Whether playing live or working in the studio, you can learn new tricks by working with other people. This also comes into play when working on sessions other than your own. Avid and Puremix have put together a six-part videos series From Creation to Final Mix where they follow the South African band The Arrows and Grammy-nominated producer Fab Dupont as they turn a demo into a hit song with Pro Tools 11. You can download the complete session and produce your own version of the song.
While many people are out shopping this weekend, we thought it would be better to stay in and create music by giving away a copy of Egoist for the iPad. Egoist is a groove instrument from Sugar Bytes that makes it easy to sketch a loop or a complete song. It combines a slice arranger with a beat and bass section. There’s also sequencer with 7 effects to add some special Sugar Bytes sauce.
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When the iPad was first released, I saw it as a great tool for creating music in a portable, easy-to-use way. We’ve come a long way since April of 2010. Egoist is a groove instrument from Sugar Bytes that has now been released for the iPad. Egoist is a well-thought-out tool set to sketch a loop or a complete song. It combines a slice arranger with a beat and bass section. It enables experienced musician to create original pieces on a professional level. the two features that appeal to me are the exporting/bouncing options and the ability to access your iTunes library.
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.
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.