Emulator Multitouch Screen Goes Modular (Sneak Preview)

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Smithson Martin, developer of the Emulator multitouch DJ controller, released this sneak preview of Emulator Modular.

Emulator Modular is designed to let you add multitouch capability to your preferred software – sort of like a giant Jazzmutant Lemur.

Release date is TBA.

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Deckadance Tutorial Videos

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2DAD38B828F498F9

This collection of Deckadance tutorial videos cover:

  • Getting started with Deckadance
  • Deckadance file and folder management
  • Setting up BPM
  • Setting up and using cue points in Deckadance
  • Looping, leaping and realtime loop control

In addition to this Deckadance tutorial videos, you can access written Deckadance tutorials online at the Image Line site.

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Image Line Software “Social Engineers” Our DAW Poll & Buries Ableton Live

Remember that DAW poll we mentioned the other day?

The one where Ableton Live was blowing all other DAW’s out of the water?

That post seemed to have generated a lot of attention.

Especially from FL Studio fans – who’ve responded by pushing Image Line‘s own DAW to the top.

It may have helped that Image Line did a little social engineering on Twitter:

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And they asked their 20,000 fans on Facebook to help rig the results:

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We reconfigured the poll to ban multiple votes from the same IP address. This has the potential to cause problems for some users, but should minimize multiple votes from the same user.

No hard feelings to Image Line – they’re just trying to bury the competition.

But – given that Image Line has had a bit of fun with us and that the 2010 Synthtopia DAW Poll may reflect a bit of an FL Studio bias as a result….we would not be too surprised or shocked if other DAW makers and users decided to respond with a DAW-poll death-blow. Hya!

Computer Music Magazine: Calvin Harris Is A Pervert

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Remember Calvin Harris’s Humanthesizer video?

It’s predictably going viral, moving towards 100,000 views since it was released yesterday.

And, just as predictably, Harris is getting criticized for being sexist for his use of bikini-clad models.

Computer Music magazine goes further, though, calling Harris a “synth pervert”: Continue reading

Image-Line Deckadance v1.5

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Image-Line has updated Deckadance, a DJ mixing application for Windows and Mac, to version 1.5.

Changes in Deckadance v1.5:

  • Batch analysis of songs.
  • Added native support for Vestax VCI-300.
  • New beatgrid move via mouse over the waveform (SHIFT+CLICK+MOVE).
  • Improved DVS engine when elastique time-stretching is disabled.
  • Improved loop/leap exit function (more smoother now).
  • Improved cue jump when loop/leap is active (it will be disabled automatically).
  • Fix a bug when unplug midi devices at runtime on windows computers.
  • Fix several bugs and maintenance.

No word on whether they’ve updated their controversial marketing.

Visit Image-Line for more information.