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SKnote releases Agata micro console

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SKnote has announced Agata, a hardware micro console unit for tracking, summing, mixing and processing.

SKnote Agata

Agata features

  • 8 input channels, with link option for more units.
  • 8 individual output channels.
  • Stereo mix buss.
  • British input and output transformers.
  • Class A amplifiers.
  • Line and mic level inputs.
  • Passive emphasis networks (per-channel, affect sound and saturation).
  • Output pads.
  • Three rack units.
  • “Rock” sound.
  • XLR and TRS individual ins and outs.

Agata is available for purchase for the introductory price of MSRP 1,800 EUR (excl. VAT/taxes and shipping).

More information: SKnote

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Sample Magic launches Ableton Magic Racks: Mixing & Mastering + MIDI Elements: Deep House 2

Sample Magic has announced the release of two new sound packs.

Mixing & Mastering is a new Ableton Magic Racks title, featuring 5 custom Ableton Racks for dance mixing and mastering.

Ableton Magic Racks: Mixing & Mastering

Five all-new Ableton racks expertly constructed to put intuitive, powerful and versatile mixing and mastering tools at your fingertips.

Designed to make louder, wider, fatter, tighter and punchier tracks easier to achieve than ever, each rack has a career’s worth of mixing and mastering know-how distilled within its 8 macro controls, allowing you to sculpt incisive mixes and polished masters with a few simple tweaks.

The Mixing & Mastering pack is available for £9.90 GBP.

The SM101 series MIDI Elements: Deep House 2 features a collection of MIDI melodics for the deeper shades of house.

MIDI Elements: Deep House 2

From deep and groovy to smooth and soulful: 101 classic chord progressions, deep basslines, intricate arps and lush pads in fully-flexible MIDI format.

Inject deep musicality and fresh inspiration into your tracks with stacks of expertly played melodic motifs inspired by the finest purveyors of the genre.

The Deep House 2 MIDI pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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PreSonus firmware update for StudioLive AI Mixers adds cascading

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PreSonus has announced an upcoming firmware upgrade for all StudioLive AI-series Active Integration digital mixers, which will see the first digital mixing solution that provides up to 64-channels, multitrack recording, networked remote control, and more for under $8,000 U.S.

PreSonus StudioLive AI cascading

Start with 16, 24, or 32 channels, then cascade a second mixer of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles with all the hardware and software advantages of StudioLive™ Active Integration™ systems.

Cascading mixers functionally creates a single large-format console with full recording and remote-control capability by simply connecting a FireWire 800 cable between the two mixers. For example, combine two StudioLive 32.4.2AI to get a 64-channel system with 32 mix buses that can record 80 simultaneous streams and play back 66 on any FireWire 800- or Thunderbolt-equipped computer.

Cascading mixers of different frame sizes is great for special events that require a few extra recording channels that don’t need to be in every monitor mix. For example, a StudioLive 16.4.2AI can be cascaded to a 32.4.2AI and form a single 48-channel console with 6 global aux buses, as well as 8 local aux sends that are available to the channels on the 32.4.2AI.

This firmware upgrade is part of PreSonus’ continuing series of free updates to its StudioLive-series mixers and will be available to all registered StudioLive AI mixers owners as a free download from their My PreSonus accounts later this summer. It follows hard on the heels of a firmware update that enables StudioLive AI mixers to directly download future firmware updates over any network with Internet access.

The update does not change the computer system requirements for StudioLive AI mixers and software. Current versions of Capture™ 2.1, SL Remote-AI, QMix™-AI, and VSL-AI are fully compatible with this firmware release.

More information: PreSonus / StudioLive AI

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ADSR intros Ultimate Mixdown Guide by Bassgorilla

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BassGorilla Ultimate Mixdown Guide

ADSR Sounds has launched the Ultimate Mixdown Guide, a video tutorial course by Bassgorilla on mixing electronic music.

Demystify the complex art of mixing electronic music

There is a severe lack of in-depth advice which focuses specifically on how to mix electronic music, which requires a wildly different mixing approach process to other genres of music.

Instead of reading some general, ‘one-size-fits-all’ book on mixing, sit back and enjoy this video series, tailored especially to electronic music producers like you

Learn how to get a clean, balanced and well defined mix. 49 high quality tutorial videos focusing purely on how to mix electronic music with over 5 hours of pro tips and tricks.

The course is available for purchase for $47 USD.

More information: ADSR / Ultimate Mixdown Guide

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Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music expands partnership with Avid

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Avid has announced that world-class educational establishment and Avid Learning Partner Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music, in Hollywood, California, has expanded its partnership with Avid to give the next generation of creative talent access to the industry’s leading audio technology.

Musicians Institute Studio

With the addition of the Avid System 5 digital audio mixing console, students can gain valuable hands-on experience with the tools and workflows used in the real-world production environments of today and tomorrow.

This implementation expands Musicians Institute’s existing Avid workflow, which includes the industry-leading Pro Tools®|HDX system. With Pro Tools|HDX integration, System 5 is now fully networked with the recently announced Avid MediaCentral Platform, giving the Musicians Institute access to an even wider range of tools and experts for collaboration, music production, and, eventually, monetization of their own content.

“Avid audio consoles and control surfaces are the industry standard in post-production and broadcast,” said Mehdi Hassine, music and post-production instructor at Musicians Institute. “As our students transition into the real world, it’s critical that they have solid practical experience on the leading audio systems to prepare them for the pressures of our highly demanding media production world.”

Avid systems are used in every lab, studio and main live performance room at Musicians Institute’s world-class facilities. It offers hands-on experience in a wide variety of consoles and control surfaces as part of its audio engineering program, including Avid ICON D-Control™, D-Show® and SC48. All of its studios are currently transitioning to Pro Tools|HDX.

“Proficiency in Pro Tools is an essential requirement for any music or post-production engineering position,” continued Hassine. “As an Avid Learning Partner, our students are able to distinguish themselves as they enter the profession by proving their dedication and excellence through the certification process. It also means we stay current and relevant with the latest hardware, software and curriculum. From training our instructors to providing technical support, Avid has been a key partner in our facility and curriculum.”

“By giving students hands-on experience on the industry-leading digital audio solutions, Musicians Institute is able to prepare students to meet the demands of real-world production environments and excel as audio professionals,” said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president of worldwide field operations at Avid. “Our Avid Everywhere vision extends to the entire ecosystem of artists, content creators, producers, and aspiring professionals – all of whom deserve access to the highest-quality, most innovative tools for their craft. We’re pleased to partner with Musicians Institute and to help set a new standard for professional audio education.”

More information: Avid / Musicians Institute

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Sample Magic releases Ableton Magic Racks: Mix Essentials

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Ableton Magic Racks: Mix Essentials

Sample Magic has launched Ableton Magic Racks: Mix Essentials, a collection of 5 powerful Ableton Racks by Hedflux, designed for intuitive and precision sculpting of a track’s key elements.

Each rack has been expertly built to cater to the demands of modern dance music producers – rigorously tried, tested and tweaked to offer incisive mixing options with the simplest of controls for maximum dancefloor impact.

Built exclusively from Ableton’s native tools and FX, each macro-controllable rack offers deep-level and highly-targeted enhancement of the key mix components in any dance track, from kick drum to hi-hats, synths to bass.

Mix Essentials features

  1. Kick Tweaker – Tighten, deepen and fine-tune any kick drum. No transient is left un-tweaked in this comprehensive kick drum tool.
  2. Snare Shaper – Precise tonal and envelope controls to whip snares, claps, sticks and stacks into shape.
  3. Bass Toner – An essential of so many dance productions. Use Bass Toner to add weight, warmth and width to any weedy bassline or to sculpt and sharpen overbearing subs.
  4. Percussion Processor – Give life, movement and energy to percussion, hi-hats and tops.
  5. Synth Modulator – Creative tools to morph melodics with 8 simple macro controls.

The Rack Pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic / Mix Essentials

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Steinberg releases dspMixFx app for iPad + UR series firmware v2.1

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Steinberg has launched dspMixFx, an app that gives iPad access to DSP features of its UR824, UR28M and UR44, and released updated firmware/software for these audio interfaces.

Steinberg dspMixFx

dspMixFx allows users to control the many digital signal processing (DSP) features available on the UR824, UR28M and UR44 audio interfaces in order to create latency-free monitor mixes with the readily available DSP effects through the iPad.

“Most musicians have experienced a poor monitor mix at some time or another. And this results in a poor performance. With dspMixFx, simply hook up your iPad to the interface, set up the perfect mix and get the best out of each and every performer during the recording sessions,” says Stefan Schreiber, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

dspMixFx harnesses the power of Yamaha’s SSP2 DSP chip built into the UR interfaces, making the available DSP features easily accessible through the iPad. The iOS app provides a mixer for the input signals and controls the acclaimed REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip with compressor and three-band parametric EQ as well as the four Guitar Amp Classics amp emulations at zero latency.

dspMixFx is compatible with other iOS audio apps, offering full operation when using third-party apps with the DSP-powered interfaces of Steinberg’s UR range.

The firmware/software update version 2.1 ensures full compatibility of the UR824, UR28M and UR44 with the dspMixFx app as well as providing automatic detection of the connected iPad or computer when in class compliant mode.

dspMixFx is a free app available through the App Store. The firmware and Tools software update version 2.1 is freely available as download from the Steinberg website.

More information: Steinberg / dspMixFx

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