Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II

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Mute and Dirty Electronics have released the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII), a hand-held synth and sequencer, created in collaboration with designer Adrian Shaughnessy.

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How To Make A Sushi Sequencer

As part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, the Sushi Sequencer was created, ‘celebrating Japan’s many artistic practices’. The Sushi Sequencer brings together two of them: Sushi and music technology.

Here’s what they have to say about the Sushi Sequencer:

The idea was to make a sushi conveyor belt a playable sequencer. While the results in the video are tongue-in-cheek, the technology behind it is anything but:

Helped along by a team from Native Instruments, both Just Blaze and TOKiMONSTA synced music to colored plates on the conveyor belt, making for one of the world’s most delicious music-making machines ever created.

See the RBMA site for more info.

Korg AudioPocket Now Available

korg-audiopocketKorg today released AudioPocket – an audio sampler for iOS that’s designed for capturing samples for use with the recently announced Volca Sample.

The Volca Sample – the latest member of the Volca line – is a sample mangler, playback device & sequencer. To keep costs down, though, it doesn’t not have built-in sampling capabilities. Instead, samples are managed using the AudioPocket app.

It’s a free download.

There’s no word yet from Korg on whether AudioPocket will be available for other platforms, or whether it will be possible for third-party applications to load samples to the Volca Sample.

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Native Instruments ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller Traktor Kontrol S8 Now Available

Traktor-Kontrol-S8Native Instruments has announced that their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8. is now available.

Key Features:

  • Full color displays
  • Touch-sensitive hardware controls
  • Enhanced track decks
  • 4-channel standalone mixer

Details below…..

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Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading