Fiddlewax Yellow is new app that combines a live vocal harmony generator, effects processor, and looper into one.
Here’s what the developers have to say about Fiddlewax Yellow:
Every aspect of Fiddlewax puts music first. The simple interface helps musicians focus on what they’re creating; there are no ads, faux-wood textures, or frivolous interaction to distract from the creative process.
Fiddlewax takes the best of both physical and virtual instruments to create something totally new. Full 10-finger multitouch support and maximum playing area provide for seamless digital interaction, while under the hood, samples are processed and routed as analog signals with variable frequency and timing.
Benge has released a new album, Loop Series One: Buchla 100.
It’s the first in a planned series of albums, recorded on a single electronic music synthesizer and featuring loop-based compositions. On this first record, the sound source is a Buchla 100 modular analog synthesizer dating from the 1960s.
This instrument in itself allows for extremely complex dimensional events to be set up, including elements relating to pitch, timbre, time, duration, rhythm, harmony, reverberation, stereo location and the like. Continue reading
MooCowMusic has released Looptical – a new app that turns iOS devices into a looping-based music studio.
Here’s what they have to say about Looptical:
Record your musical ideas on the go and mix them into a finished track, or use them as the basis for a new project back at your studio. Create looped sections of music and combine them to form larger musical sections until you have a finished song. Going from an initial riff idea to full track is easy with Looptical. Then mix the track with comprehensive effects and fully automated mixer controls, or export the MIDI and component audio tracks to your DAW when back at the studio to take your song one step further.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
This year’s Musikmesse was the best in many years, with all kinds of interesting introductions for electronic musicians. Some highlights include the Nord Lead 4, the unusual Dualo du-touch ß controller, the Bass Station II, the BOSS RC-505 Tabletop Loop Station, new Jomox Eurorack drum modules, the MFB Tanzbär Drumcomputer, and the Korg Volca line of analog synths.
What do you think is the best new gear for electronic musicians introduced at Musikmesse 2013? Let us know what you think in the reader poll below! (Pick up to three.) Continue reading
Musikmesse 2013: BOSS has introduced the RC-505 Loop Station, the newest addition to its lineup of live looping devices.
The RC-505 Loop Station features five phrase tracks, onboard effects, rhythms, and a tabletop design suited. In addition, the RC-505’s extensive MIDI control options and ability to import audio phrases via USB open up a wealth of options.
Here’s an intro video for the new RC-505 Loop Station: Continue reading