Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #236

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #236

In this digest – UltraLite-mk5, Epic Percussion 3, Zebra Spiegel.

HARD

MOTU released  5th-generation UltraLite-mk5:
http://motu.com/products/gen5/ultralite-mk5

SOFT

2MGT/Metamusic Generative Tools has released EVOX, an Experimental Soundscape Synthesizer:
https://2mgt.st8.ru/EVOX.html
Momo releases Novation Peak and Summit Editor – VST, AU and Standalone:
https://peak-summit-editor.jimdofree.com/
Splash Sound releases Epic Percussion 3 library for Kontakt:
https://splashsound.org/epicpercussion3.html
Igor Vasiliev releases BeatCutter – Rhythm slicing and recombining app for iOS:
https://apps.apple.com/app/beatcutter/id1536114453
The Very Loud Indeed Co. releases Zebra Spiegel and Zebra + HZ Spiegel:
https://www.veryloudindeed.com/products/zebra-spiegel
Xhun Audio releases FilterCult – Analogue Modeled Transistor Ladder Filter:
https://www.xhun-audio.com/site/xhun.php?page=filtercult

STUDY

Upcycle’ a drum loop in your DAW and turn it into something new:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-upcycle-a-drum-loop-in-your-daw-and-turn-it-into-something-new

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #234

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #234

In this digest – P-47 SS, Litbit, Things – Motor.

HARD

Peluso have just released a new microphone P-47 SS:
https://www.pelusomicrophonelab.com/microphones/P-47SS.html

SOFT

MusicLab releases RealRick 5.0:
https://www.musiclab.com/products/realrick/info.html
Cherry Audio releases “Eight Voice” Synthesizer:
https://cherryaudio.com/instruments/eight-voice
Xhun Audio announces FilterCult Analogue Modeled Filter:
https://www.xhun-audio.com/site/xhun.php?page=products
AudioThing releases “Things – Motor” – Morphing Rotor Effect:
https://www.audiothing.net/effects/things-motor/?AVGAFFILIATE=3305&__c=1
Syntheway releases Saxophus – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone for Windows and macOS:
https://syntheway.com/Saxophus-Soprano-Alto-Tenor-Baritone-Saxophone.htm
Audio Nebula releases Aurora FM v1.0:
http://www.audionebula.ca/
Faded Instruments releases Litbit – Breathing Bit Crushing for Win VST / Mac AU:
https://fadedinstruments.com/litbit/

STUDY

Songwriting basics – how to turn a 4-bar loop into a complete track:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/songwriting-basics-how-to-turn-a-4-bar-loop-into-a-complete-track

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #232

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #232

In this digest –  Aviator Cub, Clockworks Bundle, Nameless Grand.

HARD

Quilter Amplification released Aviator Cub combo:
https://www.quilterlabs.com/index.php/product/aviator-cub/

SOFT

Soundiron releases Elektronik 25 for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/elektronik-25
United Plugins releases QuickBass by Instant Audio – Bass Guitar Mixing Plugin:
https://unitedplugins.com/QuickBass/
G-Sonique releases Correct Key/Scale plug-in instrument and melody helper for MacOS & Windows VST & AU:
https://www.g-sonique.com/correctkey-scale-musickey-vst-au-plugin-assistant.html
Muletone Audio releases “Upright Piano” for Kontakt:
https://muletoneaudio.com/upright-piano/
Eventide releases Clockworks Bundle:
https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/plugins/clockworks-bundle/clockworks-bundle
Sound Magic releases Nameless Grand:
https://neovst.com/product/nameless-grand/
Toontrack releases Gospel EZX for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/gospel-ezx/

STUDY

Remove harshness from a mix using EQ and de-essing:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-de-esser-plugin-and-EQ-to-remove-harshness

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #228

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #228

In this digest – Flavours, 8-Bit Synth, Cinematic Atmosphere.

HARD

Tierra released Flavours – In-line preamps:
https://tierra.audio/flavours-preamps/

SOFT

UVI release 8-Bit Synth – Authentic sounds of vintage game systems:
https://www.uvi.net/8bit-synth
VSL releases Bösendorfer 280VC concert grand:
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Bosendorfer_280VC
Cherry Audio releases Polymode Synthesizer Plugin:
https://cherryaudio.com/instruments/polymode-synthesizer
AudioThing releases Alborosie Dub Station Plug-in:
https://www.audiothing.net/effects/alborosie-dub-station/?AVGAFFILIATE=3305&__c=1
Wavelet Audio releases Trailer Box for Kontakt:
https://wavelet-audio.com/trailer-box/
Nembrini Audio releases Quinta Pitch Machine pitch shifter:
https://www.nembriniaudio.com/products/quinta-pitch-machine
Frozen Plain and Glitchedtones release Cinematic Atmosphere Toolkit:
https://frozenplain.com/product/cinematic-atmosphere-toolkit/

STUDY

Major and minor triad chord charts-root positions and inversions on a piano or MIDI keyboard:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/major-and-minor-triad-chord-charts-root-positions-and-inversions-on-a-piano-or-midi-keyboard

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #227

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #227

In this digest – RO-140, Premium Stompboxes, Brass Boutique.

HARD

Universal Audio announces new line of Premium Stompboxes:
https://www.uaudio.com/uafx/effects-pedals.html

SOFT

Black Rooster Audio releases RO-140 – Vintage Plate Reverb:
https://blackroosteraudio.com/en/landing/ro-140
Synchro Arts releases VocAlign Ultra:
https://www.synchroarts.com/products/vocalign-ultra/overview?utm_source=KvR&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=ultra-launch-2021
Spitfire Audio releases Contemporary Drama Toolkit for Kontakt:
https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/contemporary-drama-toolkit/
Rast Sound releases ‘Brass Boutique’ for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/brass-boutique/
Plugin Alliance releases Lindell Audio 50 Series:
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/lindell_50_series.html
MAAT releases thEQblue v3.0 with FiDef Digital Audio Process:
https://www.maat.digital/theqblue/

STUDY

How to make a chord progression fit a melody in your DAW:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-make-a-chord-progression-fit-a-melody-in-your-daw

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #226

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #226

In this digest – Booster and Phaser, PX Memories, Tyrolean Harp.

HARD

Ibanez expands its Mini pedal range with a new Booster and Phaser:
https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/detail/phmini_01.html

SOFT

UVI release PX Memories – new instrument based on the LAMM Analog Synthesizer:
https://www.uvi.net/px-memories
Sonimus releases SonEQ 2 RC1:
https://sonimus.com/products/soneq2
VGTrumpet releases “VG Tenor Saxophone Jazz & Subtone” for Kontakt:
https://vgtrumpet.com/product/vg-tenor-sax/
weyrerTon releases Tyrolean Harp – Kontakt Library of a Wooden Harp:
https://www.weyrerton.com/tyrolean-harp-kontakt-library
G-Sonique releases “EDM / Bigroom Ammunition” Plug-in instrument:
https://www.g-sonique.com/edm-bigroom-ammunition-vst-au-audiounit-plugin.html
sonicLAB releases Cosmosf M31 and MBot:
http://www.sonic-lab.com/cosmosfm31/

STUDY

40 basic music theory terms you need to know:
https://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/40-basic-music-theory-terms-explained

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #225

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #225

In this digest – MSP3A, Jeff Loomis, Naturaliser.

HARD

Yamaha released MSP3A – new compact monitor speaker:
https://usa.yamaha.com/products/proaudio/speakers/msp3a/index.html

SOFT

Eplex7 releases Hitech Bass HBS1 – Physical and digital modeling bassline synthesizer for Windows:
https://eplex7.com/hitech-bass-hbs1-advanced-bassline-synthesizer/
Audiofier releases Veevum Astra, Veevum Terra and Veevum Luna for Kontakt:
http://www.audiofier.com/veevum-series/
Joey Sturgis releases Toneforge Jeff Loomis Metal Guitar Plugin:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/toneforge-jeff-loomis-by-joey-sturgis-tones
Nembrini Audio releases Blackice Beta Gamma Bass Amplifier:
https://www.nembriniaudio.com/products/blackice-beta-gamma-bass-amplifier
Rast Sound releases Naturaliser effect plugin:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/naturaliser/
ThaLoops releases Pulse featuring samples by Mojam:
https://www.thaloops.com/pulse/
Sound Dust release Ghost In The Machine:
https://www.sound-dust.com/ghostinthemachine

STUDY

How to play your first chords on a piano or MIDI keyboard:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-play-your-first-chords-on-a-piano-or-midi-keyboard


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #224

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #224

In this digest – iD4, 5Elements, VG Jazz Alto Saxophone.

HARD

Audient released new interfaces –  iD4 (MKII), iD14 (MKII):
https://audient.com/products/audio-interfaces/id4/overview/

SOFT

EarthMoments releases “5Elements” for Kontakt:
https://earthmoments.com/pages/5elements
Schaack Audio Technologies releases AnalogQ equalizer for Windows:
https://schaack-audio.com/analogq.shtml
VGTrumpet releases “VG Jazz Alto Saxophone” for Kontakt:
https://vgtrumpet.com/product/vg-jazz-alto-saxophone/
United Plugins releases Voxessor – all-in-one tool for creating voice-overs:
https://unitedplugins.com/Voxessor/
Plughugger releases “Lumos” for Spectrasonics Omnisphere:
http://www.plughugger.com/omnisphere-lumos.html

STUDY

How to understand and play diatonic chords on a piano or MIDI keyboard:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-understand-and-play-diatonic-chords-on-a-piano-or-midi-keyboard

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #220

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #220

In this digest – V Collection 8, Mk2 monitors, Program 24.

HARD

HEDD unveil Mk2 monitors:
https://hedd.audio/mk2-studio-monitors?utm_source=sos-magazine&utm_campaign=mk2-speaker-launch&utm_medium=organic-media

SOFT

Audiomodern releases Riffer Creative MIDI Sequencer v3.0:
https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/riffer/
UVI release Program 24, inspired by an ’80s workstation:
https://www.uvi.net/program-24
United Plugins releases DIFIX Electric Guitar-Oriented Plugin:
https://unitedplugins.com/DIFIX/
Arturia releases V Collection 8:
https://www.arturia.com/products/analog-classics/v-collection/overview
Soundiron releases Hapi Drums – Steel Tongue Drums for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/hapi-drums
Audio Brewers releases The Upright for Kontakt – Recorded, Mixed, and Delivered in Ambisonics:
https://www.audiobrewers.com/shop/p/the-upright

STUDY

The beginner’s guide to – broken beat:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/the-beginners-guide-to-broken-beat

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #216

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #216

In this digest – F2 & F2-BT, Metal EBX, FireCharger.

HARD

Zoom F2 & F2-BT recorders unveiled:
https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/field-recorders/field-recorders/zoom-f2/

SOFT

Steinberg releases Cubase 11:
https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/
Modartt releases Pianoteq 7 with Acoustic Morphing:
https://www.modartt.com/pianoteq_pro
Toontrack releases “Metal EBX” for EZbass:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/metal-ebx/
United Plugins releases FireCharger:
https://unitedplugins.com/FireCharger/
Mastering The Mix releases ‘Reference 2’ Plugin:
https://www.masteringthemix.com/products/reference
Sub51 release Nuphoric Elements for Kontakt:
https://www.sub51.co.uk/product-page/nuphoric-elements
Oblivion Sound Lab releases Hex Drum:
https://oblivionsoundlab.com/product/hex-drum/

STUDY

11 tips for anyone who wants a career in a recording studio:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/11-tips-for-anyone-who-wants-a-career-in-a-recording-studio