Instruo Intros Neóni Analog Oscillator With Through-Zero FM

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Scottish Eurorack maker Instruo has introduced the Neóni, an analog oscillator with through-zero FM functionality.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“At its core, the Instru? neóni is a traditional analogue oscillator. What sets it apart from other oscillators in the Instru? product line is it’s Through-Zero FM functionality with AC and DC coupled operation.

Add that to its precision soft sync and directional hard sync modes, nonlinear wavefolding, internal modulation routings, and you end up with the most tonal FM sounds imaginable.

Unlike traditional FM, where an oscillator momentarily stalls as negative voltage pulls its frequency down to 0 Hz, neóni inverts the polarity of its waveforms until positive voltage pulls it back through 0 Hz. This behavior allows for complex waveforms with less non-harmonic sidebands. Less clang, more bang!”


  • Linear through-zero & traditional FM with AC & DC coupled functionality
  • Internal modulation routing and general-purpose CV input with attenuator
  • Split sawtooth morphing and nonlinear wavefolding
  • Precision soft sync
  • Directional hard sync
  • Individual waveform outputs
  • LFO mode

Pricing and Availability

The Instruo Neóni is priced at £399. See the Instruo site for details.

Conductive Labs NDLR Generative Sequencer & Arpeggiator In-Depth Review

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In this video, synthesist Karl Clarke takes an in-depth look at the Conductive Labs NDLR, a polyphonic generative sequencer and arpeggiator.

The NDLR is a unique device, tailored to controlling multiple synths via MIDI. It lets you select or play a chord and translate that input into four unique channels of MIDI output – drone, pad and two arpeggiators.

Clarke shares his thoughts on the NDLR, takes a look at the NDLR’s four channels and demonstrates its main functions.

Alice Deejay announce reunion tour

Alice Deejay have announced a reunion tour.

The Dutch eurodance-pop group fronted by Judith Pronk, who released dance chart tracks such as the 1999 trance hit ‘Better Off Alone’, ‘Back In My Life’ and ‘Will I Ever’, have announced a European comeback tour.

There are currently four shows confirmed on the tour, taking place in Ireland, Lithuania and the Netherlands, with more dates in the UK set to be announced.

“Looking back on my life as Alice Deejay, I realise it really was a one in a million situation,” Pronk said. “I was super young and life was like a movie. Crazy things like flying from Amsterdam to New York, going straight from the airport to the venue, perform ‘Better off Alone’, immediately back in the plane, and then noticing I’m still holding my microphone.

“I cant wait to be reunited with the fans. A gig is really something the music lover and the artist do together. We‘ve been training hard to get battle ready and were gonna give it everything we got!”

You can get tickets for the remaining October and November dates on the tour here.

In July this year, San Holo unveiled a cover version of ‘Better Off Alone’.

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Shows Confirmed (More TBA) :

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Ethias Arena – Hasselt, Belgium

Saturday, October 23, 2021

3Arena – Dublin, Ireland 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Zalgiris Arena – Kaunas, Lithuania

Friday, November 26, 2021

MartiniPlaza – Groningen, the Netherlands

NAP, a free, high-performance data-driven visual and audio platform, is now slicker than ever

Secret sauce? Hardly. It’s more like a hot sauce competition with everyone sharing recipes. Naivi’a NAP Framework, if you missed it, is an open-source, high-octane toolset for digital artists that’s ready to plug into your data, DSP, multichannel audio, any protocol (OSC, MIDI, Artnet, serial, Web), and push graphics to the edge. And it keeps getting better.

So, imagine something with the performance and flexibility of a game engine, but without having a pre-defined, rigid pipeline. That’s NAP – a lean, free platform built around data and interaction. It’s basically ready for artists and interactive engineers to go play with out of the box, runs on everything, and has modules that can easily be extended.

It’s like the dream installation tool, basically – and built to be as lightweight as you’d want that to be.

And now it has improved High DPI support throughout for any display, a new Color Picker and Color Editor, better font rendering, Artnet receive, and other goodies.

Powered by Vulkan – the next-gen graphics API from Khronos (via AMD and DICE work) – it’s also graphics savvy. So maybe the best way to talk about it is just to show you some work. See the work by Heleen Blanken (with Lesley van Hoek assisting) on Habitat, just at SONAR Istanbul, or Nick Verstand’s Within Without for Royal Theatre Carr.

And yeah, that means as Nick does, you could run thousands of LEDs at 1000 Hz, all on Intel NUC with ultra-precise timing accuracy.

Within Without.

It’s all C++ and Python, pre-compiled or build from source either one. Fast, modular, multichannel audio + Vulkan 3D graphics. Sold. (Erm, or whatever word you use when it’s free.)

Go check it out:

Tons of nice showcase examples:

The project comes from Netherlands-based Naivi and artist/engineers who already had experience with – little surprise – SideFX (of Houdini fame), Guerilla Games, and Sony Interactive.


Ioanna gets the weight off her shoulders on “Did to Me” [Official Video]

Rising singer-songwriter/ actor Ioanna (pronounced “You-wa-na”) delivers the stunning visuals for her retro-pop heartfelt single “Did to Me,” which serves as a change in pace in her recent releases. The track takes elements from 80s disco/pop and modern synth-wave styles to bring a catchy piece ripe with evocative lyrics that dive into the singer’s personal life. Over dark cinematic synths, punchy four to the floor drum grooves, Ioanna gives listeners a quick glimpse into the effects of broken trust and emotional turmoil. 

For the video, she taps director Dragan Andic who culls inspiration from the emotionally charged song to bring it to life. The use of cinematic techniques, dark moody lighting, and quick performance cut scenes peppered with seductive choreography really heightens the energy of the track. 

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Ioanna is a Toronto, Canada based singer who comes from a big multicultural family with a mixture of Greek and Lebanese. She started her foray into music in 2017 writing and recording for herself and other artists and is also an emerging actor.

Listen to “Did to me” on Spotify below.

Connect with Ioanna: SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | Instagram

New Amsterdam museum dedicated exclusively to electronic music to open

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On October 29, a museum dedicated to electronic music—the first of its kind, according to founders—will formally open its doors to indulge audiophiles in six dance-driven exhibitions and 15 installations. Our House will merge photo galleries, flyers, interactive turntables, documentaries, a 4D audio-visual experience known as “The Culture Ride,” and drum machines with contributions from industry fixtures such as Charlotte de Witte, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation, and more.

“Together with more than 150 international artists, promoters, creatives, producers, curators, operators and DJs, we have worked for the last two years on the realization of the collection,” said Our House co-founder, Jeroen Jansen.

Tickets to Our House are available here. Visit Our House’s official website for updated information on museum policies and offerings.

H/T: DJ Mag

Featured image: Tom Wilkinson

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Andrea Oliva shares new single, ‘Playa’, on All I Need: Listen

The new EP follows summer single ‘Final String’

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Friday, October 15, 2021 – 12:26

Andrea Oliva has released a new single via his imprint, All I Need.

Serving as the follow up to the first release via Oliva’s imprint, ‘Final String’, ‘Playa’ is another certified dance anthem, and comes with two huge remixes courtesy of Swiss DJ and producer, Deetron.

ANTS resident DJ and co-founder Oliva, who also released a new EP via Crosstown Rebels earlier this year, launched All I Need back in August. The label is “intrinsically linked to Andrea’s spiritual home of Ibiza”, and will embrace music technology to create a long-lasting legacy.

You can listen to the single and remixes, which are out now, below.

Check out Andrea Oliva’s Point Blank DJ Masterclass from IMS Ibiza 2018 here.

Anz drops new EP, ‘All Hours’, on Ninja Tune: Listen

Anz has released a new EP.

Following the release of singles ‘You Could Be’ and ‘Real Enough to Feel Good’, the Manchester-based DJ/producer has shared a six-track Ninja Tune EP, ‘All Hours’.

The club-focused ep has a clear narrative, with Anz explaining that “‘All Hours’ was built to be a soundtrack for 24 hours, from sunrise to the next. Dance music for people who are up all hours – through the day to the club and onwards, each track leaves traces in the one that follows.”

It’s been a busy year for Anz. The producer launched her own label, OTMI, earlier this year, performed at Four Tet’s recent Warehouse Project party, and will play a set at Sheffield’s No Bounds Festival this weekend.

The EP is available now digitally and as a limited-edition white label vinyl, as well as a graphic vinyl bundle featuring stickers and prints from Bandcamp. Check out ‘All Hours’ below.

Anz won the Breakthrough DJ award at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards in 2020. Watch back the live stream from the event <a href="” target=”_blank”>here.

Damon Albarn shares second album single, ‘The Tower Of Montevideo’

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Damon Albarn is due to release his sophomore solo LP, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows, on November 12 via Transgressive Records, and has shared the second single from the upcoming record. “The Tower Of Montevideo” finds Albarn honoring South America, and is named after a building built in the 1920’s in Uruguay’s capital, Motenvideo, Palacio Salvo.

The track finds Albarn describing the inside of the tower, his voice crooning over a soothing beat that fits into the track’s South American theme. A saxophone dances over the track’s melody, Albarn singing, “once there were cinemas, and at the time we had parties.”

“The Tower Of Montevideo” follows the album’s title track, released in June. While Albarn has been busy with The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows, the musician has also been busy preparing for Gorillaz‘s next LP.

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Jon Hopkins shares excerpt from forthcoming album, ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’

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Jon Hopkins is due to release his album, Music For Psychedelic Therapy, on November 12, with a vinyl edition of the LP to be made available on February 11. With its full release on the horizon, Hopkins has decided to share an excerpt from the record along with a psychedelic visualizer that welcomes listeners into his forthcoming album’s ambient soundscapes and roaring synths. Speaking in a press release, Hopkins said of the excerpt,

“It’s time to share the music that sits at the heart of this album. This is what it’s all about for me. Everything on the record is so intrinsically linked that rather has extract one track to release next, I made this stand-alone except, which is drawn from two big moments of the second half—’Love Flows Over Us in Prismatic Waves’ and ‘Deep in the Glowing Heart.’”

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