Output Releases Free “Lite” Signal Pulse Engine

Output_Signal_FreeOutput Sounds has released a free version of their pulse engine, Signal, called, not surprisingly, Signal Free.

Working from the premise that “nearly all music is centered on a pulse,” Output, who also created the REV software instrument, gathered a team of 70 designers and developers to build an instrument “that pushes beyond conventional limits of synths and samples” in the creation of the original Signal product.

The Signal Free release is a “lite” version of the complete Signal, featuring all the same functionality with a few exceptions: 2GB of content (vs 40 GB in the full version) and 25 presets (vs >500 in the full Output Signal version).
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Sector Updated With MIDI Control & More

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Developer Jonatan Liljedahl has updated Sector – a beat-sequencing app for iOS – to version 1.1.

Here’s what’s new in Sector v1.1:

  • MIDI Control to trigger sectors or switch between memory slots
  • MIDI Clock Slave mode
  • Listen to MIDI Machine Control start/stop messages
  • New special silent WRP shape to mute sectors or add rests
  • Design tweaks for WRP page
  • IAA app switcher on iOS8
  • New Sync Settings menu page with Follow IAA Host settings
  • Allow turning off IAA clock sync for broken hosts
  • Include WRP reverse toggle in randomization
  • Bugfixes and tweaks

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Earth Moments Launches Rututu ‘Music Playground’ App Kickstarter

Music sample production group Earth Moments has announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign to fund its Rututu ‘Music Playground’ app.

Slated for release later this year, the Rututu app will offer a touch-based interface that combines “authentic, pristine” samples of indigenous ethnic, world and Western instruments, along with several bundles spanning different genres like rock, pop, hip hop, dubstep and more. Developers say that the app’s unique, custom-designed control surface and non-linear music composition tools will make it extraordinarily easy for both musicians and non-musicians to create original music.
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Free iMPC Pro Update Adds Loop Slicing & Time Stretching

impc-proAkai Professional and Retronyms have a free update to iMPC Pro – their MPC workstation app for iPad – that adds two major new features: Loop Slicing and Time Stretching.

Here are the updates in iMPC Pro, Version 1.3:

  • Added Slice Loop mode to the Editor.
  • Added support for sliced loops on pads.
  • Added support for sliced loops from the Content Store.
  • Added “Paste All” — now you can paste entire folders from AudioCopy with one tap.
  • Fixed CloudSeeder “latest” feed.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Improved integration with Content Store.

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Soundtrack Loops Releases ‘Analog House’ Pack

Soundtrak_Loops_Analog_HouseSoundtrack Loops has released a new sample pack, Analog House, which includes MIDI, Kontakt instruments, One-shots, Battery kits, and loops, among other things.

A sample pack created exclusively with two Moog synthesizers, Analog House is made up of sounds and MIDI files meant for producing the “analog synth-driven electro” side of House music. Soundtrack Loops used the Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue, and Minimoog Model D (vintage deluxe) to create all the sounds in Analog House (including the drum sounds).

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SampleRobot Volca-X For Mac & Windows Now Available

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SKYLIFE has released SampleRobot Volca-X – a new version of SampleRobot that’s designed to work with the Korg Volca Sample.

SampleRobot Volca-X is designed to let you:

  • play plug-in sounds on your Volca Sample,
  • sample vintage drum machines automatically,
  • slice all-in-one files,
  • store all your sample banks on hard disk,
  • rearrange sample slots,
  • use the stereo export options to mock stereo sample playback on the Volca Sample, etc.

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