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Ms Pinky releases Pinky VST 2.0, vinyl-controlled audio file playback and scratching plug-in

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Pinky VST

Ms Pinky has released version 2.0 of Pinky VST, a plug-in which allows users of VST-compatible host programs running under both OSX and Windows to seamlessly integrate Ms Pinky’s vinyl-controlled audio file playback and scratching into music production software sessions.

Ms Pinky’s VST plugin now features the ability to set and store up to 16 loop and cue points for each audio file that is played.

Also included in this version is an improved zoomable waveform display.

Pinky VST (does not require Pluggo) is included in the IWS Software package, priced at $60 USD. This package includes Maxi-Patch for Windows and OSX, Binky Toy for OSX, Pinky VST (OSX and Windows), Max-For-Live patches, and the CDJ control signals (vinyl NOT included).

More information: Ms Pinky

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DJ Colletta releases Scratch Samples Volume One

DJ Colletta Scratch Samples Volume One

DJ Colletta has released Scratch Samples Volume One, a collection of samples intended for use with mixing and scratching.

A collection of 40 original samples created by DJ Colletta in his hilarious white-bread announcer voice, intended for use with mixing and scratching. Also includes some classics such as “fresh” recorded in DJ Colletta’s voice. All samples in the ZIP file are encoded in MP3 format in high quality 320kb bitrate.

Includes two versions, a “Vinyl” version which emulates the sound of an old record and a “Clean” version.

Note: These are 100% original samples, recordings of Richard Colletta’s voice.

Scratch Samples Volume One is available as a free download under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Unported license.

More information: DJ Colletta

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Soundtrack Loops releases Scratch BPM

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Soundtrack Loops Scratch BPM

Soundtrack Loops has announced the release of Scratch BPM, a collection of DJ scratch loops & FX.

Scratch BPM from Soundtrack Loops features 76 DJ Scratch Loops & FX for Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Fidget House and Breaks. The files are tempo synced to lock into any groove.

Drop these turntable tactics into any mix and instantly get that underground Dj sound. Tempo syncd to lock into any groove. BPMs range from 90-140.

Scratch BPM features

  • 76 Scratch DJ FX loops in AIFF, RX2 & WAV.
  • 16 bit 44.1 kHz Stereo.
  • Formats: ACID, Apple Loops, REX2, WAV, OGG.

Scratch BPM is available to purchase for $6.50 USD.

More information: Soundtrack Loops / Scratch BPM

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Serato releases Scratch Live 2.0

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Serate Scratch Live

Serato Audio Research has announced the release of Scratch Live 2.0, a feature utopia for Scratch Live DJs, with something to appeal to all styles of DJing.

This is a cutting edge version of Scratch Live which contains many new features including: DJ FX, 3 decks for SL 3, Serato Playlists, Display Modes, Library Views, Smart Crates and much more.

New in Scratch Live 2.0

  • Support for three decks with the Rane SL 3.
  • Three chained DJ FX per deck with macro control for live performance.
  • Brand new Display Modes with a range of deck layouts to suit your performance style.
  • Enhanced Album Art browsing for quick identification of your music.
  • “Smart Crates” which auto-fill using keywords from your music library.
  • “Serato Playlists” enables sharing of your sets online – after your gig or as you play.
  • New File Management options allow you to easily copy crates and tracks to external drives for your gigs.
  • More details in the release notes.

Scratch Live 2.0 is available as a free download for PC and Mac.

More information: Serato / Scratch Live

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Sonokinetic releases Turntablism

Sonokinetic Turntablism

Sonokinetic has released Turntablism, a sample library featuring turntablism loops and elements.

Over 500+ loops dedicated to mind blowing turntablism dj skills. Divided into tempi; 80, 90, 100, 110 and 120 BPM’s and turntablism-fx, this collections provides for a broad range of diversity for you compositions. And 175+ elements like original historical quotes and speeches.

Turntablism features

  • 515 Apple loops, 515 24 bit , 48kHz wave files.
  • 7 EXS24mkII patches + sample-folder (515 loops and samples), 7 Kontakt patches (with artwork), 5 folders with REX2 files (425 loops).
  • 6 long applause ambiences, 50 cool and hilarious Bush quotes, 30 all-time famous quotes, 80 historical speeches and quotes form epic people like Einstein, JFK, Churchill, Nixon and many more, 25 vintage Americana quotes, 17 vinyl crackle sound effects.

Turntablism is available to purchase for 39.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Turntablism

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Short links for November 2nd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Johan Larsby Tentacle-box

# Tentacle-box, mobile musicstation with beatsynched lights.

Johan Larsby made himself a portable sound system so he can do shows wherever he goes.

It should be able to work without being connected to an outlet. It should have lights and it shouldn't be to heavy to move around. Ateast not by a small wagon. And it should be loud. Not Mötorhead loud but loud enough. It should also be cheap enough so that I would not cry if it got trashed or stolen after a few gigs/parties.

# Pluto

Pluto is a digital audio workstation demo implemented in a web browser – based on the raw audio capabilities of Microsoft Silverlight. In a nutshell:

  • 16 tracks with 32 voice polyphony plus 6 fx/track
  • Granular synthesizer, Karplus-Strong guitar synthesizer or drum-machine per each track
  • Highly optimized, multithreaded audio pipeline
  • MIDI import/export, WAV export
Stretta Z-DSP Experiments

# The Stretta Procedure: Z-DSP Experiments

Matthew Davidson writes:

I'm one of the lucky few beta testers of the new TipTop Audio Z-DSP eurorack module, and boy is it a lot of fun. The Z-DSP is a lot like the TipTop Audio Z5000, except embiggened. A lot. There are three CV controlled parameters per program. There is a feedback loop that you can tap into on the front panel so you can insert a filter or whatever module you can think of inside a part of the DSP process that is usually closed to tinkering. You can change the personality of the DSP by inserting a different card on the front panel. You can even voltage control the clock. This is serious sound-mangling mayhem.

The short audio files I produced represent only one patch idea using one program on one card on this module. I could spend a great deal of time exploring various options without even changing the DSP program on the Z-DSP. The fact that I could load another program is another whole world of possibilities. If, somehow you got bored of that, you can load a card with a different batch of programs. Egads, this thing is endless.

# In the Jungle – 17 Amazing Ableton Live Tutorials – Here are 17 tutorials coming from Ableton, Youtube and Audiotuts+. Most cover the current version of Live, but a few cover version 7 where the same techniques still apply.

# Pseudo scratching In Ableton Live 8

Video showing how to emulate a scratch-like effect in Ableton Live 8 using the new delay Modes available in the Ping Pong Delay. This is not meant to replace vinyl, nor will it produce a totally authentic sounding scratch sound, but it is a Ableton Live only solution and is a nice add on to your effects arsenal.

The template is available to download here.

# FREE Sample Pack #3: Yamaha DD-8

Bedroom Producers presents a new pack of samples:

Drum machines are cool. Toy drum machines are way cooler though. Is it the cheeziness of the samples or some strange drugs hidden under the pads, i’m not sure, but playing these old Yamaha drums has always been a great pleasure for me.

So in order to share some of the fun, here’s a free samplepack with all of the samples available in the machine, from kicks and snares to lions and scratches. Below is a quick and lame demo i made. Have fun!

improbably projects sonic ties

# recycled cassette tape thin necktie

sonic fabric neckties by improbable projects:

the sonic fabric neckties are a limited-edition project made in collaboration with my designer friend julio cesar. sonic fabric is woven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread the fabric is actually audible if you run a tape head over it! (if you’d like a demo, please visit my youtube channel at alyceobvious.

the idea behind the tie is that the wearer becomes a beacon for other-dimensional, intangible, subtle forces of good…much in the manner of a superhero. only this part of the superhero garb can be worn on the outside in the most conservative environment without detection! looks equally great with dress shirt or t-shirt. this tie is the thinner version – 2" wide at the widest point. i also make a slightly wider version for more mature audiences.

the sound collages recorded onto the tape for this batch of ties comes from my cd between stations, and is based on looped and layered samples collected on and under the streets of nyc.

# "Stab" loops and single sounds

More free samples by Cyberworm:

UK Hardcore chords and stabs – 15 single sounds and 15 loops. It's not a sampled sounds, all samples synthesized by me. (wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 21 mb)

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Sugar Bytes announces 50% discount on Artillery2

Sugar Bytes Artillery2

Sugar Bytes has announced of 50% discount on Artillery2, an effect keyboard plug-in for Windows PC and Mac.

Artillery2 is the number one live-, glitch- and sound design tool and the secret weapon of many well known producers and DJ´s worldwide.

Artillery2 features

  • 28 Effects included, like Looper, Vocoder, Delays, Filters etc.
  • FX can be freely mapped across the keyboard and played with MIDI notes.
  • Free signalflow with up to 128 effects in chain, multiple use of effects allowed.
  • Complete modulation section for each FX parameter (turns Looper into Scratcher etc…).
  • The perfect Live Tool.
  • The perfect Sound Design Tool.
  • Available in Audio Units and VST plugin format.

Artillery2 is available for 79 EUR / $99 USD until November 1, 2009.

More information: Sugar Bytes / Artillery2

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Xylio updates FutureDecks Pro to v1.5

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Xylio FutureDecks Pro

Xylio has released version 1.5 of FutureDecks Pro, a professional DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac.

With FutureDecks Pro you can really mix your songs, nothing else needed but your imagination. Beat-matching is just a click away and also are seamless beat-aware loops, effects and many other things. All these thanks to a brand new audio engine.

Changes in FutureDecks Pro v1.5

  • New skin (widescreen).
  • Video preview screen (for both DirectX and OpenGL mode).
  • New CUE points logic (for the small cue points buttons).
  • Special AutoMix playlist.
  • Allow Auto-Mix on all lists (use current list when Auto-Mixing instead of special list).
  • Inserting/selecting multiple songs (works with Drag&Drop, Remove, Physical Remove, Analyze).
  • Searching works also with comment and album and preserves last cursor position (when leaving search mode).
  • Shuffle function.
  • Move song to top/bottom of list (Ctrl + PgUp/Down).
  • Current time on the standard skins.
  • Complete rewrite of several parts of the software to allow further improvements and better stability.
  • Numerous small improvements.
  • Performance optimizations.
  • Lots of stability improvements.
  • Error on mouse leaving button still pressed (the button remained on).
  • Video quality fixed (both OpenGL and DirectX).

FutureDecks Pro is available for Windows and Mac for $99 USD / 79 EUR / 59 GBP.

More information: Xylio

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