Music software company Cakewalk today announced the availability of Music Creator 6 Touch on Steam, a popular gaming and entertainment software platform (Portal, Counter-Strike, etc).
Music Creator 6 Touch works on any Windows 7 or 8 PC to create original music.The software has tools, loops, instruments, and FX needed to create, edit, and mix music. Users can share their music using SoundCloud to post music on Facebook and Twitter (or the “old fashioned” way, by burning a CD).
Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch-enabled devices. Using the same multi-touch gestures familiar to smartphone users, musicians can interact directly with Music Creator 6 Touch on their computer screen for a groundbreaking experience.
Previously available as a download from Cakewalk’s store, Music Creator 6 Touch is is the first major music title to appear on Steam, Valve’s game and entertainment delivery platform.
Pricing and availability: Music Creator 6 Touch is available for $49.99/£39.99/49.99Euro on the Cakewalk Store and Steam. Visit Cakewalk for more information.
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This video, via whiplashlabs, features Tony Rolando of Make Noise Music Company walking us through his shop and a few of his Make Noise modules.
See the Make Noise site for more info.
Here’s another comparison of the XILS V+ virtual instrument and a vintage Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus, focusing on the glide function and layerd sounds.
More A/B comparisons are available at the XILS-Lab site.
Propellerhead Software has announced that it is retiring ReBirth for iPhone as of June 1st:
On June 1st, we’ll be retiring ReBirth for iPhone from the App store, to better focus our mobile music making offering.
If you want ReBirth for iPhone for your collection of Propellerhead apps, you have until June 1st to purchase it. After that, you’ll be able to use it as it is, but we won’t be supporting it and you won’t be able to upload your songs. You also won’t be able to download it again if you delete it from your device and your iTunes apps folder.
Musicrow has introduced Analogica, an analog filter emulation for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Analogica is now available individually, or as part of Musicrow’s Golden Ensembles 3 bundle for Reaktor.
Analogica is described as ‘a fat and smooth analog sounding filter’. It is not only suitable for elementary filtering tasks, but also capable of producing beautiful raw distortion sounds, interesting rhythmic patterns and unusual musical effects.
- Warm analog filter sound
- Intuitive and flexible design
- Beautiful self oscillation sound
- Two different types of low-pass filters
- 12/24 db/oct slopes
- Ring modulation
- Envelope follower
- Step sequencer
- Crunchy drive/distortion
- The analogica effect for extreme results
- High-pass filter at the output stage
Here’s a video demo of Analogica: Continue reading