Synthtopia + Ableton ‘Making Music’ Book Giveaway

When Ableton published Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, they sold out of the first printing almost immediately. But, while it’s currently ‘out of stock’ at Ableton’s site, we’ve got a copy to give away. Making Music is a 340-page hard-bound volume, by Dennis DeSantis, that looks at the most common problems that can prevent you from moving… Read More Synthtopia + Ableton ‘Making Music’ Book Giveaway

Academik Records At SXSW Giving Away Two Recording Studio Packages

Producer Francis Prève let us know about something special his label, Academik Records, has planned for SXSW 2014, being held March 7-16. Academik has a 12-hour event scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at Lanai Austin. “The twelve-hour event runs from 2pm to 2am,” says Prève. “Traditionally, we reach capacity by late afternoon.” “In addition to a fantastic artist… Read More Academik Records At SXSW Giving Away Two Recording Studio Packages

Novation Celebrates With ‘Heritage’ Movie, Sample Pack and Gear Giveaway Contest

Today synth maker Novation  announced three new goodies that celebrate the company’s heritage: a short film, a free sample pack, and a synth giveaway contest. Movie: First, they’ve just today debuted a short film (above) that explores Novation’s heritage. (Well worth watching, if only to glimpse synth designer Chris Huggett’s workshop). Sample Pack: Next, the… Read More Novation Celebrates With ‘Heritage’ Movie, Sample Pack and Gear Giveaway Contest

Korg Wants To Give Your Home Studio An Extravagant Makeover

Today Korg USA announced the “KronosX Studio Makeover Contest*. One contestant will win a complete, over-the-top home studio prize package, featuring Korg’s KronosX Music Workstation and a full suite of gear that includes new monitors, studio furniture, software, headphones and even acoustic room treatment. The prize package includes gear from PreSonus, Neumann, Dynaudio, Audio-Technica, Mogami, On-Stage and… Read More Korg Wants To Give Your Home Studio An Extravagant Makeover

Win a Free Copy of Sample Logic CYCLONE

Sample Logic is releasing their new CYCLONE for Kontakt tomorrow (April 22): CYCLONE, which was announced just last week, offers over 325 instruments and multis, Sample Logic’s signature Multi-core Effect Sequencers, Triggers, and Arpeggiator, with the addition of several new features such as: A “powerfully voracious” LFO section The first-ever Kontakt additive synthesis engine, Wave… Read More Win a Free Copy of Sample Logic CYCLONE

‘Sampling Meets Synthesis:’ Sample Logic CYCLONE for Kontakt

Sample Logic today announced their new Kontakt synth product, CYCLONE. Calling it a “powerhouse virtual instrument,” CYCLONE contains over 325 instruments and multis ranging from multi-layer motion pads and cinematic harmonic instruments to dubstep-inspired basses, electronic hybrid leads, and experimental drum kits. CYCLONE is intuitively organized and divided into “specific useful categories,” Instruments (Arpeggiated, Basses,… Read More ‘Sampling Meets Synthesis:’ Sample Logic CYCLONE for Kontakt