Nashville: A Songwriter's Paradise?
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Bitwig Studio 2.4 Announced
Bitwig has announced the next version of Bitwig Studio.
Bitwig Studio 2.4 features the Sampler reborn. Now equipped with granular and wavetable techniques, new sounds are at your fingertips and performance-ready. Throw in visual crossfading and a revamped multisample editor, and Sampler has gone from trusted sideman to solo act.
But Bitwig Studio 2.4 has a lot more going on. New in Bitwig Studio 2.4:
- Sampler overhaul.
- Extended MIDI channel support.
- New modulators: ParSeq-8, Note Counter.
- New devices: Note FX Layer, Channel Filter, Channel Map.
- Resizable tracks in Mix view.
- Resizable scenes in Arrange view.
- Colorable scenes.
- Controller take-over modes.
- On-screen controller visualization.
- Interaction-based hints.
- New quick start templates.
- Modulation workflow enhancements.
- And more...
A lot more detail is available at www.bitwig.com/bitwig-studio-2_4
Bitwig Studio 2.4 will be released this summer, and it is a free upgrade to everyone with an active Upgrade Plan. Beta testing of this brand new version is about to start. If you have an active Upgrade Plan, Bitwig will let you know when they're ready. Make sure you're subscribed to their newsletter.
Ueberschall releases Pedal Steel (Elastik soundbank)
Here's what they say:
There are few sounds that are as instantly recognizable as the Pedal Steel guitar. This library, which forms part of Ueberschall's Elastik Instrument Series, offers a versatile collection of beautiful musical phrases. The complexities of the instrument mean that it is very difficult to recreate as a virtual instrument. However, with this extensive collection of performance-based loops, it is easy to add realistic Pedal Steel performances to your own music productions.
Beautiful Performance Phrases Full Of Character
The library contains 2.8 GB of sample data and 568 loops and phrases. These are split into two groups with 284 unique loops presented both dry (without effects) and processed (mainly with reverb added). This gives the user either instant 'ready to use' versions or full control by adding their own processing choices.
The phrases are organized by tempo, with original recording tempos ranging from 70 to 120 BPM. They are also recorded in different keys. With Elastik's powerful tempo-matching and pitch manipulation tools, it is simple to mix and match phrases between the different categories to build your unique performance.
Great For Country But Equally Great For Other Music Genres
Pedal Steel is suitable for country music producers and makes an ideal complement to Ueberschall's Country Loops library and soundtrack composers will find the library suitable for creating convincing country style cues. Pedal Steel is not just about traditional country music though. The instrument regularly finds its way into blues (try it with our Blues Colors library), Bluegrass and American Folk.
Ueberschall's Elastik Loop Player allows easy matching of loops in tempo, scale, key and pitch to your own song projects. The intuitive browser manages not only the loops of Pedal Steel but all Elastik libraries for immediate access to all samples. Functions such as resample, formant and reverse as well as an effective sequence mode allow creative sound design on the fly.
- Credits: Pedal Steel Guitar played by Karsten Brudy.
- 2.8 GB, 568 Loops & Phrases.
- Instrument: Pedal Steel Guitar Guitar.
- Elastik Soundbank for Mac/Win - AU/VST/AAX/StandAlone.
- Elastik Player included - no sampler required.
Price: 49,- Euro....
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MAGIX releases new Music Maker - professional audio engine, true multicore support and numerous new loops and effects
MAGIX has announced the release of a new version of Music Maker. 23 years after the program was first released, Music Maker is now equipped with a brand new technology system. The high-performance 64-bit Hybrid Audio Engine from Samplitude has been ported into the program, enabling music lovers everywhere to produce audio in authentic studio quality – right from the start.
Better sound, improved performance
The additional performance boost to Music Maker comes in the form of new multicore support. All CPU cores in a computer can be optimally used, meaning that significantly more instruments and effects can be used simultaneously.
Additionally, a wide range of new plug-ins are also available. The new essentialFX Plug-in Suite offers users a high-quality selection of audio tools for a wide range of tasks. Reverb plug-in VariVerb II and mastering wizard Ozone 8 Elements by iZotope are essentials for any studio setup – and now included in the Premium Edition of Music Maker.
Even more loops and effects
18 brand new Soundpools are also included within the bundle. Users can choose from over 270 Soundpools – from EDM, rock and hip-hop to trap and pop – and combine them with over 60 instruments and effects in Music Maker.
"Since its release in March 2017, the free version of Music Maker has been used by over 2 million new beat producers. We're now bringing loop-based production to a whole new level of performance. And the results can be clearly heard. There's a huge improvement to overall sound and performance, all thanks to the new audio engine. Now, anyone can create their own songs in high quality and in no time at all, even if they don't have any previous experience." – Matthias Trautwein, Product Owner for Music Maker.
Highlights of the Music Maker family at a glance:
- Professional audio engine for true studio sound.
- Multicore support for improved performance.
- Over 330 Soundpools, effects & instruments.
- New plug-ins: Analog Modelling Suite, Vintage Effects Suite, VariVerb II and Ozone 8 Elements by iZotope.
- Free updates for as long as MAGIX continue to develop Music Maker.
The latest Music Maker Plus Edition and Music Maker Premium Edition contain all the basic program functions as well as large content packages allowing users to freely choose and combine their content. At the outset, Music Maker Premium Edition provides access to 3 Soundpools, 1 Soundpool Collection, 8 instruments, 9 feature packs and 3 preset packs worth up to € 699. Users can also purchase additional content via the in-app Music Maker Store.
Prices and availability:
- Music Maker – free download.
- Music Maker Plus Edition – $69.00.
- Music Maker Premium Edition – $139.00....