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Detunized releases Wind Turbines sample library

Detunized has announced the release of Wind Turbines, a sample library in Live Pack and Broadcast WAV formats, featuring the sounds of wind farms. Wind Turbines library introduces the sounds of fizzling propeller blades, rotating … read more

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TASCAM intros US-2×2 & US-4×4 audio/MIDI interfaces

TASCAM has introduced the US-2×2 and US-4×4, two new USB audio/MIDI interfaces that combine great-sounding audio, solid drivers and innovative, functional design. The US-2×2 is a 2-in/2-out USB interface, bus powered from your Mac or … read more

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Loopmasters releases Niche Audio Free Label Sampler + 30% off sale

Loopmasters has launched the Niche Audio Free Label Sampler, a collection of Maschine and Ableton Live kits from previously released packs. Niche Audio is the label for producers looking for top flight mix ingredients and … read more

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Producertech intros Making Melodic Parts for House with Push

Producertech has launched Making Melodic Parts for House with Push, a video tutorial course by By Paul Maddox. Renowned producer Paul Maddox returns with his next set of tutorials, showing how to create a classic, … read more

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Makenoise Rene Sequencing Madrona Labs Aalto

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“Preparations have begun for next weeks set. I’m going to be incorporating Ableton Live w/the modular this time. Mainly, sequencing Madrona Labs Aalto with Makenoise Rene, clocked by wogglebug. Here’s a lil excerpt of the possibilities of Rene sequencing an instrument in Ableton. So powerful!”

UplandToys updates Midular Max for Live MIDI tools to v1.2

UplandToys has released version 1.2 of Midular, a free set of MIDI effect modules for Max for Live. Midular is a (growing) set of MIDI effect modules for Max for Live. The modules can be … read more

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Novation announces Audiohub 2×4 audio interface

Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production. It can take a lot of gear to produce a great tune. That’s why we designed Audiohub 2×4: a … read more

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Puremagnetik releases Mark Two Berlin

Puremagnetik has launched Mark Two Berlin, a distinctively unique and versatile instrument recorded from a restored Fender Rhodes MKII. Mark Two Berlin was salvaged from a Berlin collector and brought back to life after many … read more

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Korg Gadget gets Ableton Export

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I think we all hoped to have full featured comfortable sequencers on our iPads. That reality as not quite happened (yet). As a sound source that goes into a desktop DAW the iPad is amazing. One of the best music apps to come out is Korg’s Gadget. An update this week brings export to Ableton Live. I’ve actually made a few small sketches on Gadget I really liked so today I will update and give this a try. There are also some new Gadget in app purchases and the iElectribe apps also now have Ableton Export.

“KORG has collaborated with Ableton to offer a new music production workflow that lets you move seamlessly from mobile to desktop. KORG Gadget can export your project in an Ableton Live format, via iTunes or Dropbox. The phrases of each track and scene you create are internally converted into audio files. You can then use Live’s powerful Session and Arrangement workflows to edit and and refine your ideas, perform or record new parts, arrange your ideas, and mix your song. If you don’t already have Ableton Live, sign up in app to receive Ableton Live Lite for free.” – korg.com

For more info: korg.com/korg_gadget_for_ipad

KORG Gadget for iPad Gets Serious, with MIDI, New Slicer-Samplers, and Ableton Export

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Ableton alone can’t take you mobile, apart from bringing your MacBook running Live on the bus. But now KORG is ready to take your Ableton Live work on the road. Apart from adding native Live set export to their electribe and electribe sampler, the new versions of KORG’s iOS apps Gadget and iKaossilator do export, too.

And that’s just one feature in the deceptively-named “1.03″ release of KORG’s Gadget.

Gadget is one of those apps that I’ve had to file under “wow, this looks cool but I’ve no time.” As the name implies, you get a selection of synths and drum machines. Here’s where having a newer iPad benefits you, too – the latest processor runs up to 20 at once. There’s a 303-style bass, PCM and digital synths, virtual analog synths, semi-modulars, percussion synths, “wobble” and chip goodies. Then, you can either perform live with the lot or save patterns.

1.03 finally makes integrating that goodness easier, with MIDI input, Live export, and multitrack export, for starters:

MIDI input. You can connect MIDI devices for easier playability. KORG has wisely made their latest gear class-compliant, so that includes KORG keyboards – make the full-sized Taktile into a synth by adding an iPad, or going the other way, add a tiny nanoSERIES input for tactile control beyond the touchscreen. (And yes, that’s a huge limitation of Native Instruments’ pricey Komplete Kontrol keyboards we saw this week; they need a computer to function, so you essentially pay more for hardware that does less.) See the whole KORG controller lineup.

Export as Ableton Live sets. Each phrase and scene in Gadget now exports natively to an Ableton Live set with clips and scenes, respectively. You can transfer via Dropbox or iTunes File Sharing. And if you don’t use Ableton –

Export as individual audio tracks. From Pro Tools or Maschine, that means another way of moving phrases and songs around. (It appears you’d have to leave one phrase per track in order to separate them, so it’s not as convenient as Ableton Live, perhaps, by definition – but still very workable.)

Other enhancements: 64-bit, landscape. 1.03 also fixes an annoyance: you can now use landscape mode and not just portrait. It’s also 64-bit native, bringing big performance gains on new Apple hardware.

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There are also two new instruments:

Bilbao is a US$9.99 in-app sample player, with 16 one-shots and import:

Nice, but Abu Dabhi is I think more interesting – sample slicing and groove manipulation, also US$9.99:

– on top of 1.02′s addition of Audiobus, more. The last “minor” update brought Audiobus support, a better sequencer and UI, a beginners’ guide, and more. It also has “Increased Japanese,” which is always a good thing. See the what’s new guide for all the specifics.

KORG has been releasing featured tracks from the community, too. Let’s have a listen. (Maybe there are some CDM readers in the bunch?)

Gadget for iPad

The app is on sale, alongside KORG’s other apps, through September 8th on the App Store for US$28.99 (instead of the usual $38.99).

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