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How to Evaluate Song Feedback

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Criticism is vital, especially for a songwriter just starting out. But finding the right criticism  and being able to evaluate what’s useful and what’s not  is even more key. Since this is a business of opinions, you’re going to be getting a lot of feedback. Here are three questions...

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ways to keep the inspiration flowing when you’re making music

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

With the modern DAW presenting so many creative and corrective possibilities at every stage of the production process, it can be all too easy to lose track of the bigger picture the music itself. The next time you find yourself in a compositional cul-de-sac, step back, take a deep breath and reach...

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iLoud Micro Monitor

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that iLoud Micro Monitor, the smallest active studio reference monitoring system in the world, is now available and shipping worldwide. With an ultra-linear frequency response, best-in-class bass (down to 55Hz @ -3db), the smallest footprint and incredibly detailed...

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ATC P2 PRO Dual Mono Power Amplifier

Friday, October 28th, 2016

ATC is proud to announce upcoming availability of the P2 PRO Dual Mono Power Amplifier  a true dual mono design, delivering 300W of continuous power simultaneously from both channels to drive the most challenging loudspeaker loads with ATC’s signature virtues of wide bandwidth and ultra-low distortion.

Hand-built...

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Cocoa Camel creates presidential parody/music app for iOS and Android

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Cocoa Camel is proud to announce availability of Rock The Note! – Presidential Edition  a parody/music app for iOS (with Android to follow soon), designed to make the 2016 US Presidential Election season a bit more bearable. Rock The Note! – Presidential Election lets users create custom...

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Audified U73b Compressor

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Audified is proud to announce availability of the second-generation version of its U73b Compressor  capable of running as an AAX, VST3, and VST2 plug-in on Mac (OS X 10.9 – 10.12) and PC (Windows 7, 8, and 10) and AU on Mac as an authentic emulation of the unique-sounding Sixties-vintage German...

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New! Electronic Noir by Fold

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The debut collection from newly signed creator ‘Fold’ is one of absolute wonder, amazement and intrigue.  Exploring the darker, more expansive shades of electronica, this bespoke collection of loops & samples utilities the finest in modular processing, tasty outboard, analogue synthesis...

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Kenton celebrates 30th anniversary as MIDI solutions specialist

Monday, October 24th, 2016

MIDI solutions specialist Kenton is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary — around 11,000 days since founder John K. Price began by building a cost-effective and well-specified MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) for his beloved 1979-vintage Oberheim OB-X programmable analogue polysynth...

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It takes a tough keyboardist to satisfy

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Levin grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan, with a musical curiosity that started early. “My mom was an amazing classical pianist, so she started me on piano around the age of five,” Levin explains. “I had an aptitude for it, so I continued studying classical musical all the way through...

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Albion V Tundra

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of Albion V Tundra  the latest (fifth) entry in its widescreen range of compositional tools that provide everything needed to make modern film music out of the...

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Fancy a new TransAcoustic grand or upright piano

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Has your piano seen better days and reached its sell-by date? Perhaps it’s just not keeping up with your musical ambitions? For a limited time, Yamaha are now offering an amazing new Piano Upgrade promotion  a fantastic opportunity to affordably upgrade to a new Yamaha piano and get a great price...

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IK Multimedia announces MODO BASS

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

IK Multimedia, the pioneer in analog effects modelling, is pleased to announce MODO BASS®, a breakthrough physical modelling technology that brings a completely new level of realism and playability to the world of virtual bass instruments. MODO BASS is a completely customisable physically modelled...

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Permission to Tweak Freely

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Sometimes the simplest upgrades are the most satisfying. Vintage Synths author Mark Vail replaced the knobs on his Teenage Engineering OP-1 synth with four vintage chicken head knobs We had to file down the “beaks” for clearance, but the knobs are now easier to turn and easier to read (see Figure...

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Fighting for musicians’ rights in the lead up to Brexit’

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The Musician’s Union outlines the steps it is taking to protect musicians’ rights as the Government works towards Brexit. The Musicians’ Union (MU) was overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the European Union (EU). The benefits of free movement, copyright protection and joint lobbying to...

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If You’re Not Using Dropcards to Sell Your Music, You’re Missing Out

Monday, October 17th, 2016

It’s Friday night, and you’re out with your friends enjoying a live performance at your favorite bar featuring talented local artists. When the show ends and you’re ready to either head home or visit a go-to late-night food spot, a musician suddenly greets you pleading to take his...

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