/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.
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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.
UVI releases Synth Anthology 2, classic collection of analog and digital synths in one virtual instrument
MAKING MUSIC: UVI announced this week their newest creation, Synth Anthology 2, a classic collection of analog and digital synths in one virtual instrument. This new version and comprehensive update includes over 2,500 presets sampled from 77 hardware synths, new interface and premium UVI effects such as Sparkverb, Thorus and Phasor.
MAKING MUSIC: Native Instruments announced this week the Kontakt-powered sound library, “Symphony Essentials,” which they describe as five meticulously sampled orchestral instruments, featuring pristine recordings that cover all fundamental playing techniques, each in an elegant, intuitive interface.
MAKING MUSIC: IK Multimedia this week announced their new physically modeled electric bass instrument “MODO BASS.” Once you get past the “limitless sound, unmatched realism, total playability” hype, there is a lot to like for keyboard players who want to get their funk on!
MAKING MUSIC: KORG has announced a new line of add-on sample sound upgrades for the powerful KORG KRONOS 2 workstation keyboard, from Soundiron, who has been making awesome sample libraries for many years. Korg welcomes Soundiron to our growing family of sound developers, and is pleased to present their first two EXs libraries for Kronos.
Singer/songwriter Paula Cole is funding her new album from the ground up on Kickstarter. Recently Cole launched her campaign to fund an 8th studio album, to be called “Ballads,” which she described on her funding page as so: “‘Ballads’ is a weaving of American roots music; my first album of cover songs. I can honestly say I’ve been wanting to make this album my whole career. There will be jazz ballads next to traditional songs and swing and blues – it’s all roots music.”
At NAMM 2015, Music Computing updates world’s most powerful keyboard production station, offers touchscreens with MacOS X multi-touch
Music Computing today announced updates for its “world’s most powerful keyboard production station” and now offers touchscreens with MacOS X multi-touch gestures. Expanding on its goal to great super-instruments by incorporating the best products available into its core platform, Music Computing is releasing the following the following new products: STUDIO BLADE: The StudioBLADE 5 is […]
News: ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ by Loren Weisman slated for national release in August
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) — Greenleaf Press announces the upcoming release of ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ by Loren Weisman. ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1-60832-578-8, 7×9 Paperback, 446 pages, $19.95) will be available nationwide on August 13, 2013 and will be published simultaneously in an eBook edition (ISBN: 978-1-60832-579-5, $7.99) and an audio book edition.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) — Featuring in-person appearances of more than five dozen celebrities from classic motion pictures and television, The Hollywood Show has emerged as one of the world’s most celebrated autograph and photo-opportunities for fans, and the upcoming event will feature country singer, and Shady Hill Records recording artist, Sandra Piller on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 19, 20, and 21, 2013.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) — JMWest Entertainment announced today that they will host a release party for signed recording artist JUSTICE and her new single “By My Side.” The event will be held at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills on March 19, 2013.
Komplete 9 announced by Native Instruments featuring new Monark analog-modeling synth and Battery 4 Virtual Drum Machine
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Today, Native Instruments announced the latest generation of its two industry-standard KOMPLETE software bundles. KOMPLETE 9 includes 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new MONARK monosynth, plus the completely redesigned BATTERY 4 drum sampler. KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE includes all 65 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the […]
ARTICLE: There I was, working at an ad agency whose main office was located not too far from Amoeba Records and the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, not to mention a whole bunch of clubs, bars, nightspots, and everything else in that gaudy cesspool known as Tinsel Town. The ad shop was a medium-sized place with only a couple dozen employees but they had some very busy retail accounts like car dealerships and a national chain of pizza restaurants.
ARTICLE: “That’s a hit song!” The speaker was Wendie Colter, complimenting fellow artist Fran Lucci on one of her warm numbers. This was just before Colter delivered one of several potential hit songs of her own. And it was near the middle of a set featuring nicely textured work by Denise (lead singer from the indie band Jacar), as well as several crowd-rousing numbers from the supremely strong-voiced Mara.
Philly Teen Country Music Phenom Releases Debut Album – ‘Torri Melhart – The Acoustic Sessions EP’ Hits iTunes, Amazon Worldwide
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (MuseWire) — Meet Torri Melhart, a 14-year-old Country singer and songwriter from the Philadelphia area who is having a great year. More than 50,000 Twitter followers and 3,000 Facebook fans make up her “Melhearts” and are helping her generate tremendous buzz as a young performer trying to prove herself on the national country music scene.
Calculate Royalties with QuickBooks Data – DashBook Software Extends Integration with Widely-Used Accounting System
HOUSTON, Texas (MuseWire) — Financial Softworks, LLC announced today the release of the latest enhancements to their popular DashBook Royalty Pro system, which now includes the ability to directly create royalty checks or bill payments within Intuit’s QuickBooks.
Paris, France (MuseWire) — Adding to their recent lineup of classic (“vintage”) synth sound instruments based on ’70s and ’80s synthesizers, UVI has released the “UVX-3P” which is clearly inspired by the Roland JX-3P, one of the first MIDI-enabled analog-digital keyboards.
MuseWire NEWS: Today, Akai Pro has announced updated MPC Software with a “completely redesigned plugin architecture,” now with support for multi-timbral VST and AU plugins, and access to the same plugin across multiple sequences. Also notable is the SP1200 Ring, offering an all-new “Vintage Mode” with a classic SP1200 trick to give you raw 12-bit […]