API in Jessup, Md., announces six winners of its third annual Visionary Scholarship, which is designed to foster creativity and excellence for the pro audio industry’s next generation of sound engineers. The scholarship is available to students who are enrolled at universities and schools that prominently feature the API Vision stereo/surround analog console, the Legacy Plus console or the 1608 console as a cornerstone of their students’ education.
API Announces Winners of Visionary Scholarship Award
Reaktor 5.5’s refreshed interface. Click for a full-sized image.
A New Reaktor in Public Beta; First Look and Sweet Lazerbass Sounds
In these day of mass produced plastic controllers, it’s nice to see that at least one manufacturer remembers the good old days when DJ gear actually had wood on it (and real meters too). But enough showing my age – Livid is a company hand crafting beautiful controllers in the good ole US of A
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REVIEW: Livid Ohm64
Avid is updating their M-Audio Axiom line of USB controller keyboards. New in this version is DirectLink, which provides automatic mappings for software like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, and of course Avid’s own Pro Tools, similar to what’s in the Axiom’s big-brother Axiom Pro. The controller itself has also been improved, with lower-profile faders on the 49/61 model, smooth rotary encoders (not knobs!), an angled-up top panel so you can see what you’re doing more easily, and other tweaks.
New, Improved M-Audio Axioms, Q&A, and Controller Keyboard Choices
Matthew Dear – Black City Teaser from Ghostly International on Vimeo . Matthew Dear is one of electronic music’s great sonic innovators and impresarios, co-founder of Ghostly International and Spectral Sound (Ghostly recently celebrating 100 landmark releases), and recording extensively under musical identities Audion, False, and Jabberjaw. But for all that, I think it’s his voice as a songwriter and musical imagineer, as in the releases in his own name, that’s most vital.
Coming Soon: Matthew Dear’s Black City; Free Single to Download Now
Ocean Way/Record One in Hollywood reports that Steve Kempster mixed Trevor Rabin’s score for Disney Pictures’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (which opens July 14) in the facility’s Studio A film-mixing studio. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turteltaub, creators of the National Treasure franchise, the film follows a modern day sorcerer and his hapless apprentice in a battle between good and evil.
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‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Music Mixed at Ocean Way/Record One
Clinton Recording Studios in New York City announces that it has recorded its final session after 27 years in business. Through July 23, Clinton is selling a variety of studio equipment and acoustic treatments, both through eBay and on-site at the facility, located at 653 10th Avenue.
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Clinton Recording Studios Is Selling Its Inventory
Cakewalk announces the immediate availability of a new Mac support update for the V-Studio 20, which enables the VS-20 hardware and Effects Editor to be used with all popular Mac-based recording software titles. The update provides Mac users with all the benefits of recording with the V-Studio 20 COSM guitar and vocal effects, and use of the V-Studio 20 hardware as a dedicated universal DAW controller.
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Cakewalk Announces Mac Support Update for V-Studio 20
David Pogue made the immensely-successful Missing Manual book series in order to fill in for the manual that should have been included with software. But an impassioned fan of MOTU’s BPM drum sampler went further than that – a lot further. Simon (ssp/plastikaudio) has constructed an entire hardware controller for BPM.
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DIY MPC: User Builds the Controller MOTU’s BPM Drum Sampler Forgot