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FXpansion Geist2 Beat Production System
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

FXpansion forges ahead with Geist2 beat production systemAudio software developer FXpansion is proud to announce the availability of Geist2, an all-new incarnation of its award-winning Geist. Geist2 is a powerful sound-sculpting and beat production system with streamlined sample manipulation, arrangement, and modulation capabilities for intuitive and accelerated workflow. Available for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 SP1 or higher), as 64-bit only AAX, 32- and 64-bit AU and VST, and Standalone versions.

Geist2 is an advanced step-sequencer and sample-based drum machine realised in software and sympathetically styled so that creativity comes to the fore. First and foremost, it allows an elegant and ergonomic way to effortlessly build beats (although is equally well suited to work with all kinds of music material). Grooves and rhythms can be performed and programmed quicker than ever, thanks to its redesigned, resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) interface that’s as easy on the eye as it is to use...

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Blue Cat Audio Adds VST3 Hosting to Plug-Ins
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Adds VST3 Hosting to Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio has released an update for Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer, adding the ability to load third party VST3 plug-ins, in addition to existing VST2 and Audio Unit hosting.

With these new versions, it is now possible to mix VST2, VST3 and Audio Units together in the same session, even if your host application does not support all plug-ins formats. This update also brings several fixes an enhancements (details 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 are also available for download on www.bluecataudio.com, in VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX plug-in formats or as a standalone application (PatchWork only), for both Mac and PC (32 and 64-bit)...

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Output MOVEMENT Rhythmic Processor
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Output Announces MOVEMENT: Your Sounds. Powerful Rhythms.Output is proud to announce the release of MOVEMENT, the company’s first effects engine, built to add simple to mind-bending rhythms to any instrument, synth, raw sound or full track. MOVEMENT is the fourth product from Output following it’s acclaimed software instruments REV, SIGNAL and EXHALE.

Built equally for studio use and live performance, MOVEMENT is an extremely powerful and innovative tool crafted to be simple, intuitive and easy to use. Dial in a rhythm from one of 300+ presets or build from scratch using Flux, Sidechain, LFO or Step Sequencer rhythm modulation, then use the XY pad to tweak up to 152 parameters in real time. Perform live with it, automate it in your DAW or just find the perfect blend of the original input and the rhythms...

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Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition
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Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition.

Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft.

Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include:

* A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises...

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Cakewalk SONAR 2016.04 Update Available
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Cakewalk SONAR 2016.04 Update Offers Mastering Plug-ins, TH3 Cakewalk Amp Sim, and ImprovementsCakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR 2016.04 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.

Cakewalk has partnered with Overload to develop the new TH3 Cakewalk amp simulator for all three versions of SONAR (Artist, Professional, and Platinum). This VST3 plug-in includes new amp models and cabinets, a revised and improved User Interface, and new Impulse Response technology with more accurate modeling for superior “feel” and response. It’s backward compatible with projects using the previous TH2 amp, so even older projects can benefit from TH3’s 4th generation modeling technology...

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Electronic and Experimental Music, 5th Edition
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Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, 5th Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, 5th Edition.

This book provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been extensively revised with the needs of students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features of the fifth edition allow easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts.

New to this edition:
• A companion website, featuring key examples of electronic music, both historical and contemporary.
• Listening Guides providing a moment-by-moment annotated exploration of key works of electronic music...

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Stanton Deckadance v2.60 Professional DJ Software
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Stanton Deckadance Launches v2.60 Professional DJ Mixing and Performance SolutionStanton’s Deckadance, the acclaimed DJ mixing and performing solution with Digital Vinyl System support, continues its commitment to improvement and innovation with version 2.60.

This new version features unlimited snapshots for deck and mixer settings (including EQ, FX, and Key), and all snapshots are integrated into the song manager for quick, easy access. Recall and save all settings—or just those specified by the built-in masking engine—at the push of a button or keyboard shortcut.

Another exciting new feature, the Layouts drop-down menu, adds three new layouts: Two deck or four deck horizontal, with miniature decks on the left and horizontal stacked, zoomable waveforms across the screen; and a Maximized Library layout. This provides a large song list viewing area for working on your playlists, along with two miniature decks and mixer for track sampling—and a single space bar press alternates between this and the previously-loaded layout...

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audio-workshop Orchestral Library Toolbox
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audio-workshop Announces Availability of First International Video Tutorial Guide to Orchestral VIsaudio-workshop, a Steinberg Certified Training Center specialising in music technology seminars and tutorials, is proud to announce availability of Orchestral Library Toolbox — its first international video tutorial guide for working with orchestral virtual instruments, available as a DVD-ROM or download version as of April 28...

Orchestral Library Toolbox is the first tutorial video available worldwide to demonstrate detailed use of orchestral virtual instruments suited to a variety of applications. As such, acclaimed audio-workshop tutors Achim Brochhausen — a classically-trained musician, producer, and composer (whose area of expertise revolves around realising orchestral music using a computer) — and Holger Steinbrink — a media producer, sound designer, and music technology writer (who has been producing music with computers since the 1980s) — host over 11 hours of video tutorials, translated and narrated by English musician David Morley...

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Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, 2nd Edition
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Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, 2nd Edition.

This book is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by over 50 guided listening examples, brings the world of women in music to life, examining a community of female musicians, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, technicians, mothers, and educators in art music and popular music.

The book features a wide array of pedagogical aids, including a running glossary and a comprehensive companion website with streamed audio tracks, that...

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Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition
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Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition.

Written by an active composer, performer and educator, Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition provides a clear and informative introduction to the compositional techniques behind electroacoustic music. It brings together theory, aesthetics, context and practical applications to allow students to start thinking about sound creatively, and gives them the tools to compose meaningful sonic art works.

In addition to explaining the techniques and philosophies of sonic art, the book examines over forty composers and their works, introducing the history and context of notable pieces, and includes chapters on how to present compositions professionally, in performance and online. The book is...

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Free Voxengo Marvel GEQ 1.4 Graphic Equalizer Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Marvel GEQ 1.4 - Free Graphic Equalizer Plugin ReleasedVoxengo Marvel GEQ version 1.4 update is now available for download. Marvel GEQ is a linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer plugin with multi-channel operation support for professional music production applications, 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.

List of changes in version 1.4:
* Added ProTools 12+ AAX-64 support.
* Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
* Added "Brown", "White" and "Cyan" color schemes.
* Redesigned the infrastructure controls.
* Added 90%, 110% and 150% visual scales.
* Made the user interface scale switchable without host reload...

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Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition
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Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition.

In an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, Third Edition unravels the technical mysteries that regularly challenge audio engineers. Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style.

Completely reorganized to focus on workflow, this third edition details mastering by providing a step-by-step approach to the process. First covering practical techniques and basic theory, this industry classicalso addresses advanced theory and practice. The book’s new approach is especially suitable to accompany a one- or two-term course in audio and mastering...

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Best Service Trinity Drums Virtual Percussion Instrument
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Best Service Announces the Release of Trinity Drums Virtual Percussion InstrumentBest Service is proud to announce the release of TRINITY DRUMS - A powerful collection of cinematic and modern grooves combined in a flexible, innovative virtual instrument.

The character of the included rhythmic themes ranges from earth-shaking monstrosity to delicate rhythms and even electronic beats ‐ all created from high quality recordings by the sound design specialists from the Boom Library and produced by the experienced team of composers at Sonuscore.

The TRINITY System
The central idea of TRINITY DRUMS is the separation of the different elements of a groove. Every rhythmic theme is divided by frequency into three independent layers (Low, Mid and High Drums) which together will form a full groove, but can be combined at will. Each of these layers is available in multiple variations of different complexity, providing maximum flexibility to adjust them to your composition...

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zplane ppmBatch v1 Loudness Normalization Tool
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zplane Announces the Release of ppmBatch v1 - a New Tool for Loudness NormalizationWe are happy to announce that we've released ppmBatch today. ppmBatch is zplane's newest loudness tool for fast scanning and normalizing of multiple files. It comes with an easy to use and easy to understand graphical interface. A color coding is used to highlight compliant and non-compliant files and errors.

Presets for the most common loudness standards like EBU R 128 are already integrated. On the other hand, individual preset can be created based on theses standards.

The key features at a glance are:

- fast scan & normalize of multiple files
- support for multi-channel and multi-mono files
- default loudness presets for EBU R 128, ATSC A/85, ITU-R BS.1770, ARIB TR-B32, FreeTV OP-59
- drag and drop
- support for broadcast wav audio
- single and overall status reports...

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UJAM Virtual Guitarist AMBER
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Virtual Guitarist goes Acoustic with UJAM Virtual Guitarist AMBERWe are extremely happy to announce the availability of our youngest member of the family: Virtual Guitarist AMBER.

What is AMBER?
When it comes to authentic steel-string acoustic guitar strumming Virtual Guitarist AMBER puts you in the producer’s seat and follows your instructions. Equipped with more than 50 styles, over 600 phrases, multiple effects and sound shaping controls, VG AMBER adds warm and sparkling strumming to your production.

What this means for you is a maximum of musical and sonic integrity and versatility, and a minimum of your precious energy required to get there. You can always trust it to sound great no matter how you set it up.

VST, AU & AAX
Whether you’re on Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live or any other Digital Audio Workstation: Equipped with more than 50 styles, over 600 phrases, multiple effects and sound shaping controls, Virtual Guitarist provides authentic guitar accompaniment for your recordings in all major DAWs...

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