We finally had a chance to sit down with John-Paul Walton (co-founder of Retronyms) to have him showcase the early version of the XOX Drum Deranger. This video doesn’t include all the final features and polish yet, but can provide you an idea of the final product that Retronyms is building for the neiro. It is only the first device they are bringing to the neiro with much more to come.
… testing a revised set of “Auto-Melody Generator” patches (using Intellijel Dixies for the sine waves, a DrumDokta DRM-110 for the drums) for a concert w/ JD Emmanuel in June in Brooklyn ; not that I’m consciously trying to ape his style (which I love) – just trying to yield something a bit more flowing & less asynchronous / manic than the recent “Occlusion” pieces …
Close-ups of the Voight-Kampff machine, shot with a Canon VIXIA HF M50 (in VERY low afternoon light ; impressive performance) with the stock lens ; line-level audio pumped out of the “thru” of a direct box directly into the mic input of the camera (with the internal manual preamp levels set on the low side ; still doesn’t sound half bad despite the output buzz of the Vermona)…
“A basic snare sound made using the Korg MS-20. The trick is to use the high pass filter to add the punch/snap to the drum sound. Drum sounds are very easy to create on a MS20.
The MS20 can also create pretty decent hand clap sounds using the high pass filter, S&H and some other stuff. I will post a video later.”
Roland has introduced the <>TD-15 and TD-11 Drum Sound Modules, two new sound engines for V-Drums electronic percussion products featuring all new SuperNATURAL sounds with Behavior Modeling Technology. The company says that these modules offer V-Drums players an unmatched level of playability and dynamic expression.
The flagship TD-30 Drum Sound Module, released in January 2012, was the first V-Drums sound engine equipped with SuperNATURAL sounds produced by Behavior Modeling Technology. Originally developed for their synthesizers and pianos, Roland says that these leading-edge technologies deliver a quantum leap in realism in both sound and expression for emulating drums, percussion, and other traditional instruments.
With the TD-15 and TD-11, SuperNATURAL sounds are now available in mid- and entry-level V-Drums models. In addition to the ultra-expressive sounds, these modules include an enhanced Ambience feature, plus Coach and Quick REC functions for building drumming skills and capturing drumming performances.
Roland tells us that each new module has a large LCD and the intuitive V-Drums interface for easy navigation and sound customization. Two different USB ports allow users to play audio files from convenient flash media and connect directly to computers for MIDI/Audio over USB.
- The TD-15, available standalone and as part of the new TD-15KV and TD-15K V-Tour Series V-Drums sets, features 500 instruments and 100 user-customizable drum kits. Ten multi-effects are provided for processing drum sounds, and the front panel offers dedicated buttons for tuning, muffling, and effects. There are 11 trigger inputs, plus a click output that can be assigned to the headphone or master outputs.
- The TD-11, available standalone and as part of the new TD-11KV and TD-11K V-Compact Series V-Drums sets, features 190 instruments, 50 user-customizable drum kits, and 10 trigger inputs.
Pricing and Availability:
The TD-15 and TD-11 Drum Sound Modules will be available in late spring.
The following video demonstrates the free set of Dubstep drum samples I’ve created. They are formatted for use in NanoStudio TRG-16. You can also hear a sneak preview at my new Eden Dubstep patches.
You may download this kit for free by simply “liking” ipadloops on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/pages/iPadLoopscom/246604772025757?sk=app_17621738575…
Click like and it will reveal the hidden download code. All samples are original and royalty free. Good for producing Dubstep on an iPad iPhone or iPod Touch. HAVE FUN!
This video features a live performance by DJ SEAP (aka Nigel Sifantus) on the MPC inspired Maschine by Native instruments. There is no sequencing used. All sounds are created, edited and mapped by SEAP then played live “finger drum” style with no edits. Like many of the underground pioneers of finger drumming MPC players, Dj Seap is a Drummer, DJ, Producer with a background ranging from Jazz to Electronica to Metal. You hear all those influences here in this Dubstep inspired track.Equipment used: Ableton Live 8, Native Instruments Massive, the Mouth, and the Finger for sound design, Maschine for performance, and Izotpe ozone plugin for mixdown of the audio. favebook.com/djseap nigelsifantus.com twitter.com/nsifantus
Well although it is in Japanese I think the message is clear
GarageBand Smart Instruments Tips for iPhone / iPod touch / iPad Part1. Today I introduce to you “Smart Drums”. That is great tool for generating drum patterns. No need to tap any drum pad. Only put these icons. お待たせしました、以前より要望の高かった誰でもできるガレージバンド講座（iOS向け）でございます。全5回のうちの第一回目となる今回は、スマートド ラムスを使って楽
Alesis has announced the availability of two new electronic drumsets: the DM10 X Kit , a professional, six-piece electronic drumset, and the compact and affordable DM6 Session Kit . Alesis’ DM10 X is the flagship of two new digital drumset offerings. The comprehensive DM10 X (MSRP: $1,999.00) is centered around the DM10 module and the all-new XRack, offering an expansive six-drum, four-cymbal configuration with sizes and spacing designed to feel natural to acoustic and electronic drummers.
The DM10 X provides a 12-inch snare, two 10-inch toms, two 12-inch floor toms, a 12-inch hi-hat, a 16-inch three-zone ride cymbal and two 14-inch crash cymbals. The DM10 X Kit’s chrome-plated XRack is rugged and features an ultra-solid four-post design and new Alesis quick-release clamps that secure each pad in place and allow drummers to quickly rearrange their setup without tools, and without having to take the rack apart.
Alesis’ more basic DM6 Session Kit (MSRP: $599.00) includes the DM6 drum module with more than 100 sounds, a new ProRack II drum rack, five drum pads, three cymbal pads, hi-hat and bass drum pedals, plus drumsticks and a drum key.
The DM6 Session Kit’s compact rack and quiet rubber pads give drummers a versatile instrument that takes up minimal space and is quiet enough to play at any time. The ProRack II comes preassembled in the box for a fast, easy set up. In addition, Alesis announced that the SamplePad multi-pad instrument, which allows drummers to easily load their own sounds, will be available in Q1 of 2012 for MSRP $199.
LinPlug has announced the release of Relectro, an effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
The relectro is some kind of effect not yet existing, its dedicated to transform drum loops into something sounding substantially different, electronic, strange … suitable for almost any kind of electronic music
- Main processing section with effects similar to
- - Compressor / expander alike section
- - Cut-filter with infinite edge steepeness
- - Comprehensive pitch sections for
- relative pitch changing of the input
- pitch fixing of the input
- (inverted) pitch following of the input signal
- - Variable wave repeat
- - Variable waveform replacement
- - EQ-alike section with 2 bands
- Main modulation section with
- - Two conventional LFO
- - Two modulation step sequencer
- - Modulation matrix with pitch- and volume-follow
- Output section with HP and LP filters and chorus.
- Two wheels for dry/wet blending and morphing.
- MIDI program change supported.
- MIDI learn. Settings can be saved / restored.
The LinPlug relectro for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is avaialble to purchase for $79 USD / 59 EUR.
The hang uses the principles of steel drums to create a melodic and rhythmic instrument. From recordings of the Hang, Subaqueous has put together an Ableton Live pack as well as some great one hit samples. Below is a live set for Ableton Live 8.2 that includes the 3 instruments I have created. There are two basic instruments that are the Hang — One is “light” the other is “hard” hits. The other instrument is called Western Hang. It takes the limited hang notes and turns them into a complete western scale.
“The hang is an absolutely beautiful instrument that uses the principles of steel drums to create a melodic and rhythmic instrument. From recordings of the Hang I have put together an ableton live pack as well as some great one hit samples.
Below is a live set for Ableton Live 8.2 that includes the 3 instruments I have created. There are two basic instruments that are the Hang. One is “light” the other is “hard” hits.
The other instrument is called Western Hang. It takes the limited hang notes and turns them into a complete western scale.
I also have effects for the Hang in each instrument. You will have to download Supaphasor to have the full effect rack.
Below is the files for the Live Pack. If you just want the samples then in the folder you will see another folder names Hang Wave Samples where they are at.
This is given as a free resource, but please take a moment support the process by either joining our email list, or making a small donation, price of a beer or coffee, to help me continue bringing such rad tools and instruments. Thanks and enjoy the beautiful Hang Drum.”