Showing posts with label New Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Tools. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Bébé Chérie by OTO Machines

video upload by OTOMACHINES

"Bébé Chérie is a 6-channel stereo analog mixer with a one-knob compressor and a Bliss enhancer on the master bus."

"Bébé Chérie is a 6-channel stereo analog mixer with a one-knob compressor and a Bliss enhancer on the master bus.

The first 4 channels offer a variable input gain (up to 34 dB) with an asymmetrical diode clipper for smooth and musical distortion.
The Tilt pot is a simple yet powerful one-knob equalizer : boosting the lows while attenuating the highs when the pot is turned down, attenuating the lows while boosting the highs when the pot is turned up.
When the Tilt pot is in its center position, the equalizer is flat.
The rear panel switch selects the type of inputs : TRS for stereo sources and TS for mono (the signal is center panned).

The last 2 channels include a 2 bands Baxandall equalizer, the input gain can be set between 0 and +10 dB using the rear panel switch.
There’s no distortion on these 2 channels so you can use them when you want to keep a clean sound.

The compressor has a 3:1 ratio with a fast attack and a mid release times, perfect for mixdown compression.
Very easy to operate, it will give you good results with many kinds of music styles.
The Bliss pot controls a hi frequency enhancer circuit and is very useful for adding air and punch to your mix, specially when your using large amount of compression.

Whenever a channel is muted, the signal is routed to the Alternate output. You can use this output for recording purposes or for sending the channel to an external effect.

The Phones output is based on an unity gain, low noise and low distortion Texas Instruments© amplifier. This output is a copy of the master output (with compression and Bliss), so you can also use it as a second output.

Bébé Chérie uses the best quality parts : ALPS© pots, high-performance operational amplifiers, audiophile Panasonic© film capacitors, THAT Corporation© VCAs, Switchcraft© 3.5 mm connectors, metal enclosure.
The power supply is internally boosted to +/- 12 volts for pro audio headroom.

Bébé Chérie is specially designed for mixing 3.5 mm stereo Jacks sources, but can be used with any device using adapters.

Bébé Chérie is a very versatile box and can be used in many ways : mixer for compact live, analog summing for your audio interface, effect box (distortion, equalization, compression,…)

Monday, December 11, 2023

DEMO - Petal - MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by Rainbow Circuit

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Petal is a Max for Live multi-tap delay that draws any sound into an ever-unfolding garden. The core of Petal is its eight-tap delay, evenly spaced at the dialed in delay time. Individual taps can be toggled on or off to create irregular rhythmic delays.

The X-Y Shaping pad distorts the tap delay times in interesting ways. The Y-axis shifts the tap delay times from equidistant (linear) spacing to skewed (sigmoid) spacing. The X-axis skews the tap delay times closer to either tap 1 or tap 8.

Each tap can be pitch-shifted up or down in perfect 5ths or octaves. Play a handful of notes and listen as it evolves into a rich harmonic background. The FFT pitch-shifting circuit provides clean pitch-shifting with minimal tonal coloration.

Feeling uninspired? Tap the dice to generate endless pitch-shifting and tap on/off combinations.

Add feedback and hear the delay pattern dance around. Petal uses a separate delay line in its feedback circuit, which can be set to individual tap length.

Introducing character to Petal is easy: a no-nonsense filter for effortless tonal shaping, delay time modulation using the Wobble parameter, and soft clipping to add rich harmonics to the input signal.


Saturday, December 02, 2023

Sequencer Bundle D - MaxforLive Sequencers for Ableton Live by Alexkid

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"🍑 PEACH - Your Polyrhythmic Arpeggiator Extraordinaire

Prepare to be charmed by the rhythmic enchantment of PEACH, our latest Max4Live creation. An iteration and development of our previous creations, PEACH goes beyond the typical arpeggiator, offering polyrhythmic twists and features that are set to enhance your music production experience. It’s simple, extremely inspiring, and hard to stop using it when one starts! Dare we say it is probably one of our best devices?

🍭 POLYLLOP - Polyphonic Polyrhythmic Sequencing

POLYLLOP builds upon our established polyrhythmic architecture, now with polyphony! This new sequencer offers four layers of polyrhythmic sequencing, each with a maximum of eight steps. It's like having four hands playing different-length melodies, giving your compositions a creative edge. Spark your creativity, experiment with complex rhythmic layers with unprecedented simplicity. Simplicity Meets Effectiveness: POLYLLOP's generative possibilities and forced scales provide a platform for effortless experimentation, resulting in unexpected and delightful musical surprises.

Unleash the Power of PEACH and POLYLLOP and get a great dose of playful inspiration.

From Italo Disco Arpeggios to Techno Polyrhythms, from Progressive House themes to Detroit-influenced melodies or Ambient counterpoints, our new dynamic duo is here to inspire your musical journey with great effectiveness. Explore the endless potential of polyrhythmic creativity with PEACH and POLYLLOP. It's a small bundle, but what a powerful duo!

Complete your collection now.

NOTE: Ableton Live (10 or Above) and Max4Live 8 are essential to run the plug-ins. These are not VSTs, and are not included in the 'Everything Bundle'.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

itty bitty midi (with pikocore)

video upload by infinitedigits


here I'm syncing the pikocore clock and start/stop and beat resetting to the midi output from the roland tb03.

the pikocore midi syncing works using a small device I call the "itty bitty midi". the "itty bitty midi" has a midi input (DIN or trs type A) which is converted out to a serial stream that can be read by the pikocore clock in. the "itty bitty midi" device can be found on my wares website (link in bio) which you can get directly from me or use the schematic to build your own (its open source and only a few components - a DIN, a resistor and two caps at minimum).

the pikocore firmware can be updated to use midi with the online tool (also link in bio) with options to change the midi clock division, synchronization behavior, etc.

hopefully in the future I can get the usb midi working too...but not quite yet. still a goal.

and just a note that I've totally floored by all the astounding pikocore creations - music-wise and hardware-wise. there are now several alternative pikocore firmwares out there (link in bio) which can be used to make pikocore become different things, which is totally amazing and just shows how incredible open-source can be. never stop!"

"itty bitty midi a simple circuit that takes either a midi din input or a midi trs type-a input, and converts it to a logic-level serial bit stream. the resulting bit stream can be used by *core devices (like the pikocore) to listen to midi signals directly through the clock inputs.

there are two versions of this product, select the one that suits you: the active version utilizes a battery-powered circuit with the 6n138 optocoupler to effectively isolate the downstream and upstream devices. the passive version does not use isolation and has no battery.

the itty bitty midi is open-source."

Saturday, November 18, 2023

SOMA Labs Introduces METACONFORMER Modular MIDI Processor

demo video upload by Vlad Kreimer

"Metaconformer is a modular MIDI processor designed to expand the capabilities of musical instruments and to simplify the interaction between a musician and their MIDI instruments. It offers new ways of playing music through innovative and groundbreaking MIDI message routing capabilities between multiple instruments.

The MIDI protocol is an efficient engineering solution used reliably for decades by musicians. However, in many situations it does not take into account the musical context, which is essential for the artist. Metaconformer changes this. Located between the MIDI controller and your instruments, it coordinates human ideas with the language of hardware.

Metaconformer’s capabilities provide new ways of playing instruments, by combining MIDI instruments and exploring their interaction . You will be able to play multiple instruments at the same time as if they were part of one larger instrument. Metaconformer also opens up the possibility of sound control through pressing the keys on your MIDI keyboard, instead of having to reach for the knobs on your gear. This will allow you to discover and unlock new facets and possibilities of your favorite instruments!

The idea behind the Metaconformer is to give musicians a new way of looking at their instruments and what else they can do with a little creativity in MIDI.

SOMA is closely related to the idea of organismic synthesizers . Each of our instruments aims to give the musician the experience of interacting with a system in which several independent modules can influence each other and create more than the sum of its parts.

Metaconformer is no exception. It breaks down at least two barriers that have stood in the way of all MIDI musicians for decades. It establishes a dialogue between different instruments, breaking the barrier of parallel universes of MIDI channels. And Metaconformer also allows you to enter the values of synthesis parameters not by turning knobs on your synths, but by pressing keys on your MIDI keyboard, breaking the barrier of the one- dimensional universe of notes and creating a multi-dimensional universe of parametric chords."

Monday, November 06, 2023

Ableton Push3 | Complex 1.6 Synthesizer

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

LR stereo independent complex monophonic synthesizer, inspired by the modular synthesizers Verbos, Buchla, and Make Noise."

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Knobcon 23: Take The Wildwood Express To Music Town

video upload by sonicstate

"Knobcon 2023 showcased an intriguing product by Wildwood Soundworks, as we spoke to Tony about the Wildwood Express.

This digital sequencer and synthesizer presents a unique blend of features, boasting a capacitive touch sensor-based interface. With an innovative one-octave keyboard that's part of an eight-octave range, the Wildwood Express allows users to craft music with ease. It features a chord selector, strum plate, and one-octave keypad, enabling you to select chords, roots, and strum them individually or in sequence.

Furthermore, this device serves as a MIDI input and output hub, making it compatible with external MIDI controllers or digital audio workstations. With features like internal flash storage, a built-in web server, and the ability to read and write standard MIDI files, the Wildwood Express offers a range of creative possibilities for musicians and composers.

The Wildwood Express is an enticing option for those seeking an affordable and handmade sequencer and synthesizer. Priced at $199.99 during the show and $249.99 on Etsy, this handcrafted device features a hardwood base and is meticulously assembled in Penn Valley, California. You can explore its capabilities further on their website,, where you'll find detailed descriptions, videos, and links to their Etsy shop. With its unique interface and versatile MIDI capabilities, the Wildwood Express opens up new avenues for music creation and experimentation."

LOOPA explained (DIY synthesizer)

video upload by ferluht

"overview of my diy open source synthesizer based on raspberry pi zero

0:00 - intro
0:38 - instruments
1:38 - scales
2:10 - making a loop
2:26 - bass
3:10 - drums
3:22 - guitar
3:43 - effects
4:30 - synth
5:10 - outro

github -"

LOOPA first demo
video upload by ferluht

"recent year I've been lazily developing a portable synth+sampler+looper

now it is:
- 4 loopers
- send/return fx
- ∞ instruments
- usb midi in
- line in / line out
- mic
- 12 touch pads
- 128x32 oled
- 5h battery
- wifi file sync

going to make it open source here"

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Lectric Panda's Automata Sequencer

video upload by Lectric Panda

"Cellular Automata based MIDI Sequencer. Bits from the Automata state are added to the note base parameters: Trigger, Pitch, Velocity, Duration, Slice, and Hold.

Four MIDI CC's can also be generated.

1-D Automata.
Reset every N steps.
Scalable UI.
Integrated tool tips.
Host Transport Sync.
Sample accurate MIDI Generation.
VST3 Format."

"Automata was heavily influenced by work David Burraston @ noyzelab had done with his uMANIAC sequencer."

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Introducing nanobox | tangerine

video upload by 1010music

"Get powerful sampling capabilities in the nanobox form factor. With the
sampling features of nanobox | tangerine, you can add interesting new ways
of generating sound and music to your desktop or travel rig. Trigger one
shots, play time synced loops or record live looping. The nanobox |
tangerine can use one shots to play hip rhythms, or huge multi-samples to
play soulful melodic tunes.

Sweet and Tangy Sampling
The nanobox | tangerine delivers powerful sampling in an ultra-portable form
factor. With this nanobox, you can add recording, sample playback, clip
launching, slicing, and musically intelligent looping capabilities to your
desktop or travel rig. With an intuitive touch screen interface, nanobox |
tangerine makes easy work of selecting, editing, and tweaking your samples.
You can stream large samples of up to 4 GB file size straight from the
microSD card. Interact with other musical components via MIDI. Load
multi-sample banks with over 500 samples for amazing instrument
reproduction. Tweak your configurations to get them just right, then save
them to multiple presets for future reuse."

Friday, October 06, 2023

reVel2 - MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by LDM Design

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"This colorful device is an updated version of the nice little velocity sequencer originally included in LDM Design’s popular Chance 10 pack. reVel expands the idea to include a unique duration based mode and expanded functionality such as individual randomization per step.

With Sequencer mode, you set a fixed sequence of values up to 32 steps long, and each note will take the velocity level of each proceeding step in the sequence.

Using this mode you can add randomization amounts per individual step to create more variation in the output. However, if your sequence of notes in Live’s piano roll, or live incoming midi, varies in the distribution of notes in any section of time, the sequence of velocity values will fall out of step with the notes coming through.

You may want this as a creative way to make differing patterns, yet you may also want a specific flow of velocity values in each section of time. This is where the Function mode comes in!

With the unique function mode, you can set the flow of values over a specific number of beats, and then however many notes come through in each section, it will retain the flow of velocity values over time. Now we can get a specific groove and let the notes flow freely.

In function mode we get a global randomization amount which will define a maximum amount of randomization for any note that comes through."

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Introducing DONNER MEDO I Harness the Magic of Notes, Unleash Creativity at Your Fingertips

video uploads by Donner Music

DONNER MEDO I Harness the Magic of Notes, Unleash Creativity at Your Fingertips I Donner Spotlight
Let`s discover the Donner MEDO I Donner Music I MEDO synthesizer
Donner MEDO: Unboxing & Demonstration
Donner MEDO Demonstration: Sample

"Donner Launches a Kickstarter Campaign for its New Musical Device MEDO

The $169 Portable Integrated Synth, Sampler, Looper, and MIDI Controller Launches on Kickstarter on October 5th.

[Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 2023] - Donner, the Chinese musical instrument manufacturer, is launching a Kickstarter campaign today for its latest creation, MEDO, priced at $169, exclusively available on Kickstarter from October 5th to November 10th. MEDO is a compact, portable, standalone musical instrument that seamlessly combines a sampler, synthesizer, looper, MIDI controller, and a speaker, enabling anyone to capture inspiration and create music instantly.

Equipped with a built-in microphone and a robust sound engine, MEDO can record up to 5 seconds of audio, allowing for quick sound sampling and the initiation of a creative journey. Users can easily switch between various modes, including SCALE, DRUM, BASS, CHORD, and LEAD, to begin making music immediately. Supporting 128-bar loop recording, MEDO offers a broader spectrum of possibilities for music creation, catering to both beginners and professional musicians alike. The quantize feature ensures that your performance is automatically synchronized perfectly to the beat, taking care of all the timing intricacies.

With the MEDO Synth app by Donner, users can swiftly toggle between various preset sounds, including 15 sets of drum kit sounds by Loopmasters, and benefit from a powerful sound engine that combines subtractive synthesis and authentic samples. It's not just a synthesizer; it's a pocket-sized beat-making powerhouse.

MEDO is both compact and lightweight, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor creative sessions, allowing you to unleash your musical creativity at any time and in any place. Furthermore, MEDO can be seamlessly connected to common DAW software and hardware, providing advanced music production tools and gameplay options. It is compatible with most MIDI applications and all major digital audio workstation software that supports MIDI.

The MEDO Kickstarter campaign opens to backers on October 5th at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, with an early bird pricing of $149 (available only on October 5th). The campaign will run until November 10, 2023, offering Kickstarter backers a discounted price of $169.

With MEDO, Donner will also exhibit at the 2023 Music China, taking place in Shanghai, China. To experience MEDO, visit the Donner booth # W5C52 and Tech+ Music Lab in the Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 11-14. For more information, please visit:"

Thursday, September 28, 2023

XILS-lab Releases Ring’X Virtual Effects

Press release follows.

XILS-lab releases Ring’X representing latest addition to lengthening line of virtual effects as inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in par excellence

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: audio software company XILS-lab is proud to release Ring’X — readily representing the latest addition to its lengthening line of virtual effects as an inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in par excellence — as of September 28…

Duly developed as an inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in for seriously satisfying anyone’s needs, Ring’X is certainly worthy of the oft- overused French phrase par excellence — literally translated into English as ‘by excellence’ — as evidenced by its feature-packed GUI (Graphical User Interface) that is as easy on the eye as it is easy to use.

Ultimately, it is anchored around a six-slot so-called ‘Effect Ring’ that allows anyone to insert the effects they need in the order they want, choosing from a selection of deeply-modifiable classic analogue effect emulations: ANALOG FILTER — modelled from the CMS 3320 chip, used in the exciting-sounding (early-Eighties-era) Elka Synthex subtractive synthesis-based polytimbral powerhouse (much loved by the likes of famous French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, who still uses it to this day to create the distinctive sound of his onstage laser harp), providing five (LP24 — 24db Low-Pass, LP12 — 12db Low-Pass, HP12 —12db High-Pass, BP12 — 12db Band-Pass, or BP6 — 6db Band-Pass) self- oscillating filter types; ANALOG 18db FILTER — modelling the specific sound and behaviour of an 18db self-oscillating filter from the breakthrough British EMS VCS3, which made musical history upon its introduction in 1969 by being the first commercially portable synthesiser available anywhere in the world, thanks to its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard dispensing with the telephone exchange-like cabling of other (much larger) modular systems in favour of making space-saving connections with (removable) coloured pegs; CHORUS (BUCKET BRIGADE DELAY); DELAY — stereo delay that copies the input signal to the left and right channel; DISTORTION; PARAMETRIC EQ — a three-band affair with each band type selectable from six standard filter types; PHASER; and REVERB — with three (L — Large, M — Medium, and S — Small) algorithms. Each effect provides four MODULATION points with a SOURCE and DESTINATION menu associated with an AMOUNT knob.

Standard STEP and specific LOC locator sequencers for modulating effects are also available — the loop goes through a defined number of steps and each time the internal clock is fired the next step is triggered, in the case of the former, while the latter is designed to be synchronised to the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with the loop being synchronised to the DAW bar (or a multiple of the bar).

But that’s not all. Another area well worth highlighting here features four input followers; a TRANSIENT tracker ‘module’ — detects the transients present in the input sound, each transient triggering a simple envelope without attack and release controlled by the RELEASE knob; S- DETECTION ‘module’ — detects sibilance present in the input sound, and also useful for separating high-frequency parts from those with more middle and bass frequencies; GATE ‘module’ — removes all the parts from the input sound that are below a specified threshold; and a STEREO SPACE ‘module’ — powerful stereo processing that allows users to dynamically position their audio signal into a true stereo space.

By being so flexible in both operation and resulting effects, it stands to reason, therefore, that Ring’X should come complete with a raft of presets. All are accessible via an integrated (single-window) Preset Manager, making it easy to find the right patch in seconds, manage presets, sound banks, and create custom tags. That being said, then, inspiring and musical multi-effects are only a click away, but those wishing to dig deeper to seriously satisfy their needs are always free to do just that! After all, as the latest addition to XILS-lab’s lengthening line of virtual effects, Ring’X is, indeed, an inspiring and musical multi-effect plug-in par excellence — in the literal sense of those (French- originating) words.

Who better, then, to put Ring’X in its rightful place than the Frenchman primarily responsible for bringing it into existence — namely, XILS-lab CEO Xavier Oudin (credited in the multi-effect plug-in in question’s user manual with: Concept of Ring’X and original UI design; Digital Signal Processing and plug-in coding; [and] the graphical user interface). “For a number of years, customers have been regularly asking me to create an effect featuring filters extracted from our synthesizers,” he begins, before adding: “This idea grew into providing a sort of Swiss army knife-style tool capable of sculpting audio with modulation fully independent of its content, and also able to create any kind of de-esser and transient shaper with far more possibilities than standard such effects. Eventually, Ring’X was born.”

Ring’X is available to purchase as an iLok-protected virtual effect plug-in (installable in up to two independent locations) at an introductory promo price of only €69.00 EUR until October 31, 2023 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of €179.00 EUR — directly from XILS-lab via its dedicated webpage, which also includes more in-depth information and several must-see video demonstrations, here:

A time-limited full version of Ring’X can be requested for pre-purchase evaluation purposes here:

Ring’X is downloadable in 64-bit AAX (native)-, AU-, VST2.4-, and VST3-compatible formats for macOS (10.9+) and 64-bit AAX (native)-, VST2.4-, and VST3-compatible formats for Windows (7/8/10) directly from XILS-lab.

Control Pack Plus - MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by NOISS COKO

video uploads by Isotonik Studios

Mime - Control Pack Plus - MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by NOISS COKO
Stairway - Control Pack Plus - MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by NOISS COKO
Dice - Control Pack Plus - MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by NOISS COKO
CC Manager - Control Pack Plus - MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by NOISS COKO

"The Control Pack features seven Max for Live devices (four plus alternative versions), designed as simple tools for randomization, organic expression and precise automation. Format all values and sources produced by these effects as MIDI data to control external instruments, or simply use them to affect any parameter inside Live.

- Create dynamic patterns and sequences.
- Enhance instruments expressive performance.
- Easily map, control and randomize Live parameters.
- Send as MIDI CC, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Ft. Control or Mod. Wheel.
- Manage and automate parameters from Push.



This pair of audio and MIDI effects are mostly designed to first capture organic gestures performed in their X/Y panels and use them after as control agents for both external parameters and others within Ableton Live.

Mime features two main sections. The first one creates, records, plays back and saves X/Y coordinates. The second uses them to shape four individual control sources, defining different kinds of MIDI control messages (CC, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, etc) or simply mapping specific Live parameters from the control outputs located in the Route section.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Roland Boutique TB-03 & Ableton Telequencer

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

"Sequencer with 16-step pitch and duration control. By changing the number of steps, rotations, and sequence patterns, it is possible to create complex phrases with simple operations."

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SitannSpin - MaxforLive Sequencer for Ableton Live by White Horse

DEMO video upload by Isotonik Studios

WALKTHROUGH - SitannSpin - MaxforLive Sequencer for Ableton Live by White Horse

"The SitannSpin MaxforLive device plugin combines two step sequencers in one to be used to generate drums, melodies, or trigger samples.

Using probability and retriggering to generate variations. The complexity and rotation dials ‘focus’ variations in areas that you want. This device is great for adding accents to drum mixes.

Alternatively turn it to a MIDI note generator and you can generate melodies.

You can also separate the plugin into two sequencers and generate bass notes and treble notes.

This is a great ‘swiss army knife’ for your MIDI tool kit. With the drift function you can add high hats that sit back a little in your drum patterns. The variation setting can add a probability or can ‘humanize’ to number of times the drift it applied.

This little device is far more powerful than the playful name implies and can be used as a performance sequencer or as a music composition and creative tool.


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

iConnectivity Introduces PlayAUDIO1U Revolutionary Audio and MIDI Interface

video upload by iConnectivity

"iConnectivity's PlayAUDIO1U is designed to support live performances at the professional level. It is a deeply-thought-out, bulletproof, fail-proof, and made-to-tour interface that provides pristine audio output as well as comprehensive MIDI connectivity to your whole stage. It’s perfect for control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments, or almost anything else you can think of that requires computers in a live environment."

Press Release follows:

Calgary, Alberta, September 12, 2023 – iConnectivity announced PlayAUDIO1U, a revolutionary audio and MIDI interface designed specifically for live musicians. PlayAUDIO1U builds on iConnectivity’s reputation for developing bullet-proof, fail-proof solutions for live music performance. Much like its direct predecessor PlayAUDIO12, PlayAUDIO1U integrates numerous redundancy fail-safes for control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments, and MIDI devices.

Imagine never having to worry about your computer playback failing, ever again. Imagine an interface where not just the big things, but even all of the little things that are important to your performance were thought of… Things like seamless failover protection of audio and MIDI, XLR outs you can just plug into without direct boxes, control ports that allow you to control all of your connected computers and other hardware, onboard power that works in any part of the world with standard IEC connection, and it all fits in a tiny 1U rack! Imagine no longer…

PlayAUDIO1U by iConnectivity is here!

PlayAUDIO1U allows every working musician access to an easy, seamless, simple & straightforward failover solution.

PlayAUDIO1U fuses iConnectivity’s vast engineering knowledge of the live arena, passion for performance, and decades of experience into one product. PlayAUDIO1U ensures working musicians never suffer the embarrassment of a silent show, ever again.

PlayAUDIO1U’s secret in part is integrating two computers connected directly to the interface, forming an incredible redundancy / failover protection system. Should your main computer fail, PlayAUDIO1U switches to the backup computer in a heartbeat; so fast that you and your audience won’t even notice. Backing tracks keep playing in time and your MIDI gear stays connected. It does this all in a package that is completely designed from the ground up made-to-tour.

PlayAUDIO1U also ships with iConnectivity’s new and improved Auracle 2.0. Auracle 2.0 is fast, flexible and intelligent, allowing performers to create a sophisticated live integration of all audio and MIDI connections, inputs and outputs; Auracle lets you do it in minutes, not hours. 'PlayAUDIO1U builds on everything we learned in creating and then supporting users of our PlayAUDIO12, an interface that quickly became the industry standard,” says Al Joelson, VP of Sales and Marketing. 'This interface is designed to be an even more ready-to-gig, comprehensive solution. It’s a crazy powerhouse of audio and MIDI capability for live performance.

Key Features:

12 Balanced panel reinforced XLR outputs
Integrated +48v phantom power protection on outputs protects your interface from accidental damage when plugging directly into consoles or stage boxes
1x 1/4” TRS stereo headphone output with dedicated control for convenient headphone monitoring
2x USB C type ports for connecting computing devices
Automatic and manual computer switching modes, for lightning-fast switching between connected computers
2x two-button “Control” footswitch selectable input/outputs can be mapped to MIDI functions, control over numerous functions on the interface and/or sending control messages to compatible devices
Audio Protection helps stop unwanted noise from corrupt audio sources/files from making it into the audience
USB MIDI host port, offering up to 8 ports worth of USB MIDI for Class Compliant controllers and/or modules
DIN-MIDI port built-in (1 in 1 out)
Ethernet MIDI with 22 ports of connectivity for rugged long-distance MIDI connections
Auracle 2.0 software enables you to tailor the PlayAUDIO1U’s settings to your exact needs
“MIDI learn” from external MIDI devices to control key functions on the interface
High-resolution audio - Studio sound quality for the live arena - up to 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion
Comprehensive audio mixing and routing between connected USB computing devices and analog outputs
Easy-to-use capacitive touch control and 2 rotary encoders provide software-less control over PlayAUDIO1U’s key features from the front panel
OLED screen for instantaneous status information and precise control
100-240v switching power built-in with Industry-Standard IEC Power Connection
1U ready-to-tour rack-mountable chassis

PlayAUDIO1U™ US MSRP $1399.99 Estimated street price $1199.99, and will be available for pre-order immediately and shipping immediately from and iConnectivity resellers worldwide. Full product information can be found at

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

New PlayFader CV Performance Looper Device Coming to Machina Bristronica Event Sept 30

via Play All Day. Note the Ambient Sound & Music Retreats as well.

"Play All Day are launching PlayFader on 30th September at Machina Bristronica.

Come and be one of the first to get your hands on their new 2 channel CV performance looper, apparently it has a dedicated Fun button!

Stay tuned to for updates, pictures, demos and pre-order details…. All coming very soon.

While we wait for the 30th though, check out their Ambient Sound & Music Retreats. Yes they know about the acronym, but they don’t like to shout about it, of course...

Set in a lush villa in Mallorca, this is not like other retreats. It’s a holiday for, well... people like us!

With your very own Field Kit of wonderful music devices to play with for the whole week, guest facilitators, sound walks, workshops, performances, an instrument library and full catering… it really is unlike any other retreat we’ve ever seen.

Check the website for more information and all booking details for their next sessions in November ’23 and Spring ’24. You can also sign up to their newsletter on their website to get exclusive previews of PlayFader and special offers on the Ambient Sound & Music Retreats.

Turn up, tune in, bliss out.
Play All Day"

Friday, September 01, 2023

hügelton Instruments Introduces Yacht Sequencer for the Panic Playdate

video upload by hügelton Instruments

"music studio for panic playdate.
now, in development.

we are looking for beta testers.
please contact at @hugelton_ on X"

We have a new maker on the site. hügelton Instruments wrote in with some additional details:

"We are developing a sequencer app 'Yacht' for Panic Playdate. (Like 'nanoloop')

Now, 'Yacht' only has a sequencer screen,
It can play 4 synth tracks.
In the future, we would like to add song edit, synth edit and drum tracks.

We are looking for support from a small number of 'mobile music creators' in beta testers."

If you are interested contact hügelton Instruments at @hugelton_ on X.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Introducing Octopulse MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by Manifest Audio

video upload by Isotonik Studios

Learn - Octopulse MaxforLive Device for Ableton Live by Manifest Audio

"Did you know the otherworldly octopus has a uniquely distributed neural system? Its central brain is connected to brains in each of its eight arms: nine brains total.

Inspired by this unique lifeform, Octopulse is designed by Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred to combine eight individually adjustable pulse generators with global controls that manipulate them in unison — while retaining distinct characteristics, directions, and behaviours.

Each activated pulse “arm” is driven by its own clock, defined by a base musical rate and multiplier, along with controllable length, at a specified MIDI note. Trigger, octave, and velocity can all be randomized to add a wealth of variation. Note values, base rates, and rate multipliers for all arms can be randomized globally, within set ranges; click the global dice to instantly produce a unique starting point. Velocity, duration, and multiplier can be controlled for all steps simultaneously, as well as trigger, octave, hold, and velocity randomization.

Advanced mode provides access to pulse divisions for polyrhythmic tuplet timing independently for each pulse, Euclidean sequencing, individual loop reset in bars, and discrete offset delay, with locks to exempt certain parameters from global control or randomization. Euclidean fills can be set per pulse, and controlled globally via uniquely proportional percentage slider. Pulse divisions can also be set globally for all unlocked pulses.

Outgoing MIDI can be transposed via incoming MIDI clips or real-time input for uniquely interactive musical results — all of which conforms to a selected scale and key. An optional cycle reset interval constrains otherwise endlessly sprawling polymetric structures to more predictable bar-length patterns, while a base offset and multiplier can stagger the entire pattern offbeat.

Four playback modes allow it to interact with other MIDI elements in a project — or be deployed as an unconventional, retriggering arpeggiator. Optimized for Push with full Info View annotations and bundled Global Hub integration, Octopulse provides a fresh approach to probabilistic polyrhythms. Whether generating unique drum patterns or expansive melodic patterns, Octopulse is applied biomimicry in action.


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