Friday, June 21, 2024

It's Make Music Day!

Today is Make Music Day! Created by the NAMM Foundation, Make Music Day is a worldwide event gathering people from everywhere to make and play music together and listen to remarkable sounds all day and into the night! You can see a schedule of events here and how to attend or be involved: 

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Complimentary Ivory 3 Presets And Tutorial From Geoffrey Gee

Geoffrey Gee made a remarkable tutorial for Ivory 3 from Synthogy a few months ago and now he is giving away the amazing presets he used for free!

If you don't own Ivory 3 yet, go here.

See Geoffrey Gee's tutorial below: 

Friday, May 24, 2024

Charlie Puth Has Released "Hero"

Listen below:


Pond Finishes Their Tour with 26fix

ond, the Australian psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia finished their tour at the Observatory in Southern California. 26fix began the night as an amazing opener. They shared their love for Pond and how grateful they were to be on tour with them. At one point, Matthew did an Australian accent for the crowd. Pond entered the stage and putting everything into this final performance. Crowd surfing was not absent as the fans roared with excitement. Front man Nick Allbrook, former touring member of Tame Impala, even did a very unique silent surf upon a break in their playlist. Pond has an expected release this year on June 21st called, "Stung!" to be released by Spinning Top making this their 10th album which you won't want to miss. One of their songs has already made an early release as a teaser. Watch the music video below:

iZotope announces RX 11 audio software

iZotope, a part of Native Instruments, announced RX 11, the latest version of Hollywood’s favorite toolkit for intelligent audio repair. Featuring a powerful standalone editor and a full suite of plugins, RX 11 solves unsolvable problems for audio post production, music, and content creation. Infused with state-of-the-art machine learning technology, RX 11 adds new tools and improves beloved modules to help you handle everything from common audio problems, to the trickiest of sonic rescues.

Dale Becker shares how he used RX 11 to master Billie Eilish’s new record, Hit Me Hard and Soft: 


What does iZotope RX do?

RX combines the power of visual-based spectral editing with purpose-built tools for fixing and polishing audio. With the RX Spectrogram, you can visually target specific issues like unwanted reverb, clicks, clipping, hum, and background noise with tailored repair modules. Plus, to get great results fast, the next generation of RX’s Repair Assistant intelligently recognizes and addresses specific problems, which can be adjusted with easy-to-use dials.


What’s new in iZotope RX 11?

RX 11 comes in three tiers—Elements, Standards, and Advanced. Each offers new features to help you deliver the highest-quality audio.

Loudness Optimize [Standard, Advanced]
Get the most out of your masters with the new Loudness Optimize module, an unprecedented approach for controlling the LUFS algorithm to maximize your music’s perceived loudness for streaming platforms. A smart Learn function analyzes every opportunity to optimize your song to sound its loudest and best.

Streaming Preview [Standard, Advanced]
The new Streaming Preview module lets you hear how different services like Spotify, Apple Music, etc, will adjust your music, so there are no surprises after release.

Music Rebalance [Standard, Advanced]
A new, cutting-edge neural network allows you to easily create instrumentals and vocal stems from a full mix, prep for a remix, or make changes when you don’t have access to the stems.

Repair Assistant Elements [Standard, Advanced]
The next generation of Repair Assistant includes upgraded machine learning for improved quality and speed, and additional controls for more flexibility.

Mid/Side mode [Standard, Advanced]
Visualize and manipulate the center and side components of your audio in the RX app, so you can apply processing from any module to the center and side components of audio, separately. This opens up greater flexibility for repair tasks, making it possible to address issues only present in the mid channel or just the sides individually.

Dialogue Contour [Advanced only]
The new Formant and Variation controls let you adjust the characterand expressivity of a voice, ensuring your dialogue edits are delivered seamlessly, no matter how many takes are stitched together.

Spectral Editor ARA [Standard, Advanced]
Use the spectrogram to find and fix issues without ever leaving your DAW. Spectral Editor now includes Gain, De-click, and De-hum processing, along with Spectral Repair. Currently available for Apple Logic Pro (in Rosetta mode) with additional host support coming in a free update this summer.

Audio Devices Refresh [Standard, Advanced]
Quickly refresh audio devices in Preferences, without restarting the RX app.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Native Instruments Releases Glaze 2 Vocal Instrument

Enhance your tracks with instant vocal riffs, talkbox vibes, and rich textures – perfect for pop, hip hop, and R&B productions


Berlin, May 2, 2024 – Native Instruments released Glaze 2, a next-gen pop and hip-hop vocal instrument that offers lush vocal harmonies, textures, and chord progressions at the touch of a key.

As the follow-up to one of NI’s most-loved instruments, Glaze 2 brings modern vocal heat straight to your studio. Now featuring even more voices and the slick sounds of the talkbox, Glaze 2 brings the flair you need to set your tracks apart with smooth vocal pads, and brilliant riffs, runs, and hooks.

Glaze 2 was crafted in collaboration with Curtis 'Sauce' Wilson and Rochad Holiday – engineers behind the sounds of Ne-Yo, Ariana Grande, Will Smith, and Dr Dre. The samples were recorded with a diverse range of live vocalists, providing a variety of inspiring options for everything from polished pop to edgy hip hop. 

With Glaze 2, you can play, twist, and tweak your way to unique vocal vibes that hit just right.

Glaze 2 at a glance

  • Pop and hip hop vocal instrument featuring a new talkbox mode and special chord presets for gleaming textures and pads
  • Unlock instant, complex harmonies with over 30 custom chord sets and background vocals mapped to keys
  • 150 presets with an extensive range of vocal sounds and custom Kontakt effects macros

Pricing and Availability 

Glaze 2 is available from Native Instruments and select retailers.

$49 / €49 / £29 / JPY 7300 / AUD 79 / CAD 69 / CHF 49 / CNY ¥349


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

"Digging" Panel Discussion by DMI

ance Music Initiative hosted a panel discussion on the art of, "Digging" for music as a DJ. Watch the video below to find some great tips for finding music!