New Patch Sharing Site, Synthmob.com

SynthmobBenjamin Lee of Synthmob.com contacted us to lets us know about their new site, where members can share presets and patches for audio plugins.

He adds:

To celebrate our official launch, we are running a sweepstakes with loads of cool prizes to win. The grand prize is a Novation MiniNova! Other prizes include Native Instruments Massive, discoDSP Discovery, Subsonic Labs Wolfram and more!

See the Synthmob site for details.

Get 25GB Of Cloud Backup On Gobbler For Free

Andrew Reinfeld, the Community Manager, for Gobbler.com, contacted us to let us know that Gobbler really is an online tool for backing up and managing audio projects, and not a porn site.

Seriously.

So, to help clear up any confusion, here’s the scoop.

Gobbler is an Internet ‘cloud’ service designed specifically for the needs of the music creation community. It works with Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Nuendo, GarageBand, Cubase, Reason, Studio One and most other major DAWs.

You can use Gobbler to:

  • Backup your audio files offsite, in case your system dies;
  • Send and receive huge audio files; and
  • Organize audio and index audio files.

To prove to you that Gobbler’s really a cloud tool for musicians, they’re offering 25GB Gobbler accounts free for one year to anyone who signs up before December 7th. If your monster project is just too big for that, paid upgrades for larger storage capacities will be coming after they get Gobbler out of their testing stage.

See the Gobbler site for details.

And if you give Gobbler a try, let us know what you think of it!

Note: Gobbler is currently Mac only. Windows support is promised, but no released date has been announced.

New jamLink Audio Interface Lets You Jam Over The Internet

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Music networking startup MusicianLink has introduced the jamLink – an Internet audio interface enabling musicians to play in sync from multiple locations across town or hundreds of miles apart.

The jamLink delivers CD-quality audio and works with guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals – basically any instrument or mic that has a 1/4” instrument output.

Here’s how it works:

The jamLink requires a high-speed Internet connection, a web browser and headphones. There is no software to install; It was designed with plug and play ease in mind.

The jamLink is equipped with an Ethernet port that connects it to your network and is controlled by software hosted by your computer’s web browser. Once users log into MusicianLink.com, they can manage and initiate the jamLink sessions as easily as starting a chat session.

MusicianLink.com is a social network for jamLink users. Like other social networks, you can find and make friends, and connect with other musicians of similar talent and interests. Each jamLink user creates a profile and is able to search for compatible partners based on music style, instrument and ability. MusicianLink.com friends can share MP3 files, chat, and post messages.

The jamLink is now available directly from MusicianLink.com for $244 (introductory pricing) or save up to 25% when you purchase three or more.

If you’ve used jamLink, leave a comment below about your experiences with it!

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Modulate This! Turns 4 And Is Experiencing “Non-Linear” Growth

Mark Mosher put up a post today celebrating the 4th birthday of his electronic music blog, Modulate This!

According to Mosher, in the last year “the blog experienced non-linear growth in page views and subscribers.”

Non-linear growth is good. And, while I’d like to think the growth is because of “the Synthtopia effect” (server-killing waves of traffic triggered by Synthtopia posts*), it’s really because Mosher has been publishing a lot of interesting stuff.

Check out Mosher’s recent tutorial on step sequence editing in Ableton Live 8:

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This is great information, professionally presented. The kind of stuff you’d have to buy a tutorial DVD to get, if it weren’t for people like Mosher.

So, if you haven’t yet, check out out Modulate This! and help Mosher make this the site’s biggest year yet.

* Note: The “server-killing waves of traffic triggered by Synthtopia posts” only actually exist in my  imagination.