Schlagwort: Make Music

11. Juli 2019 Aus

ALM Busy Circuits releases Squid Salmple, eight-channel Eurorack sampler

Von Scott Freedom

An audio and CV sampler for £399. ALM Busy Circuits‘ latest Eurorack module, an eight-channel sampler featuring kits from artists including Russell Haswell and Solid Blake, is finally available to buy. A prototype of Squid Salmple was first revealed at Superbooth 2018 and shown in its final form at this year’s show. According to ALM, […]

10. Juli 2019 Aus

Ableton Loop returns to new Berlin venue in 2020

Von Scott Freedom

Loop moves to Berlin’s Silent Green venue next April. Loop, Ableton’s “summit for music-makers”, will return to Berlin next year at a new venue following a visit to Los Angeles in 2018. Loop 2020 will take place across April 24-26 at Silent Green, a crematorium turned arts venue in Berlin’s Wedding neighborhood. Previous Berlin editions […]

2. Juli 2019 Aus

Beatport’s DJ subscription service now in beta for Rekordbox

Von Scott Freedom

Six million tracks available to stream into your DJ set. Beatport LINK, the new subscription streaming service aimed at DJs, is now available as a public beta for Mac users of Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox software. The new service was announced in May, and allows DJs to access six million tracks from Beatport’s catalog for $14.99 […]

27. Juni 2019 Aus

NI releases Massive X, successor to its popular Massive synth

Von Scott Freedom

One of the most widely used synths of the past decade gets a facelift. Native Instruments has released Massive X, the eagerly anticipated successor to its widely used soft synth, Massive. Like its predecessor, Massive X is a wavetable synth aimed at producers who want to make cutting edge sounds. However, Massive X isn’t an […]

25. Juni 2019 Aus

Ableton’s new website will teach you the basics of synthesis

Von Scott Freedom

From amplitude to LFOs. In 2017, Ableton launched a website called Learning Music, which taught the basics of making music in a DAW. Its follow-up, Learning Synths, is an interactive set of lessons that teach the principles of synthesis. The interactive site can be used in desktop and mobile browsers, and is easy enough for […]

18. Juni 2019 Aus

Output releases accessible granular synthesis effects plugin, Portal

Von Scott Freedom

A plugin for “less random bloops and bleeps and more creative music making.” LA-based plugin studio Output has released a lot of unusual plugins over its five-year lifespan – including a reverse instrument suite, pulse engine and hybrid string instrument – but its latest takes on something more well established: granular synthesis. Portal is what […]

18. Juni 2019 Aus

ROLI’s new LUMI keyboard teaches you how to play along to hit songs

Von Scott Freedom

A Guitar Hero-style system for learning keys. ROLI‘s latest music-making device has launched on Kickstarter. Called LUMI, it’s an illuminated keyboard and companion app that the company says will enable anyone to jam and play along with hit songs “in minutes”. LUMI’s launch video shows off the device and app’s Guitar Hero-style tuition method, which has […]

29. Mai 2019 Aus

Teenage Engineering is making a limited edition Rick and Morty synth

Von Scott Freedom

Get Schwifty. Teenage Engineering is teaming up with the makers of Rick and Morty on a special edition of its tiny Pocket Operator synthesizer. The PO-137, which arrives at the beginning of July, has its own specially animated LCD screen and voice samples performed by co-creator Justin Roiland, including, yes, “wubba lubba dub dub”. View this […]

28. Mai 2019 Aus

Gamechanger Audio launches Indiegogo campaign for its wacky Motor Synth

Von Scott Freedom

Half drone, half synth. Gamechanger Audio has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its latest piece of unconventional music hardware, a synth that uses eight electromotors to generate sound. Motor Synth, which was one of the most talked-about instruments of this year’s Superbooth expo in Berlin, uses the same type of motors that keep small drones […]

28. Mai 2019 Aus

Ableton releases Live 10.1

Von Scott Freedom

With user wavetables, new devices and more. Ableton has released Live 10.1. Ableton’s first major update to Live 10 arrives 15 months after its initial release, adding a number of requested features such as user wavetables for its new Wavetable instrument and fresh automation features. Live 10.1 also adds a few handy new devices, including […]

20. Mai 2019 Aus

Virgil Abloh x Pioneer DJ collaboration to be exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art

Von Scott Freedom

Abloh designed them to “inspire a different sound while djing”. Virgil Abloh and Pioneer DJ’s CDJ and mixer collaboration will be displayed at the artist and fashion designer’s first exhibition in Chicago next month. Abloh’s transparent CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 mixer, which were first seen at his Coachella set last month, will appear as part of […]

14. Mai 2019 Aus

Pioneer DJ’s latest controller is a preview of DJing’s streaming future

Von Scott Freedom

The DDJ-200 works with SoundCloud Go+ and Beatport’s new LINK service. Pioneer DJ’s latest controller is an affordable, entry-level device made for playing streaming music directly from a smartphone. Although the $149 DDJ-200 can connect to a laptop and use downloaded files in the traditional manner, using a phone and Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app will […]

9. Mai 2019 Aus

Korg reveals Volca Nubass and desktop version of Minilogue XD synth

Von Scott Freedom

Two new synths from Korg arrive later this year. Korg has announced a new member of its Volca synth family alongside a desktop version of last year’s Minilogue XD instrument. Volca Nubass is a bass synth kitted out with Korg’s latest vacuum tube technology, Nutube. According to Korg, it enhances the oscillator, sub oscillator and drive […]

9. Mai 2019 Aus

Elektron launches new FM keyboard synth, Digitone Keys

Von Scott Freedom

With assignable pitch and mod wheels. Elektron has given its Digitone synth a keyboard upgrade. Digitone Keys combines the sound engine and all the controls of last year’s Digitone FM synth with 37 keys, pitch and mod wheels, dedicated outputs for each of the synth’s four tracks and eight additional encoders. The encoders above the […]

9. Mai 2019 Aus

Novation’s Summit polysynth lets you play two patches at the same time

Von Scott Freedom

Novation’s new flagship instrument is like two synths in one. Novation’s latest instrument is a keyboard polysynth that can run two independent patches at the same time. Summit inherits the design and sound engine of Novation’s eight-voice Peak synth from 2017, but effectively adds a second Peak for 16 voices of polyphony and the ability to […]