Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via K X, captures a drum and bass jam that features an automated drum kit and other percussion, playing together with a selection of vintage and new analog synthesizers. Continue reading
Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World takes a look at how British underground music emerged from raves and clubs to take on the world.
The documentary is a bit hyperbolic, but features anecdotes from David Guetta, Armand van Helden, Paul Oakenfold, will.i.am, Nile Rodgers, Goldie, Pete Tong, Katy B, Skream, Moby and others.
This Logic tutorial, via Chris at Oh Drat, takes a look at how to how to slice and chop samples in Apple’s Logic Pro, Studio, or Express software and EXS24 sampler.
Can you make music with iPad apps?
In this video, Ableton Live instructor Danny J Lewis demonstrates one approach, recording a variety of iOS apps with Ableton Live.
iOS apps used include:
- Korg MS-20
Check it out and let us know what you think of Lewis’s approach…..and his results.
It’s Friday, so we thought you might want to start of the weekend right with some music-making freebies:
- Ghosthack has released a collection of 100 dubstep samples
- Ronnie Rekkerd has released a found sound sample pack, Rekkerd Sound Recordings Vol 2
- MusicRadar has released a collection of 104 Wavedrum samples
- SampleRider is a Max for Live instrument that uses a user-defined sample as a table for an oscillator
- Download 50 free Drum ‘n’ Bass patches for Massive at MassiveSynth.
But wait! There’s more!
Xenos Soundworks has introduced Damnation Dubstep and DNB – a sound library of ‘filthy’ sounds for Native Instruments Massive:
Damnation Dubstep and DnB contains 50 high-quality, filthy dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass patches for Massive by Bryan “Xenos” Lee, who has worked as a sound designer for many well-known soft synth developers.
Each patch uses the Macro Controls, the vast majority of them using all 8 for maximum tweakability and expression. The soundset ships in a zip file containing both KSD and the new NMSV format.
Damnation Dubstep & DNB is available for $5.95.