2022
10/21
CME WIDI THRU6 BT Review
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So I decided to swap out my old midi solutions thru box in this setup with the CME WIDI THRU6 BT thru box so I could easily integrate my iPad and sync it to all this hardware. Didn’t take long to arrange the midi flow. Now I’m stoked to use my iPad in this rig moving forward. I have an audio interface to connect it to as well so I can record and sample to the pad. Overall I’m pleased with the results. Next I plan to pair it up with another WIDI interface. Stick around. Subscribe to my channel for more.

Pre-order $49 here https://www.cme-pro.com/product/widi-thru6-bt/

Amazon $69 https://amzn.to/3ToLj9k

2018
01/14
Sampling With iMPC Pro 2
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This is a follow up demo/review of iMPC Pro 2 showcasing some of the sampling capabilities. I will show you how to sample an external audio source (in this case a turntable) and then slice the samples out to the pads for beat creating.

Download the samples here https://www.dropbox.com/s/17li2ursrxboz7p/waxcraft.zip?dl=0

iMPC Pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow. iMPC Pro gave us a powerful sampler and beatmaker, and now iMPC Pro 2 has evolved into a full fledged song creation tool with the addition of vocal tracks, Audio Units integration, a sleek new design and tons of new features!

AUDIO TRACKS:
Within the audio tracks, you can time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange your audio clips in real time. The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. You can choose from multiple input sources to record, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces, and IAA. Import existing projects from iMPC Pro and add your vocal tracks easily.

AUDIO UNIT TRACKS:
You can now load any Audio Units instrument into an Audio Unit Track! Control your AU instrument with a classic piano keyboard interface and an iMPC interface with note variation, Flux Link, Note Repeat, 16 Levels, and more. The app also features an improvement to the workflow for song creation. Song sequencing is faster, more powerful, and more flexible, so you have complete creative control.

100% NEW SOUND KIT AND MORE:
Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover some of the most iconic and cutting-edge beat genres available, from producers including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic. Each kit includes 16 Hi Quality samples featuring sounds from 808’s to melodic hits and stabs, designed for the best user experience possible.

iMPC Pro 2 also comes with 5 additional Sound Packs for FREE (valued at $35). Grab these packs in the AudioCopy Content Store: Essential Club Collection, Classic Cuts, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma! You can use them in hundreds of AudioCopy compatible apps (including iMPC and iMPC Pro).

iMPC UNIVERSITY:
Unlock producer secrets and learn how to become a full fledged song creator with this tutorial series. iMPCU unlocks one course per day and gives you the tools you need to take your music to the next level. Fun for both new and experienced users, iMPC Pro 2 offers an expansive dive into the world of beatmaking and song editing through these courses. We’re excited for you to try it!

FEATURES:
Audio Tracks:
– Record from built in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, instruments, etc.
– Record from Inter App Audio Apps
– Warp Tracks and Clips to match tempo
– Access several quick editing features on Audio Clips (Pitch shift, Time Stretch, Amplify, Crop, Split, Duplicate)
– Drag to arrange Audio Clips, snap them to an adjustable grid setting
– Advanced waveform editing
AudioUnit integration:
– Audio Unit tweak mode with full keyboard support (including 2 dozen scale modes from Chromatic to Blues to Aeolian)

– 100% New Sound Set, with 5 additional free Sound Packs
– Sample sounds from Spotify
– 64 Track Mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange, and one Inter App Audio Effect)
– Chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
– Tracks View shows an overview of all the tracks in your song
– 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
– Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
– Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
– MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
– IAA and Ableton Link support
– Share beats and songs seamlessly to YouTube
– 4 Mute Groups and custom-designed envelope filters for all pads
– AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
– Improved integration and support for iMPC Pro Packs and other Sound Packs from the AudioCopy Content Store
– Expert MIDI support including expanded options, multiple maps, and more
– Extensive undo/redo capabilities
– New Song Arrangement workflow and integrated Song Mode makes song creation easier than ever
– Drag entire Folders and Sound Packs directly to pads to load many sounds at once

Get iMPC Pro 2

2017
12/13
X Drummer Ver 1 5 Review
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Called my friend Matt Fuller up to see if he wanted to help me do a review and walk through of the latest X Drummer app. Thanks Matt! It’s a long video so I created some time stamps below for you to skip to the different segments.

Browsing for patterns. 00:31
Arranging patterns 2:15
Fine tuning patterns and customizing kits 7:09
Play to find 12:50
Saving and exporting 14:00
Inter app audio 16:04
End jam 16:59

X Drummer is the ultimate drum production tool for guitarists, songwriters and mobile musicians. Start your musical journey by playing a simple riff on your guitar into X Drummer, it then listens in real-time and searches for a complete matching drum track based on the tempo and feel of your riff. X Drummer’s extensive grooves library offers detailed realism that encompasses the subtle nuances of a real drummer, delivering realistic drum performances than just generic backing tracks.

Record your musical ideas into X Drummer and take it with you anywhere to edit, whether you’re at home, in the studio, or on the road. Then utilize the simple yet robust drum editor to fine-tune your drum grooves and further personalize your song.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
– Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.
– The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
– New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
– Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
– New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
– Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
– 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
– 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchases.
– Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
– Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.

Get X Drummer

2017
06/16
iPad Pro 10 Inch Screen The Verge
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The Verge, a popular technology news site, has done a review of the new iPad Pro 10.5 inch screen size. It’s a great review but what makes it really cool is they used my song “God Knows” in the video.

My song comes in here at the 1:30 mark https://youtu.be/-Hf5prRZIeg?t=95 and it plays through out. FUN FACT: this song also appears in Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Ep “Beirut”

Get the new iPad Pro direct from APPLE here https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

The iPad Pro 10.5 isn’t available on Amazon yet but you can get a 12″ Pro or a 9.7″ Pro from Amazon right now.

BUY Apple iPad Pro (128GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 12.9″ Tablet (Certified Refurbished)

2017
01/10
Bram Bos Troublemaker Review Tutorial
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Acid Techno is easy with Troublemaker by Bram Bos. A TB-303 inspired audio unit synthesizer with step sequencer. In this video I will 1) Show you how to create a pattern in Troublemaker and export the midi into Cubasis 2) Use Troublemaker in Cubasis as an audio unit 3) Run Troublemaker through Squashit multi band distortion. I hope you enjoy it! PS – 600 subscribers!! Thank you for the support over the years.

Note: Troublemaker requires iPad 4/Mini 2/iPhone 5S/iPod Touch 6 or higher

Introducing Troublemaker: this is not a 303

The legendary TB-303 has magical properties; it is filled to the brim with analog shimmer. Its output jack is a gateway to a parallel universe and when you twiddle the filter knobs an army of highly trained pixies chisel the square waves from freshly harvested unicorn souls. So if you want a TB-303, you should buy a TB-303. But if you’re after *that sound* Troublemaker will give you everything you need in spades.

Troublemaker sports a carefully crafted diode filter emulation and among the available oscillators are the typical raspy, nasal sawtooth and rubbery squarewave with its oddball shape and shifting pulsewidth.

It also has the wow.

Troublemaker is fully Audio Unit (AUv3) compatible, so you can go wild running multiple instances in your favorite DAWs.

It also has:
– Ableton Link synchronization,
– MIDI CC mapping,
– Core Midi, Virtual Midi, Bluetooth Midi input,
– Audiobus support
– Exports MID and WAV files from the standalone sequencer

And unlike the TB-303, it can actually sound like a bass guitar 😉

Get Troublemaker

Squashit here http://ipadloops.com/?s=squashit

Cubasis 2 here http://ipadloops.com/?s=Cubasis

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