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Moog updates Minimoog Voyager OS to v3.5

Moog Minimoog Voyager

Moog has released operating system version 3.5 for the Minimoog Voyager, an analog synthesizer.

Operating System Version 3.5 for the Minimoog Voyager Analog synthesizer adds a number of new features, including quick save, category browse, and legato glide.

After you update your Voyager to OS 3.5, there is a new bank of the freshest Voyager presets on the planet available as a free download. Programmed by Miles Davis keyboardist Adam Holzman, Danish producer Daniel Muschinsky, Moog engineer Steve Dunnington and Moog associate Ben Hovey, these sounds span the spectrum from classic to cutting edge.

Changes in Minimoog Voyager OS v3.5

  • Master Mode
    • MIDI Panic Function – Allows the user to select whether or not to send a MIDI All Notes Off message when the MASTER switch is pressed.
    • Storage Mode – This sets the behavior after a preset is stored. The user is prompted: Go to stored Preset after Saving? If YES is chosen in this screen, then after a preset is stored to a new location the UI goes to the new location. If NO, then after a preset is stored the current location is maintained in the UI.
  • Edit Mode
    • Glide Modes – There are now 8 glide modes. 1 of 8 is stored in a preset. This determines how Glide behaves when the Glide switch is ON. (Note: to make room for the Glide mode feature in the Edit menu, Filter A poles and Filter B Poles are combined into the single menu item: “Filter Pole Sel.”)
  • Panel Mode
    • Quick Save – If a preset has been edited, then pressing the Master switch twice saves the preset to the present location.
    • Sound Category Browse – If Enter is pressed, the Preset advances to the next available sound in the bank or in the subsequent bank with the same sound category – this is useful for searching for all lead sounds, bass sounds, percussion sounds etc… pressing Enter AND Cursor goes backwards in the progression of the sounds in that category.

More information: Moog / Minimoog Voyager

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Access Music releases Virus TI OS4

Access Music Virus TI OS4

Access Music has released OS4 for the Virus TI, the award-winning hardware synthesizer with Total Integration plug-in technology.

New in OS4 for Virus TI

  • Overdrive Stomp Boxes — OS4 for the entire Virus TI line of synthesizers brings 6 more distortion flavors to the table, modeled on vintage guitar distortion pedals. Every one of these classic pedals is famous for its distinctive character and has been exploited by some of the greatest guitar heroes of all time. The virtual stomp boxes feature carefully modeled distortion curves and tonal characteristics and include tone controls where appropriate.
    • Mint Overdrive – The sound of this one just screams tubes – a very special kind of overdrive which results in a wonderful smokey tone. Good for achieving a subtle distortion effect whilst still retaining headroom for dynamics.
    • Curry Overdrive – A more extreme distortion, like in the original, this does not feature a Tone control.
    • Saffron Overdrive – The ‘orange’ one. A very harsh distortion, popular with the grunge movement.
    • Onion Overdrive – A big distortion effect famous for its fuzzy character.
    • Pepper Overdrive – A clear, powerful distortion that’s perfect for making leads cut right through the mix. Tone control to soften sound with a lowpass filter.
    • Chili Overdrive – A classic “fuzzbox” overdrive. No tone control, just in-your-face fuzz.
  • Vowel Filter — This effect is a simple and effective way to vocalize any sound similar to the way a talk box or vocoder would do.
  • Comb Filter — The new comb filter creates everything from subtle, pitched overtones to extreme time-warped deconstruction of any given patch.
  • Arpeggiator To Matrix — OS4 for the Virus TI series introduces a powerful new feature that allows you use the arpeggiator pattern to modulate any of the parameters available to the modulation matrix. You can use this to create dynamic, rhythmical patterns within a sound, similar to what you can achieve with a step sequencer.

The Virus TI OS4 is now available to download for registered users.

More information: Access Music / Virus TI OS4

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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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Access Music announces OS4 for Virus TI

Access Music OS4 for Virus TI

Access Music has announced OS4 for the entire Virus TI series at the NAMM Show 2010 in Anaheim, California.

With TIOS4, the next operating system for the entire Virus TI series of synthesizers, your chances to need additional effects are becoming slim. Six meticulously modeled overdrive stomp boxes greatly complement with the existing arsenal of distortion algorithms in the effect section.

The new speaker cabinet emulation is a fantastic and easy-to-use toolkit to add further character; especially to roaring acid lead and sync sounds. You like retro style? Our new Vowel filter will be your best friend, offering a sonic pallet from Talk Box to WahWah sounds.

The Comb filter puts the metallic shine on your patches known from many glitch and progressive tracks. And The new arpeggiator allows you to modulate any of the parameters available to the modulation matrix.

New in OS4 for Virus TI

  • Stomp Box Effects — OS4 for the entire Virus TI line of synthesizers brings 6 more distortion flavors to the table, modeled on vintage guitar distortion pedals. Every one of these classic pedals is famous for its distinctive character and has been exploited by some of the greatest guitar heroes of all time. The virtual stomp boxes feature carefully modeled distortion curves and tonal characteristics and include tone controls where appropriate.
    • Mint Overdrive: The sound of this one just screams tubes – a very special kind of overdrive which results in a wonderful smokey tone. Good for achieving a subtle distortion effect whilst still retaining headroom for dynamics.
    • Curry Overdrive: A more extreme distortion – like in the original, this does not feature a Tone control.
    • Saffron Overdrive: The ‘orange’ one. A very harsh distortion, popular with the grunge movement.
    • Onion Overdrive: A big distortion effect famous for its fuzzy character.
    • Pepper Overdrive: A clear, powerful distortion that’s perfect for making leads cut right through the mix. Tone control to soften sound with a lowpass filter.
    • Chili Overdrive: A classic “fuzzbox” overdrive. No tone control, just in-your-face fuzz.
  • Speaker Cabinet — To compliment the new vintage distortions, a speaker cabinet simulation was added to the effect section. The new effect type greatly helps to fine tune the frequency response of any sound and to give it more focus in the mix.
  • Vowel Filter Effect — This effect is a simple and effective way to vocalize any sound similar to the way a talk box or vocoder would do.
  • Comb Filter Effect — The new comb filter creates everything from subtle, pitched overtones to extreme time-warped deconstruction of any given patch.
  • Arp To Matrix — OS4 for the Virus TI series introduces a powerful new feature that allows you use the arpeggiator pattern to modulate any of the parameters available to the modulation matrix. You can use this to create dynamic, rhythmical patterns within a sound, similar to what you can achieve with a step sequencer.

OS4 will be available in Q1/2010 to all Virus TI users as a free update.

More information: Access Music

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Moog releases MP-201 Multi-Pedal OS 2.0

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Moog MP-201 Multi-Pedal

Moog has announce the release of Operating System 2.0 for MP-201 Multi-Pedal, a programmable four channel USB/MIDI/CV control hub.

The MP-201 Multi-Pedal is the perfect Control Hub for live performers, studios, DJ’s and more. It’s built like a tank and with CV, MIDI and USB connectivity, it can control anything from a laptop running the latest software to a monster analog modular synth.

Changes in MP-201 Multi-Pedal OS 2.0

  • MIDI-to-CV conversion
  • Loopable Envelope Generators
  • Four Envelope Shapes
  • CV Lag
  • CV Scaling
  • Trigger Gates & MIDI events

The MP-201 Multi-Pedal is available to purchase for $399 USD.

More information: Moog / MP-201 Multi-Pedal

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Edirol releases R-09HR Version 2.0 operating system

Edirol R-09HR

Edirol has announced the release of the version 2.0 operating system for the R-09HR, the portable digital recorder.

This free, user-installable upgrade adds a suite of new music applications and on-board editing functions, making the R-09HR the all-in-one solution for musicians and recording enthusiasts.

With a new Self Time function, metronome, and two tuners, the R-09HR is now a completely self-contained music companion for practicing and rehearsing. The Self Time function allows for a time delay of up to 10 seconds before automatically recording. With the new metronome, musicians can practice their timing by listening to the click via the R-09HR’s built-in speaker, or record quick demos while silently monitoring the metronome in headphones.

The standard and graphic tuners utilize the professional quality condenser microphone of the R-09HR to accurately analyze any instrument’s pitch and tuning. The standard tuner is handy for checking the immediate tuning of an instrument, such as guitar or bass. The graphic tuner displays changes in pitch over time, making it an ideal tool for vocalists, brass, string, and woodwind players who need to test their pitch variation.

Version 2.0 also adds new on-board editing functions for instant manipulation of recorded audio files. The new Divide function breaks long recordings into separate files, such as lengthy interviews or musical performances. The new Combine function merges separate sound files into one single audio file, a convenient feature for posting podcasts easily to the web, or compiling recordings for band practice or music lessons.

Changes in R-09HR Version 2.0

  • Onboard wave editing functions
  • Programmable metronome
  • Self-timer record
  • Standard programmable tuner for instruments
  • Graphic tuner for woodwind, brass, strings, and vocals

More information: Roland / Edirol R-09HR

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Roland releases Fantom-G v1.30 update

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Roland Fantom G8

Roland has announced the release of the version 1.30 update for the Fantom-G workstations.

This free download adds new content and enhancements to the Fantom-G, including new rhythm patterns, and a newly added Arpeggio Import Function.

Changes in Fantom-G v1.30 update

  • Arpeggio Import Function for creating user arpeggio styles.
  • Enhanced functionality, including independent tempo for Live and Studio modes.
  • New keyboard modes for RPS and Rhythm Patterns.
  • New real-time control of multiple sounds at once.
  • Hundreds of new rhythm patterns and RPS phrases.
  • New piano patches, Live Sets, and Studio Sets.

The version 1.30 update for the Fantom-G Series (including Fantom-G Librarian/Editor Software) is available for download here.

More information: Roland

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