Propellerheads have introduced a new audio interface and production package. Balance, the new audio interface is a first for the company that originally brought us ReBirth, ReCycle, and Reason among other tools in the last decade and a half. Read the preliminary specs and watch the promo video for Balance below.
Steinberg, in collaboration with Keyfax, is excited to offer a very special video tutorial series. Presented by multi-platinum producer Alan Parsons, The Art and Science of Sound Recording provides valuable insights into the world of professional music production — from the basics of room acoustics to the final mixdown. More than 40 fellow professionals join Alan Parsons in this cutting-edge guide to deliver practical, hands-on information along with numerous expert tips and tricks. More than ten hours of original footage make this DVD set one of the most comprehensive instructional series ever created in the field of music recording.
A lot of features for free it would appear. studio.M is the multitrack music creation app for songwriters, producers and musicians on the go. Based on the top-selling studio.HD app, it offers 4 audio tracks, mono or stereo (upgradeable to 8) with recording, editing, an extensive loop library plus automated mixing and effects all controlled by a fast and creative touch interface. Get ideas down fast and work with them anywhere! Grab a beat and throw down a rap, capture the spark of a song before it's gone or produce dance tracks on the go. It's even great for making custom soundtracks for your next YouTube movie!
Press Release - Paris, June 27, 2011 MacMusic/440Network launches 440Software. The Ultimate Mac, PC & iOS Audio Software Directory. The folks at MacMusic-440Network today proudly announces the launch of what appears to be the first and only website exclusively dedicated to audio software on Mac, PC and iOS systems. In fact, 440Software proposes the first complete directory of iOS, iPhone / iPad audio applications that will help users find the software they are looking for without having to search the enigmatic iTunes search engine that never finds the product we're looking for. An efficient "watch list" will also help subscribers keep all of their audio software up to date. Simply signin with your FaceBook, Twitter or Google login information to take advantage of all 440Software useful information for FREE!
Its nice to see books coming out to reflect the current trend. Now, with the help of a growing number of programmers and manufacturers, we can employ mobile music-making devices to make music remotely. Making Music with Mobile Devices purpose is not only to give you new ideas for making music while you are waiting in the subway or on a break at work, but also to show you how to incorporate those mobile music sessions back into your home studio sessions. It offers a survey of the available technologies, hardware, and software available for making music on mobile devices, as well as direct instruction and tutorials on how to set up music software on mobile devices and then integrate your music into a stage or studio setup. Additionally, this book covers how to integrate mobile devices into the home recording environment for use with software such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and more.
Our industry leading professional field recorder for iOS just got completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. Although widely recognized by audio professionals as "best in class" we decided to skip the tweaks and create a next generation product incorporating many of the features our users have requested since FiRe's initial release.
Described as the Swiss army knife for audio files on iPad. Audioforge has done a major update on heir app reforge for iPad. Edit the wave form directly just by touching it. Set selections to cut, copy and paste within files or even paste from another file. Set the selection to trim unwanted parts of your audio off and more.
Audio editors for the iOS platfrom are trickling in more. Hokusai's recent announcement of their new audio map appears to be boosting the field one better. With Hokusai it's easy to record or import a track, and make it sound awesome: not just trimming the ends, but full cut, copy, paste and delete, and a suite of filters and special effects. Edit many tracks side-by-side, mix them together, and export to wave or MPEG 4 (AAC) format — then transfer them to your computer via USB or Dropbox, or send them to another app on your device.
AR-4i is an audio interface for iPhone4 dock connector. The high quality stereo microphone inputs with AD converter improve the audio quality of iPhone4's video recording, video streaming via Ustream, LiveStream etc. as well as recording of live performance and ENG.
Rosegarden 11.06 “Don Juan” released! With this release, the Glasgow Pitch Tracker fork of Rosegarden finally merges into the new codebase, and into mainline Rosegarden. We on the core development team have done basically nothing of interest for this release cycle, and everything here was accomplished by contributors from the community. Check out the new release on the official site at http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/
Computers are your friends. Especially when they can help you with complicated tasks like deciphering chords in your favorite recordings. That's where Chorddetector by DDMF comes in. This handy device makes chord detection easy.
Meteor is a digital multi-track recorder designed specifically for the iPad. The program features up to 12 tracks of high quality audio, a built in mixer and multi-effects processor. Meteor is ideally suited for creating musical compositions, and also a great tool for journalists and business people who need to splice and piece together voice notes, narration or dictation. Compositions once mixed can be exported to standard file formats for use on your desktop PC or MAC.
Time for another mark in the MusE bark. We are pleased to announce that MusE 2.0beta is currently available for download and as per usual a number of fixes and new additions were added along the way. MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written originally by Werner Schweer now developed and maintained by the MusE development team. MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux, it is published under the GNU General Public License.
RapidComposer is a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles. Whether you are a seasoned professional or simply ready to take your music to the next level, RapidComposer is the complete solution you need for faster and more productive music composition.
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, has released Signal Flow: Audio Fundamentals, a resource guide for sound engineers and music producers, produced in association with the cutting-edge music production school Pyramind and Lawson Music Media, Inc.
Promotional propaganda video showing KXStudio 10.04-3 in action. In this part we see some of the synths and samplers that come with KXStudio. Note that only a selected few of the plugins and standalone apps are shown here in the video.
SunVox is a small, fast and powerful music sequencer with modular synthesizers. It is a tool for those people who want to compose music anywhere. SunVox available for desktop PC (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X), pocket computers (Windows Mobile, PalmOS, Maemo, iPhone/iPad) and netbooks.
Steinberg is pleased to release the first official maintenance update for its premier music recording and production solutions, Cubase 6 and Cubase Artist 6. The 6.0.2 update contains all improvements of the previously published 6.0.1 pre-release and adds full MP3 support to the Mac OS X 64-bit version.
Steinberg today releases a new version of its WaveLab 7 editing and mastering solution. The 7.1 versions of WaveLab and WaveLab Elements include an array of more than 60 new features and improvements. Among them is the new DIRAC 3 time-stretch algorithm, the support for the FLAC file format, the new VST 3 Stereo Tools plug-in and numerous enhancements, making the overall WaveLab workflow experience even more convenient.
There are plenty of reasons to consider free software tools as part of your toolchain for music making. They might fit your budget, give you needed flexibility, allow you to use a tool driven more by development needs than commercial ones, give you tools that would otherwise lack proprietary commercial niches, allow you to run (via Linux) on a wider variety of hardware or with greater low-latency performance, or allow you to contribute more directly to a project, from documentation to actual development. And increasingly, they don’t mandate some sort of philosophical choice, either – I routinely use free software tools on the proprietary Mac OS, and use commercial, proprietary projects (Renoise) on Linux or (Harrison Mixbus) to make free projects more powerful.