Solar Modulator For Mac Lets You Use Light As Your MIDI Controller


Developer Benjamin Olson has introduced Solar Modulator – a Mac app that translates changes in light intensity into MIDI messages (using your device’s camera).

Solar Modulator reacts to any light change. It can be something as simple as changing a sound by moving one’s hand towards the camera (blocking light), but it also supports more complex interactions, using a remote control’s infrared pulses and more. Continue reading

Sinevibes Intros Fraction Audio Slicing Workstation


Sinevibes has introduced Fraction Audio Slicing Workstation, a new OS X effect plugin, designed for ‘deep real-time manipulation and re-engineering of sound’.

Fraction features 8 slicers, which record and repeat small portions of the input audio at defined points in time, slightly or radically changing the rhythmical arrangement.

Each slice has three dedicated effect processors, with a wide range of algorithms, and their parameters can be animated in sync with the slice repeater. Rolls, stutters, fills, breaks and transitions can be done with ease. Continue reading

New Kick Drum Synth, KickR, For OS X

kickr-drum-synthGuDa Audio has introduced KickR – a kick drum synthesizer for OS X.


  • Designed ground up to create nothing but  kicks.
  • Three sections of Body, Thump and Noise for quick but still detailed control
  • Warm EQ is an old school style EQ that adds very mild saturation when pushing the levers up. ‘Great for sculpting and giving your kicks that extra ohmpf.’
  • Customizable interface with different color themes and knob styles
  • CPU friendly

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FL Studio Coming Natively To OS X

fl-studio-os-xImage-Line has officially announced that it is working on a native version of FL Studio for OS X.

The company had previously tested the waters with a ‘wrapped’ version of OS X – basically the Windows version running in a crossover wrapper that allows it to run on Mac. Now they are moving forward with building a native version.

Here’s what they have to say about FL Studio for OS X: Continue reading

Five12 Releases Numerology 4.0 Step Sequencer


Five12 today announced the fourth major release of Numerology, its modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X.

Numerology is a music sequencing and audio plugin environment which uses an approach based on modular step sequencing.

In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that expand it’s capabilities in two areas central to its workflow: hardware control & modulation. Continue reading

MidiPatterns 2 A Major Update To The OS X MIDI Step Sequencer


Developer Amedeo Farello has released MidiPatterns 2 – a major update to the multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer for OS X.

You can use MidiPatterns as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once.  Continue reading

Positive Grid Intros BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Plug-In

bias-desktopPositive Grid has launched BIAS Desktop – a new amp modeling plug-in (AAX/RTAS/AU/VST) for Mac and PC.

“Instead of providing a fixed number of amp models, BIAS Desktop represents an entire new concept on guitar sound: guitar players can now virtually design their own amps, using Amp Matching Technology to capture their golden tube amplifiers,” says BIAS Product Manager Calvin Abel, “and finally they can share or download thousands of amp models on ToneCloud, also we are currently working with worldwide artists and studios to expand this platform.”

Here’s the official intro to BIAS Desktop: Continue reading