Blinksonic Intros Substanz Groovebox For Reaktor

Blinksonic has introduced Substanz – a groovebox and finger-drumming platform for Native Instruments Reaktor. The developers say that Substanz provides a complete solution for switching between pre-built sequences and realtime finger drum performance, trigger by an external midi device. Features: 41 drum kits 164 original high quality sounds 100 presets 25 effects Komplete KONTROL S integration Heres the… Read More Blinksonic Intros Substanz Groovebox For Reaktor

Ableton and Skinnerbox Update Time & Timbre Polymetric Groove Engine

Ableton and the electronic duo Skinnerbox recently released a major update for Time & Timbre, the rhythm engine and drum synthesis instrument for Live. The revamped Max for Live toolkit allows the user to use the engine’s “unique rhythm and swing capabilities” throughout their music-making process. Time & Timbre has been a popular tool for… Read More Ableton and Skinnerbox Update Time & Timbre Polymetric Groove Engine

Audient Introduces iD4 Compact Audio Interface

Audient has announced iD4, their “compact and affordable” bus-powered audio interface. iD4 includes one Audient console mic pre, “pristine” AD converters, a JFET D.I, dual headphone outputs, console-style monitor control and Audient’s virtual scroll wheel technology, ‘ScrollControl,’ housed in a compact, ergonomic, solid steel and aluminum casing. “Alongside superlative quality at its price point, the… Read More Audient Introduces iD4 Compact Audio Interface

Native Instruments’ TruTorials Season 3 Now Available

Native Instruments has announced the release of the third season of their TruTorials video series. The short (90-second) tutorials feature key Maschine workflow tips presented, as they describe it, “in a fresh, inspiring format.” TruTorials Season 3 explores more hands-on techniques, and cover music production skills ranging from essential workflow tips, to exploring more creative… Read More Native Instruments’ TruTorials Season 3 Now Available

Tricky Traps – Interactive Gadgets For Ableton, Max For Live

Today, Sonic Faction announced Tricky Traps, a suite of interactive gadgets for Ableton and Max for Live. Tricky Traps is a bundle of 16 “creative contraptions” for Ableton and Max for Live and includes step sequencers, MIDI effects, audio effects and instruments which the user can mix and match in any order. Developers explain, “Tricky… Read More Tricky Traps – Interactive Gadgets For Ableton, Max For Live

Faderfox Intros UC44 Fader Box MIDI Controller Suitcase

Faderfox has introduced the UC44 Fader Box – a suitcase-style universal MIDI controller. The controller has 8 push-encoders, each with a 2-digit-display, 16 faders (60mm) and 35 buttons.  The encoders (with detents) are switchable to 32 groups, which allows it to control a total amount of 512 control parameters.