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From Samplephonics New! Cyclic Ambience plus Free samples

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Cyclic Ambience is an awe-inspiring experimental minimal electronica sample pack full of tiny fragments of sound and miniature musical elements that have been meticulously looped, layered and processed to create a truly special and inspiring production toolset.

Inside you will find a beautiful...

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Rob Papen ports popular RG guitar groove plug-in to Reason as remarkable Rack Extension

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

When Propellerhead first introduced its revolutionary Rack Extensions concept — custom-built plug-ins for Reason, Rob Papen himself promptly pronounced it as being “…a brilliant concept, continuing: “Clearly, what we face as a developer is having to have a PC version and a Mac version,...

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From Samplephonics New! Illusion Theory plus Free samples

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Enhance your sound and expand your sound palette with this unique and beautifully produced sample library. Illusion theory is a collection of inspirational sound gems, with one foot firmly rooted in Hip Hop and another in deep Electronica. Exquisitely created by Denver based beatsmith MUTA, this inspiring...

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From Samplephonics New! Kaleidoscopic plus Free samples

Friday, February 26th, 2016

If you are looking for an evocative, highly melodic and insanely well produced Deep House and Electronica sample pack, then you are in the right place. Kaleidoscopic is jam packed with inspiring sounds and sample tools that will boost your productions and feed your creativity. This seductive and enticing...

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Arturia unleashes ultimate mobile beat-making solution in iSPARK for iPad

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

By transporting its innovative SPARK 2 drum production desktop software solution — taking the best elements from analogue drum machines, sample-based beat boxes, and cutting-edge physical modelling, then rolling them into an easy-to-use, elegant package as arguably the most powerful and creative...

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From Samplephonics New! Downtempo Electronica plus Free Samples

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Downtempo Electronica is an intense, brooding sample pack that bridges the gap between melancholic Electronica, downtempo instrumental Hip Hop and experimental sound design. This dark yet inspiring set of sound shaping tools and melodic ideas will evoke emotion and a feel of otherworldliness in your...

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From Samplephonics New! Symbiosis plus Free samples

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Explore the interaction between sound and emotion in this stunningly beautiful creation, full of music making gems and snippets of inspiration. A unique and enticingly moreish collection of rare and experimental live instruments and processed analogue loops and samples that will open up new levels...

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elysia celebrates 10th anniversary milestone with the Vinyl Allstars

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

High-end audio processor manufacturer elysia is proud to commemorate its 10th anniversary by releasing the Vinyl Allstars — a remarkable run of its complete range of karacter, nvelope, xfilter, and xpressor 500 series modules as distinctive limited editions with visually-stunning front...

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From Samplephonics New! Pretty Little Sounds Plus Free Samples

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Do you make music that moves people? Then this collection is a must. Hazy, melodic and beautifully mellow, Pretty Little Sounds is a delicate collection of beautifully crafted and exquisitely delivered loops and samples that blurs the lines between downtempo EDM, laid back deep house and tripped out...

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The Pianist site Has Been re-launched!

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

The Pianist site still contains all the great content you are used to, such as breaking piano news, enticing competitions, features on the makers, star interviews, lots of ‘how to plays’ and learning tips – not to mention our exclusive online piano lessons (some 60 to date, and forever growing)...

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Let’s talk about: Co-operatives. Seminar,

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Is a co-operative right for you? More and more people are choosing to start co-operatives. They offer a flexible model for new businesses and enable people to continue working together in an environment that values every contribution and encourages the sharing of expertise.

By giving ownership...

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Meet Top Music Educationist For Free At London’s Olympia

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the author of our new piano teacher training course will be at the Music Education Expo at Olympia in London on 25th and 26th of February. Please contact him directly to arrange to have a personal meeting with him, to talk through the benefits and advantages in doing...

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HAVE A BREAK – HAVE A TICKET!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

It’s nearly time for a well-deserved half-term break! Have you set out your curriculum for the next term yet? Any new instruments or practices you want to put in place in the Spring? At EXPO 2016, our conference partners ISM are putting on a session dedicated to the challenges currently affecting...

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Edinburgh Piano Company collection sells for £375,000

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

More than 100 pianos went under the hammer as the Edinburgh Piano Company held its closing down sale. The firm supplied pianos for famous musicians including Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison and Luciano Pavarotti over more than 30 years in business. Retiring business owner James Cameron saw his stock...

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From Samplephonics New! Pixelized Plus Free Samples

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Looking for a futuristic melting pot of Deep House, Garage, Footwork and Bass to spice up your next track? Pixelized is stocked with an abundance of inspiring 8 bit, synth heavy, beat infused loops and samples that deliver a truly refreshing take on electronic music!

Produced by of esteemed...

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