ProjectSAM releases Symphobia Colours: Animator

ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator

ProjectSAM has announced the release of Symphobia Colours: Animator, the first title in a brand-new library series that expands the world of Symphobia.

Building on the SYMPHOBIA concept, SYMPHOBIA COLOURS brings you fresh sounds in smaller packages.

Two exciting new volumes mark the launch of this series.
This week: ANIMATOR. Next week: ORCHESTRATOR.

Laughing clarinets, jazzy staccatos, xylophone winks and trombone slides – SYMPHOBIA COLOURS: ANIMATOR is a library dedicated to all things funny. Instantly playable, ANIMATOR will become your go-to source when scoring cartoons, animated features, light games or sitcoms.

Symphobia Colours: Animator features

  • Aimed at cartoon, feature animation, light games and sitcoms.
  • Recorded arrangement: clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, contrabass, piano, harp & percussion.
  • Instantly playable, pre-arranged articulations and effects.
  • Select solo articulations and effects.
  • 3 concert hall mic positions with real-time mixing.
  • Tempo-synced runs & phrases.
  • Free time-stretch control for majority of instruments.
  • Tempo sync for runs and phrases.
  • On-the-fly octave shifting (nudge instrument mapping left or right).
  • Contains select material from Symphobia 3: Lumina.
  • 4 GB library pool (2 GB in compressed NCW format).
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit.
  • Kontakt 5.3 format.
  • License for Kontakt Player included.
  • Fast and easy download experience with ProjectSAM Downloader.

The library is available to purchase for 175 EUR / $235 USD. Registered owners of Symphobia 3: Lumina receive a 40 EUR / $50 USD loyalty discount on Animator.

More information: ProjectSAM / Symphobia Colours: Animator

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Casual Underground releases MovBeats for iPhone

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Casual Underground has released MovBeats, a funny and a little crazy app for iPhone which allows you to create video clips easily and quickly, catching them in the surrounding space.

Movbeats

You don’t need to have any special skills to make your own music video in beatbox style.
Due to the inbuilt sequencer, video clips always play rhythmically, beat in beat.

Movbeats allows you to record clips and create video compositions, share movies with your friends on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Vimeo and Tumblr.

The whole surrounding world, including YOU holding the iPhone, becomes an endless library of samples and interesting video fragments. Turn your friends into a drum section, use your pets to make a melody, and your grandpa will perfectly suit for a bass part. Don’t forget sounds of your kitchen: add pans and plates to the percussion.

Movbeats is an audio-visual kaleidoscope of different moments in your life, rhythmically pulsating in time with music, creating music itself, with the first touch.

MovBeats features

  • Live record from camera.
  • Edit & trim clips.
  • 192 slots for clips.
  • 128 slots for patterns.
  • 16 steps sequencer.
  • Tempo correction, tap & cue.
  • Record compositions on the fly.
  • Export records to Youtube & Vimeo.
  • Share records on Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr.

MovBeats is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.

More information: MovBeats

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Short links for February 5th, 2010

Barry Wood's NAMM Oddities 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# NAMM Oddities 2010

Barry is back with the NAMM Oddities of 2010:

My NAMM experience went really quite smoothly this year. I didn't have to deal with any injuries or camera failures.

The show was a little smaller than last year, which was most apparent in my favorite haunt, Hall E. There were some open areas where there weren't any booths set up at all. That being said, there was no shortage of invention and innovation at the show. Because of that, I think the great unsung heroes of the Oddities need their own motto: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor global economic collapse stays the mad genius from the swift creation of strange musical devices."

# skewworks Pyxis – How would you like to be able to run compiled programs from a uSD drive? Maybe you'd like to create an app that's closed source? Or perhaps you're just looking to display full screen 320×240 bitmaps using the Arduino. If any of those sounds good to you than Pyxis is the OS for you.

Wiimote-help in pd

# Use the WiiMote as a musical instrument

Winko Erades van den Berg on making music using a computer and a Wiimote:

An article that appeared on the Create Digital Music website, about making music using the WiiMote and a computer, drew my attention. Several hints were given on the how to, but as always in doing new things the information was scattered everywhere and nowhere.

After reading many articles and watching many videos I found out how to realize a working setup for myself. In this article I’ll try to explain the steps needed to create a working setup for yourself.

# Primer on new Echo Nest search_tracks, capsule, and get_analysis APIs

Echo Nest co-founder Brian Whitman demoed the alpha version of a new set of Echo Nest APIs.

At Stockholm Hack Day we’re announcing three or four new APIs that are going to stay in our “alpha” sandbox for now. These are officially unsupported but we will work with anyone who has a use case for them. For now, the instructions will stay here until we promote them to production APIs.

Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie

# Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie

Mellodrama, a documentary by Dianna Dilworth, explores the rising and falling fortunes of the Mellotron – the first musical keyboard to "sample" the sounds of other instruments – from its birth in a California garage in the 1950s, through its dominance on concert stages in the 1970s, through its almost religious cult of followers in the 2000s. From the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" to Black Sabbath to Kanye West, Mellodrama is a 50-year odyssey of musical invention, revolution, betrayal, and rediscovery.

Includes 8-page booklet with essay by Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues, Mellotron and Chamberlin production timelines, and more.

# SampleRadar: 316 free Parisian-style samples

MusicRadar.com's latest batch of free samples is here:

The collection we're giving you here has a distinctly French flavour, being inspired by the likes of Kavinsky, Justice, Mr Oizo and the artists on the Kitsuné label. Download it and give your music a sense of Parisian style – you'd be 'in-Seine' to miss out!

Plughugger Drum Machine Shootout

# Drum machine shootout

Plughugger has a comprehensive review of Audio Damage Tattoo, Audiorealism ADM and Sonic Charge Microtonic.

This review compares three software drum machines and how they stand against each other. Three audioguns, twenty one sonic bullets. Two swedes and one american. Drum roll, please…

While there are a whole bunch of drum synthesizers on the market and many of them are very competent – my selection ended up with Audio Damage Tattoo, Audiorealism ADM and Sonic Charge Microtonic. My primary criteria was that they should be available for both PC and Mac – and they should be able to create more than one type of overall sound. I chose not to include any of the drum machines from the polish developer D16, as each and every drum machine is locked to a specific model and besides – I don’t own licenses for any of them.
Waldorf Attack is a classic that I seriously considered to include, but decided against as it doesn’t contain a sequencer. Also, three products against each other is clear as a german sausage soup. But the Waldorf Attack is a fantastic drum synthesizer, especially for creating weird electronic percussion noises.

I love Microtonic (and the D16 drum machines), but I think it’s inevitable I’ll end up getting Tattoo at some point.

# Mini Kit: PH001

Timothy has posted a nice little drum kit:

This is a mini kit with bd, snare, 2 ch’s and a oh. They are from one hits I have either recorded from drum machines or found around. Processed with eq and compression and some final touches to each sound. Hoping to give you a nice starter kit with a solid foundation. There is also a Ableton Live session with the kit in a drumrack with further processing on.

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Tonehammer releases Gnomehammer: Helium Choir

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Gnomehammer: Helium Choir

Tonehammer has released Helium Choir as part of its Gnonehammer December 1-25 Celebration.

Gnomehammer is madly proud to present our first freebie of the month: “Gnomehammer Helium Choir”.

The Helium Choir was made from a combination of four intoxicated singers, belgian beers and a misinhalation of over 40 childrens balloons containing Helium. The Helium allowed us to cover new vocal ranges never achieved before. We firmly believe this library sets a milestone in the sampling world by giving access to never-heard-before choir sampling.

Note: This freebie is only available for 24 hours, so grab it while you can.

More information: Tonehammer / Helium Choir

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Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. featuring Shlomo

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Here’s a wild video for you (via wire to the ear).

Chris Cairns’ Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.

Kingdom of the unreal but also a higher state of being, ultimately free of the limitations of the material world through the agency of science, technology, and imagination.

More information: Neurosonics Audiomedical

One of the guys in the video above (the drum kit) is Shlomo, who has some cool stuff on his own site as well. Here’s a video of part one of Shlomo’s Glastonbury diary featuring his beatbox choir The Vocal Orchestra, plus Jarvis Cocker, Imogen Heap, DJ Yoda and Marcus Brigstocke.

More on Schlomo here.

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