CV Toolkit Updated With User-Requested Features

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Spektro Audio’s Ícaro Ferre let us know a major update to CV Toolkit – a set of software modules that you can use to control, modulate and sequence your synthesizers via control voltage (CV).

“The new 2.2 update is quite significant,” says Ferre, “because it adds many user-requested features, such as the ability to save and restore calibration files (which speeds up the workflow quite a lot), save and delete custom scales, adjustable MIDI Pitch Bend range, re-designed Layouts and many others.”

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Shape Synth 4 Updated With Ableton Link, Expanded Synthesis Capabilities

Developer Erik Sigth has released Shape Synth 4, an updated version of his polyphonic synth for the iPad.

Shape is a 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer that lets you draw the shape of the oscillator waveform.

The update adds Ableton Link support, enhanced synthesis capabilities and more.

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Free Max For Live Kit Connects Ableton Live to Arduino, Mindstorms, littleBits and More

Today, Ableton announced their new Connection Kit, a free toolkit for music makers who want to use Live with technologies such as Arduino, LeapMotion, littleBits, Lego Mindstorms EV3 and OSC.

Connection Kit developers pose the question:

“Ever thought about using your webcam to control a synthesizer? Imagine creating a soundscape using weather data from the web or stock market fluctuations, or even turning musical elements into physical actions through motors and servos.”

The new connection kit enables users to connect, control and monitor Live using various interfaces and communication protocols.

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New Software Synth Inspired By Vintage Video Logos

phonec2_medPsychic Modulation has released Phonec 2 – the latest version of a synth that was inspired by ‘the mystique of video logos you hear at the beginning of worn out VHS tapes’.

Phonec 2 is capable of producing a wide range of sounds, such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

It’s available for both Mac & Windows.  Continue reading