Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mason – Dutch producers duo about technique during spectacular videoshow

This year the Dutch producers duo Mason released their debut album They Are Among Us. While playing their DJ sets, Mason gives a spectacular light and video show. They run their sets in Ableton Live and control the light and video effects using their own programmed Max for Live patch. The effects react in real time to the music. In the following video Mason and their support team talk about the techniques used during the show. Continue reading

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Two new soundsets for Alchemy by Camel Audio

Alchemy is an awesome, elegant sample manipulation synthesizer with a lot of modulation possibilities. Alchemy is great for creating soundscapes. Two new soundsets prove this, each with 150 patches (with each 8 varieties) for Alchemy and Alchemy Player. They were released this summer. Continue reading

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Gate effect explained: Alligator Triple Filtered Gate

Propellerhead Software will release Reason 6 at the end of September. Reason 6 includes Alligator, a gate effect with filters that allow you to do crazy things. Continue reading

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Polychord 2 updated: virtual MIDI and MIDI Clock/Sync

After we posted the article about Genome MIDI Sequencer, we learned that it is not the only app with MIDI MIDI Clock / Sync. The app Polychord 2 has just been updated with the same features. Polychord now sends MIDI output to all available ports: USB, WiFi and virtual midi. Continue reading

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White Noise Audio releases Genome MIDI Sequencer for iPad

White Noise Audio has released Genome MIDI Sequencer (GMS) for iPad. This sequencer app makes no sounds, but controls other hardware like synthesizers and drum machines via MIDI. There are already other MIDI sequencers available for the iPad, but the special thing about GMS is that it can send and receive MIDI clock messages. So it can sync to the tempo of your hardware. Continue reading

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Diversion: VST synthesizer appears out of nowhere

Suddenly Diversion appears out of nowhere. This powerful VST synthesizer by the Belarusian Dmitry Sches has four oscillators, two filters with distortion, four LFOs, ADSR Envelopes and MSEGs, a modulation matrix and a wide range of effects. All modules are housed in one screen, so you can find all functions in a single glance. Continue reading

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