Crudebyte Intros iSymphonic Orchestra For iPad

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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 Releases Soniccouture Mallets Pack

Ableton_SonicCouture_mallets2Ableton 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.
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Creating Cinematic Tracks With Output REV

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

The Choice, From The Last Of Us, On LinnStrument

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.

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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