Are We Entering A New Age For Digital Musicians?

Reader Geert Bevin – who’s known to many readers for his performances on the Eigenharp and his gestural music control application GECO – recently spoke at TEDxTartu in Estonia. In his TEDx talk, Bevin argues that we’re entering a new age for digital musicians, driven by several trends:

  • Cheap and powerful computers
  • New controllers with revolutionary sensors
  • New synthesis engines with per-note expression

“This talk is essentially the summary of what I’ve been working on for the past four years at Eigenlabs,” explains Bevin, “with my GECO Leap Motion software and by collaborating with Roger Linn, Steinberg, Moog and Wolfgang Palm.” Continue reading

Filtatron Update Adds AudioBus, Jack

moog-filtatronMoog Music has updated Filtatron, its realtime audio filter and effects app for iOS, adding AudioBus, Jack support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Filtatron 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus and JACK support. Filtatron can act as a source, a destination, or a filter for audio from other compatible apps. (for audio IN to Filtatron, be sure to turn up the LINE level knob to hear it)
  • MIDI mapping for almost every parameter. Use hardware controllers or external sequencers to control Filtatron remotely. Check the MIDI menu on the ‘About’ page.
  • Share files from the Samples directly to SoundCloud
  • Now supports both Landscape and Portrait orientation on iPad
  • New full-screen artwork for iPhone 5

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Animoog Gets Three Expansion Packs Based On Vintage Moog Gear

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Moog Music has released three new sound libraries for Animoog, its software synth for the iPad.

The Animoog expansion packs – Monster Moog, Vintage Vibe & Vintage FX – are based on the sounds of vintage Moog gear.

Here are the details: Continue reading