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Fingerlab releases DM1 vintage drum machine for iPad

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Fingerlab DM1 The Drum Machine

Fingerlab has announced the release of DM1, an advanced vintage Drum Machine app for iPad.

DM1 is an advanced drum machine exclusively designed and developed for the iPad, powerful, elegant and very easy to use.

It will appeal to musicians with its special selection of “vintage” drum kits and its smart features for sound editing and song writing. It will equally appeal to music fans with its fast, intuitive and “fun” approach to beat making.

DM1 features

  • Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson.
  • Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun.
  • 24 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios.
  • Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, and custom drum kit per channel.
  • Extra fast drum kit loading.
  • Playable pattern selection for extra creativity.
  • 9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and MPC-like Repeat touch-stripe.
  • Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix.
  • Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX.
  • Mode song with intuitive editing.

DM1 for iPad is available to purchase for the introductory price of $1.99 USD for a limited time (regular $7.99 USD).

More information: Fingerlab / DM1

Iglesia Intermedia releases MiniMash app for iOS

Iglesia Intermedia MiniMash

Iglesia Intermedia has released MiniMash, a music app for iOS that lets you create fun mashups and DJ sets using your favorite songs.

MiniMash syncs with your iTunes playlists and uses a highly developed analysis algorithm to scan each track’s beat information.

With MiniMash, you can play tracks in rhythmic unison with one another, change the overall tempo, set loop points, change the pitch, crossfade, and more!

Use the record function to save and share your mini masterpiece via file sharing, email, or built-in SoundCloud support.

MishMash for iOS is available to purchase for $1.99 USD.

More information: MishMash

Jörg Piringer releases RealBeat for Mac

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Jörg Piringer RealBeat

Jörg Piringer has released RealBeat, a sampler software that enables you to record sounds, cut and loop them and create rhythms out of them.

RealBeat for Mac is not a fully fledged sequencer or sound software it rather offers simple and fast access to sampling and manipulating recorded sounds live or at home. Don’t expect a feature-laden software but lots of fun with your own samples & sounds.

RealBeat features

  • Simple interface.
  • Sampler (record sounds easily).
  • Text to Speech (let your computer speak for you).
  • Looping of sounds.
  • Modify the sound (pitch, reverse, distortion, reverb, …).
  • Sequencer (make rhythms).
  • Semi-automatic rhythm creation.
  • Patterns (modify the rhythm easily).
  • Export sounds.
  • Resample sounds.
  • Works with internal microphone (or line-in) and external sound interfaces.

RealBeat for Mac is available to purchase for $5.99 USD / 4.99 EUR.

More information: RealBeat

Phantom of the Floppera, floppy drive organ

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YouTube user FunToTheHead turned a bunch of floppy drives into a musical instrument.

Test run of my (d)iskette (O)rgan doing Toccata & Fugue.

People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is my personal take on it.

Features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. It interfaces to any MIDI source via MIDI over USB. Straight MIDI would also be possible with an additional small circuit and some minor firmware changes. This initial version can respond to all 128 MIDI notes, and pitch bends +/- 2 semitones.

More info: Phantom of the Floppera

The Loop Loft Flutes of Fire, now just $0.95 USD

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The Loop Loft has announced that its Flutes of Fire sample pack is now available for $0.95 USD from $9 999.95 USD.

What was once “the most expensive loop collection in the world” can now be yours for only 95 cents. And with the additional 30% off “holiday” discount code, they become a mere 67 cents! After paying for transaction fees, we actually lose money on this deal.

You can’t put a price on true artistry, but how often have you had a chance to own the work of a living legend for under a buck?

More information: The Loop Loft

Human Drum Machine

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Short links for December 3rd, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

Designing Sound TV

# Designing Sound TV

Miguel Isaza introduces Designing Sound TV, Television for Sound Designers.

Could you imagine the concept of television re-imagined for sound designers only? How would that be?

How would be a Field Recording TV channel? or can you imagine a show where you can see how the sound of a recent film was done? or what about watching some channels where you can find other guys like you recording sounds outside the world? What if you could watch interviews with different sound designers each night while you drink a cup coffee?

Well, I’ve created something like that, but using the Internet. It’s called Designing Sound TV, a new website packed with lots videos about sound for films, video games, tv, and more. There you can find all kind of stuff on sound design, field reording, foley, mixing, and more.

# Hiphop Experience vol.4
Dmitry Vasilyev aka Cyberworm brings the fourth part in series of free hiphop drum loops (36 loops in stereo wav format, 24bit/44.1kHz, 43 MB).

# Music Kits #1: DIY guitar effect pedal kits

Music Thing is back! (though Tom notes that “Normal service will not, I’m afraid, be resumed…”)

After almost two years since the last blog post Tom Whitwell returns with a list of 23 DIY guitar effect pedal kits.

Music Thing DIY guitar effect pedal kits

Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent a few evenings building DIY guitar effects. It's fun to build things that you can use. If you want to get started, one of the hardest things is buying components. Try to buy a 10Ω resistor from Farnell, and you’re faced with a choice of 345 items. So, starting out buying a kit is a good idea. At least you’ll know the parts are right, even if when your soldering isn’t.

However, not many people sell kits. Despite the potential markup on a handful of bulk components, the customer service is – presumably – a nightmare. Here are 23 companies who will sell you complete component kits for guitar effects – many more people produce PCBs, or sell finished pedals. Stay tuned for similar lists on synths/noise boxes and tube amplifiers.

# Google Translate Beatboxing – If you haven’t heard about Google Translate’s beatboxing skills yet you probably spend a more than healthy amount of time away from the interwebs. Check it out, it’s cool.

# Home Recording Tactics

Home Recording Tactics

Jon Tidey at Audio Geek Zine shares some useful tips on editing & workflow as part of a series of 9 interviews with recording engineers from around the world.

What is Home Recording Tactics? This is a collection of audio interviews with 9 hard working, successful home studio engineers (including me). The interviews were led by Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner. He got these guys to share all their secrets on a variety of home recording topics.

Also features sound design tips by Nick Maxwell of NicksTutorials.com

# Virtual Theremin Made with Kinect; Real Thereminists Will Make it Useful

Create Digital Music’s Peter Kirn writes:

Who says technology has to move fast and die young? Leon Theremin may have been a full century ahead of his time, before computers, before transistors, before jet engines or atomic power or rockets.

ReacTable creator Martin Kaltenbrunner has a virtual Theremin prototype built with Microsoft’s depth-sensing, 3D Kinect camera. And what he really needs is some players of the real Theremin to help develop it.

SoundCloud Record

# Capture And Share Your Sounds

SoundCloud’s iPhone app makes it easy to record and share your sounds from anywhere.

Today, we’re excited about the release of the recording feature.

The Record button will make it easy for you to capture all kinds of sounds right on SoundCloud & with the iPhone app and share them from anywhere to everywhere on the web: your website, social network profiles or simply between friends & family.

# TouchOSC for Android released

From hexler.net:

Friends of hand-held devices not sporting the omnipresent “i” prefix take note: TouchOSC for Android has been published on the Android Market! And it’s free. Free as in beer.

Necromare releases new sample-based VST instruments

Necromare Banjo

Necromare has released some more free sample-based VST instruments for Windows.

What can I say I love building instruments. I think it’s part of being a composer, to finally make the sounds you need and want. I keep coming up with ideas for instruments and there seems to be no end. I already have 50 plus most in the testing stages. Looks like I will be releasing them well into next year.

New Necromare plug-ins

  • The Panning Piano – Simple piano that automatically pans left and right slowly as you play. Good for filing out a mix. The last octave includes some piano screeches.
  • Piano Harp – Imagine if you played the piano like a harp? What would it sound like? It would sound like this VST great sound for mystical or romantic moods. Included in the last octave are Gliss samples for effect.
  • Simple Acoustic Guitar – Straight Foward guitar. Good for picking or sketch work.
  • Soft Mallet Xylophone – The xylophone played with a soft mallet. Velocity sensitive over 4 octaves.
  • Toys – Toy Piano, a small scale piano with a tiny sound + an electronic children’s piano with baby xylophones instrument.
  • VL-1 Drum – Drum sounds from the Casio VL-1 keyboard/calculator.
  • Zeboo Drum Kit – Acoustic drum kit, GM Mapped. The last octaves are samples of Zeboo himself!
  • Lucivier – The keyboard produces a celesta like tone while pipes produce flute like sounds at the same time. The bottom octave and the last are the sounds produced by using the three pedals on the bottom.
  • Kazoo – The only instrument you need little to no experience to play. So why not try a VST. It’s a bit harsh but fun to knock around with.
  • Gamelan Music – Three Gamelan instruments: Reyong, Gangsa and Calung.
  • Electric Bass – Simple Electric Bass, keys are velocity sensitive to give a short note on harder strikes. The upper octaves include a classic bass slide.
  • Whale Song – Made from CC whale song files. Includes a whale purr, a trumpet, gentle underwater sound fx, and more.
  • Sinsonic Drums – Like many old toys from the past some have actually been used by pros. Mattel Synsonic drums have been used by kraftwerk and others. This is a knock off the original pays tribute to our toys of a bygone era.
  • Basement Piano – Most homes might have one of these lurking in there corner basement. An old upright that you may have learned to play piano on or liked to beat on. Either way this pleasant piano will convey a warm nostalgic sound for your next tune.
  • Southern Banjo – For some there is nothing like the sound of a picked banjo. for others they can do without. This is an attempt to faithfully recreate the sound of a great instrument.

The Necromare instruments are available as freeware VST plug-ins for Windows PC.

More information: Necromare