Demo of the i505 app that emulates the Roland TR-505 drum machine.
A cheap (budget) drum machine. It features 16 drum tones which unfortunately, are only mediocre samples. Its memory contains 48 patterns and 6 songs. Unlike its TR cousins it does not have individual drum tone outputs. There is no drum tone editing capability either. It does however feature extensive MIDI implementation, even the pads will transmit MIDI data. The 505 works well with a computer and sequencer or as a stand alone drum machine. It is extremely basic and unexciting but does make a good starter or play-along drum machine.
Almost start to wish I had a PC as well back home, although it would not be a massive investment to get the real one.
easytoolz has released minitron, a freeware virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows. A new toy for the masses, a “Emu” of the Korg Monotron, it is not a real Emulation, more a Adaption of the simple but effective.
Structure of the Korg Minisynth with a little “moogysh” Sound…
One Osc (saw) – one LFO (pulse) one “moogysh” LP-filter
Overdrive and Mastervolume – monophon – 16 Patches
minitron is available as a freeware VST instrument plugin for Windows.
By the way easyTools has a lot of other goodies, check out the video below:
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
GrandEpiano is a hybrid modeling electric piano. By utilizing Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology, GrandEpiano can simulate several acclaimed vintage epianos such as Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Horner. The most important feature of it is that you can freely “hybrid” this epiano sound with any piano modules in Supreme Piano 2 to create a new fantastic hybrid sound. Aslo GrandEpiano has built in several professional effect to help you shape final sound.
- NEO Hybrid Modeling Electric Pianos
- Internal Delay, Phaser, Chorus, Reverb and Compressor effect unit
- Separate controls under Hybrid mode
PhilterPlugs has released Monoklon, a free synthesizer plug-in that emulation the Korg Monotron.
Can´t copy the Original Monotron Sound but hey…
- Virtual Ribbon Controller.
- Sawtooth Osc.
- Sawtooth Lfo.
- LP Filter.
Monoklon is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.
nineOnine is intended to emulate not only the sound of the classic TR-909, but also the logic of programming and saving rhythm patterns.”The TR-909 is an awesome analog drum machine! THE standard House and Techno beatbox. Sounds include kick, snare, hand clap, open and closed hi hats, low mid and hi toms, rim shot, ride and crash cymbals. Sounds are tweakable – attack, tone, tuning, decay, snap and accent. This machine does not sound like true acoustic drums, and we don’t want it to. It has a unique and very loveable analog sound that’s all its own!” And now it is here for the iPad:
- 16 step drum sequencer
- 10 user defined presets
- 9 drum instruments
- 8 drum patterns (4 x 2 banks)
- 4 preset tracks
- Knob zoom for easier handling
- Effects rack (Reverb, Delay, BitCrush and Pan)
- Record and export loops in 16bit/44.1kHz stereo WAV format
However, nineOnine needs some additional features in order to become a no-brainer. MIDI features are missing in action and “Track Play is preset and can not be user defined.”
Developer Mirko Trkulja promises some significant enhancements with the next update, though, including:
- Knob automation
- Wi-Fi MIDI sync
- Full sound synthesis
- Step or Tap pattern write mode
- More patterns and presets
- User defined Track Play
Emulator Modular, add multitouch capability to your preferred software!! (coming soon)
Track ID: “Dusty” by David Jones (Starlight Unlimited), courtesy of Plus 39 Group.
Emulator Modular, www.smithsonmartin.com
Here is a background based on the existing version:
Emulator is the most revolutionary experience for DJ’s in the last 30 years!, is the first REAL and USABLE Multi-Touch DJ System that allows the crowd to see exactly what the DJ is doing on a huge transparent touch screen.
The art of DJ’ing is now part of the clubs lightshow, this is the next level in DJ performance!
Emulator is the first native multi-touch software for windows 7, this makes it possible to convert even a simple Tablet PC into a powerful multi-touch midi controller.
A version specifically for Mac OSX is currently under development.
Is ready to use and does not require any special programming or configuration, follow the basic set up instructions and you are ready to play within 5 minutes.
Emulator is the only MIDI controller that can show all the information needed on one single screen.
Our patented technology gives the user a ”heads-up” display of all tracks and information.
Supports multiple controller layouts, covering the most important DJ’ing software on the market.
Versions for Ableton, Serato and Virtual DJ are in development.
The Traktor Pro version is available now.
Is a complete multi-touch MIDI controller, for example, the Traktor version has more than 130 MIDI buttons, knobs and sliders covering all common features of Traktor Pro and more!!!
Emulator Multi-Touch System has an extreme low latency, with our touchscreen units the latency is only 7ms, this results in fast real time touch points, without the fear of false touchs or ghost points.
Is fully upgradable, buying the Emulator software or any of our multi-touch packages, you receive lifetime product software upgrades with direct support from our private support forum.
Software use low CPU resources, all graphics in Emulator are accelerated by hardware, our graphical engine guarantees low cpu usage.
Emulator is the most durable midi controller available, touch screens support extremely hard usage, the continuous usage will never deteriorate the sliders, knobs or buttons.
Alesis vs Kraftwerk is an A/B composition showing how you can emulate the Kraftwerk track Boing Boom Tschak using LM-1 Bass Drum pitched down, LinnDrum Snare 23, Linn LM-1 hand clap pitched down and Linn LM-1 tambourine pitch high and normal. I think you can work out the transition points!
A demo of new Emu Emulator II soundbanks set to various pictures of the EII, its parts and a well known user from the 80′s.
Soundbanks are available in SD4E2 format, if you’re an EII owner feel free to get in touch.
Touchscreens are all the rage – usually the small Apple ones though. Smithson Martin however want you to have the fullest DJ experience possible and bring you EMULATOR – a projected touchscreen. We got the lowdown at NAMM 2011. The Emulator is immediately impressive as a visual platform for electronic music performance – but is limited to Traktor running on Windows
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A little of FUN from NAMM 2011 : )