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Spitfire Audio STUDIO STRINGS Orchestral Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio announces all-new orchestral library range with opening SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS salvosSpitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS — opening a new chapter in the British music technology company’s creative story by bookmarking the first release in an all-new orchestral library range recorded in a new space as an incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library, available as SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS and also as an extended edition in SPITFIRE STUDIO STRINGS PROFESSIONAL — as of August 31…

By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of AIR Studios’ Studio 1, smaller and more controllable — capable of accommodating up to 45 musicians across its 140m2 floating floor (with a specially designed sliding door system that allows it to be divided into acoustically separated areas) — compared to the opulence of AIR Studios’ Lyndurst Hall — helpfully accommodating a full symphony orchestra with choir as one of the largest recording rooms in the world — where Spitfire Audio has hitherto recorded an abundance of award-winning orchestral libraries in its ongoing mission to inspire a generation of music makers, this time the British music technology company is offering its fellow composers a string library with depth, detail, and focus all at once. One that will work on anything — from passionate period dramas to modern Scandi noir. Needless to say, it is as at home with quirky indie and crisp pop as it is tackling epic film and game scores...

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New Native Instruments 2018 Products and Updates
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments unveils Nine Game-Changing New Products, Major Updates to Online PlatformsNative Instruments, the leading company for music production and DJing, today announces the biggest release in its 22-year history: Nine new production and performance products and three major online platform updates. The releases mark the latest step towards realizing the company’s vision of a connected ecosystem of creative tools that enables anyone to freely express their musical ideas.

The announcement encompasses five new hardware releases across KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, and TRAKTOR; four new software releases including KOMPLETE 12, KONTAKT 6, and MASSIVE X; and major updates for the company’s online platforms. Sounds.com exits beta, continuing its global rollout with an updated pricing plan and free trial subscriptions; Metapop relaunches with a new look and upgraded features; and boutique sample store The Loop Loft, the most recent addition to the NI family, receives a major web redesign.

“This announcement marks a new chapter in NI history,” said CEO Daniel Haver...

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Soundiron Rhythmic Odyssey Loop-Based Percussion Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Rhythmic Odyssey - A Loop-Based Percussion Instrument for KontaktRhythmic Odyssey is a flexible and highly-customizable loop-based virtual percussion instrument for Kontakt Player and a huge open-format modular loop library for use with any software or hardware you wish. This deep and stylistically expansive collection focuses on dynamic live tuned and untuned percussion performances by British instrumentalist and media composer David Oliver.

David has unleashed his massive collection of drums, percussion and rare world instruments, with powerful, authentic and spirited performances that are carefully and perfectly hand-crafted for easy direct use in films, games and all other forms of multimedia. He captured an incredible variety of percussion instruments and objects, exploring more than 130 distinct instruments from drum kits to raw pine tree logs.

This library spans a huge range of styles and genres, with 100 percussion track sets ranging from traditional ethnic arrangements and combos, to raw, hard-driving percussion beds and huge rock grooves...

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Sample Logic ARPOLOGY - CINEMATIC DIMENSIONS Sample Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic introduces ARPOLOGY - CINEMATIC DIMENSIONS Sample LibraryBack in 2012 Sample Logic developed a game-changing arpeggiator that shook up the industry and left all other arpeggiators in the shade. This ground-breaking piece of scripting was named the “Step Animator" and it became the driving force behind a fantastic multi-genre sample library, the original ARPOLOGY. This library conjured magic from single instruments with incredibly versatile step animation. Fast forward to 2018 and Sample Logic is shaking things up again, but this time taking arpeggiators to a whole new level. The team has spent an entire year developing ARPOLOGY: CINEMATIC DIMENSIONS which quadruples the power of the original ARPOLOGY with the addition of an all new 4-core performance engine, individually animating 4 instruments to create one cohesive sound. This allows users to blend up to 4 instruments while using different arp patterns at the same time, yielding amazingly creative results. This new iteration of ARPOLOGY is not only more powerful, but includes 23+GB of recorded instruments (from the original ARPOLOGY and newly recorded content). The library boasts over 1,200 presets designed to deliver flexible sequencing and arpeggiated grooves for all types of cinematic productions.

STEP INTO THE FUTURE: Infinite Randomization
Built from the ground up, this is an entirely new product which has been specifically designed for musical motion...

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Groove Monkee Hi-Octane MIDI Drum Loops
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Groove Monkee releases Hi-Octane MIDI Drum Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Hi-Octane - a massive collection of MIDI drum loops for everything from traditional hard rock to extreme metal. Tempos range from mid-tempo to fast and furious and includes grooves in 3/4 and 5/4.

Played by metal master Rory Faciane, the library includes 21 detailed sets in song format with plenty of grooves, variations and fills. This is a must-have collection for modern hard rock and metal!

Hi-Octane includes 1,185 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! The pack also includes a BeatBuddy PBF file.

Each set has grooves, fills, variations, intro fills and outro fills. Most have additional sections including but not limited to intros, outros, endings, bridges and prechorus...

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Propellerhead Reason Electric Bass Rack Extension
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Propellerhead releases Reason Electric Bass Rack ExtensionReason Electric Bass is a powerful Rack Extension that delivers everything you need to easily create dynamic, responsive, believable bass lines in Reason.

Quickly find the right sound with an arsenal of eight meticulously sampled vintage and contemporary electric bass guitars. Choose from 50 presets for modern funk, classic rock and experimental bass, or create your own custom signal chains using analog modeled amplifiers, cabs, and microphones. Select between picked or finger-style performances, balance between bridge and neck pickups, and blend between DI and amp signals to create the perfect tone for any song. Add depth and dimension to your tone using four custom-made stomp-boxes—including EQ, compression, distortion and chorus effects.

The intuitive and easy-to-use interface is tailor-made for keyboard play—create natural sounding riffs, licks and fills with...

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Soundiron Lakeside Pipe Organ Sample Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron updates the Lakeside Pipe Organ Sample Library to Version 3We are happy to present the newest upgrade to one of our classic libraries, Lakeside Pipe Organ! Now with a brand new interface and sound shaping features that take this beautifully deep sampled pipe organ from warm and bold to atmospheric and other worldly.

The Lakeside Pipe Organ is a Rodgers steel and wooden pipe-electric hybrid organ recorded at the Lakeside Temple Of Practical Christianity in Oakland, California, with organist Don Sears. This large pipe organ produces its sound by driving compressed air through 850 resonant steel pipes and wooden reeds, arranged in 15 ranks. We captured 6 primary stops to span a wide tonal and dynamic range: Wooden flute stops 1 & 2, Steel Pipe stops 3, 4 & 5 and the bass foot pedal board. You can solo individual stops, use the stop mixer panel to customize your mix, or smoothly blend between them. The stop mixer panels make it easy to glide from the soft and gentle glow of the wooden reeds to the glorious roar of the steel pipes and growling low end of the bass pedals. There is also a selection of struck bar chime tuned percussion, bellows and blower sfx, sheet music page turns and more. We include a close stage position and wide hall position to give you free control over presence and ambience...

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Halls of Fame 3 Reverb Plug-In Collection
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service releases Halls of Fame 3 Digital Reverb Plug-In CollectionHalls Of Fame 3 - Complete Edition by Best Service combines the authentic sound of vintage reverbs with modern editing possibilities. Whether you are looking for spring, plate or algorithmic reverbs, Halls Of Fame 3 got you covered. Vintage and digital reverbs have never been captured this faithfully – original presets and high quality impulse responses merged into one professional, easy-to-use convolution reverb plugin. Recorded in stereo and “true stereo” with premium recorders, Halls Of Fame 3 brings the sound of vintage reverb units right into your studio.

The complete edition includes all original presets of the following units:

Digital Legends
- Lex 96L (2002)
- Lex 96 (2007)
- T600C (1998)
- Bric M7 (2007)
- R 880 (1988)
- QRS 2496 (1997)
- Even T 2016 (1983 / 2006) Reverb..

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Eventide Audio Elevate Mastering Bundle 1.5
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide and Newfangled Audio raise mastering bar with two new plug-ins for Elevate Bundle 1.5Recording technology trailblazer Eventide and advanced audio tools creator Newfangled Audio are proud to announce availability of Elevate Bundle 1.5 — adding value to an already valuable bundle with the addition of two new plug-ins, Saturate and Punctuate, as well as feature improvements to EQuivocate and Elevate itself — as of July 5.

Saturate is a spectral clipper plug-in, useful for mixing or mastering. As such, it adds up to 24dB of drive with a variable CLIPPER SHAPE parameter that moves from a pleasant soft curve to full hard clipping. Unique spectral processing maintains the tonal balance of the distorted signal, no matter how hard it is pushed. Saturate automatically compensates output level based on the DRIVE control or, alternatively, allows this to be controlled manually.

Meanwhile, as a transient emphasis plug-in, Punctuate is also useful for mixing or mastering...

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New 2018 Audio-Technica DJ Products
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Audio-Technica Now Shipping Expanded Line of DJ ProductsAudio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is now shipping its newly expanded line of DJ products. The range includes the ATH-PRO5X and ATH-PRO7X Professional DJ Headphones, the AT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable, and the AT-XP5 and AT-XP7 Moving Magnet DJ Cartridges.

Audio-Technica is pleased to introduce two DJ-specific headphone models: the over-ear ATH-PRO5X (available in black and white) and the on-ear ATH-PRO7X (available in black). Both models feature impressive power handling, excellent isolation, robust construction, and maximum comfort for long sessions. The PRO5X over-ear headphones are equipped with 40 mm drivers and offer 1,500 mW max input power for excellent audio reproduction even at high volume. They feature rotating earpieces for one-ear monitoring and detachable locking cables (3.9 – 9.8-foot coiled and 3.9-foot straight). The PRO7X on-ear headphones are equipped with 45 mm drivers and offer 2,000 mW max input power for extremely accurate sound reproduction. They include detachable locking cables (3.9 – 9.8-foot coiled and 3.9-foot straight) and premium, soft, durable earpads...

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Nektar PACER: DAW and MIDI Footswitch Controller
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Nektar Technology launches PACER: DAW and MIDI Footswitch ControllerPACER steps up hands-free DAW and MIDI control with plenty of switching power for soft- and hardware solutions. PACER comes preconfigured for most popular DAWs, MIDI guitar products such as Line 6, Kemper’s Profiler and even provides standard amp switching. With programmable color selection for switches there is plenty of scope for user-configurable setups for VST plugins or any MIDI controllable hardware.

The sturdy metal case features 10 programmable footswitch controls with RGB LEDs and an additional Preset footswitch for recalling presets and navigation. Additionally, PACER allows the connection of 2 expression pedals and up to 4 external foot switches. Even non-MIDI amps can be integrated into setups by using the 4 relays to switch channels or effects. Due to dedicated presets and icons for transport and track control as well as eg. MIDI LED feedback for MIDI CC messages, the pedal’s handling is fast and transparent...

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Soundiron Hyperion Strings Micro Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Hyperion Strings Micro - Orchestral String Library for KontaktHyperion Strings Micro is our introductory orchestral string library for Native Instruments’ free Kontakt Player, Komplete Kontrol and S-Series Keyboards. This library is the perfect starter pack for songwriters and musicians just getting into orchestral writing, as well as seasoned composers wanting new colors in their orchestral palette. No matter what your creative needs are, you’ll discover the powerful tool-set and outstanding audio quality that you’re looking for in this convenient and extraordinarily flexible virtual instrument library.

Hyperion Strings Micro includes a combined full ensemble preset, as well as 4 main section presets for our 8 Violins, 6 Violas, 5 Cellos and 4 Double Basses. For this Micro Edition, we’ve included the most essential core articulations for each section: multi-dynamic sustains both with and without natural vibrato, staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos, as well as two basic dynamic expressions: long crescendos and decrescendos...

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Native Instruments DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments introduces DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST Virtual InstrumentNative Instruments has introduced DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST, a new addition to the line of KONTAKT instruments that explores global musical cultures. DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST includes 25 characteristic percussion, melodic, and string instruments, all captured in precise detail. With readily accessible sounds and scales plus customizable phrases and patterns, it enables composers to easily create traditional soundscapes or add unique textures to contemporary tracks. DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, and is available now at the NI Online Shop for $99.

DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST features a broad array of distinctive instruments drawn from Arabic, Turkish, and Persian traditions. The 14 percussion instruments range from goblet and frame drums to miniature kettle drums and finger cymbals. The melodic section comprises nine wind, zither, fiddle, and lute-like instruments, including an oud, ney, zurna, kemençe, kanun, tanbur, and three sizes of saz instruments. DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST also includes a string group of violins, viola, and cello recorded by a renowned ensemble from Istanbul...

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Accusonus ERA-BUNDLE Audio Repair Plug-In Collection
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Accusonus releases the ​ERA-BUNDLE Audio Repair Plug-In Collection​Accusonus Inc​, developers of music software tools based on artificial intelligence technology, makers of critically-acclaimed software and plug-ins such as drumatom​, ​Regroover ​and Beatformer announce the immediate release of the ERA-Bundle.

The ​Enhancement and ​Repair of ​Audio (ERA) Bundle ​is a collection of multi-patented audio repair plugins that offer both ​fast and ​high-quality processing. With this release, accusonus update their critically-acclaimed ​ERA Noise Remover (former ERA-N) and ​Reverb Remover (former ERA-R) plugins. The updated ERA Product Line introduces various user experience improvements, including an auto-gain function for ERA Reverb Remover and a vector-based and Retina-ready UI with 3 zoom levels. In addition...

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

C. Bechstein Digital Grand Virtual Piano Instrument for KontaktApart 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 (from C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG) 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 analyzing what the modern music producer and musician expects from a professional grand piano for his DAW based music productions.

The C. Bechstein Digital Grand user experience and its user interface now are optimized for both, the enthusiast musician and also the sound design expert. Providing easiest possible access to the C. Bechstein sound, its touch and access to the innovative Instrument parameters...

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