Das Lauflicht – Core MIDI Step Sequencer ‘For Serious Musicians’

das-lauflichtCodelle has introduced Das Lauflicht, a Core MIDI step sequencer that they say is ‘for serious musicians’.

Here’s what they have to say about Das Lauflicht:

Create fantastic basslines, drum beats or chord stabs and send them to your favourite synth app, or to an external device. Using the 70+ built-in scales you can create very exotic melodies.

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Nagual Dance Uses Kinect To Translate Movement Into Music

Berlin-based Nagual Sounds has developed a new gestural musical instrument, Nagual Dance, based on the Microsoft Kinect.

The system is based on two main components:

  • Control data – from sensors, cameras, files and all kinds of sources – is used to turn gestures and movement into sounds; and
  • The Soundscape -an interactive piece of music that doesn’t consist of pre-recorded musical sequences, but of musical possibilities. The music decides the behavior of the used data source.

In the example above, a Kinect camera is used by Nagual Dance to control the Soundscape ‘Firedance’.

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iMPC Pro 1.1 Offers Bug Fixes, New Features

Retronyms and Akai have submitted an update for iMPC Pro to Apple. iMPC Pro version 1.1 includes several bug and performance fixes, plus adds a sound delete option.

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PreSonus Notion 5 Now Available

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2014 Summer NAMM Show: PreSonus has announced that it is now shipping Notion 5, a major upgrade to its music notation software.

Notion 5 includes a new video window, new effects from PreSonus Studio One, an enhanced chord library, a custom rules editor, and many notation and publishing improvements.

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MuTools Releases MuLab 6 For Mac, Windows

MuTools has introduced MuLab 6 – the latest version of its music production studio for Windows and Mac.

According to MuTools, “MuLab 6.0 features an enhanced look and feel and a rich collection of new and improved features throughout the app that all together seriously increase the creativity, comfort and productivity of MuLab.” Continue reading

PreSonus Capture Turns Your iPad Into A 32-Track Audio Recorder

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PreSonus Capture for iPad is a new 32-track audio recording application that offers up to 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity.

With Capture for iPad, you can record and save multiple songs on an iPad, and Capture is the only app that provides direct wireless transfer of your recordings to PreSonus Studio One for Mac or Windows (version 2.6.3 or later). Songs and individual tracks can also be copied using iTunes if the iPad is connected to the computer with a USB cable. Continue reading