News from Multiples: For those of you who follow our twitter feed you will no doubt have heard that T2D has been working very hard making a brand new synth with Native Instruments Reaktor technology. It is currently at version 1 stage of development and is a 3 oscillator synth routed through a Modulation Matrix where any of 3 seperate filters can be chosen for each of the oscillators to go through.
My patience for an update to this potentially potent app was pretty thin until I awoke this morning to learn that Akai Professional has released an update to their iOS app Synthstation. While not exactly the layout we saw aboard the Synthstation49 keyboard at NAMM 2011, the new update V2.0 is based upon user feedback. When the Synthstation49 hardware finally is released, the pair are definitely going to be taking the iPad and synth app tools to a new level users and skeptics have been hoping for. SynthStation v2.0 contains the most requested enhancements and capabilities from SynthStation enthusiasts everywhere and is now an even more powerful app for creating music on the go.
Glidepro wants you to have fun with his new Free Casacadr sequencer app for iPad. Cascadr experiments with the idea of playing a sequence of notes and a number of speeds - simultaneously. Rather than the sequences being played in time with each other (for example, 30bpm, 60bpm, 120bpm...) they are played at intervals of 1bpm - which generates an interesting cascading effect. He wants you to stick around cause he's got plans for it to make it way better with more features to come including sounds.
Organic Compounds is a raw, multi-format acoustic drum package which will be available in multiple popular formats. We have paid close attention to each samples’ start and end points, making sure each hit starts and ends on zero-crossing to avoid all pops and clicks. The original, non-normalized samples are included in this package, and yes, there is a cowbell.
Ribbon is a lofi synth as well as a USB and CV Gate controller. The tactile pad controls a FM effect. An amazing new instrument. Eowave Ribbon is not just a ribbon controller!
On July 1st at 22:00 CET the French, Lyon based, Television station will broadcast a concert by Jean Michel Jarre live from Monaco. Jarre has designed a special light show which he will perform on a 200-meter-long stage. It's also been suggested that attendees will need binoculars. The show filmed by 18 HD cameras will include HD video effects, lasers and pyrotechnics. The concert will be braodcast in a worldwide exclusive on the international news channel and via Ustream.tv on euronews.net. The event is part of the coverage for the royal wedding week in Monaco of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday, 2 July. Read more below including the original press release from Jean Michel Jarre's website.
Heading into new territory AfroDJMac's week #14 of his Ableton Live Rack releases is focuses on tension and release. He makes the point that as in life so is in music the concepot of tension and release. So much of our enjoyment in life relies on tension and release, and music is no different. This week AfroDJMac has created a bunch of white noise risers and fallers, sampled some choice sounds from old video games, and created synths that climb and fall many octaves over time.
Puremagnetik has announced the release of their new Micropak Grainscape. A collection of haunting, granular synthesized, cinematic textures and ambiences for scoring or sound design applications. Bending metal, shimmering glass, dark twisted ambiences, nightmare choirs and more. Grainscapes is perfect for setting a suspenseful film scene or designing walls of layered tension. Grainscapes includes over 20 multisampled programs tailored for instant tweaking and sonic manipulation.
Cubase Elements 6, the smallest retail version of Steinberg's award-winning Cubase music production software, is now available as a free trial version for download. Functionally identical with the retail version, the trial version will run on your system for 30 days, so there’s plenty of time to record audio, try out the powerful recording, editing and mixing tools as well as the included instruments and effect plug-ins. Try the exclusive HALion Sonic SE workstation, the Prologue synthesizer, the Groove Agent ONE drum machine, the 33 studio-grade audio effects and experience the highly intuitive Cubase workflow relished by professionals around the globe.
Press Release - Paris, June 27, 2011 MacMusic/440Network launches 440Software. The Ultimate Mac, PC & iOS Audio Software Directory. The folks at MacMusic-440Network today proudly announces the launch of what appears to be the first and only website exclusively dedicated to audio software on Mac, PC and iOS systems. In fact, 440Software proposes the first complete directory of iOS, iPhone / iPad audio applications that will help users find the software they are looking for without having to search the enigmatic iTunes search engine that never finds the product we're looking for. An efficient "watch list" will also help subscribers keep all of their audio software up to date. Simply signin with your FaceBook, Twitter or Google login information to take advantage of all 440Software useful information for FREE!
Committed to help small developers, artists, designers and musicians reach others with their work, DNR Collaborative has released Fuzzytone for Native Instrument's Reaktor. A Free saturation and lo-fi signal shaper that can give you, well, fuzzy tones. Left and right channel independent with end stage diffusion delay. Available for a Free download at http://www.teamdnr.net/user-...
The Robots are back and this time they are not taking prisoners! When Alien Drum Robots Attack is a drum and effects tool box for electronic music. Designed for folks who work with Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Dub Step, Techno, House, Dub, Break Beat... any genre that needs solid punchy drums with lots of character and plenty of variety.
From the creators of the award-winning iOS app MorphWiz comes SampleWiz. SampleWiz is a Universal iOS application. It runs iOS 4.0 and higher on the 3rd- and 4th-generation iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2. Capture your sonic universe! Listen… Record… Create…
Ambient Injection: Evolving Energy from Bluezone Corporation gives you among the darkest and unheard sounds in Sci-Fi film scoring. This exceptional sample pack contains intenses soundscapes, unreal atmospheres, deep drones, processed Sci–Fi sound effects, finely crafted transitions, falls, impacts and more. This ultimate sample pack is suited for Ambient, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Breaks and film’s background music.
iSyn Poly is an electronic music studio for use with Apple iPad. iSyn Poly places an unbelievable number of features including three studio-quality, fully programmable virtual analog synthesizers and a drum machine packed in just three different screens on your iPad.
The first time I was made aware of Mark Jenkins music and his massive museum worthy collection of synthesizers was in the February 2000 issue of Keyboard Magazine. They used to run a column called Workspace at the end of every issue during that period of time. Mark with his cheerful, reassuring smile was featured for the Workspace column that month. The article focused on the synths with a few small pictures of Mark with his analog and digital synthesizers including modular and hybrid ones. However that article failed to portray the depth and journey of an artist who had been then as is now active at his game for well over thirty years in the field of Electronic Music as well as Electronic Music magazines and sound design. Mark had been a guitarist for a few months before being turned onto the synth world after hearing Tangerine Dream on the John Peel Show for the first time. He recently gave Synth.me an interview and answered questions about his music life, synthesizers, the making of the World's first iPad album and some of his opinions on the modern day record label. Read on for what we hope is as a rewarding experience for you as we did talking with Mark Jenkins.
Hard to believe its been 13 weeks now of free Abelton Live racks from AfroDJMac. This week he brings us another generous helping of the Korg Monotron sampled and racked up for us all. It's worth noting that he created this set partly out of frustration at trying to play the ribbon keyboard more accurately. Indeed I share the same frustration when I had a go at the little monster.
Image-Line is pleased to announce that FL Studio Mobile is now available from the App Store. There are two FL Studio Mobile applications: FL Studio Mobile for iPhone/iPod Touch and FL Studio Mobile HD for the iPaD. FL Studio Mobile is available at an introductory price of $14.99 and FL Studio Mobile is available for $19.99 introductory price.
This month Kebu returns to us with a piece he wrote in 2008 as a tribute jean Michel Jarre. Only analog synthesizer were used in recording the tune. The tune was also recorded by analog gear only and mixed with an analog mixer. The tune is from Kebu's upcoming debut album, which is planned to be released in 2012.
Moog Music has released a major firmware update to the Little Phatty and Slim Phatty operating system to version 3. 1. With a major Improvements to the Arpeggiator and other Features including MIDI and velocity sensitivity.