This is really impressive: the NASA has attached High-Definition videocameras to the International Space Station (ISS). The live stream is available 24/7…
Bitwig‘s press division just released the official release date for Bitwig Studio: March 26, 2014…
It looks like Bitwig Studio will be available from the very beginning aswell for Windows, as for Mac, as for Linux.
// Update // Detailed prices now released as well:
// Box: USD 399.99 / 329 EUR
// Download: USD 399 / 299 EUR Continue reading
Ableton’s announcement that the Push controller and Ableton Live 9 are gonna be released in Q1/2013 some videos surfaced on the net explaining how to use Push. Pricetag for Push is $599/€499 including Live Intro.
Although Push looks similar to well known Live controllers like AKAI’s APC series or Novation’s LaunchPad, it features certain details, the other controllers don’t have.
1. Playing and Step Sequencing Beats
Ableton AG just announced the most anticipated update of their flagship Live and a hardware device named the Push controller. Both releases are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2013, though Ableton did not officially provide an exact release date as of yet.
According to an interview Gerhard Behles gave the Deutsche Welle in 2010, Ableton sold more than 1 million copies of Live until then.
Live 9 Features
Ableton Live 8.3 Update
Berlin based music software company has just released the Ableton Live Update 8.3, now featuring Soundcloud integration and autoupdate. Ableton Live now comes with 6 months premium membership for SoundCloud.
Ableton Live Lite For Soundcloud Members
For all the SoundClouders Ableton gives away for free a copy of Ableton Live Lite 8.3. This might be especially interesting for producers using a different DAW like
Emagic’s erm Apple’s Logic, Steinberg’s Cubase or Propellerhead’s Reason at the moment. This offer is valid until May, 31st. If you don’t have a SoundCloud account, it’s time to get one, now :-) You may also register at SoundCloud using your Facebook account.
The device is named AnalogKick 1.0 and was done by Peter McCulloch.
The author says: “AnalogKick is a bass drum synth based on the design of the TR-808’s bass drum, and is capable of producing sounds quite similar to the original.”
In contrast to the original 808 the emulation adds some nice-to-have’s:
You recorded a nice sample from an external source (name it a bass synthesizer or anything else). After recording you see that the sample’s gain is too low.
CTRL+ Jon Windows or
CMD + Jon Apple)
Effects -> Normalize
The Berlin based company Bitwig has eventually presented some details about their upcoming music software BitwigStudio. Bitwig Studio is targeting at professional and semi-professional musicians for producing and using live.
Features in Version 1.0
In addition to what people would expect like VST support, there seem to be some groundbreaking new features to be coming already in version 1.0:
Upcoming Features After Version 1.0
Bitwig also announced features to be upcoming after version 1.0:
The Bitwig company has been founded by former Ableton developers in 2008. They are located in Berlin/Germany.
Closed Beta Test
Although there is no reliable information at the moment about release dates, you can apply here for a beta test starting soon.
Update [Jan 28, 2012]
Forum threads indicate there is a tiny chance that Ableton might sue Bitwig for cloning parts of Live’s GUI, in legal terms for violating the protection of registered designs.