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Posts from December 2006

Thomas Dolby Sole Inhabitant Concert DVD, CD, and Podcast

In my last post, I offered links to Thomas Dolby's recent appearance on NPR. In this follow-up post, I want to mention that he has produced an audio CD, DVD and podcast with live material from his 2006 'Sole Inhabitant Tour'. I recently eceived the DVD as a gift and... Read more →


Thomas Dolby on NPR Weekend Edition

Thomas Dolby recently paid a visit to NPR's Studio 4a. The interview was broadcast today on New Years Eve. NPR has posted links to the interview as well as links to performances of 'She Blinded Me With Science', 'Hyperactive', 'Airwaves', 'Your Karma Hit My Dogma'. Click here to visit the... Read more →


Makers of FL Studio Release Poizone Subtractive Synth - Save 10%

Image-Line, the creators of FL Studio have announced a new software synthesizer called Poizone. Poizone is a subtractive synthesizer (click image above to see full resolution snapshot) and according to Image-Line is "designed to bring you professional quality results, without a learning curve that hinders your creativity. The concept behind... Read more →


Ableton Live Update 6.0.3 is Now Available

Ableton has released an update to Live - version 6.0.3. What's new in Ableton Live 6.0.3? It contains many bug fixes as well as some minor improvements. I'll high lite a few improvements and fixes below, but visit Ableton's form for a full list of changes here. The update is... Read more →


Image-Line, the makers of FL Studio and Various Plug-ins are Having a Huge 50% off Sale on Many Items - 24 Hours Only!

Image-Line, the makers of FL Studio and Various Plug-ins are Having a Huge 50% off Sale on Many Items - 24 Hours Only! Some items are slashed even more. If you are in the market for DirectWave, Sytrus, Toxic III, or Juice Pack this is probably the best deal your... Read more →


Hybird Synth Toxic III 1.4 Has Been Relased - Get 10% Off

Update - for the next 24 hours this $99 synth $99 on sale for $39 bucks!!!! Image Line has announced the release of Toxic III Version 1.4. This is a free upgrade for existing owners. The synth is $99 and if you are interested in purchasing it, use this link... Read more →


Filmsound.org - Site Dedicated to the Art and Analyses of Film Sound Design

If you are interested in the ins-and-outs of sound design for film I have the site for you , http://www.filmsound.org/ . Lots of great articles, a beginners guide, historical information, industry terms, and much much more. Read more →


LA Ballet Opens Inaugural Season with Combo of Live & Virtual Players

I just got a newsletter from Cakewalk with a link to an interesting story from Broadcast Room.com about the use of a virtual orchestra in Los Angeles Ballet's latest production. "The Los Angeles Ballet launched its inaugural season at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Theatre with an original production of 'The... Read more →


New book - Cakewalk Syntheizers: From Presets to Power User

Those of you looking to learn about and/or dig deeper into Cakewalk virtual instruments will want to check out this new book Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User. The book is written by Simon Cann, a musician and writer based in London. According to the press release - "Cakewalk... Read more →


Garritan Personal Orchestra instrument library will be available for Propellerhead Reason

Garritan has announced that a special light version of the Garritan Personal Orchestra instrument library will be available for the Propellerhead Reason. According to Garritan "The library is a Reason Refill sample based instrument library for all versions of Propellerhead's Reason, and includes over 180 instrument patches for the Garritan... Read more →


Ableton Live 6 Tip: How to quickly select a device in a chain or rack

Prior to Ableton Live 6, to select a device in a chain you had to use your mouse to scroll through the list of devices. This made finding and selecting devices rather tedious when a large number of devices were involved. This problem was compounded with the introduction of Racks.... Read more →


Free Expansion Packs for Dimension Pro and Rapture Virtual Instruments

Cakewalk has released a second series of free expansion packs for their virtual instruments Dimension Pro and Rapture for registered users. Below you'll find links to all free expansion packs, free updates, demos, and links to these items on Musician''s friend who is selling these instruments at a discount. Links... Read more →