Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Women’s Audio Mission Presents Two All-Star Music Production Panels at the Audio Engineering Society Convention

San Francisco Nonprofit Advancing Women in the Recording Arts Leads AES Panels

(San Francisco, CA – August 27, 2016) – Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, is presenting two all-star music production panels at the 141st Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles from September 29 – October 2nd.

The panels will feature Grammy award-winning music producers and engineers who have worked with acclaimed artists ranging from Missy Elliott to Jay-Z to Carlos Santana to Taylor Swift. WAM Founder and Executive Director, Terri Winston, will moderate the “All-Star Album Production” panel on Thursday, September 29, 4:00-5:30PM featuring Grammy-winning engineers and producers Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Madonna), Laura Sisk (Taylor Swift, Shakira, Pink), and Piper Payne (Coast Mastering), which will cover the latest work flow and production tips that create efficiency in the album-making process from pre-production to mastering, including traditional acoustic production and beat-making.

Winston will also moderate the “Platinum Vocal Production” panel on Friday, 9/30 at 1:30PM featuring Grammy-winning panelists Jimmy Douglass (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Timbaland), Leslie Ann Jones (Dianne Reeves, B.B. King, Carlos Santana), and Neal Pogue (Outkast, Pink, Janelle Monae), that will cover the ins and outs of producing vocal tracks for platinum hits, including recording chains, compression techniques, de-essing, and vocal editing.

WAM has been representing women and girls in the audio industry at the AES convention since 2003. Women are critically underrepresented in the audio industry. Less than 5% of the people who create the media and music heard on the radio, television, in film and on the internet are women. WAM trains over 1,200 women and girls a year in the recording arts in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women. AES donates a booth to WAM each year to increase the presence of women at the convention and in the industry. This year, the organization will be representing women and girls in the recording arts at Booth 1129.

“Women’s Audio Mission is very excited to present these two spectacular and diverse panels at AES,” says WAM founder, Terri Winston. “I am excited to have such amazing engineers and producers share their exceptional wisdom and expertise at AES this year.”

Native Instruments introduces MOTOR IMPACT MASCHINE Expansion

Berlin, August 23, 2016 – Native Instruments today introduced MOTOR IMPACT – a new MASCHINE Expansion inspired by the legacy of Detroit electronic music. The expansion is aimed at producers working in techno, electro, and deep house styles, as well as anyone looking to add the textures and sounds of a legendary school of electronic music to their productions.  MOTOR IMPACT runs in the latest MASCHINE software on MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO and is available exclusively at the NI Online Shop. A compact version for iMASCHINE is also available via the iMASCHINE in-app store.

MOTOR IMPACT pulls together the sound of Detroit’s enduring, decade-spanning influence on electronic music. The expansion features meticulous samples of legendary analog machines including Roland 808, 909, and 707 drum machines, and the classic Juno 106 and Prophet 08 synths. Pre-mapped Group macros allow for intuitive sound shaping in the studio and during live performance. This sound set is augmented by sampled vinyl crackle, tape, and machine noise, as well as 79 exclusive MASSIVE, MONARK, and Drum Synth presets. Patterns tailored to techno, electro, and deep house styles round out the expansion’s aesthetic and serve as starting points for track production.

A compact version of MOTOR IMPACT is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on the go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

MOTOR IMPACT was produced by Fabrizio Sestito and Nicolò Papini at nichton Studio.

MOTOR IMPACT is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.

The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29.

Additional information on MOTOR IMPACT is available at:

Additional information on nichton Studio is available at:

A digital press kit including picture material is available at:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU Plug-in for Mac and Windows is Now Shipping

LOS ALTOS, CA - August 29, 2016 - Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks™ recording software, the FourTrack™ iOS recording app, and the GuitarJack Stage™ StudioJack Mini™ iOS audio interfaces, has released DrumCore 4®, the highly anticipated AAX/VST3/AU plug-in for Mac OS® and Windows®. An upgrade to the award-winning DrumCore 3 and KitCore 2 plug-in drum instruments, DrumCore 4 now works with most popular 64-bit recording software, and includes 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more. Royalty free recordings of celebrity drummers are provided as tempo-adjustable GrooveSets in a wide variety of styles. Users can create their own grooves using the included drum kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers.

DrumCore 4 Editions and Drummers:
DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered to you (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded on the fly with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4’s new built-in online store.
  • DrumCore 4 Lite contains 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 celebrity drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. DrumCore 4 Lite is available as a download.
    Lite includes content by 13 drummers: Alan White (Yes, Lennon), Ben Smith (Heart), Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow), John Bishop (Bobby McFerrin), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn), Luis Conte (Sergio Mendes), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz).
  • DrumCore 4 Prime contains 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (11,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. Prime Link is available as a download, and Prime Flash is delivered on a high quality 32 GB USB flash drive for quick installation and easy portability.
    Prime includes all of the DC4 Lite content (more from many of them), plus 4 more drummers: Gregg Keplinger (Herb Ellis, Carter Jefferson), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament), Matt Cameron (Sound Garden, Pearl Jam), and Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Nine Inch Nails).
  • DrumCore 4 Ultra contains 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (21,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. Ultra's 50 GB content library comes preloaded on a silent and fast 120 GB USB3 Solid State Drive with space to add more content from DrumCore 4's online store. Ultra’s external hard drive provides instant access to your DrumCore 4 library whenever and wherever you need it.
    Ultra includes all of the DC4 Lite and Prime drum content (with much more content by many of them), plus an additional drummer: Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Norah Jones, The Black Crowes).

    DrumCore Drummer Bios

Great Kat's New Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2 Music Video


iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/liszts-hungarian-rhapsody/id384716310?i=384716414
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/track/4xRimJB78VjxJyxmAhTu44

About The Great Kat:
The Great Kat http://www.greatkat.com is the world-famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of “Artists International Competition”. The Great Kat performed as a Prodigy Violin Soloist for NYC Mayor Ed Koch at Gracie Mansion and for Coahuila, Mexico Governor Flores Tapia at the Centennial of General Vito Alessio Robles’ birth and at the famous Teatro Fernando Soler in Saltillo, Mexico and was awarded the "Certificate of Merit" from New York Governor Mario Cuomo. The Great Kat is now the world’s fastest Shred Guitar Virtuoso/“TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” (Guitar One Magazine)/ "FAMOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL ALUMNI" (Ranker.com)/Reincarnation of Beethoven and the ONLY Guitar-Violin Double Virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini. Timothy Leary, cultural icon collaborated with The Great Kat Violin Virtuoso on the rock song "Right Brain Lover". Retailing giant Tesco is now featuring The Great Kat’s virtuoso Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” music in the TV commercial for the popular Activision video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts” http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000 . Warner Music Group has just released The Great Kat’s legendary “Worship Me Or Die!” and “Beethoven On Speed” Shred Metal Albums as digital downloads on iTunes and more: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/worship-me-or-die!/id1086423634 & https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beethoven-on-speed/id1089012301 .“Beethoven On Speed” and "Beethoven Shreds" are now featured in “America’s Beethoven” Exhibit at the “American Beethoven Society”. MVD Entertainment Group is distributing The Great Kat’s Albums & Music Videos worldwide http://mvdb2b.com/s/GreatKatBeethovenShreds/TPR0006 . BBC Radio’s “The Arts Hour” features The Great Kat Shredding Beethoven's "5th Symphony" and Interview from “Fast And Furioso” Show (heard on BBC Radio 4). More info: http://www.greatkat.com

Friday, August 26, 2016

XLIVE 2016: Cultivating Big Ideas for Extraordinary Live Event Experiences

XLIVE- Las Vegas, NV- Transcending all things festival, music, film, culinary, eSports and technology, the world’s premiere live event production conference, XLIVE 2016, touches down in the entertainment capital of the world this December 5th -7th, 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Previously known by two separate entities, International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) and International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), XLIVE will host 140+ guest speakers, 80+ exhibitors and 40+ interactive sessions for participants to transform their perspective and understanding about the latest approaches to elevate event production and attendee experience to new, unprecedented heights.

Uniting the industry’s most brilliant minds under one roof, the 13th annual conference will bring the dynamic festival community together to share in a creative and collaborative space where attendees can explore the latest trends and share ideas within the rapid evolution of the large scale gathering phenomenon.Featured speakers at this year’s conference include: Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato, Eventbrite Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz, The Recording Academy Executive Director Theresa Jenkins Red Frog Events Co-CEO Ryan Kunkel, Founders Entertainment Co-Founder & Partner Jordan Wolowitz, Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Managing Director John Trumble, AEG/Goldenvoice VP of Global Partnerships Caroline Frye Burruss, Soundslinger/Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Founder/Chief Creative Officer Paul Peck, Charleston Wine + Food Executive Director Gillian Zettler, Creative Artists Agency Head - CAA Culinary Andrew Chason,AEG Senior Vice President Global Partnerships Mark Faber, Newport Folk & Newport Jazz Festivals Executive Producer Jay Sweet, Live Nation VP Strategic Initiatives Tobias Ekman, C3 Presents President - Shaky Festivals Tim Sweetwood, AC Entertainment Forecastle Founder & Captain JK McKnight, ESL/Turtle Entertainment America CEO Craig Levine, Twitch VP & eSports Evangelist Andy Swanson, Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy Chip Conley and The Confluence Founder Russell Ward -- plus a collective of many other industry leaders (full list below).

2016 participants of XLIVE can look forward to an abundance of interactive spaces in the Exhibit Hall, ripe with opportunities for networking, education, and inspiration. Boasting over 100 of the most innovative companies within the live event industry, attendees will find themselves face-to-face with game changers that are providing festival organizers with the latest tools and services to take their operations, marketing, and fan engagement strategies to the next level. Also found in the Exhibit Hall will be the Innovation/Startup Showcase,giving emerging companies a forum to demo the next generation of event solutions and technology. Tech enthusiasts will revel at the newly-designed Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Lab, where curious cohorts may experience the latest in VR/AR technology and witness firsthand how these tools can transform future productions.

Following an enlightening jaunt throughout the Exhibition Hall, attendees can stop and recharge at Refreshment Row, a comfortable setting to enjoy a beverage while they continue to take in the experience. Sync up playlists and share favorite music with longtime and new friends in the Live Lounge area - a perfect opportunity to network in a relaxed environment complete with charging stations for laptops and mobile devices.
Encompassing a wealth of industries, XLIVE also fosters the growth of budding entrepreneurs and seasoned industry pros alike. For the first time, XLIVE will be accepting applications for up-and-coming festival organizers for the Young Festival Entrepreneur Mentorship Program aimed at grooming future festival leaders. Conversely, CEOs, Presidents, Producers and Founders can sit in at this year’s CEO Roundtable - an exclusive group of festival leaders discussing major industry trends, meeting with like-minded contemporaries, and discovering what leaders and their teams are doing to create extraordinary experiences for fans and artists that bring festivals to life.  

Ahead of XLIVE 2016, fans on both coasts can look forward to attending one of two XLIVE 2016 receptions. Held in Los Angeles (August 24th) and New York City (September 13th), the XLIVE receptions will offer up a taste of what’s to come for XLIVE 2016 and 2017.

For more information and/or to register for the convention, please check out the XLIVE website and be sure to like the XLIVE Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest news and speaker announcements.



XLIVE 2016 - Featured Speakers (more to come):
Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato ~ Eventbrite Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz ~ Red Frog Events Co-CEO Ryan Kunkel ~ Founders Entertainment Co-Founder & Partner Jordan Wolowitz ~ Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Managing Director John Trumble ~ AEG/Goldenvoice VP of Global Partnerships Caroline Frye Burruss ~ Soundslinger/Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Founder/Chief Creative Officer Paul Peck ~ Charleston Wine + Food Executive Director Gillian Zettler ~ Creative Artists Agency Head - CAA Culinary Andrew Chason ~ AEG Senior Vice President Global Partnerships Mark Faber ~ Newport Folk & Newport Jazz Festivals Executive Producer Jay Sweet ~ Live Nation VP Strategic Initiatives Tobias Ekman ~ C3 Presents President of Shaky Festivals Tim Sweetwood ~ AC Entertainment & Forecastle Founder & Captain JK McKnight ~ ESL/Turtle Entertainment America CEO Craig Levine ~ Twitch VP & eSports Evangelist Andy Swanson ~ Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy Chip Conley ~ AC Entertainment Vice President Strategic Partnerships Jeff Cuellar ~ WME/IMG Global Head of eSports Tobias Sherman ~ Noise Pop Industries Founder Kevin Arnold ~ Delaware North Chief Marketing Officer Todd Merry ~ City Winery CEO Michael Dorf ~ SFX Entertainment Managing Director - North America Jacob Smid ~ Anheuser Busch Global Director - Innovation Tina Wung ~ Chipotle Manager - National Events Scott Robinson ~ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival Director of Marketing & PR Sandra Rinaldi ~ Delaware North CMO Todd Merry ~ NCompass International Co-Founder & CEO/President Donna Graves ~ Robot Picnic President Philip Blain ~ SnowGlobe Music Festival Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Lesan ~ Prime Social Group Managing Director Adam Lynn ~ The RKET Group President Ryan Kruger ~ Zeitgeist Artist Management Owner Jordan Kurland ~ Eventbrite Business Strategy & Solutions Manager Biasha Mitchell ~ Country Music Association Director - Digital Strategy Meryl Johnson ~ 542 Entertainment President Billie Jo Aasen ~ City Parks Foundation General Manager - Central Park Summerstage Bruce Wheeler ~ Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Chairman Seth Schorr ~ Ticketfly Head of Festivals Jeff Kreinik ~ Northside Media Group Founder Scott Stedman North Coast Music Festival Partner Max Wagner ~ Brewgaloo/Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Executive Director Jennifer Martin ~ DoStuff Media CEO Scott Owens ~ Toronto International Film Festival Branded Content Lead Evan Dell’Aquila ~ Treefort Music Fest Founder & Producer Lori Shandro Outen ~ Republic Live Sponsorship & Strategic Partnerships Adam Grosze ~ Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival/One Reel Executive Director Chris Weber ~ Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority VP Global Business Sales Chris Meyer ~ Global Citizen Festival Event Director David Beame ~ CID Entertainment CEO Dan Berkowitz ~ VR Playhouse CEO Christina Heller ~ Eventbrite Head of Music Marketing Shana Fong ~ Gilroy Garlic Festival Executive Director Brian Bowe ~ MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst Operations Director Matt Manza ~ The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas Executive Director Peggy Hanley ~ Kaboo Del Mar Festival SVP Marketing Brian Wingerd ~ Middle Waves Music Festival Co-Chair Alison Gerardot ~ Insomniac Events Director of Business Development Joe Silberzweig ~ Main Events International President Stephen Millard ~ Halifax Pop Explosion Festival Executive Director James Boyle ~ Fest300 Creative Director Eamon Armstrong ~ SFX Entertainment & Electric Zoo Director Adam Richman ~ TuneIn Sr. Director Artist Partnerships & Branded Content Charles Raggio ~ 542 Entertainment COO Cory Popiuk ~ Barcelona Enterprises CEO Alan Semsar ~ Ticket Galaxy Head of Music Partnerships Aatish Patel ~ MCP Presents Festival Operations Director Val Harris ~ Winter Craft Beer Festival Co-Founder Ross Bowdey ~ Bacon & Beer Classic/Cannonball Productions CEO Kate Levenstien ~ Middle Waves Music Festival Co-Chair Matt Kelley ~ POP Montreal Director of Brand Partnerships Olivia Diamond ~ Left Hand Brewing Company Community & Events Manager Josh Goldberg ~ The Why Co. Founder Jacob Matthews ~ IWSC Group CEO Allen Gibbons ~ Narus Advisors LLC Partner Chris Grove ~ Kona Brewers Festival Executive Director Kate Jacobson ~ Vindiego Wine & Food Festival Executive Producer David Fraschetti ~ Motley Brews Senior Event Manager Lee Flint ~ Mohegan Sun Public Events Manager Krista May ~ CLEVR CEO Japheth Dillman ~ Vinofest DC Founder Justin Harrison ~ Big Texas Beer Fest Co-Founder Chad Montgomery ~ Fuse Social Media Manager Frankie Greek ~ Fountain Square Music Festival Executive Director Adam Pedersen ~ Feathr Co-Founder & President Aidan Augustin ~ Tiqiq CEO Jesse Lawrence ~ Diageo Global Senior Brand Manager - Smirnoff Justin Medcraft ~ Blur Parties/Toast Nebraska Vice President Stacy Leners ~ Treefort Music Fest Co-Founder & Associate Producer Drew Lorona ~ Dancefestopia Music Festival/Borda Productions Co-founder & Festival Organizer Doug Bordegon ~ Urban Seed VP Of Culinary Partnerships Jolene Mannina ~ VFD Marketing Managing Partner Elie Deshe ~ Northern Nights Music Festival Co-Founder Andrew Borgelt ~ Taste Of Pennsylvania/CrocodileDog Marketing Owner Matthew Davis ~ Gaming Research Partners Managing Director Alex Igelman ~ The Confluence Founder Russell Ward

XLIVE Partners With Media Agency, The Confluence To Announce Multi-Year Collaboration

XLIVE - Las Vegas, NV - A beautiful and long overdue union of the esteemed International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) and International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) has given birth to the progeny of the future: XLIVE - which hosts the most illustrious convention of industry leaders at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, technology and the experiences + community that culminate at festivals & live events.  

In an unprecedented move, XLIVE has joined forces with renowned digital media and publicity agency, The Confluence, for the 2016 “Live Event” convention taking place this December 5-7, 2016 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, NV.  The Confluence, a full-service media agency that delivers best-in-class publicity, branding and content strategy to many of the world’s most influential brands, festivals, and artists, will join in on the collaborative venture with XLIVE to incorporate publicity savvy and expertise into programming and overall communication strategy.

Seeking to revolutionize the way festival and live event aficionados share their expertise with the ultimate goal of elevating the experience of attendees, XLIVE provides information, resources and convenes industry titans from each and every sector of entertainment to a synergetic environment for sharing wisdom, visionary concepts, and cutting-edge trends against the alluring backdrop of Las Vegas’ famed nightlife.

The compelling partnership with The Confluence came as a natural evolution: as pioneers in their respective creative industries it was only a matter of time the two companies were joined by their thirst for  curating unique, memorable and exciting moments in festival and live event history. Waco Hoover, CEO & CoFounder of XLIVE, looks ahead to the future, remarking on the journey that lies ahead:  

“We’re thrilled to welcome The Confluence to the XLIVE community. The Confluence has deep roots in the festival community and shares our passion for creating memorable and extraordinary experiences. As the official public relations firm for XLIVE, there isn’t a better partner suited to work with our team creating awareness for the myriad of organizations participating along with the programs and resources that will be offered to festivals and event producers at the annual 2016 XLIVE Conference in Las Vegas this December.”

The Confluence echos Hoover’s sentiments wholeheartedly, founder Russell Ward adds, “For years, I’ve heard of the amazing things Waco and team were creating it was but a matter of time before we linked to join forces to further expand the visibility of the festival movement that has been growing globally. We are honored to work with the XLIVE team moving forward.”

Serving all facets of content, media and publicity strategy, The Confluence has cemented its place as the premier creative agency for festivals and beyond. Since its inception 8 years ago, The Confluence has engaged world class campaigns for the likes of Lightning in a Bottle, Coachella, Further Future, Wonderfruit Thailand, Do LaB, MaiTai, Robot Heart, Woogie Weekend, Shambhala, Enchanted Forest Gathering, Symbiosis, Decibel and Envision Festival in Costa Rica among many others. In addition to having serviced festival clients on four continents, The Confluence also engages across a multitude of enterprises including lifestyle, technology, medical, and consumer goods with current and past clients including, GoPro, Wall St. Journal, General Electric, Target, Budweiser, Pepsi, Intel and countless others. The Confluence looks forward to bringing their expertise and array of proven methodologies to XLIVE.

Now entering its 13th year, multi-faceted organization XLIVE is revolutionizing the way live events and festivals share expertise, learn and most paramount, envision the future. Formerly the International Music Festival Conference and International Film Festival Summit, XLIVE convenes industry leaders at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, technology and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. Reflecting the passion of the vibrant festival community, XLIVE serves as a catalyst for curating unique, memorable and life-changing experiences within the growing, dynamic and influential realm of festivals.

For more information and/or to register for the convention, please check out the XLIVE website and be sure to like the XLIVE Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest news and speaker announcements.

The Confluence: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Isotonik Studios PP-Labs - PPTC



We first came across the team at PP-Labs when their almost random tweets about stability and speed with MaxforLive devices caught our eye, here was a pair of talented developers that weren't shouting about how amazing the features were on their latest device but instead focused on the design process of making a device as robust and reliable as it could be. Intrigued we dug further and found a suite of amazing devices that could transform your workflow in Ableton Live...

Consisting of four MaxforLive devices, this packs devices can be used individually or combined depending on your prefence, the PPTC collection will allow to to quickly create snapshots when inspiration strikes and recal them back at speed when you need them next....

The starter device will grab all the MIDI mappable elements from everything that's placed on the same track, with two clicks you can save all of the available parameters current state to be recalled on the fly...

Doesn't matter what track or scene the currently playing clips are on, jam away and capture elements you like the sound of, two clicks to create the preset and create a song of them without having to re-arrange your template to do so...

Position your LaunchPad or Ableton Push's redbox and save the position, recall it when you want to move to a new song...

With configuration options it's probably easiest if you watch the short video below to see how it can improve your workflow...

The Daddy of the devices, you can use this to create Mega presets capturing the states of up to 16 PPTC devices, this enables you to make hundreds of changes to your Live set at the click of a button... 



IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 2 for iOS - the full-featured, expandable, mobile sound and groove workstation

With a new massive collection of high-quality sounds, new sound engine, expanded 8 parts and redesigned interface, SampleTank 2 for iPhone/iPad now rivals desktop virtual instruments

August 23, 2016 - IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, is pleased to announce the release of SampleTank 2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update to the flagship virtual instrument for mobile musicians. With SampleTank 2, iOS users now have the power of desktop virtual instruments - without compromise - with a massive number of over 1,900 high-quality instruments and the most advanced sound and groove workstation for the mobile platform.

A world of sounds on your mobile device
SampleTank 2 for iOS is a sample-based virtual instrument that allows users to have at their fingertips thousands of sounds from multiple categories of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments - all on their iPad or iPhone. To start, players can load up to 8 simultaneous parts from a selection of 140 included instruments in 16 categories, including: piano, drums, bass, guitar, strings, keyboards, synths, organs and more. These instruments can be played in a live setting or when composing with the device interface or an external keyboard or pads controller. The new SampleTank 2 sound engine is exactly the same as its Mac/PC software counterpart, offering astonishing realism and audio quality, thanks to the increased CPU power and memory of the latest generations of iPhones and iPads.

Over 700 new pro-quality sounds
Hundreds of new sounds are now available for in-app purchase in SampleTank 2 with six new "Pro-Instrument" packs comprising over 500 new instruments that let users customize their sound set for any kind of compositional style or musical genre:
  • "Classic Keys" offers 73 keyboard instruments (piano, electric piano, and organ)
  • "Synths" delivers 279 instruments (including synth leads, pads, hits, and FX)
  • "Bass" offers 25 electric and 43 synth basses
  • "Ethnic & Voices" presents 21 ethnic instruments and 10 vocal instruments
  • "Drums and Loops" includes 61 instruments in 5 categories (drums, groove construction kits, acoustic drum loops, Latin percussion loops, and percussion)
  • "All Pro Sounds" bundle includes all of the above (544 Instruments in 15 instrument categories)

What's more, three additional new downloadable libraries are also available for in-app purchase:
  • "Alan Parsons Grand Piano" includes 13 piano sounds recorded by the legendary Pink Floyd engineer
  • "Future Synths" has 150 synth sounds and patterns for a lifetime's worth of sound design
  • "Elektronika - Deep House" is an essential mix of 4 loop construction kits and 32 jackin' beats, big-room bass, shiny synths, classic pianos, huge FX instruments and more

More libraries, previously only available for SampleTank desktop, are scheduled for monthly releases from signature titles like Neil Peart Drums, Hugh Padgham Drums, Terry Bozzio Drums, Billy Cobham Drums, American Acoustic guitar and more.

All new sounds are in addition to the previously available content - the original factory sound set plus the orchestral Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and SampleMoog Mobile Editions. This brings the total universe of SampleTank 2 for iOS sounds to over 1,900 instruments and over 1,200 MIDI patterns - the largest collection of sounds available for any virtual instrument on the iOS platform.

Redesigned interface for faster creation workflow
The SampleTank 2 interface has been redesigned in many of its core operation components for a much faster music creation workflow. Plus, the new design provides more advanced composition features right where they are needed most. The new Live interface, the new Browser and Song mode, the redesigned Pad interface and additional advanced MIDI features, have all been implemented to make SampleTank 2 the most powerful mobile sound workstation to date.
- New instruments and patterns Browser
Even though users can have well over a thousand sounds and patterns at their fingertips in SampleTank 2, the re-designed instrument browser makes it easy to find the right sound for the right application, taking full advantage of multi-touch gestures and providing an immediate visual reference of the instruments, thanks to new 3D images and icons.

- New Live interface
In the new Live interface, SampleTank 2 becomes an extremely powerful real-time playing instrument where its 8 instrument slots can be used to create layers, splits, or multis easily and quickly thanks to the multi-touch device interface. Additionally, loops and patterns can be loaded and used to create backing tracks and accompaniments at any time. All of these features operate the same way they would on an advanced hardware sound workstation, empowering mobile users to do what they would do on an instrument costing thousands of dollars - all from the convenience of their mobile device.

- New Song mode interface
For composers, the new Song mode includes helpful compositional tools like an integrated 8-track MIDI sequencer featuring an optimized interface for fast, intuitive recording. The sequencer also supports looped instruments to kick-start musical creativity in a snap. The new full song timeline with one-touch real-time rewind helps when laying down ideas easily and effortlessly during the recording process.

- New Pads interface
For beat makers, the redesigned Pad interface with 4x4 launch pads lets them create grooves and beats with ease. The new velocity and repeat sliders make complex beat programming a breeze for every skill level of beat maker and producer.

- MIDI learn
The new MIDI learn function makes controlling SampleTank 2 from any standard MIDI keyboard or pads controller easier than ever. MIDI learn lets users program their controllers with a fully intuitive step-by-step interactive process providing seamless integration with their existing hardware - no instruction manual needed!

Plays well with iRig interfaces and controllers
Although SampleTank 2 makes exceptional use of touch control-even for tight spaces like smartphones-users can expand beyond touch. IK's iRig MIDI 2, iRig PRO or iRig Pro DUO interfaces connect SampleTank 2 iOS with all popular standard MIDI controllers, while the iRig KEYS line of MIDI controllers or the iRig Pads groove controller offer compact, immediate plug-and-play, mobile-friendly and studio solutions for on-the-go musicians with no need for additional adapters. Additional SampleTank sounds are also unlocked when you register compatible IK hardware.

Pricing and availability
SampleTank 2 is a universal app for iPad and iPhone and is available now as a direct download from the App Store as a Free version (over 20 instruments), and paid version (over 140 instruments) for only $/€19.99. Additional Sound Packs are available through in-app purchase starting at $/€5.99. Existing users will immediately benefit from the fully redesigned interface and new features for free. Newly released SampleTank Pro sound packs and downloadable libraries are available for in-app purchase starting at $/€9.99.

Download SampleTank 2 for iOS from the App Store, please visit: www.appstore.com/sampletank

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