The BLEASS sidekick AUv3 is the world's first iOS AUv3 effect plugin that offers a kick drum synth and sequencer coupled with a sidechain compressor in order to bring unique and creative dynamics to your music! All music producers alike will enjoy the instant pumping effect in the mix and the fully customizable kick drum sonic impact brought by the BLEASS sidekick Audio Unit plugin.
NPR Music continues to draw in some big names, and Sting has one of the biggest (and shortest) names in the music industry. There's nothing remotely music app related in this acoustic performance. It's just Sting being really happy to be Sting. As you watch, notice his perma-grin. I don't think I've seen anyone else enjoying just being themselves as much as Sting enjoys being Sting here. He is joined by Shaggy for some Jamaican flavor, and a fun mashup at the end.
Watch Sting And Shaggy play "Englishman in New York", "Don't Make Me Wait" and "Shape of My Heart/Lucid Dreams" at the Tiny Desk.
July 10, 2019 | Josh Rogosin -- Sting and Shaggy might not be the most likely musical pairing. But one thing is certain, they love playing each other's music. On a bright autumn morning, the legends arrived at the NPR Music office bleary-eyed yet excited to play for the diverse staff of Shaggy and Sting fans. What surprised many of my NPR colleagues is just how well the collaboration works.
Their success as a duo shouldn't come as a total shock. After all, pulsing through many Police songs (Sting's famed band of the '70s and '80s) is a Reggae backbeat. It's impossible not to hear the influence in classics like "Walking On The Moon" and "So Lonely."
Shaggy (zoinks! - his nom de guerre comes from the Scooby-Doo cartoon character) was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to New York when he was 18 and his music evokes only good vibes. The positive energy he brought to their opening song, "Englishman [and Jamaican] In New York," had everyone in the room grinning ear to ear, "early morning Reggae style," as he put it. After the tune, Sting announced "I never sang that song before 8 PM... Ever!"
Sting's familiar, raspy voice was accompanied by his battered 1957 Fender Precision bass he's plucked for over 25 years. His long-time guitarist and collaborator, Dominic Miller, strummed Reggae offbeats on acoustic guitar and co-wrote the hauntingly beautiful "Shape Of My Heart." That song is mashed-up with Juice World's "Lucid Dream," sung by Gene Noble, offering a refreshing counter to Sting's nuanced melody.
Shaggy affectionately refers to his collaborator as "Stingy," putting his arm around him mid-performance. It's easy to see the comradery that being on the road together affords these veteran musicians, to say nothing of the breath of fresh air they bring to each other's music.
SET LIST "Englishman in New York" "Don't Make Me Wait" "Shape of My Heart/Lucid Dreams"
The latest app from 4Pockets is Visual Reverb AUv3, which combines functionality from several different effects into one package. There's a multi-band EQ and spectrograph to fine tune your signal. From there you have reverb specific parameters and filters to play with and create your ideal reverb!
Visual Reverb AUv3 Plugin iTunes Description:
This is an AUv3 compatible effect plugin which is intended for use inside your favourite DAW such as Cubasis, Auria, Meteor, AUM etc. It will not function as a standalone app.
Visual Reverb is a studio quality plate reverb with multi-band EQ and the ability to analyse audio in real time giving an accurate and reliable spectrum representation of your signal flow.
This reverb simulates the sound of those famous plate reverbs of old with high levels of diffusion it has a very smooth and pleasing reverb trail which can be tuned to suite using the EQ provided. It includes your typical set of 4 parametric filters which can be used to directly effect the reverb trail in isolation or if required the entire mix. This can be used in addition to the low and high pass filters which effect the reverb trail only.
We use a high quality highly hardware optimised FFT to plot the frequency response through the reverb so you can see exactly what effect the EQ changes are having on the reverb trail. The scrolling interface automatically adjusts to the hosts window size to allow a double height display in an appropriate DAW.
One of the great features of this reverb is the ability to create ducking reverb trails so that the reverb doesn't swamp your vocals and make an incoherent mess. You also have the ability to sync the pre-delay to the host tempo of your DAW.
We also include a Compressor / Limiter section to ensure those EQ settings never get too aggressive. This is a specialised compressor that allows you to use either the reverb output as a control signal or the input signal. This allows you to emphesise reverb trails and create swells which follow a vocal line.
You can load and save custom presets as well as copy and paste settngs between instances. This is great if you need to setup multiple instances with the same settings.
This is the second of 3 plugins which will make up part of the 'visual' range of effects.
○ High quality plate reverb with pre-delay.
○ Automatically sync the pre-delay to your host tempo.
○ Ducking options for surpressing reverb trails.
○ 4 resonant paramettic EQ (+/-24dB per band).
○ Pre or Post filtering options.
○ High and Low Pass filters.
○ Stereo widening and Diffuse filter.
○ Reverb comb filter modulation for tape type effects.
○ Touch interface with multi-touch for controlling filter Q.
○ Spectrum Analyser with 'Wet Only' and 'Output' monitoring.
○ Vertical shift and scale options for the spectrum.
○ Create and save custom presets.
○ Copy / Paste presets between instances.
○ Compressor / Limiter with Auto Makup Gain and Ducking.
○ Twin VU meters with ability to view as PEAK or RMS.
○ Quick Reset options for each section of the EQ.
○ Complete with pre-defined presets for the compressor and EQ sections.
The official Endlesss YouTube channel posted this short tip on how some of the buttons are mini X/Y Pads with hidden effects. Just dragging your finger around on the button can add extra layers of expression.
Did you know that Endlesss' built-in Keymasher effect has hidden super powers? Some of its buttons are actually mini XY-Pads. Try it out for yourself! Don't have our iOS beta app yet? Head to https://discover.endlesss.fm to download it