Computer Music releases free Drum & Bass All-Stars pack

Computer Music has announced the release of Drum & Bass All-Stars, a free sample pack featuring sounds from E-Z Rollers, InsideInfo, Optiv & BTK, Nookie, Stanza and Sinistarr.

Computer Music Drum & Bass All-Stars

To celebrate Computer Music magazine’s huge Drum & Bass Focus 2014 issue, we’re throwing an equally massive DnB Weekend. And to help get things off to a slamming start, we’ve put together a star-studded DnB sample pack giveaway just for you!

This whopping 1GB collection of sounds contains over 650 WAV samples created exclusively for CM by six of the best drum & bass producers around – and they’re yours for free.

The sounds come from some of Computer Music’s greatest VIP Series sample packs, and you’ll find all the audio files you’ll ever need to create professional drum & bass in all its forms. From the live breaks of E-Z Rollers to the techy sounds of InsideInfo and rolling darkness of Optiv & BTK; through to the cool liquid of Nookie, Stanza’s upfront power, and the intelligent experiments of Sinistarr.

The download is available from Computer Music at no charge.

More information: Computer Music / Drum & Bass All-Stars

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Humanoid Sound Systems Enzyme CM free with Computer Music 202

Humanoid Sound Systems has announced that a free copy of ENZYME CM is available in the latest issue of Computer Music magazine.

Enzyme CM

The current issue of Computer Music Magazine (issue 202) has ENZYME CM featured on the cover disk. This is a free version of ENZYME, specially developed for CM magazine readers, which contains 50 presets, full ENZYME synthesis engine and a free bonus bank available if you pop on over and ‘like’ us on Facebook!
AND that’s not all……. there is also a special discount code for CM readers to use when purchasing the full version of ENZYME!

Ready to grab your copy of the mag? It’s available in both paper and digital formats and some of the options even let you have it for free……Can your day get any better?
So…… follow the linky links, Grab your copy of the magazine, download your free version and get creating……Simples!

Computer Music 202 is now available to purchase from Apple Newsstand, Google Play, Zinio, and as a print edition.

More information: Humanoid Sound Systems / Computer Music 202

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Computer Music 197 freebie: SKnote Snap transient exciter

SKnote Snap

Computer Music has announced that its latest magazine includes a free copy of SKnote Snap, a transient exciter plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Brighten or dull the attack and sustain of your sounds with Snap, a unique transient exciter plugin created exclusively for CM by software perfectionists SKnote. Their other analogue-flavoured creations include the console-emulating Stripbus, tape saturator Roundtone, and the mighty MCAudioLab EQ1passive equaliser.

Snap detects your incoming transients (or attack) and allows you to apply two intelligently-linked filters to your signal. You can add brightness to a snare or hi-hat’s crack, tame a drum group’s spikiness, or soften a piano’s sustain without blunting its attack.

SKnote Snap features

  • ‘Hit’ and ‘Body’ knobs to treat attack and/or sustain for precise dynamic sculpting.
  • Brighten or dull transients independently of the signal’s sustain.
  • Great for shaping drums, percussion, guitars, groups or mixes.
  • Transient metering and value readouts.
  • Clear, compact interface.
  • 32-/64-bit PC VST.
  • 32-/64-bit Mac AU/VST.

The plugin is included with Computer Music 197 (and onwards).

More information: MusicRadar

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Producer Sessions Live 2013 – Leading artists share studio secrets and essential advice with emerging talent

Producer Sessions Live 2013

Future Publishing Limited has announced the Producer Sessions Live 2013, the UK’s premier event for hi-tech music, bringing together intimate tutorial sessions from the biggest names in music production alongside the chance to get hands-on with the latest hi-tech recording gear within a studio environment.

Producer Sessions Live 2013 debuts in Manchester at the School of Sound Recording (SSR), and for the third time returns to SAE London in the heart of the City’s creative hub, Shoreditch.

Hosted by Future Music and Computer Music – the leading technique, technology and software brands for the electronic music industry, 24 sessions will take place featuring world renowned pro producers showcasing how they create their hits, with attendees receiving exclusive access and essential advice.

In London the entire SAE building will be taken over to present five floors and twenty demo rooms filled with tutorials and the latest gear to try from monitors, microphones and MIDI controllers to synths, sequencers and software. Plus, experts from the top manufacturers will be on hand to answer any questions.

Confirmed for sessions so far: Bot, Gary Bromham, Luke Solomon & Shadow Child, Kirk Degiorgo, James Hockley, Mark JB, Dom Kane, Jagz Kooner, Steve Mac, Rob Papen, Nu:Tone, Stefano Ritteri, Sharooz and StoneBridge.

Rob Last, Publisher says “These events deliver unrivalled insight into how professional music producers create their hits, that’s why we attract people with real passion for making music. Add in the fact the music industry comes together to showcase their products and you a have fantastic event for music producers. We are also pleased to be back this year with events in both the North and South, and look forward to networking with aspiring talent.”

The Producer Sessions Live 2013 will take place on:

  • 7 & 8 September 2013, London
  • 28 September 2013, Manchester

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £69 GBP for 2 days (all access) / £39 GBP for 1 day (all access), or £15 GBP for 1 day entry only + individual session at £7.50 GBP each.

More information: Producer Sessions Live 2013

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Cableguys releases VolumeShaper 3.1.3 and WaveShaper CM 1.1.1

Cableguys has updated the VolumeShaper and WaveShaper CM effect plug-ins for version 3.1.3 and 1.1.1 respectively.

VolumeShaper and WaveShaper CM can now be used on mono channels, too. If you’re using Logic, you might need to select and rescan these plugins in Logic’s Audio Units Manager.

VolumeShaper for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for 15 EUR / $20 USD. WaveShaper CM comes free with Computer Music magazine.

More information: Cableguys

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