MicroShift – creating wide stereo tracks from mono sources

March 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

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Soundtoys has just released Little MicroShift, the latest in their new Boutique plug-in series, and it’s free for a limited time.

The company tells us that Little Microshift is based on a simple, but effective studio trick for creating wide stereo tracks from mono sources. Originally done using hardware pitch shifters, as well as the original SoundToys SoundBlender plug-in, this technique has been used in pro studios as a “secret weapon” on countless vocals, guitars and more for a widening, doubling and interesting spatial effect that adds focus or power to tracks run through it. Soundtoys says that, now, three of the most popular versions of this effect are available at the touch of a button.

The Contest

As in years past with Devil-Loc and Little Radiator, Little MicroShift is available free to anyone who can find a friend with a “sharing code”.  They’re all over FaceBook and forums like GearSlutz and KVR Audio. Once you’ve got Little MicroShift, you can share it with your friends by using your own unique sharing code. The top share-masters win more cool stuff. The grand prize is an autographed original H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer from our Gear Closet. The promotion ends on March 29th.

Pricing and Availability:
Free

More information here:

Tablet music app creator specialist Retronyms are up to something new

December 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Retronyms will release something new for Tabletop soon, here’s what they have to say on their blog:

Here at Retronyms we’ve been hard at work on the latest version of Tabletop. It’s taken countless cups of coffee, plenty of late nights, and just a little bit of whiskey, but we’re excited to announce that the newest version of Tabletop has been submitted to the App Store. (also, we’re finally letting our engineers go home).

 
Get ready—we’ve got a lot to show you.
http://youtu.be/8nobQnEJDkw
Will keep you posted when it goes live :-)

Arthur Baker in Mute studios 2006

November 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s another video plucked from the Future Music archive, filmed in Early 2006. Here we get an insight in to the way producer legend Arthur Baker was working and why the Roland Space Echo is one of his favourite bits of kit. Plus a sneaky look around Mute Records old London studio.

Audulus for iPad Briefing

November 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An introduction to the user interface of Audulus for iPad.

Built in modules:

  • Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
  • ADSR Envelope
  • Noise Generator
  • Sample Player (coming soon to iPad)
  • Mathematical Modules: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Sine, Modulo
  • Random Number Generator
  • MIDI controlled Keyboard
  • MIDI assignable trigger
  • Delay
  • Distortion
  • Low Pass Filter
  • High Pass Filter
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Constant Value
  • Gain
  • Mapper Curve
  • Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
  • Sample and Hold
  • Crossfade
  • 4-Channel Mixer
  • Level Meter
  • Value Meter
  • Scrolling Waveform Meter
  • Input/Output
  • Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
  • Global Time
  • Sub-Patch (Coming soon to iPad)
  • Timer
  • Zero-crossing Counter
  • Audio Unit Plug-in (Mac Only)

FL Studio Mobile 2 | What’s New?

October 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info here – http://www.image-line.com/documents/news.php?entry_id=1348098765&title=fl…

Features include:

Audio tracks – Import WAV/MP3/AAC/AudioPaste & iPod library.
Wave editor – Cut, trim, normalize, reverse, fade in/out
Multi-tracking – Up to 8 track simultaneous recording
FL Studio Mobile HD – Now a Universal App
iPad retina display – Supported
Dropbox – Export to Dropbox. Import from Dropbox App.
Library – Amped Guitar & Bass pack in the shop
ZIP – Export improved to include all custom instruments, audio recordings and the project

NOTE: To load an FL Mobile 2 projects in FL Studio for Windows you will need FL Studio 10.8 or higher. In addition to use the Amped expansion you will need to delete the existing FL Mobile Samples folder, from the Shared Data folder (C:\Program Files\Image-Line\Shared\Data\FL Mobile Samples) then re-download it from the content library.

Where’s ANDROID will it EVER happen?! Yes. see here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kPX5xTPRKU&feature=plcp

DJ/Producer Dom Kane gives us a studio tour

October 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DJ, Producer, engineer and Sample creator Dom Kane takes us on a tour of his studio.

Novation // In the studio with Carmen Rizzo

October 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In the studio with Carmen Rizzo
http://novationmusic.com/

Carmen Rizzo is a two-time Grammy-nominated recording musician, producer and composer whose credits include Coldplay, Oakenfold, Alanis Morristte, Niyaz & Jem. We visited his beautiful LA studio to discover how he gets inspiration and why he chose to build his live rig almost exclusively around Focusrite and Novation gear.

Illuminati secret machines revealed in abandoned underground base in ex-soviet union

October 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Old secret illuminati base discovered underground. This video reveals some of its secrets.

Chromeo Studio Tour – analog gear guide

September 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In May 2011 FM traveled to Montreal to spend some time in the amazing analogue laden studio of Chromeo. They gave FM a full and detailed tour of almost everything they had.

SKYLIFE – new updated cross platform version of the premier sampling suite

September 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SKYLIFE has announced an updated cross platform version of their premier sampling suite, now available for both Mac OSX and for Windows OS. SampleRobot Pro and Multi-X are now upated to version 4.25 with optimized cross-platform support for Mac OS X and Windows 7. Furthermore an updated operation manual is included.

About SampleRobot 4:
With SampleRobot 4 Pro you can easily do automatic sampling of acoustic and electronic instruments. It does not matter what you would like to sample: orchestral instruments, choir, organs, electric guitars, ethnic percussion, adlips, sound scapes, noises, MIDI gear, virtual instruments, alpenhorns or whatever, SampleRobot makes your sampling as fast and as satisfying as possible. SampleRobot samples all sound nuances automatically and creates high-end sampled instruments in various formats. Seamless integrated WaveRobot software finds perfect loop points even for whole multi-samples with different velocity layers during recording. It was never easier to build professional-sounding software instruments.

Benefits of SampleRobot:
* Feed your compositions with inspiring samples from the world outside your studio
Create digital copies of your favorite instruments and sounds;
* Borrow instruments and keep a virtual copy (abiding by relevant copyright laws and license agreements of course);
* Build and sell/share your own sample libraries;
* Have all your sound hardware on your hard disk and travel with your laptop;
* Buy used gear and resell it after automatic sampling;
* Use all your software instruments cross-platform
* Work in other studios or on stage without carrying additional sound expanders;
* Play monophonic instruments polyphonically;
* Total recall for every session.

SampleRobot Multi-X is available as download alternatively with and without WaveRobot.

Learn more at: http://www.samplerobot.com/

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