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Urbanliernert have made it easier for DJ/producers to get the most of the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar with their new MIDI Touch Bar application.
When Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the new range of MacBook Pro’s there were quite a few grumbles about how the new technology was going to work, especially among producers and DJs.
Despite this, Logic Pro X and Algoriddim's djay Pro have shown how invaluable the Touch Bar can be when used in a working music environment, which has now lead to a new company creating the MIDI controller plug-in for the new Mac Book Pro.
ROLI continue to push their modular Blocks controllers with support for third party software.
Users can now use their Blocks modules with Apple’s Logic pro and Garageband, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio as well as Native Instruments Kontakt and Spectrasonics Omnisphere via the new Blocks Dashboard software.
Calling all ambient, whale-loving producers! WhaleSynth is the online synthesizer of your dreams.
It does exactly what is says on the tin, with a selection of different whale species to choose from including killer whale, blue whale and more.
You can also alter the reverb, depth and density of the sounds you create with synth, as well as changing the pitch as you play!
Try out the WhaleSynth for yourself here and check out the screen shot of the WhaleSynth below.
Producers looking to create those Radiohead style grooves should look no further than the new Ableton Live groove pack from pATCHES.
Although it doesn’t give you any actual samples from Radiohead’s extensive musical workings, it does offer producers the chance to include the grooves from the band’s tracks into their own productions.
The pack makes use of the Groove Pool feature in Ableton Live, with which producers can drag and drop files onto the grooves that will give that authentic Radiohead style rhythmic vibe to their productions.
Moog has to be the defacto name when it comes to synths and sounds, everyone loves a little bit of Moog action be it hardware or software.
Now Expanding Sound has created a selection of Ableton Instruments that are based on the MemoryMoog, another one of Moog’s classic synths that can be used with Ableton’s Live software.
Producer and Ableton trainer Tom Cosm has made an immersive environment of Ableton Live’s user interface with Facebook’s 360-degree function, giving viewers the chance to navigate around a giant music production chamber of clips and plug-ins.
To use the 360-degree view on a computer you need to use your mouse to scroll on Google Chrome, whilst users of smartphones can tilt their device to move around the interface.
Novation’s new Launch Control XL is now available to buy from dealers nationwide, and to mark this momentous news Novation have just unveiled a new performance video featuring Ill Factor. Not only this, the Ableton Live Lite session featured in the video is up for grabs, as well as a tutorial in which he explains how the Launch Control XL is used in his performance.