While the sun is shining here nicely and we are close to joining the nation on Queensday here, we thought to share this quickly. It is a fan video for the track Derezzed, from the TRON 2 original soundtrack. The video is directed and animated by Arnaud Faure. Allthough we usually post audio related material, we share this video too. We think you’ll enjoy it too. Arnaud did a good job!
Compassion is a fully-featured dynamics processor, ready for any dynamic processing on any signal. Behind the UI lies perhaps the most flexible dynamics engine ever designed. Any channel, any task, Compassion is ready to enable you to get the job done.
Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Cinémathèque sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-1 and AAS Player plug-ins. Cinémathèque is a collection of pads and textures for the Ultra Analog VA-1 and AAS Player plug-ins that is ideal for every cinematic occasion. Screened into Cluster, Rhythm, SFX, Synthesizer, and Texture categories, the 142 presets will support the color, exposure, motion, depth of field, and density of any scenes whether it’s for horror, romance, suspense, or drama.
Alchemy 1.20 is a major update to Camel Audio‘s popular sample manipulation synthesiser featuring new 64-bit versions, RTAS Pro Tools support, radically improved sample playback and new skins.
Propellerhead dubs May 2011 as “Music Making Month,” a month-long set of activities to inspire and help people with their music creating endeavors, whatever they may be. During the month, Propellerhead will serve up a packed schedule with daily online events including interactive workshops, Q&A sessions with artists, new tutorial content, webcasts of live events and clinics from places around the world and much more. Activities are designed for any musician or producer regardless of production tools used or instruments played.
DJ Endo from Dubspot has made a video in which he gives his insight on the new features of Traktor Pro 2 DJ software.
TC-Helicon the only audio company 100 percent dedicated to the needs of vocalists of all levels, today announces the new version of VoiceJam – a powerful iPhone, iPod and iPad app for creating music whilst on the move. With an In-app purchase feature of the infamous HardTune pitch correction effect, and new core features including ‘Input meters’ and ‘Shots mode’, VoiceJam 1.2 is set to allow vocalists to loop, layer and record more exciting and more professional recordings. VoiceJam 1.2 uses the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch’s built-in microphone or any Apple certified external microphone to record and layer sound onto an evolving loop.
Alchemy Player 1.20 is a major update to Camel Audio’s popular SFZ and Alchemy sound playback engine, and what’s more it’s now completely free.
Steinberg is pleased to release the first official maintenance update for its premier music recording and production solutions, Cubase 6 and Cubase Artist 6.
Pioneer continues to strengthen its lineup in the DJ market with the release of the HDJ-500T with included microphone cord; a new model of the HDJ-500 series designed for home DJing. The HDJ-500 headphones give a clear middle and low range for more accurate drum kick and snare sound monitoring, essential for DJ mixing. The HDJ-500T can now be utilized in even more situations, the standard flexible coil cord is for DJing whilst a new straight cord with a microphone allows for on the go hands-free talking when listening to music on a mobile phone. With the HDJ-500T (available in black only), you can enjoy DJ-quality sound anywhere at anytime.
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, is pleased to announce that Richard Earnshaw has installed a Solid State Logic X-Desk at the heart of his studio.
In the past few months Soundcloud has been looking closer to DJ Sets and Mixtapes loaded onto their website. Result was that many DJ sets were removed due to copyright infringements. In some way understandable but on a other level just a shame. How are DJs then suppose to share their sets with their fans? Today we came across a new website that might be an alternative for DJs. Dubset! At first sight it all looks pretty neat and clean. However there is one downfall and that’s the mixes can’t be embedded on your personal website. And that’s the big PLUS that Soundcloud has! Dubset is still in BETA phase so maybe this feature could be added in the future.
The V8 Compressor is built solely of discrete components. The three stepped circuit is balanced by three transformers each for both channels. Lundahl on input and mid step. Carnhill on output. The element responsible for the compression is the bridge composed of 4 pulse diodes matched by hand, according to carefully developed procedures. The device is constructed as a dual mono unit with channel link possible. All manipulators stepped, allowing for perfect peatability.
Avid today announced the availability of Pro Tools MP 9, the latest version of the award-winning Pro Tools software, which enables M-Audio hardware enthusiasts to harness professional-quality recording, editing, and mixing features in their home or project studios. Avid also announced all-new bundles that combine Pro Tools MP 9 software with select M-Audio interfaces to deliver industry-leading music creation solutions at an extraordinary value.
2011 release, the long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.
Release date: May 3, 2011