SDS Drop Streamlines Sample Transfer For Elektron Analog Rytm

sds-drop-ipadDeveloper Jakob Penca has introduced SDS Drop for OS X – a utility that’s designed to make sample transfers to your Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine ‘a breeze’.

To use, you drag & drop your files onto the drum pads, and the app takes care of the rest. Samples are loaded into the current Rytm project and assigned to your current Kit, ready to play.

Here’s a short video demo by the developer: Continue reading

Tribal Tools Kadabra Wireless Musical Instrument (Sneak Preview)

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Tribal Tools introduced the Kadabra, a unique new wireless musical instrument.

The instrument is made of hardwood and combines electronics, software algorithms and ergonomic design.

There are 24 capacitive copper pipe keys carved into the lower part of the body, flanked by multicolored LED lighting. The upper section is home to 12 control buttons, three thumb buttons and three pressure sensors, six utility buttons and a wheel encoder. All of the buttons have been designed for durability and the lights correspond to scales, tones and functions to give the player a visual performance or learning reference.

Up to 16 different sounds can play simultaneously and motion sensors allow the player to control different parameters or produce specific sounds/effects with sharp or flowing movements.

Here’s a video intro: Continue reading

Acid Diode Ladder Filter Rack Extension Based On TB-303

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Primal Audio has released ACID – an analog-modeled low-pass filter Rack Extension, based on the characteristic diode ladder filter design from the vintage Roland TB-303 synthesizer.

ACID extends the original filter with an envelope follower, resulting in a versatile unit capable of many types of effects, from gentle overdrive and adding some bite to samples to transforming dull synth sequences into bubbly, acidy riffs.

Here are the official audio demos: Continue reading