Noatikl 3 Generative Music Composer Now Available

noatiklIntermorphic has introduced Noatikl 3, the latest version of their iOS generative music system.

Noatikl a 16 track MIDI generating system, with 120+ parameters & many included generative music templates. Sound generation is via the integral Partikl Sound Engine, a stereo sound source comprising a modular synth with Soundfont (SF2)/DLS support + live FX.

Noatikl also supports MIDI out if you want to drive external MIDI synths or samplers.

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Ableton Link: Available Now in Free Ableton Live Beta Update

Ableton_LinkToday, Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live release, Live 9.5.1 beta.

Link enables users to play electronic instruments together “with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle” of MIDI setup. The technology keeps devices in time over a wireless network.

As of today, Link is now available (in beta) for Live users, so two Live users will be able to sync and play together wirelessly.
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PreSonus Notion for iOS Adds iPad Pro Support, Handwriting Recognition


PreSonus has announced that the latest update to Notion for iOS introduces an in-app purchase that adds finger/stylus handwriting recognition.

Using a finger or stylus, you can write music in your own handwriting and see it automatically converted to digital notation. With an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, you can even write with pressure and thickness, which gives you a much more natural feeling and even greater accuracy. Continue reading

Acoustica Adds MVP Loops to Mixcraft

Acoustica_Mixcraft7_screen_performance_panelAcoustica has announced a licensing agreement that includes over one thousand loops with their Mixcraft 7 DAW software.

Beginning with Mixcraft 7, and in future versions of the music production and multi-track recording workstation for the PC, MVP Loops has granted Acoustica worldwide rights to bundle over 1100 MVP Loops.

The loop library includes 646 “select premium” loops, 43 loop construction kits and 454 sampled instruments in genres including Hip Hop, Rhythm ‘n Blues, Trap, Pop and Dance.
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Ableton Link Makes Live Unnecessary

One of the most intriguing elements of Ableton’s Live 9.5 release, earlier this week, was the announcement of Ableton Linka technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network. 

The idea behind Ableton Link is to streamline syncing of multiple devices – both computers running Live and iOS devices running music apps – you just connect & sync wirelessly.

Link will soon be available to Live users as a free update, so two Live users will be able to sync wirelessly.

But what’s even more interesting is that Ableton Link is making Link available to developers via a free software development kit. And Live isn’t even necessary to use Ableton Link Continue reading

Win A Copy Of Sonic Faction’s Archetype Kontakt Bundle


To mark the integration of their Archetype virtual instruments with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol, Sonic Faction is giving away a copy of their full Archetype Kontakt Bundle.

Archetype is a collection of eight virtual instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) which run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s controls and interfaces.

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