Solid State Logic has announced that its SSL OffLine Setup Application for the SSL Live console is now available for free download.
The SSL OffLine Setup Application, or SOLSA, allows creation and editing of Live console Showfiles on a laptop or desktop PC.
Almost anything that can be done on a Live console can now be manipulated and configured ‘offline’ when access to a console is not possible.
Software functionality includes console architecture configuration and setup of Fader Tile Layers and Banks. Stageboxes and I/O routing can be assigned along with the creation of scenes and other automation editing. SOLSA also allows you to add effects, manipulate channel processing settings, bus routing and VCA assignments. SOLSA includes the same Help System as the Live console software, offering a built-in user guide with tutorials and reference sections.
SOLSA is intended to enable engineers to configure Showfiles in preparation for shows but it is a fantastic way for anybody to explore and learn about the SSL Live console.
The software is a free download for Windows.
More information: Solid State Logic / Offline Software
ufxmedia has launched uFXloops Music Studio, a music studio application that allows you to create custom music tracks through the use of samples.
We focused on an easy-to-learn, easy-to use approach, still letting you decide about how complex your music production is going to be. Just watch our introduction video to get a short overview of the uFXloops features. Everything you see there has been solely created with uFXloops, by using imported sounds edited in the uFXloops Sample editor.
But before you try, we must warn you: uFXloops could be addictive! and we must admit, this is what we intended.
- Sample Import: WAV, OGG, AIF, MP3, 11 / 22 / 44,1 / 48 KHZ, Mono/Stereo.
- Sample Editor with Click Track, Loop Flag and Audio Recorder.
- Instrument Editor for Melodic and Percussive Instruments.
- Pattern Editor for Melodic and Percussive / Drums Patterns.
- Pitch Shifters on several Layers.
- Live Tempo Shifting while Maintaining Pitch.
- Automatic Loop Point Finder with Cross Fade.
- Volume Mixer on Four Layers.
- Community Based Sound Library with fast search functions.
- Easy-To-Learn Soundboard Sequencer and Arranger.
- Projects, Parts and Recording Variants.
- Share Your Projects, Work Together on New Songs.
- Song Export to OGG.
The app is available as a free download at the Google Play Store.
More information: uFXloops Music Studio
Ben Taylor, Jesse Allison, and Yemin Oh have released NexusUI, a JS toolkit for easily designing musical interfaces for mobile apps and web browsers, with emphasis on rapid prototyping (nexusDrop) and integration with Max/MSP (nexusUp).
NexusUI can be used to integrate directly with the Web Audio API in the browser, or to communicate with Max, SuperCollider or Chuck via server-side applications.
NexusUI is mobile-friendly and multi-touch compatible. It enables large-scale collaborative performances by distributing interfaces through a browser — something that many people have at home, in their bag, or carry in their pocket.
NexusUI is available to download at no charge. NexusUI is licensed as open source software (New BSD License).
More information: NexusUI
PatchArena has launched SFZ FLukelele, a virtual ukelele instrument.
Sampled Instrument from a finger plucked Ukelele. Perfect for composing Ukelele on a breezy summer afternoon.
Instrument programming features include 5 “round robins” for each note using neighbor variation techniques. This provides natural variation on consecutive notes.
Use this free SFZ as a way to compose Ukelele lines with your favorite SFZ Player. With reverb and other effects this also works well for any plucked acoustic instrument part within the same range. Experiment with chorus, reverb, and other effects!
The library is a free download from PatchArena.
More information: PatchArena / SFZ FLukelele
Homegrown Sounds has launched Gratis IR, a free sound library for iZotope IRIS.
Gratis IR as the name suggests is a completely free collection of Pads for Izotope IRIS which is equal to half of one of the paid collections. Although some samples are used from the other IRIS releases, the actual IRIS instruments are all unique to Gratis IR.
The instruments were constructed using 1-3 Samples and take full advantage of the Spectral Features of IRIS, and most have Aftertouch assigned to the Filter Cutoff. The intention was to provide musically useful Pads full of texture and movement. All 100 WAVs that form the Gratis Sample collection are also available to explore when creating your own sounds.
Gratis IR is available to download at no charge.
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Gratis IR
Propellerhead Software has released Take, a free creative vocal recorder app for iOS.
Take Creative Vocal Recorder is your instantly available vocal recorder that helps you capture your lyric or song ideas before they are gone. With state-of-the-art recording and audio processing, your recordings will sound amazing too!
Take has three separate tracks for recording your own audio, so you can create overdubs or harmonies. Or even record your guitar! Take also comes with a bunch of factory made backing track Beats to help you get inspired – or simply to help you keep the tempo.
Tune your recording to perfection with mixing and effects. When you are happy with the results, share your music with your friends online!
- One-Tap Recording — With a single tap you’ll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing and creating song ideas to share with your friends or the world.
- Loops & Rhythms — Kick-start your creativity—and stay in the groove—with built-in clicks, loops and beats.
- Three Parts Per Song — Add new parts, double them up and create harmonies. Take gives you three tracks per song to sketch out your ideas.
- Makes you sound great — Take’s processing and effects will make your iPhone’s built-in mic shine. Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
- Share with Your Friends — Instantly share your song ideas with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
Take for iOS is a free download from the iTunes App Store.
More information: Propellerhead / Take
Glitchmachines has announced Exophora, a free sample pack featuring 60 SFX by Ian Lambert (Daed).
Exophora is the fifth installment in our FREE Nanopack series. The goal with this series of sample packs is to bring you exclusive, high quality sound effects with the same uncompromising production values as our paid products.
Exophora features an exclusive collection of hybrid effects that were designed with modern electronic music production in mind. You will find a unique selection of everyday sounds that have been digitally mutated and totally re-imagined.
The pack is a free download at Glitchmachines.
More information: Glitchmachines / Exophora