Monthly Archives: December 2010

Myspace Q&A Video, talks about Customisation, Design, Speed and More

I love PR (public relations)photo © 2008 Jerry Silfwer | more info (via: Wylio) So Myspace finally comes out of the wood with a new video answering important questions regarding its last  revamp. I must say I was kind of disappointed with Mike Jones Leweb interview and more importantly with the way Myspace seemed to ignore comments (mostly negative) on their Artist HQ blog . So far only their twitter support had been satisfying though they could have used two community managers instead of one. Myspace Q&A #1 is apparently the first instalment of  a series of video. It is great that they finally resort to vlogs to communicate,and with the last announcements  I still think they can  make their necessary come-back. There is anyway no exact  replacement solution at the moment .

As you would expect this vlog is about customisation , the website new design and its speed or lack thereof.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=17855736&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=1690ab&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

Myspace Q&A #1 from sean percival on Vimeo.

Thanks to MSC_Page for pointing out this video,  this guy is such a  valuable resource for everything Myspace .

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Tutorial: Aphex Twin / Autechre Bouncing Ball effect with Ableton Live simpler

http://www.youtube.com/v/guwTXDVr4Wc?fs=1&hl=en_GB Bouncing splash Croppedphoto © 2008 Christopher Isherwood | more info (via: Wylio)

 

http://ABLETONDAILY.COM :: Ableton Live Tutorial :: How to make the bouncing ball sound as herd on older Aphex Twin. Then later an Autechre sound.

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Freeware: Bolder Sounds present Mini Sax Sample Set Kontakt/EXS24

From their website

Kontakt 3+ / Apple EXS24 This instrument is the creation of Juan Del Rio in Redondo Beach, California. You can watch him on YouTube by searching his name with ‘mini sax’ or email him at juandelrio@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying one, they sell for an incredible price of $40.00! The sound of the mini sax has somewhat of a cross between the clarinet and the sax. It is in the key of Bb and is an octave in range. For this sample set, I have expanded to range to 2 octaves going from G2 to G4 using polyphonation from the excellent Redmatica Keymap application. Bo Clausen has contributed his usual wonderful KSP Kontakt scripting which is explained in a bit more detail later in the .pdf manual. Thank You Bo!

http://www.youtube.com/v/kIdk98YMNjo?fs=1&hl=en_GB

Download link: http://www.boldersounds.net/mini-sax-p-102.html

Original Threadhttp://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=305440

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Freeware Get Pocket Piano HD for the iPad for Free

Description

*** Due to overwhelming demand, for a limited time Pocket Piano HD is FREE *** If you like this app, please check out MASTER PIANO.

Get the piano that has been Ranked Worldwide #1 Music App and Top 5 Overall iPad App. Now you can carry a piano with you everywhere you go! Pocket Piano HD has the rich sound and versatility of a real piano. Pocket Piano HD has all 88 keys including sharps and flats giving you the entire piano to play your favorite tunes. Hold keys for longer notes or tap for shorter ones. Pocket Piano HD is designed exclusively for the iPad to support up to 10 keys being played simultaneously! Pocket Piano HD is the only piano that lets you resize your keys to exactly fit your finger size. Features: *Rich realistic piano sound, recorded from the world’s finest grand pianos *88 keys which includes all sharps and flats (Full Piano Keyboard) *Full multi-touch support for chord and two handed play, you can play up to ten keys simultaneously. *Easy to use preset keyboard sizes or customize your own. Adjust the width and height of all keys and sharps to create a piano made just for your fingers *Play piano on a Single Keyboard Row or play on two rows with Dual Row *Identify notes with Optional Note Labels *Easy to use Fully-Customizable Metronome -Set Metronome volume and beats per minute *Optional Glissando Feature allows you to slide your finger across the keyboard like a real piano * Customize your Piano Sound! Adjustable reverb setting to get the same realistic effect as the Sustain and Soft piano pedals. *Easily navigate the full piano keyboard, never losing your place with a unique Navigation Bar for each row. Slide navigation bar to quickly move from A0 all the way to C8 or jump to any place on the piano with the tap of a finger. *Customize your Piano! Set Each Navigation Bar’s highlight color using preset options or create your own unique color *Adjustable Master Volume *Highest Quality 16 bit sound

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/v/GLI1obFUY34?fs=1&hl=en_GB Pocket Piano HD - Better Day Wireless At the moment Four ways to follow SFITDA | Sound Garming In The Digital Age:SFITDA on TumblrSFITDA on BlogspotSFITDA on TwitterSFITDA on Facebook

Freeware i505 Drum Machine for the iPad

Description

Sit back with the i505 and start creating beats using classic sounds from one of the most venerable drum machines of the 80's.

The i505 allows you play free-form as well as record your old-school beats using the built in sequencer. Tap the grid and the window will expand so you can edit your creation. Use the tempo wheel to speed up or slow down the beats per minute. Simple, easy, fun… and best of all free!

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Freeware cymbal swell samples by Home Studio Corner

Dance band drummer at Mark Foy's Empress Ballroomphoto © 1935 Powerhouse Museum | more info (via: Wylio) From his website: It’s a zip file with two separate (stereo) takes from that percussion session. Consider it my early Christmas present to you. Just drag and drop them into one of your sessions, chop ‘em up, and put the cymbal swells in key places throughout the song…and enjoy! Download link: http://www.homestudiocorner.com/2010/12/15/percussion/

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Trent Reznor Interviewed on PBS (Video)

Freeware VST KX77FREE updates Kx-Modulad to v2.21 and Kx-Synth-X16 to v3.2

KX77FREE has updated Kx-Modulad to version 2.21 and Kx-synth-x16 to version 3.2. Changes In Kx-Modulad v2.21

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13292446&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=1690ab&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 

Kx-Modulad from myVST on Vimeo.

New classified presets. Kx-Synth-x16′s LP12, LP 6 filters added. Improvement of the Soft Sync (Vco2). Internal presets management (fxb, fxp, copy, load, save). Skin improvement: grey outlined and pop-up menus. Power off to the Ring Modulator, Lfos, S&H, Noise and synchronized clocks. Less CPU use in sleep mode. Optimization of modulations to the Vcos, -15% of CPU use when all of them are used. Less CPU use when the Prg Change works again. The Fx decay did not stop during the Prg Change. The filter selectors was alway on “R:LoM” (first preset). Fixed bug: wrong Fx initialization in some case (2.20 bug). Changes In Kx-Synth-X16 v3.2 http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9658037&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=1690ab&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

myVST Demo: KX-Synth-X16 from myVST on Vimeo.

Internal presets management (fxb, fxp, copy, load, save). New parameter: “Mod” to use only one envelop. Skin improvement with pop-up menus. The synchronized clocks go in sleep mode when they are not used. The envelop loop mode (“Lp”) could not be enabled when the envelop sustain.

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Goldbaby Freeware E-mu SP-1200 drum machine samples

The SP-1200 was THE drum machine & sampler combo of legendary status among old school rap and hip hop artists from the eighties and nineties. It is similar to today's Akai MPC samplers – it is a sampler plus drum machine. It has limited sampling specs: 26.040 kHz and 12-bit resolution. However the dirtiness of that sound is great for hip hop and house music. http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/sp1200.php

The free pack consists of "105 x 24 bit wavs created using an SP1200.Gritty, warm and dripping in sweet 12 bit dirt."

To download it and other freebies: http://goldbaby.co.nz/freestuff.html

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Ableton Tutorial: Stacking Synths with Operator: Macros, Effects and Wobble Bass

http://www.youtube.com/v/NbmeVPYY8uw?fs=1&hl=en_GB

More info on the dubspot blog.

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