Archive for June, 2012

RealMyst for iPad available

Posted: June 15, 2012 in Games
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The iPad version of Real Myst is available at the App Store (6,99 at launch time). The rendering is different from the 2000 PC/Mac version (non animated clouds, animated water however no waves, no day-night cycle), however textures seem better, as well as lightning effects (see iPad version here and PC version there). Some slowdowns (or loading time) are present, however the game seems smoother than the PC version on computers from its time.

Arturia Minimoog V original free

Posted: June 15, 2012 in Audio
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Arturia will provide on June, 21 its Minimoog V original instrument plugin (all sounds will be included).

Apple unveiled new MacBook Pro (with Retina display, 0,71 inch thickness, SSD, quad core i7, GeForce GT650M with 1GB DDR5, USB3), updated Mac Pro, iOS6 (new Maps app that features vector based rendering, turn by turn navigation). Moreover OSX Mountain Lion will be available in July (20$).

A new release, Symphonic Colors, has been added at Emotuned. It features songs that use various strings libraries.


Beside funding project at Indiegogo, a new project has been created at Rockethub.

By supporting the project you will allow more content, faster loading and more space for artists releases.


A new release featuring 12 piano live ballades has been added at Emotuned.

The first song, Guit Bal, was composed/recorded live using Roland FP7-F  Supernatural piano (only one edited note over the 4 min length song). The drums part  is based on Superior Drummer and Studio Drummer sounds. Other songs use Roland Complete Piano card and Symphonic Orchestra.

A new funding project has been created to help enhancing Emotuned free music platform infrastructure and content. It is hosted at indiegogo (as kickstarter is only available from US) . Click here to display details about gifts (named perks) that will ne provided to contributors.

By supporting the project you will allow :

  • enhancing streaming performance : songs sample are stored at Dropbox for now. However it appears that by using Dropbox public links, first files bytes are sent at a very low rate, leading to about one second delay before streaming/buffering. Then songs from Cjed artist have been migrated to the Emotuned server (now start immediately).

The goal is to provide a 500 MB account per artist for their song’s samples, that is about 3 MB per song (two 1,5 MB samples files average – .m4a and .ogg), then close to 20 releases of 10 tracks each. Full songs files (encrypted archives) can still be stored at Dropbox, Sugarsync or GDrive as these are not streamed (downloaded at purchase time).

This extra storage requires a dedicated server (shared one for now to allow reduced costs), that is about 100$/month. The new server would allow faster start/download of the application (stronger and more reliable rate), faster streaming (no delay), for about 5000 artists (using a 2 TB disk).

  • Adding new content : Cjed artist will add about 6 new releases in various categories (one 10 tracks release per week once campaign starts). These (alongwith the initial one you can still listen to) will be available for free for funders, depending on the fund amount (you will reveive passwords for encrypted songs archives through email).

Darklight IIX announced

Posted: June 5, 2012 in Audio
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On its blog, UVI announced Darklight IIX, a Fairlight IIx samples plugin.

We can also find Fairlight IIx library from Bitley for Reason and Kontakt (69$).

At soudsonline forums, Eastwest confirmed the upcoming Hollywood Woodwinds, that will include these (solo only) instruments : Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Eb Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, Flute 2, Oboe, Piccolo Flute.

There may be some tool or multis to provide ensemble from these single instruments.
Its size is 140 GB and it will be priced the same as Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass.