Propellerhead intros Discover collaboration service for Reason, Figure & Take

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Propellerhead has launched Discover, a new music-making service that allows you to create, share, collaborate and remix with other musicians.

Propellerhead Discover

This free music service connects the Figure and Take mobile apps with the award-winning Reason music production software, to make it easy to exchange music pieces.

Propellerhead is also introducing Discover—feeds of inspiring community-made music ready for you to use, build on, remix and sample in your own creations.

“Our mission has always been about realizing musical dreams, and this is the next step,” said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead CEO. “Unlike other music-making services we’re not building this exclusively for producers. If you love to sing or play guitar, the Propellerhead community creates inspiring music pieces for you to record on. If producing is your passion, there are amazing pieces out there to pick up and build on, sample or remix. We’re launching in beta so you can try it out today and tell us how we can make it perfect for you.” More thoughts from Ernst you find at his blog: https://www.propellerheads.se/blog/crew/propellerhead-make-music-together

The new Propellerhead music-making service brings together Figure and Take apps with the award-winning Reason music production platform to bridge the gap between mobile and studio workflows:

  • Move musical ideas between mobile apps and Reason—invite Take users to sing on a Figure beat, or finish a Take song with Reason’s full suite of instruments and effects
  • Share music publicly, unlisted to your friends, or to your social network of choice
  • Find inspiration in Discover—Propellerhead-curated, community made music pieces, all ready and available for use in your creations

Updated versions of Reason, Take and Figure that connect to the service are available today.

More information: Propellerhead / Discover

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SubBass Academy offers 20% off courses + Giveaway

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SubBass Academy of Electronic Music is offering rekkerd.org readers a 20% discount on any course in November.

SubBass Academy of Electronic Music is a DJ and music production college with brand new studios located in Westminster, the heart of London.

We offer a full range of DJ and Music Production Courses to suit everyone from the beginner to those who are more advanced and want to refine and broaden their skills.

Whether you want to learn for your own enjoyment or to make a career as a DJ or producer there is a DJ or Music Production course suitable for you.

To receive 20% discount simply use coupon code 20NOVREK at checkout. This offer expires November 30th, 2014.

SubBass is also giving you the chance to win a free Music Production or DJ weekend course of your choice but telling them the name of one of their tutors. Email your answer to competitions@subbassdj.com with SubBass Competition in the subject line.

More information: SubBass Academy of Electronic Music

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Berklee Online teams up with Avid for Online Bachelor Degree Program

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Berklee College of Music has teamed up with Avid to utilize its industry-leading Pro Tools as the foundational software for the world’s first accredited, non-profit, online music production bachelor degree program.

Berklee Online, the college’s award-winning online division, is offering a 120-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in two areas: music production and music business. The online school has chosen Pro Tools as the foundational software for the program, with required courses including Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, and Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools. A high level of collaboration between online music production students is central to this new degree program.

“Music production is not a solitary endeavor,” said Dan Thompson, Berklee’s assistant chair of music production and engineering. “You’re drawing on the skills and experiences of people around you. In this online degree program, you’ll be working with very committed fellow classmates, and incorporating their experience and knowledge into your work. The level of interaction and collaboration in the online environment is pretty special.”

Avid shares this focus on online collaboration with Avid Everywhere™, which is guiding their development of the most fluid end-to-end, distributed media production environment in the industry.

“We’re proud to be working with the world’s largest independent contemporary music college to nurture the next generation of music professionals,” said Jennifer Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Avid. “Avid Everywhere complements Berklee’s commitment to giving students real-world experience with collaborative workflows on a global scale. With access to industry-standard audio solutions, students acquire the skills they need to thrive in the most demanding production environments.”

While there are clear advantages to studying music production at Berklee’s Boston campus, Berklee’s online degree program is 60 percent less expensive, and, like the physical college, the online degrees are accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Berklee Online is accepting applications now for their January 12 semester.

More information: Berklee Online

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Soundation announces In-App Digital Distribution

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The Soundation Studio cloud based music creation app now features Soundation Songs Digital Distribution, which allows Soundation Studio users to release a song to Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer right from this sequencer in your web browser.

“Never before have you been able to make and distribute your music from one place”, says Bil Bryant CEO of Soundation. “No downloading and going to another site or service. Once you have finished your song just click “release track” and up pops a query form to fill in and upload a picture, hit release and the track renders and is sent off to the aggregation queue to the selected digital stores/services. It is so exciting to finish a track and push it out to the world directly. This integrated digital distribution service not only gives an independent artist unprecedented control over their work but it´s also a fantastic value”, continues Bryant. The Soundation Songs Distribution Service costs $20 a year and you can upload as many songs as you like while keeping 100% of your rights and royalties.

For the uninitiated, Soundation Studio is like the combination of GarageBand and Sound Cloud, a browser based sequencer with loops, real time effects, recording, virtual instruments and a community where you can publish, share and comment on tracks. Soundation Studio is also available as a Google+ Hangout app, which allows for up to 9 people to make music together with video chat.

With a million registered users and a few hundred thousand songs posted in the vibrant Soundation Community, Soundation has plans to create digital charts and other features to help stimulate listens and generate revenue for artists using the service. “Working together with community, artists can help each other in developing, collaborating and monetizing”, states Bryant.

More information: Soundation / Soundation Songs Digital Distribution

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Gobbler launches Gobbler 2.0 Open Beta + G-Technology alliance

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Gobbler has unveiled Gobbler 2.0 as a free open beta.

Far more than an update to the original Gobbler, this is a new paradigm for collaboration. Data management is a pain in the ass – so kick that time-wasting crap to the curb and focus on what matters…being creative!

“We set out to rethink how creatives work together,” said Gobbler founder and CEO Chris Kantrowitz. “To eliminate the complexities of communication and file management. To let folks stay in their state of flow and just create and collaborate.”

Gobbler 2.0 introduces Workspaces, a new way to manage projects on the cloud that doesn’t rely on a host computer for folder organization. Unlike single-folder cloud solutions, Workspaces enable multiple participants to work on the same creative project simultaneously. When a project is synchronized, only the changed elements are uploaded/downloaded, thanks to Gobbler’s proprietary technology. Workspaces can be shared privately or publicly – work with select collaborators, or share your work with the world, Github-style. Collaborators can also easily communicate with one another using the new live chat system built in to the Gobbler 2.0 web app.

“Workspaces has really cleaned my shit up,” said co-founder Bob Gobbler. “My projects are frickin’ sparkling now…I finally know where all of my stuff is!”

The modern creative collaborative process involves more than just the exchange of DAW file types – which is why Gobbler 2.0 supports files of all types as part of projects. Add a JPEG of album artwork, a couple MP3 bounces – Gobbler now handles it all. You’ll be amazed at the speed with which your large and diverse projects run on this cloud: with state of the art compression algorithm management, Gobbler 2.0 can optimize transfers based on file type, resulting in far smaller transfer blocks then ever before.

“The shit runs fast!” said Bob.

HGST, a Western Digital company, has also announced a strategic alliance between its G-Technology brand and Gobbler.

With a common goal of delivering innovative solutions for creative professionals, G-Technology and Gobbler are solving some of the most challenging issues with creative workflows by developing technology that melds highly reliable local storage with a cutting-edge collaboration platform designed with the pro-audio workflow in mind.

More information: Gobbler

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