SpaceLab Synth Review

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Here’s a quick user review, via godmadeusfonky, of the new SpaceLab synthesizer for the iPad.

SpaceLab offers four ways to play: keyboard, graph, guitar, and wind controller. Underneath those interfaces is a fully programmable subtractive synth with oscillators, filters, envelopes, effects, FM, presets, an arpeggiator and full MIDI control.

It’s $.99 in the App Store.

Addictive microSynth Gets AKAI SynthStation 25 Support

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VirSyn has updated Addictive microSynth, a software synth for iOS, adding support for the AKAI SynthStation 25.

With Version 1.1 you can use the AKAI SynthStation 25 as a hardware controller. Use the hardware buttons for scrolling through presets and arpeggios, operating the Arpeggiator and ‘rolling the dice’ to get new patterns with Addictive microSynth’s arpeggiator.

Addictive microSynth is available in the App Store.

Performance Art From The Matrix – This Sensation Is Audio

Sunday Synth Jam: Coded Sensation is a project, developed by Martin Rille, that explores the idea of turning our bodies into ‘sensible containers’ of information that can be released through body contact.

Futuristic suits, with embedded sensors and audio tape, respond to touch and motion with audio:

Touching, hearing and feeling thus become equally important as seeing; a synthesis of senses become a way of knowing the world. For the moment it is only a possibility; but that is exactly what art should do: envision possibilities and open perspectives, allowing us to became aware of our present and even more of our hypothetic future.

The result is a bit like performance art from The Matrix.

Above, choreographer Amber Gabrielle & Martin Rille perform Coded Sensation.

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Reactable Live – What Makes It An Instrument?

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Reactable’s Martin Kaltenbrunner talks with CDM’s Peter Kirn about the Reactable Live music sequencer & synthesizer.

Is the Reactable a new type of musical instrument? Kaltenbrunner shares his thoughts on this question – and why he thinks that tangible music sequencing is an important new way to create and control music.

Digital Guitar Cover Of Skrillex/Benassi’s Cinema

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This is an official demo video for the Misa Kitara digital guitar, but we’re featuring it as a Sunday Synth Jam, because it skips the usual blah blah blah of official demo videos and goes straight into synth jam territory.

Less talkin’ and more rockin’.

The synth jam is a digital guitar cover/remix of the Skrillex/Benassi track, Cinema. Vocal samples are mapped to the low E string frets 13-24. The sustain function is used to play multiple parts simultaneously.

David Guetta djay App For iOS

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algoriddim and EMI Music have introduced djay – David Guetta Edition, available now in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.

It’s basically a branded version of djay. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Teaming up with EMI super star DJ and producer David Guetta, we have taken djay to the next level – packed with Guetta’s own beats, sounds and an all-new exclusive live sampler!

This special edition contains a wide range of David Guetta bonus material including twelve signature synth samples and drum beats, and five of Guetta’s electro tracks from the deluxe editions of his new album Nothing But the Beat: Lunar, Little Bad Girl Instrumental, Sunshine, Glasgow, and Paris.

In addition to the David Guetta features, the app retains all the functionality of djay including seamless iPod library integration, live recording, Automix mode, looping, pre-cueing, hardware controller support, and automatic beat & tempo detection.

The standard, David Guetta free, version of djay is currently available for $.99.