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Apogee announces GiO

Apogee GiO

Apogee has announced GiO, a USB guitar interface and controller for the Mac.

GiO is the complete guitar interface for Apple’s new Logic Studio 9, MainStage 2 and GarageBand ’09. Combining effects control, recording functions and amazing sound quality, GiO delivers total access to incredible sounding guitar amps and effects in a single foot controller and interface.

Designed to work with the new Logic Studio 9 and MainStage 2, GiO allows guitar players to control recording functions, preset changes and plug-ins like Amp Designer and Pedalboard, along with new Playback and Loopback features in MainStage. With GarageBand 09, GiO is truly plug-and-play and lets users quickly connect their guitar, select and control built-in Amps and stompboxes, and record.

GiO features

  • Unbalanced 1/4” high impedance instrument input.
  • 1/4” MIDI Expression pedal input.
  • Line-level, 1/4” stereo output for headphones, powered monitors or an instrument amplifier.
  • A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit.
  • 5 Stompbox buttons, dynamically color coded to match software effects.
  • 5 Transport control buttons, dynamically lit when engaged.
  • 2 “Previous/Next” preset selection buttons.
  • Control built into Apple’s GarageBand ’09, Logic Pro 9, and MainStage 2 software.
  • Dimensions: 7″ W x 18″ L x 2.5″ H.

GiO will be available in September 2009, priced at $395 USD.

More information: Apogee

comment releases GarageBand instruments has released three new GarageBand multisample Virtual Instruments by Sounds Like Drums.

SLD DW Rock Pop Kit

SLD DW Rock Pop Kit – Behold the key to the wall of sound and catchy hooks.

Huge, slammin, power-producing, and oh-so-sounding like drums sums up the DW Rock-Pop Kit GarageBand Instrument. The incredible live sound and microphone selection allows maximum flexibility in mixing and beat producing. The definitive sound of the DW Kit will take all of your productions through the roof and beyond.

SLD DW Rock Pop Kit features

  • Incredible DW Kit sound with Neuman U67 ambience microphone
  • 5 processed presets ready to play for each kit
  • Compatible with Garageband, Logic Express and Logic Pro
  • Multiple velocities for dynamic performances
  • Audiophile sound quality
SLD Rogers Reggae Kit

SLD Rogers Reggae Kit – Pick up your sticks and get Jammin’ quick.

When you load up the SLD Reggae Kit, prepare to be transported to higher ground. With multiple ultra-rich, analog-recorded samples, the SLD Reggae Kit features several techniques suited specifically to Reggae.

SLD Rogers Reggae Kit features

  • 5 processed presets ready to play
  • Compatible with GarageBand, Logic Express and Logic Pro
  • Timbres and drumming technique suited especially for Reggae and Dub
  • Multiple velocity layers for realistic performances
  • Audiophile analog sample quality
SLD RnB Hip-Hop Kit

SLD RnB Hip-Hop Kit – Hit ‘em with it.

SLD’s Hip-Hop RnB Kits offer three distinct styles of drum sounds, all in one package. The 808 Kit is a vintage emulation of the classic Roland drum machine. The SLD 808 Kit is a hybrid between real drum samples and synthesized sounds. The Old School Kit is perfect for Hip-Hop tracks, giving you classic Hip-Hop sound. Finally, The RnB Kit is ideal for contemporary RnB sound. (Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, John Legend…)

The Sounds Like Drums RnB and Hip-Hop Kits for GarageBand include the 808 Kit, the Old School Kit and the RnB Kit.

SLD RnB Hip-Hop Kit features

  • 5 processed presets ready to play for each kit, totaling 15 different presets
  • Compatible with GarageBand, Logic Express and Logic Pro
  • Synthesized components included with the 808 Kit and RnB Kit
  • Multiple velocities for dynamic performances
  • Audiophile sound quality

SLD Rogers Reggae Kit is available for download for $19.95 USD, while the SLD Rock Pop and RnB Hip-Hop kits are $24.95 USD each.

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Apple announces GarageBand ’09 (iLife ’09)

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Apple GarageBand '09

Apple has announced GarageBand ’09, the music application bundled with Apple’s new iLife ’09 suite.

Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.

New in Garageband ’09

  • Basic Lessons — Take piano and guitar lessons.
  • Artist Lessons — Learn from your favorite artists.
  • New Guitar Features — Re-create legendary guitar rigs.
  • Magic GarageBand Jam — Play with a full-screen band.

GarageBand ’09 is available as part of iLife ’09 on new Macs. You can upgrade from older versions for $79 USD.

Visit Apple for more information.


Splurgo Audio releases Harmonica and Acoustic Ballad Guitars

Splurgo Audio has released Harmonica and Acoustic Ballad Guitars, two new sample packs.

Splurgo Audio Harmonica

Harmonica Loops
Harmonicas are used in all sorts of music, by all sorts of people and in civil war / prison / depression era films and probably lots of other places. So pick it up! Bound to find a use for it eventually.

This pack contains 60 loops at 100 bpm keyed in C and D and is available in Sony Acid WAV and Apple Garageband AIFF format. The pack is available for $8.95.

Splurgo Audio Acoustic Ballad Guitars

Acoustic Ballad Guitars
6/8 Timing or compound time signatures or that weird waltz type stuff your parents know about, used to be rather popular. However it has fallen out of favor for the more danceable 4/4 time that most everything is done in today. So by using these loops you can now consider your music as experimental.

This pack contains 65 loops keyed in A, C, D and E at 90 bpm (6/8 timing). All loops are available in Sony Acid WAV and Apple Garageband AIFF format. The pack is available for $8.95

Both sample packs are available fur purchase now and you can get 10% discount on your order by using the coupon code NOVEMBERRAIN at checkout. This offer expires at December 1, 2008.

Visit Splurgo Audio for more information and audio demos.


Short links for August 15th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on August 15th, 2008:

Kaossilator by verybadlady @ Flickr

# Korg Kaossilator 4-Bar Loop Hack

David Battino writes:

My favorite electronic instrument so far this year is the Korg Kaossilator, a pocket-size, touchpad-controlled synthesizer with built-in loop recorder. I liked it so much I bought one after reviewing it for Electronic Musician magazine.

What loosened my credit card was a secret hack Korg revealed during fact-check: If you power up the Kaossilator while holding down the Tap and Loop Rec buttons, the loop memory doubles from two bars to four. That may not sound like much, but it gives you time to set up tension and release; I find four-bar loops just breathe better.

Check David’s post for detailed info on the bootup technique.

# Vector Surgeon 1.0 Read Me – Hello, good evening, and welcome to Vector Surgeon, the Prophet VS editor/librarian. This document explains some of the design principles surrounding the program, how to get started, and how to use it effectively.

# Music is Math animation: The ‘Mandela’ Variation

Glenn Marshall's Processing art

Glenn Marshall recently did his first Processing animation, set to the Boards of Canada track ‘Music is Math’. The Mandela Variation is the same animation with a small but significant difference.

Glenn writes:

I changed the random seed number. This number is basically the starting point for all random numbers throughout the code used to create the branches, particle motion etc.

I thought it would be interesting to see and compare the difference between the first and second videos, with only changing one number. The original seed value was 1973, the year I was born, and I was thinking of what other numbers I could use for a second video, and Nelson Mandela’s prison number came to mind – 46664, which is what is used here.

Glenn’s blog is a nice read, so check it out! He just posted some cool images from his Iris Generator done in Processing.

# mnk::GarageRemote – GarageRemote allows the control of GarageBand's transport functions from any MIDI controller that has programmable buttons.


Splurgo Audio releases Reggae Guitar Loops & Snare Fills

Splurgo Audio Reggae Guitar Loops

Splurgo Audio has released two new sample packs: Reggae Guitar Loops & Snare Fills.

Reggae Guitar Loops contains 40 chord progressions and riffs in Sony Acid WAV and Apple Garageband AIFF format. The keys in which the loops are sampled are A and G. The pack is available for $6.95 USD.

Mind The Gap: Snare Fills Collection features snare fills for your dance, trance, techno or electro project. This pack contains 42 loops and is available in Sony Acid WAV and Apple Garageband AIFF format. The pack is available for $7.95 USD.

Visit Splurgo Audio for more information and audio demos.


Puremagnetik releases Model-C and AmpPak

Puremagnetik Model-C

Puremagnetik has released two new Micropaks: Model-C and AmpPak.

Model-C is an advanced multi-sampled Hohner Clavinet instrument.

Model-C features

  • 250MB of sampled Clavinet content from the original C model.
  • Optimized for Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and GarageBand.
  • Intricately programmed with easy edit controls and integrated effects.
  • Self contained instrument complete with multi-pickup selection and mechanical noise controls.
  • Also included are 50 high quality loops recorded by professional New York studio keyboardists.

AmpPak is a collection of sophisticated amplifier and speaker effects for Ableton Live.

AmpPak features 17 amplifier and speaker effects that can be used on anything from drums, to guitars, to vocals and synthesizers. Each rack contains a specially programmed selection of effects from overdriven metal to crunchy glitch percussion processors.

Visit Puremagnetik for more information and audio demos.


Puremagnetik releases new bundles

Puremagnetik has released three new bundles for Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and GarageBand.

Vintage Collection

Puremagnetik Vintage Collection

Vintage Collection, contains 7 of Puremagnetik’s old-school synthesizer libraries sourced directly from the classics of the 1970s and 80s.
Vintage Collection features

  • TeeBee – Roland® TB-303 instrument and loops.
  • Circuit:30 – “Circuits” based on Moog® synthesizers and effects.
  • Analog Bass Volume 1 – Assortment of deep analog bass instruments.
  • P-50 Linear – Sounds from Roland’s® classic 1980′s D-50 synthesizer.
  • String Machines – A collection of the great string synths from the 1970s.
  • Eight Bit – Classic Commodore 64 SID chip sounds.
  • Vintage 80′s Classics – assortment of great 1980s retro synths.

Producer Bundle

Puremagnetik Producer Bundle

Producer Bundle, a one-stop resource for Puremagnetik’s sophisticated collection of acoustic and electric instruments.
Producer Bundle features

  • Purple Kit – Custom built multi-mic maple drum kit and drum loops.
  • PM Mark One – Fender Rhodes™ electronic piano.
  • Technosphere – Sound design toolkit for composing and scoring.
  • Guitar Rack Volume 1 – Stratocaster instrument and loops.
  • Guitar Rack Volume 2 – Acoustic guitar instruments and loops.
  • PM-200 – Wurlitzer electronic piano multisample instrument.

Designer Bundle

Puremagnetik Designer Bundle

Designer Bundle, a collection of Live Packs created exclusively for Ableton Live. It includes 6 of Puremagnetik’s unique Micropaks that utilize many of the new and innovative features of the Ableton Live environment.
Designer Bundle features

  • Retroputer – Modular instrument and sequencer based on the Elektron® Monomachine.
  • Wavebase – Modular “Wavetable” instrument and Live Clips.
  • Microdrum – Classic electronic and acoustic drum sounds with built in step-sequencer.
  • RackPak – Over 100 sophisticated effects racks for Ableton Live.
  • Juice – 60 fresh and new Operator presets.
  • Elektrodrum – Versatile soundset modeled after the Elektron® Machinedrum.

The bundles are available for $60 USD each, or $90 USD for 2 bundles.

Visit Puremagnetik for more information.