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SOUNDOR—Free open source FM Synthesizer for Max4Live & AudioCubes + AudioCubes featured at Electro-Music Festival 2012

Percussa has announced the release of SOUNDOR, a free and open source FM Synthesizer for Max for Live, the visual programming environment in Ableton Live based on Cycling 74′s Max/MSP.

Percussa Soundor
SOUNDOR allows users to explore FM Synthesis using hand and finger gestures, through AudioCubes’ high speed and low latency sensors, requiring no MIDI mapping or programming.

SOUNDOR features 4 oscillators each with their own waveform mixers, allowing the user to mix sine, square, sawtooth, triangle and noise waveforms to create totally new kinds of waveforms. Each oscillator section also features a state variable filter (SVF), and can modulate any other oscillator in pitch and/or amplitude. Each oscillator’s output can also be sent via its own ADSR to a master out, for lots of sound possibilities. Oscillators can overdrive each other through the built in waveform mixer, and can be controlled through the MIDI Keyboard as well as manual settings.

SOUNDOR integrates seamlessly with AudioCubes: rather than having to MIDI map the AudioCubes onto parameters in SOUNDOR, the moment an AudioCube is plugged in, it is automatically connected to any of the waveform mixer parameters and filter sections, through an easy to use connection matrix in the synthesizer. The 4 high speed low latency sensors of AudioCubes can control multiple parameters simultaneously and can even be inverted. A pedal input allows the user to keep the sensors values in place, while the hands are near the sensor, allowing exploration of the parameter space of the FM synthesizer while at the same time allowing rigid locking of parameters to keep the sound steady once an interesting combination of parameters has been found. SOUNDOR supports the well known preset system of Ableton Live and Max4Live, so presets can be saved and recalled just as for other Max4Live devices.

SOUNDOR is available as a free download from Percussa.

Percussa has also announced that its AudioCubes will be featured at the Electro-Music Festival 2012, New York.

Mark Mosher
Mark Mosher performing live with AudioCubes at Electro-Music 2011 festival (picture by Hong Waltzer, visuals by Project Rouri).

The festival organized by electro-music.com takes place in Huguenot, New York at the Greenkill Retreat Center.

Last year over 60 artists performed live at the festival, and this year’s edition is expected to be even greater. The event will span 3 days in September (7-9), and alongside the musical performances, workshops, jam sessions, laptop battles will take place.

The Electro-Music festival is also called “the Woodstock of electronic music” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Shivasongster
Jeremy dePrisco aka Shivasongster (picture taken during live performance with Explorophonic).

It is an annual event festival organized by electro-music.com, a “cooperative community where
artists and enthusiasts participate and benefit together” as they describe on electro-music.com.
One of the highlights of this event will be the live performances with Percussa AudioCubes.

Lux Seeker
John Morley aka Lux Seeker.

Electronic musicians Mark Mosher, Jeremy dePrisco aka Shivasongster, and John Morley aka Lux Seeker, will bring their AudioCubes to the festival to perform live with the cubes.

In addition, Jeremy will demonstrate the AudioCubes during a workshop he’s organizing about Reason 6.

More information: Percussa / SOUNDOR

Take to the Trees – Arbor Day Music Compilation

Sound for Good Take to the Trees

Sound for Good has announced Take to the Trees, a music compilation in support of Arbor Day’s tree planting efforts.

Electronic Music Artists join forces on Arbor Day 2012 to raise support for trees on our planet by offering more than 4 hours of good music to everyone who donates to a good cause of saving our trees.

In celebration of Arbor Day on April 27th 2012. Sound for Good is giving you a lot of great music for your donation of just $1 USD (or more) to help plant more trees. Download a large collection of wonderful music from various artists with 100% of your donation going to the National Arbor Day foundation to plant trees.

The 20-track album includes tracks by Ian Boddy, Mark Mosher, Jack Hertz, HG Fortune and Inner Dreamer and many more.

More information: Sound for Good

Mark Mosher launches “Project: INIT” Modulate This Video Series

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Mark Mosher of Modulate This has announced the Project: INIT video series.

Project: INIT is a new video series I’m kicking off today. In the videos I will offer real-time behind-the-patch footage taking you on sound design missions from INIT using a variety of sonic weapons. By simply coming along for the ride you’ll learn more about synthesis and how to make unique sounds for your productions.


First Project: INIT video – Vocal Formant Lead in Tone2′s ElectraX

The Project: INIT videos are free of charge, donations are most welcome.

More information: Modulate This!

Zebra Attack II free Ableton Rack by Mark Mosher & AfroDJMac

AfroDJMac has introduced the free Zebra Attack II Ableton Live Rack, part two of AfroDJMac’s collaboration with Mark Mosher.

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Using the same sample from the original Zebra Attack Rack, I’ve set this one up to be a bit less random and offer you more control over the different sounds. What permits the wavetable to be played as a melodic instrument is the very short loop of the sample. I’ve set up a control that allows you to alter the starting point of the sample, which lets you to severely alter the timbre and harmonic structure of the sample. There’s another macro knob that controls which portion of Mark’s wavetable you will be hearing. I’ve added a bit crusher, chorus and flanger, which can be added to taste. Finally I’ve stacked this synth with Ableton’s Operator.

The device allows you to control the Operator’s waveform as well as volume. This will allow you to mix in another layer of sound until you achieve your desired sound. The resulting instrument is one that is dramatically different from the original Zebra Attack Rack, and is also one that can yield an extremely wide array of sounds. At one time soft and mellow and at other times, harsh and biting, I think you’ll find the Zebra Attack Rack II an exciting instrument to play with! Enjoy!

Zebra Attack II for Ableton is a free download.

More information: AfroDJMac

Short links for December 27th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Spotify Apps are here!

Now there’s even more to discover thanks to free Spotify Apps. In a nutshell, apps bring you new and exciting music experiences built around your music tastes. Intrigued? Then say hello to Spotify Apps.

# tj voicenoise kit

Thomekk aka Thomas Kallweit has posted a free sample pack with recordings of himself and his son.

The tj_voicenoise-kit is a sampleset with shorter or longer human voices with wave-files in 16Bit format (slightly processed through a compressor) for Battery 3.1 (+) and Kontakt 3.5 (+).
If you want to use the samples in another drum-sampler please use the wav-files inside the Voicenoise-Samples folder.

Have fun being creative merry christmas and a hippie new year!

Jonas the Plugexpert - Los

# Los by Jonas The Plug Expert

Upitup Records has released a free compilation album with tracks by Jonas The Plugexpert, winner of the first rekkerd sample remix contest back in 2008. Poekie, Jonas’ entry for the 2011 Moving contest, is also included on this album.

50:00 minutes of quality rythms, covering the whole range of BPMs.
This is Jonas’s long awaited third release and second full lenght album for Upitup.

Jonas The Plugexpert is a very prolific artist with more than 10 albums to date and a very distinctive sound. He has been part of Upitup since the early beginning and we are really proud to release this quality album.

Includes tracks like Yannis, Blij, Poekie and the epic ending combo Ragg2 and Jah Is For You, that are already big classic anthems at the Upitup Headquarters!

# Mindmap of DIVA Anatomy

Mark Mosher has created a visual mindmap for the various modules of u-he’s DIVA software synthesizer.

I created a mindmap showing the anatomy of the oscillators, filters and envelopes in relationship to the model template.

u-he DIVA mindmap by Mark Mosher

AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher release Zebra Attack Ableton Live Rack

AfroDJMac and Mark Mosher Zebra Attack

AfroDJMac has announced the release of Zebra Attack, a free Ableton Live Rack in collaboration with Mark Mosher.

Mark is an electronic musician, sound designer, producer, and as I have discovered, all-around nice guy. As a way of giving back to the community, Mark has been heading up the blog Modulate This! on which he shares everything from Ableton Live Packs, production advice, gear reviews, and so much more. The first time I watched Mark perform live online, I was pretty sure he was a being sent from the future to share some outrageous new ways of producing and performing music.

This week I am very proud and excited to share the first of what promises to be many Ableton Live Packs created in collaboration with Mark.

The Zebra Attack Ableton Live Rack is a free download from AfroDJMac.

More information: AfroDJMac

Modulate This! Holiday Gift: “Outpost: Airlock” free soundset for Zebralette & Zebra 2

Modulate This! Outpost: Airlock

Mark Mosher at Modulate This! has announced the release of Outpost: Airlock, a free collection of sounds for Zebralette and Zebra 2 by u-he.

OUTPOST: AIRLOCK is a soundset made up of patches for U-HE’s free freeware synthesizer Zebralette. The patches will also load into Zebra 2.

This themed soundset picks up where “Sounds from a Distant Outpost” soundset left off (which has been downloaded over 2500 times to date) and again takes place at the fictional dark and distant “outpost”. This outpost exists in the same “signals universe” as my two albums REBOOT and I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS.

The 12 patches in this soundset will help you experience the journey through the airlock which connects the outer ring of the outpost to the first inner chamber. You might hear creatures along the way so stay alert.

Outpost: Airlock is now available to download from Modulate This! at no cost.

More information: Modulate This!

Short links for July 12th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# PERSPECTIVE LYRIQUE via Make:Blog

An interactive architectural mapping.
Fete des Lumieres / Lyon / France / 2010

A mapping by 1024 Architecture, projected on the facade of former Lyrical theater the “Celestins”. The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm.

More info at 1024architecture.net and 1024d.wordpress.com

# Dan303: Tenori-On iPad app review

Dan Weatherall on the TNR-i for iOS:

Yamaha TNR-i

The official Tenori on iOS app enter the app store the other week but at £12 I was a little hesitant to buy it. After a little thought and a bit of googling I decided it was indeed worth the price.

The cheapest hardware Tenori-On (the TNR-O) is roughly £500 where as the current price of the iPad 2 is £499 (cheapest wifi only model) so considering that both the devices are pretty much exactly the same price (and I already own an iPad) it makes sence to get the iOS version.

# Thumbs Up for Madrona Labs AALTO Software Synthesizer (Modulate This! – A Blog for Electronic Music Artists)

Madrona Labs Aalto

Mark Mosher shares some info on the Aalto semi-modular software synth.

Peter Kirn over at Create Digital Music did a post on a new synth by Madrona Labs last month. Even though I wasn’t in the market for a new synth right now I ended up buying this Aalto within an hour or so of downloading the demo so I wanted to pass this along and help promote Madrona’s great work. At $99 this is an incredible value.

# From the Trenches of the Loudness Wars, A Broad Survey of Research
Peter Kirn writes:

You’ve heard the gripes, and heard and seen the somewhat unscientific demos. Now it’s time to examine the over-compression of music with – science! Earl Vickers of STMicroelectronics examines the Loudness Wars in an academic paper, as noted to us by reader photohounds.

# Flickr: LEGO Album Covers via wire to the ear

Flickr LEGO Album Covers

# little-scale: Tau Percussion Sample Pack

Sebastian Tomczak has posted a nice free sample pack.

I made a small set of percussion samples using a waveform generated from the first 614 digits of 2π. Download it here: http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/sample_sets/Tau_Kit.zip

# Talking About The Upcoming Sound Packs With Elliott Fienberg

Nick of Nick’s Tutorials:

Elliot Fienberg aka MrTunes

I just finished recording a really enjoyable conversation with Elliott Fienberg, the man behind the Wobble Tech Radio podcast.

We chatted about some recording industry news and talked a bit about my upcoming Ableton Live packs that I’ll start releasing in the next month or so.

Check out the recording here, and be sure to check out Elliott’s other episodes: http://mixlr.com/mrtunes/wobble-tech-radio-10-with-the-ableton-tutor

# Dan303: Analog acid/minimal bass stabs (multisample)

More free samples from Dan303:

These multi samples were taken from my FreeBass FB383 bassline synth. It’s a rackmount analog bass synthesizer (clone of the Roland TB303).

Rockit 8-bit Synth Kit

# Open-Source Rockit 8-bit Synth Kit Coming

Peter at Create Digital Music:
Chicago-based hacker and synthesist Matt Heins is working on an open source synth kit. As a co-creator of the MeeBlip open source-synth hardware, I’m biased — I want more open synth hardware! So this is looking like some great company. The instrument is 8-bit, with analog filter circuitry, coded in C.