Auto-Tune: The Fans Deserve Better!

July 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Spectre challenges modern music creation, video details below:

The “talent enhancement” that plagues modern music production doesn’t equal “better music.” Here’s why.

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Convolution Processing – real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements

June 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Introduction to FFS02 // Convolution Processing, an advanced sound design video tutorial. Available for $9.99 at:https://gumroad.com/l/FFS02 or PayPal http://bit.ly/1jssqgt

Convolution Processing is a technique that allows the real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements from an instrumental or vocal part.
In this video you’ll see/hear how this technique can enrich a simple percussive part and a synth part into a full sounding track.

Video Workflow ▸ concept behind the technique ▸ recording and editing of custom impulse responses ▸ recording of initial instrumental part ▸ setup of the rhythmic-oriented processing ▸ detailed function of each individual plugin chain ▸ rhythmic part performance ▸ setup of the tonal-oriented processing ▸ detailed function of each individual plugin chain ▸ final performance ▸ final notes.

// Here you can find “Rhythmic Processing” http://gum.co/FFS01, the first advanced sound design technique of this series, read reviews and comments from fellow producers and musicians

SoundMorph – TimeFlux software

May 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

TimeFlux, the ultimate time stretching, morphing, and spectral effects processing software.

TimeFlux takes your sound to a whole new level of control and sonic manipulation. Just like time is endless, the possibilities in
TimeFlux are endless as you can Morph between 8 snapshots using our custom Orb controller area. Control TimeFlux with your
mouse, or as an added bonus control it with an optional Leap Motion controller and harness the powers of time in your hand!

You can load up to 4 sounds and up to 4 VSTs in TimeFlux, record your performance and export it as a .WAV file, or record straight into your DAW. Time and space will never be the same!

TimeFlux also contains 3.6Gb of custom made sound design revolving around the theme of time manipulation. All sounds included were carefully crafted by SoundMorph and Ivo Ivonav of Glitchmachines. Both experimental and practical, the included sound design complements the TimeFlux software, and also is quite usable on it’s own.

FEATURES:

– Load up to 4 sound files

– Load up to 4 VST plugins within TimeFlux

– 8 snapshot Orb Controller

– Optional Leap Motion controller. Leap Motion sold separately here: https://www.leapmotion.com/

– 2 time stretchers

– 1 morphers

– 4 filters

– Record and Export your performance in wave files

– 3.6Gb TimeFlux sound design soundpack included made by SoundMorph and Ivo Ivanov

– Compatible with Mac and PC (32 bit and 64 bit)

More info here >>

BPM – Beat Production Machine

May 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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BPM unites drum machine-style operation with advanced virtual instrument technology to give you the ultimate rhythm programming experience. Combine drum kits, sequenced patterns, sliced loops and instrument sounds to realize your rhythmic vision, mixing and matching any playing style with any drum kit. Or plug in your pad controller or MIDI keyboard to capture your live, groove-quantized performance directly in BPM.

Browse BPM’s vast 15 GB sound library of expertly recorded and mastered 24-bit 96 kHz rhythmic material for urban, R&B, hip hop, techno, electro, house, pop, rock and other music styles. Sample your own drum sounds directly into BPM’s drum pads, or simply drag and drop clips from your computer desktop, to add infinite possibilities to your own, unique sound. Add further punch with BPM’s Drum Synthesizer. Combine unlimited sample layers per pad with programmable layer switching. Now add guitar, bass and other multi-sample instrument sounds from BPM’s included library, MachFive or any other MOTU or UVI sample instrument library.

Trigger scenes during live performance from pads or MIDI notes. Drag and drop scenes into a song to build an entire track in seconds. Finalize your track with BPM’s comprehensive graphic mixer, unlimited effects processing and dozens of world-class effects, including multi-band EQ, filter, delay, drive, distortion and convolution reverb. Advanced features include drag & drop audio import/export, multiple outputs, universal plug-in compatibility and stand-alone operation.

More info here >>

Precision Knob — iMPC Pro Log

May 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Retronym teaser for the upcoming Akai iMPC Pro music production center for iPad takes a look at their approach to making precision editing adjustments.

Every knob in iMPC Pro has a Precision Mode for fine tune editing and easy gestural access to advanced features.

iMPC Pro Log showcases the latest features from the freshest development build of iMPC Pro, the upcoming beat production iPad app from Akai Professional and Retronyms. A new video drops every week until we launch!

[Note: iMPC Pro is currently in development. All features are subject to change]

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FFS02 // Convolution Processing // INTRODUCTION

May 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is the introduction to FFS02 // Convolution Processing, the second advanced sound design technique from my Feedforward Sounds video series: http://gum.co/FFS02

Convolution Processing is a technique that allows the real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements from an instrumental or vocal part.
In this video you’ll see/hear how this technique can enrich a simple percussive part and a synth part into a full sounding track.

Video Workflow ▸ concept behind the technique ▸ recording and editing of custom impulse responses ▸ recording of initial instrumental part ▸ setup of the rhythmic-oriented processing ▸ detailed function of each individual plugin chain ▸ rhythmic part performance ▸ setup of the tonal-oriented processing ▸ detailed function of each individual plugin chain ▸ final performance ▸ final notes.

// Here you can find “Rhythmic Processing” http://gum.co/FFS01, the first advanced sound design technique of this series, read reviews and comments from fellow producers and musicians.

Vitamin – new multiband harmonic enhancer and tone-shaping plugin

April 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Waves has released Vitamin, a multiband harmonic enhancer and tone-shaping plugin that can make any track sound powerful and full of spark by mixing an enriched version with the original signal.

With its zero-latency processing, Vitamin caters to studio and live mix engineers alike. Used as an insert on any track or buss, Vitamin delivers a warm, vital result that is comparable to what you would get from a parallel chain of EQ, compression and saturation processors, but without the hassle.

Vitamin’s controls are intuitive, easy to use and responsive, letting you smooth or accentuate punchiness and dynamics, determine the crossover frequency points between the plugin’s five bands, and control the mix of the direct signal with its enhanced version. To top it all off, when Vitamin is in stereo mode, each band has a width control that lets you create wider sound images or make room for a vocal right in front of the mix – a great tool for mastering.

Features:

  • Parallel multiband harmonic enhancer with five individual bands.
  • Control over the crossover frequency points between bands.
  • Control over the mix of the direct signal with the enhanced version.
  • Per-band stereo width control.
  • Punch control for smoothing or accentuating punchiness and dynamics.
  • Zero-latency processing.

Pricing & Availability

Vitamin Native costs $200 but is currently available for the introductory price of $99. The SoundGrid version is $300 (intro $149).

Vitamin is available separately as well as in the following bundles: Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Horizon, Mercury, Prelude, Essentials, Pro Show, and SD7 Pro Show. Owners of these bundles with current Waves Update Plan coverage can update now to receive Vitamin at no additional cost.

Waves V9r18

The Waves V9r18 installers include the following changes:

  • The new Vitamin Sonic Enhancer available separately as well as in Mercury, Horizon, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Pro Show, SD7 Pro Show, Essentials and Prelude.
  • WLM Loudness Meter is added to the list of single plugins (in addition to WLM Plus).
  • Manny Marroquin Distortion: minor sound related fix.

More info here >>

Tutorial: EDM Automation Tricks in Reason

March 7, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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ASK Audio has a nice tutorial out focusing on automation, read the scope below and if of interest head over to their site for the full version:

With groundbreaking plug-ins coming out, like BreakTweaker and Ultraloop, that utilize automation, LFOs, pitching and effects automation for percussive, melodic and rhythmic creation, it’s easy to want to blow some serious money. However, if you think about it and understand the basics of what’s taking place in some of these amazing new plug-ins, it won’t take you long to remember that all of those, and sometimes more options, are available in DAWs, right now!

Reason is one of those DAWs that is perfectly capable of dishing out the same slick effects and editing oddities, especially with its awesome automation lanes and Parallel Channels. In this tutorial, we’re going to go through some of these features with an emphasis on building an arrangement for electronic music from a single tone, similarly to the Alligator in Reason, but on a bigger scale. Let me show you what I mean! Go ahead and set your tempo to 150, and let’s get going!

Step 1 – Lay the Ground Work

Before we do anything crazy, we need some tone to build from. I’m going to use a Thor that’s bumping a basic square wave oscillator. To achieve this tone, make sure to turn the Pulse Width knob to the square symbol. I would also suggest turning the Octave down, once, or twice. Working with a deeper tone will ensure some bigger overall results. >>>>>

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Multiplex Vocoder – new audio app for music production

November 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Audiomeals has introduced Multiplex Vocoder, a prototype audio app conceived for music production, live sets and audio post-production.

Multiplex Vocoder features four VST Vocoder modules where you can load any Virtual Instrument to design your final vocoder sound using from 1 to 4 vocoder sound sources. Optional 100Hz High Pass Filter at input stage.

Transform your favourite synthesisers into vocoders, send your voice to 4 vocoders simultaneously while recording the audio output, optional dry/wet recording mode. Each Vocoder features it`s own 3-band parametric equalizer.

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Multiplex Vocoder features

  • Optional 100Hz High Pass Filter at input stage.
  • Transform your favourite synthesisers into vocoders.
  • Send your voice to 4 vocoders simultaneously while recording the audio output.
  • Optional dry/wet recording mode.
  • Each Vocoder features its own 3-band parametric equalizer.
  • Input depending mode available. Each vocoder will be activated or deactivated depending the input level, you can set the threshold individually.
  • MIDI Learn mode. Control the app via your MIDI controller faders.

Multiplex Vococer is available to download for Mac (VST) at no cost until December 5th, 2013 (regular 5 EUR). Windows version is coming.

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Backstage: Gary Numan with Producer Ade Fenton

November 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ade Fenton produced the current Gary Numan album Splinter – its Numan’s first top 20 Uk success since 1983. Not only did Ade produce the record, but he also put together the tour. We caught up with him backstage last week at the penultimate gig at Brighton’s Dome theatre to chat and take a look at what powers the show. Edd Butterworth interviews

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