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Native Instruments Maschine Jam

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 8×8 Multicolor Click-Pad Matrix Note Input, Step Sequencer, Pattern Jam Sequence 8 Sounds Simultaneously Eight Dual-Touch Smart Strips Play Melodies and Chords One-Touch Pattern and Scene Sequencing Over 8GB of Maschine Library Content Komplete 11 Select with 25GB of Content VST, AU, AAX or Stand-Alone

Product Features

  • 8×8 multicolor click-pad matrix for pattern jamming, note input, and step-sequencing
  • Tweak up to 8 parameters simultaneously with two hands using dual-touch Smart Strips
  • Perform FX feature lets you shape your sound in new ways
  • Advanced multitrack step-sequencing using up to 8 sounds simultaneously
  • Play melodies and chords with the 8×8 pad matrix or via note input with the Smart Strips

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The Harper Guitar Strap Bag Strap- Red, Coral & Pink Floral with Custom Leather for Handbagstrap, Luggage strap, Purse strap, Cross body style strap with pink flowers

The Harper Guitar Style Bag Strap By Native Sons Tap into your inner Rock God with A Native Sons Strap! This Stunning strap is made with a glorious Red, Coral, and Pink floral Jacquard with lovely black background. Choose your leather: – Black – Espresso – Cognac Choose your Webbing: – Black Nylon – A Classic Choice- extremely durable, excellent drape, feels Oh so luxurious! – Organic Hemp- for the Eco Conscious, Naturally chemical free, lightweight, strong, renewable, lovely Natural color! Details: – 2 inches wide – Adjustable up to 54″ (can be worn on shoulder or Cross Body) – Made with Hand Stained Leather – Antique Brass hardware – Hand Made in the USA – Ships World Wide! Strap uses: These straps are extraordinarily useful, upgrade your travels and attach to your luggage/ be the coolest person in the coffee shop when you use this strap on your laptop bag/ allows you to be hands free and care free when you use it on your hand bag cross body style/ attach it to your messenger bag just because it makes you happy/ and use it to carry your instrument case to your next gig! At Native Sons we believe that if your going to put forth the energy to bring your music into the world, you simply must Play in Style! And now we extend the spirit of that invitation to all music fans with our oh so cool Bag Straps! Please Note: *This listing is for 1 bag strap. Your order will arrive finely wrapped in a splendid sleeve with an embossed tag and secured at the top with a bow, ready for you to tear into or give as a gift! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @nativesonsgoods

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Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3 with KOMPLETE 11

MASCHINE MK3 with KOMPLETE 11. The overhauled MASCHINE MK3 production controller features even deeper integration with KOMPLETE instruments and effects, and now they’re both together in a single bundle. The redesigned MACHINE MK3 is loaded with enhanced features that take Native Instruments’ classic groovebox workflow and makes it faster and more intuitive, and the KOMPLETE 11 bundle is one of the world’s leading collections for production, performance and sound design. If you’re buying MACHINE MK3, this is the bundle for you. MASCHINE MK3 The third-generation MASCHINE controller improves on Native Instruments’ most popular groove production system with some major new enhancements. New in the MK3 version has a built-in audio interface, with pro-grade 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, two 1/4 in. TRS line outputs, two 1/4 in. TRS line inputs, stereo headphone output, MIDI In/Out, stereo headphone output and so many other improvements. The other most notable change is the addition of two high-resolution, full-color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing and more. The button and pad layouts have also received a refresh, with an all-new 4-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating and adjusting levels, and a new smart strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more. KOMPLETE 11 Over the years the KOMPLETE software series has grown in strength with the constant addition of groundbreaking software for composing and producing music on a professional level. KOMPLETE 11 is the standard collection with 45 different products, over 13,000 sounds and over 155 GB of instruments and effects for all genres and production tasks. This industry-standard bundle is use by the top music professionals working on major motion pictures, AAA games titles, blockbuster trailers and more. Not to mention the countless number of music producers, engineers and other professionals who have the KOMPLETE library insta…

Product Features

  • Includes: MASCHINE MK3 Production Controller KOMPLETE 11 Software Bundle
  • The overhauled MASCHINE MK3 production controller features even deeper integration with KOMPLETE instruments and effects, and now they’re both together in a single bundle
  • The redesigned MACHINE MK3 is loaded with enhanced features that take Native Instruments’ classic groovebox workflow and makes it faster and more intuitive, and the KOMPLETE 11 bundle is one of the world’s leading collections for production, performance and sound design
  • If you’re buying MACHINE MK3, this is the bundle for you
  • MASCHINE MK3 The third-generation MASCHINE controller improves on Native Instruments’ most popular groove production system with some major new enhancements

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Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version

Novation Launchkey (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs, and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects and mixer. Launch clips, control FX, play beats and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full color RGB LEDs mean they’ll match the color of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats. Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer. The 49-note synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances. All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Of course, if you do not use Ableton, it will map to other major music software using In Control. Launchkey 49 is tough enough to take and use anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and bus-powered via USB. Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.

Product Features

  • MK2 version of Novation’s 49-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, and dedicated navigation and control buttons
  • Software for Mac and PC
  • Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant; works without drivers or power cable
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 1GB of Loopmasters samples

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Native Instruments Machine MK2 Custom Kit, Solid Gold

Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Custom Kit – Solid Gold

The Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Custom Kits help you incorporate your style into one of the most important and most used pieces in your rig. These custom kits are designed for the Maschine MK2 hardware and are made of light but resilient aluminum. Each Native Instruments Custom Kit contains a magnetic faceplate and one set of corresponding, ergonomically-designed colored knobs as well as a cap remover to make changing the knobs easy. Add some color to your performance!

Transform your Maschine in just a few seconds. Remove the knobs with the included cap remover, take off your current black or silver faceplate, and swap in the new colored one. Its magnetized underside ensures the faceplate sits tightly and securely to your Maschine. Then simply add the new matching knobs to the faceplate, and your newly transformed Native Instruments Maschine is ready to rock!

Features:

  • Easy way to add color and style to your set-up
  • One magnetic faceplate, made of brushed aluminum with a high-quality, gig-proof finish
  • Eight aluminum encoder knobs and one master knob
  • Cap remover
  • These kits can only be used with the Maschine MK2 hardware (black or white edition)

Product Features

  • Easy way to add color and style to your set-up
  • These kits can only be used with the Maschine MK2 hardware (black or white edition)
  • Includes: 1 magnetic faceplate, made of brushed aluminum with a high-quality, gig-proof finish, 8 aluminum encoder knobs, 1 master knob, and cap remover

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Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK2 Groove Production Studio

Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK2

Maschine Mikro is the perfect entry into the world of Maschine. All the power and flexibility of Maschine’s pattern-based sequencer, high-performance sampler, exemplary drum synths, incredible suite of pro studio instruments and effects, and acclaimed sound library in a compact, budget-friendly package.

Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK2 Groove Production Studio, White

Maschine Mikro is the compact groove production system, combining software and hardware in perfect harmony. Get hands-on control of all-new Maschine 2.0 software in an ultra-portable package that fits into any setup. Add new dimension to your project with Maschine Mikro’s intuitive, groovebox workflow. And because software can be easily updated, Maschine 2.0 will always keep you on the cutting edge of technology, pushing your creativity further than you ever thought possible.

Advanced Processing

Maschine 2.0 makes you faster. A top-of-the-line audio engine saves resources while delivering the highest audio quality possible. 32-bit float internal summing gives your tracks a shine you’ll instantly notice. Advanced multi-core technology runs multiple processes in parallel, dividing complex tasks between your computer’s cores. Run more plug-ins, mix with ease, load up even more sounds on unlimited groups, and so much more.

Hands-On Workflow

Maschine Mikro provides intuitive, tactile control for composing, sampling, performing, slicing, and more. Renowned multi-color pads provide ultimate feel in the thick of the beat. Mikro’s compact size and bus-powered operation mean you’re in control no matter where you are. And with incredible Maschine 2.0 software, you get full Maschine power that follows you to the furthest reaches of your creativity.

Sounds On Board

Maschine Mikro comes loaded with a vast 8 GB sound library, created by a wide range of internationally renowned sound designers and artists. Use Maschine Mikro’s innovative tag-based browser to easily get to the sound you want. Included are 8,627 samples, made up of 445 full drum kits, 388 multi-sampled instruments, 403 sliced loops, 1,200 patterns, and 38 projects.

What’s New In Maschine

All-new Maschine 2.0 software is bursting with power. Find instruments, effects, kits, sounds, and samples fast with the spectacular tag-based visual browser – optimized for Komplete Instruments and Effects. Get busy creating with unlimited groups and insert effects, and sidechaining. Then finish off your tracks with a sleek, intuitive mixer – all wrapped in a beautiful new user interface and with full multi-core support.

Features:
  • All the power and flexibility of Maschine, with the same fully-integrated software and the same high quality, touch sensitive multi-color pads
  • Create and perform beats, harmonies, and melodies
  • Sample, slice, time-stretch, and edit
  • Access to key software parameters via intuitive hardware shortcuts
  • 8 GB library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and projects
  • 24 pro-quality studio and creative effects including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor all with expansive routing possibilities

Product Features

  • Easily browse, load, tweak, play, arrange, and automate all sampler, plug-in and effect parameters
  • Control and sequence all of your external hardware instrument
  • Multicolored pads allow you to assign colors to the groups, sounds, patterns, and scenes, and see the pads light up in the same colors
  • Pads feature increased sensitivity for much more precision
  • Maschine 1.8 software includes time stretch and pitch shift capability

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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller

The future of DJ-ing is here. Touch-sensitive controls and full color displays keep you focused on the music and the crowd. Create your signature sound with 4+4 Remix Deck controls. Enhance your DJ performance with color-coded pads for live remixing. TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 redefines DJ-ing – don’t change the game, change the rules.

Product Features

  • Full-integrated 4-deck TRAKTOR controller including TRAKTOR SCRATH PRO 2 software
  • 30 touch-sensitive knobs and faders for intuitive control over TRAKTOR software
  • 2 bright, full-color displays reveal pop-ups displays, views, and panels
  • Touch strip provides tactile control over track position, pitch bend and more
  • Quickly access track BPM and Key as well as FX, Filter and Remix Deck parameters

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Full Review Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ TechTools

Traktor Kontrol D2 Officially Announced DJ TechTools Last November DJs got their wish when Native Instruments released their first Traktor controller with fully integrated screens the Traktor Kontrol S8. The controller has been out for a while and our own Ryan Dejaegher has.…

Sound Magic Dynamic-02 Neo Dynamic Audio Plug In

Neo Dynamic Audio Plug In

Neo Dynamic is a new concept in dynamic processing technology. Different from ordinary compressors/limiters, Neo Dynamic not only offers more sonic variety than traditional units, it is far easier to use. Neo Dynamic is based on Sound Magic Award Winning Modeling Technology. This makes Neo Dynamic more like a sampler than typical compressors and limiters.

Item bodies several algorithms (such as sample sets) that make this plug-in easy to expand and extend with new compressors/limiters models in the future. Neo Dynamic starts with 10 compressors/limiters, modelled after famous brand names such as SSL, ,TubeTech and so on. Each of these has their own famous “flavors” ready to use. Sound Magic Modeling Technology accurately models every nuance of these famous compressors and limiters. It took years to model each knob and every control on the real hardware, but the results are amazing.

When we did phase cancelling tests comparing our models with the originals, we got a result of 43dB decreases in volume indicating a 99.5% similarity with the original hardware. Neo Dynamic is easier to use than traditional compressors because of it’s by Sensor Network Technology. When using compressors/limiters, it’s easy to hear the big problems such as over compressing and distortions.

Neo Dynamic goes beyond this, with Sensor Network monitoring every step in the processing ring. It will tell you when over compression is happening – even when it’s not easily audible. It will even let you know when you set the threshold too high telling you that the compressor isn’t actually doing anything. Neo Dynamic will also calculate the distortion rate based on your settings and tell you whether you will have a transparent, clean sound or a heavy, colored Dynamic is provided as a 32bit Windows VST.

Neo Dynamic Product Features

  • A total of 10 compressors and limiters modelled after such famous hardware
  • Incredibly Accurate Modeling by Sound Magic’s Award Winning Modeling Technology
  • Sensor Network Technology which helps musicians to achieve better dynamic processing
  • Up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution
  • 32Bit VST plugin on PC

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Akai Professional LPK25 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops

Akai Professional LPK25 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops

Melodic performance in the palm of your hand. The LPK25 laptop performance keyboard is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. It measures less than 13 inches across and weighs less than a pound to easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability. Keyboard players who want to work with software on their computer will find that the LPK25 gives their laptop the keys they need to express themselves anywhere.

The LPK25 is a scaled-down relative to the MPK series of keyboard performance controllers. The diminutive keyboard is made up of 25 miniature, velocity-sensitive keyboard keys with synth action. The LPK25 contains an arpeggiator, which steps through chords automatically, assisting musicians with creating quick melodic ideas. Sustain, octave up and down and tap tempo controls round out the LPK25’s easy-to-learn layout. The LPDK25 works plug and play with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use. Create melodic and harmonic riffs in seconds, anywhere, with the LPK25.Create melodic and harmonic riffs in seconds, anywhere, with the Akai Pro LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard, a scaled-down relative to the MPK series of keyboard performance controllers. Made up of 25 miniature, velocity-sensitive keyboard keys with synth action, the LPK25 is a great choice for keyboard players who want to work with software on their computer. Measuring less than 13 inches across and weighing less than a pound, it easily fits into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability.

The LPK25 contains an arpeggiator, which steps through chords automatically, assisting musicians with creating quick melodic ideas. Sustain, octave up and down and tap tempo controls round out the LPK25’s easy-to-learn layout. It offers plug and play capabilities with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. And it has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to different software programs you use.

Key Features

  • USB-MIDI controller works with virtually all audio software
  • 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard keys
  • Arpeggiator, sustain button, octave up and down, and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC requires no driver installation
  • Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag
  • Four programmable memory banks
  • Comes with editor software for Mac and PC
  • USB bus powered–no additional power cable needed
The Akai LPK25 keyboard controller.

Small enough to fit in a backpack or laptop bag (see larger image).

Product Features

  • 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller gives you expressive performance with computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
  • 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard keys are highly portable; writing sessions, capturing ideas and studio use with nearly all music creation software
  • Built-in arpeggiator provides melodic inspiration and versatile patterns for modern music production
  • Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC; no driver installation required. Perfect for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, Digital Performer, Ableton, etc
  • USB-powered; no additional power cable needed
  • Sustain button, octave up and down, and tap tempo controls ensure your ideas translate from head to hardware
  • Includes editing software for Mac and PC; easily customize the keyboards’ MIDI commands to fit your workflow

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Behringer FCA610 Firepower Midi Interface

Audiophile 6 In/10 Out, 24-Bit/96 kHz FireWire/USB Audio/MIDI Interface with MIDAS Preamplifiers

Product Features

  • Audiophile FireWire interface connects your instruments, mixer, etc. with your computer for recording and playback
  • High-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz converters for high-end audio quality
  • Ultra-low latency operation under Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit) and Mac OS X
  • Stereo Headphone output with dedicated Level control
  • Dual high-bandwidth FireWire connectors for more flexibility

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Alesis Q25 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

The Q25 is a 25-note, velocity-sensitive, MIDI keyboard controller with USB and traditional MIDI ports that enable you to connect to almost all MIDI equipment including software and sound modules. Thanks to Pitch and Modulation wheels, backlit Octave Up and Down buttons, and a Volume/Data Entry slider, you can add expression, range, and dynamics to your performances quickly and effortlessly.

Product Features

  • 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller provides the ideal surface for composing and performing music with computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
  • 25 velocity-sensitive keys ensure a dynamic performance
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels add musical expression; perfect for emulating the nuances of specialized musicians via DAW software
  • Octave Up and Down buttons extend the note range without taking up critical desktop space
  • Sustain pedal input and MIDI output for pro-level functionality and versatility
  • Single USB cable simplicity delivers both data and power
  • Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software is included to get you creating right out of the box

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IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik Orchestra & Choir Workstation

Miroslav Philharmonik is a intense integrated Orchestral Workstation combining the mythical Miroslav Vitous Orchestral and Choir sample collection masterpieces with a dedicated plug-in instrument specifically tailored toward classical sounds and arrangements.

For the first time this complete symphonic collection is available as a virtual instrument plug-in for a fraction of its original price. Now every musician can afford the compositional magic that has become a legend among composers and arrangers worldwide.

Product Features

  • 16-part multitimbral sample-based orchestral workstation20 Classic DSP effects4 insert effects per instrument4 Master effects with separate sendsHi-quality master reverb derived from CSRMultiple synth engines including STRETCH and Pitch-Shift/Time-StretchMix view allows full mix parameter controlClassical music-oriented parameter names make it easy to useZone feature for accurate single sample editingFull MIDI control of performance parametersPart preset and combi preset customization features25

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Korg nanoPAD2 Slim-Line USB MIDI Pads – Black

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Korg NanoPad2

Dynamic-sensing pads and X-Y touchpad provide excellent response to your fingertips. View larger

Korg NanoPad2

NanoPad2 works with the free Korg Kontrol Editor software.

NanoPad2 Slim-Line USB Pad Controller

Each of the NanoSeries2 ultra-compact and low-profile USB-MIDI controllers fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer or desktop keyboard, offering impressive control while conserving valuable set-up space. Simply connect a single USB cable, and you’ve got a music production studio on your desk at home or on the go. For entering drum parts, the NanoPad2 is the top choice. It boasts 16 responsive pads and an X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator Pro.

Sixteen pads in a compact body

Like all NanoSeries2 controllers, the NanoPad2 had to be compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. In addition, the NanoPad2 also had to pack in 16 great-feeling and dynamic-sensing pads–as well as leaving room for the X-Y touchpad. The Korg NanoPad2 does all this and more. In fact, there are four banks of pad assignments, providing a total of 64 pad assignments.

Korg NanoPad2

Compact, lightweight and sized to work well with any laptop or desktop computer. View larger
Dynamic Trigger Pads Capture All Your Performance Nuances

The sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to your fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to your sequencer or DAW software, ensuring that your drum parts will be full of life. By switching between the four scenes, you can experience 64 different pad assignments.

Create Musical Phrases Using the X-Y Touchpad, Touch Scale, and Gate Arp Features

The X-Y pad can be used to control multiple synthesizer parameters. In addition, the new “Touch Scale” function lets you intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad, just as on the Kaossilator. You can choose from sixteen different scales, and specify the root key and note range to ensure that your performance stays within your song. The “Gate Arp” function, borrowed from the Kaossilator Pro, transmits note data based on tempo; Tap tempo and tempo sync are supported. Combined with the Touch Scale, the Gate Arp allows you to play tempo-synchronized phrases and rhythms simply by stroking the X-Y pad or playing the pads.

Korg Kontrol Editor Software

The NanoPad2 works with the “Korg Kontrol Editor” software–available free on the Korg website. Load it into your computer, and use it to make detailed customized settings. For example, the minimum and maximum values for each control change message can be specified.

USB Power for an Uncluttered Setup

Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the NanoPad2, and you’ve got a quick and portable music production system. Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace.

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Sound Synthesis with VST Instrument

VST instruments offer an unprecedented opportunity for the exploration of sound and musical creativity.

The world of hi-tech music and audio has never been so full of possibilities for experimentation and the creation of new sounds.

Sound synthesis instruments which were once prohibitively expensive are now available to everyone in the form of cost-effective software.

Sound Synthesis with VST Instruments helps you realise your own musical creativity by exploring the theory of sound synthesis and linking this to practical examples in the virtual world of VST instruments.

It explains how creating your own original synth patches can inspire a whole new musical composition, how building your own software synthesizer can be the beginning of a new adventure into the world of sound synthesis, and how manipulating and processing samples in revolutionary ways can be the birth of the next cutting-edge dance track.

With practical projects, helpful tips, step-by-step instructions on how to build your own software synthesizer and virtual electric guitar, and in-depth coverage of Reaktor, Tassman, HALion, FM7, B4, Pro-52, LM4-MkII, Attack and many others, Sound Synthesis with VST Instruments will be of interest to musicians, sound synthesists, sound designers, music producers and audio professionals.

Simon Millward is a music software specialist and sound designer. He has a Master of Science degree in Music Technology from the University of York, UK.

Product Features

  • Used Book in Good Condition

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iZotope, Inc. The T-Pain Effect Audio Plug-in

The T-Pain Effect is a collection of three fun and easy music making tools that help everyone to make music. Make beats and record vocals featuring the distinctive sound of T-Pain himself! The T-Pain Effect centers on The T-Pain Engine, a self-contained beat-making and vocal recording application for PC and Mac. Aspiring artists can choose from over 50 beats of different genres, pre-arranged into song patterns to help them get going quickly. With the beat in place, users can then sing, rap, or speak on one or two vocal tracks to record a song with ease. Beats and song patterns can be customized and vocals can be edited, including punch-in recording for retakes. For more vocal flavor, users can add the distinctive T-Pain Effect to the vocal tracks, tweaking the hardness and softness controls to dial in just the right sound. Then, after adjusting the levels of the final mix, the completed song can be exported and shared with friends or published directly to SoundCloud to share with the online world.

In addition to the standalone T-Pain Engine, the product includes a VST, AU, and RTAS plug-in version of The T-Pain Effect for use with popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Pro Tools, GarageBand, Cubase, SONAR, Logic, and many more. The plug-in is a professional-level tool for any music production studio, including real-time monitoring through the host program and extended controls for dialing in hardness/softness and the appropriate scale.The product also includes iDrum: T-Pain Edition, a virtual drum machine that includes over 50 custom T-Pain iDrum kits with all-new samples. Used as a standalone application or a plug-in, users can arrange beats into songs, create new kits and patterns, import their own samples, and edit samples with effects like pitch, filter, and decay. iDrum T-Pain Edition is fully compatible with other content from iZotope’s various iDrum titles.

Product Features

  • Make beats with The T-Pain Engine, record your vocals, and share your music by posting straight to SoundCloud.
  • Explore hundreds of professionally-designed beats inspired by over 50 new T-Pain iDrum kits, each with all-new samples.
  • Use The T-Pain Effect plug-in independently in your favorite host DAW.

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iZotope Ozone 5 Audio Plug-in

iZotope Ozone 5 Audio Plug-in

iZotope’s complete mastering system in a single integrated plug-in includes eight essential mastering tools to make your recordings sound their very best. The process of mastering ranges from correcting mistakes made in the mix to preparing a recording for target listening environments. Like a final coat of polish, mastering makes the difference between a good-sounding mix and a professional-sounding master. With an intuitive workflow presented in one powerful interface, Ozone 5 makes the mastering process simpler and more efficient than ever before. Enhance your sound with modules that include a Maximizer, Equalizer, Dynamics, Stereo Imaging, Post Equalizer, Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or simply ready to take your productions to the next level, Ozone is the complete solution you need. Your mix isn’t finished until Ozone is on it.

Product Features

  • Over 250 professionally-designed presets provide quick starting points and easy adjustments.
  • Advanced controls in every module provide extended tweaking and customization of your sound.
  • Powerful mid/side and multiband processing options add even more flexibility over your mixes.
  • Perfect for musicians, producers, engineers, and anyone looking to improve the sound of their audio.

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iZotope Ozone 5 Audio Plug-in

Spectrasonics Omnisphere Virtual Synth

After many years of development, Spectrasonics presents their flagship virtual instrument Omnisphere. This revolutionary Power Synth breaks sonic ground by combining a wide variety of hybrid real time synthesis techniques, a vast library of remarkable Psychoacoustic sounds, and many innovative features that have never been seen before in any hardware or software synthesizer. It is the first to be based on Spectrasonics STEAM Engine. Although extremely powerful, Omnisphere is designed with a unique user interface containing progressive layers of zooming to accommodate the complete range of users – from musicians who just want to be inspired by the sounds and customize them in an easy way, to expert synthesists and the most advanced sound designers. Users can go deeper and deeper into the music software and progress in their synthesis knowledge by simply exploring additional levels of sound manipulation options.Omnisphere offers a host of hybrid synthesis and control capabilities including Variable Waveshaping DSP synthesis, Granular synthesis, Timbre Shifting, FM, polyphonic Ring Modulation, high-resolution streaming Sample Playback, Harmonia Dual Multimode Filter structure, Chaos Envelopes an advanced Unison mode, and the innovative Flex-Mod modulation routing system – to name a few.Spectrasonics has pioneered several types of sampling for the core library of this virtual instrument, including unique Psychoacoustic sounds and sound sources created with a Composite Morphing Technique (CMT) – which morphs the harmonic characteristics of one instrument to another. As a bonus, a section of the core library is also devoted to representing the best of Spectrasonics award-winning sample libraries. When all of these organic core library soundsources are combined with the synthesis power of the STEAM engine, the sounds become alive in a truly dynamic and expressive way. Among the many unique features this multi-timbral synth offers are its flexible arpeggiators with the inno

Product Features

  • Sophisticated Browser with searching, sound attributes, descriptions and images
  • Advanced users can “zoom” into deeper and deeper synthesis capabilities
  • Allows the Arpeggiators to match the feel of Stylus RMX and MIDI Files
  • Special performance-oriented Live Mode interface allows for seamless, interactive creative patch switching
  • Advanced MIDI Learn and Automation parameter handling

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Welcome to VST Plugin Labs

vst-plugin-labs-blackHi, it’s Mike Liebner here and I wanted to welcome you to my new site for musicians and composers who love to use computers to create sounds and music!

I am a sound designer, musician and composer and love to create new sounds and make music!

The basic goal for this site is to present news and announcements and occasional reviews of products I run across in my daily travels. You can expect videos, audio demos, tutorials, interviews, podcasts as well as live events and webinars when the opportunities present themselves.

I check out a lot of virtual instruments, effects and audio editing/recording software of all types and figured it would be smart for me to document what I have found so that other people can get straight info fast and easy without having to search far and wide for the info.

I’ll also present reviews and insert opinions once in a while, but the main goal is to have a reference of sorts for what’s available for musicians.

While the main focus will be on VST Instrument Plugins (vsti’s) and Effects, I will also be presenting news and info on all types of music making software. If it’s something of value and helps us create sounds or make music I will be on it!

Amazon Image I will need your help to guide me towards the stuff that you’re really interested in so I can focus on what you want.

If there is a type of plugin or software or something specific you think I should look at – please tell me!

I will also be working closely with sound designers, musicans, composers and product owners to go a little deeper and look at how this stuff is being used to create music.

I don’t know about you, but I feel there is a huge void and that it is very hard to find out what electronic musicians are using and how they make music using these great digital tools. Apart from the manufacturers occasionally featuring a musician or composer it’s really hard to find out what our favarite recording artists and sound designers are doing when they create sounds and songs.

I look forward to working with musicians of all types, sound designers, producers, composers as well as product owners and manufacturers of music gear and will be doing interviews as well accepting products to review and evaluate.

If you’d like to get some exposure for your music or sounds or if you have something you created or are a product owner – please get a hold of me and let me know what you have!

Maybe we can talk on skype or record a segment for the site!

I’m looking forward to new friendships and alliances with people who are as passionate about sound and music as i am – so don’t hesitate to reach out!

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I’m looking forward to getting to know you!