Apogee Electronics has announced their new Element Series, three Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac. Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88, each with a different number of analog and digital I/O, introduces a new “control ecosystem” that features a blend of software and hardware options. The Element Series are designed to offer Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt… Read More Apogee Introduces Element Thunderbolt Audio Interface Series
The Spectral Multiband Resonator is a resonant filter module that can be used for classic filter bank work, but also can be used to make plucked/struck sounds, to vocode, to harmonize, to output spectral data, to quantize audio to scales and more. … Read More 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator – Celldweller Video Demo
The WMD Performance Mixer is an 8-channel Eurorack audio mixer, designed specifically for live performance and jam sessions within the Eurorack modular ecosystem.… Read More WMD Eurorack Performance Mixer Now Shipping
Electronic musician and visual artist Peter Speer has created an annotated video that demonstrates how to control the Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer with external software (Max/MSP, OSCulator, Ableton Live), a Nintendo Wii remote and a KMI QuNexus keyboard. Speer asks viewers to note: “all effects (Reverb, Bit Crush, Beat Repeat) are in Ableton, not the… Read More Make Noise O-Coast + QuNexus + Wii Remote MIDI Controller
Synth-makers Koma Elektronik have announced the opening of Common Ground, their new electronics maker lab, community workspace, and storefront for synthesizer-lovers, modular geeks, coders, DIY hackers, and “nerds in general.” Based in the Neukölln neighborhood in Berlin, Koma Elektronik have been building audio effects, synth modules, sequencers and other music-making machines for the past five… Read More Koma Elektronik Opens Common Ground Electronics Maker Lab
Today Output announced Substance, a “completely new breed of” bass engine. Combining heavily processed electric and acoustic basses, real brass sections, and what Output deems “the dirtiest analog synths, and insane sound design,” Substance is a deeply-produced bass engine. The engine combines three layers of sources and blends them together with layer and global FX,… Read More Output Releases Substance Bass Engine: ‘A Massive Engine For Big Bottom’
Propellerhead has released a free update to Reason that adds support for Ableton Link. Users of Reason 9.1 can sync their music making apps across WiFi, and Link will keep all apps in tempo and time. Change tempo on one device and all the Linked apps follow suit.
Ableton Link support has developed into a ‘must-have’ feature for iOS music applications that sequence in the short time since it was introduced. By tempo syncing apps over a local network connection, the technology lets musicians forget the hassle of syncing up gear and focus on playing. Originally supported in Ableton Live and a number of iOS apps,… Read More Ableton Announces Link For Desktop Apps