It crossfades. It controls. It’s a mixer. It’s stereo. It’s mono. Intellijel continues to spawn new module ideas in the 1U format they created – now with a crossfader module. That may get the attention of anyone who hadn’t taken 1U seriously yet.
The best Cyber Monday deals you can get now on synths, plug-ins, and more
Cyber Week continues – and most of the deals we picked Friday are still good today. So here’s part two of the guide to “deals your credit card doesn’t want you to know about” – hand-picked from plug-ins to hardware.
MadMapper 5.2 is here, with more lasers! (and DMX CSV, Xbox controllers, and Kinect)
The best-known projection mapping tool now lets you do more with lasers. Oh, and if you’re not qualified to mess with those, there’s a bunch of other stuff, too.
SAND hosts your iOS plug-ins, sequences them with patterns, records them
SAND does what Abledon’t.* If you miss plug-in hosting in Ableton Note, here’s a whole app built around sequencing and recording your instrument plug-ins on iOS.
The very best Black Friday and Cyber Week deals on music and motion – a running list
It’s the most on-sale time of the year. You know the drill – but here are some select picks out of the flood, including some sales on tools that happen only this week, both for music creation and live visuals.
Unreal Engine 5.1 goes wild: what’s new from foliage to generated sound
In an epic year for Epic, November does it again. Unreal Fest 2022 brought a bunch of sessions on the latest from Unreal Engine, from sound to visuals. And it’s worth making sure that doesn’t fly under the radar of creative musicians, composers, and visualists, especially because there are some updates in their unique audio engine, too.
Cherry Audio added an ultra-rare Yamaha organ to their CS-80 – let’s still Doctor Who this s***
CS-80 emulations have come and gone, but Cherry Audio dug into the ultra-rare “theatre model” Electone GX-707 organ (GX-1) – to give their model even more depth. It’s still a CS-80, though, so we’re still going to watch 1982 Doctor Who as a sound design tutorial.
Dnipro modular from Ukraine makes perfect modules – now with a deeper modulator
If you don’t know Dnipro modular, this maker originally from Kyiv is producing three utterly essential Eurorack devices. And now their excellent Krait knob recorder – LFO – random generator – modulator just got some major enhancements in a 1.7 update.
Free Valhalla Supermassive 2.5 has new modes – and Max for Live wrapper is updated, too
The lush, free plug-in Supermassive is turning 2.5 years old, with its wonderfully sumptuous reverb/delays, celebrating with two new modes, Scorpio and Libra. Plus, remember that Max for Live wrapper that lets it run like a native Live device? That got an update, too.
R-Kontrol is an advanced iPhone, iPad touch controller for Bitwig Studio
Bitwig Studio now gets its own dedicated iOS controller – and it’s got tons of deep features for controlling projects, clips, cues, devices, and the mixer.