Ableton Link: Available Now in Free Ableton Live Beta Update

Ableton_LinkToday, Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live release, Live 9.5.1 beta.

Link enables users to play electronic instruments together “with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle” of MIDI setup. The technology keeps devices in time over a wireless network.

As of today, Link is now available (in beta) for Live users, so two Live users will be able to sync and play together wirelessly.
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Korg iKaossilator Update Adds Ableton Live Export

korg-ikaossilatorKorg has updated iKaossilator, its Kaossilator app for iOS, adding Ableton Live export and bug fixes.

Kaossilator uses the X-Y interface popularized by Korg’s Kaoss Line. You can select a scale and key and then play notes by moving your finger across the ‘pad’ area.

Here’s what’s new in iKaossilator 3.0:

  • Ableton Project Export: The ability to export a project to Ableton Live.
  • iKaossilator Expansions: “EDM” sound set is now available via In-App Purchase.
  • Fixed an issue that Shared Loop List did not work.
  • Other small tweaks have been made to improve usability and stability.

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Korg Adds Audiobus, Virtual MIDI To All Its iOS Apps

korg-adds-audiobus-ios-appsKorg has released updates to all its major music apps for the iPad, adding Audiobus support, virtual MIDI, iCloud support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iPolySix:

  • Background Audio support allows to play other music apps
  • iCloud data backup
  • “Audiobus” enables audio streaming between iOS Musical Instrument Apps
  • Virtual MIDI enables MIDI communication between iOS Musical Instrument Apps
  • Parameter Control via MIDI
  • A few bugs have also been addressed, improving operational operational stability

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Korg iKaossilator Updated With Audio Loop Import, AudioPaste

Korg has updated iKaossilator, its X/Y pad software synth for iOS.

Here’s what’s new:

  • New Audio Loop Import function – Audio loop files can now be imported into each part of the sequencer. iKaossilator v2.1 has evolved into an app that provides not just MIDI loop sequencing, but also audio loop sequencing. To import, simply send your audio loop via iTunes to iKaossilator and load it via the import menu in the sound list (the sound selection screen). In addition to simply playing an imported audio loop, you can use a filter effect assigned to the touch pad to vary the character of the song just as you would on the Kaoss Pad. Supported file formats: WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC
  • Seamless Integration with Kaossilator 2 – The Audio loop import feature also enables closely coupled operation with iKaossilator’s sibling — the Kaossilator 2. Loop recorder data created with a Kaossilator 2 can be imported into iKaossilator, or an audio loop created in iKaossilator can be loaded into a loop recording bank of the Kaossilator 2. When you do this, data such as the loop length and the BPM of the loop that you created is also loaded; resulting in a seamless transfer between the software and hardware.
  • Support for “AudioPaste” – iKaossilator now supports the “AudioPaste” function that was developed by Sonoma Wire Works, which allows audio data to be copied and pasted between iOS apps. You can export audio data from the Korg iELECTRIBE or iMS-20, or from any “AudioCopy” compatible app, and then import it into iKaossilator with ease.

iKaossilator 2.1 is available in the App Store.

If you’ve used Korg iKaossilator, let us know what you think of it!

Korg iKaossilator Review

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Ean Golden reviews the new Korg iKaossilator app for iOS – a new app that turns the screen of iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a Kaossilator-like instrument.

iKaossilator isn’t as deep an instruments as something like Korg’s own iMS-20. But, as Golden demonstrates, it’s an electronic music app that anybody should be able to have some fun with. And with WIST and a 5-part loop sequencer, it should be capable of a lot more in the right hands.

If you’ve tried out iKaossilator, what do you think of it?

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