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Robert Henke LFO 2.0 Max for Live Device for Ableton Live 9.x

LFO 2.0 is the result of trying to build the best general purpose swiss knife LFO for myself. It needs Ableton Live 9.x with Max4Live installed.

It offers three basic ways of modulating a target: Directly via Live's engine, (Engine) which disables manual control of the target parameter and is perfect for fast modulations. Or via a method similar to manually turning a knob on the user interface (GUI), which can create automation data when recording.

And, as a third mode it can put out the modulation as audio signal (Audio) which is useful for creating control voltages for analog synthesizers.

More info and download link here - http://www.roberthenke.com/technology/lfo.html.

 


U-HE Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Zebra by Releasing 2.7 Update Which Includes New Distortion Module and Parameter Locking Feature

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U-HE Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Zebra by Releasing 2.7 Update Which Includes New Distortion Module. Here is what’s new.

  • A new Distortion module
  • Howard Scarr’s anniversary sound set
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  • AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11
  • Parameter locking feature. A recent feature added to all u-he plugins, parameter locking lets you stop the values of any controls from changing when you switch presets. So one example of how you might use this is to lock pitch bend up to +2 and down to –12. Just rightclick
    on a control and select ‘Lock’. To unlock again, right-click and untick ‘Locked’.

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    Another example is to  lock microtuning when browsing presets.
  • Improved installers
  • Zebralette no longer displays "enter serial number"
  • … and many more minor bugs and niggles fixed!

Dark Zebra’s zip has 2.7 as well, although it’s still labeled as a beta.

Looking Back

Checkout this post on U-HE’s news to see a brief history of Zebra - http://www.u-he.com/cms/143-zebra-turns-10.


Zebra 1.0 Performance and Synthesis (2003)

Free Soundset

My Outpost: Airlock soundset works great with Zebra 2.7. You can grab it here - http://markmoshermusic.com/synth-sound-sets.

Download Zebra 2.7

http://www.u-he.com/cms/zebra

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician | Composer | Sound Designer | Performer
Boulder, CO
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.ModulateThis.com


U-He Releases DIVA 1.3 + Update to DIVA Synthesizer Anatomy Mindmap

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U-HE released DIVA 1.3 (rev.2126)

  • The Uhbie, a filter modeled after a famous analogue multimode VCF. Our take on this morphs from lowpass to highpass via your choice of notch or bandpass. [Modeled after famous SVF, with exaggerated character]
  • The Digital Osc, a dual oscillator with a flexible feature set reminiscent of the synthesizer that started the hardware VA revolution in the 90ies. Not only have we covered its typical waveforms such as the original Super Saw, Feedback and TriangleMod, we even gave both oscillators the full feature set! (we also sneaked in a high quality mode with less aliasing). [inspired by JP80x0]
  • An Arpeggiator! - Not to be mistaken with the recent crop of sequencers that also arpeggiate, this one pays tribute to good old analogue style arpeggiators, including some of the lesser known modes such as the "Leap" mode found in rare monophonic synths.
Further improvements include:
  • 60 new factory presets using the new modules (They are also included in the installation zip file so you can save them to their own folder).
  • AAX support for Pro Tools 10/11!
  • vastly accelerated GUI opening
  • many little niggles fixed

To get this, just download from Diva's website.

Mindmap Update

U-HE alludes to which synths they model. To save you time, I created a mindmap which offers an overview of DIVA’s anatomy plus tell you which synth module is used in which template. You can view the map here http://www.mindmeister.com/129725705/u-he-diva-synthesizer-osc-filter-anatomy.


Create your own mind maps at MindMeister


Camel Audio Alchemy 50% Off Until December 31

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Camel Audio Alchemy is 50% off until December 31st. This means you get this amazing instrument for 124 USD / 99 EUR / 89 GBP. Camel Audio also has some bundles on sale. More info here on their web site.

Use this link to get visit their site and get 10% off of non-sale items http://www.camelaudio.com/?CcID=hijmuiqqrq.


VEVO Presents: Nine Inch Nails Tension 2013, a concert film at Staples Center, Los Angeles on November 8, 2013 + Difference Between Festival and Arena Tours

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I’ve seen this show twice this year – once at Mountain Oasis 2013, and once in Denver. Simply amazing! In case you can’t make it in person or you want to relive it checkout the video below.

VEVO Presents: Nine Inch Nails Tension 2013, a concert film at Staples Center, Los Angeles on November 8, 2013.”

This behind-the-scenes video below also mentions there was a difference between the “Festival Run” (as in Mountain Oasis) and the Tour. They used 3 trucks in the stadium tour 11 trucks. They didn’t have anything that was rigged in the festival tour, so if you saw the show at Mountain Oasis, ywatch the video above to see all the screen projection action.

Nine Inch Nails 2013, Pt. 2 (VEVO Tour Exposed) (Teaser)

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician | Composer | Sound Designer | Performer
Boulder, CO
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