Native Instruments has released Maschine 2.2 – an update that adds new options for melodic playing.
- The Maschine 2.2 update adds a new scale and chord engine, a fully-functional arpeggiator and more.
- If you use Maschine Studio, it unlocks the touch-sensitive knobs.
- This update also delivers full Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard integration.
Here are the details: Continue reading
Developer Matthias Frick (MIDI LE) let us know that he has released the source code for his Arduino MIDI over Bluetooth project, Blidino, at GitHub.
Blidino is an Arduino project, designed to allow you to add wireless connectivity to standard MIDI devices, using the recently added MIDI over Bluetooth protocol on iOS and OS X.
Developer Jan Östman has announced two new synthesizers inspired by the voice of the Roland Juno, the Jupiter-X monosynth and the smaller Ju-X.
Östman says that the DCO is a replica of the Juno-106 DCO, but the original 8253 timer is replaced with an ATmega. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – time for holiday electronic music gear deals!
These companies are offering gear or software specials for the holidays. Note that these are limited-time specials, check out the sites for details: Continue reading
Five12 today announced the fourth major release of Numerology, its modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X.
Numerology is a music sequencing and audio plugin environment which uses an approach based on modular step sequencing.
In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that expand it’s capabilities in two areas central to its workflow: hardware control & modulation. Continue reading
Tempo Rubato has introduced Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 – a sampled recreation of one of the greatest and most valuable harpsichords of all time.
According to the company, Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 has been tested and tuned with ‘hardened harpsichord instrumentalists’ and features full recreation of all stops and combinations. Creative users can play both manuals individually using separate MIDI channels with faithful recreation of manual coupling using key velocity for controlling onset delays. Continue reading
C-Thru Music, creator of a line of innovative MIDI controllers based on a hexagonal grid and harmonic principals, has announced that it is shutting down its store at the end of January 2015.
The velocity-sensitive MIDI controllers use a unique key arrangement that means that chords and scales have the same fingering in all keys. For some musicians, this makes it easier to explore new chord progressions and performance, because every chord has a corresponding consistent geometric shape. Continue reading
This video playlist is a 13-part mega-demo, via Rabea Massaad, of the Strymon BigSky Reverberator – a high-end reverb in an effects pedal form factor. Continue reading