PreSonus has announced that it has bought Notion Music, the developer of music-notation app Notion 4.0 (Mac/Windows), Notion for iPad, Progression 2.0 guitar-tab editing software (Mac/Windows), and Progression for iPad.
PreSonus says that the acquisition will benefit users of both Notion and Presonus’ Studio One DAW. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via MooCowMusic, captures a performance of the aria Nessun Dorma, from Puccini’s Turandot, played live on an iPhone running Looptical Music Studio. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance of Scriabin’s Feuillet d’Album, by Continuum and Theremin virtuoso Rob Schwimmer.
The melody is played on the Haken Continuum Fingerboard (aka Continuum), using Ed Eagan’s Sine Wave patch from the EaganMatrix Synth.
Controllerist Yehezkel Raz gives Ableton Push a workout on Paganini Etude for Push, a series of original variations on a theme by classical composer Niccolò Paganini. Continue reading
Twelve Tones is a brilliant introduction to dodecaphonic music theory that manages to avoid being mind-numbingly boring. Continue reading
Here’s a new demo video, via Time+Space, for Garritan Instant Orchestra – a collection of virtual instruments designed to make creating orchestral music easier.
The library was designed to ‘democratize making music and orchestrating.’ It provides pre-packaged groups of instruments, combined sections, orchestral effects, and mood-based presets. Continue reading