Browsing Archive March, 2014
Teenage Engineering Adds New OP-School Videos

Up until now Teenage Engineering had the basics and the 4 main modes of the OP-1 covered in their instructional videos. Today 2 new videos are added to the OP School that cover Endless and Finger, two different sequencers that you can find on board of your OP-1. If you are an intermediate ...

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IK Multimedia Shows iRig Pads

Already sighted at this year's NAMM, IK Multimedia showed Ask Audio Mag the upcoming iRig PADS controller at Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The iRig PADS can either connect to your iDevice (30-pin or Lightning) or Mac/PC with USB. You can expect this to play well with IK Multimedia's apps and ...

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Cuckoo Visits Bastl Instruments

Cuckoo found some more time to cover NAMM inbetween the Elektron demos and he decided to pay a visit to Bastl Instruments. This small company from the Czech Republic showcased their microGranny 2.0 as well as their modular Trinity hardware boxes at the show. Between their NAMM appearance and the ...

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M-Audio Renews Keystation Mini 32 + Oxygen 25

M-Audio's smallest keyboard controllers get a new look at Musikmesse. The Keystation Mini 32 already had an advantage over its portable competitors using 32 keys instead of the standard 25 keys you see on most mini controllers. Aside from the new black body, nothing else seems to have changed ...

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DM1 Drum Sequencer Gets IAA Support, New Kits

My go-to drum sequencer DM1 received an update today which adds new on board drum kits as well as Inter App Audio support. The latter will hopefully tighten up timing issues that are known to happen when using DM1 in synch with other apps. The update also prepares DM1 for the upcoming Audiobus 2 ...

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Video: Cuckoo Testdrives Arturia Minibrute SE

Arturia announced an SE version of their portable Minibrute hardware synth. The only major difference next to the looks is an onboard step sequencer instead of the arpeggiator on the regular Minibrute model. Cuckoo snuck away from the Elektron booth to have a play with the Minibrute at the ...

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Video: Launchpad App Audio Import Tutorial

Since Novation has opened up their Launchpad app for iOS for external audio samples, the app has become a more valuable tool for serious clip launching (preferably with a hardware Launchpad). Today, Novation added AudioCopy support and they uploaded this handy tutorial describing all of the ways to ...

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New Stuff in Upcoming Thumbjam Update

There are new features coming to the innovative Thumbjam app for iOS. Developer Sonosaurus broke down the items of interest on the Audiobus forums: Audiobus 2 support, including preset load/save IAA client support Now supports up to 4 screen splits, and up to 8 simultaneously loaded ...

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Sliver for iPad Finally Available

After a frustrating review process where Apple rejected the app multiple times, Alex Matheu has finally got Sliver in the App Store! Sliver is a highly automatable soundscaping/glitching tool that allows you to transform any piece of audio in a variety of ways which are especially tailored to ...

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