Monthly Archives: August 2010

MoS Drum & Bass Arena Anthology Remix Competition

MoS Drum & Bass Arena Anthology Remix Competition

In support of the Ministry of Sound’s latest release Drum & Bass Arena Anthology they are giving away the parts to DJ Fresh’s recent crossover hit Gold Dust for all budding producers and DJs to remix. The winner will be rewarded with a set of Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones, a SoundCloud Pro account and an hour live DJ set on D&B TV. The three runners up will receive a SoundCloud Lite account.

Serato releases Scratch Live and Itch updates

Serato releases Scratch Live and Itch updates

This month, Scratch Live 2.1 was released and included support for the CDJ-2000 and the Novation Dicer. Our dev team have also given DJs a new “Ultra Knob” for effects, with brand new effects included. For those interested in the Serato/Ableton partnership, Scratch Live with The Bridge went into Public Beta this month as well, and is open to all those who own Scratch Live and a registered copy of Ableton Live 8.

MOTU MasterWorks Collection plug-ins now available

MOTU MasterWorks Collection plug-ins now available

MOTU is now shipping the MasterWorks Collection, an advanced audio plug-in bundle for Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other Mac OS X hosts that support RTAS, Audio Units, and VST3 audio plug-ins. “MOTU has received many requests from Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and Live users who wanted to get their hands on Digital Performer’s MasterWorks plug-ins,” said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing. “Now they finally can.”

The iPad Orchestra playing Sweet Dream – Video

The iPad Orchestra playing Sweet Dream – Video

This just came along (via Matrixsynth). As we just released part one of our iPad story last week we thought to share this with you. Not only because of our own iPad story but also because the video below is really good. The iPad Orchestra was founded in 2010 to demonstrate the latest achievements in digital mobile music. They strongly believe that some day people will be able to play any music instrument from mobile devices, such as an iPad. In this first performance, they used a new iPad app called Seline HD.

Karma-Lab releases new Korg M3/M50 sound set

Karma-Lab releases new Korg M3/M50 sound set

Karma-Lab introduces Reincarnated – Groove Nirvana, a new set of 32 exciting and inspiring KARMA-fied combis for the Korg M3 and Korg M50. Priced at only US$32, the sound set includes grooves and sonic textures in a wide variety of styles, ranging from a mixture of Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronica, Trance & Techno categories to Ambient, Jazz, New-Age, Film Score, and World/Ethnic categories.

Producer Sessions Live – Final line-up confirmed

Producer Sessions Live – Final line-up confirmed

Producer Sessions Live is only four weeks away! And our friends at FutureMusicMagazine are gearing up for one of the biggest music-making shows of the year. Ever wanted to ask Dave Spoon which EQ he used on the lead line in At Night? Or pondered the Freemason’s compression settings on Kelly Rowland’s vocal? This is the ultimate opportunity as, over two days, ten famous producers will be presenting live tutorials, taking apart their tracks and giving you the juicy details on how they were made.

DrummerTracks for AmpliTube released

DrummerTracks for AmpliTube released

IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality are pleased to introduce DrummerTracks™ – a new series of style-based full-length drum backing tracks performed by top studio drummers.  Unlike loops, DrummerTracks are full song drum tracks, recorded in world-class studios by sound powerhouse – Sonic Reality, and designed for use as play-along tracks for the AmpliTube range of software and mobile apps.

Six analog consoles in your DAW with Slate’s Virtual Console Collection

Six analog consoles in your DAW with Slate’s Virtual Console Collection

The Slate Digital “VIRTUAL CONSOLE COLLECTION” brings the sound of 6 of the world’s top analog consoles into your DAW workstation. “Slate Digital CTO Fabrice Gabriel and I studied these consoles inside and out. We meticulously modeled the entire circuit path so that we could recreate every subtle nuance that makes these consoles the legends that they are”, says Slate.

Original founder Alesis passes away – Keith Barr

Original founder Alesis passes away – Keith Barr

Alesis founder and chief designer Keith Barr is reported to have passed away of natural causes on August 24, 2010 at age 61. Alesis Studio Electronics was founded in 1984 by Keith Barr (who co-founded MXR) in Hollywood, California. Leveraging his ability to design custom integrated circuits, Barr’s company was able to introduce products with feature sets that, up to that time, had been extremely expensive. Alesis’ products were within the realm of most project studios, making them very successful. Alesis’ first product was the XT Reverb. Introduced in 1985, the XT Reverb was an all-digital reverb that carried an unprecedented low price of $799.