The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

At Superbooth 16, we talked with gear startup Polyend about their upcoming SEQ WYSIWYG drum step sequencer. The SEQ is a beautiful visual step sequencer – a bit like a monome on steroids. In the video above, Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski gives an overview and demo of the SEQ. Raczynski calls the SEQ a ‘what you see is what you get’… Read More The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

DIY Monome Grid Kit

Monome.org has introduced a grid kit, based on the electronics in their latest 128 controller. They say “It’ll be perfect for our (monome-controlled) Eurorack modules”. The kit includes a milled faceplate and bottom plate, ready to play after some assembly.

Brian Crabtree (monome) On The Past, Present & Future Of Grid Controllers

If you’ve ever wondered why grid controllers have become one of the most popular tools for making electronic music, you’ll want to listen to the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast. Host Darwin Grosse talks with monome’s Brian Crabtree about the past, present and future of monome.org, the grid controller and… Read More Brian Crabtree (monome) On The Past, Present & Future Of Grid Controllers

New Module, White Whale, Brings Monome To Eurorack Modular Synths

monome.org has introduced white whale – a new Euro module that lets you use a monome grid controller as the interface to a grid-enabled live probabilistic step sequencer. According to the developers, “white whale is the culmination of methods and experiments based on a decade of step sequencer design for the grid”. Here’s a video demo… Read More New Module, White Whale, Brings Monome To Eurorack Modular Synths

Monome Intros Aleph Open Source Sound Computer

Ezra Buchla (son of Donald Buchla) and Brian Crabtree (monome) have introduced Aleph – a Linux-based open source sound computer. It can be a synthesizer, sampler, looper or drum machine – or, because it’s open source, anything that you can develop for it. Key Features: soundcomputer – powerful audio processor, synthesizer, noise machine, rapidly modifiable instrument.… Read More Monome Intros Aleph Open Source Sound Computer