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Spitfire audio releases premium trombone sample library
Mar 31 2014 8:01PM
LONDON, UK: compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of BONES Vol. 1 — adding trombones to the ultimate detailed brass collection as part of its BML (British Modular Library), a longterm
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Learn to make beats in Logic Pro X with online video course
Mar 31 2014 7:38PM
Comprehensive online video course site Lynda.com has expanded their series on Apple's flagship DAW Logic Pro X (read our full review here), created and hosted by veteran producer and sound designer Dot Bustelo.  In this series,
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Cinematique Instruments releases Poing
Nov 15 2013 1:44PM
Poing? Just let two balls bouncing inside an enclosed area and let them play a sound each time they are contacting an obstacle!  That exactly is Poing - It is musical Ping Pong. But also much more.... The
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Tower of Power set to tour with Journey and Steve Miller Band
Nov 15 2013 1:39PM
- North American Tour Kicks Off May 15th in California - - Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, November 22 at Livenation.com - Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2013) – One of music’s most renowned soul/funk bands, TOWER
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Arturia announces cutting-edge KeyLab controllers
Nov 15 2013 1:29PM
“We love KeyLab because the keyboard is so intuitive! As fans and owners of vintage synths, we definitely find the same warmth and character in this great Arturia .”- The Shoes, France (2013)“Arturia synths are the best
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Deeper Inside the Rudess Synth Lead Sound
Nov 15 2013 1:00PM
Last month we began exploring Jordan Rudess’ signature lead sound for his Korg Kronos. We covered the basic lead tone, its effects and controllers. Now it’s time to explore how he simulates feedback harmonics and some other
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Create Explosive Transition Sounds for the Dance Floor
Nov 8 2013 12:22AM
Unique transitional effects—noise bursts, whooshes, explosions—are a great way to set yourself apart from the pack when it comes to creating your own original sound. While there are some fantastic and complex effects in modern
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Program the Jordan Rudess Lead Sound on Your Synth
Oct 11 2013 1:14PM
Let’s continue showing you how artists we all know and love use the many synthesizer soloing sounds, concepts, and techniques we’ve been exploring over the last 19 columns—20 counting last month’s analysis of George Duke’s
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Recreating Vintage Analog Effects for EDM Production
Jul 10 2013 1:52PM
Having a note-perfect recreation of an analog effect gem in your arsenal is only the first step toward nailing the Indie and NuDisco genres of electronic dance music. If you really want accuracy in emulating the’ 70s and ’80s
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The Art of Synth Soloing - A Little Rough Around the Edges
Jul 5 2013 3:27PM
Back in the April column, I left you with a lead sound that faded into harmonics via a controller, and said we were on our way to emulating classic guitar feedback. Let’s continue with that exploration. The logical next step
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Create the Roland TR-808 Kick Drum Sound in Reason or Live
Sep 25 2013 1:23PM
Last month, I covered some techniques for creating synth textures out of kick drums and other percussion instruments. This month, as a counterpoint to those tricks, we’ll dive deep into synthesizing the most influential bass
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Transforming Drums Into Synths
Sep 20 2013 9:57AM
One of the coolest aspects of sound itself is the fact that any piece of audio can be transformed into waveform data for further manipulation using your synthesis tools. Swedish House Mafia used this approach to great effect
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Muse Research Announces Receptor 2 Software Update
Aug 22 2013 4:48PM
San Jose, California. August 12, 2013—Muse Research and Development, Inc. makers of the RECEPTOR line of hardware plug-in players, has announced a new software upgrade for owners of the RECEPTOR 2 family of hardware plug-in
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Wub Wub 2.0 with Multiple LFOs
Aug 22 2013 4:18PM
In previous columns, we’ve covered using LFOs for everything from dubstep “wubs” to Dutch house sirens. So if you’ve been following along at home, you should have a solid grasp of the essentials of tempo-synced LFOs. This
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Everything Old is New Again, Again
Jul 23 2013 8:56PM
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Electronic dance music is like fashion that you can hear. It goes through predictable and well-defined stylistic cycles in which a sound begins in some underground scene, rises to
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