SampleTank 2 for iOS released from IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 2 for iOS – the full-featured, expandable, mobile sound and groove workstation

With a new massive collection of high-quality sounds, new sound engine, expanded 8 parts and redesigned interface, SampleTank 2 for iPhone/iPad now rivals desktop virtual instruments
August 23, 2016 IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, is pleased to announce the release of SampleTank 2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update to the flagship virtual instrument for mobile musicians. With SampleTank 2, iOS users now have the power of desktop virtual instruments – without compromise – with a massive number of over 1,900 high-quality instruments and the most advanced sound and groove workstation for the mobile platform.
A world of sounds on your mobile device
SampleTank 2 for iOS is a sample-based virtual instrument that allows users to have at their fingertips thousands of sounds from multiple categories of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments – all on their iPad or iPhone. To start, players can load up to 8 simultaneous parts from a selection of 140 included instruments in 16 categories, including: piano, drums, bass, guitar, strings, keyboards, synths, organs and more. These instruments can be played in a live setting or when composing with the device interface or an external keyboard or pads controller. The new SampleTank 2 sound engine is exactly the same as its Mac/PC software counterpart, offering astonishing realism and audio quality, thanks to the increased CPU power and memory of the latest generations of iPhones and iPads.

Over 700 new pro-quality sounds
Hundreds of new sounds are now available for in-app purchase in SampleTank 2 with six new “Pro-Instrument” packs comprising over 500 new instruments that let users customize their sound set for any kind of compositional style or musical genre:

  • “Classic Keys” offers 73 keyboard instruments (piano, electric piano, and organ)
  • “Synths” delivers 279 instruments (including synth leads, pads, hits, and FX)
  • “Bass” offers 25 electric and 43 synth basses
  • “Ethnic & Voices” presents 21 ethnic instruments and 10 vocal instruments
  • “Drums and Loops” includes 61 instruments in 5 categories (drums, groove construction kits, acoustic drum loops, Latin percussion loops, and percussion)
  • “All Pro Sounds” bundle includes all of the above (544 Instruments in 15 instrument categories)

What’s more, three additional new downloadable libraries are also available for in-app purchase:

  • “Alan Parsons Grand Piano” includes 13 piano sounds recorded by the legendary Pink Floyd engineer
  • “Future Synths” has 150 synth sounds and patterns for a lifetime’s worth of sound design
  • “Elektronika – Deep House” is an essential mix of 4 loop construction kits and 32 jackin’ beats, big-room bass, shiny synths, classic pianos, huge FX instruments and more

More libraries, previously only available for SampleTank desktop, are scheduled for monthly releases from signature titles like Neil Peart Drums, Hugh Padgham Drums, Terry Bozzio Drums, Billy Cobham Drums, American Acoustic guitar and more.

All new sounds are in addition to the previously available content – the original factory sound set plus the orchestral Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and SampleMoog Mobile Editions. This brings the total universe of SampleTank 2 for iOS sounds to over 1,900 instruments and over 1,200 MIDI patterns – the largest collection of sounds available for any virtual instrument on the iOS platform.

Redesigned interface for faster creation workflow
The SampleTank 2 interface has been redesigned in many of its core operation components for a much faster music creation workflow. Plus, the new design provides more advanced composition features right where they are needed most. The new Live interface, the new Browser and Song mode, the redesigned Pad interface and additional advanced MIDI features, have all been implemented to make SampleTank 2 the most powerful mobile sound workstation to date.

– New instruments and patterns Browser
Even though users can have well over a thousand sounds and patterns at their fingertips in SampleTank 2, the re-designed instrument browser makes it easy to find the right sound for the right application, taking full advantage of multi-touch gestures and providing an immediate visual reference of the instruments, thanks to new 3D images and icons.
– New Live interface
In the new Live interface, SampleTank 2 becomes an extremely powerful real-time playing instrument where its 8 instrument slots can be used to create layers, splits, or multis easily and quickly thanks to the multi-touch device interface. Additionally, loops and patterns can be loaded and used to create backing tracks and accompaniments at any time. All of these features operate the same way they would on an advanced hardware sound workstation, empowering mobile users to do what they would do on an instrument costing thousands of dollars – all from the convenience of their mobile device.
– New Song mode interface
For composers, the new Song mode includes helpful compositional tools like an integrated 8-track MIDI sequencer featuring an optimized interface for fast, intuitive recording. The sequencer also supports looped instruments to kick-start musical creativity in a snap. The new full song timeline with one-touch real-time rewind helps when laying down ideas easily and effortlessly during the recording process.
– New Pads interface
For beat makers, the redesigned Pad interface with 4×4 launch pads lets them create grooves and beats with ease. The new velocity and repeat sliders make complex beat programming a breeze for every skill level of beat maker and producer.
– MIDI learn
The new MIDI learn function makes controlling SampleTank 2 from any standard MIDI keyboard or pads controller easier than ever. MIDI learn lets users program their controllers with a fully intuitive step-by-step interactive process providing seamless integration with their existing hardware – no instruction manual needed!

Plays well with iRig interfaces and controllers
Although SampleTank 2 makes exceptional use of touch control-even for tight spaces like smartphones-users can expand beyond touch. IK’s iRig MIDI 2, iRig PRO or iRig Pro DUO interfaces connect SampleTank 2 iOS with all popular standard MIDI controllers, while the iRig KEYS line of MIDI controllers or the iRig Pads groove controller offer compact, immediate plug-and-play, mobile-friendly and studio solutions for on-the-go musicians with no need for additional adapters. Additional SampleTank sounds are also unlocked when you register compatible IK hardware.

Pricing and availability
SampleTank 2 is a universal app for iPad and iPhone and is available now as a direct download from the App Store as a Free version (over 20 instruments), and paid version (over 140 instruments) for only $/€19.99. Additional Sound Packs are available through in-app purchase starting at $/€5.99. Existing users will immediately benefit from the fully redesigned interface and new features for free. Newly released SampleTank Pro sound packs and downloadable libraries are available for in-app purchase starting at $/€9.99.

Download SampleTank 2 for iOS from the App Store, please
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Epica Bass v1.2 released

Epica_Bass_MainTime+Space announce new Epica Bass v1.2 update

Time+Space and Sam Spacey have released a new free update for the multi award-winning dedicated analogue bass synth library – Epica Bass. Version 1.2 introduces full NKS compatibility so it integrates perfectly with Native Instruments´ Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware, freeing you from your mouse and hugely speeding up creativity.

Other features and improvements include:

  • New arp functions including Velocity Scale and Mode
  • Arpeggiator fix – now 100% in time!
  • New LFO temp sync
  • New presets, bringing the total to 625

Furthermore, the price of Epica Bass has now dropped to £69.95 (previously £89.95).

About Epica Bass

Obsessively sampled from an all-star lineup of classic analogue synths and modulars, Epica Bass´s powerful and vibrant vintage sounds capture all the full dynamics and nuances of the hardware. From the vintage Neve preamp and the UBK Fatso hardware to the boutique guitar distortion pedals and Kush Audio Elektra EQ’s, the gear involved in the making of this Kontakt instrument ensures that Epica Bass sits perfectly in the mix without the need to pile on plugins.

The custom 6 page interface has been designed to give you full control over your sound without slowing down the creative juices. Four dedicated synth parameter pages, an extensive Arpeggiator page and a complete FX rack full of Delay, Convolution Reverb, SSL EQ, 1176 Compressor, Flanger, Chorus, Bit Crush etc re all on hand to further polish your sound.

Using various Sample Start Point modulation destinations, Epica Bass gives you control over the original sampled synths filter rather than using emulation filters. Six Native Instruments analog modelled filters from Kontakt 5 are also included.

Since its release late last year, the Kontakt instrument has received some incredible reviews. Sound on Sound described the dedicated analogue synth library as “an absolute triumph“, and Future Music praised it for being “well thought-out, highly controllable and user friendly,”. Meanwhile, artists including DnB producers John B and Roni Size declared it their new “go-to synth” for analogue bass.

For full details, video walkthroughs and audio demos visit:

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Garritan announces virtual instrument sale


Garritan believes high-quality, expressive and affordable software instruments should be within the reach of every musician and, this month, that’s being made all the more possible with 30% off until 31st August 2016.

Here´s what´s included in the offer…

Instant Orchestra – Produce orchestral music in no time at all thanks to pre-packaged groups of instruments, sections, orchestral effects and mood-based presets.

World Instruments – Over 350 individually sampled instruments from around the world.

Concert & Marching Band 2 – Band instruments including woodwinds, brass, drums and percussion.

Jazz & Big Band 3 – Trumpets, trombones, saxes, winds, keyboards, basses and rhythm section.

Classic Pipe Organs – Six majestic and powerful pipe organs each unique and representative of a specific school of organ building.

Harps – A variety of harps and special features including advanced glissando emulation and sampled acoustic spaces.

View all Garritan instruments at:

*Offer excludes the Garritan Ultimate Collection, Personal Orchestra 5 and Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand.

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Native Instruments announces KOMPLETE 11, KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT

NI_KOMPLETE-11-RANGEBerlin, August 1, 2016 – Native Instruments today announced the 11th generation of its industry-leading KOMPLETE collections. These latest releases add new products to KOMPLETE and KOMPLETE ULTIMATE, and introduce a new member of the portfolio: KOMPLETE 11 SELECT. KOMPLETE 11 incorporates seven new instruments, including the highly innovative and brand-new synthesizer FORM, UNA CORDA, and REAKTOR 6 with the acclaimed REAKTOR Blocks. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE adds 13 new products, such as the all-new orchestral instruments SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS and FLESH, as well as all the new additions in KOMPLETE 11. All suites are available as downloads or on hard disk or flash drive.

KOMPLETE 11 and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE deliver new instruments that significantly expand the sonic palette for producers, composers, performers and sound designers. Both suites now include FORM – a brand-new synthesizer. Using a sample as the primary oscillator, FORM offers a powerful new paradigm for sound design, to spark a broad array of fresh ideas. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE also includes SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS – five detailed orchestral instruments that place the worlds of brass, woodwinds, and strings directly at users’ fingertips. Based on the SYMPHONY SERIES instruments, SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS deliver the same professional recordings and signature interface with a streamlined set of articulations.

KOMPLETE 11 SELECT is a new version of the suite that offers a gateway to the professional music production world of KOMPLETE. It delivers eleven full instruments covering the entire instrument range, with synths, pianos, drums, percussion, and effects. Among the instruments included are MASSIVE and MONARK – two of Native Instruments’ most widely used and revered synths. Two essential effects – The REPLIKA delay and SOLID BUS COMPRESSOR – round off the collection, enhancing options for experimentation and adding polish to new creations. In all, KOMPLETE 11 SELECT includes over 2,500 sounds with more than 25 GB of instruments and effects.

The KOMPLETE 11 suites are designed to keep users focused on sound creation and music making. The newly launched Native Access drastically simplifies downloading, installing, activating, and updating Native Instruments software. The included KOMPLETE KONTROL software offers unified browsing, innovative Smart Play features, and lets users take direct physical control of KOMPLETE instruments from a KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard or MASCHINE. All KOMPLETE 11 suites are available as downloads or as boxed versions. For an improved installation experience, both KOMPLETE 11 and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE are now delivered on a hard drive, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT is provided on a USB flash drive – boxed versions only.

The 11th generation of KOMPLETE offers an even more comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. KOMPLETE 11 now includes 45 products and more than 13,000 sounds, with seven new instruments: FORM, REAKTOR 6, UNA CORDA, DISCOVERY SERIES: INDIA, REPLIKA, SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC, and KINETIC METAL. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE – the flagship bundle for professional producers, composers, and sound designers – now has 87 products and over 18,000 sounds. It adds 13 new instruments to the previous generation, including the five SYMPHONY ESSENTIALS instruments, FLESH, EMOTIVE STRINGS, plus all the new products in KOMPLETE 11.

KOMPLETE 11, KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT will be released online and in retailers September 1, 2016. All KOMPLETE 11 versions are available now for pre-order from the NI Online Shop. KOMPLETE 11 costs $599 / 599 €. KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE costs $1199 / 1199 €. KOMPLETE 11 SELECT costs $199 / 199 €.

For owners of a previous version of KOMPLETE, KOMPLETE ULTIMATE, or KOMPLETE SELECT, upgrade and update offers are available.

Additional information on KOMPLETE 11 is available at:

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Spitfire Audio returns to roots with rationalised and refreshed SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS

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LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS — an encyclopaedic super-deep sampled set of rationalised and refreshed strings articulations and techniques taken from recordings of 16 of the finest strings players playing the finest instruments via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios, served up as the company’s first sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform to ship with NKS® (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD), an extended plug-in format allowing advanced integration with NI’s KONTROL keyboard controllers — as of July 21…

For many musicians, the word chamber can conjure up mental images of white wigs and harpsichords; however, in modern vernacular it simply describes a group of instruments that is smaller than a symphony orchestra — anything from a quartet to 40-odd players. Where strings are concerned it is generally taken to mean a medium-sized ensemble encompassing five sections — 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos, and basses. As such, SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS features 16 of London’s top string players — four 1st VIOLINS, three 2nd VIOLINS, three VIOLAS, three CELLOS, and three BASSES, all super-deep sampled with multiple dynamic layers and round robins, plus over 244 articulations, including 38 SHORTS, 53 LONGS, 19 FX, 39 TRILLS AND TREMS, and 45 extraordinary LEGATO patches programmed by UK composer Andrew Blaney — beautifully recorded in situ at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios at 96k via a meticulously-maintained Studer two-inch tape machine using a stunning selection of valve and ribbon mics, Neve ‘AIR Montserrat’ preamps, and a Neve 88R large-scale console. Simply speaking, it sounds superb! Satisfaction ‘out of the box’ is further guaranteed thanks to a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in an ENSEMBLES format for sketching and composing while three essential and diverse-sounding mic positions — C(lose), T(ree), and A(mbient) — allow SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS to be used with flexibility… from expansive Hollywood to tight pop, it’s all there for the taking!

That, in a nutshell, is what SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS is all about. Appreciating the rationalised and refreshed rationale behind bringing about SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS warrants a brief trip back in time to when Spitfire Audio’s adventurous sampling served the needs of a chosen few. For Spitfire Audio was built on a chamber strings project that was four years in the making. Many friends, including ‘A-list’ composers, complained that sampled strings were unwieldy, ill-defined, and too epic in sound and scope. Several threads soon surfaced: sensitive and achingly-beautiful quiet passages through to the searing lyricism that made up much of their musical output did not need huge numbers of strings but rather attention to detail; symphonic ranges often tripled and quadrupled in size when playing lots of notes. Needless to say, the good ship Spitfire Audio set sail on a corrective course of sampling, starting with the difficult task of recording a chamber strings range which was shared as part of a private project with those nearest and dearest to the company’s co- founders. Fortunately for them, encouragement ensued in large amounts, although many noted — with best intentions — it still sounded… well, “Kind of big.”

Back, then, to the drawing board. Spitfire Audio returned to the ‘chamber challenge’ by posing themselves a pertinent question: “How small can we go before it no longer sounds like a string section?” 4, 3, 3, 3, 3 was the answer and they knew that for sure. Sound at all familiar? A uniquely intimate group of 16 extraordinary players was duly assembled in one of the best recording locations anywhere in the world — Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios, scene of much famous film scoring, attracted by its exceptional acoustics, stunning architectural features, and natural light, with scores of resultant webpages ( proving that Spitfire Audio was in good company.

Cutting a longer story shorter, over time the resulting recordings became the backbone of a seismic shift in superlative sampling, a lengthy labour of love that blossomed into several SABLE – CHAMBER STRINGS virtual instrument modules for Spitfire Audio’s acclaimed multi-volume BML (British Modular Library) — an ambitious project to create the greatest-sounding, deepest-sampled, and, ultimately, future-proofed living orchestral virtual instruments collection based on ultra-detailed, next-generation recordings of the world’s finest musicians — gave the company a firm foothold on the commercial music technology map. More to the point, perhaps, that those SABLE – CHAMBER STRINGS releases remain the pet favourite of everyone — without exception — who works at Spitfire Audio speaks volumes. As does the faithful following of dedicated users around the world.

Why, then, the need to now effectively replace several SABLE volumes with the rationalised and refreshed new product that is SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS (albeit one with 107.3 GB of uncompressed .WAV files, featuring no fewer than 72,697 of the finest musical samples money can buy)? In the wise words of Spitfire Audio co-founder (and composer) Christian Henson, “As users ourselves, and as a developer that takes pride in listening to our customers, we understand that it has been an incredibly difficult library to maintain, and, for new users, it has all the appeal of a kit car!”

Clearly the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few after all. As such, SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS’ simplified folder architecture advances accessibility to newbies and intuitive ease of use and convenience for SABLE veterans. It is instantly accessible from the library pane as a Native Instruments KONTAKT PLAYER library and comes complete with a new and intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) including an inline help system. SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS is also Spitfire Audio’s first product to ship with NKS®, an extended plug-in format allowing advanced integration with Native Instruments’ KONTROL keyboard controllers. Deep and friendly, detailed and easy to use… in short, it’s the chamber strings library its creators have always wanted. “It’s an incredibly detailed library,” concurs fellow Spitfire Audio co-founder (and composer) Paul Thomson. “We’ve consolidated everything into one package. This is the first release of that, which is the close, tree, and ambient mics — the most commonly used of all the mics, with the full articulation range of the previous SABLE – CHAMBER STRINGS series.”

SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS can be purchased and digitally downloaded from Spitfire Audio for a time-limited introductory promo price of £412.00 GBP/$629.00 USD/€579.00 EUR until July 31, 2016 — rising thereafter to £549.00 GBP/$839.00 USD/€769.00 EUR — from here: (Past purchasers of any SABLE product are all entitled to a discounted upgrade path to SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS.)

Note that Native Instruments’ free KONTAKT PLAYER is included with SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS, while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application for Mac or PC allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.

For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS webpage here:

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Sample Logic releases Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres

cinematic_guitar_atmospheresAward-winning sample library company Sample Logic is proud to announce availability of CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES — an atmospheric collection of samples and presets that advances its award-winning CINEMATIC GUITARS family of compelling cinematic virtual instruments powered by Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform to an even higher plane of organic soundscape creation consciousness as an all-in-one cinematic atmosphere solution second to none — as of July 27…

Derived entirely from recordings of real acoustic guitars of all shapes, sizes, and styles, CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES allows for an astronomical array of diverse, organic sounds in inventive ways that emphasise both the natural and earthy tones of realism and the imaginative world of cinema. All are a perfect fit for its inspired nomenclature. Needless to say, an inspiring individual was tasked with creating all the original samples from a suitably sizeable guitar collection — composer, performer, and producer extraordinaire Steve Quimette, namely… famed for his Guitar Hero exploits.

Exploiting his extensive knowledge and adventurous performance styles, Steve Quimette rose to the occasion, creatively criss-crossing countries and continents with a diversity of unprocessed recordings ranging from Southern, Southwest Bluegrass, and Old Western to Pacific Islands and traditional Asian genres using unique instruments such as the 4-string Cigar Box guitar, Baritone guitars, bowed and traditional Ukuleles, Puerto Rican Cuatro, Marx-O-Chime, Dobro, Purgatory Hill Harp, Silvertone Archtop, and much more besides. Beyond that, this truly magical material was duly developed by the Sample Logic team to create a wide range of all things organic- and acoustic-sounding, bringing breathtaking soundscapes to the discerning DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) user — Standalone mode operation notwithstanding, of course! From blissful and lush, dark and mysterious, bombastic and edgy to bowed, plucked, and strummed, those 850-plus presets — produced from 5GB sample content — collectively cover much musical ground, ranging from simple and stationary textures through to complex tempo-synched sonic animations. All are but a click away, while those seeking an adventurous atmospheric experience like no other with a more personalised touch can craft their own original soundscapes in a mere matter of seconds!

So CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES makes creativity simple, ensuring effortless design of infinite soundscapes. So who and what do its users have to thank for that, then? By being built on Sample Logic’s dynamic MULTI CORE engine, CINEMATIC GUITARS  ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES allows up to eight simultaneous SOUNDSOURCES to be stacked and shaped via four SOUNDCORES (with each SOUNDCORE capable of playing back two SOUNDSOURCES simultaneously), so starting with the seed of a soundscape then working outwards with the intuitive interface can quickly spiral into massive sounds! Such sounds need not be static, however, but can be infinitely evolving, thanks to the power and free-flowing creative combination of the X/Y slider and 3D Mixer. Mixing sounds in CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES makes for a new kind of KONTAKT user experience for sure — simply drag the crosspoint along the X/Y axis to smoothly blend between four SOUNDCORES, while the 3D Mixer itself is so much more than a balancing tool with an axis that can be linked to effects parameters that can also be animated with Sample Logic’s proprietary Step Animator and Morph Animator to take things to an even higher plane of organic soundscape creation consciousness!

Speaking of effects, CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES comes complete with dozens of fully-customisable effects presets with hot-swappable SOUNDCORE FX and MASTER FX chain technology to die for. Fortunately, there is no need to feel trapped by a prescribed effects chain ever again as chains can be built and reordered in realtime from a selection of over 20 studio-quality effects including Comp. (compressor), EQ, Saturator, Phaser, Delay, Reverb, and many more besides.

Better still, Sample Logic has helpfully equipped over a dozen parameters within its innovative interface for randomisation so CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES users can quickly tap into trillions of starting point combinations with creative effects. Effortlessly arm the randomisation feature, prepare to fire! The interface’s intelligent randomisation technology will guaranteed generate instantaneous inspirational results — every time!

Time, then, to unlock your creativity and launch amazing atmospheres into the world with CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES… an almost limitless number of sonic combinations are available to you and your musical muse with Sample Logic’s newest virtual instrument made entirely from guitars! Go get it while the price is right.

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Engineer Michael James Offers 2-BUS+ Mixing Tips #DangerousMusicTips

Michael_JamesEdmeston, NY — July 20, 2016 — Mixing engineer Michael James demonstrates how to enhance a track by using the ‘X-Former’ knob on Dangerous Music’s 2-BUS+ analog summing mixer. Hear how it sounds on the pop music track “Live the Dream” by Danielle Lopresti. The X-Former processor “tightens up the low end and adds sheen and sparkle, a different type of harmonic content,” says James in the video.


Michael James has mixed Gold, Platinum and #1 records for a wide range of musical artists including New Radicals, Hole, Far, L7, Robben Ford, Kalimba, Edwin McCain, Maia Sharp, A.J. Croce, Chicago, Jawbreaker, and Mario Guerrero, and many more. Michael’s break as an artist came in 1983 with KROQ spinning his first single. During his tenure as staff producer and chief engineer at Radio Tokyo Studios in Venice, CA from 1986-90, he recorded artists such as Jane’s Addiction, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), John Lang (#1 songwriter of “Broken Wings” and “Kyrie”) and Richard Page (Mr. Mister). By 1994, Michael was head of A&R and Producer at Warner/Discovery. Today, Michael helms Alternator Records and IndieProMix. He continues to mix records while promoting music education via special events, master classes and mentoring.
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