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Wizdom Music releases Geo Synthesizer for iOS

Wizdom Music Geo Synthesizer

Wizdom Music has released Geo Synthesizer is a musical instrument and MIDI controller for iOS.

A collaboration of Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier (MorphWiz, SampleWiz) and Rob Fielding (Mugician), Geo Synthesizer is an incredibly expressive musical instrument specifically created for a multitouch surface.

Jordan says: “Since touching a preliminary piano keyboard on an iPhone screen and realizing the amazing potential for musical expression on a multitouch device, I have been inspired to create next-generation musical instruments for iOS. Geo Synthesizer is a dream come true in many ways. It is the fastest truly playable iOS instrument that I have put my hands on to date. I can fly through the range of an instrument while expanding on the kind of advanced pitch control we introduced in MorphWiz. As someone who grew up with synthesizers, I can tell you that pitch bending has never been this good!

Geo Synthesizer features

  • Ability to load waveforms from SampleWiz presets.
  • Octave rounding for effortless soloing over large ranges.
  • Whammy slider with absolute and relative modes.
  • 12ET, 24ET, 53ET, and 665ET temperament options.
  • Mono, string, and full-polyphony modes.
  • Tuning and transposition controls.
  • Snap speed control to affect how quickly the instrument pulls notes in tune.
  • Playing surface options for number of rows and columns on screen.
  • Octave and fifth harmonics synthesis options to rich, organ-like sounds.
  • Gain control to add distortion to the sound.
  • FM and touch FM controls for timbal variation.
  • Mono out for use with guitar amps.
  • Sine, sawtooth, square, and custom (SampleWiz) wave options.
  • Attack and release controls.
  • Synthesis body control.
  • Lowpass filter with resonance.
  • Stereo delay.
  • Reverb.
  • MIDI output with polyphonic note bending and multiple configuration options to allow compatibility with a wide range of hardware and software synthesizers.
  • Performance menu lets you make your own custom menu so all the controls you need are always right at your fingertips.
  • 40 presets carefully selected by Jordan Rudess, including patches from Jordan’s personal sound library.

Geo Synthesizer for iOS is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Geo Synthesizer

Oscillicious releases SodaSynth

Oscillicious SodaSynth VST

Oscillicious has announced the release of SodaSynth, a VST synthesizer plugin for musicians designed with a clean signature sound.

SodaSynth VST produces a unique clean sound without any filters and effects. Because of SodaSynth’s unique sound, this lightweight synth is easy to layer and mix into tracks.

With 5 classic waveforms, up to 32 oscillators per note, full 8 note polyphony, and 37 synthesizer presets, SodaSynth VST provides unique value in a tiny package. An integrated help system is also easily accessible inside the VST to help sound designers understand spectral morphing synthesis and create their own sounds.

SodaSynth features

  • Dry VST Synth – Shape your own sound.
  • Unique spectral morphing algorithm to evolve sounds.
  • 5 classic waveforms, up to 32 oscillators per note.
  • Includes 37 built-in synth presets.
  • Full 8-note polyphony.
  • ADSR envelope.
  • Easy-access help menu puts all the documentation at your fingertips.
  • Available for Windows and Mac OS X (10.5+, Intel).

A free in-browser demo is available in the Chrome Web Store that brings “native” high-performance audio to the web for the first time. A tablet version, SodaSynth HD, is also now available for Touchpad through the HP App Catalog.

Oscillicious SodaSynth for Chrome

SodaSynth for Chrome brings low-latency live audio to the web as the world’s first Native Client application in the Chrome Web Store.

By utilizing Google’s emerging Native Client technology, this free version of SodaSynth allows users to jam with the synthesizer in their web browser. An innovative 4-bar live looper with automatic overdubbing is included for fun and easy recording directly off the synthesizer.

Oscillicious SodaSynth for HP TouchPad

SodaSynth HD for the HP Touchpad is the first synthesizer available for the Touchpad, and offers a two octave keyboard with full five-finger multitouch support.

A selection of 21 synthesizer presets are included along with a built-in live looper for quickly brainstorming new compositions.

SodaSynth VST for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $23 USD. SodaSynth for Chrome is available for free in the Chrome Web Store, and SodaSynth HD is available for $3 through the HP App Catalog on the Touchpad.

More information: Oscillicious

Konkreet Labs updates Konkreet Performer to v1.2

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Konkreet Labs has updated Konkreet Performer, a music control and performance instrument that was designed to use multi-touch technology to the full.

Inertia control comes to Konkreet Performer, enabling smooth morphing, from fast and responsive to ultra slow gradual transitions.

Changes in Konkreet Performer v1.2

  • Variable Inertia Setting: for smooth morphing transitions in your music.
  • Control Inertia from Preferences Screen or directly via the Ribbon (for real-time changes during performance).
  • Gestures (rotate/pinch) can be used seamlessly without interrupting the morphing movement.
  • Snapshot Enhancement: Snapshot buttons now respond to touches dragged across them for really fast changes.

Konkreet Performer for iOS 3.2 or later is available to purchase for $24.99 USD. The update is free for existing users.

More information: Konkreet Labs

Retronyms releases Tabletop modular audio environment for iPad

Retronyms Tabletop

Retronyms has released Tabletop, a modular audio studio app for iPad.

The heart of Tabletop is a modular environment where you can mix and match different devices. Select from more than a dozen devices including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers and more. Buy only the gear you need from an expanding catalog.

Tabletop is the first musical environment designed from the ground up exclusively for the iPad. Each device has its own uses, characteristics, personality—ranging from classics like drum pad samplers to touchscreen effects.

Tabletop features

  • 15 unique Devices at launch.
  • 300 sounds (multisample instruments, loops, phrases).
  • Record sequences, arrange into songs.
  • Adjustable quantization (pre- and post-record).
  • Recordable parameter automation.
  • Overdub and replace record modes.
  • Trigger sequences and patterns live.
  • Multitouch instruments and devices.
  • Sampling (internal mic, line in).
  • Adjustable tempo.
  • Import your own sound library, save presets.
  • Support for imported .mid phrases.
  • Insert and send/return (master) effects.
  • Undo history.
  • 44Khz, studio-quality audio.
  • Sync 2 iPads running Tabletop or other apps with WIST.
  • Import sounds from dozens of apps with AudioPaste.
  • … and much more! See the full feature list.

Tabletop for iPad is available in a launch bundle for just $4.99 USD for a limited time. This special price includes 9 of the 15 modular devices, normally available via in-app purchase.

More information: Retronyms Tabletop

Sensomusic updates Usine to v5.70

Sensomusic Usine

Sensomusic has released version 5.7 of Usine, a universal audio software especially designed for live or studio utilization.

After months of development we are proud to announce that Usine V5.70 is out. Hundreds of improvements and new features.

Changes in Usine v5.70

  • Usine Stage: A new product called Usine Stage has been created, an in-between the free and the pro version. See Products comparison. Usine Stage is a reduced version of Usine Pro for advanced users.
  • Master tracks: Now you have the capability to define a track as a master. All the tracks will be routed to this track input, you can then easily add master effects that will be accordingly applied to all actives patches.
  • Export as VST: With this version you can export your workspace into a stand alone application or a VST (a dll), so you can share a redistributable and royalty-free package of your creations.
  • Many major improvements and bugfixes, details here.

Usine Pro for Windows is available to purchase for €119 EUR. Usine Stage will be available soon for €39 EUR.

More information: Sensomusic

XT Software releases energyXT for iOS

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energyXT for iOS

XT Software has released energyXT for iOS, a music production app for Apple iOS.

energyXT for iOS is a music creation and recording app for your iPhone or iPod.
With energyXT you can easily sketch down and work with your ideas, then export a mixdown or multi-track project to your Dropbox account. The perfect companion to your favorite music recording software on the PC or Mac.

energyXT for iOS features

  • Samples provided by Loopmasters
  • 4 tracks types: drums, sound (instrument), chord and audio (voice/guitar)
  • Live playback and recording with multi-touch
  • Send your mixdown or multi-track project to dropbox, and then import to your DAW
  • Pattern based arrangement (intro, verse, chorus etc)
  • Multi-take audio recording

energyXT for iOS is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: XT Software

Short links for April 18th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Otomata

Otomata is a generative sequencer. It employs a cellular automaton type logic I’ve devised to produce sound events.

# 10 New Free Beats Produced By Me For You

A free pack of beats (24-bit 44kHz WAV format) by Petri Suhonen:

In these past couple of days I’ve been busy in my studio creating beats and as a result I came up with a 10 different beats which I’m going to share with all of you for free.

There’s total of 10 drum loops in this pack and they’re on hip hop, downtempo, house, techno and trance genre. All are a produced by me (with FL Studio of course).

# Paper Record Player via CDM

This is a wedding invitation for my friends Karen and Mike. We created a paper record player to house + play a flexi disc pressed with their original song, inviting guests to the wedding.

# HIGHLY EVOLVED SOUND

From Radium Audio:

We built the site especially for F5 Motionographer Creative Festival in New York, which we've attended this year to raise awareness of the ways in which bespoke sound and music, crafted with love and care, add depth, emotion and impact to creative projects.

Highly Evolved Sound shows our latest work, as well as a little film we made to show you what we get up to in the Radiumphonic Workshop, the engine room behind everything we do at Radium Audio & Interactive!

# An Exclusive First Look at Tim Thompson’s Kinect-Based Instrument: MultiMultiTouchTouch

Mark writes:

Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument — A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.”

I met Tim at my recent concert at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale and he was kind enough to invite me over to see his latest development project, the MultiMultiTouchTouch. This custom solution offers players any number of arbitrarily-shaped multitouch areas with three-dimensional spatial control. Interaction with this space allows users to control and play virtual synthesizers using nothing but a Microsoft Kinect as the controller.

# Audio Recording and Production – Stack Exchange

This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for recording enthusiasts and professionals, audio engineers, producers, music composers and arrangers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sensomusic updates Usine & Easine to v5.50.40 (+ free add-ons)

Sensomusic Usine

Sensomusic has released version 5.50.40 Usine and Easine, the universal audio software especially designed for live or studio utilization.

Changes in Usine/Easine v5.50.40

  • More efficient panic button.
  • New dashboard design.
  • [sampler] the gain inlet is now smoothed to avoid audio clicks (on fast modifications).
  • [conductor] the selected track is no longer modified during a conductor recall.
  • Fixed: [pianoroll] various display bugs.
  • Fixed: [pianoroll] some copy/cut bugs solved.
  • Fixed: [sampler] an artifact can occur the first time a sound is played.
  • Fixed: [Easine VST] is 2xin 2xout.

Sensomusic has also announced that the add-ons for Usine are now available to download at no cost.

After few month of suspended downloads we have good news for all Usine free users: Get more than 250 Add-ons and ready-made patches for free.

More information: Sensomusic