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Electronic and Experimental Music, 5th Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, 5th Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, 5th Edition.

This book provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been extensively revised with the needs of students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features of the fifth edition allow easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts.

New to this edition:
• A companion website, featuring key examples of electronic music, both historical and contemporary.
• Listening Guides providing a moment-by-moment annotated exploration of key works of electronic music...

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Stanton Deckadance v2.60 Professional DJ Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Stanton Deckadance Launches v2.60 Professional DJ Mixing and Performance SolutionStanton’s Deckadance, the acclaimed DJ mixing and performing solution with Digital Vinyl System support, continues its commitment to improvement and innovation with version 2.60.

This new version features unlimited snapshots for deck and mixer settings (including EQ, FX, and Key), and all snapshots are integrated into the song manager for quick, easy access. Recall and save all settings—or just those specified by the built-in masking engine—at the push of a button or keyboard shortcut.

Another exciting new feature, the Layouts drop-down menu, adds three new layouts: Two deck or four deck horizontal, with miniature decks on the left and horizontal stacked, zoomable waveforms across the screen; and a Maximized Library layout. This provides a large song list viewing area for working on your playlists, along with two miniature decks and mixer for track sampling—and a single space bar press alternates between this and the previously-loaded layout...

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audio-workshop Orchestral Library Toolbox
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

audio-workshop Announces Availability of First International Video Tutorial Guide to Orchestral VIsaudio-workshop, a Steinberg Certified Training Center specialising in music technology seminars and tutorials, is proud to announce availability of Orchestral Library Toolbox — its first international video tutorial guide for working with orchestral virtual instruments, available as a DVD-ROM or download version as of April 28...

Orchestral Library Toolbox is the first tutorial video available worldwide to demonstrate detailed use of orchestral virtual instruments suited to a variety of applications. As such, acclaimed audio-workshop tutors Achim Brochhausen — a classically-trained musician, producer, and composer (whose area of expertise revolves around realising orchestral music using a computer) — and Holger Steinbrink — a media producer, sound designer, and music technology writer (who has been producing music with computers since the 1980s) — host over 11 hours of video tutorials, translated and narrated by English musician David Morley...

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Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, 2nd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, 2nd Edition.

This book is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by over 50 guided listening examples, brings the world of women in music to life, examining a community of female musicians, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, technicians, mothers, and educators in art music and popular music.

The book features a wide array of pedagogical aids, including a running glossary and a comprehensive companion website with streamed audio tracks, that...

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Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition
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Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition.

Written by an active composer, performer and educator, Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition provides a clear and informative introduction to the compositional techniques behind electroacoustic music. It brings together theory, aesthetics, context and practical applications to allow students to start thinking about sound creatively, and gives them the tools to compose meaningful sonic art works.

In addition to explaining the techniques and philosophies of sonic art, the book examines over forty composers and their works, introducing the history and context of notable pieces, and includes chapters on how to present compositions professionally, in performance and online. The book is...

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Free Voxengo Marvel GEQ 1.4 Graphic Equalizer Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Marvel GEQ 1.4 - Free Graphic Equalizer Plugin ReleasedVoxengo Marvel GEQ version 1.4 update is now available for download. Marvel GEQ is a linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer plugin with multi-channel operation support for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plugin formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.6 and later), and Windows computers.

List of changes in version 1.4:
* Added ProTools 12+ AAX-64 support.
* Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
* Added "Brown", "White" and "Cyan" color schemes.
* Redesigned the infrastructure controls.
* Added 90%, 110% and 150% visual scales.
* Made the user interface scale switchable without host reload...

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Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition
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Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition.

In an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, Third Edition unravels the technical mysteries that regularly challenge audio engineers. Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style.

Completely reorganized to focus on workflow, this third edition details mastering by providing a step-by-step approach to the process. First covering practical techniques and basic theory, this industry classicalso addresses advanced theory and practice. The book’s new approach is especially suitable to accompany a one- or two-term course in audio and mastering...

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Best Service Trinity Drums Virtual Percussion Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service Announces the Release of Trinity Drums Virtual Percussion InstrumentBest Service is proud to announce the release of TRINITY DRUMS - A powerful collection of cinematic and modern grooves combined in a flexible, innovative virtual instrument.

The character of the included rhythmic themes ranges from earth-shaking monstrosity to delicate rhythms and even electronic beats ‐ all created from high quality recordings by the sound design specialists from the Boom Library and produced by the experienced team of composers at Sonuscore.

The TRINITY System
The central idea of TRINITY DRUMS is the separation of the different elements of a groove. Every rhythmic theme is divided by frequency into three independent layers (Low, Mid and High Drums) which together will form a full groove, but can be combined at will. Each of these layers is available in multiple variations of different complexity, providing maximum flexibility to adjust them to your composition...

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zplane ppmBatch v1 Loudness Normalization Tool
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

zplane Announces the Release of ppmBatch v1 - a New Tool for Loudness NormalizationWe are happy to announce that we've released ppmBatch today. ppmBatch is zplane's newest loudness tool for fast scanning and normalizing of multiple files. It comes with an easy to use and easy to understand graphical interface. A color coding is used to highlight compliant and non-compliant files and errors.

Presets for the most common loudness standards like EBU R 128 are already integrated. On the other hand, individual preset can be created based on theses standards.

The key features at a glance are:

- fast scan & normalize of multiple files
- support for multi-channel and multi-mono files
- default loudness presets for EBU R 128, ATSC A/85, ITU-R BS.1770, ARIB TR-B32, FreeTV OP-59
- drag and drop
- support for broadcast wav audio
- single and overall status reports...

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UJAM Virtual Guitarist AMBER
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Virtual Guitarist goes Acoustic with UJAM Virtual Guitarist AMBERWe are extremely happy to announce the availability of our youngest member of the family: Virtual Guitarist AMBER.

What is AMBER?
When it comes to authentic steel-string acoustic guitar strumming Virtual Guitarist AMBER puts you in the producer’s seat and follows your instructions. Equipped with more than 50 styles, over 600 phrases, multiple effects and sound shaping controls, VG AMBER adds warm and sparkling strumming to your production.

What this means for you is a maximum of musical and sonic integrity and versatility, and a minimum of your precious energy required to get there. You can always trust it to sound great no matter how you set it up.

VST, AU & AAX
Whether you’re on Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live or any other Digital Audio Workstation: Equipped with more than 50 styles, over 600 phrases, multiple effects and sound shaping controls, Virtual Guitarist provides authentic guitar accompaniment for your recordings in all major DAWs...

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Roswell Pro Audio Aurora Studio Condenser Mic
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Roswell Pro Audio Introduces Aurora: a Boutique Premium, All-Purpose Studio Condenser MicRoswell Pro Audio® has announced the Aurora, a premium, all-purpose studio condenser microphone, featuring an unhyped and natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise.

Describing the Aurora, Roswell founder Matt McGlynn said, “We built this mic for recording engineers looking for an ultra-clean FET sound. It works particularly well on vocals and acoustic guitar, where its balanced frequency response, low noise, and high output outperform most competitive offerings.” Added McGlynn: “I think the Aurora will be an eye-opening, and ear-opening upgrade for project studio owners accustomed to buying mass-produced mics. The Aurora’s high sensitivity means that singers will hear more music and less hiss in their recorded tracks.”

The microphone uses a highly optimized transformerless circuit, which provides a pristine, low-distortion signal path...

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Modartt Hans Ruckers II Harpsichord for Pianoteq
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Modartt releases Hans Ruckers II Harpsichord for PianoteqModartt releases Hans Ruckers II harpsichord for Pianoteq. The instrument is modelled after a copy by Matthias Griewisch of a Hans Ruckers II le Jeune (1624).

A Renowned Instrument
Harpsichords by the Ruckers family are praised for their superb tone, thanks to the instrument maker’s understanding of the harmonic aspects. Comparable with what the Stradivarius is for the violin family, the name of Ruckers has a similar quality aspect for the harpsichords.

About the modelled harpsichord
The physical model is based on a copy by Matthias Griewisch of a Hans Ruckers II le Jeune (1624). The instrument maker, also known by the name Joannes Ruckers, was one of two sons of Hans Ruckers who continued in the family craft.

Extended features
This virtual instrument offers an extension of the original instrument, from 4˝ to 6˝ octaves, and is equipped with the three registers — lower 8', upper 8', and 4' — which can be combined in ways not even possible in the real world...

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IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 Promotion
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia Announces SampleTank 3 FULL for No Charge with Controller PurchaseIK Multimedia, a global leader in music creation technology hardware, software and apps, announced the Fully Loaded Workstation promotion — musicians who purchase and register any iRig Keys MIDI keyboard controller, iRig Pads MIDI controller or iRig MIDI 2 interface from any IK authorized retailer or from the IK Online Store will receive a complimentary copy of IK’s fully featured sound and groove workstation, SampleTank 3 Full — a $/€349.99 value!

IK Multimedia manufactures a full range of options for MIDI control on the go. The iRig Keys line of Keyboard MIDI controllers gives musicians, producers and DJs a universal affordable, portable MIDI control solution for creating music on the go with their iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac or PC. The iRig Keys line of universal controllers consists of iRig Keys Mini, the ultra-portable 25 mini-key controller; iRig Keys, the 37 mini-key controller and the iRig Keys PRO, the 37 full-size keys controller...

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Eventide Tverb - Tony Visconti Reverb Effect Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Create New Soundscapes with Eventide Tverb - Tony Visconti's Iconic Heroes Effect Now AvailableEventide has announced the release of an innovative, new reverb plug-in, Tverb, which was developed in collaboration with legendary producer, engineer and musician, Tony Visconti. A faithful recreation of Tony Visconti's three microphone technique used with David Bowie on "Heroes" at Hansa Studios, Berlin. Eventide takes this concept to the next level. With the Tverb plugin you can run your tracks through this legendary room with one close mic and two movable stereo room mics with control over the response characteristics of the room.

“One of the challenges was designing reverbs that captured the rich ambience of the Meistersaal and yet were efficient, ensuring that the plug-in would run native without burdening the DAW’s CPU”, commented Eventide’s Tony Agnello. “The reverbs were also designed to allow the two far microphones to be moved in real-time without introducing any audio artifacts. We admit that we’re having a bit fun with this cool feature...”

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StiX by Xils V1.0 Virtual Analogue and Multi-Synthesis Drum Machine
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

XILS-lab launches StiX by Xils V1.0 Virtual Analogue and Multi-Synthesis Drum MachineAfter almost a year of diligent development, music software specialist XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of V1.0 of StiX by Xils — a virtual analogue and multi-synthesis-driven drum machine with sophisticated sequencer plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.5 and later) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, and 7/8), inspired by a whole host of trailblazing drum machines that have helped make music technology what it is today, all adapted to the modern-day digital paradigm and fast-footed user workflow with ease — as of April 5.

35 years is a veritable lifetime when it comes to music technology. Today’s computer-based music-makers bombarded by staggering software developments on an almost daily basis may mock at the idea of hefty hardware blazing the trail back in the 1980s. But breakthroughs came throughout that genre-defining decade — often at a prohibitive price. Take the wonderful world of drum machines, for instance. Innovative American designer Roger Linn’s revolutionary Linn LM-1 Drum Computer was first to use digital samples of acoustic drums — albeit at 8-bit/28kHz — and also one of the first fully-programmable drum machines to boot. But back in 1981 most musicians could only dream about accessing a $5,000 USD digital drum machine, revolutionary or otherwise!...

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