Skwitch is a one button musical instrument by Skoogmusic

Skoogmusic Skwitch

Skoogmusic has announced Skwitch, a one button musical instrument that clips straight on to your iPhone. Skwitch lets you make music at the touch of a button. So when you feel inspired to create, you can. It works as an easy to use musical instrument or advanced MPE/MIDI device, and you don’t need any training. […]

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Ghosthack releases Ultimate Trap & Hip Hop Construction Kits Vol 2

Ghosthack Trap & Hip Hop Vol 2

Ghosthack has announced the release of its new Ultimate Trap & Hip Hop Construction Kits Vol. 2 sample pack, a collection of 50 full construction kits including one-shots, loops and MIDI files. The first volume of this huge bundle was a great success – now it’s time for the next wave of high-quality Trap and […]

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Get 90 % OFF W.A. Production Instachord & Expansions (Limited Time Bundle)

WA Production InstaChord Expansions Bundle

Plugin Boutique has announced availability of the Instachord & Expansions limited time collection, offering 90% off on the bundle comprising the MIDI processing plugin and 3 expansion packs. W.A Production Instachord is a MIDI processing plugin that helps you play chords and chord progressions faster and easier. With an array of common chords, each available […]

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Delectable Records releases Dark & Groovy Tech House 2 & more at Loopmasters

Delectable Dark & Groovy Tech House 2

Delectable Records has released Dark & Groovy Tech House 2, a new collection of a modern Tech House sounds. Featuring a total of 476 unique TechHouse sounds between 247 Wav Loops, 204 must have One Shots and 8 soft sampler patches for Exs24 Kontakt and Nnxt multi formats. In detail, with Dark And Groovy TechHouse […]

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Apollo Sound launches Fill the Trap 2 sample pack at Loopmasters

Apollo Sound Fill the Trap 2

Apollo Sound has released a new collection of MIDI drum patterns and audio drum loops with its Fill the Trap 2 sample pack. This premium Trap and Hip Hop drum loops library is inspired by Metro Boomin, Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made-It, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Drake and more. Just like the first […]

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Audentity Records releases MIDI Vol. 2 royalty free MIDI collection

Audentity MIDI Vol 2

Audentity Records has announced the release of MIDI Vol. 2, a bundle filled with MIDI files from 27 of the label’s best sample packs. Audentity Records has released more than 195 sample packs during the years in genres from Vocal Pop, House, Reggaeton, Techno, Trap, and beyond. Compiled from their bestsellers, this is an amazing […]

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How to patch 3D visuals in browser from Ableton Live, more with cables.gl

Now, even your browser can produce elaborate, production-grade eye candy using just some Ableton Live MIDI clock. The question of how to generate visuals to go with music starts to get more and more interesting answers.

And really, why not? In that moment of inspiration, how many of us see elaborate fantastic imagery as we listen to (or dream about) music. It’s just been that past generative solutions were based on limited rules, producing overly predictable results. (That’s the infamous “screensaver” complaint.) But quietly, even non-gaming machines have been adding powerful 3D visualization – and browsers now have access to hardware acceleration for a uniform interface.

cables.gl remains in invite-only beta, though if you go request one (assuming this article doesn’t overwhelm one), you can find your way in. And for now, it’s also totally free, making this a great way to play around. (Get famous, get paid, buy licenses for this stuff – done.)

MIDI clock can run straight into the browser, so you can sync visuals easily with Ableton Live. (Ableton Link is overkill for that application, given that visuals run at framerate.) That will work with other software, hardware, modular, whatever you have, too.

For a MIDI/DJ example, here’s a tutorial for TRAKTOR PRO. Obviously this can be adapted to other tools, as well. (Maybe some day Pioneer will even decide to put MIDI clock on the CDJ. One can dream.)

They’ve been doing some beautiful work in tutorials, too, including WeaveArray and ColorArray, since I last checked in.

Check out the full project and request an invite:
https://cables.gl/

By the way, note those cool visuals at the top. That’s not video – that’s cables.gl actually running in your browser right now.

Previously, our introduction:

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Homegrown Sounds announces Midi Looper Early Bird Deal

Homegrown Sounds Midi Looper

Homegrown Sounds has introduced Midi Looper, an exploration of live recording step sequencers. Midi Looper is based around polyphonic recordable step sequencers. It is designed to be as flexible as possible, with nearly every control being automatable and it comes with MIDI Recorder/Drag export. They are a fun and creative way to generate Sequences and […]

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J74 ARPline flexible arpeggiator for Ableton Live available now

J74 ARPline

Fabrizio Poce has announced the release of J74 ARPline, a flexible MIDI plugin for Max for Live / Ableton Live specialized in arpeggio creation and manipulation. At its heart it is composed of four independent lines, each one capable of the same features and independently tweak-able. A line is a programmable pattern and has its […]

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Ugritone releases Northern Artillery Drums virtual instrument + 3 drum MIDI packs

Urgitone Northern Artillery Drums

Ugritone (formerly known as It Might Get Loud Productions) and Stratovarius guitarist/producer Matias Kupiainen have teamed up to bring you Northern Artillery Drums, a drum sample library straight out of the cold and dark depths of the North. Featuring 2 Mix-ready Drum Kits, 3 Kicks, 5 Snares and a boatload of cymbals Northern Artillery Drums […]

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