Ableton masterclass at 4 pm CET (wednesday april 24th) – Scarlett will be working through the techniques she uses to produce playlists and mixes for catwalk shows. In the world of fashion, DJs are often employed to supply the soundtrack to catwalk shows – of course, having the ability to create a musical narrative is the key to being a great DJ, which undoubtedly facilitates their collaborations with fashion designers.
Propellerhead released for sale today Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2, major updates to its award-winning music software line. The latest versions inspire musicians to create more and better music with deep, streamlined mixing and a complete rack for all types of instruments.
Elektron Music Machines have just uploaded product presentation videos for the Analog Four, the Octatrack, the Machinedrum UW and the Monomachine. The videos demonstrate basic functionality and sound design possibilites and every video is rounded off with a live demo, featuring an all Elektron set up.
123 Creative, known for their Veldwerk synth, have released BigQ. It is a envelope follower/multifilter plugin. Cutoff (frequency) of the filter is controlled by the amplitude of the input signal. The louder you play, the more intensive the cutoff frequency of filter is modulated. Perfect for BASS guitar, Electric guitar and Drums.
The guys at Studio Electronics have posted another demo video of the Boomstar SEM synth. It shows the Boomstar SEM Production Unit Demo in Quadraphoria. Music and programming by Drew Neumann. Live tweaking by Drew Neumann and Marc St. Regis.
Below are some of the new 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.
kiloHearts, developer of AU and VST plugins for Windows and Mac, has announced the release of a new plug-in: Disperser.
One of the real suprises at the NAMM earlier this year was the announcement by Korg to resurrect the MS-20 mono synth. The original has a special place in many hearts of true synth heads since 1978. Especially the thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options make it a synth that’s treasured by many. With the new MS-20 Mini Korg is giving new users the opportunity to enjoy the analog sound in our digital world today!
Teaming serious sound quality with ultimate styling, the new MDR-XB910 headphones from Sony take their cue from latest music trends.
On the Jomox stand/booth, at this years MusikMesse, we saw something unknown to us. Jomox was introducing modular system modules. A new territory for them (and us). Jürgen Michaelis from Jomox gave us a little demonstration of the ModBase 09 Bass Drum Module and the Mod.Brane 11 Percussion Module.
Waves GEQ is a full-featured graphic equalizer plugin with both Classic and Modern mono and stereo components, featuring 30 ISO bands plus high and low pass filters, a high precision floating parametric EQ bell filter, and a real-time analyzer.
Cakewalk have introduced a ‘touch’ version of their Music Creator 6 software. Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs – with no musical experience required. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music. And when you’re ready to share your music with the world, you can burn a CD or use SoundCloud to post your music on Facebook and Twitter.