Yesterday, Arturia announced the release of Spark 1.7, a major update to the software engine that drives its SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software instruments.
The Spark 1.7 software engine allows faster loading times for Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine users.
Key changes in SPARK 1.7 Continue reading
BeepStreet has released an update to Impaktor – its iOS percussion synth – adding AudioBus support and more.
Here’s what’s new in Impaktor 1.2:
- Introducing Audiobus support: stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-enabled apps.
- DropBox sharing
- Configurable latency: from 128 to 512 frames
- Configurable number of loops to bounce
- Tap tempo
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
Impaktor is available in the App Store for US $4.99.
If you’ve used Impaktor, let us know what you think of it!
Arturia has released v1.5 of Spark Creative Drum Machine.
Here’s what’s new……
Chamber of Sounds has introduced the Jupiter III G analog percussion synthesizer.
The Jupiter III analog percussion synth has a redesigned PCB, linear pots, a larger piezo pickup, and an LED power indicator. According to Chamber of Sounds, this makes it ‘ballsier than before’.
This video, via Arjen Schat, takes a look at creating analog kick drums, using subtractive synthesis on a Moog Little Phatty.
Chris of ohdratdigital want to shred your subs, with this tutorial that looks at creating 808 style kicks that kick ass:
This week we’re looking at how to make a sound that’s never been unpopular, but is absolutely everywhere at the moment. Don’t rely on sample packs to create massive 808 style sub bass, do it yourself quickly and easily in a subtractive synth for an awesome sound!
If you’ve got your own way of synthesizing kicks, let us know!