iK Multimedia Debuts iLectric Piano App For iPad

iKMultimedia_iLectriciK Multimedia has released iLectric Piano, an electric piano app for the Apple iPad.

iLectric Piano offers over 40 “classic” electric pianos, electric grands and clavinets, all sampled from the original instruments.

Key features:

  • 19 multisampled electric piano and electronic keyboard instruments
  • Expandable library of 22 more instruments with the Electric Piano Expansion Pack, available via in-app purchase
  • Effects section allows 4 simultaneous effects: 3-band EQ, Reverb, Overdrive and one of 5 modulation effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo and AutoPan
  • Recorder section with overdub and quantize
  • Audio/Visual metronome with tap tempo
  • Export recordings as WAV or m4a audio files via File Sharing, email, or Copy
  • Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support
  • Low-latency for real-time playing
  • Designed in concert with iRig KEYS portable MIDI keyboard and iRig MIDI interface

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The Secrets Of Analog & Digital Synthesis

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This set of videos, from 1985, takes a look at The Secrets of Analog & Digital Synthesis.

It’s obviously dated, starting with the “Listen to the sound coming from your VCR right now.” Nevertheless, there’s some solid coverage of synth basics and the videos also offer a vintage look at synths.

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DM1 iPad Drum Machine Gets Major Update (Sneak Preview)

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Fingerlab has announced a major update to its DM1 iPad drum machine:

DM1 now comes with 2 new super cool tools “The Randomizer” and “The Automation” for instant and fun beat making. Patterns are now also expandable to 32 Steps for extra creativity. We have added 24 new drum kits. As well as AudioCopy, WIST synchronisation between two iPads, MIDI In and more cool features. Yes, it is a big update!

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The Time Has Come To….Pulverise! (Reason Pulveriser Tutorial)

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World – the time has come to push the button and pulverise!

Creative destruction is the theme of the new Pulveriser, part of Propellerhead Reason 6.  According to the Propellerhead propellerheads, it’s the tool to grab when it’s time to squash, add dirt and generally get filthy with your sound.

This official ‘micro tutorial’ gives you the rundown on what to expect from the new Pulveriser.

Reason 6 is on the way, coming Sept 30th, 2011.

The Synth Freq’s ‘Vintage 74′

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a little jazz fusion synth jam, Vintage 74, by TheSynthFreq:

Jazz session with Jupiter-8, (split patch Bass/Xylo) and Motif-6: Vintage 74 Rhodes and Korg Emx preset drum pattern.

This song came about when searching for a random pattern on the drum machine that was completely different and out of the ordinary.

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Anima Morte – ‘Vintage Italian Horror Music, From Sweden’

This set of videos takes a behind the scenes look at the creation of Anima Morte‘s The Nightmare Becomes Reality.

The Anima Morte project is described as ‘vintage Italian horror music, from Sweden.

Above, Anima Morte recording synthesizers, percussion & effects with Mattias Olsson @ ROTH-HÄNDLE Studio, Stockholm/Sweden – August 2010. Continue reading

UVI Electric Piano For The Mac

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UVI Electric Piano is a new virtual Fender Rhodes for the Mac, available via the Mac App Store.

Features:

  • Featuring a classic Rhodes manufactured in 1979.
  • Recorded in a world class studio with the best gear.
  • Deeply multi-sampled (sustain, release, pedal noise…)
  • Scripted using the latest UVI Engine.
  • Low Memory usage thanks to lossless realtime decoding.
  • Custom velocity curves to fit your playing style.
  • Onboard FX: Speaker Cabinet, Drive, Tremolo, Autopan, Chorus & Flanger.
  • Integrated old school “Spring” reverb.
  • Easy to record in Garage Band, Logic and others audio software.
  • CPU efficient.
  • Ultra low latency.
  • Compatible with built-in or third party sound cards.
  • Compatible with all USB/MIDI keyboards and controllers.

Note that UVI Electric Piano is designed to run standalone, not run as a VSTi/AU.

Electric Piano is available now for $29.99.