Reason has a rack for everything

May 1, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The big mixer in Reason is where your songs really find their full potential – sonically speaking. The powerful EQ, channel dynamics, bus channels, parallel channels, spectrum EQ, and oh-so-lovely Master Bus Compressor are all designed with one thing in mind: making you sound great!

In this walkthrough of the big mixer, we take a look at the major sections of the mixer and what they mean for your mix.

This video features “Outside In” by Atom, mixed by Gary Bromham inside Reason 7. The track is available for download as a Reason demo song here:
http://www.propellerheads.se/demo-songs/

Reason’s virtual rack is the heart and soul of Reason. Synths, drum machines, samplers, effects, and little gadgets that tweak and freak one another are the building blocks of your music.

In this walk-through, we check out the Reason rack in more detail and get you up to speed on the powerful tools in your toolbox.

This video features “Syndrome” by Mikkas and “Bobo by Schpilka:
http://www.mikkasmusic.com
http://www.schpilkas.com

Inspiration can be a tricky thing. You either feel it or you don’t. So much of music making is about either capturing inspiration when it happens or making it happen through new sounds, new techniques, or new ways of processing sound.

In this video, we take a look at all the ways that Reason can inspire your music.

This video features “Be Like You” by Olivia Broadfield and “English” by Ali Payami:
http://www.soundcloud.com/oliviabroad…
https://www.facebook.com/ali.payami.f…

Electrify for iPad…Getting Started

April 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

How to get started with this great app

ELECTRIFY is a virtual sample based Groovebox for your iPad. It was designed to combine the best features of existing hardware grooveboxes and the ease of use of software applications in one creative touchable app.
Features:

* 8-track sequencer with individual track lengths
* 2 chainable effect buses with 8 different effects (more to come soon)
* direct access to the track’s main parameters
* Easy to use step sequencer
* pattern matrix
* 7 parameters editable per step
* Professional Sample Library comprising more than 600 high quality samples provided by Mutekki Media.
* Import your own samples (wav/aif)
* Loop mode for playing stretched loops
* Sample editing: truncate, timestretch(pitch) / normalize
* Copy and Paste to other iPad apps
* Bounce patterns as wav

Get it here >>

MusikMesse teasers from Novation, MFB and Dualo

April 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Novation appears to have a bass synth in the making, teasers pics from thier Facebook site yesterday below:

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Or perhaps a a two oscillator mono synth

MFB has introduced the Tanzbär Drumcomputer – a new analog drum machine.

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Audio demo below:

MFB Drum Computer Session 2 by Yapacc on Mixcloud

And finally a new electronic instrument from Dualo:

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Dualo, a start-up company etablished in 2011 by two musicians and engineers, has designed a musical instrument based on a innovative and intuitive keyboard: the du-touch ß.

This original key layout, which is closer to harmony, is an alternative to the layout encountered in a piano, and is called the dualo keyboard.The manner in which the keys have been laid out has been validated by several musicians, and is designed to provide an opportunity to learn, to read and to play music faster than traditional instruments.

In Decembre 2012, after two years of extensive research and development, Dualo has released a limited edition of his first instrument, dualo du-touch ß, already sold-out. Several famous artists decided to support our project, including Cyril Atef (-M-, Bumcello, …), Fixi (Java) and Khalid K.

In view of the enthusiastic reception for our instrument, Dualo is now launching a crowd-funding campaign on KissKissBankBank.com to finance the professional edition, which will be delivered from Decembre 2013.

Our first instrument, “dualo du-touch ß” is designed for amateurs and professionals.

  • innovative : it’s the first instrument in the world which use a layout of keys based on the dualo principle
  • compact, portable and featuring a wide tessitura : light, designed to come with you everywhere, 5 octaves for 29cm high
  • standalone : battery-powered, built-in synthesizer, built-in multi- effect processor, built-in multitrack looper ; audio line out and amplified audio headphones out
  • versatile : thanks to the built-in features which allows to play with a wide palette of sounds and to organize them in songs
  • original and allowing a wide stage presence : fitted with gesture and movement sensors offering a new generation of musical gesture, a new feel and a new phrasing
  • intuitive and instructive : thanks to the dualo principle and to the built-in help system : screen, light display

Orphion Editor

April 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Introducing Orphion Editor

www.appstore.com/Orphion

Orphion is a musical instrument with a unique sound between string instrument and percussion. Everyone can play expressive, wonderful sounds and easy or virtuosic melodies on it just by moving fingers on virtual pads.

What can I do with it?

• Express the sounds you feel
• Play polyphonic music very expressively
• Crazy drumming
• Dream and relax
• Create soundscapes and melodies without musical knowledge
• Visually explore music and music theory

Features:

• Different articulations from soft to plucked to hardly slapped
• Natural interaction
• Extend your ways of expression as a percussionist, guitarist, pianist or other musician
• 15 transposable pad layouts with different tonalities from easy to complex
• 8 individual voices for 8 fingers (4 on iPad 1)
• MIDI support: Play your favorite synth with the revolutionary Orphion interface
• Audiobus support: Stream live audio from Orphion directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps
• Orphion Editor (availible as upgrade): Create and share your own custom pad layouts. Download new pad layouts from Orphion Universe

Checking out the Orphion iOS app

March 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Orphion is a musical instrument with a unique sound between string instrument and percussion. Everyone can play expressive, wonderful sounds and easy or virtuosic melodies on it just by moving fingers on virtual pads.

Get Orphion here:
orphion.de

Enjoy

Cosmosƒ – real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine

March 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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sonicLAB has announced version 2.2 of Cosmosƒ, a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine.

newest update: Cosmosƒ V2.2 offers a powerful and unique preset morphing mechanism. With 2D / 3D control interface + homogeneous and heterogeneous micro waveform handling, it “rethinks” for you what you know as “morphing”…

A sonic morphing process defines a metaphor of exploring the sonic shape and timbral evolution on intermediate levels. Cosmosƒ V2.2 gives the possibility to manipulate its composants responsable for its bottom-up sonic construction within necessary correspondance, precision and smoothness.

Changes in Cosmosƒ v2.2

  • 2D / 3D preset morphing mechanism. Up to 4 different preset parameter space can be morphed by traveling inside a 3D sphere by adjusting the polar coordinates within a unique interface design.
  • Stochastic morphing with distribution range for altering the morphing position, speed and interpolation control.
  • Built-in mathematical functions to automatically and precisely move the morphing pointer in the space.
  • Precise audio rate parameter update with the possibility of reaching amazing morphing speeds (44100times a second!)
  • turns Cosmosƒ into a super oscillator by accumulating up to 4 different presets in heterogeneous micro event mixing mode prior to the morphing phase.

Cosmosƒ for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 89 EUR.

More information here >>

The Dubreq Stylophone S2 – part 1

March 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is a preview of the sound and functionality of the Dubreq Stylophone S2. This preview was made with a prototype of the S2 which was demonstrated at NAMM 2013.

The S2 is available through the Dubreq website: http://www.dubreq.com

Retronyms introduces three new Tabletop Devices

March 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Features songs from the Cloudseeder community:
Vacationlazy’s remix:
https://soundcloud.com/vacationlazy/t…

The original song from Knot Sew Suite:
https://soundcloud.com/theknotsewsuit…

Teaser for the new UVX-3P electronic instrument from UVI

March 1, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

All the details below:

❐ Download Demo Version : http://bit.ly/uvx-3p-demo-version
❐ Demo Installation Guide : http://bit.ly/uvx-3p-demo-readme
❐ Buy UVX-3P : http://bit.ly/uvx-3p
Special introductory price : $79 instead of $99

❐ UVI Official Blog : http://blog.uvi.net

UVI introduces UVX-3P, a superb instrument at an outstanding price, $79 (introductory price — instead of $99). Inspired by the Roland JX-3P.

In 1983, Roland introduced one of the first affordable analog synths, the JX-3P. The JX-3P signaled a shift away from control dense synths like the JUNO and JUPITER series for a less intimidating, more entry-level aesthetic aimed at players who wanted the Roland sound without being distracted by a slew of controls.

That said the JX-3P was in no way technically inferior, offering many of the same components as its more expensive siblings‚ it even boasted dual DCO’s per-voice compared to a single in the JUNO series making it somewhat of a sleeper powerhouse.

Not as pervasive as the JUNO series, the JX-3P was still a very capable and expressive instrument used by many well known pop acts such as Stevie Nicks, Vince Clark and The Cure as well as electronica pioneers Orbital and The Future Sound of London.

UVX-3P was developed with the same care and thoroughness as our other Vintage series instruments. A JX-3P was fully restored to factory spec, programmed by members of our sound design team and deeply multi-sampled, capturing samples both dry and with the built-in analog chorus enabled. Great care was taken to capture a wide range of the sonic capabilities of this synth, giving you 160+ presets in all.

Explore the included sounds or design your own patches from scratch through an immaculately prepared UI. Take your sound design even further with the wide range of effects available in the industry leading UVI Engine.

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COMPATIBILITY

With the free UVI Workstation 2.0.9 (required version), UVX-3P can work:
• as a stand-alone instrument, compatible with Mac & PC
• as a VST, AudioUnit, RTAS and MAS plug-in.

With MachFive 3 — make the most of all editing features included!

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* Roland, JUNO, JUPITER and JX-3P are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated, endorsed, connected or sponsored in any way to this video, UVI website or any of our affiliate sites ; therefore do not be confused between UVI and these brands.

** iLok required

flight of the bumblebee – ableton push

February 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ableton Push – more than a controller

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