I was one of the early supporters for the Izotope Spire, I picked it up when it first came out many months ago. I am a fan of their mastering and audio processing plug ins, so I was hoping for good things. In this quick minute video you'll see that although I think it is made well and sounds good, I do have several problems with the design and functionality of the Spire. Hope you find the video informative and please subscribe if you like what you see! http://www.expandingsound.com
I just created a controller template for Korg’s iElectribe on iPad, an 8-part digital drum synth with FX. This allows the 8 MIDI tracks to individually control and sequence all 8 sounds in the app. Every channel is mapped to edit Pitch, Mod Depth, Mod Speed, Decay, Level, and Pan of each sound, plus there are global controls for the FX, Tube Gain, Accent Volume, and Master Volume embedded in tracks A-C. There are quite a few other CCs available but I felt they were most efficiently accessed from the iPad because a lot of them only respond to 2-8 different values, which would be cumbersome on the Digitakt.
You’ll need some kind of SysEx transfer utility such as C6 for desktop, or SysEx Base for iPad (highly recommended).
Inside the zip you’ll find four files:
iElectribe Init - blank pattern with values centered or zeroed iElectribe Demo - quick demo pattern using the CCs to create a “virtual patch” and sequence iElectribe Map - image of the control map for each MIDI channel Readme - just a note with my PayPal address in case you feel like sending me a donation 😀
Tiny RobotZ brings us something quite unique in this Bollywood 303 jam on a Volca Sample with Roland TB-3 and TR-09. Here he uses Tabla drum samples on the Volca Sample, while the Rolands do their House thing.
A full set of Tabla drums and hits have been uploaded in the Volca Sample. Other gear used : Roland TR-09 Roland Aira TB-3 Akai MPX8 Caline Delay Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB
YouTuber Accurate Beats has been surprised by how much use he's getting out of his MPC Live with an iPhone, which are sync'd over WIFI with Ableton Link. It does look like a fun minimal setup!
I use the wifi in the MPC Live to sync up to my iPhone through Ableton Link. No midi cables or such. Just a real solid and tight wifi link.
I go through some of the settings and makes two small jams with the iPhone and the MPC Live. First and foremost a proof of concept and secondly a really nice workflow tip. This seems to be very stable as well.
And.... yeah. I tried to push a little extra for my Patreon page and wrote the wrong adress in the video.