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Ninja Tune releases Ninja Jamm mixing & jamming app for iOS

Ninja tune has launched Ninja Jamm, a free mixing and jamming app for iOS that lets anyone instantly remix music from the Ninja Tune label using touch control, state of the art effects and killer music from Ninja artists.

Ninja Jamm

The app is a revolutionary fusion of music and software for the iPhone brought to you by the musical innovators at Ninja Tune and the design wizards at seeper.

Combining aspects of DJing, remixing and producing, the app lets anyone experience the excitement of playing with electronic music. Ninja artists such as Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Mr Scruff and Coldcut, provide the tunes for you to jamm with.

As each tune plays, you can switch seamlessly between the original licks and bonus clips, created by highly trained remix Ninjas, whilst glitching and effecting each channel and firing oneshot samples over the top.

Unlike many other music apps, the Jamm experience is very hands-on and immediate- your human feel is their key to enjoying freestyle mix possibilities. You can touch, tilt, shake and use multiple fingers and thumbs to Jamm and record, create a killer version of a favourite Ninja Tune and instantly share it with the world through Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

The Ninja Jamm app comes bundled with a free Tunepack, Beats and Pieces3 from Coldcut, the cut’n’paste classic from the DJ duo who helped define both the modern remix with Paid in Full and mashup with Journeys By DJ. More Tunepacks from Ninja artists are available for in-app purchase.

More information: Ninja Jamm

Waveforms updates Loop Twister for iOS to v1.4

Waveforms Looptwister

Waveforms has released version 1.4 of it Loop Twister beat-remixing app for iOS.

It turns your iPad and iPhone into a creative and powerful machine designed for playing and realtime processing of musical loops.

Easy to use, loaded with 96 fresh sounding loops and quality DSP effects gives you endless possibilities of new making sounds for using in your own beats or just for playing and having fun.


Loop Twister beat remixing app for iPhone and iPad.

Changes in Loop Twister v1.4

  • Loops have their own names and can be quickly launched from a loop browser.
  • Bank Manager allows to switch between sets of loops and import new audio from General Pasteboard and iTunes documents folder to Loop Twister banks.
  • You can save up to 10 different patterns with loops for instant recalling in the future.
  • Your live performance can be recorded to a WAV file and copied to external computer using iTunes.
  • Trigger mode allows to manually launch different parts of loops and effects patterns (synchronously) during playback.
  • Content of both effect patterns and slice orders can be manually shifted forward and backward during playback.
  • Shifted patterns and effect patterns now can be cleared separately.
  • Effect controller for Spinner, Retrigger, Foldback distortion and Nasty! was created for additional control over these effects.
  • App works in background mode and mute button is settings are ignored.
  • Audio and some graphics are improved.
  • Fixed: Problems with interpolating samples.
  • Fixed: Importing non-120 BPM loops doesn’t cause glitches.
  • Fixed: Fixed visual indicators and help screens on iPad3.
  • Fixed: Loops are audible even when device’s MUTE button is set to ON.

Loop Twister is currently available to purchase for $2.99 USD.

More information: Waveforms / Loop Twister

Waveforms releases Loop Twister beat-remixing app for iOS

Waveforms Loop Twister

Waveforms has introduced Loop Twister, a beat-remixing app for iOS that turns your iPad and iPhone into a creative and powerful machine designed for playing and realtime processing of musical loops.

Easy to use, loaded with 64 fresh sounding loops and quality DSP effects gives you endless possibilities of new making sounds for using in your own beats or just for playing and having fun.

Enjoy a range of cutting-edge studio loops made by Marcin Cichy, co-founder of “Skalpel” music act that released several Eps and albums on famous Ninja Tune label. Marcin currently works as music producer and mastering engineer at PlugAudioMastering.

Loop Twister features

  • Simple, easy to use and intuitive interface. It looks exactly the same on both iPhone and iPad.
  • 8 high-quality DSP effects including LP & stereo HP filters, pitch bender, foldback distortion and bass booster/ring modulator, LO-FI resampler and more.
  • 2 banks of factory loops ( 32 loops each) -great source of samples for electro house, dubstep, grime and hip hop tracks including drums, percussions baselines and chiptune sounds.
  • 16-step programmable sequencer for adding effects to loops with optional randomization.
  • Pattern manager for saving and loading sequencer settings.
  • Built-in wav rendered that allows to record your own loops and export them for using in other music apps on your iPhone, iPad or a computer. Loop Twister supports Audio Pasteboard and iTunes file sharing.
  • Import of custom loops for playing, processing and mixing with factory sounds.
  • Fast and accurate crossfader.
  • Tempo range : 60 – 240 BPM.
  • Built-In help and a comprehensive user manual (available online).
  • Universal app.

Loop Twister is avaialble to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $0.99 USD.

More information: Waveforms Loop Twister (iTunes App Store)

SampleScience releases Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1

SampleScience has announced the release of Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1, its first commercial sample library.

SampleScience Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol 1

Dusty Eclectic Goldmine is a collection of sounds consisting mainly of breakbeat loops. The focus is on dirty, lofi sounds that would fit well into a mix of Boards of Canada & Aphex Twin tracks. The collection also include a dialogue folder full of sound clips from vintage advertising & educational movies. Those public domain cuts have been selected to be usefull for anyone seeking worthwhile sound bites to put in their mix. They have been sampled with Ninja Tune records & early 1990 IDM in mind. The rest of the collection consist of inspiring music loops as well as FXs, one shots, field recordings & vinyl crackles.

I hope you’ll enjoy this collection. While designing the sounds, I had in mind to put up a sound library similar to the good old e-Lab X-Static Goldmine libraries. Don’t hesitate to chop, remix & re-arrange the loops & sounds to your taste! It is by no mean a string the dots/construction kit type of library. It is meant to be sampled & chop in a creative way.

The wav files works well in Sony MediaSoftwares Acid music production software as well as any other softwares that loads 24 bits wav files. The library is also available in REX2 format.

Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1 is available to purchase for $5 USD.

More information: Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1

Monster Sounds releases Real City Rap Acapellas Vol. 3 sample pack

Monster Sounds Real City Rap Acapellas Vol 3

Monster Sounds has released Real City Rap Acapellas Vol. 3, a collection of royalty free Rap Acapellas from some of the worlds best MC’s.

Blurum13 is well known for his work with Dj Vadim, being part of the group One Self also his collabs with Aquasky, his releases on Ninja Tunes and Jazz Fudge amongst many many other projects around the globe. As far as we can tell he is virtually a nomad, spending most of his time on the road touring all over the world, and we mean ALL OVER! He has stepped on the stage with some of the best names in the scene.

Blurum13 is well known as a Lyrical bar raiser and has spared nothing in delivering some super sharp vocals packed with real lyrical content. BluRum has reached out to his MC family to bring in some of the the freshest working emcees out there onto this pack.

Real City Rap Acapellas Vol. 3 features

  • 580 MB content, 325 samples in total (24-bit).
  • 263 Vocal Loops and 62 One shot vox hits by Blurum13, D Shade, C1, and Robz Vega.
  • 4 ready to play patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS, and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
  • Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are available to purchase separately.

Real City Rap Acapellas Vol. 3 is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Monster Sounds / Real City Rap Acapellas Vol. 3

Ohm Force intros free SPACELAB PACK by Ninja Tune

Ohm Force / Ninja Tune Spacelab Pack

Ohm Force has announced that Ninja Tune – longtime users of the Ohm Force plug-ins, have prepared the SPACELAB PACK, a free sample pack containing hand picked samples/stems/presets from their Spacelab studio’s last 20 years archives.

“Spacelab is my studio at Ninja Tune headquarters in London. Spacelab 1 was in London Bridge from 1993-2000. Spacelab 2 is in Kennington, 2000- present date. The samplepack contains material drawn from jamm sessions from both Spacelabs 1999-2011.

These sessions are completely improvised and feature a loose group of friends of mine who come together weekly to hang out and jamm. Recently we have been escaping from the grid of quantisation by dispensing with a metronome and allowing the drummer to play freely, using a Roland TD12 Vdrums kit hooked up to various sampled drum kits. Enjoy!” – MATT BLACK (Coldcut/Ninjatune)”.

The Spacelab Pack is free download from the Ohm Force Facebook page.

More information: Ohm Force

Short links for April 9th, 2010

Eskamon - Fine Objects

Some interesting things I found recently:

# ESKAMON "Fine Objects"

ESKAMON is the new colaboration project between Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) & Eskmo (Warp, Planet Mu, Ancestor). “Fine Objects” is the first single by the duo that’s set for release on Eskmo’s own imprint “Ancestor.”

“Fine Objects” is the result of the pair’s unique take on sonic exploration and the manipulation of field recordings. From the onset, the two went out with a recorder, gathering sounds from around the house, yard and studio. Material recorded out of the studio included sounds from a parking garage elevator, a broken harp and the droning tones from a discarded piano. These were combined with more home-centric sounds to form the central theme to the song. With lumbering alien bass and intentionally dry, off-kilter percussion, “Objects” quickly grew into it’s own symbolic representation of taking “odd pieces” and allowing them to grow into something a bit more “refined and ablaze.”

Fine Objects is out now, just $1 USD for the mp3, $2 USD for a wav copy.

A wav sample pack of the sounds created for the song + an Ableton pack and 10 minute tutorial video by ill. Gates utilizing the material from the original pack are available to download at no cost (in exchange for your email address). A remix competition is apparently in the works as well.

# Should rekkerd.org have a general (email) newsletter?

I thought it would be interesting to see if you think a general rekkerd.org newsletter would be a good idea. After a few days of having the poll up it seems there isn't much interest at all (judging by the low response rate) but I have decided to set up this newsletter anyway. It will occasionally go out with info on contests, new sample packs, promotions and more.

Visit rekkerd.org/newsletter to subscribe.

Note: since there were already separate announcement lists for contests/giveaways and sample packs I have merged these with the general newsletter. There is now only one announcement/newsletter list.

Knowledge Sabre Remix Competition

# Knowledge Sabre Remix Competition

Kmag, Sabre and Critical Music are running a competition for producers to remix Sabre's One Hundred Teeth. Not only do you get to download the original tune for free but also all the stems needed for remixing.

The winning remix will receive £1000 of Addict clothing and a SoundCloud Pro Plus and three runners up will get SoundCloud Lite accounts. Deadline for entries is Sunday May 2nd 2010 and the winner will be announced by May 12th.

Sabre recently spoke about the track he made for the competition and his new album. He also gives a brief to point producers in the right direction for the competition and talks about how he approaches remixes himself.

# Free Loops.us – 500 (royalty) free drum, bass, synth and other loops, in wav 16-bit 44.1 khz format.

Little-Scale Periodic Waveform Editor for iPhone via TouchOSC

# Periodic Waveform Editor for iPhone via TouchOSC

Sebastian @ little-scale writes:

This is a simple periodic waveform editor for the iPhone / iPod Touch made using TouchOSC. The waveform has sixteen steps. There is also a slider that controls the frequency of the waveform. This is not supposed to be something useful; rather, it further explores the idea of touching sound, something that I have been fascinated with. If someone wants the Max/MSP patch or the TouchOSC template, please let me know.

# PaulStretch — New Build For the New Decade…

Kent Williams has released an updated version of PaulStretch for Mac:

Judging from the WP Stats, my posts about the PaulStretch extreme audio timestretching application are by far the most popular blog posts I’ve ever made, indeed I think people will be downloading it after I’m dead if this domain outlives me. Well, today I took the time to ‘refresh’ the PaulStretch stuff. This means I updated all the libraries it depends on to current versions and rebuilt the program. I don’t mess with the program source code itself — nothing has changed in appearance or tools. The one thing that has changed — and it’s a biggie! — is that it now can load MP3 files for processing without crashing. Huzzah!

Note that this one is Intel-only, a PPC version is now available here.

Review: Loopmasters Coldcut Sound Science

I got hooked on music from the Ninja Tune record label back in the mid nineties. DJ Food, Funki Porcini, Amon Tobin, Vadim… Just a few of the artists that got me excited about music in ways I hadn’t experienced before.

Ninja Tune was founded by Jonathan More and Matt Black, the guys behind the most excellent Solid Steel radio show. As electronic music duo Coldcut they have hundreds of releases and remixes on their name.

If you’ve never heard of Coldcut you can read up on Jon and Matt on their wiki page.

Loopmasters Coldcut Sound Science

With Sound Science, Coldcut offers a collection of quality sounds similar to the ones found in their own recordings.

This exclusive sample pack produced for Loopmasters by Matt and Jon themselves features a huge collection of previously unheard and unreleased material which is sure to grace many future hit records through genres such as Hip Hop, Breaks, House and Drum and Bass. A true skeleton key of sound, the loops and samples are a must for every serious music producers collection.

I’m not sure how to best describe the Coldcut sound, but I know it has to do with head bobbing. Funky breakbeats, jazzy bass, high energy synth stabs, groovy melodic samples… mix it all up in a blender and you know it will sound delicious.

What do you get?

Sound Science includes over 350 loops in both Wav and Rex formats, almost 300 single shot sounds, and 45 patches in various popular sampler formats.

The loops are categorized in the following folders, with 4 tempo subfolders each (70, 88, 100, and 133 bpm):

  • Bass (37), includes nasty synth basslines, regular bass guitar, some lovely double bass grooves and even the odd clarinet loop.
  • Drums (166), from jazzy acoustic drum kits to glitchy electronic drums. There are some real gems here, so authentic and funky. Get your chopping tools ready, you’re going to want to cut these up!
  • Musical loops (111), including complete musical themes, simple synth melodies, super sweet chords, funky orchestral stabs, electric, acoustic & nylon guitars (love the foot tapping in the background), various pads, Moog sounds, Theremin… I could go on for a while but I think you get the idea; this stuff is diverse!
  • The last loops folder features a bunch of vocals and sound effects (41). These include blips & bleeps, wobbles, jazzy vox, dubby delay sounds, scratches, and more. Quite some unique and useful sounds.

The larger part of the single shots comprises of drum sounds, also conveniently divided in subfolders for kick, snare, toms, etc. With just 8 bass samples and 11 instrument samples the bass and instrument folders look a little bare. Where applicable the sounds (and loops) have the root key included in the file names.

With the exception of the drum kits and hits the included sampler patches are basically single shot sounds mapped across a few octaves. Nothing to get too excited about.

The variety of sounds in this library is just what you would expect from Coldcut; a mix of real instruments and synths, acoustic drum loops and electronic breakbeats, sugar sweet melodies and noisy sound fx, and lots in between.

Check the audio demo from Loopmasters for an idea of what Sound Science has to offer.

So what do I think?

Product: Coldcut Sound Science by Loopmasters
Format: WAV/REX Loops & Sounds + Sampler patches
Price: £29.95 (download) – £39.95 GBP (DVD)

One of Sound Science’s samples says “let’s just use a sample”, and that is exactly what this sample library is all about. It has that old school sampling vibe, authentic yet fresh.

Due to the wide variety of sounds and styles Sound Science might appear to be a bunch of random samples. However, once you start tossing them together you will find that many actually work together very well.

I only wish they would have put a larger amount of samples in the collection. 350 loops may seem like a lot but many of them are variations on the same beat/melody.

Still, Sound Science is a great sample library delivering the Coldcut vibe I was hoping for; you’ll be bobbing your head in no time!
Now let’s just hope there will be a Sound Science 2.

More information: Loopmasters / Coldcut Sound Science