iZotope and Berklee Online Debut Audio Production Webinars

Berklee_Online_iZotope_RX4_intro_videoAudio technology company iZotope has partnered with Berklee Online, the online continuing education arm of Berklee College of Music, creating a series of webinars for students preparing for a career in audio production.

The videos cover topics such as commercial composition and audio repair for post production, sharing “inspiring solutions for common music production activities.”

Berklee Assistant Professor and online instructor, Loudon Stearns, and  iZotope Product Specialist, Brandon Carroll, have co-presented two webinars, now available online for free:

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Caroline & Focusrite Want To Give You A Record Deal

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Focusrite has teamed up with Caroline Music International, a division of Universal Music Group, to offer one YouTube performer the possibility of a recording contract.

All you need to do to enter is record and upload a YouTube video of yourself singing and performing an original song on an instrument, and submit it through the competition page. There’s no fee to enter.  Continue reading

Sonarworks Reference 3 Studio Calibration Software Now Available

4_Sonarworks_Reference3_packaging_frontSonarworks has released their newest speaker calibration software for sound studios and home recording, Sonarworks Reference 3.

Reference 3 is designed to let anyone to do the complete studio calibration process, with a visual step-by-step workflow, in less than 15 minutes. Continue reading

TASCAM Intros Trackpack 2×2 Recording System

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TASCAM has introduced the Trackpack 2×2 – an all-in-one solution for audio recording with your computer.

Included in the complete recording bundle is TASCAM’s US-2×2 USB audio interface, TM-80 studio condenser microphone with shockmount, and TH-02 headphones, plus Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Ableton Live Lite 9 DAW software. Continue reading

Steinberg VST Connect Pro 3 Streamlines Internet Collaborations

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Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro – a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer.

According to Steinberg, ‘data encryption, multi-track recording, live video chat, audio stream protection and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio production workflows.’ Continue reading

Elektron Grammofon Record Label To Feature Elektron Artists

Elektron_Instruments_Grammofon_RecordsElektron Music Machines has announced a new undertaking: the record label Elektron Grammofon.

The label will be the home for 12” vinyl records, by artists using Elektron instruments. The releases will be limited to 300 copies and all profits will go to charity. Continue reading