Geisterwelt Spectral Sampler & Visualizer For Live

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Utami has released Geisterwelt – a spectral sampler and visualizer for Ableton Live/Max For Live.

Geisterwelt lets you simultaneously create music and responsive HD video, with nothing more than a MIDI controller, a keyboard, or mouse.

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Novation Debuts Max For Live ‘Launchsync’ Solution

Novation_Launchsync_with_devicesToday Novation announced the release of Launchsync, a Max For Live solution for synchronizing controllers when working in “an expansive session view” in Ableton Live.

Created in partnership with Isotonik Studios, Novation’s Launchsync solution synchronizes the user’s Launch devices, allowing them to bank both controllers together around session view. In this way, the user can keep the devices locked to the same tracks.
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Music In The Age of Democratization, With Ableton’s Gerhard Behles & Coldcut’s Matt Black

As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake).

Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s music technologies.  Continue reading

LFO (The Movie) Now Available On DVD

lfo-movieAntonio 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.

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MIDI Over Bluetooth With Yosemite, iOS 8 & Ableton Live

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.

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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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