Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading

Retronyms Intros New Phase Distortion Synth, Digits

Here’s a sneak preview, via Retronyms, of their latest software synthesizer, Digits.

Digits is based on phase distortion synthesis, pioneered in the classic Casio CZ hardware synthesizer.  Continue reading

IK Multimedia Intros SampleTank 3 Free

sample-tank-3-freeIK Multimedia has introduced SampleTank 3 Free, the free version of their SampleTank sound and groove workstation for Mac and PC.

SampleTank 3 Free is essentially a fully functioning version of SampleTank 3: The only difference is that SampleTank 3 Free includes a small portion of the sounds featured in the full version. Continue reading

Free & Open Libre Music Production Site Launches

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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