Elliott Garage has released EGDR909, a drum machine that emulates the sound of the classic Roland TR-909.
The iPad virtual instrument lets you create tweak sounds and create beats, and supports Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, Core MIDI and clock MIDI.
You can also share your drum patterns with iTunes filse sharing or Audio Copy. Continue reading
Native Instruments has announced Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate, the latest versions of their production suites for Mac & Windows.
Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate include six new instruments:
- Rounds – a new synth that combines digital and virtual analog engines
- Kontour – Native says that this instrument “allows you to create stunningly organic textures, going from mallets to plucked and bowed strings to distorted, aggressive and noisy sounds”.
- Polyplex – described as “a fast, fun way to design your own drum kits”
- Three new sampled pianos that make up The Definitive Piano Collection.
This video is captures a performance of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 (Prelude) on Embertone Blakus Cello (a virtual instrument for Kontakt Player 5). Continue reading
Realitone has just released the Version 1.2 update for their RealiWhistle virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt.
Crudebyte has introduced iSymphonic Orchestra, a new app for iPad that turns the device into a orchestral sound module.
According to Crudebyte, “iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds”. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a swingin’ 60’s style virtual instrument jam – a cover of Al Hirt’s Java by Yannick Zenhäusern. Continue reading
DrumsAnywhere is a new application for Windows that turns your table into a drum kit.
The app detects hits captured by a simple microphone and translates them into a variety of drum sounds. DrumsAnywhere uses a detection algorithm called WaveTrack that analyzes the reflections generated by a hit on a surface as well as its accurate location.
Here’s a demo of DrumsAnywhere in action: Continue reading
AudioThing has released Tank Drum for Kontakt 5, a new virtual instrument based on samples from a steel tongue drum.
Also called hang drums, these instruments are usually made out of propane tanks with tongues of different sizes and tuned in different scales.
The instrument sampled features 8 tongues and is tuned in E minor pentatonic. It was played both with hands and rubber mallets, along with some sound effects with hands and brushes. The sound has a long release and is rich in harmonics.
Here are official audio demos: Continue reading