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Sony announces ACID Pro 7

Sony ACID Pro 7

Sony Creative Software has announced ACID Pro 7, a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment.

More creative partner than production tool, ACID Pro 7 software inspires you like nothing else. With its Transparent Technology™ design, ACID Pro 7 software removes typical barriers to the creative workflow so you can effortlessly transform ideas into real results.

New in ACID Pro 7

  • Audio and MIDI mixing console
  • Audio, MIDI, and Bus Track Meters
  • Input busses
  • Real-time rendering
  • MIDI track freeze
  • Enhanced timestretch and pitch shifting with élastique Pro
  • Enhanced Beatmappeing for tracks with tempo changes
  • Tempo curves
  • Metronome countoff
  • Cross-track event drag and drop
  • Switches including Normalize, Invert Phase, and Lock
  • External control surface channel tracking
  • Custom labels for ASIO™ devices and ports
  • Enhanced plug-in management
  • Optimized plug-in scanning via the Plug-in Manager
  • Interactive Tutorials
  • FLAC, AAC, AC-3 Studio, and MPEG-2, format support
  • Includes over 3,000 loops in multiple genres

ACID Pro 7 includes software ($500 value) for professional music production and editing, including ACID Pro Effects Rack, powered by iZotope, Garritan Aria for ACID Pro Player, Submersible Music KitCore, and Native Instruments Guitar Combos.

ACID Pro 7 will be available in early November for a MSRP of $399.95 USD.

Visit Sony Creative Software for more information.

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Sony Creative Software releases Metal: The Ultimate Construction Kit

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Sony Creative Software Metal: The Ultimate Construction Kit

Sony Creative Software has released Metal: The Ultimate Construction Kit, a sample library geared towards metal music.

True to its name, Metal: The Ultimate Construction Kit is a fully-formed, meticulously edited collection that leaves no stone unturned. A superb addition to our Premium Collection line of 2CD/24-bit titles, this tortured treasury of sound features seriously gristled guitars and basses, pummeling drums, guttural vocal spasms, and all the mandatory sonic accoutrements of the genre, including flexible drum mixing options that will take you deep into serious metal production. Recorded in one of Vancouver’s premiere studios and performed by hardcore practitioners, Metal is premium grade fuel for ACID software and every DAW that imports WAV files.

Metal: The Ultimate Construction Kit features

  • More than 1.2 gigs of royalty-free music and sound
    (1115 original, royalty-free WAV files).
  • Detailed liner notes and sample information, photos, and an exclusive video.

Metal: The Ultimate Construction Kit is available now for $69.95 USD.

Visit Sony Creative Software for more information and audio demos.

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Short links for August 6th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on August 6th, 2008:

Berlin Hauptbahnhof by leralle

# Free audio recordings from the Berlin S-Bahn. – Oliver Chesler writes:

Yesterday I took a trip to Ikea in Berlin. To get from Prenzlauer Berg to Spandau takes about thirty minutes on the S-Bahn. I had my camera with me which also takes decent video. However, it wasn’t visual imagery I was after. I hit record but left the camera’s lens cap on. I was only after audio recordings.

There are a myriad of hot flash recorders on the market but I used what I had with me and I think the recordings sound great. Another advantage of recording this way is people aren’t really aware of what your doing. If I had a Sony PCM-D1 in my hand people may not speak naturally. I’m planning on using some of these recordings on my next album but your free to use them too. Remember it’s not the sounds, it’s how you use them!

Check wire to the ear for links to download the recordings (24bit wavs) released under a Creative Commons license.

# Critter and Guitari – Here are some pictures showing how to construct a felt top enclosure for the Pocket Piano Kit. The enclosure uses felt for the top, and wood on the sides.

# Noise.io, “First” Synth for iPhone/iPod Touch, Will Bring Gestural FM Synthesis Control – Peter Kirn writes:

The iPhone and iPod Touch are getting their share of metronomes, guitar tuners, sonic toys, and even one fairly full-featured sample-based drum machine / arrangement tool (BeatMaker). But what about live synthesis? Noise.io (short for Noise for iPhone) claims to be the “first” synth. (I believe, technically, that honor goes to Einar Andersson’s iPhone synth, but that isn’t yet an official iTunes app, and it’s relatively basic by comparison.)

More info on Noise.io here.

# Paul Rubenstein kids – Paul Rubenstein, known as "Mr.R." by his students, teaches high school and middle school kids how to make electric guitars and amplifiers.

MeTeoR

# Mobile Apps: MeTeoR, Micro-DAW for Windows Mobile PDAs, Phones – CDM reports on MeTeoR, a pocket-able miniature DAW, boasting:

  • 12 tracks of audio with stereo mixdown.
  • Audio waveform editing with cut, copy, paste, and processing (fade, normalize, reverse, etc.).
  • Various effects (delay, chorus, reverb, phaser, filters, pitch shift, noise gate, graphic EQ, and more), with routable aux sends.
  • Metronome with live recording.
  • A mixer with full automation envelopes for each tracks (for the mixer lanes and effects).

More info on multi-track recorder MeTeoR @ 4pockets.com

# Image scanning sequencer – This sequencer by Gijs Gieskes scans images, and plays the image as midi notes.

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dspmusic.org releases PSPSeq v3.00

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PSPSeq v3.00

Ethan Bordeaux of dspmusic.org has released version 3.0 of PSPSeq, a free homebrew application for composing music on the Sony PSP handheld game system.

PSPSeq contains both realtime synthesis and sample playback capability, along with multiple FX modules of widely varying types for modifying instruments in countless ways. PSPSeq also has a powerful and unique step sequencer for triggering samples and arranging loops into full songs.

New in PSPSeq v3.00

  • fixed dc offset in humanize and delay cases.
  • synthezier presets.
  • load to step, loop, all loops, save current step, preview preset data, multiple preset files per synth comp.
  • fixed wav save bug.
  • add exponential decay on freq to all synths.
  • 7Mbytes of memory for samples.
  • global configurable sensitivity on apad.
  • START always exits menu entirely.
  • fm feedback for BFM and FM synths with configurable routing.
  • shortcut to synth params from sequencer screen (triangle+L-trig+R-trig).
  • per step pan, pan and vol moved to ENV as well as Stepedit Mode.
  • faster load/save and more compressed SEQs.
  • configurable stepping through sequencer with apad.
  • randomize parameters with ranged setting, start/end points for random values.
  • configurable colors.
  • namable loops, display next loop jump point.
  • better DADSR controls.
  • edit a subset of steps in a loop (latched mode).
  • jump by 8 through seq load list (triangle+D-pad up/down).
  • enhance clear track to clear from an arbitrary step.
  • enhance shift track to keep old hits for copy/paste functionality.

Visit the dspmusic.org for more information and a link to download PSPSeq.

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Short links for July 11th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on July 11th, 2008:

Oliver Chesler's Roland SH3

# wire to the ear » » Listen to some pure Roland SH3 audio files. – Oliver Chesler has some Roland SH3 samples up for download.

He has been following a thread over at the Vintage Synth Explorer forum discussing the Roland SH-3.

Oliver writes:

Forum members have been contributing audio samples to see if there is a real difference between the 3 and 3A so I decided to upload a set for of my SH3 for everyone to check out. Each same is pure Roland SH3, no compressor or any effects. Recorded directly into a Motu 828 using Ableton Live.

You can download 24bit Wav files in a .zip (Creative Commons license) or listen to the 320kpbs MP3s at wire to the ear.

# Big Updates for Handheld Homebrew Music: NitroTracker 0.4, PSPSeq 3, PSP Rhythm 8 – Peter Kirn rounds up the latest and greatest for your Nintendo DS and Sony PSP handhelds.

# Lego Record Player – And yes, it works!

# Junk Kalimba – Made from a wall plug casing and various other pieces that were discarded on the drive of a demolished house. Piezo and 1/4" jack added.

# Hockey Organ – Graeme Patterson's sweet hocky organ project. The keys of the Casio SK1 control the players.

# DIY IRF610 MOSFET Class A Headphone Amplifier Project

Giovanni Militano writes:

Not thrilled with how a computer soundcard drove my 32 ohm Grado SR80 headphones, I decided to build myself a desktop headphone amplifier for the office.

# R2-D2 2.0 – Ben Burtt, the man who gave WALL-E a voice – Interview with Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt, who has created some of the most iconic sounds in film history, including the light saber's hum and crackle, and Darth Vader's asthmatic murmur.

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Sony Creative Software releases The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection

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The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection

Sony Creative Software recently released The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection, a Premium Collection sound library by producer, sound designer, film and game music composer and remix artist Richard Devine.

From the product page:

The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection harbors some of the most unique material in the Sony Sound Series catalog. A vast, unparalleled construction kit, The Manuscript is a vault full of pure sonic gold, poured and shaped by a master craftsman in possession of one of the most impressive personal collections of boutique and custom-built electronic instruments in existence. And like every Sony Sound Series release, the finished product has been meticulously polished to shine brilliantly within ACID software and every other full-featured DAW platform.

The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection features

  • 1068 (1228MB) 24-bit original, royalty-free loops.
  • Collection of ready-to-load Native Instruments Battery kits.
  • 2CD package that features detailed notes and photographs
  • Two exclusive videos that describe the creative process behind the making of this extraordinary title.

The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection is available now for 51.95 EUR / $69.95 USD.

Visit Sony Creative Software for more information and audio demos.

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Short links for March 28th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 28th, 2008:

  • Musical Furnishings – The Musical Rumba Series – Design your own personal drum table with durable, interchangeable and rearrangeable percussion inserts. Choose from four different sized tables to suit your musical and space needs. The smallest table accepts four of the smaller instruments and the largest accepts sixteen.
Musical Furnishings - The Musical Rumba Series
Musical Furnishings – The Musical Rumba Series
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Short links for March 25th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 25th, 2008:

Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620 and Sony PCM D50
Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620 and Sony PCM D50
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