Xylio has released BeatSpiral – a new sample performance instrument for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
BeatSpiral is designed to let you chop samples, make beats and perform with them live. You can choose from an included library or import your own.
Features: Create new sequences by rearranging and looping sample slices Hold the wave stripes at different locations to play slices, slide out to record The two waves on the left get recorded to one track, the others to the second Select different loop regions on each track, change their length, copy and erase content Mute pads for temporary silencing, erasing track content and deactivating waves Eject buttons for selecting sample files and setting volume and panning User sample import via iTunes File Sharing (mp3, wav, aiff, m4a) Animated metronome shows tempo controls (20-200 BPM) with Tap Tempo Zoom, Undo and Rotate tracks Audio engine featuring high quality interpolation and low latency Sample library and handy user guide to get you started Crossfader Autosave
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Need an idea for a track?
Try limiting yourself to one piece of gear – and giving it a workout.
Here’s a trance track built completely on a
Korg Electribe EMX-1.
“It’s been five years since I posted my first YouTube video – a trance song composed entirely on the Electribe MX,” writes
chisel316. “I thought it would be cool to set the EMX back up and compose a new song.”
The result may not be compelling video, but it shows off the capabilities of the Korg EMX – and it shows what you can do when you take one piece of gear and give it a workout.
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a subtle synth jam, Hard Talk, via reader Andrew Current, that makes clever use of a Roland MC-303.
Here’s what he has to say about the MC-303 and his track::
It gets a lot of flack as a groovebox and for good reason. But if you dig deep, you can squeeze out a lot of beautiful sounds from it.
I think this track shows how first, you can make interesting and pleasing music on almost anything and second, even out dated equipment like the MC 303 can perform well in modern contexts.
The track was entirely done on the MC-303, even using the built-in effects. Time to take another look at some of that old gear, eh?
You can check out and download Current’s music from
his SoundCloud page. Feeltune has announced an update to its Rhizome VST Groove Station, OS version 1.5 .
The Rhizome is a stand-alone hardware sequencer that offers a sampler and VST support.
Here’s what’s new in OS 1.5:
Undo / Redo on sequences. Automation on all mixing parameters, MIDI tracks, VSTi and VSTfx. MIDI controller assignation to control all mixing parameters, MIDI tracks, VSTi and VSTfx. New MIDI controller environment to control your applications and hardware. Multitrack bounce. VSTi Track to sample. Pattern to sample. MIDI Synchronization. Drum sampler which allows you to load and edit 16 samples. MIDI file import.
Rhizome OS v1.5 is expected to be available March 29th. Feeltune will be presenting the Rhizome and its new OS at
Musikmesse 2011. Posted in Drum Machines & Groove Boxes, Electronic Instruments, Sequencers, Synthesizers, Workstations | Tagged drum machine, feeltune, Feeltune Rhizome, groovebox, Musikmesse 2011, sampler, sampling workstation | iPad Music Software: A little bit of Korg iMS-20 dubstep, via ArtemiyPavlov:
A short but interesting dubstep track made with iMS-20 app on the iPad.
I use automation to change the tempo-based LFO speed on the bass to create the typical wobbling effect.
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Feeltune Rhizome has been available for a couple of months, but the 2011 NAMM Show was the first time we’ve had the chance to check it out in person.
It’s an impressive piece of gear.