Fingerlab has announced a major update to its DM1 iPad drum machine:
DM1 now comes with 2 new super cool tools “The Randomizer” and “The Automation” for instant and fun beat making. Patterns are now also expandable to 32 Steps for extra creativity. We have added 24 new drum kits. As well as AudioCopy, WIST synchronisation between two iPads, MIDI In and more cool features. Yes, it is a big update!
Synthtopia regular Torley has been really busy lately, exploring his massive array of software synths and sharing his thoughts on them in his YouTube videos.
Torley’s videos often baffle a few Synthtopia readers, because he doesn’t do formal reviews, but instead tends to open up his virtual instruments and see how the sounds inspire him. Go along for the ride, though, and you’ll find that he makes interesting ideomatic use of the instruments and their sounds.
In this case, he demonstrates not just the bow chicka wow power of Native Instruments’ Elektrik Piano, but also riffs on what Philip Glass might do on a Wurly.
Leon Berry, popular Chicago organist, installed a Wurlitzer theatre organ in his basement in the 1950′s calling it the Beast in the Basement. The organ, complete with all the bells and whistles, was once used to accompany silent movies at the Lake Theater in Crystal Lake Illinois.
Anybody have their own electronic music Beast in the Basement?