Propellerhead Launches Discover Open Internet Music Creation Network

propellerhead-discoverPropellerhead today launched Discover – a new ‘open Internet music creation network’ that you can use to create, share, collaborate and remix music with other musicians.

The free music service connects Propellerhead’s Figure and Take mobile apps with Reason music production software, to make it easy to exchange music pieces.

Some of the things you can do with Discover are:

  • Move musical ideas between mobile apps and Reason—invite Take users to sing on a Figure beat, or finish a Take song with Reason’s full suite of instruments and effects
  • Share music publicly, unlisted to your friends, or to your social network of choice
  • Find inspiration in Discover—Propellerhead-curated, community made music pieces, all ready and available for use in your creations

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iMaschine Update Adds Audiobus, Inter-App Audio

imaschineNative Instruments has released an update to iMaschine, adding Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and more.

Here’s what’s new in iMaschine 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus integration – chain the sound from iMaschine into apps such as GarageBand
  • Inter-App Audio integration – stream audio output to other apps. Supports transport control and sync on iPad, supports transport sync on iPhone.
  • Non-destructive Sample Start/Stop position editing
  • Improved workflow for Track/Song Import via iTunes
  • Covers and artist names shown when browsing iTunes songs
  • Fixes display issues on iPhone 6+ devices
  • GUI and workflow improvements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

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10 Ways To Improve Performance In Ableton Live

ableton-liveToday’s computers blow away the computers that were available in 2001, when Ableton Live was first introduced.

Back then, if your computer had a 1 Ghz CPU, 256Mb of RAM and a 20GB hard drive, you had it pretty good. Now, processors are 30-40 times faster, computers have 100 times as much RAM & terabyte hard drives are common.

But, as computers have gotten faster, our DAWs have added features and our expectations have gotten higher. So, even with today’s faster computers, you’ll still run into situations where you need more power than your computer has to give.

In this article, guest author Doug Beney offers 10 ways to improve performance in Ableton Live. And, if you want even more information, we’ve included a collection of resources at the end of the article that you can check out.  Continue reading

Korg Module Review

Korg recently introduced Module – a sound module app for iPad that offers ‘bread and butter’ keyboard sounds, including piano, electric piano and organ.

This video, via John Mike, is a review of Korg Module that takes a look at using it in live performance. Mike also demonstrates how to record Module into GarageBand on the iPad.   Continue reading

Loopy Masterpiece Sneak Preview: Track Layers

In this video, developer Michael Tyson of A Tasty Pixel continues his video previews of his upcoming Loopy: Masterpiece Edition.

In the latest design preview, Tyson looks at track layers and track editing; importing, exporting, comping, loop slicing and per-waveform muting and more.  Continue reading

Recording Animoog Into Ableton Live Via iConnectMIDI4+

In this video, Chris Stack of experimentalsynth explores using the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio/MIDI interface to record audio from Animoog on his iPad directly into Ableton LiveContinue reading