Dubspot and Propellerhead Software have announced a Dubspot Live Streaming Workshop with Hank Shocklee FaltyDL.
Live from Dubspot NYC, streaming worldwide on January 30th at 7 PM EST, comes an interactive workshop featuring Propellerheads’ latest creations: Reason 6 and their Best of 2011 list-topping interface, Balance. Demonstrating the innovative software company’s newest advancements is celebrated Hip-Hop producer Hank Shocklee (Bombsquad, Public Enemy, Def Jam). Electronic record label, Plane Mu, lends their producer FaltyDL to support the broadcast providing an Electronic Music point of view.
“It had layers and it kept going deeper and deeper,” says Shocklee about his earliest experiences with Reason. “I could put any sound that I want to put in there. You don’t need anything else to make a really great track. From a creative stand point it’s utterly amazing”
IMSTA FESTA comes back to New York for the second year running after a very successful inaugural event in 2010. This year’s focus will be on The Future of Music Technology showcasing what’s hot and what’s next for music makers around the world.
IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of the top audio technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face. Anyone who makes music will benefit from this event in a number of ways.
IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event. Doors open at 11:00AM and we go until 7:00PM. Open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professionals, semi-Pros, hobbyists and students. All visitors must register on-line www.imsta.org. Early registration is recommended.
Lots of new highlights to come for 2011!
2010 EVENT highlights
All the top music technology companies gathered in a hands-on environment. MORE THIS YEAR!
Attendees packed in for the Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series hosted by Shocklee Entertainment. These panels included industry heavy weights that coached visitors on how to get the most out of their music. BACK FOR 2011!
Visitors were encouraged to enter Akon’s Hitlab Song Competition for a chance to perform in front of Akon and win a record label contract. The first, second and third place winners also received software prize packages from world-class music software companies.
Just for attending, visitors received $100 of FREE software courtesy of IK Multimedia.
Finally, Mr. Clyde Stubblefield, the ‘funky drummer’ from James Brown’s band of the 60′s and 70′s made his first New York appearance in ages and blow the audience away!
IMSTA FESTA takes place 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday September 24, 2011, at the SAE Institute in New York.
u-he has announced Alexander Hacke: NYC, a soundset featuring 150 sounds for the Zebra2 synthesizer for Mac and Windows.
New York City is the new patch bank for Zebra2 by Alexander Hacke, of the famous German post-industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. Hacke’s work has influenced many musicians around the world, and the musical genre Industrial would certainly not be the same without him!
In this amazing patch collection, Hacke combines his love for New York City with his love for Zebra2. A musical hommage, a cinematic soundtrack that captures the flavor of various New York locations. Some sounds are playable chromatically, others tell an entire story within a single note. Some smirk at you ironically, others evoke the strangest of emotions. Always read the patch info, and always try the XY controls for extra expression!
For some this will be the ultimate synaesthetic guide to the Big Apple, for all others it will be the most unusual collection of individual sounds and loops they have ever heard from Zebra2.
Alexander Hacke: NYC for Zebra2 is available to purchase for $39 USD excl. VAT.
Fuse has launched the Music Moments That Matter sweepstakes.
Want to win the ultimate music experience including some sweet ear candy? Enter the Fuse Music Matters Sweepstakes! Fuse will fly one lucky Linkin Park, Interpol, or Lady Gaga fan and their guest to NYC and seat you within the 10 front rows at the concert!
The winner will receive a trip for two – flight and one hotel night included, prime seating to February Fuse Presents, and one pair of Denon AH-D1100 “Acoustic Luxury” Over-Ear Headphones!
To enter for your chance to win, simply read the official rules and fill out the form here.
Participants are limited to one (1) entry per day. The more entries = the better chances! Contest ends January 15th at 6PM.
Synthtopia rounds up some first impressions, like this one from ipaddj:
Anyone who has used the Korg Legacy plug-in will know what they are in for and the fact that you can grab patch cables and route them using the touchscreen is almost mind-melting. Like a childhood fantasy come true.
The huge sound of the MS-20 is totally there and I couldn’t stop making Daft Punk patches for the first few hours using the beast.
Tom at Waveformless celebrates his birthday (happy birthday, Tom!) with another free sample pack:
Today is my birthday, and in the spirit of "it's better to give than to receive", here are some free synthesized drum sounds from the Access Virus. I made these quite some time ago, so they were recorded at 16-bit through an E-mu E6400. As a result, some of them have a little noise in them, but around these parts, we like to call that "character". The source of the sounds is a mix of factory patches and third party patches.
Mark at Modulate This! explains how to the OSC modulate pulse width on u-he's splendid ACE synth.
After watching my YouTube video “u-he ACE Tutorial: Patch Cables 101”, I had a viewer ask “How can i modulate the pulse width of? the osciliator?”, so I thought I’d do a quick answer here in text form. Click the image above to see a larger version of the synth. Annotation numbers in diagram match steps below.
P5Audio has released Hood Runnas NYC, a collection of hip hop loop sets.
Our popular Hood Runnas series meets NYC with… Hood Runnas NYC Edition Loop Sets! Get ready for the 40/40 club and start making hits like they do in the Empire State.
Hood Runnas NYC features
20 Multi-track Construction Loop Sets. Featuring our popular format of 10 section A and 10 Section B parts! Use them together for a Verse/Hook and a Bridge, or use them individually! It’s up to your genius to lead you!
254 individual loops total.
Inspired by the Award winning tracks of Jay Z and other NYC Producers!
All parts are separated including multi-track percussion, live and sampled drums, synths, brass, strings, keys, live and sampled guitar and more!
All tempos and keys are included in these Royalty FREE music loop sets!
Formats: WAV (24 & 16 bit), REX, Apple Loops.
Hood Runnas NYC is available to purchase as a download for $49.99 USD.
Sounds To Sample has released Victor Calderone & Mike Frade: Tech House, a new sample pack by Mike Frade and Victor Calderone of Waveform Recordings.
Legendary New York producer Victor Calderone and Mike Frade’s debut sample pack Essential Elements – Tech House has been our biggest seller of 2010. Now they kick off their own label with this twisted selection of 380 pounding tech-house beats, vox twists, tribal rhythms, music loops and more.
Waveform Recordings is run by Mike Frade and Victor Calderone, whose residencies at New York’s infamous Limelight, Crobar and Pacha clubs have cemented his status as one of the top-ranking DJ/producers in the world.
Victor Calderone & Mike Frade: Tech House features
Includes a total of 232 loops and 148 drum hits.
Drum Basics – The collection opens with 30 pared down beat loops – kick only, snare only and hat only, for backbone beatmaking.
Beat Loops & Tops – 67 deep and detailed tech-house beats with kick-free tops and variants for pure production ease.
Bass Loops – 21 funky, fried and filtered low-enders – all tinged with tech sensibilities.
Glitch Vox Loops – Delicious serving of 30+ twisted vocal grooves for instant topline character.