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Enhancia Neova MIDI Controller Ring
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

ENHANCIA launches MIDI ring controller Neova on KickstarterENHANCIA is pleased to announce that MIDI ring Neova will be available for pre-sale on Kickstarter on April 17, 2018 at 17:00 UTC+2. The campaign will continue until May 17, 2018 and ENHANCIA set out the goal of $50,000 to finish the product development and manufacturing.

Neova is a MIDI ring controller that lets musicians control any musical effect with natural hand gestures. The ring comes with a hub that connects via USB to the computer or via MIDI with instruments that supports it. Neova synchronizes to any DAW and compatible with any software synthesizers and MIDI controllers.

“As a musician, I believe that emotion is the purpose of each melody. In musical performance, subtlety is a key. Every intention, every micro-gesture should be captured to reflect the intensity of your feeling as truthfully as possible. We imagined Neova with the simple idea of creating the shortest path between your musical intention and music creation” - says Enhancia’s co-founder and CEO Damien Le Boulaire...

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Best Service Chris Hein Ensemble Strings Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service releases Chris Hein Ensemble Strings Virtual InstrumentChris Hein – Ensemble Strings is an incredibly detailed, flexible and musical string-ensemble-library. A special characteristic of this library is the fact that the ensemble-sounds have not been recorded in a group. Instead, the carefully selected and matched instruments have been recorded separately and edited. Consequently, each instrument is perfectly in tune, offers excellence in timing and still (or thereby) seamlessly fits the ensemble’s sonic character. You won’t find a wrong note that ruins the whole ensemble.

Recorded with greatest care, precisely edited and combined into ten useful Kontakt Player instruments with a custom made user interface and comprehensive scripting, Chris Hein – Ensemble Strings offers highest sound-quality, lots of articulations and incredibly realistic results...

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Native Instruments SESSION GUITARIST - ELECTRIC SUNBURST
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments releases SESSION GUITARIST - ELECTRIC SUNBURSTNative Instruments recently released the latest KONTAKT instrument in the SESSION GUITARIST series. Created in association with award-winning sample instrument team Drumasonic, ELECTRIC SUNBURST provides producers and composers with a highly playable, contemporary electric guitar.

ELECTRIC SUNBURST captures the sound of a classic mahogany-bodied electric guitar, chosen for its rich, warm, and versatile sound. Signals from the bridge and neck humbuckers were recorded separately, with an additional condenser microphone mounted above the strings to capture fine sonic details for added punch and realism. Further tone-shaping options include tone and volume controls, plus five fully-tweakable amplifiers, 10 cabinet emulations, and 14 effects units...

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Chris Hein Solo Strings EXtended Virtual Instrument Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service announces the release of Chris Hein Solo Strings EXtended Virtual Instrument LibraryBest Service has announced the availability of Chris Hein Solo Strings EXtended, which includes eight new instruments. This Update makes Chris Hein Solo Strings EX the most comprehensive collection of virtual solo string instruments you can buy in one package.

Version EX 2.0 brings you up to eight additional Solo Instruments. Eight additional handpicked instruments, all with a unique sound and played by professional studio musicians have been recorded with great care and detail. Their virtual counterparts have been further optimized for playability and performance (EX instruments), thus saving your computer resources and still granting you access to all required articulations for authentic performances.

- Solo Violin EX 2.0 now includes 4 different Violins (2 Full, 2+2 EX) – was 1 or 2 Violins
- Solo Viola EX 2.0 now includes 3 different Violas (1 Full, 2+1 EX) – was 1 Viola
- Solo Cello EX 2.0 now includes 4 different Cellos (2 Full, 2+2 EX) – was 2 Cellos
- Solo Contra Bass EX 2.0 now includes 3 different Basses (1 Full, 2+1 EX) – was 1 Bass
- Solo Strings Complete EX 2.0 now contains all fourteen (!!!) Solo Instruments as listed above (6 Full, 8+6 EX)...

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Soundiron MICRORGAN 49-Key Analog Synth for KONTAKT
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases MICRORGAN 49-Key Analog Synth for KONTAKTSoundiron's Microrgan is a vintage 49-key analog synth from the 1950’s. Rare and highly sought-after, little is known about the origins of this instrument, though the instrument's classic wooden exterior echoes the popular aesthetics of the 1970s and early 1980s, during which the instrument is thought to be produced. We’ve captured its old-school fat, creamy tone in 9 classic waveform shapes, with infinite sustains and tight staccatos. But to take this far beyond an ordinary analog synth sample library, we’ve also created 20 awesome sound-designed custom synth and effects presets and 40 unique sound-designed ambiences that can be played chromatically as atmospheric synths, dronescapes and pads or used directly in your DAW for underscoring and texture.

It comes packed with sound-shaping controls to give you tons of flexibility with Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering controls...

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IK Multimedia Total Studio 2 MAX
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia announces Total Studio 2 MAX - the Ulimate Music Software CollectionIK Multimedia is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the brand-new and unique Total Studio 2 MAX bundle, the world's most complete studio collection of software instruments and FX. It brings together an amazing 94 products in one single suite for Mac/PC and equips composers as well as engineers, creative sound designers, producers, performers, multimedia artists, broadcast professionals, and others with everything they need to be inspired and to take their music making and audio processing to a new level. From full orchestral arrangements for TV, cinema and video games to complete, polished mixes and masters, ready for distribution, as well as full-blown tracks in any style and genre, everything is within easy reach. Total Studio 2 MAX and its entry-level version, Total Studio 2 DELUXE, are now available for purchase today.

World's widest and most balanced collection
Total Studio 2 MAX comprises 94 award-winning products, 16,800 sounds, 39 high-end mixing and mastering processors and over 350 of the most sought-after gear models for guitar and bass...

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Sample Logic TRAILER XPRESSIONS II - THE BOOM EXPERIENCE
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic releases new library - TRAILER XPRESSIONS II - THE BOOM EXPERIENCEWelcome to TRAILER XPRESSIONS II: The BOOM Experience, pushing scoring and sound design to powerful new places. Sample Logic is proud to present the follow up to their wildly successful TRAILER XPRESSIONS library with this collection that takes things in a whole new direction and new and exciting global and independent features! Sample Logic has teamed up with the world leading SFX designer “BOOM Library” to fuel TXII. T his award - winning sound design development team has created samples for thousands of hard - hitting trailers, bone - crunching blockbusters and scintillating scores over many years and now they are lending their talents and remarkable collection of sounds to t he Sample Logic team for an exclusive collaboration.

OVER 1, 700 BREATHTAKING SOUNDS
Recorded and deliver ed at the superior fidelity of 96khz, 24 - bit quality, TRAILER XPRESSIONS II contains over 1, 775 sampled sounds that have been intuitively programmed into 47 instruments and organized into ready - made construction kits. That means it takes just seconds, not hours, to find the perfect sound for any trailer or hybrid track...

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SONAR relaunches as Cakewalk by BandLab
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

SONAR relaunches as Cakewalk by BandLab - Iconic DAW Now Free to Download for EveryoneToday, BandLab Technologies launched early access to ‘ Cakewalk by BandLab’ - replacing SONAR, the iconic DAW developed by Cakewalk Inc . This highly anticipated product release follows BandLab Technologies’ announcement just last month that it had acquired all of Cakewalk’s IP and certain assets from Gibson Brands.

The new successor to the legendary DAW is available to download for free. The revived DAW includes all core premium features of SONAR Platinum such as the award-winning Skylight user interface, flexible ProChannel modules, and powerful end-to-end 64-bit mix engine.

CEO of BandLab Technologies, Meng Ru Kuok said, “We are excited to be able to continue development of SONAR in its new guise as Cakewalk by BandLab and have an aggressive feature development roadmap ahead. We are making the software completely free to use to ensure that anyone, regardless of their resources, technology or stage in their career, can have access to the highest level of professional music production tools...

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Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians.

Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording studio. Unlike most orchestration texts, it includes coverage of contemporary instruments and ensembles alongside traditional orchestra and chamber ensembles.

Beginning with practical problem solving, the book outlines issues that need to be addressed before beginning the orchestration process...

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Kirk Hunter Studios Front Row Violins Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Kirk Hunter Studios releases First Row Violins - World's Best Virtual Violin KONTAKT LibraryKirk Hunter Studios announces the release of Front Row Violins - World's Best Virtual Violin KONTAKT sample library. FRONT ROW VIOLINS reinvents everything you know about virtual violin instruments. Designed for Native Instrument's Kontakt Retail, the core of Front Row is focused on simplicity and unbelievable sonic results. FRONT ROW packs an amazingly playable solo violin along with easy scalability to go from solo through to any section size of violinists you choose ranging from the single soloist to 16 players. Each player has been maticulousy recorded separately, so you get a real and unique ensemble for every size.

Be The Violinist - Be The Maestro:
When we say “Be The Violinist” we mean it! In FRONT ROW, we introduce our proprietary live vibrato that allows you to perform vibrato with your left hand with the same theatrics that a real Violinist plays. This is indeed something to experience as it gives you the sense of performing the vibrato as a violinist does. Moreover, FRONT ROW VIOLINS does not stop there. Additional features are designed to provide you with full vibrato control with the amount, speed and fade-in control so that you can have your soloist perform all kinds of styles...

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Theory Essentials for Today's Musician
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Theory Essentials for Today's Musician from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Theory Essentials for Today's Musician. This book offers a review of music theory that speaks directly and engagingly to modern students.

Rooted in the tested pedagogy of Theory for Today’s Musician, the authors have distilled and reorganized the concepts from the thirty-three chapters of their original textbook into twenty-one succinct, modular chapters that move from the core elements of harmony to further topics in form and 20th-century music. A broad coverage of topics and musicals styles—including examples drawn from popular music—is organized into four key parts:...

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BandLab Technologies Acquires Cakewalk Inc
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

BandLab Technologies Announces Acquisition of Cakewalk Inc. AssetsBandLab Technologies has announced the acquisition of certain assets and the complete intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands.

CEO of BandLab Technologies, Meng Ru Kuok said, “We are very excited to be bringing Cakewalk Inc’s products into the BandLab Technologies stable. Cakewalk has been an industry leader in professional music software, delivering cutting edge technology that has empowered producers and artists alike around the world for more than 30 years. We have immense respect for Cakewalk’s legacy and the incredible community of people who love the brand and rely on its products in both their personal and professional lives.

“The teams at both Gibson and BandLab felt that Cakewalk’s products deserved a new home where development could continue. We are pleased to be supporting Cakewalk’s passionate community of creators to ensure they have access to the best possible features and music products under the BandLab Technologies banner,” he said...

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Eventide H9 Harmonizer Android App
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide Announces H9 Control Android App for H9 Harmonizer Effects ProcessorEventide is proud to announce availability of the new H9 Control App for Android devices — providing users with the ability to manage parameters, presets, and settings for its popular H9 Harmonizer Effects Processor stompbox family.

Eventide’s H9 Harmonizer is a powerful effects pedal perfect for live usage (on stage and FOH) or, of course, in the studio. Suitably paired with an appropriate Android tablet or phone, the new H9 Control App offers the following functionality:

- Instant access to over 500 presets, pushing the boundaries of delays, reverbs, pitch-shifting, modulation, and distortion.
- Manage multiple parameters and instantly create new and unprecedented sounds using The Ribbon control...

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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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