E-RM Erfindungsbüro Intros Precise, Swingable Multiclock Sync Box

multiclock-sync-boxE-RM Erfindungsbüro has introduced the Multiclock – a sync box that offers 4 precise, low-jitter output channels, derived from DAW Audio Clock, MIDI or DIN sync.

All channels are separately shiftable and swingable in realtime to compensate start lag and adjust groove. Continue reading

Synth Jam In The Park, With An iPad, Volca Keys & A Wooden Box

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Perplex On, captures a synth jam in the park, featuring an iPad, a homemade wooden box (used as a trigger for the Impaktor app), a Korg nanoKontrol and a Korg Volca Keys.

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IK Multimedia Launches SampleTank Custom Shop

sampletank-custom-shopIK Multimedia has introduced SampleTank Custom Shop, a new intro version of SampleTank 3.

SampleTank Custom Shop comes with a fully functional library of 30 instruments — including 8 completely new instruments and the widely acclaimed Grand Piano 1 SE — that can be edited, manipulated and customized. SampleTank Custom Shop also lets you browse, purchase and play the growing collection of SampleTank 3 Instruments available in the Custom Shop — including the new Alan Parsons Grand Piano, American Acoustic Guitar, Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums, Future Synths and more.

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Max for Cats Unleashes Lite OSCiLLOT

Max for Cats have released a free “Lite” version of OSCiLLOT, a
polyphonic modular synthesis system for use with Max for Live. The Lite version of OSCiLLOT comes with 26 modules and features three voices of polyphony.

The company has also released an update (v1.1) to the full-featured OSCiLLOT, which brings Max 7 compatibility and introduces a new Macro Mapping feature to the software.

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Waves Intros Cobalt Saphira Harmonics Shaping Tool

cobalt-saphiraWaves Audio is now shipping Cobalt Saphira – an advanced harmonics shaping tool that lets you add rich harmonics to your tracks in order to give them analog musicality, depth and “glue.”

According to Waves, Cobalt Saphira gives you an unprecedented level of digital control over different aspects of the harmonics you are adding:

  • Edge and Warmth – for separately controlling and balancing even and odd harmonics
  • 4-band EQ – for separately shaping the frequency spectrum of each type of harmonics
  • Harmonics modes – seven different modes, with graphical representation so you can see the changes in harmonic structure
  • Tape – five tape speeds for adding wow-and-flutter modulation in order to give your tracks extra musicality and depth

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

Cockos Reaper 5 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

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Cockos has released Reaper 5, its multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment for Windows and Mac.

New in Reaper 5:

  • FX:VST3 support, sample-accurate automation for VST3 and JSFX, FX browser improvements.
  • ReaScript:API and scripting improvements, including a built-in development environment for creating and debugging scripts in LUA, EEL, or Python. Create anything from simple macros, to complex new functionality.
  • Control grouping:Flexible, automatable VCA control. Link groups of track controls together at any point in the signal flow.
  • Video:Many improvements to video support and performance, including real-time programmable track and item effect processing.
  • FX parameter automation:Full automation and MIDI/OSC learn support for per-take FX, improved FX envelope and modulation management via the Project Bay, increased automation recording speed.
  • And more:New GUI layouts, Media Explorer improvements, metronome beat patterns, Opus support, MIDI note-off editing, new volume envelope modes, new actions and API functions, and many other fixes and improvements.

Here are the details on what’s new in Cockos Reaper 5: Continue reading