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NUGEN Audio announces Educational Sales Program

NUGEN Audio has introduced special educational pricing for its complete line of loudness management, metering, and correction solutions.

NUGEN Audio Educational Program
Effective immediately, the company will offer a 50 percent discount to qualifying students, teachers, and institutions.

“NUGEN Audio is committed to investing in the future of the media industry, and we want to make our products as accessible as possible to the next generation of users,” said Jon Schorah, creative director, NUGEN Audio. “As loudness compliance becomes a requirement for broadcasters around the world, it’s critical that loudness monitoring and correction become a standard part of the curriculum for those teaching audio for broadcast and post-production. Our loudness plug-ins are specifically engineered for maximum ease of use and efficiency, which makes them fit perfectly in a professional audio educational setting.”

Subject to terms and conditions, including proof of educational status, the NUGEN Audio education discount is available to current students and faculty, and also to accredited learning institutions. Detailed information is available at www.nugenaudio.com/edu, by emailing edu@nugenaudio.com, or through any local NUGEN Audio dealer.

More information: NUGEN Audio

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Diego Stocco releases FFS 02 Convolution Processing

FFS 02 Convolution Processing

Diego Stocco has launched FFS 02 Convolution Processing, the second title in the Feedforward Sounds series of videos based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques created by Diego.

Convolution processors are used for a variety of applications these days, emulation of real acoustic spaces, sonic behavior of hardware devices and more. When used properly they can add an aura or realism to the initial sound source.

But the concept of “reality” in sound is exactly what a sound designer intends to transform, so rather than using a convolution processor as a static tool to approximate reality I decided to use it in a different way, to perform with sound design as it would be possible to perform with a instrument.

Convolution Processing is a technique that allows the real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements from an instrumental or vocal part. In this video you’ll see/hear how this technique can enrich a simple percussive part and a synth part into a full sounding track.

The 15 minute video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 02 Convolution Processing

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Diego Stocco launches Feedforward Sounds: FFS 01 Rhythmic Processing

Composer, sound designer and performer Diego Stocco has introduced the Rhythmic Processing, the first title in the new “Feedforward Sounds” series of educational videos, based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques.

Diego Stocco Rhythmic Processing

With these videos, I’m sharing with you guys the experience I gained out of years of work and countless hours spent in trying to figure out unique ways to create original sounds and music.

Rhythmic Processing is a technique that allows the creation of multiple rhythmic elements, in real-time, from a single instrumental part.

The dynamic accents of the instrumental part (in this case an acoustic guitar) are routed into several plugin chains, each one creating a separate rhythmic element.

Rhythmic Processing features

  • 10 minute video (H264/720p, 87.2 MB), including:
    • concept behind the technique
    • recording of initial instrumental part
    • setup of the Live session
    • detailed function of each individual plugin chain
    • final performance
    • final notes.

The video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 01: Rhythmic Processing

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macProVideo.com announces macProVideo Player

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macProVideo.com has announced the release of macProVideo Player, an educational DSP plugin designed to help audio producers learn software and music production skills, directly inside of Logic Pro X and other 64-bit Audio DAWs.

This new plugin can be inserted into any channel strip in Logic Pro X. Once enabled, the plugin provides direct access to a full curriculum of courseware created exclusively by macProVideo to help users learn fundamental skills in audio production, including recording, mixing, mastering, and using the instruments and DSP effects in Logic Pro.

According to Founder and CEO, Martin Sitter, “More than just an education company, macProVideo is also a technology company that innovates. We don’t just teach technology, we practice technology, seriously. With our new Logic Pro X plugin, we’re taking audio education to the place where you make music – your DAW.”

The macProVideo Player plugin for Logic Pro X provides access to the company’s extensive library of audio software and workflow skills courses. Users can follow along as professional instructors demonstrate how to use Logic Pro in production studio environments. Because the plugin inserts into any track in Logic Pro X, there’s no need to open a web browser to launch the company’s website before finding tutorials of interest. The result is quicker learning, directly inside the Logic Pro X software itself.

In addition to their ever-expanding library of Logic Pro X courses, the new plugin also provides fast access to macProVideo’s full online courseware library, including over 25,000 tutorials for Native Instruments, Moog, Maschine, Akai, iZotope, Autotune, Waves, Rob Papen, and dozens of other audio synth, plugin, and software applications.

The macProVideo Player for Mac (AU) is available as a free download. Over 2,000 tutorials are available upon installing, or users can upgrade to an all-access Library Pass and more than 1,500 hours of exclusive courseware for $25 USD per month.

More information: macProVideo / macProVideo Player

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Impact Soundworks launches Academic Program

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Impact Soundworks has announced a new academic discount program for students, teachers, and institutions at the K12 and collegiate levels, offering discounts starting at 25% for all products.

Impact Soundworks offers a vast catalog of unique, detailed sampled instruments to select from. These samples include electric guitars, world instruments, custom & found sounds, percussive kits and much more. All products qualify for the academic discount, including newly released libraries such as the critically acclaimed Juggernaut: Cinematic Electronic Scoring Tools.

Impact Soundworks was founded in 2007 by composers Andrew Aversa and Will Roget, II with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries “designed with composers in mind.” The company’s sounds have been used by thousands of composers around the world in film, television, video game and other music productions.

“Looking out for the composers of tomorrow and their teachers is extremely important. Especially in harder economic times, we’re interested in making sure newcomers get access to the latest tools,” said Andrew Aversa, cofounder of Impact Soundworks. “This way, students can work with the same tools thousands of professionals are using and get an edge in this highly competitive industry.”

Students and teachers can qualify for the academic discount by providing a dated photo ID, while virtually any teaching institution qualifies by default for bulk license rates up to 75% off MSRP for multiuser licenses (e.g. computer labs).

The academic program is open now in all countries.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Academic program

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Steinberg opening Research & Development center in London

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Steinberg has announced that it is establishing an R&D center in London, United Kingdom, to focus on developing software for the music notation and education markets.

Marketing director at Steinberg, Frank Simmerlein, comments: “Steinberg has a good standing in both the education and composing markets, but we’ve always believed that these markets and its customers deserve the best support we can give. Therefore we are more than delighted to have found the perfect team of extremely talented and experienced individuals to make this possible in the foreseeable future.”

Ben Timms, head of Steinberg’s new London-based R&D team, remarks: “I’m delighted and proud that we are becoming part of the Steinberg family. Our collective expertise combined with Steinberg’s world-leading products and technologies can only mean exciting things for the customers.”

“As musicians, we are very excited to be joining Steinberg, a company whose unrivaled tradition of ground-breaking technologies we have always admired. As a development team, we are looking forward to bringing our extensive experience to bear on a new generation of products, designed by musicians for musicians,” adds Daniel Spreadbury, new product marketing manager for Steinberg.

The London-based office begins its operation in the middle of November, 2012.

More information: Steinberg

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SoundToys Academic Bundle – Students get Educational Discount on Native Effects bundle + Devil-Loc

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SoundToys Academic Bundle

SoundToys has announced the availability of its Academic Bundle, a special discounted bundle for students.

If you can prove you’re enrolled as a full-time student at a qualifying institution of higher learning (university or an approved audio production program), you can purchase this special package. Just provide all the details on the Academic order form, and someone in our office will verify it. If all is well, you’ll appear to be smarter than everyone else in your school with your hot new SoundToys plug-ins.

All educational purchases are iLok protected and are available for download only. Downloads will be made available in your SoundToys.com account (which will be created for you) upon approval of your request.

The Academic Bundle is available to purchase for $249 USD.

More information: SoundToys / Academic Discount Program

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