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Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 3rd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

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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Blue Cat's Destructor Distortion and Amp Sim Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Announces New Blue Cat's Destructor Plug-In - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio is announcing Blue Cat's Destructor, a comprehensive distortion and amp sim modeling tool capable of simulating any kind of distortion.

This new plug-in gives access to an unlimited number of non-linear processing models, ranging from harsh digital destruction to smooth analog compression or guitar amp simulation (and it works for clean tones too).

It is delivered with hundreds of presets and predefined models, many of them inspired by real gear. It offers the ability to create completely custom distortion simulations beyond these models, thanks to its flexible yet simple signal processing chain - no need to purchase extra presets or amp models to build the perfect custom tone...

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C. Bechstein Digital Grand Virtual Piano Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

C. Bechstein Digital Grand software Instrument to be released Oct. 1stToday the manufacturer of the highly acclaimed Bechstein Pianos C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG announce the establishement of C. Bechstein Digital GmbH and availability of their first DAW oriented Instrument, the C. Bechstein Digital Grand from Oct.1st, 2016.

Why a sampled Bechstein Piano?
Apart from the fact that to date a lot of sampled pianos are available to the modern musicians - but no real, authentic Bechstein yet - the concept behind the C. Bechstein Digital Grand represents a completely new and modern approach to the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) oriented digital grand piano. All the existing solutions and concepts on the market have been completely put to the test and questioned before only the first note was recorded.

This resulted in a kind of reversed process, as between the DAW and the classical grand piano the developers did not start their product design with the actual instrument, they started with...

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Eventide Quadravox Diatonic Pitch Shifter Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Create Beautiful Harmonies with the Quadravox Plug-in from EventideEventide has announced the sale of Quadravox, a four-voice, diatonic pitch shifting plug-in available for VST/AU/AAX. Developed using technology from Eventide’s flagship H8000FW studio processor, Quadravox includes per-voice controls for delay, detuning, panning and feedback to create everything from otherworldly harmonies to groovy sequences.

Whether you’re in a studio building a choir from a single voice, creating the perfect harmony, or adding futuristic dub echoes to your beats, download the free demo and check out what you can do with Quadravox.

Features:
* Unique Notation Grid presents pitches on a traditional music staff with a quantized grid for placing notes over time allowing for a more musical programming experience. Color and brightness indicate pan and level for each voice...

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Free AAS String Studio VS-2 Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Applied Acoustics Systems releases an NKS-ready version of the String Studio VS-2Applied Acoustics Systems announces that its String Studio VS-2 string modeling Synthesizer plug-in now supports Native Instrument's NKS extended plug-in format.

NKS brings intuitive and seamless interaction between String Studio VS-2 and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware. String Studio VS-2’s key parameters have been mapped in order to provide optimal tactile control of its physical modeling engine. And String Studio VS-2’s entire factory preset library now appears in the powerful tag-based browsers of the MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL software.

This new NKS version of String Studio VS-2 is available now and provided free of charge to registered users...

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Free Propellerhead Reason 9.1 Update with Ableton Link
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Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 9.1 Update adding Ableton Link TechnologyPropellerhead Software has announced Reason 9.1, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Expand your workflow, access new sounds and effortlessly jam or create music in real-time using Reason 9 with Ableton Live and Link enabled apps.

Reason 9.1 is a free update to Reason 9 that brings Ableton’s Link technology to the Reason Rack. The first third party DAW to support Ableton Link, Reason 9.1 can effortlessly play in time with Link-enabled apps on desktop and mobile.

“We’re thrilled to provide Reason 9.1 as a free update after the great response to Reason 9,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager. “Adding Ableton Link in addition to the three new Player devices, 1000 new sounds, Pitch Edit, numerous workflow enhancements and the addition of the Pulsar dual-channel LFO makes Reason 9 even more fun for making music — from initial jam to polished song...”

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Free Voxengo MSED 3.0 Mid-Side Encoder-Decoder
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo MSED 3.0 Free Mid-Side Encoder-Decoder Plugin ReleasedVoxengo is happy to announce the release of version 3.0 of its MSED plugin - a free professional audio encoder-decoder plugin for mid-side processing. Plugin is 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.

This version adds the “plasma” vector scope, stereo correlation and balance meters, and the bypass switch.

MSED is able to encode (split) the incoming stereo signal into two components: mid-side pair, and vice versa: decode mid-side signal pair into stereo signal. MSED is also able to work in...

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Spitfire Symphonic Brass Orchesral Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio announces availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS Orchestral LibrarySpitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS — a definitive compendium of orchestral brass in different section sizes, ranging from solo to larger groups of the usual suspects alongside cimbassi and contrabass curios, captured to tape for posterity via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios, playing host to the best (British) brass instrumentalists in the world while laying the foundations for the finest orchestral brass library available (as another sample-based instrument for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform with NKS®, an extended plug-in format allowing advanced integration with NI’s KONTROL keyboard controllers) — as of September 15.

The road to shipping SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS has, however, been a long and winding one for its namesake creator — the creative culmination of over a decade of sweeping sampling and four formative years spent regularly recording the best British brass players in action as arguably the best in the world...

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eMedia MagicScore Music Notation for MS Word
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

New MagicScore Notation for MS Word Dynamic Notation Plug-in for Microsoft WordeMedia Music Corp., developer and distributor of award-winning music software, has begun shipping version 8 of MagicScore Notation for MS Word. Created by Maestro Music Software, the software works as a plug-in for Microsoft Word® and allows dynamic creation and editing of music scores, guitar tabs, notes, and music symbols in Word.

MagicScore Notation For MS Word is powerful music notation software that enables the placement of editable music notation in a Microsoft Word document. It’s great for educators, lessons studios, bands, and worship leaders — anyone who needs to distribute music notation with performance notes and graphics and doesn’t want to require students or band members to purchase notation software.

Other notation programs only export an image of the score which cannot be changed once imported into Word. MagicScore Notation for MS Word lets you easily edit music notes in Word as well as musical symbols and other parts of a musical score...

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Output Announces SUBSTANCE - Bass Engine
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Output Announces SUBSTANCE - Bass EngineOutput is excited to announce SUBSTANCE, a completely new breed of bass engine built for the modern producer, composer, musician and sound designer.

Combining heavily processed electric and acoustic basses, real brass sections, the dirtiest analog synths, and insane sound design, SUBSTANCE is a deeply produced bass engine making sounds unlike anything else. The engine combines three layers of sources and blends them together with layer and global FX, filters, modulation, an advanced arpeggiator, flux control and macros.

“Our goal with SUBSTANCE was to create a bass engine that was not focused on emulation, but rather, on pushing the envelope with creative and powerful new sounds," says Output Founder Gregg Lehrman. “It's our most sophisticated engine to date and you can really get a sense of that from the first note...”

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Audio Production and Critical Listening, 2nd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

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.

Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, Second Edition 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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Free Voxengo Tempo Delay 2.0 Stereo Delay Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Tempo Delay 2.0 Free Stereo Delay Effect Plugin ReleasedVoxengo is pleased to announce the release of Tempo Delay v2.0, a “packed-with-features” stereo delay effect plugin for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.6 and later), and Windows computers.

Tempo Delay is based on tempo, incorporating filter and tremolo sections with separate controls for each stereo channel. Instead of a single “delay length” control this plug-in features separate “delay”, “repetition period” and “delay panning” controls which allow you to create an evenly sounding “ping-pong” stereo echoes.

Tempo Delay features:...

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Free Voxengo Boogex 2.3 Guitar Amp Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Boogex 2.3 Free Guitar Amplifier Plugin ReleasedVoxengo is happy to announce the release of version 2.3 of its Boogex plugin - a free guitar amplifier and cabinet simulation plugin for professional music production applications. Plugin is 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.

This version adds the gate module, the bypass switch and the new "Type 2" amplifier with a softer valve-modeled sound.

Boogex is a guitar amplifier plug-in with a variety of sound shaping features for professional music production applications. With Boogex it is possible to get a heavy distorted sound as well as slight “jazzy” saturation sound...

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Best Service ICARUS 3D Wavetable Synthesizer
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Best Service presents ICARUS by Tone2 - a Powerful Synthesizer with 3D Wavetable SynthesisBest Service announces the availability of ICARUS by Tone2, a Powerful Synthesizer with 3D Wavetable Synthesis.

Icarus offers "a fresh signature sound, which quickly catches the audiences' attention" with an easy to use interface and a over 1000 factory sounds created by professional designers. This synthesizer can do: All classic synthesis methods, 3D wavetables, morphing, resynthesis of samples. It has: 53 effects, 3x10 stereo oscillators with hypersaw, dual stereo filters with 62 filter types and distortion, an arpeggiator, a vocoder, a wavetable editor and more!

Icarus is a '3D wavetable synth', because Tone2 extended the popular traditional wavetable synthesis, which allows to cross-blend waveforms, with an additional dimension for morphing. Icarus can create special sounds with lots of dynamic expression and movement...

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Native Instruments KOMPLETE 11 Music Software Suite
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Native Instruments releases KOMPLETE 11, KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECTNative Instruments today released the 11th generation of its industry-leading KOMPLETE production suites, the most comprehensive collection of instruments and effects yet. KOMPLETE 11 now includes 45 products and more than 13,000 sounds, with seven new instruments: FORM, REAKTOR 6, UNA CORDA, DISCOVERY SERIES: INDIA, REPLIKA, SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC, and KINETIC METAL. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE – the flagship bundle for professional producers, composers, and sound designers – now has 87 products and over 18,000 sounds. It adds 13 new instruments to the previous generation, including the five professional scoring instruments in the SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS line, FLESH, EMOTIVE STRINGS, plus all the new products in KOMPLETE 11.

KOMPLETE 11 and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE now include FORM – a new synthesizer with a refreshing approach to sound creation. Using a sample as the primary oscillator, FORM offers a powerful new paradigm for sound design that can spark a broad range of fresh ideas...

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