This Week in Music Tech: Nosaj Thing, AudioBus for iOS, Lemur 4, DJ /rupture's Sufi Plug-ins, and More
- Words: Glenn Jackson
From Nosaj Thing giving us a look into his new studio, an app that syncs other iOS musical apps, a brief preview of the new Lemur, Doepfer's Dark Energy II, Cubase 7, Beatport's Mixes, and DJ /rupture going in-depth about his free set of Sufi plug-ins, a lot happened this week. Catch up with it all in bite-size tidbits with the latest edition of XLR8R's This Week in Music Tech.
A look at Nosaj Thing's South Pasadena laboratory:
- Earlier this week, Jason Chung (a.k.a. Nosaj Thing) invited us to take a look at his home studio in South Pasedena where we talked to the SoCal producer about his current set-up and the techniques used on his forthcoming sophomore album Home. If you missed it, take a detailed look inside Chung's studio and read the full interview here.
AudioBus allows music apps to play together and the Lemur teases:
- After months of development, the AudioBus app will finally see a launch next Monday, December 10. For $9.99, iPhone and iPad users with iOS version 5.0 and up will be able to link together their musical apps using AudioBus. While the list of supported apps is a little on the thin side for now, the hope is that app designers—including Moog and Arturia, who are said to be working on this at the moment—will begin updating their tools to be used with AudioBus and make using multiple music-making apps at once as easy as it looks in the video above.
- In the far-too-brief clip above, Liine teases a new—supposedly easier to use version—of the legendary Lemur OSC/MIDI controller, which re-emerged as an iOS app earlier this year. Even with the clip being so short, a lot of speculation has already begun with users hoping for the ability to customize their control layouts within the actual app and the "learning curve is about to drop" tagline hinting at the possibility of a more user-friendly version on its way.
A new synth from Doepfer and Cubase 7 are now available:
- German boutique synthmaker Doepfer has followed up its highly regarded Dark Energy analog synth with the new Dark Energy II, now availible in limited quanities.
Beatport Mixes is now open to the public:
- For the past few months, Beatport's Mixes store has only been availible to certain DJs for the use of uploading and selling their mixes. Now, the Denver-based company has opened up the service to all registered Beatport users to sell their mixes through the webstore. Read up on the full details here.
DJ /rupture talks about the Sufi Plug-Ins at an advanced Ableton seminar:
- At a recent advanced Ableton user meet-up in New York organized by Schocklee, noted DJ/producer/musicologist/music nerd extrodinaire DJ /rupture went into detail about the inspiration and uses of his free, Max for Live-powered Sufi Plug-ins, which bring world music scales and rythyms to Live. While the entire meet-up can be seen in the video above (with some really useful information, including a helpful look at the Beatsurfing app), DJ /rupture's fascinating talk can be found starting around 1:13:00. (via Create Digital Music)
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