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Spitfire Audio eDNA01 - EARTH Sample Library
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Spitfire Audio eDNA01 - EARTH Sample LibraryCompositional tools creator Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of the first phase in its eDNA (Electronic DNA) project, EDNA01 - EARTH — a mouth-watering, once-in-a-lifetime collection of electronic sounds served up from the most valued collection of orchestral recordings on the planet, creating the next generation of soundware for the next generation of music makers, as of September 12...

Fact: Spitfire Audio has spent the last decade creating the world’s finest orchestral library. But the simple fact is that this was never its prime objective. Often words are never enough, in fact, yet the tantalising EDNA01 - EARTH teaser did just that with a carefully chosen few: SPITFIRE DIRECTIVE: MAY 2004... PROJECT CODENAME: GAIA... OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE THE WORLD’S GREATEST ORCHESTRAS... MINE SONIC ORE... TO CREATE RAW COMPONENTS FOR... eDNA... PHASE #ONE... EARTH ORGANIC SYNTHESIS.

Intriguing, isn’t it? So what on earth is EDNA01 - EARTH, exactly? Easy answer. For the last five years Spitfire Audio has been cherry-picking its way through the best musical moments from seven years’ worth of orchestral recordings and placing them through a series of extraordinary analogue and digital signal-warping chains to create...

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eMedia Music Masters of Rock Guitar Software
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eMedia Music Masters of Rock Guitar SoftwareeMedia Music Corp., publisher of the world’s best-selling series of guitar tutorial software, announces the release of eMedia Masters of Rock Guitar, the ultimate way to learn how to play some of rock’s greatest songs. Interactive Feedback on melodies as you play into your computer’s microphone makes learning these songs easier than ever before! eMedia Masters of Rock Guitar teaches songs made famous by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more. All guitar parts are shown in tab and standard notation with Animated Fretboard, variable-speed playback and looping selections of transcribed material. You can even remove the guitar or bass and jam with the band.

eMedia Masters of Rock Guitar teaches the guitar and bass parts for 14 songs including “Behind Blue Eyes” (The Who), “All Along the Watchtower” (Dylan/Hendrix), “Oye Como Va” (Santana), “Before You Accuse Me” (Diddley/Clapton), “The Sky Is Crying’” (James/SRV), “Baby, I Love Your Way” (Frampton), “Magic Man” (Heart) and more...

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Music Editing for Film and Television
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Music Editing for Film and Television: The Art and the ProcessFocal Press has published Music Editing for Film and Television: The Art and the Process.

Making music for the movies is a complicated, involved, and challenging process. Music Editing for Film and Television covers the practical skills needed to successfully hone your craft. Through an overview of the music editing process, this book will equip you with detailed techniques to solve musical problems encountered during editing. An abundance of interviews with well-known professionals provide a wide range of perspectives on music editing for film, while special features address an array of projects, from a low-budget documentary, to a Hollywood blockbuster, to indie projects.

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IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand Stand for Tablets
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IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand Stand for TabletsIK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation apps and accessories today announced iKlip® Xpand Stand its next generation expandable tabletop riser stand that lets you securely hold any iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, Android device or any other tablet with a screen size between 7" to 12.1". Thin, wide, long, short - it doesn't matter the dimensions, iKlip Xpand Stand is designed to accommodate just about any tablet size without any kind of adapter required. It's the latest iteration of IK's popular iKlip line, which has sold nearly a quarter of a million units worldwide since its November 2010 debut. iKlip Xpand Stand features an expandable spring-loaded bracket design, four rubberized gripping points, a metal-reinforced base and an optional tabletop clamp. It's an all-in-one solution that's as useful for musicians as it is for small business owners, public speakers, professionals and anyone else who needs a sturdy way to secure their tablet for everyday use.

At the heart of iKlip Xpand Stand is its expandable sure-grip technology, which allows it to accommodate a wide range of tablet sizes without the use of cumbersome adapters...

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Rob Papen Soundware BLUE-II Software Synth
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Rob Papen Soundware BLUE-II Software SynthVirtual instrument and plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce that Hollywood composer/producer Paul Haslinger has added BLUE-II — an all-new reworking of the Dutch business’ breakthrough BLUE soft synth for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, and 8) — to his well-stocked, state-of-the-art studio setup.

Self-confessed synth freak and world-renowned sound designer Rob Papen is no stranger to rave reviews with his popular namesake range of virtual instruments and effects plug-ins, a music technology ‘tradition’ that continues unabated to this day with BLUE-II, the latest soft synth to bear his highly-regarded name, one which has been busy making musical waves on both sides of the Atlantic since its eagerly-anticipated springtime release earlier this year. “Rob Papen has made a name and sound for himself in the soft synth world,” pronounces Paul Haslinger, himself held in high regard as an in-demand composer/producer...

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Sample Logic CINEMATIC KEYS
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Sample Logic CINEMATIC KEYSCINEMATIC KEYS is a complete collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments & Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments. Weighing in at over 8GBs, CINEMATIC KEYS not only includes amazing, ready-to-play, psycho-acoustic sampled melodic and percussive instruments, but uses these instruments to enter into the morphed world of score-ready hybrid sound design. CINEMATIC KEYS is powered by Kontakt Player.

Sample Logic has gone above and beyond standard performance and recording techniques to create the instruments included in CINEMATIC KEYS. The library consists of not only Grand and upright pianos, harpsichords, Wurlitzer electric pianos, and toy pianos as standard multi-sampled instruments, but also breaks barriers with strummed, plucked, picked, and e-bow techniques, just to name a few. In fact there are many extended techniques recorded on a multitude of instruments. In addition, Sample Logic found ways to manipulate the sound of each of the included instruments to create something truly unique. Using this organic material, they were able to craft the finest dynamic and original acoustic and effectual cinematic sounds possible...

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Toontrack EZkeys Mellotoon Virtual Instrument
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Toontrack EZkeys Mellotoon Virtual InstrumentToontrack is proud to announce the addition of yet another historic instrument to the EZkeys Line, the Mellotoon. In addition to the release, a MIDI pack of chords and phrases is also made available separately.

EZkeys Mellotoon
EZkeys Mellotoon is based on the classic Mellotron keyboard introduced in the early 1960s. This unique instrument was the first of its kind to include samples of real instruments, but as opposed to the modern-day digital sampler, the Mellotron pulled them off a magnetic tape loop that ran inside the keyboard. It came with various sounds for piano, strings, flutes, brass and is likely best described as the first-ever "band in a box". Naturally, it was a revelation from the get-go. Early adopters included the Beatles, the Moody Blues and King Crimson, who all immortalized the unmistakable tone of the Mellotron in numerous hits. Today, this piece of instrument history is enjoying a massive resurgence in a wide range of genres...

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Native Instruments KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE
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Native Instruments KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATENative Instruments has announced the next generation of their industry-standard production suites. KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE come with six brand-new instruments – ROUNDS, KONTOUR, POLYPLEX, and the three new sampled pianos that comprise THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION. KOMPLETE 10 now includes 39 instruments and effects. KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE includes all 75 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 440 GB of content. Notably, the prices of these bundles remain the same, increasing the saving to almost 90% over the cost of purchasing the instruments and effects separately.

Both KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE debut the brand-new ROUNDS, KONTOUR, and POLYPLEX. ROUNDS combines powerful sound design capabilities with advanced sequencing techniques, allowing users to play melodies, chords, and arpeggios while sequencing and morphing sounds in real time. KONTOUR is the latest synthesizer from NI founder Stephan Schmitt – an extremely responsive synth capable of organic textures from mallets to plucked and bowed strings to distorted, aggressive and noisy sounds. POLYPLEX delivers an intuitive, fun way to design drum kits. Up to four samples per sound slot are randomized on the global, sound or sample level. A host of effects including dynamics, reverb, glitch, and more are also on board for additional sound shaping...

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Mystica: Female Chamber Choir Sample Library
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Mystica: Female Chamber Choir Sample LibraryWith Mystica, Eduardo Tarilonte continues his incomparable series of vocal-libraries. This classical chamber choir consists of eight extraordinary female vocalists, delivering a unique, enchanting sound without comparison.

Mystica has been designed as a female-choir-library for unconfined solo use. At the same time, the library forms a perfectly matched mixed choir when being combined with Cantus. Therefore, Mystica has been recorded under identical conditions in spanish KBYO Recording Studios, located in Granada, using eight selected Neumann microphones and Avalon preamps. To ensure perfect team play of both libraries, Mystica offers the same words and wordbuilder as Cantus. In addition, there is a new possibility for quick exchanges of phrases and...

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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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