BT & Dr Richard Boulanger Introduce MUSE, An Ambient Instrument For The Leap Motion

Superstar electronic music producer BT & Dr Richard Boulanger, Professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, have released a new music app, MUSE, which works with the Leap Motion controller & OS X.

The MUSE app gives the user the ability to create ambient electronic music using gestures, captured by the Leap Motion.

Here’s an introduction into MUSE and how it works: Continue reading

BT + iZotope Intro BreakTweaker Beat Sequencing App

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BT and iZotope have announced BreakTweaker – a new beat mangling app.

Designed by BT (the producer behind Stutter Edit) and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is a described as ‘futuristic drum sculpting and beat sequencing machine’.

Here’s the official BreakTweaker intro: Continue reading

Stutter Edit Gets Free Expansion Pack

Izotope has released a free expansion pack for Stutter Edit – their performance-oriented sound mangler, developed in collaboration with BT.

Here’s what they have to say about Stutter Edit Expansion 1:

Expansion 1 breathes fresh life into your Stutter Edit possibilities with 11 new preset banks containing over 250 new gestures. Introducing new preset bank categories like Glitch and Instruments, Expansion 1 comes fully loaded with gestures that can cut up your glitch tracks or re-invent your guitars, vocals, and synths. Expansion 1 also extends existing categories like Time Warp and Space and Delay, adding swirling delays and serrated time-based effects to mangle up your mix or texture your tracks.

More info, demos and the free download for Stutter Edit Expansion 1 are available at the Izotope site.

Sweetwater’s GearFest 2011 Is This Weekend, June 24-25

GearFest 2011GearFest ‘ 11, gear retailer Sweetwater’s annual ‘celebration of musicians and the instruments and equipment they use to make music’, kicks off today.

The free event, being held Friday, June 24th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 25th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 5501 US Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, Indiana, will feature live music, dozens of workshops, manufacturer exhibits, giveaways and more.

If you’re in the region, GearFest 2011 offers a chance to see Alan Parson, BT and reps from 200 gear manufacturers.

Details below and at the Sweetwater site. Continue reading