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littleBits & Korg Synth Kit available to pre-order

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littleBits and Korg have launched a pre-order for the Synth Kit, a powerful, easy to use modular analog synthesizer.

littleBits / Korg Synth Kit

littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music.

  • connects to speakers, computers and headphones
  • can be used to make your own instruments
  • fits into the littleBits modular system for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences

Synth Kit features

  • 12 Bits modules: 1 Power, 2 Oscillators, 1 Random, 1 Keyboard, 1 Micro Sequencer, 1 Envelope, 1 Filter, 1 Delay, 1 Mix, 1 Split, 1 Synth Speaker.
  • Includes a handy 35+ page booklet, with step-by-step instructions for 10 great projects like the Keytar and Synth Spin Table.
  • 9V battery and cable.

The Synth Kit is available to pre-order for $159 USD. The Kits ship December 6th, 2013. Limited quantities available.

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Korg + littleBits announce Modular Synth Kit

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Korg littleBits Synth Kit

Korg has teamed up with littleBits to launch a Synth Kit, a collection of 12 modules for creating audio & music devices.

littleBits and Korg have taken a traditional analog synthesizer and converted into littleBits modules, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to expand creativity into the world of sound and music.

With the Synth Kit, YOU become the star of the show!

According to Synthopia, the Synth Kit should be available mid-December, 2013, with an online shop price of ¥ 16,000 (~$160 USD).

More information: littleBits (Japan)

Samplephonics releases Nevo Analogue Machines for Kontakt

Samplephonics Nevo Analogue Machines

Samplephonics has announced the release of Nevo Analogue Machines, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Our goal was to create something as close to the analogue sound as possible, and keep it simple, functional, and straight to the point. We wanted all sounds to be solid and ready to use. Put simply, we wanted it to sound HUGE!

And we think we’ve done it! We’re extremely proud of this hybrid synth and have found it an incredible experience to build, and to use. A big thanks to Yoad Nevo for his expert synth advise and programming, and to everyone else involved in the production of this, especially Phil from Samplephonics, whose attention to detail and scripting expertise has enabled this idea to become a reality.

Nevo Analogue Machines features

  • Over 17,000 sampled analogue waveforms from a Mini Moog, JX10, SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Juno 106 and a Korg MS10.
  • Over 1,000 presets.
  • Multiple round robin layers.
  • Analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects, envelopes, LFO’s and more!
  • Custom Kontakt 5 Interface, Logic Pro channel strip presets and a Reason Refil (available to download separately).
  • All sounds are 100% royalty free and available to use instantly.

The sample library is available to purchase for £89 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Nevo Analogue Machines

Francis Prève intros MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack

Francis Prève MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack

Francis Prève has released the MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack, a collection of 6 Simpler instrument for Ableton Live.

Korg’s MS-20 Mini has quickly become one of the biggest synths of 2013. Maybe even THE biggest synth of 2013.

With its full-figured filters and a semi-modular approach to sound design, the MS-20 has a sound that’s so beefy and unique that it’s earned a very special place in my studio.

Having tinkered with it for the better part of the summer, I figured it was time for another six-pack of Simpler patches. Since the MS-20′s filters are so distinctive, I focused on their sound as the basis for these presets.

The pack is a free download. Requires Ableton Live 8.1.5 or higher.

More information: Francis Prève / MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack

Samplephonics releases Vintage Brass + Nevo Analogue Machines Pre-order

Samplephonics Vintage Brass

Samplephonics has announced the release of its Vintage Brass sample library.

Vintage brass contains a stunning collection of Trumpet and Flugel loops, incidentals, mini construction kits and one shot samples, all recorded through a vintage recording chain for extra character, and provided dry for utmost flexibility.

The trumpet and flugel loops are split into 4 useful tempos of 110, 125, 140 and 85/170 beats per minute and are designed to work with a variety of genres, from hip hop to dnb and chillout to dubstep.

Vintage Brass costs £27 GBP.

Samplephonics has also announced Nevo Analogue Machines, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, ReFill and Logic Pro.

Samplephonics Nevo Analogue Machines

We teamed up with renowned producer Yoad Nevo, and spent months sampling away at his various analogue synthesizers, as well as using his vintage Neve desk to create some huge stereo sounds and ended up with:

  • Over 17,000 sampled analogue waveforms from a Mini Moog, JX10, SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Juno 106 and a Korg MS10.
  • Over 1000 presets
  • Multiple round robin layers
  • Modeled filters, analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects and more!
  • Custom Kontakt 5 Interface, Logic Pro channel strip presets and a Reason Refil (available to download separately)

Nevo Analogue Machines is now available to pre-order for £69 GBP (regular £89 GBP). The library will be released on November 1st, 2013.

More information: Samplephonics

Liveschool free Ableton Live drum racks

Liveschool has released a number of free drum rack packs for Ableton Live.

Fairchild 808
  • Fairchild 808 — The samples were recorded by manager of Studios 301 and Ableton Certified Trainer Anthony Garvin as we were preparing for our next focus course on Mixing and Mastering. They were recorded from an original TR-808 through one of 301′s custom built DI boxes, and then patched through the Fairchild 670 via the SSL K-Series console, finally being captured into Ableton Live by an Apogee Rosetta 200 ADC. Multiple passes of some of the samples where made to include variations on each element, such as a short punchy kick, and the long-decay sub type kick.
Vermona DRM1 MKIII
  • Vermona DRM1 MKIII — Using the per-sound outputs on the Vermona, each sample was passed through a series of outboard gear suited to that sound. As with our 808 Drum Rack, some these samples were recorded via Studios 301′s very rare (and very valuable) Fairchild 670 compressor. Going beyond the Fairchild this time, we took advantage of more of 301′s outboard gear, and customised the signal chain for each new sound.
Korg Volca Beats
  • Korg Volca Beats — Over in Studio 2 at Studios 301, the samples were recorded direct from the Korg Volca Beats into an API 512c Lunchbox pre-amp, then through a channel of the SSL 9000k console for some slight compression and EQ, before being captured back in to Ableton Live with a Apogee Rossetta 200 ADC. It might be a consumer priced drum machine, but it was amongst some giants (with giant price tags) over at 301. It was pretty surreal hearing the Volca’s meaty analog kick booming through the Genelec 1039A main monitors in Studio 2.

The racks are available to download from Liveschool at no cost.

More information: Liveschool / Ableton Live drum racks

Korg intros Beat Boy

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Korg Beat Boy

Korg has announced the Beat Boy, a new unit featuring a drum machine, recorder, and tuner.

Beat Boy is packed with features that allow guitarists or bassists to improve their abilities easily and reliably while having fun playing their instrument.

The functionality of four products is packed into this single unit; in addition to a tuner, there’s a rhythm machine covering 100 diverse styles, an effect section for adding sonic variation to your guitar tone, and a recorder that allows 16-bit/44.1 kHz recording of your performances.

So compact, it fits easily into the pocket of your gig bag, it’s the ideal partner for any guitarist or bassist.

Beat Boy features

  • Perform backed by 100 full-fledged rhythm patterns.
  • Use the tap tempo feature to adjust the tempo intuitively, or use the tempo adjustment buttons to make fine adjustments.
  • Adjust the volume of the drum machine to fine tune the mix balance with your guitar sound.
  • Tuner function ensures that your pitch is accurate.
  • Overdrive/distortion effect for electric guitar.
  • Recorder allows 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM recording and playback.
  • Approximately 20 minutes of recording, with a maximum of 100 tracks.
  • USB port allows your recorded phrases to be easily backed-up to your computer.
  • Internal mic supports acoustic instruments.
  • Built-in speaker lets you immediately listen back to recorded sounds.

Beat Boy is scheduled for release in Fall 2013, priced at $89.99 USD.

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Korg intros KR mini rhythm machine

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Korg has announced the KR mini, an easy, simple and compact rhythm machine with a built-in speaker and optional battery power for play-anywhere convenience.

Korg KR mini

Many musicians wish that they could enjoy casually performing while being backed up by real rhythm patterns rather than just a metronome. Korg has responded to these wishes with the KR Mini rhythm machine.

It features a simple design that eliminates all complex functions, looks that overflow with nostalgia and analog-like controls. Playing a rhythm pattern is easy as making selection and pressing play. A total of 60 diverse rhythm patterns and 120 fills are ready to accompany you. Easy, simple and compact, the KR mini can play its role anywhere.

KR mini features

  • Easy-to-use design; just select a rhythm pattern and press the play button.
  • Chain function lets you arrange your favorite rhythm patterns and fill-ins to create complete songs.
  • Optional foot switches gives you hands-free control over fill-in/start/stop.
  • Tap the 16 pads for finger drumming or recording your own rhythms.
  • Built-in speaker with 2W output for jamming anywhere without the need for an additional monitor.
  • Headphone/speaker jack for quiet practice or connection to a mixer or monitoring system.
  • Two-way power; use the optional AC adaptor or batteries (AA alkaline batteries x 3).

The KR mini is scheduled for release in November 2013, priced at $79.99 USD.

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