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

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