Roland Aira Modular Customizer Now Available For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows

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Roland has released the Aira Modular Customizers App, a free app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows that lets you customize the way its four Aira Eurorack effects modules work.  Continue reading

Loop Editor 2 ‘The Perfect Replacement For Apple Loops Utility’

loop-editorAudiofile Engineering has released Loop Editor 2 – a is powerful Mac music loop editing tool for musicians and engineers that they describe as “the perfect replacement for Apple Loops Utility”.

Loop Editor 2 supports all audio file formats that support loop points: AIFF Apple Loops, compressed & uncompressed CAF (AIFF, AAC & Apple Lossless) Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, W64 and ACID. Additionally, Loop Editor supports forward, forward-backward, and backward looping. Loop Editor is also one of the only applications available which supports sustain and release loops. Continue reading

Dune 2 Synthesizer Offers Up To 520 Oscillators Per Note

dune-2-synthesizerSynapse Audio Software has released Dune 2, a software synthesizer for Mac & Windows.

Dune 2 is a new synthesizer, rewritten from scratch, with the goal to provide higher sound quality and allow for an even wider range of sounds than its predecessor.

Features:

  • VA, Wavetable and FM Synthesis
  • Two oscillator stacks with 32 oscillators each
  • Third oscillator and noise generator
  • 8x Unison = up to 520 oscillators per note
  • 16 voices of polyphony = up to 8320 oscillators total
  • Zero-delay feedback filters
  • Four graphical envelopes (MSEG)
  • Modulation matrix for synth and FX parameters
  • Two Master FX busses with 9 high-quality effects each
  • Innovative Arpeggiator with MIDI file import

Here are a couple of audio demos for Dune 2: Continue reading

PPG WaveGenerator Coming To Mac & PC

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Last week, synth pioneer Wolfgang Palm (wavetable synthesis, the PPG Wave synthesizer, PPG WaveMapper for iOS) teased a new plugin on his Facebook page.

Today, Palm revealed that he will be bring PPG WaveGenerator, previously only available for iPad, to Mac OS X & Windows.  Continue reading

User Poll: Is It Safe For Musicians To Upgrade To OS X Mavericks?

mac-os-x-mavericksApple surprised many with its announcement on Tuesday that, not only would OS X Mavericks be made available for a lot of older Macs that previously did not have upgrade paths, but that it would be a free upgrade.

As a result, the latest Mac OS is being adopted much faster than previous versions.

Online Ad Network Chitika reports that 5.5% of Mac users upgraded within the first 24 hours, vs 1.6% who upgraded within the first 24 hours with the last release:

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Free is good and so is supporting older hardware. But does it make sense for musicians to upgrade now or to wait? Continue reading