Steinberg has announced the release of Cubase Elements 7, the entry-level music production system for sound recording, editing and mixing, with many new features and enhancements that greatly expand on proven Cubase functionality.
Cubase Elements 7 is state-of-the art technology and quality provided in a moderately priced music production software that throws its doors wide open to the fascinating world of Cubase.
“Cubase Elements 7 is the choice for aspiring producers and musicians looking for a complete package which doesn’t break the bank while offering a whole lot of features right out of the box,” said Carlos Mendoza Rohde, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
After unveiling Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 to great acclaim at the end of last year, Cubase Elements 7 now completes the latest Cubase range, offering new sounds, new effects and many other features that easily turn any Mac or Windows computer into a music production system.
New in Cubase Elements 7
New MixConsole provides the ultimate mixing experience with 192 kHz support.
Integrated EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound.
Global Chord Track to work with harmonies in a project context.
Hermode tuning changes the intonation of your synthesized notes dynamically on the fly .
VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite for studio-grade guitar tracks .
FLAC lossless compression codec, ReWire for 64-bit environments and direct access to SoundCloud.
Cakewalk has announced the release of Music Creator 6 Touch, a personal music studio software for Windows.
Music Creator 6 Touch includes Windows 8 and touch support.
Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs – with no musical experience required. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music. And when you’re ready to share your music with the world, you can burn a CD or use SoundCloud to post your music on Facebook and Twitter.
Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch enabled devices. Use the same multi-touch gestures you’ve grown accustomed to on your smartphone to interact with Music Creator 6 Touch.
Music Creator 6 Touch features
Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the award-winning Skylight user interface.
Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 128 instrument tracks.
A complete backing band – includes 6 virtual instruments.
All the must-have FX including Reverb, EQ, more.
Plug-in your guitar and get incredible sounds using the Overloud TH2 Creator amp simulator.
Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer.
Trigger audio and MIDI loops using the Matrix View for real-time performance and remixing.
Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, FX, and project templates from the built-in Browser.
Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch enabled device and interact directly with the software using your hands.
Music Creator 6 Touch for Windows is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. A bundle with all 19 Cakewalk Sound Center expansion packs *1,285 additional sounds, 3.6 GB) costs $149.99 USD.
SoundCloud has introduced SoundCloud Pro, offering two new subscription plans.
Following the great feedback you’ve sent us over the last few months, we’re excited today to be able to give you a heads up: we’re launching brand new subscription plans. Simpler and better value, SoundCloud Pro will make it even easier for you to share your sounds and grow your audience.
Our Pro and Pro Unlimited plans will replace Premium Lite, Solo, Pro and Pro Plus. Easier to use, they offer more upload minutes for your money, plus access to the tools that matter the most to you.
We really appreciate all of you who’ve already been using Premium to share your sounds, making such a huge contribution to the SoundCloud community. If you’re already a Premium subscriber, you can now upgrade your account to Pro at no extra cost.
SoundCloud Pro (post 4 hours of sound) is available at 3 EUR/month or 29 EUR/year, SoundCloud Pro Unlimited (post unlimited sound) is 9 EUR/Month or 99 EUR/year.
Propellerhead has released version 1.4 of Figure, now featuring SoundCloud integration, enabling quick sharing of tracks with friends or the world.
Directly in Figure, users can easily share their tracks privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks using SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. In addition Propellerhead has created a mobile listening gallery, where users can listen to any publicly available Figure SoundCloud uploads, to discover new great music — or get inspiration for their own creations: propellerheads.se/mobile
To celebrate the new release, Propellerhead and SoundCloud are holding a prize drawing for everyone who uploads a sound through Figure. Two lucky winners will receive Beats by Dre headphones as well as a Propellerhead software suite and one year SoundCloud Pro account. The more a song is played, the greater the chance that it wins. Details in the drawing can be found here: propellerheads.se/figuredrawing
In addition using Audiobus, Figure users can now bus their audio to other effects and recording apps in real-time.
Using the Audiobus app with Figure, users can interconnect Figure with other Audiobus capable apps in real-time. Audiobus works like virtual audio cables, enabling Figure audio to be “plugged” into other effects and recording apps running simultaneously. A user can now alter and record an entire Figure performance of any length using additional effects and features from apps outside of Figure itself.
Changes in Figure v1.4
SoundCloud integration – share your Figure tracks with access to Facebook, Twitter and more.
Background audio (in device Settings).
Sort song list by Name/Date.
Figure for iOS is available to purchase for 0.79 EUR / $0.99 USD.
AIR Music Technology has presented the Ignite music creation software, offering an entirely new approach to making music with computers.
Ignite works seamlessly with your M-Audio keyboard, giving you the fastest way to capture ideas and make music.
Ignite is a discrete, standalone music ideation and creation software, built from the ground up to spark creative ideas and enable musicians to build songs in an organic fashion. Ignite stands apart from the traditional music recording software model. These original digital audio workstations, or DAW systems, recreated—and expanded on—the machines, technology, and experience of the recording studio session. By comparison, Ignite mirrors the creative process, and provides the individual musician with a more personal and interactive workspace.
At the heart of Ignite is its non-linear Arranger, which replaces the traditional timeline and tracks-and-lanes format with an interface free of studio jargon. Using Ignite, ideas can be captured quickly in a flowing, effortless manner. Ideas are captured as phrases, called clips. Clips can be any length and don’t have to be aligned into a pre-determined structure (tracks and lanes). Individual ideas can be snapped together in pairs or groups to intuitively construct entire songs. Audio and MIDI clips can be freely combined, edited, and rearranged at will. A collection of effects is available to enhance any clip or recording. Arranging and rearranging clips is simple and invites experimentation. Each clip is color-coded, providing a visually intuitive way to see and work with musical ideas.
Ignite provides seamless integration with any current generation M-Audio controller. A graphic image of the keyboard will appear on screen, and the key parameters will be automatically assigned, or mapped, to the front panel controllers. This tight integration provides an out-of-the-box solution that simply works with no setup chores to perform. Ignite’s Smart MIDI technology assists in the creation of chords, phrases, patterns, and complex arrangements to kick-start or embellish the user’s musical creation.
Included with Ignite are over 275 remarkable instrument sounds developed by AIR Music Technology, based on their acclaimed Hybrid, Strike, Transfer, Structure, and Velvet virtual instruments. Instruments include keyboards, drums, percussion, basses, guitars, synths, strings, brass, and woodwinds.
Capture ideas quickly—with professional results.
Easily combine and arrange individual recordings.
Unique non-technical, musician-centric workflow.
Intuitive graphic interface speeds production.
Smart MIDI chord & phrase creators aid composition.
275 superior instrument sounds created by AIR.
Instant, hassle-free M-Audio integration.
Collaborate and share songs via SoundCloud.
Export MIDI and audio files for use in any DAW.
AIR will be exhibiting at Booth 6700 at the 2013 Winter NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.
The London Electronic Music Event (LEME) has announced the dates and line-up for its 2013 Event, with sessions from Beatport, Radio Slave, SoundCloud, Andi Durrant, Your Army, Mr Bongo, Sharooz and more.
LEME is a weekend of production workshops, business sessions, keynote panels and networking events bringing together artists, labels, entrepreneurs and like-minded electronic music lovers from around the world. Now in its second year, LEME will take place 13-14 April, 2013 in Rich Mix, London.
LEME gives 200 delegates the chance to custom-build their own timetable from 22 sessions led by expert speakers from all sectors of the electronic music industry.
Highlights of the 2013 programme include: Bigger Beatport Sales; Running a Label; How To Break Through; Business Basics for the Freelance Musician; Making Your Mix Slam; The Perfect Arrangement; Mastering Alchemy: the Gold Standard and What Goes Where? The EQ Masterclass.
Weekend tickets are availabe for the earlybird price of £140 GBP.