Chris Stack, aka Experimental Synth, has been working on a series of videos exploring possibilities with the new LittleBits MIDI and CV modules.
Stack says, “[In this video series] I was able to hook LittleBits into my DSI Pro 2, Moog Voyager, Ableton and Koushion in some really interesting ways, and the results were surprisingly musical, especially in this Koushion + Ableton video. This was a lot of fun… I wish they’d had these when I was a kid.”
Developer Rodrigo Yanez has updated SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer for iOS with MIDI In control drum sounds and patterns.
SeekBeats is software drum machine with 100% synthesized sounds that Yanex says ‘sound alive, noisy and musical.”
Here’s a demo of the updated SeekBeats in action: Continue reading
Sonic Faction, a longtime maker of creative devices for Ableton, has expanded to the Native Instruments Kontakt platform with their new plug-in, Whoosh Machine.
Sonic Faction describe Whoosh Machine as an “enigmatic” FX creation tool which takes advantage of the Kontakt script programming language, ideally suited to creating all types of electronic, cinematic and experimental music.
apeSoft has released iDensity 2.0 – an up to its iOS ‘granular playground’.
iDensity offers: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and more.
Here’s what’s new in version 2.0: Continue reading
At Musikmesse 2015, Urs Heckmann of U-He was demonstrating their upcoming Hive synthesizer. Continue reading
In this video, developer Igor Vasiliev creates an ambient soundscape, using SoundScaper 1.2 with a Korg nanoKontrol MIDI controller.
SoundScaper – an experimental sound mini lab for creating soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones and glitches – has been updated with deep MIDI control and more.
With filtering and mixing of up to three oscillators, you can create soundscapes, textures and drones for your music. With complete MIDI control, this application is now comfortable to use for real-time sound creation and live performance.
Here’s what new in SoundScaper 1.2: Continue reading
Sugar Bytes has introduced Cyclop for iPad – a synth designed for ‘monstrous bass sounds’.
Cyclop is a monophonic synthesizer that they say does one thing very well -‘delivering cutting-edge digital madness at the low end of the frequency spectrum’. Continue reading