Charity. Trance. Fried chicken.
Ableton extensions. A free addition to Live offers an experimental new approach to sound processing and generative composition, with eight tools that will enhance punch, colour and texture. Watch above and read more here.
Bidding war. Allen & Heath are auctioning off their original prototype of their Zone:DB4, with all proceeds going to charity. It’s been signed by the development team and eight DJs who use it. Get bidding here.
Ready for the Drop? Drops is a new visual reality app set in a serene environment that allows those with no musical training to create expressive polyrhythms. It features sound design by Patrick Russell and can be found here. See more above.
Modular madness. Spitfire Audio founder Christian Henson is trying his hand on modular synths and documenting his process on YouTube in a series called Modular Mondays. He starts off in Japan, as you can watch above.
Trance-tastic. Every few months someone else comes out in defence of much-maligned trance music. The latest are Pitchfork, who do so through a socio-political lens, here.
Hangover cure. Fabric are to host a new monthly drum and bass party with bottomless fried chicken and cocktails on Saturday afternoons. DJ Hype and Optical play the first one. Details here.