Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #204

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #204

In this digest – Naga Viper, Fretless, Hybrid Harp.

HARD

Catalinbread released Naga Viper Treble Booster:
https://catalinbread.com/index.php?category=all

SOFT

Toontrack releases EZkeys Hybrid Harp:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/ezkeys-hybrid-harp/
Krotos releases “Simple Concept”:
https://www.krotosaudio.com/simple-concept/
Rast Sound releases Fretless for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/fretless/
Sound Magic releases Yangqin – Chinese Hammered Dulcimer:
https://neovst.com/product/yangqin/
Exonic UK releases MegaHertz – High Resolution Semi-Modular Synthesizer for Mac & Win:
https://www.exonicuk.com/product-page/megahertz-1
W. A. Production releases “Mutant Bundle”:
https://www.waproduction.com/bundles/view/mutant-bundle
Puremagnetik releases Parsec | 3D Perception Creature:
https://puremagnetik.com/products/3d-perception-creature-with-binaural-panning

STUDY

How to program MIDI drums that sound like they were played by a real drummer:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-program-drums-that-sound-like-they-were-played-by-a-real-drummer

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #185

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #185

In this digest – Kemper’s Kabinet, PSP InfiniStrip, Sultan Qanun.

HARD

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

SOFT

PSPaudioware releases PSP InfiniStrip:
http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/dynamic_processors/psp_infinistrip/
Earthmoments has released the Sultan Qanun Library:
https://earthmoments.com/collections/shop/products/sultan-qanun
Sample Logic releases Guitar Fury:
https://www.samplelogic.com/products/guitar-fury/
Beatskillz releases RetroVOLT for Mac & Win:
https://www.beatskillz.com/retrovolt/
Bela D Media releases V Choir by design for Kontakt:
https://www.beladmedia.com/v-choir-by-design/
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Big Bang Orchestra – Fornax:
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/BBO_Map/BBO_Fornax
Initial Audio releases 808 Studio 2:
https://initialaudio.com/product/808-studio/

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 #184

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #184

In this digest – Pilot Wave, Cacophony, Aquamarine.

HARD

Step Audio released Pilot Wave – MIDI controller:
https://stepaudio.net/products/pilot_wave/Pilot_Wave_-_MIDI_Effect_Sequencer_-_by_StepAudio_net.html

SOFT

Muze has released Aquamarine Complete and Aquamarine Free 1.1:
https://www.muze.shop/en/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=58
UJAM releases Virtual Bassist 2 with Major New Features:
https://www.ujam.com/bassist/
Soundiron releases “Cacophony” for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/cacophony
Audio Assault releases Si6ma – Free High Gain Amp Sim:
http://www.audio-assault.com/sigma.php
Psychic Modulation releases Undertow – Beat Bending Dub FX:
https://www.psychicmodulation.com/undertow.html
Audio Assault releases Si6ma – Free High Gain Amp Sim:
https://www.audio-assault.com/sigma.php
HoRNet Plugins releases Total EQ – a versatile visual equalizer for Mac & Win:
https://www.hornetplugins.com/plugins/hornet-total-eq/

STUDY

How to ‘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 #183


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #183

In this digest – Noise Reaper, Tone Morsels, Ólafur Arnalds Stratus.

HARD

Stone Deaf released Noise Reaper pedal:
https://www.stonedeaffx.com/

SOFT

Soundiron releases Tone Morsels – Eclectic Collection of Tuned Instruments for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/tone-morsels
Toontrack releases “Beats of Berlin” MIDI pack for EZDrummer and Superior:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/beats-of-berlin-midi/
beatassist.eu releases Maximo – Synth for Windows:
https://www.beatassist.eu/maximo.htm
Sound Magic releases Supreme Piano 4:
https://neovst.com/product/supreme-piano-4/
United Plugins releases Autoformer Dynamic Plugin:
https://unitedplugins.com/Autoformer/
Spitfire Audio releases Ólafur Arnalds Stratus for Kontakt:
https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/olafur-arnalds-stratus/
Mercuriall Audio releases Euphoria – Tube Guitar Amp Plugin:
https://mercuriall.com/cms/details_xtc

STUDY

8 ways to improve your home studio monitoring setup:
https://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/8-ways-to-improve-your-home-studio-monitoring-setup

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #182

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #182

In this digest – Oceans 12, Vaporizer2, Metaltines.

HARD

Electro-Harmonix released Oceans 12 – Dual Stereo Reverb:
https://www.ehx.com/products/oceans-12
Godin Guitars launches new model – the three-pickup Radium:
https://godinguitars.com/product/radium-winchester-brown-rn

SOFT

Kazrog releases True Dynamics – Tube Compressor Plugin:
https://kazrog.com/products/true-dynamics
Soundiron releases “Hopkin Instrumentarium: Metaltines” for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/hopkin-instrumentarium-metaltines
Audio Media Research releases new ReValver Amp Clones and ACT instrument models:
https://www.audiomediaresearch.com/new-product
In Session Audio releases “Drumatic Creator” for Kontakt:
https://insessionaudio.com/products/drumatic-creator/
VAST Dynamics publishes final release version of Vaporizer2:
https://www.vast-dynamics.com/?q=Vaporizer2
Versilian Studios releases Joachim’s Piano for Kontakt:
https://vis.versilstudios.com/joachims-piano.html

STUDY

9 ways to be a productive electronic music producer in self-isolation:
https://www.musicradar.com/news/9-ways-to-be-a-productive-electronic-music-producer-in-self-isolation

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #181


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #181

In this digest – Cadenza Violin, 3699 fuzz, Frozen Bells.

HARD

Danelectro released Foxxy again with its new 3699 fuzz pedal:
http://danelectro.com/
Korg released Wavestate – Wave Sequencing Synthesizer:
https://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/wavestate/

SOFT

Jade Carvo releases ‘Frozen Bells’ for Kontakt:
https://www.jadecarvo.com/shop/frozen-bells
Sound Magic releases Cadenza Violin – Hybrid Modelling Solo Violin:
https://neovst.com/product/cadenza-violin
Sampelson releases Suit73 – 35MB Rhodes Emulation:
https://sampleson.com/suit73-electric-piano.html
Blue Cat Audio releases “AcouFiend” Feedback Simulation:
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_AcouFiend/
Initial Audio releases AR1 Algorithmic Reverb for Win & Mac:
https://initialaudio.com/product/ar1-reverb-effect-plugin/
In Session Audio releases “Complete Suite” addition for Taiko Creator:
https://insessionaudio.com/products/taiko-creator/

STUDY

Easy music theory – play keyboard solos using the pentatonic scale:
https://www.musicradar.com/news/keyboard-solos-using-the-pentatonic-scale

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #180


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #180

In this digest – Megabyte, The Rooms of Hansa, Alpha Organ.

HARD

Caroline Guitar Company released Megabyte – Lo-Fi delay pedal:
https://carolineguitar.com/product/megabyte/

SOFT

inouï samples releases “Your Colors” for Kontakt:
https://www.inouisamples.com/yourcolors
RJ Studios releases “SideMinder ZL” Dynamic Stereo Width Maximizer Zero Latency Edition:
https://www.raisingjakestudios.com/plugins.html
Nembrini Audio releases BST100 Super Overdrive Guitar Amplifier in iOS AUv3 format:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bst100/id1500565874
Tekky Synths releases Tb-X (2020) TB-303 Emulation for Windows VST:
http://tektoog.zapto.org/
Toontrack releases “The Rooms of Hansa” SDX for Superior Drummer 3:
https://www.toontrack.com/product/the-rooms-of-hansa-sdx/
Soundiron release Alpha Organ for Kontakt Player:
https://soundiron.com/products/alpha-organ
Audiofier releases Riffendium 4 (Trailer Guitar) and Riffendium 5 (Action Guitars) for Kontakt:
http://www.audiofier.com/riffendium-4/
http://www.audiofier.com/riffendium-5/

STUDY

5 music production myths busted:
https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/5-music-production-myths-busted

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #178

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #178

In this digest – Fuzz 32, Ukulele, Mysteria.

HARD

Apogee releases USB-C audio interface – Symphony Desktop:
https://apogeedigital.com/products/symphony-desktop
Mad Professor released Fuzz 32:
https://www.mpamp.com/eu/fuzz32-red

SOFT

Plugin Alliance released Friedman BE – 100 The Modern Plexi Amp:
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/friedman_be100.html
IK Multimedia released T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb:
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/trsunsetsound/?utm_source=forum&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=trsunsetsound
Ample Sound releases Hellrazer 9-String Guitar:
https://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=33
Splash Sound releases Ukulele library for Kontakt:
https://www.splashsound.org/ukulele.html
Native Instruments and Galaxy Instruments release Mysteria – Cinematic Vocal Instrument for Kontakt Player:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/vocal/mysteria/?sscid=21k4_es0c0
Sample Logic releases Motion Keys for Kontakt:
https://www.samplelogic.com/products/motion-keys

STUDY

How to produce a funky French house track:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-produce-a-funky-french-house-track



Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #177


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #177

In this digest – Line6 HX Stomp, Oddball, Trap Drive.

HARD

Line6 released Line6 HX Stomp:
https://line6.com/hx-stomp/

SOFT

Soundiron releases Oddball – A variety platter of synth sounds for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/oddball
Diginoiz releases Trap Drive – A Distortion VST for Trap:
https://diginoiz.com/series/trapdrive/
Fuse Audio Labs releases VPRE-2C Vintage Tube Booster:
https://fuseaudiolabs.com/#/pages/product?id=300975099
2getheraudio releases SN4RE Drum VI for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX:
https://www.2getheraudio.com/instruments/sn4re-drum/
GSi releases new reverb effect – TimeVerb-X:
https://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=46
TONSTURM releases FRQ Shift Spectral Shifting Plugin:
https://tonsturm.com/software/frqshift/

STUDY

13 ways to improve your home studio’s acoustics and make it sound better:
https://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/13-ways-to-improve-your-studios-acoustics-612173

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #175


Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #175

In this digest – Bass Butler, Finisher NEO, Baritone Guitar Washes.

HARD

Orange Amplification released Bass Butler:
https://orangeamps.com/bass-butler-preamp/

SOFT

UJAM releases Finisher NEO:
https://www.ujam.com/product/finisher-neo/
Riot Audio releases Baritone Guitar Washes:
https://riotaudio.com/product/baritone-guitar-washes/
VoosteQ releases Material Comp VST, AU & AAX effect plugin:
https://www.voosteq.com/material-comp/
Sound Dust releases Loop Pool – Boom & Bust for Kontakt:
http://dulcitone1884.virb.com/boom
HoRNet releases ELM128 MK2 – EBU R128 Loudness Meter for Mac & Win VST:
https://www.hornetplugins.com/plugins/hornet-elm128-mk2/
Audio Damage releases RoughRider3:
https://www.audiodamage.com/pages/free-downloads
MAAT releases MtG – Automatic Dialog Editing Assistant Plug–in:
https://www.maat.digital/mtg/?__c=1

STUDY

How to make a ‘90s hardcore rave track like Calvin Harris’s Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait):
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-a-make-a-90s-hardcore-rave-track-like-calvin-harriss-hypnagogic-i-cant-wait