Voxkit – a sound-triggered MIDI drum controller for iOS

July 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Voxkit is a universal app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

It’s designed to trigger drum samples (either internally, or through MIDI), and distinguishes between four different tones at a time.

The app is currently in review in the iTunes store, and should be available shortly. For the release, it’ll be priced at $1, and we’ll have some promo codes available on our Facebook page…. http://www.facebook.com/SecretBaseDesign

For more info, go to http://www.secretbasedesign.com/apps

Salad Spynner – new sound library for Ableton Live

March 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Praxworld has announced the release of Salad Spynner, a sound library for Ableton Live.

Add some greenery to your tracks with a helping of fresh delicious drum and percussion samples harvested from the SonicCharge Synplant synthesizer.

Contains 213 single hits in .wav format, and seven fiber-rich Ableton drum racks.

The Salad Spynner library is available to purchase for $3.86 USD.

Get it here >>

Soundtrack Loops releases Super Freak Studio Drum Beats

February 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soundtrack Loops has announced a fresh batch of live and electronic drum loops.

Super Freak Studio Drum Beats offers both live studio acoustic kits and electronic drum beats. There are 450 loops and 27 oneshots in total.

“The live acoustic side offers 243 loops. This folder includes beats, hi hats, and fills. Tempos range from 85-100 BPM. The acoustic kits were recorded on the 1956 Round Badge Gretsch that was used to record “Super Freak” by Rick James. They were recorded and mixed by Howie Beno – producer, mixer, for Dionne Warwick, Ministry, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The electronic side offers 207 electronic beats. This folder includes mixed beats, kick patterns, and hi hat patterns performed by Drummer Felix Miklik (Producer of Studio Breaks by Peace Love Productions).”

Formats:

  • Apple-looped .aif
  • ACIDized .wav
  • Recycle .rx2
  • Ableton Live .alp

24 bit 44.1kHz Stereo.

Pricing and Availability:
$24.95

More information:

Pictures of Alesis’ new drum module for iPad

January 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Alesis introduced the DM Dock – a new iPad dock that turns an iPad into a electronic drum module. Around the back, the DM Dock lets you plug in standard drum pads, patch in MIDI cables and connect to stereo outputs.

Here are the details.

Features:

The only drum module for iPad and iPad 2

Works with virtually any app including GarageBand

13 individual 1/4″ TRS trigger inputs for connecting drum and cymbal pads and other triggers

Works with dual-zone drum and cymbal pads, continuous hi-hats, three-zone rides, and multiple chokeable cymbals

Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad

Mounts to any stand or rack using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately)

1/4″ Headphone jack with volume control

1/8″ Mix Input for mixing in external audio sources

Balanced 1/4″ stereo main outputs for connecting to an amp or PA

MIDI input and output for connecting to external MIDI hardware

USB MIDI port for use with MIDI software applications or your Mac or PC

Powers and charges iPad using universal wall power supply

Assignable footswitch input for program changes, start/stop sequences or metronome

Includes:

DM Dock

iPad 2 Adapter

Quickstart Guide

Safety & Warranty Manual

Power Supply

Cable Snake

Pricing for the Alesis DM Dock expected to be about $249 and it should ship in Q2 2012.

Testing Buchla drum presets + a bonus Buchla

January 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Drum Bloop – Testing the Buchla drum presets. You can find them on page 247 of the user manual…”

Via It’s full of stars

“Vegas Buchla and OP-1 Sunset – Chillin at Encore waiting for Deadmau5 making lots of noise”

Kill Everybody Drum Loop featuring the OP-1

October 10, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Always nice to here the OP-1 in action:

Decided to try and add 12 seconds from “Scrillex – Kill Everybody” to an drum in the OP-1. Looped one of the sounds in the drum pattern section and that is basically what is playing through the whole beat. Using Spring as effect. I wanted to do some more creative stuff here but … this is just a test.

TABLE DRUM App Review – Makes ANY objects (or your voice) into drums!

September 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Makes ANY objects (or your voice) into drums! This IS as fun as it looks. The programmer has granted permission for this video. ”

TableDrum is the Augmented Audio application that allows you to sync the sound of any real object and trigger a real time response of high quality drum sounds. You can now build your own drumset from practically anything. Drum applications where users tap the screen are things of the past. This is the future! Take it to the streets, show your kitchen table who’s the boss or simply let your stuff feel the rhythm. With the TableDrum application the world is now your virtual drum set. You can sync the sound of basically any real object to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and link it to high quality drum samples of your choice. Included in the app is the Classic Rock kit with 8 high quality drum samples. By expanding your sound library with the Ethno & Jazz kit and Electro and Glitch kit you can get access to another 32 high quality sounds to play with.

Some things to get started
Gear up with a couple of pencils and some office supplies, each one with unique acoustic characteristics, to drum on!
Use headphones for best result.

To link a drum to a real physical object
1. Hold down a drum pad until it starts glowing.
2. Release and tap a real physical object several times (4-8) while the light fills the circle.
3. When the linking process is done, the rim of the pad will glow.

The app recognizes sound, so for the app to work at its best, the sounds you link should be different and distinguished. While you are playing, hit the object the same way as when you linked it.

 

Sharp testing of the KOMA Elektronik BD101

August 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A short test of the KOMA Elektronik BD101 with a Vermona analog drumsynth and a Moon Modular Quad CV Source. A sneak peak in the Gate / Delay functions and the Infra red motion controller. Recorded at the Schneiders Laden HQ in Kreuzberg, Berlin (http://www.schneidersladen.de).

The BD101 and FT201 (State Variable Filter / 10 Step Sequencer) are now available for pre-order from the KOMA Elektronik website. To win your own KOMA Elektronik pedal, go to http://www.facebook.com/KOMAelektronik and press “like.” Only 7 days to go before we pick a winner from the big hat…

http://www.koma-elektronik.com

Custom made drum sounds for Yamaha

July 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Classic drum sounds
This is a demonstration of the custom sounds I made for my Yamaha FB-01 using the Atari ST program “Caged Artist FB01 Editor”. As you can see… its possible create drum sounds similar to what you’d hear on a drum synth, as well as create typical FM sounds… and even a very clear sounding square wave. I am sure someone will comment with “this sounds like Sega Genesis” and I agree mostly.

PS – there are no external effects applied… not that it sounds like there are

Does the world really need another drum synth?

June 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

If we’re talking about Rob Papen’s Punch, then the answer is YES. Check out this video to see how to divide up your drum parts in Punch and process each individually.

With Punch, Rob Papen delivers a brand new speaker busting, body rattling software instrument. Punch delivers synthesized drums in the finest audio quality and with breathtaking features for the contemporary producer.

You can can use synthesis and the build in samples to build your own unique sounding drum-kit, but also your own samples can be loaded into Punch to complete your kit. Your sounds can then be crafted using the stunning features, filters and huge synth power we all know from other RP synthesizers.

Punch has a unique sound but also built in sequencers, allowing you the user to have multiple patterns at your finger tips. These grooves can be triggered in a live environment to build a song, but are also great for just improvisation and jamming!

Also featured are a growing amount of drum-kits built by 3rd party designers and famous DJ’s which complete the arsenal of power that is Punch…

 

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