SOS Reviews EW MIDI Guitar Instrument Series

From Sound On Sound September issue: "Despite its somewhat humble beginnings, MIDI has revolutionised the way we compose, re cord and perform music. It is, however, a technology that is somewhat easier to capitalise upon if you happen to play keyboards. For those whose primary instrument skills lie elsewhere, generating MIDI note performances from your (non-keyboard) instrument of choice can still be a frustrating experience." Read online review here. Read print review here.

EVE Audio Video Tour

Take a video tour of professional studio monitor manufacturer EVE Audio’s Berlin headquarters. EVE Audio headquarters contain a large production hall including storage, an office area and a large show room. Their in-house R&D laboratory features an anechoic chamber and reverberation room for precise measurements. EVE’s facility and manufacturing processes allows them to bring innovative monitor designs to market with a high level of quality and consistency that is an important consideration when investing in a professional studio monitor. A trademark all EVE Audio studio monitors share is next-generation Air Motion Transformers with wider front slots for less sound coloration, re-designed co

EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Nominated for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

Hollywood, CA - The EastWest MIDI Guitar Series has been announced as a nominee for the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement for Music Instrument Software. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today's sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. "The EastWest MIDI Guitar Series opens up a whole new world for guitar players who have been waiting for technology allowing them to use their guitar like a synth without having

MAGIX releases the latest Music Maker Editions: Now fully customizable!

Beat producers are now free to add the exact sounds, instruments, and features they want in the Music Maker Plus and Premium editions Berlin - As Music Maker celebrates its 22nd birthday, MAGIX releases fully customizable Music Maker Editions to the market. Fans of loop-based music production can now select their favorite Soundpools, instruments and features from a massive content pool to customize the program to one's own personal music style. Endless creative possibilities The latest Music Maker Plus Edition and Music Maker Premium Edition contain all the basic program functions as well as large content packages allowing users to freely choose their content through the in-app Music Maker S

Fullerton College Graduate Becomes Youngest Audient Owner

California, USA – “It really is the little brother of the ASP8024 I have grown to know and love,” says Fullerton College Recording and Music Production graduate, Timothy Jones, describing the brand new ASP4816 he’s had delivered to his home studio in Orange County a few short weeks ago. Possibly the youngest Audient console owner in the world, he leaves Fullerton College this year with top grades -- and the world at his feet. Timothy proved himself keen to develop his music technology skills both in and out of the classroom by building a small control room in a converted industrial warehouse not far from his home. Using it to work on his own compositions either on his own or with other music

GearSlutz Reviews Sound Forge Audio Studio 12

"SFAS12 would be useful for anyone needing to digitize and edit old vinyl records, cassette tapes, or downloads, and for simple audio editing of video files. It could also serve as an adjunct to a DAW, as its default audio track editor. And with Ozone 7 Elements provided at no extra cost (currently selling for $129), it’s a very good buy." Read full review here.

Now Available: The Odyssey Collection: Essentials

Pro Sound Effects' new exclusive library with over 200 hours of recordings from Award-winning sound editors is 40% off until Oct 2 Brooklyn, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released The Odyssey Collection: Essentials - the first exclusive library from their partnership with Academy Award®-winning sound editors, Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson. Featuring over 16,000 sound effects, Odyssey Essentials is a general library selected from Mangini and Anderson's personal recording collection encompassing nearly 40 years of Hollywood feature film sound. "I use this library every day," says Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road, Blade Runner 2049, The Fift

The British Amp Invasion: How Marshall, Hiwatt, VOX, and More Changed the Sound Of Music

Montclair, NJ - The British Amp Invasion chronicles in detail how what seemed at first like a minor also-ran offshore industry turned quickly into a true world leader. The book features backstage histories, compelling behind-the-scenes stories, and liberal use of period imagery. British guitarists were primed to make some of the most influential music the world would ever know, but they needed a voice to do it - and British-made amplifiers gave them that voice. Many early notable American amps were designed for jazz, country, and dance-hall music, but the seminal British amps of the late 50s onward were designed to hit the ground running for rock 'n' roll. And as that music gradually dropped

Decibel Magazine: Bob Rock on Metallica (and UAD gear)

Music Marcom's own Martina McConnon facilitated an interview with legendary rock/metal producer Bob Rock with Decibel Magazine for our client Universal Audio. "Personally, I love digital. The transience is maintained. I don’t have to EQ as much. The whole argument to analog and digital. There’s a sound to analog. To me, it’s a plug-in now, a UA (Universal Audio) plug-in. I don’t have to fight it. I make warm records now. My records are big and fat. And digital." "What are some of your go-to plug-ins? I gather you’re into UA’s product." "Bob Rock: Ninety percent of what I use is UA, yes. I can tell you that my list of plug-ins is basically a list of what we just discussed. It’s funny, I got a

Electric Guitars: Design And Invention

The groundbreaking innovations that shaped the modern instrument by Tony Bacon Montclair, NJ - In his new book, guitar expert Tony Bacon masterfully reveals where the electric guitar's designs have come from and where they are headed next. Drawing on first-hand interviews with guitar makers past and present, the author explains how new ideas can be developed in a world of changing tonal tastes and shifting playing styles. Electric Guitars: Design And Invention explores if it is possible to do truly new work, or whether everything has been done before, and offers a unique view of both the vintage and the modern world of the electric guitar. Pairing an absorbing story with ta remarkable set of

Ask Audio Reviews Sound Forge Audio Studio 12

"Affordable wave editing software doesn't have to come with compromises. Hollin Jones found SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 to be surprisingly powerful, even with ridiculously low system requirements." Read full review here.

Pro Sound Effects Announces The Odyssey Collection: Essentials

First exclusive sound library from the life's work of award-winning sound editors coming soon Brooklyn, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today announced The Odyssey Collection: Essentials, the first exclusive library release from their partnership with award-winning audio post production veterans, Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson. Coming in late September, Odyssey Essentials is a general library featuring over 16,000 sound effects curated from Mangini and Anderson's private collection of recordings encompassing over 30 years of feature film sound. Unlike most general sound effects libraries, all sounds in Odyssey Essentialswere created to fulfill spe

The Audio Spotlight Reviews PSE Industrial Sounds With Soul

"In this review, we will be looking at the latest Pro Sound Effects release called Industrial Sounds with Soul. The library was recorded and designed by legendary film sound pioneers Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet and it is exclusively available only through Pro Sound" "Industrial Sounds with Soul is a great library with some really fantastic sounds. The metadata is well written but most importantly, the sounds are really useful." Read full review here.

PSN Reviews Soundelux USA U99 Mic

From the September 2017 issue of Pro Sound News Magazine: "Beautifully built in the spirit of the classic Neumann U67 to David Bock’s specifications, the Sounde- lux USA U99 tube condenser microphone ($2,599 street) is one of the finest microphones being man- ufactured today at any price." "The Soundelux USA U99 is an impressive microphone. Regardless of your mic locker’s size, it’s worth a serious look as this is no doubt going to be one of this generation’s classic gems." Read the full review here.

Mix Reviews Magix Sound Forge Pro Mac

From the September 2017 issue of Mix Magazine: "Magix’s first revision of Sound Forge is solid. New features like Loudness Leveling and Clip Detection are excellent additions, and the inclusion of the RX Elements application and plug-ins and the Ozone Elements ap- plication add signi cant capabilities. Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 is de nitely a player in the Mac audio-editor market; this revision should reassure users who were concerned what might happen after Sony sold the program." See full review here.

Sound Architect Reviews PSE Cinematic Winds

Jake Basten reviews Pro Sound Effects' latest: "Cinematic Winds promises to supply a wealth of choice of ambiences for any windy location. It is also a great option for creative sound design because of the level of modulation present. The quality of the recordings and the stability of the signals mean that you don’t have to worry about over-editing or further processing before use. Pro Sound Effects have added excellent metadata to all of the files making them compatible with your sample librarian software of choice. The price is competitive and the amount of content that you get is generous. The recordings are available in stereo only, whereas some competitors offer 5.0 surround (albeit for

EastWest Announces VOICES OF THE EMPIRE featuring vocalist Uyanga Bold

Hollywood, CA - This fall, EastWest/Quantum Leap will release VOICES OF THE EMPIRE, a brand-new product perfect for epic film/TV/game soundtracks. Featuring the raw, primal vocals of Uyanga Bold, VOICES OF THE EMPIRE will make the perfect companion product to the highly-anticipated blockbuster HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS. Uyanga Bold is a unique talent, melding the ethnic musical traditions of Bulgaria, Serbia, Mongolia, and beyond. She is a trained opera singer with perfect pitch, fluent in Russian, Mongolian, French, English, and German. It's East meets West like you've never heard before. Her voice is beautiful, pure, otherworldly, haunting, unsettling, powerful, genuine in its ethnic flair and worl

Scoring The Screen in Mix Magaine

Andy Hill's new Hal Leonard-published book, Scoring The Screen, is announced in the September issue of Mix Magazine. See coverage here.

The Guitar Channel Reviews Fender Custom Shop Book

"Here's a great photo book published by Hal Leonard with pictures from Stephen Pitkin with only some of the coolest and funkiest masterbuilt Fender Custom Shop guitars over the past 30 years. There is not a lot of text in this book, only some great pictures of some of the coolest and funkiest instruments like this "El Cabron" one pickup Strat 2005 built by Chris Fleming for Billy Gibbons..." See review here in English. See review here in French.

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