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Dot Melody Updated with iPad support, Clock Sync Options

November 15, 2016 10:40 AM

We are pleased to announce a major update to dot Melody, a geometric music sequencer for iOS which we first debuted in 2014.   This update adds iPad support as well as clock synchronization options.  You can now use Ableton Link, MIDI Clock, or Inter-App Audio Sync as a clock source for dot Melody, allowing for new ways to connect the app and integrate it into your musical workflow. 

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"Where's My Copy of Live Lite?"

October 31, 2016 1:10 PM

Ableton Live Set Export has been a big success!  But there's one thing....  I keep getting asked : "Where can I download Ableton Live 9 Lite?"   

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Patterning, Now With Ableton Live Set Export

October 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Olympia Noise Co. is pleased to announce version 1.2 of Patterning : Drum Machine.  

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New Artist Kit: Cathedral Sounds

April 3, 2016 3:03 AM

Since Patterning was released back in August, we have been so pleased with the variety and quality of all the Artist Kits we have been able to share with folks. Our latest Artist Kit is no exception. “Machinist Rain,” created by Kimberly Henninger and Shawn Parke, is, in a word, wet. It is hardly a gentle drizzle, though—the samples are all sharply percussive, verging on abrasive, before they decay with a soggy metallic splash. Shawn let us know that “the drums were created on an Arturia Minibrute and melded with rain sounds and effects—meant to be used for rhythmic sound design.” In addition to being a well-curated and useful drum kit for Patterning, the samples in “Machinist Rain” provide us with a glimpse into these two artists’ work.

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Artist Kit Interview: Briana Marela

January 7, 2016 5:03 PM

When Patterning was released back on August 20th, Seattle-based Briana Marela shared with us an artist kit that was included in the initial launch. The next day, her most recent album, entitled All Around Us, was also released. The samples in Briana's kit are but tiny fragments of what her finished recordings sound like, but they give us a glimpse into what makes those recordings so special. As she says in our interview, the voice remains her most vital instrument. In the case of All Around Us, this means both clear and powerful lyrical content, as well as distinctive vocal samples that are primary sources of texture, rhythm, and ambiance. It was great to check in with Briana again, just over four months after each of our exciting releases.

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