Michael Wagener: Moog Ladder

December 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Legendary Producer/Engineer Michael Wagener sat down with us at Wireworld Studios outside of Nasheville, TN to talk about his experience with The Ladder 500 Series module and demonstrate a variety of ways he’s using it on guitars, kick drum, room mics and floor tom.

Learn more about the Ladder and Moog’s entire family of 500 series products at:

http://www.moogmusic.com/500

and hear more sound samples from The Ladder at;

http://www.moogmusic.com/products/500-series/500-series-ladder-filter#sound-tab

Audiobus: Recording SoundPrism PRO, Sunrizer and Funkbox in MultiTrack DAW

November 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sebastian uses MultiTrack DAW to record SoundPrism PRO, Sunrizer and Funkbox, with some Virtual MIDI magic. What are you going to do with Audiobus?
http://audiob.us

SoundPrism PRO: https://itunes.apple.com/app/soundprism-pro/id425733007?mt=8
Sunrizer: https://itunes.apple.com/app/sunrizer-synth/id443663267?mt=8
Funkbox: https://itunes.apple.com/app/funkbox-drum-machine/id350437349?mt=8
MultiTrack DAW: https://itunes.apple.com/app/multitrack-daw/id329322101?mt=8

ORBITAL – Electronic Music Innovators @ Decibel Festival

November 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

All the details below:

More info: http://bit.ly/QPH9Xe
At this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Phil Hartnoll of Orbital, one of the most influential dance music groups of the last twenty-five years. The Grammy Award-winning duo consists of Phil and his brother Paul, both originally from Sevenoaks, England, and they began releasing critically and commercially successful dance singles and albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In this video interview, Phil Hartnoll talks about their early beginnings and individual musical influences (including Kraftwerk, English rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, classic Motown soul records from the US, film scores, and Jamaican ska, reggae and dub), their connection with musical contemporaries The Prodigy and Underworld (who were playing similar acid house and rave club gigs back in the day), the origin of the torch glasses, constantly refining their live setup, using the TR-909 vintage analog drum machine and the Ableton Live controller Griid, the importance of improvisation and playfulness in electronic music performances and sets, and most of all, staying true to oneself and not getting caught up in hype.

We talked to Orbital in the Moog Sound Lab about the sounds they crafted for the new special edition white Moog Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer.

To hear the sounds they crafted visit Moog’s website: http://moogmusic.com/sight-and-sound/sound_gallery

Richie Hawtin’s CNTRL: Beyond EDM

November 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info: http://bit.ly/TjYhoo
Dubspot teamed up with Richie Hawtin and Sennheiser to present CNTRL: Beyond EDM – a series of seminars at colleges across North America addressing the current state of technology, production, performance, and creativity in electronic music. In this video, Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice along with Carl Craig and DJ Sneak discuss the tour and the meaning behind it.

Howie B (Björk, Massive Attack, U2) on VINTAGE COMPRESSORS and more

November 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this short interview, Howie B talks about working with analog gear, producing in the box and why he loves the VINTAGE COMPRESSORS Series. See how he uses the VC 2A on “Summer’s Flower” – a track from his upcoming album.

Click here for the full interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LsovGoFEZc

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iZotope Trash 2 – Extended Video Review

November 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Russ takes a look at the new iZotope Trash 2 plug-in and finds out that it offers far more than one would first think.

Trash 2 takes the best of Trash and makes it even better. With an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats, Trash 2 is primed for a powerful new era of audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation. Let sonic mayhem ensue.

KEY FEATURES

  • Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 60+ distortion algorithms, perfect for transforming your sound into something never before heard.
  • Design your own unique distortions, from massive to mild and everything in between, with a new, customizable, multiband Waveshaper.
  • Let your tracks inhabit any space or object with the new Convolve module. Choose from over 100 impulse responses or load your own to put your bass in a washing machine or your keys in a cave.
  • Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with two redesigned Filter modules, each one featuring new vowel formant filters, screaming peaks, node modulations, and more.
  • Start trashing your audio immediately with an extensive new preset library and an ear-friendly Limiter that ensures you can play without fear.

More info here >>

Arthur Baker in Mute studios 2006

November 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s another video plucked from the Future Music archive, filmed in Early 2006. Here we get an insight in to the way producer legend Arthur Baker was working and why the Roland Space Echo is one of his favourite bits of kit. Plus a sneaky look around Mute Records old London studio.

Audiobus: Looping Sunrizer with Loopy HD

November 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

iOS developer Audiobus has now released a proper teaser video demonstrating the workflow of its potentially revolutionary inter-app audio routing device. Audiobus is an app designed to allow audio to be streamed between multiple iOS music making apps. No release date has been announced yet, but the app has been approved by Apple. For more info on the app, check out the Audiobus official site.

Audiobus Demo at the London Mobile Music Makers meet

October 31, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A brief video of part of the demo from tonight’s demo of audiobus.

What’s the difference between Audiobus and Virtual MIDI?

Virtual MIDI is a local communications channel for passing around MIDI messages like “C# 1, Velocity 127“, or “Modulation, 50” – simple messages that control how a synthesizer should generate audio. Audiobus is a communications channel for sending live audio, like the audible output of a synthesizer app, or the output of a guitar amp effects app, for example.

Check out the new psyGEN synth and Circuit multiband waveshape modelling plugins

October 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

M-RGT has announced the release of psyGEN, an experimental granular synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Using granular synthesis as a basis it adds extensive Modulation and FX capabilities to take any type of .wav file source and turn it into a multi-layered composition of great complexity.

With the built-in 16 track sequencer, long evolving ambient/drone sounds can be created and cross-faded with other sounds to create dense tapestries of sound. Also, the sequencer allows for more rhythmic based compositions or patches as well. It is possible to create an entire composition with just one track incorporating many variations.

psyGEN can be used as a standalone synthesizer with a plug-in like SaviHost or similar program or can be installed as a VSTi with a Host DAW.

The psyGEN plug-in for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $33.50 USD.

More info here >>

Sinevibes has announced the release of Circuit, its latest Audio Unit effect plugin for multiband waveshape modelling.

Circuit splits the signal into three frequency bands, and passes each band through its own processing engine which offers 12 different algorithms – from sine-based waveshape transformers and foldback distortion, to circuit-bent filters, lo-fi and ring modulation. These models can be further modulated by an input envelope follower, tempo-synchronized LFO or two-dimensional Lorenz attractor. All this is wrapped into a stylish, colour-coded interface based on Sinevibes’ innovative design language, which makes it incredibly fun to work with.

Circuit features

  • Morph lifeless waveforms into entirely new, rich and dense sounds.
  • Transform synth basses and leads into completely different, layered material.
  • Re-synthesise and mangle electronic drum loops beyond recognition.

Circuit is available to purchase for $29 USD. It is also included in the Sinevibes plug-in bundle for $119 USD.

Read more here >>

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