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Short links for March 19th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Electric Independence: Vince Clarke and the Temple of Synth

The new episode of Electric Independence documents a visit to Vince Clarke's incredible home studio that features more analog gear than, well, probably anyone we've ever encountered. The founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure is enjoying the country life in Maine but still cranks out the jams, or as he likes to put it "making something from nothing."

# Native Instruments wants you!
Fancy a job with Native Instruments?

Thanks to the support of our valued customers, Native Instruments continues to grow and expand. If you want to help shape the Future of Sound, we are keen to hear from you! We currently have around 20 vacancies at our offices in Berlin and LA!

# Micro Tutorial 20 – ReWire with Logic (YouTube)

How to set up a session with Logic as the ReWire host for Reason & Record.

We'll look at how to set up ReWire inputs in Logic and how to patch separate audio outputs in Record.

MusicRadar Reason on iPad?

# Propellerhead CEO discusses iPad music software

From MusicRadar:

Propellerhead Software's Reason is an app that many (not least MusicRadar) are touting as a perfect fit for Apple's iPad, and it seems that a port to the new tablet may not be beyond the realms of possibility.

Our sister magazine Computer Music was recently in touch with Propellerhead Software's CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös, and when asked about the potential of the iPad in a music-making context, he said: "From a technical standpoint, the iPad has very similar capabilities to the iPhone.

"We have yet to see if the difference in form factor between the two is a big enough differentiator to turn the iPad into something different. I suspect it is."

While Nathorst-Böös was unwilling to be drawn on whether Propellerhead will develop iPad apps, he did say: "the iPad is at least as powerful a computer as the ones we started making software for back in the 90s. And that's pretty exciting!"

Short links for September 3rd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Tactile Metronome – Wayne and Layne

Wayne and Layne Tactile Metronome

The Tactile Metronome is a tap-controlled metronome and "beat looper." "Syncopation machine." "Metronome with an attitude."

You tap the piezo speaker to set the frequency. The display shows the beats per minute, and the two buttons adjust the speed.

"Ehhh." "Boring," you say. Not so fast!

You can tap patterns into it, currently up to 12 beats long. As long as you tap the pattern in three times, it jumps in and continues beeping in that rhythm. The metronome can beep in three different tones, so you can play with more than one at a time.

Tactile Metronome features

  • Easy to assemble kit makes for a great learning experience. All parts are easy-to-solder through-hole, with no tiny surface mount parts.
  • Fully open-source design means that everything is freely available and ready to be hacked, including the circuit schematic, PCB layout, part list, and microcontroller firmware.
  • Piezoelectric speaker is used as the pattern input, by simply tapping in the tempo or pattern. Once the metronome learns your pattern, it starts beeping with the same piezo element.
  • Seven-segment displays provide feedback in the form of beats-per-minute (BPM) readings.
  • Custom, professionally-made PCB provides a solid base for happy tappers. All circuit connections are routed on two layers without the use of vias, reducing confusion while assembling.
  • A Pre-programmed Microcontroller means you don’t need a specialized microcontroller programmer to get started with the Tactile Metronome. If you want to experiment with modifying the firmware, an in-circuit serial programming (ICSP) header is provided to enable easy re-programming.

# Stereoklang – Reason Refills – We have been collecting free or demo Reason Refills for over 7 years and of course we are happy to share them with the rest of the world.

All Reason Refills you will find on this site are non-pirated this means that they are free to use in your music production, however we of course encourage you to visit the orginal sites for more information where available.

Circuit bending work station

# Circuit bending work station

Matt the modulator built a deluxe substitution box for experimenting with different resistor & capacitor values for circuit bending.

Circuit bending work station

  • Resistance pots (4k7, 100k, 1m).
  • Capacitance – 12 caps selector poly 47-pf, 100-pf, 470-pf, 1-nf, 4n7 nf, 10-nf, 100nf, 1-uf, 1uf elec 1uf, 4.7uf, 10uf, 100uf.
  • LED.
  • Signal tracer simply a 1w amp maplin kit to trace audio signal in a circuit.

# Drum processing with Depeche Mode (YouTube)

Kerry Hopwood is the Live Programmer/Musical Director for Depeche Mode. When it comes to staging a live DM show, theres no cutting corners. Kerry puts it simply: We need to use tools that work. In concert, Kerry and Depeche Mode rely on Ableton Live as an integral component of shaping the bands drum sound. In this movie, shot at a concert in Berlins Olympiastadion, Kerry discusses the advantages that Live offers for on-stage sound processing.

Giant LED board

# Giant LED Board project

A project featuring Evil Mad Scientists’ Peggy 2.0.

We built a giant LED board, about 6.5×6.5 feet, with 900 LEDs using ping-pong balls as diffusers. It can play Conway's Game of Life, Pong, and Sketch mode that allows you to create a starting pattern for Life. We output board state information to a MIDI board that allows us to make music based on what is displayed. This gets interesting with Life, creating minimalist generative music.

See it in action here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu5ORo3Im1g

# Free Samples: The Icicle Session – Kent Williams has a new free set of samples.
Kent writes:

Last winter I went out and tapped on icicles hanging down from our eaves over the front porch. And apparently I cut it up into a sample set and didn’t do anything with it. These I release into the public domain. Knock yourself out.

# mOne – Open source step sequencer

mOne
  • Hardware Step Sequencer
  • 8 tracks of 8 patterns with 16 steps each
  • Each track can have its own MIDI-Channel (In, Out)
  • Internal resolution of 24 pulses per 1/4 note (PPQN)
  • Recording through external MIDI-equipment
  • External and interal synchronisation (Play, Stop, Resume, Clock)
  • Modify the sequence during playback
  • Open-Source software concept
  • Programmed with Arduino IDE
  • Based on Atmel ATmega1280
  • USB interface for communication with the PC / MAC
  • MIDI interface (MIDI input, MIDI output)
  • 28 silicon buttons, 2 rotary encoders with confirmation and an LCD display

# Röyksopp ‘Tricky tricky’ remix comp

This is yet another shabby attempt at giving something back to our fans – or rather get our fans involved in our shabby doings… Yes, this is an invitation to all of you dedicated souls out there who want to take part in the Röyksopp legacy!

Röyksopp Tricky Tricky Remix

We feel that track “Tricky Tricky” has so much potential, it deserves a life outside the album. Not only is this a chance at beating us at our own game, you also get to mess around with Karin Deijer-Andersson’s extraordinary vocals! Now, how about that?!?

For those about to remix – we salute you!

Señors B + B

iZotope releases iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe

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iZotope iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe

iZotope has announced the release of iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe, a new iPhone/iPod Touch app that lets you interact with, and instantly remix, elements from the legendary band’s new album.

Take control and re-arrange rhythms, drums, effects and more from each song on Sounds of the Universe. Or use the raw drums, effects and instrument sounds to make your own musical creations. iDrum’s simple interface lets you build beats layer by layer by tapping the touch screen. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never made a beat before–with iDrum, you can create music with simple shapes and color combinations that let you visualize the rhythm. Experience Sounds of the Universe in a completely new way with iDrum!

iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe features

  • Use actual sounds from Depeche Mode’s Sounds of the Universe to make music on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Includes 10 customizable kits that include elements from songs on the album.
  • Take control of the rhythm of every drum sound and sample.
  • Remix rhythmic patterns from the album or start from scratch to make your own creations.
  • Bring sounds in and out of the mix to change the music.
  • Tap the touch screen to play and record your own musical patterns.
  • Customize patterns to create your own unique beats.

iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe is available from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 USD.

Visit iZotope for more information and a video demo.