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 user you might even come across some functionality in these videos that you didn’t know about yet.
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...
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 other software. A nice touch is the pad colours changing depending on how hard you strike the pads. From the video we also learn that this controller is still a few months away from release. Estimated release price will probably be between €99 and €120
This is a special App Jam featuring Korg Gadget on an iPad Mini Retina controlled by an Ableton Push. I reviewed the iConnectMIDI2+ a while ago and thought it would be nice to show one of the many possibilities this interface...
This is a special App Jam featuring Korg Gadget on an iPad Mini Retina controlled by an Ableton Push. I reviewed the iConnectMIDI2+ a while ago and thought it would be nice to show one of the many possibilities this interface gives you. One way is to combine Ableton + Push’s powerful MIDI sequencing with the iOS-only Korg Gadget synth studio app. MIDI: Ableton Push > Ableton Live > iCM2+ > iPad Audio: iPad > iCM2+ > Ableton Live > Macbook Pro headphone output Would you like to see a different set up or app in the next App Jam? […]
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...
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 media coverage of the microGranny 2.0, I really hope Bastl can keep up handmaking these boutique instruments now that the demand for these boxes is rising.
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 on the Mini 32. You still get the same keybed, volume knob and configuration buttons on the left hand side. The Oxygen 25 gets a more drastic change in 2014 compared to its 3rd generation. Besides the new look, we see an addition of 8 orange-lit drum pads as well as […]
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 update. Here are the full update details: Inter-App audio support AudioBus2 update 12 new drums kits New drum kit by Beak Separated tracks distorted bug fix Get DM1 for iPad from the App Store
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 Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt. Check out the video where he shares his first impressions.
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 get your own audio into the app:
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 instruments Velocity layering support (new instruments that actually have velocity layers to follow) Now allows pitch tracking mode in background Fixed instrument editing loop xfade issue Fixed continuum mode in landscape orientation Fixed issue with VoiceOver and menus Fixed longstanding attack envelope consistency issue The update is yet to be submitted to Apple, this […]
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 creating soundscapes, glitches and drone sounds. Features: 4 Real-time Manipulation Slivers 4 Independent Audio Channels Full Automation Control Apple UIKit Dynamics Physics Controls 8 X/Y Pad control Touchable Waveform Low Pass Filter Temp Sync’ed Delay Reverb Realtime Pitch-shifting without effecting Time Domain (TimeStretch) BitCrush Saturation Audiobus Support AudioShare Import/Export Email Import/Export (Sounds […]