Get Beat Magazine #182 With 11 GB Of Software For FREE!

You can currently get Beat Magazine issue #182 for free, including 11 GB of downloads and more. You can claim your free issue (English) by signing up for the Beat Magazine newsletter. For the German language issue, you’ll get more information from Falke Media. As well as free downloads, Beat Magazine is packed with tutorials, […] View post: Get Beat Magazine #182 With 11 GB Of Software For FREE! … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/06/08/beat-182-free/

Deal: Buy a microphone and get iZotope RX 8 Elements for free!

Thinking about buying a new microphone for podcasting, streaming or vocal recording? Here’s your chance to grab some essential software for free! Buy any mic from this list at Thomann.de, and you’ll receive a copy of the iZotope RX 8 Elements audio restoration software for free. But hurry up: this deal expires May 17. Buy a microphone and get iZotope RX 8 Elements for free Are you in the market for a new vocal mic? Or do you want to step up your podcasting or streaming game with a new, higher-quality microphone? You’re in for a treat! For a limited time, you’ll receive a copy of iZotope RX 8 Elements for free when you buy any mic from the list below at Thomann.de. iZotope RX 8 Elements includes everything you need to clean up and improve your voice recordings for a professional, high-quality sound. Its features came straight from iZotope’s acclaimed RX 8 audio restoration suite. You can reduce background noise and hum, remove clicks and pops and fix clipping issues in case the recording level was set too high. RX Elements also includes an audio editor with spectral editing, which is great for identifying problematic frequencies and surgically removing them. Say goodbye to noisy, distorted voice recordings! iZotope RX 8 Elements The list of eligible mics includes some tried-and-true classics, such as the AKG C214 condenser microphone or the dynamic Shure SM7B, a favorite for podcasting and live streaming. Other options include the Aston Microphones Origin, Lewitt LCT 440 PURE and Electro-Voice RE320. If you record at your desk, a USB microphone such as the Shure MV 7, Rode NT-USB or Apogee HypeMiC is a great choice, as it…

Get 11 GB Of FREE Sounds & Software With Beat Magazine

The latest issue of Beat (#182, priced €5,49) magazine includes a free copy of the Codex ($59.99 value) wavetable synthesizer by Waves, along with dozens of other software and soundware freebies. As always, Beat magazine is available in two editions: German and English. The English edition is published several days after the German one, so […] View post: Get 11 GB Of FREE Sounds & Software With Beat Magazine … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/02/12/beat-waves-codex/

NAMM 2021: Apogee Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in for more Bob Clearmountain sounds

Once again, Apogee has teamed up with mixing engineer and producer Bob Clearmountain for a new plug-in. ECS Channel Strip combines analog-inspired equalization, compression, and saturation done the Clearmountain way. Apogee Symphony ECS Channel Strip The equalizer is derived from 1970s hardware and is laid out as follows: 3 fixed bands (120Hz, 4kHz, 8kHz), High Pass (20Hz – 300Hz), Lo Shelf (35Hz – 300Hz), Mid Peak (250Hz – 8kHz), High Shelf (4kHz – 16kHz). The High Pass filter can be routed to the equalizer or the sidechain signal to give the compressor an easier time. A Q-switch (peak/shelf) is also available. The compressor is born out of modern console dynamic processors and comes with Threshold, Ratio, and Dry/Wet controls. Make-up gain is adjusted automatically. Saturation is dialed-in from a single Drive knob. Below it are the Output level control and presets menu. Compared to more involved channel strip plug-ins, ECS goes for the essentials which is not a bad thing. The number of parameters may be less, but each is tuned by Bob Clearmountain to do what it’s supposed to. That’s one way of doing high quality audio without technical over-complications. Price and availability Apogee is selling ECS Channel Strip for USD 99. Rent-to-own is also an option at 14 monthly payments of USD 7. A free trial version is there, but you’ll have to enter bank card information. The plug-in is available in native AU, VST, and AAX formats for Windows and Mac computers. It also works with DSP-equipped Apogee interfaces, coming included with the Apogee Symphony Desktop. More information Apogee Digital website More from the manufacturer Video The post NAMM 2021: Apogee Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in for…

Mac file recovery and backups: Here’s what musicians need to know

Argh! That song you spent months on, that one-off recording session you were lucky to capture in your DAW, gone! Before you tear your hair out, here are a few tricks for successful Mac file recovery. And a few more for avoiding data loss in the future and keeping your Mac drive lean and tidy. Recovering files on your Mac: Backup, Backup, Backup! Before we get to the crisis situation when you have to recover data, let’s see how we can avoid getting there in the first place. We have lots of safety tools at our disposal these days. First and foremost, there’s one thing we have to be clear about: Backup your stuff. Do it regularly. And make it easy to find, in case you ever need to use the backup. Time Machine Mac users will no doubt have heard of Time Machine, Apple’s built-in backup system. Here you need some space to make a copy of all your data, such as an external USB hard drive. Plug in a drive, turn on Time Machine and set it to run automatically. It will make a copy of all your data, system files and software packages. Lost any files? Time Machine can access the backup drive to recover them. Of course, Time Machine can only save you if you remembered to use it! Apple’s Time Machine can save you a lot of trouble Carbon Copy Cloner Time Machine is a basic file recovery system with limitations in how you can organise your backed up data. There are good alternatives out there. My personal favourite back up system is Carbon Copy Cloner. This utility give you more control of your data…

7 scarily Halloween plug-in deals and sales you shouldn’t miss!

It is Spooky season, which to us means a nice little prelude towards the deals extravaganza that is Black Friday – virtually the whole of November. In this article, we have racked up 7 very nice deals and sales for plug-ins by esteemed developers. There’s great choice and we are pretty sure that you will find something to catch your interest! Plugin Boutique – 25% off Leapwing Audio Plug-ins Dealer powerhouse Plugin Boutique is selling Leapwing Audio plug-ins at 25% off. The sale includes the following products: RootOne Subharmonics Plug-in – a highly advanced low frequency processor and sub generator. Read more here. StageOne Width & Depth Plug-in – fix your mix’s perceived width, depth and mono spread with an unique algorithm that prevents phase or mono-compatibility problems. DynOne 3 Dynamics Plug-in – 5-band parallel compressor that’s flexible and easy to use. CenterOne Center Manipulation Plug-in – an original approach to mid/side processing, the plug-in lets you adjust the stereo image’s phantom center or separate center and side signals. The offers are good until November 3, 2020. Link to offers (affiliate) D16 Group Halloween Flash Sale – 50% off This Halloween, D16 Group lets you save as much as 50% off three different delay plug-ins: Repeater – dual-delay plug-in that models 23 delay units and features tap tempo/daw sync, ping-pong mode, analog feedback loop, 2x Stereo spread, dual multimode filter and parallel processing. Sigmund – workhorse delay that boasts four discrete delay units with independent parameter control, a multi-mode filter (in or out the feedback loop), an overdrive module, an amplitude modulator, two general purpose modulators (LFO, Envelope, Peak follower), nine routing topologies, and lots more to discover. Tekturon –…

1010music Bluebox: This tiny digital mixer & recorder seems to have it all!

For those of us who spend most of our time in front to of a screen for work, it’s only natural to want to enjoy an opportunity to get away from the computer for bouts of tactile, mouse-free producing. However, the final result almost always ends up inside your DAW. And a regular mixer or digital recorder doesn’t always cut it when you want to present your music in the best possible way. Something is missing, and 1010music may have stumbled on to it… 1010music Bluebox The 1010music Bluebox is a cute and compact little digital mixer and recorder with a big ol’ colour screen, and a pleasant amount of knobs and buttons. One look at it and DAW-less musicians will be immediately intrigiued! The unit lets you hook up modulars, synths, samplers, and so on to six stereo 3.5mm TRS inputs. These are mapped onto 12 mono tracks or six stereo controls, and each track is independently controlled in terms of recording and playback. So what we have is a capable little mixer with added live performance features. 1010music Bluebox – front Each track features volume, gain, a 4-band parametric EQ, pan, mute, and solo controls. Global compressor, reverb, and delay effects let you mash your instruments together into a deep, cohesive whole. Tracks can be recorded separately or inside the stereo mix, onto a standard microSD card. Coupled with the physical knobs, nav, and transport buttons, the 3.5-inch touchscreen practically puts a micro-DAW at your fingertips. Finally, MIDI I/O with clock enables connecting and syncing to synthesizers and other MIDI-capable equipment. 1010music Bluebox – rear Three stereo outputs Instead of a single stereo output, Bluebox offers a solid three.…

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 6 PRO: First Impressions

Native Instruments has just released the behemoth Komplete 13 software bundle, and in amongst all those virtual synths, drums, and samples lurks the highly anticipated Guitar Rig 6 PRO. In this mini review I will give you my first impressions of this new virtual guitar rig software. Native Instruments Guitar Rig 6 PRO Native Instruments kindly sent me a copy of the new Guitar Rig 6 software so that I could review it and give you my first impressions. A little background on my experience with the software and usage: I’ve been using Guitar Rig since its very first iteration, and for a number of years, it was my go to virtual guitar setup in my DAW. I’m a Mac/Logic Pro user predominantly and so I always use programs like Guitar Rig within my DAW, although you can also use them as standalone. At one point, I even went out and got myself a Rig Kontroller pedal and ran my virtual guitar rig via that. First Impressions If you have never used Guitar Rig then you will probably enjoy its ultra-clean user interface. I find it very well laid out and simple to navigate. Guitar Rig 6 has taken this further and it looks even more friendly than before. Essentially, you choose your factory presets and virtual components from the column on the left-hand side of the main window. Then your main presets are built up with ‘studio rack’ like modules, which contain everything from your tuner, virtual amps, cabinets, and effects. Presets, Navigation and Curation I would suggest new users start with one of the curated factory presets, for which Native Instruments has brought in players like Vernon Reid and Pete…

Roland ZENOLOGY: Software version of ZEN-Core arrives to take everything forward

Now they’ve done it. Roland has broken free of the confines of their history and takes everything forward into the world of ZENOLOGY and it could be very exciting. ZENOLOGY It’s the latest innovation from Roland which pulls the technology out of their still-not-quite-with-us Jupiter-X and realises it in software form. What starts off as a rather dull-looking hyper-preset virtual instrument quickly gathers pace into something very different. I didn’t get it at first, but I think I get what they’re doing. They are taking all their old synths and virtual versions and pushing them onto a new synthesis platform that will push them into deliciously unrecognisable places. It’s a triumph or a tragedy depending on how you feel about the purity of their back catalogue. What is ZENOLOGY? ZENOLOGY is an expandable plug-in version of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System. ZEN-Core is based on discrete synth voices—each containing a flexible oscillator, filter, amplifier, dual step-LFOs, and lush effects. It mixes multiple synthesis types, combining vintage Roland oscillators and filters with PCM waves capable of PCM-SYNC and cross-modulation. Layer up to four voices in a single tone for rich, complex sounds, both classic and modern. So it’s a huge synthesis engine, right? Yes, and it’s already an immense source of sounds. But over time they are releasing new synthesis algorithms and expansions that will expand its potential in all sorts of directions. This will include all their fabulous old synths like the Jupiter-8, Juno-106, SH-101 and JX-8P, but here’s the crucial bit – they are not arriving in the traditional GUI. They are being reworked into a new unified interface which in one fell swoop ditches the confines of the historical…