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LaunchPad 3 for iOS arrives, just keeps getting better …

I do like good, well made tools that anyone can use to make music, and LaunchPad is exactly that. What’s more Novation’s ‘Blocs’ software team seem to love to continue to innovate with it, and that’s exactly what they’ve done today. LaunchPad 3 i even better than before.

Now Launchpad for iOS has new multi-colour pads and hardware multi-colour support. You can now tell your melodic and drum pads from your bass and fx, at just a glance.

Also included is newly added support for multi-colour on the popular Launchpad Pro, Launchpad (Mk2) and Launchkey (Mk2) hardware. Your hardware session colours will visually match, making it easier to perform and keeping everything looking in sync.

So here are all the nitty gritty details:

Highlight Features

  • Multi-colour pad support on new and existing sessions for iPhone and iPad
  • Multi-colour support for hardware including Launchpad Pro, Launchpad (Mk2) and Launchkey (Mk2)

An let’s not forget that LaunchPad has Ableton Link support too. So you can do a hell of a lot with this free app (ok it does have IAPs too, but it’s not like they’re a lot of money).

If you don’t have LaunchPad already (why would that be?) then get it now and have some fun. Let’s face it, that’s what making music should be all about, right?

0 comments on ““Your Name Here”, good music, from Frozen Lonesome”

“Your Name Here”, good music, from Frozen Lonesome

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Earlier on I posted about the new Apptronica VIP club deal, which you should definitely check out in my opinion, but I also want to mention an album that I listened to only yesterday and really enjoyed. It’s the latest from Frozen Lonesome, and it is really worth a listen in my view.

Your Name Here” is the latest in a long line of excellent output from Frozen Lonesome, and it’s an album that I could happily have on any time of the day and in any situation. I’m very happy to recommend it.

 

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If you want to support mobile musicians then you need to do this!

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I’ve been meaning to both do this, and tell you about it. I’ve been a fan of Apptronica for a while now but this deal is too good to miss out on. For just $3 (yes, that is correct) a month you can get a huge amount, including:

  • All new Apptronica releases
  • Access to VIP-only releases and merchandise
  • A discount on non-exclusive merch
  • Interact directly with Apptronica via a special VIP section

Not bad at all really I’d say, and if that wasn’t enough you’ll also get their entire back catalog of almost 200 albums as soon as you sign up.

How much better can it get? All that for just $3 a month! That’s outrageous isn’t it!

So go grab the best bargain you can right now! Click here, get deal, smile a lot.

 

0 comments on “You’ve got until the 19th, then the AC Sabre goes up in price, don’t miss out”

You’ve got until the 19th, then the AC Sabre goes up in price, don’t miss out

You might remember that I posted on the AC Sabre about three weeks ago now, and you might also remember that I told you that the app was going to be on sale until the 19th. Well that’s coming up really soon, so I thought it best to give you a reminder just in case you’d missed it at the launch price.

If you can’t remember the details, here they are again …

AC Sabre is a revolutionary wireless MIDI instrument and motion controller for electronic music producers, composers, performers and DJs which brings the dynamic richness and performance energy of traditional instruments to your digital music library, in a way that is not possible with the existing studio and stage tools.

“A very unique and sophisticated virtual musical instrument” –The Next Web

AC Sabre reads your movements with the built in gyroscope and accelerometer and translates them into musical actions. It lets you pluck invisible strings in the air while controlling up to 7 additional parameters, intuitively with your movements, via MIDI CC messages.

VIDEOS: http://air-craft.co/demos/

“I had to check AC Sabre out and it immediately lived up to the hype…surreal and instinctive…like Augmented Reality” –Discchord

PLEASE NOTE: AC Sabre contains no sounds of its own. You’ll need a computer with MIDI compatible music software (Ableton, Logic, Cubase, FLStudio, Reason, Garage Band, Massive, Kontakt, Sylenth…), or other apps which support MIDI input (Animoog, Nave).

PUSH THE BOUNDARIES

PRODUCERS…

  • Use AC Sabre to compose distinctive hooks that go beyond the MIDI keyboard
  • Conduct automation in realtime with human sensitivity instead of spending painful hours with the mouse
  • Add sophisticated musical elements without the need for years of theory and training

DJs & PERFORMERS…

  • Play electronic instruments without being shackled to your gear
  • Introduce spontaneity into your live digital performances
  • Infuse signature attitude and style into your performances
  • 3 words: Live Bass Wobble.

FEATURES

RICH MUSICAL VOCABULARY:

  • Scale-synced, velocity sensitive note play
  • Harmonies, trills, arpeggios…
  • Gesture-based vibrato
  • Note shift (for playing out-of-scale notes)
  • Circle of Fourths/Fifths key changes
  • Note range and octave shift
  • Legato and Portamento modes
  • Note-clamping pitchbend
  • A Drone for sustain and guitar “tapping”-style effects

HONED FOR PROFESSIONAL USE:

  • Low latency (<10ms), 50m+ range via Wi-Fi
  • QuickPanels allow realtime access to most common parameters
  • Save/load/export configuration Patches
  • Wi-fi/Bluetooth support + Bonjour auto-detect
  • Supports multiple devices running AC Sabre as separate MIDI inputs into your DAW
  • MIDI Learn wizard for quick CC assignment
  • MIDI channel selector for playing multiple instruments

POWERFUL EXPRESSIVE CONTROL:

  • 6 assignable Motion Controls
  • Pitch, Roll and Yaw angles
  • Linear Shake & Shuffle
  • Play Intensity
  • 2 configurable Touch Ribbons
  • 1 configurable User Button
  • Vibrato on Shake

OVER 150 MUSICAL SCALES

  • Major, Minor and Pentatonics
  • Jazz modes: Dorian, Phrygian, etc
  • Bebop Dominant, Octonic, Nine-tone scale and other exotics
  • World scales like Hungarian Gypsy, Hirajoshi, and Mississippi Blues
  • Arpeggio scales like Dominant 7b5
  • 1-4-5-b7 and other Bassline scales
  • A few centuries worth of Indian Raag scales

TWEAKABILITY

  • Vibrato amount from 1/4 step up to full PB range
  • MIDI CC’s and output range are fully customisable
  • Motion range calibration
  • Virtual MIDI support, play other apps

AIR CRAFT ONLINE

Online manual: http://air-craft.co/support/ac-sabre-manual/
Videos: http://air-craft.co/demos/
Website: http://air-craft.co
Forum: http://community.air-craft.co
Questions? Email us: hq@air-craft.co

NOTES & SUPPORT

AC Sabre is a high performance application that requires iPhone 4s+ (iPhone 5+ recommended), iPod Touch 5th gen+, or newer running iOS 8.1+. Also, while playing is definitely tailored more for handheld devices, it works splendidly on the iPad.

Windows users: You’ll also need a (free) copy of rtpMIDI for connecting AC Sabre to your computer

Don’t forget that the AC Sabre is 50% off and on sale until the 19th of August.

Get it on the app store now!