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Kriminal releases Drum Expansion Kit for Caustic 2

Kriminal has announced the release of a Drum Expansion Kit for the Caustic 2 music making app for Android by Single Cell Software.

Kriminal Drum Expansion for Caustic
Caustic 2′s BeatBox is a sample-based drum computer, featuring 8 stereo output channels.

Caustic 2 expansion features

  • 11 BeatBox drumkits (.wav) with presets (.beatbox).
  • Kits include Acoustic, Chakra, Degraded, Ethnic, Glitch, Jazz, Killer, Psy, Stretched, Techno and Urban.

The expansion is available to purchase for £1.99 GPB.

More information: Kriminal

Bolasol updates Werkbench music app for iPad to v1.03

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Bolasol has updated its Werkbench steampunk beatbox music app for iPad to version 1.03.

WerkBench is a new kind of beatbox that is part loop pedal, part drum machine, and 100% beat-making magic. It’s powerful, easy to use, and there is nothing else like it. Get ready to be inspired!

WerkBench’s unique power comes from two live-sampling step sequencers. Each step in the sequence holds its own sample that can be recorded and manipulated in real-time.

You’ll be making beats and cool rhythms in seconds… and all of the sounds will be unique to you!


Workbench lets you turn the sounds of your world into music.

Changes in Werkbench v1.03

  • Added user-definable scales for the pitch knobs in fancy controls.
  • Big improvements to audio quality! PItches and echoes are now much more sublime.
  • Removed some click and snaps.

Workbench for iPad is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.

More information: Werkbench

BOSS VE-5 Vocal Performer now shipping

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Boss has announced it is now shipping its VE-5 Vocal Performer compact FX processor and looper for vocalists.

BOSS VE-5
The VE-5 compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists.

Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.

The VE-5 inherits high-quality effects from BOSS’ popular VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also onboard is real-time pitch correction and special effects processing via the TONE/SFX category. A built-in phrase looper lets users capture vocal performances with effects and loop them on the fly for exciting real-time presentations.

VE-5 Vocal Performer features

  • Easy one-touch operation.
  • Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX.
  • Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beatboxing.
  • Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds.
  • Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included.
  • Internal microphone for instant gratification.
  • Aux input for blending external music.
  • Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately).

The VE-5 is now available to purchase for $279 USD / 249 EUR.

More information: BOSS / VE-5 Vocal Performer

TIONEB wins Boss Loop Station World Championship

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The 2nd Annual BOSS Loop Station World Championship was held in Frankfurt, Germany, last week during day one of the Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound trade show.

BOSS Loop Station World Championship

BOSS crowned French beatboxer TIONEB the 2012 BOSS Loop Station World Champion after delivering an intense looping performance featuring only his voice. Loop-based music making is a leading form of musical expression today, and BOSS’ innovative Loop Station products have played a major role in the rise of this art form.

HBlockX’s German rocker Henning Wehland emceed the unique musical contest alongside an esteemed panel of international judges including vocalist/instrumentalist Ricoloop, percussionist Michael Shack, guitarist Alex Hutchings, and German hip hop sensation Samy Deluxe.

After winning regional and national semi-final rounds held during 2011, musicians from 19 different countries earned a chance to showcase their looping talents on the world stage in Frankfurt. Of the 19 finalists who qualified, 12 made their way to Frankfurt to compete. TIONEB from France took home a Grand Prize of €3,000. Beatboxer En.Dru of Czech Republic won Second Prize, beatboxer Vakhtang from Russia was awarded Third Prize, and Brazil’s singer/actress Liah Soares received special recognition for an outstanding computer keyboard rhythm and blues performance.

“Strong competition captivated the Frankfurt audience as France’s TIONEB mesmerized the judges,” said Gary Lenaire, Roland Corporation U.S. BOSS & Guitar Product Manager. Lenaire attended the world championship in support of U.S. finalist Angela Sheik, a master looper, vocalist and instrumentalist who wowed a U.S. audience in October with an intriguing looping performance with a Theremin and a RC Looper. An audience of more than 400 enthusiastic music fans attended the show, held at the King Kamehameha club, one of Frankfurt’s most popular night spots.

More information: BOSS Loop Station World Championship

Pioneer DJ intros RMX-1000 Remix Station

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Pioneer DJ has announced its new RMX-1000, featuring all the potential of software with the hands-on usability of pro-DJ hardware.

Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station

Taking a totally new direction to effectors and samplers, the RMX-1000 is a three-in-one system comprising editing software, innovative performance hardware and VST / AU plug-ins.

Technological innovation is in Pioneer’s DNA. Now you have the ability to bring studio levels of sound manipulation out into the DJ booth and trigger personalised samples on the fly. With the Quantize function driven by a new BPM engine, your effects will always be precisely beat matched.

The RMX-1000 serves up all the possibilities of studio effects and beatboxes, with the added physicality of pro-DJ equipment. Intuitive performance interfaces from Pioneer’s flagship mixers and effectors – such as the DJM-2000’s Isolator FX, the DJM-900nexus’s X-Pad and the EFX-1000’s multiple FX chaining – have been evolved and brought together into one unit.

Simplifying these concepts even further, the RMX-1000 uses intuitive DJ controls to manipulate several parameters in macro. Each effect has been designed to work in a totally unique way with the interface, for results previously only possible with hours of studio automation or robot-like performance skills.

While the unit is incredibly simple to operate, DJs can still create a totally unique sound with Pioneer’s remixbox™ editing software. remixbox™ allows DJs to completely customise the RMX-1000 hardware to their own performance style and load it up with their own banks of samples.

And, by saving their settings to an SD card, DJs can effectively take their own personalised DJ rig with them wherever they perform. Plus, Pioneer plans to upload internationally renowned DJs’ settings and samples to its website so DJs can give themselves a head start.

Using the RMX-1000 as a USB controller for the included RMX-1000 VST / AU plug-ins gives DJs the same hands-on feel they get with studio DJ mixes, to breath new life into studio productions and save them from hours of editing.

The RMX-1000 will be available from May 2012 at a SRP of £599 GBP/ 699 EUR (including VAT).

More information: Pioneer DJ

Audiovapor releases Substance Volume 1 for Android Caustic 2

Audiovapor Substance Volume 1

Audiovapor has announced the release of Substance Volume 1, an expansion pack for the Android Caustic 2 app.

Contained within are all new Beatbox drum kits and PCMsynth patches. All of the samples and sounds have been optimized or created especially for Caustic.

The drum samples are punchy, tight and clear, perfect for most styles of electronic music. The PCMsynth presets include bass, lead, key, guitar, pad, percussion and string sounds. Many patches have been multi-sampled.

Substance Volume 1 is available to purchase for $1.25 USD. A free expansion pack (with different content) is available to download as well.

More information: Audiovapor / Substance Volume 1

UVI releases Emulation II for UVI Workstation 2

UVI has announced the release of Emulation II, a sound library that features a set of unique instruments to reproduce that typical music from the 80s: from warm digital sounds to the most analog-ish textures.

UVI Emulation II

Hundreds of sounds and instruments were recorded and carefully selected from the authentic restored instrument : drums, bass, bells, choir-voices, fretted instruments, FXs, keyboards, mallets, percussion, synths, strings, orchestral hits and a lot more., with the very best analog and digital gear. This process allows preserving the original sounds’ lo-fi charm.

A simple, yet, complete user interface reproduces the looks and feeling of the most famous and essential machine from the eighties.

Free included : Drumulation, an utter beatbox with step sequencer from the 80s, loaded with 500+ drums and percussion sounds.

With 250+ best sounds and primary editing tools, create authentic spin-offs with infinite options of sounds and tones, from Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Pet Shop Boys, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney etc.

Make music without frontiers!

Emulation II for UVI Workstation 2 Mac/Win (VST/AU/RTAS/MAS/Standalone) is availble to purchase for $199.95 USD excl. VAT.

More information: UVI Sound Source / Emulation II

Rhim Samples Stylophone Beatbox sample pack

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Rhim Samples Stylophone Beatbox

Rhim Samples has released its Stylophone Beatbox sample library.

Stylophone Beatbox is a younger brother of the cultish Stylophone. The instrument is operated by a stylus and has three banks- drums, beatbox and bass.

It’s fun to play it through an external speaker, but when using headphone outputs the toy starts sound like a real, useful, drum machine. The dirty and nasty sample has got a charm of its own. What they need is modern way of sequencing music and some spicing up through scripting in Kontakt and racks in Ableton Live.

Stylophone Beatbox includes basic patches of drums, basses, beatbox and extra instruments in Kontakt and Ableton Racks formats. It is available to purchase for $2.99 USD. A free version (without scripts or macros) is available to download.

More information: Rhim Samples