Mercury 4 Voice Polyphonic Arpeggiator Rack Extension

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Quadelectra has introduced Mercury – a true 4 voice polyphonic arpeggiator for the Reason Rack.

Mercury can be used either in your songs, or for live performances where you want a fast and elegant way to play chord sequences and progressions.

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Arpeggionome Pro Turns iPad Into An Interactive MID Arpeggiator

arpeggionome-pro-ipadDeveloper Alexandernaut has released Arpeggionome Pro - a professional MIDI arpeggiator for the iPad. Arpeggionome Pro features a redesigned interface, a robust MIDI implementation, parameter-change quantization and more.

The Arpeggionome Pro’s MIDI implementation is tuned to control external MIDI devices, digital audio workstations (such as Ableton Live, Logic, and Pro Tools), and other iOS MIDI Applications (such as GarageBand, Animoog, and DM1).

Compatible MIDI Connections:

  • Virtual MIDI ports of other iOS MIDI applications
  • ‘Core MIDI’ compatible hardware interfaces
  • MIDI over WiFi
  • MIDI over Bluetooth

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The Sickness Step Sequencer Max For Live Tutorials

Sonic Faction has published 2 new Max for Live tutorial videos featuring The Sickness Step Sequencer for APC40 and Launchpad.

The Sickness Step Sequencer comes with purchase of The Sickness, a new synth for Ableton Live. This device turns your APC40 or Launchpad into a hands-on, command center for The Sickness.

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Magellan for iPad – Working With Dual Synths

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Here’s a quick intro to Yonac Software’s new software synth, Magellan for iPad.

The video explores one of the more unique features of Magellan – the twin independent polyphonic synth engines. It covers: loading presets, foregrounding a synth, adjusting parameters, synth coupling, and other advanced settings.

Magellan is available now in the App Store for $4.99.

If you’ve tried out Magellan – let us know what you think of it!

Yamaha Synth Arp & Drum Pad For iPad

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iPad Music Software: Yamaha has introduced Synth Art & Drum Pad – a new virtual studio app for the iPad.

Synth Arp & Drum Pad is an iPad app with arpeggiator and drum pad that lets you play a built-in synthesizer or any connected MIDI device and produce music with phrases having ‘an abundant variety of musical styles’.

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Korg Kaossilator (Intro Video)

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Korg has uploaded another intro video for one of its older products, this time for the Korg Koassilator.

We’d rather see new gear introductions, of course, but it’s nice to see Korg ‘backfilling’ intro videos for some of the products that are a little older. I hope that more companies follow Korg’s lead on this, because it’s sometimes surprising how little media is available on some fairly recent products.

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