Point Blank Online has announced an online Q&A session with Ashley Beedle of X-Press 2.
On Wednesday 13th April (1pm BST) DJ, producer and remixer Ashley Beedle will be coming into the Point Blank studios in London for a live Q&A session. Topics covered will include his approach to making a living from music in 2011, how X-Press 2 put together their infamous 12 deck DJ set up, what it is like to have a top 10 hit, tour worldwide, and his approach to remixing.
Following on from the success of the recent masterclass from Danny Rampling, the whole session will be streamed live into your living rooms through Point Blank’s livestream channel. Viewers will even have the opportunity to ask Ashley their own questions through the live chat function.
More information: Point Blank Online
, Funk D’Void
, Point Blank
, PSP Audioware
Posted in news
on Mar 18, 2011
Findremix has announced the Funk D’Void remix contest.
We have teamed up with label Outpost Records to bringing you the chance to remix another top producer: Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D’Void!
Download “Italoca” parts and start remixing! Make sure you become a fan of Funk D’Void on Facebook in order to get qualify to this contest.
Competitors will have a chance to win prizes from Outpost, Crysonic, Point Blank Online, SoundCloud, FXPansion and PSP Audioware.
Closing date for submissions is May 31st 23:59:59 GMT+1 (Central European Time).
More information: Findremix
Sounds To Sample has released The Art of the Remix, a video series by FaderPro featuring 42 HD quality video chapters on remixing with Logic Pro.
A fully comprehensive remix course taught by multi-platinum producer Vincent di Pasquale, breaking down and guiding you through the entire remix process, unlocking the secrets of producing cutting-edge remixes.
Here at S2S we’re passionate about music technology and education. That’s why we’re proud to have the FaderPro team on board. Not many people can make engaging, accurate and useable video content but these guys can – and do.
Presented by award-winning producer Pasquale, whose production credits include Madonna, Nelly Furtado and Mariah Carey, these videos allow you to glean first-hand the tips and techniques for making award-winning music.
Focusing on remix technique, this comprehensive collection of 42 videos (clocking up almost 6 hours of hi-res content) guides you from setting up your project in Logic and finding the key of the original track, all the way through to final touches of automation and mixing of your finished arrangement, with everything from basslines, vocals, musical elements, FX, drums and how to stay organised covered in between.
The Art of the Remix is available to purchase for 71.90 EUR.
More information: Sounds To Sample / FaderPro The Art of the Remix
, Nitrous Oxide
, Prime Loops
Posted in news
on Jan 26, 2011
Findremix & Anjunabeats have launched a new remix contest, featuring Nitrous Oxide – “Follow You feat. Aneym”.
A mainstay of the Anjunabeats stable ever since he broke through with the anthemic ‘North Pole’ in 2006, Polish artist Nitrous Oxide has become a leading light in the trance scene with Above & Beyond, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Ferry Corsten all supporting his tracks.
Released last year on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, Nitrous Oxide’s debut album ‘Dreamcatcher’ blended his trademark energised trance sound with progressive influences and vocal anthems – with DJmagazine describing him as “a master of rich soundscapes and progressive arrangements.” Now, Nitrous Oxide and Anjunabeats have teamed up with Findremix.com to offer you a chance to remix one of the album’s stand-out tracks – and his forthcoming single – ‘Follow You’ (feat. Aneym).
Grab the stems below, let your studio creativity loose and send us your rework for a chance to secure some awesome prizes from Anjunabeats, Sonalksis, Propellerhead, SoundCloud and PrimeLoops. Closing date for submissions is 14th March.
More information: FindRemix
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, IK Multimedia
, Marcello Valenzano
Posted in news
on Jan 18, 2011
IK Multimedia has announced the release of the GrooveMaker Cool & Dre, a new artist-created GrooveMaker® app for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, played and composed by Grammy Nominated, BMI award-winning producers, Marcello ‘Cool’ Valenzano and Andre ‘Dre’ Christopher Lyon.
With over 1 million downloads since its release over a year ago, GrooveMaker has become one of the top loop remixing application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and now the iPad. The new installment, GrooveMaker Cool & Dre, allows you to create professional, full-length songs in minutes, with its unique combination of advanced remixing software and high-quality included loops’ sound content.
GrooveMaker Cool & Dre App features
- Massive loops library of drums, bass, bass-drums, lines, pads, percussion, effects.
- West Coast and Dirty South hip-hop style.
- 4 included songs + 1 FREE song when you register.
- 315 loops.
- 89-68.5-67-69-90 BPM.
- 355 MB of samples.
GrooveMaker Cool & Dre for the iPhone/iPod Touch is priced at $7.99/€5.99, the iPad version is $9.99/€7.99. Both are available in the Apple iTunes App Store. A fully functional GrooveMaker FREE version is also available.
More information: IK Multimedia / GrooveMaker Cool & Dre App
Avid has announced the release of VENUE 2.9 software, advancing the art of live sound mixing and recording with enhanced communication between the industry’s leading digital audio workstation (DAW)—Pro Tools®—and VENUE live sound systems through the new VENUE Link feature, along with additional software enhancements.
With VENUE Link, users can eliminate many of the tedious, manual steps involved in making live recordings, and more easily create recordings for Virtual Soundcheck or remixing.
With this release, engineers can also use the new Redundant Output Mode to get more routing and system backup flexibility than ever. The Redundant Output Mode works in conjunction with VENUE option cards to deliver audio output to two Pro Tools systems simultaneously, or even to mixed formats such as Pro Tools and MADI-equipped systems.
VENUE 2.9 features
- Save a tremendous amount of set-up time by creating a Pro Tools session from an existing VENUE show—all track names and routing assignments are created automatically. This also ensures that all tracks are captured with 100% accuracy each and every time.
- Ensure that their Pro Tools session always matches changes to the live show by importing and updating track names from VENUE to an existing Pro Tools session at any time.
- Easily identify key points in the live performance for subsequent remixing or use in Virtual Soundcheck by synchronizing VENUE snapshots with Pro Tools markers.
- Create a backup system and get more routing flexibility with the new Redundant Output Mode, which offers simultaneous recording of up to 64 tracks on two Pro Tools|HD systems for failsafe backup. Users can also record to a local Pro Tools system while also sending audio through MADI to another digital console or audio workstation.
- Get more I/O flexibility at the mix position with the VENUE IOx Option Card, which now works with VENUE Mix Rack—in addition to VENUE FOH Rack— providing a total of eight analog inputs and outputs and eight digital inputs and outputs.
VENUE 2.9 Software is available through VENUE resellers as a $149 USD upgrade for all VENUE owners. The VENUE IOx Option Card is available now through all VENUE resellers.
More information: Avid / VENUE