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Propellerhead updates ReBirth for iPad to v1.3

Propellerhead ReBirth

Propellerhead Software has updated the ReBirth music app for iPad to version 1.3.

ReBirth is back! Propellerhead Software’s legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected and customized for the iPad. ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you’re ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features.

Changes in ReBirth v1.3

  • Duo Mode – flip instruments around and jam with a friend on the same iPad.
  • MIDI sync – sync ReBirth to your DAW, MIDI hardware or other apps.
  • Background mode – keep ReBirth playing in the background when slaved to other apps.
  • SoundCloud Sharing – share your ReBirth music on SoundCloud.
  • iTunes export – export your track to iTunes on your computer.
  • Various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

The app is available at a special price of $9.99 USD for a limited time (regular $14.99 USD).

More information: Propellerhead / ReBirth App


Uplifting Trance MIDI Arpeggios by Equinox Sounds released

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Equinox Sounds Uplifting Trance MIDI Arpeggios

Equinox Sounds has released Uplifting Trance MIDI Arpeggios, a collection of MIDI loops for uplifting trance music production.

‘Uplifting Trance MIDI Arpeggios’ from Equinox Sounds features 30 professionally programmed uplifting Trance Arpeggios in MIDI format so you can fit them into your Trance music productions, or transpose them into any key.

All phrases are 100 royalty-free and ready to be assigned to your favourite synth or sampler in your personal and commercial productions.

The MIDI pack is available to purchase for $19.95 USD.

More information: Equinox Sounds / Uplifting Trance MIDI Arpeggios


Propellerhead updates Figure music app to v1.3

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Propellerhead Figure

Propellerhead Software has released version 1.3 of its Figure music-making app for iOS.

Create an addictive beat before the next bus stop or lay down a beefy bass line while waiting in line at the bank. Figure will have you making music within seconds yet is deep enough for endless play on a transatlantic flight.

Changes in Figure v1.3

  • Universal – Adapted for iPad and iPhone 5.
  • Legato notes – Create tied notes in the pattern by drawing finger right on Rhythm wheel, then up/down.
  • Clear all function – clear a whole track with one tap.
  • VU meters in mixer.
  • Updated translation (Russian and chinese).
  • Choose language in Settings.

Figure for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.

More information: Propellerhead / Figure


Producer Loops releases Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3

Producer Loops Subtractive Drum & Bass 3

Producer Loops has announced Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3, a construction kits sample pack for drum and bass production.

‘Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3′ brings you another FIVE stunning Minimal DnB Construction Kits guaranteed to transport your mixes to new and inspiring dimensions. This phenomenal pack features a unique combination of half-tempo Drum & Bass drums, blissful ambiences, intense build ups, stunning sound effects and live vocal performances. This multi-format product also includes MIDI files and one-shot drums.

Welcome to the latest sounds of minimal Drum & Bass! If your musical tastes lean towards the fresh sounds of dBridge, Bop, Data, Sabre, and Instra:mental then check out ‘Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3′. Each Construction Kit here has been expertly mixed, and artfully crafted, as you will hear from the MP3 demo.

The ACID, WAV and Apple Loops versions will conform to the key of your project, so you can combine any of the Kits together, or use them in conjunction with other Producer Loops titles.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3


Ueberschall releases Beyond Tech House by Asem Shama

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Ueberschall has announced a new Elastik Soundbank: Beyond Tech House.

Ueberschall Beyond Tech House

With Beyond Tech House, Berlin based producer and DJ Asem Shama captures the vibe of today‘s club sound on the edge of Tech-House and Techno. This library delivers sophisticated grooves, elaborate hooks and ground shaking basslines ready to be recombined and shaped to fit your production needs. Go beyond!

Harder than House, groovier than Techno. Tech House melts the best elements of two styles. This library is an explosive laboratory for your latest grooves. Asem Shama has already galvanized successful Ueberschall libraries such as Sounds of Berlin and Electro ID.

Beyond Tech House focuses on quality not quantity. Each single loop has been perfectly constructed and balanced. Guaranteed and approved for club-use! Be aware: We cannot exclude the risk of a restless dance-leg-syndrome! This library‘s sound convinces by its extreme compactness, punchy and deep basses and powerful drums – really PHAT! In addition, the right mixture of minimal chords, wicked percussions, larger-than-life pads and experimental FX-sounds guarantees a cool atmosphere for your tunes.

The Elastik Soundbank is available to purchase for 49 EUR.

More information: Ueberschall / Beyond Tech House


UVI updates ElectroBeats by David Guetta app to v1.5

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UVI has announced the release of version 1.5 of the intuitive beats making ElectroBeats by David Guetta app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including new support for iOS6 and the iPhone 5, a new look, lower price, new features and sounds and new trailer.

ElectroBeats is a very intuitive beat making application conceived in collaboration with worldwide renowned and most demanded producer David Guetta.

Right away, you’ll create great sounding beats thanks to a powerful real-time approach and an impressive sound library.

Changes in ElectroBeats v1.5

  • New lower price: $4.99 USD instead of $9.99 USD.
  • Support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.
  • New features: MIDI Input Support, User Samples Support (import your files via File Sharing in iTunes).
  • New sounds and songs.

The release of version 1.5 brings the ElectroBeats Sweepstake.

By purchasing the full version, you will be able to participate in the free sweepstake to win a pair of David Guetta’s signed headphones.

More information: UVI / ElectroBeats by David Guetta


Blamsoft releases VK-1 Viking Synthesizer Rack Extension

Blamsoft has announced the release of the Viking, a Rack Extension synthesizer for Propellerhead Reason.

Viking gives you the authentic classic analog synthesizer experience. It’s a monophonic synth with three oscillators and a 4 pole ladder filter. Add to this plenty of modulation and control voltage capabilities and you get a timeless synth design.

All parameters in Viking have been modeled from real analog hardware, from the oscillator wave shapers, to the filter, to the envelopes. Try it out. The proof is in the sound.

Blamsoft VK-1 Viking Synthesizer
The VK-1 Viking Synthesizer with a Moog Voyager-like look.

VK-1 Viking Synthesizer features

  • Three adjustable free running wavetable based oscillators with drift control.
  • Two modulation busses and an LFO provide flexible modulation capabilities.
  • Numerous individual CV inputs as well as CV inputs into the modulation busses means that everything in the synth can be controlled by CV from other devices in the rack.
  • Classic transistor ladder filter modeled meticulously. Two DSP varieties are available allowing for either reduced CPU load or soft clipping. The number of poles is adjustable for a wider range of filter sounds.
  • Includes 75 factory patches.

The Viking Rack Extension is available from the Propellerhead Shop for the introductory price of $59 through December 2012 (25% off regular of $79 USD).

More information: Blamsoft / VK-1 Viking Synthesizer