Music Tech Focus Issue 40. Ableton Live 9 2015/16
MusicTech Focus: Ableton Live 9 2015/16 is packed with workshops and features especially for you, whatever your experience with Live. If you are coming to the software from another DAW – as I did recently – we have just the feature on p6 where we look at some of the key differences and the parts of Live that might confuse you on first inspection.
But if you are a more seasoned user, there’s plenty in this special issue too, including the final parts of Live expert Martin Delaney’s mammoth Ultimate Guide To Ableton Live where he looks at everything from adding effects right through to the mixing and mastering processes.
Adding to what is officially the most amount of workshops we’ve had in one issue, there are also specific gear, software and accessory reviews – so you can add to your Live set-ups – plus features to help take your music making to the next level as we look at what it takes to run a pro studio and how to collaborate with like-minded musicians across the globe.
So 40-odd pages of Live workshops will have you powering to music making, and there’s plenty more to help you progress once your productions are done.
Sound und Recording Praxismagazin für Musiker Oktober No 10 2015
Analog vs Plug in, E-Gitarren-Recording, Neue Wege der Audiobearbeitung mit Sonible Freiraum, Studiostory Blur, Slate Digital Vmr, Motu Ultralite Avb
Studiostory: Blur − exklusiver Blick in die Produktion des aktuellen Albums der Supergroup
Cellorazade − Looper-Performance mit Cellos
MOTU UltraLite AVB − USB-Audio-Interface mit Netzwerkfähigkeiten
Sonible frei:raum − EQ mit drei Bearbeitungsebenen
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 − Software-Instrument
Zoom SSH-6 − Stereo-Richtrohr-Mikrofonaufsatz
Slate Digital Custom Series Bundle − Plug-in-Module für Slate Digital VMR
AudioBro LA Drama Drums − Cinematic Percussion-Library für Kontakt
Auphonic Multitrack − Podcast- und Postproduction-Software
De/constructed − Dr. Dre: Talk About It
Beat-Programming − Martin Eyerer: (Tech-)House mit Ableton Live
Sounds like ... Roxette − Legendäre Gitarrensounds mit NI Guitar Rig nachgebaut
Studiotipps − Kniffe, die die Welt verbessern
Ehrenfeld Sessions (3) − Ein Film über die Kölner alternative Musikszene
Love The Machines − Roland SH-3A (*1974) − Monofoner Synthesizer
Virtual DJ Studio 2015 7.2.01
Virtual DJ Studio in an easy to use application that gives you a mixer-board interface in which you can practice karaoke. Virtual DJ Studio (VDJ) is an MP3 Mixer for live DJ performances. VDJ also contains a full 10-band Graphic Equalizer, full support for Audio Plugins, a Spectrum Analyzer, and many more tools for DJs.
Feature-Filled DJ & Karaoke Software
Virtual DJ Studio is not like all of the other DJ programs out there. While other programs limit you to two players with a Cross-Fader, Virtual DJ Studio provides you with an entire studio.
Virtual DJ Studio gives you a mixer-board interface. Each line offers things you would expect from a typical mixer -- volume fader, mute, crossfader assignment, etc. Additionally, each line contains an MP3/WAV/Karaoke player, with all of the controls you might expect -- including a Pitch/Tempo control. If you have two or more sound cards/audio devices, you can route any line to your secondary device, for headphone preview or beat-matching. Alternatively, you might use this feature to simply allow more control with your external mixer.
Full Karaoke Support
The days of hunting down a Karaoke CD, finding the right track, and having only one or two singers queue'd up are gone! With a Laptop, you can replace not only your CD players; you can eliminate the need for cases of CDs, and take up less space than you ever imagined!
Supported Karaoke Formats
You can either play an MP3 that has a corresponding .CDG file, or you can play directly from a ZIP file. VDJ does this directly, with no need to create temporary files (like most other programs do). VDJ is the only Karaoke system that lets you seek while directly playing a ZIP or MP3 file, without ever losing sync!
Even though VDJ looks different from other Karaoke programs, it still contains a Singer's List feature. When enabled, you can queue up any number of songs, along with the name of the person who wishes to sing it. From there, you can drag a song into a line in VDJ, or simply double-click to launch the file in the first line. VDJ will also display a list of singers/songs in the CDG window when no karaoke file is being played (for example, if your CDG window is connected to a second monitor, television, or multiple TVs, your patrons will know who's up next, and when their song will be up).
Easy to Use
Don't be intimidated by the number of buttons you see in the picture. If you have a knack for audio equipment, you will quickly pick up on VDJs use. VDJ comes with a complete Help file, including a Getting Started guide that will have you mixing MP3s in no time!
VDJ allows you to use an extra sound card for CUEing, or Previewing, a sound file. You can use this feature to assist with beat-mixing (fading two songs together on-beat), or for simply previewing a song before playing it live. Many DJs use their laptop's built-in sound for previewing (since the quality of the internal sound chip is often lacking), and an external USB audio device for their main mix. This configuration allows you the flexibility you are used to with dual CD decks and an external mixer; just like a real mixer, enabling the CUE button routes that line to the headphone output (eg, to your Secondary Sound Card).
VDJ now offers Plugin support. Third parties can contribute audio processing plugins that can be used within VDJ's Plugin Manager. VDJ comes with a few Plugins as well, including a Compressor/Limiter, a Low-Pass Filter, and Stereo Expansion.
OS : Windows XP | Vista | 7 | 8
Language : English
Loopy HD v1.4.19 iOS-ICPDA
This is a looper that'll come out to play, but gets down to work when you want to get serious. Loopy combines power with simplicity.
While other music creation apps tend to be either powerful but difficult to learn, or easy to use but limited in features, Loopy doesn't compromise.
Create music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument with a savvy, sophisticated, tactile looper.
With a host of industry-standard features, users of pro audio software like Ableton Live will not be disappointed. Loopy’s clean, tactile interface keeps things simple until you need to get technical.
Loopy is Audiobus compatible: Live-loop any other Audiobus compatible app, or record Loopy in another Audiobus app!
Six, nine or twelve beautifully rendered loops
Count-in, count-out, auto-fade, and record chaining, to keep your hands free
Overdub, to construct complex soundscapes from many layers
Merge tracks by dragging one onto another
Tracks of any multiple or fraction of a beat
Audio and visual metronome, in any time signature
Fully trainable MIDI control and MIDI clock send/receive
Import and export loops with your computer via iTunes
Integrated Audio Copy and Paste, and Audiobus support
Imported/pasted loops automatically scaled to fit the beat
Full stereo audio, with per-track pan controls
Live, dynamic tempo controls
Dynamic time shifting: Twist tracks to fix up timing
Full-featured noise gate and expander
Record whole performances with in-app session recording
Share loops and session recordings via SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook
Live reverse and decay effects for loops
Save and restore sessions
Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Default input level fix
This major release of iDensity 2 introduce the multi-streams Granulation.
iDensity 2 is fully compatible with iDensity 1, you can play old presets and sound files.
In-App Purchase will give you all the functionalities for all Granular Streams.
iDensity is rated as a Killer App by Apps4iDevices.
iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iDensity for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways. All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go! You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad!
Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with Density for iPad.
- Four Granular Streams (One of them is fully functional, In-App Purchase for all streams)
- Sampled and Live granulation
- In-Stream Echo and RM post Fx
- Audiobus Inter-App Audio support
- MIDI, Virtual Midi and Network
- Sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox AudioCopy etc...
- Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
- Post Fx chain: Parametric and High Shelf Filters, Classic Reverb and Dynamic Compressor
+ iOs 9 In-App Purchases bug fixed
+ iOs 9 Compatibility Issue
+ Audiobus latest SDK update
+ Add File Manager shortcut "Load in all streams”
+ Add Audiobus Remote Triggers
+ Added Preset Manager 'Open In…’ Support
+ Added Preset Manager ‘Sends the audio files used from the Bank’
+ Added File Manager 'Send E-Mail' Support
Alto Research Vocolo v2.2 iOS
WHAT IS VOCOLO?
Transform your voice into a musical instrument to create and record your own jazzy performances.
Your voice feels like it becomes a musical instrument with the Vocolo. With its sophisticated voice tracker, the most responsive on the market, the Vocolo greatly expands the possibilities for making live voice-controlled music.
The Vocolo is also great for musical voice training by providing instantaneous feedback with instrument sounds that simply make the pitch of your voice much more obvious. This training just occurs naturally – without thinking about it – while you’re playing and having fun.
Patented vocal tracking technology is extremely responsive and accurate
Variety of musical instrument sounds including trombone, tuba, baritone sax, alto sax, vibraphone, Audiok.info and pan flute.
Works with earbuds or headphones (with or without a built-in microphone), or amplified external speakers for live performances.
Special audio effects include echo and reverb.
Control panel allows convenient changing of instruments, effects presets, and octaves during a performance.
Play and record with custom accompaniments from genres such as jazz, R&B, funk and rock.
Record on top of a previous recording for layering performances.
Play along with songs from your music library.
Balance control allows you to mix your voice with any instrument or just create a pure vocal track.
Patented pitch correction algorithm enables playing accurate notes in a natural way.
Microphone level control allows singing in noisy environments or in more relaxed settings.
Sophisticated enough for musicians to create new sounds.
For the best quality sound, adjust the microphone level such that your voice registers mostly in the blue, but sometimes in the red
The sound will come out of the loudspeaker if you are not wearing headphones or earbuds
Sing close to the top microphone if sound is coming out the loudspeaker
Never hum directly into the mic but off to one side slightly (to avoid voice tracking errors)
Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Propellerhead Figure v2.0.1 iOS
Create an addictive beat before the next bus stop or lay down a beefy bass line while waiting in line at the bank. Figure will have you making music within seconds yet is deep enough for endless play on a transatlantic flight.
Make songs with Drums, Bass and Lead Synth
Play by sliding your finger across the play pad
Always stay in key and on the beat
No previous playing skills required
Tweak and twist your track on the fly
Sounding amazing has never been this easy
The sound of Reason on your phone!
Truly designed for mobile user on the go, Figure gives you drums, bass and lead synth, controlled by an incredibly easy to use touch interface that gets you sounding great literally in seconds. Slide your finger across the play pad and hear your bass line play. Tweak the Rhythm, Range and Scale Step wheels to get the result you’re after. Programming drumbeats is just as easy. Set the rhythm and play the drums with your fingers. You won’t want to stop. You won’t believe how amazing you and your phone can sound.
If you are new to music making, getting started making great sounding tracks has never been this easy — and sounded so great!
If you are a seasoned musician – music creation has never been this fun!
The nitty gritty details:
Bass & lead parts use Reason’s Thor synthesizer
Drums powered by Reason’s Kong drum machine
Play in different keys & modes. Set once or change on the fly.
Increase the Shuffle to loosen up your beats
Turn up Pump to add a club sound to your tracks
Adjust levels using Propellerhead’s legendary mixer
Save, browse and load song files
Set length of loop (1,2,4,8 bars)
Export audio to Audiok.info and iTunes File Sharing
SoundCloud Sharing - share your Figure tracks with access to Facebook, Twitter and more
Audiobus support: Stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps!
Background audio (in device Settings)
Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.