Sensomusic has announced a Spring promotion for its Usine Stage, offering a 50% discount for a limited time.
Usine is a universal audio software especially designed for live or studio utilization. Usine is made by musicians and audio engineers to respond to their specific problems in a lot of domains like live sampling, effect processing or sound design. Usine is a real musical instrument, flexible and powerful if you like to transform, resample the sound on stage, improvise and create unusual effect.
Usine Stage is an reduced version of Usine Pro for advanced users. Some features are absent (like VST exportation, sequencer) and the number of tracks is a little bit limited but Usine Stage is a good starting point to experience all the power of this software.
Usine Stage is currently available to purchase for 19 EUR (regular 39 EUR).
Sensomusic has released Usine Stage, an entry level version of the Usine music production software for Windows.
A perfect introduction to Usine world and to create complete sets for composition or live situation
Usine is a universal audio software especially designed for live or studio utilization. Usine is made by musicians and audio engineers to respond to their specific problems in a lot of domains like live sampling, effect processing or sound design.
Usine Stage features
16 in/ 16 outs.
Unlimited midi devices.
8 patches per tracks.
2 auxiliary buses.
2 master tracks.
Conductor to memorize scenes.
Usine Stage for Windows is now available to purchase for €39 EUR.
Sensomusic has released version 5.7 of Usine, a universal audio software especially designed for live or studio utilization.
After months of development we are proud to announce that Usine V5.70 is out. Hundreds of improvements and new features.
Changes in Usine v5.70
Usine Stage: A new product called Usine Stage has been created, an in-between the free and the pro version. See Products comparison. Usine Stage is a reduced version of Usine Pro for advanced users.
Master tracks: Now you have the capability to define a track as a master. All the tracks will be routed to this track input, you can then easily add master effects that will be accordingly applied to all actives patches.
Export as VST: With this version you can export your workspace into a stand alone application or a VST (a dll), so you can share a redistributable and royalty-free package of your creations.
Many major improvements and bugfixes, details here.
Usine Pro for Windows is available to purchase for €119 EUR. Usine Stage will be available soon for €39 EUR.
Sensomusic has announced the release of Usine 5.50 poly, a new version of the universal audio software.
Usine 5.50 poly include a new technology called poly. All sub-patches can now be duplicated according a poly parameter. For example, you can build a single sample player and decide to duplicate it 8 times to obtain 8 independents sample players with their own interface. This version include many improvement of the interface, the audio engine and new modules.
Changes in Usine 5.50 poly
[patching] polyphony for sub-patches.
[module] new Draw Objects module more powerful and faster.
[module] mapper data up to 256 value.
[module] new X-1 module.
[module] new BLOC DURATION module.
[touch screen] contact surface informations now available in all interface modules.
[library] new grain engine FX.
[library] new Reverse FX.
[keylearn] allows now multiple keypressed at the same time.
[midi learn] soft take over implemented: option in the setup.
[interface] trace OSC out messages.
[interface] new color selector window.
all reported bugs fixed.
Usine Pro 5.50 poly is now available to purchase for a special promotional price of 90 EUR (regular 120 EUR). A license includes one year of free updates.
Sensomusic has also announced Easine, a simplified version of Usine, especially designed for installations and netbook computers. Details on Easine here.
Touchscreens? Good, old-fashioned faders, knobs, and pads? Why not just use what suits the job – especially when you can choose both on the cheap?
Nay-Seven shares some of his latest work with Usine, the brilliant, modular and touch-centric tool for Windows. It’s a futuristic rig that’s also down-to-earth. Touchscreen monitors can be had for around US$300 street, and the Akai LPD8 and Korg nanoKONTROL controllers each figure under a hundred bucks. Usine, the software, is a bargain for its depth at EUR120, and free and educational versions are available.
Nay-Seven: Here a work where i use the sequencer of Usine not to sequence audio or midi but patches : patches appear only when i need them , easy way to have only the controls you need on the screen, i also associate here works with faders and pads via personal patches for lpd8 and nano kontrol and the use of a touchscreen . Made with Usine ( sensomusic.com ) thanks also to Michael Ourednik for his great vst Argotlunar
Here is my 365 days project. Every day I will compose/produce and upload here one drum break in CD quality format. It's simple – use it the way you want it. all files are copyrights free. This is not commercial project but if you like my work click donate button. have fun !
They had fame, reams of money, and fans willing to do wild, unmentionable things just to breathe the same air — but in 1971, LIFE illustrated a different side of rock stars: Just like most of us mere mortals, they came from humble backgrounds, with moms and dads who bragged and worried about them every day. Assigned to take portraits of the artists at home with their sweetly square folks, photographer John Olson traveled everywhere from the suburbs of London to Brooklyn to the San Francisco Bay Area, capturing in his work the love that bridged any cultural divide that may have existed between his subjects. Now, as a special treat for Mother's Day, LIFE.com brings back Olson's nostalgia-inducing photos — check out the awesome '70s decor! — and talks with the photographer himself about his memories of those shoots.
Includes pictures of Frank Zappa, The Jackson Five, Joe Cocker, and more.
It's the weekend! To celebrate, here are 12 snare drum samples that have been distorted in various ways. Some of the distortion on these is so extreme that the transients are pretty much totally sheered off, so if a particular snare doesn't have the oomph you want, try layering it behind an undistorted snare. 12 stereo samples, 24-bits, 1.3 MB.
Writing about and reviewing products is a subject that is brought up in forums and reader correspondence, and it generally follows the same story. Someone has read a magazine, got annoyed because 98% of the products got at least 8/10 ratings and/or a fancy award. Conclusion – the reviewers are in the pockets or the advertisers or simply bribed.
After working in the publishing business as a daily job for many years, I have to say that – sadly – I still haven't met a music technology journalist who drives a BMW or bloating around in a Hummer.
Writers in this genre are not bought, nor incompetent.
Carl brings up some excellent points in this article.
I generally don’t post any reviews of products I really don’t like. I just can’t be bothered to spend time on something really bad… Seems Tom at Waveformless is a different kind of reviewer… (not really of course, just pulling your leg, Tom)
On December 17th, 2010 I released the Sounds from a Distant Outpost FREE Live Pack.
Now, a little over a month later there have been over 1,000 downloads from http://www.outpostexperiment.com/!
The most exciting thing for me is that a two people have REALLY dug into the 12 instruments in the Live Pack and have taken the time to compose tracks using ONLY instruments from this pack.
I’ve attached their two songs plus a third I created below. It’s pretty fantastic that while we didn’t directly collaborate all the works are quite different yet sound they all sound like they are telling stories from the same universe.