Point Blank travelled to Berlin to talk to the guys behind Man Made Mastering. Tim Xavier and Mike Grinser give us an insight into their approach to mastering and to see how a track is cut to vinyl.
Additional Hi-Hat analyzing & processing made possible, A/B switching, custom naming abbreviations and more… It´s a major update & FREE for all existing Drumatom users. So be sure to grab it!
Camel Audio have released their latest free expansion to the Alchemy Factory Library – 27 new presets, built from recordings of the traditional Ukrainian folk instrument, the Bandura.
Finally, a keyboard that unlocks the expressive potential of synthesis. The promise of synthesis was to produce any instrument sound from a MIDI keyboard. However, if you’ve ever tried to play a convincing guitar, sax, violin, clarinet or cello solo on a MIDI keyboard, you’ve found it to sound static and lifeless because keyboards can’t do much more than turn sounds on and off at different volumes. LinnStrument takes a new approach, capturing each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions for simultaneous fine control of note expression, pitch and timbre. With this level of expressive control, the promise of synthesis is finally a reality.
Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer, mixer and recording engineer Vance Powell is a dyed-in-the-wool analog purist. He also happens to know what it takes to make great records. His unique, analog-centric style enhances every track he touches — from collaborations with local Nashville bands to major releases like the acclaimed Jack White album Blunderbuss. Although his studio approach is analog all the way, Vance likes to leverage modern technology—like iZotope’s RX audio repair suite—to achieve sonic perfection. He talked with us about what it’s like being an analog guy in a digital world—and revealed how he and Jack transformed some unfortunate studio mishaps into unique tones that might leave you wondering, “how did they get that sound?“
Moog Music unveils one of its largest engineering undertakings, the new Emerson Moog Modular System. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Moog Modular, the first voltage controlled synthesizer, Moog Music is proud to honor Keith Emerson and his seminal collaboration with Bob Moog. Today, for the first time at Moogfest 2014, Moog Music reveals its three year effort faithfully recreating the iconic Emerson Moog Modular.
Below are some of the new releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection.
Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of KITCHENWARE – GLASS — the ninth instalment of its reasonably priced Producer Portfolio series, launched last year to satisfy repeated requests for drier-sounding, more manipulatable samples for more non-orchestral music material — as of this week.
In cooperation with G-Sonique engineers, 123creative.com has released “Talktron – Guitar talker / Talking filter” and “Shamanizer – Ethno plug-in”.
Yesterday, April 23d, Reloop sounded the bell for a new era of the RP-8000. The next generation turntable is going to be taken into the exclusive “Official Serato Accessory” family, becoming the first ever Serato-supported turntable on the market.
Todays review victim is Kush Audio Pusher, as the company themselves say it’s an outwardly expanding distortion generator. “It’s a sound sculptor’s dream, an artist’s tool that bends the rules of physics to generate genuinely new musical distortions and transient colorations“, is what the Kush website states. Let’s see if we agree about this.
This course is for anyone wanting to get into producing house music with Ableton’s Push. Presented by renowned producer and Producertech tutor Paul Maddox, the lessons show how Push can be used to create music in a totally hands-on way. This first part focuses on producing the beats and bass, which combine to create a classic, retro house groove.
Antares Audio Technologies today announced the introduction of Auto-Tune EFX 3, the third generation of their easy-to-use tool for real-time pitch correction and creating the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect.
Elektron, the Swedish manufacturer of professional hardware machines, has just started shipping their latest creation, the Analog Rytm. This 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support can be purchased either directly from Elektron or from a wide net of retailers.
There is no offical announcement, but Moogfest shows at there website a new analog Moog synthesizer with the German name Werkstatt. (workshop) The name implicates a DIY synth. Let’s wait for more information.