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feelyoursound updates XotoPad MIDI controller software to v1.1.0

feelyoursound has released version 1.1.0 of XotoPad, a MIDI touch controller for Windows.

The MIDI controller software for Windows touchscreens gives easy access to a field of pads. Each pad can either work as a MIDI note trigger or as a MIDI controller device.


XotoPad features 4 individual banks with many pads, making it easy to control multiple synths, channels, and settings at the same time. Author Hauke Menges shows some of the possibilities of his software in this new video.

Changes in XotoPad v1.1.0

  • All pads can get labeled easily. Labels and pad colors help to stay organized in larger projects.
  • New pad-mode: Pads can not only send notes and x/y controller values anymore, but also work as push buttons for MIDI CC data. This way it’s very easy to trigger certain effect settings like delay or cutoff. It also helps with controlling DAWs, DJ- and VJ-software like Ableton Live or Traktor.

XotoPad costs 29 EUR.

More information: feelyoursound

Beatsurfing Organic MIDI Controller Builder app for iPad by VLEK

Herrmutt Lobby and Yaniv De Ridder have released Beatsurfing, a new app for iPad that allows you to draw a 3-dimensional controller and use it in two different and complementary ways.

VLEK Beatsurfing
Beatsurfing lets you create your own controller layout & use your fingers to “surf” controls.

You can tap it like you would with your regular MPC or any other beatmaking device, but the best and most innovative use you can make of it is definitely by surfing your fingers along routes, colliding with objects, triggering samples or effects. It’s all about movement, and bringing back this intuitive way to make music.

It can control any MIDI-enabled device (Software, Hardware, or even selected iPad apps through Virtual MIDI), features a very intuitive in-app editing system and integrates seemlessly in any existing Studio or Live setup.

Objects Behaviours can be set to link objects together and multiply the available commands on the surface of the iPad.


Official Teaser for Beatsurfing – The Organic MIDI Controller Builder.

Beatsurfing features

  • Draw your own controller – Work with the Controller you need, not the one you were given. Simply draw it on the screen with lines, polygons, circles and faders. Size, color, orientation and 3-Dimensional location are all yours to choose.
  • Surf! – Use the full potential of the iPad touchscreen: You can tap on the screen, but you better add the Surfing to your production and performance skills to integrate more of that human feel in your music.
  • Link any MIDI device – Dj, VJ, Production softwares, Hardware devices, and even selected iPad apps: you can route BEATSURFING to anything that allows for MIDI.
  • Objects Behaviours – Each object of your controller can be set to control the others. It creates a system of objects that allow you to add much more to a controller than what meets the eye.
  • Intuitive In-App editing – Forget about separated editing software, lenghty changes and whatnot. You can swap between the EDIT and PLAY modes at the tap of a finger. All your objects even remain playable when they’re be re-arranged!

The app is available to purchase for $11.99 USD / 9.99 EUR.

More information: Beatsurfing

Cycling ’74 announces Universal Jitter Event, $100 off Jitter (+ Vizzie released)

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Cycling ’74 Universal Jitter Event

Cycling ’74 has announced the Universal Jitter Event, a special opportunity for everyone to adopt Jitter.

From now until January 19, we’ve knocked $100 off the price of Max/MSP/Jitter bundle and all Jitter upgrades. Visit our Shop for more details. With the new Vizzie modules and this limited time offer, it’s never been easier to get into Jitter.

Cycling ’74 Vizzie

The newly released Vizzie is a collection of simple modules, which allow you to almost instantly have a VJ rig or interactive video work, complete with real-time effects.

With the latest version of Max/MSP and Jitter, we are including a new set of modules called VIZZIE to help you create your own unique video programs right away. VIZZIE makes putting it together fun and gets you from start to finish in record time.

Vizzie is included in Max 5.1.7 (or later), and is free for existing Max/MSP/Jitter 5 owners. For new users, Max features a 30-day demo to experience the Vizzie magic.

More information: Cycling ’74

Peace Love Productions announces royalty free video loop packs for Vjs and music producers

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Peace Love Productions has announced the release of four new royalty free video loop packs for Vjs and music producers.

PLP, originally a provider of music loops, is venturing into video loops. They are announcing four new royalty free video loop packs for Vjs and music producers. Each pack contains 18 seamless loops that are fully compatible with popular Vj apps like Serato Scratch Live ( with the Video Plug in) and Resolume as well as the many Daws that can also import video like Garageband, Acoustica Mixcraft, and Sony Acid Pro.

PLP Analogica, Blockade, Particle Pulse & Red Sector video loop packs
PLP Analogica, Blockade, Particle Pulse & Red Sector video loop packs

PLP Video Loop Packs

  • AnalogicaVintage Analog Synthesizers In 3D-Space
    This visual pack features synthesizer legends from Roland, Korg, Arp, and Oberheim. Each synth images is brought back to life through 3D motion mapping technology.
  • BlockadeAbstract motion mapping
    3D motion mapping of bright and sparkling visual objects in 3D space. A perfect companion for a wide range of electronic music styles.
  • Particle PulseBeatmatched Visual Loops
    This set features visual loops created from the legendary Edirol CG8 video synthesizer. Each is beatmatched to 120 bpm for perfect sync with dance music. Included is a wide range of particle effects, bouncing objects, spinning objects, and lines.
  • Red SectorWhere Everything Has Living Skin
    This pack features a wide range of strange but seamless looping objects from our continuing voyages to the Red Sector – where everything has living skin. Get some for your living room, visual kitchen, or audiotracks and live the performance. These shiny lifeforms love to listen to stellar music of all kinds.

Each pack is available to download for $24.95 USD. Available formats: NTSC 720 x 480 / PAL 720×576, for Mac (mov.files – Quicktime PJEG encoded) and PC (avi.files | indeo encoded).

More information: Peace Love Productions / Video Loop Packs

Short links for November 6th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Arduino Piano

# Arduino Piano Squealer Synth

Marc Nostromo developed the Arduino Piano Squealer Synth for the Arduino Pocket Piano, an arduino shield produced by Critters and Guitari.

The engine implements a small monosynth with a few waveforms, a HP/BP/LP continuous resonant filter, decay and a few little own tricks that generate a LOT of aliases, making a great dirty digital synth. Since the Pocket Piano has only 3 potentiometers available for control (the 4th one being hardwired to the volume), I use a “page” system to implement series of 3 parameters to fiddle with. To switch “page”, use the rightmost note of the A.P (NOT the one under the led, the one left to to it). To help you know which page you are at, you can use the led: it will flash a number of time equivalent to the current page you are at.

The source code of the Arduino Piano Squealer synth is available under GPL License V3.

# Flux Twitter Syrah give-away quiz

Flux is giving away some Syrah licenses to three lucky Twitter users:

To celebrate 200+ followers of FluxPlugins since mid May 2009, we are introducing a little Syrah give-away quiz. Fill the form and answer both questions correctly, and you are participating in the give away of one of all in total three Syrah licenses.

Answers need to be in before the end of the day on Monday 9th October.

# Digital Mixtape

Digital Mixtape
Digital Mixtape

Justin Cole writes:

My new design uses a small mp3 player that I disassembled and placed inside a cassette tape adapter for an ipod. This allows for mp3's to be played back through a tapedeck. This has all of the ease and technology of an mp3 player with the retro coolness of a mix tape.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Sample Pack from Portion Control!

Tom Shear writes:

I've got something very special for Waveformless readers today. As you may remember, a couple weeks ago, I featured an interview with electro-industrial music pioneers Portion Control where I hinted that we might have something special coming from the band. So here it is… a 16MB sample pack of loops and one-shots from the band themselves.

Lackluster - Portal EP

# Lackluster: Portal EP

A lovely free album available to download in high quality mp3 and lossless FLAC formats. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License

The Portal EP was supposed to come out on another label in 2008, but the label went bankrupt and closed up shop. In email conversations with Lackluster, I offered to master the EP and do a net release on Cornwarning. So, 4 years after its original intended release, it is finally here.

Covering a variety of tempos and styles, from the beatless epic "Eons" to the mutant techno of "Lubiszewski Beats", "Portal" covers a lot of musical territory. What unifies the work is Lackluster's musicality. For me each track here is deep in emotion, despite their lack of lyric or explicit program.

# JSGB v.0.02: a JavaScript Nintendo GameBoy Emulator and Debugger

Play GameBoy games in your brower. Recommended browser: Chrome/Chromium 4+ Other browsers may be slow or don't work at all!

AIRduino Guitar

# How to build an Air Guitar with Arduino, aka the AIRduino Guitar

The idea here is to build a wearable virtual guitar that is to be controlled with two hands much like playing Air Guitar. It has been created and prototyped during a two weeks project at ChalmersUniversity (Sweden) for a Physical Computing class.

The aim is to get the feeling of playing a real guitar. The AIRduino Guitar is made of one glove and one stick. The glove is used to set the tone and the stick to trigger the sound.

# Digital Sales Up, But is Apple Monopoly the Price? NPD, Mint Data, Editorial Analysis

Peter Kirn writes:

Mint.com, the online financial management tool, has put its numbers together with market researchers NPD Group to analyze music spending. The results: when it comes to consuming recorded music, digital music continues to rise. At the same time, so does Apple’s grip on the music consumption market, a combination that includes proprietary control of a music store, a music player, and the leading mobile device.

Submarine entertainment room

# Is this the ultimate male playroom?

For many men, their house is their castle. For one Canterbury man, his play room is a submarine complete with working periscope.

Wayne Eyre has turned part of his Spencerville property into a wrecked submarine featuring "plutonium-leaking" torpedoes, at a cost of $100,000.

In the rusting interior of the submarine, which appears to have beached on a deserted island, Eyre has all the creature comforts reclining chairs, a three-metre big-screen TV and a top-notch surround-sound system.

# Novation Releases All MIDI Details for Launchpad

Novation’s Launchpad, its affordable (<$200) "grid" controller, may have a big Ableton logo on it. But underneath, it's just a MIDI controller. Bi-colored LEDs, containing a red and green element for red, green, and amber output (amber = red+green), can be triggered using simple MIDI note and control messages. That means, whether you're looking forward to Max for Live or you're sequencing in a tracker or writing Processing sketches, you can use the Launchpad just like any other MIDI controller.

Qeve

# Qeve: Free Live Visual – VJ Software, Built in Pd

From Create Digital Motion:

Qeve is a promising-looking, open-source visual performance tool built in visual patching environment Pure Data (Pd). It was built primarily on Ubuntu Linux but should also run with some adjustment on Mac. (Pd itself runs on Windows, but some of the visual dependencies are not available on that platform. I’d still recommend Linux.)

# SampleRadar: 703 free grime samples

A fresh batch of samples from SampleRadar.

The samples are split into seven self-explanatory categories: Bass, Beats, FX, Guitar, Kits, Synth and Vox. All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

# Eric Beam Nebula Programs

Eric Beam has recently posted some programs for Acustica Audio’s Nebula: Tube 1500 “instant analog” & MCI Heritage EQ “I like it dirty”

Livid Instruments Ohm64 now available for pre-order

Livid Ohm64

Livid Instruments has announced it is now accepting pre-orders for the Ohm64, a completely redesigned MIDI controller, inspired by some of the most innovative and popular software.

It’s our second generation of Ohm, and we’ve expanded it massively. USB powered, with no drivers required means you can plug in and start playing. All controls can be remapped to a variety of MIDI messages, and all the buttons have programmable LEDs, so you can create your own interfaces simply by sending MIDI commands back to the Ohm. It can be as simple as listening to the MIDI that is already generated by software, or you can program your own style with a sequencer, or more in depth programs, like Max/MSP, Plogue Bidule, PD, or Reaktor. A growing library of open source software (mostly Max patches) give you the tools and talents to animate button interaction, make a step sequencer, or even make a VU meter.

Ohm64 features

  • USB Powered.
  • Bi-Directional MIDI communication.
  • Class-compliant: no drivers needed for mac or windows.
  • 75 Programmable backlight buttons for talk-back and interactive performance.
  • Programmable MIDI mapping allows you to change the MIDI settings on the hardware.
  • Aluminum Faceplate.
  • Open Source software tools to create your own LED talkback interaction.
  • Ohm Core software included for MIDI editing, and LED talkback programming.
  • Cell DNA video performance software included.
  • Standard MIDI IN and OUT jacks.
  • Made in the USA by humans.
  • Available in natural, blue, red, and unfinished so you can stain or paint it any color you want (Livid uses Jelutong wood which is lightweight, durable, and has really nice grain).

The Ohm64 is now available for pre-order for $599 USD. Shipping will start June 15th, 2009.

Visit Livid Instruments for more information.

Livid announces Ohm64

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Livid Ohm64

Livid has announced the Ohm64, a completely redesigned MIDI controller, inspired by some of the most innovative and popular software.

It’s our second generation of Ohm, and we’ve expanded it massively. USB powered, with no drivers required means you can plug in and start playing. All controls can be remapped to a variety of MIDI messages, and all the buttons have programmable LEDs, so you can create your own interfaces simply by sending MIDI commands back to the Ohm. It can be as simple as listening to the MIDI that is already generated by software, or you can program your own style with a sequencer, or more in depth programs, like Max/MSP, Plogue Bidule, PD, or Reactor. A growing library of open source software (mostly Max patches) give you the tools and talents to animate button interaction, make a step sequencer, or even make a VU meter.

Ohm64 features

  • USB Powered
  • Bi-Directional MIDI communication
  • Class-compliant: no drivers needed
  • 75 Programmable backlight buttons for talk-back and interactive performance
  • Programmable MIDI mapping allows you to change the MIDI settings on the hardware
  • Immersion Gold Platted Circuit Boards
  • Anodized Aluminum Faceplate
  • Open Source software tools to create your own LED talkback interaction
  • Ohm Core software included for MIDI editing, and LED talkback programming
  • Cell DNA video performance software included
  • Standard MIDI IN and OUT jacks
  • Made in the USA by humans
  • Available in Aluminum and Wood models. Wood is available in blue, red, natural, and unfinshed so you can stain or paint it any color you want.

Keep your eye on the Livid web store for more info on pricing.

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Short links for December 5th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

# 3amnoise Boredom Kits

Justin @ 3amnoise has released some drum kits in Battery, Live and Orion formats.

  1. Bag kit – A single break beat sampled with a V-Synth and then sliced, diced, warped, filterd, smashed and trashed.
  2. Dirt kit – A Eurorack modular (Doepfer, Harvestman, Livewire) pushed through a tube guitar-preamp.
  3. Grind – An EMU XL-7 processed with the modular and Reaktor.
  4. Plate kit – A found sound percussion loop, sampled with the V-Synth and further processed with Reaktor.

# Structure Synth – an application for creating 3D structures from a set of user specified rules. It is an attempt to make a 3D version of Context Free

Structure Synth
Structure Synth – render after changing a few things in one of the examples

It doesn’t make any sound but it sure looks nice!

# Resolume VJ Software – Live Digital Motion Graphics

Resolume Avenue 3 is a real-time instrument for live (audio) visual performances. Play video clips forwards & backwards, adjust the tempo and apply effects. Improvise your visuals to the beat of the music.