Gibson Brands, the parent company of Gibson, Cakewalk, TASCAM, TEAC, KRK and other music gear companies – has acquired music news and forum site Harmony Central.
“Harmony Central will not be a ‘Gibson site’; we already have that,” says Gibson CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “Think of it as Gibson providing a place to throw a party, and everyone—musicians, the industry, competitors, educators, anyone involved in music and sound—is invited and welcome.” Continue reading
A new sample source, 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique, has launched and is giving away a free sample library to introduce their work.
Here’s what they have to say about the 808 Kicks:
The Boom Boutique pays tribute to the original boom box – the legendary TR-808. We offer the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects, or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.
“These libraries are usually spread out over a huge number of individual sites, making it really tricky to find relevant sfx from the independent community,” says creator Asbjoern Andersen. “I thought it was a real shame, as they do some amazing stuff – so I’ve managed to get 25 indie sound designers and recordists on board to showcase more than 80 of their libraries.”
At A Sound Effect, you can browse, preview, search and find specific libraries from all 25 sound designers. See the site for more info.
To celebrate our official launch, we are running a sweepstakes with loads of cool prizes to win. The grand prize is a Novation MiniNova! Other prizes include Native Instruments Massive, discoDSP Discovery, Subsonic Labs Wolfram and more!
See the Synthmob site for details.
Andrew Reinfeld, the Community Manager, for Gobbler.com, contacted us to let us know that Gobbler really is an online tool for backing up and managing audio projects, and not a porn site.
So, to help clear up any confusion, here’s the scoop.
Gobbler is an Internet ‘cloud’ service designed specifically for the needs of the music creation community. It works with Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Nuendo, GarageBand, Cubase, Reason, Studio One and most other major DAWs.
You can use Gobbler to:
- Backup your audio files offsite, in case your system dies;
- Send and receive huge audio files; and
- Organize audio and index audio files.
To prove to you that Gobbler’s really a cloud tool for musicians, they’re offering 25GB Gobbler accounts free for one year to anyone who signs up before December 7th. If your monster project is just too big for that, paid upgrades for larger storage capacities will be coming after they get Gobbler out of their testing stage.
See the Gobbler site for details.
And if you give Gobbler a try, let us know what you think of it!
Note: Gobbler is currently Mac only. Windows support is promised, but no released date has been announced.