Aria Sounds wants your ideas for its upcoming Orchestral Strings library

Aria Sounds has announced it is looking for ideas for its upcoming London Orchestral Strings sample library.

Aria Sounds London Orchestral Strings

We want all of you to tell us what features you want in our new orchestral strings library! This is an opportunity for you to have an orchestra of extremely skilled and experienced players, record your ideas in one of London’s marvellous halls. Just like us on Facebook, and get commenting your ideas!

All Ideas Are Welcome

We want to hear all your ideas – nothing is too bizarre – whether that means you want abstract mic positions, things played through guitar amps, new articulations that aren’t available with any existing libraries… Maybe you write in a specific genre, and you want us to record in a style that works for you! – get creative and let us know now!

Leave your comments at Aria Sounds’ Facebook page.

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London Electronic Music Event (LEME) announces groundbreaking 2014 programme

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LEME 2014

London Electronic Music Event has announced the first part of its 2014 programme.

The third annual LEME returns to Rich Mix in Shoreditch to give an unparalleled insight into the world of electronic music, featuring over 30 production workshops, industry panel discussions, artist keynotes, networking sessions and live performances.

The first part of an impressive programme has been announced today with producer heavyweights Legowelt, Neville Watson and Kris Wadsworth, record labels Defected, Hypercolour and Fear of Flying as well as Ableton, XOYO, Bloc and Rubadub all ready to unlock the secrets of the industry.

The two-day event brings together industry insiders, producers, DJs, labels and pro-audio manufacturers for an inspirational, informative and empowering weekend.

The event takes place Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April, 2014, in Rich Mix, London. Strictly limited Early Bird tickets are now on sale for £40 GBP, with full price tickets available later at £60 GBP and day/night tickets starting at just £15 GBP.

More information: LEME 2014

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Native Instruments announces plans for a dedicated UK office

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Native Instruments

Native Instruments has announced plans to open a UK branch in January 2014, to establish dedicated sales, marketing and R&D capacities in one of its most important markets.

To be located in the vibrant London area of Shoreditch, Native Instruments UK will firmly root the company in the birthplace of pop music and hotbed of continuous artistic innovation, and complement its existing offices in the music metropolises of Berlin, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

The NI UK sales team will be formed by the experienced staff of longstanding agent 2Twenty2, led by its owner and Managing Director Stephen Parker who has looked after NI’s UK distribution for over a decade. The London office will also fulfill general marketing, PR and artist relations functions, accommodating the specific audiences and scenes in the UK and Ireland.

Furthermore, Native Instruments UK will comprise a local product design and development team, which will extend the capabilities of the R&D staff in the Berlin and LA offices.

“With Native Instruments, I’ve been fortunate to represent one of the most dynamic MI brands in the UK since 2001″, says Stephen Parker, “and I am very excited to now grow the Komplete, Maschine and Traktor product lines even further from a dedicated NI branch.”

“The UK has always been a crucial sales region for us”, says Daniel Haver, “and the establishment of a full-featured office in London now represents the next step in our commitment to our British customers as
well as our determination to involve local creative talent into our future product design and development process.”

Native Instruments will announce job opportunities for the London office soon via their dedicated online career center.

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Sample Magic introduces Production Academy & new Summer School dates

Sample Magic Production Academy

Sample Magic has announced the Production Academy, a recording and production course based on Sample Magic’s best-selling book, The Producer’s Manual.

The Production Academy is an indispensable five-day music recording and production course taught in the award-winning studios and facilities of Alchemea College in the heart of London.

Led by Jon Olliffe (Nick Cave, Ms Dynamite, PJ Harvey, The Klaxons, Beverley Knight, Madness, The Stereophonics) and with sessions from The Producer’s Manual author and Sound On Sound editor-in-chief Paul White, as well as Mastering Engineer of the Year 2012 Matt Colton and other special guests, The Production Academy offers an intensive and immersive pan-genre masterclass in recording and production for just 12 people each year.

The Production Academy will take place Monday 7 October – Friday 11 October 2013. The course is available to book now for £490 GBP.

Sample Magic has also announced new dates for the 2013 Summer School course.

Sample Magic Summer School 2013

After two sell-out Summer Schools, we’re pleased to announce a final set of dates for 2013. In residence at the award-winning Alchemea College in London, the Sample Magic Summer School is the essential five-day electronic music production course for all genres, from house and techno to dubstep and beyond.

Led by producer, lecturer and Future Music regular Bruce Aisher and with guest sessions from leading music industry professionals – including mastering engineers, music lawyers and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz – you will leave with a greater understanding of the tools and techniques used to create cutting-edge dance music, as well as insights into the wider workings of the electronic music industry – from recording contracts and publishing to copyright and business know-how.

The Summer School is set for Monday 23 September – Friday 27 September 2013. This 5-day course is also available for booking now for £490 GBP.

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Zero-G presents The London Sessions sample library

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Zero-G The London Sessions

Time+Space has announced The London Sessions, a sample library by Zero-G and Xfonic, featuring a collection of 1,700 royalty free samples from some of the best session players around.

Imagine that you had the pick of the best session musicians in London. Musicians who have played for artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen, The Specials, Whitney Houston, Ronnie Wood, Tiny Tempah and Kathryn Williams.

Then you record them in one of the best known studios in the world, Dean Street in Soho, London. A studio that has played host to the likes of David Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy, U2, The Smiths, Robert Plant, Pink Floyd, Tina Turner, Black Eyed Peas, Noel Gallagher, Tinchy Stryder, Plan B, Frank Sinatra and Dusty Springfield to name but a few.

You create 16 unique brand new songs in a wide variety of styles from cool retro & soul a la Mark Ronson to lounge, rock and funk all with the characteristic sound of players who have backed Amy Winehouse and many other incredible artists.

Record it all through a Neve console and mix on an SSL Duality. Then you strip each full length song into its individual tracks and cut those into manageable parts that can be used quickly and easily. Instruments include drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, organ, synth, luscious live strings and much more…

The sample library is available in multiple formats (including Acid Wav, Apple Loops, EXS24, Kontakt, Halion and Reason NNXT), priced at £60.95 GBP / 74.95 EUR.

More information: Time+Space

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