Primal Audio has announced FM4 – a new FM synthesizer for iPad, modeled on classic 1980s Yamaha DX series keyboards.
According to the developers, “Great care has been put into analyzing and replicating inherent sonic characteristics of the original hardware, such as internal quantization errors and digital-to-analogue conversion.” Continue reading
Here’s an in-depth look at the new UI for Loopy: Masterpiece Edition, from developer Michael Tyson of A Tasty Pixel.
Tyson plans to take Loopy into new territory, making it a looper that’s useful for all stages of the music creation process. Continue reading
This mini-documentary looks at Harry “Baauer” Rodrigues, the producer behind the original “Harlem Shake” video, and his travels ‘searching for sound’.
The samples that Baauer captured on his trip are available as a free download via the Ableton site. Continue reading
Livid Instruments has released a new video demonstrating their Guitar Wing controller:
“Controllerism Godfather Molder performing “Not Your Mirror” using Livid Instruments’ Guitar Wing. Moldover is using the Guitar Wing to control Native Instruments Guitar Rig and Ableton Live for real-time guitar effects, vocal effects, and tracking.”
The Guitar Wing is an expressive MIDI control surface designed for guitar and bass players. The device attaches to an electric guitar or bass and communicates wirelessly to the user’s computer or USB-MIDI host.
More information about the Guitar Wing is at the Livid Instruments website.
Bitwig has released Bitwig Studio 1.1, the first major upgrade since the release of the new DAW for Linux, Mac & Windows earlier this year.
Bitwig Studio 1.1 delivers controller integration; latency compensation for plug-ins and hardware; the option to create elaborate sidechains and presets with multi-in/out VST technology; new routing options and more.
Here’s what’s new in Bitwig Studio 1.1: Continue reading
This video, via Rob Papen, is a sneak preview of the new features of RP Quad 1.0.2 or higher. Continue reading
Loophole Samples & Loops has released Kung Fu Sound FX – a free sample library that 80 retro ‘Kung Fu’ film style sound effects.
The free sample library is embedded above and is also available via their site. Continue reading
Aria Sounds has released the Ethnic Flutes bundle for Kontakt. The library features the Chinese xiao, Indian bansuri and Bolivian pan flute.
All three flutes were recorded with “an exceptionally skilled ethnic flutes specialist, with some brilliant new facilities and equipment, with stunning true legato” on the Bansuri and Xiao. The pan flute is available only with the bundle.