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TASCAM DR-40 Portable Multitrack Recorder
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Journalist Scott Gurian Carries TASCAM DR-40 Far From HomeVeteran public radio and print news reporter Scott Gurian loves to travel, visiting places where few people have the opportunity or courage to go. Gurian is perhaps best known as part of a Peabody Award-winning news team covering New Jersey's recovery from Superstorm Sandy and the state's subsequent misallocation of storm resiliency money. His work has led him to Cuba, Haiti, and Mexico, and his penchant for personal travel has drawn him to more far-flung destinations, including Cambodia.

But even for Gurian, the 2016 Mongol Rally was the adventure of a lifetime-and his two TASCAM DR-40 handheld four-track recorders accompanied him for the entire 18,000 mile roundtrip. The Mongol Rally comprises hundreds of teams driving tiny vehicles-engine size is limited to no more than 1.2 liters-from a point a few hours south of London all the way to Ulan Ude, Russia, just across the border from Mongolia. Each team chooses its route, and there are no winners or losers. The goal is to make it to the finish line, see a fascinating part of the world, and raise money for a variety of good causes. Gurian's new podcast, Far From Home draws on more than 65 hours of audio recordings to transport listeners along with him and his brother on their amazing odyssey across Europe and Central Asia...

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Eventide SP2016 Reverb Effect Plug-In
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Eventide announces New Effect Plug-In - SP2016 ReverbEventide is proud to announce availability of the SP2016 Reverb plug-in — perfectly recreating a classic collection of reverb algorithms from its history-making SP2016, pro audio’s first rack-mount multi-effects processor — as of October 1.

The original SP2016 introduced the concept of ‘plug-ins’ to a perplexed pro audio world way back in 1982! Revered for its signature reverbs by mix and recording engineers like Mick Guzauski, Roy Hendrickson, George Massenburg, Dave Pensado, and Allen Sides, to name but a notable few, the SP2016 can be heard on countless hit records, from Madonna to Mariah Carey and Adele to Emimen.

“The classic Eventide SP2016 has always been my go-to reverb,” says legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado. “It has the unique ability to make vocals, instruments, and drums sit perfectly in a mix. The new SP2016 plug-in now gives us all access to this incredible reverb, and no one is happier about this than me!”...

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Drums On Demand Top 40 Beats Drum Loops
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Top 40 Beats Drum Loops from Drums On Demand - Get 10% off!Drums On Demand has released the Top 40 Beats Acoustic Drum Loop Library. 700 acoustic drum loops inspired by Billboard’s recent Hot 100 charts, featuring grooves and a sound influenced by such artists as Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, John Legend, Adele and more.

20 BPM Song Sets perfect for songwriters and producers chasing that ever-elusive hit song. A variety of pop music styles — R&B, dance, funk, pop-rock and more. A broad range of tempos too: ballad, mid-tempo and upbeat.

Played and produced by DOD co-founder Todd Sorensen, the drum kit features a bright and forward sound without being harsh, along with a crisp snare that has some body, as well as a deep but somewhat airy kick. Just drag and drop into your favorite DAW with our patented naming system to quickly create the drum track you've been dreaming of...

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Soundiron Voice Of Wind: Adey Virtual Instrument
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Soundiron releases Voice Of Wind: Adey - a Solo Vocal Library for KontaktVoice Of Wind: Adey is the first volume in our modular female solo vocal series Voice Of Wind. Each volume focuses on a new vocalist with a distinct creative style, and comes complete with a full package of vital chromatic and melodic articulations that sound great, and are both easy and convenient to use in any music or video production project that comes your way.

The multi-talented Adey Bell is an American vocalist, pianist, film composer, and actor. Born under the “Big Sky” of Montana, her music reflects this expanse. As a singer-songwriter, she blends classically influenced piano composition with raw lyrical reflective intimacy.

Voice of Wind - Adey is an ethereal and beautifully flexible solo vocal library for Kontakt...

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ANT. PETROF 275 Grand Piano for Pianoteq
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Modartt releases ANT. PETROF 275 grand piano for PianoteqModartt releases ANT. PETROF 275 concert grand piano for Pianoteq. This physically modelled virtual instrument is authorized by PETROF and is available as an instrument pack for Pianoteq 6.

ANT. PETROF 275 ANT.
PETROF 275 Concert Grand Piano is the PETROF company flagship, bringing the authority required for concert halls. It maintains the colourful, romantic and rounded tone which the PETROF instruments are praised for, thanks to first class materials. The instrument reflects the skills, care and innovatory spirit inherited ever since Antonín Petrof built his first grand piano in 1864.

Powerful and Innovative
The new pianos of premium brand ANT. PETROF were designed by the PETROF R&D Department, using an anechoic chamber for its acoustic measurements. The ANT. PETROF 275 concert grand piano includes several patented innovations...

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Acon Digital Equalize 2 Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acon Digital Equalize 2 with new Filter Types ReleasedAcon Digital has released version 2.0 of Equalize. The new version of this versatile parametric equalizer plug-in includes two new filter types — tilt and bandpass. It now offers a total of eight different filters. Just like the previously available filters, both the tilt and bandpass filters offer the unique continuously adjustable filter slopes in the range 3 to 120 dB per octave.

The visible frequency range of the equalizer curve can now be altered conveniently by dragging the edges of the frequency axis or moved by clicking and dragging the center. This makes it possible to zoom in on specific frequency ranges for more precise control. A new preferences page offers user settings such as analyzer resolution and user interface language. Another new feature is the optional piano keyboard display above the frequency axis. Band frequencies can easily be set to match a tone's frequency by clicking the key on the piano keyboard...

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Manley Reference Silver Tube Microphone
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Manley Reference Silver Tube MicrophoneRob Schnapf exudes a contentment and inner joy that comes from 20 years being right where he belongs. Producer, engineer, mixer, and musician currently stationed in his MANT studio next door to Kingsize Sound Labs in L.A., Schnapf has earned this satisfaction through his acclaimed work with Beck, Mavis Staples, Elliott Smith, the Vines, the Foo Fighters, Richard Thompson, Moby, Guided By Voices, and Tokyo Police Club, as well as his co-production with Booker T. Jones of Jones' Potato Hole and The Road From Memphis, both Grammy-winning albums. Schnapf's more recent credits include projects by Kurt Vile (b'lieve i'm going down), Cass McCombs (Mangy Love) the Bronx (V), Joyce Manor (Cody), and Richard Edwards (Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset).

Schnapf spent much of the '90s and early 2000s working out of Sunset Sound before transitioning to his own MANT studios, logging long sessions for big label projects. These days, he has more artistic and budgetary control over his work than ever, but is still motivated most by his relationship with the music and the good people who make it. "I'm not a big fan of the transactional relationship, so I like working on stuff where I like the people, or I'm moved by the music," he says. "One of the awesome things about this job is that you get to have these intimate relationships with people that are based on the art..."

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iZotope RX 7 and Post Production Suite 3
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Announces RX Post Production Suite 3, including the new RX 7 Advanced and Insight 2iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, today released RX Post Production Suite 3, the flagship of the RX family product line of software. This refreshed collection provides solutions across the full spectrum of audio post production, from dialogue editing to mixing to delivery for film, TV, and other new media.

RX Post Production Suite 3 includes two brand-new product updates, RX 7 Advanced and Insight 2, as well as Neutron 2 Advanced, RX Loudness Control, and bonus content from Pro Sound Effects and Groove3.

RX 7 Advanced Key Features
The seventh generation of RX Advanced, iZotope’s industry standard audio repair and editing suite, builds on years of extensive research in digital signal processing and machine learning. This update supplies the audio post community with deeper control over dialogue and speedy workflow enhancements. Highlights include:...

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Spitfire Audio STUDIO STRINGS Orchestral Library
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Spitfire Audio announces all-new orchestral library range with opening SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS salvosSpitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS — opening a new chapter in the British music technology company’s creative story by bookmarking the first release in an all-new orchestral library range recorded in a new space as an incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library, available as SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS and also as an extended edition in SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS PROFESSIONAL — as of August 31…

By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of AIR Studios’ Studio 1, smaller and more controllable — capable of accommodating up to 45 musicians across its 140m2 floating floor (with a specially designed sliding door system that allows it to be divided into acoustically separated areas) — compared to the opulence of AIR Studios’ Lyndurst Hall — helpfully accommodating a full symphony orchestra with choir as one of the largest recording rooms in the world — where Spitfire Audio has hitherto recorded an abundance of award-winning orchestral libraries in its ongoing mission to inspire a generation of music makers, this time the British music technology company is offering its fellow composers a string library with depth, detail, and focus all at once. One that will work on anything — from passionate period dramas to modern Scandi noir. Needless to say, it is as at home with quirky indie and crisp pop as it is tackling epic film and game scores...

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New Native Instruments 2018 Products and Updates
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments unveils Nine Game-Changing New Products, Major Updates to Online PlatformsNative Instruments, the leading company for music production and DJing, today announces the biggest release in its 22-year history: Nine new production and performance products and three major online platform updates. The releases mark the latest step towards realizing the company’s vision of a connected ecosystem of creative tools that enables anyone to freely express their musical ideas.

The announcement encompasses five new hardware releases across KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, and TRAKTOR; four new software releases including KOMPLETE 12, KONTAKT 6, and MASSIVE X; and major updates for the company’s online platforms. Sounds.com exits beta, continuing its global rollout with an updated pricing plan and free trial subscriptions; Metapop relaunches with a new look and upgraded features; and boutique sample store The Loop Loft, the most recent addition to the NI family, receives a major web redesign.

“This announcement marks a new chapter in NI history,” said CEO Daniel Haver...

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Soundiron Rhythmic Odyssey Loop-Based Percussion Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Rhythmic Odyssey - A Loop-Based Percussion Instrument for KontaktRhythmic Odyssey is a flexible and highly-customizable loop-based virtual percussion instrument for Kontakt Player and a huge open-format modular loop library for use with any software or hardware you wish. This deep and stylistically expansive collection focuses on dynamic live tuned and untuned percussion performances by British instrumentalist and media composer David Oliver.

David has unleashed his massive collection of drums, percussion and rare world instruments, with powerful, authentic and spirited performances that are carefully and perfectly hand-crafted for easy direct use in films, games and all other forms of multimedia. He captured an incredible variety of percussion instruments and objects, exploring more than 130 distinct instruments from drum kits to raw pine tree logs.

This library spans a huge range of styles and genres, with 100 percussion track sets ranging from traditional ethnic arrangements and combos, to raw, hard-driving percussion beds and huge rock grooves...

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Sample Logic ARPOLOGY - CINEMATIC DIMENSIONS Sample Library
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Sample Logic introduces ARPOLOGY - CINEMATIC DIMENSIONS Sample LibraryBack in 2012 Sample Logic developed a game-changing arpeggiator that shook up the industry and left all other arpeggiators in the shade. This ground-breaking piece of scripting was named the “Step Animator" and it became the driving force behind a fantastic multi-genre sample library, the original ARPOLOGY. This library conjured magic from single instruments with incredibly versatile step animation. Fast forward to 2018 and Sample Logic is shaking things up again, but this time taking arpeggiators to a whole new level. The team has spent an entire year developing ARPOLOGY: CINEMATIC DIMENSIONS which quadruples the power of the original ARPOLOGY with the addition of an all new 4-core performance engine, individually animating 4 instruments to create one cohesive sound. This allows users to blend up to 4 instruments while using different arp patterns at the same time, yielding amazingly creative results. This new iteration of ARPOLOGY is not only more powerful, but includes 23+GB of recorded instruments (from the original ARPOLOGY and newly recorded content). The library boasts over 1,200 presets designed to deliver flexible sequencing and arpeggiated grooves for all types of cinematic productions.

STEP INTO THE FUTURE: Infinite Randomization
Built from the ground up, this is an entirely new product which has been specifically designed for musical motion...

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Groove Monkee Hi-Octane MIDI Drum Loops
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Groove Monkee releases Hi-Octane MIDI Drum Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Hi-Octane - a massive collection of MIDI drum loops for everything from traditional hard rock to extreme metal. Tempos range from mid-tempo to fast and furious and includes grooves in 3/4 and 5/4.

Played by metal master Rory Faciane, the library includes 21 detailed sets in song format with plenty of grooves, variations and fills. This is a must-have collection for modern hard rock and metal!

Hi-Octane includes 1,185 MIDI drum loops and is compatible with all music software that imports MIDI files. We've remapped the grooves to work with your favorite drum synths too! The pack also includes a BeatBuddy PBF file.

Each set has grooves, fills, variations, intro fills and outro fills. Most have additional sections including but not limited to intros, outros, endings, bridges and prechorus...

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Propellerhead Reason Electric Bass Rack Extension
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Propellerhead releases Reason Electric Bass Rack ExtensionReason Electric Bass is a powerful Rack Extension that delivers everything you need to easily create dynamic, responsive, believable bass lines in Reason.

Quickly find the right sound with an arsenal of eight meticulously sampled vintage and contemporary electric bass guitars. Choose from 50 presets for modern funk, classic rock and experimental bass, or create your own custom signal chains using analog modeled amplifiers, cabs, and microphones. Select between picked or finger-style performances, balance between bridge and neck pickups, and blend between DI and amp signals to create the perfect tone for any song. Add depth and dimension to your tone using four custom-made stomp-boxes—including EQ, compression, distortion and chorus effects.

The intuitive and easy-to-use interface is tailor-made for keyboard play—create natural sounding riffs, licks and fills with...

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Soundiron Lakeside Pipe Organ Sample Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron updates the Lakeside Pipe Organ Sample Library to Version 3We are happy to present the newest upgrade to one of our classic libraries, Lakeside Pipe Organ! Now with a brand new interface and sound shaping features that take this beautifully deep sampled pipe organ from warm and bold to atmospheric and other worldly.

The Lakeside Pipe Organ is a Rodgers steel and wooden pipe-electric hybrid organ recorded at the Lakeside Temple Of Practical Christianity in Oakland, California, with organist Don Sears. This large pipe organ produces its sound by driving compressed air through 850 resonant steel pipes and wooden reeds, arranged in 15 ranks. We captured 6 primary stops to span a wide tonal and dynamic range: Wooden flute stops 1 & 2, Steel Pipe stops 3, 4 & 5 and the bass foot pedal board. You can solo individual stops, use the stop mixer panel to customize your mix, or smoothly blend between them. The stop mixer panels make it easy to glide from the soft and gentle glow of the wooden reeds to the glorious roar of the steel pipes and growling low end of the bass pedals. There is also a selection of struck bar chime tuned percussion, bellows and blower sfx, sheet music page turns and more. We include a close stage position and wide hall position to give you free control over presence and ambience...

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