UAD-2 Plugin of the Month: Manley Massive Passive EQ


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In this new series we’re focusing on Universal Audio’s UAD range of incredible plugins, first up is the Manley Massive Passive EQ, based on the high-end…

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Arturia KeyStep Pro 2.0 Firmware Update – New Features Overview


Everything you need to know in this video 😉
A demonstration of the wonderful new KeyStep Pro features, introduced with the 2.0 firmware update.
Arturia implemented some of the most requested features in this update, such as Arp recording and Group transpose.
I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Here is a list of all the new features and improvements:

Group Transpose
– Hold Trans + Press Tracks buttons to group/ungroup tracks

Global Offset
– Hold Shift + Turn any of the encoders to modify the value for the whole pattern Steps

Arp
– Arpeggios can now be recorded in the sequences
– Arpeggios can now be played when the sequencer is stopped
– Arp velocity is now a bipolar offset
– Swing can now be applied to the arpeggiator
– Randomness range has been improved

 MIDI Thru
– Port 2 can now be set to MIDI Thru mode from Utility

Chord mode
– Chord mode can now be recorded in the sequences
– Possibility to release both Shift + Tie/Rest and keep editing chord until all keys are released

Step Listen
– In Step edit, step content can now be previewed by pressing the step (Utility – Misc – Step Listen to activate it)

Mono Mode
– Mono Mode has been refactored for a smoother experience

Real Time recording
– Notes overlap has been improved when overdub is off. Existing notes are not heard when being overwritten

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 Step Edit
– Creating Ties/Rests now moves the cursor on each tap
– Copy/Paste notes has been reworked for a smoother experience

Shift functions
– Steps are now dim lit when holding Shift to see the effect of Nudge, Invert and Rand Order on Steps
– Nudge, Invert and Rand Order functions now apply to Control Track

Tempo/Metronome
– Tap tempo estimation improvement
– Metronome time signature is now the reference for bar size and launch quantize

Recall save state
– Projects saved state can now be recalled by holding Project + Shift + the Encoder button

Looper Touch Strip
– It is now possible to disable the Looper touch strip (Shift + Touch strip)

Quick Edit (Hold step + turn knobs)
– Quick edit workflow has been improved (You can now release the step while keys are still being held)

EDM/Slap House Performance w/ Arturia KeyStep Pro, Roland TR-8S, Ableton Live


Jamming a Slap House track from scratch using the Arturia KeyStep Pro, the Roland TR-8S and Ableton Live.

Hey guys! For this jam I decided to pair the Arturia KeyStep Pro with the Roland TR-8S drum machine and it turns out they are a perfect duo for live performances!
I synced them using a midi cable from the Keystep Pro midi out to the TR-8S midi in.

I also wanted to test myself at creating an EDM/Slap House performance, since I heard about this genre and I particularly like the bass sound and the 90’s feel on the lead synths.

For the Bass Synth I used Serum, in Ableton Live.
The Drums were pre-programmed on the TR-8S, except for an impact sound which I played by hand when needed. I just launched variations and used the volume faders to bring in/out snare rolls to create transitions.
For the vocals I used samples from the Sony Pocket Diva pack, while for the Pad and Lead Synths I used the Ableton Analog synth.

All the synths and vocal samples are played/recorded live using the wonderful Keystep Pro. I love it! The kind guys at Arturia sent it over, so you’ll see it in use in more of my videos.

A Big Thank You goes to all my Patrons: Ezia, Nico, Voltage Waves, Tim Charlemagne, Ledoux Henri, Wes Darling, Rob Schoen, Brian Lamb, Jens Martin Arvesen, Mario Godbout, Bill Hunt.

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