Today Sonic Faction has come out with a massive new offering for Live users – the Archetype Ableton Bundle, a collection of 8 custom-designed instruments for Ableton Live 9 Suite.
The Archetype Bundle’s eight instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s creative controls and interfaces.
Archetype also includes 2 Max for Live step sequencers, Synth and Drum, to use with Push, APC40 and Launchpad, to take hands-on control of your sound.
Developer Alexander Nowak has introduced Launch Buttons for Android & iOS, a MIDI control app for Ableton Live that’s like a virtual Launchpad.
Launch Buttons works with Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 and lets you use your mobile device as a Live controller.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
Many people are going to look at the recently introduced Novation Launch Control XL as a cool MIDI controller for Ableton Live.
But the fact that you can edit what each knob, slider and button does means that it can be repurposed to do almost anything.
In the video below, Novation’s Chris Calcutt demonstrates using the Launch Control XL as a control center for an all-hardware setup. Calcutt flies through his discussion, but it highlights the importance of the 30 year old MIDI standard and how it lets you assemble complex rigs that combine new and old hardware and software: Continue reading
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
Antonio Tublen’s Swedish microbudget scifi picture LFO is now available on DVD.
LFO is a dark sci fi comedy, about a sound engineer that discovers how to hypnotize people with audio.
Here’s the official description:
Robert, an amateur sound engineer, spends hours in in his basement full of wires and oscillators experimenting with sound waves. After he finds a frequency that allows him to hypnotize people, he lures his attractive new neighbors into his house to act as test subjects for his discovery.
Under Robert’s control, the oblivious couple is manipulated into increasingly elaborate role-playing games that allow Robert to indulge in his most megalomaniacal fantasies.
But when investigations into the suspicious death of his wife threaten to bring an end to his demented operation, Robert must use his scientific breakthrough on a much larger scale in order to continue his warped research.
You can view the LFO trailer below: Continue reading
Novation has updated its Launchpad app for iOS to make it Universal – so it now runs on both iPhone and iPad.
Here’s what’s new in Novation Launchpad 1.6.0: Continue reading
This video captures a performance by ZedEppelin (Zoltan Fecs) on his custom acoustic Launchpad guitar.
He performs Solar Solitude live on a hybrid guitar, incorporating looping, finger-drumming, acoustic playing and real-time MIDI guitar layering. Continue reading
Novation has announced an update to their Launchpad App for iOS.
Launchpad lets you make, record and share music on the iPad by triggering and mixing sounds on a grid. The updated version, v.1.5 lets you output those songs directly into any Audiobus-compatible application.
This opens the door to doing things like:
- Adding to your songs using GarageBand
- Applying external effects during live performance
- Outputting beats straight to Cubasis