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Korg announces MP-10 Pro Professional Media Player

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Korg MP-10 Pro

Korg has announced the MP-10 Pro, a professional media player.

The MP-10 Pro is the perfect musical companion for mobile entertainers, solo keyboardists, singers and amateur musicians. This revolutionary all-in-one product brings together MP3 playback, MIDI song play, vocal processing and more in one easy-to-use entertainment center. From performing as the consummate DJ, hosting a karaoke night, or even programming your own musical interludes as your band takes a break, the MP-10 Pro is ready to provide professional results with over-the-top extras, wherever and whenever you are.

MP-10 Pro features

  • Dual Song Players capable of handling MP3 or Standard MIDI Files (SMF).
  • Pre-listen function for cueing up one song as the other plays for non-stop entertainment.
  • Independent control of tempo (time stretch) and key transpose (pitch shift).
  • MP3 Vocal remover for sing-along and Karaoke style performances.
  • TC Helicon Vocal Processor adds professional dynamic control, EQ and delay effects to any voice.
  • Built-in MIDI sound engine based on Korg’s acclaimed EDS technology.
  • Advanced song library (iTunes compatible) with multiple search parameters for quick look-up.
  • Illuminated interface with color touch screen display.
  • USB host & device ports for direct keyboard entry/operation and computer connection.
  • Internal 120 GB hard drive stores approximately 30,000 songs.
  • Highly portable with built-in handle; travel bag included.

The MP-10 Pro will be available July 2010.

More information: Korg / MP-10 Pro

Short links for March 2nd, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# cl516: ProLoop iPhone App by Trapcode

Calvin Cardioid on ProLoop for iPhone:

I've been searching a long time for something like this. It's not on OSX, and it's not an audiounit plugin. It's called ProLoop and I got it for $5 on the iTunes store. It's a very hands-on loop player capable of handling 6 loops at a time. My usual audio clips didn't feel like it was fully explaining what's going on, so be sure to check out the video above for a slightly more in-depth look.

# Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical – Interactive Graphic

NYTimes has a cool auralization of crossing the Olympic finish line:

At the Olympics, the blink of an eye can be all that separates the gold medalist from the 10th-place finisher. In some events, this is obvious. But in others, with athletes racing one by one, the closeness of the race is harder to perceive.

TheBlackBox

# TheBlackBox: Release v2.0 – Propeller HSS FX/Sequencer with Digital Audio SPDIF output

The Propeller BlackBox Audio Sequencer is a device for audio waveform creation and a 32 step sequencer.

BlackBox Audio Sequencer features

  • Live fx mode to allow direct output of the current waveform set by 12 different potentiometers.
  • The sequencer allows the fx to be loaded into any one of 32 steps in the sequencer.
  • SPDIF audio output or analog output via a switch (not both at the same time).
  • analog output to a monitor(at the same time as spdif/analog output above (headphones or studio speakers) to allow auditioning before outputting live.
  • 3 encoders that allow – BPM, main volume, and BPM jumps(1/3, 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 2/3) and a switch for jump direction. (main volume and bpm jump programming not complete yet).
  • BlackBox to BlackBox CLOCK sync, input rca, output rca.(serial @ 150Kbps, works over 1 foot rca cable) (this is so many of these devices can be connected to one main BEAT CLOCK MASTER.).
  • 32 LEDS are used as sequencer step indication, ALONG with using the 32 LEDS as buttons to load waveform.
  • 2 leds that start/stop the sequencer and live fx waveform.
  • fully open source that uses the HSS code to generate the audio.

# Gruss Loops Vol X is Here!

Ryan releases another batch of cool drum loops.

Another 1st of the month brings us another set of Gruss Loops. Volume X features four different loop sets with over 25 different groove and fill variations in each style and tempo. A mix of world, funk, latin and r&b loops, Volume X is a must-have for any well-rounded loop collection.

Osmos

# Exclusive Free Soundtrack: Osmos, Featuring Gas, Julien Neto, Loscil, High Skies

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music writes:

The independent game Osmos won our hearts in 2009, with transcendent, meditative gameplay built on simulated particle physics, starting as a floating wonderland and ending with some deliciously punishing difficulty. But it’s the soundtrack that sealed the deal: ambient-tinged work by artists like Gas 0095, Julien Neto, Loscil, and High Skies helped us imagine an unseen, microscopic (or perhaps macroscopic) world. Their sonic craft is a great example of what digital music can be. Now, I’m pleased to offer a lot of that music for your listening pleasure, for free. It’s one of the rare game soundtracks you’d want to hear even after having heard it on repeat while solving some of the title’s trickier puzzles. A huge thanks to the artists, whose generosity made this compilation possible – check out their work if you haven’t already.

Oliver Wittchow releases nanoloop for iPhone / iPod

Oliver Wittchow nanoloop for iPhone / iPod

Oliver Wittchow has released version 1.2 of nanoloop for iPhone / iPod, a music app which combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package, providing all functions for creating electronic music from scratch.

Nanoloop was originally developed for Game Boy (first release in 1999) and is a popular platform for mobile music creation. The new iPhone version presented here follows the same basic structure and design concept but otherwise it is an entirely new program. It does not simulate the Game Boy’s sound or other functions but has been fully optimised for the iPhone’s capabilities.

nanoloop for iPhone features

  • Six channels, each can be synth or sampler.
  • Fast and easy to use stepsequencer.
  • Synthesizer with envelope, filter, LFO and other parameters.
  • Sample external audio or nanoloop’s own sound output.
  • Song editor with loop function.
  • Save function.
  • Works on 1st gen iPod touch and 2.2 software.
  • Send and receive projects via e-mail, using the iPhone’s / iPod’s e-mail program.

nanoloop for iPhone is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $8.99 USD.

More information: nanoloop for iPhone / iPod

Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.6.3

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Image-Line Deckadance

Image-Line has released version 1.6.3 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing application for Windows and Mac.

We’re please to announce Deckadance 1.6.3 which features support for iTunes playlists and has a built-in DVS Control signal.

Changes in Deckadance

  • Version 1.63
    • Added support for Dj-Tech 101 series
    • Fix a problem with setup and itunes buttons in LE version
    • Fix a crash problem at BPM analysis with a few rare sound files
    • Fix a problem with the VCM-100 midi mapping
  • Version 1.62
    • Fix “Drag & Drop” problem from iTunes on Mac OSX
    • Changed Key slider behaviour. Now, moving the slider changes the key in semitones (shift+move = fine adjustment)
    • Improved minihost support for some soundcards (Windows)
    • Improved support of MsPinky vinyls in absolute mode for side B
  • Version 1.61
    • New BPM detector engine with improved beat tracking (…remember to re-analyze your library)
    • New search function for playlist and itunes panels
    • New playlist archive history. DD saves automatically the last playlist played to the “playlists” folder
    • Added support for Reloop Digital Jockey midi controller (FW 2.6)
    • Improved search input boxes (unicode support)
    • Fixed some folder installation problems
    • Changed DownBeat button behaviour. Now, it’s possible to move the beatgrid in 1/8 note length
  • Version 1.60
    • Itunes integration panel. You can browse your iTunes Library and drop songs onto playlist from this new panel
    • New Deckadance Control CD Creator to generate an ultra-accurate timecode file for cd players
    • Added support for Dj-Tech iMix MKII
    • Added support for Numark Omni Control
    • New Audio Setup panel with different configuration options for inputs & outputs and intelligent auto-mapping behaviour
    • New Setup Global Options with improved design and extended options
    • Added support for Japanese glyphs in playlist/browser items
    • Simplified version numbering (X.XX format)
    • Improved multi drop files from Finder onto Deckadance (Mac OSX)
    • Fix DVS absolute mode position detection bug introduced since 1.50.2
    • Fix some problems in the MIDI kernel engine
    • Fix drag and drop files from Explorer with non ASCII characters (Windows)
    • Fix playlist Open & Save problems with non ASCII characters (Windows)
    • Fix midi setup Open & Save problems with non ASCII characters (Windows)
    • Fix importing iTunes playlist with non ASCII characters (Windows)
    • Fix some problems when beatmarks are saved
    • Improved loading of OGG & WAV files
    • Improved VSTi plugin support for Mac host applications
    • Change shortcut for mouse fine pitch control to “SHIFT” key
    • Fix “CTRL+key” shortcuts problem on Mac OSX

Deckadance v1.6.3 can be downloaded for PC and Mac here.

Deckadance is available to purchase starting at $99 USD for the House Edition, and $179 USD for the Club Edition (new Image-Line customers can get a discount of 10% with this promo link).

More information: Image-Line / Deckadance

Sphere It releases PanDrum

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Sphere It PanDrum

Sphere It has released PanDrum, a virtual Hang Drum for iPhone/iPod Touch.

The Hang Drum is a unique harmonically tuned steel percussion instrument, developed in 2000 in Berne, Switzerland.

This application is a realistic copy of Second Generation Hang Drum which creates a beautiful meditative sound that puts you in a peaceful state of mind.

PanDrum features

  • 8 basic notes
  • 7 kicks
  • High quality sounds
  • Multi-touch for chords
  • Glow on touch
  • Every sound has 3 random variaions
  • The scale of the notes: D3 Ding, A3, Bb3, C4, D4, E4, F4, A4
  • Custom background

PanDrum is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $1.99 USD. A LITE version of PanDrum is available to download here.

More information: PanDrum

How do you distribute your music online?

Please Play by amyscoop @ Flickr

I was wondering what kind of online services you are using for getting your music heard.

Currently I host some of my music right here and at SoundCloud, but I have not actually promoted the SoundCloud page in any way.

So, what are you using? Let us know here.

And if you would like to share with us why you use some specific services, please do so in the comments below.

Buzzy Team releases EasyMix v2

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Buzzy Team EasyMix

Buzzy Team has released version 2 of EasyMix, a new music app for iPhone featuring a 3 band equalizer for more real dj multi-touch.

EasyMix is the only mixer or dj application on appstore allowing anybody to mix high quality and professional sounds on iPhone/iPodTouch.

EasyMix v2 features

  • Professional high quality loops (16 bits / 44,1 kHz) from www.LoopMasters.com
  • Real live DJ music
  • Unique synchronization mechanism producing perfect flow in the music
  • Recording mode
  • Songs management per style
  • Flow covers style menu
  • Playback of your songs
  • Multi-Touch volume control for each individual track
  • Fast positioning in your song during playback
  • Random mode to let the application choose and mix loops

EasyMix is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store, priced at $2.99 USD. A free version exist with only one style and live mixing: it will feature monthly updates provided by our partners at Loopmasters, letting you get a taste & mix of some of their fantastic samples.

More information: EasyMix Blog / EasyMix (at iTunes App Store)

Short links for November 6th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Arduino Piano

# Arduino Piano Squealer Synth

Marc Nostromo developed the Arduino Piano Squealer Synth for the Arduino Pocket Piano, an arduino shield produced by Critters and Guitari.

The engine implements a small monosynth with a few waveforms, a HP/BP/LP continuous resonant filter, decay and a few little own tricks that generate a LOT of aliases, making a great dirty digital synth. Since the Pocket Piano has only 3 potentiometers available for control (the 4th one being hardwired to the volume), I use a “page” system to implement series of 3 parameters to fiddle with. To switch “page”, use the rightmost note of the A.P (NOT the one under the led, the one left to to it). To help you know which page you are at, you can use the led: it will flash a number of time equivalent to the current page you are at.

The source code of the Arduino Piano Squealer synth is available under GPL License V3.

# Flux Twitter Syrah give-away quiz

Flux is giving away some Syrah licenses to three lucky Twitter users:

To celebrate 200+ followers of FluxPlugins since mid May 2009, we are introducing a little Syrah give-away quiz. Fill the form and answer both questions correctly, and you are participating in the give away of one of all in total three Syrah licenses.

Answers need to be in before the end of the day on Monday 9th October.

# Digital Mixtape

Digital Mixtape
Digital Mixtape

Justin Cole writes:

My new design uses a small mp3 player that I disassembled and placed inside a cassette tape adapter for an ipod. This allows for mp3's to be played back through a tapedeck. This has all of the ease and technology of an mp3 player with the retro coolness of a mix tape.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Sample Pack from Portion Control!

Tom Shear writes:

I've got something very special for Waveformless readers today. As you may remember, a couple weeks ago, I featured an interview with electro-industrial music pioneers Portion Control where I hinted that we might have something special coming from the band. So here it is… a 16MB sample pack of loops and one-shots from the band themselves.

Lackluster - Portal EP

# Lackluster: Portal EP

A lovely free album available to download in high quality mp3 and lossless FLAC formats. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License

The Portal EP was supposed to come out on another label in 2008, but the label went bankrupt and closed up shop. In email conversations with Lackluster, I offered to master the EP and do a net release on Cornwarning. So, 4 years after its original intended release, it is finally here.

Covering a variety of tempos and styles, from the beatless epic "Eons" to the mutant techno of "Lubiszewski Beats", "Portal" covers a lot of musical territory. What unifies the work is Lackluster's musicality. For me each track here is deep in emotion, despite their lack of lyric or explicit program.

# JSGB v.0.02: a JavaScript Nintendo GameBoy Emulator and Debugger

Play GameBoy games in your brower. Recommended browser: Chrome/Chromium 4+ Other browsers may be slow or don't work at all!

AIRduino Guitar

# How to build an Air Guitar with Arduino, aka the AIRduino Guitar

The idea here is to build a wearable virtual guitar that is to be controlled with two hands much like playing Air Guitar. It has been created and prototyped during a two weeks project at ChalmersUniversity (Sweden) for a Physical Computing class.

The aim is to get the feeling of playing a real guitar. The AIRduino Guitar is made of one glove and one stick. The glove is used to set the tone and the stick to trigger the sound.

# Digital Sales Up, But is Apple Monopoly the Price? NPD, Mint Data, Editorial Analysis

Peter Kirn writes:

Mint.com, the online financial management tool, has put its numbers together with market researchers NPD Group to analyze music spending. The results: when it comes to consuming recorded music, digital music continues to rise. At the same time, so does Apple’s grip on the music consumption market, a combination that includes proprietary control of a music store, a music player, and the leading mobile device.

Submarine entertainment room

# Is this the ultimate male playroom?

For many men, their house is their castle. For one Canterbury man, his play room is a submarine complete with working periscope.

Wayne Eyre has turned part of his Spencerville property into a wrecked submarine featuring "plutonium-leaking" torpedoes, at a cost of $100,000.

In the rusting interior of the submarine, which appears to have beached on a deserted island, Eyre has all the creature comforts reclining chairs, a three-metre big-screen TV and a top-notch surround-sound system.

# Novation Releases All MIDI Details for Launchpad

Novation’s Launchpad, its affordable (<$200) "grid" controller, may have a big Ableton logo on it. But underneath, it's just a MIDI controller. Bi-colored LEDs, containing a red and green element for red, green, and amber output (amber = red+green), can be triggered using simple MIDI note and control messages. That means, whether you're looking forward to Max for Live or you're sequencing in a tracker or writing Processing sketches, you can use the Launchpad just like any other MIDI controller.

Qeve

# Qeve: Free Live Visual – VJ Software, Built in Pd

From Create Digital Motion:

Qeve is a promising-looking, open-source visual performance tool built in visual patching environment Pure Data (Pd). It was built primarily on Ubuntu Linux but should also run with some adjustment on Mac. (Pd itself runs on Windows, but some of the visual dependencies are not available on that platform. I’d still recommend Linux.)

# SampleRadar: 703 free grime samples

A fresh batch of samples from SampleRadar.

The samples are split into seven self-explanatory categories: Bass, Beats, FX, Guitar, Kits, Synth and Vox. All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

# Eric Beam Nebula Programs

Eric Beam has recently posted some programs for Acustica Audio’s Nebula: Tube 1500 “instant analog” & MCI Heritage EQ “I like it dirty”