Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Qu-Bit has released Qu-Bit Scanned

Qu-Bit has released Qu-Bit Scanned, an organic wavetable oscillator that uses Scanned Synthesis, an unexplored technique for generating wavetables in real-time. It is the first implementation of this method on hardware.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I Go To Shows in LA Podcast

A prominent member of the Sunset Swim Band interviews local musicians in Southern California in the "I Go To Shows in LA" podcast.

Sean Daniel and Justin Mitchell Discuss the Music of Elliott Smith

Sean Daniel and Justin Mitchell discuss the genius of Elliott Smith.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New QSC CP Series Powered Loudspeakers

The new CP Series is QSC’s very first value-priced powered loudspeaker. Featuring all the great performance, quality and reliability you would expect from QSC, the CP is also incredibly compact and light weight, making it easy to load, carry, lift and deploy in a wide range of portable and installed applications.

Beneath its elegantly-designed exterior, CP is equipped with a highly-efficient, 1000-watt power amplifier, matching transducers and advanced DSP, delivering performance beyond expectations for a compact loudspeaker. With the ability to mix up to three input sources (mic/line, line and music playback device) at once, CP makes a great single-box PA system that sets up in seconds. As part of a larger system, CP can be deployed on a speaker pole, as a floor monitor or as a musical instrument amplifier. One-touch DSP control with preset contours for the most common applications is also provided.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Moonroofs EP: Flashdrive release


Collective effervescence, Joyous connections at Joshua Tree Music Festival

"Collective Effervescence. That joyful euphoria felt during a shared communal experience. The incommunicable thrill of a group deliberately united in exaltation. Intense feelings of well-being and happiness. Of rising spirits, and stretching life to the fullest. Renewing and solidifying the bonds that hold a community together. Creativity creates connectedness, and dancing is contagious. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor in two weeks"

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

8Bits Memory 8BM - Cosmic Birds

Singular Sound Releases the Beatbuddy Mini 2 with 200+ Songs and a Song Matching Tool so You Can Play Your Favorite Tunes

The new BeatBuddy MINI 2 doubles the versatility of the original with 200+ songs, higher quality sound, and a new ergonomic button top designed for jamming in socks.

August 28th, 2018 -- Singular Sound just unveiled a new version of the much loved BeatBuddy MINI, improving several aspects of the affordable personal drummer in a pedal. The most visible change is the addition of a new button designed specifically for comfort when playing barefoot or in socks. This button design was first introduced on Singular Sound's Footswitch+ which is heralded by musicians as the world's most comfortable 2 button footswitch.

But the changes aren't just to the drummer pedal's physical design. Sound quality has been increased over the first generation of BeatBuddy MINI drum machine. Alongside the sound quality increase, there is double the content in the BeatBuddy MINI 2 as there was in the original BeatBuddy MINI. This allows for even more versatility when using the pedal for practice and jamming out, which will help musicians improvise and try new musical styles.

Speaking of musical styles, Singular Sound has also launched its new song matching tool, which will help musicians find the perfect drums to accompany their favorite tunes. With the BeatBuddy MINI 2’s 200+ songs, the new song matching tool will certainly come in handy! The new song matching tool can be found here: [Song Matching Tool](LINK).

The BeatBuddy MINI 2 is on sale now for $149, while the remaining stock of BeatBuddy MINIs (now called the BeatBuddy MINI Classic) are selling for $99. More information on the BeatBuddy MINI 2 is available on the Singular Sound website.

This is just the first in a number of exciting product developments coming out of Singular Sound. Anthony Sostre, the Marketing Director at Singular Sound, was spotted saying the following on the BeatBuddy User Forum:

"I'm not allowed to take any pictures in David's office right now haha. We have a few prototypes in there that are in the various stages of development... ...All I can say is that Singular Sound is about to hit its stride. So keep an ear out."

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Native Instruments unveils nine game-changing new products, major updates to online platforms

September 6, 2018, Berlin – Native Instruments, the leading company for music production and DJing, today announces the biggest release in its 22-year history: Nine new production and performance products and three major online platform updates. The releases mark the latest step towards realizing the company’s vision of a connected ecosystem of creative tools that enables anyone to freely express their musical ideas.

The announcement encompasses five new hardware releases across KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, and TRAKTOR; four new software releases including KOMPLETE 12, KONTAKT 6, and MASSIVE X; and major updates for the company’s online platforms. Sounds.com exits beta, continuing its global rollout with an updated pricing plan and free trial subscriptions; Metapop relaunches with a new look and upgraded features; and boutique sample store The Loop Loft, the most recent addition to the NI family, receives a major web redesign.

“This announcement marks a new chapter in NI history,” said CEO Daniel Haver. “For music-makers of all styles and abilities, there’s now an ideal entry point to the NI ecosystem – from inspirational starter kits that guide first experiences to pro-grade products that enable our users to push the boundaries of music production and performance. With these new releases, as well as updates to our existing products and online services, we hope to empower creators of all genres and abilities to express the music within themselves.”

The hardware releases kick off on September 18th with the next generation of MASCHINE MIKRO. Together with the new KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series keyboards and a Mk3 update to the TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 DJ system, the MIKRO rounds out a new family of entry level NI hardware. These powerful controllers aim to widen access to hands-on music production, performance, and DJing by bringing innovative features and deep software integration from flagship NI hardware down to new, lower price points.

Fall 2018 also brings major updates to NI’s professional-grade products for music production: The flagship S88 keyboard receives a Mk2 revision, while the biggest ever KOMPLETE update – KOMPLETE 12 – adds new instruments and effects to the collection, as well as Expansions sound packs for the very first time. Included in the suite is KONTAKT 6, which brings new sounds and developer tools to the industry-standard sampling platform. Also included is MASSIVE X – available from February 2019. This completely new synthesizer builds on the 11-year legacy of its predecessor with next-generation sound, state-of-the-art DSP components, new effects, and powerful new modulation options.

The much-anticipated return of TRAKTOR sees new TRAKTOR PRO 3 software along with Mk3 redesigns of the KONTROL S4 DJ system and the aforementioned KONTROL S2. The new S2 is a 2-channel DJ system that lets users easily create powerful sets with effects, samples, and more, at an accessible price point. The next-generation S4 introduces a unique new way to mix with revolutionary Haptic Drive™ technology – motorized, touch-sensitive jog wheels that provide tactile feedback to DJs as they perform.
The news comes on the back of major updates to NI’s online platforms including The Loop Loft, Metapop, and Sounds.com. In July 2018, Sounds.com introduced three new subscription tiers, and began the process of global expansion by rolling out to 21 new countries. It also became the only service of its kind to offer a full-access free trial, encouraging creators of all styles, backgrounds, and abilities to sign up and experiment. Metapop and The Loop Loft – both recent Native Instruments acquisitions – today launch major web redesigns, enabling powerful new features and improved usability for music-makers.

Commenting on the announcement, Chief Innovation Officer Mate Galic said, “Tearing down barriers like cost, product complexity, and interoperability has always been our focus, and with this release we address each of these hurdles for amateurs, hobbyists, and professionals alike. The launch of Sounds.com in January 2018, and with it the integration of online services into our ecosystem of software and hardware, was a pivotal moment for NI. Now, with these new building blocks in place, we are perfectly positioned to realize our vision of democratizing and unifying the music creation process.”

Through continued investment in new digital services, core product innovation, and integration with 3rd-party products via technologies like Native Kontrol Standard (NKS), Native Instruments is fast becoming a platform provider for the wider music creation and performance industry. Today, the company’s broad range of products exists within a connected ecosystem that empowers millions of creators – from first-time DJs to seasoned sound designers – to find their voice in music.
More information is available at native-instruments.com/for-the-music-in-you.

Pricing and availability
New entry-level hardware

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Rav Medic to Release A I O L R (ART IS OUR LAST RESISTANCE) This Year!

Rav Medic is working on a new album to be released this year! 

Listen to their teasers of "Illusions of Fear," and "Rise Again" :

Track list includes:











Tanesha Fields' Newest Single "Hot Fire"

Listen to Tanesha Fields newest single, "Hot Fire" and follow her: 

Purchase this single here: 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Jacky Vincent New Release Out Now and Live Tour!

Guitar virtuoso Jacky Vincent has just released his sophomore solo LP 'Life Imitating Art', which features contributions from studio musicians Skyler Accord (Issues), Greg Cash (Josh Todd & the Conflict) and Aaron Stechauner (Rings of Saturn) among others.
Physical and digital album avaialable at: http://www.jackyvincentmerch.limitedrun.com/.
Check out a video for "Nowhere To Look But Inside":

Jacky will embark on his first solo US Tour on September 4 in Oklahoma City. See dates below.
Tickets for the Life Imitating Art Tour are available at: https://bnds.us/ctpxqe‬.
Vincent's unbelievable, outrageous and over the top guitar style was on full display as a former member of Falling In Reverse (Epitaph Rcords) from 2009-2015. Chart-topping releases such as ‘The Drug In Me Is You’, ‘Fashionably Late’ and ‘Just Like You’ shot Vincent into the mainstream and he was quickly heralded as one of today’s top young super shredders.
Legendary Shrapnel Records (responsible for the rise of guitar gods Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert and Jason Becker to name a few) named Jacky "one of the worlds greatest new technicians" and released his debut guitar album ‘Star X Speed Story’ in 2013.
With accolades such as AP Magazine's Guitar Player of the Year 2012, Guitar World's 3rd Best Shredder/Shred Album 2013 and his own Dean signature series guitar under his belt, Vincent moved on to form the metal group Cry Venom.
The virtuosic metal entourage have since released their debut album ‘Vanquish The Demon’ and kicked off the Loudpark Festival playing the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, warming the stage for metal and rock heavyweights such as Alice Cooper, Meshuggah and Devin Townsend.
With the release of his sophomore solo album, Jacky shows no signs of slowing down. Catch him live on tour this year, an awe-inspiring show you will not want to miss!

Life Imitating Art Tour:
SEP 04- Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
SEP 05- Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
SEP 06- Abilene, TX @ Homer's Bar
SEP 07- San Antonio, TX @ Jack's Patio
SEP 08- Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
SEP 09- Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
SEP 13- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
SEP 14- Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
SEP 15- Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
SEP 16- Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Pro Sound Effects Launches NUGEN Post Bundle Giveaway

BROOKLYN, NY (August 28, 2018) - Pro Sound Effects® (PSE), the next level sound effects library company, has partnered with NUGEN Audio to launch the NUGEN Post Bundle Giveaway. Valued at over $2,000, the NUGEN Post Bundle delivers 11 must-have audio plug-ins that are crucial to delivering industry standard quality sound for broadcast, film and game production.

With a wide range of audio tools that help ensure quality, compliance and creativity through every stage of the audio post production process, the NUGEN Post Bundle includes a comprehensive loudness solution, leading upmix and downmix tools, a complete audio analysis suite, transparent auto-match EQ, and 3 stereo control plug-ins.

“Sound artists work hard to deliver their best to clients on time. But having the resources to work creatively while meeting important criteria like loudness standards and delivery formats can be a challenge,” says Douglas Price, President of Pro Sound Effects. “We’re proud to team up with NUGEN Audio to offer a workflow upgrade with some of the most useful and creative audio post production tools available.”

The giveaway is open now through Thursday, September 6th. Entrants can increase their chances of winning by gaining three extra entries for each referral. Winners will be selected and announced on Monday, September 10th.


Sound professionals in all positions throughout film, television, game audio, and broadcast - sound designers, sound editors, audio engineers, and anyone looking to boost their toolset with industry-standard audio tools. Entry is simple with the response of a qualifying question.

Visit https://bit.ly/2BRDpC3 to enter and for more information.

IK Multimedia releases UNO Synth Editor on Mac/PC/iOS

August 30, 2018 - IK Multimedia has released a dedicated software editor for its first hardware synth, the true analog UNO Synth. Designed to offer deep control, the editor provides easy access to all parameters and provides advanced music making capabilities beyond the UNO Synth's compact front panel, with convenient support for Mac/PC and iOS devices.

Beyond traditional software editors, the UNO Synth editor offers the ability to function both as a standalone application (Mac/PC/iOS) and an integrated DAW plug-in with total recall (Mac/PC), for use in the studio, live performance or on-the-go music creation. It provides seamless integration and control of every parameter, and allows for easy customization of presets and for preference editing.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Yoshiki Gives Special Performance In Hollywood For Japan House Los Angeles

Los Angeles, August 27, 2018: YOSHIKI stunned an invitation-only audience at Hollywood & Highland with an emotional musical performance at the Japan House Los Angeles grand opening ceremony on Friday, August 24th.

George Takei acted as the master of ceremonies, Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti delivered a moving address and numerous Japanese and U.S. government officials were in attendance, including Japanese Foreign Minister, Tarō Konō. An impressive lineup of guests assembled to hear YOSHIKI’s performance, including Hollywood elite such as Josh Groban and Aida Takla O’Reilly, former President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which administers the Golden Globe Awards.

YOSHIKI and Josh Groban arrive at the Japan House Los Angeles opening.

Accompanied by a string quartet and opera vocalist, YOSHIKI captivated the audience with a special set list chosen for the event, including the song “Anniversary,” composed for the 10th anniversary of the Japanese Emperor’s reign and an impromptu rendition of the American national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The crowd loudly applauded when YOSHIKI described his feelings of gratitude for living in L.A. for over 20 years and for having the opportunity to pursue the America Dream. The emotional moment carried through to the end of the performance as audience members sang along with the final song, “Endless Rain.”

Japan House Los Angeles is a premiere venue designed to showcase Japan’s art, culture, business, technology, and entertainment while strengthening cultural ties between Japan and the world. YOSHIKI serves as an advisor for Japan House along with honorary advisor Larry Ellison (Oracle). With facilities in London and São Paulo, this was the first time Japan House opened its doors in Los Angeles.

After finishing his performance in Hollywood, YOSHIKI headed directly to the airport so that he could arrive in Japan for a live appearance on “24 Hour TV” on the 26th, after which appeared on a special episode on YOSHIKI CHANNEL. Immediately after the broadcasts, he will prepare for 3 new performances of his dinner show, “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 IN TOKYO JAPAN 6 DAYS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” and on September 15th he will perform with X JAPAN at the TV Asahi Dream Festival. Following that, he will undertake “X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE” September 28-30, the largest X JAPAN concerts in 8 years.

Japan House Los Angeles Grand Opening Ceremony 8/24/2018
Set List

3. The Star-Spangled Banner

Japan House Los Angeleshttps://www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles 
YOSHIKI Official Website: http://www.yoshiki.net
YOSHIKI Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoshikiofficial

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 



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