New 4DSOUND System Inspired By Nikola Tesla

4DSOUND is a new immersive audio system that allows for evolving changes in three-dimensional positioning of sound.

Despite the emergence of professional and consumer surround-sound systems, most live performances still rely on stereo (or even summed mono) sound, with an audience hearing most of the music from one direction.

4DSOUND is built from expansive array of speakers, a Max-based core, and custom Max for Live devices that allow for sound to be positioned anywhere within the system’s space.

In the video above, 4DSOUND founder Paul Oomen talks about its conception, and Martin Stimming discusses performing with the system. Continue reading

Audio Damage Sequencer 1 Berlin School Style Demo

This video, via Audio Damage, is a brief demonstration of their recently announced ADM06 Sequencer 1 Eurorack format step sequencer. The sneak preview starts with a blank pattern, and ends with a random repeating “Berlin School” style pattern.

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Bazille ‘Monster Modular’ Soft Synth Now Available For Mac, Windows

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Developer Urs Heckmann has announced that Bazille 1.0 – a modular software synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows (VST2, AU & AAX formats – 32bit & 64bit) – is now available.

Bazille is described as ‘a monster hybrid modular’, with digital oscillators combined with analogue-style filters and realistic effects.

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BT On His First Synth, The Roland Juno 106, And Its Rebirth As A Kiwi-106

In this video, via Syntegrator, synthesis and producer BT tells the story of his first synth, a Roland Juno 106 – how he saved lawn mowing money to buy it, how it was stolen when he was on tour and how the story of his first synth has a happy ending. BT’s story starts at about the 2:00 mark.

The Kiwi-106 is a hardware upgrade to the classic Juno 106 that adds a variety of upgrades, ranging from 512 patch memory to patch editor control of parameters to additional envelope generators and LFOs.  Continue reading

Seven Year-Old Kid Demos The Elektron Analog Four, Covers Depeche Mode

Reader Tubesockor started his son out young, teaching him how to use the Elektron Analog Four.

Now his son is covering Depeche Mode. Here’s what he has to say about the video:

My 7-year old son started to learn my Elekron Analog Four, and actually got pretty good at it. Since he loves “Photographic” by Depeche Mode (and had been playing it on the piano) he taught himself to program it into the A4.

One day I thought I should just capture what he’s doing on video to keep as a memory, and a the same time learn a two-cam setup. This is the result – all filmed in one go. There are English subtitles available in the video as well.

Universal Audio Debuts Thunderbolt Satellite DSP Accelerators

UA_Satellite_Thunderbolt_DSPThis week Universal Audio announced its new line of UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators, for use with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and shipping early October.

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators enable Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users to run larger mixes filled with DSP-intensive plug-ins. These “desktop-friendly” units provide full access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive plug-ins from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, SSL, and more.
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