Celemony has introduced Melodyne and Remix, a new tutorial series for the Melodyne audio editing software.
In a new tutorial feature devoted to the creative use of Melodyne, Celemony is focussing on remixing.
Melodyne is known as a great tool for the correction of intonation errors and the optimization of vocal tracks, but is capable of much more. A series of video tutorials now shows how Melodyne helps to separate a vocal part from its accompaniment, how to produce crazy echoes and other effects with Melodyne’s characteristic audio notes and how to use audio-to-MIDI to double or replace sounds.
Fundamentals, such as how to adapt loops fast to new musical contexts and the more efficient use of Melodyne in a DAW, are also dealt with. Artists’ interviews and statements, important tips from the manual, remix examples from users, and a buyer’s guide to the various editions of Melodyne round off the series of tutorials.
Library – iTunes library support. Play lists and automated mixing options.
Deckadance 2 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $79 USD / $149 USD (DVS support). The update is free for existing customers. New Image-Line customer can get 10% discount on their order with this promotional link.
Soundation Studio has announced its first remix contest with stems from the recently released song “Moon of Dreams” by new artist Egine featuring T-Pain.
Go to www.soundation.com and hit “Remix Now” which opens up the “Moon of Dreams” song stems for the first 1:30 of the song directly in Soundation Studio.
Soundation is the free music making app that works right from your web browser with 8 virtual instruments, 11 real-time effects, imports wav and midi files and records audio.
Post your remix into the Egine Remix Group directly from Soundation Studio and the top 20 vote getters will be presented to “Growing Soul Records” and they will select a winner.
The winner will get the full stems and a contract from “Growing Soul Records” to release the official Club Remix of “Moon of Dreams” plus $500. If you have ever wanted to try remixing this is the perfect opportunity with the software and song stems all in one place for free!
The deadline for contest submissions is May 10th, 6:00 pm EST, 24:00 CET.
Laptoprockers has announced the Spacehog Remix Contest, a contest in collaboration with Sonos and Blue Microphones.
On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album Resident Alien, which sold a million copies and spawned the hit single and video In the Meantime. By colliding glam-rock influences with a wall of distorted guitars and the stupendous daring of their lead vocals, Spacehog created their own genre of sound. The band’s second LP The Chinese Album (1998) featured a more ambitious symphonic sound in the spirit of British psychedelic rock, garnering critical acclaim. Moving away further from commercial viability with their 3rd album The Hogyssey, Spacehog disbanded in 2001. But they’re back!
With a new album on the way, Spacehog invite you to remix their 1996 hit: In The Meantime.
The band have teamed up with Sonos and Blue Microphones to fill the prize pool for this remix contest with some very nice gear worth over $1000.
We’ve posted the instrumental and vocal stems to In The Meantime on Soundcloud for you to download. The contest closes May 16th, one month after the release date of their new album As It Is On Earth.
Loopmasters has released Essential DJ Mixtools, a handpicked selection of the hottest extended loops and samples from the Loopmasters DJ Mixtools sample series released to date.
DJ MIXTOOLS from LOOPMASTERS is a concept for forward-thinking DJs and live artists. Imagine buying a track but then being able to separate that track into its key elements and having ROYALTY FREE access to remix, effect, chop and loop the parts in your own individual style to create an exciting and refreshing new mix… Welcome to the world of DJ MIXTOOLS.
In detail Producers should expect to find 80 24Bit Samples including a collection of 11 Energetic Long SFX samples, 10 One Shot SFX, 14 Lead Synth Hooks, 3 Crisp Top Loop Tools, 9 Subliminal Bass Tools, 5 Dramatic Breakdown Tools, 3 Bouncy Percussion Tools, 8 Punchy Drum Loop Tools, 5 Vocal Stems and 12 Melodic Chords and Music Tools.
Native Instruments today launched their annual holiday giveaway with two special gifts as a thank you to all registered users. Until December 31, both gifts are available for download from the Native Instruments website.
For producers, DRIVER is a filter distortion effect designed for subtle to drastic sound manipulation, while five new Remix Sets for TRAKTOR’s Remix Decks will be released as a free bundle for Native Instruments’ DJ community.
DRIVER is a creative filter distortion effect for adding dynamic motion and texture to source material, designed by the creator of MASSIVE. The filter section delivers a wide range of effects, from extremely smooth to completely saturated. DRIVER offers low pass and notch filters, plus a distortion unit and versatile modulation sources. The diversity and quality of the resulting sound are consistently inspiring, and let producers segue smoothly from a warm, high-quality filter effect to all-out sonic mayhem. An envelope follower and audio modulation allow users to animate or transform the original signal, taking the sound beyond what the filter and distortion sections do alone. DRIVER can also be triggered via sidechain for dynamic effects that move with the music and integrates seamlessly with MASCHINE.
The five TRAKTOR Remix Sets in Native Instruments’ holiday giveaway provide users with diverse sounds ready for immediate use in TRAKTOR’s Remix Decks. TRAKTOR Remix Sets are premium-grade loop and one-shot sample packs, providing DJs with new expressive possibilities for their sets, allowing live remixing and creative track manipulation. TRANSISTOR PUNCH and DROP SQUAD are sets of new samples based on sounds from successful MASCHINE Expansions. DEEP GROOVE provides users with a set of sounds specifically created for deep house and techno styles, while ETHNIC PERCUSSION provides loops and one shots featuring rhythms from Indian and Latin music traditions. HOLLYWOOD CRUNCH is an exclusive Remix Set created by producer Comfort Fit, featuring hand-selected sounds from his personal collection. All five TRAKTOR Remix Sets are available together as a free download.
These special offers are available until December 31 from the Native Instruments website.