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Tritik – Krush (Free Bit Crusher)

Tritik – Krush Bit Crusher (Free Download) Tritik Audio Plugins has recently released a free spring giveaway for their effective and straight forward bit crusher called Krush. Equipped with a filter and LFO display, the Krush allows you to grime up your sound quite a bit. Within the filter display you are given five different parameters: crush, drive, down sample, low and hi pass frequency, and resolution knobs. Each parameter is also applied under the LFO module which applies the Krush in waves, in either a synced tempo or free tempo. The plugin itself is pretty simple and straightforward, but effective with its capabilities. If you turn the crush all the way up, you get an interesting modular like clicking. You can also get an interesting result if you go crazy with your frequency parameters but keep your dry settings up, to get a grimy backing to your sound. The Krush …

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Korg Volca FM Synthesizer – Fresh Off the Line

Korg Volca FM Synthesizer Korg has just released a new product in their growing arsenal of Volca instruments, the Korg Volca FM Synthesizer. The little piece of machinery is a three voice digital synthesizer, packed into an intuitive interface surface a 16-step sequencer, (typical in all Korg Volca’s,) and is equipped with a warp active step and a pattern chain that allows you to dig deep with the rhythmic patterns. The Volca series revolves around simplicity, so sound synthesis is made easy, with a set of modulator and carrier knobs, which are mapped to multiple parameters, making it easy for anyone to hop into synthesis. You are also equipped with a chorus effect to add an extra layer of depth to all your sounds. Two new key features of the Volca Synth is the warp feature and the arpeggiator. The warp feature allows you to warp certain patterns and can make for …

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ESTEC Drum Rack – Sounds of Space (Free Download)

Free Space Research Drum Rack Peter Kirn has recently released a free drum pack called estecDRUMS, recorded at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC). The pack is pretty small, but completely unique because of the sounds it contains, be it the the wheels of the rover traversing Mars, the click-clack of nitrogen valves at the ESTEC research center, or the recording of electromagnetic waves of the Rovers mechanics. Going through Kirn’s recordings, you get the sense you are tapping into some uncharted territory. The sounds literally capture the feeling of space, you are finally given a second sense to your perception of space, (first being sight.) Adding samples to your productions can add a serious unworldly feel to them. Below are a couple of samples from the pack. You are able to download here as an Ableton drum kit, a 16 bit file of uncompressed audio, or a group for Native Instruments Mashine. Crazy …

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Hack This! – Ableton Push 2 Interface Manual

Hack This! – Ableton Push 2 Interface Manual The Push 2, a powerful piece of hardware developed by Ableton, for Ableton, announced late last year, has moved the producer one step closer to creating music completely stray from computer. Although the piece of hardware is extremely powerful as it stands, out of the box, there is always room for fine tuning and adjustments that can tailor the capabilities more specifically to your preferences. If you are interested in getting a more greater look at your Push 2, take a look at the links below for an elaborately in-depth look at the hardware specifications. Great for anyone who is looking to create their own extensions and specifications. Click here for the Push 2’s in-depth manual.

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Ableton In The College Near You

Ableton University Tour Dates Ableton is beginning a tour under the label of Ableton University. Traveling to 38 different locations all around the country. Ableton University is yet another display of Ableton’s ambitious journey to pushing Ableton as, not only a powerful DAW, but as a new instrument. On April 18th Ableton University will be coming through Beat Lab’s home territory at Glendale Community College with the following schedule: 10:00am- 11:30am: Student workshop sessions (GCC students only) with Yeuda Ben-Atar (Ableton Certified Trainer) and Javad Butah (Ableton) 12:30-1:30pm: Public artist performance and presentation (non-GCC students welcome) feat. Yeuda Ben-Atar. Yeuda and Javad will then move to San Diego the very next day joined by Paul Dateh, a music educator, from Los Angeles, California, for a workshop at San Diego State University. Info below: 10:00am- 11:30am: Student workshop sessions (SDSU students only) with Yeuda Ben-Atar (Ableton Certified Trainer) and Javad Butah (Ableton) 12:30-1:30pm: Public …

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Use Drums as a MIDI Controller | Subaqueous

Use Drums as a MIDI Controller In this video Isaac Cotec, a certified Ableton trainer, explains how to convert live drums into a MIDI controller. The only thing you need is a free VST plugin called KTdrumtrigger, drums and some cheap mics, (Cotec uses a set of piezo mics that you can grab here at Amazon.) Check out the video to get a full explanation. Great for any musician trying to enhance their live performance or to add a human feel to your tracks.    

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Sound Recipes #2 – Trap Horns

Sound Recipes #2 – Trap Horns     In this video we check out how to take the Orchestral Brass Live Pack (free download for Ableton Suite users) and process it using only Live’s built-in devices and Free plugins. The Plugins Softube – Saturation Knob The free plug-in Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need some grit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop.       Nomad Factory – Bus Driver Bus Driver is an optical compressor that provides a wide range of compression effects, reminiscent of the best vintage compressors made in the ‘60s. Nomad Factory designed an Output Stage Soft-Clipping to eliminate digital clipping at any output level and produce a smoother distortion characteristic. This feature is in addition to the Tube-Driver Saturation Modeling included in Bus-Driver. …

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Palette – An Additive Controller

Palette – An Additive Controller   Palette Gear has been developing a photography geared controller system, which is also MIDI capable, that is structured in a completely original way. Palette works with a system of small, magnetic, add-on parameters, like knobs sliders, and arcade style buttons. The idea behind the project is to allow the user to be their own modular MIDI builder. Designed with a sleek finish and a receptive software called Palette App, Palette is an interesting controller system that minimize the excess in your controller options. Palette has four key components: the core, the dial, the button and a slider. The core is the brain of the group, enabling the controller to connect through USB. The dial is an infinite rotation dial. Palette is also equipped with a classic arcade style button, and a an ordinary slider. You are also able to color coordinate each piece, to help …

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