ALM Intros Tyso Daiko Dual 12-Bit Digital Drum Voice

ALM Intros Tyso Daiko Dual 12-Bit Digital Drum Voice
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ALM has introduced the Tyso Daiko, a dual 12-bit digital wavetable drum voice, featuring full voltage control and an analog EQ output path.

The two voices can be independently triggered and output, but share pitch, envelope and other parameters of a swept wavetable oscillator. One voice is output through a voltage controlled analog tilt EQ emphasising upper or lower frequencies. The other voice is output through a digital wavefolder which adds increasing timbre complexity reaching noise.

Both voices respond independently to an accent input and the first voice is able to be ‘choked’. A surface control allows for fine control of additional transients from punch to click to a slow attack.

Features:

  • Twin wavetable drum voices with shared parameters and separate outputs
  • One voice is output through a fully analog tilt EQ and the other a digital wavefolder.
  • Frequency swept oscillator with 1V/Oct tracking, morphing wavetables (11 waves) and self FM capability.
  • Attack and Release envelopes.
  • Dual trigger, accent and choke inputs.
  • Surface control for additional ‘punch’, click or reduced attack.
  • External mix input through the tilt EQ.
  • Voltage control of all parameters.
  • Skiff friendly with reverse power protection.

Pricing and Availability:

The Tyso Daiko is available to pre-order now for $349 USD.

Free Software Synth Emulates ’80s Korg Classics

Free Software Synth Emulates ’80s Korg Classics

Full Bucket Music has introduced FB-7999, a virtual instrument for macOS & Windows that emulates the KORG DW-6000 and DW-8000 synthesizers from the 1980s.

Features:

  • Two digital oscillators with 16 + 16 different waveforms
  • Poly and Unison modes
  • Built-in pseudo-stereo delay
  • SysEx data communication, import and export
  • Extended polyphony (up to 64 voices)
  • Supports MTS-ESP by ODDSound dynamic micro-tuning
  • Resizable user interface (not “N” version!)
  • MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

Video Demo:

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Pricing and Availability

It’s available now as a free download.

Insane Korg Minilogue Mod Adds Glowing Brain, Sliding Keyboard

Insane Korg Minilogue Mod Adds Glowing Brain, Sliding Keyboard
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Swedish audiovisual artist and craftsman Love Hultén shared this short demo of his latest synth mod, a redesign of the Korg Minilogue.

Hultén specializes in creating one-of-a-kind objects that combine traditional craftsmanship with modern tech.

Should more synths incorporate glowing brains and CRT’s? Check out the demo and share your thoughts in the comments!

Baby Audio TAIP Uses AI To Emulate Tape Effects

Baby Audio TAIP Uses AI To Emulate Tape Effects

Baby Audio has introduced TAIP, an AI-powered audio tape effect plugin, for macOS & Windows, that’s designed to bring ‘authentic analog heat’ to your tracks, without the need to route your audio outside the box.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Tape plugins are not a new concept. However, our emulation method is.

Instead of using traditional DSP, we’ve developed TAIP around an AI algorithm designed to decipher the invisible nuances of analog circuits.

The result is a truly faithful tape emulation that’s intuitive and creative in use – with some added features to accommodate a modern workflow. Use TAIP to bring a touch of warmth and glue to your tracks, or ‘drive it like you hate it’ as an alternative to your distortion plugins.”

Key Features:

  • AI-powered algorithm, giving you the true warmth and behavior of analog tape
  • Flexible feature set, allowing you to create a custom ‘tape flavor’ for any need
  • Use TAIP to add musical saturation and glue to drums, instruments, vocals and beyond
  • Read more about our AI emulation approach further below

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability:

Baby Audio TAIP is available now for $39 USD (normally $69).

BLEASS Motion FX Multi-Effects Plugin Now Available

BLEASS Motion FX Multi-Effects Plugin Now Available
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BLEASS has released Motion FX, a new multi-effects plugin designed for sequenced modulation, for macOS & Windows.

Motion FX features 11 different effects:

  • Low Pass Filter
  • High Pass Filter
  • Band Pass Filter
  • Volume
  • Pan
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Ring Modulator
  • Warmth
  • Bit Crusher
  • Delay

Each effect has a parameter automated by the sequencer and can have one or more secondary parameters.

The Sequencer:

The sequencer offers 4 to 16 steps, each step has a value and a curve. You can set the value by touching and/or dragging the step and set the curve by tapping the curve icon at the bottom of each step. Curves choices are: Step, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Ramp and Smooth Ramp.

  • Length controls the number of steps (4 to 16).
  • Resolution controls the duration (in bars) of each step. (from 1/32 bar up to 4 bars)
  • Grid snap: when set to ON, steps values snap to the displayed grid when you change their values.
  • Reset: resets all steps to their default values (default value depends on the current selected effect).
  • Amount sets the sequencer’s amplitude.
  • Randomness sets the range in which step values are randomly chosen.
  • Smooth sets the interpolation time between steps.

Pricing and Availability

BLEASS Motion FX is available now with an intro price of $24 USD (normally $35).

India Jordan, Manuka Honey, Enayet feature on new Daytimers and Big Dyke Energy charity compilation

Profits will be donated to LGBTQIA charities Mermaids and Human Dignity Trust

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 11:55

A broad selection of producers are set to feature on a new compilation album from electronic music collective Daytimers and Big Dyke Energy, the record label and event series. 

‘Celebrating Pride: For the Community’ will land on 5th November digitally and on vinyl, with names such as India Jordan, Manuka Honey, Enayet, No Nation, and FAFF present and correct. 

SHERELLE also makes a guest appearance, while two poems dedicated to acceptance and sexual identity are also included. Proceeds from sales will go to support LGBTQIA charities Mermaids and Human Dignity Trust. 

The first track to be unveiled from the collection is India Jordan’s ‘Balby Bastard’, which you can hear below, alongside excerpts from the rest of the release. 

Big Dyke Energy began as a party in 2019, and presented its first release as an imprint with the compilation ‘1’ last year. The release was also a charitable project. Daytimers, meanwhile, is a platform dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA community. Among other projects it has been behind two South Asian artist-focused fundraising albums, and is one of the organisations behind London’s Dialled In festival. 

KVSH, Exotique fire back at DJ skeptics on riotous STMPD RCRDS pairing, ‘Bugs’

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In just a short label run, KVSH has maintained one of STMPD RCRDS‘ most recognizable house styles, and the Brazilian producer has returned to back that up once again. After unleashing “Sicko Drop” this past Spring, the Forbes Under 30 inductee is looking to push his tech-house touch further by partnering up alongside Exotique for “Bugs.”

Aside from being a colossal tech-house weapon in itself, “Bugs” serves somewhat of a larger purpose, firing back at those who poke fun at the what DJs actually do while behind the decks. Anyone who’s been on stage—whether it be a local bar or a Brooklyn Mirage-level venue—at least once before has undoubtedly been hit with someone coming up to the booth and harassing them to no end, with KVSH tapping Exotique for vocal antics and equipping DJs with the ultimate sonic rebuttal. KVSH spoke on the meaning behind the track title and what “Bugs” seeks to accomplish, stating,

“The track “Bugs” portrays a hater’s questioning of the DJ’s professionalism. From the hater’s point of view, the DJ is a “bug’’, something that bothers and irritates society. A plague to be fought. Unfortunately, there is a common misperception that being an electronic music artist does not require hard work. I want to show the reality, effort and hard work required to be a professional DJ. We’d like to flip the hater’s negative view of insignificance into something good and positive for the fans, who are the ones who really matter in the end!”

Featured image: KVSH/Instagram

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Heimanu perfects NuRave sound on double-sided NIGHTMODE single, ‘Raaen / Die Awake’

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Ghost” hadn’t even hit its one-month anniversary before Heimanu decided to turn the release page from his coveted “Halloween IX” partnership with Hex Cougar. Undoubtedly proven himself to be one of dance music’s most originative minds, Heimanu’s talents have been recalled to NIGHTMODE for his first label outing since 2020’s “Atrea,” with the Sydney occupant yielding a two-sided single release in the form of Raaen / Die Awake.

As Heimnu continues to both further polish and define the nascent genre that’s known as NuRave, the double delivery sees him take another cosmic leap forward production wise. Accurately prefaced as being a “dual wield” release that adds to our desire for him to eventually make a trip over to the states, Heimanu shoots off a pair of heavy-duty missiles, leading off with a cinematic, haunting opener titled “Raaen” before jumping head first into the unreserved, rip-roaring flair of NuRave on “Die Awake.”

Featured image: Josh Nicastro

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Cream Classical announces 30 years of Cream celebration

The orchestral spectacular returns to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 11:15

Cream Classical has announced a 30 years of Cream celebration, honouring the last three decades of the Merseyside clubbing institution. 

On the Waterfront Cream Classical 2022 will take place at Pier Head in Liverpool on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. Tickets are now on sale, and the two-day spectacular will feature Kaleidoscope Orchestra singers and performers curated by electronic heroes K-Klass. 

At the time of writing, only the first two shows have been announced, however more dates and acts are set to be unveiled as part of the anniversary. 

Cream began in 1992 as a weekly house music party at Nation, a now-demolished Liverpool venue, where it ran until 2002. Gradually expanding in both scope and music policy, the event has given rise to Thursday sessions at Ibiza institution Amnesia, the award-winning Creamfields festival, countless albums and mixes. Excerpts from this story can be found in the Dance Music Archive, which launched online earlier this year. In 2016 Cream Classical was introduced as an orchestral collaborative project, which has used various venues including Liverpool Cathedral

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Fatureing a round-up of our recently published features, news and original video content, as well a selection of mixes and stories from our most recent UK & North America mag cover stars.

In October’s newsletter, we highlight DJ Mag Originals content in the form of The Story Of, featuring Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’, and legendary trance producer Chicane’s ‘Saltwater’.

Elsewhere, there’s selected streams from Carl Cox and Anna Tur at Creamfields, a comprehensive review of Berlin institution Tresor’s 30th anniversary compilation from DJ Mag staff writer Ria Hylton, and a series of highlights from Belfast’s September AVA festival.

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