Free Audio-Controlled Synth For Mac, Zap

Sinevibes has introduced Zap, a ‘unique mini-synthesizer’ controlled by incoming audio.

It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. With three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches. Continue reading

MIDI LE Updated To Be Compatible With iOS 7, Windows Support Coming Soon

midi-le-ios-7Developer Matthias Frick let us know that he’s updated his free MIDI LE app, based on Synthtopia reader feedback, to be backwards-compatible with iOS 7.

MIDI LE is a free app that lets you use MIDI over USB with CoreMIDI compatible iOS apps, without the need for a MIDI adapter.

Onn iOS 8, MIDI LE also lets you use MIDI over Bluetooth LE with CoreMIDI apps.

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Free Ableton Live Pack – Christmas Bells

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AfroDJMac sends his holiday wishes – and has a special Christmas-themed free download for Ableton Live for you:

The Christmas Bells Instrument is the 114th Free Ableton Live Pack I’ve released. It is made up of samples of church bells, as well as a Yamaha DX7 bells preset.

You can mix between the two layers of sound and sculpt them with effects and filters to fit your Holiday Music Making Needs.

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