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Native Instruments SESSION GUITARIST - STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments introduces SESSION GUITARIST - STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2Native Instruments has released SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2, a new addition to the SESSION GUITARIST series. STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 complements the original STRUMMED ACOUSTIC instrument, adding two carefully selected, vintage acoustic guitars – a 6-string Martin and 12-string Guild – plus more strummed patterns and new performance controls. STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER and is available at the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 12,800 / £89 / AU$159.

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 includes two renowned instruments, captured in precise detail and played by skilled session players. Users can choose the warm, mellow tone of a small-bodied mahogany 6-string from 1934. Or they can select the full yet articulate sound of a benchmark jumbo 12-string – first produced in the late 1960s...

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Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio Music Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk Announces SONAR Home Studio - Music Production Software for WindowsCakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR Home Studio for Windows. Packed with the same tools and features used by professionals, SONAR Home Studio is the ideal platform to get started in music production. Whether you want to make beats, record a band, compose video soundtracks, upload directly to social media, play along with backing tracks, or write the next hit song, Sonar Home Studio is the most direct way to realize your creative vision.

The new “Lenses” feature optimizes your experience based on what you want to do – whether recording your guitar or vocal, editing drum loops, or mixing your song, Lenses will give you the right tools at the right time – nothing more, nothing less. The first time you launch SONAR Home Studio, its guided Audio and MIDI setup, Help Module and Lenses will get you up and running fast...

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iZotope Ozone 7 Elements Mastering Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Simplifies Mastering with Ozone 7 ElementsiZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, today announced the release of Ozone 7 Elements, an easy-to-use, affordable mastering solution that delivers high-quality, professional polish to each track. Ozone 7 Elements gives users the control and processing power needed to take on the mastering process.

Mastering is a critically important step in music production, but many musicians feel intimidated by the complexity of the process. Ozone 7 Elements simplifies the process of mastering through an easily approachable user interface. Under the hood, powerful audio processors give users access to the same technology found within iZotope's flagship mastering software, Ozone 7. With professionally crafted presets and simple goal-oriented macro controls, Ozone 7 Elements enables users to achieve a full, rich, and loud final master...

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Free Image-Line FL Studio 12.4 Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Image-Line Software releases FL Studio 12.4 UpdateImage-Line Software has announced the release of FL Studio 12.4, a free update for all registered users. FL Studio 12.4 is ready to download. Thanks to everyone for your support and making FL Studio one of the most successful music production applications in use today.

What's New?

New Plugins
* Transistor Bass - Advanced emulation of the legendary Roland TB303™ Bassline synthesizer. BONUS: All purchases between now and Dec 31 2016 go into the draw to WIN A REAL Roland TB-303 ($2500 USD) and a modded Cyclone TT-303 ($500 USD).
* FL Studio Mobile - Companion to the Android, iOS and Windows App. Bring mobile projects into FL Studio and take them to the next level...

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Kirk Hunter VIRTUOSO ENSEMBLES Orchestral Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Kirk Hunter Studios releases VIRTUOSO ENSEMBLES Virtual Orchestral LibraryVIRTUOSO ENSEMBLES is an epic virtual orchestral collection that's ideal for music composition and live music performance. Designed with unprecedented flexibility, you now have the ability to orchestrate your own custom ensembles putting the orchestra at your command. Developed in the Native Instruments Kontakt Player engine, VIRTUOSO ENSEMBLES delivers the finest quality sampled sound of an orchestra with extremely detailed user control; perfect for your final productions.

VIRTUOSO ENSEMBLES goes above and beyond in delivering all strings, brass and woodwind solo sections of a full orchestra while also including auxiliary percussion, epic hits, pristine piano, and an elegant choir. Of course, the strings, brass and woodwind sections are the collective core of this library...

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SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS Virtual String Library
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Spitfire Audio announces availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS Virtual String LibrarySpitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS — quite literally the ultimate encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling, with blockbuster content originally recorded with no expense spared via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios, playing host to the same 60 star string players performing on the same instruments featured on so many memorable scores recorded there for films that have grossed billions between them — as of November 17.

Spitfire Audio was built upon a very simple core concept: the best way to create samples that enable some of the most successful, award-winning recordings of recent times to be successfully recreated is not to imitate but rather simply replicate where and how they were recorded...

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FabFilter Pro-R High-End Algorithmic Reverb Plug-In
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FabFilter releases FabFilter Pro-R High-End Algorithmic Reverb Plug-InFabFilter is proud to announce availability of FabFilter Pro-R, a high-end algorithmic reverb plug-in with musical controls and a very natural sound. Its advanced algorithms have been carefully designed to blend well with the source and fit easily into a mix. FabFilter Pro-R is bursting with innovations like the intuitive Space control that seamlessly switches between dozens of room models with automatic decay time adjustment, and the industry-first Decay Rate EQ concept that introduces free adjustment of the decay time over the frequency spectrum. Together with the built-in Post EQ and an abundance of high-quality factory presets, FabFilter Pro-R delivers pristine sound quality and maximum ease of use.

FabFilter Pro-R takes a musical approach to reverb, offering user-friendly, non-technical controls like Brightness, Character, Distance, and Stereo Width to tweak the reverb sound...

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Groove Monkee Country Outlaws MIDI Drum Loops
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Groove Monkee Releases Country Outlaws MIDI Drum Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Country Outlaws, a huge collection of country grooves. Looking for "old school" country beats? Country Outlaws features full songs AND groove sets based on the music of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, David Allen Coe and more. Recorded in Nashville by a professional session drummer, this is the REAL DEAL!

Authentic Old School Country
The sets are arranged with "verse" and "chorus" sections with fills for both sections plus intros and outros. For details on the 13 full-length songs and the arrangement of groove sets, see the Groove Monkee website (link is below).

Product Highlights
* 550 Country MIDI Drum loops
* Train beats, 2-feel, shuffle, waltz, ballad, rockers and more...

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Cakewalk BigTone EDM Expansion Pack for Z3TA+ 2
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk Announces BigTone EDM Expansion Pack for Z3TA+ 2Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new BigTone Expansion Pack for Z3TA+2 ($49.99).

Ideal for both expert and fledgling producers, the BigTone EDM expansion pack for Z3TA+ 2 provides a powerful set of building blocks to add a professional, modern touch to electronic productions. 127 handcrafted presets by sound design expert Nico Herz showcase the unmistakable flexibility of Z3TA+ 2’s synth engine: Mystical pads, complex arpeggiations, ferocious bass, searing leads, and much more can enhance all types of EDM productions, while essentially turning Z3TA+ 2 into a whole new instrument...

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Voxengo Drumformer 1.5 Multiband Drum Processor
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Drumformer 1.5 Multiband Processing Plug-In ReleasedVoxengo Drumformer update version 1.5 is now available for download. Voxengo Drumformer is a multiband drum and master track dynamics processing plug-in for professional music and audio 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.

Version 1.5 update includes the following changes:
* Added ProTools 12+ AAX-64 support.
* Fixed incorrectly working gate in VST3 version.
* Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
* Added "Brown", "White" and "Cyan" color schemes.
* Redesigned the infrastructure controls.
* Made internal channel names start at "C" to reduce confusion with the A/B comparison buttons.
* Added 90%, 110% and 150% visual scales...

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Audified U73b Compressor 2.0 Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Audified announces availability of the second-generation version of its U73b CompressorHost application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce availability of the second-generation version of its U73b Compressor — capable of running as an AAX, VST3, and VST2 plug-in on Mac (OS X 10.9 - 10.12) and PC (Windows 7, 8, and 10) and AU on Mac as an authentic emulation of the unique-sounding Sixties-vintage German broadcast compressor/limiter hardware with which it shares its name (and which, despite its origins, found favour in European mastering circles) — with improved algorithms and a number of other notable improvements, as of October 25.

Audified’s all-new U73b Compressor strikingly stands out from its predecessor — released to widespread critical acclaim back in May 2015 — from the get-go courtesy of a gorgeous GUI (Graphical User Interface) that not only makes its improved second-generation status clearer still by blazoning Nr. 2.0.0 below its name but literally leaps out of Retina-supporting screens... well, almost! As such, the GUI itself is effectively a game of two halves, comprising of...

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Kenton celebrates 30th anniversary
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Kenton celebrates 30th anniversary as MIDI solutions specialist par excellenceMIDI solutions specialist Kenton is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary — around 11,000 days since founder John K. Price began by building a cost-effective and well-specified MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) for his beloved 1979-vintage Oberheim OB-X programmable analogue polysynth to allow it to successfully communicate with the outside musical world — as of October 2016.

Who better, then, to reflect upon past glories and future developments than Kenton Director John K. Price himself? “At Kenton we made our very first product in 1986, a MIDI retrofit kit for the Oberheim OB-X synthesizer; since then we have been committed to producing excellent and innovative products for musicians,” maintains the inventive individual who started the ball rolling all those years ago, adding: “Over the last three decades our products have been used worldwide in many situations — from studios and stages to home use — by professional, semi-pro, and hobby musicians alike, and we are immensely proud of our longstanding reputation for both quality and reliability...

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Grotrian Concert Royal Grand Piano for Pianoteq
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Modartt releases Grotrian Concert Royal grand piano for PianoteqModartt releases Grotrian Concert Royal grand piano for Pianoteq. This physically modelled virtual instrument is authorized by Grotrian and is available as an instrument pack for Pianoteq 5.

Authorized by Grotrian
The Concert Royal grand piano by Grotrian is rightly considered to be one of the best grand pianos in the world. Its tone, playing mechanism and construction meet the very highest standards in terms of quality, refinement and perfection – strengths which can be heard and felt all the way back to the last row in large halls and concert houses. Modartt is proud to present this magnificent grand piano in the form of a virtual instrument for Pianoteq, authorized by Grotrian.

A fine-tuned physical model
In order to reproduce the characteristic clarity and warmth of the original instrument, Modartt has fine-tuned the Pianoteq model in every detail, resulting in...

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Voxengo Marquis Compressor 2 Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Marquis Compressor 2 Universal Compressor Plug-In ReleasedVoxengo is happy to release a new major version of its Marquis Compressor plugin. Marquis Compressor is a “universal” compressor AAX, AU and VST plugin for professional music production applications. You’ll find a very smooth compression performance in this compressor, coupled with a harmonically-rich sound, both suitable for mixing and mastering. Being “universal” this compressor can be used on a wide range of sound material: individual tracks, stems and mixes, producing “clean” or “colored” sound.

Marquis Compressor plugin was built around a tube triode-modeled amplifier cascade. At low Drive settings this cascade produces a mild harmonic coloration while at higher Drive settings you can get a brutal tube saturation which works great for drums, bass and vocals. At moderate Drive settings this cascade can add a pleasant grit to the mix.

Marquis Compressor features a unique “round” signal level detection algorithm, which creates a very open, punchy, compressed sound with...

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IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia ships the iLoud Micro Monitor - Active Studio Reference Monitoring SystemIK Multimedia is pleased to announce that iLoud® Micro Monitor, the smallest active studio reference monitoring system in the world, is now available and shipping worldwide. With an ultra-linear frequency response, best-in-class bass (down to 55Hz @ -3db), the smallest footprint and incredibly detailed sound, iLoud Micro Monitor is the perfect reference monitoring system for tight studio spaces that delivers high-end sound without the high-end price.

With iLoud Micro Monitor, musicians, producers, video editors and sound designers now have a way to critically listen to their music and audio no matter where they're working - in a bedroom studio space, hotel room, tour bus, a larger studio as a second set of monitors, or just streaming music and listening at home...

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