Reason has been around since the dawn of the new millennium and was impressive enough to please the Avid (Digidesign) guys so much that they packaged an “adapted” version. It came bundled in the popular Pro Tools LE program. This began my journey with Reason.
Over the years, I used the Reason Adapted version as a Rewire inside of Pro Tools, and at one point decided to upgrade to the full version when Reason 4 came out. For the most part, my experience with Reason involved using it for drum loops, synths, and playing the instrument tracks through Pro Tools instead of using Reason’s onboard sequencing. So, coming into this review, my experience with Reason’s sequencer and transport was very limited. That being said, this review is coming to you from the standpoint of a novice, somewhat devoid of Reason. Not really, but the joke had to be made. It’s reviewer’s code.
One of Reason 6′s greatest innovations is the integration of their DAW software “Record” into the sequencer. It gives you the ability to record audio tracks in addition to (more…)
Who doesn’t want to terrorize their friends with their renditions of Cher’s “Believe” during phonecalls? Please email all renditions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Well here’s your chance. Antares has teamed up with New Hula to bring the famed effect made popular by the pop music industry to your phone calls. That’s Talent!
Antares Audio Technologies and NewHula, Inc. Announce Auto-Tune Phone for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Fun, Easy To Use App Lets You Use the Genuine Auto-Tune Vocal Effect Live on Real-time Phone Calls
(Scotts Valley, CA, November 17, 2011) — Antares Audio Technologies has announced the availability of Auto-Tune Phone, the first (and only) iPhone app that lets users use the genuine Auto-Tune Vocal Effect live on real-time phone calls. Developed by NewHula Inc. and incorporating Antares’ world-standard pitch detection and correction technology, Auto-Tune Phone uses VoIP rather than the cellular network, allowing it to work on iPad and iPod Touch as well as the iPhone.
With Auto-Tune Phone, users can apply the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect just to their voice or to both theirs and the person’s they’re calling. Users can also record their calls and share them with their friends and the world via Facebook, Twitter & SMS.
Auto-Tune Phone key features:
* Genuine Antares Auto-Tune technology
* The ability to call any number in North America
* The ability to apply Auto-Tune to the caller’s voice or to the call recipient’s as well
• A free practice area where users can hone their Auto-Tune skills
* The ability to record calls and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and via SMS
* Includes 30 minutes of free outbound calling time
• More calling time available via in-app purchase for only pennies a minute
Auto-Tune Phone is available now on the iTunes App Store at an introductory price of $1.99. It includes 30 minutes of free outbound calling time, with more available via in-app purchase for only pennies a minute. For more info, click HERE.
Well Analogfactory has your back on this one. They have painstaking created the same analog monophonic bass, but in a much smaller package.
Black, fast and toxic – this is the best description for the rackmounted monophonic true analog MAM MB33 synthesizer which was released in the 90′s. Black Mamba is the replica of this little synth combined with the powerful Instrument Racks of Ableton Live.
Orignially released as TB303 clone by MAM (Music and More) from Germany the MB33 got due its cheap and affordable price very fast popular to recreate the typical 303 bass lines. The MB33 had a true analog single VCO with two basic waveforms – square and saw. As the MB33 got the possibility to morph those waveforms it was able to create more tones than the TB303. Black Mamba has been chromatically sampled in 24bit/96khz with high end Apogee A/D converters.
But Black Mamba is not only the replica of the MB33. Beside the 2 basic waveforms square and saw there have been additionally sampled 9 further waveforms using the morph possibilities of the VCO. Combined with the powerful Instrument Racks from Ableton Live there is an unlimited pool of sounds for all kind of music styles which can be created far from the typical TB303 tone.
Details about Black Mamba
• 539 Samples in 24bit/96khz
• Chromatically sampled the origin note range from C0-C4
• 11 Waveforms (Morphings from square to saw)
• 937 MB unpacked as Ableton Live Project Pack
• Each Instrument is controlable via 8 Macros
• 1 Multicore Patch (All waveforms in one Ableton Live Instrument Rack, selectable via macro)
• 11 Core Patches (Each waveform in one Ableton Live Instrument Rack)
• 5 Bass drum Patches
• 12 Bass Patches
• 18 Lead Patches
• 10 Pad Patches
• 8 Stab Patches
• 10 FX Patches
• 11 Basic waveforms Simpler Instruments (Each waveform in one Simpler instance for own patch development)
Black Mamba is availalble for download only in the analogfactory online store for an introduction price of $21.99. The price will go to $29.99 on November 30th, 2011.
For more info, click here.
To hear samples on souncloud, click here.
Problem is, usually the V Collection is $549.00 so if you bought Laboratory, you’re down another half a grand. Well the folks over there are sick of hearing me complain so they’ve offered an upgrade for Analog Factory or Analog Laboratory users to get the V- Collection for $299.00.
We have good news for you. This month, upgrade to the V Collection at an unbelievable price!
As the owner of Analog Factory or Analog Experience the Factory, you are entitled to benefit from an exceptional offer:
Don’t miss out on this unique occasion to get the most powerful analog synth studio at a bargain price…
This offer is valid only until December 10th, so be quick!
To get this smokin deal, log in with your Arturia account HERE.
Don’t panic my friend, Everything Recording has got you covered. It’s a very easy fix to a problem that really should be there in the first place.
Simply go to the top of your screen where is says “Maschine” and go to “Preferences.” From there you can go to the tab that says, “Libraries” and click “Rescan.” Boom… you’re back to dropping those big booty beats.
Let’s be honest. I’m not always here all of the time to post how-to’s on various Pro Tools issues. I’m barely here to even post new gear updates as of lately but that should get better, but Pro Tools Expert is here to pick up the slack. Three of the biggest information sites for Pro Tools have merged to form one aggregate site for all of your Pro Tools needs.
Three of the world’s most visited Pro Tools sites, ProToolerBlog.com, The AIR Users Blog and Pro Tools For Media have entered into a strategic partnership to create a new online community ‘Pro Tools Expert’, that will create the biggest independent Pro Tools community on the web.
The aim of the partnership is to bring together their expertise and influence for the benefit of the Pro Tools Community in both music and post and to offer manufactures and distributors a single point of access to the huge community this will create.
AIR USERS BLOG
The Avid Pro Tools Blog and the AIR Users Blog, a huge community for users of Avid Pro Tools and AIR plug-ins. With over one million hits a year, we’ve grown to be the place to come for training, resources, tips tricks and news. We offer advice for users of HD, Native, LE and M-Powered. We’re independent and are not affiliated with Avid or their associated companies. We offer thousands of FREE samples and sounds and over 350 training videos in HD quality covering every aspect of Pro Tools.
ProToolerBlog is the largest website in the world dedicated to Pro Tools, save Avids own. We’ve been around for around four years and average two posts a day. ProToolerBlog is owned by Stefan Hedengren. The aim of this website is to bring you the fresh fruits of the Pro Tools and pro audio world. We update daily with news, tips, reviews, contests and topics to discuss. We try to satisfy both the high-end pro studio and the low-end project studio. Anything audio goes, but we are primarily focused on Pro Tools.
PRO TOOLS FOR MEDIA
Mike is Pro Tools genius and an award winning ‘audiomeister’, with over 30 years experience in the broadcast industry. Pro Tools For Media is his blog with the aim to bring the latest info on Pro Tools from a media and post perspective. We try to satisfy both the high-end pro facility and small scale ‘home-based’ setup alike but this site is not primarily music focused. Last but not least, Pro Tools for Media is not in any way affiliated with Avid or their partners.
Keep an eye on this site. It should be one of the most indispensable websites for any user of Pro Tools