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Otto's DIY is a prototyping environment for eurorack enthusiasts and module makers. It's low cost, accessible and potentially very, very cool.
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MMA has unveiled two protocols that have been officially adopted as part of the MIDI spec that will make instruments easier to use and more expressive to play. The future is looking bright!
Eplex7 DSP tells us their latest instrument, Quantakor, generates its futuristic soundscapes and experimental ambient sounds using artificial intelligence.
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