Have you seen the new iPad-based recording system called Auria from WaveMachine Labs? It’s very cool! http://ow.ly/csmgm
Obstinate Music Group and Sidestep Studios are proud to release the first single from 9 Years Denied – a music project put together by producer Scott Moore from Nashville, TN. Scott (aka “Pighead”) is a producer engineer at Sidestep Studios, and owner of the record label Obstinate Music Group, all located in Nashville.
“Obsession” features special guest Rob Rock (Impelliteri, Driver, Rob Rock) on vocals. “When I first wrote the song many years ago, I actually had Rob in mind to sing the song. I was very fortunate that he was available and willing to provide the vocals for the song. Rob is an amazing singer and nailed the song perfectly”, says Moore. Scott penned the song and played the guitars and bass tracks for the song. Drums were provided by Tony Morra, “the easiest session drummers in Nashville to work with…” according to Moore.
Another strategy for ensuring the songs authentic hard rock sound was the help of producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Skid Row, Dokken, Metallica). “Michael is a great friend, who was willing to work with me throughout the entire process of the creation of this song. That includes pre-production and tracking the song at SideStep Studios. He knew what I wanted and how to get there. He is easily one of the best rock producers/engineers on the planet, no doubt. I am honored he took to time to be part of this.” Wagener mixed and mastered the song at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, TN. This song is the first of many projects for “Pighead” and Sidestep Studios.
Vocals: Rob Rock (special guest)
Guitars: Scott Moore
Bass: Scott Moore
Drums: Tony Morra
Producer: Scott Moore
Engineer: Scott Moore & Michael Wagener
Tracked at SideStep Studios by Scott Moore and Michael Wagener May 2011
Mix: Michael Wagener
Mastering: Michael Wagener
Mixed and Mastered at WireWorld Studio June 2012
Released Digitally 07/18/2012 through Obstinate Music Group.
Song and lyrics published by Scott Moore Music ©2012. All rights reserved.
Artwork provided by Liza Rock at Liza Rock Designs
If you have a Mackie Control and it isn’t working, and you have tried everything, I may have a solution for you. Here are the conditions:
1. You already know your USB connection is fine because the Mackie Control “USB Device” (all 4 of them) are listed.
2. You have an RME card (I use an HDSPe, but I have seen this with other cards as well).
3. You are using Cubase or Nuendo 4.x or higher
4. You can create a Remote Control device in Cubase/Nuendo and select the input of the USB Device for the Machine, but you have no USB device listed for the OUTPUT
5. You do not see the OUTPUTS for the Mackie USB devices in the MIDI listing in the “Devices” area of Cubase/Nuendo
6. You are using Windows XP
If this sounds like your problem, look at the RME card settings and look for the “WDM Devices” number field. The default is 32 for HDSPe cards. Change the value to a lower number like 12 or 8. Here is an older card picture that has already had the value changed:
After you make this change, shut down and restart your computer. Then go back into your Remote Control settings for the Mackie and make sure you have both the INPUT and OUTPUT settings for the Macking Control set properly. Once you apply, the Mackie should come alive. Good luck. Thanks to MW for the solution to this (twice).
Version 1.2 is now available. The update brings 64-bit support and improved transfer handling as well as extending MIDI export to the plug-in implementations of Melodyne editor and assistant. Melodyne essential supports additional plug-in formats and can now also be operated in stand-alone mode.
FXpansion is proud to present BFD Heavy, a BFD2 expansion pack containing a pair of immaculately recorded Yamaha birch drumkits, supplied with a set of presets perfect for heavy rock, metal and other styles that require powerful, weighty drums.
Low-cost, download-only expansion pack for BFD2
3 Kicks played with felt and wood beaters
9 Toms played with sticks and mallets
Bonus snare with strainer on and off, played with sticks and mallets
Pricing & Availability:
BFD Heavy is a download only product and is available now from the web shop!
Pricing is GBP £35, Euro €49, USD $70 for all registered BFD2 owners.
IK Multimedia is proud to present AmpliTube 3, a massive upgrade of the leading guitar and bass tone gear-modeling software! AmpliTube 3 raises the industry standard of sound variety, realism and creative power – with over 160 precisely modeled pieces of vintage and modern gear available in one package – it is the ultimate tone gear collection for players, producers and engineers.
More Gear — Infinite Combinations:
AmpliTube 3 contains over 160 pieces of gear, more than double the amount of other packages, including models from the most sought-after vintage collections and modern-day workhorses. You’ll get 51 individual stompboxes and effects, 31 amplifier, preamp & power sections, 46 speaker cabinet models, 15 high-end stage and studio mics, and 17 post-amp rack effects. Plus, with the new AmpliTube 3 open architecture, you can add more packages as you need them, like AmpliTube Fender™ and Ampeg® SVX.
More Feel — True Dynamic Response:
AmpliTube 3 gear models give you THE most realistic playing feel — not just the tones — but the actual dynamic response of their hardware counterparts. Nothing comes closer to the feel and touch of playing through a real rig than AmpliTube 3. Plus, with IK’s proprietary VRM™ (Volumetric Response Modeling) technology, you can add ultra-accurate rotating speaker effects, free dual mic placements, plus room ambience and response to customize and craft your tone.
More Power — Creative Inspiration:
Face it — the better you sound, the better you play. AmpliTube 3 unleashes more creative power than ever, helping you to easily carve new, truly unique voices for your guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and vocals. Our new creative effects let you create sounds you’ve never heard before, and the new “drag & drop” effects’ configuration feature lets you quickly experiment with effects in the signal chain to get that totally unique sound.
More Tone — Every Sound You Can Imagine:
AmpliTube 3 is the voice for your soul. With the largest collection of ultra-accurately modeled gear, creative effects and flexible routing features, you’ll never run out of sonic possibilities. Every sound you’ve heard before, and even ones you haven’t dreamed of yet…find them here in AmpliTube 3.
AmpliTube 3 will ship within February 2010 as VST, RTAS and Audio Unit plug-in formats and as stand-alone software for Mac OSX® and Windows®, and will be available in the following versions and MSRP prices*:
• AmpliTube 3
• AmpliTube 3 Crossgrade
$269.99/€199.99 (available to any IK registered users)
• AmpliTube 3 Upgrade
$199.99/€149.99 (available to all previous AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, AmpliTube Fender™ or Ampeg® SVX™ registered users)
Additionally, AmpliTube 3 will also be available as a complete software + hardware solution for playing and recording in a bundle with the StealthPedal – IK’s innovative, wah-style interface and controller for guitar and bass players:
• AmpliTube 3 + StealthPedal
Today was the official launch of Vevo, part of a joint effort by YouTube and Universal, Sony, and EMI. Think of it as the HULU for music videos. Revenue is generated by ad sales (and they have major sponsors already). Some videos will be premiered on the site, which will contain synchronized and integrated lyrics. At the launch party in New York it was revealed that high definition videos will be on the site starting next year. Of the four big labels, Warner is the only one not on board. It is being reported that A2IM (representing more than 200 independent labels) is in talks to participate as well. This may well be the next way to “break” new artist via the web instead of just traditional (and expensive) media.
Will this be a new way to generate revenue for the independent artist? Will it be a valid distribution and marketing mechanism that will allow artist to bypass the major labels? What do you think?