Jomox M.Brane 11 Now Shipping

NovaMusik is now shipping the Jomox M.Brane 11 in the U.S. for $399. For and audio demo check out my previous post on the M.Brane here: wiretotheear.com/2010/01/11/jomox-mbrane/

“Analog Membrane Modeling. Two analog T-bridge oscillators become electronic membranes. Why? Because they can be coupled. And because their dampening can be controlled. Then add a little noise, add a little envelope, and the brand new electronic percussion synthesizer of Jomox is ready.” – novamusik.com

I definitely want one of these. There is some real vintage analog snappiness to this box. What do you think?

via Matrixsynth

Analogue Solutions Europa and Tama Techstar

The Tama Techstar is not too far from a Pearl Syncussion SY1. Paired with a new Analog Solutions Europa hardware TR style sequencer and you have vintage drum machine awesomeness! I need to get this set up myself… it’s certainly unique.

The TAMA TS-305 is a 6 channel drum synth module. It can be used as a desktop module or a massive 7u 19″ Rackmount. Each channel is a mini analogue synth drum module, capable of producing a wide range of electronic drum sounds, and since every parameter is defined by a knob, it’s highly tweakable.” – cykong.com

Would you spend around a grand for a set up like this?

Ohm Studio

There have been stabs at server side sequencers for collaborative music creation but none have really been nice enough that I would want to use them. I love the French based Ohm Force plug-ins so maybe the newly announced Ohm Studio will be the one to make this needed concept work. Beyond creation there is a online community aspect. Certainly the video above was done right!

Ohm Studio is a standalone real-time collaborative music making application (DAW/sequencer) in addition to a web based collaboration platform and a music driven online cohmunity. Ohm Studio is a real sequencer. A standalone application for Windows or Mac OS X. Midi editing, envelopes, piano roll, audio effects and virtual instruments: exactly what you’re already used to. But now using all that tools with your friends, online. – ohmstudio.com

No word on pricing. A pure guess is there will be a monthly fee. So do you like? Seem interesting?

For more info: ohmstudio.com

How to use the iPad as an Ableton Live controller.

I’m sure there will be plenty of iPad to Ableton Apps however here’s a way to get going today. Check out more info on Ryan Noise here: ryannoise.com

“How to use APPLE IPAD to control Ableton Live wireless using “OSC, OSCulator, Touchosc and Python script.” – dripatlanta

A natural connection or will you wait for an iPad sequencer up to the task?

Energy Flash remake and The Tunnel 1995-97

Energy Flash – Vinyl Life from Tape Theory on Vimeo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWQ-VwxUj2E

Here’s two videos that bring you back into the techno 90s. Above we have a pretty cool remake of Joey Beltram’s classic track Energy Flash (iTunes link) from Vinyl Life. Next we have some video from one of Peter Gatien’s clubs The Tunnel. I first went to the Tunnel around 1986 (I was 16). The dancing around 1:00 in will get you laughing.

I have a lot of stories from The Tunnel none of which I’m going to commit to “print”. Do you have any you care to share?

Korg iElectribe for iPad

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPad : Preview from KORG iELECTRIBE on Vimeo.

Well that didn’t take long! Here’s the first hot music App for the iPad: Korg iElectribe (iTunes link). A fully featured Electribe-R drum machine for $9.99. I’ve found that recording audio from my iPhone into Ableton has a different “out of the box” feel to the sounds when compared to VSTs. This is going to be fun!

“Korg’s ELECTRIBE·R has been coveted by dance musicians for ten years running. Today, this indispensable instrument has been reborn as a dedicated iPad app – the KORG iELECTRIBE virtual analog beatbox! Simply choose a part (or sound) and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build a groove. This easy-to-use interface combines forces with the iPad’s 9.7” multi touch display to offer an intuitive “hardware” feel, sure to inspire and captivate the imagination of any user. The iELECTRIBE faithfully recreates the historic ELECTRIBE·R’s entire sound engine and sequencer capabilities. In addition, it provides advanced Motion Sequencing, eight supercharged effect types, plus 64 new preset patterns that instantly allow the user to create music in a wide variety of dance and electronic music styles.” – Korg.com

Follow Korg iElectribe on Twitter: http://twitter.com/iELECTRIBE

iPad Reviews

I’m waiting for the 3g model but the press seems to think we have a winner (duh!). Evernote on the iPad is going to be a killer App for me at my day job. If the Netflix rumor is true then yipeee: click here. Music Apps on this thing will be amazing. Ableton are you making an iPhone App too?

Wall Street Journal: Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close
USA Today: Verdict is in on Apple iPad: It’s a winner
Time: Apple’s iPad: The Mothership Prepares for Launch
NYTimes: Reviews: Love It or Not? Looking at iPad From 2 Angles
Chicago Sun Times: iPad is pure innovation – one of best computers ever

So are you getting one? If no why not? What are you looking most forward to using it for?