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Solid State Logic announces Pro Convert v5.5 for Mac

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Solid State Logic Pro Convert

Solid State Logic has announced the forthcoming release of Pro-Convert v5.5 for Mac.

The release of Pro-convert for the Mac computer platform brings the freedom to exchange projects between DAWs to a wider user base and introduces a new user interface for the application.

Pro-Convert enables workstation users to convert session files from one format to another. The new Mac version supports several of the most popular workstation formats: ProTools 7.x, Cubase/Nuendo, Logic, Final Cut Pro and SSL’s own Soundscape.

The Mac version also sees the introduction of a new user interface that will be made available to Windows users in autumn 2009. The new interface presents a single control window from which all project settings can be manipulated. The new interface provides identical functionality to the Windows version of Pro-Convert but streamlines the user experience and facilitates the ability to save conversion presets that enable users to return to frequently used project configurations quickly and efficiently, according to SSL.

Pro-Convert for Mac will be available from May 2009 for 499 EUR / $699 USD.

Visit Solid State Logic for more information.


Short links for February 24th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

iPhone fun in Ableton

# iPhone attack: TR-808, TB-303, Sampler, Synthesizer

Oliver Chesler puts together a track with some iPhone apps (Audiorealism technoBox, Tapestri and Andriod FX by Pure Profit).

Oliver writes:

I was having some music fun on my iPhone and I put together a quick Acid track. I recorded three apps into Ableton Live. There really is something to be said for bringing in audio from the outside world, even if it’s from another computer. I like the slight noise and live interaction the iPhone apps forced. The combined price of all the applications I used here was $11.97. Imagine what a Roland TB-303, Roland TR-808, Akai S950 and Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 would have cost you 15 years ago?

# — your music recognition robot allows you to identify almost any unknown piece of music quickly and easily. Its use is very simple: you upload a short audio fragment or an entire song, the robot analyzes it and provides you with the information about the track title, artist name, album title, etc. Your audio fragment can be in almost any file format and of almost any quality (aurally recognizable, of course) — it can be an MP3 file downloaded from the Internet or a short recording made with your old tape recorder and stored as a low-quality .WAV-file.

Josh Freese

# Want Josh Freese to join your band? Got $75,000?

Former NIN drummer Josh Freese is promoting his new album with some limited edition deals.

There's a lot of funny stuff between the regular $7 digital download of Since 1972, and the $75,000 limited edition which includes things like going on tour with Josh for a few days, have Josh write, record and release a 5-song EP about you and your life story and taking a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN.

Link via Soundcheck

# Apogee discontinues Windows development

From the Agogee news page:

As of 2009, Apogee Electronics will no longer develop products for the Microsoft Windows platform. Apogee has made this decision in order to focus all research, development, and support resources on the Apple platform with its unparalleled power and stability. Apple offers a wide range of affordable, powerful desktop and laptop solutions ideally suited for music creation and audio production.

Check CDM for discussion on the matter.

Ryan Gruss blog


Ryan Gruss has a cool blog where he posts some free drum tracks.

I am a drummer based in Boston, Massachusetts. I previously lived in NYC and Los Angeles where I had the chance to record, collaborate and tour with a wide range of artists. I started this blog with the intention of sharing, transferring and exploring musical ideas with my friends around the world… as well as anyone else who might stumble across this site.

All of the drum tracks (unless credited) are recorded at my studio using Logic Pro 8. I include mp3s of all my recordings for quick previews as well as a separate link to the original, multitracked Logic files. Feel free to download, cut-up, eq, compress, distort, and mutate my drum parts and use them for your own projects. All I ask is that you send me a link to the final product when you’re finished. Let’s see what happens…

Currently at Loop #17.

# AT-AT Boom Box – Combining an AT-AT Walker with an old skool boom box, AT-AT Boom Box FTW!

# Reyn vs Björk – I’ve Seen It All [Dancer in the Dark] (link to YouTube)

Loving this video of Reyn Ouwehand’s mix of this Björk track.

Reyn writes:

I found this track on the album Family Tree. It's Björk together with the Brodsky string quartet.
Really love this track and version and thought it would be nice to do some looping over it.. Enjoy!..

More on Reyn Ouwehand here. Via Tom @ Twitter


Short links for November 6th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

# YouTube – “Monkey Jazz” : BEARDYMAN & mr_hopkinson™

Fantastic video of Beardyman doing the jazz thing.

Combining the talents of 2 times UK Beatbox Champion Beardyman and master of the edit mr_hopkinson, this is a one take performance by Beardyman using live looping technology that has been visually explained and augmented by mr_hopkinson's edit and animation.

More here:

# elastic~ – the ultimate pitch-shifting time-stretching looping MaxMSP object – Incorporating the same algorhythm as software giants Cubase, Ableton Live, and Kontakt, elastic~ is a powerful and intuitive tool for looping, pitch-bending and time-stretching audio within MaxMSP.

For Life magazine by Staton

# For Life – Free DJ Magazine From Stanton (pdf)

Stanton is thrilled to announce the first issue of our new hybrid magazine/lifestyle catalog, “For Life”! This new e-zine will be issued periodically to bring our DJs interesting articles, all our latest gear, and even a special “city guide” that focuses on a different city each issue and highlights all our favorite spots. We’re excited about this new venture, and hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it! This issue features the new SCS.3d controller, artist Richard Devine, an insider guide to Seattle, and more! Check it out!

You can subscribe to For Life Magalog and Stanton News here.

# LP 2 FLASH – LP 2 FLASH is the fastest and easiest way to convert your vinyl recordings directly to an SD card or USB thumb drive* without the need for a computer. LP 2 FLASH listens for the silence between songs on your recordings and automatically breaks up album into individual tracks. Once converted, you can listen to your music on any audio player with a standard SD card slot, or on your computer. Converting your records is a snap with LP 2 FLASH!

# Touch the Wave – Objective-Audio – Free iPhone app for looping and scratching. More info over at CDM.

Arturia Origin

# Music Thing: Review: Arturia Origin
Tom Whitwell: It’s big, it’s expensive, it’s sexy. Why don’t I want one?

Why am I writing this, rather than playing with the thing? How come I've already taken the top off to have a look inside and see how it all works? Because the Origin has crossed that line – it's not a hardware synth, it's a computer in a box covered in knobs.

# – iPhone Synth – iPhone Synthesizer – is one of the most intriguing applications for iPhone/iPod Touch which is available exclusively on the AppStore. It is a unique, new-generation sound synthesizer for iPhone / iPod Touch featuring revolutionary user interface and technologies: ESFM, ControlSurface, SoftRibbon and many more. has hit the AppStore on the 30th of October 2008 and is available for purchase for $9.99

# Software Programmer Dreams of New, Small Music Machines – Belgian musician Marc Resibois talk about little music machines.

Peter Kirn writes:

Marc “Nostromo” Resibois, aka “m.-.n,” lives the digital life of computers. The Belgian musician and hacker [@MySpace] is renowned as a Game Boy musician, as the inventor of legendary Nintendo tracker LittleGPTracker, and even has a day job as a programmer for VJ software maker Arkaos. But lately, his thoughts have turned to more traditional synthesis hardware – hardware that acts as tiny computers. Nothing is going to shake me from my love of computers, but that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in having what he describes sitting next to mine. Here’s what he imagines – and it’s a variation on a theme I think we’ll see a lot in the coming weeks and months here on CDM. And without giving away the punchline, that Nintendo DS is going to make another appearance.


Acon Digital Media releases AudioLiquid Converter

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Acon Digital Media AudioLiquid Converter

Acon Digital Media has released AudioLiquid Converter, an application that converts your audio files quickly and with great ease of use to a desired target format.

Import from audio CDs, complete folder structures or separate files, choose the target format and processing options and click the start button to start processing. The automatic conversion and processing of several files saves your valuable time and the integrated audio CD burner lets you create audio CDs.

AudioLiquid Converter features

  • Batch processing – audio format conversion, sample format conversion or processing of several audio files with a minimum of user interaction.
  • Playback through any windows compatible audio device.
  • Processing Tools and Plug-ins: Supports DirectX and VST audio plug-ins.
  • Integrated effects: Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments, Six band full parametric equalizer with graphical display of the frequency response, Synthesis of high frequency components gives life to old recordings, Stereo enhancer, Dynamic processor with graphical input, Limiter.
  • Real-time preview on most of the effects, Effect chain editor.
  • Preset manager allows you to store user presets for all effect.
  • High quality sample format conversion.
  • Dithering and noise shaping.
  • Reads and writes the following file formats: ogg, wav, wma, mp3, au and aiff (read only).
  • Imports audio tracks from the following video file formats: mpg, mpeg, wmv and avi.
  • Audio CD creation and import: Disc At Once burning (DAO) for gap-less recording, Support buffer under-run protection schemes, CD Import and FreeDB support (title and album information from Internet data base).

AudioLiquid Converter can be downloaded for $29.90 USD. A 30-day trial version is available.

More information: Acon Digital Media


Wlodzimierz Grabowski updates Extreme Sample Converter to v3.5.7

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Extreme Sample Converter

Wlodzimierz Grabowski has released version 3.5.7 of Extreme Sample Converter, a multifunctional audio program, browser, player, and program editor with advanced conversion between different sample formats.

New in Extreme Sample Converter 3.5.7

  • Midi Input button in Hardware Converter panel and it allows to play sounds from another midi keyboard.
  • Bank Select MSB, Bank Select LSB, Program Change knobs to set patch in external midi synthesizer. These three midi messages are sent after releasing a mouse key.
  • Page Up/Page Down allows to edit zone velocity point.
  • Arrow Keys, Space allows to move between zone and Space to trigger selected zone.
  • Open/Save Zones it is possible to save all zone map and settings.
  • Enhanced Level Meters showing peak level of recently triggered note.
  • Velocity info to the selected zone or pressed mouse at specified point on the zone map.
  • Gain Level.
  • VSTi Converter Real-Time Mode. It allows to record samples from virtualized hardware.
  • New audio processing functions: Normalize, Fade In, Fade Out on selected sample or audio selection.
  • MIDI Latency instead of previous Sample Start Point option.
  • 32bit resolution in wave view. Bigger range of [-]/[+] zoom buttons also added.
  • Several bug fixes.

Visit the Extreme Sample Converter website for more information and a link to download a demo version.


Wlodzimierz Grabowski updates Extreme Sample Converter to v3.5.6

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Extreme Sample Converter

Wlodzimierz Grabowski has released version 3.5.6 of Extreme Sample Converter, a multifunctional audio program, browser, player, and program editor with advanced conversion between different sample formats.

Changes in Extreme Sample Converter v3.5.6

  • Added Level meters added to VSTi/Hardware Converter.
  • Added Manual Start, Stop in Hardware Converter.
  • Fix: Zoom to All didn’t work in wave view, Audio Grid option added.
  • Fix: VST plugins were not added to the plugin’s list when program was first runned in Hardware Converter mode.
  • Changed: Method of note audition on zone map in VSTi/Hardware Converter.

Extreme Sample Converter 4.0 Pro (64-bit) for Windows Vista and MAC OS X is still under development. The upgrade from 3.x to 4.0 Pro for Windows will be free.

Visit the Extreme Sample Converter website for more information and a link to download a demo version.


Wlodzimierz Grabowski updates Extreme Sample Converter to v3.4

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Extreme Sample Converter

Wlodzimierz Grabowski has released version 3.4 of Extreme Sample Converter, a multifunctional audio program, browser, player, and program editor with advanced conversion between different sample formats.

Changes in v3.4

  • New: ‘Select All’, ‘Deselect All’, ‘Create New’ commands in VSTiConverter’s context menu.
  • New: Pause and Cancel buttons in VSTi converter to pause or stop sampling process.
  • New: showing of full sample paths in ‘Edit Sample Parameters’ dialog.
  • New: conversion option to turn on/off the parent exb folder creation when EmulatorX export.
  • New: AutoPlay switch on/off to Sample context menu.
  • New: Halion looping modes are recognized correctly and converted to others.
  • New: Dimension Viewer to view crossfades, controllers and dimensions in different formats.
  • New: Key and Velocity crossfades are shown on the sample map.
  • New: Remaining time in the title of VSTi Converter dialog is shown during sampling.
  • New: Three modes of Kontakt conversion (zone to group, layer to group, repeated zones to group).
  • New: Giga Mod-Wheel import.
  • Several bug fixes.

Extreme Sample Converter is available for Windows PC for 60.00 EUR.

Visit the Extreme Sample Converter website for more information and a link to download a demo of Extreme Sample Converter.