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.
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.’
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
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.
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.
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 →
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.