GForce Intros Oddity 2, Transports ARP Odyssey ‘Into A New Dimension’

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GForce has announced Oddity2, a major update to their modeled version of the classic ARP Odyssey synthesizer, manufactured between 1972 and 1981.

According to GForce, Oddity2 “transports the spirit of the original into a new dimension.” Continue reading

Geisterwelt Spectral Sampler & Visualizer For Live

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Utami has released Geisterwelt – a spectral sampler and visualizer for Ableton Live/Max For Live.

Geisterwelt lets you simultaneously create music and responsive HD video, with nothing more than a MIDI controller, a keyboard, or mouse.

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IK Multimedia Updates GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig

IK_Multimedia_GrooveMaker2_DJRig_iRigPadsIK Multimedia has announced the latest versions of its loop-based “groove making” app GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone and iPad, and of its mobile DJ app,  DJ Rig for iPad.

Both DJ Rig and GrooveMaker 2 are now iOS 8-compatible, with native plug-and-play support for IK’s new iRig Pads MIDI controller

In addition, all GrooveMaker 2 users will be able to take advantage of the app’s support for Audiobus 2 in iOS 8, which allows for inter-app audio routing between compatible music apps.
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Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading

MIDI Over Bluetooth With Yosemite, iOS 8 & Ableton Live

When major system upgrades are released – like the recent OS X and iOS updates – many musicians like to wait a few months before upgrading, to avoid compatibility issues.

And then there’s guys like Colin Swinney of The Sound Test Room, who’s exploring the new MIDI over Bluetooth available with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

In the video above, he demonstrates using Ableton Live to wirelessly (over Bluetooth LE) sequence Caramel running on his iPad.

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PPG WaveMapper 2 For Mac, Windows Now Available

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Wolfgang Palm has released PPG WaveMapper 2 – a wavetable synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows

The software synth was first released as an iOS app. PPG WaveMapper 2 is a greatly expanded version, with many new features, including the WaveMap and new resource merging possibilities. Continue reading