Oblique is a Max For Live device that puts a little Eno into Ableton Live.
Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is originally a deck of printed cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt and first published in 1975. Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. Continue reading
Re-Compose has introduced Liquid Notes for Live – a MIDI effect that plugs directly into Ableton Live (using Max for Live) and lets you reconstruct your music on the fly:
Edit your clips by making adjustments to the vertical sliders (chord function) and rotary knobs (chords, tension) while playing your song in Live. The changes become audible immediately,
it’s like playing live and having an expert composer next to you doing all the magic on the harmonic level for you.
Developer Lasse Kolding shared this sneak preview of the upcoming telePort Control app, in its iPhone form.
The focus here is on using the phone as a controller for an instrumentalist doing live looping music with the live performance-oriented music app telePort (Mac & Windows). Continue reading
Ziebane Instruments has introduced RX-207 Live Remixer for Windows.
RX-207 is a DirectX 9 based realtime audio and video groovebox, designed to transform your PC into a real electronic instrument, as close to the feeling of dedicated hardware as possible. The sound engine was built from scratch to achieve ‘unparalleled’ responsiveness in computer music production.
RX-207 lets you remix existing phrases and patterns, build up on them, make them your own or start from scratch with original material. Continue reading
Korg today released an update to Gadget – its virtual studio for the iPad.
The update adds support for Audiobus and introduces new ‘pro’ features, including increased maximum bar length and automation parameter edit support. Plus ‘Increased Japanese’!
Details below. Continue reading
Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft has released DrumPerfect – a drum sequencer for IOS 7, designed for creating natural sounding drum tracks.
DrumPerfect features three extensive editors to create very ‘human’ drum sequences:
- An extensive pattern editor in which each individual drum stroke has its own velocity, timing and probability. Each pattern has its own BPM, time signature and beat subdivision settings. Multiple strokes can be linked to a single probabilistic event.
- An extensive kit editor with up to 16 different drum kits with 16 instruments each. Every instrument consists of up to 16 different user-selectable audio samples.
- An extensive song editor in which a song is built of pattern/kit events.
The ‘Two-handed’ and ‘Humanize’ features give a human feel to the rhythm by modeling the human drummer restrictions and variations.
Here are audio demos of DrumPerfect in action: Continue reading
Wolfram Franke (Waldorf) has announced an update to his groove synthesizer for iPad, Stroke Machine.
Franke says, “Stroke Machine V1.0.2 contains lots of bug fixes, improvements and new additions. One of the most important features especially for customers with older iPads is an adjustable audio buffer size to up to 1024 samples for a much better performance.”
The update also includes Inter-App Audio, Virtual MIDI, MIDI Clock Synchronization, AudioCopy, Kit and Sound sharing, finer value adjustments, among other changes, along with fixes of all reported bugs.
New Features in Stroke Machine V1.0.2 Include: Continue reading
In this video, via sonicstate, Ableton Live certified trainer Mike Greig demonstrates how you can use the new Ableton Push controller to work quickly with Live, using it as the only interface. Continue reading