Antonio Tublen’s Swedish microbudget scifi picture LFO is now available on DVD.
LFO is a dark sci fi comedy, about a sound engineer that discovers how to hypnotize people with audio.
Here’s the official description:
Robert, an amateur sound engineer, spends hours in in his basement full of wires and oscillators experimenting with sound waves. After he finds a frequency that allows him to hypnotize people, he lures his attractive new neighbors into his house to act as test subjects for his discovery.
Under Robert’s control, the oblivious couple is manipulated into increasingly elaborate role-playing games that allow Robert to indulge in his most megalomaniacal fantasies.
But when investigations into the suspicious death of his wife threaten to bring an end to his demented operation, Robert must use his scientific breakthrough on a much larger scale in order to continue his warped research.
You can view the LFO trailer below: Continue reading
When major system upgrades are released – like the recent OS X and iOS updates – many musicians like to wait a few months before upgrading, to avoid compatibility issues.
And then there’s guys like Colin Swinney of The Sound Test Room, who’s exploring the new MIDI over Bluetooth available with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
In the video above, he demonstrates using Ableton Live to wirelessly (over Bluetooth LE) sequence Caramel running on his iPad.
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.
Apogee 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.
Xmonsta has released version 2.0 of Pull, its iPad device editor app for Ableton Live.
The new version adds support for controlling VST/AU plugins and Max For Live devices, directly from your iPad. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Jesse Abayomi performs one of his recent tracks, Chemistry, on Ableton Live with the Push controller. Continue reading
Korg 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.
Korg today introduced the more powerful Mini Kaoss Pad 2s (MiniKP2S), the successor of the classic Kaoss Pad.
According to Korg, the all-in-one design makes it a great entry-level DJ performance tool. Continue reading