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Thursday, March 23, 2017

IK Multimedia introduces Fulltone® guitar & bass effects collection for AmpliTube

A collaboration with the legendary Californian boutique sound manufacturer unveiled

March 16, 2017 - IK Multimedia is proud to present the new Fulltone® Collection for AmpliTube for Mac/PC, which offers guitarists and all musicians an essential palette of sounds that span from classic to contemporary tones.

Boutique sound for the discerning musician
Guitarist and composer Michael Fuller founded Fulltone back in 1991, with the aim of building stompboxes that sounded as good as vintage pedals, but that were more rugged and reliable than the old, often fragile classics. Today, Fulltone is recognized as being one of the most committed and scrupulous manufacturers worldwide.

IK Multimedia's Fulltone® Collection includes 3 powerful processors that are equally at home in music production as well as in creative sound design. Guitarists, keyboard players, composers, producers, sound designers and mixing engineers can now take advantage of all the mojo and feel of the original Fulltone hardware but with all the practicality of AmpliTube's well-known ease of use.

TERC - That 80's Rack Chorus!®
Recreated by Fulltone and based on the original, nearly impossible-to-find Dyno My Piano unit (sold during the 80's as Songbird or Dytronics), the TERC gives you that lush, expansive, huge and elegant chorus sound that made it so famous during the 80's and was regularly used by some of the world's top session guitarists such as Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Dann Huff and many others. Despite its typically retro character not only is the TERC still very modern, but its timeless sonic signature works wonders on all kinds of material.

SSTE® - Solid State Tape Echo
The Solid State Tape Echo captures the full essence, warmth and vibe of the original Echoplex EP-3, but without its unavoidable drawbacks - the original unit was very noisy, featuring low-quality tape heads and would produce lots of hum. Fulltone's SSTE fixes these issues, greatly enhancing the machine's response and capabilities. IK Multimedia have recreated the SSTE in virtual rack format with added bpm sync function, offering ultimate DAW integration and sonic versatility.

OCD® - Overdrive Pedal
The OCD overdrive pedal is already a classic. It gives the sound more grit, punch and the same kind of touch sensitivity, warmth and complex harmonics that characterize a quality tube amp. The OCD is the "icing on the cake" that makes the Fulltone Collection perfect for all genres and styles of music.

Pricing and availability
The Fulltone Collection is available from the IK Online store and from within AmpliTube Custom Shop at $/€59.99*.

The TERC and SSTE  can be purchased as single processors for just $/€34.99 each.
The OCD is available as a single pedal at $/€24.99.
* All prices excluding taxes

For more information, please visit:
www.amplitube.com/fulltone

Native Instruments releases FORM 1.1 Update


March 22, 2017, Berlin – Native Instruments today released FORM 1.1, a significant update to this distinctive sample-scanning synthesizer. Free for existing users, FORM 1.1 adds a number of new performance and editing features and expands the content library significantly.




FORM is a powerful synthesizer that uses samples to create entirely new synthetic textures. It combines easy-to-use functionality and highly usable presets with creative performance features.

FORM 1.1 includes over 200 new presets and corresponding samples – taking the total to over 400. The new presets all include multiple Performance slot variations, and the NI Sound Design team has also added variations for most of the existing preset library. Many of the new presets and variations take advantage of the new features in the update. Updated, the library reinforces FORM’s versatility for all contemporary electronic styles, covering Leads, Bass, Keys, Pads, Hybrid Instruments, SFX, Soundscapes, and Sequences.

FORM 1.1 introduces a number of new features, such as ‘Center’ and ‘Width’ controls to modulate scan range, allowing even easier control of sample playback and more consistent results. A new page of motion curve presets helps create distinctive choppy-style sample edits. Manual scan control allows complete hands on control of sample-playback. Volume faders for sound variations in ‘Perform’ section avoid jarring volume jumps when swapping Performance snapshots. The ability to copy / paste parameters from one Performance slot to another makes creating new variations far easier. Compact View places key performance controls in one simple interface, ideal for live play. All parameters can now be automated, making it simple to catch inspired live tweaks. Finally, there are new controller pages for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and all versions of MASCHINE, allowing even deeper integration with Native Instruments hardware.

FORM runs in REAKTOR 6 and the free REAKTOR 6 PLAYER and is available for purchase now at the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 12,800 / £89 / AU$159.

Existing FORM, KOMPLETE 11, and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE owners can download and install the free update using Native Access.

Additional information about FORM 1.1 is available at:
https://www.native-instruments.com/products/komplete/synths/form/

18th Annual Motion Notion Festival Unveils Dynamic, Full-Length 2016 After Movie


Motion Notion Festival - August 24th - 28th, 2017 - For one weekend each year, the spellbinding forest surrounding the historic Beaverfoot Lodge near Golden BC, Canada transforms in celebration of Motion Notion Festival, an intimate music, camping, and arts experience set in the pristine wilderness of North America. Entering its 18th year, Motion Notion Festival is globally-renowned for its vibrant festival history: consistently booking a refreshing mix of seasoned talent and the elite of the underground in electronic music, constructing prismatic stage design and offering a wealth of activities and riverside camping against the majestic Rocky Mountains.

In anticipation of this year’s event, the creators of Motion Notion are thrilled to release the incredible Motion Notion 2016 Full-Length Aftermovie. Created by Rebel Cause Films, the awe-inspiring 10-minute video reveals the power of freedom attendees unharness when entering the grounds, igniting them to live life through motion. The video highlights unforgettable performances from 2016 musical acts including Au5, Bear Grillz, Far Too Loud, Govinda, Inf1n1te, Phutureprimitive, Sander Kleinenberg, and Legendary UK drum and bass DJ TC.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Crazing by Killiniq Released on Tonchinkan Records


Killiniq is Guy Dean and Chris Peters. Crazing was made between 2010 and 2012 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The album is dedicated to the beautiful women of Kingston. 


NAMM 2017: Stevie Wonder, DJ Kero (Detroit Underground), Herrmutt Lobby Crew, and Lucas Holter (Whiskey & The Wolves)

Photo by Lavine Linarez
Lucas Holter (Whiskey & The Wolves)
Also spotted at Winter NAMM this year was Stevie Wonder, DJ Kero (Detroit Underground), Herrmutt Lobby Crew, and Lucas Holter (Whiskey & The Wolves)!
DJ Kero and Herrmutt Lobby

Global Festival Favorite + Prolific Producer ill.Gates Drops 1st Studio Album Since 2011, Terminally iLL -- Out Now!

 
March 10, 2017 - Fresh on the heels of back to back standout EPs ‘Bounce’ and ‘More Tea’ last summer, San Francisco-based producer, performer and renowned educator ill.Gates unleashes a monumental statement of production and composition artistry. On his first full-length studio album since 2011, Terminally iLL -- available everywhere Friday, March 10th, ill.Gates coalesces an ensemble of brilliant vocalists and collabs with bass music’s most respected names and offers up an immersive soundtrack in his forthcoming piece, seamlessly blending funky beats with intricate and powerful melodies.



Listen & Support: here

Unsung Heroes & Terminally iLL Album Prizes


ill.GATES, ProducerDJ and Muti Music are holding a contest to win some great prizes, including deluxe merchandise packs, meet-and-greets, and copies of his new upcoming album, Terminally iLL.


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