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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Roli Debuts 3-D Touch Equator Synth for iPhone, Flip Case for RISE

ROLI_RISE_Equator_FlipCaseAdvanced MIDI controller creator ROLI today announced two new products for mobile music-makers.

The Equator for iPhone app ports the company’s Equator software synthesiser to the latest iPhone, using the Apple device’s 3D Touch capabilities.

One of the first music apps on Apple’s App Store to take advantage of the iOS 9 interface update’s  3D Touch feature for sound control, Equator for iPhone will feature a simulated experience of the Seaboard Rise’s keywave surface. Pressing on the screen of the iPhone 6s, users can shape sound on a virtual keywave surface in much the same way as they control sound on the pressure-sensitive Seaboard Rise.
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Acoustica Adds MVP Loops to Mixcraft

Acoustica_Mixcraft7_screen_performance_panelAcoustica has announced a licensing agreement that includes over one thousand loops with their Mixcraft 7 DAW software.

Beginning with Mixcraft 7, and in future versions of the music production and multi-track recording workstation for the PC, MVP Loops has granted Acoustica worldwide rights to bundle over 1100 MVP Loops.

The loop library includes 646 “select premium” loops, 43 loop construction kits and 454 sampled instruments in genres including Hip Hop, Rhythm ‘n Blues, Trap, Pop and Dance.
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