SoundCloud has introduced its Next SoundCloud, an update to the social sound platform.
A simpler, faster more social SoundCloud that helps music and audio creators like you share your sounds more easily than ever before.
Since 2008, we’ve been focused on building the best social sound platform on the web. Today, SoundCloud has grown to over 15 million with more interests and needs of SoundCloud. With Next, we are taking a first step to reflect this.
SoundCloud is gradually rolling out access to the simpler, faster & more social Next.
SoundCloud Next features
A more interactive waveform player.
A simpler and more attractive profile.
New reposts let your friends, fans and followers repost your sounds and sets for others to hear.
Real-time notifications to keep you up-to-date the second something happens.
Play your sounds continuously: press play, explore and keep listening.
Forget playlists. Sets let you build collections of sounds you like in one Waveform.
Easier and more intuitive navigation, including keyboard shortcuts.
New search with faster, better results and search suggestions.
The Next SoundCloud is available in a private beta immediately.
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.
Chris Carlson is working on an iPad version of Borderlands, an interactive granular sampler instrument.
Demo video for the soon-to-be-released interactive granular sampler: Borderlands
This project is a mobile version of an audiovisual granular synthesis instrument that I built as my final project for Music 256a at CCRMA. The inspiration behind the original version along with early concept sketches and design details are presented here .
While the laptop version provides a large canvas and a great deal of RAM for audio files, the iPad’s multitouch capabilities offer a much richer interactive experience. I extended the instrument to take advantage of these resources and added a social/networking component to allow users to share their “scenes” and download the work of others.
Chris aims to have Borderlands for iPad available through the App Store by late spring 2012.
Introducing Paul Clarvis to the stage, one of the world’s most sought after percussionists, having worked with Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Sting, Bryan Ferry, John Williams, Andy Sheppard and more!
This interactive sample pack takes us on a cultural journey through different cinematic styles, and is a must-have for any soundtrack composer.
The loops and samples are presented in the form of a Kontakt Sampler Instrument, which allows for ultimate flexibility and control over the final sound. There are 37 grooves in total, each containing separate instrument loops and ending variations.
World Percussion Soundtrack features
912 MB (678 MB comp) content, 24 Bit Wav.
37 Full Percussion Grooves, 467 Audio Files with bpm: 80-170.
Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5 with custom GUI.
Mixer, Effects, Loop Syncing, Input Quantize, Convolution Reverb, Full Mixes and Separate Stems.
The World Percussion Soundtrack sound library is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
Dubspot and Propellerhead Software have announced a Dubspot Live Streaming Workshop with Hank Shocklee FaltyDL.
Live from Dubspot NYC, streaming worldwide on January 30th at 7 PM EST, comes an interactive workshop featuring Propellerheads’ latest creations: Reason 6 and their Best of 2011 list-topping interface, Balance. Demonstrating the innovative software company’s newest advancements is celebrated Hip-Hop producer Hank Shocklee (Bombsquad, Public Enemy, Def Jam). Electronic record label, Plane Mu, lends their producer FaltyDL to support the broadcast providing an Electronic Music point of view.
“It had layers and it kept going deeper and deeper,” says Shocklee about his earliest experiences with Reason. “I could put any sound that I want to put in there. You don’t need anything else to make a really great track. From a creative stand point it’s utterly amazing”
Fingerlab has announced the release of Rockmate, available now on the App Store.
Rockmate turns your iPad into a complete music studio easy and super fun to use. You can compose, record and play songs with up to 4 Rock players on one single iPad. Rockmate is easy to play with smart chords progressions, sounds great with separated guitar effects and in-house produced audio samples and is also fully customizable with multiple drums and keyboard styles.
Rockmate is ready to rock ! Your guitars are always well tuned, no need to carry your drum kit or to patch your keyboard. A smart metronome and a real-time looper will assist you in composing and recording your songs. That you can share by email or in your iTunes sharing folder.
Realistic design and animations.
4 players on one single iPad.
Mixer with level and pan controls.
Realtime Fx (distortion, multiFX, powerchord).
Chords progression customizable.
Create your own chords.
Save your styles (Chords progression, FX, Drum, keyboard style…)
Export: .wav or .aac.
Sharing: iTunes sharing folder and Email.
Rockmate is available to purchase for the introductory price of $0.99 USD until December 21, 2011 (regular $3.99 USD).