The third installment in our tutorial series on Standalones will guide you through the process of creating your own file format. I'll show you how to make your app read and write documents, customize menu bars, and even give you the inside scoop on a secret object.
Finding ways to integrate live acoustic drumming with electronic music performance is something that I really appreciate - because it isn’t necessarily easy to accomplish. Patrick Marschke’s solo performance integrates the Roland SPD-SX drum pad/sampler and a Max standalone to produce really interesting results
Each year, we attend the NAMM show to chat with distributors, partners and friends. We are also complete hardware/software nerds, and spend a lot of time checking out what is new, strange and exciting. This year, Tom Hall and I spent some time racing around the show floor - and had a chat to review what we saw. Join us as we describe our experiences surfing the new hall, dropping in on the software vendors, visiting with the modular clan and checking out the cymbal section.
When a Max for Live device with a name like ULTRAKICK, we kind of have an idea of what it’s going to do. But while this Max for Live device might seem to be singularly focused on kick drum creation, it turns out to be one of the most powerful percussion toolkits available in the Ableton environment.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the Italian digital arts studio fuse* since I first ran across an article about one of their installations that used sentiment analysis as the basis for the experience. They’re back with a new piece that fuses real-time biometric and movement sensor data with social network data to create unique performance experiences, so I thought it’d be a good time to sit down for a chat with them about their work.
With the release of an updated ROLI BLOCKS package that features support for the new ROLI Lightpad Block M , it's time to take a look at this new BLOCK, and see what it might provide that would add to our Lightpad-ing experience.
Josh Eustis has an amazing musical life as one of Telefon Tel Aviv's founders, co-producer for Puscifer, touring musician with Nine Inch Nails, as well as other projects (Second Woman). We sat down for an extensive conversation over breakfast & coffee, and managed to cover everything from 9th grade, to Techno and what drives Telefon Tel Aviv.
ROLI has introduced two new block products: the Seaboard Block and the Lightpad M Block. Our latest Package Manager release includes support for both of these new devices.
I ran across a new BEAP module during my holiday downtime while scanning the projects gallery, and wound up heading down a seriously cool rabbit hole. What started out as a really interesting and versatile state-variable filter turned me on to an amazing library of gen~-based tools from Ernst Meyer - the Synthcore 2 library.
Daniel Warner’s new history of electronic music is like the Tardis: it’s bigger on the inside. His slim volume takes 5 technological advances, and shows how the world you know was created not only by the objects themselves, but by the uses to which they were put by interesting and creative people. If meaning arises through use, then you ought to use this book.