New video with Melotron- Du bist es nicht wert

November 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Von der CD “Werkschau”… get it here:…

Artwork & Animation: Ingo Römling
A big thank you to Chris Pohl, Steve Naghavi, Peter Spilles & Dennis Ostermann.

Interview: Andrew Rudin on Astronauta Pinguim

November 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Here is short sample from the interview:

In 1967 Nonesuch Records, a record company specialized in releasing inexpensive classical music records, became interested in having electronic music in their catalogue. First, they released Morton Subotnick’s ‘Silver Apples of the Moon,’ Kenneth Gaburo’s ‘Music For Voices, Instruments & Electronic Sounds,’ and Beaver & Krause’s ‘The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music,’ and then, via a recommendation from Robert Moog, Nonesuch became aware of Andrew Rudin’s electronic works and commissioned a full-LP composition. In 1968 ‘Tragoedia – A Composition in Four Movements for Electronic Music Synthesizer,’ a piece composed between October 1967 and April 1968 was released, using instruments designed by Robert Moog. Some excerpts from ‘Tragoedia’ were used by Italian director Frederico Fellini in his 1969 film ‘Satyricon.’ Andrew Rudin realized a second work for film and synthesized sounds, ‘Paideia,’ and continued to compose for ensembles and dance companies.

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Sugar Bytes Egoist iPad is now out

November 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sugar Bytes Egoist is now available on the iPad!
This incredible tool is all you need to create a nice groove on the go.
Use your music library as a sound souce and start playing!



  • Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
  • Minimal, yet effective bass line
  • Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
  • Effect Sequencer
  • Randomizers in all areas
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Audiobus
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste
  • Mixdown/Bounce
  • Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
  • Music Library Access
  • iTunes File Sharing

Egoist for iPad

The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

Egoist includes a bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a ‘mean and strong sound’, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The  sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.

The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

The Effect unit offers tapestop, looper, reverb or filter.

The Song Sequencer lets you chain patterns or create breakbeats. The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

Slice Keys turns Egoist into a slice keyboard – it lets you play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects,

Egoist for iPad is available for US 19.99 in the App Store.

Norwegian electro act Substaat: Berlin (“Official video”) 2014

November 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info here >>

Substaat is a Norwegian band in the electro scene.

2008 Established

2009 First concerts (Elektrostat, Oslo among others)

2011 Self titled album released, remaining 13 weeks on DAC top 10 album
Joined Combichrist as support act on 3 dates (Denmark, Sweden and Croatia)
Played on WGT (Leipzig) and PopKomm (Berlin)

2012 Single “Refused” released, remaining 8 weeks on DAC top 20 singles
Joined Icon Of Coil as support act on their reunion tour (Germany and Netherlands)
Joined De/Vision as support act on their “Rockets and Swords” tour (Germany)
Played on a couple of festivals in Germany and Norway

2013 Joined Mesh on their three first dates on their “Automation Baby” tour. Ending the year in Moscow and “Moscow Synthetic Snow Festival”.

2014 Macht released August 15th. Top 4 on DAC and top 2 on GEWC.
Joining The Dark Circus for 12 nights in 6 different countries.

Play Basic Unit Productions presents Haujobb | Perfection

November 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FM4 – a new FM synthesizer for iPad, modeled on classic 1980s Yamaha DX

November 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Primal Audio has announced FM4 – a new FM synthesizer for iPad, modeled on classic 1980s Yamaha DX series keyboards.

According to the developers, “Great care has been put into analyzing and replicating inherent sonic characteristics of the original hardware, such as internal quantization errors and digital-to-analogue conversion.”


  • Four operators configurable via eight different routings
  • Three sound engines modelled on 1980s hardware units
  • Eight waveforms derived from classic FM synths
  • 2x, 3x, and 4x polyphonic unison
  • Tempo-syncable arpeggiator with up, down, up-down, and random patterns
  • Microtuning with eight different temperaments
  • Supports Inter-App Audio, background audio, and MIDI (support for Audiobus is planned)
  • Up to 24 voices of polyphony
  • Import/export presets through iTunes
  • Works on all iPads supporting iOS 7.0 and up

FM4 will be available in the App Store in December 2014, with an introductory price of $0.99. See the Primal Audio site for details.

Stepper Acid– a digitally-controlled 16-step sequencer for Eurorack modular

November 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Nina Richards & Zoë Blade of Transistor Sounds Labs have introduced Stepper Acid– a digitally-controlled 16-step sequencer for Eurorack modular synthesizers.

They say it is “Designed by and for musicians, Stepper Acid was born out of our need for a modern step-sequencer.”


  • 16-step sequencer, with adjustable pattern length
  • Adjustable analogue slide
  • Song mode for pattern chaining
  • Stores up to 40 patterns
  • Detach mode for playing one pattern while entering another
  • 0-5V range CV (5 octaves)
  • Gate and accent output. 5V or 12V selectable
  • Variable swing function
  • Dual microcontroller design
  • Adjustable clock sync input and output. Includes: 24PPQN (Sync24), 48PPQN, 96PPQN and 4PPQN (one note per pulse

Stepper Acid is available for £295.00. See the Transistor Sounds Lab site for details.

A guide to the various features of Stepper Acid.

We were making some demos of Stepper Acid’s features, and Nina got carried away making a track. Enjoy!

SoundWorks Collection – The Sound of Interstellar

November 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King about the sound teams extensive work on Director Christopher Nolan’s immersive sci-fi film Interstellar.

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

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New live video featuring OMD

November 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Virtual Mix rack from Slate released

November 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

After a long wait the Virtual Mix Rack from Slate Digital is now released.

The VIRTUAL MIX RACK continues the Slate Digital tradition of providing the absolute most authentically modeled analog sound in a digital audio plugin.

The ‘VMR’ includes four world class mix modules, including two classic equalizers and two versatile mix compressors, with more modules to be developed.

The ‘VMR’ operates as a Virtual 500 series rack with hot-swappable modules, putting your whole processing chain in ONE WINDOW. This allows you customize your own channel strip, with signal flow following the modules, in any order you choose. Mix and match filters from different EQs. Chain an EQ before or after your compressor. Moving modules around is easy, fast, and creates no break in audio playback. Audition signal chains faster, easier, and in real time with the Slate ‘VMR’.

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