Apogee Introduces Element Thunderbolt Audio Interface Series

Apogee Electronics has announced their new Element Series, three Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac. Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88, each with a different number of analog and digital I/O, introduces a new “control ecosystem” that features a blend of software and hardware options. The Element Series are designed to offer Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt… Read More Apogee Introduces Element Thunderbolt Audio Interface Series

Make Noise O-Coast + QuNexus + Wii Remote MIDI Controller

Electronic musician and visual artist Peter Speer has created an annotated video that demonstrates how to control the Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer with external software (Max/MSP, OSCulator, Ableton Live), a Nintendo Wii remote and a KMI QuNexus keyboard. Speer asks viewers to note: “all effects (Reverb, Bit Crush, Beat Repeat) are in Ableton, not the… Read More Make Noise O-Coast + QuNexus + Wii Remote MIDI Controller

Koma Elektronik Opens Common Ground Electronics Maker Lab

Synth-makers Koma Elektronik have announced the opening of Common Ground, their new electronics maker lab, community workspace, and storefront for synthesizer-lovers, modular geeks, coders, DIY hackers, and “nerds in general.” Based in the Neukölln neighborhood in Berlin, Koma Elektronik have been building audio effects, synth modules, sequencers and other music-making machines for the past five… Read More Koma Elektronik Opens Common Ground Electronics Maker Lab

Output Releases Substance Bass Engine: ‘A Massive Engine For Big Bottom’

Today Output announced Substance, a “completely new breed of” bass engine. Combining heavily processed electric and acoustic basses, real brass sections, and what Output deems “the dirtiest analog synths, and insane sound design,” Substance is a deeply-produced bass engine. The engine combines three layers of sources and blends them together with layer and global FX,… Read More Output Releases Substance Bass Engine: ‘A Massive Engine For Big Bottom’

Ableton Announces Link For Desktop Apps

Ableton Link support has developed into a ‘must-have’ feature for iOS music applications that sequence in the short time since it was introduced. By tempo syncing apps over a local network connection, the technology lets musicians forget the hassle of syncing up gear and focus on playing. Originally supported in Ableton Live and a number of iOS apps,… Read More Ableton Announces Link For Desktop Apps