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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition. This is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It hosts "play-along" audio tracks on a Companion Website, including a workbook, ear-training exercises, and an audio compilation of the musical examples featured in the book.

Jazz Theory is organized into three parts: Basics, Intermediate, and Advanced. This approach allows for success in a one-semester curriculum or with subsequent terms. If students sense that theory can facilitate their improvisational skills or can help them develop their ears, they become more engaged in the learning process...

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Ueberschall Chinese Instruments Elastik Soundbank
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Ueberschall releases Chinese Instruments Elastik SoundbankChinese Instruments brings you a collection of individual instrument performances that capture some of the beautiful and exotic sounds of oriental China. The collection is dominated by instrument and percussion loops that were recorded in Shanghai and features Guzheng, Pipa, Bamboo Flute, Erhus, Temple Blocks, Ju, Sticks, Kuai Ban Er and various traditional cymbals and gongs. Also included are percussion singleshots and a number of environmental ambience sounds from Chinese street life.

Chinese Instruments is built on nearly 3 GB of sample data and features over 700 loops and samples. Original recording tempos range from 60 to 86 bpm. The samples are presented both dry and, for the instrument loops and singleshots, wet versions. The processing applied to the wet sounds includes a combination of reverb and delay making the sounds ready to go and easy to drop into your mix...

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Audio Production and Critical Listening, 2nd Edition
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Audio Production and Critical Listening, Technical Ear Training, 2nd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Audio Production and Critical Listening, Technical Ear Training, 2nd Edition.

This book develops your critical and expert listening skills, enabling you to listen to audio like an award-winning engineer. Featuring an accessible writing style, this new edition includes information on objective measurements of sound, technical descriptions of signal processing, and their relationships to subjective impressions of sound. It also includes information on hearing conservation, ear plugs, and listening levels, as well as bias in the listening process...

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NUGEN Audio MasterCheck Pro Plug-In
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Innovative, intuitive professional audio tools creator for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters NUGEN Audio is proud to announce availability of v1.4 of MasterCheck Pro — placing FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) and Opus encoding flavours in its indispensable, award-winning loudness, dynamics, and codec toolset to enable mix-optimising music professionals to hear and visualise yet more popular playout encoding and loudness matching techniques increasingly in use by music streaming services such as Apple Music® and Spotify — as of September 7.

The term codec is an acronym for coder/decoder. Music streaming services such as Apple Music® and Spotify use codecs to reduce the data bandwidth required to stream audio to the consumer. Codecs affect audio quality, sadly, so it is important to be able to audition them in realtime in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) in order to mitigate side effects caused by intersample clipping and bit depth reduction. Which is exactly where NUGEN Audio are able to offer assistance...

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Soundiron CUBE Glitchy Workplace Percussion for KONTAKT
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Soundiron releases CUBE Glitchy Workplace Percussion  for KONTAKTCUBE is a collection of 521 glitchy, crunchy, office-supplies-based percussive samples - along with FX, stingers, risers, and lush ambient pads. About a year ago we thought "you know what would be great? A glitch percussion library that was super CRUNCHY!" and so, Cube was born.

As development went on, the library took its own direction and became "office" related. Each sound has been designed using carefully selected sources like paper crunches, snapping pencils, fax machines, water coolers, paper cups, and all kinds of other office-related sounds. From the rattling of your last few anxiety pills, the evil clanging of your possessed time-clock, to luscious dreamy pads (imagining an escape from your personal cubicle hell), Cube has got you covered for your next game score, hot track, or quirky animation...

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Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook
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Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook for Careers in the Entertainment & Music IndustryFocal Press has published Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook for Careers in the Entertainment & Music Industry. This book offers a thorough, guided exploration of the current state of the industry, with an emphasis on trends in copyright, digital streaming, and practical advice for developing a career as an artist, technician, or industry executive.

This book investigates a variety of topics within the entertainment and music industry, ranging from traditional and emerging business models to intellectual property rights to the creative destruction happening currently. The book strategically outlines the existing gaps that make being successful as an artist a dynamic interaction between creativity and business...

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Blue Cat's Late Replies Creative Delay Plug-In
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Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Late Replies Creative Delay Plug-In - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's Late Replies, a new creative delay and multi effects plug-in also capable of hosting third party plug-ins anywhere in its signal path.

Designed as an hybrid multi-tap and feedback delay plug-in, combined with a multi effect and a VST, VST3 and Audio Units host, this plug-in can be used to create a wide variety of audio effects: classic echoes, rhythmic or melodic patterns, vintage tape or digital delays, modulation effects, reverbs, shimmer effects and more... It includes more than 400 presets to get started.

Blue Cat's Late Replies can be extended indefinitely, applying built-in or third party effects to individual taps, or inside the two nested feedback loops...

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Kenton Pro CV to MIDI Converter
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Kenton announces Pro CV to MIDI converterKenton Electronics has announced the immediate availability of Pro CV to MIDI, a unit that takes any analogue control voltage (CV) signal – pitch, pitchbend, modulation, etc – and converts it to MIDI. Pro CV to MIDI will appeal particularly to modular synth fans, but it's compatible with any CV-equipped instrument, from your classic synth or analogue sequencer to your Theremin. Use it to trigger a digital synth with an analogue keyboard, for example, or control a MIDI module with that Theremin.

PRO CV to MIDI is a high-specification, fully configurable control voltage-to-MIDI converter that tracks pitch control voltages with incredible accuracy. It supports the industry standard Volt/Octave system, the 1.2V/Octave system used by EML and Buchla, and the Hz/Volt system used by Korg and Yamaha. The unit also features pitchbend, modulation and non-quantised continuous tracking, and two user-assignable auxiliary CV inputs...

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Social Media Promotion For Musicians, 2nd Edition
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Second Edition Of Bobby Owsinski's Social Media Promotion For Musicians Now AvailableBOMG Publishing has announced the release of the fully updated second edition of Bobby Owsinski's Social Media Promotion For Musicians. The book covers the strategies that musicians, artists, bands, engineers, producers, and songwriters need to harness the power of their online presence to gain more fans, clients, streams, and views without feeling overwhelmed by choices.

As with the previous version of the book, the latest edition includes chapters on using Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as key promotional tools, along with new chapters on Instagram, LinkedIn, and even Spotify and Apple Music playlist marketing.

Along with the cutting-edge information about creating a killer artist website, blog and mailing list, the book is one of the few that covers...

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Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus Plug-In
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Voxengo releases the CRTIV Tape Bus tape saturation plug-in

Voxengo is happy to release CRTIV Tape Bus, tape saturation plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

CRTIV Tape Bus plug-in recreates characteristic elements of the reel-to-reel tape sound. This includes saturation, modulation noise and smearing effects which are known for the “analog” feel they bring to audio recordings. This plug-in also applies a selected impulse response taken by us from the existing tape machines.

CRITV Tape Bus features:...

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Pianoteq 6 - Professional Piano Virtual Instrument
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Modartt releases Pianoteq 6 - Professional Piano Virtual InstrumentAfter three years of research, Modartt takes a step forward with Pianoteq 6, distinguished by its mature technology, breathtaking realism, increased compatibility, and new features.

Pianoteq 6: a mature technology
Since its introduction in 2006, Pianoteq has gradually become a mature and natural companion for a wide range of musicians for use in everything from private homes and piano classrooms to recording studios and concert halls. Pianoteq 6 brings numerous refinements in its engine and physical model, now implemented in all of the 49 physically modelled instruments...

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Eventide Elevate - Advanced Mastering Plug-In
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Newfangled Audio and Eventide partner to Elevate mastering technology with pioneering plug-inNew audio tools creator Newfangled Audio is proud to announce availability of Elevate — a pioneering plug-in that elevates mastering technology using intelligent, adaptive technology that responds in real time to music — as of October 4.

Elevate is the most advanced mastering plug-in ever created. This unique multi-band limiter, human ear EQ, and powerful audio maximizer will increase the loudness of a mix while maintaining or improving its dynamic perception. It uses intelligent, adaptive technology that responds in real time to music, creating not only the loudest but also the best-sounding master. Developed by Newfangled Audio, Elevate maintains subtle dynamics and improves the tonal balance of a mix. The adaptive LIMITER analyzes...

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The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach
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The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach. This book provides an indispensable introduction to the Bach research of the past thirty-fifty years. It is not a lexicon providing information on all the major aspects of Bach's life and work, such as the Oxford Composer Companion: J. S. Bach. Nor is it an entry-level research tool aimed at those making a beginning of such studies.

The valuable essays presented here are designed for the next level of Bach research and are aimed at masters and doctoral students, as well as others interested in coming to terms with the current state of Bach research. Each author covers three aspects within their specific subject area; firstly, to describe the results of research over the past thirty-fifty years, concentrating on the most significant and controversial, such as:...

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iZotope Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 Mixing and Mastering Apps
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iZotope Ushers in the Next Evolution of Mixing and Mastering with Ozone 8 and Neutron 2Today, iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, announced the release of Ozone 8, Neutron 2, and Music Production Suite. The Advanced versions of Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature ground-breaking technology, including the ability to communicate with each other through the new Tonal Balance Control plug-in. This new level of inter-plugin communication puts more power in users’ hands, allowing them to achieve tonally balanced, professional mixes and masters that sound great in any listening environment.

Ozone 8 now features machine learning technology with the introduction of Master Assistant, allowing you to reach an optimal starting point for your master in seconds. Version 8 also includes Track Referencing, a Spectral Shaper to tame problematic frequencies, improved signal processing, and refinements to the user interface and workflow. Neutron 2 includes new signal processing, including a Gate with Hysteresis for a smoother gating response, and improvements to Track Assistant and Neutrino modes to help you get to a better starting point. Neutron 2 also features...

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Antelope Audio Compression FX for Audio Interfaces
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Antelope Audio adds compression quadrilogy triumph to vintage hardware-based effects libraryHigh-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce the addition of four new vintage compressors (BA-6A, FET-A78, SMT-100A, and Grove Hill LIVERPOOL) to its ever-expanding library of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) vintage hardware-based effects — enabling owners of its Thunderbolt™ and HDX audio interfaces to access unique hardware models of some of the most desirable vintage effects with real-time performance without relying on DSP (Digital Signal Processing) for native processing while letting loose with the alternative Antelope Audio Routing Matrix view — as of September 4.

Antelope Audio’s acclaimed FPGA effects bring audio realism to a new level. Little wonder, then, that they sound, behave, and feel just like real hardware. Why? Well, why not put it in simple terms? They are real hardware! Helpfully, Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Thunderbolt™ and HDX audio interfaces — including...

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