Stochastic Inspiration Generator will get your probabilistic juices flowing

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Omsonic has teamed up with dBs Music to produce a wonderfully creative Eurorack module that uses Stochastic random probability distribution to set the likelihood of notes firing through your rack. Stochastic Inspiration Generator It’s a really interesting idea that applies probability to pitch, duration, onset, offset, ratchet, octave and transition events while governing the likelihood […]

Toraiz SQUID: hardware 16 track sequencer that’ll run MIDI, USB, CV the lot

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From Pioneer DJ, the same people who brought us the Toraiz AS-1 analogue monosynth and Toraiz SP-16 sampler, comes an amazingly comprehensive hardware sequencer that can hook up into MIDI synths, drum machines, modular, CV and USB devices including your laptop and DAW. Toraiz SQUID Every time a Toraiz product arrives from Pioneer DJ we […]

Spektro Audio ACDGEN is now available in a hardware edition

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Spektro Audio from Brazil have announced that their ACDGEN pattern generator plug-in for Ableton Live is now available as a stand-alone hardware box. They plan to produce a limited quantity, so if hardware is your thing, you’d better get your hands on one fast. ACDGEN started out as a plug-in for Ableton Live. It automatically […]

Arturia Pigments: a swirling polyrhythmic, modulating and randomising mega-synth

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This is where Arturia has been heading all this time. After 20 years of emulating synths from across the decades they’ve pooled all that experience into Pigments, a visually enticing mega-synth that takes modulation, randomisation and probability to some very interesting places. Pigments Well, I was right about it being a super duper software synth. […]

qwertySeq() – 8 track MIDI sequencer for your Chrome web browser

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Google Chrome can do some sneaky things with MIDI. We’ve seen Chrome-based 909 emulations, LaunchPad rhythms, musical doodles and playable synths. This latest Chrome Extension gives you an 8 track 16 step MIDI sequencer with performance features right on your desktop browser. Shame that it looks so dull. qwertySeq() Developed by Matt Dowdney and William Chu […]

Ableton Live 10 Suite gets some new possibilities with the Probability Pack

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Ableton and Sonic Faction have introduced a set of five innovative step sequencers to the Ableton Live 10 Suite collection. Each one has a different approach to bringing controlled randomization into your tracks and performances. Probability Pack Each sequencer has a unique way of adding probability to patterns and sequences to generate movement, evolution and […]

Riffer: a randomising MIDI sequencer that runs inside your sequencer

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Audiomodern has released Riffer “The Creative MIDI Sequencer”. It’s the sort of sequencer that you wish DAWs already had inside them but never seem to. So instead you can drop Riffer onto a track and start flexing your creative melody making, beat triggering and randomising. Riffer It does seem a bit silly, having a sequencer […]

Erica Synths Liquid Sky Dada Noise System

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Hot on the heel of the Techno System Erica Synths put together another winning combination of modules. This time they’ve taken from their existing range to create the Liquid Sky Dada Noise System – I wonder what it does? Liquid Sky Dada Noise System Can we call it the LSDNS? It’s an experimental sound laboratory for […]

Earthquaker Devices Aqueduct: A vibrato pedal with My Bloody Valentine setting

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Earthquaker Devices new Aqueduct pedal is a pitch vibrato effect for electric guitar with a vintage character; its eight modes include one that supposedly sounds like My Bloody Valentine. Aqueduct Vibrato is an effect that modulates the frequency in a given period. The vibrato effect is often mistakenly called tremolo, which modulates the amplitude (read: […]

Mutable Instruments Marbles becomes latest VCV Rack preview module

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Mutable Instruments have released their second official module for VCV Rack via the Audio Instruments Preview plug-in. Marbles is the module in question and will exist in the VCV Rack ecosystem as “Random Sampler”. VCV Rack is an open source virtual Eurorack modular environment for Mac or PC. Audible Instruments VCV Rack had already ported the […]