The story of Stevie Wonder’s technical challenge to Ray Kurzweil that ultimately motivates the inception of Kurzweil Music Systems.
Recently iZotope released its sampling re-synthesizer plugin Iris. Driven by iZotope’s award-winning visual selection technology, Iris is a groundbreaking sample-based synthesizer that harnesses the power of both your eyes and your ears. Fuel your creativity with Iris’s new spin on sound design, perfect for musical inspiration and sonic experimentation.
DJ Rig™ FREE for iPhone/iPod touch is now available on the iTunes App Store. Together with the newly-updated regular version of DJ Rig, the two apps provide instant song-playing from your iOS device music library, automatic tempo sync and beat match, sample-based pads and performance recording, plus an arsenal of high-quality DJ effects.
The sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine inspire musicians around the world, even though the device hasn’t been made since 1984 and most of its avid users have never actually seen one.
Music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of Wurlitzer V, a (Standalone, VST 2.4 & 3 — 32-bit and 64- bit, RTAS and AU — 32- and 64-bit) high-end software recreation of the classic Wurlitzer EP 200A electric piano as of April 26, 2012.
Native Instruments today introduced SKANNER XT, a unique and highly distinctive KOMPLETE instrument, designed by the expert team behind REAKTOR. With a strong focus on unconventional tone and genuine musical expression, SKANNER XT is both an exceptional library addition for REAKTOR 5 users as well as an excellent sound resource for the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER.
Anyone into music production will be familiar with the production software tools from Native Instruments. Their sampler software Kontakt is one of the best outthere. That’s just a fact. Native Instruments provides very high quality instrumenst for Kontakt. From drums, basses, synths, brass instruments, strings, etc. Plus there are many third-party instruments that run on the Kontakt sampler software. There are almost too many to mention. However, sometimes something comes across your desk that immediately triggers your interest. Personally, for me that was the Sasha Soundlab by AudioRaiders. Maybe I should mention that I am a big Sasha fan. His Airdrawndagger, Involver and Involv2er artist albums are instant classics and part of my all-time favorits.
Avid today announced the release of Sibelius First, the easiest and most intuitive way for aspiring composers, songwriters, arrangers and students to write and share music.
FXpansion is proud to present Etch, a versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology. Featuring dual filter blocks with additional distortion and compression alongisde a huge range of modulation possibilities, Etch can do amazing things to all kinds of audio material.
MixVibes is proud to present the most exciting DJing application they have ever created: CrossDJ for iPad. MixVibes brings you a comprehensive iPad DJing experience with a user friendly yet professional and feature rich layout. This application allows all DJs to enjoy performing quality sounding mixes on an iPad.
Positive Grid, announces JamUp, the new multi-effect guitar app and guitar interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. With new tonal innovation, JamUp gives guitarists access to a load of authentic tones, iTunes Jam Player and the very first sound-on-sound phrase sampler on the iOS device. Launch special, JamUp Lite FREE for 30 days.
FabFilter has updated the FabFilter Saturn multi-band distortion and saturation plug-in to version 1.01, introducing flexible per-band solo and mute options along with various minor bug fixes. This is a free update for existing FabFilter Saturn users.
The bx_saturator is an M/S & multi-band saturation tool which can be used for mastering, mixing and sound-design. It offers a warm and subtle distortion which works wonders on individual signals and can even be applied to the stereo master channe in the M/S stereo model. Brainworx´ NEW “True-Split” crossover technology ensures that Mid and Side channels are perfectly in phase.
Dave McMurray has drawn comparisons to Grover Washington Jr., one of the most popular and influential saxophonists of all time. While a fine compliment, it somewhat misses the point though; this Detroit native has a sound that is truly his own. Considered one of the finest avant-garde saxophonist in his early years, McMurray has shown a special talent for genre-crossing. He has worked with a diverse range of artists, including Bob James, KEM, Don Was (Was Not Was), Bonnie Raitt, Albert King, BB King, Geri Allen, Herbie Hancock, Bootsy Collins, and The Rolling Stones.
Waves Audio and Musicsoft Arts join forces to bring you Mashup, the first DJ app to bring Waves studio-quality processing to the iPad.