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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 →

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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 →

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This month we have: Roland Boutique us an SH-101 and TR808, Percussa create a super signal processor for eurorack, Patchrat will organise your studio for a price, Sound Forge is still alive, win a Memory Moog, get arm ache in virtual reality Ableton Live, Analogue Solutions go mad with Synthblocks, Sound Machinery morph 4 synths into each other, PolyGAS is the best free synth ever, The Gristleizer will cause your Gristle to throb, the new Surface Pro does ok and the latest update on my modular adventure. Text continues beneath the video: Roland SH-01a I shot some video of a shaky instagram video that showedRead More →

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Welcome to the July edition of Molten Music Monthly. It’s slightly hardware heavy this month with notable exceptions of the extraordinary HollyHock 3, the Dope Matrix Mod Squad and ever evolving FL Studio 12.5. Otherwise we build our own controller with Tinami, Get jamming with Session Cake, play with desktops synths from Bastl and Dreadbox, over-promise with the Groove Engine, under-promise with the FM Touch synth and Mystic Circuits invent the 0HP form factor. Oh and an update on my Surface Pro 2017 performance testing. All right here. Text continues below the video: Hollyhock 3 Hollyhock is this amazing object orientated, modular, multi-touch, physics basedRead More →

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Welcome to the super summer hotness of the June edition of Molten Music Monthly. This is my round-up of everything that I thought was cool this month in the world of computer music, music technology and modular synthesis. So it’s software and hardware – interfaces and synthesizers – Eurorack and virtual studios – knobs and Surfaces the whole lot, in one place. Lots to get through this month so let’s get on with it. Text continues below the video:   Surface Pro If you follow my Twitter feed you may have noticed that something had gone terribly wrong with my preorder of the new SurfaceRead More →