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Bremmers Audio Design MultitrackStudio, multitrack recording software updated to v6.3

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Bremmers Audio Design MultiTrackStudio

Bremmers Audio Design has released version 6.3 of MultitrackStudio, an audio & MIDI multitrack recording software for Windows.

The new release includes a General MIDI compatible instruments collection called MultitrackStudio Instruments. The MultitrackStudio Instruments are fully modeled, they don’t contain any samples. This allows for randomizing many parameters which helps reducing machine gun effects. It also allows for fast load times and a small download size. The 6.3 version download is still under 4 MB. Audio demos are available at www.multitrackstudio.com. The electric guitar sounds use the Guitar Amp effect which appears in the Pro Plus edition only.

MultitrackStudio features

  • New:
    • MultitrackStudio Instruments: built-in General MIDI sounds.
    • MIDI pitch bend range can be adjusted.
    • Undoing “tweakable edits” now undoes the last tweak only, rather than all tweaks.
    • Some effects use significantly less CPU power if there’s no audio signal present.
  • Fixed:
    • Could not create medium-quality mp3 files using Lame_enc.dll.
    • Score editor: 8va setting wasn’t read from song file.
    • MP3 files starting with corrupted frames now open.
    • A couple of other bugs.

The update is free for users who purchased MultitrackStudio after October 1, 2009. Upgrades for older versions are $39 USD (Pro Plus) / $23 USD (Professional).

More information: MultitrackStudio

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Mixxx 1.8.0, free DJ software updated

Mixxx, the free, open source software for performing live DJ mixes, was updated to version 1.8.0.

Developed by a diverse community of DJs, Mixxx is a complete replacement for a conventional “turntables and mixer” DJ setup, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Mixxx (Deere skin)
“Deere” skin, new in Mixxx 1.8.0

Changes since Mixxx v1.7.2

  • Looping
    • Loop-in, Loop-out, and Reloop/Exit buttons added to our main skins.
    • Loop point indicators on main waveforms and waveform summary displays.
  • Hot cues
    • Most of our skins gained 4 hot cue buttons, and Mixxx now internally supports up to 32 hot cues per deck.
  • A brand new database-powered library, with:
    • iTunes library and playlists access (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Rhythmbox library and playlists access (Linux)
    • A brand new, faster library scanner
    • Crates!
    • A simple Auto DJ mode, which crossfades to the next track in the Auto DJ queue.
    • Analyze view, which allows you to run bulk BPM detection on your songs
    • Featured Artists bundle (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Revamped Song Properties dialog
    • Re-arrangeable, hide-able columns
  • Tons of new artwork:
    • New Deere, Shade, Phoney, and LateNight skins
    • Better descriptions in tooltips and snazzy new look
  • MIDI
    • New PortMidi-based MIDI device backend, supports using multiple devices at once
    • Timers in the MIDI scripting engine
    • New MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control e2
      • DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter
      • Reloop Digital Jockey2
    • Updated MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control MP3, RMX, MK2
      • Stanton SCS.3d, SCS.3m
      • M-Audio Xponent
      • Behringer BCD3000
      • Vestax VCI-100
      • MixMan DM2
  • Other stuff:
    • A massive rewrite of our internal mixing engine
    • More intelligent disk access to help optimize audio latency
    • Optimized waveform rendering at 30 fps
    • Ramping pitch-bend option, smoothly applies temporary pitch adjustment for nudging
    • Import comment tags from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC/WAV metadata.
    • New library and preferences icons
    • Improvements to UTF-8 handling
  • Over 50 bug fixes and more!

More information: Mixxx

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BIAS releases SoundSaver, convert and restore LPs and tapes

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BIAS SoundSave

BIAS has announced the release of SoundSaver, a new software solution for Mac and Windows computing platforms that greatly streamlines the process of converting and restoring LPs and tapes.

SoundSaver easily records your audio collection with unparalleled results.

Simply connect, record, clean, and export — directly to iTunes, as MP3, or uncompressed WAV files for CD/DVD burning!

Archiving your LPs and tapes has never been easier — SoundSaver delivers pro-quality results at an affordable price!

SoundSave features

  • Simply connect, record, clean, and export — directly to iTunes, as MP3, or uncompressed WAV files for CD/DVD burning!
  • Archiving your LPs and tapes has never been easier — SoundSaver delivers pro-quality results at an affordable price!
  • Start Page: SoundSaver’s Start Page is where you begin your projects. You can choose to make a new recording — or open an existing audio file or SoundSaver project file. SoundSaver’s all-in-one interface is easy and intuitive to use, and is powered by BIAS’ highly-acclaimed audio processing technology.
  • Connection Page: The Connection Page guides you through making the physical connection between your stereo system (or other audio source) and your computer. Once connected, it can automatically set the recording level for you (or you can set it manually).
  • Record Page: The Record Page is where you can start a new audio recording, and set up various recording options, such as a Record Timer, adding Track Markers, and adjusting the speed of 78 RPM records.
  • Many more features.

SoundSave for PC and Mac is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49.95 USD (MSRP). A free 14-day trial and tutorial video of SoundSaver is available from the BIAS website.

More information: BIAS / SoundSaver

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Dimitri Schkoda Premonitions (Part One and Two), music made with H.G. Fortune Avatar ST

InnerDreamer Premonitions Part One

Dimitri Schkoda has released Premonitions (Part One and Two), music made with the Avatar ST virtual synthesizer by H.G. Fortune.

Avatar Premonitions: Two CDs recorded live by Dimitri Schkoda aka Inner Dreamer featuring Avatar ST VSTi Synthesizer only (no further FX used). Even more only one patch of Avatar ST was used per track at all though with some realtime tweaking of course.

The skilful play of Dimitri Schkoda unveils the very sonic potential of this synthesizer. This is partly cinematic to orchestral ambient sometimes with a dark touch and very well suited not only for relaxation but also for intense listening of his imaginary songs done with the ‘Futuristic Orchestra’ as he calls it. He has dedicated
this masterpiece of music ‘to all friends around the world who support works of HG Fortune’.

Premonitions Part One & Two are available as a free download from H.G. Fortune. Both rar archives include images for CD cover, booklet and CD label ready for printing.

More information: H.G. Fortune

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Producer Loops / Rekkerd DNB Competition, and the winner is…

Producer Loops / Rekkerd DNB contest

The drum and bass contest is over and looking at the entries I am well pleased with the results. We’ve not only got some massive d&b tunes, quite a few of you took this drum and bass theme into a whole new direction.

You’ve all done a great job and I thank you for participating. Without you guys there is no contest.

Alright, so on to the official results, which I’ve been holding from you for too long — my apologies!

I had the completely impossible task of picking the #1 winner who will receive full copies of all four Producer Loops drum & bass sample libraries that were used to create the contest sample pack: Drum & Bass Tip Trixxx Vol 1 & 2, and Liquid Drum & Bass Vol 1 & 2.

After much consideration I chose: David F (aka Totolitoto)

David F. (aka Totolitoto) – The worst that could have been by dav3d75

Congrats to David, well done! It was a close fight between David’s track “The worst that could have been” and the entries by Vly, 3ee, and MaD_ManX.

Luckily I don’t have to pick all the winners. Votes made up the second and third place.

Vly confidently takes second place (actually with the highest total score overall) with his track “Take You”.

Vly – Take You by Vly

Third place is shared between two entries which both ended up with an equal score, “Wreckage” by Narfy

Narfy – Wreckage by rekkerd dnb contest

… and “Another Time, Another Place” by NO ID

Another Time,Another Place (DNB) by NO ID

Congrats! You each win a sample library of your choice from one of the titles mentioned earlier.

Leaves me to thank you all once again for being part of the contest, I hope you had a good time and I’m looking forward to seeing you again at the next contest. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter to stay informed.

Also, big thumbs up for Jan and Paul at Producer Loops, who have generously provided the sample pack and prizes for this contest.

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Image-Line Edison, audio editor updated to match native FL Studio 9.1 version

Image-Line Edison

Image-Line has released version 2.2.1 of Edison, an audio editor for Windows.

Edison, the wave recorder/editor, will change forever the way you think about working with audio. It’s a fully host-integrated audio editing and recording tool that loads into any VST compatible effects location and will then record or play audio from that position.

Changes in Edison v2.2.1

  • Added MP3 export.
  • Holding Shift while dropping files appends audio to the existing data (Ctrl still replaces regions).
  • Original sample filename now stored in states/projects (to remember the last file loaded).
  • PpaxCompiler-powered scripts now support Javascript & Basic.
  • Added “send to playlist as audio clip” shortcut button.
  • Fixed crash in Edison’s scratching tool.
  • Fixed bug closing multiple instances.

Edison is available as a VST plug-in for Windows PC (and native in FL Studio 9.1), priced at $99 USD. New Image-Line customers can get 10% discount on Edison.

More information: Image-Line / Edison

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Producer Loops / Rekkerd DNB Competition

Goldie at Red Zone, Eindhoven by Studiodotcom @ Flickr (Jeroen van der Wielen)
Drum & bass pioneer Goldie at Red Zone (image by Studiodotcom)

I am delighted to announce a new rekkerd.org contest. This time around it’s all about Drum & Bass, probably my all time favorite music genre.

After discovering this type of music in the early 90′s it has been the one genre that has consistently kept my interest over the years. Paradox, Roni Size, Dom & Roland, Ed Rush, Technical Itch, Source Direct, Photek, Dillinja, Omni Trio, Breakage, Total Science… just to name a few of my favorites.

For this contest Producer Loops has compiled an exclusive sample pack featuring selected sounds from its Drum & Bass Tip Trixxx Vol 1 & 2, and Liquid Drum & Bass Vol 1 & 2 sample libraries.

Download the contest sample pack and create a track using one or more of the 50 loops and single shot sounds provided, and submit it before the deadline; 9 July, 2010, 11.59pm CET.

DNB Competition Sample Pack Downloads: 5625 times

Out of all the entries I will personally select the first prize winner who will receive all four Producer Loops sample libraries from the sample pack. Contestants will vote for 2nd and 3rd prize winners, who will each receive their choice of one of these drum & bass sample packs.

Contest rules

  • Download the “Producer Loops/Rekkerd DNB Competition Pack” and create a song using one or more (but at least one) of the samples from the pack. Maximum song duration is 7 minutes, one entry per contestant allowed.
  • You may process/manipulate the sample(s) from the sample pack in any way you like, be creative.
  • Additional sound sources (e.g. samples, virtual instruments) are allowed as long as they do not violate any laws or third party rights.
  • Submit your entry before 9 July, 2010, 11.59pm CET:
    • upload it to your SoundCloud and send me the link, or
    • email it as an mp3 (minimal 192kbps quality) to dnbcontest@rekkerd.org
      Please include your artist name, song title and any additional information you would like to share.
  • By submitting your contest entry you allow rekkerd.org to publish it on SoundCloud (“All Rights Reserved” license).
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants need to vote for their top 3 within a week after the contest deadline.
  • Prizes will be granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org (First place winner will be picked by rekkerd.org, second and third place will be decided by popular vote).
  • The terms of this contest are subject to change and may be amended without prior notice.

Note: also make sure to read the Producer Loops License Agreement regarding the use of the samples as provided for this contest (also included in the sample pack download).

Contest entries

The contest entries will be posted here as they come in. Voting will commence on July, 10, 2010. I will send all contestants a reminder to vote when it’s time.

Renaissance DNB by Brian Lutes

Karnage Eye by MaD_ManX:-)

Buttercups by RTrhythmRider

David F. (aka Totolitoto) – The worst that could have been by dav3d75

Vly – Take You by Vly

3ee – Sandcastle by 3ee

Sandongo by Euphonia

Concentration [Rekkerd DNB Competition] by Black Death/SL!/Unusual

Mokeone – Moody Mystic by rekkerd dnb contest

Drew Vernon – Black Iron Prison (Deckard Remix) by rekkerd dnb contest

Another Time,Another Place (DNB) by NO ID

Underwater Jungle by Nomaly

Narfy – Wreckage by rekkerd dnb contest

Scrapbook by James Yo

Cherry Hill Synthphonic – Bravery in the Face of Love by rekkerd dnb contest

Strange Cats by insert-name-here

ApurvA – System Malfunction by ApurvA

Double Or Chip by Sulfractiv

The Antisocial Musician by Daniel Aloysius Hogan

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