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Computer Music 182 intros Downloads for Digital Editions + Tone2 BiFilter2

Computer Music 182

Computer Music has announced that the digital edition of Computer Music 182 now includes downloads of the content previously only included with the cover DVD of the print edition.

Computer Music’s editor writes:

Downloads are now available for our DVD content, starting with CM182! So people can buy the digital edition (Newsstand/Zinio) for a few quid/dollars and get immediate download access to the software, samples, video, tutorial files, etc.

Tone2 BiFilter2 is free with this issue. It’s the full version, worth $39.99.

Other highlights of CM182 include a VIP Series sample pack from UK techno legend Kirk Degiorgio, and that our Apple Newsstand edition now also includes built-in videos.

More information: Computer Music

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Get free DDMF CM EQ Pack with Computer Music 179

Computer Music 179 includes the DDMF CM EQ Pack, a bundle of two equalizer effect plugins for Windows and Mac.


CM versions of DDMF’s IIEQ Pro and LM10 plug-ins are included in Computer Music 179.

We’re giving away two fantastic, pro-quality EQ plugins with Computer Music 179! The DDMF CM EQ Pack contains two free plugins for PC and Mac, in AU and VST plugin formats.

IIEQ Pro CM is an all-purpose EQ, whereas LP10 is focused more on mastering, offering linear phase and variable phase operation. The plug-ins are based on DDMF’s highly regarded IIEQ Pro and LP10 plugins.

More information: DDMF CM EQ Pack

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Producer Sessions Live 2011, UK event with tutorial sessions & hands-on recording gear

After a sold-out launch event in 2010, Producer Sessions Live 2011 features more producers, more gear and more opportunity for today’s music makers to get on the fast track to success.

Producer Sessions Live

Taking place at the state-of-the-art SAE London studios on Sept 3rd and 4th, Producer Sessions Live 2011 features intimate tutorial sessions from some of the biggest names in music production, alongside the chance to get hands-on with the latest hi-tech gear.

As the creators of countless chart and club hits, Artful Dodger, Dave Spoon, Nu:Tone, Danny Byrd, D.Ramirez, Stonebridge, Starsmith and many more will be giving you the chance to learn the tips and tricks that make hits for megastars such as Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Kylie, Kayne West, Robyn, and Tinnie Tempah in a series of workshop master classes.

Run by Future Publishing’s MusicRadar.com, Future Music and Computer Music magazines, Producer Sessions Live also features gear rooms filled with everything from mixing desks to synths and software, with experts on hand to demo the kit and answer your questions.

And get involved with Producer Sessions Live 2011 right now via our amazing remix competition. Head to www.soundcloud.com/producersessionslive and download the parts to Joey Negro’s No Sugar. Remix it, upload your mix to the PSL SoundCloud drop box and you’re in with a chance of winning a gear bundle worth over £3,000! The best remix will be chosen by Joey Negro himself and a panel of producers on the final day of Producer Sessions Live.

Day tickets for the Producer Sessions Live 2011 are available at £10 GPB including free entry to The Ministry of Sound’s huge Saturday night party where Producer Sessions Live will be hosting the Baby Box with exclusive sets from Steve Mac and Mat Playford.

More information: Producer Sessions Live

Confirmed Producer Sessions so far: Stonebridge, Danny Byrd, Adam White, Florian Meindl, Richard Dinsdale, Solo, D.Ramirez, Sharooz, Starsmith, Steve Mac, Kid Massive, Artful Dodger, Nu:Tone, Dave Spoon, James Reynolds, James Hockley, Tommy D and Dom Kane with more on the way!

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LinPlug MorphoX, virtual synth coming soon

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Computer Music posted some exclusive news on MorphoX, the upcoming virtual synthesizer instrument by LinPlug.

LinPlug MorphoX
LinPlug MorphoX

From Computer Music:

MorphoX is essentially a hybrid virtual analogue synth, and includes all the standard VA features, such as a variety of blendable oscillator shapes, unison detune, ring, amplitude and frequency modulation, built in chorus and delay effects, arpeggiator, and modulation matrix.

The main difference between MorphoX and LinPlug’s other synths is the Morph Wheel, which allows the user to quickly and easily morph between two patches. Using this feature, it’s possible to create highly expressive performances and complex sounds in real-time via MIDI.

A few audio demos are available from the Computer Music website. A review of LinPlug MorphoX will be published in CM160.

More information: Computer Music / LinPlug

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Short links for June 7th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Eigenharp Alpha unboxing – EigenZone

Geert Bevin writes:

Faithful to my Eigenharp Pico unboxing video, I also recorded one right after I received my Eigenharp Alpha. I hope you like it!

Until now I haven’t been able to find an unboxing video that showed what I personally always wanted to see about the Alpha and its accessories. I hope this video satisfies the drool-lust of people like me now ;-)

# Applications for the Korg Kaossilator Pro

English Hermit has two freeware applications for Windows to add MIDI functionality to the Kaossilator Pro.

  • Kaossilator Pro MIDI Keyboard Interface: This application allows the KO-PRO to be played with a standard MIDI keyboard.
  • Kaossilator Pro – DAW Interface: This application allows KO-PRO performance MIDI data to be recorded, easily edited and played back from a digital audio workstation.
Dream Synthesizer

# Dreams of a Musical Future: Digitópia Winners’ Wondrous Creations; One Will Be Real

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music writes:

What if you could have any musical technology you wanted – if you had only to imagine something, and it appeared? That was the somewhat insane notion behind the Dreams Competition CDM organized with Rui Penha of Casa Da Musica’s Digitópia research and education program in Porto, Portugal. Earlier this week, Rui and I sat down on the banks of Porto’s famed Douro River with Paulo Maria Rodrigues to pour through stacks of imaginary instruments. Some proposals read like wish lists composed to Santa Claus. Others included exquisite renderings, mock-ups, and even video that made them into serious, near-finished product designs. In the end, we attempted to choose the ideas that seemed the most surprising and original, including a winner that – with some limitation of its scope – would be feasible to actually build.

Far from just being idle fantasy, the winner will be realized by a team of developers as an open-source, free project. And I suspect some of the other entries may yield real tools, too. The line-up offers plenty of indications of what matters to people, and what’s possible. Here are some of our favorite entries out of an impressively high-quality bunch, plus, of course, our winners and the grand-prize selection that will inspire a real project.

# Free Sample Friday: Synth Kicks

More free samples by Tom Shear:

Today we’ve got 16 synthetic kick drums to feed your sampler. All samples are 24-bit/44.1k mono WAV format.

GO GET THEM!

Jonas the Plugexpert - Ondervlak

Jonas the Plugexpert – Ondervlak

Lovely compilation of tunes, including Ik mis je, the track that won 1st in the first rekkerd.org sample remix contest.

Richard writes:

This album mix is a selection out of my relatively slower attempts at music (<140 bpm) created between 2005 – 2010, with the exception of ‘Kontje’ which was made in 2002.

The album is available as a free download under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license.

Boss pedal mouse

# Boss pedal mouse

From MusicRadar:

As you can see, it's based on Boss's perennially popular DS-1 distortion pedal, with the 'Tone' and 'Dist' knobs operating as the left and right mouse buttons. There's also a scroll wheel on the side and the 'check' L.E.D. lights up when it's plugged in!

Unfortunately it doesn't work as an actual distortion pedal, but that's probably a good thing, because it's made out of plastic and it would be crumpled by our huge ROCK feet.

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Short links for March 19th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Electric Independence: Vince Clarke and the Temple of Synth

The new episode of Electric Independence documents a visit to Vince Clarke's incredible home studio that features more analog gear than, well, probably anyone we've ever encountered. The founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure is enjoying the country life in Maine but still cranks out the jams, or as he likes to put it "making something from nothing."

# Native Instruments wants you!
Fancy a job with Native Instruments?

Thanks to the support of our valued customers, Native Instruments continues to grow and expand. If you want to help shape the Future of Sound, we are keen to hear from you! We currently have around 20 vacancies at our offices in Berlin and LA!

# Micro Tutorial 20 – ReWire with Logic (YouTube)

How to set up a session with Logic as the ReWire host for Reason & Record.

We'll look at how to set up ReWire inputs in Logic and how to patch separate audio outputs in Record.

MusicRadar Reason on iPad?

# Propellerhead CEO discusses iPad music software

From MusicRadar:

Propellerhead Software's Reason is an app that many (not least MusicRadar) are touting as a perfect fit for Apple's iPad, and it seems that a port to the new tablet may not be beyond the realms of possibility.

Our sister magazine Computer Music was recently in touch with Propellerhead Software's CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös, and when asked about the potential of the iPad in a music-making context, he said: "From a technical standpoint, the iPad has very similar capabilities to the iPhone.

"We have yet to see if the difference in form factor between the two is a big enough differentiator to turn the iPad into something different. I suspect it is."

While Nathorst-Böös was unwilling to be drawn on whether Propellerhead will develop iPad apps, he did say: "the iPad is at least as powerful a computer as the ones we started making software for back in the 90s. And that's pretty exciting!"

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Short links for February 5th, 2010

Barry Wood's NAMM Oddities 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# NAMM Oddities 2010

Barry is back with the NAMM Oddities of 2010:

My NAMM experience went really quite smoothly this year. I didn't have to deal with any injuries or camera failures.

The show was a little smaller than last year, which was most apparent in my favorite haunt, Hall E. There were some open areas where there weren't any booths set up at all. That being said, there was no shortage of invention and innovation at the show. Because of that, I think the great unsung heroes of the Oddities need their own motto: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor global economic collapse stays the mad genius from the swift creation of strange musical devices."

# skewworks Pyxis – How would you like to be able to run compiled programs from a uSD drive? Maybe you'd like to create an app that's closed source? Or perhaps you're just looking to display full screen 320×240 bitmaps using the Arduino. If any of those sounds good to you than Pyxis is the OS for you.

Wiimote-help in pd

# Use the WiiMote as a musical instrument

Winko Erades van den Berg on making music using a computer and a Wiimote:

An article that appeared on the Create Digital Music website, about making music using the WiiMote and a computer, drew my attention. Several hints were given on the how to, but as always in doing new things the information was scattered everywhere and nowhere.

After reading many articles and watching many videos I found out how to realize a working setup for myself. In this article I’ll try to explain the steps needed to create a working setup for yourself.

# Primer on new Echo Nest search_tracks, capsule, and get_analysis APIs

Echo Nest co-founder Brian Whitman demoed the alpha version of a new set of Echo Nest APIs.

At Stockholm Hack Day we’re announcing three or four new APIs that are going to stay in our “alpha” sandbox for now. These are officially unsupported but we will work with anyone who has a use case for them. For now, the instructions will stay here until we promote them to production APIs.

Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie

# Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie

Mellodrama, a documentary by Dianna Dilworth, explores the rising and falling fortunes of the Mellotron – the first musical keyboard to "sample" the sounds of other instruments – from its birth in a California garage in the 1950s, through its dominance on concert stages in the 1970s, through its almost religious cult of followers in the 2000s. From the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" to Black Sabbath to Kanye West, Mellodrama is a 50-year odyssey of musical invention, revolution, betrayal, and rediscovery.

Includes 8-page booklet with essay by Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues, Mellotron and Chamberlin production timelines, and more.

# SampleRadar: 316 free Parisian-style samples

MusicRadar.com's latest batch of free samples is here:

The collection we're giving you here has a distinctly French flavour, being inspired by the likes of Kavinsky, Justice, Mr Oizo and the artists on the Kitsuné label. Download it and give your music a sense of Parisian style – you'd be 'in-Seine' to miss out!

Plughugger Drum Machine Shootout

# Drum machine shootout

Plughugger has a comprehensive review of Audio Damage Tattoo, Audiorealism ADM and Sonic Charge Microtonic.

This review compares three software drum machines and how they stand against each other. Three audioguns, twenty one sonic bullets. Two swedes and one american. Drum roll, please…

While there are a whole bunch of drum synthesizers on the market and many of them are very competent – my selection ended up with Audio Damage Tattoo, Audiorealism ADM and Sonic Charge Microtonic. My primary criteria was that they should be available for both PC and Mac – and they should be able to create more than one type of overall sound. I chose not to include any of the drum machines from the polish developer D16, as each and every drum machine is locked to a specific model and besides – I don’t own licenses for any of them.
Waldorf Attack is a classic that I seriously considered to include, but decided against as it doesn’t contain a sequencer. Also, three products against each other is clear as a german sausage soup. But the Waldorf Attack is a fantastic drum synthesizer, especially for creating weird electronic percussion noises.

I love Microtonic (and the D16 drum machines), but I think it’s inevitable I’ll end up getting Tattoo at some point.

# Mini Kit: PH001

Timothy has posted a nice little drum kit:

This is a mini kit with bd, snare, 2 ch’s and a oh. They are from one hits I have either recorded from drum machines or found around. Processed with eq and compression and some final touches to each sound. Hoping to give you a nice starter kit with a solid foundation. There is also a Ableton Live session with the kit in a drumrack with further processing on.

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