Hal Leonard intros Mixing & Mastering with Pro Tools 11 and Producing Music with Pro Tools 11

Mixing & Mastering with Pro Tools 11

Hal Leonard has announced it has published Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools 11 and Producing Music with Pro Tools 11, two new Quick Pro Guides by certified Pro Tools trainer Greg Lorbecki and Avid pro audio specialist Greg “Stryke” Chin.

Given Pro Tools 11’s high-tech enhancements in delivery speed, ultra-low latency, inclusion of the Avid Audio Engine, and HD video-editing capability, users need practical guides to get up and running quickly and efficiently. In these focused guide, Lorbecki and Chin unlock the full potential of ProTools 11 as a professional mixing and mastering platform. They put the best of ProTools at the reader’s fingertips, with plenty of online sessions, audio examples, and video tutorials to guide them along the way.

Published as a Quick Pro Guide by Hal Leonard, both books are designed to help the readers quickly implement professional techniques into their music productions. These straightforward, task-driven, and easy-to-understand books cover material in a way that gets to the point and helps maximize creative and technical accomplishments. The books also include online media that provides audio and video demos as well as helpful key command charts and chapter review quizzes to reinforce key concepts.

The books are available for purchase for $19.99 USD each.

More information: Hal Leonard Books

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pureMix launches Mixing Contest: Banda Magda – Mouche

pureMix has announced a Mixing Contest, offering a chance to mix Mouche by Banda Magda for a chance to win the AirEQ plug-in by Eiosis.

pureMix Mixing Contest

We are delighted to launch this new Mixing Contest. The star of the show is called Magda and she is very dear to us. She makes great music. We are certain you will like it too.

The contest is completely free and everybody can download those professional sounding tracks. All you have to do is submit your version of this mix before December 1st.

5 Winners will win an Eiosis AirEq plug-in designed by Fabrice Gabriel.

The deadline for entering your mix is December 1st, 2014.

More information: pureMix / Mixing Contest

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Toontrack launches Colin Richardson EZmix Pack

Toontrack Colin Richardson EZmix Pack

Toontrack has announced the release of the Colin Richardson EZmix Pack, the third product for the company’s annual Metal Month.

This collection of mix tools for EZmix 2 was designed by Richardson himself and based on the sounds and techniques he’s learned to master over the past few decades producing the likes of Slipknot, Machine and many others. ”I wanted to create a toolbox based on overcoming the usual hurdles in a mix”, he comments.

Get his raw, pummeling rhythm guitar tones. The soaring leads, ambient clean settings and special effects. The thick, in-your-face bass amp simulations and an array of tools for drums, vocals and keyboards. This EZmix Pack covers the ins and outs of metal mixing and has all the tools to take your next metal song from rough demo to finished, mixed track ready to hit the airwaves.

Colin Richardson EZmix Pack features

  • 50 custom settings produced by Colin Richardson, engineered by Carl Bown.
  • Guitar amp simulation and effect settings.
  • Bass amp simulation settings.
  • Settings for vocals, drums and keyboards.

The Colin Richardson EZmix Pack is available for purchase for 39 EUR.

More information: Toontrack / Colin Richardson EZmix Pack

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Mackie updates Master Fader controller app to v3.0

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Mackie has announced the availability of Master Fader v3.0, a free controller app for all Mackie DL Series mixers (DL32R, DL1608, and DL806).

Mackie Master Fader

With massive upgrades built specifically for professional applications, Master Fader v3.0 not only offers the tools pros need for the all-new DL32R, it delivers huge benefits to any DL1608 or DL806 user.

“Master Fader is designed from the ground up for wireless mixing. It’s the most intuitive and easy-to-use live sound control app out there,” commented Ben Olswang, Mackie Senior Product Manager. “Now, with a fresh user interface that delivers faster workflow and a whole new toolset designed to meet the rigorous demands of professional live sound applications, Master Fader is better and more powerful than ever.”

Changes in Master Fader v3.0 features

  • Support for the new Mackie DL32R.
  • Upgraded user interface for faster workflow
    • More information available at a glance for faster navigation.
    • New navigation bar with instant access to overview, mixer and channel view.
    • Improved current parameter display that reads more clearly and includes channel color.
    • Better access to secondary views.
    • Updated channel strips provides more channel information at a glance.
  • Added Overview showing all input and output channels at once for fast, simple navigation.
  • Added 4 subgroups with stereo linking and dedicated processing on each subgroup.
  • Added 4 VCAs for professional control over groups of channels.
  • Added digital trim on each input, providing additional input gain control when working wirelessly.
  • Added Routing view providing complete channel routing in one place for inputs, groups and outputs.
  • Added Custom Channel colors and Mix colors for visually differentiated channels, groups and outputs.
  • Updated Selector area adds mute group and view group controls along with a new Masters selector. Together, these 4 selectors control what inputs and outputs are visible.
  • Updated Shows view allows user to add a comment to each show. Added created/modified dates to each show for improved organization.
  • Added flexible Record Output patching with record levels.
  • Added digital Level and Delay control for headphone output.
  • Updated Preset workflow with new location right at the channel.
  • Added ability to export presets, shows and backups via Dropbox or email.
  • Added ability to import presets, shows and backups from 3rd party apps supporting Open In…

Master Fader v3.0 is now available as a free download from the App Store. Master Fader 3.0 is compatible with Mackie My Fader v3.0 (available soon). It is not compatible with My Fader v2.0. Do not update to Master Fader 3.0 at this time if you still need My Fader 2.0 control.

More information: Mackie

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Toontrack’s annual Metal Month to kick off tomorrow + EZmix 2 Rock & Metal Guitar Bundle

Toontrack

Toontrack has announced that the fifth edition of its annual Metal Month will be launched on October 31st.

The month will include seven new metal related product releases, starting today with two new bundle titles for EZmix 2. This year also sees Toontrack as the main presenter of the Devin Townsend Project/Animals as Leaders North American co-headlining tour, culminating in a free live stream of the November 26 Chicago show on Toontrack’s website.

”Metal Month is by far one of the most exciting and successful months of the year for us as a company”, said Peter Knutsson, Toontrack’s CEO. ”It’s a testament of our deep-rooted ties to the metal community and a celebration of the very foundation on which the company was built. We’re beyond excited about what we have in store, and to top it off with a free live stream from bands all relying heavily on our products in their creative processes is the perfect way to crown what we believe will be our biggest year yet”.

None of the seven products slated for release in November have yet been officially announced. Each week of the month, one or more products will be revealed online.

”Every year leading up to November, we work as hard as we possibly can to outdo ourselves and bring our users the most inspiring set of tools and sounds we possibly can come up with”, said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s co-founder and head of Sound Design. ”This year we present new titles that span almost all our product lines. We’ll introduce collaborations with new producers, new drummers and new guitarists, all contributing to amazing products for EZdrummer 2, Superior Drummer 2, EZmix 2 and our line of drum MIDI”.

In addition, several metal related Toontrack titles are on generous discounts all through November.

Toontrack has also launched the EZmix 2 Rock & Metal Guitar Bundle, comprising the powerful multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2 with six individual expansion titles, all centered around rock and metal guitar.

EZmix 2 Rock & Metal Bundle

We couldn’t wait – here’s a guitar-soaked prelude to Metal Month: EZmix 2 Rock & Metal Guitar Bundle.

From the twang of the ’60s to the metal chug of today. With nearly 300 unique tones or settings, this is the ultimate resource for rock and metal guitar.

EZmix 2 Rock & Metal Guitar Bundle features

  • Includes EZmix 2 and six (6) individual EZmix Packs.
  • Suited for producing rock and metal oriented music.
  • Close to 300 individually crafted settings for guitar or bass.
  • Tones for rhythm, lead, clean and more.

The bundle is on sale for 149 EUR (regular 249 EUR).

More information: Toontrack

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