The Sickness Step Sequencer comes with purchase of The Sickness, a new synth for Ableton Live. This device turns your APC40 or Launchpad into a hands-on, command center for The Sickness.
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.
Native Instruments has announced that it’s slashing the price of both Maschine & Maschine Mikro. Through August 31st, 2012, Maschine is available for 399 $/?, and Maschine Mikro for 249 $/?.
- Maschine – The hardware controller that combines the flexibility of computer-based music production with the ease of a groove box into one powerful creative tool. Until August 31st, it’s priced at 399 $/? (originally $599/599 EUR).
- Maschine Mikro – The compact music production studio ? the same pads, the same software and the same 6 GB+ library as MASCHINE, but smaller and highly portable. Until August 31st, it’s priced at 249 $/? (originally $399/399 EUR).
See the Native Instruments site for details.
Modulations is a feature-length documentary that traces the evolution of electronic music as one of the most profound artistic developments of the 20th century.
By cutting back and forth between avant garde composers, Kraftwerk’s innovative synthesizer drones, Giorgio Moroder’s glacial Euro-disco, Afrika Bambaataa’s electro-funk and Prodigy’s current worldwide superstarstardom, Modulations ‘celebrates the nomadic drift of the post-human techno sound’.
ModernBeats has released Radio MAX Music Loops – a sample library that features over 200 ‘Pop Radio’ style music loops, 600 files in 3 formats (WAV/AIFF/REX2), and 814MB in size,
The loopset was designed at 120BPM and provides 10 construction-style multi-track Radio/Pop/R&B/Dance music themes with up to 4 variations per theme. All loops mix-match seamlessly together in a construction-style layout, allowing for full mixing control and arrangement.
- Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bells, Analog Bass, Arpeggio Synths
- Brass Section, Breath Sound Effects, Chorus Synths, Choir Pads
- Electric Guitar, Ensemble Strings, Glide Bass, Guitar Harmonics
- Horns Section, Marcato Strings, Muted Guitar, Portamento Synths
- Phaser Pads, Piano, Staccato Strings, Saw Synth Leads
- Square Synth Leads, Sync Synths, Synth Bells, Synth Pads
- Synth Sound Effects, Violins, Vocoder FX, & Vocal Sound FX
Radio MAX Loops is offered as a download, priced at $39.95. See the Modern Beats site for previews and details.
The Beastie Boy’s Adam Yauch, known to many as MCA, is dead at age 47.
A Beastie Boys representative has confirmed that Yauch (August 5, 1964 ? May 4, 2012) ”passed away in his native New York City this morning, after a near-three-year battle with cancer.”
The Beastie Boys started in 1979 as a punk band, but transitioned to hip hop in the early 80′s and achieved mainstream success with their album Licensed To Ill.