Free iMPC Pro Update Adds Loop Slicing & Time Stretching

impc-proAkai Professional and Retronyms have a free update to iMPC Pro – their MPC workstation app for iPad – that adds two major new features: Loop Slicing and Time Stretching.

Here are the updates in iMPC Pro, Version 1.3:

  • Added Slice Loop mode to the Editor.
  • Added support for sliced loops on pads.
  • Added support for sliced loops from the Content Store.
  • Added “Paste All” — now you can paste entire folders from AudioCopy with one tap.
  • Fixed CloudSeeder “latest” feed.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Improved integration with Content Store.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

Cakewalk SONAR Update Adds Drum Replacer

Drum-ReplacerCakewalk has released the May 2015 “Everett” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

“Everett,” the fifth monthly update since Cakewalk introduced the Membership Program in January 2015, includes the new Drum Replacer for SONAR Platinum. According to Cakewalk. Drum Replacer is the most tightly integrated drum replacement technology ever. Continue reading

Tracktion 4 DAW Now Free For Linux, OS X & Windows

tracktion-free-dawIf you’re interested in a free DAW, or just trying out a new DAW, Tracktion 4 is now available as a free download for Linux, OS X & Windows.

In 2013, Tracktion relaunched, with its original developer. after being bought back from Mackie.

Since then, Tracktion has released two updates, but Tracktion 4 is just a couple of years old.  Continue reading

Studio One Updated To Version 3, Here’s What’s New

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PreSonus has released Studio One Version 3.0.

Studio One 3 brings new ways to control and mix within the application, as the first DAW to offer a dual platform (Mac and Windows), multi-touch interface.

Rounding out the enhancements, Studio One 3 Professional users now have the freedom to create away from the desk through Studio One Remote for iPad. Continue reading

New App, Rhythm Necklace, Lets You Explore The Geometry Of Rhythm

rhythm-necklace-appRhythm Necklace is a new ‘geometric sequencer’ for iOS, designed to let you explore the geometry of rhythm.

The concept of ‘Rhythm necklaces’ – circular representations of repeating patterns – comes from author Godfried T. Toussaint’s book, The Geometry of Musical Rhythm.

According to Toussaint, circular representations of rhythms show the underlying geometric properties that make them enjoyable, such as the degrees of evenness and symmetry.

And Toussaint has found that analyzing rhythms geometrically reveals relationships between rhythms the world over. For example, a core group of geometric algorithms are shared in rhythms iused in African, Cuban, Balkan, and Spanish folk music. Continue reading