Music by Electronic

Everything about writing, arranging and mixing music on computers for musicians, by musicians. You will find a lot of useful links to free downloadable stuff here!

Thursday, September 30, 2004

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Software: Cameleon 5000

Camel Audio has released the latest version of its famous additive synthesizer with morphing and resynthesis: Cameleon 5000. More info is available here.



Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Download: Free Soundfonts

Looking for quality Soundfonts? Here you will find a decent collection of top quality soundfonts. Some of them are damn good... No kidding.

Download: GigOGG and GigFLAC

If you are looking for a good compression tool for your GIGA files, try GigOGG and GigFLAC. They are available to download for free here.

Software: Apple Logic Pro 7

Apple has released Logic Pro 7. More info is available here.



Monday, September 27, 2004

Software: Sonic charge µTonic

Sonic Charge has released the Mac version of µTonic, the virtual drum machine plugin. More info here.




Software: Cakewalk Sonar 4

Cakewalk has released Sonar 4 for Windows platform. Check it out here.



HOw TO: How to Create Soundfonts?

If you are looking for a comprehensive manual on creating soundfonts, check this article out.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Website: Studio SF

Studio SF is an online resource for Cubase Tips, free Soundfonts and much more. Visit the website here.

Review: Ray Charles' latetst album: " Genius Loves Company

DARRYL STERDAN has written a review of the Ray Charles' latetst album " Genius Loves Company" which he recorded before he passed away. Read the article here.



Download: Free MP3 Converter

A powerful MP3 converter with an easy user interface could be downloaded here.



Website: A Resource for Cakewalk, Audigy, SBLive, SoundFonts

Here you find a dedicated website for Cakewalk, Audigy, SBLive, SoundFonts and computer music users. Check it out.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Downlaod: Free Soundfonts

If you are looking for free top-quality soundfonts, you can downlaod many of them from this ftp site.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Download: Real Guitar 1.5 Demo

MusicLab has released a demo version of Real Guitar 1.5 which will work for 14 days after installation and is limited to only one of eight available guitar patches. You can download it here.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Article: Steinberg Cubase SX 3

If you want to get more information about Steinberg upcoming Cubase SX 3, check here out.

News: Voxengo GlissEQ VST 2.2

Voxengo has released the GlissEQ VST 2.2 today. Read more about it here.

HowTo: Windows XP Tweaks

You will find a good resource of useful tweaks of Windows XP here. They are especially useful if you use your computer as a DAW and not just like an MP3 player!

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Download: Ableton Live v4.0.3 Update

Ableton has released the a new update (v4.0.3) for Ableto Live. It is availabe to download for registered users here.


Download: Free Classical Sheetmusic

A huge library of free classical sheetmusic. Check it out here.

HowTo: Getting More with Sonar and Mackie

Here you find a good article about Mackie's control surface and Cakewalk Sonar.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Download: Emperor Piano Sample Library

Emperor is a 24 bit grand piano library with 12 recorded velocity layers and 12 separate sustain pedal down layers and release triggered samples. This library brings you an incredible Bosendorfer 290 SE as the most realistic sample library available today. The piano has a huge dynamic range, with very subtle pianissimo and thunderous fortissimi. You can a download free playable demo here.



Friday, September 17, 2004

Article: Get into the Groove

A very helpful article about different aspects of creating music on computers called " Get into the Groove" is available to read here.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Downlaod: Free MIDI Friles

Downlaod tons of high-quality classical MIDI files here for free.

Article: Piano Sample Library Shootout

A detailed comparison of different Paino sample libraries including: Bardstown Imperial Grand Bosendorfer M290, East West Bosendorfer, East West Steinway B, Malmsjö Piano, Milan Digital Audio Steinway D, Post Estonia Acoustic Grand, and more is available here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Downlaod: Free VST Plugins

A free collection of VSTplugins for download. Click here.

Download: Free Music Utilities

A very useful set of free music utilities including: Guitar Note Finder, Keyboard Note Finder, Piano Basic Chords, and so on are available for downlaod here.

News: ACID Music Studio 5.0

Sony has released the new loop-based ACID Music Studio 5.0. For more info and downloading the demo check here.



Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Downlaod: Free Orchestral Soundfonts

Here is a small library of sweet-sounding orchestral soundfonts.

Website and Download: Ear Training

A useful website called Good Ear offering free online ear training. Also you can find some freewares for Ear Training here.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Downlaod: Kontakt update 1.0.3

Native Instruments has released the latest update for Kompakt (version 1.0.3) for both PC and Mac. It is availabe for downlaod to registered users here.

Downlaod: Free SoundFonts

Some superb Soundfonts with pictures of their players/singers (including some classic singers!) are available for free here.

Download: Free VST Instruments

A small collection of free VST instruments including: Neutron Bass Synthesizer, Maelstrom, and so on is available to download here.

Download: Free Music Sheet

A large library of free music sheets of many popular songs is available here.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Video: Musical Gear

A video collection of different musical gear including: Korg Triton Extreme, Roland Fantom-X Keyboard Workstation, Waves IR-1 Parametric Convolution Reverb, Korg Legacy Collection Software Bundle, Sony Oxford Plug-Ins, and much more with 20+ videos is available here.

Tips: Chord Progression

Fore those of you interested, here is a concise and clearly written article about Chord Progression.

Virtual Instrument: Broomstick Bass

Remembering Steinberg's Groove Agent?
Broomstick Bass is a newly released virtual instrument, a virtual band member, and also capable of playing riffs and grooves based solely on chords you play. Check it out here.



Download: SoundFont Library

A very large library of nice SoundFonts including a lot of rare instruments could be found here.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Downlaod: SynthFont

Kenneth Rundt's tools for Computer Assisted Music Creation declares:
"...SynthFont is a MIDI rendering (MIDI-to-WAVE) tool. With SynthFont you can play back MIDI files using SoundFonts even WITHOUT a SoundFont compatible soundcard (like Creative's SoundBlaster Live!)...."

You can download a free copy of SynthFont here.

HowTo: Rock Guitar Tabs

A good collection of guitar tablatures of famous Rock bands. Check them out here.



Download: Free Quality Loops

An extensive library of free quality loops of different instruments is available here to download.

Download: Free Drum Modules

If you are looking for free drum machines, drum Modules, or drum synthseizers, check out these plugins:

Minimal
Rhyhms
Physically Modeled drum
Freqatic
FXpansion DR-005
Drumsynth Puff & Pys
Apari - MK-28
ErsDrums

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

HowTo: Chord Finder

A very useful and interactive Chord finder with fingering illustrations capability for guitar is available online here.

Download: Free Sound Effects

A nice and useful collection of free sound effects is available for download here.

Downlaod: 2 Free Metronomes

2 fully functional, free metronomes are availabe to download here and here. An onlilne metronome with cool features is also available at this address.

Virtual Instrument: SaxLab

Linplug describes its new virtual instrument, SaxLab:
"The SaxLab is a flexible and easy-to-use saxophone synthesizer that combines samples and synthesizing techniques to an instrument full of expression capabilities."

More info here.

Sound Library: Yamaha Electric Grand Piano PCP-80

Prominy Sound Solutions has released its new gigantic (15 Gigabyte!) sound library of Yamaha Electric Grand Piano PCP-80 in giga, HALion, Kontakt, and EXS formats.
To find out more and listen to demos, click here.


Hardware: FIREPOD FireWire Recording Studio

PreSonus Audio Electronics Inc. has announced its new product, the FIREPOD a 10 input/10 output 24-bit/96K FireWire recording system. A copy of Cubase LE is included in the package. More info is available here.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Tips: Home Recording

Here you will find tons of tips and howto's about home recording as well as detailed product reviews.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Download: Free DirectX Plugins

A good library of DirectX plugins including tons of free quality downloads. Check them out here.

Software: MD3 Stereo Mastering Package

TC Electronic MD3 Stereo Mastering Package is shipping now. More about it here and here.

Download: Free Sounds and Patches

An extensive library of quality sounds and patches in different formats including Soundfont, Giga, Reason and .... Download them for free here.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Download: Fuzz+ Free VST plug-in

"... The Fuzz+ is a model of a famous vintage fuzz-tone pedal, and is just the thing for turning your pristine-clean audio in to a soup of distortion ..."
For more info and dowanloading the free version for MacOSX, MacOS9 or Windows, click here.



Saturday, September 04, 2004

Download: SunMetronome 2.0

If you are looking for a well-equiped metronome for you PC, get SunMetronome 2.0 for free here.

Download: Free MIDI Files

A good library of free MIDI files including a huge selection of different songs and styles. Get them here.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Downlaod: Free Synth Patches

If you are looking for synth patches, follow this link where you will find a lot high quality patches for free.

News: Electronic Instruments 2

Native instruments has released the Electronic Instruments 2 featuring eight new instruments for Reaktor 4 and Reaktor Session. Read more here.

Tips: GarageBand

Mac users can find some useful tips and tricks for GarageBand here.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Download: Microsoft Windows Media Player 10

Get the final release of Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 here.

News: Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer Edition

Cakewalk has unveiled the new version of its flagship product: Sonar 4 Producer Edition
To find out more, click here.

Tutorial: Tips on Recording and Mastering

A great source for tips on Recording and Mastering with tons of useful articles. Check it out here.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Download: Audacity Free Audio Editor

If you need a verstile audio editor with record, play, import, export and ... capabilities supporting most of the major audio formats, try Audacity. It is availabe for Windows, Mac and Linux for free. Get yours for Windows here and for Mac here.

Downlaod: Free MDA plugin pack

MDA VST plugin pack, including a decent comprossor is available for download here. Not to mention it is absolutely FREE!

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