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iRig KEYS - Universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC

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Blue Cat Audio Plug'n Script Scripting Plug-In
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Blue Cat Audio Plug'n Script Scripting Plug-InBlue Cat Audio have released Blue Cat's Plug'n Script, a new scripting plug-in that can be programmed to quickly build custom audio and MIDI effects or virtual instruments, without quitting your favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

With this plug-in, it is possible to write your own real time or offline processors or instruments, with very little knowledge about programming: it is a very simple way to start learning audio and MIDI processing. Experienced audio software developers will also find it convenient to quickly prototype algorithms right into a DAW and drastically reduce development costs. It can also be used by non-programmers as a multi-purpose processor, thanks to the 46 scripts and 120 presets that are included in the package...

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Rob Papen's Punch-BD Bass Drum Virtual Instrument
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Rob Papen's Punch-BD Bass Drum Virtual InstrumentVirtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of Punch-BD, a powerful kick-ass bass drum virtual instrument for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, and 8) — based around the BD module of its award- winning speaker-busting, body-rattling Punch drum synthesis/sampler software instrument — to enable users to comfortably create the biggest-sounding bass drums around, as of September 19.

Stacking bass drums is a popular technique used by today’s power-seeking music producers to give their tracks the kind of kick that will literally move dancefloors — and even mountains... maybe! By introducing Punch-BD, Rob Papen provides its users with an attractive ability to stack up to six bass drums in total to comfortably create cutting-edge bass drums that will clearly cut through any musical mix. Moreover, its six sequentially-numbered BD pads can be divided across an external controller keyboard for performance purposes — in 6 Notes PLAY MODE (with the six ‘notes’ repeated over the whole keyboard range) — or ‘simply’ stacked — in Stack or Tuned Stack PLAY MODE (which follows the pitch of the keyboard) — to creatively construct brand new bad-ass bass drum sounds suited to any style of contemporary music production. When selecting Seq, the fourth PLAY MODE, the bass drums that are active play in sequential order — perfect for more experimental applications, while Tune Seq PLAY MODE is essentially the same as Seq but follows the keyboard pitch. Each BD pad can be played solo or muted and has its own command menu with some speedy Copy and Swap functions for friendlier workflow...

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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 EditionFocal 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 several new chapters addressing the influence of loudness measurement and assessment and provides explanation of how mastering engineers must integrate loudness measurement and PLR assessment in their mastering techniques...

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Toontrack Reggae EZmix Pack for EZmix 2
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Toontrack Reggae EZmix Pack for EZmix 2Toontrack is proud to announce Reggae EZmix Pack, the latest addition to the line of expansions for their widely popular multi-effect tool EZmix 2. In this EZmix pack, Toontrack teamed up with Sweden’s premier reggae studio of the past three decades, Rub-a-Dub Studios, to dig deeper into the art of roots and reggae production.

”We did something unique this time”, says Ulf Edlund, Toontrack’s sound designer. ”We brought a digital rig and ran it alongside the analog setup at the studio. We then A/B tested and matched all tones and settings against that. We were really blown away by how the emulations in the back end of EZmix 2 performed”, he says. The end result is an impressive collection of tape saturated, tube-sizzling and warm settings for a wide range of instruments and mix scenarios...

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Impact Soundworks Rhapsody: Orchestral Percussion Sample Library
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Impact Soundworks Rhapsody: Orchestral Percussion Sample LibraryImpact Soundworks is proud to present Rhapsody: Orchestral Percussion for KONTAKT. This beautiful library features over 50+ instruments sampled in great detail, from traditional drums and chromatic percussion to hand & world drums, aux percussion and much more. All recorded with three flexible mic positions.

Besides a deep and broad collection of instruments, Rhapsody offers a closer and more intimate perspective than many other percussive libraries. Its neutral and honest character lends itself to a huge range of styles, from traditional orchestral to epic scoring, pop music or anything in-between. Simply put, Rhapsody is designed to easily sit in your mix. No fighting with over-produced sounds or a hall drowning with reverb. Rhapsody: Orchestral Percussion is...

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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.

Contents includes...

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Groove Monkee - 25% off all MIDI drum loop products!
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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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