Cakewalk has announced the release of Music Creator 6 Touch, a personal music studio software for Windows.
Music Creator 6 Touch includes Windows 8 and touch support.
Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs – with no musical experience required. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music. And when you’re ready to share your music with the world, you can burn a CD or use SoundCloud to post your music on Facebook and Twitter.
Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch enabled devices. Use the same multi-touch gestures you’ve grown accustomed to on your smartphone to interact with Music Creator 6 Touch.
Music Creator 6 Touch features
Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the award-winning Skylight user interface.
Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 128 instrument tracks.
A complete backing band – includes 6 virtual instruments.
All the must-have FX including Reverb, EQ, more.
Plug-in your guitar and get incredible sounds using the Overloud TH2 Creator amp simulator.
Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer.
Trigger audio and MIDI loops using the Matrix View for real-time performance and remixing.
Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, FX, and project templates from the built-in Browser.
Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch enabled device and interact directly with the software using your hands.
Music Creator 6 Touch for Windows is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. A bundle with all 19 Cakewalk Sound Center expansion packs *1,285 additional sounds, 3.6 GB) costs $149.99 USD.
elephantcandy has announced the release of LiveFX, a dynamic effects processor for iPad.
LiveFX dynamic effects processor for iPad by elephantcandy.
Any audio source can be processed; use either live sound input, the built-in track player that plays from your iTunes library or Audiobus to stream audio through LiveFX. Create your own combination of audio effects, and simultaneously control up to four effects using a single fingertip (over 1000 possible combinations) or use multi-touch for automated dynamic sound effects.
Make music with features that truly stand out from the crowd. Introducing LiveFX for iPad; it’s sound control evolved to a whole new level.
Hook up any source or even use an other app with Audiobus.
Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive LiveFX touchpad .
Create your own LiveFX combinations and use up to four effects at once.
Use multi touch to create an auto dynamic effect.
Use one of the many preset-banks or save your own.
With Audiobus access those presets from within an other app.
Make your own effect combination from the countless possibilities .
Lock button holds the effect settings, for dazzling hands-free use .
Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression .
New Looper effects – Forward, Reverse and Slice – add new audio intensity .
Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects.
Auto BPM detection and Tap Tempo keeps your LiveFX locked to the beat .
LiveFX is available for $8.99 USD as an in-app purchase from the free version, which is limited to three built-in tracks. Audiobus and live input will work but with a limited time slot. The in-app purchase you will remove all limitations.
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.
Steinberg Media has announced the release of their latest iOS app, Cubasis, a multitouch sequencer streamlined for the iPad that offers discerning musicians a reliable, portable music production solution in the proven Steinberg quality.
“Cubasis for the iPad is what many of our customers have been waiting for, and all Cubase users will instantly feel at home with it,” commented Carlos Mendoza Rohde, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “And with unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, export to Cubase and lots of loops, sounds and effects, Cubasis is sure to meet the expectations put upon a sophisticated music production and recording software.”
Supporting iPad’s multitouch gestures, Cubasis opens to the familiar arrangement window with its track list and inspector known from Steinberg’s professional Cubase music production system. Cubasis offers export to Dropbox, AudioCopy and SoundCloud plus project compatibility to its desktop equivalent, Cubase, for Windows and OS X operating systems.
Cubasis features unlimited audio and MIDI tracks. Recorded tracks can be mixed with the integrated mixer, processed with more than ten audio effects the likes of compressor, equalizer and delay, and edited within the easy-to-use Sample Editor.
The included 70+ instrument sounds are based on Steinberg’s acclaimed HALion Sonic workstation, ensuring proven quality complemented by over 300 MIDI and audio loops. These can be triggered using the virtual keyboard and drum pads or by hooking up to Core MIDI compliant external keyboard. The Key Editor allows users to add and change MIDI notes efficiently.
Cubasis for iOS features
Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks (depending on the device used).
Over 70 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic.
Mixer with over 10 effect processors (insert and send effects).
Over 300 MIDI and audio loops.
Virtual keyboard and virtual drum pads.
Sample Editor and Key Editor.
Export to Cubase, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email.
Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported.
Sequence other Core MIDI apps (MIDI recording only) and run Cubasis simultaneously via background audio.
Import audio from your iTunes music library or using iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis .
Audio mixdown and MIDI export.
Cubasis is available to purchase for 44.99 EUR including German VAT.