PIANO 2 GO transforms your iPod or iPad into a full-blown music making machine; it’s like having your own personal studio! Practice, compose and perform music anywhere using this portable mini-keyboard with a built-in dock for iPod or iPad. Whether a novice or professional, PIANO 2 GO will have you creating and performing music for all your family, friends and fans to enjoy.
Tone2 Audiosoftware have announced the availability of a free update for Gladiator 2. Gladiator 2 gives you a groundbreaking approach to sound generation, while supporting an extensive list of synthesis methods including Tone2’s award winning Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM)HCM uses a large, expandable collection of standard and resynthesized waves, these waves can be modified in real time, altering their harmonic structure. The innovative HCM synthesis covers new and unique aural territory, only possible with Gladiator.
Last night, Trent Reznor won a Academy Award (Oscar) for the original soundtrack he made together with Atticus Ross for The Social Network. In honour of that achievement we are posting a video where Melena Ryzik visits Trent Reznor in his home studio to discuss his work on the Oscar nominated score of “The Social Network.” originally posted by the New York Times.
After two years of development, Orion gets its most important update with Orion 8, taking its sound quality, workflow and possibilities to an entirely new level. This version has new instruments, effects, sample content and a new mixing console amongst all the other improvements.
HG Fortune, being somewhat of an alternative instrument plug-in designer, created something which is hard to describe. It made me think in lines of the Korg Wavestation or NI Absynth but at a more low-level way of usage and programming. Very much suited for drones, pads and soundscapes.
Allen Farmelo, NYC based recording engineer, mixer and producer, needed a console for his Farm studio room and turned to Brooklyn-based designer Francois Chambard, head of the design firm UM Project. They designed a console that combines the size and functionality of an SSL AWS 900, the vibe of a Quad Eight, but loaded with API gear.
Ditto is a creative delay effect, using randomised tempo-sync modulation to provide a constantly changing but musical delay effect. You can randomise the delay time, feedback and filter cut-off, with independent left and right channel modulation if you wish. Reverse delay can also be randomly set to change things up even more.
These are the releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection.
Silly title of this post, we know. Because we assume you know what Soundcloud is or else you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years (just kidding, … don’t hate us!). But SoundCloud is a online audio platform that lets music professionals receive, send and distribute their music. Primarily SoundCloud provides an efficient and simple way for music professionals to exchange music they are working on in private settings allowing for easy collaboration and communication prior to a public release.
If you want one, you have to act pretty fast. Only 100 CMI-30As will be made. They will be sold directly by Fairlight Instruments and shipped anywhere in the world from Sydney, Australia (at purchaser’s expense). Authorised agents will provide support and service in most major territories.
Cubic Carrot has updated its BPM analysing software Beat Counter (also known as BPM Music Analyzer) to version 4. The software provides completely automatic beats-per-minute detection using computational music analysis algorithms. Analyzes your collection of music files and writes the resulting BPM value to the ID3v2 tag.
Apple today released a developer preview of Mac OS® X Lion, which takes some of the best ideas from iPad™ and brings them back to the Mac® for the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Lion features Mission Control, an innovative new view of everything running on your Mac; Launchpad, a new home for all your Mac apps; full screen apps that use the entire Mac display; and new Multi-Touch™ gestures. Lion also includes the Mac App Store℠, the best place to discover, install and automatically update Mac apps. The Lion preview is available to Mac Developer Program members through the Mac App Store today, and the final version of Lion will ship to customers this summer.
Mobile iPad studios. There are manny apps available. I always wondered why company’s that make DAWs in the computer world don’t make iOS apps of their DAW. Until now! It looks like Image-line hooked up with the Xewton team for FL studio Mobile. FL Studio mobile will allow you to create complete multi-track projects on your iPod, iPhone or iPad and, if you want, load mobile projects into FL Studio and take them to the next level.
Propellerhead Software today announced that their highly acclaimed Record software has been chosen by premium mixing console maker Midas to be included with all new VeniceF mixing consoles. The recently-launched VeniceF mixing console features the full functionality and sound quality of the much-loved Midas XL3 EQ and filter section, Midas mic preamps, 100mm faders, increased channel and input count, a dual 7×2 matrix and a reorganised master section layout. Furthermore the VeniceF’s 32×32 FireWire capability adds 32 channels of multitrack recording and playback (VeniceF 320) using any suitable FireWire-equipped computer, without the need for additional costly interfaces.