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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Equalizer Plug-in
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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Equalizer Plug-inFabFilter is proud to announce availability of FabFilter Pro-Q 2, a major update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in. New features — such as Full Screen mode, unique Natural Phase processing, Auto Gain, Spectrum Grab, Gain-Q interaction, and slope support for all filter types — make Pro-Q 2 a cut above its predecessor in every way, while staying true to the original vision of combining high sound quality with unsurpassed interface workflow.

Completely redesigned EQ engine
For Pro-Q 2, FabFilter has completely redesigned the internal filter engine from the ground up — not only improving the existing Zero Latency and Linear Phase processing modes, but also introducing a unique Natural Phase mode. Besides perfectly matching the magnitude response of analog EQ’ing, Natural Phase also closely matches the analog phase response, without introducing noticeable pre-ring or a long latency. Last but not least, FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is more than twice as CPU-efficient as its predecessor...

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Propellerhead A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords
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Propellerhead A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords
Propellerhead today introduced the new Reason Rack Extension instrument A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords. Available immediately, A-List Electric Guitarist allows musicians to quickly and easily create powerful, dynamic power chord tracks right within Reason. By combining a top-notch instrument and world-class player all in the same rack device, A-List Electric Guitarist provides a virtually endless variation of power chord styles that can be played, combined, and tweaked in real time to create unique, realistic, and inspiring performances.

“Whether you’re creating pop, rock, punk or other styles of music, A-List Electric Guitarist helps you quickly and easily create great-sounding power chord tracks and explore new musical directions,” stated Timothy Self, Propellerhead VP of Product Marketing. “With A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords, you don’t need to be a virtuoso to get amazing results; one finger is all your need...”

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In the Box Music Production for Pro Tools
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In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro ToolsFocal Press has published In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro Tools. Sure, you can import and mix a track in Pro Tools. You can work with MIDI and you know your way around the Edit window. The UI is as familiar as your most broken-in pair of jeans. We get it—you don’t need another button-pushing guide starting from the ground floor.

Get uniquely in-depth coverage instead with In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro Tools. Author Mike Collins splits the book into three distinct sections covering how you use Pro Tools now—whether you’re working with the synths and samplers or loops and beats of a dance or hip-hop project, the soaring vocals of the next pop sensation, or the lush layers of an instrumental world music track...

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Ukulele For Guitar Players and 50 R'n'B Bass Grooves
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Ukulele For Guitar Players and 50 RnB Bass Grooves You Must KnoweMedia Music Corp., publisher of the world’s best-selling series of music tutorial CD-ROMs and DVDs, in partnership with TrueFire, will release two new titles in the Guitar Lab line of guitar instruction DVDs in September 2014. The Ukulele For Guitar Players and 50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know DVDs will be in stores September 19, 2014.

Hosted by Marcy Marxer, who has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine and their special editions of Ukulele Magazine and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine; the Ukulele For Guitar Players DVD steps you through a primer covering everything you need to know about different types of ukuleles, tunings and fingerings -- adapting what you likely already know about guitar to the ukulele. If you are not a guitar player, you’re still in the right place. Learn the ukulele chords one at a time...

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ELECTRA2 Synthesizer Workstation Software
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ELECTRA2 Synthesizer Workstation SoftwareElectra2 - the successor of the well known ElectraX - breathes new life into the term "synthesizer workstation". With its powerful and sonically versatile approach to audio production, it provides you with truly outstanding new sounds. Electra2 is ready for any type of music you play!

The instrument is equipped with a high-end quality sound engine, multilayer support and a wide range of music production features, but its designed to put you in control. Its friendly hands-on interface allows first-timers to easily create sounds and experts to delve into sound design as deeply as they want to. And with Tone2's high quality sound technology at its core, you're not only working with a greater palette for creating original sounds, but also the best sound quality possible, with a lower CPU usage than any other type of workstation or synthesizer...

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Blue Cat Audio PatchWork 1.4 Patch Bay Plug-In
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Blue Cat Audio PatchWork 1.4 Patch Bay Plug-InBlue Cat Audio have released an update for Blue Cat's PatchWork, adding new features and compatibility improvements to their "universal plug-ins patch bay" plug-in. Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.4 now includes MIDI channel filtering for hosted VST or Audio Unit plug-ins, parallel processing chains improvements (selectable summing mode and solo buttons), and several compatibility improvements on Mac. (full list below).

The update is free for existing customers and is available for download from the same page as the initial purchase (link received by email). Demo versions can also be downloaded on the Blue Cat Audio website, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats, for both Mac and PC (32 and 64-bit).

New Features:
- Selectable parallel processing chains summing mode: sum or average.
- Solo button for parallel chains.
- MIDI Channel filtering for each plug-in input...

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Free FL Studio 64 Bit Update
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Free FL Studio 64 Bit UpdateFL Studio 64 Bit is a free option for existing customers while new customers get the 32 and 64 Bit versions with no change to current pricing. FL Studio is available in a single unified FL Studio 32/64 Bit installer or as a separate update installer for FL Studio 11.

FL STUDIO 64 BIT FEATURES
* Access up to 512 GB memory, depending on your Windows version.
* 32 Bit bridged and 64 Bit native VST plugin support.
* Project compatibility between 32 and 64 Bit versions.
* FL Studio available as a 64 Bit VST plugin for use in 64 Bit VST hosts.

LIMITATIONS
The following features & plugins rely on 3rd party code that is not available in 64 Bit at this time - Buzz Adapter, Edison 'Clean Audio' function*, FL Slayer, Fruity Soundfont Player*, Synthmaker/Flowstone*, Wasp/Wasp XT...

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Arturia 15th Anniversary Milestone
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Arturia 15th Anniversary MilestoneGRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to mark its 15th anniversary milestone with an all-new contemporary company logo and amazing summer savings for all with 50% off 15 software instruments — including its innovative iMini and iSEM iPad apps — between July 31 and September 8, inclusive.

Coming from a country that was historically hooked on guillotining its heads of state, 15 years is a long time in the cutthroat world of musical instruments and software let alone always endeavouring to remain on its cutting edge. So who better, then, to pop the proverbial champagne cork to start the ‘revolutionary’ celebrations than Arturia President Frédéric Brun...

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IK Multimedia SampleTank 3
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IK Multimedia SampleTank 3IK Multimedia is proud to announce that SampleTank® 3, the ultimate sound and groove workstation for Mac and PC, is now shipping. SampleTank 3 sets a new industry standard for studio composition and live performance via its massive 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instruments), 64-bit compatibility, completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and enhanced sample engine. Powerful, functional and effortless, SampleTank 3 puts a whole new world of sound at your fingertips.

It's all about the sounds
The reason SampleTank has remained the industry standard "rompler" after all these years is due to the superior quality and sheer amount of sounds it offers right out of the box. SampleTank 3 pushes the benchmark even further by giving musicians a wider selection than ever before, with over 4,000 instruments to choose from in 21 categories that stretch across every genre and style imaginable - everything from acoustic to electric, ethnic to electronic and beyond...

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MuTools MuLab 6 Modular Music Production Software
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MuTools MuLab 6 Modular Music Production SoftwareMuTools has released version 6 of MuLab, the modular DAW. MuLab is a top-quality sound and music production system for Mac OSX and Windows, transforming your computer into an inspiring modular studio. MuLab is an easy, effective and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, and finalize Your Music.

MuLab Highlights:
* Create, record, edit and play multi-track audio & music.
* Flexible tracks and sub-tracks support audio, MIDI and automation parts.
* Easy modular architecture.
* Top-quality uncompromised sound engine.
* Super-fat oscillators with 300 selected waveforms + support for user waveforms.
* Multi-core CPU support... and more...

What's New in MuLab 6...

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Voxengo EBusLim - Easy Bus Peak Limiter Plugin
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Voxengo EBusLim - Easy Bus Peak Limiter PluginVoxengo is happy to announce the release of EBusLim, a brickwall peak limiter and loudness maximization plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.5 and later), and Windows computers.

EBusLim is a brickwall peak limiter and loudness maximization plug-in for professional music production applications. EBusLim implements a single EL-4-based limiter mode originally designed in Elephant mastering limiter plug-in. This mode is suitable for bus, drum bus, master bus and track processing. The design idea behind EBusLim is to produce an extremely easy-to-use yet effective limiter. Since EBusLim only features a single processing mode the processing latency was reduced down to 0.5 milliseconds permitting the use of this limiter as master bus overload protector for both stereo and multi-channel applications...

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PreSonus Notion 5 Music Notation Software
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PreSonus Notion 5 Music Notation SoftwarePreSonus® is shipping Notion™ 5, a major upgrade to its popular notation software. This new version makes it easier than ever to write your ideas quickly and includes a new video window, new effects from PreSonus Studio One®, an enhanced chord library, a custom rules editor, and many notation and publishing improvements. Notion is the only notation editor that supports Mac, Windows, and iPad and the only one that can run 64-bit on both Mac and Windows.

This is the first update since Notion joined the PreSonus family, and it shows. The user interface has been redesigned to more resemble Studio One and other PreSonus software, and Notion 5 comes with PreSonus' Native Effects™ Limiter, Compressor, and Pro EQ plug-ins. The new version adds a variety of enhancements for film, TV, and video composers, including a video window with a new timecode view. Unlike competing notation programs, it can import a variety of modern video formats...

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Free Shreddage 2X Virtual Guitar Instrument Update
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Free Shreddage 2X Virtual Guitar Instrument UpdateImpact Soundworks has released a massive free update to their popular Shreddage 2 library! The "Shreddage 2X" update includes a total overhaul of the instrument's UI and underlying engine, adding new features, refinements, options, and even new recordings like powerchord portamento & staccato samples.

Shreddage 2 covers the entire range of lead AND rhythm playing - every fret, every string, and tons of articulations. Its advanced scripting allows for easy playability as well as deep customization. With the included Kontakt Player and ReValver HPse, you'll have everything you need to SHRED. This virtual guitar for Kontakt is the ultimate weapon for rock & metal music, built from the ground up for realistic playing in any hi-gain style. All samples...

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Spitfire Audio Hans Zimmer Percussion Los Angeles
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Spitfire Audio Hans Zimmer Percussion Los AngelesCompositional tools creator Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of HZ02 - HANS ZIMMER PERCUSSION LOS ANGELES — the second (Mac 10.6 or higher and Windows 7 compatible) virtual instrument installment of Hollywood soundtrack supremo Hans Zimmer’s tantalizing take on his truly trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER platform, this time featuring unbeatable pearl performances from rock aristocrat Jason Bonham on his huge-sounding DW Vistalite drum kit, recorded at the equally epic-sounding Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox Film Studios (Century City, California) and the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage (Culver City, California), the largest motion picture scoring venue in the world, as well as a large concrete space within Zimmer’s remarkable Remote Control Productions lot in Santa Monica, California, known as ‘The Cathedral’ — as of July 15...

A distinctive pattern, product, or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified. So reads a typical dictionary definition of the word signature. Spitfire Audio’s Signature Range sample library luminaries certainly have a signature sound...

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Free Pop/Rock EZX Update for Toontrack EZdrummer 2
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Free Pop/Rock EZX Update for Toontrack EZdrummer 2Toontrack has announced the immediate release of the Pop/Rock EZX expansion. The audio and MIDI content is derived from the original version EZdrummer, but now converted into an expansion for EZdrummer 2. The sound and MIDI groove library from the original EZdrummer has been a staple in the creative toolboxes of top songwriters and heard daily in countless major label productions, TV shows and commercials ever since it was first released in 2006.

The Pop/Rock EZX is based around a classic GMS kit including several options for snares, bass drums and cymbals. The sounds were recorded in New York's legendary Avatar Studios by engineer duo Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits) and Pat Thrall (Beyoncé, Katy Perry) together with renowned session drummer Nir Z (Chris Cornell, Genesis). Avatar Studios is known for having one of the world's finest acoustic environments and has won several industry awards. Since its inception in the 1970s, it has hosted bands and artists like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Journey, Kings of Leon and The Clash...

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