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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.