OWL Open Source DSP Platform Coming To Eurorack


Rebel Technology has announced that its OWL Modular – a Euro version of the open source OWL effects unit – will be released on 1 August 2015.

The module features a high performance programmable DSP core, supports stereo audio at up to 96kHz / 24bits, and CV controlled parameters.

Based on the highly successful OWL Pedal, the Modular makes use of the same patches while adding modular features. Effects and synthesis, as well as complex sequencing and triggering, is all within its remit.

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DrumPants 2.0 Are Harder, Faster, Stronger, Better – But Still In Your Pants


The developers of DrumPants have announced DrumPants 2.0 – the harder, faster, stronger, better version of the wearable wireless MIDI controller.

According to the developers, the updated DrumPants 2.0 controller brings reliability, latency, and design improvements – and puts all that power in your pants.  Continue reading

AudioKit – An Open-Source Platform For Audio Synthesis, Processing, And Analysis

audiokit-synthesizers-fxAudioKit is a new open source platform for audio synthesis, processing and analysis on iOS and OS X.

It’s evolved from the Csound computer language for audio. As CDM’s Peter Kirn notes, “what AudioKit is in effect is Csound as an audio engine, with Objective-C and Swift as the API.” Continue reading

Arduino MIDI Bluetooth Source Code Released

bluetooth-low-energy-wireless-midiDeveloper Matthias Frick (MIDI LE) let us know that he has released the source code for his Arduino MIDI over Bluetooth project, Blidino, at GitHub.

Blidino is an Arduino project, designed to allow you to add wireless connectivity to standard MIDI devices, using the recently added MIDI over Bluetooth protocol on iOS and OS X.

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The m!lTone Portable Air Synth & MIDI controller


The m!lTone – described as ‘a portable hands-free ultrasonic synthesizer, MIDI controller & more’ – is now under development as a Kickstarter project.


  • Have hands-free control with up to 2 ultrasonic sensors for Continuous, Weighted, & Discrete “Air” functionality
  • Control video and lights (using MIDI & third party software).
  • Uses a very popular and open source code base that is Arduino compatible
  • Play and explore different sounds and moods with over 200 scales from all over the
  • world including 40 Quarter Tone maqams (scales)
  • Small, lightweight, and portable
  • Built-in speaker
  • DC adapter, 9V battery or solar powered.
  • Backlit 2×16 LCD display (White on Blue)
  • Wooden enclosure with randomly selected exotic veneer
  • The m!lTone is fully programmable to change its sounds and functionality
  • Audio control using the body

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading