Mute announce a series of Cabaret Voltaire releases, starting with the vinyl issue of Cabaret Voltaire’s 1981 album “Red Mecca” out on 22 July 2013. Remastered and available here on vinyl for the first time since Mute’s reissue in 1990, Red Mecca features the line up of Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, and is Cabaret Voltaire’s third album, and the final full album with co-founder Chris Watson.
Red Mecca was remastered by mastering engineer extraordinaire Stefan Betke (Pole), who also works with Third Ear, Minus, Wagon Repair, Uncanny Valley, Ornaments, BPitch Control, K7 and mastered the VCMG project for Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.
The series of Cabaret Voltaire releases will continue with a box set release on vinyl and CD in the autumn. “#8385 (Collected Works 1983 – 1985)” will collate four of the Cabs’ classic mid-period releases, remastered – “The Crackdown” (1983), “Micro-Phonies” (1984), “Drinking Gasoline” (1985) and “The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord” (1985) – alongside bonus CDs and DVDs.
In early 2014 “#7885 (Electro Punk to Techno Pop 1978 – 1985)” will compile for the first time, both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release.
Via SL Mag
Twisted Tools has announced the release of MSMAX, a Maximizer effect and Mid/Side Matrix plugin for Reaktor.
As a Maximizer, MSMAX can be used for anything from subtle to extreme loudness maximization to get individual tracks or mixes sounding loud and finalized. As a Mid/Side matrix, MSMAX can be used to encode, decode and process Mid/Side signals to add width or create stereo imaging effects. With near-zero latency and CPU efficient code, you can use it on any type of track and run multiple instances without bogging down your system.
MSMAX also features a flexible and easy to use insert effects path, that allows you to insert your own effects to be applied to either the Left/Right or Mid/Side signals. To get you started, MSMAX includes an example effect called Nanoverb, which allows you to apply EQ and/or Reverb to any channel.
Lastly, MSMAX has a Sidechain Ducker at the output stage for some classic volume ducking or pumping effects. There are several modes to choose from to achieve instant results. For example, setting the Sidechain Ducker to auto mode will produce a 1/4 note pumping effect. Set it to ‘Self’ mode and you can duck a delay on a vocal track using the vocal itself as the sidechain input.
Whether you use MSMAX to slam your drum bus, apply creative M/S techniques within Reaktor or squeeze some more volume out of your master, MSMAX is a versatile production tool with several tricks up its sleeve.
MSMAX comes with a Lemur template by Antonio Blanca to control MSMAX remotely using an iPad and Liine’s Lemur application.
- Stereo Maximizer.
- Flexible Mid/Side Matrix (Encode/Decode Input and Output).
- Sidechain Volume Ducker (Sidechain using: Audio, MIDI, Auto, Self).
- Insert effects path (Pre/Post Maximizer).
- Use your own effects.
- Output Limiter.
- Mono Summing.
- Dry/Wet Mix with internal latency compensation.
- Near-zero Latency (1 sample).
- Low CPU.
- Phase flip (Standard or Pre-Decode M/S for 180 degree flip).
- Nanoverb Example Insert Effect (Reverb and EQ).
- Switchless switching for instant A/B’ing settings without clicks or pauses.
- Lemur template by Antonio Blanca.
- Free incremental updates.
MSMAX for Reaktor costs $39 USD. MSMAX comes with an additional 15% OFF coupon when you buy it before August 1st, 2013. All other Twisted Tools products are available at a 15% discount in the Summer Special Savings sale.
See VocaLive (with iRig MIC for vocal input) and AmpliTube (with iRig HD as input for guitar and bass) with great apps like Audiobus (of course) and GarageBand in this great video. See how easy it is to connect VocaLive with other apps that are compatible with Audiobus.
Audiobus (from Audiobus Pty Ltd) allows the processing and output of audio apps to be used in real time with other apps, thus “connecting” them much like audio cables connect pieces of gear. Singers can now use VocaLive to add stunning vocal effects to their recordings in other apps like AmpliTube or GarageBand, or add instrumentation from other apps to their recordings in VocaLive.
VocaLive for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are now Audiobus compatible. Audiobus is a groundbreaking new app (developed by A Tasty Pixel in cooperation with Audanika) that allows users to connect the audio of multiple apps, opening up countless new sonic possibilities. For example Audiobus lets users send audio out of one app, filter it through the next one in the chain, and receive it in the third. Vocals can be run through a filter or multifx; or a synth could be looped by a looper and its output sent to a recorder; or an electric piano could be run through a guitar multi-FX app and then into a sampler — all in real time.
For more info:
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?ite… for more information – VocaLive: http://ikmultimedia.com/vocalive – iRig MIC: http://www.irigmic.com iRig HD: http://www.irighd.com – AmpliTube: http://www.amplitube.com/ios
Livid started some experiments with Max For Live step sequencers and the Livid Base. These are extremely rudimentary, but because they can be accessed with Device control, they are very powerful and easy to work with. Control of these step sequencers is as simple as pointing the controller to the device using the Base Remote Script for Ableton Live 9 in Device mode. One you navigate to a module, it acts as a “super device” handing off the pads and sliders to the Max for Live patch. While these little toys won’t be a “final” product, we’ll have something for you to play with soon!
Whatever you do today – you must listen to this machine – awesome sounds !!!!
…from Medic Modules
CV Out, Gate Out, Clock In, Clock Thru, Reset In.
Each step also has a unique Function control. Each step can be turned off, skipped, repeated or set as a reset point.
Proper video coming soon…
more info: http://www.medicmodules.com
Anyone missing Pink Floyd on Spotify? We can now tell you that their whole catalogue is now available!
Matt Brock has put out this nice retro-futuristic video, Motion, ‘electronic listening music for the eyes’, details below:
“Warpvision presents an Artificial Intelligence video – (Motion) – electronic listening music for the eyes”
Video by David Slade and Phil Wolstenholme: (Nanotechnics.1); (Mirage); (Corpus Porpoise Posthumous Non Polhemus); (Lifespan); (Sim)(biotics).
Audio: Scanner – Untitled; Link – Arcadian (Global Communication Remix); Beaumont Hannant – Utuba; Polygon Window – Polygon Window; Richard H. Kirk – Reality Net; Speedy J – Symmetry; Mark Franklin – Release To The System (Beaumont Hannant Remix); Autechre – Basscadet (Bcdtmx).
© & ℗ 1994 Warpvision
This is the first in a series of video tutorials about Spektrumsynth, which is available at www.dongarbutt.com/spektrumsynth . The Reaktor setup, presets, audio sections, signal path and preliminary patching are discussed. Detailed descriptions of synthesis technology, signal processing and modulation routing will follow..
A new video, via Verifyhuman, captures a “budget monophonic synthesizer smackdown”:
It’s a budget monophonic synthesizer smackdown: How does the new Korg MS-20 Mini compare against the Arturia Minibrute? A veiny arm takes you through the oscillators of these beasts to see just how similar / different they are.
I made the video as a scientific response to the bevy of forum discussions and questions regarding the two. For those in the market for a budget monosynth but only wish to buy one, I hope the video can remove some of the subjectivity and let the listener determine what sounds better to them. No audio editing or effects were added to the raw sound.
Questions? Opinions? Video comparison requests? Leave them in the comments below.
Recorded through Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 with Ableton Live 9.
AeroMIDI uses the Leap Motion controller to track your fingers in 3-dimensional space, allowing you to trigger notes and MIDI continuous controller messages. Works with any MIDI software or hardware! Control synthesizers, lighting rigs, DAWs, effects, virtual instruments, and any other MIDI-capable hardware or software with AeroMIDI!
AeroMIDI is the virtual 3D glue between your synths and your fingers. Prepare to create music in a whole new way.
Welcome to AeroMIDI – New Dimensions in MIDI Control!
**AeroMIDI and the Leap Motion are expected to be released in late July 2013.**
To learn more, go to:
Mac OS/X 10.6+, Windows 7+