Audio & music gear news
Celemony Melodyne essential
Celemony announced that Melodyne essential is available now from dealers and the Celemony web shop.
[NAMM] Sonor Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum
Sonor has announced the launch of the new Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum to be introduced at the Winter NAMM Show 2011 in Anaheim, CA, USA.
Silicon Beats Releases ‘Dubstep Breakbeats'
These 170 Dubstep drum loops have tempos ranging from 80 to 160 bpm.
Hohner Blue Midnight
Hohner announced the release of the Blue Midnight, the latest addition to the MS series of 10-hole diatonic harmonicas manufactured in Trossingen, Germany.
Christmas Shopping 2010
Clock is ticking, and there is still time to please and be pleased. Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for musicians and gear heads to fit all tastes and wallet sizes.
How to Get the Most Out of Multitrack Drum Libraries
More drum libraries are showing up in multitrack format from companies like Discrete Drums, Wizoo, East-West, Reel Drums, etc. Although these are sold on the basis of being useable out of the box for drum parts (with the additional advantage of being mixable), I see them more as a gold mine of raw materials for creating custom drum loops.
The Next Big Thing in Guitar Distortion
If you're a guitarist and you're not into multiband distortion...well, you should be. Just as multiband compression delivers a smoother, more transparent form of dynamics control, multiband distortion delivers a "dirty" sound like no other.
BFD 2.2 is now available as a free update.
Feeltune Rhizome Available
Feeltune announces the release of the Rhizome groove machine, a hybrid in which you install virtual instruments and effects in a VST/VSTi format (For Pc).
Aciddose Xhip Effects Set
Aciddose has released the first third of his free Xhip effects set, containing upgrades of some of the existing effects and some new ones.