Free Bass Guitar Instrument For Ableton Live

univox-free-ableton-live-instrumentAfroDJMac has released a free Ableton Live instrument, made by sampling a 1970′s Univox bass.

The instrument was recorded coming through a guitar amp, a bass amp, and a room mic picking up both amps. You can mix between the two.

Controls on the Device rack allow you to morph the bass into something totally new.

Here’s a video demo of the free Live instrument in action: Continue reading

New App, DrumsAnywhere, Turns Your Table Into A Drum Kit

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DrumsAnywhere is a new application for Windows that turns your table into a drum kit.

The app detects hits captured by a simple microphone and translates them into a variety of drum sounds. DrumsAnywhere uses a detection algorithm called WaveTrack that analyzes the reflections generated by a hit on a surface as well as its accurate location.

Here’s a demo of DrumsAnywhere in action: Continue reading

Here Comes The Sun! EDM Eclipse: Solar For Omnisphere

ILIO_EDM_Eclipse_SolarIt’s all right. Virtual instrument and sample library-maker ILIO has announced EDM Eclipse: Solar. This collection of 130 new patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere is the counterpart and contrast to ILIO’s sister collection EDM Eclipse: Lunar.

As described by its creators, Solar is

“geared for adrenalin-inducing power using hard-hitting synths, sick basses, leads, pads, SFX, and a variety of tempo-locked sonic goodies… [with] roughed up … edges, added some funk, and even included some triplet-timed, tempo-synced groove monsters.”

EDM Eclipse: Solar exploits the capabilities of the modulation wheel to allow users rapid sound-altering control. Many patches are also optimized for use with The Orb, giving the user/performer even more real-time control, on the stage or in the studio. Continue reading

iMPC Pro MIDI Input Details For Custom Controllers

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Akai Pro released iMPC Pro, its re-imagining of the Music Production Center for the iPad, earlier this week. While iMPC Pro was heavily anticipated, many musicians have expressed disappointment over the app’s lack of MIDI support. Many would like to use the app with their existing controllers or use it like a hardware MPC, to sequence other apps or devices.

Developer Retronyms has responded at their blog by documenting the MIDI IN controls that work with iMPC Pro and providing example layouts for several controllers, including the Korg NanoPad 2, Touch OSC, Arturia Beatstep and MiniLab.

If you’d like to configure a custom controller setup, they have also provided this information on creating mappings: Continue reading

NI Releases Circuit Halo Expansion For Maschine

NI_Circuit_Halo_Maschine_Expansion_ScreenshotNative Instruments today released Circuit Halo, a new Maschine expansion. Circuit Halo combines “intricately-sampled” vintage synths and classic drum machines with more contemporary patterns. Circuit Halo’s sound set also boasts new presets for the (included) Massive and Reaktor Prism synths.

Synth Sounds. Circuit Halo features a collection of samples from vintage synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 60, Casio VL-Tone, Prophet 5, Yamaha DX7, Sequential Circuits Pro One and Six-Trak, and the original Korg MS-20. Each instrument was carefully multi-sampled to capture the “characteristic warm low end,” and idiosyncrasies such as pitch drift, that analog equipment adds to productions. Continue reading

Resin Sample Pack For Kontakt

JunoVHS_ResinJuno VHS has a new sample pack out, called Resin:

“Resin is a collection of 59 cutting, hollow, and razor-sharp percussive samples. Painstakingly created using advanced and proprietary sound design techniques. The essence of every sound comes from complex analog synth programming, treated with the highest caliber of modern analog effects.”

System requirements. Resin comes in Kontakt Instrument format, and includes the raw Wav audio samples neatly organized. Users must have the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later in order to use the NKI instrument preset.

Pricing and availability. Resin is available for download via Sellfy for $9.95.