Denver Synth Meet This Saturday, March 14

denver-synth-meetThe Denver Synth Meet is scheduled for tomorrow, March 14th, from 10 am-10 pm.

Planned activites for the event include:

  • Synth DIY class by Synthrotek
  • Manufacturer demos by WMD, Audio Damage, Grayscale, NIIO Analog & Soundtrack Loops
  • Buy/Sell/Trade/Promote area
  • Evening electronic music performances

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808 The Movie Debuts Friday March 13 At SXSW

808-the-movie808 The Movie – a documentary about the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its influence on music – makes its world premiere this Friday, March 13th, at SXSW.

The film has been in production for three years, and feature a “Who’s Who” of producers, including: Afrika Bambaataa, The Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Questlove, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, Diplo, New Order, David Guetta, Damon Albarn and many others.

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DM1 For iPhone Updated

dm1-iphoneFingerlab has released an update to DM1 for iPhone, its virtual drum machine app.

Here’s what’s new in DM1 for iPhone version 3.0:

  • Brand new Audio Engine with nice, crisp, clean sounds
  • 64-bit architecture
  • iOS8 and iOS7 compatible
  • Accurate volumes for Mixer Effects
  • There are now 2 FX
  • Live Waveform display for FX pads
  • New export WAV and AAC algorithms
  • Minor fixes and UI improvements
  • Removed WIST support (current SDK 1.0 is not compatible with iOS8)
  • Removed SYNTH effect (not Audio Engine compatible )

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Twisted Electrons Crush Bitcrusher

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Twisted Electrons’ Crush is a tabletop effects unit that creates bit rate and sample rate reduction effects.

According to the company, “Crush can reveal interesting textures surprisingly rich in character and harmonics by lowering the sample rate and resolution of you sound.”

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Theremin Music In The Streets Of Bucharest

Reader Simon Iddol, founder of Moarrr, shared this video with us, which captures an interesting experience he had in Bucharest.

“This was one of my most trippy and most heart warming experience in 2014,” explains Iddol. “I was wandering around alone in the Old Town….before my gig. I heard a strange and really unique sound from somewhere,and I got really excited. Is it a theremin? How? Why? On the street? In winter?” Continue reading

Camel Audio Reportedly Acquired By Apple

camel-audio-alchemyAccording to Apple-focused news site MacRumors, Camel Audio has been acquired by Apple.

They report:

Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF].

Camel Audio’s address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple’s London address, and the company’s sole director is now listed as Apple lawyer Heather Joy Morrison, suggesting the company is in the possession of Apple.

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