John Shield has released version 1.2 of WDM ASIO Link Driver, which now offers multichannel sound support.
Utilising a virtual WDM sound card, this driver allows you to listen or record windows audio from your ASIO driver or host program. You can make the windows audio appear as an input into the host application, or monitor windows audio as an ASIO output bypassing the host application.
Run your DAW in ASIO mode and still listen to windows audio. It’s also possible using the Link driver, to grab your total ASIO output and feed it back into the ASIOVAD stereo mix making it recordable by live windows streaming applications (i.e. live broadcast, voice chat programs).
Changes in WDM ASIO Link Driver v1.2
Can now route all 8 channels into host ASIO inputs (was previously limited by the number of real ASIO device inputs).
Substantial improvements to timing code making sound more robust under heavy CPU or when running on slower machines.
GUI improvements and more info displayed.
Auto check for updates (free updates too).
The WDM ASIO Link Driver for Windows is available to purchase for $14.95 USD.
Avid has announced its lineup for NAB 2012, which includes presentations from renowned customers and the largest array of new product announcements from the company at NAB in more than a decade.
Returning to booth #SU902 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Avid will announce new and upgraded solutions designed to make it easier for media enterprises to create content wherever they are, manage complex production workflows and distribute their media more effectively. Additionally, Avid experts will offer overviews of recently released solutions including Pro Tools® 10, Media Composer® 6 and Avid Interplay® Media Asset Manager (MAM) 4.
At NAB 2012 in Las Vegas, Avid will host a live press event and streaming webcast to announce these new solutions on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. PT. A live online Q&A session with Avid subject matter experts will immediately follow the webcast. To register, visit http://forms.avid.com/forms/nab2012-webcast
Visit Avid at the Avid Booth #SU902, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19, 2012.
Dubspot and Propellerhead Software have announced a Dubspot Live Streaming Workshop with Hank Shocklee FaltyDL.
Live from Dubspot NYC, streaming worldwide on January 30th at 7 PM EST, comes an interactive workshop featuring Propellerheads’ latest creations: Reason 6 and their Best of 2011 list-topping interface, Balance. Demonstrating the innovative software company’s newest advancements is celebrated Hip-Hop producer Hank Shocklee (Bombsquad, Public Enemy, Def Jam). Electronic record label, Plane Mu, lends their producer FaltyDL to support the broadcast providing an Electronic Music point of view.
“It had layers and it kept going deeper and deeper,” says Shocklee about his earliest experiences with Reason. “I could put any sound that I want to put in there. You don’t need anything else to make a really great track. From a creative stand point it’s utterly amazing”
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Propellerhead just has capped off its tremendously successful Music Making Month, a series of activities that spanned the entire month of May to inspire and help people with their music creating endeavors.
During the month, Propellerhead held 25 live streaming interviews, clinics and Q/A sessions plus an additional dozen tutorials and videos with music professional and insiders on topics as varied as song inspiration and lyric writing to synthesis techniques and mixing/effects tricks to promotional ideas and placement opportunities. All sessions and materials are now archived and can be viewed at: www.propellerheads.se/mmm
“This was a great opportunity realized—to give back to our community by offering them access to the music people, knowledge and resources that circulate in and around Propellerhead,” said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO. “We’ve been amazed how much the community itself added—making the live sessions networking events unto themselves through chat, links and other real-time conversations.”
Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the "clean" version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life!
The armies of the earbuds are everywhere, as people – since the dawning of the Walkman – tune out their surroundings. What if, instead, your surroundings became soundtracks? That’s the question posed by a mobile app research project, partnering between New York’s Times Square and a creative team at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
UrbanRemix invites users to capture geo-tagged sounds with a free iOS and Android app, then to string them together into sound compositions on the Web
Codebending is the exploration of software with “patch points.” Patch points expose the inner workings of computer programs, and allow for atypical connections between things like games, music making software, office suites, etc.
Every movie blogger is obligated to devote a post to The Wilhelm Scream AT LEAST once in their lives. And they’re all pretty much the same: A quote from wikipedia, the compilation video on YouTube, and the latest movie they found it in. This post is a little different. Starting last year I started collecting Wilhelm Screams, planning on making a video showing some favorites. That project spiraled out of control, and the result is a (pretty) complete collection.
Max Mathews is best known for his involvement in the debut of digital synthesis, but he contributed much more. His Radio Baton predicted gestural controllers that arrived much later from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, and it may be his code design ideas that outlast even the memory of the computer’s first musical utterances.
Slewpi is a new type of app that lets you create music and synthesized sound and animation by painting on the screen with your fingers.
Slewpi is super easy to use, just paint with your fingers and choose different colors and brushes to change the strokes and sounds. Slewpi records what you do and plays it back in a loop.
Choose different brushes to change the visual style as well as the sound of your strokes in real-time. The different brushes correspond to different synthesizer waveform and vibrato settings allowing you to create new and diverse audio/visual compositions.
Strings of numbers are everywhere in our world, tucked just outside our awareness alongside identifiers like bar codes. Dutch media artist and inventor Leo van der Veen simply plucks that information and brings it to the fore.
A few months ago I published a post on how to make a MIDI Ribbon Controller with Arduino. In the meantime I had a few ideas to improve both hardware and software and also felt the need to change many parameters without having to reprogram every time Arduino. Finally I placed the controller in a case, thanks to Laura who built it. So this is version 2.0 of my MIDI Ribbon Controller, which finally becomes a much more practical tool.
Stream of James Blake's new album is available from the Dutch 3VOOR12 website.
British dubstep-pop up-and-comer James Blake’s self-titled debut album is out digitally next Tuesday, February 8, via Universal Republic in the U.S. (it’ll drop a day before in the UK via Atlas/A&M). Right now, the whole album is streaming over at 3VOOR12; you can head here to take a listen.
Furthermore, Listen Before You Buy points out that a bonus track from the LP, the haunting, sparse “Tep and the Logic”, is making the rounds.
din: create sound with Bezier curves in free instrument for Linux
Make music with just your mouse and keyboard. 143 drones are created in the video below.
Peter Kirn writes:
“din is noise” is a newly-updated “tone board,” making the rectangular plane of its screen into a field of sound you can transform. The video above just begins to show some of what it can do. Pixels can be tones, transformed onscreen. A resonator editor uses Bezier curves to edit sounds across octaves. Each resonator, in turn, can be edited with yet more Bezier curves. Put them together into the drone editor (the bit you see in the video), and you can create vast, sculpted soundscapes from series of rectangles dragged around between octaves.
It’s all free, and it’s all doable for your mouse – a Linux exclusive that might convince you to dual boot, or take a second look at that netbook.
Roland has announced the release of new system software for its V-STUDIO 700 and V-STUDIO 100 computer recording products.
This revision adds support for Roland’s newly developed VS Streaming driver technology, and also the ability to use the OCTA-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface to expand the units’ I/O capabilities.
VS Streaming represents a breakthrough in driver technology for digital audio workstations, providing ultra-low latency performance and unprecedented stability. With VS Streaming, V-STUDIO 700 and 100 users can enjoy rock-solid operation at latencies as low as one millisecond at 44.1kHz and 48kHz. The cross-platform VS Streaming driver is available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP operating systems, as well as Mac OS X.
With the new system software, V-STUDIO 700 and 100 users can now use the new OCTA-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface to add an additional 10 inputs and eight outputs to their computer recording setups. When a V-STUDIO and an OCTA-CAPTURE are both connected to a computer via USB, the new VS Streaming driver treats them both as one integrated device, making it seamless for users to access their newly expanded I/O within their DAW software.
Designed to provide superb sound quality that will satisfy even the most demanding audio professionals, OCTA-CAPTURE features 10 inputs and 10 outputs, including eight premium-grade microphone preamps. These VS Preamps the same high-end mic preamps found in Roland’s V-Mixer series of commercial digital mixing consoles, as well as the acclaimed V-STUDIO 700.
To take advantage of these new features, V-STUDIO 700 users should upgrade to System Version 1.3 or higher, while V-STUDIO 100 users should upgrade to System Version 1.5 or higher. In addition, users should install the latest V-Studio driver for their computer operating system.
The system updates and VS Streaming drivers are free downloads for all V-STUDIO 700 and 100 owners.