SoundScaper 1.4 Adds Scene Morphing And More

soundscaper‘Experimental sound mini lab’ SoundScaper has been updated with morphing scenes, improved MIDI and AudioBus support, and more.

SoundScaper is designed for creating soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending ideas.

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Ableton Link: Available Now in Free Ableton Live Beta Update

Ableton_LinkToday, Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live release, Live 9.5.1 beta.

Link enables users to play electronic instruments together “with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle” of MIDI setup. The technology keeps devices in time over a wireless network.

As of today, Link is now available (in beta) for Live users, so two Live users will be able to sync and play together wirelessly.
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Sample Logic Introduces Cinemorphx for Kontakt

Sample_Logic_CinemorphxThis week, Sample Logic announced Cinemorphx, their “groundbreaking” cinematic virtual instrument library.

Intended for use in sound design or music production, and powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player platform, the library is built on the framework of Sample Logic’s Cinematic Guitars Infinity.

Totaling more than 6,000 presets and 30 GB, Cinemorphx is made up of all of the sample material from Sample Logic’s legacy Ambience, Impacts, Rhythms (A.I.R.), The Elements, and Synergy virtual instruments, but with all-new sound design, presets, and effects functionality.
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Native Instruments Intros Flesh Performance Instrument


Native Instruments has introduced Flesh – a new ‘performance instrument’ designed for turning rhythmic source material into all the elements of a complete production, including basslines, melodies, chords, harmonies, and more.

Flesh lets you load up to 12 samples, then it analyzes the transients and spectral profile of the sound. This information is transformed it into curves and triggers, which get sent to four audio engines for re-synthesizing as new sonic material. The result is dynamic riffs and grooves that they say ‘feel faithful to the source material’

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SpringSound For iOS Updated With Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression

anchorage-synthesizerDeveloper Christophe Duquesne has released version 2 of SpringSound – a physical-modeling audio synthesizer.

Version 2 adds support for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) and more.

MPE support means that you can use modern MIDI controllers that allow for continuous control over the expression (pitch bend, volume, timbre, etc) of each individual note that you play.  Continue reading

Wolfgang Palm Intros PPG Phonem Vocal Synthesizer

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Wolfgang Palm has introduced PPG Phonem – a new software synthesizer, for OS X & Windows, designed for expressive vocal synthesis.

The human voice is a very complex system, which can produce a wide range of sounds. It is however restricted by natural physical dimensions. Phonem does not impose limits, letting you create all the filter configurations and sweeps you could only ever have dreamed of.

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iMaschine 2 Lets You Create Entire Tracks


Native Instruments today released a major new release of its beatmaking app for iOS, iMaschine 2.

While the original iMaschine focused on beatmaking, iMaschine 2 is designed to let you create entire tracks. It adds new arranging options, new note entry options, an arpeggiator, color-coded pads, 3D Touch support and more.

Unfortunately, the specs make no mention of Audiobus, MIDI support or Audio Copy/Paste.

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