PLYMOUTH, Minn. — The new Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher works just like a networked office copier or laser printer – but burns and prints CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Bravo XRn allows users to burn and print discs from anywhere on the network.
Category: Synth News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Are you a frustrated musician or vocalist seeking a record deal? Are you an unsigned or indie music artist who is looking for that first big break? Want2BDiscovered.com, LLC is giving unsigned artists more exposure than any other web site and has launched a seven-month urban talent competition – the Urban Showcase Series – to help get musicians discovered and the public involved.
SelectRadio Partners with Internet Music Pioneer InsideJazz to Deliver Live Music to Mobile Phone Listeners
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Users of Windows Mobile phones and wireless handhelds now can get four continuous channels of all-live jazz, blues and Latin performances and complete concerts on-demand through a new partnership between InsideJazz.com and the makers of SelectRadio(R) software. Users of the latest version of SelectRadio software can get the new live music selections in both 32kbps and 128kbps CD-quality streams.
BETA Records Opens a New Recording Studio for Musicians Seeking the Highest Quality Audio and the Ability to Make Videos at the Same Time
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — With the opening of the new BETA Studio in the Los Angeles facilities of BETA Records, musicians have a new home for creativity. “It was exciting to launch our new recording studio with a week-long album session starring music industry legends, The Temptations,” states Georg van Handel, BETA’s CEO.
ADELAIDE, Australia — Crysonic today announced the release of nXtasy V2 and availability in Native Mac OSX AU, VST (PPC /Intel Mac) and PC VST formats. nXtasy V2 is an Analog based multi-Octave Harmonic saturation Audio DSP plug-in supporting 64-Bit internal precision. nXtasy can be used through out the entire chain of music production from tracking, live use to mixing and final mastering.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces the addition of veteran sales professional Scott Schumer in the position of Vice President of Global Sales. Schumer is chartered with the task of growing the sales and support infrastructure as well as utilizing key channel relationships to maximize opportunities in professional audio.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — John Petrucci premieres the first entry of Korg ProSessions, a series of videos with practice and warm up tips demonstrated by the artists themselves. A member of Dream Theater, John Petrucci is renowned for his serious guitar chops and distinctive style.
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. — TrueFire, an interactive publisher of educational content for musicians, has released two new interactive video courses for guitarists. Total Modal examines the theory, harmony and application of 19 essential modes and scales, while Vamps, Jams, and Improvisation illustrates approaches for developing melodic and rhythmic ideas for soloing and comping over vamps. Both courses are available on CD-ROM or as a streaming video course on TrueFire’s All Access TV.
ATHENS, Greece — Soundsnap is a new online platform for finding and sharing free samples, sound effects and music loops. Designed as a resource and community for musicians, sound designers, producers, film makers and web/video game developers, Soundsnap provides user driven content for use in virtually any kind of media production. Users can freely download and upload content to be legally shared and used in any media project.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — JSM Music owner and executive producer Joel Simon and his studio will have their own cause to celebrate at this week’s BET Awards. Tuesday night’s awards will include the world premiere of a new TV commercial featuring Mary J Blige – part of a campaign for Chevy Tahoe – for which Simon and JSM Music played a key role.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Dark horse U.S. presidential candidate and controversial modern artist, Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr., sees Live Earth as a living breathing work of Modern Art. How can the world participate in the largest self-destructing Modern Art Project ever created? By passing along a simple message.
Musicians Get Booked In ‘LAMN Gets Loud in the Library’ Series: Live at the Los Angeles Public Library
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — You won’t hear “shhhh” at this event: the Los Angeles Public Library teams up with L.A. Music Network to launch a live music series in all styles and for all ages. In an arresting new live music series, “LAMN Gets Loud in the Library” launches on July 11 with free performances […]
Protectomatic Music and Entertainment is Proud to Introduce Jeremiah, a Gentleman of Soul, and His New Recording ‘Love Notes’
SEATTLE, Wash. (MuseWire) — Protectomatic Music and Entertainment (PME) proudly announces the release of Jeremiah’s new album, “Love Notes,” on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. The first single off of Jeremiah’s recording, entitled, “Did I tell you,” is also being released. In conjunction with the new single and album, PME and Jeremiah will be launching a new website with the recording.
BERLIN and LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) — Native Instruments today released a free library add-on with three artist drum kits for the acclaimed percussion sampler BATTERY 3. The new kits were designed by NI endorsees Gorillaz, Einstuerzende Neubauten, and Turntablerocker, and are based on exclusive custom sounds from these artists’ own productions.
SEATTLE, Wash. (MuseWire) — On Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., an unprecedented 25% of Moxie’s sales will be donated to three artists that are making a difference as they go after their dreams while supporting charities they believe in at the same time.
SEATTLE, Wash. (MuseWire) — Hop Productions proudly announces the release of Fodakis, the new album by Das Vibenbass on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. The Seattle quartet that is, “crushing the borders of Jazz,” presents Fodakis – a collection of songs that consciously challenge cultural assumptions about the jazz medium.
ONTARIO, Canada (MuseWire) — ASK Video Interactive Media, a leading creator of software tutorials on DVD, is now shipping Pro Tools Level 3, completing a three-part comprehensive DVD training course on the most widely utilized Digital Audio Workstation for music production today.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) — My Hound Media, Inc. announced today the launch of the beta version of MyHound.com, a website where users sign up for e-mail notifications of new CD releases, concerts, tour dates, and other events related to their favorite artists – from famous rock stars and bestselling authors to indie bands, unknown actors and niche writers.
Rock Festival June 24th for Heart Transplant Fund to be Established in the Name of ‘Iron Butterfly’ Bassist Lee Dorman
ANAHEIM, Calif. (MuseWire) — A benefit concert in the name of original Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, next to the Honda Center. Iron Butterfly shook the music world in 1968 with the release of the monumental LP, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, featuring the 17 minute side-long track that outsold every record in the history of recorded music within the first year of its release.
MINNETONKA, Minn. (MuseWire) — Minnetonka Audio Software ships AudioTools(TM) Batch Pro(TM), an out-of-the-box application that will revolutionize the way audio assets are managed and processed. Batch Pro is the industry’s first fully automated processing tool for audio assets.
ONTARIO, Canada (MuseWire) — ASK Video Interactive Media, known for their high-quality DVD training on music software products, has begun shipping Sibelius Tutorial DVD Level 2, The second installment in a series of ultra-high quality DVD courses designed to train composers, musicians, students, and educators on Sibelius.
RECIFE, Brazil — D’Accord Music Software, the Brazilian leader in music software, announces an innovative software – iChords – that recognizes and presents chords from any MP3, WMA files or CDs. iChords was also recently nominated for the “Best Sound Program” at the 2007 Shareware Industry Awards (SIA) and is competing with three other software programs, including Winamp.
HOUSTON, Texas — Pitch Control TV launches two new DVDs and announces a new and exciting Internet television show that is designed to entertain and entice Hip Hop music lovers, nationwide. Based in Houston, the focus is primarily on southern artists, but Pitch Control TV also showcases independent and major-label artists, coast-to-coast.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (MuseWire) — IZOTOPE, INC. today announces that Mixed In Key, maker of the leading DJ tool for harmonic mixing, has licensed iZotope Multiband Compressor and IRC Limiter technology for a newly released product, Platinum Notes, a program that “heals” your music by analyzing MP3 and WAV files and correcting areas that need improvement.
mTraks Music Community Launching Public Beta: A Killer Social Music Portal and Digital Music Marketplace
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (MuseWire) — mTraks, Inc. announces the official launch of its public beta website, now open. mTraks(TM) is a killer social music community and digital music marketplace. mTraks has raised $550,000 from a consortium of private angel investors and is represented by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
Amazon.com to Launch DRM-Free MP3 Music Download Store with Songs and Albums from EMI Music and More Than 12,000 Other Labels
SEATTLE, Wash. (MuseWire) — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it will launch a digital music store later this year offering millions of songs in the DRM-free MP3 format from more than 12,000 record labels. EMI Music’s digital catalog is the latest addition to the store. Every song and album in the Amazon.com digital music store will be available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software.
New Economical and Innovative Plenum Rated, 2 Channel Mixer/Amplifier for Enhanced Audio Installations
DALLAS, Texas — Roemtech, LLC (www.roemtech.com) has announced the availability of their innovative PlenumAmp (PMA-240). It is designed and approved for above-ceiling installations. It allows the end-user to have an audio amplification system that is easily concealed. Commercial environments such as school classrooms and business meeting rooms with data projectors need an amplifier that provides clear, powerful sound without taking up excess room. This product fills that need without sacrificing power or clarity.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — On Saturday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m., Steve Urban, native New Yorker and ground-breaking musician, will celebrate the 66th birthday of musical legend, Bob Dylan, at Kenny’s Castaways, a well-known Dylan hangout on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. Urban will honor classic Dylan tracks combined with original instrumentation.
TORRANCE, Calif. — Send2Press(R), a leading targeted newswire service, announced today it has joined the sponsors of the 12-week Battle of the Bands, hosted by A&R Select, the music industry’s benchmark in independent promotion and marketing. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known record labels, music supervisors, managers, music directors, and publishers. Other sponsors for the event include Music Saves Lives and Sam Ash.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Academia has long been synonymous with the search for truth. This not only applies to the likes of history, law, and physics, but also to the craft of recording, producing, and performing music. ADAM Professional Audio is quickly becoming the speaker of choice for teaching students about the importance of “truth” in audio education.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — IZOTOPE, INC. today announced that it has licensed mastering technology to Sony Creative Software for the latest version of the Sound Forge 9 professional digital audio production suite. Sound Forge 9 is now available.
MINNETONKA, Minn. — Minnetonka Audio Software President, John Schur will be giving a presentation on Audio Workflow Architecture at the Vienna AES Convention. With more than twenty years of successful audio software application development and contract software engineering, Minnetonka Audio is defining a new standard for high quality, high productivity audio processing.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Digonex Technologies, Inc. to provide dynamically priced music downloads for their listeners. Digonex’s proprietary pricing service, the Digital Online Exchange (DOE), will determine the price of each individual track based on consumer demand and other economic factors within BETA’s upcoming social music community.
Native Instruments Kicks off TRAKTOR SCRATCH Workshop Tour on May 4th to Coincide with Product Launch in Stores
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Native Instruments is excited to announce that TRAKTOR SCRATCH is now available in stores worldwide. Additionally, Native Instruments is just about to kick off the TRAKTOR SCRATCH US Tour, a special workshop tour that presents its just-released digital DJ system. Beginnning on May 4th, the month-long tour includes 18 dates, with clinics being held in local music stores in nearly all major US cities.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Inc. to provide a complete solution for the sale of music, merchandise, and other content from their artists within BETA’s upcoming social music community.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. & EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Yahoo! Music (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Gracenote(R) today announced a new licensing deal allowing Yahoo! Music to offer the largest catalog of legal, licensed song lyrics from Gracenote to Yahoo! Music’s consumers. Beginning today, song lyrics for hundreds of thousands of songs from all five major publishers will be incorporated into Yahoo! Music through Gracenote’s growing database.
TOKYO and OAKDALE, Minn. — Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) and TDK (NYSE: TDK) announced this week that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Imation will acquire TDK brand world wide recording media business and use of the TDK brand name for recording media products.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — TrueFire.com, a leading provider of online guitar lessons and interactive courses, is now shipping Marc Schonbrun’s Geek Guitar, an interactive video course designed to bring the latest technology to guitarists for recording and performing.
SEATTLE, Wash. — iLike, inc, the six-month-old social music discovery service, announced today that it has surpassed one million registered users and is now processing over 200 million monthly track plays based on enabling users to log their listening habits on their iPods and PCs. The company also announced new concert-discovery features with event listings provided by Ticketmaster.
SEATTLE, Wash. — As a co-producer and music supervisor of the buzz-heavy indie flick “A Lawyer Walks into a Bar,” Evan Fitzmaurice had to match top-quality film content with a similarly powerful soundtrack. He began by looking online for original music aggregators, and was impressed by GarageBand’s “excellent interface and search function.”
MUSEXPO 2007: Indie Artists Invited to Party and Network with BETA Records Execs from Around the World
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — If you are an unsigned music artist, BETA Records invites you to a special event May 1st at the Sunset Strip Key Club as part of MUSEXPO 2007, the annual gathering of the world’s leading music executives, producers, managers, and new media content experts.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — SoJo Artist Management is pleased to announce the recent signing of New York based Live Society. Hot off their New York win of Bodog’s $1 Million Battle of the Band competition, the band is ready to take the world by storm. Representing a modern day twist on the R&B and Classic Pop sound, Live Society’s danceable grooves and rich harmony driven songs are sure to appeal to all ages.
Independent Artists Invited to Join BETArecords.com.mx Starting May 1, 2007 as BETA says ‘Viva la Musica in Espanol’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — BETA Records Mexico announces additional international expansion which follows the success enjoyed by U.S. and German sites of the online record company headed by founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel. BETA Records actively finds, produces, and showcases unsigned artists and distributes content to fans via digital channels.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A&R Select, the music industry’s benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, is currently hosting an online Battle of the Bands competition held at BB King’s Bar and Grille, located at Universal CityWalk. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known record labels, music supervisors, managers, music directors, and publishers.
NAB 2007 – Las Vegas — ADAM Audio, a leading provider of top quality professional audio reference monitors, announces the NAB debut of its A7 near-field monitor. This active, 2-way reference tool offers broadcast engineers, production directors, producers, and talent the most accurate audio reproduction available today.
JAMAICA, N.Y. — The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is pleased to present “A Jamaica, Queens Thing”: Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica, organized by guest curator Herb Tam. The opening artist reception takes place Saturday, April 14, 2007, 4 – 7 pm.
MADISON, Wis. — Sony Creative Software announced today the release of Sound Forge 9 Professional Digital Audio Production Suite. Sound Forge 9 new features include multichannel file recording, editing and processing, phase scope metering, and Dolby(R) Digital AC-3 export.
PFINZTAL, Germany — Hot on the heels of their 1.0 launch announcement in March, VirSyn has already posted a patch to their new chaos synth called POSEIDON – the Ocean of Sound, which updates the program with both new features and the expected minor bug fixes for a new product.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Zack Orr Music proudly announces the release of “Francisco the Man.” Francisco the Man is 12 songs, each coinciding with the months in a year. As the album progresses through the four seasons, the instrumentation and overall sound changes as well. Zack recorded natural sounds from each of the four seasons and arranged them as rhythmic beds and soundscapes throughout the record.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Acclaimed jazz bassist Jay Leonhart will premiere his new one man-one bass show, “Nukular Tulips”(TM) on March 24 at Stage Left Studio in New York City. Leonhart, who has played with everyone from Tony Bennett and Marian McPartland to James Taylor and Queen Latifah, still seems to have enough time in between bass notes to allow him to take a good look around the world to see what’s going on.