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The Best Day Jobs for When You’re Just Starting Your Music Career

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Contrary to what some movies may depict, some big-time record exec probably won’t be lounging in a dive bar looking for his next star. Of course, some people get lucky and meet the right people, but you shouldn’t bet your career on that. If you wanna get paid, you have to work hard for...

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From Samplephonics New! Hybrid Cinema

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Fusing together the finest aspects of contemporary on screen sound design with crisp, off kilter beats and grooves, Hybrid Cinema is in a world of it’s own. An amalgamation of cutting edge musical elements, this bespoke soundtrack sample library digs deeper into the world of dark cinema, exploring...

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From Samplephonics New! Abstract Percussion

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Abstract percussion offers a wealth of sonic variations to ensure your next beats are as interesting and unique as the music you produce. Reaching for a range of found sound, tuned percussion and all out weird objects, this one of a kind percussion sample pack guarantees to offer a wealth of endless...

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SampleTank 2 for iOS mobile sound and groove workstation

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, is pleased to announce the release of SampleTank 2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update to the flagship virtual instrument for mobile musicians. With SampleTank 2, iOS users now have the power of desktop virtual instruments – without compromise...

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From Samplephonics New! Gerra & Stone: Upfront DnB

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Get ready for some of the most hard hitting Drum & Bass samples you’re ever likely to hear! Precision, intensity and complexity form the perfect foundations for this essential collection of DnB sounds. Utilising their finely tuned production perception and an incredible array of analogue weaponry,...

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From Samplephonics New! Analogue Explorations

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Analogue Explorations is an otherworldly voyage into the dusty, noisy yet beautiful world of analogue synthesis. With inspiration that’s as equally measured in the House and Techno world as it is of the greats of Vangelis and beyond, this expertly crafted sample pack guarantees to offer the...

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Embertone embrace recorders

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Next-level virtual instrument developer Embertone is proud to announce availability of Recorders — an SSATB (SOPRANINO, SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, and BASS) quintet of recorders recorded with an insane level of detail and supremely sampled for release as the company’s latest virtual instrument...

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Musician Stereotypes We’re All Getting Sick Of

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Everybody hates being pegged as something they’re not. It’s no fun to be judged from afar by people who don’t know you, or to be labeled with a bunch of assumed traits based on the way you dress or what you do for a living. Musicians labor under more of these stereotypes than most, and these...

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Spitfire Audio virtual instruments with sampled keyboard classics

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys creating a definitive, deep sampled, and magically musical rendering of four meticulously-maintained Sixties- and Seventies-vintage...

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From Samplephonics New! Rad Wolf: Lo-Fi Acoustics

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Rad Wolf: Lo Fi Acoustics provides the perfect toolkit to create emotive and personal soundtracks to the moving image and beyond. This delicately crafted film score sample library is filled to the brim with astounding performances across a number of live instruments, making it a diverse and inspiring...

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From Samplephonics New! Techno One Shots

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

The return of Ténèbre is always a fine thing, and with his latest collection, the world of Techno one shots have been well and truly annihilated. A true gentleman of Techno, Ténèbre has divided the sounds into 12 incredibly useful folders of Techno drums and one shot sounds, including open &...

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Former Nine Inch Nails Keyboardist James Woolley Has Died

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

James Woolley, who played keyboards for rock band Nine Inch Nails in the 1990s, has died. The keyboard player performed with the US rock group, fronted by Trent Reznor, during the early 1990s when the band released their influential album, The Downward Spiral. The news was released by his ex-wife...

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Free and Cheap Time Management Tools for Musicians

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Time is money, especially when you’re a musician. You can’t waste time trying to figure out the most effective ways to juggle the creative and business elements of being in a band, so you need to rely on time-saving tools and apps to keep your band functioning and organized.  You have...

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Traits That Prove You Were Born to Be a Musician

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

It’s not a secret that musician brains are a little different from “normal” brains. As with any skill or profession, most of it can be learned, but certain things that you need to be a good musician come from nature, not nurture.  Do you show the symptoms of musicianship? Here are...

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Volca Fm digital fm synthesizer

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A polyphonic digital synthesizer that completely reproduces a classic FM sound engine.  The volca series has shed new light on classic technologies by linking classic sound engines such as the groove machines and early samplers of the past with the dance music of today. Now it’s time for the...

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