CHICAGO, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Boutique audio company Black Lion Audio has announced its new PG-P Portable Power Conditioner — a studio-class power conditioner complete with proprietary PG-P PORTABLE FILTERING TECHNOLOGY to provide the same noise filtering found in the majority of rack-mount power conditioners, despite looking like a run-of-the-mill surge protector.
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LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is one of the finalists for The American Prize in the orchestral performance competition, professional divisions. While the competition is still ongoing, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra is being recognized for superb past performances during its three years of existence.
Grenoble, France /Music Industry Newswire/ — Today, digital music instrument company ARTURIA, announced a free update to its V Collection 8 (8.1), with updated sound engines, enhanced accessibility features, broader compatibility, and a myriad of brand new music instrument sound presets.
SoulFest, the Premier Christian Music Festival, Returns to New Hampshire Aug 2021, Celebrating Faith Through Music
GILFORD, N.H. /Music Industry Newswire/ — New Sound Concerts, Inc., a New England based promoter and festival producer, is hosting their 23rd annual Christian music festival, at the Best of NH award-winning Gunstock Mountain Resort. After canceling the 2020 festival due to the pandemic, thousands are ready to gather and celebrate through “Music, Love & Action.”
PARIS /Music Industry Newswire/ — Highly respected virtual instrument company, UVI, today announced “PX SunBox,” a new instrument inspired by the JOMOX SunSyn, an 8-voice analog-digital hybrid synthesizer with analog-domain modular routing and morphable 4-pole filters.
PARIS, France /Music Industry Newswire/ — From the makers of Meteor, UVI, comes a new tool, Asteroid, “for creating epic cinematic percussions, massive drums, evolving effects, and more.” Asteroid delivers 7 deeply-customizable tracks with advanced mixing, multi-fx, and an incredible library of samples and sequences.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC /Music Industry Newswire/ — United Plugins has announced “Electrum” — available as an all-in-one single-screen guitar amp and pedalboard plug-in from development partner Muramasa Audio, itself inspired by bygone masterworks of a famous Japanese swordsmith.
LONDON, UK /Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of ALBION SOLSTICE, which starting recorded life in Scotland’s celebrated Castlesound Studios outside of Edinburgh, exploring the visionary artistry from modern, folk, and heritage instruments as “a celebration of un-noted traditions.”
DALLAS, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — After a 30-day call for entries, winners for the black album.mixtape. were announced during a virtual Block Party event. The black album. mixtape. is an initiative of Regina Taylor – the Golden Globe-winning actress, playwright, and activist – in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts.
Arturia introduces Pigments 3 – new version of its cutting-edge ‘polychrome’ software synthesizer instrument
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Arturia’s new Pigments 3 is a state-of-the-art software instrument that gives you the power of every shade of synthesis. With colorful sound engines, effortless modulation, professional utilities, and studio-grade FX, explore an infinite spectrum of sound. The polychrome synthesizer has evolved into a state-of-the-art instrument that spans every shade of synthesis.
NEW MUSIC: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra releases ‘Bridge’ – first of 3 Unlikely Albums created during a Global Pandemic
SAVANNAH, Ga. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — A global pandemic may have cancelled all of the shows, but nothing could cancel The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra’s creativity and desire to make music. With a newly unexpected empty calendar, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra focused its attention on recording.
/MUSEWIRE — Music News/ — This week, Native Instruments (NI) announced their newest expansion: “NEO BOOGIE,” which, according to NI, “blends the essence of the original funk movement with shiny, space-age production. Guitar licks, energetic beats, and eclectic loops combine with vintage synths and retro-futurist sounds for free wheeling feel-good vibes.” NEO BOOGIE was created by Divided Souls.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of its attractively-priced ABBEY ROAD ONE: SPARKLING WOODWINDS and ABBEY ROAD ONE: LEGENDARY LOW STRINGS siblings — smaller libraries captured in that same iconic studio, this time inspired by classic films and offering pre-orchestrated themes to focus on accomplishing certain performance elements.
L.A. Singer-songwriter Emma Negrete, Previews Debut EP with Release of New Single ‘Lost In Translation’
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Business Records LLC has announced that soulful-pop singer-songwriter and Des Moines native, Emma Negrete, teases her debut EP “Algorithms,” with the release of the first single, “Lost In Translation.”
Get Savvy with ABLETON LIVE: Innovative Online Music School Soundfly Launches Class-leading Ableton Live Course
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — As musicians around the world await the imminent release of Ableton Live’s latest version, Live 11, Brooklyn-based music education platform Soundfly today launches one of the first and most comprehensive online courses on making music with Ableton Live, exploring the cutting-edge features that will be available in the upcoming Live update.
Spitfire Audio drums up new DRUMLINE sound library, working with world champion The Blue Devils drum corps to create cinematic ingredients
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — British music tech company Spitfire Audio has announced availability of DRUMLINE — the eighth release in its ongoing ORIGINALS series of instant library tools. These are offered with the same outstanding recording quality as the ‘full-blown’ scoring professional libraries with which it has built its reputation.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The non-profit Bob Moog Foundation announced this week that, “In order to create engagement in science and sound, spark curiosity, and stave off boredom for your youngsters, we’ve created At Home With Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.” This series of short videos is inspired by the ten week comprehensive curriculum of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and designed to lead you and your children through short, fun, and easy experiments using materials commonly found at home.
John Bowen SOLARIS Synthesizer Keyboard OS 2.0 released with 4-part Multimode and Phase Distortion Oscillator
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — John Bowen Synth Design announced on Christmas Day a notable update to their class-leading virtual analog keyboard, the SOLARIS. New v2.0 Multimode OS for the Solaris features 4-part Multimode and a new Phase Mod/Phase Distortion Oscillator Type.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — UVI recently announced a major update to their virtual instrument library for all classic synth lovers, Synth Anthology 3. The all-new version delivers the pure and powerful sounds of 132 hardware synthesizers, gently processed to taste with the best hardware processors on the market. You’ll find everything from classic analogs like the Oberheim SEM and ARP 2600 to digital powerhouses like the Synclavier and FS1R.
Polyend pushes Tracker standalone workstation further with MIDI channel aftertouch and polyphonic aftertouch
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Polyend announced today that the company is proud to push the Tracker standalone workstation further forward with a welcomed functionality-boosting firmware update taking it up to v1.3.0 — also adding the timely introduction of onboard games into an otherwise musical mix, allowing users to take a breather from music-making and refill their creative juices, just in time for Christmas.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Audified is proud to take experienced mastering/mixing engineer, musician, and programmer Martin Linda’s namesake Linda Audio under its wing with Linda RockStack — realizing a long-held dream of creating a virtual guitar amp sim suited to a wide range of rock and metal sub-genres as a chorus and delay effects-equipped three-channel amplifier and cabinet plug-in.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Boutique pedal company McGregor Pedals has launched its second pedal: The Crunch Plus overdrive. It follows on the heels of the McGregor’s debut pedal, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive, a single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal for guitar and bass, released a year ago in December 2019.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — In response to President Trump’s increase in rhetoric against education, immigration, Black Lives Matter, Tik Tok and his defense of the Confederate flag and its monuments, Professor Hal Harper of Oakland, California, retired professor of English as a Second Language (ESL), has launched his own salvo in the culture war as he releases “In America – A New Musical” to the public.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — McGregor Pedals Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their flagship product, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive Pedal for bass and guitar. Designer Garth Heslop went back to the drawing board to develop this single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC TECH/ — French music hardware and software creators Arturia are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and hosting an exciting competition to promote their new direction as “Sound Explorers.” Arturia’s “Your Experience, Your Sound” tagline has now been updated to “The Sound Explorers,” marking the company’s new focus and new direction that has developed over the years.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — In support of his latest album, “COMMON MAN,” Long Island-based singer/songwriter Joe Iadanza will embark on his first tour of the southeastern United States in over ten years.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — Pop rock artist Zepet specializes in the sunny indie pop that dominated the airwaves in the early 2000’s. His latest single release, “Call Me When You Break Up,” is joyously melancholy and filled to the brim with memorable melodies.
Spitfire Audio launches 10th anniversary ‘Audio Annual issue 1’ a printed volume celebrating each year that it has been in business
NEWS: Spitfire Audio, a British music technology company, well known for its industry leading scoring libraries, has launched its first ever Audio Annual, a 246-page visual magazine, designed to celebrate each year that it has been in business.
NJ CD Release Parties: Michael Patrick’s New Album, ‘John Wayne Movies’ Tells the Tale of Life Lessons and Love Lost
NEW MUSIC: Country, folk, Americana singer-songwriter Michael Patrick will release his latest, long overdue recording, “John Wayne Movies” with two special CD release shows on October 13, 2018 at The Lighthouse Tavern, and October 20 at Roxy and Dukes in New Jersey.
NEW MUSIC: Unique Messengers is comprised of two men who are passionate about their desire to inspire and motivate others through the messages in their music. Their new song “Give Up That Gun” contains a pertinent message they hope would inspire listeners to make positive changes in their lives and support gun reform.
NEW MUSIC: Johnny Chief Project, an alternative rock band, are at L.A.’s Clear Lake Recording Studios recording and putting together the band’s debut EP “Talking to Myself.” The EP is being co-produced by the two core members of the band, Johnny Chief and Alex Medrano, and by Jose Miguel Smithers, the band’s current studio and touring drummer.
EastWest Sounds Online announces Voices of the Empire cinematic vocal instrument featuring Uyanga Bold
NEWS: EastWest Sounds Online announces Voices of the Empire, a cinematic and ethnic vocal tour de force, featuring the raw, primal vocals of Uyanga Bold. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Voices of the Empire is a must-have virtual instrument for composers and musicians looking for that epic vocal sound for their next project.
NEWS: TC Electronic announce TC2290-DT plugin based on their classic 2290 Digital Delay, with included USB-powered control surface. Adopted by producers, FOH engineers and musicians such as David Gilmour, The Edge and Robben Ford, it set the benchmark for delay units.
NEWS: UVI today announced enhanced versions of its UVI Workstation instrument and class-leading FALCON virtual instrument. Both now allow for scaling of instrument interfaces (finally!). Falcon 1.5 adds a Frequency Shifter, as well as new Event modules using the Script Processor such as MIDI Delay, Velocity Remapper, while the Wavetable oscillator now offers FM.
Celtic ERA by Eduardo Tarilonte announced by Best Service with Celtic Brass, String and Percussion Instruments
NEWS: Best Service has announced a new sample library, “Celtic ERA” by Eduardo Tarilonte. According to the company, “Tarilonte once again takes you to a fascinating journey through time. This time, he travels far north to the roots of the Celtic culture.” For Celtic ERA, Tarilonte has recorded 23 brass-, string- and percussion-instruments in full detail and with immaculate quality.
NEWS: Q Up Arts recently announced Benny Rietveld Bass Latin Fusion Vol. One for Apple Garageband and Logic Pro. Accorsding to the company, “Benny ignites Latin fusion and pop/rock basslines with his unique spin.” Offered in Apple Loops, wavs and arranged in Logic ProX session files, these smoking basslines provide creative spark for song starters, jamming or just getting new bass ideas.
SYNTH NEWS: UVI Augmented Piano is a new one-of-a-kind piano workshop including 24 configurations recorded on a 1909 Pleyel Grand Piano. Full 88-key preparations cover brushed, finger-plucked and muted preparations to haunting eBow resonances and brilliant metallic sounds by way of tacked hammers.
SYNTH NEWS: Tracktion has announced their latest DAW release, Waveform 9 Music Production Software, which adds a Multi Sampler Instrument and Modular Mixing Tool. The expanded capabilities of the popular MIDI pattern generator include a global chord track, a custom plug-in faceplate designer, macro parameters and track loops / presets.
SYNTH NEWS: UVI has announced a new add-on for their flagship FALCON virtual instrument, sampler, workstation: Digital Motion explores FM synthesis from vintage digital to visionary hybrid tones. According to UVI, when utilized within the modular architecture of Falcon, “Digital Motion” delivers a focused set of hyper-detailed and expressive FM patches offering vivid, evolving and highly-musical visions.
ContinuuCon 2018 touches down and up in Paris at IRCAM for users and fans of Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression
SYNTH NEWS: ContinuuCon 2018 comes to Paris at IRCAM for users and fans of the Haken Continuum and Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE). The event will explore the uniquely expressive instrument through music, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, share their knowledge, history and musical talents.
SYNTH NEWS: Spitfire Audio recently announced their new virtual instrument and scoring library ALTERNATIVE SOLO STRINGS — an “alternative take on a sampled solo strings library” putting performances of four of the most interesting and progressive string soloists in London into an easy-to-use tool to access Violin (Warren Zielinski), Viola (Joel Hunter), Cello (Chris Worsey), and Double Bass (Mary Scully).
IK Multimedia Announces Syntronik J-60 new bonus content available with 1.2GB of new oscillator samples
SYNTH NEWS: IK Multimedia today announced that registered users of the Syntronik J-60 synth can download a free update from their User Area and enjoy 42 all-new instrument sounds and an additional 1.2GB of new oscillator samples. The J-60 is based on the Roland® Juno-60, one of the most popular polyphonic synths of all time, used by artists like The Cure, Howard Jones, Eurythmics, Billy Idol, INXS, Ultravox and many others.
SYNTH NEWS: Chadwick Wood over at iPad software developer Coffeeshopped recently announced that the latest update to the awesome PATCH BASE synth editor, now includes the somewhat rare FM synth, the FS1R from Yamaha. According to Chad, “Patch Base 2.10 adds an editor for the most complex FM synthesizer I’ve ever encountered: the Yamaha FS1R. This thing is a beast. First of all, it has 8 operators for FM synthesis! Imagine the possible chaos.”
SYNTH NEWS: Native Instruments today announced release of “Expansions.” Based on the acclaimed MASCHINE Expansions series, these 50+ genre-based sound packs contain everything a musician needs to create a full track in a specific style. From preloaded drum kits to specially-designed synth presets, construction kits, samples, and song patterns, Expansions have been designed to fully integrate with a range of popular NI products.
Output Releases ANALOG BRASS & WINDS – Blurs Line from Powerful Orchestral Sounds and Legendary Synths
SYNTH NEWS: Output Inc. has announced ANALOG BRASS & WINDS, “a virtual instrument for those who dare.” The new “Next Level Air” instrument “blurs the line between powerful orchestral sounds and legendary synths.” The company sampled an 18-piece brass section, 18-piece wind section, and hand-selected soloists at the stunning BMC Hall in Budapest. The meticulously sampled recordings range from traditional techniques to wildly unusual ones.
SYNTH NEWS: UVI has announced release of “Meteor,” a swell and impact designer for creating rich and immersive cinematic sound effects for film, games, music and more. Meteor includes a comprehensive library of exclusive sounds and recordings that can be near-endlessly combined and edited through a featured and ergonomic user interface.
NAMM 2018: High-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce its EDGE Strip — a breakthrough bundle comprising its DISCRETE MP Discrete Dual Ultra-Linear Microphone Preamp and already-available, trailblazing EDGE modelling microphone.
SYNTH NEWS: UVI has announced SubCulture expansion pack for Falcon with 110 dark and hard-hitting patches made for producers of modern bass, post-EDM, DnB, garage and more. The second collaboration from sound designers Richard Gale and Carlo de Gregorio, SubCulture dives into the underground with a shadowy collection of snarling basses, dark ambiances, rhythmic tempo-synced patches, emotive cinematic textures and more.
SYNTH GEAR: ResonanceCircuits has launched its latest one-off bespoke drone synth, the GEIGER LAB, for January 2018. Described as a “bespoke sound generator capable of producing dense, rich dronescapes, haunting evolves, ghostly atmospheric echoes and swelling atmospheres.” The Geiger Lab can also be used for ambient, tranquil sound creation and ethereal backdrops.
MUSIC GEAR: Spitfire Audio has announced availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS, a massic “encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling,” with blockbuster content recorded at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios. The Kontakt-powered library comprises the same 60 star string players performing on the same instruments featured on numerous famous film scores.