Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show. Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”
The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.
Retronyms and Akai have submitted an update for iMPC Pro to Apple. iMPC Pro version 1.1 includes several bug and performance fixes, plus adds a sound delete option.
This video offers a sneak preview of the changes in the new version. Continue reading
Developer Taylor Holliday has released an update to Audulus, his software modular synthesizer for iOS and OS X.
Audulus 2.8 upgrades include:
Driftnote Rec has released MiniRude 1.1 for Max For Live. Inspired by the Arturia Minibrute, this monophonic synth has the characteristics of classic and modern analogue synths, including timbres outside traditional synthesis. Continue reading
Jim Coker, developer of Five12 Numerology step sequencer, is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Host Darwin Grosse says, “We kind of jumped all over the chessboard on this one, but I hope you’ll find it interesting!” Continue reading
Sample Anatomy recently released a new Deep House sample pack, Deepwave Sessions.
Created by Deep House Artist Rishi K, Deepwave Sessions covers a wide variety of styles of Deep House “from laid back and chilled to spacey to dark and pumping.”
Deepwave Sessions consists of over 450 MB of samples, loops and MIDI files of basslines, drum beats, percussion loops, melodies, arpeggios, stabs and more.
Online tech training provider, Producertech, have launched their newest project, web-based training courses for Native Instruments’ groove production studio, Maschine.
The new NI Maschine courses range from overview classes that cover all areas of the software and hardware, to courses focusing on certain styles of music, like House and Glitch Hop. There is even a Producer’s Guide to Music Theory class. Additional courses are in development.
The Maschine-courses website boasts “intuitive functionality,” and online courses that work well on all browsing devices, including smart phones and tablets. Courses come with accompanying downloadable materials, such as Maschine projects, bonus packs of Loopmasters samples and Maschine kits, written notes and projects that enable students to practice their newly-acquired skills.
For more detailed information about Producerworks’ classes, visit the Maschine Courses website.
Alessandro Alcinesio has released Rumore Cinematic Impacts, a free collection of “cinematic impact” sound effects for use in film scoring and electronic music production. In Italian, rumore means “noise,” and Cinematic Impacts is the first in what will most likely become a Rumore series of sample libraries by Alcinesio, aka HAL9K.
The library contains 50 cinematic impacts with long release tails, ranging from classic sonic booms to eerie horror noises and weird sound effects. Continue reading