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Zenhiser releases Melodic Trance Midi

Zenhiser has launched Melodic Trance Midi, a sound pack featuring a blend of trance audio & MIDI. ‘Melodic Trance Midi’ is the ultimate blend of melodic trance and euphoric sounds creating a plethora of truly stylish hooks. This detailed and diverse trance sound pack delivers multiple options and ideas to both develop and hone your […]

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UplandToys released Midular for Max for Live

UplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live. Midular is my latest venture into MIDI processing software, built in the Max for Live environment. The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as […]

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Audiovapor launches Summer Sale

Audiovapor has announced its Summer Sale, offering a 25% discount on its products for a limited time. Audiovapor announces the Summer Sale 2014! 25% off all Sylenth1 and Granite banks, MIDI loops, and Reason ReFills! Sale ends on Sunday August 3rd (one week only). More information: Audiovapor / Summer Sale

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The Loop Loft releases Long Loops Vol 3 MIDI pack

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Long Loops Vol 3, a new MIDI pack featuring grooves designed to make your drum patterns sound as human as possible. Are you tired of working with short, 1 to 2 bar loops? Do you find yourself altering loop patterns or manually programming fills for song transitions? […]

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Prime Loops releases Chill Synths

Prime Loops has launched Chill Synths, a new sample pack featuring loops and MIDI files. Chill Synths is a lush 270MB+ collection of sun-soaked synth loops and MIDI files for Chillwave, Trip Hop, Ambient, Electronica & more! This hand-picked Collection features 48 super-harmonic synth progressions, dreamy arpeggios, washed-out pads, side-chained synth patterns and much more! […]

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Roland updates AIRA family to v1.1

Roland has announced that the entire AIRA family has been updated to version 1.1, introducing exciting and useful new features requested by users from around the globe. Easy to install and free for all users, this AIRA update includes enhancements for the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities, and better overall MIDI management. […]

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Connect Your Brain to Synthesizers, with Desktop and Modular Creations for Brainwaves

"Neurorack." Get it? A first look at prototypes of the rack module (left) and desktop (right).

“Neurorack.” Get it? A first look at prototypes of the rack module (left) and desktop (right).

Oh, sure, you can convert MIDI and clock and DIN and control voltage. But how about brainwaves? How about jacking your noggin straight into your synths and controlling synthesizers only with your mind?

It’s not quite like The Matrix, yet, if that’s what you’re imagining. But some crafty Italian inventors/experimental musicians have already whipped up a working prototype of hardware that interfaces brainwave-sensing headsets to synthesisers via analog signal and MIDI. And tomorrow, the 26th of July, they’re putting their heads where their money is, premiering the whole system in a live performance.

The boxes are designed to work with the Neurosky MindWaveMobile headset, a headband that reads brainwaves as electrical signals on the surface of your skin. You might have seen this before, but we were able to grab a new image.

Your brain is the input; control voltage or MIDI is the output. In the works is a desktop, standalone unit, as well as a Eurorack for modulars – but the difference is form factor only; both perform the same tasks:

  • Read brainwaves (EEG) directly, across 8 bands
  • Respond to the analyses of the MindWave headset, like “Attention” and “Meditation”
  • Graphic OLED display for configuration
  • Customization: “Smoothing of the signals, trigger threshold, additional algorithms, scaling, midi channel and cc for each output are completely configurable.”

For hackers and builders, you also get a serial RS232 interface so you can get at these signals directly (output) or send commands to the hardware (input).

The desktop unit looks beautiful:

Digital rendering of the desktop unit.

Digital rendering of the desktop unit.

That mobile version of the headset is nice, too, as it’s the one that works with other devices )like your phone).

Hanging around Luglio, Italy, this weekend? (Hey, maybe one reader is.) If so, you can catch a live Deep Profundis performance using brainwaves, at Acusmatiq festival.

Or you can await this coming your way, which should happen around September.

Interesting stuff. I can imagine this having not only novel experimental performance applications, but allowing a synth to be used for biofeedback and meditation – finally, customising the sounds that result.

BI1brainterface is coming!

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Push Button Bang releases Live Dubstep & Trap Drum Stems

Push Button Bang has launched Live Dubstep & Trap Drum Stems, a collection of live acoustic drums and MIDI for Dubstep, Trap or 140 bpm break based productions. As with the original House drum stems, this huge collection of head nodding grooves features individual track drum stems – separate hi hats or cymbals to sit […]

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Intermorphic updates Noatikl to v2.5.22

Intermorphic has released version 2.5.22 of the Noatikl generative music lab for Windows, Mac & iOS. Love generative music? Explore & design your own fascinating soundscapes with Noatikl, the evolution of SSEYO Koan – now with SoundFont (SF2) support!* Noatikl’s got the power, features and breadth of control that you need. Changes in Noatikl v2.5.22 […]

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Sample Magic launches Summer Sale – 20% off

Sample Magic has announced a Summer Sale, offering a 20% discount on its products for a limited time. With summer in full swing we’ve decided to take the heat off your wallet, taking 20% off all samples, MIDI, synth patches and Ableton racks until August 1st. Simply use code SUMMERTIME at checkout to save. More […]

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