Short links for October 12th, 2010

Moog Filtatron (image by Create Digital Music)

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Exclusive Leak: Moog Music Make Filtatron, an iPhone Filtering, Effects, and Sampling App

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music has the scoop on Moog’s Filtrtron app for iOS.

Moog Music, they of the normally analog-only gear, have built their first iOS application. We’ve acquired exclusive details of the innards of the app, and I’ve been testing it today on my (second-generation) iPod touch. Blasphemy? Perhaps, but it’s a nicely-designed little application, and with audio input capability, could turn your Apple handheld into a tiny recording and effects-processing unit alongside other gear. (Game Boy plus iPod touch? Casiotone plus iPod touch?)

The application, Filtatron, hasn’t yet been announced. There’s no information on pricing or availability, accordingly.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Chopping Wood

A nice sample pack by Waveformless reader Darren Halm, who writes:

"I have a bunch of samples I took yesterday of me chopping wood in my front yard. I'm actually whacking a heavy metal dowel with the back of an axe head. The resulting sound of metal hitting metal, coupled with some nice natural reverb from the surrounding lake and hill prompted me to grab my H4 and get them. I just roughly normalized and exported the markers in Peak, so they tend to tail out a bit; I figure most people are throwing them in a sampler with comprehensive ADSR so this wouldn't be a problem. "

# Modular Session W/ Dave Jones

Brain Green writes:

Last night i make my way out to Arlington, Ma to work on a new sample pack with Dave Jones, the idea was to record modulars and then process the recorded sounds.

A free sample pack is available from Brian's


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