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Glenn Kotche’s Anomaly Deconstructed for Ableton Live

Blend hosts exclusive Live sessions by Ableton Certified Trainer Josh Hogan

New York, NY – Wilco drummer and composer Glenn Kotche has granted musicians, producers and audacious fans unprecedented access to remix his seven-movement piece Anomaly on Blend (http://blend.io), the premier music collaboration platform. Featured on his latest album Adventureland, out now on Cantaloupe Music, Kotche composed Anomaly and recorded it with the famed Kronos Quartet.

To aid in the remixing of this adventurous multi-dimensional piece, Blend has teamed up with Ableton Certified Trainer Josh Hogan from Noisemaker Academy to deconstruct all seven movements of Anomaly into multi-track sessions that Blend members can download and remix with Live. Hogan has also filmed an informative tutorial video that take the user through his approach to laying out each movement in Live and tips on how they can utilize the software’s features to get creative with their remixes.

“We’ve had access to all of the multi-track stems from the album,” says Hogan, “I’ve broken them down into scenes and beat-matched ‘warped’ clips, which fit to Live’s transport, making it really useful for remixing, blending, and mashing up.”

The combination of the Live sessions and the video tutorial give users a powerful set of tools to work with Anamoly. “Josh has taken Glenn’s incredible compositions and given them a new dimension for Ableton Live users”, adds Alex Kolundzija, CEO of Blend. “By sharing his expert knowledge of Live in the video tutorial, producers, remixers and fans have everything they need to add their own personality Glenn’s astonishing work.”

Anomaly is available for listening, remixing and reimagining on Blend, a music collaboration platform that allows musicians to share and remix, or “blend” each other’s tracks. Hogan’s Live sets for movements I and II of Anomaly are currently published on Blend, with more to follow in the coming weeks.

Blend is currently an invite-only community and new users can use this VIP link to get instant access to the Glenn Kotche project: https://blend.io/vip/cantaloupe.

To view the video tutorial, please visit: http://vimeo.com/98912775

Winning Remixes of TwoDots App Theme Song Published on Blend Label

TwoDots original soundtrack and remixes, as well as ten ringtones are now available on all major streaming networks

NYC (June 24 , 2014) – Blend (http://blend.io), an online network where musicians share and collaborate on tracks, announces its debut as a record label with the release of the original soundtrack to TwoDots, the sequel to the very popular and Webby Award winning Dots game which launched last year to over 20 million downloads.

Joining forces once again with Upright T-Rex, the sound designers from the original Dots game, the TwoDots Original Soundtrack evolves from the classic bleeps and tones to a lush, orchestrated and immersive album. With a diverse range of genres and moods, the twelve-track offering weaves from old school cool cuts like Dusty Dots to the pensive, synth laden meditations of Fire Forrest, creating a narrative just as engaging as the app experience itself.

Included on the album are the two winning remixes created from the recent Blend.io remix competition, where “Blenders” remixed the TwoDots theme song in their own style and direction. Remix winner Proper Villains is a NYC based dubstep and bass producer who’s trap-style take on the the TwoDots theme rivals some of the biggest club tracks out today. The contest’s co-winner, Barcelona based audio/visual remixer Eclectic Method, injects a upbeat Drum N Bass flavor to his rework, adding a dose of high energy rhythms and clever repurposing of the original track’s instrumentation.

Along with the original soundtrack, Blend is also releasing ten ringtones to bring TwoDots’ themes into your calls, texts, alarms and alerts.

TwoDots (Original Soundtrack) Tracklist:
1. Dusty Dots
2. Dusty Dots in-game
3. Undersea Adventures
4. Ice Fortress
5. Fire Forrest
6. Dusty Duo
7. Bossa Bossa
8. Lift Off Parade
9. Lovely Adventure
10. Travel Hearts
11. Dusty Dots (Proper Villains Remix) http://blnd.io/1hRAoRU
12. Dusty Dots (Eclectic Method Remix) http://blnd.io/1q8izk2

The TwoDots Original Soundtrack will be available digitally worldwide on June 24, 2014 through all major online retailers and streaming services, including iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/album/id891304214

About Blend
Blend was created for musicians to connect and share in-progress tracks and collaborate, or “blend” each other’s works. While other networks focus on publishing completed music, Blend provides a platform for musicians to collaborate directly with each other in their native (source) format. Blend supports major DAWs, such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, FL Studio, Garageband, and more. More DAWs are continuously added, allowing music creators to find, share and collaborate on music projects in their native (source) format. While other networks publish completed music, Blend’s focus is on creating and collaborating while projects are in progress. For more information and to enter, please visit http://blend.io.

Win a Fab Filter Plug-in with Blend

Make a Blend with FabFilter’s Twin 2 synth for a chance to win a free plug-in of your choice from FabFilter!

NYC (May 14, 2014) – Blend (http://blend.io), an online network where musicians share and collaborate on tracks is announcing a chance to win a free plug-in from Fab Filter.

This is a good opportunity for musicians to try FabFilter’s award-winning Twin 2 virtual analogue synth. All newly created tracks published to Blend will be entered to win a full Twin 2 license, or another FabFilter plug-in for those who already own Twin 2.

To enter the contest, users can download and install the Free 30 Day Trial of Twin 2, make a cool track with it in Ableton Live, Pro Tools or Logic (before the trial expires) and publish their project to Blend tagged with Twin2Blends by June 2nd, 2014. Musicians new to Blend can sign up and create a free account with this VIP link and invite code: https://blend.io/vip/fabfilter.

Submissions will be judged by the most interesting or creative use of Twin 2, and two winners will be selected. FabFilter will send information for activating the plug-in to the two winners via email.

Blend was created for musicians to connect and share in-progress tracks and collaborate, or “blend” each other’s works. While other networks focus on publishing completed music, Blend provides a platform for musicians to collaborate directly with each other in their native (source) format, such as Ableton Live, Maschine, Pro Tools, Logic, and GarageBand.

For more information and to enter, please visit http://blend.io.

EASWEST Offers Limited Time Spring Savings

Save on Complete Composers Collection 2 and more for one week only

Hollywood – April 24, 2014 – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments for over 25 years, is offering additional spring savings on their popular Complete Composers Collection 2 virtual instrument bundle as well as other select EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments for one week only.

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Perfect for music, film, TV, and videogame scoring, the Complete Composers Collection 2 can be customized by choosing from 20 award-winning virtual instruments that cover virtually every musical genre. Customers can save an additional $175 (200 Euros for European customers) on the downloadable version of the CCC2 and pay no tax, no shipping, and have immediate access t the product. Alternatively, customers can opt for the CCC2 PRO to be shipped to them pre-installed on a 2TB plug ad play hard drive and save an additional 10% for up to 70% off the total price. Final prices can vary depending on selections.

EASWEST is also offering 50% off of select EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments for one week only. Most of these collections are available for immediate download.

For more product information, promotion rules and requirements, and to order, please visithttp://www.soundsonline.com/Spring-Offers or http://www.soundsonline-europe.com/EU-Spring-Offers for European customers.

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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems to Sponsor POD 2014 In Quebec

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Le Diplomate Audiovisual is hosting its first two-day Open Door (French Porte Ouverte le Diplomate or POD) event bringing together over 25 audio-visual exhibitors, guest presenters, product demonstrations, conferences, animation, and networking opportunities for industry professionals. The 2014 POD event is designed to create a meaningful and valuable experience and includes clinics with AV specialists, hands-on demonstrations, and an exhibition of new products.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) is the main sponsor of this new event to be held at Le Diplomate Audio Visual, 5588 Blvd Rossignols, in Laval, Quebec. YCAS products to be exhibited during the two-day event include
the new Yamaha QL digital console line, CL console, NEXO PS speakers and Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) products. On a mobile stage, a NEXO STM line array will be used for live events, and on ‘the Patio’ CIS products will be used in real world setting. Classes on QL and Dante network will also be offered.

Exhibition dates and times are Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For more information on POD 2014 visit, http://diplomate.com/pod2014/en.html.

The event is free but registration is necessary. To register,
visit https://www.qvc.qc.ca/Inscript/Publique/QVC2101A.aspx?m=2&a=.

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iZotope and Beatport® Play Launch BT Producer Challenge

Catch BT’s Ear with BreakTweaker™ and Win a Release on Armada Music

Cambridge, MA – iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, and Beatport® Play, the leading remix contest platform, have partnered with BT to launch the BT Producer Challenge. Through May 5th, create an original piece of music using BreakTweaker, the future beat machine designed by BT and developed by iZotope, for a chance to release your track with Armada Music.

To enter this Beatport exclusive BT Producer Challenge, sign-in, download a free 10-day trial of iZotope BreakTweaker, and use it to create your own original track. BT will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up. The grand prize package includes BreakTweaker Expanded, Stutter Edit, and Ozone 5, and an official release on Armada Music.

Ready to make your mark and become the next big name in dance music? Get started here.

About iZotope
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

About Beatport®
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on Electronic Music Culture.

About BT
GRAMMY-nominated composer and technologist BT is one of the most cutting-edge artists and producers for a dizzying array of musical styles. Whether composing intricate scores for blockbuster films such as Fast and Furious, and the Oscar-winning Monster; writing and producing for Sting, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Madonna to creating cutting edge proprietary software tools from scratch to make it happen – BT is at the heart of it all.

Juxtaposing memorable songwriting with sonic innovation and hand-designed technologies, BT crafts classically influenced electronic overtures, ringing with living textures that are an industry source book of new and highly copied signature techniques and ideas. For more information on BT, please visit www.btmusic.com.

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Penteo 4 Pro Stereo-to-Surround Up-mixer Now Available

AAX64 Support, New Features and a 33% Promotion Discount

Audiotech Digital Ltd has announced the release of the new Penteo 4 Pro plug-in that discretely converts stereo to 5.1, offering exacting control over sound image placement to create high-quality, sonic-free and natural-sounding surround.

Penteo 4 Pro is 100-percent ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. The plug-in features an intuitive visual interface modeled after vintage gear, and offers six automated preset modes as well as advanced manual controls for fine-tuning.

Mike Minkler, multiple Oscar-winning re-recording mixer at TODD-SOUNDELUX, explained, “I’ve used Penteo on almost every project for five years now, such as Django Unchained, Twilight Saga, and Inglourious Basterds. The new plug-in really shines. With a flick of a switch I can take a two-channel mix and get a quality 5.1 mix, which is a huge asset in these budget-conscious times, especially when independent films just can’t afford more than a stereo source for me to work with.”

Native AAX64 Support
Penteo 4 Pro now natively supports Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) for true 64 bit processing. As a result, Penteo 4 Pro AAX64 uses 52% less CPU processing power thereby allowing a sound designer more flexibility to simultaneously use more tracks in a mix than ever before.

“Penteo produces such a warm surround mix, and we are thrilled that now Penteo supports Avid’s AAX64 format,” said Ed Gray, Director, Avid Partnering Programs. “Now sound designers will benefit by being able to run more instances and tap all the new features of ProTools 11.”

New Features

* Touch Screen Controls – In addition to mouse operated controls, Penteo 4 Pro is the first up-mixer to support multi-touch controls. Mixing is not a linear, sequential process — Penteo’s unique multi-touch interface allows a sound designer to control more than one Penteo feature at once, thereby creating a natural mixing experience through simple hand contact. Penteo 4 Pro is the world’s first multi-touch plug-in designed for use with the Raven MTX Surround console.

* Pro Tools Automation Keyboard Shortcuts for all parameters – Quickly add and select parameters for automation using standard control/alt/cmd shortcuts.

* Usage Preferences – With choice of circular or vertical knob drag usage options, a sound designer can select the most natural feeling knob movement for mouse or multi-touch.

* New bypass channel routing – Stereo bypass channels now routes to the ProTools channel output standard.

Special Promotion Pricing
To celebrate Penteo’s AAX release, from March 4 to April 16th, 2014, new purchases of any format of Penteo will receive 33% off the purchase price. Free trials are available here:
http://www.perfectsurround.com/request-a-trial

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is the exclusive U.S. distributor of this new plug-in. Penteo 4 Pro will be available beginning March 4, 2014 online at www.GuitarCenter.com, with demos available at multiple GC Pro locations.

About Audiotech Digital Limited (ADL)
Penteo transforms any stereo recording, soundtrack, DJ mix or live television broadcast into perfect 5.1 surround sound. Developed by ADL, Penteo 4 Pro is the warmest and best sounding stereo-to-surround up-mixer, because only Penteo remains faithful to the original stereo mix; no artificial sound manipulation is used. The result is that the Penteo 4 Pro plug-in creates a perfect surround experience for all stereo media with zero sonic artifacts, the most crisp and discrete center-channel available, and only Penteo is 100% ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. Through its comprehensive controls, automation settings and advanced low-frequency management, Penteo 4 Pro provides the ultimate mixer experience. Penteo has been used by major studios on hundreds of films, TV shows and music recordings and supports AAX64, RTAS, VST and AU formats. ADL specializes in the development and marketing of high-quality digital audio software applications.

Discover the world of Penteo at http://www.perfectsurround.com

MILK CARTON KIDS BLOWN AWAY BY EAR TRUMPET MICS

New ‘Vintage’ Mics pair nicely with Americana 

PORTLAND, OR • January 7, 2014 — The GRAMMY-nominated indie folk band Milk Carton Kids found the sound and the look they needed to take out on the road with Ear Trumpet Labs’ Edwina and Edna microphones.

They were first introduced to Ear Trumpet Labs mics while recording an episode for the performance series Portland Sessions. They were impressed with how the modern electronics provides the full, well-balanced sound they sought, and with how the unique vintage look of these mics fits perfectly with the Milk Carton Kids’ on-stage Americana persona.

“Our show is sonically delicate, prone to feedback and phase cancellation, so it can be difficult to get enough volume out of the guitars without running into trouble,” comments Joey Ryan. “The Ear Trumpet Lab mics we’ve been using handle our setup better than anything else we’ve tried. We use the Edwina model on vocals and the Ednas on guitars. Although recently we’ve been really enjoying performing on just one Edwina.”

“Of course, we pay very close attention to every facet of our performance, including visual aesthetics,” continues Ryan, “and these are handsome microphones. Philip at Ear Trumpet told us that he designed these mics with a show like ours in mind. We were grateful for that.”

The Milk Carton Kids auditioned several brands of microphones before heading out on tour, and the Ear Trumpet Labs mics rose to the top. “They make us sound how we hear ourselves in our heads,” Ryan explains. “The Edwinas and Ednas blew everything else away, sonically.”

You can see and hear the Milk Carton Kids with their Ear Trumpet Mics here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHBZGv8uvzo

About Ear Trumpet Labs

Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2011, Ear Trumpet Labs is a craft builder of unique microphones for adventurous musicians and recordists. Combining technical expertise, the highest-grade hand-selected electrical components, and a sculptural craft aesthetic, the company is committed to bringing the best of visual and sonic creativity to musicians around the world.

KRK Systems and CD Baby Team Up for Holiday Promotion

Online Music Distributor to Give Musicians One Free Song Upload for Every KRK ROKIT Purchase

KRK Systems, a Gibson Brand, and CD Baby, the world’s largest and most-trusted online distributor of independent music, are teaming up to give musicians a free single upload to CD Baby for each KRK ROKIT Generation 3 Studio Monitor (ROKIT G3) they purchase.

Just as KRK monitors let musicians take their mixes to the next level, now CD Baby can help them take their music to the world. Through CD Baby, musicians will be able to sell their recording on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Facebook, Rdio, on their own websites, and more. The offer is good for ROKIT G3 purchases made from November 20 to December 31, 2013; customers must register for redemption by January 10, 2014 at www.cdbaby.com/KRK, and will receive one upload per product purchased. There is no limit to the number of redemptions (for example buying a pair of ROKIT G3s qualifies for two uploads, buying two pairs qualifies for four uploads, etc.).

This promotion celebrates the recent release of the highly anticipated ROKIT G3s, which are available in five-, six-, and eight-inch versions. This new line of two-way active monitors features multiple innovative upgrades that elevate KRK’s already legendary performance. As with all KRK monitors, the ROKIT G3s feature a lightweight yellow composite woofer that achieves outstanding dynamics. Many monitor manufacturers compromise the midrange frequencies to hype the bass, but the KRK ROKIT G3’s unique tuning process treats the woofer, cabinet, and port as a single, integrated whole, resulting in extreme vocal clarity with extended bass response. Additionally, an ingenious, re-designed radius cabinet baffle minimizes diffraction to provide highly accurate low-frequency reproduction.

The G3’s reliable, analog, bi-amped, class A/B amplifier has also been enhanced to maximize headroom while retaining minimal distortion. Unlike monitors that distort at higher SPLs, KRK monitors are engineered to deliver clean, accurate sound at any volume level—the high frequencies are crisp, clean and devoid of harshness, which complements the precision midrange and accurate, yet highly satisfying, bass.

Each monitor in the ROKIT G3 line features an upgraded one-inch soft-dome tweeter that provides response up to 35 kHz, coupled with KRK’s optimized, proprietary waveguide technology for superior stereo imaging.

For more information about the KRK ROKIT G3 line and the CD Baby promotion, please visit the product webpage at http://www.krksys.com/krk-studio-monitor-speakers.

About KRK Systems
Over the past two decades, KRK Systems, a Gibson Brand, has become synonymous with quality design and unparalleled performance in the world of studio monitors, subwoofers and headphones. And because KRK has remained true to its mission of providing accurate and reliable studio monitors, as well as developed products that fit its customer’s needs like a glove, the company occupies the industry’s #1 position for studio monitors. With four series of monitoring systems (both passive and active, in a variety of sizes), KRK offers products that meet the diverse needs of home studios, professional studios, and audiophiles. For more information, visit us at www.krksys.com.

About Gibson Guitar and Gibson Brands
Gibson Brands, one the fastest-growing companies in the Music and Sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer audio, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional product with world-recognized brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.

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“Scary Deals”: Save 60% at Soundsonline.com until 10/31/2013!

Select 3 EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP titles and save 60% off the retail price

Hollywood, CA (October 22, 2013) Soundsonline.com, the industry leader in virtual instruments distribution, is offering Scary Deals this month, which allows musicians to purchase any 3 of the eligible EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments for 60% off the individual retail price.

All eligible titles can now be played with EASTWEST’s newest version of its proprietary software PLAY 4to support Avid’s new AAX format. This will allow Pro Tools 11 users to work with EASTWEST’s virtual instruments in 64-bit, greatly improving performance. PLAY 4 is compatible with all popular hosts (see compatibility chart). PLAY 4 also includes new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); offers a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), background loading, SSL/EW FX suite that includes SSL EQ & Dynamics Channel, SSL Transient Shaper, SSL Stereo Compressor, EASTWEST Expanded Convolution Reverb, and many other new features.

Purchasers can choose any three or more products from EASTWEST’s 20 eligible collections. The 60% discount will be available until October 31, 2013.

For complete promotion details and ordering information, visit http://www.soundsonline.com/Scary-Deals or http://www.soundsonline-europe.com/Scary-Deals for European purchasers. Promotional offers may not be combined.

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer.

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