MicSwap – the first studio, mic modeler + recorder for iOS

Future Moments LLC announced the launch of MicSwap and MicSwap Pro, distinctive iOS recording apps that allow users to record and filter any new or pre-existing audio right from their mobile device. Now available for download, MicSwap allows you to choose from various microphone filters, from classic ribbons to modern condensers, and instantly record with the tap of a finger.

Audio engineers, musicians, recording hobbyists…whoever you are, MicSwap, with it’s stunning look and realistic UI simulates a real studio environment and serves as an inexpensive, intuitive learning tool for both students and instructors.

MicSwap is a free app on the iTunes store with in-app purchases available.  MicSwap Pro is $19.99 and enables external microphone use for higher quality recording.  Both require iOS 7.0 or higher, iPhone 4 – 6+, iPod Touch, and iPad 2, iPad air, iPad mini.  For an optimal audio experience, we strongly recommend using headphones.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES & INFO
-Share and sync with iCloud, Dropbox, Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, SMS, Email, and Airdrop.
-Edit or trim recordings
-Enable / disable live monitoring
-Audiobus and IAA compatible
-AudioCopy enabled
-Color label recordings
-Sort recordings by date, title, duration, mic used, and color
-Read descriptions of each mic and studio
-Reorder mics. Put your favorites first.
-MicSwap (83.31MB) // MicSwap Pro (83.32 MB)

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Win a virtual band courtesy of Vir2 Instruments

Vir2WIN_CTime+Space has joined forces with Vir2 Instruments to give you the chance to win a virtual band. This huge prize is over 90GB and includes 6 virtual instruments to give you everything you need to add the authentic flavour of real instruments to your music.
 
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Entering is easy, all you have to do is complete the short entry form and answer this multiple choice question
 
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Native Instruments introduces NEON DRIVE Expansion for MASCHINE

NI_Neon_Drive_Maschine_ExpansionBerlin, February 25, 2015 – Native Instruments today introduced NEON DRIVE – a new MASCHINE Expansion providing a collection of tailored 80s-inspired sounds for producers working in contemporary pop, electronic, and R&B styles. A genre debut for Native Instruments, NEON DRIVE is available now at the NI Online Shop and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software on MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO. A compact version for iMASCHINE is also available via the in-app store.

NEON DRIVE features a library of sounds drawing heavily on production techniques, instrumentation, and melodic construction native to 80s synth pop. This MASCHINE Expansion includes lush chord and pad sounds, emotive melodies and retro-inspired drums. Exclusive new presets for NI’s wildly popular MASSIVE synth, the organic REAKTOR PRISM, and the MASCHINE 2 Drum Synths are also included for deep sound design. With a broad range of sounds for all synth-pop-inspired music, NEON DRIVE allows producers to focus on creating the strong, catchy melodies with the sound of NI’s acclaimed synthesis expertise.

A compact version of NEON DRIVE is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on the go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

NEON DRIVE is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 5,680 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.

The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store
for $0.99 / 0,89 € / £0.69 / ¥ 100 / AU$ 0.99.

Additional information on NEON DRIVE is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/neondrive

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Arturia announces availability of KeyLab 88 pro-grade 88-note MIDI keyboard controller

“It is with pleasure that I’m using Arturia’s new KeyLab 88 keyboard which allows precise access to all V Collection parameters and also my other plug-ins with its controllers. Integrating it into a virtual environment is easy while its design finish is elegant.
The extension shelf is very well thought through, allowing you to easily position your laptop or music manuscripts for taking quick notes. Best of all, Arturia has helpfully included the Analog Lab software suite with this keyboard.”
– Alexandre Desplat (Academy Award-winning film composer, 2015)

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of KeyLab 88 — its top-of-the-range, professional-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller that comes complete with Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Lab software synthesizer solution and more besides — as of February 24…

5H8A0300 copySince first turning heads and tempting ivory-tinkling types when making its debut at Musikmesse 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, KeyLab 88 is what musicians the world over have been waiting for — from virtuosic performance to tightly integrated software
control, its appeal is far reaching. Just like its namesake 88-note keyboard.

Thanks to the top-quality, hammer-action Fatar keybed with aftertouch, professional keyboard players will feel right at home here. Clearly, KeyLab 88 is the ideal companion for demanding piano playing — all the more so since the first 3,000 units shipped come
complete with two superb-sounding virtual instruments. In the first instance, Grand Piano Model D from fellow French developer UVI delivers the sought-after sound of the superlative Steinway Model D concert grand piano with all the warmth, expressiveness,
and detail of the real thing, thanks to deep multi-sampling, precision mastering, and advanced scripting. Secondly, Pianoteq 5 Stage is a physical modelling-based virtual instrument that provides acoustic and electric piano recreations as well as chromatic
instruments. Indeed, KeyLab 88 represents a serious solution for today’s technology-savvy pianists — performance and practicality living in perfect harmony, you could say.

But better still, KeyLab 88 comes complete with Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Lab, an abundantly powerful software synthesizer solution with 6,000-plus presets by internationally-renowned sound designers derived from Arturia’s award-winning range of
Analog Classics. These include the TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered Mini V (Minimoog™ monosynth emulation), Wurlitzer V (virtually bringing back to life the well-known ‘Wurly’ electric piano), and much more… making for the perfect pairing:
professional hybrid synthesizer. Similar to its smaller KeyLab siblings, KeyLab 88 offers the immediacy of a hardware synthesizer combined with the flexibility of a software-based solution. It is preassigned to work with Analog Lab from the get-go, giving users
instant in-depth control over key sound parameters, such as filter cutoff, resonance, and adjusting envelopes, et cetera, courtesy of its supportive selection of knobs and sliders, 16 backlit pressure-sensitive pads, plus an informative LED screen.

Arturia has pushed the design envelope with well-thought-through added touches such as an attachable shelf extension to create a work surface suited to comfortably accommodating a laptop or even a lead synth such as Arturia’s compact and bijou
MicroBrute monosynth. Moreover, this extension even has a rubber base to prevent slippage during energetic performances! Meanwhile, music readers will appreciate an attachable sizeable music stand that is capable of holding the largest of songbooks
but equally works well as a tablet holder, both in portrait mode for the environmentally-friendly sheet music app user or landscape mode for fans of iOS synths, such as Arturia’s own iMini, iSEM, and iProphet iPad apps, for example.

Either way, KeyLab 88 ensures its users have everything they need, whatever their musical needs. Far more than just another MIDI keyboard controller, the road-ready aluminium and wood-constructed KeyLab 88 has been designed to take its rightful place at
the centre of any studio or stage setup as the premier control centre for the modern musician.

KeyLab 88 is available to purchase for €699.00 EUR/$699.00 USD from any authorised Arturia dealer or directly online from here:

http://www.arturia.com/store/hybrid-synths/keylab88
For more detailed information, please visit the KeyLab 88 product webpage here:
http://www.arturia.com/products/hybrid-synths/keylab88
Watch the inspirational KeyLab 88 promotional video here: http://youtu.be/OYGesWSJdXU

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Native Instruments introduces EMOTIVE STRINGS

NI_Emotive_StringsBerlin, February 19, 2015 – Native Instruments today released EMOTIVE STRINGS – a new KONTAKT Instrument featuring live-recorded legato string phrases targeted at score composers of all skill levels, as well as producers writing for popular styles. The instrument’s easy-to-use interface was designed for maximum flexibility and immediate results not achievable with conventional string libraries. EMOTIVE STRINGS runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER and is available now at the NI Online Shop for $299 / 299 € / £249 / ¥ 34800 / AU$ 399.

EMOTIVE STRINGS comprises 28 GB of orchestral legato string lines and arpeggios. Each phrase was carefully created based on a detailed analysis of the most successful major motion picture scores. The essence of what makes these scores so popular was distilled to form a selection of compelling string phrases with universal appeal. To ensure the highest realism possible, all phrases in EMOTIVE STRINGS were recorded live by the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra. Composers can creatively arrange these phrases into fully-realized string scores of their own.

EMOTIVE STRINGS features a user interface designed for fast scoring in any key. The time-tested interface allows composers to trigger the fully-playable phrases with the left hand, while choosing the musical key with the right hand. Velocity determines major or minor tonality, allowing producers to modulate quickly with only the pressure of their fingers. Furthermore, crescendos and decrescendos can be controlled in real time from the mod wheel for flowing, fluid dynamics.

EMOTIVE STRINGS is the third KONTAKT Instrument created in cooperation with the acclaimed team at Dynamedion to be the perfect complement to the dramatic orchestral string instrument ACTION STRINGS. Together with ACTION STRIKES, they form a library of playable orchestral phrases suitable for dynamic scores in any style.

EMOTIVE STRINGS is available now via the NI Online Shop for $299 / 299 € / £249 / ¥ 34800 / AU$ 399 and runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

A video with the creator of EMOTIVE STRINGS is available at:
http://youtu.be/ZNcDoKY1xjM

Additional information on EMOTIVE STRINGS is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/emotivestrings

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Save up to 60% on iZotope BreakTweaker and Stutter Edit

BTSTsave_C[1]Until March 13th you can save up to 60% on groundbreaking audio software from iZotope 

Designed by producer BT and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is a powerful instrument that makes creating cutting edge beats both easy and fun, giving a new lease of life to your tracks. Composers will love it for creating intense musical effects to underscore soundtracks and trailers whilst dance music producers will finally discover those thrilling beats to create their signature sound.

  • Reinvent any beat by controlling pitch, rhythm, and texture at the finest resolution
  • Create complex polyrhythmic beats with unique isorhythm and playback speed settings
  • Explore presets, drum samples, and wavetables designed by top musicians and DJs
  • Blend drum samples with robust synthesis features to generate compelling hybrid sounds.
  • Easily trigger and sequence complex patterns and samples using any MIDI controller

BreakTweaker £102.95

BreakTweaker Expanded £132

With Stutter edit you can tear up your tracks in real time, building thrilling fills, complex effects, shimmering sweeps, and staggering stutters that will leave your listeners screaming for more. Stutter Editwill have your audiences thinking you spent hours slaving over slices, but all it took was a press of a key.

  • Play effects like an instrument
  • Remix in real-time, on stage or in the studio
  • Cutting edge audio slicing and manipulation
  • Elegant and intuitive MIDI control

Stutter Edit £73.95

Find out more at: http://www.timespace.com/izotope

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IK Multimedia updates iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano apps for iOS

IK_iGrand_iElectricFebruary 17, 2015 - IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation technology, is pleased to announce updated versions of its acclaimed piano apps iGrand Piano™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and iLectric Piano™ for iPad. The apps, which provide players with some of the best acoustic and electric piano sounds available on mobile devices, now sport a variety of powerful new features: full compatibility with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio in iOS 8, new instrument expansion libraries, an improved user preset management system and more. In addition, iGrand Piano now includes the same semi-parametric equalizer included in iLectric Piano.

Both apps are perfect for use with IK Multimedia’s iRig® KEYS line of portable MIDI keyboard controllers, like iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS. When paired they create the ultimate mobile solution for the discerning keyboard player on the go.

Optimized for iOS 8
Compatibility is at the heart of the latest versions of iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano. Musicians can now use both with their favorite third-party audio apps, thanks to newly updated compatibility with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio in iOS 8. This new support allows for both practical and wildly creative combinations when combined with DAW-style recording apps like GarageBand for iOS or multi-effects modeling apps like IK’s own AmpliTube.

Versatile variations
Both iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano feature easy to use and adjustable controls that allow for limitless tonal sculpting. iGrand Piano has been updated to now include the same semi-parametric equalizer as iLectric Piano, meaning musicians can now tweak both with the power of 4 EQ knobs in addition to other app-specific parameters – like piano lid aperture in iGrand Piano or modulation effects in iLectric Piano.

Users can also now save specific edit panel settings in 4 writeable locations provided for each instrument using the newly introduced “Variation” system. This system gives musicians 4 conveniently accessible buttons (found in the Edit Strip of either app) that can be used to store knob positions and tweaks for later use when recording in the studio, on stage performing or just practicing at home.

Introducing new sounds
The latest update to both apps also introduces new sound packs available for in-app purchase. These packs expand the sonic range of iGrand Piano’s collection of gorgeous acoustic pianos and iLectric Piano’s stunning collection of vintage and modern keyboards by making 22 entirely new instruments available for each app – in total, that makes for 40 possible instruments in iGrand Piano and 64 possible instruments in iLectric Piano. The additions, titled “Piano Expansion 2″ for iGrand Piano and “Electric Piano Expansion 2″ for iLectric Piano, unlock an entirely new tonal dimension for mobile keyboard players to explore.

Pricing and availability
The latest versions of iGrand Piano for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad and iLectric Piano for iPad are available now as a complimentary update for existing users or individually as paid apps for just $19.99/€18.99 for new users. The “Piano Expansion 2″ for iGrand Piano and “Electric Piano Expansion 2″ for iLectric Piano sound packs are available individually for $9.99/€9.99. A free version of iGrand Piano is also available.

 

iLectric Piano for iPad on the App Store:
www.appstore.com/ilectricpianoforipad
Download on the App Store
iGrand Piano for iPhone/iPod touch on the App Store:
www.appstore.com/igrandpiano
Download on the App Store
iGrand Piano for iPad on the App Store:
www.appstore.com/igrandpianoforipad
Download on the App Store

For more information, please visit:
www.ikmultimedia.com/igrandipad
www.ikmultimedia.com/igrandiphone
www.ikmultimedia.com/ilectricipad

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