Ableton Live Vinyl Crackler Rack

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AfroDJMac sent word of another freebie for Ableton Live users, Vinyl Crackler:

I’m writing with news of Free Ableton Pack #56: Vinyl Crackler. I made this effect rack to emulate the vinyl crackles and pops inherent to samples recorded straight off a record. It’s based around Ableton’s Vinyl Distortion plug in and is perfect for adding vinyl crackle to drum samples and having that crackle cut off as soon as the volume of the drum sample reaches a specified threshold, emulating the cutoff created when sampling from vinyl.

The macro knob assignments allow you to customize the vinyl sound and how it begins and cuts off. I hope you like it, I think it’s super handy.

You can get more details and the download via the AfroDJMac site.

Auria Brings 48-Track Recording & VST Support To iPad – Are You Ready For The iPad To Replace Your Studio?

Still thinking the iPad, and tablet computers in general, is just a toy?

A new app, being introduced at the 2012 NAMM Show, may challenge that perception.

Wave Machine Labs has announced Auria – a 48 track digital audio workstation designed exclusively for the iPad. According to the developers, Auria has been ‘built from the ground up to be used in professional studio and live tracking applications. Auria includes the necessary tools for recording, mixing, and editing any project.’

Key Features:

  • Up to 48 tracks of simultaneous playback
  • Record up to 24 tracks at once
  • VST plugin support
  • AAF Import and Export
  • Fully featured multitrack editor
  • Includes plugins from PSPaudioware, Fabfilter, and more

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RetouchReason 2.0 iPad Controller For Reason

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RetouchReason, an iPad control app for Propellerhead Reason, has been updated to version 2.0. The updated adds support for all Reason 5 FX devices and Bonjour/ZeroConfig connectivity between your iPad and the computer.

RetouchReason contains TouchOSC layouts to fully control the most popular Reason devices from your iPad, with full bidirectional communication, including text feedback.

Other features:

  • 16 step-sequencer for Kong;
  • note repeat automatically synced to your song tempo;
  • a 1-finger chord tool with 6 memory slots and the ability to save presets to your computer HD;
  • andomize function for the synth patches and the Kong step sequencer; and
  • integration of up to 2 external MIDI devices, like your MIDI keyboard or Pad controller.

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Propellerhead Announces May Music Making Month

Music Making MonthPropellerhead has announced that they are dubbing May 2011 Music Making Month and are planning a month-long set of activities to to promote music-making.

Propellerhead plans to serve up a packed schedule of daily online events, including:

  • interactive workshops,
  • Q&A sessions with artists,
  • new tutorial content,
  • webcasts of live events and
  • clinics from places around the world.

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Thor Synthesizer’s Multi-Osc, Noise Osc, and Filters

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James Bernard is coming close to the end of his 52 week series on Propellerhead Reason. This week, he takes another look at Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, focusing on Thor’s Multi-Osc, Noise Osc, and Filters. Continue reading

iRig Mic + VocaLive At Winter NAMM 2011

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IK Multimedia introduced iRig Mic, a condenser hand-held microphone designed for iOS devices and VocaLive, a vocal effects app, at the 2011 NAMM Show.

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and IK Multimedia’s Starr Ackerman show you what you can do with IK’s 2 new releases iRig and VocaLive and then proceed to simulate a bad drug tip with VocaLive’s voice effects.

VocaLive will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 3-processor vocal rig chain.

ImproVox Turns Your iOS Device Into A Real-Time Vocal Effects Processor

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iPad Music Software: Museami ImproVox (App Store Link) is a new vocal instrument for iOS.

ImproVox doesn’t offer the features of high-end dedicated vocal effects processors – but it does offer a powerful set of options in a cheap ($3.99) package.

Features Include:

  • Real-time vocal pitch correction
  • Real-time 4-part harmonization in varying styles (Choral, Pop, Barbershop, Jazz, Baroque)
  • Customizable key and scale selection (with a voice-controlled key selector)
  • Traditional effects – reverb, echo, stutter, and cavern
  • Abstract effects – ring modulator, bit crusher, flanger, and auto-wah
  • Change and mix any harmony style and effect while you sing
  • Shake the device to set echo times
  • Recording capabilities with .m4a and .wav file-saving
  • Overdub function allows you to layer your recordings with multiple performances
  • Sharing capabilities via the device’s email client, SoundCloud, and iTunes document sharing.
  • Import function allows you to import tracks from your iTunes library or SoundCloud, allowing you to collaborate with people from all over the world

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iPad Control For Propellerhead Reason & Record

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This is a sneak preview of RetouchControl’s Retouch iPad templates for controller Propellerhead Reason and Record via TouchOSC.

More info is “coming soon” at the RetouchControl site.