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IK Multimedia T-RackS 5 Mixing and Mastering Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia T-RackS 5 Mixing and Mastering Software is Now AvailableIK Multimedia is proud to announce T-RackS 5, the cutting-edge mixing and mastering system for Mac® and PC, is available now. T-RackS 5 is the most powerful modular mix and master system ever, offering incredible versatility with 4 all-new processors for a total of 38 high-quality modules including a new completely redesigned, resizable interface in a flexible 16-processor series/parallel chain with an unrivaled audio engine, a complete broadcast-ready professional metering section, as well as an album assembly section with multi-format export.

IK Multimedia has led the way in mixing and mastering software since it created T-RackS in 1999, evolving and expanding the collection while setting an industry standard for some of the world's best sounding plug-ins for professional applications. It's no coincidence that thousands of top-charting records have been made using T-RackS. Now T-RackS 5 has been re-mastered to be more powerful than ever, providing everything necessary to take raw mixes to a perfect finished product ready for digital delivery or CD duplication...

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Cakewalk Momentum Songwriting Platform
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk Announces Momentum Songwriting Platform for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, VST, AU, and AAXRecord song ideas, lyrics, melodies, and more on any Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device. Your ideas sync to the cloud and back up automatically, so they’re always at your fingertips. The included Mac/Win VST/AU/AAX plug-in works with any DAW, which makes it easy to drag and drop ideas from the cloud when you’re ready to turn your ideas into projects. You can even send songs from your DAW back into Momentum for additional development while away from your computer—like coming up with lyric ideas for melodies or chord progressions.

Momentum does far more than just turn devices like smart phones and tablets into portable recorders. Momentum can record up to four tracks, with editing, looping, and effects. It also keeps your ideas organized...

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Groove Monkee Variety Pack MIDI Loops
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Groove Monkee releases Variety Pack MIDI Loops - Get 25% off!Groove Monkee is proud to announce Variety Pack MIDI Loops, a huge collection of MIDI drum grooves. Our new Variety Pack has over 700 MIDI files of varying styles, tempos and feels... a perfect collection for songwriters, producers and musicians needing an extensive set of MIDI drum loops. You get grooves and fills covering 11 genres, most with hat and ride variations.

Variety Pack Highlights
- 700 Royalty Free MIDI Drum Loops covering 11 genres
- Blues, Country, Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Pop, R&B, Rock & World
- 4/4, 6/8 and 12/8 in straight or shuffle feels
- Ballad - Halftime - Midtempo - Uptempo
- African, Waltz, Bossa, Samba, Swing, Shuffles, Train and much more!
- Tempo range: 68 BPM to 200 BPM
- Works with all MIDI-compatible software...

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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 for success in a one-semester curriculum or with subsequent terms. If students sense that theory can facilitate their improvisational skills or can help them develop their ears, they become more engaged in the learning process...

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Ueberschall Chinese Instruments Elastik Soundbank
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Ueberschall releases Chinese Instruments Elastik SoundbankChinese Instruments brings you a collection of individual instrument performances that capture some of the beautiful and exotic sounds of oriental China. The collection is dominated by instrument and percussion loops that were recorded in Shanghai and features Guzheng, Pipa, Bamboo Flute, Erhus, Temple Blocks, Ju, Sticks, Kuai Ban Er and various traditional cymbals and gongs. Also included are percussion singleshots and a number of environmental ambience sounds from Chinese street life.

Chinese Instruments is built on nearly 3 GB of sample data and features over 700 loops and samples. Original recording tempos range from 60 to 86 bpm. The samples are presented both dry and, for the instrument loops and singleshots, wet versions. The processing applied to the wet sounds includes a combination of reverb and delay making the sounds ready to go and easy to drop into your mix...

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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.

This book 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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NUGEN Audio MasterCheck Pro Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Innovative, intuitive professional audio tools creator for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters NUGEN Audio is proud to announce availability of v1.4 of MasterCheck Pro — placing FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) and Opus encoding flavours in its indispensable, award-winning loudness, dynamics, and codec toolset to enable mix-optimising music professionals to hear and visualise yet more popular playout encoding and loudness matching techniques increasingly in use by music streaming services such as Apple Music® and Spotify — as of September 7.

The term codec is an acronym for coder/decoder. Music streaming services such as Apple Music® and Spotify use codecs to reduce the data bandwidth required to stream audio to the consumer. Codecs affect audio quality, sadly, so it is important to be able to audition them in realtime in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) in order to mitigate side effects caused by intersample clipping and bit depth reduction. Which is exactly where NUGEN Audio are able to offer assistance...

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Soundiron CUBE Glitchy Workplace Percussion for KONTAKT
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases CUBE Glitchy Workplace Percussion  for KONTAKTCUBE is a collection of 521 glitchy, crunchy, office-supplies-based percussive samples - along with FX, stingers, risers, and lush ambient pads. About a year ago we thought "you know what would be great? A glitch percussion library that was super CRUNCHY!" and so, Cube was born.

As development went on, the library took its own direction and became "office" related. Each sound has been designed using carefully selected sources like paper crunches, snapping pencils, fax machines, water coolers, paper cups, and all kinds of other office-related sounds. From the rattling of your last few anxiety pills, the evil clanging of your possessed time-clock, to luscious dreamy pads (imagining an escape from your personal cubicle hell), Cube has got you covered for your next game score, hot track, or quirky animation...

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Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook for Careers in the Entertainment & Music IndustryFocal Press has published Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook for Careers in the Entertainment & Music Industry. This book offers a thorough, guided exploration of the current state of the industry, with an emphasis on trends in copyright, digital streaming, and practical advice for developing a career as an artist, technician, or industry executive.

This book investigates a variety of topics within the entertainment and music industry, ranging from traditional and emerging business models to intellectual property rights to the creative destruction happening currently. The book strategically outlines the existing gaps that make being successful as an artist a dynamic interaction between creativity and business...

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Blue Cat's Late Replies Creative Delay Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Late Replies Creative Delay Plug-In - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's Late Replies, a new creative delay and multi effects plug-in also capable of hosting third party plug-ins anywhere in its signal path.

Designed as an hybrid multi-tap and feedback delay plug-in, combined with a multi effect and a VST, VST3 and Audio Units host, this plug-in can be used to create a wide variety of audio effects: classic echoes, rhythmic or melodic patterns, vintage tape or digital delays, modulation effects, reverbs, shimmer effects and more... It includes more than 400 presets to get started.

Blue Cat's Late Replies can be extended indefinitely, applying built-in or third party effects to individual taps, or inside the two nested feedback loops...

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Kenton Pro CV to MIDI Converter
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Kenton announces Pro CV to MIDI converterKenton Electronics has announced the immediate availability of Pro CV to MIDI, a unit that takes any analogue control voltage (CV) signal – pitch, pitchbend, modulation, etc – and converts it to MIDI. Pro CV to MIDI will appeal particularly to modular synth fans, but it's compatible with any CV-equipped instrument, from your classic synth or analogue sequencer to your Theremin. Use it to trigger a digital synth with an analogue keyboard, for example, or control a MIDI module with that Theremin.

PRO CV to MIDI is a high-specification, fully configurable control voltage-to-MIDI converter that tracks pitch control voltages with incredible accuracy. It supports the industry standard Volt/Octave system, the 1.2V/Octave system used by EML and Buchla, and the Hz/Volt system used by Korg and Yamaha. The unit also features pitchbend, modulation and non-quantised continuous tracking, and two user-assignable auxiliary CV inputs...

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Social Media Promotion For Musicians, 2nd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Second Edition Of Bobby Owsinski's Social Media Promotion For Musicians Now AvailableBOMG Publishing has announced the release of the fully updated second edition of Bobby Owsinski's Social Media Promotion For Musicians. The book covers the strategies that musicians, artists, bands, engineers, producers, and songwriters need to harness the power of their online presence to gain more fans, clients, streams, and views without feeling overwhelmed by choices.

As with the previous version of the book, the latest edition includes chapters on using Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as key promotional tools, along with new chapters on Instagram, LinkedIn, and even Spotify and Apple Music playlist marketing.

Along with the cutting-edge information about creating a killer artist website, blog and mailing list, the book is one of the few that covers...

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Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo releases the CRTIV Tape Bus tape saturation plug-in

Voxengo is happy to release CRTIV Tape Bus, tape saturation plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

CRTIV Tape Bus plug-in recreates characteristic elements of the reel-to-reel tape sound. This includes saturation, modulation noise and smearing effects which are known for the “analog” feel they bring to audio recordings. This plug-in also applies a selected impulse response taken by us from the existing tape machines.

CRITV Tape Bus features:...

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Pianoteq 6 - Professional Piano Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Modartt releases Pianoteq 6 - Professional Piano Virtual InstrumentAfter three years of research, Modartt takes a step forward with Pianoteq 6, distinguished by its mature technology, breathtaking realism, increased compatibility, and new features.

Pianoteq 6: a mature technology
Since its introduction in 2006, Pianoteq has gradually become a mature and natural companion for a wide range of musicians for use in everything from private homes and piano classrooms to recording studios and concert halls. Pianoteq 6 brings numerous refinements in its engine and physical model, now implemented in all of the 49 physically modelled instruments...

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Eventide Elevate - Advanced Mastering Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Newfangled Audio and Eventide partner to Elevate mastering technology with pioneering plug-inNew audio tools creator Newfangled Audio is proud to announce availability of Elevate — a pioneering plug-in that elevates mastering technology using intelligent, adaptive technology that responds in real time to music — as of October 4.

Elevate is the most advanced mastering plug-in ever created. This unique multi-band limiter, human ear EQ, and powerful audio maximizer will increase the loudness of a mix while maintaining or improving its dynamic perception. It uses intelligent, adaptive technology that responds in real time to music, creating not only the loudest but also the best-sounding master. Developed by Newfangled Audio, Elevate maintains subtle dynamics and improves the tonal balance of a mix. The adaptive LIMITER analyzes...

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