Audiothing releases Valve VF-1 filter

Audiothing have released the Valve VF-1, a multimode resonant filter plug-in. The valve section is modelled after the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes but with added grit and custom gain control. It's available as both AU and VST and is supported by pretty much all of the leading DAW's, like Ableton, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One and Reaper on both Windows and OS X.

Inside the studio of Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco have a new album coming up, titled Whorl. With this album they're taking it back to basics and try to find a balance between a studio sound and a live performance. As an added challenge they've banned the laptop from their setup and instead end up working with an interesting selection of hardware. This interview in Resident Advisor features some nice pictures of SMD's studio setup, as well as an insightful view of the way SMD produces their music.

The music of Bound by Flame

Music for videogames has evolved from a few bleeps to full orchestral Hollywood style productions, with the budgets to match. This short video gives some insight in the process of creating the music for the game Bound by Flame, a game by Spiders Studio. It's hoping the game is any good, as it's a shame if the music would go unheard. Makes you wonder what the composers of Atari's E.T. felt like.

Korg Gadget Review

The latest episode of Sonic Touch reviews the Korg Gadget app for iPad. There are many softsynths available for the iPad these days, but few are as comprehensive as the Korg Gadget, boasting some 15 devices. It features a full sequencer complete with all sorts of automation, but how many tracks you can actually use, depends on how new your iPad is. This ranges from 5 to 8 tracks on an iPad 2 or regular iPad Mini to up to 35 on the latest iPad Air. So at a $38,99 price, you have to take your hardware into consideration or be prepared to upgrade, in order to be able to make full use of Gadget's functionality. Aside from that and a few other limitations the app suffers from, the guys from Sonicstate guys give this app a Gold award.

Music by drones

Drones are everywhere these days and now they've taken on the role of musicians. Maybe you've seen the Lexus commercial 'Swarm' in which a swarm of drones roam through a museum. That wasn't CGI, but those were real drones. And now their creators, KMEL Robotics, have programmed them to play musical instruments. The result is pretty good, as you can see in the video above. Those are Alesis Q88 keyboards, in case you're interested.

Avid Live Sound Plug-ins Webinar

Avid are holding a webinar this coming May 1 on how to use Avid's VENUE plug-ins in a live setting. The webinar will feature legendary live sound engineer Robert Scovill, McDSP founder Colin McDowell and Avid's director of live consoles Sheldon Radford. They will be demonstrating the many advantages of Avid's unique plug-in architecture and discuss the evolution to the new AAX plug-in format. Afterwards you can have your questions answered in an interactive Q&A session

The Sound of Transcendence

Check out this great video from SoundWorks Collection on how the sound of the movie Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, was created. The director and sound designers speak about the choices they had to make and about the benefits of the Dolby Atmos system.

Welcome to Earotic Pro Audio

Welcome to Earotic Pro Audio. This is a news site in weblog format which tries to keep you up to date about interesting audio production related content. Whether it's about new hardware or software, tutorials or just great new music, you'll probably find it here. The name of this weblog is perhaps slightly dubious, i'm not sure if it's the best or the worst name for an audio related website, but it was an unused domainname I owned. Might as wel put it to good use. Over time this site will evolve, especially on the design part.

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