Interview With Jim Coker, Developer Of Numerology Step Sequencer

five12-numerology-logoJim Coker, developer of Five12 Numerology step sequencer, is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.

Host Darwin Grosse says, “We kind of jumped all over the chessboard on this one, but I hope you’ll find it interesting!” Continue reading

Unity Live Software Sound Module For iOS

unity-live-synthesizerUnity Live is a new software sound module for iOS, designed for live performance with an external MIDI controller.

The app lets you create create set lists, using the hundreds of Unity sound banks in splits and layers. Each sound may be edited via knobs for transpose, coarse, fine, volume, and pan, as well as per-algorithm specific sound controllers, routing amounts, and modulator parameters. Up to ten sound controllers per-algorithm can be controlled, for example, oscillator frequencies, volumes, and pans, as well as filter cutoffs, and resonances.

Audiobus & iOS 7 Inter-App Audio are both supported.

Unity Live is available for US $2.99. Additional sounds are available as in-app purchases.

NI Releases Circuit Halo Expansion For Maschine

NI_Circuit_Halo_Maschine_Expansion_ScreenshotNative Instruments today released Circuit Halo, a new Maschine expansion. Circuit Halo combines “intricately-sampled” vintage synths and classic drum machines with more contemporary patterns. Circuit Halo’s sound set also boasts new presets for the (included) Massive and Reaktor Prism synths.

Synth Sounds. Circuit Halo features a collection of samples from vintage synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 60, Casio VL-Tone, Prophet 5, Yamaha DX7, Sequential Circuits Pro One and Six-Trak, and the original Korg MS-20. Each instrument was carefully multi-sampled to capture the “characteristic warm low end,” and idiosyncrasies such as pitch drift, that analog equipment adds to productions. Continue reading

Chip64 Rack Extension For Propellerhead Reason

Ochen K. has introduced Chip64 – a chiptunes Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Chip64 includes mathematical modeling of 5 chips:

  • the TIA used in the Atari 2600;
  • the SID chip used in the Commodore 64;
  • the TA0x series used in the NES and Gameboy;
  • the Vic-I used in the Vic 20; and
  • the SN76489 chip used in the ColecoVision and Sega consoles.

It also offers an on-board sequencer, as well as a multi-mode filter, LFO, modulation envelope, and more,  Continue reading

Akai iMPC Pro Now Available

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Akai Professional has announced the availability of the iMPC Pro app for iPad.

iMPC Pro re-imagines the classic music production center as an iPad app – offering 64 tracks for composing, editing and mixing music. It offers most of the features of classic MPCs and adds new features that the iPad makes possible, including: touch-based sample editing, a new timeline view, Inter-App Audio and social sharing.

It’s available now – with a US $20 regular price and discounted $12.99 price for early adopters.

iMPC Pro is the type of app that gets musicians excited about the iPad. For the price of a pizza, iMPC Pro puts a music production center on your iPad that’s surprisingly powerful. While it won’t replace the traditional MPC for hardware fans, iMPC Pro makes MPC-style music making affordable to anyone with an iPad.

Here are the details: Continue reading