Music as therapy. Kick drum production tips from Randomer. Free EQ plugin from Eventide.
Music as medicine. Pitchfork investigates the therapeutic power of sound and asks if it can help people deal with trauma. Read here.
Can you kick it? Esteemed producer Randomer gives a demonstration on how to make powerful kick drums at Native Sessions London as part of the Infinite Loops event series. Watch it above.
Back to school. Grammy award winning pianist, composer and Daft Punk collaborator Chilly Gonzales is looking for performing musicians to study with him in Paris at the Conservatory. To learn more and apply, check here.
Road to partition. A group of experimental musicians have written a show inspired by Steve Reich’s Different Trainsand treacherous railway journeys made in India after partition. Read the story here.
Free plugin. Newfangled Audio has partnered with Eventide for new EQ plugin EQuivocate. It uses filters that are modelled on the human ear so in theory any combination of settings sound as natural as ‘humanly’ possible. It’s free until the end of October, here.
Zvuk ahead. Croatian innovators Zvuk Machines have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their new expressive MIDI controller, the Zvuk9. Check out the intro video above, including an endorsement from Petar Dundov, and find out more here.