Focusrite Releases Tape For iPad App

Focusrite Tape is an iPad recording solution with 2-track recording, instant mastering, customizable tape artwork and social media connectivity. Synthtopia talked about this iOS app earlier this summer as a tool to use with Focusrite’s iTrack Studio; the Tape for iPad app has now been released and is available for free in the App Store.

Users are able to record from the built-in iPad microphone, iTrack Solo, or even any Core Audio-compliant audio interface (including interfaces from the Focusrite Scarlett product series) and add “polish” with one button compression. Users can add titles and album artwork and share online via SoundCloud.

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London Electronic Music Event Dates, Lineup Announced

LondonElectronicMusicEventThe London Electronic Music Event (LEME) has announced the dates and line-up for its 2013 Event:

The second annual LEME will take place 13-14 April, 2013 in Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London, with sessions from Drum & Bass godfather Goldie, Radio Slave, SoundCloud, Andi Durrant, Your Army, Mr Bongo, and Sharooz among others.

LEME is a weekend conference of production workshops, business sessions, keynote panels and networking events bringing together artists, labels, entrepreneurs and like-minded electronic music lovers from around the world.

Rich Mix, the event venue, is a state-of-the-art creative space spread across five floors in Shoreditch, London.

From the event organizers: “LEME gives 200 delegates the chance to custom-build their own timetable from 22 sessions led by expert speakers from all sectors of the electronic music industry.”

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Korg & SoundCloud Announce iPolysix Remix Contest


Korg has joined with SoundCloud on a global remix contest to spark use of Korg’s new iPad app, iPolysix.

The contest, which runs through January 31, invites musicians to create a remixed track on the iPolysix app (from a selection provided on the contest page). Users are to share their remixed compositions directly from iPolysix via “Polyshare powered by SoundCloud.”

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Retronyms Tabletop 2.0 Preview + Richard Devine Remix

Retronyms today released this preview video for Tabletop 2.0 – the new version of their virtual studio for IOS.

Sound designer Richard Devine created the video’s soundtrack, Glitch Breaker Demo, usingTabletop’s virtual studio environment. Retronyms is making the set available, so you can check out Devine’s work and use it as a starting point for your own remixes:

You can find the song Glitch Breaker Demo inside the Tabletop in-app community, or here on soundcloud. To celebrate the new update for Tabletop we’re making a call for remixes!

Download the Glitchbreaker Session right in Tabletop. You get access to all of the custom samples, sequencing, and arrangement. Remix to your heart’s content. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Retronyms Open Sources CloudSeeder Code, Wants To Kick-Start Social Audio On iOS

Retronyms has announced that it has open sourced the code for CloudSeeder – its SoundCloud-powered in-app community.

CloudSeeder is designed to put SoundCloud-powered social networking features into music apps. For example, you could create a track, share it on SoundCloud, and then check views and comments on your tracks, without leaving your music app.

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Retronyms Updates Tabletop iPad Music Studio, Adds SoundCloud Community

Retronyms today updated Tabletop, its virtual studio for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in Tabletop 1.5:

  • CloudSeeder – access the Tabletop Community (powered by SoundCloud)
  • Audio Copy – collaborate with other Apps
  • Module Bundles – discounted collections of in-app add-ons

The most notable addition is CloudSeeder. Here’s what Retronyms has to say about it:

CloudSeeder makes it easy to publish your songs to a music community and receive feedback. It’s also the perfect place to find inspiration before diving into a new track. Your fans are waiting, so don’t be shy and jump in! Publish a track, leave a comment, find listeners and collaborators.

Tabletop is a free download from the App Store. It comes with a small collection of virtual modules. Additional modules are available as in-app purchases.

Get Ableton Live Lite For Free! Plus – Live Users Can Now Upload Straight To SoundCloud

Ableton and SoundCloud have teamed up to bring you some goodies, whether you’re a Live user or not.

It’s not Ableton Live 9 – but it’s still a pretty cool set of announcements:

  • Ableton Live has been updated so that it now comes with SoundCloud sharing baked in. You can now upload straight to SoundCloud.
  • SoundCloud is offering Ableton users 5 months of SoundCloud Pro, for free. You can find the details here.
  • Ableton has is also offering the entire SoundCloud community a free copy of Live Lite 8. Details here.

Check out the deal and let us know what you think of SoundCloud support coming to Ableton Live!

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