Cakewalk launches Music Creator 7

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Cakewalk has introduced Music Creator 7, a new version of the recording software for your home studio.

Cakewalk Music Creator 7

Music Creator 7 is a fun, easy, and fast way to create original music or remix your favorite songs. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio with all the tools, loops, instruments, and effects you need to create, edit, and mix great music.

Version 7 of this best-selling software makes it even easier to produce exceptional tracks thanks to the integrated MixStrip, one-knob “Style Dial FX” for shaping your sound, touch screen compatibility, and VST3 plug-in standard support—so you can use cutting-edge instruments and effects from Cakewalk and dozens of other manufacturers. Then when you’re ready to share your music with the world post your music on Facebook and Twitter with SoundCloud.

Music Creator 7 features

  • Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the Award-winning Skylight user interface.
  • NEW! Access all your most important controls using the Hi-Def Control Bar with more harmonious spacing, labeling, and dynamic resizing.
  • NEW! Create your own MIDI parts with the new virtual onscreen MIDI controller with touch support, or your QWERTY keyboard—great for mobile music making.
  • Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 8 instrument tracks, and 128 MIDI tracks.
  • NEW! Support for 8 inputs and 8 outputs simultaneously.
  • NEW! Support for the latest VST3 instruments and effects.
  • A complete backing band with 6 virtual instruments (including the entire Studio Instruments Suite).
  • NEW! Mix like a pro with the integrated MixStrip, which includes Curve EQ and new Style Dial FX for one knob access to commonly used effects.
  • Mix with all the must-have effects including reverb, EQ, and more.
  • Plug in your guitar and rock out with Overloud’s TH2 Creator guitar amp simulator.
  • NEW! Enhanced MIDI editing includes a new Piano Roll View and time-saving Pattern tool for painting MIDI parts.
  • NEW! Create the perfect performance from multiple takes using the new comp tool.
  • Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer.
  • Trigger audio and MIDI loops for real-time performance and remixing with the Matrix View.
  • NEW! Custom modern loops designed by Loopmasters.
  • Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, effects, and project templates from the built-in Browser.
  • Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch-enabled device to control the software with your fingers.

Music Creator 7 for Windows is available for purchase for $49.99 USD. New Music Creator bundles and add-ons are also available.

More information: Cakewalk / Music Creator 7

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Positive Grid releases Guitar Production Bundle for iPad

Positive Grid has announced the release of the Guitar Production Bundle for iPad, a bundle of its most successful guitar and audio post production apps – JamUp Pro, BIAS, and Final Touch, offering the ultimate solution for mobile recording guitarists and bassists.

Positive Grid Guitar Production Bundle for iPad

Users can now create and design their own dream amp with BIAS, add stunning vintage and modern effects with JamUp, and professionally polish their final mixes with Final Touch, all right in their iPad at a greatly reduced price.

Guitar Production Bundle for iPad features

  • JamUp — JamUp Pro is a complete powerhouse multi-effects processor for guitar and bass. It offers over 100 amps and effects, GarageBand integration, looper, iTunes player with tempo/pitch control, built-in tuner and metronome, live-view, preset manager, MIDI support, and more.
  • BIAS — BIAS is an amp designer, modeler and processor that includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Users can modify these amps and virtually build their custom amps by swapping out the tubes, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab and mic to create their own distinctive signature sound. Users can also upload their amp creations to ToneCloud, BIAS’ own amp-sharing platform, to share their custom presets with other users.
  • Final Touch — Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system: Pre and Post Linear Phase EQ modules, a Dynamics module with a highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter, Stereo Imaging, Reverb, and a Maximizer with Comprehensive Dithering and noise-shaping options. The final mix can be exported and shared via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.

The Guitar Production Bundle for iPad is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: Positive Grid

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SoundCloud intros On SoundCloud creator partner program

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On SoundCloud

SoundCloud has announced On SoundCloud, a new creator partner program which lays the foundation for creators to make money from their work on the platform.

As artists ourselves, Eric and I started SoundCloud with a simple vision. We wanted to develop tools for creators, help them reach fans all over the world, and shape a way we could pay the creators who fuel the growth of SoundCloud.

We’re laying this foundation by initially inviting a small group of creators to become Premier partners in the On SoundCloud program, enabling them to make money on the platform. Over time we will roll this out across the creator community.

To make this possible, we’re introducing advertising from select brand partners to SoundCloud. When someone sees or hears an ad, they’re supporting an artist. We will include ads gradually and bring on more advertisers as we grow On SoundCloud.

Everybody at SoundCloud is really excited about bringing this creator program to you. We often hear people say, ‘I’m on SoundCloud’. Now we’re happy to be able to offer even more for the millions of creators who have made it the best place in the world to share and discover music & audio.

More information: SoundCloud / On SoundCloud

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Native Instruments intros Molekular

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Native Instruments has posted a sneak preview audio demo of its upcoming Molekular release.

Coming soon! This exclusive sonic sneak peek demonstrates the power of forthcoming release MOLEKULAR while MASCHINE lays down the drums with a custom bassline. Watch this space for more information!

More information: Native Instruments

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Dark Side of the Tune releases Volca Beast II

Dark Side of the Tune Volca Beast II

Dark Side of the Tune has released Volca Beast II, a free sound library featuring the sound of Korg’s Volca Beats analog drum machine with expanded sonic capabilities.

The Volca Beats was put through boutique sound processing to create even more depth and range. From quick thumpy sounds for techno and like genres, to beefy Hip-Hop style rhythms, Volca Beast can easily fit into most productions.

Samples labeled with a lower-case letter after them are multi-samples. This gives you the choice of randomizing each hit so you keep some of the analog integrity.

All sounds are offered in 16 and 24 bit resolution, 44.1kHz wave files.

The sample pack is a free download at the Dark Side of the Tune SoundCloud page.

More information: Dark Side of the Tune / Volca Beast II

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