TR-808 fever continues; now MVStudio team presents another emulation of Roland’s drum machine, but with a new approach to iOS.
The MV08, promises the sound of the vintage drum machine, but with a graphic panel adapted to Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
MV08 adds panorama and tone parameters to each voice of this emulation, also offers two editable send effects for each voice, along with a three-band master equalizer and a novel distortion effect. The app comes with more than 200 samples recorded at 16bit / 44.4kHz with 128 user patterns, spread over eight 16-pattern banks.
Check promo below.
All controls of each instrument can be sequenced at each step, for many possibilities to rythm creation, you can also achieve powerful bass lines. The length of each pattern is variable between one and 64 steps, while its resolution is 16 or 32 steps, to create complex times and loops. According to developer James Milton Apps, are features that were never possible in a Roland TR-808 original.
MV08 is compatible with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link standards, so there are no compatibility issues for what you use in your studio.
Rolandintroduced its new DJ-505 a compact 2-channel controller for Djs. You can control virtual players in Serato DJ – in addition, to toggle between 1-2 and 3-4 channels control. Also, It can work as a standalone two channel mixer.
Check promo below.
According to Roland Website, the DJ-505 is a powerful and inspiring instrument that allows unparalleled flexibility to DJ, remix, and produce, empowering exciting new approaches to music performance. And with its standalone mixer functionality, narrow footprint, and Serato DVS upgrade path, the DJ-505 is an ideal controller to pair with turntables or CD players.
The new DJ-505 is an interesting equipment that offers almost the same characteristics of the DJ-808, but without its effects. So, the drum machine that comes with it and the accompanying software package is worth it.
Two channels and Deck Select for up to four decks
Large, low-latency platters optimized for scratching
Eight dedicated pad controls for Serato DJ with Hot Cue, Roll, Slicer, TR, Pattern, and Sampler modes
Built-in, fully editable drum kits from Roland’s legendary TR-808, TR-909, TR-606*, and TR-707*, realized with advanced ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology
TR kits contain eight sounds–Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, and Ride–that can be played on the performance pads and triggered from the sequencer
Shape TR drum sounds and Serato samples in real time with Level, Attack, Decay, and Tune knobs
Classic 16-step sequencer that can trigger either TR drum sounds or the Serato Sampler; new features include nudge (TR-S), step-roll, and instrument/sample mute
Unlocks Serato DJ and comes with a Serato Tool Kit license (includes Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ, Serato Flip, and all Serato DJ FX packs)
Mixer can be used standalone via connection of multi-players or turntables to the line and phono inputs; Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
Balanced XLR outputs let you connect to a professional PA system; Booth Out plus separate 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch Phones outputs allow you to monitor your mixes
Mic input with gate, hi-pass, reverb, and echo FX
MIDI output to sync external devices with Serato DJ and the TR-S sequencer
Roland introduced its new DJ-202, a compact 2-channel controller, for beginners with low price with built-in drum machine, an ideal choice for beginners who want to venture on djing.
The compact DJ-202 preserves the concept of the flagship DJ-808 and streamlined DJ-505, allowing unparalleled flexibility to DJ, remix, and produces beats on the fly while performing live or in the studio.
Check promo below.
It can not be used as a stand-alone mixer, neither offers DVS control functions. Allows you to control 4 decks with controls for 2.
Includes Serato DJ Intro –
Price: 290 €
Two-channel, four-deck controller for Serato Intro
Large platters with the lowest available latency, optimized for scratching
Built-in drum kits from Roland’s legendary TR-808, TR-909, TR-606*, and TR-707*, realized with advanced ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology
Eight sounds in each TR kit: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, and Ride
Onboard sequencer that controls Serato DJ Intro’s sampler for on-the-fly beat creation
Independent sampler volume control
Eight dedicated pads with Hot Cue, Loop, Sequencer, and Sampler modes for controlling Serato DJ Intro or Serato DJ software
MIDI output for synchronizing external devices with tracks in Serato DJ Intro
Mic input with gate, hi-pass, reverb, and echo FX
24-bit/48 kHz audio fidelity with high-resolution digital-to-analog converters
Compact, rugged, and lightweight design with easy-grab handles for optimal portability
Connect straight to your speakers or amplifier via RCA stereo outputs
USB powered for simple connectivity
Serato DJ Intro included; Serato DJ Upgrade Ready
Use Serato DJ Intro to organize and build music libraries or integrate songs from iTunes—just drag a track to the deck, set and trigger cues, loops, and samples, and apply basic FX
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For all those who are crazy about Eurorack synthesizers, Mack Bartsch a.k.a spaceprodigi, presented through her Facebook account, a nice demonstration that exposes the power of the module Moog Drummer From Another Mother.
The Moog Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a limited edition product, created in the Moogfest 2017 by its Engineer VIP assistants. Bartsch in company of other assistants had the task of building this impressive module in those DIY sessions taught by an Moog engineer.
In the video Bartsch demonstrates everything the Moog Drummer From Another Mother can do.
In the past NAMM Show 2017, Korg announced the extension of its famous iOS “Gadget” application to OS X. Based on the ease of operation and intuitive user interface of the iOS version, KORG Gadget for Mac this version extends its reach to the desktop platform, to provide a new level of music for Mac users everywhere.
Now, officially you can use the Mac version at home and the iOS version when you’re on your mobile device, to make your work more fluid on music production. The Mac version also comes with “Gadget Plug-In Collection”, a big list of tools that support AU, VST, AAX and NKS.
Watch video below.
It support Native Kontrol Standard, plug-in standard expanded from Native Instruments. Also, Ableton Link, Bluetooth MIDI and Allihoopa environment. KORG Gadget works on a single screen, with extension capability to 4 windows. Users will have 30 Gadget devices and the new Zurich and Recife gadgets, which will also be available for Apple iOS. Its versatility will be enhanced by key pieces such as the virtual versions of Korg M1, ARP Odyssey and Wavestation. The application includes capacity to switch as a project for Ableton Live, composed of MIDI and audio data. So, all your Gadget sequences will play smoothly from Live.
Your starting price will be $ 199.00 with the inclusion of Gadget Plug-In Collection.
Digitaktis the latest product from the Swedish company Elektron, a machine that combines 8 Audio / MIDI tracks, with sampling function.
According to Elektron, Digitakt offers all the tools necessary to create rhythms in studio or performances. It has a digital sound engine, sampler, sequencer, sound molding with multimode filters, analog distortion, LFOs, ability to control external MIDI devices and Overbridge management software in free and paid version.
Watch promo below.
Digitakt has the Elektron reputation of equipment, being a rugged unit with new hi-res encoders and extremely long-lasting backlit buttons and ultra-clear OLED screen which contributes to a user-friendly and intuitive user interface.
8 internal audio tracks
8 dedicated MIDI tracks
1 × Multi-mode filter per audio track
1 × Distortion effect per audio track
1 × Assignable LFO per track
Delay and Reverb send FX
64 MB sample memory
1 GB +Drive storage
2 × ¼” input & 2 × ¼” balanced output
1 × High Speed USB 2.0 port
MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN sync out
Dimensions: W215×D176×H63 mm (8.5×7.2×2.5″) (including knobs and rubber feet)
Minervaby Tweakbench is a tool to generate percussion, using granular synthesis (wavelet synthesis). It focuses on six sound generators, called ‘Units’, and each of them emits its own percussive sound. Is able to create a lot of abstract percussions.
Offers 80 wavelets by channel. All sources are velocity sensitive and moveable. Each channel has a separate granular processor with pitch, size and speed parameters, bitcrush, as well a random parameters.
If you are looking to create interesting and abstract sounds, Minerva is for you.
Perfect Drums is a virtual instrument, with which you can combine your drum sounds in a functional sampler. You will have 4 drums, 6 snares, 12 toms and 45 cymbals to unleash your rhythmic creativity, also mixer options, level controls, panning, phase, parallel processing, and routing.
Perfect Drums has a sampler with “Intelligent Sampling Engine” that allows you to integrate libraries of other brands, to replace the ones that come by default or to use them at the same time. It has multi-layer functionality, and provides the posibility to create customized instruments to be shared with other users.
Available as 64bit VST, Audio Unit and AAX, for Windows and OS X.
Perfect Drums full version including the factory sound library, sampler and the TCI pack.
Bitwig Studio 2 is now available for Windows, MacOS and GNU / Linux, providing a modular platform with the introduction of the “Modulators” concept that offers simple devices like envelopes and LFOs to more complex ones like Random and Math to shape your sounds.
Each device in Bitwig Studio 2 has modulation slots where you can insert the Modulators to assign them to any parameter. In addition, the Modulators themselves can interconnect with each other.
Watch video below.
A re-conceptualized modulation system with 25 brand new Modulators
Numerous device updates, including remote controls, dynamic displays and spectrum analyzers
17 entirely new devices
Better hardware integration, with improved MIDI handling and several dedicated MIDI and CV devices
Fades and crossfades
Multiple updates on with parameter display and improved signal flow
Improvements to the Polysynth synthesizer: new oscillator mixing modes and filter waveshaping
Smart Tool Switching
New notification system
New context menu system
Improvements in the driver API, with new scripting engine and possibility to make scripts in Python
Bitwig Studio 2 has a price of 379 EUR / 399 USD (Update 159 EUR / 169 USD). Includes 12 months of free updates.
The original Netflix series, Stranger Things already has a special place among musicians and lovers of the futuristic aesthetics of the 80s.
His soundtrack penetrated the audience, thanks to his character and deepness; an example was many versions of producers and enthusiasts who risked to create the Stranger Things’s cool sound.
If you feel curious about the machines used in the main theme of the popular series, Reverb.com shows a video with details about all sound sources used in the creation of this soundtrack in its second season, that we can watch this year.
Stranger Things’ retro music was written by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, brains of S U R V I V E. They took advantage of a selection of classic and modern machines and synthesizers as well drum machines, to reach that classic sound like John Carpenter’s stuff.
In the video, S U R V I V E members explore four vintage synthesizers: Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Roland Juno-6, Korg Mono / Poly and the Roland TR-707 drum machine. Other than the well-known machines used by Dixon and Stein, include Moog Minimoog Model D, DigiTech Whammy II and Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.
Here’s what the authors of the famous Stranger Things theme have to say.