Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CALI*ROCK Non-profit Launches To Increase Funding for Music Education

Fostering the Great Legacy of Music Education

We are a California-based non-profit determined to foster the great legacy of music education by providing scholarships and grants for high school students and music programs. Through private and business contributions, fundraising, and benefit concerts, CALI*ROCK strives to address the dramatic decrease in school funding for music education.

Now Released: Sparktacular FX Machines' Rainfall

Sparktacular FX Machines Makers of Pyrotechnic Simulators 
have created another amazing live effect for the stage!

Available now. 
• Very Safe
• Aluminum Cases
• Clean Firing Effect
• 110/240 Auto Switching
• Rapid Heat Technology
• Holds 200 Grams Spark Pack
• Full Customer Support USA, Canada & Australia
• One Year Warranty Included
• Extended Warranty Available
• Patent Pending

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Groove Cruise Miami 2019 Celebrates 15th Anniversary & Announces Phase I Lineup feat. Kaskade, Aly & Fila, Hot Since 82, MK, Markus Schulz, Simon Patterson + more!

August 8, 2018 — Dance your way across the turquoise waters of the Caribbean with Groove Cruise Miami which announces Phase I of their highly-anticipated 2019 lineup today. Setting sail on the deluxe Celebrity Infinity next January 10th - 14th, 2019, Groove Cruise Miami will offer up an array of electronic music legends and up-and-coming acts, primed to deliver the best in house, trance and techno. Don’t miss this opportunity to dance, discover, and follow your inner compass to an experience of a lifetime.

As Groove Cruise celebrates its monumental 15th anniversary, the soundtrack for this year’s cruise will be provided by an amazing roster of 2019 headliners that include critically-acclaimed Chicago-bred EDM superstar Kaskade, Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila, Yorkshire-based house/techno phenom Hot Since 82, Detroit house legend MK (Marc Kinchen), German-born, Miami-based trance icon Markus Schulz, and Irish house music extraordinaire Simon Patterson.
Supporting artists on the Phase I lineup include Anthony Attalla, Blackgummy, Chus & Ceballos, Cocodrills, Eli & Fur, Leftwing & Kody, Liquid Todd, Prok & Fitch, Roger Sanchez, Technasia, Adam Scott, Chris Garcia, Dancetronauts, Dean Mason, Drums of the Sun, DSK CHK, Eva Kane, Geronimo, Grube & Hovesepian, Kristen Knight, Kristina Sky, Laser Assassins, Luccio, Scotty Boy Scooter & Lavelle, and Stellar — more TBA in the coming months.

As part of his headlining act, MK will bring his globally - renowned AREA10 party straight to the decks of Groove Cruise, consistently known for featuring some of the hottest names in electronic music as special guests. Groove Cruise Miami will also feature a stellar series of hosted stages, ensuring that there is more than enough music to keep cruisers dancing ‘til sunrise. Look forward to stage takeovers by Coldharbour, Eve, Future Sound of Egypt, Incorrect, Never Going Home, Rubber Ducky, Stereo Productions and Under the Radr.

Surrounded by bumping beats and the beloved GC Fam, captains aboard Groove Cruise Miami will voyage to two new destinations in 2019—the stunning, tropical island of Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, Florida. Known for its clear, aquamarine waters, vibrant snorkeling, and culinary delights, Cozumel will add an extra layer of travel and culture to Groove Cruise’s already impressive itinerary. The Groove Cruise family will also be making a stop in Key West, an intimate island hub and favorite Floridian destination. Rolling out further initiatives to heighten the peak experience Groove Cruise Miami delivers, the ship will now depart from the port of Ft. Lauderdale. What was once an arduous cab ride from airport to port is now direct; GC Fam will be able to travel from plane to boat in a matter of minutes.

Among the first passenger cruise vessels to be powered by smokeless turbine engines, the premium 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity is elegantly themed with its iconic three-level foyer grand staircase and sophisticated decor. Captains will discover a bevy of novelty features including a retro restaurant, Egyptian-themed casino, basketball court, jogging track, shuffleboard, indoor solarium and pool, fine dining, and more than 100 spa cabins. From sprawling penthouses (complete with butler and baby grand piano) to the petite and elegant Sky Suites, Groove Cruise on the Celebrity Infinity will undoubtedly be the most luxurious festival experience yet—welcome to the suite life! Click here to snag one of these epic suites before they’re booked. More info surrounding on-board activities and artists activations coming soon!

For those who reside on the West Coast, Groove Cruise Cabo is extending the party to land, air and space with their San Diego pre-party taking place from 8pm - 12am on October 9, 2018, the Tuesday before the festival sets sail. Blasting into San Diego’s iconic Air and Space Museum in Historical Balboa Park, the GC Fam will imbue the museum with outrageous fashion, good vibes, and thumping dance music, giving attendees a flavorful taste of the Groove Cruise experience. A surprise lineup of soon-to-be-announced DJs will transform this sanctuary of science into an intergalactic dance party unlike any other.

For tickets & more info: Groove Cruise Miami 2019

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Internationally Acclaimed Bassist Sam Anning is Reaping the Benefits of DPA's New CORE by DPA Amplifier Technology

The Australian Musician Uses the d:vote CORE 4099B Instrument Microphone for Performances at Australian Jazz Festivals
ALLEROED, DENMARK, AUGUST 7, 2018Internationally acclaimed bassist, Sam Anning has long been a user of DPA Microphones. After replacing his legacy d:vote 4099B Instrument Microphone for the new d:vote™ CORE 4099B Instrument Microphone, the Australian musician says he is hugely impressed with the sound he is now achieving from the CORE by DPA technology.

"I came across DPA Microphones a few years ago while touring around festivals in Europe and my first encounter with the d:vote 4099B was one of the those eureka moments," says Anning. "As a performer, it's very vindicating when someone comes up with a well thought out and brilliantly designed answer to honestly capturing and transmitting the sound that you spend years in the practice room finessing. DPA's d:vote 4099B does just that - and now, with the new CORE by DPA technology, it is even better."
Anning recently used the d:vote CORE on his double bass for an Australian live-to-air national radio show with Maceo Parker, Gretchen Parlato, Terri Lyne Carrington and Barney McAll. "It sounded incredibly natural and isolated, in a good way, from the other instruments," he says. "I'm now looking forward to seeing how my old Martin guitar sounds when I use it with the d:vote CORE 4099B on my song writing projects."

Isotonik Studios - LDM DEVICES - TRISEKTOR


PRICE: £10.99 Exc VAT


LDM Devices are known for their clear cut design and simple effectiveness, their last release Chance Ten went down a storm with it’s Brian Eno inspired randomisation. Now it’s the turn of Trisektor a MaxforLive 3-Band Delay and FX unit…
Designed with simplicity in mind you can quickly master the output of this effective little device and add some awesome Delays and FX to your tracks with very little effort!
Trisektor is a MaxforLive effect for Ableton Live featuring dub style flutter effects, distortion, bitcrush, and a modulated comb filter. Create everything from subtle spatial dynamics to full on psychedelic freak out!
With the left hand side of the device you can set the high and low crossover frequencies to split the audio into 3 frequency bands.
Then you can finish off at the right hand side by setting a final frequency range at the end of the signal chain and the dry/wet balance for the audio output.
  1. Band Output – Each band can be muted by turning this off.
  2. Solo – Set a band to solo to focus in on that frequency band.
  3. Delay Time – Set the delay time in ms or sync intervals. In linked channel mode the left delay time will set for both stereo channels.
  4. Offset – Create width in the output by offsetting one channel. These controls work even when the left and right channel are linked.
  5. Feedback – Set the level of delay feedback. In linked mode the left control will set the output for both channels.
  6. Link Channels – Link the channels to give the left and right channel the same feedback amount and delay time. The offset dial will still work to allow for creating width.
  7. Panel Select – Switch between the front panel shown above and the effects panel
  8. Comb Filter – This dial acts as a dry/wet knob for a modulated comb filter on the delay output
  9. Crush – Reduce the bit depth and sampling rate of the signal
  10. Overdrive – Distort the signal
  11. Volume – Attenuate the signal if the effects add too much power
  12. Flutter – Create a classic dub delay wobble. The flutter time can also be set in sync times for some more rhythmic modulation
USER GUIDE – Trisektor Manual 



Survios's Electronauts Launches Today ft. The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Tokimonsta and More

Today is the launch of the new hit game, "Electronauts" by Survios. It features The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Tokimonsta, and many more artists that you can play along too or make your own music within the game!

Women’s Audio Mission Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary with Benefit Concert Featuring St. Beauty, Diana Gameros, and Chulita Vinyl Club


San Francisco, CA - July 31, 2018– Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco Bay Area-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in music production and the recording arts, is celebrating 15 years of training over 12,000 women and girls in the recording arts with a benefit concert at Brava Theater on September 21, 2018. The concert will feature performances by R&B/pop artists, St. Beauty, currently touring with Janelle Monáe, and Mexican American singer/songwriter Diana Gameros, as well as a cocktail reception with a DJ set by  Chulita Vinyl Club.

The event is a fundraiser for WAM’s training programs, which reach the Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities (96% are low income, 91% are girls of color). Funds generated will help WAM reach their goal of training 3,000 women/girls in the recording arts by 2020 in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as expand services to underserved artists in WAM’s recording studio, the only one in the world built and run entirely by women. WAM’s 15 Year Anniversary party will feature a live auction, live performances, pre and post-concert receptions, and a special meet-and-greet with the performers for VIP ticket holders.

“WAM is beyond excited to celebrate our 15 year anniversary with our amazing community of supporters and powerhouse artists, St. Beauty and Diana Gameros,” said Terri Winston, Executive Director and Founder of WAM. “Last year, our sold-out fundraising event at Dolby Laboratories with the legendary drummer Sheila E. raised over $170,000 for WAM, allowing us to permanently secure our location in San Francisco. We’re hoping to see the same kind of success at our 15thanniversary event this year.”

St. Beauty is part of the renowned artistic collective, Wondaland Art Society, which boasts artists like Janelle Monáe and Jidenna on its roster, and their music was recently featured on the HBO hit show, Insecure. Diana Gameros has quickly caught the attention of national media – her latest album, Arullo, recorded at WAM, was covered by Billboard, Mother Jones, NPR, and more. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here: Women’s Audio Mission 15 Year Anniversary.

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