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Mic It! Microphones, Microphone Techniques
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Mic It! Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final MixFocal Press has published Mic It! Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix. Capture great sound in the first place, and spend less time "fixing it in the mix" with Ian Corbett’s Mic It! Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix.With his expert guidance, you’ll quickly understand essential audio concepts as they relate to microphones and mic techniques, and learn how to apply them to your recording situation. Whether you only ever buy one microphone, are equipping a studio on a budget, or have a vast selection of great mics to use, you’ll learn to better use whatever tools you have.

Mic It! gives you the background to design and discover your own solutions to record the best sound possible. The information in these pages will help you record great source tracks that can be easily developed into anything from ultra-clean mixes to huge, organic soundscapes. Beginning with essential...

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EASTWEST Hollywood Orchestra Virtual Instrument Collection
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EASTWEST Hollywood Orchestra Virtual Instrument CollectionWith the recent release of Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, EASTWEST now offers the most detailed and comprehensive orchestral virtual instrument collection on the market: Hollywood Orchestra. The company's flagship product includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, and Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, all produced by award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy.

Hollywood Orchestra"This has been our labor of love - we've worked over a five year period as we completed each of the sections," says Doug Rogers. "We are proud to now offer a complete professional orchestra that is able to meet any demands composers might have. It's a true EASTWEST milestone..."

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Recording Secrets for the Small Studio
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Recording Secrets for the Small StudioFocal Press has published Recording Secrets for the Small Studio. Discover how to achieve commercial-grade recordings, even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers.

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 200 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use...

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Gemini Slate 4 4-channel Serato DJ Intro Controller
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Gemini Slate 4 4-channel Serato DJ Intro ControllerGemini, an esteemed manufacturer of DJ and Pro Audio equipment, is pleased to announce the completely redesigned Slate 4, Gemini’s first USB DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro.

Two full-featured decks, four channels of mixing, and two rows of large performance pads, in a thin and light package designed to take advantage of Serato DJ Intro’s professional features in a convenient and portable form factor for today's constantly on the go world.

Gemini worked closely with Serato to redesign the Slate 4 for Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ. Shipping with Serato DJ Intro, users will have access to high quality Effects, SP-6 sample player, Hot Cues, Slicer and an assortment of Loop modes. Serato DJ Upgrade Ready by a simple in-app purchase Slate 4 users can access even more Serato DJ. Plug and play for Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ, the Slate 4’s intuitive design gives...

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iZotope RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
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iZotope RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementiZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope's award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.

RX 4 Advanced is the result of iZotope's collaboration with working professionals to identify new ways of improving workflows. They've translated these insights into technologies that address common needs and reflect the way people naturally want to work. New features in RX 4 move beyond audio repair-letting professionals enhance their audio...

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Blue Cat Audio PatchWork 1.5 and MB-7 Mixer 2.4
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Blue Cat Audio PatchWork 1.5 and MB-7 Mixer 2.4Blue Cat Audio have released an update for Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer plug-ins, improving compatibility with third party plug-ins and adding new interoperability features.

Both plug-ins can now load more VST and Audio Unit plug-ins (fixing compatibility issues with several plug-ins manufacturers). For improved interoperability between systems, plug-ins' state are now retained even if the plug-ins are missing, and VST plug-ins can be relocated if moved. The new PatchWork 1.5 plug-in also supports MIDI FX Audio Units and can be loaded as a MIDI FX in Logic Pro X to quickly build complex MIDI effects chains (full change list below). The update is free for existing customers and is available for download from the same page as the initial purchase (link received by email). Demo versions can also be downloaded...

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Blue Cat Audio Plug'n Script 1.1 Scripting Plug-In
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Blue Cat Audio Plug'n Script 1.1 Scripting Plug-InBlue Cat Audio have released Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 1.1, a new version of their scripting plug-in that can be programmed to build custom audio and MIDI effects or virtual instruments inside most Digital Audio Workstations (DAW).

This new version mainly adds MIDI FX support for Logic Pro X, new controls in the user interface, new audio file player and recorder scripts, as well as new programming interfaces for scripters. A few bugs have also been fixed (details below). For this new release, Blue Cat Audio has also opened a scripts repository on GitHub for script writers and developers to share their scripts and experience. Demo versions are available for download in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats, for both Mac and PC (32 and 64-bit). New in Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 1.1...

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FL Studio Mobile 2.0 (Android) and 2.4 (iOS)
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FL Studio Mobile 2.0 (Android) and 2.4 (iOS)Image-Line Software announce FL Studio Mobile 2.0 (Android) and 2.4 (iOS) are available. The Android version gains Audio Recording & Editing. The iOS version gains independent Track Effects, Shared Effects and Master Effects.

Image-Line Software have updated FL Studio Mobile for Android and iOS. The update can be downloaded from the respective Apple iTunes or Google Play App stores.

ANDROID FL STUDIO MOBILE 2.0 WHAT'S NEW?
* Audio Tracks
* Wave editor
* Audio Recording
* Many small tweaks, improvements and bug fixes

iOS FL STUDIO MOBILE 2.4 WHAT'S NEW?
* iOS 8 and Audiobus 2.1 compatibility
* New effect routing: 5 track, 5 send and 6 global effects
* New effects: Compressor, BitCrusher, Phaser, Stereo Widener
* FL Studio Mobile is now...

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Blues Harmonica Blueprint and Rock Modal Soloing DVDs
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Blues Harmonica Blueprint and Rock Modal Soloing DVDs from eMedia MusiceMedia Music Corp., publisher of the world’s best-selling series of music tutorial software and DVDs, in partnership with TrueFire, will release two new titles in the Guitar Lab line of music instruction DVDs in October 2014. The Blues Harmonica Blueprint and Modal Rock Soloing DVDs will be in stores October 27, 2014.

Over two years in the making, with hundreds of hours dedicated just to the visual notation guides and animations, the Blues Harmonica Blueprint and its interactive video format sets a new standard for harmonica instruction. The course drills deeper and wider than any blues harmonica course ever published, but more importantly, its effectiveness as a teaching system is unprecedented – finally, you will clearly see, hear and understand the ins and outs of blues harmonica. Blues Harmonica Blueprint delivers the instructional goods in what is likely the most comprehensive work of its kind. Your instructor and host is Annie Raines, who together with Country Blues master Paul Rishell has won the W.C. Handy Award in 2000 for Acoustic Blues Album of the year, recorded 7 albums, performed on diverse radio and TV shows including...

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TuneCore's Hip Hop Infographic
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TuneCore.comA3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival is the preeminent hip-hop festival in the US. Now in its 10th year, A3C has grown from a regional showcase to a world-renown brand and celebrated cultural experience including: music, education, art, film, style, pro-audio and more. Almost 50% of artists performing at the A3C Hip–Hop Festival have distributed through TuneCore. For more information, visit TuneCore.com.

This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

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Voxengo SPAN Plus 1.2 Spectrum Analyzer Plugin
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Voxengo SPAN Plus 1.2 Spectrum Analyzer PluginVoxengo is pleased to announce the release of SPAN Plus version 1.2 - an extended real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications. SPAN Plus is available in AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.5 and later), and Windows computers.

SPAN Plus is an extended version of the freeware SPAN plug-in: SPAN Plus provides several additional features such as PNG file export, real-time spectrum import/export and static spectrums display.

Version 1.2 includes the following changes:
* Fixed non-working mid-side channel solo.
* Added a set of predefined static spectrums.

SPAN Plus provides you with a very flexible “mode” system which you can use to setup your spectrum analyzer preferences. You may specify Fourier block size in samples, FFT window overlap percentage, spectrum's visual slope. Beside that you can...

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Free Modartt Pianoteq 5.1 Update
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MODARTT releases version 5.1 of Pianoteq. The update includes an improved binaural algorithm based on a new dummy head model. The KIViR collection of historical instruments has been rebuilt from scratch to include all major improvements of Pianoteq version 5. The D4 Grand Piano is slightly improved by re-voicing.

Improved binaural algorithm
The binaural algorithm of Pianoteq has been greatly improved by using a new dummy head model, bringing a stunning three-dimensional sound experience. In the Pianoteq Standard and Pro versions, the binaural mode lets you choose the position of the listener around the piano, rotate the head in any direction or increase its size.

Rebuilt KIViR collection
The KIViR collection of historical instruments now takes into account the refined physical model of Pianoteq 5, resulting in increased presence and clarity. The collection is free...

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Modern Recording Techniques, 8th Edition
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Modern Recording Techniques, 8th EditionFocal Press has published Modern Recording Techniques, 8th Edition. Master the tools and day-to-day practices of music recording and production. Learn the ins and outs of room acoustics and designing a studio. Gain techniques for mic placement and running a session. Get a solid grounding in both theory and industry practice. Modern Recording Techniques, the bestselling, authoritative guide to recording, provides everything you need to improve your craft.

"If you're serious about recording--whether you're an amateur enthusiast, a student, a musician, or an audio professional, you'll find this book an informative, in-depth, cover-to-cover read and a useful reference manual…an excellent read and a must-have reference book..."

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Groove Monkee Blues Bass MIDI Loop Library
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Groove Monkee Blues Bass MIDI Loop LibraryGroove Monkee Blues Bass, our first pack of midi bass loops, is now available. We've collaborated with four pros to craft this diverse, soulful collection of FULL LENGTH blues bass loops. No fragments. You play 12-bar blues, not 2-bar blues, right?

Variety of Feels: Slow blues, jazzy, minor blues, 8-bar blues, up-tempo shuffles, half-time and more!

Mix and Match: You can easily match the bass and drums loops from our Blues drum pack. It's been updated recently with new matching song sections and a new set of "slow blues" in 12-8...

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Toontrack Reggae EZX for EZdrummer 2
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Toontrack Reggae EZX for EZdrummer 2Toontrack has released the first sound library expansion for EZdrummer 2, the Reggae EZX. ”A reggae sound library has been at the top of our users’ wish list for years”, said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s head of Sound Design. ”We are extremely proud and happy for this to be the first and much anticipated expansion we release for EZdrummer 2”.

The Reggae EZX takes the traditional sound and recording techniques of reggae drums and puts it in the powerful framework of today’s most intuitive tool for drum production, EZdrummer 2. It was recorded at Rub-a-Dub Studios in Stockholm, Sweden and comes with a unique and genuine collection of instruments, all handpicked for this session. It includes two full, single-headed custom drum kits, a generous selection of snares, percussion and traditional Binghi and clay hand drums. Everything was recorded using vintage gear and microphones, the custom miking techniques of the genre and through a 1970s Soundcraft Series II console...

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