The Riffstation application for guitar players and musicians to practice and learn the songs has been updated to version 1.5.
Riffstation is what happens when software developers who play guitar decide to build the ultimate guitar app. It’s the application we all wish we had when we were starting out so we decided to build it.
It has taken all of our combined years of experience in audio DSP development to bring you the most awesome guitar app available today. As guitar players we use Riffstation everyday and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Changes in Riffstation v1.5
- New slow down algorithm allows slowing down to 25% original speed.
- The chord recognition algorithm has been improved.
- User defined Keyboard Shortcuts are now supported.
- Folder management has been added.
The software for Windows and Mac is available for 39.99 EUR.
More information: Riffstation
Sample Tools by Cr2 has announced the release of Deep House, a new sample pack production toolkit.
We are constantly looking to develop our products and you as producers, that’s why with Deep House we have added Logic and Ableton project templates alongside our usual top quality audio, MIDI, plugin presets, Prod-Cast video tutorials and production booklet. In addition we have teamed up with psychology of music production guru Mike Monday whose bundled tutorial video touches on neuroscience and psychology to introduce his 5 step process to vastly increasing your musical output!
The deep house genre is currently taking over dancefloors throughout the globe with deep uplifting grooves and melodies and warm pulsating bass lines complementing sultry vocals and chord progressions. The pack contains a whopping 1.46GB of content with essential bass loops and one-shots, fat and groovy drum loops and individual hits, killer FX and fills, uplifting piano and synth loops, deep and twisted vocal loops alongside our trademark songstarter construction kits. Each melodic part is also available as a MIDI file and every kick drum is key labelled to make getting track ideas together a breeze.
Deep House features
- 1.46 GB total content, 675 MB audio, MIDI content.
- Includes 35 bass one-shots, 37 bass loops, 120 drum hits, 20 drum loops (with stem variants), 47 fx sounds and fills, 20 piano loops, 20 synth loops, 17 vocal loops.
- 8 Songstarter construction kits.
- 96 MIDI files.
- 19 Massive presets, 7 Sylenth presets.
- 3 Pro-Cast video tutorials.
- 1 bonus “Mike Monday” development video.
The pack is available for purchase for £14.99 GBP.
More information: Sample Tools by Cr2 / Deep House
ADSR Sounds has launched Maschine Live Performing, a new tutorial video series in which you can learn to build, edit and perform a groove using finger drumming.
In this seven video course for Maschine, we will take a look at how to build a basic groove using finger drumming, overdubbing, and/or step sequencing, how to add variations in a live setting, using effects and automation live, adding ghost notes to your grooves, how to setup a kit for finger drumming, using swing in Maschine live, and even live sequencing!
Maschine Live Performance features
- How to build a basic groove using finger drumming.
- Overdubbing, and/or step sequencing.
- How to add variations in a live setting.
- Using effects and automation live.
- Adding ghost notes to your grooves.
- How to setup a kit for finger drumming.
- Using swing in Maschine live.
- Live sequencing.
The video course is available for purchase for $24 USD.
More information: ADSR / Maschine Live Performing
Get That Pro Sound has announced a Summer Sale, offering a 50% discount on all its Ultimate Guides ebooks.
Take your music production to the next level with all five Ultimate Guides: Compression, EQ, Reverb, Bass & The Brand NEW Mix Checklist
SUMMER SALE: You get the sum of all the best premium content available from Get That Pro Sound, and save more than a massive 50% off the individual prices in the process!
The sale ends August 31st, 2014.
More information: Get That Pro Sound
Producertech has launched Drum & Bass Production with Maschine by DJ Fracture, a new video tutorial series.
Back by popular demand, Astrophonica label owner DJ Fracture returns with a brand new course for Native Instrument’s Maschine, uncovering the secrets behind producing his distinctive style of Drum and Bass. Focussing mainly on the hardware, the tutorials go through the creation of each rhythmic and melodic part within a track, using a range of pad modes and techniques, before concluding with lessons that focus on the newer aspects of the Maschine version 2 software, like the drum synth and mixer section.
With production expertise that spans the last 13 years, having released on renowned labels like Metalheadz, Hospital and Droppin’ Science, and having a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, DJ Fracture has proven to be a welcome addition to the skilled team of Producertech tutors. As a follow up to his hugely inspiring Ableton Live course from last year, this latest endeavour into the world of online learning focuses on one of the more recent additions to his studio, Maschine.
Drum & Bass Production features
- Streamed lessons – access 24/7/365.
- Nearly 3 Hours of lessons.
- Maschine project from course.
- 200 MB of Bonus DnB Loopmasters Samples.
The tutorial is available for purchase for 37.95 EUR.
More information: Maschine Courses / Drum & Bass with Maschine
Groove3 has launched u-he Bazille Explained, a video tutorial series on the Bazille hybrid modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Synth master Scottie Dugan returns, this time covering the incredible modular virtual synth Bazille, by the synth gurus at u-he!
This definitive series covers everything from beginning to end, including sound design examples that will show you how to make awesome sounds from scratch.
u-he Bazille Explained features
- 24 tutorials / 3 Hrs 34 Mins total runtime.
- For all beginner to intermediate u-he Brazille users.
- Tutorials written by synth master Scottie Dugan.
- Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC.
- Watch Online, Download, Stream to iPad, iPhone & iPod.
The tutorial video series is currently available for download for $30 USD, or to stream with a All-Access pass ($15 USD for 30-day access).
More information: Groove3 / u-he Bazille Explained
Josh Spoon has announced the release of The Joy of Racks, a new tutorial video series on Ableton Live racks.
The Joy of Racks is a video series of 20 videos where I will teach you the ins and outs of Ableton Live racks; great for beginners and intermediates (experts you could learn a few things too). Here are some of the things you will learn.
- The different types of racks you can create in Ableton Live
- How to build racks that can help you streamline your production and live performance
- Grow your creativity to build racks that represent you.
I will also include Instrument, MIDI, Audio and Drum racks for you to use in your projects; 31 in total. The videos are applicable for Live 8 and up but the downloadable racks are Live 9 only. Few will have Live Suite effect in them and I will have (Suite) in the title. I have tried make substitutes for Standard users where possible. In the event that it’s not possible for me to make a substitute, you can replace that functionality with your favorite VST.
The video series is now available for purchase for $50 USD. A teaser (3 racks, one tutorial video on a HAAS effect rack + the rack itself) is available to download at no charge.
More information: Josh Spoon / The Joy of Racks