IK Multimedia launches GrooveMaker 2 for iPad

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IK Multimedia has announced the release of GrooveMaker 2 for iPad, the most powerful mobile loop based music making app with a patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time.

IK Multimedia GrooveMaker 2 for iPad

GrooveMaker 2.1 adds universal compatibility that provides iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of professional tools and effects for creating music and grooves on the go on an iPad.

GrooveMaker 2 provides a completely new and intuitive way of making music by using groups of loops called songs (60 loops per song) that always sound good together, and users use these to build grooves and complete songs.

GrooveMaker 2 gives users total control over the creation, mixing and remixing process from a newly designed iOS 7 style interface and intuitive controls, loop import, automatic mixing controls, loop effects, mastering effects, groove sequencing and export controls. With GrooveMaker 2, anyone can make music and be a DJ, anywhere, any time.

GrooveMaker 2 for iPad is available to purchase for $9.99 USD / 8.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia / GrooveMaker 2 for iPad

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Native Instruments launches Heavy Valentine – Limited-time TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 sales special

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Sale

Native Instruments has launched a limited-time February special on TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the highly acclaimed 2+2 channel DJ control mixer that unites analog and digital DJing techniques.

Featuring two standalone channels each with Remix Deck controls, and an integrated 24-bit audio interface, TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is the perfect pro-mixer for TRAKTOR DJs. Rear panel inputs provide connectivity for both turntables and CDJs, offering connectivity for purely analog as well as timecode-based setups. With a robust aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure, the Z2 is equipped with top-notch knobs and buttons, multi-colored cue point controls, and advanced Innofaders™ for durable, tactile mixing. TRAKTOR PRO 2’s Macro FX and Flux Mode are also directly accessible from the Z2’s dedicated buttons. An integrated USB hub even allows connectivity for multiple TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 and X1 controllers with plug-and-play simplicity.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 includes the latest version of the flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 software. Trusted by countless professionals, TRAKTOR PRO 2 offers DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, and a wide range of over 30 effects. In addition, integrated Remix Decks technology allows DJs to instantly record, loop and sample audio for on-the-fly remixing. For DJs who combine the flexibility of digital DJing with classic analog systems, the Z2 also comes with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2* timecode vinyl and CDs.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is available to purchase for $599 USD/599 EUR/£499 GBP until February 28, 2014 (regular $799 USD/799 EUR/£679 GBP).

TRAKTOR PRO 2 and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software are provided as a download following registration of the TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 mixer.

More information: Native Instruments / TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2

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Twisted Tools releases Ultraloop loop remixing sampler for Reaktor

Twisted Tools has announced the release of ULTRALOOP, a first-of-its-kind loop remixing sampler with a fast and intuitive visual workflow for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Twisted Tools Ultraloop
ULTRALOOP combines advanced loop layering, comping, effect processing and automation techniques to generate new grooves, riffs and song ideas.

You can use ULTRALOOP with the included factory sample library or to remix your own samples, injecting new life into any existing loop library.

At the core of ULTRALOOP is an advanced loop layering engine and sequencer, capable of both layering and comping – a production technique that allows you to flip between layered tracks that are playing back simultaneously, by muting and un-muting slices of each layer.

Up to eight tracks with loops of any BPM can be layered or comped together in real-time and can be further processed using the all-new Gestural FX engine. The Gestural FX engine automatically generates dynamic effect movements that ramp and modulate over time, using a suite of creative effects designed to produce endless fills, articulations and variations.

Ultraloop features

  • Loop Remixing Sampler.
  • Advanced layered sampler engine with intuitive interface.
  • Visual loop compositing.
  • Generative Gestural FX to create fills, articulations and variations.
  • FX Sequencer.
  • Specialized track sequencer with mono and poly draw modes.
  • Layered playback and editing of up to eight tracks simultaneously.
  • Independent controls per layer, organized into parameter cells with sliders.
  • Automatable Preset Grids per parameter group, with 17 memory slots each.
  • 8 Global Scenes per snapshot.
  • Preset Grids and Scenes are playable via mouse, MIDI or OSC.
  • Extensive randomization options.
  • Time and pitch stretching to allow loops with different BPMs.
  • Flexible multi-output routing per layer.
  • Master Punch control.
  • Swing.
  • Control nearly every parameter with included iPad Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.
  • 3+ banks of presets.
  • 2224 Sound Variations.
  • Over 800mb of included factory sample content by from Enig’matik Records, Loopmasters and Sounds of Revolution.
  • Optional Expansion Packs by cutting edge artists such as Dusty Fungus, Chris Carter and Si Begg.

ULTRALOOP is available from the Twisted Tools Shop for $69 USD. Requires Reaktor 5 full version. Additional Expansion Loop Packs can be purchased for $19 USD each.

More information: Twisted Tools / Ultraloop

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Celemony intros new tutorials: Melodyne and Remix

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Celemony melodyne and remix

Celemony has introduced Melodyne and Remix, a new tutorial series for the Melodyne audio editing software.

In a new tutorial feature devoted to the creative use of Melodyne, Celemony is focussing on remixing.

Melodyne is known as a great tool for the correction of intonation errors and the optimization of vocal tracks, but is capable of much more. A series of video tutorials now shows how Melodyne helps to separate a vocal part from its accompaniment, how to produce crazy echoes and other effects with Melodyne’s characteristic audio notes and how to use audio-to-MIDI to double or replace sounds.

Fundamentals, such as how to adapt loops fast to new musical contexts and the more efficient use of Melodyne in a DAW, are also dealt with. Artists’ interviews and statements, important tips from the manual, remix examples from users, and a buyer’s guide to the various editions of Melodyne round off the series of tutorials.

More information: Celemony / Melodyne as a remix tool

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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

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