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Feelyoursound XotoPad 50% off – MIDI touch controller app for Windows 8

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Feelyoursound XotoPad

Feelyoursound has announced a limited time sale on XotoPad, offering a 50% discount on the app that turns any Windows 8 multitouch computer into a flexible MIDI touch controller device.

Control everything via touch, keyboard, and mouse input. Jam around, play the drums, trigger some loops – or play chords with the touch of your finger. Most DAWs will even allow you to mute channels and control playback with MIDI commands. Perfect for live performances!

XotoPad features

  • Control other MIDI software and hardware at your fingertips!
  • Easy to use interface, perfect for live and studio use.
  • Extremely low latencies.
  • 2 banks with 16 pads, 1 bank with 36 pads, 1 bank with 4 pads.
  • Multitouch and keyboard input for jamming.
  • Ready for Windows 8 Desktop (32 Bit and 64 Bit).
  • Way cheaper than any hardware controller – but more flexible at the same time.
  • Buy once, get updates forever.

XotoPad is available to purchase at a 50% discount until December 5th, 2013 (regular 29 EUR).

More information: Feelyoursound

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Steinberg updates Cubasis for iOS to v1.6

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Steinberg Cubasis for iOS

Steinberg has released version 1.6 of Cubasis for iOS, a portable music production system.

Cubasis is Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Record tracks in CD audio quality, and edit your music with the Key and Sample Editors, while the included mixer and audio effects polish your song to perfection.

Cubasis comes loaded with dozens of virtual instrument sounds which can be played in real time using the virtual keyboard and drum pads. Cubasis’ projects can be even opened in Cubase under Windows and OS X! Cubasis places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Changes in Cubasis v1.6

  • New pristine audio engine with extended sample rates (44.1/48/96kHz) and bit rates (16/24-bit).
  • Real-time playback of arbitrary audio file formats (44.1/48/96kHz and 16/24/32-bit) independently of the project’s sample rate and bit depth.
  • Up to 24 assignable physical outputs.
  • Assignable metronome output and pan.
  • MIDI Clock latency compensation slider.
  • Audio input gain adjustment option for audio interfaces and external microphones.

The Cubasis app is available from the Apple App Store for $49.99 USD. Previous customers can download the update free of charge.

More information: Steinberg / Cubasis for iOS

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touchAble 2 introduced – Control Ableton Live with iPad app

The developers of touchAble have announced the upcoming version 2 of the iPad app for controlling Ableton Live.

touchAble provides a powerful, intuitive and reliable multitouch control solution for professional use. touchAble includes templates for lives plugins and is fully compatible with vsts, audiounits and instruments.

touchAble is supported by many professional musicians, performers, djs and composers around the world, who use touchAble on stage or in studio.

Changes in touchAble 2

  • Complete rebuild of the app.
  • New and faster Engine.
  • New Graphic interface.
  • New server.
  • New Template editor module : build your own controllers pages.
  • New Midi editor/ step sequencer.
  • New Isomorphic keyboard.
  • New Browser lets access to your library.
  • Complete rebuild of XY pad module.
  • Hundreds of new features, change and improvements.

touchAble 2 will be available soon. The update will be free for all touchAble users. Full compatibility with Live 8 and Live 9, Intro, Standard & Suite.

More information: touchAble

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Konkreet Labs updates Performer to v2.1

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Konkreet Labs Performer

Konkreet Labs has released version 2.1 of the Konkreet Performer controller app for iOS.

KONKREET PERFORMER is a music control and performance instrument that was designed to use multi-touch technology to the full.

Instead of traditional faders and knobs, use multi-touch and gestures to manipulate PERFORMER’s beautiful shapes to dynamically control your computer’s software instruments in real-time.

Changes in Konkreet Performer v2.1

  • Resizeable Touch Areas — Especially useful for grabbing nodes quickly. The size of the touch areas can now be set, per bank, in the preferences screen.
  • Discontinuous Node Angles — The standard node angle output is a continuous 0 to 180 to 0 degrees. Now, with this update, the output can be set to the full 0 to 360 degrees.
  • Various bug fixes.

Konkreet Performer for iOS costs $24.99 USD.

More information: Konkreet Labs

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Holderness Media updates Echo Pad for iOS to v1.4.7

Holderness Media has released version 1.4.7 of its Echo Pad multi-fx processor for iOS.


Echo Pad 1.4.7 adds two new delay effects, Oil Can Delay and Multi-tap.

Echo Pad is a realtime Multi-FX processor compatible with Audiobus including: Tape Echo, Oil Can Delay, Multi-Tap, Stereo Delay, Shimmer Delay, Smooth Filter, Decimator, Flanger, Distortion, Loopers and more. Effects are controlled by a large multi-touch pad on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch device.

Changes in Echo Pad v1.4.7

  • New effect Multi-Tap Delay, a stereo multi-tap delay with cross-feedback.
  • New effect Oil Can Delay, inspired by vintage oil can reverb/echo units.
  • Adjustable buffer size from 64 to 1024 samples.
  • New input gain slider.
  • Option to enable/disable input light animation.
  • Global preferences now saved (background audio, audio buffer size setting, hardware input setting, input light animation on/off).
  • Minor bugfixes.

Echo Pad costs $3.99 USD.

More information: Holderness Media / Echo Pad

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Andrew McPherson introduces TouchKeys multi-touch musical keyboard

Andrew McPherson has launched a Kickstarter project for his Touchkeys, a DIY touch sensor kit allowing capacitive multi-touch sensing on a physical keyboard.

Touchkeys
The TouchKeys are a new musical instrument transforming the piano-style keyboard into an expressive multi-touch control surface.

The TouchKeys feature native OSC and MIDI support, so they work with nearly every synthesizer or software instrument, with wind and string sounds working particularly well thanks to the ease of playing vibrato and pitch bends. Mappings between touch data and MIDI/OSC are fully customisable in the included open-source software.

A unique aspect of the TouchKeys project is that the sensors install on any existing keyboard, from portable 2-octave controllers to 88-key grands. This means that the TouchKeys retain the familiar keyboard action while adding many new expressive techniques. The Kickstarter project will offer DIY kits for musicians to hack their own keyboards, as well as a limited number of prebuilt instruments. The project seeks to raise £30k to fund the production of TouchKeys sets and get them into the hands of musicians.

About me: Andrew McPherson, creator of the TouchKeys, is a composer and engineer and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous project, the magnetic resonator piano (electronically-augmented acoustic piano), has been used in dozens of performances worldwide over the past 4 years, most recently by the London Chamber Orchestra and the band These New Puritans.

This project is looking to raise £30,000 GBP by Monday Sep 2, 6:59pm EDT.

More information: Touchkeys

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Apple releases Logic Pro X

Apple has announced the release of Logic Pro X, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects.

Apple Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a revolutionary new feature that provides a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques, and Flex Pitch, which provides integrated pitch editing for audio recordings. Apple also introduced Logic Remote, an innovative new way to play and control Logic Pro X from your iPad®, giving musicians the flexibility to create and mix their music from anywhere in the room.

“Logic Pro X is our most powerful version yet, with advanced tools and a modern new interface designed to streamline the process of creating professional quality music,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Musicians are going to love creative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator.”

“Logic Pro was critical to writing and recording our debut album Night Visions, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on Logic Pro X,” said Wayne Sermon, guitarist of the Platinum-selling band Imagine Dragons. “We love the new design, and the creative features of Logic Pro X have already been inspiring us to write new material while we’re on tour.”

Logic Pro X has been designed with a modern new look while preserving and expanding the power and features that professional users rely on. The streamlined interface provides access to advanced tools and functionality for more technical tasks, or can be hidden to allow musicians to focus on being creative. Flex Pitch helps users fix out-of-tune vocals and even change the melodies of recorded audio by manipulating individual notes within an audio waveform. Track Stacks lets you organize and collapse multiple tracks into one, or can be used to create rich, layered instruments. Smart Controls allow you to manipulate multiple plug-ins and parameters with a single move for quick and powerful sound design. An improved Mixer helps manage mix sessions more efficiently, with increased visibility into signal flow and dynamics and faster ways to manipulate channel inserts.

Logic Pro X Drummer / Drum Kit Designer
Logic Pro X Drummer and Drum Kit Designer.

Logic Pro X provides a collection of new creative tools for songwriting and music production. Drummer delivers professionally produced, realistic drum tracks that respond to your direction and can perform millions of unique grooves in rock, alternative, songwriter and R&B genres. Drummer is powered by the performances and sounds of some of the industry’s top session players and recording engineers, including legendary mixer/producer Bob Clearmountain, who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie. Designed to work with Drummer, the new Drum Kit Designer plug-in lets you build your own custom kit using a diverse collection of professionally recorded snare drums, toms, hi-hats and cymbals that you can mix, match and fine tune to get the right drum sound for your song.

Logic Pro X expands Logic Pro’s rich collection of synthesizers and keyboards with more new instruments. The Arpeggiator is one of nine new MIDI plug-ins and can transform a simple keyboard chord into an elaborate performance. The new Retro Synth emulates some of the most popular classic synthesizer tones from the 70s and 80s, and Vintage Keyboards offer realistic models of electric pianos, B3 organs and clavs, with sophisticated tone-shaping controls. Bass Amp Designer allows bass players to play and record using vintage and modern bass amps, with cabinets and microphones that can be configured to build a custom bass rig. Logic Pro X also features an entirely new Sound Library with an updated loop collection and over 1,500 instrument and effect Patches that make creative use of Track Stacks, Smart Controls, the Arpeggiator and other new plug-ins.

Logic Remote

Logic Remote is an innovative new way to extend the creative power of Logic by using your iPad. Designed to take full advantage of the iPad Multi-Touch™ display, Logic Remote gives users new ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in the room, turning their iPad into a keyboard, drum pad, guitar fretboard, mixing board or transport control.

MainStage® 3, a major update to MainStage, is the live performance companion app for Logic Pro X, turning the Mac® into a live rig that makes it easy to bring sounds from the studio to the concert stage. MainStage 3 features a new user interface and maintains compatibility with the new Logic Pro X plug-ins, Patches and Smart Controls.

Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are available to purchase for $199.99 USD and $29.99 USD, respectively. Logic Remote is available as a free download from the App Store.

More information: Apple / Logic Pro X

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