Tag: CDM Create Digital Music

Some brutal handmade electronic sounds live, from Balfa

It’s Friday night; you want to set the mood. How about some violent electronic sounds from the handmade electronics of Spain’s Balfa? ¡Por supuesto! We premiered Balfa’s music video and explored the range of his dynamic music last month. It’s time to return to check in on his live performance: Details: Live performance @ Eufònic

Around VCV Rack modular community, eclectic flowing sounds

A funny thing happened on the way to the VCV Rack forum. In a paradigm many still stubbornly imagine as chin scratching noise, software modular makers are producing beautiful, liquid electronic sounds. The latest fruits of these labors can be heard in volume 3 of the Switched On Rack series. Actually forget that this has

Don’t upgrade to Catalina yet – here’s an easy explanation why not

I’ve done the deep dive. Here’s the easy explanation of why it’s too soon to upgrade to macOS Catalina – either if you’re pressed for time, or to forward to your friends. macOS Catalina will break some music and visual software and hardware, because of changes to backward compatibility and some major new security features

Polyend’s Medusa still looks unique amidst wavetable rush, and now it’s €798

With characteristic engineer’s modesty, Polish maker Polyend calls its Medusa wavetable+analog grid “slightly different.” But it’s really rather different, and a €798 price makes it more accessible. TL:DR – the Medusa is a unique instrument sonically, nothing else has its control layout, the grid adds expression and doubles as MPE controller for other gear (including

Make an ultra-simple DIY oscillator, inspired by vintage Heathkit

With a stupidly simple number of parts, you can make this oscillator on just a breadboard. Its inspiration is classic, vintage DIY gear from Heathkit. Electronics class is in session with Synth Diy Guy, who has a detailed video explaining the hex inverter – the chip at the heart of this idea – and how