iZotope Releases Ozone 6: Creative Mastering Platform

We’re big fans of iZotope and they’ve just released Ozone 6, an audio mastering platform that features an elegant and radically redesigned workflow centered around creativity. Elevate a good-sounding mix to a professional-sounding master with Ozone. iZotope’s critically acclaimed mastering software has all the tools you need to produce a full and polished sound. With a striking new interface and a modern workflow, Ozone 6 both guides and inspires your creativity at every step.

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Posted on 10/30/14 at 10:51 am Related Gear 0 Comments

Remix Moby’s “The Last Day” on Blend

Sometimes working with other people’s music can inspire your own creations. About a year ago I joined Blend where producers share source project files (Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, GarageBand, Maschine, Reason, etc.) to not just remix but completely reimagine, learn from, and inject new life into them. Moby has shared a number of songs to tweak including ‘The Perfect Life’ from his album Innocents. It features vocals from Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips. Project files for Moby’s single “The Last Day” from the same album are now available exclusively on Blend.


The Last Day – Pro Tools by Moby

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Posted on 09/18/14 at 10:17 am Related Articles 0 Comments

Making Noise – herMajesty

hermajestyI’ve been listening to the new single Crystals from New York based herMajesty over the past month. Its generous, passionate and magical spirit is conveyed through the imagery of the lyrics, seductive keyboard lines, lush orchestral arrangements and exotic male and female vocals. Complementing the hypnotic aesthetic of the song is the psychedelic guitar work of Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne. The band consists of JP (vocals, rhythm guitars, programming), David Leatherwood (guitars, backup vocals), Joan Chew (bass, backup vocals), and Konrad Meissner (drums, percussion). Keyboards were handled by Dayle Raymond Jellyman.

Crystals by herMajesty was released on July 30th, 2014 and is available below to stream or download. We understand that the band will be releasing more music before the end of the year. Stay tuned!

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Posted on 09/9/14 at 9:02 am Related Audio 0 Comments

BOSS Announces the RC-1 Loop Station

I’ve worked with a number of artists who have used lopping pedals in their live performances. From the Line 6 JM4 and TC Electronics Ditto Looper pedals to BOSS‘s complete line of Loop Stations, these pedals can add depth to your playing style. The new BOSS RC-1 Loop Station is an entry-level model that makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists, and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions. Check out the video above to see how Joe Robinson uses the new BOSS RC-1 Loop Station.

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Posted on 09/5/14 at 7:55 am Related Video 0 Comments

Hands On with the Focusrite Saffire PRO 26

saffire-pro-26As a user of Avid’s (formerly Digidesign) 003 Rack FireWire audio interface, I know my days are numbered. While Avid still provides driver updates for the unit, they haven’t sold it since 2011 and they’ve announced that support will end on March 31, 2016. The 003 has worked well for me over the years. I don’t need a ton of I/Os as I use external preamps, I like having two headphone jacks as I’m usually recording with just one other person, and I use an Eleven Rack so I need S/PDIF inputs to embed guitar settings into Pro Tools. In my search for a replacement interface these are the basic things that I need. When Focusrite recently announced their new Saffire PRO 26, I wanted to see if it would make the short-list.

According to Focusrite the Saffire PRO 26 is an 18-in, 8-out 24-bit/96kHz FireWire/Thunderbolt compatible interface designed with professional users in mind. Its four award-winning Focusrite preamps along with the very latest in A-D/D-A conversion technology combine with the powerful Saffire Mix Control software to deliver professional sound quality, flexible routing options and rock-solid reliability.

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Posted on 08/5/14 at 7:51 am Related Gear 0 Comments