XotoPad Adds Expression Mode, Isomorphic Layouts

xotopad2_shadow_437FeelYourSound has released version 2.2.0 of its MIDI multi-touch MIDI control app for Windows, XotoPad.’

Two new additions make it easier to control and play other synths:

  • The new expression mode can be activated with one tap. Now each note can be
    pitched with the slide of a finger. It’s also possible to send mod wheel data
    (or other CCs) to play even more expressive melodies. A “MIDI channel round
    robin” setting can be used to play the notes on different MIDI channels. This
    will allow polyphonic playing on compatible DAWs and synths.
  • Secondly, a new isomorphic layout wizard has been introduced. The pads of
    isomorphic layouts are organized in such a way that the interval from one pad to
    the next one always remains the same. This means that chord shapes will always
    look identical no matter which root note is used.

Here’s an overview of XotoPad’s Expression Mode: Continue reading

New Virtual Analog For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows, DRC


Imaginando has released a multi-platform virtual analog synthesizer for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows, DRC.

In addition to multi-platform support, DRC offers cloud-based patch syncing. With this feature, you can start the creative process on one device and continue on another, seamlessly. Continue reading

Audulus 3.1 Brings Support For Linux & Windows


Developer Taylor Holliday let us know that his software modular synthesizer, Audulus, has been updated to version 3.1, and it’s now available for both Linux and Windows. Mac & iOS versions of Audulus 3 were already available.

Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio, with low latency real-time processing, suitable for live performance.

“It’s not easy to be multi-platform,” notes Holliday, “but I take pride in offering Audulus on as many platforms as possible.” Continue reading

Cakewalk Sonar Updated With Patch Points and AUX Tracks, Upsample on Playback

Cakewalk_Sonar_Jamaica-PlainCakewalk has announced their ‘Jamaica Plain‘ update for their Sonar Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This is the ninth in a monthly series of rolling updates, each named for a different town in Massachusetts.

The Jamaica Plain update introduces Patch Points and Aux Tracks as additions to Sonar’s Universal Routing Technology. Users can now route audio from audio tracks, sends and buses, into other audio tracks, with the option to record the audio in real time at the destination track. This allows for recording real-time control gestures that cannot otherwise be automated, capturing randomized effects and synthesizer sounds and more functions. Aux Tracks complement Patch Points by offering flexible signal routing capabilities for splitting, merging, summing, sub-mixing, organizing and controlling these multiple track configurations.
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XotoPad 2 MIDI Controller For Windows Multi-Touch Devices

xotopad_2_smallFeelyoursound.com has released version 2.0.0 of XotoPad – an app that turns any Windows multi-touch device into a full-featured MIDI controller, with chords, scales, faders, and more.

The app has setup wizards to fill four different banks with fader boards, chord collections, scale keyboards, and other controllers. XotoPad includes over 300 scales and chord pages.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading