LINK to MIDI Delivers ‘Incredibly Stable’ MIDI Clock

Developerlink-to-midi Alexandernaut (Arpeggionome, Fugue Machiune) has released Link to MIDI – a free iOS app that lets you use Ableton Link to sync MIDI Clock on hardware MIDI devices.

Link to MIDI connects Ableton Link to musical devices that support MIDI Clock Sync. Simply join a Link session, connect your MIDI device, and that’s it. Your MIDI device is now Link-enabled.

Link to MIDI makes a connected MIDI device behave like a Link-enabled device.

More specifically, using Link to MIDI’s Play button, you can start and stop the connected device at any time, and the device will start playing, in phase, at the next quantization tick — set by the Launch Quantization parameter on the main interface.

Link to Midi features launch quantization, ‘incredibly stable clock output’, and a fine offset control (±250 ms) to line up the receiving MIDI device’s playback. Continue reading

Free Bass Soft Synth Is SH-IT

SH-it-Bass_2VST4Free has released SH-it Bass – a free bass virtual instrument for OS X & Windows, based on samples from the Roland SH-101 synthesizer.

Description:

25 notes were carefully tuned and recorded from 3 layers for a total of 55 samples.

You can make your own sound by mixing between the main oscillator (osc 1+2 from the SH-101), the sub oscillator and the noise generator.

Here’s the official video preview: Continue reading

Free Patch Editor For The Roland TB-3 Bassline Synthesizer

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Zhimsound has released an unofficial Windows patch editor for the Roland TB-3 Bassline Synthesizer.

The Roland TB-3 Editor is a free patch editor that runs both as a VST and standalone.

Zhimsound notes that updates are planned, including having the graphics redone by a graphic artist. But it’s available to try now as a free download or ‘donationware’. Continue reading