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Bundles : Komplete Players KOMPLETE PLAYERS brings you three powerful audio platforms from Native Instruments for free, ready to use in your studio or on stage: REAKTOR 5 PLAYER, GUITAR RIG 5 PLAYER and KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. The included libraries provide over 300 high-quality sounds and effects ranging from futuristic synthesizers to edgy drum rhythms, stage-ready keys, versatile amp emulations, effects and much more. All Players are bundled into one installation file, making the setup as comfortable as possible. Enjoy the sheer quality of Native Instruments products with over 600 MB of sounds for free, and expand the included sounds at any time by selecting from a huge and constantly growing range of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, available directly in the NI Online Shop. Pianoteq Conception of the physical model by Pr. Philippe Guillaume. Before his current career within applied mathematics, he was a piano tuner and restorer.

Using Reason's Thor Sequencer for Phrase Sequencing The ability to trigger phrases, or melodies from a keyboard, similar to an arpeggiator is being used more and more frequently. Thankfully, with Rack Extensions (like Predator RE, from Rob Papen) it’s easy to do this within Reason. But, what a lot of people don’t realize is that this ability has been in Reason for a long time, through Thor’s sequencer. The best iPad/iPhone music-making apps in the world today Although there will be some who'll try and tell you different, iOS music making apps are not just toys. Many of them are extremely accessible, certainly, but this isn't to their detriment. And, if you want to get serious, you'll also find plenty of apps that boast features that are on a par with those of their desktop cousins. What's more, there's more than one way to approach these apps. If you're looking for something that you can just pass a few minutes with on your commute, it's out there, while other releases can serve as great musical sketchpads that will enable you to start tracks that can later be worked on in your full Mac or PC DAW.

VSTHost While the program started mainly as an aid in understanding and debugging VST plugins, it has evolved into a quite capable program by now which can be really helpful in a keyboard artist's Live setup. Since questions do occur from time to time, I've created a discussion forum for them. Downloads Current version: 1.54 - the usual tons of enhancements, bug fixes and internal changesAttention: if you're upgrading from an earlier version, by all means read the documentation! The following files are available for the current version:

Spectrasonics Omnisphere - Power Synth This epic ‘Power Synth’ breaks completely new sonic ground by combining a wide variety of hybrid realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library of remarkable ‘Psychoacoustic’ sounds, and many innovative features that have never been seen before in any hardware or software synthesizer.... Stylus RMX - Realtime Groove Module Stylus RMX™ is a best-selling groove-based virtual instrument plug-in for Mac and Windows. ReWire and Reason - Cycling '74 Wiki Using Max with Reason In the ReWire Essentials tutorials (linked at the bottom), we used Max as both a mixer (hosting application) and "device" (controlled application). These are the two sides of the ReWire connectivity equation, and Max can work equally in both modes. In order to dive into ReWire at a deeper level, let's look at a connection to one of the most-used ReWire packages there is: Propellerheads Reason. In order to have the most fun with our Max/Reason combination, we are going to do some sequencing and audio processing in Max, and use Reason as a synth/sampling and mixing device. What we *won't* do is run the Reason sequencer or use its recording capabilities.

Pure Data: another integrated computer music environment Miller S. Puckette Department of Music, UCSD, La Jolla, Ca. 92039-0326 C1996 Kunitachi College of Music. Reprinted from Proceedings, Second Intercollege Computer Music Concerts, Tachikawa, pp. 37-41. May 7, 1997 The best Android music making apps in the world today First the bad news: despite having a huge installed user base, when it comes to music making apps, Android remains very much the poor relation to Apple’s iOS. This isn’t because developers don’t want to release apps for Google’s mobile OS, rather that various problems - notably high audio latency and the fact that there are numerous devices and different versions of Android in circulation - have prevented them from doing so. However, all is not lost. Sonoma Wire Works recently announced that it’s developed a low latency audio solution for Android (though time will tell if device manufacturers will implement this into their products) and more companies seem to be taking a second look at the platform.

TAL - Togu Audio Line: Products Commercial Products:VST, AU and Pro-Tools AAX plug-ins for MAC and Windows. 32 and 64 bit hosts supported. Free Products:VST and AU plug-ins for MAC and Windows. No support available. Sugar-Bytes Sugar Bundle All Sugar Bytes products for a small price. Factory. Factory is your safari ticket to the wilderness of sound. Bearded basslines go fishing for diamonds in a lake full of frogs. Trying to bridge the gap between programming and art. Oberon – Tutorial 6 : Separate Outputs After exploring the front panel of the Oberon Synthesizer, now is the time to have a look at the back panel. There lies a feature that can enable some creative sound construction and some interesting combinations between Oberon and other rack devices. Apart from the classic CV inputs and outputs … Read more Oberon – Tutorial 5 : X-Morph

The A to Z of computer music: B Computer Music goes below the bonnet in this month's lexical supplement, demystifying yet more digital audio bits and bobs. Balance Adjusting the balance of a stereo signal means changing the amplitude of the left and right signals. It can be used to change the 'position' of an audio signal in the stereo field, though it takes its name from the corrective use of giving each channel equal strength, to 'balance' and centralise the signal. TouchOSC Modular OSC and MIDI control surface for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad Send and receive Open Sound Control and MIDI messages over Wi-Fi and control CoreMIDI compatible software, hardware and mobile apps. Also available for Android

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