Electro-Harmonix has reintroduced the Clockworks Rhythm Generator/Synthesizer. The Clockworks doesn’t create sound on its own, but generates pulses to trigger other devices and can set the tempo for a drum machine or sequencer, like EHX’s 8 Step Program. Continue reading
Wizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.
Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.” Continue reading
Twisted Electrons has released their newest synthesizer, the TherapSid.
Based on the SID (Sound Interface Design) chip and named for the fearsome long-toothed Therapsid dinosaur, the TherapSid is an “aggressive” synth intended “to create roaring noises that will cut through your mix like razor-sharp claws through a mammoth steak.”
This video, via Henry Birdseye Jr, captures a look at the rare Movement MCS-2 Percussion Computer, a rare British drum machine, at Knobcon 2014.
Wooji Juice has updated Mitosynth for iOS, increasing the flexibility of the step sequencer, adding automation features, expanding MIDI functionality, adding iOS 8 support and more.
Here’s what’s new in Wooji Juice 1.2:
- Step Sequencer automation feature, supporting blend curves and sustain
- Pitch Tracking and Note Tracking automation modes
- MIDI Program Change & Patch Bank mapping
- MIDI Polyphonic Aftertouch support
- XY Pads highlight where they were last touched
- iPhone users can now flip Performance Mode between XY pads, tempo controls, master gain control, and IAA Transport Control (where available)
- 20 new built-in patches
- Latest Audiobus SDK
Eventide has introduced UltraReverb – a software reverb that features effects from Eventide’s flagship hardware processor, the H8000 UltraHarmonizer. Continue reading
Boulanger Labs has introduced csSpectral – a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor, featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other Spectral algorithms.
Harnessing some of the most unique and powerful signal processing capabilities of Csound, csSpectral brings the vast world of time and FFT-based effects to the iPad.
Here’s a sneak preview of csSpectral in action: Continue reading
Roland today announced the SH-2 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer – a recreation of the classic SH-2 synthesizer from 1979.
The Roland SH-2 is a classic 2-oscillator plus sub-oscillator monosynth. The SH-2 Plug-Out software synth is a recreation of the vintage keyboard, based on Roland’s Analog Circuit Behavior technology. Continue reading