In Pursuit Of Silence

In honor of World Listening Day 2014, the team behind the upcoming film In Pursuit of Silence (coming 2015) released a clip featuring footage they acquired during their visit to Denali last April.

In the clip, National Park Service Soundscape Technician Davyd Betchkal discusses the importance of listening and it’s relationship to experiencing a place. Continue reading

Interview With Jim Coker, Developer Of Numerology Step Sequencer

five12-numerology-logoJim Coker, developer of Five12 Numerology step sequencer, is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.

Host Darwin Grosse says, “We kind of jumped all over the chessboard on this one, but I hope you’ll find it interesting!” Continue reading

Sample Anatomy Releases ‘Deepwave’ Deep House Pack

Sample_Anatomy_Deepwave_sessionsSample Anatomy recently released a new Deep House sample pack, Deepwave Sessions.

Created by Deep House Artist Rishi K, Deepwave Sessions covers a wide variety of styles of Deep House “from laid back and chilled to spacey to dark and pumping.”

Deepwave Sessions consists of over 450 MB of samples, loops and MIDI files of basslines, drum beats, percussion loops, melodies, arpeggios, stabs and more.
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New Maschine Online Training Classes: From DnB to Music Theory

New-Maschine-FACEBBOOK-1000 x 1000Online tech training provider, Producertech, have launched their newest project, web-based training courses for Native Instruments’ groove production studio, Maschine.

The new NI Maschine courses range from overview classes that cover all areas of the software and hardware, to courses focusing on certain styles of music, like House and Glitch Hop. There is even a Producer’s Guide to Music Theory class. Additional courses are in development.

The Maschine-courses website boasts “intuitive functionality,” and online courses that work well on all browsing devices, including smart phones and tablets. Courses come with accompanying downloadable materials, such as Maschine projects, bonus packs of Loopmasters samples and Maschine kits, written notes and projects that enable students to practice their newly-acquired skills.

For more detailed information about Producerworks’ classes, visit the Maschine Courses website.

Rumore Scares Up ‘Cinematic Impacts’

rumore-cinematic-impactsAlessandro Alcinesio has released Rumore Cinematic Impacts, a free collection of “cinematic impact” sound effects for use in film scoring and electronic music production. In Italian, rumore means “noise,” and Cinematic Impacts is the first in what will most likely become a Rumore series of sample libraries by Alcinesio, aka HAL9K.

The library contains 50 cinematic impacts with long release tails, ranging from classic sonic booms to eerie horror noises and weird sound effects. Continue reading

AudioThing Intros Valve Exciter Harmonic Enhancer Plug-in

AudioThing-Valve-Exciter-GUIAudioThing has introduced Valve Exciter – a Harmonic Enhancer plug-in with vintage valve emulation.

The exciter section features hand-tuned filters with the ability to sweep the center frequencies via the Harmonics knob.

The valve section is modelled after a softer custom version of the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes with drive, triode/pentode mode and bias settings. Continue reading

Tuna Knobs Fully Funded, ‘Stretch Goals’ Announced

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Tuna DJ Gear has announced that their Kickstarter project to create Tuna Knobs – tangible knobs for touchscreen devices – is fully funded.

They have also announced ‘stretch goals’ for funding. Here’s what they have to say about the stretch goals: Continue reading