Max For Cats’ Noland and CatStretch

Soft synth maker Max For Cats has two new Ableton Live packs out today, Noland, and CatStretch.

Noland (video, top) consists of two Max for Live devices: the Noland Synthesizer and the NolandFX audio effect.  The Noland synthesizer is a unique instrument, controlled using individual, automatable X-Y pads instead of sliders or knobs. Each X-Y pad controls two or more parameters at the same time. On the filter X-Y pad for example, the X-axis controls the cutoff while the Y-axis controls the resonance.
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Apogee Announces New Ensemble 30×34 Audio Interface

Ensemble_ThunderboltApogee Electronics has introduced its new Ensemble 30 x 34 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface.

Designed for Mac-based studios, Ensemble blends Apogee features from previous products like Symphony I/O, Duet, Quartet and JAM with new capabilities to record, edit, mix and master audio on a Mac using Logic Pro, Pro Tools or any Core Audio-based DAW.
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Korg iKaossilator Update Adds Ableton Live Export

korg-ikaossilatorKorg has updated iKaossilator, its Kaossilator app for iOS, adding Ableton Live export and bug fixes.

Kaossilator uses the X-Y interface popularized by Korg’s Kaoss Line. You can select a scale and key and then play notes by moving your finger across the ‘pad’ area.

Here’s what’s new in iKaossilator 3.0:

  • Ableton Project Export: The ability to export a project to Ableton Live.
  • iKaossilator Expansions: “EDM” sound set is now available via In-App Purchase.
  • Fixed an issue that Shared Loop List did not work.
  • Other small tweaks have been made to improve usability and stability.

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Korg Announces Next-Generation Electribe Music Production Station

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Korg today introduced the Electribe Music Production Station, a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox.

The new Electribe features sixteen back- lit Trigger pads, an intuitive X/Y Touch pad, and is now more mobile than ever, because it can run on battery power (optional AC adapter available).

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