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Soundware Media SWM provides narration and voice over, music and sound design services for audiobooks, audio dramas, podcasts and interactive media. SoundWareMedia provides music development and audio production services for film, TV, and games.

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Coming soon to Audible...The final chapter in The Chronicles of Fid.
10/02/2020

Coming soon to Audible...

The final chapter in The Chronicles of Fid.

https://composeralliance.org/music-authors-and-perfomers-strongly-denounce-epidemic-sounds-malpractices-and-its-profound...
09/23/2020
MUSIC AUTHORS AND PERFOMERS STRONGLY DENOUNCE EPIDEMIC SOUND’S MALPRACTICES AND ITS PROFOUND DISRESPECT FOR THEIR RIGHTS - ECSA-Composer Alliance

https://composeralliance.org/music-authors-and-perfomers-strongly-denounce-epidemic-sounds-malpractices-and-its-profound-disrespect-for-their-rights/

23rd September 2020 The Association of European Performers’ Organisations (AEPO-ARTIS), the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) collectively represent over 500 000 composers, songwriters and performers. We feel compelled to sp.....

Amazing deal. Run, don’t walk....
09/16/2020
SAVE $200!

Amazing deal. Run, don’t walk....

Ends September 17

09/15/2020
Brian Eno

Still quite nice.

The Ship – A Generative Film: http://theship.ai

Does machine intelligence produce a point of view independent of its makers or its viewers? Or are we - human and machine - ultimately co-creating new and unexpected meanings?

09/04/2020
A Call to Arms - AI Generated Music Composed by AIVA

So I've been following this project from it's start. It's first efforts were pretty bad, but over the last 18 months, it's progressed to this.

What happens in the next 5 years?

Every time I bring that question up with composers, the response pretty much boils down to "They will never be able to capture that "ineffable" quality that only a human composer can bring...!"

I say that for media work, clients won't give a damn about said "ineffable qualities" if the audience can't tell the difference and it's cheaper and faster to get to usable results. (Remember. I'm talking media jobs here, not necessarily "high art".)

I'll say it again: Ignore this stuff and don't figure out how to integrate it into your workflow and you will go the way of traditional graphic designers and typesetters back in the 80s.

https://youtu.be/hogBClmPlpg

AIVA (Artificial Intelligence Virtual Artist) is an AI composing soundtrack music. You can learn more about the Music Engine that we have built for composers...

09/02/2020
Introducing New Pendulate Plug-in - A Free Chaotic Synth by Newfangled Audio (Overview)

A follow up on yesterday’s post.

New Fangled Audio released Pendulate a free mono synth plugin with some very unique approaches to sound and control. It looks absolutely fantastic. This short video gives a great overview. CDM had a nice article about it today also. (Link in the comments.)

This thing is free. There is no reason not to give it a whirl. And knowing New Fangled, at some point there will be a poly version and having the free version might qualify for a discounted upgrade price.

Check it out.

https://youtu.be/KKe6Q784tLI

Introducing Pendulate, a chaotic monosynth by Newfangled Audio. Pendulate uses a brand new oscillator design to produce sounds different from any other synth...

One of the most useful reverb plugins I’ve ever purchased. Hits the CPU of my aging MacPro 5,1 pretty hard, but for crea...
08/20/2020
Zynaptiq Adaptiverb reflectionsless reverberation plugin on sale for $99 USD

One of the most useful reverb plugins I’ve ever purchased. Hits the CPU of my aging MacPro 5,1 pretty hard, but for creating unique, out of this world spaces, it’s my go to plugin.

I paid a lot more than this when I bought it, so run out now and pick it up!

https://rekkerd.org/zynaptiq-adaptiverb-reflectionsless-reverberation-plugin-on-sale-for-99-usd/

Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on Adaptiverb by Zynaptiq, offering 60% off on the effect plugin that offers a revolutionary reverberation approach with unique sonic characteristics. Adaptiverb’s Bionic Sustain Resynthesis creates stunningly organic tails, eliminating noisy components from the...

08/18/2020
Bioscape for the Kontakt Player, short intro

Coming soon from Luftrum….

Field recordings merge together in a sonic kaleidoscope of found sound cinematics - from underscoring pads to drones, pulses and textures. Bioscape is a Kont...

If you are “Arrangement Challenged”, here is an interesting workflow tool for Ableton Live. Would be nice to see somethi...
08/17/2020
About Song Sketch

If you are “Arrangement Challenged”, here is an interesting workflow tool for Ableton Live. Would be nice to see something like this available in Bitwig.

The canned arrangement templates are not as interesting as the new workflow.

https://xystudiotools.com/pages/about-song-sketch

Song Sketch for Live is a Max For Live device dedicated to managing song structure. Kick-start song arrangements by quickly turning your loops into tracks, testing different options, and customising settings. Use Song Sketch to create a starting point for a track, or as a fun way to learn about arra...

Spitfire Audio
08/11/2020

Spitfire Audio

Introducing Spitfire Summer School! ⁠

Join us for a series of free weekly masterclasses covering the basics of writing music for film, TV, and games, airing on YouTube throughout the Summer.

Learn more about what’s coming up: http://spitfireaudio.com/spitfire-summer-school/

#spitfiresummerschool

A really interesting new creative delay plugin. Download the demo and check it out.https://www.stw-audio.com/products-1/...
08/11/2020
REFLEX-PRO-X

A really interesting new creative delay plugin. Download the demo and check it out.

https://www.stw-audio.com/products-1/reflex-pro-x/

REFLEX-PRO-X is the flagship of stw-audio delay modules. It's designed as a true stereo multi delay/fx unit with enhanced modulation and effect combination features and therefore one of the most versatile delay plug ins on the market. Features: 4 true stereo delay channels with inter feedback and in...

Studio One Expert
08/03/2020
Studio One Expert

Studio One Expert

Need some sound effects? Is your budget tight? We have been doing some digging so you don’t have to. As a result, here are over 120GB of FREE sound effects that we have uncovered, which you can use in your audio productions.

MOTU has been doing a fantastic set of tutorial webinars for the past couple of months. The edited and archived versions...
08/01/2020
MOTU learning: DP clips and tips, film scoring in free bundled Performer Lite - CDM Create Digital Music

MOTU has been doing a fantastic set of tutorial webinars for the past couple of months. The edited and archived versions are posted online a couple of weeks after the live event. There is quite the reference library there now. Well worth checking out if you use, or are curious about, DP.

https://cdm.link/2020/07/motu-learning-dp-clips-and-tips-film-scoring-in-free-bundled-performer-lite/

The team at MOTU has been busy in the past weeks, posting some in-depth webinars on production. Some feature the flagship DP10 DAW, of course, but there are some great tips for the M-series audio interface and its free Performer Lite, too.

A good overview of where things stand at the moment...https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/2020/7/23/app...
07/26/2020
Apple Silicon - How This Will Affect You And Other Audio Professionals | Production Expert

A good overview of where things stand at the moment...

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/2020/7/23/apple-silicon-more-developments-coming-to-light

In this article, we are covering more developments that have come to light including news that Apple Silicon Macs will not be using 3rd party graphics processing, Arm processing will be coming to the Windows platform, progress on audio software running on Apple Silicon using Rosetta 2 and when and w

07/18/2020
Samplerates: the higher the better, right?

From the folks at FabFilter. Narrated by Dan Worrall. (Dan Worall could make the phone book sound interesting IMO.)

Good stuff.

https://youtu.be/-jCwIsT0X8M

In this video tutorial, Dan Worrall explains when and why you should use higher samplerates for your recordings and mixing sessions, and more importantly... ...

07/03/2020
PreSonus Audio Electronics

INCOMING!

Studio One Version 5

7 July 2020

Join us for a special event streaming on YouTube July 7, 2020 at 10:00 am CDT.

Also, you will have the opportunity to win a StudioLive 24R!

07/03/2020
Cubase Nuendo Comparison

Steinberg has a 40% off sale (including crossgrades) to Nuendo through July 10. So $240 if you crossgrade from just about any full version of Cubase.

It’s always been hard for me to find a comprehensive and definitive answer to “What’s the difference between Cubase and Nuendo?"

Well, here it is. Well worth the the time if you are thinking about crossgrading.

https://youtu.be/s0B1iVXO2IM

Steinberg celebrates 20 years of Nuendo - with a 40% discount. But what's really different? Do you have an advantage with Nuendo? Do you need it? You will le...

06/15/2020
Cosmosƒ Stochastic Synthesizer

Something new from SonicLabs...

The Fundamental synthesiser..a collaboration of Sinan Bökesoy and Hainbach..Don't miss the launch discount until July 15th. Now only for 49Euros.

Impressive.
06/12/2020

Impressive.

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    This is both a cool video and a really cool addition to VCV!