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# Discord 3 sneak preview

Chris Randall writes:

Just uploaded a video preview of Discord3's highlights. I think I touched on all the major features; I'll do a full tutorial series once I have a 100% working OS X VST. The quality of Snaggit's video capture is fairly lacking; nothing to compare with Screenflow. But this should give you a good idea of what's going on with the three engines.

# 57 Free Drum Loops [.WAV]

Dan303 shares 57 high quality, royalty free drum loops to use in your favorite DAW or sampler.

  • The loops are in various tempos and styles.
  • .WAV format [Ready to load in ableton, cubase, Logic, Reason, etc.]
  • Loop tempo is included in the file name

Download them here (RAR).

# Roland TB-303 Documentary BASSLINE BASELINE

Nate Harrison on Vimeo:

If you're interested in the early history of ROLAND, the Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and the TB-303 Bassline, you'll enjoy this 20-minute video. The TB-303 and its design are described in depth, and many examples of popular music made with the machine are presented.

# Creating the Illusion of Distance

Tom Shear at Waveformless shares some tips on how to create the illusion of distance:

Even when one is talking about mixing to stereo (as opposed to 5.1), a song's mix can be very three dimensional. Perhaps not literally, but in the same sense that a painter can simulate the way an image diffuses the further it is away from the viewer, it is not terribly difficult to simulate the characteristics of a sound that is far from the listener. This can be brilliant at setting a mood and creating a real sense of depth. Here's two easy steps that when used together can really give them a sense of three dimensional space.

Chris Carter's instrumentation (image by ASMO)

# Chris Carter and The Dirty Electronics Ensemble

Stu Smith @ ASMO writes:

Every once in a while something quite special comes along in the crazy sonic world of the Dirty Electronics Ensemble.

In the past our leader John Richards has arranged for us to collaborate with some great names in the world of experimental music, including Pauline Oliveros, noise legend Merzbow and Nic Bullen amongst others. Our recent performance with Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Carter Tutti) at Phoenix Square, Leicester was no exception.

The core of the performance revolved around the Dirty Carter E.S.G.I. a postcard sized instrument designed by John and Chris and built by the members of the ensemble in an earlier workshop. Six pieces we’re performed in total by various members of the ensemble.

# Free (creepy) FM carillon

KVR user gvnz writes:

Ok, this is not really a carillon but can be creepy :-). It's a sound that I came up with while noodling on my DIY synth, I tought that it could sit nicely in some dark sci-fi music, so I sampled it.

This library is for the free Proteus Vx by E-mu; other than the bare samples, a number of modulation and effects are provided, so you can tweak some knobs while playing.

The library is composed of 122 mono samples at 44.1/16 and there is a README pdf file included, with detailed explanations and info.

This is a simple demo mp3 (external reverb and compression added)

This is the link for the download (ZIP archive 33MB compressed)

Musical Table

# Musical Table

indistructableBubble writes:

The Musical Table is a toy table that allows kids to play musical phrases by moving toys around the surface.Each of seven switches can play different musical phrases in four bases, making 27 different musical phrases in total. Some of the phrases are musically related and some of them are not. This toy table can help kids to develop musicality by playing phrases in logical order. The table also allows you to play two phrases at the same time. Depending on which phrases are played together, the sounds can be melodic or chaotic.

# Ableton Analog Experiments

Mark Mosher at ModulateThis! writes:

I’ve been experimenting lately with programming Ableton Analog from “init”. I have a rich set of VSTs so I’ve not given Analog much attention but after spending some time with it recently, I’m finding when you rack it up and add some effects and assign params to Macros you can achieve some pretty interesting sounds.

# Kon + Amir Present: The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time

These days, everyone loves hip-hop. But how much does the average fan really know about the building blocks that formed the foundation of the genre's entire sound? That's right, before it was all-808-everything, hip-hop used a secret (and sometimes not-so-secret) selection of classic soul, funk rock, and jazz records from the ’60s and ’70s to create their sound. From tiny, obscure snippets to instantly-recognizable loops, the sample-based producers of the late ’80s and early ’90s uncovered some truly classic musical gems that are still sought after and used today.

Kon + Amir

Thank god we’ve got folks like Kon + Amir to keep us digging deeper. The veteran record collectors, DJs, and producers (yeah, they basically they do it all) recently released their latest compilation of slept-on vinyl rarities called Off Track Vol. 3, so we decided to call them up and get them to select their all-time favorite samples. Check out their countdown, complete with audio examples and commentary from the guys themselves…

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zplane updates PPMulator+ to v2.11.1

zplane development PPMulator+

zplane has released version 2.11.1 of PPmulator+, a cross-platform plug-in meter for digital audio workstations which exactly mimics the look and feel of a professional broadcast Peak Program Meter (PPM).

By adding this plugin to the master output of your audio editing program, you can record, edit, mix and export your audio within a precisely-calibrated workspace – something which is often impossible to do when working in a non-studio environment.

Changes in PPMulator+ v2.11.1

  • (Win) Make sure to install the latest VC++2005 Redistributable, it’s part of the new installer.
  • (Win) Fixed: the ASIO Bug of the PPM+ standalone app.
  • (Win) Fixed: the non-visibility on some systems of the VST plugin version.
  • (Mac) Fixed: failure in the AU validation.
  • (Mac) Better support for PowerPC.

PPMulator+ is available for PC and Mac, priced at $99 USD / 79 EUR.

More information: zplane / PPMulator+

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zplane releases PPMulator+ v2.11

zplane development PPMulator+

zplane development has released version 2.11 of PPMulator+, a cross-platform plug-in meter for digital audio workstations, developed by Raw Material Software.

zplane development, a recognized leader in audio software tools, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Raw Material Software, the developers of PPMulator+

PPMulator+ is a cross-platform plug-in meter for digital audio workstations which exactly mimics the look and feel of a professional broadcast Peak Program Meter (PPM)

By adding this plugin to the master output of your audio editing program, you can record, edit, mix and export your audio within a precisely-calibrated workspace – something which is often impossible to do when working in a non-studio environment.

Version 2.11 adds features such as surround (5.1) capability, user-configurable colours and layouts, a fully-featured phase-correlation meter, surround peak-logging, RTAS-compatibility and several other features.

PPMulator+ features

  • RTAS, VST and AU plug-in for Windows/OSX, 100% compatible with Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic & other hosts.
  • Mono/Stereo/Mid-Side/Surround (5.1) metering options, with overload LED.
  • Color-assignable and user-configurable meter layouts and channel labeling.
  • Fully-resizable single, dual or multi-meter display.
  • Built-in reference tone generator for meter alignment and calibration.
  • Monitor both input level when recording and output level when mixing.
  • Assignable phase-correlation meter, to check mono compatibility.

PPMulator+ is available for PC and Mac, priced at $99 USD / 79 EUR.

More information: zplane / PPMulator+

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Steinberg announces Advanced Integration Updates for Cubase 5, Cubase Studio 5, MR816 CSX/X and CC121

Steinberg Advanced Integration

Steinberg has announced Advanced Integration Updates for Cubase 5, Cubase Studio 5, MR816 CSX/X and CC121.

“This is a further step along the road of integrating software and hardware in ways that offer major benefits in terms of workflow, intuitiveness and sheer smoothness of the whole customer experience,” comments Helge Vogt, Product Marketing Manager for Cubase.

Advanced Integration Updates

  • CC121 Advanced Integration USB controller includes new control options. The AI Knob now offers control for VST2 plug-ins, allowing ultra-quick “point and control” of any parameter accessible supporting use of the mouse wheel. The CC121 EQ section now features optional control over the eight Cubase 5 Quick Controls. Furthermore, the resolution of the encoders has been refined, while folder tracks can now be opened and closed directly from CC121, aiding navigation through large projects.
  • MR816 CSX and MR816 X updates come with metering and workflow enhancements, including faster access to MR settings directly in Cubase. In addition, the Hardware Setup menu has been expanded to offer more information and control within one window.
  • Cubase 5.1 supports the new functionality available in the MR816 CSX/X and CC121 updates, also extending connectivity with Yamaha’s MOTIF XS. Project Tagging has been introduced to the MediaBay, the rating functionality has been extended to all preset browser windows and many other, smaller functional enhancements are also included.

All three updates are available now as a free download for all registered customers of the respective products.

More information: Steinberg

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Rough Diamond Productions updates whiteLABEL stWIP to v1.1

Rough Diamond Productions whiteLABEL stWIP

Rough Diamond Productions has released version 1.1 of whiteLABEL stWIP, a stereo or surround channel strip plug-in for Windows.

stWIP can be used pretty much anywhere you need compression, gating, distortion, EQ or limiting. Each Filter and EQ band delivers upto 30 decibels of cut or gain and the 10 cross mixed dynamics modes range from light compression to heavy companding. To top it off, the distortion unit can further boost ( and / or destroy ) your signal and a hard-limiter on the outputs keeps things under control.

Changes in stWIP v1.1

  • +10 dB input boost switch.
  • Output hard-limiter.
  • Per channel mutes.
  • Auto-sensing VU meters.
  • Improved polyphonic design.
  • Improved waveform display with user defined update rate.
  • CPU-saving auto-sleep implimentation.

stWIP for Windows PC (VST) is available for purchase for £15 GBP. A 6-channel surround sound version stWIP XL is available for £40 GBP. A fully functional free demo version (limited features) can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: whiteLABEL

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Minnetonka Audio Software releases SurCode For Dolby Pro Logic II v2.3

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Minnetonka Audio Software SurCode For Dolby Pro Logic II

Minnetonka Audio Software has announced the release of SurCode For Dolby Pro Logic II v2.3, a cross platform encoder and decoder plug-in suite.

Unlike other “compatible” Pro Logic II products, SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II is a fully licensed and certified application suite for both encoding and decoding. With an all-in-one installer, users can choose when and how to use SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II, giving you powerful multi-platform deployment at no additional charge. For example, the very same license of SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II on Pro Tools will authorize both the standalone product, on Mac and Windows, along with instances on any VST host.

SurCode For Dolby Pro Logic II features

  • Fully certified and licensed encoder and decoder by Dolby Laboratories, Inc..
  • Encode surround (5.1) mixes into stereo files.
  • Surround sound encoded output is completely backwards compatible with non–decoded stereo playback.
  • Supports Mac or Win standalone, VST, Pro Tools flavors.
  • Activation: PACE ilok (not included), one license per instance.

SurCode For Dolby Pro Logic II is available for purchase for $795 USD.

For a limited time, existing VST based or standalone customers can upgrade at a reduce price of only $99. Customer who purchased after May 1st, 2009 or existing SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II RTAS users, may upgrade at no additional charge via the web at http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register/upgrade.html. This upgrade offer will expire August 15th, 2009.

More information: Minnetonka Audio Software

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Waves releases UM225 / UM226

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Waves UM225 / UM226

Waves has released UM225 / UM226, two new stereo-to-surround processors, which bring Waves quality to the new surround soundscape.

Using patented center and rear channel extraction processes, together with a unique LFE channel enrichment process, the UM225 for 5.0 and the UM226 for 5.1 deliver improved surround imaging, for a wider soundscape with better separation.

UM225 / UM226 features

  • Profile modes for music and movies.
  • Enhanced clarity and separation of frontal center.
  • LFE channel LoAir enrichment with cutoff-frequency control.
  • Adjustable rear channel ambience and delay.
  • Intuitive surround graph.

UM225 / UM226 is available in Native ($300 USD) and TDM ($600 USD) versions. Users of Mercury and 360° Surround Tools covered by Waves Update Plan get the plug-ins at no additional charge.

Visit Waves for more information.

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