Aug 21

Free Focusrite Recording App for the iPad called ‘Tape’

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How good is this for all you musicians out there with iPads (version 2 or later). This a free App from those marvels at Focusrite that can do quick easy two-track recordings to capture your creativity in a flash.

Tape is simple and easy to use and can you believe they have also chucked in instant mastering, one-button push compression, a metronome, input level meteres customisable tape artwork and social media connectivity.That is a very generous freebie, you need to get it now.

You could easily share your ideas with friends on-line, create a simply album recording and then name it and create the album artwork. For me it is a perfect song-writing tool with no messing about.

Jul 25

Native Instruments Maschine Expansion from Tony Long Music – The Filta Revolution

 

Its here at last – sorry for the wait. Have a listen to all 20 kits and their patterns by playing the You Tube clip above.

 

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New Native Instruments Maschine Expansion from Tony Long Music – The Filta Revoulution.

20 High Quality Kits packed with Electro, Industrial and Filtered Sounds recorded at 24 Bit 96 kHz. 20 Project Files, 20 Pattern Files, 20 Kits and 320 Poweful Wav files bursting with energy.

To purchase these awesome kits simply click on the image.

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Jul 13

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Don’t forget if you are looking to put a bit of bite into your M-Audio Venom, get Snakedance today at only £7.99 (approx $12 or 9.25 Euros), great price for 50 Aggressive Single Patches and 10 Infectious Multi-Patches.

Combining beefy analog sounds with modern digital processing. You get everything from filthy leads, glossy sweeping filters to Bone-Shaking Bass. Simple Download – Just click on the image.

Jun 23

Prime Loops at Loopmasters – Deadly Dubstep

Get all of your Prime Loops at Loopmasters. With this awesome sample pack you are transported to the dark side at such an insane low cost. Galactic effects, exploding stars, black holes, dubstep impacts, deep laser beats pulling you to the year 3000.

Also with all the best formats like WAV, REX, ACID, Apple Loops, MIDI and Reason Refills.

Simply click on the image above and be transported across the cosmos to see and hear for yourself – I did. Don’t forget all your favourite Prime Loops available at Loopmasters.

Jun 7

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I don’t know about you but I love Sonnox Plug-Ins and for the whole of June 2013 you can get 40% off at those great people at Loopmasters. Just click the Sonnox Enhance image above to take you direct to sale page and the many Sonnox options available such as Sonnox Inflator, Sonnox Limiter, Sonnox EQ, Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec and Sonnox Ultimate Oxford Plugins Collection plus more all with that essential loudness and punch that you have been looking for – excellent stuff and for a great price throughout June.

Jun 4

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There are Plug-Ins and Plug-Ins but personally I like something a bit different. You get to the point where you have many reverbs, filters, gates and all types of shapers but what if you could put them all in a bag and mix them all up to create something new? Well it looks like Audio Damage have achieved it with Native Instruments Monark-looking new plug-in called Mangleverb which will bring together a silky reverb, sexy filters, something to keep your transients in shape, a low pass filter gate as well as a rhythmic gate and a VCA nicely syncing in time. But imagine these all mixed together.

Whether you are Windows user or a MAC it has sensibly been designed as a 64 Bit Plug-in but more importantly it is very easy to use and achieve remarkable results with its mean drive circuit giving you all the grit you will need. At $49 from Audio Damage it looks like a must-have to me. Have a look and listen to this :-

Apr 24

It is out now to download – the new Native Instruments Maschine Expansion – Pulswerk. I got mine today and there are some great evolving sounds, kits and patterns. There are in fact 7 full projects, 30 Drum Kits and 20 Special kits, 60 Massive Presets, 10 Multi-Effects Kits and 215 Patterns all in the 698 MB file. As well as the Drum Sounds you get Chords, Bleeps, Glitches, Drones, Pads, and other Pitched sounds. I love the Drones.

Listen to the Soundcloud Clip in the previous post.

Native Instruments PULSWERK expansion for your Maschine gives you all the sounds you need. Perfect for Minimalistic Techno and House music but with your imagination you could use it in any genre. Have you got yours yet – Buy it today why don’t ya?

Apr 10

It is a great privilege to be attending Musikmesse in Frankfurt this weekend. Already there has been a surprising announcement of new products – Korg Kross Synth, Novation Bass Station II, Roland RC-505 Looper, Native Instruments Komplete 9 software package, Avid Pro Tools 11 DAW, Arturia KeyLab range of professional-grade MIDI keyboard controllers with all-new accompanying Analog Lab synthesizer software, Genelec M Series Monitors, Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 software synth, Softube Console 1 hardware/software music mixing solution, TC Helicon Harmony Singer, Novation Launchpad S, Universal Audio Apollo 16 Audio Interface, Nord Drum 2 and Nord Pad, Nord Lead 4, Korg Volca analogue groove boxes, Nord Piano 2 HP, RME MADiface XT – the world’s first USB 3.0 audio interface, SPL Crimson USB Audio Interface & Controller, and at long last the Waldorf Pulse 2 Synth.

I am sure there are many others that will capture my heart and interest and possibly my wallet. I hope to bring back some great pictures and useful information to share with you

Apr 8

Well here is the Avid YouTube clip that doesn’t actually tell you anything about the new Avid Pro Tools 11 released just in time for Musikmesse 2013. Whilst it leaves you drooling and wondering it cleverly achieves its objective by wanting you to find out more:-

All of the DAWS claim to be the best and most powerful DAW but Pro Tools has been at or near the top so it is interesting to see just how powerful it has become. Will I get a better sound, a better mix, have less workflow problems. Can Avid Pro Tools pull me away from Sonar X2 and tempt me as the clip has tried to do? It is said to have a new very efficient audio engine. It says it has a 64-bit performance but shouldn’t everything have this nowdays? I want to see its groundbreaking capabilities in the flesh and decide for myself so I will have to give it a look at Musikmesse this week.

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Apr 6

Native Instruments Komplete 9

Native Instruments Komplete 9 is a massive package and if you are a Maschine or a Maschine Micro owner you can get this 120 GB mammoth pack for a lot less money. Its integration between Maschine and Komplete 9 products is excellent. It is so large that it does take a little while to load but once the job is done it is great. Komplete 9 has so many excellent components like the new Monark Synth and the Drum Sampler Battery 4. With Absynth 5, Massive , the Giant Piano, Guitar Rig 5, Reaktor 5, Kontakt 5, the Finger and FM8 to name but a few of Komplete 9’s 33 items.

Have a look at this great little composition using the Maschine Micro and Komplete 9 as it demonstrates what can easily be achieved:-

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