Sample Logic Rhythomatix

Rhythomatix, a new Live Pack, is now available from Sample Logic and Ableton.

Developers are calling Rhythomatix an “arsenal” of percussion sounds and loops, intended for creating “epic” builds – whether layered together exclusively, or with other sounds from your library.

The 442 sounds included in Rhythomatix are derived from both real-world acoustic material and from synthesis – ranging from tiny blips and bongo hits to cavernous explosions. The Pack comes with a generous amount of processed percussion sounds from all around the world. A few synths round out the selection and add color to the mix.
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Livid Taking Orders For Ds1 MIDI Mixer

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Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show.  Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”

The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.

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Novation Intros Launch Control XL – ‘Ultimate Controller’ For Ableton Live

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Novation today introduced Launch Control XL – a new MIDI controller that they call ‘the ultimate controller for Ableton Live’.

According to Novation, the Launch Control XL helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live.

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‘Ultimate Ableton Live’ Controller, Conductr, Now A Freemium App

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Patchworks has released a new version of Conductr, its Ableton Live control app for the iPad. Conductr 1.1 is now a free download, with additional features that can be unlocked via in-app purchases.

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Free Instruments For Ableton Live Feature Massive, Filthy Sounds Of Bass Station II

Francis_Preve_Bass-Station-IIProducer and sound designer Francis Prève has released a free Ableton Live Instrument based on the Novation Bass Station II.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

“A few months back, I reviewed the Novation Bass Station II for Keyboard Magazine.

As modern analog synths go, the BSII packs a lot of analog power into a small footprint. So while I had it in my studio, I couldn’t resist snagging a few samples of it to share with everyone.

For those who aren’t up to speed on the Bass Station II, it’s a dual-oscillator analog monosynth with a sub-oscillator and tons of nifty filtering modes, along with a nasty little distortion. As the name implies, it excels at bass, so that’s the focus of this new pack.” Continue reading