Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #173

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #173

In this digest  – Triton, D1, Chromacycle.

HARD

Walrus released Mako – D1 multi-function delay:
https://www.walrusaudio.com/collections/delay-reverb/products/mako-series-d1-high-fidelity-stereo-delay
Boss unveils Acoustic Singer Live LT amp:
https://www.boss.info/us/products/acoustic_singer_live_lt/
Solid State Logic announces SSL 2 and SSL 2+ USB Audio Interfaces:
https://www.solidstatelogic.com/interfaces

SOFT

Plugin Alliance releases Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A:
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/shadow_hills_class_a_mastering_comp.html
Korg has announced the release of Triton as the newest addition to the Korg Collection:
https://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_collection/triton.php
Syntheway releases Chromacycle – Stereo Phaser Effect for Windows and macOS:
https://syntheway.com/Chromacycle-Phaser.htm
Krotos announces Concept – Soft-Synth for macOS & Windows VST, AU & AAX:
https://www.krotosaudio.com/concept/
Audeze & Embody showcase Reveal+ Plugin for Mixing and Mastering at NAMM:
https://www.audeze.com/products/reveal

STUDY

12 quick and dirty music theory tips you can use today:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/quick-and-dirty-music-theory-tips-you-can-use

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #172

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #172

In this digest  – Communication Breakdown, Designer II, FireMaster.

HARD 

Roland Introduces MIDI 2.0-Ready A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller:
https://www.roland.com/us/products/a-88mk2/
SolidGoldFX releases the Communication Breakdown fuzz:
https://solidgoldfx.com/

SOFT

Acousticsamples releases VReeds Electric Piano:
https://www.acousticsamples.net/vreeds
Sub51 releases EDG-20 Drums for Kontakt:
https://www.sub51.co.uk/product-page/edg-20
Wejaam releases Designer II – a Sequencer, a Sampler, a Synthesizer and a Randomization Tool:
https://futurbeats.com/index.php/wd/
Sender Spike releases Signal Noise SN05-G Brickwall Limiter for Win/VST2:
https://senderspike.wordpress.com/2020/01/02/sn05g-brickwall-limiter/
beatassist.eu releases MaxBoom Bass Drum Generator for Windows:
https://www.beatassist.eu/maxboom.htm
United Plugins releases FireMaster:
https://unitedplugins.com/FireMaster/

STUDY

12 quick and dirty music theory tips you can use today:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/quick-and-dirty-music-theory-tips-you-can-use

 

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #171

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #171

In this digest  – Pork & Pickle, Arabic Oud, Esfera 2.

HARD

Way Huge is now offering its popular Pork & Pickle bass overdrive and fuzz pedal:
http://wayhuge.com/

SOFT

Best Service released Arabic Oud:
https://www.bestservice.com/arabic_oud.html
HoRNet releases HATEFISh RhyGenerator One – Free Euclidean Step Sequencer:
https://www.hornetplugins.com/plugins/hatefish-rhygenerator-one/
Audiomodern releases Riffer v2.0:
https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/riffer
beatassist.eu releases free Esfera 2 synth VSTi for Windows:
https://www.beatassist.eu/esfera2.htm
Solcito Musica releases Synteacher A – Didactic Stand Alone Software:
https://solcitomusica.blogspot.com/p/virtuales.html

STUDY

10 ‘intelligent’ mixing plugins that will make your life easier and save you time:
https://www.musicradar.com/news/10-intelligent-mixing-plugins-that-will-make-your-life-easier-and-save-you-time

 

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #170

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #170

In this digest  – EHX 2020, Electric V, Nordic 2.

HARD

Electro-Harmonix debuts affordable EHX 2020 mini tuner pedal:
https://www.ehx.com/products/ehx-2020-tuner-pedal
Mooer announces affordable GE250 multi-effects modelling unit:
http://www.mooeraudio.com/product/GE250-232.html

SOFT

Production Voices releases Electric V LE – Free/donationware electric piano:
https://www.productionvoices.com/product/electric-v-le/
Muze releases Aquamarine – a 100 GB Texture Instruments Collection for Kontakt:
https://www.muze.shop/
Soniccouture releases Blanks – Drag and Drop Drum Sampler for Kontakt Player NKS:
http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/32-drums/g65-blanks/
Sender Spike releases Signal Noise SN04-G Channel EQ for Win/VST2:
https://www.karoryfer.com/karoryfer-samples/wydawnictwa/caveman-cosmonaut
Cableguys release CrushShaper – Rhythmic Bitcrusher | Vintage Lo-Fi | Multiband Enhancer:
https://www.cableguys.com/crushshaper.html
Klevgränd releases Santa Jussi – a free vocal synth plugin for Mac and Windows:
https://klevgrand.se/products/santajussi
Triple Spiral Audio releases Nordic 2 for Omnisphere 2:
https://www.triplespiralaudio.com/product/nordic-2-for-omnisphere-2/

STUDY

How to make a mix sound less harsh by swapping out sounds:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-make-a-mix-sound-less-harsh-by-swapping-out-sounds

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #169

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #169

In this digest  – Efektor RV3604, Sylphyo, ImPerfect.

HARD

Peach Audio announce Savannah:
http://peachaudio.com/
Aodyo released Sylphyo – the expressive wind controller:
https://www.aodyo.com/?langue=en
ESP LTD unveils phase 2 of its new guitar releases for 2020:
https://www.espguitars.com/

SOFT

W. A. Production releases ImPerfect Synthesizer:
https://www.waproduction.com/plugins/view/imperfect
Native Instruments releases Raum:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/your-free-holiday-gifts/?sscid=c1k3_iciwe
MusicDevelopments releases Syne – Modular additive synthesizer:
http://www.musicdevelopments.com/syne.html
Rigid Audio releases Sore for Kontakt:
http://www.rigid-audio.com/products_sore.html
ujam releases Beatmaker 2:
https://www.ujam.com/beatmaker-upgrade/
Kuassa releases Efektor RV3604 Reverb:
https://www.kuassa.com/products/efektor-rv3604-reverb/
Arturia releases Pigments 2 with major new features:
https://www.arturia.com/products/analog-classics/pigments/overview#en

STUDY

9 tricks that’ll make your mix sound less harsh and easier on the ear:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/9-tricks-thatll-make-your-mix-sound-less-harsh-and-easier-on-the-ear

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #168

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #168

In this digest  – SY-1000, REAPER 6, Piano Premier.

HARD

Heritage Audio announces HA-609A Compressor:
https://heritageaudio.net/catalogue/ha-609a/
Boss reveals ‘most powerful ever’ SY-1000 guitar and bass synth:
https://www.boss.info/global/products/sy-1000/
Boss’s Waza-Air puts a guitar amp and effects into a set of wireless headphones:
https://www.boss.info/global/products/waza-air/

SOFT

inouï samples releases “Breath & Beat Box” for Kontakt:
https://www.inouisamples.com/breath-and-beat-box
Premier Sound Factory releases Piano Premier “at first light” for Kontakt:
https://premiersoundfactory.com/piano-premier-atfirstlight/
Klevgrand releases Hillman – Vintage Combo Synth for desktop and iOS:
https://klevgrand.se/products/hillman
Soundethers releases Motion for Kontakt 5:
https://soundethers.wixsite.com/soundethers/motion-for-kontakt-5
Tone2 releases Icarus2 Synthesizer-Workstation:
https://www.tone2.com/icarus.html
Cockos releases REAPER 6:
https://www.reaper.fm/

STUDY

12 tried and tested retro sound sound design tricks:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/12-tried-and-tested-retro-sound-sound-design-tricks

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #167

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #167

In this digest  – The Mark Five, Zithergeist, deFORM.

HARD

Mesa/Boogie announced The Mark Five – 25 1×10 combo:
https://www.mesaboogie.com/amplifiers/electric/mark-series/mark-five-25/1×10-combo.html

SOFT

Red Sounds releases deFORM multi-effect VST for Windows:
https://redsounds.eu/downloads/deform-vst/
Full Bucket Music releases Full Bucket Vocoder FBVC for Mac & Win VST & AU:
https://www.fullbucket.de/music/fbvc.html
Embertone releases Joshua Bell Violin Essential for Kontakt:
https://www.embertone.com/instruments/jbviolinessential.php
Silence+OtherSounds releases Zithergeist – Hybrid Zither Kontakt Instrument:
https://silenceandothersounds.com/products/zithergeist/
Modartt releases Organteq Virtual Pipe Organ Plug-in:
https://www.modartt.com/organteq
denise audio releases “Perfect Room” Reverb Plug-in:
https://www.denise.io/store/denise/PerfectRoom

STUDY

How to create a classic ’90s hoover sound:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-classic-90s-hoover-sound

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #166

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #166

In this digest – Kroma 1.5, Street Percussion, CabClone.

HARD

Mesa/Boogie launch CabClone IR and IR+ cabinet simulators:
https://www.mesaboogie.com/cabinets–simulators/guitar-cabinets–simulators/guitar-cabinet-simulator/cabclone-ir-plus.html

SOFT

Big Fish Audio releases Street Percussion for Kontakt:
https://www.bigfishaudio.com/Street-Percussion
UVI releases “Kroma 1.5” – Funky ’80s analog synths:
https://www.uvi.net/kroma
Syntheway releases AcouVerb Room Reverb v3.0:
https://syntheway.com/AcouVerb-Room-Reverb.htm
Rast Sound releases Designer Drums v2.0 for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/designer-drums/
Ample Sound releases Electric Guitar III:
https://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=1
https://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=3
beatassist releases ITS Synthesizer for Windows:
https://www.beatassist.eu/its.htm
2CAudio releases PBJ Spatial Mixing Environment, Precedence 1.5 & Breeze 2.5:
https://www.2caudio.com/products/breeze/#_Breeze2
https://www.2caudio.com/products/precedence

STUDY

How to create ’90s rave-style sampled chords:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-90s-rave-style-sampled-chords

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #165

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #165

In this digest – Colour Box Version 2, Limerence, DynaQ.

HARD

JHS Effects releases the Colour Box Version 2 preamp pedal:
http://www.jhspedals.com/
Casio released Casiotone – new portable keyboards:
https://www.casio.com/products/electronic-musical-instruments/portable-keyboards

SOFT

Nembrini Audio releases Eddie Kramer Edstortion 3 Mode Distortion Bundle:
https://www.nembriniaudio.com/products/edstortion-bundle
Rigid Audio releases Limerence Organic Cinematic Textures for Kontakt:
http://rigid-audio.com/products_limerence.html
Fuse Audio Labs releases free Roger Schult W2395C Baxandall EQ:
https://fuseaudiolabs.com/#/pages/product?id=300965965
Sugar Audio releases Admiralizor – Wavetable Multi Operator Synthesizer:
http://www.sugaraudio.com/admiralizor-wavetable-synthesizer/
AudioThing releases Frostbite 2 – Spectral Freeze Multi-Effect Plugin:
https://www.audiothing.net/effects/frostbite/
Puremagnetik releases Parallax | Frequency Orbiting Station:
https://puremagnetik.com/products/parallax-ambient-filterbank-plugin
Masterlab Audio releases DynaQ:
https://masterlab.audio/

STUDY

How to create a SID chip-style bass sound:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-sid-chip-style-bass-sound

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #164

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Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #164

In this digest – IN8, Sonespheres 3, Hybrid Militia.

HARD

MOTU ships M2 and M4 – USB audio interfaces:
https://motu.com/en-us/products/m-series/m2/
Fishman releases TriplePlay Connect – Guitar Controller for iPad:
https://www.fishman.com/connect/
Kali released active IN8:
https://www.kaliaudio.com/independence

SOFT

Steinberg releases Cubase 10.5:
https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/
Pulsesetter-Sounds has released Hybrid Militia for Kontakt:
https://pulsesetter-sounds.com/product/hybrid-militia/
Soundiron releases “Sonespheres 3 – Current” for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/collections/new-releases/products/sonespheres-3-current
Emvoice releases Emvoice One vocal synthesizer and its first full voice, Lucy:
https://emvoiceapp.com/
UVI releases “PX P10” – Analog Prophecy 2×5=10:
https://www.uvi.net/px-p10
Sound Dust release Orgone 2 for Kontakt:
http://dulcitone1884.virb.com/orgone

STUDY

How to create an insanely fast chiptune-style arpeggio:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-an-insanely-fast-chiptune-style-arpeggio