DAW-Free Electronic Music Recording With Cakefolder

Cakefolder (Sam Di Nitride) has released a new album, Possibilities, that explores working within the limitation of performing everything live, using Korg Volca boxes and an Electribe 2.

Each of the tracks was recorded live, on video, in the studio.

“I went for a DAW-free music production process and videoed myself doing the performances,” he notes. “Some of the songs are proper song format with vocalists. They get to perform via triggered samples.” Continue reading

Diego Stocco On Making Music From Breakfast Cereal

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In the last few years, Diego Stocco has established himself as the MacGyver of sound design – able to create interesting sounds and music from just about anything.

He’s set pianos on fire, he’s made music from a bonsai tree, he’s done beat making with the sounds of a dry cleaner and he’s even used a squirrel as a reverb.

For his latest project, Kashi hired him to score a commercial – using breakfast cereal. Continue reading

Audreio 2 Lets You Stream iOS Audio To Anywhere In The World

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Audreio has released an updated version of its eponymous audio app, Audreio 2, adding the ability to stream high quality audio to anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection.

Use cases for Audreio include:

  • Using iOS instruments and FX in your DAW
  • Recording remote talent
  • Streaming live mixes
  • Recording DAW to DAW
  • Streaming audio to IOS so that you can preview how your tracks sound on an iPhone

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Kymatica AUM An Audio Mixer For iOS

aum_6plus_smallKymatica has introduced AUM – a new audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

AUM is designed to let you connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters, in any configuration you want.

Highlights include:

  • You can route anything to anywhere, with mix-busses, effect sends, audiobus ports, and external multi-channel audio interfaces.
  • AUM also lets you play hosted synths and instruments using the built-in keyboard or external MIDI controllers, or sequence them from other apps using Virtual MIDI.
  • Record mixes, individual tracks, or both, straight into the storage space of AudioShare (no copying of files needed).
  • Play back recordings, soundfiles and loops as channel sources in the mixer for backing tracks, further processing or mixing.
  • Route MIDI in any way you like using the MIDI matrix.
  • Synchronize everything with the sample-accurate transport clock and play in time with other apps or devices using Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
  • Includes built-in processing nodes for various stereo processing, Mid/Side balance and conversion, EQs and filters, limiting, clipping and saturation. Or use any 3rd party Audio Unit extension or Inter-App Audio effect.
  • All controls in the mixer can be controlled via MIDI, including parameters of hosted and built-in plugins.

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Propellerhead Goes ‘Mobile First’, Intros Allihoopa Music Social Network

allihoopaPropellerhead today introduced Allihoopa – a new social network for music sharing for users of their software.

“Today a majority of young people see a future where everything is done on mobile devices,” says Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös. “In that world, Allihoopa will be the world’s musical hub.” Continue reading

TASCAM VL-S3BT Monitors Bring Bluetooth Support

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2016 NAMM Show: TASCAM has introduced their new VL-S3BT monitors – a set of entry-level monitors with Bluetooth support.

The 2-way powered monitors include a 3” woofer and rear ported design. A pair of RCA inputs accepts any line-level input, and a stereo 1/4” to RCA cable is included.

The company says that the VL-S3BT’s are designed for home studios, video editing, or Portastudios. Continue reading