Sensomusic Releases Usine Hollyhock II

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Sensomusic has released Usine Hollyhock II, their modular live music and real-time installation software for Mac & Windows.

According to the company, Usine is more powerful and stable than ever. The update includes more than 500 improvements, including:

  • Smpte, Midi Timecode (MTC), Linear Timecode (MTC) support
  • Engine optimization
  • OSC learn on every controls
  • New powerful library
  • 64 channels support on every audio module
  • 128 audio in/out
  • New Internet site
  • New open source SDK

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midimux & audiomux Bundle Now Available

audiomux-midimux-bundleThe audiomux + midimux bundle is now available in the App Store.

midimux talks MIDI to your Mac and audiomux talks audio to your Mac, using a standard usb to lightning or 30 pin cable.

midimux: MIDI via USB

  • control iOS apps with hardware controllers that are connected to your Mac.
  • sequence and play iOS apps using a DAW running on your Mac.
  • control Mac applications or hardware connected to it, using Lemur, TouchOSC or any other app that uses MIDI.
  • use iOS apps to play and sequence hardware instruments that are connected to your Mac.
  • create virtual MIDI ports on the iPad/iPhone that can be mirrored to the Mac or other iDevices.
  • connect more than one iOS device to the Mac – and send MIDI data between them.

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Cakewalk Releases Sonar “Braintree” Content

Cakewalk_Sonar_BraintreeCakewalk has announced their new Braintree release for Sonar Artist, Professional, and Platinum member/subscribers. Cakewalk recently debuted a new membership/subscription program, which gives Sonar users “regular access to new features, enhancements, and content.”

The recent Braintree* release addresses improvements requested by the community, and includes new content that complements Sonar’s “rich feature set” with a range of new presets and innovative loop libraries.
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Launchpad for iPad Updated With Performance FX

Novation has updated Launchpad for iOS – its freemium loop-based sequencing app – with new ‘Performance FX’.

Performance FX at a glance:

  • New Delay FX and Gater FX, create stunning fills and breakdowns
  • Enhanced Stutter FX and Autofilter FX, add movement and dynamics to your music
  • FX Pads have new animated graphics, focusing you on your performance
  • A new Edit FX screen lets you tweak and perform your FX
  • Track FX routing lets you target fx to specific tracks such as vocals, or drums
  • Fully tweakable FX parameters for deep customization

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New App, Pepp, A ‘Twisted Groovebox’ For iOS

pepp-smallDeveloper Patrik Hedmalm has introduced Pepp – a new iOS music app, described as a sort of ‘twisted groovebox’.

Here’s what Hedmalm has to say about Pepp:

This twisted groovebox/arpeggiator/synthesizer lets you quickly forge original electronic music, using sixteen sliders and a sixteen-step sequencer.

Instantly save and recall your ideas without missing a beat. With 160 memory slots you’re not likely to run out of storage.

While it’s designed to be easy to use, Pepp also offers:

  • MIDI support, including playing via a MIDI keyboard, MIDI sync & MIDI control of parameters; and
  • Audiobus integration.

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