Ableton release Max for Live Connection Kit, Soundcloud Go launches in the US, and John Frusciante’s incredible studio setup.

Ableton Release Max for Live Connection Kit. Ableton‘s new Max for Live Pack, the Connection Kit, is a free collection of Max for Live devices for setting up new and experimental ways to interact with and extend Live, providing instant connection between Live and technologies like Arduino, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, OSC and more. Watch it in action above, and find out more here.

Novation’s In-Browser Controller Launchpad Intro. Novation‘s Launchpad Intro is a new in-browser version of their Launchpad hardware and app controller, which gives you a selection of basic building blocks from a track, allowing you to remix them in Google Chrome using a QWERTY keyboard and a mouse, or a plugged-in Launchpad controller. Have a play with it here.

Photographing Motown. Founded in Detroit in 1959, Motown produced more US No 1 hits than the Beatles, Elvis, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys combined. The Guardian shares a selection of photographs from a new book collecting behind-the-scenes and unpublished pictures of Motown stars, featuring Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and more. Check them out here.

SoundCloud Go Launches in the US. SoundCloud launch their new paid subscription service in the US, having reached licensing deals with Sony Music and other major labels. The price is $9.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial. Features include offline listening, 125 million tracks, and no advertising. More information here.


John Frusciante’s Studio Setup. Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist and acid house producer under his alias The Trickfinger, John Frusciante reveals his studio setup and discusses the methods and influences behind his upcoming EP, Foregrow, which is set for release via Acid Test. Check it out here.

1st April, 2016

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