I’m really pleased with the outcomes, so I’m interested to hear what you think.
Having started this discussion about pulling together a page to contain a list of available AU compatible synths / instruments it appears that there really is only one! It seems very strange to me, and it wouldn’t be much of a list either.
So, if I’ve got it wrong, please let me know
“Hello, my name is Artur Danielian, I live in Kyiv, Ukraine. I always liked Italodisco. That is actually my favourite dance style. But it is rather hard to play it on 16-step machines so I basically focus on house and techno music. This is my first humble try to use techno means of music production for making some dreamy italian style track.
About my kit: I always take it with me when I’m out of my town. 4 extremely compact Volcas fit in the soft mike case: Volca Sample, Volca Bass and 2 Volca keys. I mix them with Belkin Rockstar headphone splitter-combiner. Lot of people use it now for compact setups. I bought mine 6 years ago having no idea it would be so helpful for me)))). I also use iPad with Korg nanopad 2 connected through Camera Connection Kit. Nanopad2 has cool built-in Kaossilator style key/scale feature and sends “right” MIDI notes to any synth. I use lots of them: TF7 Synth, iProphet, both free and paid apps such as iMPC app which I control using nanopad’s finger drum pads. They are velocity-sensitive and have less latency than iPad’s touch-screen. My setup is much wider when I play live – there are two musicians, me and my mate Maxim Sabodash, there are 2 DJ-mixers, keyboards, kaosses and so on. But recording of both live on-stage sets and my trip sets is made on TASCAM DR-01 recorder in 24/96 format, no laptops (we’re dreaming of vinyl releases because we are true analogue, lol). The band started as a volunteer musicians duo which just came to different food festivals and exhibitions seeing a DJ-place and asking: “Can we just play some dance music for you? If you don’t like it, just stop us.” No one did stop us, though. And then they started to invite us to play our music at their events. So we played about 50 sets during this summer on different cultural and commercial events. One of the main goals of our project is to make electronic music playing popular among the youngsters in Ukraine using different cheap instruments like volcas, monotrons, PO’s etc. – it is good alternative to alcohol and drugs)) Our band sticks to the principle “only live recordings” so because of this there are only two places where you can hear and see us: either live performance, or our recorded bites on my Youtube channel:
We also have FB page for communication and music sharing: https://www.facebook.com/nervegangstas/
Our personal FB pages, feel free to contact us for any questions concerning the music:
During this month we also plan to finally make bandcamp and soundcloud pages – almost a year of recordings will be ordered and the best bites will be published as audio-only tracks. Then we gonna come to you, Europe!)”
Video published by Human Interface.
MIDI Link Sync gets some nice little updates. Here’s what’s new:
Tap » Ableton Link
Tap out a rhythm and MIDI Link Sync will attempt to bring your Ableton Link timeline into sync with both your tempo and downbeat.
Improved MIDI » Ableton Link
Support for Song Position and MIDI continue messages means that in apps such as Cubasis, you can now start anywhere on the timeline and MIDI Link Sync will bring the Ableton Link timeline into sync. Previously you had to start at the beginning of the timeline.
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This week, it’s time for a drum Synthesizer from Waldorf. Waldorf Attack Drums is a drum Synth for the iPad. Here are some wired examples what you can do with the drum machine. You can design your own synthesis based sounds or load your own samples.”
Video published by Synth Anatomy.
Waldorf Attack Drums on the app store:
“New Ableton Link integration to sync sequencer and LFOs in iVCS3 v1.6+ Also shows how to sync non Link app via midi clock sent from a Link app”
Video published by redskylullaby.
iVCS3 on the app store:
Patterning on the app store:
Samplr on the app store:
Blamsoft brings F-16 Filter for your iPad. Here’s all you need to know …
F-16 Filter is a flexible multi-mode filter with frequency response display. It features sixteen modes, frequency and resonance controls, saturation for analog-style soft clipping, and wet/dry mix. The 4 pole lowpass mode provides the frequency response of classic the Moog ladder filter. The other modes provide all of the choices available in the famous Oberheim Matrix 12 and Xpander synthesizers. At the heart of F-16 is a Zero Delay Feedback algorithm, the latest in DSP filtering technology. F-16 Filter gives you a wide variety of filtering options with pristine fidelity.
F-16 Filter is an Audio Unit Extension that works inside host apps. Just open up your favorite host that supports Audio Units and add it as an effect. Blamsoft brings their experience creating top notch plug-ins for the desktop to iOS. The same filter modes are found in the popular Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. You get a desktop quality plug-in at an iOS friendly price.
In addition to controlling the filter through the knobs and sliders, you can use the frequency response display to control cutoff frequency and resonance simultaneously.
The sixteen filter modes available are:
F-16 Filter on the app store:
“Little dark number on a cloudy day using Xynthesizr & the new free NOISE 5D app for iPhone”
Video published by KlaatuNinja.
Xynthesizr on the app store:
NOISE 5D on the app store:
“Ableton Link can sync multiple apps on the same device, as well as across several devices. Here I’ve got four apps going across two devices, Could be useful sometime! www.ableton-live-expert.com”
Video published by Ableton Live Expert.
“Live Workshop on using sampling iPad music apps to perform, produce and DJ with sound itself on physical level.”
Video published by Michael Feld.
Samplr on the app store: