As well as generating events at random, nwdlbots can respond to activity on other MIDI tracks in Live, or to input from a MIDI instrument. In effect, nwdlbots control the density of a piece by reducing their activity when things get too busy. They also have some rudimentary ideas about harmony and can follow a chord sequence.
The video quality on this isn’t great – but the demo features some more synth-oriented sounds, rather than the virtual instruments featured in Roland’s earlier Jupiter 80 demos.
VirSyn has released Addictive Synth, a virtual synthesizer for iPad.
Here’s what they have to say about Addictive Synth:
It was never so easy to create beautiful sounds and driving loops. The unique dynamic wavetable synthesis allows you to explore an unprecedented wide range of sonic territory. From acid loops, crystal clear percussions, realistic human choirs to complex musical sound scapes nothing seems impossible with only a handful parameters to tweak.
Together with the intelligent randomizer for both sounds and arpeggios you will loose any sense of time and space while exploring unknown sonic territories. Right from the beginning you’ll understand why it’s named Addictive.
It supports CoreMIDI via the iPad Camera Connection Kit.
This is a presentation of the new ADDAC102 Voltage-Controlled FM RADIO – a voltage-controller FM radio for your modular synthesizer.
FM synthesis may never be the same. Continue reading
Cycling ’74 has teamed up with Matthew Davidson (Stretta) on a new video series, Practical Max:
Cycling 74 debuts a new video series in which I demonstrate some practical uses of Max and share the patches I make.
In this first episode, I’m exploring what can be done with some inexpensive piezo mic elements and Tristan Jehan’s analyzer~ external.
But really, I’m just having an embarrassing amount of fun.
This is an intriguing start to the series. Continue reading
This series of video tutorials demonstrate how to use Logic Pro 9.
1. The Basics – Getting to Know Logic Pro: This tutorial looks at the various windows and their functions that come with Logic Pro. Some of these windows include the arrange, mixer, sample editor, piano roll, hyper editor and many more. Continue reading
This is a sneak preview of visual mixing with the upcoming Touch DJ Evolution for the iPhone:
Mix done 100% visually (without headphones), shows the usage of Auto-Sync and Auto-EQ features of Touch DJ Evolution.
The app allows extremely easy, almost perfect instant mixing. The preparation phase for this mix was just loading the tracks and defining some cue points to mark entries and transitions. The tracks were loaded in alphabetical order (wrong in general, but good for demo purposes)
What happens in the video is simply navigating on cuepoints (by tapping them in the track waveform overview), engaging Auto-Sync at the right time, and ultimately moving the crossfader and loading another track..
App handles mantaining constant BPM of the mix through time-stretching the tracks, not pitch-shifting (although that setting is also possible, separate for each deck).
The application will hit AppStore soon, as a universal app for iPhone & iPad.
MiniMash (App Store link) is a new music app for iOS designed for creating mashups.
MiniMash syncs with your iTunes playlists and uses a highly developed analysis algorithm to scan each track’s beat information. With MiniMash, you can play tracks in rhythmic unison with one another, change the overall tempo, set loop points, change the pitch, crossfade, and more.
Use the record function to save and share your mini masterpiece via file sharing, email, or built-in SoundCloud support.
MishMash for iOS is available now for US $1.99.