Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #251

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #251

In this digest – Echolution 3, TAIP, African Rhythms.

HARD

Pigtronix released Echolution 3 Multi-tap Stereo Delay Pedal:
https://www.pigtronix.com/pedals/echolution-3/

SOFT

BABY Audio releases TAIP – AI-Powered Tape Plugin:
https://babyaud.io/taip-plugin
Rast Sound released ‘African Rhythms’ for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/african-rhythms/
ANWIDA Soft releases PEQ1V Parametric EQ:
https://www.anwida.com/as_plugins/peq1v/
Acon Digital releases DeVerberate 3 — Reverb Reduction:
https://acondigital.com/products/deverberate/
Thenatan releases “Tape Piano 2” Lofi Multi-Layer Piano Plug-in:
https://www.thenatan.store/p/tape-piano/
Solcito Musica releases SuperTron VSTi v6.0:
https://solcitomusica.blogspot.com/p/virtuales.html

STUDY

Songwriting basics – how to use the 2-5-1 chord progression in your DAW:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-the-2-5-1-chord-progression

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #249

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #249

In this digest – Illumine, Brute, Amplifikation Lancaster.

HARD

Nektar releases Impact GX Mini: Portable USB MIDI keyboard controller:
https://nektartech.com/impact-gx-mini/
Neunaber Audio launches Illumine reverb:
https://neunaber.net/collections/pedals/products/illumine

SOFT

Sonica Instruments release NKS-compatible version of Virtuoso Japanese Series:
https://sonica.jp/instruments/en/product/koto13/
UJAM releases Virtual Drummer Brute:
https://www.ujam.com/drummer/brute/
Kuassa releases “Amplifikation Lancaster”:
https://www.kuassa.com/products/amplifikation-lancaster/
Mastering The Mix releases Expose 2:
https://www.masteringthemix.com/products/expose-2
LVC-Audio releases Limited-MAX 3:
https://lvcaudio.com/plugins/limited-max
Fanan team releases ScandiClavia 2:
https://www.fananteampro.com/scandiclavia2
Majetone releases AC08 – Acoustic 808 for Kontakt:
https://www.majetone.com/ac08-1

STUDY

How to create a ‘one-key chord’ patch on a virtual Minimoog:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/create-one-key-chord-patch-minimoog

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #245

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #245

In this digest – Forest Kingdom 3, Duet 3, Vocal Morphs PRO.

HARD

Apogee released new audio interface – Duet 3:
https://apogeedigital.com/products/duet

SOFT

Best Service releases “Forest Kingdom 3”:
https://www.bestservice.com/forest_kingdom_3.html
inouï samples releases “Sweet Acoustic Textures – Basset Horn” for Kontakt:
https://www.inouisamples.com/sat-basset-horn
FKFX releases Obvious Filter – Morphing shape filter plugin:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/obvious-filter-by-fkfx
Imaginando releases VS – Visual Synthesizer for Windows, Mac and iOS:
https://www.imaginando.pt/products/vs-visual-synthesizer
Rast Sound releases Vocal Morphs PRO for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/vocal-morphs-pro/
Nembrini Audio releases MRH159 Brown Sound Guitar Amplifier:
https://www.nembriniaudio.com/products/mrh159-brown-sound-guitar-amplifier
Voxengo releases Peakbuster – Attack-Phase Boosting and Harmonic Enhancement Plugin:
https://www.voxengo.com/product/peakbuster/

STUDY

Songwriting basics – how to use diminished 7ths to spice up your chord progressions:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/songwriting-basics-how-to-use-diminished-7ths-to-spice-up-your-chord-progressions

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #243

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #243

In this digest – Bitwig Studio 4, UC1, Jazz.

HARD

SSL released UC1 control surface:
https://www.solidstatelogic.com/products/uc1

SOFT

Accusonus releases Voice Changer – Virtual Sound Designer for Sculpting Voice Tracks:
https://accusonus.com/products/sound-design/voice-changer
RJ Studios release MB3X Mastering Compressor v2.0.0:
https://www.raisingjakestudios.com/plugins.html
Sick Noise Instruments releases Xenobyte Analog Hybrid Synthesizer for Mac:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/xenobyte-by-sick-noise-instruments
Bitwig announces Bitwig Studio 4:
https://www.bitwig.com/whats-new/
Dream Audio Tools releases Points 2 – The Tension Machine:
https://www.dreamaudiotools.net/points-2-cinematic-grooves-kontakt/
Overloud releases SuperCabinet – IR Processing Tool:
https://www.overloud.com/products/supercabinet
Toontrack releases “Jazz” and “Singer-Songwriter” EZbass MIDI packs:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/jazz-ezbass-midi/
https://www.toontrack.com/product/singer-songwriter-ezbass-midi/

STUDY

6 beat programming tricks to make your arrangements sizzle:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/6-beat-programming-tips


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #242

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #242

In this digest – MPC One Retro, Austrian Grand, VG Jazz Trombone.

HARD

Akai unveil MPC One Retro:
https://www.akaipro.com/mpconeretro

SOFT

UVI releases “Austrian Grand” – Concert grand piano:
https://www.uvi.net/austrian-grand
ANWIDA Soft releases MODULA Suite – VST3/AU modulation effects:
https://www.anwida.com/as_plugins/modula-suite/
VGTrumpet releases “VG Jazz Trombone” for Kontakt:
https://vgtrumpet.com/product/vg-jazz-trombone/
Devious Machines releases Infiltrator – Sequenced Effects Plug-in:
https://deviousmachines.com/infiltrator/
Cut Through Recordings releases EpicPRESS v2.0:
https://www.cutthroughrecordings.com/product/EpicPRESS/
Initial Audio release Initial Slice for Windows and Mac OS:
https://initialaudio.com/product/slice-loop-slicer-plugin/
SampleScience releases 909 Lab plugin for Windows and MacOS:
https://www.samplescience.info/2021/05/909-lab.html

STUDY

10 ways to optimise your laptop for music-making:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/optimise-your-laptop-for-music-making

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #240

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #240

In this digest – Kemper Kabinet, Fretless EBX, Symphony Orchestra Professional.

HARD

Kemper released Kemper Kabinet:
https://www.kemper-amps.com/kabinet-kone

SOFT

Spitfire Audio releases Symphony Orchestra Professional:
https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-symphony-orchestra-professional/
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Big Bang Orchestra: Ymir – Children’s Choir
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/BBO_Map/BBO_Ymir
UnitedPlugins releases Expanse 3D Space Enhancer Plug-in:
https://unitedplugins.com/Expanse3D/
Musical Sampling releases “Fauxgorian” for Kontakt:
https://musicalsampling.com/fauxgorian/
sonible releases smart:EQ 3 Intelligent Equalizer Plug-in:
https://www.sonible.com/smarteq3/
Toontrack releases Fretless EBX for EZbass:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/fretless-ebx/
FrozenPlain releases Squeaky Gate – Organic Sound-Design VST/AU:
https://frozenplain.com/product/squeaky-gate/

STUDY

How to recreate the Phil Collins ’80s gated reverb drum sound:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/recreate-the-phil-collins-80s-gated-reverb-drum-sound

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