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BeatSeeker for Ableton Live
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Introducing BeatSeeker: a new device that syncs Ableton Live with live drumsBands who use Live in their setup often use a click track to make sure they’re in time. The drummer follows the computer and their groove locks to the grid. Ableton is pleased to present BeatSeeker: a Max for Live device designed to reverse these roles. Now Live doesn’t have to set the tempo; it can follow it.

The introduction of BeatSeeker lets drummers take control and helps bands maintain their natural groove when performing with Live. BeatSeeker works by detecting the BPM of any rhythmic audio signal and matching Live to its tempo. Then you can launch clips and BeatSeeker adapts Live’s tempo to respond to the signal and keep on the beat. Drummers can switch between playing to a click or having Live react to shifts in tempo by using one simple control, which can MIDI-map to a footswitch or other controller.

BeatSeeker is designed for use with live drums, but can also be used by DJs to sync Live with turntables, or with any other rhythmic or percussive signal used in performance or production...

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FabFilter Pro-C 2 Compressor Plug-in
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FabFilter releases FabFilter Pro-C 2 Compressor Plug-inFabFilter is proud to announce availability of FabFilter Pro-C 2, a major update to the FabFilter Pro-C compressor plug-in. Five brand-new compression styles make FabFilter Pro-C 2 even easier to set up and more effective in common scenarios such as vocal processing, mastering or EDM pumping. It’s like getting five new compressors! Together with an abundance of new features, such as lookahead, range, hold, side-chain EQ, oversampling, and a fully redesigned user interface, FabFilter Pro-C 2 surpasses its predecessor in every way while respecting the original’s transparency and elegance.

Compress with style
FabFilter Pro-C 2 introduces five new, carefully designed compressor algorithms, each with a unique character and feel. Using the Vocal style, getting a lead vocal upfront in your mix is as easy as choosing the right threshold. The Mastering style is designed to be as transparent as possible, while still being able to catch those fast transients. To add a pleasant ‘glue’ to drums or mix buses, the Bus style will work wonders! Finally, the Punch style delivers traditional, analog-like compression behavior, which sounds good on anything, while the Pumping algorithm offers deep and over-the-top pumping — great for drum processing or EDM...

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ILIO Interview with John Hancock from Late Night Alumni
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ILIO Exclusive Video Interview with John Hancock from Late Night AlumniILIO Announces a new exclusive video interview with John Hancock from Late Night Alumni, an electronic music band on Kaskade's new Arkade recording label. In addition to clips of concert footage from a recent performance at the Roxy Theater in L.A., John explains how the band was initially formed with Ryan Raddon (Kaskade), Finn Bjarnson, and Becky Jean Williams, and how Spectrasonics Omnisphere has always been an integral part of their sound.

In addition to John's interview, two additional new videos reveal how Michael (MIDIhead) Babbitt remixed Late Night Alumni's "Runaway", off their new album Eclipse. The first video is a "Quick Tip" that shows how the new Audio Import feature in Omnisphere 2 was used to manipulate Becky's vocals in the remix, while the second video contains the complete remix track.

All 3 videos can be viewed on ILIO's new YouTube Channel...

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E-RM Multiclock Multi-Format Sync Box
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E-RM Solves Studio and Stage Sync and Timing Troubles with Multiclock Multi-Format Sync BoxProfessional audio synchronisation specialist E-RM Erfindungsbüro is proud to announce availability of multiclock — an ultra-reliable multi-channel, multi-format sync box that builds a musical bridge between DAWs and external (MIDI, DIN Sync/sync24, and analogue modular) musical gear like no other by converting clock signals for tight integration into digital production workflow without troublesome timing issues, as well as providing helpful and creative realtime shift and shuffle controls to independently compensate for sloppy slave machine delays and also add groove to each creative channel — as of August 12...

multiclock’s ‘mission impossible’ is to therefore act as a one-stop shop for creatively synchronising all kinds of musical equipment to a master DAW with the greatest of ease and, obviously, precision. Put simply, it is built to overcome all of the well-documented problems associated with achieving tight synchronisation of sequencers, drum machines, arpeggiators, and other external equipment with each other and also within the workflow of a DAW. Doing this is easier said than done from a technical standpoint, so how has E-RM Erfindungsbüro apparently achieved the impossible with something so small and simple to use, then?...

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Soundiron Temple Drums Percussion Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Temple Drums - Percussion Library for KontaktSoundiron has released Temple Drums, a new percussion library for Kontakt. Temple Drums is a multi-sampled hall percussion library recorded in a secret stone-walled underground chamber. We recorded a variety of solo drum and bell articulations from a close, wide mic position to capture a crisp, tight, bright and lush sound. The library includes bass drum, large floor tom, rack toms, bongos, snare drums, djembe, doumbeks, frame drum/bodhran, large Tibetan hand cymbals, Tibetan copper bell and 36” flat gong. The space has a crisp, bright and lush vibe and we recorded each instrument up close for maximum clarity and presence, with a wide stereo image.

Sourced from a variety of regional and ethnic origins, these drums and bells give you a broad selection of tones to work with a wide range of musical styles. In addition to drums hits, rim clacks, and tuned percussion, it also includes several categories of live single-shot drum fills and rolls. It also includes an excellent variety of deep, ominous and sacred sound designed atmospheres, ambiences, sustaining pads and drones to evoke the spirits of the your own underworld...

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Free Image-Line FL Studio 12.1 Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Image-Line Software Releases FL Studio 12.1Image-Line Software have announced that FL Studio 12.1 is now available. Image-Line have been listening closely to customer feedback on the initial FL Studio 12 release to improve workflow and to made the transition from FL Studio 11 to FL Studio 12 easier.

FL Studio includes Lifetime Free Updates so customers can download the latest version and install along-side any previous installation.

WHAT'S NEW?

* 4 high quality FPC drum kits
* 2 high quality Piano instruments (Close Grand and Stage Grand)
* Added FL executables that are scaled by Windows (see the install folder)
* Changed various defaults (we know best!)
* Ctrl+S saves project even when mixer has focus
* FLAC file import support
* Fruity X-Y-Z Controller plugin
* Launchpad Pro support
* Mixer track assignments selectors in Channel Rack
* Mixer: full colorization of tracks (and other visual enhancements)...

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Arturia KeyLab Black Edition Bundles
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Arturia announces KeyLab 49 and 61 are back in Black as Limited-Edition BundlesMusic software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce that its award-winning KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 MIDI controller keyboards are not only back in black but better value than ever as compelling KeyLab 49 Black Edition and KeyLab 61 Black Edition bundles available as of July 30.

Arturia’s clever KeyLab concept of creating the ultimate hybrid synthesizer by perfectly pairing a high-quality MIDI controller keyboard — available in various sizes to musically meet the studio or onstage demands of any amateur or professional player — with its award-winning Analog Lab software solution — serving up an astonishingly inspirational collection of classic synth sounds from the company’s classy vintage analogue recreations with which it initially made its name — first turned the musician’s world upside down when launched at Musikmesse 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. Sales success soon followed with thousands of seriously satisfied KeyLab users turning their musical dreams into reality throughout the world...

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Best Service Organum Venezia Virtual Church Organ
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Best Service announces Organum Venezia - the Virtual Church OrganBest Service has announced Organum Venezia - a must for every Classical/Church Pipe Organ player and lover!

Organum Venezia is a virtual church organ, recorded near Venice, Italy which reflects the characteristics and sound of a typical French romantic organ like they were built by Cavaillé-Coll and Puget.

The instrument was build by Andrea Zeni Tesero (Trento) in 1999, honoring the 100st anniversary of Cavaillé-Coll's death.

We rebuilt the real sound of pipes inside their own original location with professional and meticulous microphone techniques to capture not only the sound of the Pipe Organ, but, more important, the ambience of the church in which it is located. Every detail of the sound, the “breath” and “color” of each single stop was captured to recreate a charming and evocative atmosphere that only the “King of Instruments” has to offer. From the majestic “Tutti” to the most tender “Flute” and the bright “Reeds”, every sound is at your fingertips and you will feel like totally surrounded by the most enchanting cathedral!...

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Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer Updates
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Blue Cat Audio Updates Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio have released an update for Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer, their audio plug-ins that can host third party VST and AU plug-ins.

This new version adds for both plug-ins a new quick save option for the last loaded preset and fixes latency reporting issues with some VST hosts such as Cubase. It also fixes a feedback problem in some particular cases when the plug-ins are bypassed in Pro Tools (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, in VST, 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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Musicrow ORGANIC for NI Reaktor
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Musicrow has released ORGANIC for NI Reaktor - Get 10% off!Musicrow has released ORGANIC, a new synthesizer for NI Reaktor that produces synthetic sound with an organic touch and flavor. Synthesized body. Organic soul. ORGANIC strips off the qualities of real life complex sounds, and applies it on pure synthetic audio sources. Its sound has got the ‘organic’ nature, a real-world natural stereo depth, complex behavior and a new fresh sonic flavor.

Play with synthesized rain drops, flow with pads made of wind, and listen to the earthshaking fat basses: ORGANIC will be perfect for any innovative music producer and sound designer who is ready for a new sonic adventure.

10 soundbanks and 400 sounds for instant use are included...

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Impact Soundworks BRAVURA Scoring Brass
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Impact Soundworks releases BRAVURA Scoring Brass: Ensembles, Soloists, and EffectsBravura Scoring Brass is our new flagship instrument for orchestral scoring and music production. Featuring 55,000+ samples of brass ensembles, soloists, and an extensive set of aleatoric FX, this is perhaps the most complete and affordable brass collection ever released.

Every instrument and ensemble was recorded in a tight scoring studio with three mic positions, allowing you to blend Bravura Scoring Brass into any mix and with any other libraries. A stylish and powerful interface lets you tweak every aspect of the patches to taste, and our custom Chordmaker & Orchestrator patches will let you create fantastic brass parts in seconds.

Bravura Scoring Brass - Key Features include:

* 55,000+ samples in 16 and 24-bit
* Horn, trombone, trumpet & low brass ensembles
* Solo trumpet, picc trumpet, trombone
* Solo french horn, tuba, flugelhorn
* True legato for all instruments...

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zplane ELASTIQUE PITCH V2 Real-Time Pitch Shifting Plug-In
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zplane Releases ELASTIQUE PITCH V2 - the Real-Time Pitch Shifting Plug-Inzplane is proud to announce that version 2 of the real time pitch shifting plugin is available.

The plugin has been completely redesigned to allow customers to work with that amount of control that is necessary to perform a special task.

What´s new?
- Update to the latest élastiquePRO V3 pitch shifting engine
- Feedback path with delay for more creative usage
- infiniSTRETCH function
- Three views with different amount of controls for adapting the plugin for each use case

About ELASTIQUE PITCH
ELASTIQUE PITCH is a real time pitch shifting plugin for up to 8 audio channels. It offers:

- Industry standard stretch engine élastiquePRO V3: program independent high quality
- Independent and intuitive control of pitch and timbre (formant shift)
- Phase coherence between channels
- MIDI input for controlling
- Factory presets for typical film pull-ups/pull-downs...

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Spitfire Audio BML210 BONE PHALANX for KONTAKT
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Spitfire Audio makes no bones about boosting BML brass range with Phalanx of sample-based VIsSpitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to complete its trio of six-piece brass-boosting additions to its groundbreaking BML (British Modular Library) of ultra-detailed, next-generation recordings of the world’s finest musicians at London’s legendary AIR Studios with the release of BML210 BONE PHALANX, producing detailed and dynamic results with another hyper-sampled standalone virtual instrument library module for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT platform, this time showcasing the unmistakable (and unmissable) sound of three tenor trombones, two bass trombones, and one contrabass trombone belting it out in unison, as of June 20.

For the benefit of the uninitiated, a phalanx is a group of something similar forming a compact body — in this case, a body of brass or, more simply said, a brass section. So it stands to reason that — following in the fanciful footsteps of its successful, similarly self-explanatory brass brethren, BML211 HORN PHALANX and the recently-released BML209 TRUMPET PHALANX — BML210 BONE PHALANX provides confident composers with everything needed to create bold, broad, and thundering ’bones parts. Perfect for giving more bombastic brass-led cues (or compositions) the widescreen treatment that music-to-picture scoring so richly deserves whenever deemed musically appropriate...

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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 classical so 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.

Completely rewritten and organized to address changes that will continue to influence the audio world, this third edition includes...

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Williams Overture 2 and Rhapsody 2 Digital Pianos
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Williams Announces Overture 2 and Rhapsody 2 - Affordable Console Digital PianosWilliams, a leader in versatile, cost-conscious digital pianos, has just introduced two next-generation, 88-key console digital pianos. The Rhapsody 2 and Overture 2 feature exquisite finishes, a new weighted hammer action with incredibly realistic response and feel, high-definition sounds from Williams' all-new custom sound library, and an impressive feature set.

Both instruments offer 64-voice polyphony, so you can create deep, layered orchestrations without running out of voices. Split and Layer functions enable you to combine sounds as desired, and a Modulation/FX control provides realistic rotary and vibrato effects on select instruments. Both Rhapsody 2 and Overture 2 can be used as a MIDI controller and connect to a computer via USB for recording to any standard MIDI software.

For the ultimate in sound, style, and value, step up to the Overture 2, with its classic, luxurious ebony gloss finish; wide sound pallet; and extraordinary feel. The Overture 2 is visually stunning, redefining digital piano elegance, and offers features you normally can't find in this price class...

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