Musicians Institute & WBH MusicWorks release all-digital curriculum for 2015

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Musicians Institute, in partnership with WBH MusicWorks, has released an all-digital curriculum for 2015.

Consisting of over 60 digital publications, this curriculum will be used by all students in the Certificate, Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Music Degree offerings within the School of Performance Studies. This includes Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard Technology, Bass and Drums at the Hollywood campus of MI, as well as at their international campuses.

According to Donny Gruendler, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Musicians Institute, “This initiative marks the first fully-fledged curricular redesign in the College’s history and we are happy to have partnered with WBH during this process. Their e-book platform enabled us to create a media-rich mobile hybrid learning environment—to help our students learn more efficiently both inside and outside the classroom. Combined with our faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, we are providing our students with the best educational resources currently available.”

MI’s digital book series consists of reading, technique, and performance tracks for all five instruments, plus sight-reading and harmony/theory books to be used by all students. All of the courses have been completely updated and modernized by MI, with each book written by a top educator/artist on each instrument, including many top New York and L.A. recording, touring and theater artists. Students access the books by installing an MI Bookstore app available in the iOS App Store and Google Play store, or via www.musiciansinstitutebookstore.com. Once purchased, the books are downloaded onto the user’s device, and can be reinstalled and updated by the user by simply signing into their account.

These digital books utilize current technology that provides color images and embedded audio and video for a complete educational experience. The digital format will allow the books to be continually updated with new content, which can be downloaded at no extra charge once a book is purchased.

More information: Musicians Institute / Musicians Institute Bookstore

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Slate Digital intros Mix/Master & Mix/Master/FX bundles

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Slate Digital has announced Mix/Master & Mix/Master/FX bundles, offering an entire virtual analog studio, starting at $19.99 USD per month.

Slate Digital Mix/Master Bundle

One of the key missions of Slate Digital is to give audio engineers access to all the amazing tools that they’ve ever dreamed of, and for a price that makes them worry more about making music rather than worry about their bank account. But last summer, our friends at Gobbler introduced us to an idea that would allow people to better experience our products and use them more efficiently, creatively, and affordably. Introducing the Mix/Master bundle and Mix/Master/FX bundle.

With the Mix/Master bundle, you get every single Slate Digital product, and every single Slate Digital update and future product for $19.99 per month. That’s a full arsenal of tape machines, analog mixing consoles, vintage eqs, classic compressors, mastering limiters, and so much more in the pipeline coming soon. And again, when you join the subscription, you don’t just get what Slate Digital has now, but you’ll get new plugins throughout the year for free as long as you subscribe.

More information: Slate Digital / Mix/Master Bundle

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Avid announces Flexible Licensing in Pro Tools, Avid Cloud Collaboration, and new services in the Avid Marketplace

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Avid has announced Pro Tools 12, the next generation of the industry-standard digital audio software.

Featuring new flexible licensing options, Pro Tools 12 delivers on Avid’s commitment to customer choice, a key element of Avid Everywhere™. The company also announced new innovations to support artist collaboration and content distribution with Avid Cloud Collaboration and new services in the Avid Marketplace.

“These new innovations demonstrate our commitment to providing audio customers with the choice, power, and flexibility they need to create the highest quality music and audio,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “With Pro Tools 12, audio professionals can now access the software in more ways than ever. They can find new talent and plugins, and get wide exposure for their work via the Avid Marketplace. And with the upcoming Avid Cloud Collaboration, customers will be able to create, connect, and collaborate in unprecedented new ways.”

Flexible Licensing Options in Pro Tools 12

Pro Tools 12 delivers new flexible licensing options, allowing customers to subscribe by as little as $29.99 per month, or to buy it outright. With these new options, users can stay current with future software updates and innovations as soon as they are released via the cloud, at no additional charge. This flexible licensing now provides artists with access to the same tools used by the top industry pros, at a price point they can afford.

Avid Cloud Collaboration

Avid Cloud Collaboration, initially to be accessed by Pro Tools users with others to follow, is a groundbreaking set of collaboration capabilities that enable artists to compose, record, edit, and mix sessions working with other Pro Tools users in the cloud, as if they are all together in the same studio. They simply invite other artists to collaborate on a session using built-in chat, or find new collaborators through the new Avid Marketplace Artist Community. If the person they want to work with doesn’t already have Pro Tools, they can simply download Pro Tools | First to start working together immediately.

Key benefits and features of Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools include:

  • Secure and hassle-free setup: Post sessions to your own cloud storage space and invite others to collaborate.
  • Fully integrated collaboration: Work on the same session at the same time or create offline and share updates directly within Pro Tools.
  • Comprehensive workflows: Share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, mix changes, automation, and more.
  • Simplified project and media management: Keep track of all contributors and version changes with automatic and fully customizable metadata tagging.
  • Built-in communication tools: Engage with collaborators through text or video chat directly from within Pro Tools.

Avid Marketplace

The Avid Marketplace invites Pro Tools users to engage in a community of artists, acquire new plug-ins and apps as they need them, and easily store and share their work on a global platform.

The Avid Marketplace enables artists and professionals to:

  • Find new talent and start new collaborations: With the Artist Community, any media professional and organization can search for the skills and specialties they need on a project, and start a working relationship.
  • Get plug-ins and apps immediately: With the Avid App Store, artists can find and immediately download the latest plug-ins and applications directly from within their creative tools.
  • Store and share their work with the world: The Avid Content Marketplace provides a new channel for artists to monetize their work by sharing it with a wide network of potential purchasers – with all licensing and rights agreements worked out through automatic templates.

Avid also announced that 17 new plug-ins and nine new plug-in bundles are now available in the Avid Marketplace and as in-app purchases in Pro Tools. There are now over 60 Avid plug-ins and bundles available for in-app purchase for Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools | HD. The new bundles include:

  • Eleven Effects Bundle — A collection of 17 Avid AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite 64-bit plug-in effects modeled after circuitry and design of many popular analog “stomp-box” guitar effects.
  • Pro Series Bundle — Includes all five of the popular Avid Pro Series processors in AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite 64-bit format as a single bundle at over 50% savings.
  • First Distortion Bundle, First Reverb Delay Bundle, First Guitar Bass Bundle, First Modulation Bundle, First EQ Dynamics Bundle, First AIR Effects Bundle, and First Air Instruments Bundle — Include selections from the new Eleven Effects and other Avid plug-ins, allowing Pro Tools | First users to access the professional creative tools they need to create richer sounding, more complex mixes.

Pro Tools software subscription and licensing options will be available in February 2015.

  • Pro Tools software monthly subscription (one-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $29.99/month.
  • Pro Tools software annual upgrade plan (12 months of updates and support) starts at $199.
  • Pro Tools software annual subscription (12-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $299.
  • Perpetual licenses for Pro Tools software (includes 12 months of updates and support) start at $899.

The new plug-ins and bundles are now available as in-app purchases within Pro Tools via the Avid Marketplace.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools

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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

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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