AfroDJMac releases Justin Bieber Super Fun Ableton Pack

AfroDJMac has posted the Justin Bieber Super Fun Ableton Pack, a new free sample library for Ableton Live.

AfroDJMac Justin Bieber Super Fun Ableton Pack

Surprisingly over the course of NAMM so much awesome new gear was released and discussed, but no one mentioned the groundbreaking Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar by Paper Jamz! Fear not however, I’ve got the scoop on this $15 treasure :) !!

This week I took the Paper Jamz Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar toy, which boasts a synth engine, drum samples and Bieber vocal snippets, and sampled them into a couple of very usable Ableton Live Racks. This download contains a synth that functions very nicely for ambient tones, a drum rack of some seriously lo-fi drum sounds, a drum rack loaded with some entertaining Justin Bieber samples that can be mangled via the macro knobs, and also a slice to midi preset that I find pretty useful.

One thing I have discovered is that Bieber is capable of stirring up the emotions of not just 7-13 year old girls, but also those of Ableton Live producers and electronic musicians and artists everywhere. So, with this release I ask that you open your minds and enjoy this exercise in interesting-sounds-can-come-from-anywhere, and I think you will be pleased with the results :)

The Justin Bieber Super Fun Ableton Pack is a free download at AfroDJMac.

More information: AfroDJMac

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Short links for August 18th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Shamantis – J. BIEBZ – U SMILE 800% SLOWER

I’m pretty sure you’ve already heard (about) this, but I just wanted to stress the fact that it’s the excellent Paul Stretch that makes stuff sound cool.

# Dan303: Percussion/Bass Pack

Dan303 returns with another free pack of samples.

Here's a little sample pack I put together using my Microkorg and FB383 synthesizers.
This Pack contains 4 Bass Patches [NNXT] and 22 synth Percussion hits

# SoundPrism – Colorful, Playable iPad App – and Organizing Tones and Harmony Visually

Peter Kirn talks with Sebastian Dittmann, CEO of developer Audanika, developer of SoundPrism, the app they describe as something they are not entirely sure of what it is. From audanika.com: "We think it might be a musical instrument but we're learning new stuff playing with it every day… which sometimes goes beyond the scale of that."

Peter Kirn writes:

Using an array of rectangles arranged in a harmonically useful way, and color coding for pitch, SoundPrism is a glimpse of a more graphical future for music software design. (Nor is this necessarily limited to the iPad in the long term – in addition to Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 is getting official multitouch support, which I think both validates Apple’s work and suggests we’ll see more platforms for this kind of interface.)

And, bonus, it all demonstrates why arranging pitch by the Circle of Thirds can be ideal. I got a chance to talk to the developers of SoundPrism about the thinking behind the software.

More info on SoundPrism: Audanika

# Ableton Live Quick Tip – Resampling and Sample-Based Workflow

From Nick's Tutorials:

Resampling is an incredibly simple yet powerful technique in digital music production. The idea is straighforward: Record the output of one or multiple tracks into a new, editable audio file. It’s not much different than rendering your composition, except here you’re actually going to incorporate the new file into the current song.

# Celebrating Leon Theremin’s Birthday with Video, Notes, Links, and a Soundcloud Set

Mark at Modulate This! writes:

Leon Theremin (born Lev Sergeyevich Terme) was born on this day, August 15th, 1896. To help celebrate I’m going to do a bit of a stream of consciousness post and will offer some links on Leon and his wonderful instrument and some notes on my use of it.

Hang in there till the end of the post as I’ve created a Soundcloud set called “Theremin Action” which is a collection of all the songs from REBOOT and I Hear Your Signals that use that Theremin sound or Theremin as a Controller.

Mark Mosher using the Theremin as a spatial controller to control virtual digital synthesizers running out of Ableton Live in combination with Percussa AudioCubes
Mark controls virtual synths in Ableton Live using the Theremin and Percussa AudioCubes
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