FunkBox Drum Machine Updated With Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2

funkbox-drum-machine-iosSynthetic Bits has released FunkBox version 3.4, an update that adds iOS 7.1 support, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 2 compatibility.

FunkBox is an iOS app that simulates the sound and look of vintage drum machines.

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XILS-lab’s Updated XILS 3 Channels EMS VCS 3

XILS3_EMS_VCS3_v2-0French music software maker XILS-lab today announced an updated version of their XILS 3 V2.0, the software emulation of the late-Sixties-vintage EMS VCS3 portable analogue synthesizer. The software also adds an emulation of the 256 Analog Sequencer, inspired by EMS’ trailblazing Synthi Sequencer 256 namesake.

The British-built EMS VCS3 — or Electronic Music Studios Voltage Controlled Studio #3 (also known as “The Putney” and, somewhat confusingly, “The Synthi” — after its later SYNTHI VCS3 II incarnation) was introduced in 1969 as the first commercially portable synthesizer available anywhere in the world. Though it was in production for only a short period of time the VCS3 was put to use by some of the “more experimental” electronic musicians of the day, including the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (think Dr Who), Brian Eno (with Roxy Music), Jean-Michel Jarre, and Pink Floyd, among others.
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Kong Audio Releases Chinee Orchestra SE, ‘A Chinese Sound Palette For All’

chinee-orchestraKong Audio releases Chinee Orchestra SE (Standard Edition), a collection of 27 classical Chinese instruments, plus one set of Chinese percussion.

Chinee Orchestra SE (Standard Edition) is the streamlined version of Chinee Orchestra FE (Full Edition), a sample-based VSTi. Chinee Orchestra SE contains 27 Chinese instruments and one set of Chinese percussion, covering the most common instruments used for composing Chinese music.

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