birdStepper Teaser

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

birdStepper vs. guitar….get it on the App Store 4/22/14

Comp – new compressor plug-in VST from Tek’it

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Tek’it Audio has announced the release of Comp, a compressor plug-in in VST format. Comp is a modern compressor that is designed to provide visual tools to help a user visualize the dynamics applied to a sound.

Features:

  • Real time visualization.
  • RMS and Peak compression.
  • Soft and Hard knee.
  • Attack range from 0.01ms to 0.9s.
  • Ratio up to 30:1.
  • Wet/Dry mix for parallel compression.
  • Input, Output, Gain reduction readouts and VU.
  • Scope visualization at sample sync to 200ms window.
  • Zero Latency.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Easy MIDI learn on all parameters.
  • Use 7-bit MIDI Continuous Controller or High resolution 14-bit MIDI NRPN and RPN.
  • Integrated Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load…

Price: €29 / $39. A demo version of “Comp” is available to download as a VST plug-in for Windows. The full version is available to purchase for.

Selektor – new simple drum sampler

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Abletunes has announced the release of Selektor, a simple drum sampler that allows user to switch between samples (much like presets on synth) on the fly while the track is playing and hear an instant result.

Features:

  • Can switch between samples on the fly.
  • Has 4 tabs for samples.
  • Visual representation of the sample.
  • Each sample tab is mapped on the keyboard.
  • Volume, transposing and panning controls for each sample tab.
  • AHDSR envelopes for each sample tab.
  • Responds to velocity.

Price: $35. Selektor is available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST and AU plug-in formats.

More info here >>

Moogfest 2014 Werkstatt Synthesizer workshop

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The new Moog Werkstatt in action

What Does Sound Look Like?

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

You can actually see sound waves as they travel through the air thanks to a clever photographic trick.

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Produced by Adam Cole
Hands shot by Meg Vogel

Schlieren images provided by Mike Hargather (http://infohost.nmt.edu/~mjh/people.html)
Amber Kates
Bobby Gold
J. W. Tang, A. Nicolle and J. Pantelic

MUSIC:
“Eileen” by Lee Rosevere
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee…

Exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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The History Center in Tompkins County will open the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer on Friday, May 2nd. Telling the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking electronic instruments bearing his name, Switched-On will provide museum-goers an interactive, engaging opportunity to learn about this important chapter of our region’s history. Based on a series of wide-ranging oral history interviews done with family members, colleagues, and contemporaries, and done in partnership with the Asheville, N.C.-based Bob Moog Foundation, the exhibition provides unparalleled insight into the unique genius of Bob Moog and the ways in which he ushered in a revolution in music. Switched-On is the first major exhibition on Bob Moog and Moog Synthesizers to occur in the region, and will run through May 31st, 2015.

First Friday Gallery Night
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The History Center

More info on the museum here - http://www.thehistorycenter.net/thc_exhibits/2014/moog.php and more info on The Bob Moog Foundation here http://moogfoundation.org/.

Soundcells releases version of 4 of the powerful Simple Sampling Reason refill

April 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Simple Sampling – a name, a concept!
 
Simple Sampling is your best friend if you are looking for classic old-school sampled sounds instead of huge patches built by hundreds of individual samples. Patches are super-fast loading, CPU-friendly and they are full of ‘retro‘ character. A lot of great instruments were sampled to get the stunning result: Rhodes Mark 1, Doepfer MS404, Supernova 2, microKORG, Nord Modular G2x, Yamaha VL1, Yamaha SY99, Kawai K5000 … Version 4 adds combinator & NNXT patches based on 300 MB of new samples.

Simple Sampling contains:
 
• 176 combinator patches
• A note by note (a2 – e4) sampled and looped original Stylophone including it´s typical release click
• The modules folder contains the basic NNXT patches which were used to build the combinators
• 9 demo tracks in Reason format
 
Price per unit is 19.90 ,- EUR.
 
Get it here >>

Elektron is now shipping the Analog Rytm – 8 voice analog drum machine

April 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Elektron has announced that Analog Rytm, a hardware 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support, is now available for purchase.

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Key features:

  • 8 drum voices, each with:
    • Specialized analog percussion sound generator.
    • sample playback (16-bit/48kHz/mono).
    • analog overdrive.
    • analog multi-mode filter.
  • 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads.
  • Analog stereo master compressor & distortion.
  • Reverb & Delay send FX.
  • Elektron step sequencer.
  • Chromatic, Performance, and Scene mode.
  • Live oriented beat control.
  • Individual voice outputs.
  • Drive storage for projects, patterns, kits, songs, sounds and samples.
  • Included in the box:
    • 1 Power Supply Unit.
    • 1 Power Supply cable of your selection (EU, US, UK, AUS).
    • 1 Analog Rytm Quickstart Guide.
    • 1 USB cable.

Pricing & Availability

Analog Rytm can be purchased in the Elektron Online Shop or from your favorite Elektron dealer. It costs $1549 / €1489 / £1249 / ¥174900. The demand is high and initial supplies are limited, so please note that it will be sold on a first come, first served basis – and that early orders might take a few days extra to process and ship.

Overbridge, the technology that erases the line between analog hardware and software plug-in instruments and makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the Analog Rytm in a DAW environment will be a part of a free OS update expected to be released Q4 2014.

Imogen Heap – Me The Machine

April 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Two years to the day since Imogen unveiled the first version of ‘Me The Machine’ with her Mi.Mu Gloves, here’s the official music video!

Back the Gloves on Kickstarter: http://immi.fm/mimukick
Pre-order the “Sparks” deluxe box set: http://immi.fm/ihdeluxe

New album “Sparks” coming soon…

Imogen said: “Today is Earth Day and 2 years ago I performed the first version of Me The Machine written with and for my Mi.Mu gloves. I am dying to let you hear the album but I have to wait, but today I want to let you hear and see the studio version and the additional music video. Hope you really enjoy it! Most of the visuals are being manipulated live using my Mi.Mu gloves as I didn’t just want to mime. So I went one step further and worked with the team on getting the gloves ready for visual manipulations.”

DRG – new Dual Rhythm Generator for Max for Live

April 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Spektro Audio has released DRG – Dual Rhythm Generator, a Max for Live device capable of generating clocks and rhythms that can be used with analog synthesizers and drum machines via control voltage.

By using a combination of two clock generators and an optional boolean logic operator, DRG can generate anything from simple clock divisions to complex rhythms.

DRG is great for clocking analog sequencers, triggering envelopes, sequencing drum modules and etc.

DRG can be used in different situations. The workflow was thought out to work great both in the studio and in live concerts. Everything on the front panel, from the simple layout to the LEDs colors, was design to give you instant feedback of whats going on. Features such as the MIDI Controlled Presets let’s you add variation to your track and change the settings using either MIDI clips or any MIDI controller.

DRG requires an audio interface with DC-Coupled outputs or an Expert Sleepers ES-3 / ES-4 / ES-40 module.

DRG is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More info here >>

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