Secret Base Design Releases Apollo Remote Recorder, iOS Recorder

Secret Base Design has released Apollo Remote Recorder, an iOS app that allows the user to capture iOS synthesizers and integrate the recording into a DAW-based workflow.  Apollo Remote Recorder is an iOS recorder app that is controlled by MIDI — so you can capture synths (using Audiobus).

Developer Patrick Madden explains, “There are hundreds of great synthesizers and samplers for iOS, but getting recordings in and out of a device has been a hassle. Apollo Remote Recorder is designed to bridge the gap between iOS and the professional desktop DAW world.”
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Buchla Easel Remote Control Now Available As A Free Download

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When Don Buchla designed the Music Easel synthesizer, originally released in 1973, he included a forward thinking expansion slot.

Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments has built on this concept. At NAMM, they introduced the Buchla Music Easel iProgram card, which adds WiFi patch management and control to their modern Music Easel.

Now they’ve released Buchla Easel Remote Control, an iPad app, that enables owners of the new generation Buchla Easel musical instrument to remote control the device via W-Lan or MIDI. Continue reading

Roland SH-101 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer Now Available As Free Download For System-1

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Roland today announced updates to the entire Aira line. In addition, they announced that the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer is now available as a free download for the Roland Aira System-1.

The new software synthesizer is a reproduction of the iconic Roland SH-101. According to to Roland, the new virtual analog emulates the original ‘right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time’.

The SH-101 is a monophonic synthesizer, launched by Roland in 1982. The SH-101 became popular for its characteristic tone and simple one-VCO > one-VCF > one-VCA > one-LFO structure.

The SH-101 Plug-Out software synth offers seamless DAW integration, via AU and VSTi. This means that the System-1 can be used as a dedicated controller for the plugin in your DAW, or the SH-101 can run on the System-1, independent of your computer.

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Roland Updates Entire Aira Line

roland-airaRoland today announced updates to its entire Aira line, delivering features requested by users from around the globe.

The Aira Update includes enhancements for the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities and better overall MIDI management.

In addition, there are product-specific enhancements, like external MIDI pitch control for VT-3, tuning control for TB-3, and instrument gain control for TR-8.

Roland is also now including the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer as a free download for owners of the new System-1 keyboard.

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Sample Logic Rhythomatix

Rhythomatix, a new Live Pack, is now available from Sample Logic and Ableton.

Developers are calling Rhythomatix an “arsenal” of percussion sounds and loops, intended for creating “epic” builds – whether layered together exclusively, or with other sounds from your library.

The 442 sounds included in Rhythomatix are derived from both real-world acoustic material and from synthesis – ranging from tiny blips and bongo hits to cavernous explosions. The Pack comes with a generous amount of processed percussion sounds from all around the world. A few synths round out the selection and add color to the mix.
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