Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro, a remote recording solution for Cubase 7 users.
VST Connect Pro allows you to record in real time through the internet and local area networks. It transmits stereo recordings on the fly, but also records up to 16 high-resolution audio tracks in the background.
To establish a peer-to-peer connection the VST Connect Performer download is freely available on the client side.
Steinberg is also introducing Studio Pass, the free iOS app for VST Connect soon to be available through the App Store on iTunes, letting users dial into the recording session with an iPhone or iPad.
Futucraft Oy has introduced Cotracks – a collaborative music studio for teamwork on a single iPad.
With Cotracks you can create multiple layers of loops and phrases, using multiple instruments. Cotracks is designed to maintain your creative flow and to capture your ideas, regardless whether you are flying solo or collaborating with others.
Collaboration is a key focus of Cotracks. Everyone in your session has the ability to play and record at will, without disrupting or being disrupted by the workflow of others. According to the developer, ‘this makes Cotracks the perfect and inspiring tool for brainstorming new ideas within a group’.
Online music collaboration community Digital Musican has released the Digital Musician Plug-in (DMP), a plug-in that sits in any insert channel of any VST or AU Audio Sequencer/ DAW.
The plugin enables real time, connection of different music production applications, via the Internet. DMP is free for registered users of digitalmusician.net.
“Using the DMP I can be running my Cubase on Windows in my Hamburg studio, collaborating with my guitarist in Los Angeles running her Logic system – all recording in real time in a simple smooth work-flow,” says Digital Musician Chief Technology Officer Charlie Steinberg. “It’s as though we are all in the same studio together.”
“The DMP is a milestone in my vision for musicians to connect, collaborate and produce music together, no matter where they are in the world,” adds Steinberg. Continue reading →
Jochem Paap, aka Speedy J, wants to make an album that represents not just him, but the global techno community.
He’s using SoundCloud to create a new global techno project, and he wants you to contribute. He’s ask you to sen him a cool loop, sample, bassline, sound effect to him via his SoundCloud dropbox. I’ve embedded examples of what he is looking for above.
Speedy J will use the input as the raw material for his next album. The project will be released on his label Electric Deluxe and the collectivisation approach will also trickle down through the album’s profits, which will be split 50/50 with all the artists that appear on the album.
It’s a cool concept for an album, and an interesting use of SoundCloud.