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FL Studio 32 vs 64 Bit – Image-Line’s FL Studio Guru explains

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Image-Line’s FL Studio Guru has posted a video on FL Studio 32 vs 64 Bit, explaining the differences and similarities between the two versions of the music production software.

Since we launched FL Studio 64 Bit we’ve had a lot of questions from customers asking if they should switch from FL Studio 32 to 64 Bit. In this video we look at the differences and similarities between these two versions and hopefully make the decision a little clearer.

FL Studio 64 Bit is a free option for existing customers while new customers get FL Studio 32 and 64 Bit with no change to current FL Studio pricing. FL Studio 64 is available in a single unified FL Studio 32/64 Bit installer or as a 64 Bit update installer for any version of FL Studio 11.

FL Studio is available for purchase for $99 USD (Fruity Edition) / $199 USD (Producer Edition) / $299 USD (Signature Bundle). New Image-Line customers get a 10% discount on their order.

More information: Image-Line / FL Studio

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Benniy C. Bascom releases Polyrythmus for Max for Live

Benniy C. Bascom has released Polyrhythmus, a Max for Live device for sequencing drums, melodies, CCs and parameters and/or build very complex yet mathematically logical and uncommon arpeggios for live purposes.

POLYRHYTHMUS is a rhythm sequencer, arpeggio builder, cc and parameter automator and mathematical geek.

build polyrhythmic (counterpoint, polymetric etc) patterns, use them (live) as arpeggiators and/or to sequence drums, CCs, parameters of your live etc. run sequences sinusodial, trigger one sequence with another, have 23 steps run in the same time as 5 others do, skip steps, randomize parameters and alot more. give the long video a chance.

The device is a free download (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial)

More information: Polyrhythmus

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MuTools releases MuLab 6

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MuTools has released version 6 of its MuLab music production studio for Windows and Mac.

MuTools MuLab 6.0

MuLab 6.0 features an enhanced look and feel and a rich collection of new and improved features throughout the app that all together seriously increase the creativity, comfort and productivity of MuLab.

Changes in MuLab v6.0

  • Session
    • Docked part editors that auto-follow the focused track.
    • Direct buttons for showing/hiding the browser, mixing desk and session modular area.
    • New “Export Consolidated Session” function for making a complete session folder for export to another system.
    • New “Export Tracks As Audio Files” function which exports each main track as a separate audio file.
    • All rendering-to-audio functions can now be interrupted by pressing ESC.
  • Composer
    • Audio parts now give you full control over the fade-in and fade-out curves and show these curves on the audio data.
    • Audio parts: When changing the gain or stereo pan in the part property panel, this is applied to all selected audio parts.
    • Sequence parts: When changing the transpose or velocity in the part property panel, this is applied to all selected sequence parts.
    • New “Add New MuSampla Track” function.
    • New “Insert Time Slice” and “Delete Time Slice” functions.
    • New “Select Similar Sequence Parts” function.
    • New “Increase Tempo”, “Decrease Tempo”, “Half Tempo” and “Double Tempo” shortcut functions.
  • Part Editors
    • Sequence editor now has two tools: The standard arrow tool (cfr M5) and the pencil tool which makes it easier to quickly insert and delete notes with a single click.
    • Sequence editor now has an event property panel for quickly changing the (selected) event values in an alternative way. With optimized undo/redo support so to avoid redundant undo/redo steps!
    • New “Transpose -1″, “Transpose +1″, “Transpose -12″, “Transpose +12″ sequence shortcut functions.
    • Envelope editor now has an envelope point property panel, similar to the event property panel in the sequence editor.
    • Audio-, sequence- and automation editors now much more clearly indicate the active/inactive region.
    • Improved Event List Editor: Better layout + events that are outside the actual play region are grayed.
    • Event Graph Editor: Support for individual note keys, which is handy to select the velocities of a certain key.
  • MUX Modular
    • New MuSampla version 2.
    • Improved MuDrum:
      • Improved mix-racks.
      • MuDrum sampler plug-in slots now also have an explicit On/Off button.
      • MuDrum: Pad editor is switched also when playing the pads.
    • MultiSampla now has 4 stereo outputs so you can route specific zones to a separate output.
    • Modular Feedback Delay now has a “Invert Feedback” switch.
    • Rack slots and module buttons now include a process on/off switch.
    • Multi-sample editor: Zone editor now integrated as a docked sub-editor.
    • Added support for note key names e.g. for when a target module defines C3 as “Kick”, D3 as “Snare” etc.
    • All embedded sample displays (e.g. in MuSampla and in the multi-sample zones) are fully functional now.
    • New “Focus Previous Rack” and “Focus Next Rack” shortcut functions. These functions make it possible to also use MuLab as a stage rack with a bunch of preset racks that can be selected via MIDI.
  • Misc
    • Improved curve editing: Curve edit fields (e.g. in the Audio Balancers) now support direct editing i.e. (alt+) drag up/down to change the curve without having to open the curve editor. Opening the curve editor is done via double-click. Plus other detailed improvements wrt curve editing.
    • Improved and extended browser functionality.
    • Added support for saving/reloading the sample markers near the source sample file.
    • Optimized audio engine which should result in less drop-outs when high CPU load on certain systems.
    • Many more preferences so to tune MuLab to your flavor.
    • Improved look and feel.
    • Improved factory library.
    • Many more improvements which all together make a big difference.

MuLab 6 UL is available for purchase for 69 EUR. The upgrade from MuLab 5 UL is 17 EUR, and MuLab XT users can upgrade for 45 EUR until August 31st (regular 59 EUR). MuLab Free can be downloaded from the MuTools website.

More information: MuTools

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ufxmedia releases uFXloops Music Studio free app for Android

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ufxmedia has launched uFXloops Music Studio, a music studio application that allows you to create custom music tracks through the use of samples.

We focused on an easy-to-learn, easy-to use approach, still letting you decide about how complex your music production is going to be. Just watch our introduction video to get a short overview of the uFXloops features. Everything you see there has been solely created with uFXloops, by using imported sounds edited in the uFXloops Sample editor.

But before you try, we must warn you: uFXloops could be addictive! and we must admit, this is what we intended.

uFXloops features

  • Sample Import: WAV, OGG, AIF, MP3, 11 / 22 / 44,1 / 48 KHZ, Mono/Stereo.
  • Sample Editor with Click Track, Loop Flag and Audio Recorder.
  • Instrument Editor for Melodic and Percussive Instruments.
  • Pattern Editor for Melodic and Percussive / Drums Patterns.
  • Pitch Shifters on several Layers.
  • Live Tempo Shifting while Maintaining Pitch.
  • Automatic Loop Point Finder with Cross Fade.
  • Volume Mixer on Four Layers.
  • Community Based Sound Library with fast search functions.
  • Easy-To-Learn Soundboard Sequencer and Arranger.
  • Projects, Parts and Recording Variants.
  • Share Your Projects, Work Together on New Songs.
  • Song Export to OGG.

The app is available as a free download at the Google Play Store.

More information: uFXloops Music Studio

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Image-Line releases FL Studio 64-Bit

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Image-Line has announced the release of a 64-bit version of its FL Studio music production software.

FL Studio 64 Bit is a free option for existing customers while new customers get FL Studio 32 and 64 Bit with no change to current FL Studio pricing.

FL Studio 64 is available in a single unified FL Studio 32/64 Bit installer or as a 64 Bit update installer for any version of FL Studio 11.

FL Studio 64 Bit features

  • Access up to 512 GB memory, depending on your Windows version.
  • 32 Bit bridged and 64 Bit native VST plugin support.
  • Project compatibility between 32 and 64 Bit versions.
  • FL Studio available as a 64 Bit VST plugin for use in 64 Bit VST hosts.
  • Limitations: The following features & plugins rely on 3rd party code that is not available in 64 Bit at this time – Buzz Adapter, Edison ‘Clean Audio’ function*, FL Slayer, Fruity Soundfont Player*, Synthmaker/Flowstone*, Wasp/Wasp XT (*Planned for a future 64 Bit update).

Find more details on the 64-bit update at this news post.

FL Studio is available for purchase in various editions, starting at $99 USD. New Image-Line customers can save 10% off a purchase here.

More information: Image-Line / FL Studio

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Sound Dust releases Modular Chaos Engine libraries Found & Evolved

Sound Dust has announced the release of Modular Chaos Engine #1 – Found and Modular Chaos Engine #2 – Evolved, two instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sound Dust Modular Chaos Engine #1 - Found

For the past 10 years or so I’ve always carried some kind of portable recording device and a pair of OKM in ear microphones around with me and kept a kind of aural diary of great sounding things and great sounding places. I’ve made literally gazillions of recordings in places all over this side of the world, and like most diaries these recordings have mainly been sitting in dark cupboards waiting for someone to rediscover them…

The Modular Chaos Engine is the perfect repository for 785 of them. I’ve selected the most usefully percussive, clangy, bangy, thumpy, boomy, itchy, scratchy, thwacky and whacky, added a really powerful sequencing engine and made a “found sound” drum machine.

Modular Chaos Engine #1 – Found features

  • 785 individual samples ( including up to 20 variations of each sound) mapped to 12 sample engines from C1 upwards.
  • 160mb download.
  • 12 complex 12 track sequencers triggered from keys C0 and above (adjustable).
  • The Chaos button for instant randomisation.
  • The Order button for an instant return to normality.
  • Comprehensive editing with quick edit system for control of all sounds together, or indivual editing of tune, time, low pass filter, high pass filter, attack, decay and volume.
  • Individual per engine articulation controls.
  • Separate sequence tracks for sound selection, accent, decay, pan and tuning per note.
  • Chaotic “looper” control with 32 looping algorithms.
  • All controls midi learnable.
  • Inbuilt instruction manual.

“Modular Chaos Engine #2 – Evolved” features a fully electronic instrument.

Sound Dust Modular Chaos Engine #2 - Evolved

Its probably no secret that this time i’ve exploited the strange and rather wonderful qualities of Dave Smiths’ criminally underated analog/digital masterpiece the Evolver. I LOVE this underdog synth because it has so much wonky personality and a wonderful architecture that can produce some really great sounds….usually of a slightly boisterous nature.

So, for this Chaos Engine there are up to 127 different sounds/articulations per key which are very loosely mapped across the keys from from low kick drum type sounds through snappy snare type sounds up to more clicky, rattly hats and then the mildly melodic sounds up near the top end of the key range.

Modular Chaos Engine #2 – Evolved features

  • 1106 individual samples ( including up to 20 variations of each sound) mapped to 12 sample engines from C1 upwards.
  • 283mb download.
  • 12 complex 12 track sequencers triggered from keys C0 and above (adjustable).
  • The Chaos button for instant randomisation.
  • The Order button for an instant return to normality.
  • Comprehensive editing with quick edit system for control of all sounds together, or indivual editing of tune, time, low pass filter, high pass filter, attack, decay and volume.
  • Individual per engine articulation controls.
  • Separate sequence tracks for sound selection, accent, decay, pan and tuning per note.
  • Chaotic “looper” control with 32 looping algorithms.
  • All controls midi learnable.
  • Inbuilt instruction manual.

The sample libraries are available for purchase for £20 GBP each, or bundled for £35 GBP.

More information: Sound Dust

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Ableton updates Live 9 to v9.1.3

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Ableton Live 9

Ableton has released version 9.1.3 of the Live 9 music production software for Windows and Mac.

Create, produce and perform. Create ideas, make changes without stopping, and capture everything as you work.

Changes in Live v9.3.1 features

  • Improvements and feature changes:
    • Added control surface support for AKAI MPK225, MPK249, MPK261.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed an issue which caused CPU spikes when moving a MIDI note in a track containing certain Ableton devices with automated parameters while the transport is not playing.
    • Fixed CPU overloads and audio artifacts which might occur when moving MIDI notes in the MIDI editor, if the track contained certain third-party VST plug-ins.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the active Control Scripts to be loaded again when activating an additional Control Surface.
    • Enabling multiple tracks for recording and then triggering the Session Record button from the APC40 MKII would only record into the currently selected track instead of all armed tracks.
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Max for Live devices from grabbing the APC40 Clip Matrix.
    • Manual mappings for the APC40′s Device Bank buttons would not work any more after pressing the device’s Shift button.
    • Fixed an issue on the Mackie Control Pro where the display would not show the parameter’s values correctly, after previously enabling the level meters.
    • Fixed a graphical glitch which could occur when changing an Arrangement track’s vertical zoom level via the Mackie Control or a Max for Live device. Under certain conditions, this could also lead to a crash.
    • Importing a Session View clip containing automation for a Max for Live device into another Live Set would create automation breakpoints in the Arrangement View.
    • When loop is activated in the Arrangement View, MIDI sustain messages and other CC# messages would not be recorded reliably after the first loop iteration.
    • Live would allocate an unusually high amount of RAM when rendering video with the 64-bit version on OS X.
    • When configuring plug-in parameters, some sliders in Live’s plug-in panel would not match the position of the respective parameter in the plug-in GUI.
    • After installing a newly purchased Pack, Live would show an error message and the Pack couldn’t be used until Live was authorized manually again.
    • Text in deactivated clips was not readable with certain skins.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when closing the plug-in window of a UAD Audio Unit by pressing the [ESC] key.
    • Fixed a crash which might occur when renaming a Drum Rack pad while triggering another pad.
    • Live could crash under certain conditions when running as a ReWire slave and creating a new Live Set without saving the previous Set.
    • Under certain circumstances, Live would delete send automation or modulation envelopes from clips when exporting clips or tracks to the browser. Additionally, Live could crash when using the undo feature after such an export operation.
  • Changes for Push:
    • Certain Max for Live devices which accessed the Push Touch Strip would not work properly.

The update is now available to download.

More information: Ableton

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