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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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The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach
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The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach. This book provides an indispensable introduction to the Bach research of the past thirty-fifty years. It is not a lexicon providing information on all the major aspects of Bach's life and work, such as the Oxford Composer Companion: J. S. Bach. Nor is it an entry-level research tool aimed at those making a beginning of such studies.

The valuable essays presented here are designed for the next level of Bach research and are aimed at masters and doctoral students, as well as others interested in coming to terms with the current state of Bach research. Each author covers three aspects within their specific subject area; firstly, to describe the results of research over the past thirty-fifty years, concentrating on the most significant and controversial, such as:...

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iZotope Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 Mixing and Mastering Apps
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iZotope Ushers in the Next Evolution of Mixing and Mastering with Ozone 8 and Neutron 2Today, iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, announced the release of Ozone 8, Neutron 2, and Music Production Suite. The Advanced versions of Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature ground-breaking technology, including the ability to communicate with each other through the new Tonal Balance Control plug-in. This new level of inter-plugin communication puts more power in users’ hands, allowing them to achieve tonally balanced, professional mixes and masters that sound great in any listening environment.

Ozone 8 now features machine learning technology with the introduction of Master Assistant, allowing you to reach an optimal starting point for your master in seconds. Version 8 also includes Track Referencing, a Spectral Shaper to tame problematic frequencies, improved signal processing, and refinements to the user interface and workflow. Neutron 2 includes new signal processing, including a Gate with Hysteresis for a smoother gating response, and improvements to Track Assistant and Neutrino modes to help you get to a better starting point. Neutron 2 also features...

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Antelope Audio Compression FX for Audio Interfaces
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Antelope Audio adds compression quadrilogy triumph to vintage hardware-based effects libraryHigh-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce the addition of four new vintage compressors (BA-6A, FET-A78, SMT-100A, and Grove Hill LIVERPOOL) to its ever-expanding library of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) vintage hardware-based effects — enabling owners of its Thunderbolt™ and HDX audio interfaces to access unique hardware models of some of the most desirable vintage effects with real-time performance without relying on DSP (Digital Signal Processing) for native processing while letting loose with the alternative Antelope Audio Routing Matrix view — as of September 4.

Antelope Audio’s acclaimed FPGA effects bring audio realism to a new level. Little wonder, then, that they sound, behave, and feel just like real hardware. Why? Well, why not put it in simple terms? They are real hardware! Helpfully, Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Thunderbolt™ and HDX audio interfaces — including...

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Propellerhead Reason 10 Music Production Software
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Propellerhead Announces Reason 10 - New Version of Music Production SoftwarePropellerhead Software is thrilled to announce Reason 10, the biggest content update ever for Reason owners. Built on an award-winning legacy to make musical dreams a reality, Reason 10 features two massive brand-new synthesizers, three new live-sounding organic instrument devices, a top-notch acoustic piano, creative modulation device, and 3GB of cutting-edge drum loops and samples.

"Great-sounding instruments and effects inspire musicians to create more and better music. With Reason 10, not only have we delivered some of the best-sounding instruments we’ve ever created, the result is the biggest upgrade we've ever done,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Manager. “I'm particularly fond of the new synths, Europa and Grain, that set a new standard for what's available in the box. With the two new synths, a plethora of sampled instruments, drums, loops and much more — we can't wait to hear what music makers are going to create with Reason 10..."

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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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Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions Sample Library
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Spitfire Audio applies evolutionary Evo Grid technology to blockbuster-sounding symphonic stringsSpitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS — a world where pristine symphonic sampling meets Spitfire Audio’s more progressive Producer Portfolio range to create an evolutionary experience by applying the company’s cutting-edge Evo Grid technology to the same no- expense-spared session recordings responsible for its sought-after 60-star-string-player-performing, blockbuster- sounding SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS library like no other — as of August 18.

With PP017 EVO GRID 1 and PP020 EVO GRID 2 — respectively subtitled EVOlving Stringscapes and Second EVOlving Strings, Spitfire Audio unleashed upon an unsuspecting musical sampling world a whole new way of working with long string articulations...

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Sample Logic TRAILER XPRESSIONS for KONTAKT
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Sample Logic releases TRAILER XPRESSIONS Sample Library for KONTAKTSample Logic introduces their latest product: TRAILER XPRESSIONS - CINEMATIC MADE EASY. TRAILER XPRESSIONS delivers a new approach to cinematic scoring and sound design. Developed for the industry-standard Native Instruments Kontakt sampler, TRAILER XPRESSIONS contains over 1,000 sampled sounds, each of which has been meticulously programmed into 26 instruments and organized within ready-made construction kits making it easy to find that perfect sound for your next trailer or cinematic music track.

To develop TRAILER XPRESSIONS, Sample Logic met with trailer music composers and sound designers to determine what they need to achieve the sound they crave with ease. This resulted in Sample Logic teaming up with trailer music composer and sound designer Claudio Pelissero who co-developed the dynamic and creative sonic content of TRAILER XPRESSIONS...

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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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The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound
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The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound. This book provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of screen music and sound studies, addressing the ways in which music and sound interact with forms of narrative media such as television, videogames, and film.

The inclusive framework of "screen music and sound" allows readers to explore the intersections and connections between various types of media and music and sound, reflecting the current state of scholarship and the future of the field. A diverse range of international scholars have contributed an impressive set of forty-six chapters that move from foundational knowledge to cutting edge topics that...

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Native Instruments MASCHINE Mk3 and KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2
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Native Instruments announces new MASCHINE Mk3 and KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2 hardware

Native Instruments today announces the next generation of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware. Unified by an all-new industrial design, both units have been re-engineered to inspire and enable nonstop creativity, boasting more intuitive workflows, optimized layouts, vivid visual feedback, and deeper studio integration.

MASCHINE Mk3 delivers the best ever workflow for quickly sketching and capturing ideas. It adds two high-resolution color screens for easier sound browsing, editing, sample-slicing, and more. The new hardware also features more dedicated function buttons and larger, more responsive pads that retain the same ergonomic layout users know and love. For enhanced convenience and portability, MASCHINE now features a built-in 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface...

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IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX 2 for AmpliTube
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia and Ampeg release Ampeg SVX 2 for AmpliTube - Mac and PCIK Multimedia is pleased to announce the immediate release of Ampeg® SVX 2 for AmpliTube, a new collection that brings some of the most sought-after and iconic bass amplifiers and cabinets from the Ampeg Heritage and Classic series to AmpliTube for Mac® and PC.

Ampeg SVX 2 for AmpliTube brings more power to bass players and music producers, giving them the opportunity to expand their collection with 2 amplifiers and 2 cabinets from the Ampeg Classic series: the SVT-VR and V-4B amplifiers along with the SVT-810AV and SVT-212AV cabinets. Also included from the Ampeg Heritage series is the highly sought-after B-15N amp and its matching cabinet, the B-15N 115. Ampeg SVX 2 provides the genuine tone, dynamics and feel of these iconic amps thanks to IK's industry-leading modeling technologies. Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ not only recreates every individual physical component in the amplifier's design, but also the nonlinear behavior between each component and its interaction with other components in the circuit. This provides an unprecedented level of realism, touch and feel for each amp...

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The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition
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The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition. This book addresses fundamental questions about the nature of music from a psychological perspective.

Music cognition is presented as the field that investigates the psychological, physiological, and physical processes that allow music to take place, seeking to explain how and why music has such powerful and mysterious effects on us. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research in music cognition, balancing accessibility with depth and sophistication.

A diverse range of global scholars—music theorists, musicologists, pedagogues, neuroscientists, and psychologists—address the implications of music in everyday life...

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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles
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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles. This book explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned engineer looking to refine their skills, this book speaks to all levels of expertise and covers every aspect of recording symphonic and concerto repertoire, opera, chamber music, and solo piano.

With a focus on the orchestra as an instrument and sound source, this book features sections on how to listen, understanding microphones, concert halls, orchestra seating arrangements, how to set up the monitoring environment, and how to approach recording each section of the orchestra. Recording Orchestra provides...

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Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide
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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. A section on...

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