Category: Soft/Hardware Developers

New Music Gear Monday: Apple Logic Pro X

Apple very quietly released the latest version of Logic last week, called Logic Pro X, to pretty widespread acclaim. There’s a lot to like in this new version, including a new streamlined look, a new collection of virtual instruments (including the incredible virtual Drummer, with sounds from Bob Clearmountain), built-in pitch correction and remote control from…

Sony Intros Sound Forge Pro 11 & SpectraLayers 2

Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro 11, the latest version of its audio editor for Windows, and SpectraLayers Pro 2 for Mac & WIndows. Sound Forge Pro 11 introduces more efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects processing plug-ins. SpectraLayers Pro 2 now has a faster processing engine and a host of new tools, methodologies…

How to get sound effects in your indie game

I’m not a sound designer, but I need sound in my game. This is part 1 in a series of articles describing how I approached each aspect of creating Immortal Empire as an independent developer. When it came down to adding sound effects to the game, I started down what seemed like the most logical…

Review: Korg Wavedrum Global

In 2009 we had a look at the then soon-to-be-released Korg Wavedrum X – in 2011 the Wavedrum Oriental model was released, with a few extra voices and programs. Fast forward to 2013 and Korg has released the Wavedrum Global, with… you guessed it… a few extra voices, etc. [Sonic State]

Artiphon Instrument One at Summer NAMM 2013

A unique new controller for instruments hosted on an iPhone, which the Artipon also holds. [Keyboard Mag]

Understanding the AlphaSphere

Adam Place, inventor of the Nu Desine AlphaSphere, gives a broad overview of the features of the MIDI controller, and answers some frequently asked questions: What can [one] do with an AlphaSphere? Why wouldn’t [one] just use a keyboard? Why is it spherical? This short demo is the first video in the company’s tutorial series…

Logic Pro X In 20 Minutes

This video, via SFLogicNinja, is a quick ‘flyover’ of Apple’s new Logic Pro X. It’s just 20 minute long, but takes offers a hands-on look of the major new features. Logic Pro X is available for US $200 in the Mac App Store. If you’ve using Logic Pro X, leave a comment and let us know what…

Novation Bass Station II Analog Synthesizer In-Depth Demo

In this video, via SweetwaterSound, Ralph Goldheim from Novation demonstrates the sound and capabilities of the new Novation Bass Station II monophonic analog synthesizer. Based on the classic Novation Bass Station from 20 years ago, the Bass Station II has been updated with two filters, two oscillators plus a sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully-analogue effects section….

Review: TC Electronic Spark Mini – Clean Boost

Rob gives us a look at the brand new mini pedal from TC Electronic and finds it to be rather useful. [SonicState]

The NDVR Note MIDI Controller Needs A Good Demo Video, Here’s A Sneak Preview Instead

The recently announced NDVR Note looks like it could be a really interesting new MIDI control keyboard, combining a metal case and polyphonic aftertouch in a too-rarely-seen metal body. The NDVR Note is being developed with an IndieGogo campaign, though, which means that it really needs an intro video that serves as an ‘elevator pitch’,…