V-Plugs has announced the Mr. Soundman Summer Competition, offering a chance to win V-Plugs effect plugins by competing in an ear training game.
Mr. Soundman is a free challenging Ear Training game for music producers and sound engineers, that enable users to assess and improve their frequency detection skills, to compete with other users around the globe, and to win prizes.
The Mr. Soundman summer competition will run until August 31, when the winners will be announced.
The competition’s standings can be viewed in real time on V-Plugs site.
Enhance your frequency detection skills, compete with sound engineers and music producers around the globe and win prizes with V-Plugs Mr. Soundman.
Propellerhead Software has updated its Figure music-making app for iOS to version 1.1, adding users’ most requested features.
When we set out to create Figure we knew an amazing sound was crucial to its function and simple enjoyment. Fortunately, we didn’t have to look far to find amazing sounds. Powered by Reason, our flagship desktop music production software, Figure puts our advanced Thor Polysonic Synthesizer and Kong Drum Designer in your pocket.
Figure for iOS is designed from the ground up for the mobile environments we find ourselves in looking to pass time. Propellerhead claims “Figure is fun”.
Changes in Figure v1.1
Save, browse and load song files.
Set length of loop (1,2,4,8 bars).
Export audio to iTunes File Sharing.
Better recording. Tap record and then draw on the pad to start your recording. Or just press Play.
Performance and bug fixes.
Figure for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.
Plan8 and 14islands have launched Bandcontroller, an experimental audio game for the Chrome browser.
Control music and sound in Google Chrome, using your iPhone as a game controller.
This is a demo showing our little Chrome Experiment with Web Audio API, Googles fantastic Audio API for the Chrome browser. It lets you do stuff you couldn´t do before in a browser. It takes shape as a little game, where you control certain aspects of a song using your iphone as a control unit. Very handy for doing synth solos.
Fingerlab has updated its Rockmate music studio app for iPad to version 1.1.
Fingerlab is very proud to announce the new version of Rockmate V1.1 with the addition of new super cool features: microphone, Retina graphics, new sharing options, new drum kits and new keyboard kits, for an even better music experience with your iPad.
To introduce the new version 1.1 of Rockmate, we have invited My Jazzy Child (Clapping Music) to play with Rockmate.
My Jazzy Child plays Rockmate
This video have been fully recorded and produced with the new iPad using Rockmate (v1.1). No editing and no mastering have been added to the final result.
My Jazzy Child used some of the new kits included in Rockmate (v1.1): The Brush kit for drums, the Cello and the Wurlitzer kits for keyboard. An USB microphone was connected through the camera connection kit to the iPad and an headphone was used.
Rockmate for iPad is available to purchase for $0.99 USD until May 8th, 2012.
Audio Genetics Lab has released Epic Epic, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
What could be more epic than the actual word “Epic”? This collection of percussion,ambiences, and effects has been crafted from emotional, real performances of the word “Epic”, redefining the sampling world and industry in two thunderous syllables.
Feel the opening bellow of the “E”, the warm percussives of “p”, the crisp highs of the “i”, and the sharp snaps of the “c” in this one-of-a-kind performance instrument. Included for a limited time is the Extra-Special Extended Library patch which includes additional articulations,such as “Huge”, “Boom”, and more.
The Epic Epic user-Interface will do your taxes
Epic Epic features
Epic Epic –Extra Special Extended Library : The extended library features advanced Epic articulations such as “Huge”,“Boom”,and more. When your track just needs that little extra bit of punch and impact,this is what you need to tidy up all that intricate orchestration that would otherwise be heard on the downbeat.
Evil Epic Woodland Dwarf Choir :Consume the spirits of the forgotten ancient woodland dwarf choir. This patch offers our ancient choir’s voices proudly bellowing “Epic”in all of their stout glory.
Check My Epic Pulse :What’s more epic than the word “Epic”? How about hearing it processed and looped in 16th notes? Keep the modwheel on the low side for some moody pulsing. Crank it up to drive away.
Epicopalypse : An Epic Boom of low end if ever there was one. If there were such a thing,this would be the Epic Casa. Since it is made entirely from the spoken word “Epic”,it can’t get much more epic than that.
Epic AngelSong Pad Sustains MW : If celestial beings can throw lightning bolts,flood the planet,and fly,you know they sing in an EPIC choir.
Funking Epic: Last patch…kick back…and go Epic on that funk. A little bit like a twisted up clavinet. Epic Phaser finds its home.
Epic Epic for Kontakt 4.2 or higher (full version) is available as a free download.
Video game composer Mick Gordon wrote in to share about Voices of Devs, a collection of vocal recordings from game developers at last year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference) made into electronic music with the help of a few audio programs.
“Absolutely everything you hear in this track was made by manipulating these recordings using various sound design techniques. Every drum, lead, chord and effect was, at one point in time, a recording of somebody making noises with their mouth at GDC San Francisco 2011. No other samples, synths, instruments or recordings were used in this track. Whatsoever.” said Mick.
And some of those voices are from interesting industry figures. The list of contributors is mighty impressive, including two composers associated with the Mass Effect™ franchise, voice actors from Skyrim™ and Bioshock 2™, and even a former Fear Factory™ keyboardist.
Anticipating a certain level of curiosity around the project, Mick has thoughtfully provided us with an explanation page, which gets into the details about just how he achieved the effects featured in the track.
The song is also available for purchase from Bandcamp, iTunes and Android Marketplace, and can be listened to on Spotify.