Five12 Releases Numerology 4.0 Step Sequencer

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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

iPad Air 2 Now As Fast As A Laptop – So Where Are The ‘Desktop-Class’ Music Apps?

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Apple recently introduced the iPad Air 2. While initial reviews call it ‘the best iPad ever’, many also note that the improvements are ones that most people won’t notice.

“The problem was this.” writes Walt Mossberg, “The new model didn’t seem faster or smoother while running all my apps, perhaps because — like most people — I don’t use my iPad for the most demanding video-editing apps or high-end games.”

For people that do run demanding apps, though – like mobile musicians – the latest iPad offers impressive performance gains. It blows away earlier iPads and other tablets.

Initial benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 to be 16 times faster than the original iPad, which was released about 4 years ago:

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Sinevibes Intros Molecule Multi-Band Processor For OS X

sinevibe-moleculeSinevibes has introduced Molecule – a multi-band processor, for OS X, that allows you to split the sound into three frequency bands – low, mid, high – and pass them independently through different effects.

Molecule includes a vast array of effects algorithms, such as comb filter, chorus ensemble, frequency shifter as well as barber-pole phaser, circuit-bent filter, digital- and analog-style distortion. Continue reading

Apple Intros Updated OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’

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Apple today introduced the latest version of OS X, Yosemite, at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), being held June 2-6 in San Francisco, CA.

Key new features include:

  • The UI has been streamlined, making it more iOS-like, but not a shocking change;
  • iCloud Drive is located within the Finder and lets you store any type of file and share it across devices;
  • Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and
  • Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

In addition to an updated UI, Yosemite features several key features that may have special interest to musicians: Continue reading

AudioThing Intros Valve Filter VF-1 For Mac, Windows

AudioThing-Valve-Filter-VF-1-GUIAudioThing has introduced Valve Filter VF-1 – a multimode resonant filter plug-in with vintage valve emulation.

The filter section is modeled after a classic ladder filter with low pass and high pass modes. The valve section is modeled after the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes. but with added grit and custom gain control.

Specifications:

  • Multimode resonant filter: LP and HP
  • Valve Emulation with drive
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Formats: AU and VST (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows

Here’s a video introduction to Valve Filter VF-1: Continue reading