The post Indie games hold a warped mirror to our online dystopias – and you’ll want to play … Continue reading Indie games hold a warped mirror to our online dystopias – and you’ll want to play along

Hard Truths: It’s Better to Finish Your Release Then Play a Show

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. There’s nothing more exciting than the feeling of playing music in … Continue reading Hard Truths: It’s Better to Finish Your Release Then Play a Show

New Music Gear Monday: Joué Play MIDI Controller

I think just about everybody having something to do with music already has a MIDI controller of some sort. That’s why you probably read the headline and thought, “The last thing I need is another controller,” but I think you’ll find the new Joué Play controller is different, especially if you’re looking for speed when … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Joué Play MIDI Controller

When these 3 orchestras couldn’t play Beethoven in person, this artist took them to 360 VR

Three orchestras in Berlin had a concert that was the victim of social distancing. Artist Lucas Gutierrez was able to give them a new, virtual home together – and it’s Pastoral gone pastel, in 360 degrees. Lucas has done some extraordinary 3D work in the past, including an ongoing collaboration with Robert Lippok (raster media). … Continue reading When these 3 orchestras couldn’t play Beethoven in person, this artist took them to 360 VR

Wander an indie game gallery, play in dystopian pixelated worlds, free online

A free browser tool has created pixelated universes from games to zines – and a Pittsburgh gallery is celebrating with a show you can visit from your browser. Games in the exhibition by Sophie Houlden, Cecile Richard, porpentine charity heartscape, Withering Systems, Pol Clarissou, and Cephalopodunk. It’s the perfect zen for self isolation – take … Continue reading Wander an indie game gallery, play in dystopian pixelated worlds, free online

Syncopation: How to Feel and Play the Off Beat

Syncopation is used all the time in music. It’s a key ingredient in writing rhythms that make a track move along and stay fresh. But understanding how syncopation works and how to use it best can be difficult. In this article, we’ll unpack everything there is to know about syncopation and get you started with … Continue reading Syncopation: How to Feel and Play the Off Beat