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Serato Audio Research has released Serato Scratch Live 2.3, a free update.

The update includes a number of new additions as well as a healthy dose of maintenance fixes.

Features

  • Cue Point Labels.
  • 64-bit Drivers For Mac.
  • Better software THRU mode indication for the SL 2, SL 3 and SL 4.
  • Core Audio/ASIO drivers for the SL 3 and Sixty-Eight.
  • Improved Scratch Live user interface layout for minimum screen resolutions.
  • Added support for the Pioneer CDJ-350.
  • Added support for the Pioneer CDJ-850.
  • Support for all current Rane Scratch Live Hardware (SL 1, SL 2, SL 3, SL 4, TTM 57SL, Sixty-Eight).

Details below.  Read more…

 

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This video, via MIT, takes a look at the history of the modular synthesizer.

It captures a lecture by Prof. Christopher Ariza, from MIT’s Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics).

Topics covered include:

  • The Modular Synthesizer: Overview
  • The RCA Synthesizer
  • RCA Synthesizer Mark I
  • Buchla 100 Series Modular Electronic Music System
  • Moog modular systems I, II, and II
  • Modular synthesizer concepts
  • Key synthesizers

A PDF is available that goes along with the lecture. Read more…