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Toontrack Country Guitars EZmix Pack for EZmix 2
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Toontrack releases a new collection of country guitar tones for EZmix 2Toontrack has released Country Guitars EZmix Pack, a new expansion for its widely popular multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2. This is the first release of Toontrack’s ongoing Country Month, a month-long celebration of all things country music-related.

The Country Guitars EZmix Pack presents a diverse collection of settings for all walks of vintage and modern electric country guitar. It comes with 50 unique, mix-ready tones based on amp/cab simulation and various chains of effects. In this pack, you get a wide array of tones covering anything from clean, up-close and intimate to dirty, mean and big – all designed to capture the broadest possible definition of electric country guitar.

From the tube-oozing, plate and spring reverb-soaked tones for your next slow song to the rugged, transistor-fuming settings for your picking leads – this collection covers the whole gamut from vintage to modern...

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Modartt Model B Grand Piano for Pianoteq
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Modartt releases Model B Grand Piano for PianoteqModartt releases Model B Grand Piano for Pianoteq. This instrument is modelled after a Steinway B Grand Piano from Hamburg, known for its splendid and versatile character. Subtle refinements of the physical model contribute to a faithful rendering of the original instrument.

A prestigious signature
The piano that is modelled belongs to the Martha Argerich edition, a set of twenty-five Steinway & Sons Model B-211 pianos that the prestigious pianist carefully selected in 2014 for their musicality. She signed each.

About the Steinway B
The first Steinway B grand pianos were manufactured in 1878. The Steinway B is now the best selling Steinway grand piano. It is generally known as "The Perfect Piano". It has much of the concert grand piano sound of a Steinway D...

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MagicScore Maestro 8 Music Notation Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

New Version 8 of MagicScore Maestro Notation Software Available Now from eMedia MusiceMedia Music Corp., developer and distributor of award-winning music software, has begun shipping version 8 of the award-winning MagicScore Maestro notation software created by Maestro Music Software.

MagicScore Maestro version 8 provides all musicians, composers, arrangers, teachers, and songwriters with professional music notation tools at an affordable price. It is a fast way for anyone to compose music, audition arrangements, and create print-ready music notation. Notes can be entered in quickly by playing a USB-MIDI keyboard (or other controller) or via a mouse and computer keyboard. An immense number of optimized music notation tools provide all standard music notation symbols plus...

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Celemony Melodyne 4 Audio Correction Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Celemony releases Melodyne 4 - New Technologies and A New Degree of FreedomCelemony has released Version 4 of its legendary audio software Melodyne. This constitutes the most extensive update to the entire product family in the company's history, with the emphasis on Melodyne 4 studio. Highlights include the Polyphonic Spectrum Shaper Sound Editor with its totally new sound design possibilities, DNA Direct Note Access – at last, on an unlimited number of tracks – and ultra-accurate tempo detection. The smaller Melodyne editions – editor, assistant and essential – have also been enhanced.

Melodyne is, at once, an outstanding piece of software and the industry standard. The sound quality of the edited audio and the ability to modify notes even in polyphonic recordings have turned Melodyne into a must-have tool, as well as winning Celemony the coveted Technical Grammy.

With the Sound Editor, the new Melodyne 4 studio offers a totally new approach to sound design, its possibilities ranging from the subtlest of optimizations and enhancement of the tone color to...

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IK Multimedia iKlip A/V Pro Smartphone Mount
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia premiers iKlip A/V - The First Smartphone Broadcast Mount for Pro Audio and VideoIK Multimedia is pleased to present iKlip® A/V, the first broadcast mount for professional audio and video recording with smartphones. An industry first, it's a system that gives professional broadcasters and videographers the ability to capture and monitor pro-quality audio on the go via its integrated high-quality XLR mic preamp with phantom power and built-in wireless receiver support. It also delivers a steady picture thanks to its smartphone holder and hand-held grip. Designed for mobile broadcast professionals, iKlip A/V gives everyone the power to use their smartphone as a full-featured camcorder.

Developed in Italy with input from professional field reporters and broadcasters as a cost effective - and more readily available - alternative for field reporting, iKlip A/V is designed to help videographers capture professional quality audio for their mobile video productions...

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IK Multimedia iRig BlueTurn Bluetooth Page Turner
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia unveils iRig BlueTurn - the first Bluetooth Page TurnerIK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation and technology products, is pleased to announce iRig® BlueTurn, the first backlit compact Bluetooth page turning solution for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android. Portable and streamlined, it's a small foot controller with two highly visible backlit soft-touch buttons that musicians, performers and more can easily pair with their favorite device for use with a wide range of document viewing apps and software like IK's iKlip Stage app.

Designed for use on stage and on the road, iRig BlueTurn runs on two AAA batteries and features a rugged, durable enclosure. It's an ideal companion for musicians who perform from a score, guitar and bass players who practice with tablature, speakers who use notes, presenters who use slides and more...

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Record Label Marketing, 3rd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Record Label Marketing, 3rd Edition - How Music Companies Brand and Market Artists in the Digital EraFocal Press has published Record Label Marketing, 3rd Edition - How Music Companies Brand and Market Artists in the Digital Era.

Record Label Marketing, Third Edition is the essential resource to help you understand how recorded music is professionally marketed.

Fully updated to reflect current trends in the industry, this edition is designed to benefit marketing professionals, music business students, and independent artists alike.

As with previous editions, the third edition is accessible for readers new to marketing or to the music business. The book addresses classic marketing concepts while providing examples that are grounded in industry practice...

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Voxengo Elephant 4.3 Mastering Limiter Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo releases Elephant 4.3 Mastering Limiter Plug-In UpdateVoxengo Elephant version 4.3 is now available for download. Voxengo Elephant is a mastering limiter plugin for professional audio and sound production applications, available in AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.6 and later), and Windows computers.

This version includes the following changes:

* Fixed incorrect display of the K-metering.
* Removed loudness bursts when switching oversampling in the "Eval" mode.
* Extended the output gain range to -24 dB.
* Added "Cyan" color scheme.
* Added 90%, 110% and 150% visual scales.
* Made the user interface scale switchable without host reload.

Elephant is a highly competitive plug-in for mastering applications:...

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Blue Cat Audio Plug'n Script 2.0 and New Bundle
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 2.0 and New BundleBlue Cat Audio have released Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 2.0, 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). The plug-in is now also available as part of a new bundle: "Blue Cat's Crafters Pack".

This new version of the plug-in brings many improvements, such as an extra side chain input and multiple auxiliary outputs, native (compiled) scripts support and enhanced user interface. It also includes many new scripts, presets and skins with full source code.

This is a major step forward for plug-ins users and creators: with the same performance as native plug-ins and access to third party libraries, programmers can now release powerful scripts that can be loaded in almost any DAW, with the choice to disclose the source code or not...

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GuitarJack Stage and StudioJack Mini Audio Interfaces
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

New GuitarJack Stage and StudioJack Mini Audio Interfaces for Mac/PC/iOS/Android Now AvailableSonoma Wire Works' new generation of studio quality interfaces provide the ultimate mobile and computer music creation experience on compatible Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android systems. Successors to the critically acclaimed GuitarJack Model 2, StudioJack Mini and GuitarJack Stage are now shipping.

With the compact and portable StudioJack Mini audio interface, musicians record, practice, and play live anywhere with a computer or mobile device using popular audio software.

With the GuitarJack Stage audio interface and guitar-pedal-style controller, guitar players transform their computer, smartphone or tablet into a powerful amp and effects rig, and control guitar software using assignable knobs and foot switches...

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Free FL Studio 12.2 Music Recording Software Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Image-Line announces the Release of FL Studio 12.2 Music Recording SoftwareFL Studio 12.2 is out now. We are pleased to release FL Studio 12.2 including a complete vectorial overhaul of 25 of your favorite plugins over 1600 new percussion samples and more.

What's New?

* New vectorial interfaces - Updates for your favorite plugins (BeepMap, BooBass, EQUO, FL Keys, Fruit Kick, Big Clock, dB Meter, Delay 2, Delay Bank, Drumsynth Live, DX 10, Fast Dist, Flangus, Granulizer, LSD, Multiband Compressor, PanOMatic, Parametric EQ, Plucked!, Reeverb 2, Slicer, Soft Clipper, Soundfont Player, Stereo Enhancer, Stereo Shaper, Vocoder, WaveShaper, X-Y Controller)
* Harmor - 3 x tempo synced templates (2, 4 & 8 bars)
* New Content - 1650 one shot drum samples in Packs > Drums > Mode Audio (121 Claps, 47 Cymbals, 110 Foley, 353 Hats, 349 Kicks, 192 Percussion, 57 Rims, 26 SFX, 48 Shakers, 286 Snares, 61 Toms)
* FLAC export
* UI enhancements - Separate color and icon menu options for Playlist Tracks, Channel Rack buttons and Mixer Tracks
* Typing keyboard to piano - 15 new scale presets
* New demo projects - Winners & some finalists from the FL Studio Demo Contest in Projects > Song contests
* Many bugfixes - test and let us know if we missed your favorite bug (check the WhatsNew.rtf in the install folder first!)...

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Toontrack EZkeys Studio Grand
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Toontrack releases EZkeys Studio Grand Virtual InstrumentToontrack has announced the release of EZkeys Studio Grand. This marks the tenth title in the company’s widely acclaimed line of piano and keyboard instruments.

About EZkeys Studio Grand
EZkeys Studio Grand features a carefully sampled Steinway & Sons B-211 grand piano. With its balanced timbre and versatile range of use, this specific instrument is commonly referred to as the ”perfect piano” and often the premier choice for professional studio work. All this combined with the creative framework of EZkeys will give you not only the sound of one of the world’s finest pianos – it even comes with tools to help you create and write great music.

FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
• The full EZkeys software and MIDI library
• A carefully sampled Steinway & Sons B-211 grand piano
• A broad selection of presets for quick sound design...

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PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

PG Music Releases Band-in-a-Box 2016 for WindowsPG Music Inc. has released version 2016 of its popular, award-winning Band-in-a-Box intelligent music accompaniment software for Windows with over 50 great new features and enhancements, 201 more amazing RealTracks (including RealTracks by Zane Carney!), plus 11 new MIDI SuperTracks, 19 Instrumental Studies, and for the first time ever, 3 “Artist Video Performances,” which are video files that play in Band-in-a-Box. We also have over 89 new RealStyles, which are new styles using existing RealTracks and Loops!

In announcing the release of Band-in-a-Box 2016, program author and creator Peter Gannon said, “We’re excited to offer Band-in-a-Box 2016 with 201 great new RealTracks - that's double our usual release. Now the full UltraPlusPAK version of Band-in-a-Box includes over 2,500 hours of digital audio studio musician recordings! We've also added lots of great new features, including a completely redesigned StylePicker that helps find the best styles for you, and a brand new Chord Sheet loaded with new features!”...

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eMedia Music Theory Tutor
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

eMedia Music ships Music Theory Tutor - the Next Generation of Music Theory SoftwareeMedia Music Corp has released the new Music Theory Tutor series of music theory software. Based on the latest technologies, the software incorporates a methodical yet open curriculum designed by Dr. Gregory Simon, Ph.D., and features interactive lessons with real time pitch and rhythmic detection. Students sing, tap and play instruments to answer questions, and easily track their progress with graphs and statistics.

Music Theory Tutor is compatible with the latest Macintosh and Windows operating systems and consists of four products:

Music Theory Tutor Volume 1 includes over 230 lessons cover beginning to intermediate music theory. Students learn how to read music, basic chord theory, scale theory, and the basic building blocks of music...

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Spitfire Audio ALBION ONE Orchestral Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio announces availability of all-new, all-conquering ALBION ONE librarySpitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of ALBION ONE — an all-new incarnation of its all-conquering ALBION ‘legacy’ library for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT platform, a game-changing sample-based virtual instrument that took more in sales during its final 24 hours of availability than it originally cost to produce four years ago, such has been its enduring popularity.

So what, exactly, is ALBION ONE, then? To put it bluntly, it’s all and everything needed to make epic-sounding, modern music with only ‘one’ sample- based virtual instrument library to end all such libraries! Likely story, some sapped souls might mock. But if the proof of the pudding is in the eating then ALBION ONE tastes truly scrumptious! Beating beautifully at its musical heart is a 109-piece orchestra accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section, dynamically-layered loops designed by award-winning music-makers, and an enormous so-called ‘Steam’ synthesiser, with many more musical surprises above and beyond the call of duty. With all-new sample content for 2015 and attractive cross-grade options for original ALBION VOLUME #1 ‘legacy’ owners, ALBION ONE is a treat while also acting as an admirable milestone marker in Spitfire Audio’s seemingly-unstoppable success story. So, to truly appreciate ALBION ONE it is helpful to know where it came from. For this is, in essence, the story of Spitfire Audio...

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