Aria Sounds releases London Symphonic Strings – First Violins

Aria Sounds London Symphonic Strings First Violins

Aria Sounds has announced the release of London Symphonic Strings – First Violins, an orchestral instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The first part of the “London Symphonic Strings”; the “first violins”, boasting a huge range of articulations and techniques, as well as new scripting tech and possibilities. This is a must own, as either your perfect go-to string library for any composing needs, or as a considerable addition to your existing string palette. Recorded 24 bit at 48000Khz with four mic positions (Close, Main, Rigs and Room) in a wonderful sounding hall, LSS First Violins boasts the first user controllable slow gliss/slide patch, allowing you to perform long glissandos between any two notes, without the aid of synthesized pitch bends or artificial means, of course the essential patches, different types of legato and legato patches, less common articulations, and a collection of string sound percussive sounds, experimental sounds and builds.

The range of articulations is listed below, with many true legato patches, bowed/fingered legato, more varied types of detached notes, muted patches etc. Boasting a huge range of articulations and techniques, new scripting tech and possibilities available from a sample library, with a fantastic four mic positions, Close, Main (conductor position), Rigs, and Room.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £29.99 GBP until February 11th, 2015 (RRP £49.99 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 4 and above.

More information: Aria Sounds / LSS – First Violins


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.

More information: Aria Sounds


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


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.

More information: Native Instruments


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.

More information: Sample Magic


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