App Sales: Black Monday

The big sales week is upon us! I'll be bringing you the sales on a daily basis here, as well as introducing you guys to some new music I've been listening to.

I think it is vitally important for musicians to always be expanding the scope of music they listen to. Far too many people, especially male people over 30, stop listening to new music. They just like what they like and never go beyond that. But we're musicians, and part of our growth is getting out of our comfort zone to explore new territory. The moment you stop growing, you start decaying!

St. Paul and the Broken Bones make cultural appropriation a true art-form. Their modern Caucasian take on Soul is heavily influenced by classic rock. Similar act Alabama Shakes got much more popular attention, but I think St. Paul and the Broken Bones has a bit more depth. St. Paul's second album Sea of Noise offers a great demonstration of their range. Embedded here is my favorite track from that album, Midnight on the Earth.

thesoundtestroom: Odessa X/Y Pads & Bassline with Kauldron

Doug Woods brings us an Odessa setup tutorial, featuring the X/Y Pads and Bassline sequencer.

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K Machine Update

Audio-visual composition app K Machine, from Dominique Baillot, was updated with Audiobus 3. You can now slot in K Machine as an effect inside of Audiobus, with Audiobus Remote support!

What's new in K Machine v2.71

• Audiobus-SDK-3.0.3 integration.
• Audiobus: K Machine can now be used as a filter. The filter only passthrough the input sound, but is useful to add the K Machine as a filter in AUM.
• Audiobus trigger: start/stop and rewind.
• Audiobus State Saving for specific project.
• 4 New sound effects available for each track: gate, delay, limiter, clipper.
• Auto fade in/out to avoid previous sound glitch on tempo change when selected loop change.
• New buffer type: raw sound data, accessible in glsl through ‘soundBuffer’ texture uniform parameter.
• User settings: configurable vertices number up to 1 million points: 3 possible values: 65536, 262144 and 1048576 (These are the maximum particles/vertices number, used when not 'KVerticesNumber' set in the glsl code).
• User settings configurable frequencies buffer width for better precision on frequencies datas.
• User settings configurable size for raw sound data buffer: 3 possible sizes.
• User settings : new transition open GL rendering mode available, "Points" for smoother transition when using large number of vertices.
• New 'loopProgress' glsl uniform parameter, with value 0. (loop start) to 1.(loop end).
• Audiobus Remote integration: K Machine can now be control from the Audiobus remote app, with start/stop playing sequential, start/stop playing record, mute control for each track.
• 25 new vertex shaders files, grouped in the ‘SHADERS_Default_V2_7’ directory.
• 2 new Example shaders files: one for ‘loopProgress’ parameter, and one for ‘soundBuffer’ parameter.
• Smooth project loading and saving.
• Hard reset feature.
• Audio and visual engines optimizations.
• Many bug fixed (Audiobus port visibility, open in in IOS 11...).

What's new in K Machine v2.72:

▶ 3 small fixes to previous 2.71:
• Fixed: bug when sharing video to Everyplay.
• Fixed: bug on first connection when closing Everyplay panel.
• Fixed: bug on iPhone when clicking on the Everyplay social media.

MidiFire Update

Audeonic released updates for both the iOS and macOS versions of MidiFire. The updates include a whole bunch of usability tweaks and fixes. These updates arrive with a demo video to show off the new features.

What's new in MidiFire v1.10:

New Features:
- ‘clear canvas’ and ‘zoom to fit’ controls (bottom right)
- ‘Remote Control’ panel - assign MIDI events to UI controls
- MIDI Ports - ability to assign custom names
- Active Sensing messages ignored by default (configurable in Setup)
- Context sensitive help from all panels
- Dynamic Clock: auto-start clock on nth beat while learning tempo
- Event Monitor: displays event timestamps, optional clear block display
- Stream Byter: specify bitwise operators (&, | and ^) in MAT rules

Bug Fixes/Improvements
- Blocks highlight when moved
- Long MIDI port names truncated and sized correctly
- Using keyboard while menu open results in lots of modules added
- Issue with ’lost’ blocks when moved too far right/down resolved
- Stream Byter: correctly remaps program changes to notes/CCs
- Dynamic Clock: remote tap tempo could cause very large clock speeds
- Fixed crash if scene change events come in too quickly
- Many other minor bugs/improvements

Korg Gadget Vancouver - First Impressions

YouTuber Todd Smith Music gives us his first impressions of the new Vancouver gadget.

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This video jumps into the new sampling based Korg Gadget, Vancouver ! I feel this is a powerful addition to the Gadget line up !

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