Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #209

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #209

In this digest – GPA-100, Nu Compressor, Chaos.

HARD

Harley Benton released GPA-100 – a solid-state power amp:
https://harleybenton.com/product/gpa-100/

SOFT

Replika Sound releases RSSD03 Dark Bass for Kontakt:
http://www.replikasound.co.uk/rssd03_dark_bass.html
ProSoundz releases “Chaos Kontakt Library”:
https://prosoundz.com/chaos-kontakt-library
A.O.M. releases Nu Compressor:
https://aom-factory.jp/products/nu-compressor/
beatassist.eu releases Akkord – Chordal VST synth for Windows:
https://www.beatassist.eu/
STL Tones and Ignite Amps release STL Ignite – AmpHub Guitar Platform:
https://www.stltones.com/products/stl-amphub
Nils Schneider releases free Nils’ K1v Kawai K1 emulation for macOS and Linux:
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

STUDY

10 ways to write better melodies and harmonies in your DAW:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/10-ways-to-write-better-melodies-and-harmonies-in-your-daw

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #208

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #208

In this digest – Blackhole, Cello Ibrida, Classic Rock EBX.

HARD
Eventide releases Blackhole Reverb Pedal:
https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/stompboxes/reverb-pedal/blackhole-pedal

SOFT

IK releases MixBox – Virtual Channel Strip Plug-in With 70 Effects:
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/mixbox/?utm_source=forum&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mixbox
Toontrack releases “Classic Rock EBX” for EZbass:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/classic-rock-ebx/
Soundiron releases “Hopkin Instrumentarium – Miago Trod” for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/hopkin-instrumentarium-miago-trod
LetiMix releases GainMatch – Tool for Quick Level Matching:
https://letimix.com/products/gainmatch
Riot Audio releases Digital Analog Clouds – Hybrid Morphing Pads for Kontakt:
https://riotaudio.com/product/digital-analog-clouds/
PulseSetter-Sounds releases “Cello Ibrida” for Kontakt:
https://pulsesetter-sounds.com/product/cello-ibrida/
Rast Sound releases Slavic Vocals for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/slavic-vocals/

STUDY

10 questions you need to ask yourself before you set up a home studio:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/10-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-before-you-set-up-a-home-studio

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #207

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #207

In this digest – FRFR, Legacy of Rock, Bioscape.

HARD

Harley Benton released new modeller-friendly FRFR active guitar cab:
https://www.thomann.de/de/harley_benton_g212a_fr_active_cabinet.htm

SOFT

iZotope releases RX 8:
https://www.izotope.com/en/products/rx.html
Untited Plugins introduces Transmutator:
https://unitedplugins.com/Transmutator/
Sub51 releases Partial Structures for Kontakt:
https://www.sub51.co.uk/product-page/partial-structures-ni-kontakt
Luftrum releases Bioscape – Found Sound Cinematics for Kontakt:
https://www.luftrum.com/bioscape/
Dark Silence Sound Design releases “Dark Tongue Drum LE”:
https://www.darksilencesounddesign.com/dark-tongue-drum-le
Toontrack releases “Legacy of Rock” – SDX Expansion for Superior Drummer:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/legacy-of-rock-sdx/
Eventide releases “Generate” – Polysynth plugin:
https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/third-party-plug-ins/chaotic-synth/generate

STUDY

10 simple sound design tricks to try in your DAW:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/10-simple-sound-design-tricks-to-try-in-your-daw

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #206

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #206

In this digest – El Guapo, Guitar Strum, Optored.

HARD

Jackson Audio released El Guapo:
https://jackson.audio/products/elguapo

SOFT

Nembrini Audio releases BST100 V2 Super Overdrive Guitar Amplifier:
https://www.nembriniaudio.com/products/bst100-v2-super-overdrive-guitar-amplifier
Splash Sound releases Guitar Strum library for Kontakt:
https://www.splashsound.org/guitarstrum.html
Native Instruments announces Komplete 13 with Guitar Rig 6 Pro:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/guitar/guitar-rig-6-pro/?sscid=91k4_27iex
Tone Empire releases Optored – Optical Compressor Plugin:
https://tone-empire.com/shop/optored/
Full Bucket Music releases Fury-800 v2.0.1:
https://www.fullbucket.de/music/fury800.html
Sound Magic releases China Qin Trio:
https://neovst.com/product/china-qin-trio/

STUDY

How to make polyrhythms using two drum machines:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-make-polyrhythms-using-two-drum-machines

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #205

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #205

In this digest – Microtubes B7K Ultra, Hype, Kimba.

HARD

Darkglass Electronics released Microtubes B7K Ultra:
https://www.darkglass.com/

SOFT

Soundiron releases Voice of Wind – Kimba for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/voice-of-wind-kimba
Syntheway releases Spherator FM – Frequency Modulation Synthesizer:
https://syntheway.com/Spherator-FM.htm
ujam releases Beatmaker Hype:
https://www.ujam.com/hype/
Quiet Art releases Defaulter v2 with LKFS option:
https://quietart.co.nz/defaulter/
Hypersamples releases Stratos for Kontakt:
https://www.hypersamples.com/products/stratos

STUDY

How to keep your remix in key:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-keep-your-remix-in-key

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #203

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #203

In this digest – Apollo Solo, smart:reverb, Metropolis Ark and Berlin Orchestra.

HARD

Universal Audio releases Apollo Solo and Apollo Solo USB:
https://www.uaudio.com/audio-interfaces/apollo-solo.html

SOFT

Orchestral Tools releases Metropolis Ark and Berlin Orchestra Inspire SINE bundles:
https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/bundles/metropolis-ark-bundle
Auburn Sounds releases Renegate – Quick and Smooth full-band Gate for macOS, Windows and Linux:
https://www.auburnsounds.com/products/Renegate.html
Audiofier releases Riffendium Total Bundle and Veevum Singles for Kontakt:
http://www.audiofier.com/riffendium-total-bundle/
http://www.audiofier.com/veevum-trilogy/#Veevum_single
sonible releases smart:reverb – AI Powered Reverb Plug-in:
https://www.sonible.com/smartreverb/
stw-audio releases “Reflex-Pro-X” 4-Channel Multi FX Delay:
https://www.stw-audio.com/products-1/reflex-pro-x/
Replika Sound releases RSSD02 Dark Guitar v2 for Kontakt:
http://www.replikasound.co.uk/rssd02_dark_gtr.html
W. A. Production & KSHMR releases free “KSHMR Essentials Kick” Plugin:
https://www.waproduction.com/plugins/view/kshmr-essentials-kick

STUDY

6 ‘wrong’ musical ideas that turned out to be great:
https://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/6-wrong-musical-ideas-that-were-great

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #201

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #201

In this digest –  Pulse, Boost, MasterTool.

HARD

Dawner Prince Electronics released Pulse – an open cabinet revolving speaker emulator:
https://dawnerprince.com/products/pulse

SOFT

VGTrumpet releases “VG Trumpet Growl WaWa” for Kontakt:
https://vgtrumpet.com/product/vg-trumpet-growl-wawa/
UrsaDSP releases Boost (VST/AU/AAX) – No-clip maximizer with an upward focus:
https://deviousmachines.com/boost/
2getheraudio releases SPACE DUCK – Ducking delay and reverb processor with built-in filters and effects:
https://www.2getheraudio.com/effects/space-duck/
HoRNet releases MasterTool, mastering robot:
https://www.hornetplugins.com/plugins/hornet-mastertool/
ujam launches Virtual Bassist DANDY With Intro Deal:
https://www.ujam.com/dandy/?utm_source=kvr&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=20200728-news
Sound Magic releases Guqin – Plucked Seven-String Chinese Musical Instrument:
https://neovst.com/product/guqin/
Sound Dust releases Dulcitonium for Kontakt:
https://www.sound-dust.com/dulcitonium

STUDY

How to create a minimal kick/bass pattern in your DAW:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-minimal-kickbass-pattern-in-your-daw

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #200

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #200

In this digest – 1440 Stereo, The King 2, Sounds of Mesopotamia.

HARD

Electro-Harmonix announces the 1440 Stereo Looper pedal:
https://www.ehx.com/products/1440-stereo-looper

SOFT

W. A. Production releases “The King 2” Plugin:
https://www.waproduction.com/plugins/view/the-king
Bela D Media releases Paravox X – Ambient Vocal Design for Kontakt:
https://www.beladmedia.com/paravox-x/
Heptode releases Amplosion – Guitar Amp Simulator VST3 Plug-in for Windows:
https://www.heptode.com/amplosion.php
Rast Sound releases Sounds of Mesopotamia:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/sounds-of-mesopotamia/
Tritik releases Irid – Shimmer Reverb Plugin:
https://www.tritik.com/products/Irid/
IK releases T-RackS Space Delay:
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/trspacedelay/?utm_source=forum&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=trspacedelay
SampleScience releases VHS Dreamwaves:
https://www.samplescience.ca/2020/07/vhs-dreamwaves.html

STUDY

The easy way to program a simple synth bass sound:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/the-easy-way-to-program-a-simple-synth-bass-sound

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #199

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #199

In this digest – Flux Echo, ShapeShifter, The Famous E Electric Piano.

HARD

Horizon Devices released Flux Echo delay pedal:
https://horizondevices.com/products/flux-echo

SOFT

Signum Audio releases BUTE Limiter 2:
https://signumaudio.com/bute-limiter
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron Percussion II:
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Synchron_Series/Synchron_Percussion_II
Orange Tree Samples releases “The Famous E Electric Piano” for Kontakt:
https://www.orangetreesamples.com/products/the-famous-e-electric-piano
Aberrant DSP releases ShapeShifter for Mac & Win VST:
https://aberrantdsp.com/plugins/shapeshifter/
apulSoft releases apUnmask – Uncover Hidden Audio Plugin:
https://apulsoft.ch/apunmask/
IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube Joe Satriani:
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/satriani/?utm_source=forum&utm_medium=kvr&utm_campaign=kvr
Sound Magic releases Cadenza Strings – a full string section virtual instrument with modeling technology:
https://neovst.com/product/cadenza-strings/

STUDY

37 heavyweight bass production tips: recording, programming, arranging, mixing and more:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/37-essential-bass-production-tips-recording-programming-arranging-mixing-and-more

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #198

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #198

In this digest – V4 The Duchess, ElectroNylon, Luminabells.

HARD

Victory amps released V4 The Duchess – pedal guitar amp:
https://www.victoryamps.com/v4-the-duchess-amplifier

SOFT

Soundiron release the new Luminabells 2.0:
https://soundiron.com/products/luminabells
Sampleson releases ElectroNylon – Nylon Electric Piano:
https://sampleson.com/electronylon.html
Sound Magic releases Bamboo Dreams v2.0 – 7 Chinese Woodwind Instruments:
https://neovst.com/product/bamboo-dreams/
Replika Sound releases RSCI03 Muralis Rise & Ping with Audition Player for Kontakt:
http://www.replikasound.co.uk/audition_muralis.html
Vejo-soft releases Aeco A1 Dynamic Processor:
https://www.vejosoft.com/Software/aeco-a1
Sample Logic releases Symphonic AI – Animated Intelligence for Kontakt:
https://www.samplelogic.com/products/symphonic-ai/
PreSonus has upgraded Studio One to 5.0:
https://www.presonus.com/products/studio-one/

STUDY

How to use Logic Pro X’s new step sequencer to make a beat:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-logic-pro-xs-new-step-sequencer-to-make-a-beat