Free Download – Softube’s Saturation Knob

softube-saturationSoftube has released Saturation Knob as a free download.

Saturation Knob can be used in any VST, Audio Units or AAX host—and also as a Rack Extension in Propellerhead’s Reason—on both Mac and Windows platforms.

Saturation Knob has previously been available exclusively for Presonus Studio One and Pro Tools users,

For VST, AAX and Audio Units, Saturation Knob is part of the installer package, which includes all Softube plug-ins. Continue reading

Algoriddim Intros djay Pro For Mac – ‘A Complete Toolkit For DJs’

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Algoriddim has introduced djay Pro, calling it ‘the first professional version of djay for the desktop’.

djay Pro offers advanced features, like four decks, hardware support, Spotify integration, sampling, key matching, effects, waveform display and more.

djay Pro integrates seamlessly with existing professional DJ hardware. In addition to supporting over 50 MIDI controllers by Pioneer, Numark, Reloop, and other manufacturers out of the box, djay Pro also includes an advanced MIDI Learn system. It enables users to map each hardware control on their device to individual actions in djay Pro and customize their setup to match their style and performance needs.

Cue Points, beat grid edits, meta data and FX purchases from iOS versions of djay will automatically sync over iCloud to djay Pro, bridging the experience between mobile and desktop.

Here are the details:

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How To Use MIDI In An All Hardware Setup

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Many people are going to look at the recently introduced Novation Launch Control XL as a cool MIDI controller for Ableton Live.

But the fact that you can edit what each knob, slider and button does means that it can be repurposed to do almost anything.

In the video below, Novation’s Chris Calcutt demonstrates using the Launch Control XL as a control center for an all-hardware setup. Calcutt flies through his discussion, but it highlights the importance of the 30 year old MIDI standard and how it lets you assemble complex rigs that combine new and old hardware and software: Continue reading

A Charlie Brown Synthmas

a-charlie-brown-synthmasBlockhead Synthmas, by the Blockhead Trio,

Here’s what they have to say about the album:

“This is a hypothetical (and anachronistic) “best-christmas-ever” where I get a brand new KORG 770 synthesizer, a brand new YAMAHA MR-10, and the Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack on Vinyl.

And what’s more – I USE THEM! I revel in all the possibilities each thing offers.

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