Lately we’ve been writing some tutorials for the guys at producerspot.com There are more tutorials to come yet, so, here’s the link for you to read all our tutorials: link. Also, you might wanna bookmark that link cause there are plenty more tutorials to come!! Stay tuned! Love!
With NAMM 2014 around the corner, since last week we’ve been hearing and reading and watching rumours, teasers, leaks, of new products… This are the ones that got our attention:
Moog Sub37 – Seems to be a polyphonic, paraphonic analog sinthesizer. Pretty much the structure of the SubPhatty: 2 VCOs, 1 Sub OSC, Noise, 6, 12, 18 or 24 VCF with multidrive, 2 EGs, etc.
The cool thing about this, is the 37 note keyboards, and the fact that it can play more than one note at a time, I suppose that for it’s structure, it can handle duophony. 2 notes at a time sharing same VFC and VCA.
Nord Lead A1 – Well… not a rumour, but a fact. The swedish company has a new Virtual Analog synth. They say it’s the best analog modelling they’ve made so far; 24bits DAC should make this statement true. 24 voices of polyphony, 4 parts multitimbral with 4 independent line outs, a new oscillator design, multimode filter with emulations of the Moog Ladder filter and the TB-303, and a new effects section should make this synth very appealing for live usage as well as for the studio users.
Elektron Analog Rytm: They’ve just announce this on their Facebook page. It’s an analog drum machine with sample support. Analog filter and overdrive per voice, 12 velocity and pressure pads, reverb and delay (as sends), step sequencer, analog master compresor and distortion… Seems to be something you should definitely want to have in your studio.
Blue Microphones Hampton: Blue says it’s a small diaphragm condenser mic, and they say it will be exceptional for miking instruments like guitar, percussion, toms, strings, etc. And as a Blue mic’s user, I’ve got to tell you, if they say so, trust them.
Roland Aira: See? this is where I truly get lost. Roland has been teasing and leaking it’s new line of products named Aira. They seem to be four products in the line: something based on the TR 808, something based on the TR 909, VT-3 vocal modifier, and everyone out there is assuming that the fourth product will be something based on the TB 303.
There’s no much information, only speculations and some leaked images, and a couple of videos that doesn’t show that much. Some people are saying that Roland will be joining Korg at the analog revival, some others are saying that this machines will be digital recreations of the originals, and others say this will be digital products that will have nothing to do with the original… something like the Jupiter 80…
It’s Roland, so I’m a bit sceptical about this, but, in the bottom of my heart, I’ve got the hope that this will be a new analog line of products from the company… guess we will have to wait…
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Yes, we’ve got a new logo! Mr. Piggy is really happy with it, we are really happy, and we hope you are happy with it!! Let us know what do you think about it!
Thanks to our good friends at Capicua for the design!
So, Mr. Piggy -whom some day you will finally know- decided that it was a good idea to post some of our latest work every month, so, we start today with some of May’s work!
Hold The Line Trailer
Here, we did all SFX, Foley and Ambience sound design. Hope you like it and support the short film!
Cablevisión Uruguay – Mother’s day
Here, we’ve recorded and mixed this radio spot for mother’s days in Uruguay. Also, the music comes from our piggy music library vol I
Backwards – Short film
So, for this film that’s now being screened on festivals, we did all foley. If you want to see the film, maybe, there’s a festival near you that will screen it… Check out the movie’s facebook oficial fan page to check dates and places.
Today we bring you a very interesting tutorial, specially for those who use CoreMidi apps in your iPads, iPhones or iPods touch.
It’s about sending and receiving MIDI between Mac OSX and iOS apps in order to integrate your iDevice into your DAW, and even use an external MIDI controller.
1-First step: Be sure your Mac and your iDevice are on the same WiFi Network; if you happen to be somewhere where’s no WiFi network available, you can always create one on your Mac. To do that: Airport-> Create network
2- Once we’ve got both devices on the same network, we should open in our iDevice the app we wish to use.
3- Then, back to the mac, we need to open AudioMidi Setup. To do so: Applications-> Utilities-> AudioMidi Setup
5-Once opened, it will show us every MIDI connections we’ve got. As we see in the picture next, besides all synths, interfaces, controllers, etc, it should appear a Network item. We will double-click that icon and get to the next step.
6- A new pop-up window should be opened. First, we’ll go to My Sessions, and create a new session, with the + button right under de dialog box. The Bonjour name on the right, should be the name of our Mac (this is done automatically by default)
Our iDevice should be appearing on Directory and a connect button below the box that we need to connect, and there we are! BTW, it’s pretty important that we give permission to Anyone or Computers on my Network on the menu below.
*Note: if we don’t have any CoreMidi app running on our iDevice, this won’t connect. You must open the app before connecting.
In some DAWs like Ableton, we can also sync tempo over WiFi.
Try it at home, and have fun!!
Original score for the short animation movie O Ladrão de brinquedos. Enjoy!
Hey! We’ve decided to create a short audio story just with music and sound design (does that exist?). Anyway…we have created a 2-minutes-five-parts story, and for that, we’ve used our SFX libraries, and created some nice and expressive small orchestra score. We did really enjoy ourselves while doing this, and we hope you like it too!! If you do, please share! Thx!! enjoy!
IV- The encounter