I’m not very big into Dub Step or Trance music (is THIS what it sounds like?) Either way Bluezone has made a set of one shots and electronic drum sounds to make this music even more interesting than it already is.
Designed for the producers of Hard Dance, Techno, Hard Trance, Hardstyle and Hardcore, ‘Overflow: Hard Dance Drums’ from Bluezone Corporation features a fantastic selection of drum one-shots including massive kick drums, synthesized percussion sounds and synthetic noises in WAV format.
This wonderful sample pack contains 92 WAV Hard Dance drum samples ready to be uploaded in your favourite DAW as Cubase, Logic, Ableton or FL Studio and more. With professionally made fat, punchy and powerful bass drums, ‘Overflow: Hard Dance Drums’ also include a selection of fresh electronic percussion sounds to deliver to you usable modern tools of the best quality to make your future (more…)
I’ve always used Reason. As a matter of fact, I’ve used it in about 80% of the tracks I either produce for clients as well as myself. It is a staple in modern music and if you play around with it long enough, you will hear a great deal of familiar elements from popular songs.
Now reason has stepped up their game and have built an interface to work in tandem with Propellerhead’s already stellar software.
Propellerhead Software today unveiled Balance, its first audio interface and foray into hardware. Integrated with Reason Essentials Software, Balance is at the heart of Propellerhead’s complete music making solution.
Balance, a two-in by two-out audio interface for Mac and Windows, is designed for the single person operated home/project studio. Fully USB 2 powered with separate volume controls for monitors and headphones, it contains 8 input connections to keep all instruments, mics and devices connected and ready to record with the press of a button—without software pop-ups or control panels. The included Reason Essentials packs in all the recording editing, effects, instruments and mixing tools needed to create great sounding tracks.
“We looked at recording from our musician users’ perspective. They were spending time concerned with issues other than music making—riddled in installing software, managing cables, setting up control panels, setting gain levels, tweaking recording parameters, and more. It frankly wasn’t as easy and straightforward and it should be,” says Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO. “So, we were compelled to create Balance with Reason Essentials to let them focus on creativity and not on technology.”
Works with everyone, perfect integration with Reason and Reason Essentials
Balance’s class compliant drivers on the Mac and ASIO/WMD driver for Windows ensure hassle free installation and compatibility with all applications from iTunes to ProTools. Integration with Propellerhead products goes further. Hardware buttons on Balance bring up a large meter/tuner in Reason and can also enable “Clip Safe,” Propellerhead’s new recording technology that with one click heals clipped recorded audio. Musicians no longer have to worry about losing a great recording because gain levels were too high, and can stay focused on creating that goose bump evoking performance.
Pricing & availability
Reason Essentials with Balance audio interface will be available for purchase worldwide on September 30, 2011 at a suggested retail price of EUR €499 / USD $499.
Any current Reason and Record user who purchases Balance can receive the Reason 6 upgrade for free.
For more information, Click HERE. There is a very informative video on how the interface works.
Finally!! Something besides a discount on some software. Rob Papen has released a new version of Predator. I’ve actually been looking for a new “go to” synth since my review of Analog Factory and this just might be it.
Predator is a “phat sounding” killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first-class features to make this your ‘go-to’ synth for contemporary music production.
The user interface has been designed so that almost all controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use. And if you’re unsure about a particular synth function, simply right click your mouse to access the help screen.
Predator is packed with powerful features such as Preset Quick Browser, Preset bank mananger, Preset Morphing, Intelligent Preset Variation, MIDI and (more…)
Continuing my days of yore memories in audio recording, we come across one of the first sequencing programs I started using (and still use today when I’m not using Maschine,) Reason. This program has come a long way from where it began as a few synths and drum loopers in one rack space. Although I never used it stand-alone, I throw it into Pro Tools regularly and from what I can see, this is a major update to the software. I’d put some random comment in here to try to be funny but I don’t feel like it. Enjoy the info and comment some of your own random thoughts to make up for my lack.
Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 6, a major update to the award winning music software. At the same time Propellerhead debuts Reason Essentials, the successor to Record, that packs all the recording, editing, effects, instruments, mixing and mastering necessary to sound great in a streamlined package. Now all Reason products have complete audio recording and editing.
New in Reason 6
Combining all the features from Record, Reason version 6 adds audio recording and editing, along with Propellerhead’s acclaimed mixing console with masterfully modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, multiple parallel racks, Line 6 amp models, new effect devices plus additional features. New creative effects designed for (more…)
I’ve got a soft spot for CAD mics due to the fact that my first Mic was a handheld CAD Condenser mic which I used on everything because… well… it was my only mic. That and my dad’s Alesis ADAT and Mackie 1604 VLZ. Ahh the nostalgic days of one takes and bouncing tracks. I’m sure that mic is around my parents house somewhere along with those horribly produced mushy songs about girls I wrote. If you happened to be one of those females I wrote one of the songs about, my aplologies, I was a very emotional young guy.
Well now CAD is celebrating their 10th anniversary of launching the GXL series. This mic series is probably more versatile than the one I used and definitely looks better. They claim these mics are rugged enough to use in live environments as well, which gives this mic an edge over most mics made just for studio applications. CAD is also offering a microphone package.
That’s not all cad has done. They’ve also released the MH110 Headphones as well.
Compact and road-rugged, the new GXL1200BP condenser is characterized by its open, transparent sound. The mic’s transformerless design reduces distortion and optimizes low-end response, while a uniform cardioid pattern controls feedback. The GXL1200BP’s small size, accuracy and high SPL capability make it ideal for miking overheads, hi-hats, cymbals and stringed instruments.
Offering exceptional performance for price, the GXL2200BP is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that features a sophisticated 1″ gold vapor deposited diaphragm. Exceptional sensitivity and low (more…)
Can’t afford AutoTune or Melodyne? Well Bias is offering its new pitch correction software for only $20.00 for a limited time. So basically if you’re reading this too late, let this be a lesson to keep up with EverythingRecording daily… or whenever I feel like posting. If this is your first time browsing, Welcome!
Bias PitchCraft is a pitch correction software that uses high quality coding to correct pitch problems without morphing the formants to the point where you sound like a stupid Will I Am song. Sheesh that guy abuses software.
PitchCraft corrects pitch problems in vocal or instrumental recordings, using its high-quality algorithm, while formant correction retains a voice’s natural sound.
PitchCraft can also be used as a sound design tool — for effects such as voice disguise, changing an adult’s voice into a child’s voice, “gender transformation” and a wealth of other creative possibilities. PitchCraft also can be used for “exaggerated” vocal correction effects, made famous by many of today’s leading artists.
- Reference Source Menu- Choose whether the reference source being fed into PitchCraft is a single (left or right) channel of a (more…)
Now the iPhone and iPod touch can no longer whine about not being able to mount their iThingy to a mic stand for Amplitube and reading tiny notes and lyrics because IK Multimedia have answered your smaller packaged prayers.
You don’t ever have to miss another text while playing some open mic night at a seedy club! This durable mount will allow you to keep the iPhone or iPod touch clearly in sight.
K Multimedia, makers of the iKlip for the iPad, is proud to announce iKlip™ MINI: the universal microphone stand adapter for all versions of Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. The iKlip MINI allows easy mounting of the iOS device on a mic stand, pole or tripod – making it perfect for use on stage, in the studio, at school or in the office.
Klip MINI is made of sturdy, durable thermoplastic and is compatible with every existing iPhone and iPod touch, from the original models to the latest generation devices. iKlip MINI firmly holds the device in place in both horizontal and vertical positions, and its multi-angle adjustable design allows for optimal viewing and accessibility to all controls, buttons, connection ports and (more…)
My friend John is obsessed with Dubstep. Actually not as much dubstep as he likes the new Britney Spears CD a LITTLE too much. He gets all pumped up and starts punching the ceiling of whatever car he’s in. I’ll admit, I might have hit the roof a few times too just because it’s fun but anyways Geist has a new Dubstep package John will probably want.
FXpansion is proud to present Ski Rize Dubstep, a Geist Expander for gritty dubstep music. Created by ‘Subject’ from Ski Rize Studios, the included sounds are designed specifically for making hard-hitting, heavy urban beats. The result is a vibrant palette of relevant material which saves you from trying to find a handful of useful sounds in more generic sample sets.
Ski Rize Dubstep contains fierce basses, razor-sharp drums and a collection of dubby special FX, vocal one-shots and (more…)
VERY slow past week in pro audio. Even the really stupid non funny recording websites are scraping the bottom of the barrel. At one point I considered starting a turf war with one of the sites just to get some content on here but didn’t feel like making enemies… yet.
After a long drought of info, we get this. Two new EQs made from SM Audio. I don’t know much about the company but from what I see, they look affordable and promising.
SM Pro Audio introduces two new solid and versatile pieces that combine multi-band graphic equalization with lightning fast compression. Available in two models, the CQ15 dual 15-band and the CQ31 single 31-band, the units deliver precision control of multiple bands of equalization plus optical compression, providing dynamics and EQ control in a single unit.
The CQ15 and CQ31 are ideally suited for a variety of applications, including live and installed (more…)