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.

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UVI Vintage Vault ‘The Ultimate Vintage Synth Collection’

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UVI has introduced Vintage Vault, a bundle that they say puts ‘the history of synthesis at your fingertips’.

Vintage Vault bundles UVI’s entire line of vintage series instruments, including 36 virtual instruments, with over 5,000 custom presets. The bundle is priced at a savings of 80%, compared with buying the individual instruments.

Includes: Beat Box Anthology, Darklight IIx, Digital Synsations, Emulation II, Emulation One, Mello, String Machines, The Beast, UltraMini, UVX-3P, UVX-10P, Vector Pro, Vintage Legends and WaveRunner.

Here’s a video intro to Vintage Vault: Continue reading

Sugar Bytes Intros Egoist, ‘Perfect Track Sketch Tool’

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Sugar Bytes has introduced Egoist, a new groove instrument plug-in for Mac & Windows.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it!
Try your mp3 library and use it a a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

Features:

  • Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
  • Minimal, yet effective bass line
  • Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
  • Effect Sequencer
  • Randomizers in all areas

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Jasuto Modular Synthesizer App v1.6 For Android, iOS

jasutoDeveloper Chris Wolfe has announced Jasuto 1.6, the latest version of the modular software synth, which is coming soon to iOS and Android.

Here’s what’s new in Jasuto 1.6 for iOS:

  • MIDI-In & Out support with tempo sync
  • Nodes can now be grouped together
  • Solo nodes and groups
  • New Convolution Module
  • New nodes: Abs, Clamp, Delay2, Pan, Group/GRecv/Gsend, MidiNote, MidiCC & Synced
  • Sampler node is now in stereo & has higher quality interpolation
  • Bands can now edit individual bins while frozen
  • Fixed insert bug
  • Additional bugs and behind the scene fixes
  • Delay 2 node is tempo syncable
  • LFO is triggerable, syncable & now has 4 shapes
  • New Scenes and Samples added
  • Removal of Jasuto Store and In-App Purchases – All previous In-App Purchase nodes (Chorus, Detuned, Dirty, Morph & Space) and HI-FI audio are now free & included w/ initial purchase of app.

Here’s what’s new in v1.6 for Android: Continue reading

Wooji Juice Intros Mitosynth Additive/Wavetable Synth For iOS

mitosynthWooji Juice has introduced Mitosynth – a hybrid additive/wavetable software synthesizer.

Mitosynth dispenses with the usual fake knobs & sliders and instead aims for a modern UI tailored to touch.

Plus – ‘Phase Mangulation’.

Here’s what they have to say about Mitosynth:

Start with additive synthesis, wavetables, or a sophisticated mix. Add rich modulation, effects and filters, controlled by powerful LFOs and beyond.

Make vibrant leads, vast soundscapes, compelling basses, warm bath or deep sea pads, and so much more.

The sound is complex, but the controls are not. Synth engine and UI both offer clarity and power — you’re holding in your hands a miracle of touch-screen technology, why limit it to the switches and dials of decades-old hardware?

Mitosynth takes a simple approach: With a tap, almost any dial can be switched out for a graph with automation controls, including LFOs, 5-stage DADSR envelopes, ingenious noise generator, BPM sync — and MIDI, of course. Plus XY pads for the hands-on approach.

And you can combine them. Use one automation to control which (or how much) of two others affect a setting. Many of the automation controls are themselves automatable. You can repeat this, going to deeper levels. LFOception!

The flexible FX chain means no messing with complicated routing tables, or stringing cables around until your screen looks like a plate of pasta: Slot the distortion, filter, delay and other effects you want, in the order you want. Simple!

Here’s a video intro to Mitosynth: Continue reading