A new community-driven online project that focuses on promoting music creation and composition using free & open source software has launched, Libre Music Production.
The goal of the site it to provide hands-on guides, tutorials, articles and news updates that will help users find and use free and open music software.
“A wonderful and wide range of options exist for people who want to create music with Free/Libre/Open Source Software,” says Gabriel Nordeborn, Co-Founder of LMP. “However, a single resource to bring it all together has been lacking. This is no longer the case.” Continue reading
Archetype Instruments has introduced Lokomotiv, a free software synth for Mac & Windows. Continue reading
Image-Line has introduced Deckadance Solo – a free plugin for FL Studio owners. Continue reading
Developer Bernie Maier has released Fifth Degree: MIDI Sequencer, a free iPad MIDI Sequencer based on the circle of fifths.
Fifth Degree aims to be a simple but playable source of MIDI notes for looping, jamming and experimenting, but especially post-processing.
According to the developer, I”ts underlying philosophy is that from a few simple elements complexity can arise. Flexibility is great and has its place, but sometimes it can be liberating to work to a set of constraints. The main constraint in Fifth Degree is that it sends out a fixed sequence of MIDI notes, stepping through the circle of fifths in the key and mode / scale you choose.” Continue reading
This video, by Mark Harris, takes a look at integration of controllers with EigenD – a free and open source performance environment.
Here’s what Harris has to say about it: Continue reading
AfroDJMac has released a free Ableton Live instrument, made by sampling a 1970′s Univox bass.
The instrument was recorded coming through a guitar amp, a bass amp, and a room mic picking up both amps. You can mix between the two.
Controls on the Device rack allow you to morph the bass into something totally new.
Here’s a video demo of the free Live instrument in action: Continue reading
NexusUI is not a ‘canned solution’, but is a set of components that can be used to build custom interfaces.
Today Solid State Logic announced that its Offline Setup software for the SSL Live console is now available for free download.
The SSL OffLine Setup Application, or SOLSA, allows creation and editing of Live console Showfiles on a laptop or desktop PC. SOLSA developers assert that “[a]lmost anything” that can be done on a Live console can now be manipulated and configured ‘offline’ when access to a console is not possible.
SOLSA is intended to enable engineers to configure Showfiles in preparation for shows but it is a simple way for anyone to explore and learn about the SSL Live console. Continue reading