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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition
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The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation, 2nd EditionFocal Press has published The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation, 2nd Edition. Master classic and cutting-edge Foley techniques that will allow you to create rich, convincing sound for any medium, be it film, television, radio, podcasts, animation, or games.

In The Foley Grail, Second Edition award-winning Foley artist Vanessa Theme Ament teaches you how Foley is designed, crafted, and edited for any project, right down to the nuts and bolts of spotting, cueing, and performing sounds. Various renowned sound artists provide a treasure trove of shortcuts, hot tips, and other tricks of the trade. This new edition features...

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Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer
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The History Center in Tompkins County, in partnership with the Bob Moog Foundation, has announced the opening of the exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer. Illustrating the story of Dr. Robert Moog and the creation and evolution of the groundbreaking electronic instruments bearing his name, Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer provides museum visitors with a wide-ranging, interactive insight into Dr. Moog's inventions and the creative process behind their design and development.

Based on interviews with family members, colleagues, and contemporaries, including Herbert Deutsch, Bernie Worrell, Shirleigh Moog, David Borden, and many more, the exhibition provides a unique view into the creative genius of Bob Moog, one of the founding fathers of modern electronic music. With rare Moog instruments such as a vacuum tube theremin, a Trumansburg-era Minimoog, and one of only three R. A. Moog Company PMS-15 amplifiers ever sold, Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer will...

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Reverence for Ultra Analog VA-2 and AAS Player
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Reverence for Ultra Analog VA-2 and AAS PlayerApplied Acoustics Systems announces the release of the Reverence sound bank by artist and sound designer Sean Divine for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins. Reverence is the first collaboration between Sean Divine and Applied Acoustics Systems. The collection packs 115 production-ready sounds divided into arpeggiator, bass, keys, lead, pad, plucked, and effect categories.

“Reverence is an ode to modern and vintage analog synths,” said Sean Divine. “Specifically, I wanted to create sounds with certain warmth, imperfections, and character.” “We are thrilled to collaborate with Sean Divine and bring his own perspective to our Sound Bank Series,” adds Marc-Pierre Verge CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “The strength of this bank comes from Sean’s combined expertise as a composer, producer, and mix engineer. The result are sounds that are both truly inspired and tailored for production...”

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Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production
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Logic Pro X: Audio and Music ProductionFocal Press has published Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production. From initial demos to mixing and mastering, seasoned authors Mark Cousins and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer show you how to get the most from Logic Pro X. By exploring the essential workflow and the creative possibilities offered by Logic’s virtual instruments and effects, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production leads you through the music creation and production process, giving you all the tips and tricks used by the pros to create release-quality recordings.

Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X...

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Free Propellerhead Reason 7.1 Update
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Free Propellerhead Reason 7.1 UpdatePropellerhead released an update to their award-winning Reason software and Synchronous; a modulation Rack Extension plug-in for Reason. Reason 7.1 offers an enhanced workflow, performance improvements and new SDK2 technology for Propellerhead’s Rack Extension plug-in platform.

Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format currently with over 600 companies developing and over 200 instrument and effects devices available via Propellerhead’s online store. Rack Extensions blend seamlessly in the Reason rack offering great sound, smooth workflow, rock-solid stability, intuitive routing, automation, deep-editing and flexibility Reason users expect...

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Image-Line Deckadance 2.3 DJ Software
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Image-Line Deckadance 2.3 DJ SoftwareImage-Line has released Deckadance 2.3. Deckadance adds support for Image-Line Remote so users can control Deckadance from any Android or iOS phone or tablet. Deckadance 2 is Ideally suited to the evolving DJ scene with live-remixing as key; Deckadance 2 integrates the features more commonly found in DAW software such as FL Studio, Cubase or Live, used by producers to remix music. These features include loop-triggering and playback, automatable effects/GUI and VST plugin support.

WHAT'S NEW?
* Image-Line Remote Support - Controller support from up to 15 Android and iOS devices.
* New Smart Panels - EQ, Gain & Filter, Volume, Mix & Isolator, FX and Grossbeat.
* Fixes bugs - Reported from Deckadance version 2.2...

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Toontrack Classic Amps EZmix Pack
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Toontrack Classic Amps EZmix PackToontrack is proud to announce the release of the Classic Amps EZmix Pack for the widely popular multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2. The Classic Amps EZmix Pack presents 50 complete signal chain presets including amps, stomp boxes, speakers and various effects. The speakers were modeled using custom impulse responses, capturing the essence of several premium vintage cabinets and combos. The settings express a wide variety and cover anything from clean and muffled rhythm sounds to rich and saturated leads.

"We wanted to model the most influential amps of the past 50 years and put together a collection of tones that could work for any kind of guitar oriented music. We ended up with settings spanning anything from blues to British Invasion, punk, grunge and pop", says Toontrack sound designer Ulf Edlund...

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Voxengo TransGainer 1.6 Transient Adjustment Plugin
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Voxengo TransGainer 1.6 Transient Adjustment PluginVoxengo TransGainer version 1.6 is now available for download. Voxengo TransGainer implements an audio signal envelope adjustment algorithm that reacts on transients rather than on a signal’s loudness level. TransGainer 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.

This updated version 1.6 introduces a new "Precise B" algorithm which is better suited for mix and bus (broadband) processing. TransGainer allows you to specify positive or negative gain adjustment for a sound’s transient stage. You can also choose an expected average time between transients and transient threshold level so that the algorithm delivers you the most precise results possible. With the help of TransGainer you can pass the border from good to excellent audio recordings...

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e-instruments Session Keys Grand Piano
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e-instruments Session Keys Grand Pianoe-instruments announce the immediate availability of Session Keys Grand S and Grand Y, two Kontakt based instruments with a new and innovative approach to create the perfect Piano sound for music productions. Carefully selected acoustic grand pianos, meticulously recorded and combined with an inventive feature set, deliver unmatched versatility in a truly inspiring set of instruments.

Two Grand
Sessions Keys features two of the most exquisite concert grand pianos any aficionado could dream of. Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D4 Concert Grand Piano. Session Keys Grand Y captures the clear, transparent and dynamic sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Rich overtones, sparkling high end, and a powerful bass range make this outstanding instrument the perfect complement to the Grand S...

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Free FL Studio 11.1 Update
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Free FL Studio 11.1 UpdateFL Studio 11.1 is now available and we are really piling on the freebies this time round. First, FL Studio 11.1 is FREE for existing customers under the Lifetime Free Update policy. FL Studio 11.1 includes support for the FREE and hugely popular Image-Line Remote Android and iOS MIDI remote controller application and a new FREE synthesizer MiniSynth, that also works as a crossover synth with FL Studio Mobile. We think we have the free thing covered.

What's New?
* MiniSynth free synth is included
* Image-Line Remote for Android (Google Play) and iOS (iTunes Apps) updated
* FL Studio Mobile import updated
* Launchpad lightshow mode added
* DirectWave import support updated
* Bugfixes as reported since the last version, FL Studio 11.0.4
* Most plugins updated (bugfixes)


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Sound and Recording, 7th Edition
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Sound and Recording: Applications and Theory, 7th EditionFocal Press has published Sound and Recording: Applications and Theory, 7th Edition.

Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound and recording.

There are many books on the market covering "how to work it" when it comes to audio equipment—but Sound and Recording isn’t one of them. Instead, you’ll gain an understanding of "how it works" with this approachable guide to audio systems. New to this edition...

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BITWIG STUDIO Music Recording Software
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BITWIG STUDIO Music Recording SoftwareBITWIG GmbH is proud to announce the launch of BITWIG STUDIO. BITWIG STUDIO is a new and innovative music creation, recording, and performance software that supports all three major computing platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Combining traditional arrangement sequencing with modern performance-oriented clip launching workflows,

BITWIG STUDIO is the ultimate solution for realizing all your musical ideas across every stage of production. BITWIG STUDIO offers a state-of-the-art audio engine under the hood, with full multi-processing support, a unified modulation system, 32/64-bit VST plugin bridging, and VST plugin crash protection. BITWIG STUDIO comes with over 50 included devices. Conventional Instruments (Polysynth, FM-4, Organ, Sampler and analog-style Drum Modules) and FX (Delays, Equalizers, Compressors), as well as Container devices (to build parallel instrument or effect chains), Note FX, and Modulator devices...

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Toontrack Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI
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Toontrack Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDIToontrack is proud to present yet another release of MIDI for the EZkeys Line. Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI comes with a wide selection of playing styles for all the creative facets of jazz ballads through the ages. From the traditional melodic sophistication of the "Jazz Age" in the early 1900s to the cool and saturated harmonics of the post-war times, leading up to the free spirit of avant-garde and all the way to the many faces of more modern-day jazz.

This collection of piano MIDI truly is a creative tool and a comprehensive introduction to the awe-inspiring tonalities of the genre. See it as a toehold for you to stand on before you throw yourself into the unending well of inspiration to make your very own rendition of what a jazz ballad is – to you...

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ALTUS The Voice of Renaissance
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ALTUS The Voice of RenaissanceOften misunderstood and surrounded by mystery the counter tenor is another milestone in Eduardo Tarilonte series of exceptional voices. Altus brings you a real counter tenor for your Renaissance and Baroque music productions, for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.

Unparalleled realism...Pure inspiration
Altus is a unique solo vocal library featuring José Hernández Pastor, a countertenor with a magnificent expression and a truly beautiful and unique voice. Altus is aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic melodies, without using any phrases. Altus offers a powerful and innovative word builder which combines 26 words (136 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato and portamento vowels (a, e, i, o, u), all at your fingertips in one patch. Altus offers...

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Toontrack EZdrummer 2 Drum Production Software
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Toontrack EZdrummer 2 Drum Production SoftwareToontrack announced the second generation of the world's most successful drum production software; EZdrummer 2. "This is not just an update or a new digit added to the logo, it's a completely new program, overhauled down to the tiniest detail", said Peter Knutsson, Toontrack's CEO. "The release of EZdrummer 2 will not only be a milestone in the history of our company, it will be the day we add a new meaning to what the music industry commonly refers to as a 'drum sampler'."

EZdrummer 2 introduces a host of revolutionary songwriting features, the market's most intuitive user interface, a completely remodeled audio engine, a new mixer with easy-to-use effect chains, two all-new mas- sive sound libraries as well as a selection of percussion. "The whole design approach behind EZdrummer 2 was to erase any technical barrier standing between song- writer and creativity," said Erik Phersson, Toontrack's head of development. "Looking back, it's amazing how many extremely powerful features we managed to incorporate and still retain the overall ease of use. EZdrummer 2 is truly a marvel of how interaction design, smart functionality and cutting-edge sounds can work in perfect symbiosis..."

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