Noisebud has released a new version of CatchDad, its performance sampling sequencer for Windows:
With CatchDad you can catch 4 different sounds with just the click of a button and instantly start to program rhythms with the built in step sequencers. The plugin is capable of building advanced rhythmic patterns with the different sequencer speed settings.
Secret Base Design has introducedVoxkit – a MIDI drum controller that lets you trigger notes with sound.
Clap your hands, tap a pencil on a desk, or use your voice, and Voxkit will detect the tone of the sound and trigger a sample from the app or a MIDI note. By listening to external sounds, rather than just the touch on a screen, Voxkit can capture velocity and rhythm variations.
You can also customize the sounds that Voxkit makes – add WAV format samples through iTunes File Sharing.