Open Labs has announced the release of Music OS 3.0 or MOS (moss), the world’s first music creation and live performance software designed specifically to address the needs of both music creators and live performers.
With over 7 years of integrated touch screen experience, MOS was purposely developed and optimized for touch screen use; however, a touch screen is not required when installed on PC desktops and laptop systems. Important to note, Open Labs will be releasing an Apple OS X supported platform in early 2012.
Simply stated, MOS makes music creation and live performance easy. With streamlined recording and live performance features, MOS allows music innovators to create, record and perform their ideas quickly and seamlessly. MOS was engineered to work in conjunction with traditional D.A.W. programs; leveraging existing studio investments and adding strong value, features and capabilities in areas where most musicians need it – the creative and live performance process. One can think of MOS as a professional ‘scratch pad’ when creating and performing music. MOS emphasizes ease-of-use, stability and power all at an affordable introductory price of $299/USD.
Music OS 3.0 features
Set List – Manage your songs and sounds. Viewable as a list or a grid, the Set List tab lets you organize your sounds, VST’s and FX easily with our unique touch screen interface. Control the global flow of midi in and out, patch change in and out and other global song parameters such as importing and exporting songs and settings.
Sound Browser – The Sound Browser in MOS is unlike any other. Search for your VST’s, sounds and FX in our search engine, create categories, audition patches within a VST and manage your VST instances which can be shared amongst different songs.
Tracks – Sequence midi, record audio and manage your audio with MOS’s touch screen friendly music creation work flow. It’s never been easier to make music, organize and capture your ideas!
Signal Chains – MOS’s signal chains page makes building patches, combining VST’s, complex zoning, key splits and creating global and discrete FX a breeze. All of the functions have been freed from cumbersome drop down menus and the signal chains in MOS makes controlling your tools a one touch process.
Instrument Editor – Go deep into your VST’s in our synth editor page. Control the parameters on the touch screen and scroll through all of the VST’s and FX on one page. Never before has the process of working with VST interfaces been this simple.
Note Editor – Edit your midi information right on the touch screen with MOS’s amazing midi editor. The power to adjust, transpose, cut, paste and create volume and expression curves is literally at the tip of your finger.
Live Controls – You decide the look and feel of your work flow. MOS’s Live Controls gives you the ability to create touch screen controllers for any VST, DAW, hardware synth or function you can think of. Create faders, knobs, buttons, X/Y pads which are instantly midi learnable to your VST’s and FX. Output the midi to other devices and have fun creating your own workflow on a per song basis in MOS.
TouchEdit – Get hands on with TouchEdit and give your mouse a rest. TouchEdit is a powerful feature in MOS where literally anything and everything is simplified by the use of a touch screen. Wether you are editing your midi, audio, creating live controls, building custom touch interfaces for VST’s or DAW’s, TouchEdit makes it all simpler so the music can flow faster.
Live Mode – Are you ready to hit the stage? Lock down your set with LiveMode so that there are no unwanted changes to your work while you are performing. The touch screen is protected and everything except your Live Controls are frozen into a suspended state so you know where you are at all times and can perform with confidence.
MOS Plug-ins & More – Includes Reverb, Press, Limiter, EQ, IDM, Dub Star.
Music OS 3.0 is available to purchase the introductory price of $299 USD. Open Labs has partnered with Dell to provide complete music computer bundles.
Open Labs and DELL will be offering powerful and affordable music computer bundles starting at $1499/USD. All music bundles will include an optimized Intel™ i5 or i7 touch screen laptop computer powered by DELL and Open Labs Music OS 3.0 software for creating and performing live music. Also included will be thousands of 3rd party sounds and presets from VST providers like Native Instruments, Cakewalk and others. Other music bundles will include ‘extras’ such as a USB keyboard controller and a microphone preamp for recording vocals, guitars, drums and or electronic / acoustic instruments.s a USB keyboard controller and a microphone preamp for recording vocals, guitars, drums and or electronic / acoustic instruments.
Cakewalk has announced the SONAR X1 Production Suite is now shipping and available the world over from Roland distribution partners.
The SONAR X1 Production Suite is the most powerful and affordable professional music production suite available on the Windows platform.
SONAR X1 Production Suite includes:
SONAR X1 Producer precisely suited for today’s music production with its unparalleled user interface design providing the very best in a clean and modern creation environment.
SONAR X1 Producer Expanded providing additional functionality that includes modular ProChannel capability, Softube’s Saturation Knob ProChannel module, revolutionary FX Chains 2.0, one-click SoundCloud integration, and Music XML support.
PC4K S-Type Expander / Gate ProChannel Module expertly crafted, providing legendary large format console Expander / Gate functionality.
Z3TA+ 2 the next generation waveshaping synthesizer.
Cakewalk SONAR X1 Production Suite has an estimated street price of $499 USD, and is available exclusively at select music and sound retailers worldwide.
Cakewalk and OurStage.com, along with new sponsors Orange Amplifier, Gibson Guitars, and Blue Microphones, have come together to launch with Intel Corporation another exciting competition for emerging artists.
The “Intel Superstars 2011 Competition” invites musicians and producers to submit original music in six genre-based competitions: Rock, Pop, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Urban, and Latin.
All submissions will be ranked by fans through OurStage’s patented judging technology, with prize packages awarded to the First Place winners from each genre-based competition. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected by a panel of industry experts from amongst the Top 10 overall ranked artists.
More than $35,000 in prize packages will be awarded to the First Place winners, including Intel® Core™ i7™ processor-based Orange Amplification OPC’s, Cakewalk SONAR X1 Production Suite Software, Gibson Guitars, Blue Microphone’s Yeti professional USB mic, as well as promotion to the millions of OurStage.com and Intel fans. In addition, one lucky fan will win a Gibson USA Firebird X Guitar. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 in cash that can be used to record an album, tour the country, fix up the band van, pay the rent, or anything else a ”Superstar” would need.
Xenos Soundworks has released Vintage 70′s and 80′s, a soundset for the Z3ta+ synthesizer plug-in by Cakewalk.
From Bryan “Xenos” Lee, one of Cakewalk’s sound designers, comes Z3ta+ 1.5 and Z3ta 2, containing a wide variety of sounds inspired by many popular hits from the 70′s up to the late 1980′s; and covering such genres as classic rock, electro, oldschool hip hop/breakdance, and even early underground rave music.
The soundset ships with two versions – the Z3ta 1.5 version FXB file containing 128 sounds, plus the Z3ta 2 version which contains an additional 12 bonus sounds for a total of 140 presets.
Vintage 70′s and 80′s is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5.95 USD until November 1, 2011.
Cakewalk has announced integration of SoundCloud sharing in Cakewalk recording software.
SoundCloud sharing in Cakewalk applications provides users with a simple way to upload their music to SoundCloud and share their tracks with the world via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other websites.
SoundCloud sharing capability is now available via the SONAR X1 Producer Expanded upgrade, as part of the SONAR X1 Production Suite, and Music Creator 6, the easiest and most affordable way to create music on your home PC. Cakewalk will announce the availability of SoundCloud sharing functionality in additional recording products in the coming months.
“Cakewalk is very excited to integrate SoundCloud sharing in Cakewalk products. Novice and professional musicians alike want to share their music with the world and get feedback on their work. SoundCloud offers the perfect tools for sharing music anywhere on the web. We look forward to enhancing our entire range of products with SoundCloud and make it easier for our users to share their sounds with the world,” commented Robin Kelly, Cakewalk’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“SoundCloud is all about making sound creation more social, and for music creators it brings great value to be able to get feedback on their tracks,” stated Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud founder & CEO. “Cakewalk products make it easy for new artists to find their voice, and we’re happy to be the open platform from which they can truly project their work to the world.”
Cakewalk has announced availability of a free update for Z3TA+ 2, the powerful second generation waveshaping synthesizer.
The Z3TA+ 2.1 update provides numerous usability enhancements, optimizations and overall improved performance.
Changes in Z3TA+ v2.1
Scala tuning files are now supported with the latest full library of Scala tuning files from the Scala homepage are included.
Users can now search for presets using the Preset Search button.
Arpeggiator Auto Fit mode loads any MIDI file and intelligently adjusts the data to work as a new arpeggiator pattern. Arp patterns can also be dragged to host applications for customization.
New Program menu options have been added, including the option to set any preset as the default preset, display a list of the most recently loaded presets, and the ability to import banks in their original order.
Memory usage has been greatly improved.
And many more enhancements, improvements, and bug fixes. Details here.
All registered Z3TA+ 2 customers can download the free Z3TA+ 2.1 update at www.cakewalk.com.