Sonic Faction Debuts Archetype Ableton Live Instrument Bundle

Today Sonic Faction has come out with a massive new offering for Live users – the Archetype Ableton Bundle, a collection of 8 custom-designed instruments for Ableton Live 9 Suite.

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

Archetype also includes 2 Max for Live step sequencers, Synth and Drum, to use with Push, APC40 and Launchpad, to take hands-on control of your sound.
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NAMM Preview: Auria Pro iPad DAW To Offer Full MIDI Capabilities

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WaveMachine Labs has announced that it will be introducing Auria Pro for iPad – a new version of its 48-track DAW, with full MIDI capabilities – at the 2015 NAMM Show:

With over two years in the making, we’re really excited to finally give you a preview of the upcoming Auria Pro.

Full MIDI capabilities, real-time audio warping, powerful audio bussing, two built-in synths and much more, Auria Pro raises the bar in mobile recording once again.

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The Best New Music Software Of 2014

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In our look back at the best of 2014, we’ve already looked at the 10 Best New Mobile Music Apps, the Best New Hardware Synths, the 10 Best New MIDI Controllers, the Best New Modular Synth Gear and the Best New Electronic Music Hardware.

2014 was a good year, too, for desktop/laptop electronic music software. There were multiple major DAW updates. And, for the first time, there were several major new DAW releases for Linux in one year.

It was also a year that saw several apps make the leap from iOS to Mac & Windows or to VSTi/AU standards.

And, after 2013, where it seemed like iOS was getting many of the most interesting new synths, 2014 saw some very interesting new desktop/laptop synths.

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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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