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Xfer Records releases Nerve

Xfer Records Nerve

Xfer Records has released Nerve, a virtual drum machine instrument for Windows and Mac.

Nerve is a software drum machine which brings powerful beat creation and manipulation to your Host Sequencer. Nerve runs as a VSTi or AudioUnit plugin. Nerve was designed and coded by veteran dance music producers, with a diverse sample library included from many of todays top sound designers. Create your own beats entirely from scratch using sounds you already have (AIF/WAV/REX/RX2/AKAI .SND), or utilize the factory-included Drum Kits, Presets, Patterns, and Sounds.

Nerve features

  • Powerful Internal Step Sequencer – Nerve has an ergonomic mouse-driven Step Sequencer which allows you to program beats visually or by clicking rhythmically, with minimal mousing.
  • Compact, hassle-free interface – Everything you frequently want to control is instantly accessible in Nerve – no fumbling and excessive paging around to get things sounding how you want, in a window which won’t consume your entire screen real-estate.
  • Thousands of Original Sounds Included – Nerve contains a large, comprehensive 2-Gigabyte library containing full presets, drumkits, patterns, one-shots, and loops made by a variety of world-class sound designers, including SampleMagic, PowerFX, Richard Devine, Dom Kane, SampleSquad, Bitword, Noise Inc., and many others, catering to a wide variety of musical genres.
  • Sculpt your own original sounds – you can drag-and-drop soundfiles you already have on your hard disk (WAV/AIF/REX/RX2/AKAI SND format) and audition different samples instantly using navigation buttons. Random sample selection from the current folder (for one or all pads) is possible with hotkeys, for exploration of new sound combinations effortlessly. On-board editing with 22 simultaneous pre-calculated DSP types allows you to slice/trim, sculpt, stretch, and bend and re-synthesize sounds into completely new sounds, with no play-time CPU expense.
  • Slice and Re-arrange loops – Nerve allows for a single pad to contain up to 16 slices of a loop, with adjustable slice points, which will automatically get read from REX/RX2 files. For traditional WAV/AIF loops, three different user-selectable time-stretching options are available (slice+fill, granular stretch, resample) to get your loop to match your host sequencer BPM.
  • Let your Rhythms Groove + Gel – Nerve allows you to extract the timing + level information from a REX/RX2 loops, and have this apply to all of the rhythms with a single mouse gesture. You can store swing presets for future use.
  • Performance-Oriented features – Nerve features a unique Repeater control which allows you to re-trigger one or more pads on-the-fly to create fills and variations on-the-fly. Trigger / Re-trigger patterns with the mouse or MIDI notes. Re-triggered portions can be automatically ‘sent’ to a different output pair for additional external processing on those specific moments. Unlike audio-based buffer-repeating effects, Nerve’s Repeater will follow swing/groove feel on a global level, maintaining your groove. Furthermore, re-triggered steps will also generate new MIDI-out notes, if using Nerve for controlling external samplers, etc.
  • Realtime Sculpting Control – Each pad contains a unique ‘fat’ 2x-oversampled State Variable Filter. Flexible LFOs allowing you to make parts vary over time (pan/level/cutoff/reso/sample start), allowing for parts to sound more fluid. MultiStage Envelopes with tension curves allow for dynamic sculpting with high precision. A unique GATE parameter allows the envelope length to rescale, sequenced per-step and/or controlled/automated externally. * Internal Sidechain-input Compressor – get your beats to pump without all of the in-host bussing hassle.
  • Pad Independence – Each pad can optionally run its own pattern chain, length, and randomize, making it very easy to create polyrhythms / polymetric beats giving your music productions interesting, unique flair.
  • Multiple Output capability – (8 stereo pairs) allow you to separate various parts of the beat for external mixing/processing.
  • MIDI support (both input and output) – control Nerve from a MIDI controller using assignable MIDI notes. Control Nerve parameters from MIDI CC messages. MIDI Out control allows you to use Nerve as a “sequence engine” to generate notes/CC’s in unique ways / control or layer other synths and samplers.

Nerve is available to purchase as an instrument plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $199 USD. A 20-minute demo version can be downloaded from the Nerve product page (only includes minimal content, saving is disabled).

More information: Xfer Records / Nerve

Twisted Tools releases Colorflex

Twisted Tools Colorflex

Twisted Tools has released Colorflex, a unique color based zone matrix sequencer for Reaktor 5.

It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an unique oneshots sample map with samples by artists such as Antonio Blanca, D’arcangelo, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, GlitchMachines.com, Sonictwist, Timonkey, and Tipper

Colorflex features

  • 256 cell color based zone matrix sequencing.
  • Advanced ‘Graphic Layer’ editing.
  • 8 Track MIDI Note Sequencer.
  • 8 Track MIDI CC Sequencer.
  • 8 Track IC Send Sequencer.
  • 8 Freely Assignable output channels.
  • Scene Sequencing+Scene MIDI Control.
  • Works with any MIDI capable device.
  • Works with Vortex 1.2 (coming soon!).
  • 3 x Cell Mode Layouts.
  • Extensive Cut/Copy/Paste/Select/Randomize Functionality.
  • Simplified Multi-Destination MIDI Learn System.
  • Documentation.
  • Free Version Updates.
  • Includes: Sampler, Synth, Mixer, Effects, Sampler Library for Demo Purposes.
  • Kore and Maschine Templates.

Colorflex is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Colorflex

Xfer Records announces Nerve

Xfer Records Nerve

Xfer Records has announced Nerve, a software drum machine which brings powerful beat creation and manipulation to your host sequencer.

Nerve was designed and coded by veteran dance music producers, with a diverse sample library included from many of todays top sound designers. Create your own beats entirely from scratch using sounds you already have (AIF/WAV/REX/RX2/AKAI .SND), or utilize the factory-included Drum Kits, Presets, Patterns, and Sounds.

Nerve features

  • Powerful Internal Step Sequencer: Nerve has an ergonomic mouse-driven Step Sequencer which allows you to program beats visually or by clicking rhythmically, with minimal mousing.
  • Compact, hassle-free interface: Everything you frequently want to control is instantly accessible in Nerve – no fumbling and excessive paging around to get things sounding how you want, in a window which won’t consume your entire screen real-estate.
  • Thousands of Original Sounds Included: Nerve contains a large, comprehensive 2-Gigabyte library containing full presets, drumkits, patterns, one-shots, and loops made by a variety of world-class sound designers, including SampleMagic, PowerFX, Richard Devine, Dom Kane, SampleSquad, Bitword, Noise Inc., and many others, catering to a wide variety of musical genres.
  • Sculpt your own original sounds: you can drag-and-drop soundfiles you already have on your hard disk (WAV/AIF/REX/RX2/AKAI SND format) and audition different samples instantly using navigation buttons. Random sample selection from the current folder (for one or all pads) is possible with hotkeys, for exploration of new sound combinations effortlessly. On-board editing with 22 simultaneous pre-calculated DSP types allows you to slice/trim, sculpt, stretch, and bend and re-synthesize sounds into completely new sounds, with no play-time CPU expense.
  • Slice and Re-arrange loops: Nerve allows for a single pad to contain up to 16 slices of a loop, with adjustable slice points, which will automatically get read from REX/RX2 files. For traditional WAV/AIF loops, three different user-selectable time-stretching options are available (slice+fill, granular stretch, resample) to get your loop to match your host sequencer BPM.
  • Let your Rhythms Groove + Gel: Nerve allows you to extract the timing + level information from a REX/RX2 loops, and have this apply to all of the rhythms with a single mouse gesture. You can store swing presets for future use.
  • Performance-Oriented features: Nerve features a unique Repeater control which allows you to re-trigger one or more pads on-the-fly to create fills and variations on-the-fly. Trigger / Re-trigger patterns with the mouse or MIDI notes. Re-triggered portions can be automatically ‘sent’ to a different output pair for additional external processing on those specific moments. Unlike audio-based buffer-repeating effects, Nerve’s Repeater will follow swing/groove feel on a global level, maintaining your groove. Furthermore, re-triggered steps will also generate new MIDI-out notes, if using Nerve for controlling external samplers, etc.
  • Realtime Sculpting Control: Each pad contains a unique ‘fat’ 2x-oversampled State Variable Filter. Flexible LFOs allowing you to make parts vary over time (pan/level/cutoff/reso/sample start), allowing for parts to sound more fluid. MultiStage Envelopes with tension curves allow for dynamic sculpting with high precision. A unique GATE parameter allows the envelope length to rescale, sequenced per-step and/or controlled/automated externally.
  • Internal Sidechain-input Compressor: Get your beats to pump without all of the in-host bussing hassle.
  • Pad Independence: Each pad can optionally run its own pattern chain, length, and randomize, making it very easy to create polyrhythms / polymetric beats giving your music productions interesting, unique flair.
  • Multiple Output capability: (8 stereo pairs) allow you to separate various parts of the beat for external mixing/processing.
  • MIDI support (both input and output): control Nerve from a MIDI controller using assignable MIDI notes. Control Nerve parameters from MIDI CC messages. MIDI Out control allows you to use Nerve as a “sequence engine” to generate notes/CC’s in unique ways / control or layer other synths and samplers.

Nerve for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to pre-order on DVD for $199 USD. Pre-orders will ship April, 2010 and a demo version is coming soon.

More information: Xfer Records / Nerve

Twisted Tools releases Vortex

Twisted Tools Vortex

Twisted Tools has launched its new website with 6 free Reaktor ensembles in addition to its first commercial product, Vortex.

We have been working hard for about a half-year now, developing Vortex and creating an infrastructure to bring you the most twisted yet affordable high quality sounding mangling products to rock your speakers. Vortex will be the first of many exciting products we hope to bring you this year…

Vortex is a six track polyphonic sampler and sequencer for Native Instrument’s Reaktor 5. It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an original 200mb+ sample map with samples by artists such as c2, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, Noklip, GlitchMachines.com, Mike Huckaby, Sonictwist, Tipper and Vinja.

Vortex features

  • Six Track Sequencer, 4 Sequencers Per Track
  • Six-Voice Polyphonic Granular Sampler
  • Color-Coded Modulation System
  • Two Cross Modulating LFOs
  • Extensive Randomization Features
  • MIDI Learn System with Controller Feedback
  • Alternate View Option
  • Multi-Out Support
  • Extensive Cut/Copy/Paste/Select/Randomize Functionality
  • Advanced ‘Graphic Layer’ Editing
  • Scene Sequencing (create arrangements within each preset)
  • Templates for Kore 2 and Maschine
  • Comes with all of the Twisted Tools ‘freebie’ plugins as part of the download

Vortex is available to purchase for $29 USD.

The following Reaktor ensembles are available to download at no cost for registered users (registration is free):

  • Chance, probabilistic MIDI sequencer based on a “Weighted Choice” method with dynamic pitch scaling.
  • Colorstrip, granular sampler designed to suit your sound design needs and excels at complex operations in loop slicing/destruction, but can also perform more simpler tasks.
  • Debris, a unique granular sampler with advanced mouse-recording features.
  • Allgorhythm, a probabilistic step-sequencer with a simple interface, that produces complex loops that never repeat.
  • Cirklz, an advanced granular delay with a unique, one of a kind user interface based on a convenient Reaktor bug.

More information: Twisted Tools

Richard Devine introduces GrainCube

Richard Devine has introduced GrainCube, a multi-granular processing instrument for Reaktor that has individual randomizing sections, allowing for endless never repeating sonic gestures.

A creation & collaboration between RachMiel (Rick Scott) Reaktor building/construction and LemurCube Control surface design by Antonio Blanca. Sounds, sources, samples by Richard Devine, Antonio Blanca and Josh Kay.

GrainCube will be available from devinesound.net soon, free of charge.

More information: Richard Devine

Time+Space announces Toontrack EZX offer

Toontrack Electronic EZX

Time+Space has announced a special offer on the forthcoming Toontrack Electronic EZX.

Over the past decade, the team at Toontrack Music has generated over 1,000,000 sound files from recordings of hundreds of the finest drums and cymbals. Until now, it’s been 100% acoustic…

Due for release later this month, the eagerly awaited Electronic EZX delivers a distinctive collection of classic, circuit bent and resampled electronic drum sounds.

Pristine classics, otherworldly one of a kind bends, and gritty essentials make this the hottest collection of electronic drums imaginable.

The Electronic EZX is simply a must-have for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer 2.0 users and anyone who orders it between 1st – 30th November 2009 can claim any other EZX expansion pack completely free!

Simply purchase Electronic EZX as normal either through Time+Space or a participating dealer and then send proof of purchase with the rebate form (downloadable from timespace.com/toontrack) to Time+Space and they’ll send the free EZX direct to you at no extra charge.

The free EZX can be any of the following titles:

  • EZX – Claustrophobic
  • EZX – Drumkit From Hell
  • EZX – Latin Percussion
  • EZX – Nashville
  • EZX – Twisted Kit
  • EZX – Vintage Rock
  • EZX – Funkmasters
  • EZX – Jazz

More information: Time+Space

Toontrack announces Electronic EZX

Toontrack Electronic EZX

Toontrack has announced the Electronic EZX, a modern collection of classic, circuit bent and resampled electronic drum sounds for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer 2.0.

Designed by Brad Bowden and Richard Devine, this EZX® includes 33 meticulously crafted kits with 100+ additional sounds of the most requested electronic kick and snare drums. It also features our ever-popular use of parallel FX processing in the mixer window for unlimited variation and sonic depth.

Whatever your style, we got your drum sounds. House, Techno, Progressive, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap, Electro, Grime, Jungle, DnB, RnB, Dub-Step, Trip-Hop, Acid, Disco, Crunk, Industrial, Experimental, Noise-core, Hard-core, Minimal, Glitch, Gabba, Ambient, Trance. If you’ve heard it, we got it. If you think it’s not possible, now you can.

This is Old School, Modern and Future all rolled into one.

The Electronic EZX will be available in November 2009.

More information: Toontrack / Electronic EZX

Short links for December 3rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Beat Fixx

# Beat Fixx – Natural Performance Enhancement For Drums

Beat Fixx is a professional drum quantizing service. AudioGeekZine’s Jon Tidey explains what this is all about.

  • What is this?
    Professional drum quantizing. A new service for getting your drum tracks corrected. Using Pro Tools’ Elastic Audio and Beat Detective, drumming inconsistencies on a recording can be snapped into time, while maintaining much of the personality of the original performance.

  • Who is it for?
    The service is aimed at home, project and pro studios that may not have the time or resources to do the corrections themselves. Effective and natural quantizing techniques take time to master, I’m sure you’d rather be recording guitars. Spend a few hours editing drums the wrong way and you’ll understand why this is a great deal.

  • How much?
    Beat Fixx is currently charging a flat rate of $50 per song. Payments are processed through PayPal.

  • How long does it take?
    You can expect corrected tracks in 1-3 days. Approximately 24 hours is typical.

# DEVSND.COM | DEVINESOUND – Website of sound sculptors Richard Devine and Josh Kay. You'll find some top notch free Battery kits (including .wav samples) in the library section.

Free DEVSND Battery kits

  • Modded ARP 2600, custom samples from a heavily C.M.S. modded ARP 2600. A strange collection of percussion one-shots, hits, pulses, and other unclassifiable noises.
  • Broken Santoor, custom samples from a detuned & broken suntur, made using a cello bow, battery-powered fans, wind-up toys, and hematite magnets.
  • Bent TR-808, custom samples from a bent and rewired TR-808 drum machine.

Check DEVSND.COM for audio demos and links to download these lovely samples.

Auditorium

# Auditorium – A free Flash game about about the process of discovery and play:

The Primary Goal of Auditorium is to guide your Flow into the various Audio Containers presented before you. As you fill these Containers, you will energize them. Given enough energy, the containers will begin to sing together in a symphony, providing the ultimate Harmony of Flow. But be advised: While some containers merely require the presence of Flow Energy, some containers will require a specific color of Flow. Beyond that, you may encounter containers that require a combination of two or more colors at a time in order to fill.

Link via CDM

# STEIM is safe – From the STEIM website:

We have good news: STEIM is safe and will be able to continue her work. The Council for Culture has reversed her decision, without a doubt impressed by the well over 1000 support letters we received in just two weeks. Insightful, eloquent, personal letters from all over the world. We cannot thank you enough. You helped us realise again how extensive and faithful the network around us is, and we are excited that we can keep working with you and continue to build collaborations, connections and exchanges.
Unfortunately at the moment it looks like the City of Amsterdam is not going to continue her support for STEIM. The final decision on this will happen in December. We'll keep you updated.

# Free Download of The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Radio Edit) – Fill out the form (yes you'll get some related news about The Prodigy in your inbox) and you'll get the free mp3 download.

drumKat

# Play Rhythm Games using any MIDI Instrument

egyokeo writes:

Since I injured my middle left finger playing Guitar Hero 2 way too much when it came out, I've been dying to get back to playing it. But my finger hasn't healed. I was holding the neck too tightly on the X-plorer guitar controller and it hurts to bend it anymore. I've never had an injury playing the drums, so I thought "wouldn't it be great to be able to play Guitar Hero on the drums?" So I thought about how that might be accomplished… researched, implemented, borrowed, and here I outline the finished product.