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iRig Keys I/O Integrated Control for GarageBand and Logic Pro X
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O integrated control now available for GarageBand and Logic Pro XIK Multimedia is pleased to announce a new plug-in is available for iRig Keys I/O that enables control surface integration for GarageBand® and Logic Pro® X. Using the touch-sensitive knobs and buttons on iRig Keys I/O this allows users to control functions such as: transport control with play, record, fast-forward and rewind buttons; moving the play head forward or backward via the data knob; looping on/off by pressing the data knob, and rotary knob control of the main parameters for effects and instruments in Logic Pro X and GarageBand.

iRig Keys I/O comes with either 25 or 49 full-size keys offering a synth-action keybed and 8 multicolored LED-lit velocity sensitive pads. For a true "hands-on" approach to controlling the most important functions of a DAW or virtual instrument, the other controls available include a volume/data push knob, 4 touch-sensitive knobs in 2 banks (acting as 8 total controls). There are also 2 fully programmable touch control strips, set by default as Pitch and Modulation controls and a complete touch sensitive transport and button section. These controls utilize the latest-generation capacitive technology for ultra-fast action and immediate feedback, displaying the related parameter value at the touch of a finger for instant reference...

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Output ANALOG BRASS & WINDS Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Output Releases ANALOG BRASS & WINDS - Next Level Air Virtual InstrumentOutput Inc. is thrilled to announce ANALOG BRASS & WINDS, a virtual instrument for those who dare. Breaking from 400 years of tradition, this engine blurs the line between powerful orchestral sounds and legendary synths.

Output’s unconventional sound design flows through the pipes and valves of this engine. Big braams, gritty textures, ethereal winds blend together to give you the best possible combinations. Wielding our most intuitive interface to date, Analog Brass & Winds has built-in advanced modulation routing, dual tape loopers, dual arpeggiators, flux sequencing, and four macro sliders to breathe new life into all airy sounds.

Co-Founder and CEO, Gregg Lehrman, describes the instrument; “If you know Output, you know we love taking something traditional and flipping it on it’s head...

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Ableton Live 10 Music Production Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Ableton releases Live 10 Music Production Software with New Features and RefinementsAbleton Live 10 is now available at Ableton.com and at local retailers worldwide. The new Live delivers four bold new devices, workflow refinements and a re-designed sound library. Live 10 also brings new functionality and high-res visualizations to Push. Plus, Max technology is now fully integrated into Live 10 Suite for faster, more stable performance. Some of the new features in Live 10 include:

New instruments and effects
• Wavetable is Ableton’s latest synth—immediately playable with a vast sonic palette.
• Echo produces delay sounds from classic textures to soundscapes, wailing feedback and experimental atmospheres.
• Drum Buss is a one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle character or completely bending and breaking drums.
• Pedal brings the character of analog stomp boxes to Live with separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals....

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On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring, 2nd Edition
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On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring, 2nd Edition. On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself.

Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a guide that can be used by everyone from students to technically sophisticated professionals. It contains over 100 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text...

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Groove Monkee DOOM Rock and Metal MIDI Loops
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Groove Monkee releases DOOM Rock and Metal MIDI Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Doom, a huge collection of MIDI drum loops for Doom, Stoner, Sludge Rock and Metal! From slow and heavy to fast and furious, we modeled this pack after bands like Crowbar, C.O.C, Clutch and Down.

Played live by session pro Rory Faciane, the library includes 17 meticulously recorded sets in song format. This pack is the ultimate collection for modern hard rock and metal!

Doom includes 770 MIDI drum loops and is compatible with all music software that imports MIDI files. We've remapped the grooves to work with your favorite drum synths too! This pack also includes a BeatBuddy PBF file...

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Audio Production and Critical Listening, 2nd Edition
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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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The Audio Expert, 2nd Edition
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The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio, 2nd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio, 2nd Edition. The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of audio, with both practical and theoretical explanations. It is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, but without needing an engineering degree. The Audio Expert explains how audio really works in much more depth than usual, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies, with minimal math. It uses an easy to read conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos to augment the printed text.

However, this book goes beyond merely explaining how audio works. It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing...

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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition
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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition. This is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses.

Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It hosts "play-along" audio tracks on a Companion Website, including a workbook, ear-training exercises, and an audio compilation of the musical examples featured in the book.

Jazz Theory is organized into three parts: Basics, Intermediate, and Advanced. This approach allows...

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UJAM Virtual Drummer Plug-In Series
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

UJAM Announces New Virtual Drummer Plug-in SeriesUJAM Instruments introduce their all-new Virtual Drummer product line with three individual plug-ins, each providing drum kits, styles and mix presets that cater to a specific style or genre: PHAT for soul-infused urban genres, HEAVY for hard and heavy, and SOLID for sophisticated pop and general purpose. The Virtual Drummer plug-ins are available in AU and VST format for Mac OS X and Windows. UJAM Instruments currently plans to add Pro Tools' AAX format as a free upgrade in Q1/2018.

Each plug-in offers 30 styles, 720 patterns (intro, verse, fill, chorus, ending) that can be played in realtime – using keyboards and other controllers – and flexibly adjusted to any song. UJAM Instruments recorded real drummer performances on a delicate selection of sought-after instruments, selected recording rooms with prime acoustical space, and...

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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition
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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition. This book is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio.

With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers...

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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, 3rd Edition
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Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, 3rd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, 3rd Edition.

Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. This book covers the entire mixing process – from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques.

Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams, and audio samples, it teaches the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix, and then take it a step further. The book describes the theory, the tools used, and how these are put into practice while creating mixes...

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Eventide Anthology XI Effects Plug-In Bundle
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide announces availability of Anthology XI as 'everything' bundle breakthroughRecording technology trailblazer Eventide is proud to announce availability of its ‘everything’ plug-in bundle, Anthology XI, as of December 11.

Anthology XI includes all 17 plug-ins from Eventide’s acclaimed Anthology X bundle, but brings six of its latest and greatest hits to the creative collection. With the welcome addition of Blackhole, Fission, Tverb, UltraTap, MangledVerb, and 2016 Stereo Room, that’s 23 timeless tools that inspire, running the gamut from groundbreaking innovations like the TEC Award-nominated Fission — the first product to feature Eventide’s seminal STRUCTURAL EFFECTS method to split sound into its transient and tonal parts — to emulations of the trailblazing company’s legendary rack-mount effects. Everything...

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A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting
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A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting from RoutledgeRoutledge has published A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting. Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups.

Paired with the discussion of practical challenges is a discussion of over fifty key works from the choral literature, with performance suggestions to aid the choral conductor in directing each piece. Dealing with often-overlooked yet vital considerations such as how to work with composers, recording, concert halls, and choral tours, A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting offers a valuable resource for both emerging choral conductors and students of choral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels...

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Eventide MangledVerb Reverb Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide releases MangledVerb reverb plug-in as part of its H9 Signature SeriesMangledVerb combines reverb and distortion, providing power to create unique spaces full of beauty or drenched in mayhem, with complete control over all the elements. Eventide has repurposed MangledVerb for anyone working ‘in the box’ by following in the footsteps of the first H9 Signature Series plug-in, UltraTap, drawing from some of the most popular and powerful algorithms from its award-winning H9 Harmonizer® Effects Processor stompbox. Similarly, MangledVerb makes a signature effect first popularized in its rack mount Eclipse Harmonizer® Effects Processor available as a namesake new plug-in.

Designed for real-time manipulation, MangledVerb features The Ribbon, an innovative control that allows anyone to program two settings for any combination of the controls to transition between them...

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Soundiron Antidrum Machine Exploratory Percussion Toolbox
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Soundiron releases Antidrum Machine Exploratory Percussion Toolbox Virtual InstrumentSoundiron’s Antidrum Machine is the ultimate compendium of alternative, experimental percussion. It contains a vast catalogue of found sounds, field recordings, prepared objects, unique surfaces, and noisy contraptions. It's an exhaustive compilation of things-that-aren't-but-could-be percussion, a vibrant palette of musical paint containing everything from booming bass to tight clicks, clacks, zips, zings, ticks, and tocks. Antidrum Machine includes all of the content from our Antidrum series of libraries (Antidrum 1, 2, and 3) all well as Cathedral of Junk, Luftballoon, Luminabells, PVC Beatbox Ensemble, and Snow Drums. We also recorded another Antidrum volume's worth of brand new content.

Included in this library are different preset types that allow users to interact with the content in different ways. The Dual Layer preset type allows...

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