Propellerhead has released version 1.4 of Figure, now featuring SoundCloud integration, enabling quick sharing of tracks with friends or the world.
Directly in Figure, users can easily share their tracks privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks using SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. In addition Propellerhead has created a mobile listening gallery, where users can listen to any publicly available Figure SoundCloud uploads, to discover new great music — or get inspiration for their own creations: propellerheads.se/mobile
To celebrate the new release, Propellerhead and SoundCloud are holding a prize drawing for everyone who uploads a sound through Figure. Two lucky winners will receive Beats by Dre headphones as well as a Propellerhead software suite and one year SoundCloud Pro account. The more a song is played, the greater the chance that it wins. Details in the drawing can be found here: propellerheads.se/figuredrawing
In addition using Audiobus, Figure users can now bus their audio to other effects and recording apps in real-time.
Using the Audiobus app with Figure, users can interconnect Figure with other Audiobus capable apps in real-time. Audiobus works like virtual audio cables, enabling Figure audio to be “plugged” into other effects and recording apps running simultaneously. A user can now alter and record an entire Figure performance of any length using additional effects and features from apps outside of Figure itself.
Changes in Figure v1.4
- SoundCloud integration – share your Figure tracks with access to Facebook, Twitter and more.
- Audiobus™ support.
- Background audio (in device Settings).
- Sort song list by Name/Date.
Figure for iOS is available to purchase for 0.79 EUR / $0.99 USD.
More information: Propellerhead Software / Figure
Orange Tree Samples has announced it will be offering free Kontakt sample libraries through its social networks.
Starting today we’re sharing freebies every week of this holiday season through the Orange Tree Samples social networks.
Although it’s not a requirement in order to download the freebies, if you subscribe to the Orange Tree Samples page, you’ll get notification when each freebie is released, and be able to download them the moment they appear in your news feed.
Subscribing to Orange Tree Samples’ social networks is also a great way to meet other Orange Tree Samples fans, get feedback your music, ask questions, and so on. It’s also a great way to get inside information on upcoming Orange Tree Samples libraries, including sneak peeks at upcoming projects, behind-the-scenes photos, and much more.
We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, so head over to one of these links now to download the first freebie!
More information: Orange Tree Samples
Voxengo has announced Group Buys, an opportunity to get up to 50% off plug-ins in a new automated voting system.
Before a group buy for a given Voxengo product is initiated it should first collect a certain number of initial votes in the recent 20-day period, so for a group buy to be initiated there should be a high level of public interest available. The initiated group buy then lasts 15 days or until it reaches the maximal 50% discount. Each initiated group buy guarantees at least 10% discount upon its finish. You can recall your current vote at any time. Your vote does not construe obligation to purchase the product.
Voxengo group buys are fully automated and their outcome solely depends on its participants’ social activity. The more votes a group buy collects the higher discount is reached during the 15-day voting period. So, if you are in, it is advised that you also invite your colleagues and friends via e-mails, forums, social networks, etc.
Once a group buy finishes, a special discount will be offered to all purchasers of the product during the 7-day period following group buy’s finish date. Group buy’s start and finish conditions are checked once a day. You will be notified via e-mail about group buy’s start and finish. The Voxengo Group Buys History page shows all finished group buys to date.
More information: Voxengo / Group Buys
Roland has announced Guitar Friend Jam version 1.0, its newest social media application that gives guitarists an exclusive chance to improve their skills, to network, and to showcase their talents with like-minded players from all over the world.
Download free practice songs from Roland, share your workout records on Twitter, and compete with guitarists all over the world with Guitar Friend Jam.
Musicians using this unique social network can download free practice songs from Roland, share workout records on Twitter, and actually compete with fellow musicians.
Available for both Windows and Mac OS X, Guitar Friend Jam automatically downloads a suite of practice songs after a user installs the application on their computer. The play-along songs cover popular musical styles including rock, pop, jazz, metal, and more, and feature full-band arrangements minus guitars. In addition to these special practice tracks, users can also add MP3 files stored on their computer and jam with their favorite tunes.
Just download the free software from the download page of the Guitar Friend Jam website, follow the instructions that appear on the screen, and connect a compatible GK-pickup equipped guitar to a Roland GR-55, VG-99, or VB-99. Connect via the USB port to a computer, and you’re ready to jam. Internet connectivity and a Twitter account are also required for real time ranking and record sharing via Twitter.
“Guitar Friend Jam is an amazing way to have fun and improve your guitar playing at the same time. The Roland GR-55 guitar synth is a great companion for Guitar Friend Jam,” said Gary Lenaire, Product & Marketing Manager, Roland Guitar Division and BOSS U.S.
More information: Roland / Guitar Friend Jam
Online music making application Soundation Studio has just added a community to their service.
Now users can post songs, form groups, leave comments, like, send personal messages and make contests while managing all aspects of their account. Soundation has also developed a more stylish and informative widget player with the option to embed the song link and/or publish your song to Facebook.
”Our users were demanding a more social element to Soundation and we are excited to now have this in place”, says Bil Bryant, CEO of Soundation. “We just put up the community and literally overnight there were thousands of songs posted”, continues Bryant. Soundation Studio is the DAW that works right in your browser, with over 600 free loops, 11 real time effects, 5 virtual instruments, reads midi files, and records audio. It is free you use and you only pay if you want more sounds and functionality. “It is a great place to start to make digital music”, states Bryant, “no downloads or installations, just type in the URL and go”.
More information: Soundation Studio
Intermorphic has released version 220.127.116.11 of Mixtikl, a generative music system for mobile, tweeting, web & desktop.
Mixtikl lets you easily create stunning generative music mixes, performances & new ideas from mixing together up to 12 tracks of generative music, audio & MIDI loops plus many customisable sound FX.
Changes in Mixtikl v18.104.22.168
- iDevice: Added support for Sonoma AudioCopy and AudioPaste (as alternative to Apple General Pasteboard – both supported).
- iDevice: Free – 3 AL Collections (15 AL Tiklpaks – previously $2.97) via “Loop Essentials” in-app download.
- iDevice: Fixed: losing of GenBars / CellRepeat range settings when rotating.
- iDevice: Fixed: iPad issue using in-app store in Portrait mode.
- New checkbox filters in New Mix screen make it easier to see/select only the Tiklpaks you want to use.
- More customisable randomisation settings in the New Mix Settings screen.
- Improved controls in mix Tempo and Root screen.
- Clear Everything and Clear All Track Settings now set all track generative bars+range / repeat+range values to zero.
- Fixed: Import of mixtikls from email.
More information: Intermorphic / Mixtikl