Radial Engineering is pleased to announce the StageBug SB-5 Sidewinder Laptop direct box, a DI designed for quick deployment on busy stages and for the fast-paced environment of the AV system tech.
Korg have released another demonstration video of their latest version of the KAOSSILATOR. In this video they show us how to create a house track from scratch with the supercharged version of the palm-sized KAOSSILATOR, reborn as a powerful track-making tool and loaded with live performance power.
Steinberg have announced that you can now try out the Cubase 7 advanced music production system with the free trial version available for download. Cubase 7 Trial is a 30-day trial version, available from the Steinberg website and comprises all the features available in Cubase 7, the award-winning digital audio workstation released in December 2012. It requires the USB-eLicenser dongle.
Today Arturia released an app version of the Moog Minimoog called the iMini. This app is an an authentic recreation of the all-time classic Minimoog monosynth. The Arturia app is now available at Apple’s App Store.
A lightweight version of Neo-Soul Keys with all three electric pianos: Mark I Suitcase, Mark I Stage, and 200A Wurli. The library comes with the sustain samples and two release notes which consist of the actual mechanical and tine release noises.
Native Instruments have started teasing us with a video and sound demos of a new instrument. Of course not much information is available. The only thing we could find out is that it isn’t anything hardware. It is a software synth. Native Instruments say: One synth to rule them all. Years of meticulous research and the latest in cutting-edge DSP technology combine to deliver a synth with teeth. Below is a collection of demos from Native Instruments’ forthcoming software synth.
Looking at Daniel Myer‘s discography, one has to wonder when he sleeps. From his work with influential electro-industrial crossover group Haujobb to his Xbox soundtrack work, the electronic dance-music pioneer has recorded more material in the past few years than most people do in a lifetime – no mean feat considering that he seems to also be perpetually on tour with several different bands.
Alchemy v1.55 is an update to Camel Audio‘s popular sample manipulation synthesiser, offering faster preset loading, faster scanning for new presets and host of other improvements and fixes.
Pioneer’s DDJ-WeGO controller just got even more versatile, with the addition of the hugely popular Serato DJ Intro (ver 1.1.1) to its line-up of compatible DJ software. DJs can get inventive with designated buttons for all the software’s exciting features — and then upgrade to the full Serato DJ (1.1.2) for native control of all the innovative features demanded by pro-DJs, including four-deck control.
Modestep have been re-writing the live music rulebook across Europe, introducing a new wave of ‘Dubstep‘ and ‘Electronic-Rock Fusion‘ to the masses. Formed in 2010 by brothers; Tony and Josh Friend with Matthew Curtis and more recently Nick Tsang, the group started performing Dubstep vibes with soulful vocals (Josh), later adding rock elements to their music to create the familiar sound known today through UK chart hits such as “Sunlight” and “To the Stars”.
We have posted videos by this guy from Australia before. M4Sonic shows incredible skills when it comes to using the Novation Launchpad. Or sometimes even two launchpads!
Originality is a trait some musicians aim for, while others feel content in refining already established forms of expression. Vero Elektra belongs to the former category. Her moody, yet upbeat, chill wave tracks, infused with vocal snippets functioning as sounds among the rest rather than conveyors of messages, have unique qualities. They strive beyond.
MixVibes have released a free update (version 2.3) for their CrossDJ Free DJ software. CrossDJ Free is the most sophisticated free DJ software on the market. Therefore the best way to start really djing. It has a fully featured professionnal DJ standards set up (waveforms, Cue/Play/Sync buttons, mixer, hot cues, scratching, loops, effects …) and, at the same time, a very intuive and simple interface.
Below 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.