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Christian Henson has started something marvelous - a website with a growing library of free piano samples and sample instruments, all of which feature some kind of story behind them. If you aren't familiar with Christian he is one of the people behind Spitfire Audio - one of the best sample library companies in the world (especially for orchestral libraries). He also runs a YouTube page covering many interesting topics in music such as instrument sampling, Eurorack, music business advice, and much more. The website is called pianobook: https://www.pianobook.co.uk/ . I think the idea is fabulous and will help get...
I've never heard of Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware until very recently. Apparently he (or they) have been making virtual instruments and effects for a while, because they have a huge bundle of software called Explorer-5. Explorer-5 by Rob Papen (RP) comes with 20 RP products, 3 of them being new additions to their Explorer series: 13 virtual instruments (as well as older versions), 6 virtual effect plugins, and Prisma which is a kind of interface that ties their products together. You can buy the Explorer-5 bundle for only $499 on their website. This bundle is massive, and I probably don't...
BASE is a new plugin by Spinnin' Records that synthesizes kick and bass sounds. The interesting part is that the kick and bass are linked together in terms of volume, spectrum, and timing. Technically BASE doesn't do anything that you couldn't already do if you currently have a way to make both kick and bass sounds already, it just saves you a ton of time and gives great sounding results out of the box. BASE is available now from Spinnin' Records for only €29.99, and there is a 14 day free trail to check it out. Let me explain. Often...
Pulsar is the newest expansion pack for Falcon by UVI, featuring futuristic basses, leads, atmospheres, pads, FX and more. Pulsar is priced at $39 like their other expansions and is available now from UVI. First of all if you've never heard of Falcon by UVI, stop what you're doing and go buy it right now (or wait until they run a holiday sale). In my opinion Falcon is the most powerful software synthesizer on the market, featuring 15 oscillators, over 80 effects, a sample engine that rivals Kontakt, and a scripting language / drag and drop GUI macro designer. Falcon...
Recently we purchased iZotope's Neutron 2 Advanced. iZotope claims that Neutron 2 is a smarter way to mix. One perspective of Neutron is that it is a channel strip plugin with almost everything you'd need to mix a track - this saves you time. Another perspective of Neutron is that it provides intuitive visual feedback - this also saves you massive amounts of time and can make mixing easier for beginners. One of the most exciting things about Neutron is how every instance of Neutron in your DAW integrates with every other instance, and their Track Assistant tool can automatically...
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