Dan Dean Signature Bass Collection

Dan Dean Signature Bass Collection is an unique collection of 5 different bass guitar libraries, each with its own and different sound.

Available for a short period of time in Jan 2017 here: https://audioplugin.deals/ref/18/

 

Dan Dean is a multitalented artist, achieving national and international recognition as a bassist, producer, composer, educator, software developer and recording engineer. As a Jazz bassist, Dan Dean’s performances are distinguished and varied, having worked with artists such as BB King and Dionne Warwick.

Dan’s instruments are velocity sensitive with up to 7 layers per note (4RR). Dan did include for every instrument different presets and for each library one multi instrument. While recoding he worked hard to assure a low noise floors. On top of the presets dan included you can also apply your own effect using the included reverb, delay and skreamer. For many of the included presets Dan has been running the signals captured through classic outboard amps/cabinets.

Included are

  • Alembic Fretless
  • Alembic SlapPop
  • Fender Lull Jazz Bass
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Fender Tele Bass

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RED PLANET and GRAVITAS Piano from Audio Imperia

RED PLANET and GRAVITAS Piano from Audio Imperia have been released under their KLAVIER brand.

“Klavier” – Sound Design Pianos:
KLAVIER – RED PLANET PIANO
KLAVIER – GRAVITAS PIANO

 

Klavier from Audio Imperia comes in two versions: Gravitas Piano and Red Planet. Both Klavier editions combine a piano with an additional sound. Red Planet can be morphed with an guitar and Gravitas Piano with synthetic presets. The concept is you have an organic part (the piano) which you can morph or blend in a second part.

You can both KLAVIER Instruments in a bundle for a short period of time here
https://audioplugin.deals/ref/18/

Both pianos used are based on a sampled Yamaha Baby Grand Piano. The possibility to morph the Yamaha piano is the unique and key feature to both libraries.

Gravitas Piano Synthetic presets are made from the Yamaha Baby Grand Piano through shaping the original sounds. The included synthetic presets have been made by Attila Áts, Bryan Leach, Danny Cocke, Jeremiah Pena, Joshua Crispin (Generdyn) and Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner).

The Red Planet Piano can be morphed with the incredibly rare JPM90HAM guitar.

The available microphone position vary, the Gravitas Piano comes with 6 Mics for the recorded Yamaha Baby Grand Piano, where the Synthetic part comes with one or six mics depending on the used Synthetic (sound-designed) preset. The guitar part of the Red Planet Piano comes with one microphone, where the piano offers 6 microphone positions.

Audio Imperia designed Gravitas Piano specifically for trailer music, the piano is able to cut through in a big and epic mix. The Red Planet Piano was inspired by the score from “The Martian” and is positioned as a outer space version of the Klavier.

 

 

You can use both with very little work as for pads and cinematic textures.

In the included FX rack you can use a filter, compressor and add Distortion, Chorus, Delay and Reverb (Convolution), for both or each part of the instrument.

After creating these two libraries as a private sample library for a group of trailer composers they have been released in the first half of 2016 to the public.

There are many piano libraries available right now, Klavier is adding value when you would like to morph the recorded Yamaha piano with new sounds.

The Klavier is priced at 139USD (Planet Piano) and 159USD (Gravitas Piano), there is a bundle available which sells for 199 USD. In Dec 2016 there is a special promo available where you can get the bundle for 99USD (see above). Klavier requires the full version of Kontakt 5.5.145 or higher, the free player will be NOT supported.

 

Fusion 7 Free and a paid version

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After Blackmagic Design did make a world-class color grading tool avaiable for free DaVinci Resolve Lite, they now released Fusion 7 as a free version. Fusion 7 is a professional node-based compositing and 3D animation software, and has been used on over 1000 major feature films! Fusion has been used on feature films like Thor, The Amazing Spiderman 2, and The Hunger Games, as well as hit television shows like Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Grimm, Adventure Time, Downton Abbey and the Emmy award winning Battlestar Galactica.

While Fusion 7 is free there is also Fusion 7 Studio which has additional freatures which come at a charge. Part of the paid version are  advanced optical flow image analysis tools for stereoscopic 3D work, retiming and stabilization, support for third-party OpenFX plugins, unlimited distributed network rendering, and Generation for studio wide multi user collaboration to track, manage, review and approve shots when working with large creative teams on complex projects. You can compare both versions here

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With Fusion 7 being available free of charge there is no limit to block anyone from creating world leading visual effects. Blackmagic Design believes this will revolutionize the industry and consumers will be able to watch dramatically better feature films and television shows in the future.

Get started with the support of Blackmagic’s Fusion training and learn how you can use VFX and animation with Fusion 7

Amazon introduces Echo, monetizing homes even more

Amazon introduces Echo, a small device that comes with a build in voice assistant that answers your questions and plays music. As the TV box is voice enabled Amazon tries to be more integrated into the daily life, offering amazon services where possible to further increase the revenue generated from that “echo” enabled home.

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Echo is always ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” for:

  • News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
  • Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
  • Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping and to-do lists.
  • Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
  • More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.

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Kickstarter: WRITER EMERGENCY PACK

 

We backed the coast guard, where we get two packs and two young writing partner get a deck of cards.

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Only another 16 days for you to grab on Kickstarter your own Writer Emergency Pack, which is a tool to help get your story back on track.

 

The Cards

Writer Emergency Pack contains 26 illustrated cards, each featuring a different idea for getting unstuck.

The notion of using cards to help you write isn’t new. Writers have long used tarot cards, looking for meaning in the illustrations, or decks like Oblique Strategies, with its koan-like prompts (“Repetition is a form of change”).

The ideas in Writer Emergency Pack are designed to be less abstract, and more immediately useful. They’re specifically tailored to people writing fiction, from novels to scripts, poems to plays.

The cards focus on story, character, and conflict.

 

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For each illustrated Idea card, there’s a matching Detail card with more specific suggestions. And on the back, you’ll find tips to try.

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Give One, Get One

John’s goal is to get these packs into the hands of as many writers as possible — both the backers of the project and young writers just learning their craft. That’s why we are committing to donate one deck for each backer deck we send out.

John August  is based in Los Angeles, so his initial outreach will be with programs he can visit to see what works. Ultimately, John August want to send these packs all over the world. John has identified several youth writing programs he would  like to work with — but John want your suggestions as well.

Version 1.6 of FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter Ae

FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter Ae have been updated to Version 1.6. FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter Ae are two After Effects plugin which allow you to work with 3D Mesh Warp ( FreeForm Pro) and 3D Text & Logo Extrusion (ShapeShifter Ae )

 
New Features in FreeForm Pro V1.6:
World Space Deformations-Bend, Bulge & Twist as stackable deformers;
Delays Added To The Generator.
New Features in ShapeShifter V1.6:
Deformation section expanded to World Space Deformations;
Delays Added to the Generator.