Hyper Objeckt - VOLCA MIX Techno with FM + Keys + Beats

YouTuber Hyper Objeckt got a new Volca MIX for his Volca setup, which he uses to great effect here as a performance mixer. He really puts it through its paces here, using all of the features of the MIX.

Video Description:

Taking the Volca Mix for a spin!

For my first weekend with the Volca Mix, I made a few simple techno patterns and recorded a track using all of the new features. I'll need to use this some more to get a feel for its capabilities, but right off the bat I was impressed by how aggressive the "dynamics" settings are. Got a sick sidechain-ish sound out of it right away.

This seems like it could have a future in my setup as... a submixer to add stereo width and reverb to monosynths? Or maybe it could squish some samples and drums together for french house? Don't know yet! It's a lot of fun so far.

Arp: Volca FM
Bass: Volca Keys
Drums: Volca Beats
FX: Zoom MS-70CDR
Interface: Steinberg UR22
Mastered with LANDR


Studio Live Today: Mic an Acoustic Guitar in GarageBand

In Pete Johns' last episode of the Complete a Song in GarageBand series he was recording electric guitars. Today he covers acoustic guitar recording via mic, using a large diaphragm condenser and a direct line.

Video Description:

In this video I record the acoustic guitars for my song “For the Birds” in GarageBand on my iPad, using both a large diaphragm condenser microphone and a direct line in to the audio interface (Steinberg UR12)

Covered in this video:
- Setting up microphone and instrument cables
- Plugging in to the audio interface
- Setting up inputs in GarageBand on the iPad
- Multi-track recording with a microphone and line input
- Setting audio levels to avoid clipping and get a good sound volume
- Recording acoustic guitar takes
- Punching in to overdub guitars
- Blending two guitar tracks
- Mixing acoustic guitars in the track

Episode 1 is here - https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here - https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here - https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here - https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here - https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here - https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here - https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here - https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here - https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY

For more tips, tricks and videos, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com

Alexa Momtaz - Nanotechnologies

YouTuber Alexa Momtaz is channeling her inner-Kraftwerk on this Krautrock track with Gadget!

MIDI Over Bluetooth Karaoke Combo

YouTuber Jake MiXd made a mediocre MIDI Karaoke app work out pretty damn well by combining it with Sound Canvas! This is a great idea, with compelling results!

Video Description:

MIDI Over Bluetooth using iPhone/iPad, Roland Sound Canvas(iOS), Sweet Midi Player

Groove Rider GR-16 Update

Groove Rider GR-16, from Jim Pavloff, got a major update with MIDI Out! This includes Virtual MIDI out ports. The update also includes one-shot mode for user samples, new parameters to control and edit samples, as well as changes to the sequencer.

What's new in Groove Rider GR-16 v1.4.0:

In this version (1.4.0):
- iPhone X display support added;
- Midi Out & VIrtual Midi Out ports added (need to be enabled in Settings menu);
- Pitch knob behavior changed: now it changes pitch by semitones; hold SHIFT for precise pitch adjustment;
- added one-shot mode for user samples. Use "Sample Mode" parameter in Part settings menu to select One-Shot mode for specific part;
- "Sample Loop" parameter is now renamed to "Sample Mode" and represents 3 states: Off, Loop and One-Shot;
- new buttons on the sample view. These parameters are now accessible from the sample view screen as small buttons: Edit Controls Type (Dist / Smpl), Sample Mode (Loop / One-Shot), Sample Re-Pitch;
- added new utility function: Empty Current Pattern. It clears all notes and automation data on all parts of current pattern, but leaves any sound settings intact. This is useful to quickly make blank-templates out of factory preset patterns from Bank A;
- fixed: Midi Input port events jitter (inaccurate notes timing);
- fixed: bug with "short C-1 note", which sometimes could appear at empty steps in your patterns;
- fixed issue, when, if used with AUM, the skin settings were always resetting to default skin;
- new behavior in EDIT+SEQ mode: tapping any note in the Step Editor will remember it; you can then use Shift+Pad to insert remembered note to another steps. It can be used, for example, to copy individual steps/notes inside one Part track;
- new behavior in SEQ mode: tapping pads (steps) now acts like muting/unmuting them, not entirely deleting like it was before. So, you can tap the step again to get it back. However, when you save your pattern, all currently muted steps will not be saved. Also, you can tap Shift+Pad to clear the step and place a note with default values;
- fixed "Render Pattern Stems" issue: parts with Haas effect assigned are now exported in stereo;
- new factory patterns added (6 patterns demo called "Transparency");
- for those brave people, who still dares to use GR-16 on iPhone 4S: user interface is slightly optimized to better fit the screen.

YouTuber lfoone recently used Groove Rider in this Minimal Techno jam with Shoom.

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