Welcome to the October edition of Molten Music Monthly where I round up what was cool in the world on music technology, computer music and hardware synthesis and stuff. This month we’ve getting into some DIY with Monobloc and Dreadbox Hades, we have a sniff of Ableton 10, Cakewalk Momentum reckons it has a killer app, we lose another mutable module – this time it’s Clouds – this time it’s personal. We get all scaley with the awesomely illuminated if terribly named Theoryboard, Expert Sleepers put General MIDI into Eurorack, Folktek grow a garden of resonance, Apogee release some Windows drivers, Tim Exile gives usRead More →

NI sent me one of their new controller keyboards to review. I’ve had it a few weeks, had time to mess it about and discover all sorts of interesting things. NI have designed it to compliment their Komplete suite of extraordinary synths, samplers and noise making software, but that’s not all. It also handles third party plug-ins, has some nice DAW control features and can work along side Maschine. It’s not supposed to be a dumb MIDI controller – but it can do that too! I’ve never used the original keyboard, or the Kontrol software, so I’m coming to this completely fresh.   I wroteRead More →

It’s September, it’s Norfolk, and my shed transforms into this luscious cascade of red that give my shirts a run for their money. This month in the world of music technology we have a feel of Electric Sound magazine, Reason to get 2 new synths in version 10, new keyboards and a new Maschine from Native instruments, SyndtSphere pulls sound out of space, the Noodler wants to play all your gear, Intruso wants your plants to play your gear, Roland thinks we want a Boutique D-50, VCV Rack might beat Softube Modular at the virtual Eurorack game, Axon 2 sparks the apocalypse with it’s AIRead More →