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Tabletop Virtual Studio Tutorial

7 Oct

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This series of videos, via FrethProductions, offers an introduction to Tabletop virtual studio for the iPad.

The series covers the Tabletop interface and specifics about how the devices work.

Tabletop For iPad Part II:

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Tabletop for iPad Part III:

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Tabletop for iPad Part IV:

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Expand your music arsenal with these new releases

7 Oct

Free 30-Band Graphic Equalizer

Mildon Studios has released a free 30-Band Graphic Equalizer VST plug-in for Windows with a look that blends perfectly with Cubase.

Pricing and Availability:
Free download

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AudioThing has released TX-101 for Native Instruments Kontakt

TX-101 is a 4-track sequencer designed for the creation of evolving rhythm patterns. Each track has 4 different samples (for a total of 16 samples), including organic glitches and metal hits. It is possible to store eight presets that can be joined and looped together to build a 128 steps sequence (16×8). It is also possible to sequence Delay and Flanger effects as two additional tracks. Both parameters (cutoff, resonance, effects) and steps can be randomized separately.

There are 6 different variations (.nki instruments) of TX-101 for different mood/styles. The modulation wheel is also assigned to a different set of parameters for each instrument.

Details:

Sequencer: 4 Tracks and 16 Steps + tracks for Delay and Flanger.8 Patterns presets.6 Kontakt Instruments (.nki) presets.Mod. Wheel assigned to different parameters for each preset.Size: 16 MB installed / 9 MB Download.

Price: $18. TX-101 is available for the introductory price of $14 until October 11th, 2012.

Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version is required.

Cableguys Curve 2

Curve 2 out now!
FULLY FUNCTIONAL DEMO: http://www.cableguys.de/downloads.html
MORE INFO: http://www.cableguys.de/curve.html

Curve is a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface. Ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.

• Sound Features – Curve features aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.

• Preset Library – Curve’s preset library is a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.

• Elegant Interface – Curve shows you everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh color scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.

• Curve Community – Since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer’s future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of our users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds. Big thanks to all of you!”

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The Skywave Lord Synthesiser

6 Oct

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In 2008 Future Music interviewed Simon Lord (Black Ghost, Simian, Lord Skywave) in his studio in London and came across this very rare synth built by his father, This video captures Lord demoing the very rare Skywave Lord Synthesizer.

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Ultravox Synth Secrets

6 Oct

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This video, via GForceSoftwareTV, features Billy Currie and Chris Cross discussing the soft synths that they’re using on the Ultravox 2012 Brilliant Tour. They use VSM, Oddity, Minimonsta and impOSCar2 to recreate the keyboard sounds from both their classic and recent tracks.

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Universal Audio Intros 8-Processor UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator

6 Oct

Universal Audio has announced ‘a complete re-imagination of the popular UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform’.

Highlighted by the new flagship UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator card, featuring eight SHARC processors, the UAD-2 Series offers new Custom and Ultimate software bundles and more affordable pricing for all UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD DSP Accelerator models. 

New OCTO DSP Accelerators — Heavyweight Processing Power

The new top-of-the-line UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator ($1,499US) features eight SHARC processors on a single PCIe card and installs into a PCIe-equipped Mac or PC workstation or compatible expansion chassis — giving music producers and engineers twice the processing power of its UAD-2 QUAD DSP Accelerator counterpart. For UAD power users running large audio sessions with high UAD plug-in instances and/or high sample rates, the UAD-2 OCTO DSP Accelerator is the uncompromising professional solution.

New UAD-2 “Custom” Bundles — Pick Any 3 UAD Plug-Ins

For $ 400 US more than a UAD-2 DUO, QUAD, or OCTO “Core” DSP Accelerator model, UAD users can now step up to UAD-2 Custom bundles, selecting any three individual UAD plug-ins within 45 days of their new UAD-2 hardware registration.

New UAD-2 “Ultimate” Bundles — The Definitive Collection

Combining the most powerful UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware with the most complete UAD plug-in bundle available, the new UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate (PCIe card format) and UAD-2 Satellite QUAD Ultimate (FireWire format) packages offer an extensive library of more than 55 UA-developed plug-ins, up to and including UAD Software v6.3*. These UAD-2 Ultimate packages represent the definitive collection of more than 10 years of UAD plug-in development.

More Affordable UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD Core Models

Alongside the new UAD-2 hardware and software introductions, UA is debuting new, more affordable pricing for the “Core” models of UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD PCIe hardware and UAD-2 DUO and QUAD Satellite FireWire hardware. All UAD-2 Core models include the popular “Analog Classics” plug-in bundle, featuring the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN/1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A, and RealVerb Pro plug-ins. Additional UAD plug-ins can be purchased from UA’s Online Store. 

See the UA site for details.

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Access Virus TI Snow

6 Oct

Imagine taking the powerful Virus TI, one of the best hardware DSP powered virtual analog synths in the market, and scaling it down to a small desktop module and slashing its price tag by $1,000. That is exactly what the Virus TI Snow does.]]>

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Nord Factory Tour

5 Oct

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This video, via NordKeyboards, is a virtual tour of the factory in Stockholm where Nord keyboards are made.

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