WebX0X Turns Your Web Browser Into A Drum Machine

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Irritant Creative’s WebX0X is a free drum synthesizer and sequencer that runs in your web browser.

It’s built using the Web Audio API. Because it’s based on web standards, it works in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari on desktop and iOS.  All sound generation is performed entirely in the browser without the use of samples. Continue reading

Sonic Faction Releases Polytek Max For Live Instrument

Polytek_ProductPage_GUISonic Faction has introduced Polytek, a new Max for Live instrument that fuses rhythm and melody to generate patterns.

It combines step sequencing with vocoder and multiband gate processing, which the developers say delivers ‘deep tech chord progressions, ambient dub soundscapes and gritty robotic polyrhythms’. Continue reading

Arturia Intros KeyLab Black Edition Controllers

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Arturia has introduced new versions of its KeyLab controller/software bundles, the KeyLab 49 Black Edition and the KeyLab 61 Black Edition.

The new versions offer updated styling and an expanded software package, including:

  • Solina V string machine;
  • Prophet V synthesizer; and
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Aalto 1.7 Brings Support For Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression

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Madrona Labs has released version 1.7 of Aalto, bringing Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support to the semi-modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression is a proposed specification, designed to provided a standardized way for hardware and software manufacturers to send and receive the expressive musical performance data that multidimensional controllers, like the Haken Continuum, Roli Seaboard, Roger Linn Linnstrument and the Madrona Soundplane can capture. Continue reading