Developer Adam Kumpf let us know that Fiddlewax Blue – an iPad music instrument based on music theory – is now a free download.
Beginners can have fun by fiddling around with how notes, chords, and samples sound together. Over time, the hints on each key (note name, chord degree, chord type, etc.) become a powerful way to learn about music and compose phrases or songs. Continue reading
Sound designer Adam Smith (Yemski) has released two patch libraries for Rob Papen/Linplug Albino 3, featuring 258 patches.
The patch libraries were formerly available commercially. Papen discontinued Albino 3 in 2012, so Smith is making the patch libraries available as free downloads.
Here’s an audio demo of the free patches: Continue reading
Waves has announced a Black Friday (Nov 28) giveaway. Continue reading
Korg today released AudioPocket – an audio sampler for iOS that’s designed for capturing samples for use with the recently announced Volca Sample.
The Volca Sample – the latest member of the Volca line – is a sample mangler, playback device & sequencer. To keep costs down, though, it doesn’t not have built-in sampling capabilities. Instead, samples are managed using the AudioPocket app.
It’s a free download.
There’s no word yet from Korg on whether AudioPocket will be available for other platforms, or whether it will be possible for third-party applications to load samples to the Volca Sample.
Here’s a video demo of AudioPocket: Continue reading
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
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
Akai Pro has released a pair of free tools for owners of the MPX8 and MPX 16: Continue reading
IK 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