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IK Multimedia releases UltraTuner for iPhone, iPad, iTouch

IK Multimedia releases UltraTuner for iPhone, iPad, iTouch

IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, is pleased to announce UltraTuner™, the most precise digital chromatic instrument tuner app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. UltraTuner is available as standalone app for iPhone and iPod touch or as an in-app purchase within AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad (in all versions). 10x more accurate than a mechanical strobe tuner UltraTuner features one of the fastest, smoothest and most responsive tuning engines […]

Ibanez Introduces New Iron Label RGIX Series

Ibanez Introduces New Iron Label RGIX Series

Blasted from the same Ibanez furnaces that forged the original Iron Label Series, the new RGIX models are now doing some serious stylin’. The success of Iron Label has inspired us to take it to the next level with new 6,7 and 8-string versions that will rock your world. Eye-candy for the “nothin’-but-metal” machines includes quilted maple tops, abalone binding on the body and neck, and gold hardware. You heard me… “Gold hardware”. How’s that for “bling?” Check Out The […]

Steven Tibbo on Post Production Dialogue Mixing (iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2)

Steven Tibbo on Post Production Dialogue Mixing (iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2)

Stephen Tibbo is one of Hollywood’s top production and post production sound engineers. Having earned two Emmy® Awards and a CAS Award for “Best Production Sound” through his association with the hit ‘mockumentary’ series Modern Family, Tibbo is also an accomplished sound re-recording mixer who has worked on dozens of webisodes, short and independent films such as Madison County, Best Friends Forever, Contracted and many others. In his work as an ADR and sound re-recording mixer, Tibbo routinely relies on […]

Dean Markley Releases New Signature Series Strings for Bass Guitar

Dean Markley Releases New Signature Series Strings for Bass Guitar

Dean Markley announces the release of the new Signature Series strings for bass guitar.  The Signature Series utilizes a nickel plated steel, slowly wound over a hex core with a unique core-to-wrap ratio.  The new series is available in an assortment of gauge sets for four and five string players.  The new line is now available through authorized retailers and distributors.   Quality craftsmanship is a benchmark of Dean Markley and the Signature Series strings strive to exemplify this tradition. […]

Motion FX from Samplephonics has been released

Motion FX from Samplephonics has been released

Motion FX is the expert creation of sound designer Saro Sahihi from Soundbits. The sample pack contains an essential collection of whooshes, swishes, impacts, builds and dives, for sound designers, composers and music producers. There are over 400 24 Bit Wav samples for creating builds, tension, impact and shape. Textures include  crisp and crunchy, wide and intense, deep and rumbling and soft and staurated, and have been formed from a combination of foley recordings, granular synthesis and advanced effects processing. […]

Winter NAMM Show coming January 23-26, 2014

Winter NAMM Show coming January 23-26, 2014

The world’s most important buyers and decision makers converge on sunny Anaheim, Calif., at the music product industry’s premier event. The NAMM Show is where brands are built, legends are created and deals are made.   Keep up to date with Metal Life News on NAMM   See What You Missed / Relive Last Year’s NAMM   Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – 5:30pm – NAMM Pre-Show Block Party Live Music, […]

Epiphone Announces December Giveaways

Epiphone Announces December Giveaways

Epiphone just announced their December Giveaway as part of the ongoing 140th Anniversary celebration and we would love for you to share the contest details with your readers.   Throughout 2013, Epiphone has celebrated its 140th Anniversary by giving fans the opportunity to win new and classic instruments from its critically acclaimed lineup and this December, Epiphone is closing out the year in style by giving away one of the most exciting Les Pauls ever made – a Les Paul […]

Moog Announces Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for Animoog

Moog Announces Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for Animoog

Moog Music announced the release of The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for their award winning iOS synthesizer, Animoog. The expansion pack includes 69 Timbres extracted from a vintage Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, and 213 presets designed exclusively for Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine. Presets were crafted by a preeminent set of designers including Sound Creation Expert Kevin Lamb, Timbre Extraction and Design Pundit Drew Neumann, Synthesist Adam Holzman, DJ/Producer Dom Kane, and Sonic Mayhem’s Sascha Dikiciyar. “Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis […]

Drum Guru: NOW FOR ANDROID! Plus New Lesson Packs

Drum Guru: NOW FOR ANDROID! Plus New Lesson Packs

The Number 1 Drum App in the World – now Available for Android! Drum Guru on the Galaxy S4 We are excited to announce that our award-winning drum lesson app is now available for Android devices! Featuring the same great features, drummers & lessons as our iPhone & iPad app, our new Android app is available now for download from the Google Play Store The app, a free download, currently supports phone devices running Android 4.0.   Donny Gruendler: Fundamental […]

iZotope Masters Q&A Series: Charles Deenen on Video Game Sound

iZotope Masters Q&A Series: Charles Deenen on Video Game Sound

Charles Deenen is one of the gaming industry’s preeminent sound designers and mixers, with credits like the Need for Speed series, Fallout, Startrek and his support on Activision’s Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Since writing a sound driver for Commodore PET at the age of 13, he has left his creative fingerprints among top selling games from Electronic Arts, Interplay and Shiny, and other companies. Over the course of his career, Deenen has remained aligned with innovations in audio software, particularly […]

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