The ever-creative Keith McMillen took Kickstarter by the storm with this unique smart sensor electronic drum pad controller, with an appealing price point to match. Make sure to check it out (it’s now available to purchase) – with BopPad you can bring a new range of sonic possibility to your drum set, trigger samples, sound effects, pads and chords. Stay tuned, we’ll have more on the BopPad soon!
It took us some time to put Regroover through its paces (it came out in 2016), but it was worth the wait. Music software has come a long way, and Regroover is a plugin that uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze any audio you drag into the window, splitting it into separate ‘parts’, and then allows you to edit those parts separately. Sounds like magic?
If there’s a company that can reinvent the wheel, it is Eventide. In 2017, they announced a new proprietary plug-in methodology called STRUCTURAL EFFECTS that separates sound into its transient and tonal parts more effectively and accurately than previous processes. FISSION (now renamed as Physion, due to copyright claims) is the first plugin based on this new technology. Think of it as a creative, experimental tool as well as a utilitarian one. It didn’t come as a surprise when they used Physion in “Stranger Things” to make their Shadow Monster sound stranger!