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 #223

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #223

In this digest –  Memphis vibrato, Spaced Out, Arcane Delay.

HARD

Crazy Tubes Circuits has released new stompbox , the Memphis vibrato:
https://crazytubecircuits.com/memphis

SOFT

Vejo – soft releases Arcane Delay VST 3 Plugin for Windows:
https://vejosoft.com/Software/arcane-delay
BABY Audio releases Spaced Out:
https://babyaud.io/spaced-out-plugin
KINDZAudio releases DDKick – flexible kick drum synthesizer with twist:
https://kindza.net/?p=377
Sampletrip releases RP-86 – Resynthesized Digital Piano for Kontakt:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/rp-86-by-sampletrip
Tek’it Audio releases “DubSiren 2” Siren Synthesizer Plug-in:
https://tekit-audio.com/products/instruments/dubsiren/
Cobber Media releases free Music Box DLX sample library for Kontakt:
http://www.cobbermedia.com/product/music-box-dlx/

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 #222

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #222

In this digest – Hell Horse, 2B Shaped, Vocal Limiter.

HARD

Haunted Labs and Dirty Haggard Audio released Hell Horse Fuzz/Delay:
https://www.hauntedlabs.com/listing/haunted-labs-hell-horse-fuzz-delay/37731570

SOFT

W. A. Production releases “Vocal Limiter”:
https://www.waproduction.com/plugins/view/vocal-limiter
Orchestra Tools releases Berlin Symphonic Strings:
https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/collections/berlin-symphonic-strings
Sonica Instruments release Sanshin Virtuoso Japanese Series for Kontakt:
https://www.sonica.jp/instruments/index.php/en/products/sanshin
Crumar releases Performer – software replica of the famous string machine from 1979:
https://www.crumar.it/
2B Played Music releases 2B Shaped:
https://2bplayed.com/product/2b-shaped/
Majetone releases ‘Truck Drums’ for Kontakt:
https://www.majetone.com/shop/p/2k4nnjdooinrs1r5zv6zmorl9ya9cz

STUDY

10 tell-tale signs of an amateur mix (and how to make yours sound pro):
https://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/10-tell-tale-signs-of-an-amateur-mix-make-yours-pro

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #221

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #221

In this digest – Animalizzer, Blues Blues, VPRE-31A.

HARD

Tone Electronix released Animalizzer – multi-drive and fuzz pedal:
https://txpedals.weebly.com/

SOFT

NUGEN Audio releases Paragon – Convolution Reverb Plug-in:
https://nugenaudio.com/paragon/?src=parala_ad_kvr_ftnws
Fanan team releases Majoris – synth based arranger organ:
https://www.fananteampro.com/majoris
Rast Sound releases ‘Blues Blues’ for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/blues-blues/
MeldaProduction releases MDrumReplacer:
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MDrumReplacer
Fuse Audio Labs releases VPRE-31A Vintage Germanium Preamp Emulation:
https://fuseaudiolabs.com/#/pages/product?id=300998431
Klevgränd releases Pipa – Expressive Vocal Synthesizer:
https://klevgrand.se/products/pipa

STUDY

Guitar skills – learn 7 jazzy extended chords and use them in our lesson:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/guitar-skills-learn-7-jazzy-extended-chords-and-use-them-in-our-lesson

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 #219

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #219

In this digest – Eddy, Ritual Vocals, Wildebeat.

HARD

Electro-Harmonix unveils Eddy – chorus / vibrato pedal:
https://www.ehx.com/products/eddy

SOFT

Rast Sound releases ‘Ritual Vocals’ for Kontakt:
https://rastsound.com/downloads/ceremonial-vocals/
Ample Sound releases Ample China Zheng:
https://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=35
Rigid Audio releases Angus Wavetable-Based Synth for Kontakt:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/angus-by-rigid-audio
Man Makes Noise releases “Wildebeat” Natural Raw and Designed Found Sound Drums and Percussion for Kontakt:
https://www.manmakesnoise.com/wildebeat
DDMF releases Comprezzore for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX:
https://ddmf.eu/comprezzore/
TBProAudio releases gEQ12 v4.0:
https://www.tb-software.com/TBProAudio/geq12V4.html
Tom Wolfe releases Premier Collection – Cinematic Synth Toolkit for Omnisphere, Pigments and Zebra:
https://www.tomwolfe.co.uk/product/premier-collection/?utm_source=KVR&utm_medium=KVR-News&utm_campaign=premier-launch

STUDY

10 essential EQ and dynamics processing tips:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/10-essential-eq-and-dynamics-processing-tips

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #218

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #218

In this digest – WURHM HM-2, Kickforge, Brain Intelligent Synth.

HARD

KMA Machines reveals limited edition WURHM HM-2 tribute distortion pedal:
https://kma-machines.com/

SOFT

2getheraudio releases OpZilla – FM Synthesizer VST, AU, AAX Plug-in for Mac & Win:
https://www.2getheraudio.com/instruments/opzilla/
Soundiron releases Musique Box 2.0 for Kontakt:
https://soundiron.com/products/the-musique-box
Boz Digital Labs releases El Clapo Handclap Generator for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX:
https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/el-clapo-launch-sale/
Drumforge releases Kickforge Virtual Instrument Plugin – VST, AU & AAX:
https://drumforge.com/products/kickforge
Karoryfer releases “Torgbe” Male Choir:
https://shop.karoryfer.com/torgbe
Thenatan releases “Brain Intelligent Synth” for Mac & PC:
https://www.thenatan.store/p/brain-intelligent-synth-vst/

STUDY

How to program a great ‘real’ or synth bassline in your DAW:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-program-a-great-real-or-synth-bassline-in-your-daw

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #217

Hard, Soft and Music Industry Digest #217

In this digest – Cirrus ICE, BassLine Buster Std 8, Gorilla Bass.

HARD

KMA Audio Machines launches Cirrus ICE reverb/delay:
https://kma-machines.com/machines.html

SOFT

Pfundstein Audio Plugins releases “BassLine Buster Std 8” Virtual Bass:
https://pfundstein-audio-plugins.de/?product=8-string-virtual-bass-plugin-vst3
inouï samples releases “Clarinet Multiphonics” for Kontakt:
https://www.inouisamples.com/clarinetmultiphonics
SampleScience announces Gorilla Bass plugin for Windows and Mac:
https://www.samplescience.ca/2020/11/gorilla-bass-plugin-made-to-create.html
Puremagnetik releases Shrike – Advanced Shimmer Modulator for Mac / Win VST / AU:
https://puremagnetik.com/collections/spark-packs/products/shrike-advanced-shimmer-modulator
2getheraudio releases Rich Drums – “Swiss-Army Knife” plugin for drum mixes:
https://www.2getheraudio.com/effects/rich-drums/
Eplex7 DSP releases Vintage vacuum tube VD76 plugin effect:
https://eplex7.com/vintage-vacuum-tube-vd76-plugin-effect-vst/

SOUND

How to make electronic drum sounds using alternative synthesis methods:
https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/how-to-make-electronic-drum-sounds-using-alternative-synthesis-methods

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