YouTuber thesoundtestroom tests out the new iRig HD for recording a Korg Wavedrum Mini and a Novation Ultranova into Cubasis. He reports that the iRig HD does not suffer from the bleed-through that plagued the original iRig's input.
Sonic State has news of a modular touch control surface for studios. Unlike the similar Slate surface, the prices on these things are fairly reasonable. So reasonable in fact that Reason users should seriously consider the $1000 22" monitor* that comes in portrait mode; which should give you the Reason for iPad feel we all want, but on a much bigger screen.
*Rackmount console desk not included.
The developer of Sinusoid, Brother, and Nils, Humbletune has released Voice Bot and are giving away kinetic.
Voice Bot iTunes Description:
Voice bot is a real time channel vocoder. Using the microphone, your voice modulates the synth resulting in a robot like singing voice. The synth engine, also known as the carrier, comes with the oscillator shapes saw, square, pulse and noise and a pitch lfo. For the modulation part of the engine there is amplification settings for 8 frequency bands, frame smudge and sample rate, delay and flanger. There is also a minimalistic sampler and support for midi keys and Audiobus.
- microphone input.
- oscillator (saw, square, pulse and noise).
- 8 band amplification.
- frame smudge.
- sample rate.
- pitch lfo.
- self adapting input gain.
- output gain.
- core midi (usb/wifi).
- Audiobus (output, effect and input).
Here is a preview of Voice Bot, with some developer insights in the video description.
This is my little test song for voice bot, sorry Imogen Heap for borrowing a few chords from you. This is a channel vocoder I have been working on, and I have been going back and forth, if I should release it or not. The reason mostly being that it takes a bit of effort from the user. Clearest I think the sound gets if you speak slow and articulate, in this sample though I kind of more sang, dragging some of the letters. Also, a mix of your voice and the vocoder could work too.
Update: Well, I have decided to submit it anyway, I think it makes some cool sounds. It should be available soon and it won't be too expensive.
Native Instruments' Traktor DJ is free! Both the iPad and iPhone version are just totally up for grabs!
Thanks to readers Bruno, Christan, GetOfaMahLawn, and Fran for this news! Fran also sent over this article from The Verge, which suggestions that this is part of a larger App Store 5 Year Anniversary; which also includes the hugely popular games Infinity Blade II, and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP.