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  • Mastering Auto-Tune

    April 15, 2013 - no Comments

    62The definite guide to the most important music technologies of the past 15 years From bedroom studios to the stages at Coachella, Auto-Tune pitch correction has become an integral part of music production and performance. Mastering Auto-Tune provides users of all levels a handy, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this key music production technology, from the ubiquitous Auto-Tune effect heard on

  • Deftones bassist Chi Cheng dies

    April 14, 2013 - no Comments

    62Cheng, a founding member of the band along with singer Chino Moreno, had been in a “partially conscious state” since a 2008 car accident. He died on Saturday morning (April 13), said his family in a statement posted on “This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing,” wrote his mum

  • Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver

    April 12, 2013 - no Comments

    62EASTWEST has released the Silver Edition of Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, the third installment of their acclaimed Hollywood Orchestral Virtual Instruments Series, designed for those on a budget or with less computer resources. This downloadable version is 16-bit, comes with one mic position (mid-tree) and contains an essential set of articulations and instruments. Users can upgrade to the Gold and Diamond Edition when

  • iZotope’s MBIT+ Dither to be Included in Steinberg WaveLab 8

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital signal processing, has licensed its MBIT+ Dither for integration into Steinberg Media Technologies’ WaveLab 8, a versatile audio editing and mastering suite. “iZotope stands for high-quality solutions in audio processing. Naturally, for WaveLab 8 we were looking for the best dither plug-in available, and iZotope’s MBIT+ marks the cutting edge of what’s possible with dithering

  • 2nd Edition of The Business of Audio Engineering

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62This Music Pro Guide helps you navigate the current business climate, make a great living, and create the ultimate audio engineering lifestyle Whether you’re an independent studio engineer, a live sound operator, a broadcast technician, a postproduction specialist, or a student diving headfirst into the real world, the second edition of The Business of Audio Engineering is written just for you. The author shares

  • Exotic Ebony and Granadillo Inspire Taylor’s Spring Limited Edition Guitars

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62Spring abounds with exotic tonewoods and fresh inspiration in Taylor’s line of Spring Limited Edition guitars. Celebrating the heritage of the 600 and 400 Series, Taylor is offering fresh voicing with the inclusion of two exotic tonewoods to the mix: African ebony and granadillo.   Beautiful sapwood-infused ebony makes a striking impression with two models, the 614ce-LTD and 616ce-LTD. The ebony was

  • Taylor Expands the 500 Series with First Edition All-Mahogany Guitars

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62Celebrating the rich musical heritage of mahogany, Taylor Guitars is pleased to expand its popular mahogany 500 Series with several new all-mahogany models. Offered in all five Taylor body shapes, the models are making their debut as part of a special First Edition offering at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.   Mahogany has been prized by instrument makers for decades

  • SPIN Presents Desert Session: A 2013 Coachella Mixtape

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62Download Here! SPIN Presents Desert Session: A 2013 Coachella Mixtape 1. Shovels & Rope – “Birmingham” 2. Thee Oh Sees – “Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster” 3. Polica – “Dark Star” 4. Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless” 5. White Arrows – “I Can Go” 6. Youth Lagoon – “Dropla” 7. The Descendents – “Cool to Be You” 8. Kill the Noise –

  • Coachella 2013 Set Times

    April 10, 2013 - no Comments

    62The Coachella set times are up! Some acts on Friday: Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Stars, Blur Some acts on Saturday: Pheonix, Sigur Ros, Spiritualized, Violent Femmes, New Order, Kill the Noise Some acts on Sunday: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Wu-tang Clan, Nick Cave, Vampire weekend, Lumineers, Social Distortion  

  • Coachella 2013 – Live on YouTube – Watch it!

    April 9, 2013 - no Comments

    62Every April, tens of thousands of the world’s most avid music fans flock to Southern California to kick off music festival season at Coachella. This year, you don’t even need a ticket to be a part of the show. For the third year in a row, you can catch the entire first weekend live from Indio on Coachella’s official YouTube channel. Starting this Friday at

  • Backbeat Books Publishes The Keyboard Handbook

    April 8, 2013 - no Comments

    62The Complete Guide to Mastering Keyboard Styles Montclair, NJ (April 8, 2013) – The latest installment in Backbeat’s successful Handbook Series, The Keyboard Handbook is a step-by-step course in keyboard playing for musicians of all levels. Beginning with the basics of posture and technique, it offers a series of more than 80 specially written exercises and covers a wide variety of classic and contemporary

  • Mick Jagger, a Ticket Scalper and an Economist Walk Into a Bar

    April 5, 2013 - no Comments

    62Economist Mark J. Perry has a simple solution to Mick Jagger’s secondary ticket market complaints. Sell more tickets. From Perry’s blog: From an interview with Mick Jagger in the Chicago Tribune about the Rolling Stones’ upcoming North American tour, their first since 2006: Q: People are already fretting that the secondary ticket market will gobble up most of the best seats and resell them

  • Tronical Tune unveiled

    April 5, 2013 - no Comments

    62Tronical announce the highly acclaimed Tronical Tuning Technology to be available for all customers, brands and makes of guitars! With Tronical Tune everyone has access to this amazing self-tuning system as a retro fit kit for his own instrument. Based on the new Min-E-Tune system known from the latest Gibson models Tronical presents Tronical Tune as a retro fit kit to bring