Strata: next generation control system for Ableton Live

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People love to control Ableton Live. It seems to inspire hardware designers more than any other DAW or performance software. One such designer is Galen Farrel (who sounds like he should be in Star Trek) of Envision Sound who is building what he believes to be the next generation (see!) controller for Ableton Live. Strata has […]

Native Instruments updates industry standard sampler platform Kontakt 6

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It feels like decades since the release of version 5 but finally we have a full version update and we’re trying not to feel underwhelmed with Kontakt 6. Kontakt 6 It is the 6th generation of what has become the industry standard sampled instrument player and development platform. It hosts a huge number of instruments […]

Musikmesse 2018: Camelot manages hardware and VSTi’s for live performance

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All together now – “We’re knights of the round table. We dance when e’re we’re able. We do routines and chorus scenes. With footwork impeccable!” I’ve no idea why they’ve called it Camelot but it aims to bring hardware synthesizers and virtual ones around the same table to provide you with live performance hosting, layering, […]