Software developer Geert Bevin shared an update on the state of the Roger Linn LinnStrument, Linn’s new polyphonic multitouch controller instrument.
He notes that version 1.0 of the LinnStrument firmware is close to being finalized, and that several new features have been added:
Livid Instruments has just released a short introductory video for their new DS1, a portable MIDI mixer for computer-based mixing, production, and performance.
IRCAM Lab has introduced TS (Transpose/Stretching) – a standalone OS X app for ‘radical’ audio transposition and stretching.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
MorphTune is a new standalone app for Windows that’s designed to let you creatively experiment with the pitch of recorded audio.
It offers automatic note detection and lets you ‘move’ around the audio to adjust its pitch and timing. Continue reading
Wizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.
Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.” Continue reading
This video, via Henry Birdseye Jr, captures a look at the rare Movement MCS-2 Percussion Computer, a rare British drum machine, at Knobcon 2014.
Wooji Juice has updated Mitosynth for iOS, increasing the flexibility of the step sequencer, adding automation features, expanding MIDI functionality, adding iOS 8 support and more.
Here’s what’s new in Wooji Juice 1.2:
- Step Sequencer automation feature, supporting blend curves and sustain
- Pitch Tracking and Note Tracking automation modes
- MIDI Program Change & Patch Bank mapping
- MIDI Polyphonic Aftertouch support
- XY Pads highlight where they were last touched
- iPhone users can now flip Performance Mode between XY pads, tempo controls, master gain control, and IAA Transport Control (where available)
- 20 new built-in patches
- Latest Audiobus SDK
Eventide has introduced UltraReverb – a software reverb that features effects from Eventide’s flagship hardware processor, the H8000 UltraHarmonizer. Continue reading