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!

Sunday, October 31, 2004

News: DJ Maryam Music

Read the latest news about DJ Maryam here. DJ Maryam is now becoming an event. You can aslo download some of Dj Maryam music by looking at Music by Electronic archive.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Software: M-Audio iDrum

M-Audio has released a new virtual drum machine called iDrum for Apple OS X users. Read more here.


Thursday, October 28, 2004

Software: Apple® Logic® Express 7

Apple® today announced it has begun shipping Logic® Express 7, the next major release of its music composition and production software that delivers professional quality audio and MIDI tools at an affordable price of $299. Read more here.


Software: Steinberg Nuendo 3

Steinberg Nuendo 3 is finally launched. Read more here.


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Download:Vienna SoundFont Studio 2.3

If you like to create your own soundfonts or just edit the ones you have, downlaod the free version of Vienna SoundFont Studio 2.3 here.

Plugin: SoundToys EchoBoy

SoundToys Announced EchoBoy TDM which is the First fully-featured studio quality echo/delay for Pro Tools. More info here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Download: Free Soundfonts

You can download some decent soundfonts here. Not to mention these soundfonts are free.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Article: Cubase SX 3.0

Read a short article about Steinberg's Cubase SX 3.0 here.

Article: Missing Manual Found for Apple's Music Software

Here you will find a useful article about Apple's Garageband called "Missing Manual Found for Apple's Music Software".

Friday, October 22, 2004

Download: Wave arts Products

If you are in the market for some very good quality virtual audio processors, check out Wave arts products. The have a broad range of products with reasonable prices including: Power Couple, MultiDynamics, Trackplug, Masterverb and more. You can download a free copy of these products which works for 30 days. You can download them here.


Hardware: Yamaha O1X Recieves Industry Award

Here you can read an article about Yamaha O1X's latest industry award. It has been picked as the best computer music hardware.

Download: Free Gig Files

If you are looking for downloadable Gig files (Giga Sampler libraries), check out this link. You can download a lot of free Gig files besides ordering purchasable libraries.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

News: Mark Knopfler’s “Shangri-La“ and AMD

AMD today announced that guitar superstar Mark Knopfler’s latest album “Shangri-La“ was recorded in high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio and 5.1 surround sound on a dual AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based digital audio workstation. Read more about it here.

Composition: Full text of Mozart's Requiem

I was looking for the full text of Mozart's most beautiful composition, Requiem, and I found this site with the entire text.



What more, the website even contains English translations of the Latin text. Quite wonderful.

Hardware: LEMUR - Multi-touch Music Control Interface


From the site - 'LEMUR is a handy and modular touchpanel based controller designed for audio and multimedia real-time applications. Our technology associates multitouch capabilities with visual display. LEMUR is provided with an extensible library of User Interface Objects such as faders, switchs, pads, keyboards, strings, etc.'



More details can be found here.


Hardware: P.E.A.R.T. -- Machine Drummer

Pneumatic and Electronic Actuated RoboT is senior design project created by a bunch of students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The idea is to create a hardware system that can be interfaced to a computer to play pre-recorded track elements.



The machine allows you to interface the robot to the USB of your computer, and play midi tracks off it. As a drummer myself, I must say that I'm quite frightened and appalled at this :-)

Both Engadget and Slashdot covered it, too.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Hardware: Apple new iBook G4

Read more about the latest Apple product, new iBook G4 which is claimed to be the fastest model to date here.



Monday, October 18, 2004

Plug-in: Cool VST Plug-ins

Wizoo / Steinberg Hypersonic




Wizoo / Steinberg Virtual Guitarist and
Steinberg Groove Agent


Synths and effects for
Steinberg Cubase SX & VST


Drum synthesizer modules for fxpansion
DR-008

Piano, ePiano and DX10 plug-ins for
PluginSpot
(Mac versions here)


Synths and effects for Griff PocketPC
studio

Plug-in: Antti releases ASynth

ASynth is a dual oscillator synth featuring high quality circuit modelled filters (three types: MS20, Mini & XPander). Other features include selectable oversampling, six voice polyphony and midi automation.
More Comments...

Click here to download!


Song: Michael Jacksons's Give Thanks To Allah

Though it is not really clear about the news around Michael Jackson's turning into Islam, this website claims to present the lyrics of his first song in praise of Islam called: "Give Thanks To Allah". You can also listen to this song onlline.





Website: Creating AKAI Sample CDROMs

If you are going to create your own AKAI sample CDROMs, you will find valuable tutorials and other information on this website. There are also links to availabe freeware tools which you need to create AKAI CDs.

News and Download: DJ Maryam

Read the latest news about DJ Maryam here. If you like to listen and download Dj Maryam's latest songs, check here out.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Download: Delta SP

Delta SP is a versatile and powerful music machine for PC, including Synth, Sampler, Sequencer and Wave Editor in one program for high definition audio at its best. You can download your free copy here.

Download: Free Soft-Sampler, Dee Sampler

If you need a free Soft-Sampler for your virtual studio, you can download Dee Sampler here.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Artist: Britney Spears's Wedding Photos

If you have not seen Britney Spears's wedding photos. check them out here.


Download: Free software synthesizer

If you are looking for a free software synthesizer, check out Crystal. It features both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis and offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. You can download a free copy of this software synthesizer here.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

News: New Musical Instrument

Every year GP - a well established industrial design company makes its infrastructure available to young talents and supports a degree dissertation. Philipp Haselwander, a musician himself, has created FRONT: a really new music instrument — without using classical paradigms. an instrument for new sounds, that gives the musician the possibility to express themselves.
Front is a completely new musical interface comprising a large knob mounted on a sliding mechanism and a plastic bendy modulation panel. The unit transmits MIDI via USB and is designed with performance and software instruments in mind. Although of course all paradigms are there to be abused....
Phillip has clearly given this some thought - “Music and its styles are strongly connected to the equipment used for production and its interfaces. Software-synthesizers have lifted some restrictions of classic musical instruments. an interface for them has to do same. FRONT is my suggestion for it.”


Hardware: Open Labs NeKo64

Open Labs has released the final version of its powerful computer-based music workstation called NeKo64. Check it out here.


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Songs: Radio Om & Infusion

Saw this brilliant new band on the Cafe Atlanta lists - you can check them out at www.radio-om.com and www.sharaabmusic.com.

Quite the coolness - techno-fusion with an alternate trance-ish feel. Goodluck for your upcoming performance, guys!

And oh, hello folks. I'll be joining the rest of the other wonderful people here in helping blog about music :-)

Tutorial: Mixing on the Akai DPS24

A detailed and useful article about " Mixing on the Akai DPS24 Using Realtime Plugin Effects " is available here.


Download: Free Soundfonts

You will find a lot of free soundfonts here available for download.

Software: Cakewalk Sonar 4 Tutorial CDRom

If you are looking for more info about Cakewalk Sonar 4 tutorial CDRom, check out this link.

Article: Future of the Electronic Music

Here you find a nice article about the future of the Electronic Music.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Hardware: Roland Fantom-Xa

Fantom-Xa is the latetst product from Roland Fantom series. Read more here.

Hardware: TerraTec PHASE 24

TerraTec Producer has released the PHASE 24 FireWireT audio interface, an audio interface with two balanced analog inputs/outputs, digital and MIDI I/O as well as a FireWireT connection. For more info click here.

Songs: DJ Maryam

If you are still looking for more songs by DJ Maryam, you can check out this link though it is not the offical DJ Maryam's website.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Download: Free Soundfonts

Melody Machine offers a good variety of free soundfonts for download. You can download them here.

Website: Political Songs & Satire

Here you will find a list of Songs written and performed mainly for political satire. You can also listen to those songs online.


News: Actor Christopher Reeve dies

BBC: "Superman star Christopher Reeve, who lobbied for medical research after being paralysed in a fall nine years ago, has died aged 52." More info here.





Sunday, October 10, 2004

Download: Free Kurzweil K2000-K2vx-K2500 Samples

If you are looking for quality Kurzweil K2000-K2vx-K2500 samples and instruments, you can find a huge library of them including different Pianos, Electric Pianos, Organs, Drums, Percussions, Ethnic instruments and so forth here.

Download: Gig Files (Giga Sampler Instruments)

You can download GIG (GIGA Sampler format) files of different instruments here.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Artist: DJ Maryam

If you are looking for more information about DJ Maryam, the new persian DJ which is getting world famous, check here.


Download: Free Version of Renoise

"Renoise is the next generation of music tracker software, combining studio quality sound and virtually infinite expandability with a clear and concise interface putting every parameter and option literally at your fingertips!"

For more info click here. You can also download the free version here.



Friday, October 08, 2004

Reviews: Create, Edit, Effect... Tools


* Product /Manufacturer /Description

Cubase SX /Steinberg Music /Production
Peak 3.1 /BIAS /Editing, Processing, Mastering
Reason 2.0 /Propellerhead /Music Production
Live /Ableton /Sequencing Software
Reason /Propellerhead /Music Production
Gold Native /Waves /DSP
Waldorf PPG Wave 2.V /Steinberg /Music Production
Studio 9000 /Koblo /Music Production
Pluggo /Cycling 74 /DSP
Digital Performer /Mark Of The Unicorn /Music Production
Peak 2.0 /Bias /Music Production
Studio Vision Pro 4.2.1 /Opcode Systems /Music Production
Retro AS-1 /Bitheadz /Music Production
Cubase VST 4.0 /Steinberg /Music Production
SpectraFoo /Metric Halo Laboratories /DSA
D-fx /Digidesign /DSP
Ray Gun /Arboretum /DSP
ReCycle /Propellerhead /Music Production
ToolBox /Digidesign /DSP
Ionizer /Arboretum Systems /DSP
Flex Processor /Cesium Sound /Music Production
Symbolic Composer 4.0 /Analog Music /Music Production
Pro Tools 98 /Digidesign /Music Production
ReBirth RB-338 /Propellerhead /Music Production
Waves Bundle /Waves /DSP
SFX Machine />BIAS /DSP
Music Ace /Harmonic Vision /Education
Computer Music /Digital Studios /Education

Article: Logic Pro 7

Here you will find a brief article about Apple's Logic Pro 7 new hot features.


Thursday, October 07, 2004

Article: Digital Performer 4.5 New Features

Read a short review of MOTU's new Digital Performer 4.5 here.

Software: Future Mark 3DMark05

If you are planning to build a new killer PC for your next DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), then you probably want to do a benchmark in order to get a rough idea of how your DAW will actually perform in real world. Future Mark has introduced 3DMark05 which again rises the standard bar for professional benchmarks designed for PCs. Check it out here.

Plugin: Neodynium Compressor

Neodynium is a new generation of software-based compressors which as Elemental Audio Systems says is basically a departure from traditional compressors both visually and sonically. For more information check here.




Software: Fruity Loops

Have you heard about Fruity Loops?!
If you are totally unfamilliar with the name or think this is a name of a new, genetically manipulated fruit, I will give you a short introduction. Fruity Loops is a powerful and full featured software for make Electronic-Musics with full support of plug-ins!
There is a fact that working with Fruity Loops is an Art such as playing guitar or keyboard. It's too hard to make beauty musics by Fruity Loops but you can make your music as the best!



Within this software you can make your music in any type of style include Rock, Pop, Rap and more...
I'm using Fruity Loops since 4 years and i had made a full album name as "Red Planet". Not bad Album!

You can try latest version at http://www.fruityloops.com


Monday, October 04, 2004

News: New Members in Music by Electronic

Hopefully we have got some new members in our weblog. They will start posting soon. I would like to welcome our new friends.

-Farshad

Website: The Internet Synthesizer

Have you ever tried an Internet-based synthesizer? Well, if not here is a brief description of it:

" The Internet Synthesizer (Sinth) creates audio samples based on the responses from a form filled out by YOU, THE USER. In a small way, it simulates the experience of patching together analog synthizer modules in the days of yore (or Moog, Buchla, Serge, ARP, ElectroComp, EMS and other fine analog manufacturers).

Check it out here.

Download: Free Classical MIDI Files

Download free MIDI files of string quartets here.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

News: I'm a new member!

Hi Friends!
My name is Micheal!
I'm a new member of "Music by Electronic" team.
Thanks to sir Farshad that allows me to be a member of this big and powerful music group.
You'll check out my posts later!

BYE!

Download: Free Guitar Loops

A lot of useful guitar loops in wav format are availabe for doanload here. Not to mention they are totally FREE!

Download: Free Classical MIDI Files

There is good resource of classical MIDI files available here. You can download MIDI files for free.

Article: Effective Logo Design for the Music Industry

If you are looking for tips on designing logos for your band, check out this article.

Download: Free Giga Sampler Files

You can download free Giga Sampler files from here. New files for downlaod are provided weekly.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Download: Luxonix LFX-1310

Luxonix has released a multi-effect VST plugin called LFX-1310 which is available to download for free here.



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