Wizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.
Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.” Continue reading
Eventide has introduced UltraReverb – a software reverb that features effects from Eventide’s flagship hardware processor, the H8000 UltraHarmonizer. Continue reading
Boulanger Labs has introduced csSpectral – a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor, featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other Spectral algorithms.
Harnessing some of the most unique and powerful signal processing capabilities of Csound, csSpectral brings the vast world of time and FFT-based effects to the iPad.
Here’s a sneak preview of csSpectral in action: Continue reading
This video, via Cycling ’74, is a sneak preview of Max 7 – ‘a tool to bring mushrooms alive and into our everyday lives’. Continue reading
Audiofile Engineering has released Loop Editor 2 – a is powerful Mac music loop editing tool for musicians and engineers that they describe as “the perfect replacement for Apple Loops Utility”.
Loop Editor 2 supports all audio file formats that support loop points: AIFF Apple Loops, compressed & uncompressed CAF (AIFF, AAC & Apple Lossless) Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, W64 and ACID. Additionally, Loop Editor supports forward, forward-backward, and backward looping. Loop Editor is also one of the only applications available which supports sustain and release loops. Continue reading
SineVibes has introduced Molecule – a multi-band processor, for OS X, that allows you to split the sound into three frequency bands – low, mid, high – and pass them independently through different effects.
Molecule includes a vast array of effects algorithms, such as comb filter, chorus ensemble, frequency shifter as well as barber-pole phaser, circuit-bent filter, digital- and analog-style distortion. Continue reading
K-Devices has released a new Max For Live device, TED, a “highly editable” function generator with CV/Gate output.
TED allows the user to modulate a broad range of things in Ableton Live, including the user interface, other devices and third-party plug-ins, with complex waveforms and functions.
Tracktion Software has announced that they’ve integrated Celemony’s Audio Random Access (ARA) capability and are now bundling the (Celemony) Melodyne Essential Plug-in as part of the Tracktion 5 Music Production Software platform.
Tracktion is a multi-platform DAW which works with Linux, Mac or Windows operating systems.
Celemony’s Melodyne system tackles audio time and pitch editing by focusing on a musical approach to a previously highly technical process. Melodyne users can see not only where the music gets louder/softer but also where notes begin and end — and at what pitch they lie. Individual notes can be modified, thereby directly influencing the intonation, phrasing and dynamics.