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Avid Scorch Sheet Music App for iPad: interactive score library, music stand and sheet music store

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Avid has announced the release of Avid Scorch, its first application for the Apple iPad mobile device.

Avid Scorch

Customers can now practice, perform and purchase their favorite sheet music on the go with an application that transforms an iPad into an interactive score library, music stand and sheet music store.

Powered by Avid’s market-leading Sibelius® music notation software engine, Avid Scorch is the first sheet music app to offer a rich, interactive experience that makes scores easy to learn and play. Scorch also offers unparalleled access to the most popular sheet music through an in-app store with more than 150,000 premium titles available from world-class publishers.

Avid Scorch features

  • Interactive Learning and Performance: Musicians can easily learn songs or adapt them to their instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab—then give a great performance using Music Stand mode, which offers a full display of the sheet music on the iPad. Users can also see the score played on the Keyboard display, hear music played back and speed it up or slow it down.
  • Portable, Expandable Music Collection: Using the app, customers can purchase and download more than 150,000 scores available from Hal Leonard and Music Sales. The Scorch app also eliminates the need to carry folders full of paper and music books by making it easy to add Sibelius and Sibelius First scores to the iPad.
  • Sleek Interface: It’s easy to manipulate and play back scores with a simple touch-enabled interface. Music is easy to view, regardless of size, through impressive display clarity and functionality, including the ability to select from a variety of paper textures and font choices. Users can also take advantage of Music Stand mode to devote the entire display to the sheet music and turn pages quickly, allowing musicians to stay in the moment.

Avid Scorch for iOS 4.2.1 or later is available to purchase for a limited-time introductory price of $4.99 USD. On July 31, 2011 the price will increase to $7.99 USD.

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Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, music initiative for girls

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Girl Scouts Rock!

Roland and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have recently joined forces to create Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, a series of interactive events designed to inspire and empower girls through music.

The new initiative was launched in Los Angeles on March 19, 2011, with over 100 enthusiastic Girl Scouts and their parents in attendance. On hand to lend her support was Charlotte Caffey, lead guitarist and songwriter for the pioneering all-female band the Go-Go’s. Rising Disney star Shelby Spalione also appeared, performing with The Rockin’ Roland Girls Band. Afterward, the band members led a series of interactive sessions where the scouts played and learned about Roland instruments such as the Lucina AX-09 Synthesizer, HD-1 V-Drums® Lite, and many more.

The Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland partnership gives girls from 8-14 years of age a hands-on experience playing popular music with modern musical instruments; an important opportunity that fewer girls are receiving due to music budget cuts in schools all over the nation. The fun, interactive curriculum co-developed by Roland and GSUSA aims to get girls pumped up about making music and music education.

Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland is part of the latest Girl Scout leadership journey, It’s Your Story-Tell It!, which uses creative expression to help girls gain a better understanding of themselves and their potential. During the events, parents and troop leaders have the opportunity to participate in Better Life with Music sessions, where they can learn about the latest research and information regarding the benefits of music education in the lives of their children.

“This year will mark the 30th anniversary of Beauty and the Beat,” said Charlotte Caffey, referring to the Go-Go’s landmark 1981 debut album while speaking at the Los Angeles event. “As a female musician and songwriter and mother of a 16-year-old daughter myself, I love that the Girl Scouts and Roland have partnered to bring girls across the country access to making music.”

A second successful Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland event was held in Miami, Florida, on April 30, 2011. Additional events are scheduled for Chicago, Illinois, on May 14th and New York City, New York, on May 21st.

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Scott Snibbe Studio releases OscilloScoop for iOS

Scott Snibbe Studio has released OscilloScoop, a new music app designed by Lukas Girling in collaboration with interactive artist and programmer Scott Snibbe.

Scott Snibbe Studio OscilloScoop

Tap, slide, and stretch your fingers over OscilloScoop to create an infinity of electronica, dance, hip hop, and techno tracks. With OscilloScoop you make real musical grooves by simply gliding your fingertips over spinning crowns; then sequence them into a real-time performance with a few taps. As effortless as a toy, OscilloScoop gives you the same tools pro DJs and musicians use to create intricate tracks—but with an intuitive interface inspired by video games and animation. OscilloScoop is an organic, generative way to make music in a process that’s more like dancing than composing: it’s addictive, fun, and original.

OscilloScoop features continuous tone melody; 16- and 32-beat quantizing; low-pass filter; volume control; selection of loopable beats in techno, hip hop, electro, and house; tempo control from 60 to 140 beats per minute; in-app purchase of additional beat sets; preset saves for live performance; and fine-grain editing when you tilt into landscape.

OscilloScoop for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.

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Pro Sound Effects releases Soundrangers sound fx library

Pro Sound Effects Soundrangers

Pro Sound Effects has announced the release of Soundrangers, a sound effects hard drive library.

Yesterday PSE announced the release of the new Soundrangers sound effects library created for use in video games and interactive environments.

In developing the library, the Soundrangers team applied their own creative expertise in sound design for console and social games, iPhone and iPad apps, interactive software and websites which resulted in a collection of 21,117 sound effects in twenty categories.

For more juicy details, audio/video demos and 25 free sound effects, visit the Soundranger library on PSE!

Soundrangers features

  • 21,117 sound effects (137 GB) on external hard drive.
  • Portable, Production-Quality Glyph PortaGig 50 Hard Drive (160 GB).
  • Broadcast .wav formats: 24/48, 24/44.1, 16/44.1.
  • Compressed formats: mp3 and Ogg Vorbis.
  • Optimized for interactive, video game, and web design.
  • Embedded Metadata, Intuitive Category and File names.
  • Sound Effects Search Software: NetMix Lite (video).
  • 1 Year of Free Sound Effects Updates.
  • Mac and PC compatible.
  • 3 -year Data Replacement Policy.

The Soundrangers library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $2900 USD, single user license (retail $3900 USD).

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Sample Magic and Alchemea announce 
new weekend music production and business courses

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Sample Magic / Alchemea courses

Sample developers Sample Magic and music college Alchemea have announced a new season of music production and music business weekend courses in London, UK.

Following the sell-out success of their Secrets of House Music course in 2010, the team are returning with four new courses run across six weekends. Courses include The Secrets of House Music Production, The Business of Music, Ableton for Dance Producers and First Steps in Logic. The courses are delivered by high-profile Sample Magic tutors with guests including DJ and producer Sharooz (Moby, Mylo, Robyn, Kings of Leon).

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  • The Secrets of House Music Production: Intensive course that reveals the tips, tricks and techniques of the pros to take your house tracks to the next level.
  • The Business of Music: How do you set up a label? What revenue streams should be tapped? Who do you need in your team? We survey the whole music business landscape in this interactive course for anyone working in the industry.
  • Dance Track in a Weekend: First Steps in Logic: In this weekend blitz course we introduce you to everything you need to know about making music in Logic by guiding you through the creation of a full original track.
  • Ableton for Dance Producers: Aimed at newcomers to Ableton Live and those who want to build their skills, this course outlines how to get the most from Live as a studio tool and outlines its powerful uses on the live circuit.

The courses are being held during May and June 2011, priced between £320 GBP an £340 GBP for the weekend.

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Rock Prodigy Awarded 2011 “Education” Appy Award

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Rock Prodigy

The Way of H has announced that Rock Prodigy was named a winner in the “Education” category at the 2011 Appy Awards. Taking place during the two-day OMMA Global Conference & Expo, the annual Appy Awards honor the best mobile, social and web apps in a diverse range of categories.

Produced by the Way of H, Rock Prodigy uses polyphonic pitch-recognition and allows guitarists from every level to play alongside rock legends with the help of an Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch.

“This award is a testament to how Rock Prodigy is changing music education and the way people learn how to play guitar,” said Harold Lee, co-founder and CEO of The Way of H, Inc. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader and innovator in the world of mobile technology literally weeks into the launch of our app.”

Rock Prodigy is available for free in the iTunes App Store, with premium feature packs starting at $9.99 USD.

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Rock Prodigy, interactive app for iOS teaches guitar skills

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Rock Prodigy

The Way of H has announced Rock Prodigy, a revolutionary new app to help you learn real guitar skills on your instrument.

All guitar players, from beginner to advanced, can now reach prodigy status with the launch of a new mobile application, Rock Prodigy™, that teaches users how to play a real guitar, any guitar, with the help of an Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch. Using polyphonic pitch-recognition, Rock Prodigy allows all guitar players to learn, experience and absorb the music from legendary rock guitarists including James Hetfield of Metallica, Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy.

The app immerses users in original master recordings of popular guitar-centric songs, while simultaneously providing real-time feedback as players strum along with a real guitar. The interactive app also has the ability to auto-pause and uses tab-like performance cues for all four levels of play, which show precise rhythm, timing and note durations with real-time interaction and performance evaluation.

Allowing players to learn on the go, Rock Prodigy requires no additional hardware as guitarists can play directly into their mobile devices using the built-in microphone, a standard headset with microphone or a basic line-in guitar input adapter.

“Rock Prodigy was truly created for musicians by musicians,” said Harold Lee, co-founder of Rock Prodigy and CEO of The Way of H, Inc. “By combining mobile technology, modern apps and a guitarist’s favorite bands, Rock Prodigy offers a solution to the usual hang-ups of learning guitar. Guitar masters can also learn a thing or two.”

Rock Prodigy is available for free in the iTunes App Store, with premium feature packs starting at $9.99 USD.

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Cycling ’74 announces Universal Jitter Event, $100 off Jitter (+ Vizzie released)

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Cycling ’74 Universal Jitter Event

Cycling ’74 has announced the Universal Jitter Event, a special opportunity for everyone to adopt Jitter.

From now until January 19, we’ve knocked $100 off the price of Max/MSP/Jitter bundle and all Jitter upgrades. Visit our Shop for more details. With the new Vizzie modules and this limited time offer, it’s never been easier to get into Jitter.

Cycling ’74 Vizzie

The newly released Vizzie is a collection of simple modules, which allow you to almost instantly have a VJ rig or interactive video work, complete with real-time effects.

With the latest version of Max/MSP and Jitter, we are including a new set of modules called VIZZIE to help you create your own unique video programs right away. VIZZIE makes putting it together fun and gets you from start to finish in record time.

Vizzie is included in Max 5.1.7 (or later), and is free for existing Max/MSP/Jitter 5 owners. For new users, Max features a 30-day demo to experience the Vizzie magic.

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