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Free Voxengo MSED and Stereo Touch Plugin Updates
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo MSED and Stereo Touch - Free Audio Plugins Update

Updated Voxengo MSED v2.10 and Voxengo Stereo Touch v2.9 freeware audio plugins are now available for download. These plugins are 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.

These updates feature the following changes:
* Added ProTools 12+ AAX64 support.
* Added "Cyan", "Gray Soft" and "Beige Soft" color schemes.
* Made the user interface scale switchable without host reload.
* Added 90%, 110% and 150% visual scales...

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Practical Recording Techniques, 7th Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Practical Recording Techniques: The Step-by-Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording, 7th EditionFocal Press has published Practical Recording Techniques: The Step-by-Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording, 7th Edition. Practical Recording Techniques covers all aspects of recording, perfect for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts.

Filled with tips and shortcuts, this hands-on, practical guide gives advice on equipping a home studio (whether low-budget or advanced) and suggestions for set-up, acoustics, effects, choosing mics and monitor speakers, and preventing hum. This best-selling guide also instructs how to mike instruments and vocals, judge recordings and improve them, work with MIDI and loops, do mastering, and put your music on the web. Two chapters cover live recording of classical and popular music.

New in the seventh edition:...

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Free Image-Line FL Studio 12.3 Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Image-Line Releases FL Studio 12.3 UpdateWe're always proud to release each new version of FL Studio because we know the thrill our customers get from their Lifetime Free Updates. 12.3 introduces new plugins, plugin updates, workflow enhancements and the big-one, realtime audio stretching. Yes finally.

What's New?

Plugins
* Transient Processor (demo). Enhance or suppress the attack transients and release of percussive and other transient sounds. $49 in the Image-Line Shop.
* Razer Chroma - Control Razer Chroma enabled hardware such as laptops, keyboards, mice and headsets from FL Studio.

Updated Plugins
* Gross Beat - Vectorial UI.
* Fruity Convolver - Vectorial UI.
* Fruity Limiter - Vectorial UI.
* Love Philter - Vectorial UI.
* Maximus - Vectorial UI.
* Parametric EQ2 - Right-click band tokens to select Key (note frequencies)...

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Polyverse Music I Wish Pitch Freezer Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Electronic Duo Infected Mushroom releases I WISH plug-in through Polyverse MusicAward-winning and critically acclaimed electronic duo Infected Mushroom have released I Wish, their first effects plug-in, through developer Polyverse Music. Fans of Infected Mushroom will remember the innovative sounds from their classic track “I Wish” from their smash album Converting Vegetarians. Always pushing the limits of electronic experimentation, Infected Mushroom produced the robotic vocal melody from the song after days of editing and rearranging small loops of audio.

Realizing the potential for this technique, Infected sought out developer Polyverse Music to create a plug-in that could simplify the process. The result is I Wish, which features an innovative processing technique dubbed “pitch freezing. Infected Mushroom has used I Wish on many of their newest tracks, including a large portion of their latest album, Converting Vegetarians 2.

I Wish loops a small segment of the audio at the pitch of each MIDI note played; playing lower MIDI notes produces longer loops, while higher notes result in short loops. The resulting waveform has...

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Voxengo SPAN Plus 1.3 Spectrum Analyzer Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo SPAN Plus 1.3 Spectrum Analyzer Plugin ReleasedVoxengo is pleased to announce the release of SPAN Plus version 1.3 - an extended real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications. SPAN Plus is available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.6 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 1.3 includes the following changes:

* Added ProTools 12+ AAX64 support.
* Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
* Added "Brown", "White" and "Cyan" color schemes.
* Redesigned the infrastructure controls...

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Cakewalk SONAR 2016.07 Update with Theme Editor
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk Announces Unprecedented new UI Theme Editor for SONAR 2016.07 UpdateCakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR 2016.07 release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This month’s “Rolling Update” continues Cakewalk's commitment to improving and optimizing SONAR's core functionality, while delivering new world-class technology every month.

SONAR Theme Editor
This month, the Cakewalk development team has significantly refined the "look and feel" of SONAR by developing a proprietary Theme Editor for the program. Based on overwhelmingly positive community feedback on the recent Tungsten theme, users can now change colors and customize images across the program using an external image editor such as Adobe Photoshop, or free options like Paint.net or the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). The SONAR Theme Editor also...

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Sample Logic CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic lifts lid on organic soundscape creativity with CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERESAward-winning sample library company Sample Logic is proud to announce availability of CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES — an atmospheric collection of samples and presets that advances its award-winning CINEMATIC GUITARS family of compelling cinematic virtual instruments powered by Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform to an even higher plane of organic soundscape creation consciousness as an all-in-one cinematic atmosphere solution second to none — as of July 27...

Derived entirely from recordings of real acoustic guitars of all shapes, sizes, and styles, CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES allows for an astronomical array of diverse, organic sounds in inventive ways that emphasise both the natural and earthy tones of realism and the imaginative world of cinema. All are a perfect fit for its inspired nomenclature. Needless to say, an inspiring individual was tasked with creating all the original samples from a suitably sizeable guitar collection — composer, performer, and producer extraordinaire Steve Quimette, namely... famed for his Guitar Hero exploits...

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Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score, 2nd Ed
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score, 2nd Edition.

Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score is a complete course package for undergraduate courses on musical forms, with comprehensive coverage from the Baroque to the Romantic. Placing emphasis on listening, it teaches students to analyze music both with and without the use of a score, covering phrase endings and cadences, harmonic sequence types, modulations, formal sections, and musical forms.

Hearing Form is supported by a workbook, its own full-score anthology, and a companion website containing...

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Eventide H910 Harmonizer Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Play with the Fabric of Time with the Eventide H910 Harmonizer Plug-InEventide announced a limited time special on the new H910 Harmonizer® plug-in, a faithful recreation of the legendary studio processor that can be heard on countless ground-breaking works by artists including John Lennon, U2, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Suzanne Vega, Tom Petty, Laurie Anderson, Jon Anderson, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, David Bowie, Van Halen and countless others. The list of famed producers, audio engineers and musicians that still use it to this day (either in hardware or plug-in form) is a veritable “who’s who” of the recording industry. Now you can get the H910 plug-in’s unique combination of pitch shifting, modulation and delay for only $99 until July 31, 2016 (MSRP $249).

The original H910’s analog sound is unique owing to the fact that it predates the availability of even simple microprocessors or analog-to-digital converters. The H910 plug-in was painstakingly modeled...

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UJAM Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

UJAM Releases Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE - Virtual Guitar InstrumentThe German virtual instrument pioneers behind the Virtual Guitarist series announce the release of their third Virtual Guitarist, named SPARKLE, and a bundle product of all three available Virtual Guitarists at a major discount.

With its glamorous and catchy licks, Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE is a virtual specialist for chords, octaves and single note riffs. Covering a wide range of sounds for popular music from clean to crunchy and from 60s twang to contemporary electronic pop, SPARKLE is a versatile tool for professional composers and producers in need for fast, reliable and authentic guitar performances outside a guitarist.

Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE was recorded with a customized vintage guitar featuring classic bell-like single-coil sounds...

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Drums On Demand Old School-New Pop Drum Loops
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Old School-New Pop Drum Loops From Drums On Demand - Get 10% off!Drums On Demand announces the release of the Old School-New Pop Drum Loops pack.

With so many current Billboard hits driven by “Old School” beats from the 70s, we put together “Old School New Pop.” This drum loop volume is dripping with that old-school attitude — but with a modern mix. More than 500 drums loops and single hit samples based on classic grooves found in many top hits from the era -- with a mix that can be described as warm, round and aggressive. Ready-for-radio!

Details: More than 470 drum loops plus 95 multi-velocity single hit samples • Average of 39 verse, chorus, bridge loops, and matching fills, intros, etc. per Song Set • All 4/4 with one 12/8 odd-time signature Song Set • Immediate drum loops download or shipped on data DVD(s) • Formats: 24-Bit & 16-Bit WAV (Acidized), Apple Loops and REX stereo formats • Organized into 12 Song Set BPM folders • Recorded at tempos ranging from 70-188 BPM • 24-bit WAV edition is...

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Groove Monkee Blues Classics MIDI Drum Loops
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Groove Monkee Releases Blues Classics MIDI Drum Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Blues Classics, a huge collection of classic blues grooves. This pack has 18 complete sets with intros, hat and ride grooves, fills and outro fills. The grooves are a full 12-bars long and fills were recorded for both hat and ride sections meaning fast and easy song construction.

Styles Included
18 sessions with 12-8 slow blues, slow blues, uptempo, funky blues, double shuffle, Crossroads, Reed shuffle, flat tire, Crosscut Saw and more.

Authentic Blues
The sets are arranged with hat & ride sections so you can play REAL blues. If you're looking for good, solid 12-bar blues drumming without the drummer "showing off", check this out...

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Cakewalk SONAR 2016.06 Update Now Available
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk Announces SONAR 2016.06 Update for SONAR Artist, Professional and ProducerCakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR 2016.06 release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This month’s “Rolling Update” continues Cakewalk's commitment to improving and optimizing SONAR's core functionality, while delivering new world-class technology every month.

Smart Swipe Track Controls let users instantly enable/disable buttons on multiple tracks by clicking a button in one track, then dragging across adjacent tracks without releasing the mouse button. Smart Swipe is also an extremely effective complement to SONAR’S Quick Grouping feature, which creates temporary groups for most mixer and ProChannel parameters.

SONAR’s alternative UI theme, Tungsten, was introduced in last month's update and quickly became the theme of choice for many users...

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Vir2 Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Vir2's Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer Now AvailableVir2 Instruments is proud to introduce Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer. Aeris combines the usefulness and practicality of beautifully recorded male & female choirs and solo singers with the powerful sound design capabilities of the Kontakt engine. Vir2 multi-sampled all singers performing vowels Ah’s, Oh’s, Oo’s, and Hums. Composers will easily be able to create lush vocal performances for their projects with different articulations including non-vibrato, vibrato, and true legato.

In order to give users a fresh take on vocal performances, Vir2 collaborated with industry-leading professional sound designers to create a diverse collection of vocal pads using Aeris’ choir and solo singer sample content.

Aside from playable vocal patches, Aeris also provides the user with a vast amount of sound design tools for endless customization. With up to four LFO’s, users can...

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Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard EP-4 NKS Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Applied Acoustics Systems releases an NKS-ready version of the Lounge Lizard EP-4 Electric PianoApplied Acoustics Systems is excited to announce that its award-winning Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano now supports Native Instrument's NKS extended plug-in format.

NKS brings intuitive and seamless interaction between Lounge Lizard EP-4 and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware. Lounge Lizard EP-4's key parameters have been mapped in order to provide optimal tactile control of its physical modeling engine. Furthermore, Lounge Lizard EP-4's entire factory preset library now appears in the powerful tag-based browsers of the MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL software.

“We are currently working to make our different instruments compatible with the NKS format and Lounge Lizard EP-4 is the first one to be ready,” says Eric Thibeault, marketing director at Applied Acoustics Systems...

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