Twisted Tools has announced version 1.5 of S-LAYER, the sample layering sound creation tool for Native Instruments Reaktor.
The new update allows users to control S-LAYER from their iPad using high resolution OSC, Liine’s Lemur app and a brand new custom template by Lemur expert Antonio Blanca.
S-LAYER is a sample layering sound creation tool that allows you to create, edit and play new sound combinations by taking samples and layering them together using an eight part sampler and an intuitive cell layout.
Changes in S-LAYER v1.5
Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.
Intelligent master randomization system remembers individual randomize settings.
Per scene +6dB boost for Volume cell.
Various small improvements and fixes.
S-LAYER is available to purchase for $69 USD. The update is free for registered users.
Twisted Tools has updated the Rolodecks loop slicer multi-effect built for Native Instruments Reaktor to version 1.06.
Control Twisted Tools Rolodecks from your iPad.
The update features a tightly integrated Lemur template and mapped instrument allowing users to control Rolodecks using their iPad. The integration takes advantage of Reaktor 5.8‘s brand new OSC capabilities, providing Rolodecks users with touch control over every single parameter and setting. Furthermore, thanks to Reaktor 5.8 the Lemur template can be used to control Rolodecks in either standalone or plugin mode.
In addition to the free Lemur template, the update includes a number of small improvements to Rolodecks.
Changes in Rolodecks v1.06
Lemur template and mapped instrument for Liine’s Lemur App for iPad (iPad and Lemur app not included).
Numerous small fixes and improvements.
Rolodecks costs $49 USD, Rolodecks Pro is $69 USD. The update is free for registered users.
Avantgarde Sound has introduced its enChord chord app.
Avantgarde Sound’s enChord can control any MIDI capable instrument whether software (VST, AU, AAX, etc.) or hardware.
enChord is the harmony modular super algorithm; a 21st century MIDI control super instrument. Or let’s try another way to put it: enChord is a truly innovative application that lets you design harmonically perfect chords using all of the most popular music scales in the world with the assistance of one-touch chord progression analysis and scale modulation analysis, for you to either compose music, perform music (using the included innovative PadBoard and TileBoard MIDI controllers), or BOTH by utilizing this completely innovative system when it comes to user-friendly interaction for performing and writing music.
enChord is excessively easy to use, but the results can be as mesmerizingly complex as you want them to be = true power to you.
enChord fully working prototype was developed by Avantgarde Audio using Liine’s Lemur framework with the purpose of aiding composers, songwriters and performers with their ultimate task in a totally new, improved and faster way. enChord is currently being ported to other major touch platforms, like iPad (standalone version), Android, Windows 8, etc. Plans to make enChord a standalone hardware instrument are being discussed.
To support further development and porting to other platforms, you can either buy the fully working version of enChord here, make donations, or both. Further development and porting fully depends on the support of the community and the industry.
NoteBoard, a 108 “note canvas” for state of the art chord design and chord progression design.
ChordLibrary, 5832 immediately available chords at the touch of one finger, featuring avant-garde (pun totally intended!) workflow and ergonomics not ever seen before… with direct audition.
ScaleLibrary, dozens of musical scales (Major? Harmonic Minor? Gypsy? Bebop? Oriental? Hindu? You name it… they are all in enChord’s ScaleLibrary)
Real time, generative scale “mood” audition
One-touch chord analysis and chord progression suggester
One-touch scale analysis and scale modulation suggester (world’s first thanks to enChord’s unique workflow)
ChordBank feature for chord storage and direct chord audition of your stored factory or modified chords on every session
ModBank feature: you can store your scale modulations and go back to your base scale at any time!
TileBoard: a surface of harmonically perfect “tiles” for ultimate performance with no wrong notes; a dynamic self-regeneration-capable multi-touch instrument with expression control, channel aftertouch control and velocity control for each harmonic Tile for real-world expressivity!
PadBoard, a dynamic pad-based board (ala MPC) that is dynamically re-built according to the user-selected scale
MIDI channel selection enabling you to control up to 3 different external instruments at a time
enChord is compatible with all DAWs that support MIDI
enChord is compatible with all hardware and software instruments that support MIDI
enChord features a state of the art, ultra ergonomic, user-friendly interface and workflow. Steve Jobs would be Avantgarde’s best friend
enChord can be used by anyone who can install a MIDI controller; enChord’s harmony analytics and performance controllers CAN help all musicians of all genres. Musicians and composers of all skill levels will definitely find a use for enChord in their workflow. 100% certainty.
With your support, more features coming soon…
enChord for Lemur is available to purchase from $29 USD.
Livid and Liine have announced the Hybrid Control Contest, a chance to win a hybrid setup.
Liine’s Grid and Livid Instruments’ Code join hands with Hybrid Control for Ableton Live.
Livid and Liine have teamed up to create truly unique Ableton Live control experience. Griid and Code can now be linked as a single controller. This hybrid concept is an innovative combination of multitouch and hardware.
Liine have often stated that the ultimate control setup involves both hardware and multitouch. They’ve put this approach into practice when building custom solutions for artists such as Orbital, Plastikman or Avril Lavigne’s keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo. And now, if you are a Griid and Livid Code owner, you can experience the power of hybrid control yourself.
Hybrid Control features
Four modes for Code: Mixer, EQ, Devices (x2).
Code track selection from Griid.
Griid navigation synced in Code.
Revised scripts for Ableton Live.
Hybrid Control is included with Griid (as of version 1.14.6).
Experience controlling with multitouch & hardware with a one-of-a-kind Hybrid Control setup.
Until July 5th, 2012, you can enter the Hybrid Control contest for a chance to win a one-of-kind hybrid setup including an iPad with Griid Pro and the Livid Code in a custom case.
Liine has announced the release of Lemur, a multitouch MIDI/OSC controller app for iOS.
Lemur is a professional iOS controller app that doesn’t cut any corners. It lets you control anything, any way you want. Total flexibility means it can go as deep as you need it to.
Lemur can control DJ software, live electronic music performance software, studio production software (DAWs), VJ software, visual synthesis software, stage lighting and more.
Physics – Hated physics at school? Now you’ll love it! The behaviour of many Lemur objects can be affected by powerful and easy to use physical models which can make your controller bounce, rebound and oscillate. Make your controller come alive. What’s more, you can even control the physics parameters of one object from another. This opens up the door to a wide range of modulation options, ready to control any piece of gear.
Editor – The Lemur is provided with Lemur Editor, a cross-platform (Mac/Win) interface builder. This software enables you to create and edit templates, as well as loading them to Lemur. The number of pages that can be included in a single project is limited only by your imagination. In addition to the editing features, the Lemur Editor also provides a comprehensive hierarchical overview of your project. It also offers a full set of options to customize each object: dimension, shape, appearance, status and behavior. This is also where you can edit physics parameters.
Scripting – In the Lemur Editor, the multiline script panel opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You can modify the physical behaviour, appearance or size of an object in real time. Add a ball to a MultiBall object by touching a pad, zoom in on a fader for ultimate precision or modify a Text object content via MIDI or OSC. Use scripts to really tweak the response of your Lemur interface and make it feel like an extension of your body.
Connectivity – Lemur supports OSC and MIDI protocols over Wi-Fi. Lemur also supports CoreMIDI. You can use any standard MIDI interface through the Apple Camera Connection Kit, or an iOS specific audio interface such as iConnect MIDI. Lemur supports up to 8 different and simultaneous MIDI and OSC ports targets.
Lemur for iOS is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. All owners of Lemur hardware who purchase the Lemur app on or before January 5, 2012 are eligible for a 50% rebate.
Liine has updated Kapture Pad, the controller app that lets you create, control and morph snapshots of your Ableton Live from your iPhone or iPad.
This is it the update we have been working on in the past weeks. Kapture 1.2.0 is the ultimate weapon in your musical tool belt. We revolutionized the controller market with the concept of interactive totall recall in Ableton Live using an iPhone iPad or iPod touch. Now we are proud to introduce Global Morphing synced to the beat. You can now morph between different Global Snapshots in one tap and on the beat – from an almost immediate 1/2 beat time to 64 beats of slowly evolving sound.
We have also optimized the Track Morphing process with a rewrite that enables it to be faster than previous versions. Now racks can go even deeper, with this latest release Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks and Instrument Racks get the proper Kapture Pad treatment, nothing will escape the all seeing eye of Kapture Pad. Every parameter, even on the most complex and shady racks, will get Kaptured.
Kapture Pad for iPad & iPhone is available to purchase for $5.99 USD.