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Soundiron Antidrum Machine Exploratory Percussion Toolbox
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Antidrum Machine Exploratory Percussion Toolbox Virtual InstrumentSoundiron’s Antidrum Machine is the ultimate compendium of alternative, experimental percussion. It contains a vast catalogue of found sounds, field recordings, prepared objects, unique surfaces, and noisy contraptions. It's an exhaustive compilation of things-that-aren't-but-could-be percussion, a vibrant palette of musical paint containing everything from booming bass to tight clicks, clacks, zips, zings, ticks, and tocks. Antidrum Machine includes all of the content from our Antidrum series of libraries (Antidrum 1, 2, and 3) all well as Cathedral of Junk, Luftballoon, Luminabells, PVC Beatbox Ensemble, and Snow Drums. We also recorded another Antidrum volume's worth of brand new content.

Included in this library are different preset types that allow users to interact with the content in different ways. The Dual Layer preset type allows...

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Soundiron Magnus Chord Organ Virtual Instrument
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Soundiron releases Magnus Chord Organ Virtual InstrumentThe Soundiron Magnus Chord Organ captures the nostalgic sound of a rare 37-key analog Magnus Electric Chord Organ from the 1960s, with supercharged GUI features and loads of custom FX presets.

This free-standing, three-octave chord organ was originally manufactured by the Magnus Harmonica Corporation. It has six major and six minor chord buttons. MHC was founded by Danish immigrant Finn Magnus, who supplied American troops with harmonicas in WWII, and later went on to sell millions of affordable electric chord organs and song books until the late '70s under Magnus Organ Corporation, before being acquired by World Book Encyclopedia who would ultimately cease production...

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IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O Keyboard Controllers
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IK Multimedia releases iRig Keys I/O 25 and 49 Keyboard ControllersIK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Keys I/O, the revolutionary keyboard controller range featuring a built-in audio interface, is now shipping worldwide.

iRig Keys I/O is much more than just a simple controller, it is a true studio centerpiece providing users with a flexible way to complete their music productions from start to end using a single piece of equipment that is unmatched for speed and simplicity of use. iRig Keys I/O comes with either 25 or 49 full-size keys offering a synth-action keybed and integrates a professional, high-definition 96kHz/24-bit audio interface with a high-performance Class A preamp allowing users to record their instruments and microphones (including condenser mics requiring 48V phantom power) via its convenient combo 1/4"/XLR input. Plus, it provides all the creative controls expected from a premium keyboard controller such as velocity sensitive, multicolored pads, programmable touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and assignable knobs...

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Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio
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Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio from Focal PressFocal Press has published Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio. This book provides a comprehensive guide to multi-channel sound. With contributions from leading recording engineers, researchers, and industry experts, Immersive Sound includes an in-depth description of the physics and psychoacoustics of spatial audio as well as practical applications.

Chapters include the history of 3D sound, binaural reproduction over headphones and loudspeakers, stereo, surround sound, height channels, object-based audio, soundfield (ambisonics), wavefield synthesis, and multi-channel mixing techniques...

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Sample Logic EXPEDITIONS - CINEMATIC & WORLD RHYTHMS
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Sample Logic releases EXPEDITIONS - CINEMATIC & WORLD RHYTHMS Virtual InstrumentEXPEDITIONS is a dynamic rhythmic sequencing and effects engine accompanied by a top-notch collection of eclectic cinematic and world loops, perfect for all styles of music production. By harnessing the power and flexibility of a 4-core loop engine, EXPEDITIONS possesses limitless creativity that is sure to transport your music around the world and beyond. These diverse loops span the entire globe from Africa, Asia, Europe, to America and Latin America.

Genres include Acoustic, Melodic, Synthetic, Orchestral, Hybrid, Industrial and many more. Each loop has been hand crafted from the finest recordings of live performers courtesy of months of production by the visionary Sample Logic team in collaboration with renowned producers at Black Octopus, Loopmasters, Prime Loops and ThaLoops.com. All this to bring you the utmost in sample quality, authenticity and variety...

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Best Service Accordions 2 Virtual Instrument
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Best Service releases Accordions 2 Virtual Instrument by Eduardo TarilonteEver since the release of Accordions, this virtual instrument collection has been the first choice when it comes to ultra-realistic and above all, playable accordion libraries. Like its predecessor Accordions 2, has been produced by Eduardo Tarilonte and features not only double the content, but also a completely revised user interface as well as premade rhythms for the left hand.

Accordions 2 was recorded chromatically with 3 different dynamics and 3 round robins, using the fines studio technology available as well as a Neumann U47 microphone. Even subtle sounds, like key and button noises, were carefully captured to increase the realism of your performance.

Accordions 2 consits of 13 painstakingly sampled Instruments:...

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IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 Digital Microphone for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC is Now AvailableIK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Mic HD 2 is now available worldwide. iRig Mic HD 2 is designed to put all the power of high-resolution digital audio into the hands of singers, musicians, interviewers, broadcasters, presenters, podcasters, and vloggers who are looking to capture pristine mobile recordings anywhere with remarkable ease.

iRig Mic HD 2 is the only handheld digital microphone featuring high definition audio quality up to 24-bit/96 kHz, a low noise preamp, a high-quality gold-sputtered electret condenser capsule for exceptional frequency and transient response and an onboard dedicated headphone output with volume control for monitoring. Offering unparalleled quality and flexibility at an affordable price, iRig Mic HD 2 comes with all the cables and accessories needed for every situation, as well as a convenient table tripod for use during interviews, podcasts or video shooting...

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Sample Logic ELECTRO CITY LOOP SESSION SERIES
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic releases ELECTRO CITY LOOP SESSION SERIES Sample LibraryIntroducing the latest product from Sample Logic: ELECTRO CITY LOOP SESSION SERIES

LOOP SESSION SERIES – ELECTRO CITY has been designed around an easy to perform user interface that accesses over 1000 loop sources from ELECTRO CITY in two simplified and accessible formats, Kontakt instruments and .wav audio format.

NEW TO ELECTRO CITY?
This Kontakt sample library is an outstanding value! Not only is it an excellent way to experience and utilize the sounds of ELECTRO CITY, but it also serves as a great way to try it out before upgrading to the full version of ELECTRO CITY. By upgrading from LSS, you will gain access to the dynamic 4-core engine, browser, multi presets and step sequencer capabilities...

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IK Multimedia T-RackS 5 Mixing and Mastering Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia T-RackS 5 Mixing and Mastering Software is Now AvailableIK Multimedia is proud to announce T-RackS 5, the cutting-edge mixing and mastering system for Mac® and PC, is available now. T-RackS 5 is the most powerful modular mix and master system ever, offering incredible versatility with 4 all-new processors for a total of 38 high-quality modules including a new completely redesigned, resizable interface in a flexible 16-processor series/parallel chain with an unrivaled audio engine, a complete broadcast-ready professional metering section, as well as an album assembly section with multi-format export.

IK Multimedia has led the way in mixing and mastering software since it created T-RackS in 1999, evolving and expanding the collection while setting an industry standard for some of the world's best sounding plug-ins for professional applications. It's no coincidence that thousands of top-charting records have been made using T-RackS. Now T-RackS 5 has been re-mastered to be more powerful than ever, providing everything necessary to take raw mixes to a perfect finished product ready for digital delivery or CD duplication...

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Cakewalk Momentum Songwriting Platform
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk Announces Momentum Songwriting Platform for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, VST, AU, and AAXRecord song ideas, lyrics, melodies, and more on any Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device. Your ideas sync to the cloud and back up automatically, so they’re always at your fingertips. The included Mac/Win VST/AU/AAX plug-in works with any DAW, which makes it easy to drag and drop ideas from the cloud when you’re ready to turn your ideas into projects. You can even send songs from your DAW back into Momentum for additional development while away from your computer—like coming up with lyric ideas for melodies or chord progressions.

Momentum does far more than just turn devices like smart phones and tablets into portable recorders. Momentum can record up to four tracks, with editing, looping, and effects. It also keeps your ideas organized...

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Groove Monkee Variety Pack MIDI Loops
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Groove Monkee releases Variety Pack MIDI Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Variety Pack MIDI Loops, a huge collection of MIDI drum grooves. Our new Variety Pack has over 700 MIDI files of varying styles, tempos and feels... a perfect collection for songwriters, producers and musicians needing an extensive set of MIDI drum loops. You get grooves and fills covering 11 genres, most with hat and ride variations.

Variety Pack Highlights
- 700 Royalty Free MIDI Drum Loops covering 11 genres
- Blues, Country, Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Pop, R&B, Rock & World
- 4/4, 6/8 and 12/8 in straight or shuffle feels
- Ballad - Halftime - Midtempo - Uptempo
- African, Waltz, Bossa, Samba, Swing, Shuffles, Train and much more!
- Tempo range: 68 BPM to 200 BPM
- Works with all MIDI-compatible software...

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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
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

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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