Some impressions from the recording process of Me Oh My, from Bryan Ferry’s new Olympia album, featuring Native Instruments Maschine.
Drum pad master Jeremy Ellis delivers an impressive Native Instruments Maschine performance from the rooftops of LA.
This is a sneak preview of SONiVOX PULSE Advanced Production Instrument, a new software music production workstation:
PULSE combines the feature set highlights of today’s popular hardware music production units, along with the power and multidimensional capabilities afforded by the software paradigm. In doing so, PULSE is able to offer music producers expanded features & functionality as well as an unrestricted workflow, eliminating multiple menus, button clicks, memory limitations, and more.
- Next-generation music production software for MAC and PC, combining MPC style editing and workflow.
- Imports most MPC file formats including MPC 60/II, MPC 3000, MPC 2000, MPC 2000XL, MPC 1000, MPC 2500, MPC 500, MPC 5000, as well as AIFF, WAV, Broadcast WAV, ACID & MP3 files.
- 8 User-assignable stereo outputs and 8 User-assignable effects busses, complete with tempo sync stereo delay, EQ, and reverb effects
- Onboard real-time sampling
- 64 user assignable pads with Infinite sample layering and multiple playback modes
- Per pad editing of LFO, volume, pitch, envelope, panning, and filter with ten user selectable filter types.
- User-assignable auto pitch map, velocity override (full), choke and one shot modes
- User adjustable input-quantize
- Over 400 premium instruments and drum kits
- Midi learn & save functionality, PULSE is instantly compatible with any MIDI keyboard or pad controller
- Pad-specific variable resolution note repeat
- Advanced multi-mode pattern and step sequencer which optionally locks to your DAW/host
- Works as a MAC or PC Standalone application or as a VST, AU, & RTAS plugin.
PULSE is slated for a release date of November 1st 2010, with a MSRP of $199.99 and an estimated street price of $149.99. Some retailers will be offering PULSE at an introductory price of $99.99 throughout the holiday season.
In this microtutorial we’ll build up a track – starting from an 8 bar loop – and ending with a full song structure all thanks to Blocks, the pattern-based workflow feature in Reason 5 and Record 1.5.
Blocks is a quick way to brainstorm, experiment, arrive at an idea and take it to the next level of arrangement and production.
Enjoy the stentorian tones of VJFranzK as he digs into the Akai SynthStation and explains why he thinks it’s going to be one of the most popular synthesizer programs for the iPad.
Note: Currently not native on the iPad. See comment below.
The site creates beats algorithmically and then they “evolve” to survive:
Our servers are regularly spawning new generations of a thousand unique patterns, each one being the cross product of two other patterns picked at random. The higher votes a certain pattern receives, the more likely it is to get picked and bear offspring into the next generation. This means that you may participate and influence the outcome of Patternarium simply by voting.
The beats are designed for uTonic and are public domain. You can download the “evolved” beats and use them with uTonic.