Steinberg announces Music Production Workshops this Autumn

Music Production Workshop

Steinberg has announced upcoming music production workshops in the United Kingdom. Together with Yamaha and sE Electronics, Steinberg has scheduled tour dates from Poole in the South to Perth up in Scotland.

As a part of the ongoing Steinberg Training Center education program, these interactive education events feature critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Martyna Wren, session and touring drummer Emily Dolan Davies (Tricky, Becky Hill, Bryan Ferry, The Hours) and multi-instrumentalist, producer and Cubase expert Andy Schrav (Peter Andre, Delta Goodrem, Paper Aeroplanes). Over the next month the artists will visit South and City College in Birmingham, Derby University, Edinburgh College and Perth University and run a series of customized workshops for enrolled students.

In addition to supplying top-quality artists, the manufacturers will also provide a collection of the latest music production equipment for the workshops. The tour ends at the Music Production Expo in London where all manufacturers will have representatives available for one-on-one sessions and product related questions.

Richard Johnstone, UK Business Development Manager comments: “This is a superb opportunity to not only see and hear the very latest music production software and hardware in action, but to see artists and industry professionals showing how these products can help you in developing and enhancing your song-writing process, through to final production.”

Schools can find more information at www.steinberg.net/en/education/training.html and apply by emailing educationteam@steinberg.de.

There are also a number of events open to the general public. Registrations are required and the events are booking out quickly. Please check for dates and registration details here.

More information: Steinberg

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99Sounds releases Bass City free sample pack

99Sounds has launched Bass City, a free sample pack featuring sounds from the Korg EX-800, Yamaha TX81Z, and Korg Poly-800.

99Sounds Bass City

Bass City is a free collection of synthesized bass samples created by Chad Beckwith from PatchArena and Tomislav Zlatic from 99Sounds. The library features a set of 26 classic analog and FM bass patches which have been multi-sampled from three different hardware synthesizers.

Bass City features

  • 399 audio samples.
  • 26 instrument patches.
  • Kontakt 5 and SFZ format support.
  • 24-bit/44.1 kHz stereo WAV format.
  • 581 MB size on disk, 336 MB download.

The pack is available to download from 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / Bass City

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SampleTekk releases TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand

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SampleTekk has announced the release of TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SampleTekk TVBO - Yamaha C7 Studio Grand

The Grand Piano used for the TVBO is a Yamaha C7. One of the most popular studio grands. Well known for its detailed, rich, full sound.

The recordings took place at OAL studios in Stockholm, Sweden and we used two types of microphones, Neumann SM2, a stereo microphone and a pair of Neumann U89.

TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand features

  • 31 velocity levels.
  • More than 7399 samples.
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Real Pedalling.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise.
  • Two different mixable microphone perspectives.
  • Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and Resonance.
  • 24 bit 44.1 stereo samples.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until July 31st, 2014 (regular $249 USD). Requires Kontakt 4 full version or higher.

More information: SampleTekk / TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand

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Native Instruments releases Circuit Halo for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Circuit Halo, a new Maschine expansion library that combines intricately-sampled vintage synths and drum machines with contemporary patterns.

Native Instruments Circuit Halo
CIRCUIT HALO’s sound set combines multi-sampled synths, classic drum machines, custom glitch modulation effects, and new presets for the included MASSIVE and REAKTOR PRISM synths.

CIRCUIT HALO features a premium collection of samples from vintage synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 60, Casio VL-Tone, Prophet 5, Yamaha DX7, Sequential Circuits Pro One and Six-Trak, and a Korg MS-20. Each instrument was meticulously multi-sampled to capture the characteristic warm low end and idiosyncrasies such as pitch drift that analog equipment adds to productions. The combination of vintage sound with the latest in glitch modulation effects and arrangement styles gives producers a new way to blend classic sounds with production techniques.

The drum sounds in CIRCUIT HALO come from a mix of vintage and modern drum machines – many customized for a unique sound. Boutique outboard gear such as a classic 80s British talkback compressor and 1/2″ analog tape were used for detailed tone shaping and a good dose of warmth and character. Lush reverb reminiscent of the 80s sound was also used to add depth and vintage flavor to the expansion.

CIRCUIT HALO’s four Special Kits contain a wealth of glitched-out, grainy sounds, noises and sweeps, sound effects, and percussion and stabs. All-new PRISM presets provide organic leads, pads, mallets, and flutes while MASSIVE presets deliver textured, morphing leads, basses, and stabs.

A condensed version of CIRCUIT HALO is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion for creating beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features two projects, four drum kits, and two multi-sampled instruments. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

CIRCUIT HALO was created in cooperation with Danish sound design expert Joël Krozer of 6 Bit Deep.

Circuit Halo is available for purchase for $49 USD / 49 EUR / £44 GBP. Requires Maschine 2. The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 USD / 0.89 EUR / £0.69 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Circuit Halo

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PinkNoise Studio releases Analog Night Kontakt Edition

PinkNoise Studio Analog Night Kontakt Edition

PinkNoise Studio has launched Analog Night Kontakt Edition, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt based on the best sounds of the Yamaha AN1x synthesizer.

Yamaha AN1x is a powerful retro-analog synth, it uses DSP modeling of analog waveforms to recreate the coveted sounds of analog synths with modern digital specifications.

ANALOG NIGHT was originally released by Eric Corminier (Reason.Fan) for propellerhead’s REASON. Now it has been entirely rebuilt starting from the scratch. The new Kontakt edition provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your favourite sampler.

Analog Night Kontakt Edition features

  • 500 Kontakt patches (in 10 categories: All layers, Arp & Sequence, Bass, Bells & Brass, Experimental & FX, Key & Organ, Lead, Monosynth, Pad & Atmosphere, Strings).
  • 1.12 GB of stereo samples (1834 wav files).
  • 12 MIDI controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for MIDI automation of the most important synth parameters.
  • Extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, alternate triggering and sample starts to achieve fat, lively and vivid synth sounds.

The library is available for purchase for 30 EUR.

More information: PinkNoise Studio / Analog Night Kontakt Edition

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