Producertech announces Live Beginner-Intermediate & Advanced Level Weekends

Producertech Live weekends

Producertech has announced the first of many live teaching events, starting in November with 2 Ableton Live weekends by certified trainer Rob Jones.

These weekends, one for Beginners and one for Advanced level users, include 2 full days of training on Ableton software and music production in general, as well as instruction on Ableton’s control surface Push, free online courses and £100 worth of samples from Loopmasters.

Located in Producertech’s new UK headquarters, the Echoplex Studio complex in Eastbourne, these events allow students the opportunity to interact directly with certified trainer and online course creator Rob Jones, while he teaches the ins and outs of Live in detail to a class of no more than 16 people. Throughout the day, there will be exercises set, which students can carry out on the provided workstations or their own laptops, along with in-depth group and one-to-one mentoring to maximize students’ experiences and learning.

The first weekend, for beginner-intermediate level users will cover all of the basics of producing with Live, right from the very start. Each area will be explained comprehensively and some more complex aspects like envelopes and modulation will be introduced, so both someone starting out and those with a little experience already are suitable attendees. The second weekend then goes deeper into mixing and sound design, looking at more technical aspects of producing and performing, to take a student’s skills to the next level, and is suitable for someone who has been using Live for some time and has a reasonable grasp on this amazing software.

Ableton’s control surface Push will also be shown, so that students can see a first-hand demonstration and have an improved understanding of how it works. There will also be some demonstrations of recent hardware releases from Producertech’s sponsors Focusrite, Novation and KRK.

Every attendee will be given an online course from Producertech – the level 1 (Beginners) course for attendees of the first weekend and the level 2 (Advanced) course for the second weekend. These courses, worth £150, mean that students can continue studying online for as long as they need after the event. Any students who are already signed up to these courses will be allowed access to other Producertech courses, such as Paul Maddox’s Tech House and Techno course, up to the same value, free of charge. Furthermore, Loopmasters are kindly supplying all students with a voucher for £100 worth of sample packs of your choosing, from their enormous library of high quality samples!

Live Beginner-Intermediate & Advanced Level Weekends

  • 2 full days of software/production training with a certified trainer.
  • Instruction on Ableton’s Push control surface.
  • Free access to Live-Courses.com online level 1 or 2 course (worth £150).
  • £100 voucher for Loopmasters samples supplied to every attendee.
  • Evening’s entertainment of Live DJs and Performers.
  • Additional demos of recent Focusrite/Novation hardware releases.

You can sign up by emailing rob@producertech.com, to reserve one of only 16 places.

Producertech is offering rekkerd.org readers a 20% discount on all courses at Live-Courses.com, Logic-Courses.com and Reasoncourses.com. Use coupon code REK20 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

More information: Producertech

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Nomad Factory Magnetic II Bundle $99 at ILIO

Nomad Factory Magnetic II Bundle

ILIO has announced a limited time sale on the Magnetic II Bundle from Nomad Factory.

Included in the Magnetic II Bundle are two of Nomad Factory’s most unique plug-ins, Magnetic II and Echoes.

Magnetic II is a Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape Warming effect that gives tracks a vintage tape sound. It features nine tape models with pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage-style EQ and a built-in “Boost” mastering section.

Echoes is an Analog “Echo Box” plug-in designed to emulate classic delay effects. Echoes models are based on vintage Echoplex® 1, Echoplex 3, Tel-Ray®, Electro Harmonix®, and Boss® delay units.*

The bundle is available to purchase for $99 USD until May 31st, 2013 (regular individual price $258 USD).

More information: ILIO / Magnetic II Bundle

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DontCrack updates V.I.P. Plug-in Series to v1.1.1 (incl. 2 new plugins)

DontCrack DC-Degradiator / Monster Boost

DontCrac[k] has updated the V.I.P. Series Plug-ins of effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

Version 1.1 is a free upgrade to all V.I.P. Bundle owners and adds two new plug-ins to the collection for a total of 22 plug-ins at this time.

Changes in V.I.P. Plug-in Series v1.1.1

  • Fixed: Authorization problem on PC machines. (Mac and PC needs to be re-authorized) [v1.1.0]
  • Fixed: RTAS wasn’t loading correctly on some PC machines. [v1.1.0]
  • Fixed: DC-TransControl DSP wasn’t processing correctly. [v1.1.0]
  • Fixed: DC-Chorus Ensemble Factory Presets were corrupted. [v1.1.0]
  • Fixed: DC-Classic Phaser ‘Cirtacular’ preset ‘Freq Range’ caused GUI knob to disappear. [v1.1.0]
  • Fixed: DC-Digital Reverb ‘Decay Time’ knob wasn’t working correctly. [v1.1.0]
  • Changed: DC-Retro Compressor output level was louder of 1.16dB, output level is now at 0dB when threshold at 0. [v1.1.0]
  • Added: Two new plug-Ins (included in the V.I.P. Bundle as a free upgrade): [v1.1.0]
    • DC-Degradiator – Bit Crusher Style Plug-in
    • DC-Monster Boost – Colored Signal Booster Plug-in
  • Fixed: Demo version wasn’t processing audio under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed: Non accessible Presets on Mac.
  • Fixed: Windows XP installer issue.
  • Fixed: DC-EchoFlex presets was saved into ‘EchoPlex’ folder instead of ‘EchoFlex’.

Note: The V.I.P Plug-ins version 1.1.0 requires a re-authorization. Simply launch the authorizer application (from any DC Plug-in) and use the serial number you received to re-authorize the software.

More information: DontCrac[k] / V.I.P. Plug-in Series

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DontCrack releases V.I.P. Plug-in Series

DontCrac[k] DC Analoger

DontCrac[k] has announced the launch of the V.I.P. Plug-in Series, a new audio plug-ins suite that might change the way you think about audio plug-ins.

The DontCrack “V.I.P. plug-in series” aim audio professionals that, in todays market need simple and easy-to-use audio tools in their everyday tasks. In response to that demand, DontCrack has partnered with leading plug-in designers from around the world to bring a series of high quality plug-ins that offers instant sonic satisfaction while offering a clean interface with only the most essential knobs and switches to quickly tweak sound parameters.

V.I.P. Plug-in Series includes:

  • DC Analoger – vintage tape & tubes emulator plug-in.
  • DC Brightness – Abbey Roads like brightness plug-in.
  • DC Chorus Ensemble – deep chorus ensemble effect.
  • DC Clarisonix – sub bass and harmonics enhancer.
  • DC Classic Flanger – silky smooth flanger effect.
  • DC Classic Phaser – vintage multi-stage phaser effect.
  • DC Cool – Uni-Vibe based effect.
  • DC Digital Plate – EMT based “Gold Plate” analog reverb.
  • DC Digital Reverb – Eventide based reverb.
  • DC Dimension 3D – Roland “Dimension D” type effect.
  • DC Distorted – smooth distortion effect.
  • DC Echoflex – Echoplex based tape delay effect.
  • DC Electro Optical – two channel electro-optical compressor/limiter.
  • DC Retro Compressor – retro sounding compressor.
  • DC Retro Equalizer – API like classic EQ.
  • DC Retro Filter – great sounding retro filter.
  • DC Retro Limiter – great sounding limiter.
  • DC Transcontrol – SPL based transient designer.
  • DC Tremolo Pan – versatile tremolo and panning effect.
  • DC Ultramaxit – easy to use level maximizer plug-in.

The V.I.P. series plug-ins are available to purchase in a bundle for $299 USD until October 10th, 2011 (MSRP $599 USD). Individual plug-ins are $49 USD each.

V.I.P. Bundle owners will get all subsequent plug-ins released for the V.I.P. series free of charge. In 2012 the bundle is expected to include over 40 plug-ins in total.

More information: DontCrac[k] / V.I.P. Plug-in Series

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Nomad Factory releases Echoes, Analog Echo Box effect plugin

Nomad Factory has announced the release of Echoes, an analog echo box effect plug-in designed to give you the warmth and richness of classic vintage delay effects.

Nomad Factory Echoes

ECHOES faithfully models the greatest delay effects of all time, PLX-1 Based on Echoplex® 1, PLX-3 Based on Echoplex 3, OILCAN Based on Tel-Ray® Oilcan Delay, EHX-DM Based on Electro Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man, and ADM-2 Based on Boss® DM-2 Analog Delay.

Following the philosophy behind Nomad Factory’s hit Magnetic plug-in, ECHOES not only sounds amazing, but it is designed to be very easy to use. Unlike many other delay plug-ins that have dozens of unnecessary knobs and confusing parameters, ECHOES has captured the essence of the original effects by keeping it simple. With the turn of a few knobs, the plug-in delivers musical results and instant analog delay satisfaction!

Echoes features

  • 5 classic analog delay effects all in one plug-in:
    • PLX-1: Based on Maestro® Echoplex 1 – The original Tube-based tape delay effect.
    • PLX-3: Based on Maestro® Echoplex 3 – Transistor-based tape echo.
    • Oilcan: Based on Tel Ray® Echo – Tapeless Oilcan delay/echo.
    • EHX-DM: Based on Electro Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man – The most in-demand analog delay pedal ever built.
    • ADM-2: Based on Boss® DM-2 – Analog delay pedal from the early 80’s.
  • ECHO TIME : Controls the time from 20 to 2000ms of analog delay.
  • PANNING : Center position for stereo pan, left or right causes ping pong effect.
  • ECHO MODE : Choose from 5 classic analog delay effects.
  • REPEATS : Controls the feedback amount of the delay effect.
  • MIX : Controls the balance of the wet /dry signal.
  • EXTRA KNOBS : 3 additional preset knobs that change according to the currently selected mode
    • PLX-1 : Wow & Flutter, Drive and Echo Level
    • PLX-3 : Bass, Treble and Echo Level
    • EHX-DM : Mod Speed, Mod Depth and Echo Level
    • OILCAN : Tone, Variation and Echo Level
    • ADM-2 : Bass, Treble and Echo Level
  • SYNC SWITCH : Sync your delays to your song’s master tempo.
  • VINTAGE SWITCH : Give your delays that vintage analog sound by filtering the repeats.
  • STEREO WIDENER : Increases the width of the delay. Lowest setting is true mono.
  • INPUT : Sets the input level of Echoes.
  • OUTPUT : Sets the output level of Echoes.
  • POWER bypasses the entire unit.

Echoes is available to purchase from DontCrac[k] for the introductory price of $49 USD until May 15, 2011 (regular price $129 USD). It is also included in the Magnetics Bundle (with Magnetics plug-in) at a limited time price of $99 USD, also available until May 15, 2011.

More information: Nomad Factory / Echoes

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