Louis Futon shares new twofer ‘Re-Up’ and ‘Amoeba’ ahead of forthcoming album

Louis Futon shares new twofer ‘Re-Up’ and ‘Amoeba’ ahead of forthcoming albumLouis Futon Cr Colin Miller

Gearing up for the release of his sophomore LP Couchsurfing, Louis Futon has delivered two new singles, “Re-Up” featuring Armani White alongside the instrumental b-side single, “Amoeba.”

Following his previous album single and syncopated jazz flute excursion “Ron Burgundy,” Futon showcases his wide range and versatility, leaving fans with sharp hip-hop instrumental fluidity. Birthed from a marijuana-inspired orchestration, the two new endeavors mix funky rhythm, guitar progressions, and subdued drum kicks. Recalling the tracks’ inception, Futon stated,

“The song started off with me sampling my guitar strings as a percussive instrument leading into an intricate drum pocket paired with a plucky bass…I wanted to make something that takes you through an epic journey.”

Keep an eye out for Couchsurfing to hit streaming platforms on November 5 and until then, stream his latest entities below.

Featured image: Colin Miller

The post Louis Futon shares new twofer ‘Re-Up’ and ‘Amoeba’ ahead of forthcoming album appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion, and LISA of BLACKPINK join for new single, ‘SG’

DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion, and LISA of BLACKPINK join for new single, ‘SG’D ITV9esAM H5U

DJ Snake has teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion, Ozuna, and BLACKPINK‘s LISA for a new single, “SG.” Replete with Miami Vice-inspired lighting and the flashy boats to boot, Ozuna opens the track with a bar-setting first verse. Neon silhouettes drape the Parisian hitmaker, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion, and LISA as they dance together, delivering bars over a tropical beat.

“SG” follows DJ Snake and Ozuna’s previous collaborations, “Loco Contigo” and “Taki Taki.” The music video for “SG” had been directed by Colin Tilley, who has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, The Kid LAROI, and more.

Featured image: DJ Snake via Twitter

The post DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion, and LISA of BLACKPINK join for new single, ‘SG’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

SXSW shares first phase of 2022 artist lineup

SXSW shares first phase of 2022 artist lineup22 SSW SEO Blue Violet2

SXSW has announced who will be performing at the 2022 edition of the festival, which will see the event returning in-person for the first time in two years. Surfbort, Maxo Kream, Poppy Ajudha, Fearing, Walt Disco, and more have all been announced as part of the first phase of the event’s lineup with over 240 artists from across the globe. James Minor, the head of the SXSW Music Festival, said in a statement,

“Our first round of Showcasing Artists is a taste of what you can expect to see at SXSW 2022; a diverse lineup full of adventurous talent that’s ripe for discovery. We’re looking forward to bringing the music world back together next March to see where we’re headed.”

The festival was purchased by Penske Media Corporation, the media company which owns Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, and more. Penske now owns a 50% share of the festival, making it the event’s largest stakeholder. See the full first phase lineup for SXSW 2022 here.


Featured image: SXSW

The post SXSW shares first phase of 2022 artist lineup appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Akai S900 / S950 Vintage Sampler In-Depth Demo

[embedded content]

This video, via Tonelab, takes an in-depth look at the Akai S900 / S950 sampler from 1986, a hybrid digital + analog sampler.

Video Summary:

“I hope this helps to dispel some rumors and show you how to get around your S900 ..or perhaps, if you’re considering purchasing one, then I hope this helps you understand the kind of workflow you may be getting yourself into. Either way, here’s hoping you can turn confusion into creation with this walk-through of the amazing S900.”

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro / History & Specs
4:40 Workflow Concept
5:40 Navigating the S900
9:20 Record Section
9:47 Sample name
10:23 Monitoring
11:00 Sample Type
12:02 Audio Bandwidth
13:10 Recording Time
13:45 Pitch of Sound
14:10 Start With
15:05 Trigger & Rec Level
17:30 Pre-Trigger
18:51 Record Soft Sample
20:30 Record Loud Sample
21:40 01-Edit Sample
22:11 02-Select Program
22:57 03-Loudness Pitch
23:30 04-Replay Mode
23:55 05-Time Direction
24:15 06-Start Point
25:20 07-End Point
26:01 08-Loop Length
26:51 09-Discard
28:00 10-Splice Xfade
29:20 11-Xfade Time
29:38 12-Splice Order
31:54 13-Xfade Loop
33:45 14-VX Time Skew
36:10 15-Create VX
37:55 01-Edit Program
38:45 02-Key Loudness
39:55 03-Keygroups
41:20 04-Vel X-Fade
42:39 05-S Key Range
45:10 06-Filter, Pitch
46:36 07-L Key Range
47:29 08-LFilter, Pitch
47:48 09-Amp Env
50:20 10-Vel Sens
53:44 11-Warp
56:00 12-LFO
57:50 13-LFO A/T Bender
59:40 14-One Shot
1:01:29 15-MIDI Keygroup
1:03:00 16-Output Voices
1:04:24 17-VCF Env
1:06:33 01-Omni
1:07:09 03-MIDI Test
1:08:42 04-Pitch Wheel
1:09:23 RS232
1:10:15 Disk Section
1:12:05 Master Tune
1:12:12 Play Mode
1:13:00 RAM Check

Patch Base Synth Editor Updated To Support Korg Prophecy

Coffeeshopped has updated Patch Base – a patch editor for iPad & Mac – to support the Korg Prophecy Physical Modeling Synthesizer.

The editor lets you edit every voice parameter on your Korg Prophecy in real-time. Adjust and fine-tune the oscillators, filter, envelopes, LFOs, and all modulation capabilities that the Prophecy offers:

  • Visualize and edit all of the dozens of parameters in a Prophecy voice, without diving into the menus on the synth.
  • See the parameters for the chosen oscillators in a voice only, to help focus and understanding of how each oscillator works.
  • Easy modulation routing, with LFOs and Envelopes available for editing next to any parameter you want to modulate.
  • Copy/paste/randomize/init envelopes for ease of editing

Patch Librarian Features:

  • Save your patches and banks as files on your iPad or Mac: Patch Base saves files as sysex that can be sent to your synth by Patch Base or any general-purpose sysex transfer app.
  • Organize your sounds: Create folders to organize your patches and banks.
  • iCloud integration: Optionally use iCloud to make your patch files accessible on any iCloud-connected device, and to automatically sync files between Patch Base on Mac and iPad.
  • Import sysex files: Import existing patch and bank sysex files to Patch Base. On Mac, simply drop your files into the Patch Base browser. On iPad, easily import using iCloud or the Files app.

Pricing and Availability

Patch Base is available as a free download, so you can test connnectivity & workflow with your synth. Full support for each synth is available via paid upgrades.

Sequential Take 5 Synthesizer Deep Dive

[embedded content]

In this video, synthesist Starsky Carr shares his take on the Sequential Take 5 synthesizer.

The video offers an overview of the Take 5 and in-depth looks at each of the key sections.

If you’ve used the Take 5, share your thoughts on it in the comments!

Topics covered:

0:00 intro & demo track
4:14 executive summary & hidden functions
6:48 oscillators
16:50 Filter
20:15 Drive
21:51 LFOs
25:24 Modulation
26:58 Arpeggiator
29:08 Sequencer
31:12 Unison and Chord Mode
33:24 envelopes
34:15 Effects