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Monday, January 29, 2018

Richard Devine Will Be Releasing An Album This Year!

Richard Devine is preparing his next album!



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The Sixth Annual She Rocks Awards Celebrates Outstanding Women in the Music Industry

 
Anaheim, CA, January 29, 2018 ––The sixth annual She Rocks Awards rocked the House of Blues Anaheim on January 26, 2018. Hosted by the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), the gala celebration featured a star studded array of honorees that included Melissa Etheridge, Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson of The B-52s, Exene Cervenka of X and members of the pioneering all-female rock band Fanny, as well many other women from all corners of the music and audio industry.

Featured performers Command Sisters delivered an upbeat B-52s medley that had the house singing along. The evening also included the premiere of a new song by WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore and recording artist Jenna Paone called, “Just a Girl,” along with a moving video that delivered a message encouraging girls to dream big. Laura B. Whitmore co-hosted along with Kat Corbett of LA radio station KROQ.

Other highlights included a fantastic performance of the Etheridge hit “Come to My Window” by Laura Clapp, and Olivia Rox’s rendition of the Pat Benatar anthem “Invincible.” Alaska Reid of Alyeska interpreted X’s hit “Breathless” with sultry abandon. Members of the pioneering rock band Fanny shared their new project, Fanny Walked the Earth, with a preview of their upcoming 2018 release.

The rousing finale brought together members of Fanny, The B-52s, Melissa Etheridge and performers Olivia Rox, Jenna Paone, Laura Clapp and Sabrina Lentini to deliver an inspired performance of “Respect.” The song, made famous by Aretha Franklin, but written by Otis Redding (whose daughter, Karla Redding-Andrews, was also honored during the event), was an energetic ending to a moving evening.

The full list of 2018 honorees includes:

•    Pat Benatar, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist
•    Melissa Etheridge, Grammy® Award- and Academy® Award-winning artist
•    The B-52s Katie Pierson & Cindy Wilson, original members of one of the most
      beloved party rock bands of all time
•    Karla Redding-Andrews, Executive Director for The Otis Redding Foundation
•    Exene Cervenka, vocalist for the iconic punk band, X
•    Amberly Crouse-Knox, Senior Director, Creative and Business Development, BMG Production Music
•    Jean Millington AdamianJune MillingtonBrie Howard Darling, Patti Quatro Ericson and         Alice de Buhr of the pioneering all-female American rock band, Fanny
•    Candace Stewart, Studio Manager, EastWest Studios in Hollywood
•    Dawn Birr, Channel Manager for the Americas, Sennheiser Business Solutions
•    Fabi Reyna, Founder and Editor of She Shreds Media
•    Vanessa Mering, Marketing Manager, HARMAN Professional
•    Kristy Porter, Guitar Center’s Director of Merchandising, General Accessories & Media

Whitmore reflected, “We were proud to formally recognize all the 2018 honorees at the She Rocks Awards. From manufacturers to musicians, our honorees span all corners of our industry. I felt truly humbled to be able to acknowledge their leadership and accomplishments. It was such a pleasure to join with them in this year’s celebration of women in music.”

Find out more at sherocksawards.com.

Isotonik Studios: LDM Design - Chance TEN


RELEASE: OUT NOW

PRICE: £21.99 / €27.00 / $32.00 Exc. VAT  

LINK - CLICK HERE 

When LDM Design’s Daniel wanted to create a new range of MaxforLive devices the inspiration came from the legend that is Brian Eno speaking about probability on Youtube – CLICK HERE
With inspiration in mind, Daniel set about creating a range of ten MaxforLive devices with Probability as the running theme, packaged together as the Chance TEN Pack there’s an additional bonus device in the Velocity Sequencer (which doesn’t work on probability by actuality and was too cool not to include).

With devices that can be used to control or trigger Parameters in Ableton Live and others that deal exclusive with transforming MIDI the complete range can be used on their own or chained together for even more probable randomness.

Checkout the walk-through videos to gather a flavour of what each can achieve on it’s own and then let your creativity run free  in combining the lot!

VIDEO WALK-THROUGHS - CLICK HERE  & CLICK HERE 

MORE DETAILS - CLICK HERE  

Thursday, January 25, 2018

NAMM 2018: Media Preview Day (part II)

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NAMM 2018: Media Preview Day

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 24: Convention goers experience The NAMM Show Media Preview Day at Anaheim Convention Center on January 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM)
Today was Media Preview Day at The NAMM Show! Some of the exhibiting companies included:

3Dvarius; 64 Audio; Adam Hall Group; Antares Audio Technologies; BandLab; Beyerdynamic, Inc.; Bittree Patchbays; BOSE Corporation;  BOSS; Casio America, Inc.; C.F. Martin & Co./Martin Guitar; Chroma Coda; D’Addario; D’Angelico Guitars; dBTechnologies; Deering Banjo Co.; Earthquaker Devices; Enhancia; Fender Music Instrument Corporation; German Light Products; Gretsch Drums; IK Multimedia; inMusic; Innovative Concepts & Design LLC; Kawai America Corporation; LAVA Guitars; Ludwig Drum Co.; McSwain Guitars; MXL Microphones; Monster©, Ovation Guitars; PK Sound; Reverend Guitars; Roland; Schertler SA; SHIKUMI DESIGN, Inc.;  Sound Enhancement, LLC; Sound Techniques Ltd.; Spalt Instruments; ToneWoodAmp; Universal Audio; Walrus Audio; YAMAHA; Yudo Inc.; ZYLIA

Here is a small taste of what we found!



 


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Artist Relations Endorse Expo 2018: Sneak Preview on Instagram


See our sneak preview of what we saw at Artist Relations' Endorse Expo 2018 on our Instagram page! 


Full high quality videos will be posted on our YouTube Channel! 


Herman Li (left), Gee Anzalone (right) From Dragonforce, Randy Fuchs (Artist Relations)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NAMM 2018: Electronauts: Make Your World Move


"Make music with confidence, no matter your skill level: Electronauts sets the stage for you to DJ, perform, and make music magic in virtual reality.

Immerse yourself in an interactive sonic environment where you build, drop, remix, and jam with your friends and top artists. Upload sounds, create songs, crush sets, and express yourself like never before."
Release date and price TBA.


More news from Survios' "Electronauts" to be posted soon from the NAMM Show!

See more on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/volterock_review/
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 24: Convention goers experience The NAMM Show Media Preview Day at Anaheim Convention Center on January 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Gods of Mount Olympus to release self-titled record February 16th, 2018



Gods of Mount Olympus originally started as a duo in 2013 when Brian Wahlstrom met Paul Rucker (Street Dogs) through mutual friend Joey Cape (Lagwagon). The band now also includes Matt Riddle of No Use For A Name and Steve Morris of Unwritten Law. The band is best defined as a piano-centric, punk & jazz aka “Billy Joel on Meth” sound and with legendary members from punk rock and Brian’s constant touring with Scorpios and Joey Cape, this project has all the ingredients of greatness. Brian was the first One Week Record artist, and he also helped launch the label with Joey Cape.
The band's self-titled record will be out Feb 16th, 2018.
Brian Wahlstrom - Vocals, Piano
Steve Morris - Guitar
Paul Rucker - Drums
Matt Riddle - Bass
Upcoming show:
PULLEY w/ GODS OF MOUNT OLYMPUS & Guest @ Soda Bar, San Diego


Additional tour dates to be announced soon!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

AVOID Announces Signing with Revival Recordings; New Single "28 Days" Debuts on Tattoo.com #Revival52




Seattle, WA heavy rockers AVOID have signed with Revival Recordings and are debuting a new video for the song "28 Days" today on Tattoo.com: http://bit.ly/2FyksC3.

The single is also available now on all digital platforms.
The show kicks off a run of dates with Utah's Shine Bright. See dates below.
Frontman Benny Scholl says, “We are so excited to share “28 Days”! This is song about the feelings you start to experience when you’re a young band new to the road, and all of the excitement and heartbreak that comes with it. The name “28 Days” comes from one of the first tours we ever did that was 28 days long. We think this song captures our sound in a new light that people haven’t heard from us yet, and we can’t wait to see how it’s received!”
He adds, “We couldn’t be more stoked to be joining the Revival Recordings family! It’s so exciting to have a label behind us that fully believes in what we’re doing. A huge shoutout and thanks to Shawn, Nick, Aaryn, and the rest of the Revival crew for believing in what we do.”
The five-piece has crafted a fresh sound for fans of rock, metal, and anything in between. Under their old name "Avoid the Void" the band accomplished bigs things such as an appearance on Knotfest 2015, The All Stars Tour 2015, and 3 regional tours.
As AVOID they don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

New Russian Cooking/Guitar Shredding Video from The Great Kat: World Premiere on Amazon “Chef Great Kat Cooks Russian Caviar & Blini with Rimsky-Korsakov”

World Premiere on Amazon “Chef Great Kat Cooks Russian Caviar & Blini with Rimsky-Korsakov”
Watch at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0791NZF6J

The Great Kat is the Russian KatBot “Android” tempting you in Russian to taste Chef Great Kat’s Russian Caviar & Blini. The Great Kat legendary “Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time” cooks Russian Caviar & Blini with insane guitar/violin shredding on Rimsky-Korsakov's “The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee” with her Sous Chefs Vladimir & Sergey. The Great Kat takes you to a secret Russian restaurant for tasting -- decadent! WATCH at:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0791NZF6J

WORLDWIDE on AMAZON at:
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0791NZF6J
GERMANY: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07921WQDX
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0791NB11R
JAPAN: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B079215DGW

Introducing Stealth Sonics - New IEM Company Launch at NAMM

SINGAPORE —January 16, 2018— Technology innovator Stealth Sonics (www.stealthsonics.com) today announced the global launch of its first range of precision-tuned universal and custom in-ear monitor systems, to be unveiled at the January 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, in booth #11248.

Stealth Sonics leverages its innovations in the aerospace, medical, music, and acoustic fields to craft in-ear monitors that are as unique as each person—from custom precision-tuned systems to personalized finishes. Artists and engineers enjoy the utmost sonic accuracy and advanced hearing protection, in total style and comfort, with systems that take them from the studio to the stage to the street, without missing a beat.

What’s different about Stealth is its design philosophy which employs the scientific approach to couple a person’s natural hearing system with advancements in acoustic and audiological technologies.

“Nature has already blessed us with a marvelous in-built audio system,” says Davwinder Sheena, co-founder of Stealth Sonics. “We’re merely ensuring the precision and quality of the playback, utilizing the attributes of the natural system and providing versatility for use in many aspects of life. They can be used while working in the studio, performing on stage, listening while relaxing exercising, traveling and generally moving through everyday life.”

At The NAMM Show, Stealth Sonics will debut a series of three systems, each available in both universal-fit options and custom-molded versions that take advantage of second-bend impressions to conform precisely to the inner ear canal, for superior fidelity, minimal acoustic interference and perfect fit:

U2 & C2: A two-driver hybrid design for a warm, smooth, musical sound.

U4 & C4: A four-driver, pure balanced armature (BA) design for punchy bass, silky midrange and crystal-clear highs.

U9 & C9: Flagship nine-driver, hybrid high-performance design featuring a precision-calibrated, large-diameter dynamic driver together with Super-High drivers, for extreme detail, precision and clarity.

All universal-fit in-ear monitors come with the Khameleon Skinz®, the world’s first interchangeable screw-on faceplate accessory that incorporates Stealth Damping® technology. Other available accessories include an array of eartips in various sizes and styles, and detachable silver-wire, copper-wire, lightning, USB-C and Bluetooth cables tailor the sonic experience to the user’s lifestyle.

“The sound fundamentals of acoustic engineering and audiology have proven that our process allows your Custom IEMs to conform precisely to your inner ear canal,” states Balvinder Singh, co-founder of Stealth Sonics. “This provides unparalleled isolation (up to -36dB), superior fidelity, minimal acoustic interference and a perfect fit.”

For the ultimate in personalization, you can choose from dozens of colors and accessories, and even feature your custom artwork to express your unique style or brand. All Custom IEMs feature either a dual or triple-bore sound aperture. Stealth Sonics finishes are highly-polished, seamless unibody designs. All Custom IEMs come with a 30-day refit policy.

Learn more about Stealth Sonics by visiting www.stealthsonics.com or stopping by NAMM Show booth #11248 for a demo, January 25 through 28, 2018.

Los Angeles folk act Herbert Bail Orchestra releases stunning new video + single


The music video / short film "Chains" accompanies the release of the song by the same name from The Herbert Bail Orchestra's upcoming second album History’s Made at Night, which is set to be released in early 2018.



"Chains" is a coming of age story, a defining portrait of a thirteen-year old boy growing up in the city. He must venture outside urbanity, into nature, to find the courage and inspiration to face his fears and cross a proverbial threshold.

"I wanted to capture part of my own childhood experience growing up in the late 80s and the metaphorical chains that can hold us all back," writes singer/songwriter and director Anthony Frattolillo of The Herbert Bail Orchestra.

The Herbert Bail Orchestra was named one of LA Weekly’s Best Shows to See in LA, has been featured in HuffPost and Nowness, and was the Winner of Best Music Video at the Ciclope Film Festival for their previous video "The Nature of Things"
Stay Connected: The Herbert Bail Orchestra
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DFAM - A New Analog Percussion Synthesizer From Moog Music

January 11, 2018, Asheville, NC -- Today Moog Music introduces the Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM), the first addition to the Mother eco-system of semi-modular analog synthesizers. DFAM is an original electronic instrument for the exploration of new concepts in rhythm and resonance. 

Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a highly-interactive, Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer and a vibrant deviation from the traditional drum machine--presenting an expressive hands-on approach to percussive pattern creation.

DFAM’s fully analog circuitry behaves much like a living organism, reacting in different ways to input from different individuals. Moog Music enlisted three artists to demonstrate the sounds of the new instrument: DJ Haram, Stud1nt, and Umfang--all members of NY’s Discwoman collective. Watch as they explore the new Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer from their own personal creative spaces:

DFAM is the first addition to the Mother ecosystem of electronic instruments and each DFAM includes a package of patch cables, inviting interconnectivity via the synthesizer’s 24-point modular patchbay. Create new sounds or bizarre behaviors, synchronize an unlimited number of DFAM and Mother-32 synthesizers together, or fully integrate this analog instrument into a modular Eurorack production environment.

Each DFAM is lovingly designed, assembled, calibrated and tested in Asheville, NC by the employee-owners at Moog Music and has already begun shipping from the Moog Factory to Authorized Moog Music Dealers worldwide.

Starting next week, from Jan 15- Jan 24, Moog will offer free hour-long DFAM workshops facilitated by Alissa DeRubeis and Felisha Ledesma of S1 Synth Library to the west coast subscribers of the Moog Music Newsletter.

Right now, the DFAM synthesizer is part of an interactive interspecies installation at the Cactus Store in Echo Park. Entitled BioRhythmia, the installation uses electromyography sensors to measure the electric energies of a 30 year old cactus. The plant’s energies are converted into analog control voltages (CV), enabling the cactus (a mutant species originally from Bali, but now extinct in the wild) to “play” the synthesizer. Different conditions, different times of day, even different experiences with human passer-bys can affect what the cactus decides to play.

Isotonik Studios: Lightfinger - Evolution

RELEASE: OUT NOW

PRICE: £13.99 / €18.00 / $20.00 Exc. VAT  

LINK - CLICK HERE  

Lightfinger was one of the original trio of Sound Designers to release a Circuit pack though our Patch Store, with Circuit Patches Volume One & Future Frontiers setting the original standard Light hasn't rested on his laurels whilst we've been caught up in a dreamworld of retro nostalgia with Delorean & Chiptune Dreams.

Circuit Evolution consists of 64 Patches, 16 Sessions and two complete sample packs ready to upload via Components... Lightfinger brought the Science to the Novation Circuit, now he brings you the Future of the Future!

64 PATCHES: With moving pads, dirty basses and powerful leads, there are a wide range of Patches that are suitable for many genres of music. All of the Macro Knobs have been assigned dynamic, useful functions with the helpful standardization for each patch so you know what's going to happen when you jam!

EVOLUTION SAMPLE SET: Classic and electronic percussion, hi-tech hits, FX stabs, and tonal elements.

DISTRUCTO SAMPLE SET: Get hard with this aggressive kit featuring a ‘stereo’ sample on Pads 63 (Left) & 64 (Right).

16 SESSIONS: 16 Sessions in various musical styles using the Evolution Patches and Evolution Sample Set. Also included are 16 ‘blank’ metronome Sessions

VIDEO WALKTHROUGH - CLICK HERE

MORE DETAILS - CLICK HERE

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Pat Benatar to be Honored at the 2018 She Rocks Awards

Anaheim, CA, January 9, 2018The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces that Pat Benatar will be honored at the 6th annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 26, 2018, during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Pat Benatar first landed on the charts and in homes across America during the early days of MTV in the 1980s. Together with producer, guitarist and songwriting partner, Neil Giraldo and a jaw-dropping, classically-trained voice and fierce determination, they ruled the radio with hits such as  "Love Is A Battlefield,"
Heartbreaker," "We Live for Love," "We Belong," and the signature "Promises in The Dark." After three decades, the duo has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, cementing their place in rock history. Married for 36 years and musical partners for 38 years, they continue to wow audiences during sold-out concerts. For more info, visit www.benatargiraldo.com.

The WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore, comments, "Pat Benatar’s talent and contributions to rock music are an inspiration to women everywhere, whether they are fans or aspiring artists themselves. We are truly honored to recognize her at this year’s She Rocks Awards."

Benatar joins a host of 2018 honorees that includes Melissa Etheridge, The B-52s members Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, Exene Cervenka of X, Fanny, 
plus a collection of role models from all walks of the music and audio industries. View the full list of this year’s honorees here.

Gearing up for its sixth consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E, The Bangles, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, and more.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Gretsch, Monster Energy, Sennheiser, Seymour Duncan, Martin Guitar, Reverb.com, Harman, Fishman, Roland, Zildjian, Guitar Center, Casio, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, PRS Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Tech 21, PreSonus, D'Angelico Guitars, Berklee Online, 108 Rock Star Guitars, On-Stage Stands, M.A.C Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, City National Bank, Bittree, Sabian, KMC, NAMM, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Music-News.com, NewBay Media, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Guitar Girl Magazine, Gear Tech + Recording, KVR Audio, and more.

Tickets are on sale now. This event is open to the public and a NAMM show badge is not required to attend. And yes, men are welcome, too! Learn more at www.sherocksawards.com.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Indie Record Label Space Duck Records Launches Out of Chicago

Space Duck Records has been founded on the ideal that Artists deserve a label that will focus on growing their career while maintaining artist friendly contracts.
Daniel Servi, president of Space Duck Records, and Vice President Tim K., both understand that Artists are the heart of the company.
Servi, a fixture on the Chicago live music scene, has a proven track record of discovering, cultivating and promoting talent from the early stages and beyond.
With a small roster, Space Duck Records has the capabilities of meeting and surpassing their client's needs and expectations.
Currently, the label focuses on the reggae-rock genre. However, the goal is to eventually extend to multiple genres.
Space Duck Records will provide their Artists with experienced staff who also understand the importance of the Artists' goals while maintaining realistic expectations and a game plan to achieve those goals.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The B-52s Members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, and Melissa Etheridge to be Honored at 2018 She Rocks Awards


Anaheim, CA, January 3, 2018 – The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces that Melissa Etheridge and The B-52s band members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson will be honored at the 6th annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 26, 2018, during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Best known for her hit songs “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” and the song that first propelled her career, “Bring Me Some Water,” Grammy® Award- and Academy® Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge has been tearing up the charts and tearing off the roof since 1988 with her signature sound. Her current album, MEmphis Rock and Soul, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim, and features original songs as well as her interpretation of classics. For more info, visit www.melissaetheridge.com.

Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson are original members of one of the most beloved party rock bands, The B-52s. Known for their unique musical and performance style, the band has made a permanent mark on the musical world with hits such as “Rock Lobster,” “Roam,” “Love Shack,” and many more. Celebrating The B-52s’ 40th anniversary, Kate and Cindy continue to perform with the band, in addition to working on solo projects. For more info, visit www.theb52s.com.

The WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore, comments, “We are so excited to honor these pioneering women who represent the diversity of musical styles we embrace at the She Rocks Awards. Each has made lasting contributions to music, and has influenced countless female musicians and fans alike.”

Melissa Etheridge, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson join a host of 2018 honorees that includes the pioneering all-girl band Fanny and Exene Cervenka of X plus a collection of role models from all walks of the music and audio industries. View the full list of this year’s honorees here.

Gearing up for its sixth consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E, The Bangles, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, and more.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Gretsch, Monster Energy, Sennheiser, Seymour Duncan, Martin Guitar, Reverb.com, Harman, Fishman, Roland, Zildjian, Guitar Center, Casio, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, PRS Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Tech 21, PreSonus, D'Angelico Guitars, Berklee Online, 108 Rock Star Guitars, On-Stage Stands, M.A.C Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, City National Bank, Bittree, NAMM, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Music-News.com, NewBay Media, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Guitar Girl Magazine, Gear Tech + Recording, KVR Audio, and more.

Tickets are on sale now. This event is open to the public and a NAMM show badge is not required to attend. And yes, men are welcome, too! Learn more at www.sherocksawards.com.

Sensel: Remix and Win a Morph (and More)


A lot of you were curious about the music in our launch video, so we've gathered up all the stems from that session and launched the Not Your Normal Remix Contest. We're hosting this on the collaboration site Blend - you can work from an Ableton Live set or the raw stems. We have an amazing package of prizes for the top 3 winners, including software synthesizers from Arturia and ROLI, valuable Live content from ELPHNT, sound designs and plugins from Glitchmachines, and a year-long license for Cycling '74 Max.

OK Go, The Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2018 and Andy Grammer Set to Perform at The NAMM Show

 
CARLSBAD, Calif. – January 3, 2018 – With only 22 days until the start of The 2018 NAMM Show, The NAMM Campus is set to come alive with a variety of Bands@NAMM performers, and at night, talent that includes groundbreaking multimedia artists, legendary performers and a multi-platinum pop singer-songwriter, all performing on The NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage.

On Thursday, The NAMM Foundation Celebration of Music Education will celebrate the advocacy and dedication of NAMM members with a performance from indie/pop rockers, OK Go. Members Damian Kulash (vocals/video director), Tim Nordwind (bass), Dan Konopa (percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar) have built a unique career at the intersection of music, visual art, technology and science. The band has emerging at the forefront of a class of artists whose 21st-century brand of experimental creativity dissolves the traditional boundaries between disciplines, garnering them millions of fans along the way. Videos like 2007’s GRAMMY®-winning video “Here it Goes Again” featured the act on synchronized treadmills; “Upside Down & Inside Out” showed the band achieving zero-gravity status as they filming the video on a reduced gravity aircraft; and their recent release, “Obsession,” which utilized 567 printers and a ton of paper and later recycled and the profits donated, have all made OK Go a standout act.

On Friday, an all-star line-up from Yamaha promises an unforgettable multi-artist extravaganza with the “Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2018,” set to crank up the volume to 11. With the concert performers still under wraps, the evening promises a dazzling array of seasoned performers to delight The NAMM Show audience. Past performers at Yamaha’s annual NAMM event include luminaries such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, U2 founder and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. and many others.

Saturday evening at the annual “Imagine Party,” The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Other World Computing will welcome acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter, Andy Grammer. Best known for his upbeat, positive musical stylings and prolific, honest songwriting, Grammer has built a career connecting with his audience and fans in a refreshing, clear voice. In 2011, he became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 on Adult Pop Radio with "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me," from his 2011 self-titled debut. His second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple-platinum infectious smash hit, "Honey, I'm Good," which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem "Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)." Most recently, Andy released his third studio album, The Good Parts, in December which features the hit singles “Smoke Clears” and “Fresh Eyes,” which has become a streaming phenomenon with over 350 million total streams. In addition to his performance in the evening, Grammer will spend part of his afternoon on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus with young musicians from local area schools.

Each act will start at 6:00 p.m. and be preceded by a variety of performers throughout the day as part of the Bands@NAMM program. The schedule for both The NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage and The NAMM Arena Plaza Stage Presented by Pioneer Pro Audio is available at https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/bands-at-namm.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Isotonik Studios First Release of 2018 - Samsara from Dillon Bastan

RELEASE: OUT NOW - 

PRICE: £15.00 / €19.00 / $22.00 Exc. VAT  

LINK - CLICK HERE 

samsara – s?m?s??r? – noun
  1. the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
The definition above is the inspiration for this latest MaxforLive Granular Looper from Dillon Bastan, creator of IOTA and Ecosystem.
Designed to be played, Samsara is a Max for Live granular looping device geared towards live performance, soundscapes and textures. Samsara gives you access to individual grain parameters and the ability to record audio input.

SAMSARA FEATURES:
  • Up to 36 grains
    • With start position and grain size
    • Sync option for grain size in note divisions (based on tempo and global pitch)
  • Phase spreading between grains
  • Customized volume window
  • Various playback directions (>, <, ><, <>, ?)
  • Individual bandpass filters for grains
  • Access to individual parameters per grain:
    • Start Position
    • Grain Size
    • Pitch/Speed
    • Bandpass Frequency Center
    • Volume
    • Panning
    • Feedback (Short delay with feedback)
  • Each individual Grain parameter has option for:
    • Spray (randomize factor of value at the start of each window)
    • LFO
    • Offset
  • LFO with basic waveforms and sync rate option
  • Input Recording with options:
    • Record in or out of a looped section of buffer
    • Record start/stop global quantization option
    • Record start/stop input signal gate option
    • Record appending option
  • Internal preset system for parameters
    • Does not affect sample loaded or recording parameter
    • Has a blending option, interpolating 2 adjacent presets together
USER MANUAL – CLICK HERE
MORE DETAILS - CLICK HERE 

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