ROLI Acquires Blend Social Collaboration Platform


ROLI, the maker of the Seaboard Grand and Rise expressive MIDI controllers, has announced the acquisition of Blend, a music collaboration platform. This announcement follows on Roli’s acquisition of JUCE, a C++ framework for cross-platform audio development.

The hardware innovator is framing these acquisitions of software and social platforms as “extending its areas of expertise” in order to establish a complete “vertical end-to-end toolchain” for music creation. Continue reading

n-Track Debuts Musical Collaboration App, Songtree

The creators of iOS / Windows DAW, n-Track Studio, today released Songtree, an app for the collaborative creation of musical tracks.

Designed to be easy to use and with a branching “tree” interface, Songtree enables the evolution of a single song along different paths (branches, we suppose, if you’re going to stick with the tree analogy). Whenever another user overdubs or adds to an existing song, a new branch gets added to the “song-tree.”

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Steinberg VST Connect Pro 3 Streamlines Internet Collaborations


Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro – a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer.

According to Steinberg, ‘data encryption, multi-track recording, live video chat, audio stream protection and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio production workflows.’ Continue reading

Steinberg VST Connect Pro Lets You Record Via The Internet

vst-connect-proSteinberg 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.

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New App, Cotracks, A ‘Collaborative Music Studio’ For iPad

cotracksFutucraft 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’.

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