Some interesting things I found recently:
Vivace is a nice looking multitouch portable music studio concept, designed by Young-Shin Lee & Hae-Jin Jung.
A Music aficionados rejoice. The idea of having only 1 device that combines multiple instruments, track recording, equalizer, sound editing, internet connectivity, and a touchscreen interface all into one compact package is drool worthy. The Vivace makes it all possible. Information is scarce on how the interface works but I have no doubt up-and-coming artists like FrankMusik and Bjork could do a lot with such a device.
# FabFilter Twin 2 preset contest
FabFilter’s quest for vintage-sounding Rhodes piano presets is over and the winner has been announced.
The FabFilter Twin 2 Rhodes Preset Contest is closed. Of course, all of you did great, and it was extremely hard to pick a winner… but in the end, only one can be the best. And that is: Thomas Koot!
Thomas has put a lot of effort in modelling a Fender Rhodes Mark I. His preset really has the characteristic raw low-end, a great attack and release feel, a nice subtle bell sound, and a superb velocity response.
You can download some of the entries, including the patches by Thomas, on this page.
# Khene Creative Commons Sample Pack – Sebastian Tomczak of little-scale posts another free sample pack.