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CyberStep KDJ-ONE Mobile Audio Workstation available to pre-order

CyberStep has announced its new Mobile Audio Workstation, KDJ-ONE, which is now available for pre-order in Japan, North America, Germany, and France.

CyberStep KDJ-ONE

KDJ-ONE is a first of its kind DAW touchscreen smartbook featuring an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, and multitrack audio editing with ACIDized WAV support. Built-in speakers, mic, WLAN, and lithium battery make KDJ-ONE a completely portable and wireless handheld production environment. Additionally, a high precision vibration system adds unique force feedback to your music creating experience.

KDJ-ONE features a combination of multi-touch screen, keypad, and jog dial for a fluid and intuitive control system unlike that of any existing hardware or software. It runs Intel MeeGo Handset Edition as its OS, and supports all of MeeGo’s features including a web browser, Skype, media player, and more. The unit’s built-in KDJ2 Synth features 10 synthesis algorithms, 20 effects, 7 filters, and 4 modulation units including step modulation, which delivers an indispensable tool when creating electronic/club style tracks.

ACID formatted samples may also be loaded directly into KDJ-ONE’s audio tracks and time-stretched just as in ACID DJ, creating a whole new world of possibilities. Likewise, patterns created with KDJ-ONE may be exported directly to ACIDized WAV format. The 6 track pattern sequencer includes automation/motion sequencing, loop recording, step recording, piano roll, and all other standard sequencer features.

KDJ-ONE also features a unique song mode that allows DJ style mixing of two patterns in real time. KDJ-ONE’s internal synthesizer may be used as a VST plugin within any external VST host, via wireless LAN or USB. Internal settings and data are also editable from the computer. The high precision “QW” vibration system sends vibrations from your music directly to your fingertips, adding a whole new element of force feedback to your music production experience!

CyberStep will be exhibiting KDJ-ONE at the NAMM Show 2012 (January 19th – 22nd, 2012 Anaheim Convention Center, booth E #1059).

More information: CyberStep

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Neyrinck updates V-Control Pro control surface app to v1.5

Neyrinck V-Control Pro

Neyrinck has updated the V-Control Pro multi-touch control surface app to version 1.5.

V-Control Pro provides a fully-featured, multi-touch control surface for Pro Tools, Logic 9, Cubase/Nuendo, and many more DAW’s. V-Control Pro uses WiFi to control transport, editing, and mixing functions. V-Control Pro provides advanced control of sends, automation, groups, auditioning, plug-ins, jog/scrub/shuttle, I/O assignment, and other controls within an easy-to-use interface. V-Control can be used simultaneous with ethernet controllers used by Pro Tools.

Changes in V-Control v1.5

  • V-Window – Provides window control for plug-ins, surround panners, and any other windows.
  • MultiPanel – New multi-purpose view for a better organized GUI.
  • Additional DAW Support – Live, Reason, Reaper, Studio One, FL Studio, Tracktion.
  • Logic Improvements – Instrument parameter editing, counter jog/scrub control.
  • Pro Tools Improvements – Full-screen surround panner control. Sticky modifier buttons.

V-Control Pro is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $49.99 USD.

More information: Neyrinck / V-Control Pro

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KMI intros QuNeo next-generation “3D Multi-Touch” portable iPad-sized music controller

Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced the QuNeo, the next generation of music software and hardware controllers for electronic musicians, DJs, VJs and DIY hackers.

Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo

Redefining music production and performance, QuNeo (pronounced kyoo-ne-oh) covers all of the functionality of other controllers, while adding the power of extra dimensions. Quneo provides 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors with 3D Multi-Touch recognition for pressure, velocity, and location sensitivity, which allows musicians playing electronic sounds to change their timbre (quality, brightness and volume) the harder or softer they are played by simply varying touch pressure. The pads are also responsive to X (left – right) and Y (up – down) and recognize multiple gestures for pinching and swiping.

Previously with first generation products, controlling music software and hardware was limited. You could only hit a pad, twist a knob or push a button to manipulate sounds and effects. KMI has resolved these restrictions with its innovative next generation line of Multi-Touch controllers: SoftStep, 12 Step, and now QuNeo, that transforms musical intent into audio through physical control of 3D Multi-touch sensor technology.

QuNeo features

  • The Size of an iPad: QuNeo is the size of an iPad 2 and fits in iPad accessories such as clips, stands and more.
  • 3D Tactile Pads, Sliders, Rotary Sensors and Switches: 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors that are pressure, velocity, and location sensitive, with 17 switches responding to how hard you press.
  • LED Light Feedback: a remarkable lumination scheme combines variably diffusive elastomers with 251 multi-color variable brightness LEDs providing visual feedback that is immediately responsive and delightfully informative.
  • Class Compliant and Open Source Development Kit: QuNeo works with USB, MIDI or OSC and will communicate with your favorite music software environments right out of the box. More advanced users and programmers can download the development kit to create their own code to respond to QuNeo’s sensor data.

The QuNeo is scheduled for release in March 2012. It is currently priced at $200 USD for pre-sale at Kickstarter.com

More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / QuNeo

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Liine releases Lemur for iOS

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Lemur for iPad

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.

Lemur features

  • 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.

More information: Liine / Lemur

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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

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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

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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

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