Pioneering synth designer Wolfgang Palm has released two video sneak previews of PPG WaveMapper 2 – for Mac and Windows.
PPG WaveMapper 2 was originally released for the iPad, and is one of the most highly-rated synths in the App Store.
Palm calls WaveMapper 2 ‘the best PPG ever’. Continue reading
Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll announced today that they’re hanging up their iconic torch-glasses and parting ways, as Orbital, for the final time.
Having first broken up in 2004, the Hartnolls reunited to play the Big Chill, celebrating 20 years of their DIY techno track ‘Chime’ in 2009.This led to extended touring and a performance before millions at the opening of the Paralympics, with Professor Stephen Hawking on vocals.
Here’s their iconic track, Halcyon: Continue reading
Sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new video, Beachwood, that captures a short improvisation, created with a musical object he calls “Beachwood”.
In the beginning of the video, he explains that he started with a piece of wood he found at the beach. Then he added a contact mic and a lavalier mic and some metal resonators. Continue reading
Positive Grid has launched BIAS Desktop – a new amp modeling plug-in (AAX/RTAS/AU/VST) for Mac and PC.
“Instead of providing a fixed number of amp models, BIAS Desktop represents an entire new concept on guitar sound: guitar players can now virtually design their own amps, using Amp Matching Technology to capture their golden tube amplifiers,” says BIAS Product Manager Calvin Abel, “and finally they can share or download thousands of amp models on ToneCloud, also we are currently working with worldwide artists and studios to expand this platform.”
Here’s the official intro to BIAS Desktop: Continue reading
This video is a sneak preview of MiMiX – a new mixer app for Audiobus.
MiMiX is designed to let you control and mix the output of multiple iPad music apps. Continue reading
The latest episode of Tim Webb’s ‘Let’s Play With….’ video series takes a look at iceGear’s new software synth, Laplace.
Laplace is a physical-modeling synthesizer, based on resonator synthesis, that makes it easy to create bowed string, plucked string, blown pipe and metallic sounds. Continue reading
In the latest episode of Sweetwater’s iOS Update, host Mitch Gallagher takes a look at the new Arturia iProphet software synthesizer. Continue reading
In 1988, Akai Pro introduced the Roger Linn-designed MPC 60 MIDI Production Center.
MPC’s went on to change electronic music, becoming a core piece of gear for a wide variety of electronic genres. Continue reading