iK 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.
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
Here’s a demo of iLectric in action:
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.
Posted in Keyboard Synthesizers, Synthesizers |
Tagged analog, analog synthesizer, Casio, CZ-101, digital, digital synthesizer, electro, electronic, electronica, EX-800, Fender, history of electronic music, Juno-106, JX-3P, Korg, OB-8, OB8, Oberheim, polaris, Rhodes, Roland, SCI, sixtrak, sound, steve de furia, synth, synthesis, synthesizer, T8, vintage synth, xpander, Yamaha |
The video for
Ethan Goldhammer and S. Burke‘s In The Pocket features some time-lapse footage, light painting, Fender Rhodes and some Moogtacular bass action.
Posted in Keyboard Synthesizers |
Tagged Ableton Live, APC 40, DSLR, hip hop, light, light paint, Moog, Moog Voayger, Music Videos, piano, Rhodes, time-lapse |
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!
Posted in Apple iPad, Software Synthesizers & Samplers, Virtual Instruments |
Tagged Apple, CR-78, DRM-15, drum machine, Farfisa, Fingerlab, Gortron, iPad, iPad Music Software, iPhone, Linn 9000, MPC, MT-80, Rhodes, TR, tr-606, TR-808, TR-909, Wurlitzer |
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.
Posted in Software Effects & Audio Processors, Software Synthesizers & Samplers |
Tagged analog, compressor, distortion, filter, Leslie, parallel, Propellerhead, Propellerhead Reason, Pulveriser, Reason, Reason 6, Recording, Rhodes, software, speaker, tape, tremolo |
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.
Technical details below.
Posted in Keyboard Synthesizers |
Tagged jazz, Jupiter-8, Korg Emx-1, Motif-6, random, Rhodes, Roland Jupiter 8, Sunday Synth Jam, synth bass, Synths, up tempo |
This set of videos takes a behind the scenes look at the creation of
Anima Morte‘s The Nightmare Becomes Reality.
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.
Posted in Electronic Instruments, Keyboard Synthesizers, Synthesizers |
Tagged effects, filter, Mellotron, Minimoog, modular, percussion, Recording, Rhodes, soundtracks, Thingamagoop |
UVI Electric Piano is a new virtual Fender Rhodes for the Mac, available via the Mac App Store.
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.
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.