MIDI

Eventide ships H9 MAX stompbox

Eventide has announced it is now shipping the H9 MAX effect pedal. Shipping NOW – H9 MAX, the studio processor in a stompbox, comes chock full of all 45 algorithms from TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor, and … read more

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Bitwig updates Bitwig Studio to v1.1.1

Bitwig has updated its Bitwig Studio cross-platform music production software to version 1.1.1. Bitwig Studio is a dynamic software solution for music creation and performance to realize all of your musical ideas in every stage … read more

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Function Loops Black Friday Sample Pack Giveaway

Function Loops is offering rekkerd.org readers the chance to win a free sample pack of their choice in celebration of Black Friday 2014. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post … read more

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Numerology 4 is the Deep Modular Sequencer You Didn’t Know You Needed [Mac]

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Numerology is a ray of hope, proof that there’s more than one way to build software for making music live and in the studio. Instead of locking you into yet another multitrack recorder, it’s an open canvas for combining sequencers into note-making machines.

But maybe the idea of using some idiosyncratic modular step-sequencing environment just hadn’t quite won you over. Quietly working away in New Mexico, developer Jim Coker has been working away on a new Numerology to change your mind.

What’s different about this fourth revision? Well, a whole lot of details, but here are the important new developments:

1. It controls hardware.
2. It modulates hardware.
3. It uses your Ableton Push, and its grids let you get away from the computer screen.
4. It has increasingly-powerful sampling and real-time automation.
5. It turns your computer into a ready-to-play library of useful stuff – save stacks of modules (or use pre-built tools), then browse them easily.

In other words, Numerology returns us to some of the things we wanted out of a computer in the first place.

Numerology 4 — sequence + modulate from Five12 on Vimeo.

I’ve just started working with it, but this is for me starting to reach critical mass to devote some time – and, hey, look, it’s wintertime. Ideal. In more detail:

Grid mapping expands from Novation’s Launchpad to Ableton Push, Livid OHM RGB.

Multiple grids run at the same time, which means one might transform rates and key while the other controls notes. You can add per-step probability and accidentals to those grids, too, or play melodies.

Real-time automation lets you record and play looped transformations of your patterns, too, up to 64-beats – via MIDI or OSC.

The multi-panel browser manages module presets, stacks of modules, audio and MIDI files. Drag and drop to make your own stacks, and preview audio right in the browser.

Each stack also gets its own MIDI loop recorder, and you can drag and drop to export, making this a great way to make patterns for Ableton Live, Maschine, and the like.

There’s a smarter sampler: zoom waveforms, use multi-part patches.

32-, 64-bit support in standalone, ReWire, and plug-in (VST, AU, AU MIDI) modes, including Logic Pro X AU MIDI support.

In Pro, you get unlimited undo/redo, plug-in delay compensation and even latency with external instruments, expanded OSC (with Bonjour for zero-configure, automatic networking), and more.

Pro is US$199, Standard (if you don’t need fancy plug-in or OSC support and just want to use MIDI) US$129. Upgrades from Numerology 3 are $39 until December 27th, $49 thereafter.

For the demo and more info:
www.five12.com

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Arduino MIDI Bluetooth Source Code Released

Developer Matthias Frick (MIDI LE) let us know that he has released the source code for his Arduino MIDI over Bluetooth project, Blidino, at GitHub. Blidino is an Arduino project, designed to allow you to add wireless connectivity to standard MIDI devices, using … Continue reading

Five12 releases Numerology 4 for Mac

Five12 has announced the release of Numerology 4, a major release of the modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X. In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that … read more

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ModeAudio releases Float – Chillwave Guitars & Loops

ModeAudio has launched Float, a sample pack featuring a collection of Chillwave guitars & loops. Take your shoes off, throw all your homework under the bed, forget about your daily chores and relax all your … read more

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Freshly Squeezed Samples releases Spire Trance Essentials Vol. 1

Freshly Squeezed Samples has announced the release of Spire Trance Essentials Vol. 1, a collection of 128 presets for the Spire synthesizer instrument by Reveal Sound. Produced in collaboration with talented sound designer Fredrik Miller, … read more

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Cableguys updates FilterShaper to v3.2

Cableguys has released version 3.2 of its FilterShaper filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. FilterShaper 3 takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an … read more

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Quantum Loops releases Techno sample pack

Quantum Loops has announced Techno, a sample pack jammed full of amazing beats, rhythms, chords, bass and vocal chops, with MIDI files to boot. With over 1GB of bass loops, drum loops, drum add ons, … read more

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