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Short links for November 5th, 2010

MIDI iOS 4.2

Some interesting things I found recently:

# On iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, New MIDI Support, via Wires, Wireless

MIDI for your iPad is coming!

Peter Kirn writes:

Over 25 years later, portions of MIDI introduced early on in the spec remain relevant. And if you want to connect your MIDI-equipped gear to Apple’s iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad mobiles, you will soon have an array of choices.

In iOS 4.2, best known for leveling the playing field between Apple’s handhelds and tablet, you’ll get full-blown MIDI support. It was clear in leaked details from earlier releases that Apple’s Core MIDI framework was finding new life on the mobile OS, but not directly what that would mean for hardware. Now, the hardware picture is clear.

# Korg Publishes Monotron Synthesizer Schematic

From the adafruit industries blog:

Korg has published a reference schematic for their excellent Monotron analog synth. Folks in the circuit bending community have been hacking this thing since it came out, but now we have a schemo to follow. Yet another tool in the neverending quest for a fat, tasty bassline. r0ck!

# Performer : KONKREET LABS

Konkreet Performer is a control instrument for live music performance. Its unique and intuitive multi-touch interface reconnects the musician’s actions directly with the music.

Taking full advantage of the possibilities created by the latest multi-touch technology, Konkreet Performer delivers a revolutionary new way to control your DAWs, synthesizers, samplers (anything that receives MIDI/OSC). More than a studio controller, Konkreet Performer has been designed from the ground up to be a superior live performance instrument, bringing the dynamic audio and visual connection between the musician and the audience to the stage.

Konkreet Performer is scheduled for release as an iOS App at the beginning of 2011.

# Adobe Audition for Mac

Adobe Audition for Mac, coming in a future release, will bring modern audio post-production to the platform of your choice. Familiar tools for audio editing, multitrack mixing and recording will meet expanded device support, greater workflow flexibility, and optimized performance. Plus, best-of-breed audio restoration tools make it easy to clean up production audio. With the essential tools you rely on for fast-turn projects, Audition for the Mac brings a fresh face to audio post-production.

A public beta of Audition for the Mac is expected for Winter 2010.

Pick Punch

# DIY guitar pick punch

Check out this awesomely practical little guitar pick punch. You could buy a huge pile of picks for what it retails for, but then you wouldn't get the satisfaction of creating your own custom picks out of flat pieces of plastic and other pick-worthy scraps you've got laying around.

via Make: Online

# Free FM8 patches from Waveformless

Tom writes:

This past Friday, I posted some samples of a resonant, metallic synth sound I made in Native Instruments FM8. A reader asked if I would post the actual FM8 patch, and I thought, "hey, why not?" As you can hear, the actual patch is a lot more lively and fun to play than the sample. 2 variations are included.

# Profound Brian Eno Video Interview

Peter Kirn at CDM:

There’s really nothing about this video that isn’t brilliant. Be sure to keep watching for the final line; it’s what I think is a transformative quote about the nature of music production. From Pork Magazine‘s Dick Flash – that outlet is of course better known in the UK than here Stateside. I could say more, but — really, just watch.

# cl516: Free Synth Bass Saturday

Free samples from Calvin Cardioid.

Free synth bass Saturday! Just add water! Ok maybe not water, but here are 8 synth bass grooves just waiting for you to add drums, melodies, other parts, etc. Give them a shot, you might find they'll fit into your mix nicely. Or build up something brand new around them! If you make something cool with it, share it with me if possible. No rights reserved on these samples. The number in the track title indicates the BPM.

# SoundCloud set: Live_@_? by +dB

Amazing collection of live sets collected by +dB. Includes Boards of Canada, Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, Jeff Mills, Goldie, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Orb, Amon Tobin… just to name a few!

# Hands-on: Rock Band 3′s Keytar, a Surprisingly Serious $80 MIDI Keyboard

Peter Kirn takes a more serious look at the Rock Band’s Keytar.

What if a gaping product hole for musicians were filled by a game company instead of a musical instruments company? There’s no need to imagine: pick up the new Rock Band 3 keyboard, and you’ll see what I mean.

Pixelh8 sets Pixelh8 Music Tech Software free

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Pixelh8 Music Tech Pro Performer

Pixelh8 has announced that the Pixelh8 Music Tech Software is now available free of cost.

Pixelh8 writes:

After lengthy consideration, I decided I would rather have my Game Boy / Game Boy Advance music software be used by everyone it can be used by, instead of just the few.

All of my my music software is now free for download on the software page, please read the FAQ’s before emailing me questions, Enjoy!

I am doing a lot of work in music and music education, the software is now even being used in some UK schools for students to do their GCSE music composition on.

Make music, make friends, have fun.

Visit Pixelh8 for more information and download links.

Link via CDM

Trinity Audio Group releases Indamixx

Trinity Audio Group has released Indamixx, a full featured hand held recording studio.

Indamixx running EnergyXT
Samsung Q1 Ultra running Energy XT 2.1 – Indamixx Edition

From the website:

Indamixx provides a robust multi-track recording environment that allows a user to record, edit, equalize, audition and mix audio, songs or sound files (wav, mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, aiff) at sample rates up to 32 bit at 96Khz. Indamixx comes with three digital audio workstation (DAW) applications, beginner, advanced and professional. Whether you are just starting out with audio production or are a seasoned veteran, Indamixx contains many audio applications to suit your production needs.

Indamixx key features

  • Software
    • Linux Multimedia Real Time Operating System (OS) – (Low Latency).
    • Pre Loaded Software ‘Suite’ (no software or drivers to load).
    • Free Software Updates.
    • Customizable (Open Platform).
    • Faster Editing With Touch Screen.
  • Hardware (Samsung Q1 Ultra)
    • Small Form Factor – Ultra Portable.
    • 40 Gigabyte Hard Drive.
    • Robust 7.0″ Display at 1024×600 .
    • Hold Switch (Lock Function).
    • VGA Port For External Monitor.
    • Two USB 2.0 Ports.

Indamixx is available now for $1,199.99 USD.

Visit the Indamixx website for more information.

dspmusic.org releases PSPSeq v3.00

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PSPSeq v3.00

Ethan Bordeaux of dspmusic.org has released version 3.0 of PSPSeq, a free homebrew application for composing music on the Sony PSP handheld game system.

PSPSeq contains both realtime synthesis and sample playback capability, along with multiple FX modules of widely varying types for modifying instruments in countless ways. PSPSeq also has a powerful and unique step sequencer for triggering samples and arranging loops into full songs.

New in PSPSeq v3.00

  • fixed dc offset in humanize and delay cases.
  • synthezier presets.
  • load to step, loop, all loops, save current step, preview preset data, multiple preset files per synth comp.
  • fixed wav save bug.
  • add exponential decay on freq to all synths.
  • 7Mbytes of memory for samples.
  • global configurable sensitivity on apad.
  • START always exits menu entirely.
  • fm feedback for BFM and FM synths with configurable routing.
  • shortcut to synth params from sequencer screen (triangle+L-trig+R-trig).
  • per step pan, pan and vol moved to ENV as well as Stepedit Mode.
  • faster load/save and more compressed SEQs.
  • configurable stepping through sequencer with apad.
  • randomize parameters with ranged setting, start/end points for random values.
  • configurable colors.
  • namable loops, display next loop jump point.
  • better DADSR controls.
  • edit a subset of steps in a loop (latched mode).
  • jump by 8 through seq load list (triangle+D-pad up/down).
  • enhance clear track to clear from an arbitrary step.
  • enhance shift track to keep old hits for copy/paste functionality.

Visit the dspmusic.org for more information and a link to download PSPSeq.

Short links for March 20th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 20th, 2008:

  • Guitar Hero: On Tour Interview
    Karthik Bala says:

    We figured that attaching a full-size guitar or even a mini-guitar would be too awkward to play on the road, hence the design of the more compact Guitar Grip, which gives you the tactile sense of the fret buttons, with the touch screen depicting the strings of the guitar (instead of a strum bar).

Guitar Hero: On Tour
Guitar Hero: On Tour – The Guitar Grip

MR 9999 – Brick Game 9999 in 1 samples

MR 9999 - Brick Game 9999 in 1

MR 9999 is a Brick Game handheld. You know, those boring Tetris type games with the terrible blippy sounds which drive everyone who’s not playing the game mad.

I recorded some of the sounds (all sounds it’s capable of perhaps) so you now can use them to annoy others.

The download (2Mb) contains 16 samples, in 16-bit, 44Khz mono PCM wav format.

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