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The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

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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Soundiron Granada 49 Vintage Italian Analog Suitcase Synth
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases the Granada 49 Vintage Italian Analog Suitcase Synth for KontaktGRANADA 49 faithfully captures a rare 1970's-era portable analog synthesizer by now defunct Italian synth-maker Fesma. The instrument's classic wood-accented body echoes the popular aesthetics of the 1970s and its fat, warm analog sound cuts through the mix. We’ve captured its old-school creamy tone in 9 classic waveform shapes, with sustains and staccatos. We’ve also created 20 unique sound-designed custom presets, as well as 40 ambient leads and pads that can be played chromatically as atmospheric synth patches or used directly in your DAW for underscoring and texture.

It comes packed with sound-shaping controls to give you tons off flexibility with Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering controls. The "Glide" slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads...

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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study
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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study.

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is a comprehensive textbook ideal for Jazz Theory courses or as a self-study guide for amateur and professional musicians. Written with the goal of bridging theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation beginning with music fundamentals through post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It includes a DVD with 46 Play Along audio tracks and a companion website, which hosts the workbook, ear training exercises, and audio tracks of the musical examples featured in the book...

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The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th Edition
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The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th Edition. Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques.

Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include:...

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The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint
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The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint.

This book is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres.

Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the study of chorale preludes, invertible counterpoint, and canonic and fugal writing. This textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of tonal counterpoint and familiarizing students with contrapuntal styles from the Baroque period to the 21st century...

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Soundiron Ambius Prime Organic Modular Synthesis Engine
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Soundiron releases Ambius Prime - the Organic Modular Synthesis EngineSoundiron announces the release of Ambius Prime - the Organic Modular Synthesis Engine.

Ambius Prime is a unique and powerful compendium of our Ambius atmospheric synthesis series, offering a vast selection of hand-crafted sound-designed pads, ambiences, leads, pulses and acoustic textures. This library is made for the free Kontakt Player and works with Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series hardware by Native Instruments Each sound has been carefully sculpted from organic source recordings by our creative team. We've captured a wide spectrum of instruments, voices, environments and objects to create thousands of distinctly compelling and nuanced sonic flavors. Everything you hear was built using only organic field and instrument recordings. In fact, no synthesizers were used in the creation of this library at all. And with our sophisticated Ouroboros modulation engine, you can weave sources together into stunningly dynamic, flexible and inspiring synth patches for any style or genre...

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The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint
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The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint from RoutledgeRoutledge has published The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint.

Covering modal music from Gregorian chant through the seventeenth-century, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook combining stylistic composition, theory and analysis, music history, and performance.

By supplementing a modified species approach with a wealth of complete musical examples and historical information, this textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of modal counterpoint and familiarizing students with modal repertoire...

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IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 Mobile Microphone
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic HD 2 for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PCIK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Mic HD 2, the successor to the highly acclaimed iRig Mic HD, is now available for pre-order. iRig Mic HD 2 is designed to put all the power of high-resolution digital audio into the hands of singers, musicians, interviewers, broadcasters, presenters, podcasters, and vloggers who are looking to capture pristine mobile recordings anywhere with remarkable ease.

iRig Mic HD 2 is the only handheld microphone of its kind featuring high-quality 24-bit converters with sample rates up to 96kHz, a low noise preamp, a high-quality gold-sputtered electret condenser capsule for exceptional frequency and transient response and an onboard dedicated headphone output with volume control for direct signal monitoring...

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Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, 2nd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, 2nd Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer: A Practical Guide to Writing and Sequencing for the Studio Orchestra, 2nd Edition.

This book provides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions...

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Theory for Today's Musician, 2nd Edition
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Theory for Today's Musician, Second Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Theory for Today's Musician, Second Edition.

Theory for Today’s Musician, Second Edition, recasts the scope of the traditional music theory course to meet the demands of the professional music world, in a style that speaks directly and engagingly to today’s music student. It uses classical, folk, popular, and jazz repertoires with clear explanations that link music theory to musical applications. The authors help prepare students by not only exploring how music theory works in art music, but how it functions within modern music, and why this knowledge will help them become better composers, music teachers, performers, and recording engineers...

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