Casio America has introduced two inexpensive digital sampling keyboards, the CTK-2090, and the LK-175V. They will be sold exclusively at Target.
According to Casio, build on the legacy of the SK-1, an inexpensive 8-bit sampler from nearly 30 years ago, that offered the ability to synthesize sounds from waveforms, envelopes, vibrato, portamento, rhythms, and sampling.
Both keyboards have two sampling modes: short and full.
- Short Sampling Mode allows users to create up to five sounds 0.4 seconds in length.
- Full Sampling Mode allows users to create one two-second sound. With a built-in sampling microphone, users can also sample their voice and other ambient sounds to create a variety of sampled tones and effects for later use.
Both the CTK-2090 and LK-175V are outfitted with Casio’s Step-up Lesson System, which lets beginners learn 152 built-in songs, phase-by-phase, at their own individual pace. With the LK-175V, users can practice with the help of the lighted 61-Key Piano Style Touch-Response keyboard.
Additional features include a 92mm X 40mm LCD display, 150 built-in rhythms, 400 built-in tones, 110 built-in songs, USB port, and more. Each model also comes with a music stand, song book and X stand.
The CTK-2090 for $169.99 and the LK-175V for $199.99 will be sold at Target locations nationwide, beginning in September.
A Box In The Sea, captures a live granular sampling synth jam, Alpha Seed.
My concept in this piece was to use the Strymon big sky reverb to modulate and process all of the granular sampling I’m doing with the Octatrack.
I’m using 2 Midi tracks on the Octa to constantly modulate (using LFO’s and P-locks) 6 different parameters on the Big Sky (Midi CC’s on a reverb pedal of this standard is brilliant).
The sounds you hear are created with custom impulse responses I made (inspired byDiego Stocco) and reprocessing the same sound with itself (blowing my mind in the process).
The Cocoquantus is being modulated by a Sidrax. I’ve routed the Sidrax through an SSF Ground Control so I can apply DC bias and visualize it with a Dave Jones O’tool.
Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
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In this tutorial Ryan Hemeon shows how you can sample any iOS app using Audiobus to record into Audioshare and open it directly into Nave to start a new patch. He also shows a little bit about setting up your own patch and saving it.
“This is a really cool way to make patches, kind of turning Nave into a “Super Sampler”. I hope this is helpful! ”
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Live 9 201: The Simpler Sampler by Laura Escudé
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So what is sampling and how does Abletons Simpler sampler work? Well, let Laura Escud show you!
In this sampling-for-beginners tutorial renowned violinist and electronic music performer Laura Escud takes you through the very basics of sampling using Ableton Lives stock sampler, Simpler. She starts you off with an overview detailing the history of audio sampling from its nascent beginnings with the famous Fairlight CMI through to software samplers of the present day.
From there youre off to a zoomed-in, zoomed-out look at the Simpler Plugin that is included with every copy of Live. Laura takes you through all of Simplers parameters from envelopes to LFOs showing you how they work and how she uses them in her music. She discusses the differences between Simpler and Lives premium instrument, Sampler … and also shows you how they work together!
Finally, Laura, includes a few workshops where she divulges the arcana behind her Cello Wobble sound and how to use Simpler in an Instrument Rack. Laura then puts it all together with a triptych of videos showing how she uses Simpler in her live performances.
So if youre new to sampling and want to know how to use Simpler – or if your just want to learn some cool sample playback techniques – sample this tutorial by Laura Escud: Lives Simpler Sampler!
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Kosmos is a scripted Synthesizer for Kontakt 4 & 5 by Homegrown Sounds which uses high quality sampled instruments as the Oscillator Source. This version is Kosmos Infekted which is loaded with 525 Multi-sampled Instruments crafted with a Virus TI. There is a Free Lite Version which uses 20 Instruments from the collection.
Sneak peek from the studio featuring the sampling techniques from the new Csound-based iOS app by Boulanger Labs, csSpectral. Deepak Gopinath (Lead iOS Developer) is using csSpectral to play back a simple beat and transforms the rhythms into a unique percussion track that morphs beyond glitch. This aspect of the app is well-suited for many applications ranging from advanced sound design for film to a mashup of your favorite track.
Logic Pro user Matt Shadetek demonstrates resampling using Logic’s EXS24 and Sculpture, details below:
In this tutorial we introduce the concept of resampling: we’ll take an existing part of our track, in this case a synth chord played on Sculpture, and convert it to audio so that we can manipulate it further using Logic’s EXS24 sampler. Our goal in this example is to create a sound I associate with old school underground dance music including 90s house, hardcore and jungle: take a chord, put it into a sampler and then repitch the chord it by playing on a keyboard. The parallel harmonic movement that results can create an interesting, slightly dark feeling.
The next step is to make those chords sustain by using the looping functions in the sampler. This will produce looping artifacts in some cases, one problem being that the loop will playback faster if we play it at a higher pitch. We might not always want this, but in this case it adds an interesting uneven rhythmic feeling to our resampled sounds and completes the sound. This technique can be used for all kinds of sounds and was a popular technique in creating some of the best early drum and bass ‘hoover’ style basslines. Use your imagination and experiment! – Matt Shadetek
This tutorial shows you how to record and sample sounds with your iPad2 and import them on the PPG Wavegenerator with the help of two additional free available Apps: APT (Acoustic Picture Transmiter) and a picture editor like Photoshop express.
If you want to try it, you can download the soundbank which has some examples and a preset for starting your own import at the following link: “www.axxim.de/media/axxims.wgbnk”. Just input the link on your iPad and choose “open with wavegenerator” Enjoy!
ImageLine continues on their quest of delivering short teasers on their upcoming release, without any further details
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