Cream Mobile Turns Your iPad Into “World’s Best Software Arpeggiator”

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Arto Vaarala has released Cream – an app they describe as “the world’s best software arpeggiator” – as an iPad application.

Kirnu Cream Mobile is a powerful MIDI arpeggiator and performance app for iPad.
The iPad version is almost identical to the plugin version, except the mobile version includes an internal synthesizer and drum track.

The mobile version also has only one arpeggiator track by default. If needed, the rest three tracks can be purchased separately with in-app-purchase option. Continue reading

Spectrasonics Retires DVDs, Moving To Digital Delivery & USB Drives

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Spectrasonics has announced that it is phasing out DVD delivering and moving to digital delivery and USB drives.

The company is now using USB drives in their in-store packaging for all three of their virtual instruments, Omnisphere 2, Trilian and Stylus RMX Xpanded. The company is now selling full Download Editions of each of the three instruments.

Spectrasonics’ Founder and Creative Director Eric Persing notes, “We happily bid farewell to the era of optical discs and their eternal install times!” Continue reading

Bright Sparks, A Tribute To Electronic Music Pioneers, Now Available

brightsparksvimeoposter1Bright Sparks, a new film + album project that pay tribute to electronic music pioneers, is now available via its website.

The project began as a concept album by I Monster, inspired by various people and companies involved in the early days of the synthesizer. The began to look for a more interesting way of presenting the record and approached Dave Spiers and Chris Macleod, vintage synthesizer curators and the owners of GForce Software.

The idea then developed into the production of a combined digital package consisting of the Bright Sparks album and accompanying documentary.

Here’s the official video preview: Continue reading

2016 Moogfest Program Details Announced

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Moogfest organizers shared with us program details for Moogfest 2016, scheduled for May 19 – 22 in Durham, NC.

During the day, Moogfest explores the future of technology and creativity with a ‘mind-expanding conference’, featuring panels, workshops and installations.

At night, Moogfest celebrates the future of sound, with performances by early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists.

Here are the program details that have been announced: Continue reading

Periodic Table of Musical Instruments Posters Available In Limited Quantities

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Reader Miguel d’Oliveira let us know that his Periodic Table of Musical Instruments posters are available in limited qualities.

The posters features d’Oliveira’s take on a simple classification of instruments.

“The main objective was to create an appealing artwork,” he notes. “Anything extra is a bonus.” Continue reading