Crudebyte has introduced iSymphonic Orchestra, a new app for iPad that turns the device into a orchestral sound module.
According to Crudebyte, “iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds”. Continue reading
Ableton has released a new pack for Live, Mallets by Soniccouture.
Mallets brings two “expertly sampled” melodic percussion instruments, marimba and vibraphone, to Ableton Live. The dark, velvety timbre of the marimba and the vibraphone’s shimmering oscillations were captured using full-range concert models and include the lower octaves often missing from sampled mallets.
Steinberg has released Groove Agent 4, the latest version of their ‘drum studio and virtual drumming instrument.’ Continue reading
The developers at Output recently set out to produce an Electro-Cinematic track using various elements of REV, while using all 4 of the its engines.
Gregg, one of the developers at Output, described the process: “[W]e recently made a video on how to make tracks like M83, Clint Mansell, Trent Reznor, etc., where we show the final sound and then the elements that we used to make it. It’s of course filled with REV, but it still shows how we did it and many of the principals work regardless of software.” Continue reading
This video captures a performance by Geert Bevin of composer Gustavo Santaolalla‘s The Choice from The Last Of Us.
Bevin performs the piece on LinnStrument, with the sound coming from Spectrasonics’ Trilian with an 8-part multitimbral setup (one for each row).
Bevin has been working with Roger Linn on the LinnStrument, now in development. The LinnStrument is a unique electronic controller that allows a wide range of expressiveness, including individual pitch and dynamic control, over time, of each note.
Here’s free download of the performance: Continue reading
AfroDJMac 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
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a swingin’ 60’s style virtual instrument jam – a cover of Al Hirt’s Java by Yannick Zenhäusern. Continue reading
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