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June 2021

Move the Record’s Livestream starts on July 1st

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Today, the global streaming project Move The Record is promoting local record stores. Move the Record is a worldwide fundraising campaign created in response to the economic hardships that small record retailers are experiencing.

From July 1st through July 22nd, the streaming project will return for four consecutive Thursdays – four 6-hour shows. In some of the world’s most prestigious record stores, Move The Record events feature world-class pickers.

The program,  launched in 2020, will assist local record stores through a Crowdfunder and by inviting potential consumers to the stores’ webshops and physical locations. Kristina Records (London), Café Artum (Birmingham), Mad Piano (Bucharest), Seawolf Records (Amsterdam), NUT Records (Barcelona), and Sound Architecture will also be included in the second round of livestreams.

The project also features special products meant to promote the stores all around the world. Hugo da Silva’s limited edition designs are printed on EarthPositive® organic cotton on all of the products.

EarthPositive® gear is created to exhibit the best possible environmental, social, and ethical standards. It is organic and ethically manufactured utilizing sustainable energy generated by wind and solar power.

The revenues will be split evenly among the participating record retailers.

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Move the Record
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The revolutionary musician Peter Zinovieff passed away at the age of 88

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Zinovieff was a pioneer in the fields of electronic music composition and synthesizer design. He developed methods of digital music production using ad hoc, rudimentary technology in the 1960s, which would only become popular decades later.

His business, EMS, was one of the first to market synthesizers to the general public, had been created in 1969 by Tristram Cary and David Cockerell. EMS produced devices like the VCS 3, Synthi A, and Synthi AKS during the 1970s, which were used by everyone from Karlheinz Stockhausen to Kraftwerk and are still considered pinnacles of synthesis design today.

Zinovieff had previously become a part of Unit Delta Plus, which included Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and was active at the vanguard of electronic music creation in the UK throughout the 1960s. In 1968, he designed a synthesizer that generated songs based on tunes sung into a microphone, as part of the Cybernetic Serendipity exposition of cybernetic art.

Over the last years, Zinovieff resurfaced to composition, partnering with Lucy Railton on RFG Inventions For Cello And Computer, which was published by PAN in 2020. Since 2010, he’d also collaborated with poet Katrina Porteous and musician Aisha Orazbayeva.

Why this track a bomb by Alexis Cabrera

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A new series developed by Alexis Cabrera

‘Why is this track is a bomb?’ is Alexis’s new project. Alexis artist exposes tunes that have been raised to a level that distinguishes them as a bomb.  Alexis and his highly tuned skills will analyze one music every episode, dissecting each piece of the track, the production techniques employed and finding that killer portion of the track that gives suckers goosebumps.

Alexis Cabrera’s distinctive sound is the bomb

Alexis Cabrera became in the music industry with self-taught techniques and began playing digital music at an early age. The Argentine artist already had seven years of conservatory experience under his belt, and it was this blend of influences that would shape his musical identity.

Cabrera’s signature sound is house and tech house with a lot of rhythms, which highlights his live performances, which are always live, and spectacular.

The complexity and musical expertise that Alexis has had at his disposal are what makes this youtube series from his production company so remarkable. His ability to recognize any sample in all these tunes, replicate each synth sound, and describe chord progression and note theory is remarkable.

Alexis’s production youtube series is noteworthy

In his most recent episode, Alexis analyzes the bomb track ‘Escandalo’ by Chic Miniature, a duo formed by Ernesto Ferreyra of Argentina and Guillaume Coutu Dumont of Canada. Alexis analyzes the track with the entire project of the theme and uses all of his methodologies to guide us and show us why this track is a bomb.

Alexis is a musical genius who teaches us the jewels of music through his YouTube series and his music production classes for all levels.

According to his Patreon subscription and music production courses, Alexis Cabrera is a fantastic artist today, and his YouTube series adds a lengthy list of amazing things Alexis has done throughout his career.

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Youtube | Bandcamp | Patreon | Facebook | Instagram

The Centre a new Eurorack Modular Wavetable Synth

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The Centre project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to show off their latest creation, a modular synthesizer system that can also be used as a small semi-modular synth to add huge tones to your music. Professionals may utilize it as a local alternative of fantastic sound that can be manipulated with their current Eurorack system, while newcomers can learn about sound and music production.

Have access to a new tool

As a music producer, you’ll be able to include your pre-programmed sounds into your performances, while newbies may rely on hundreds of pre-programmed presets to get a taste of the electronic music world.

The Centre isn’t meant to be a substitute for those fantastic plugins; rather, it aims to replicate the comparable sound in hardware using similar approaches. Using the software isn’t always practical, and conducting a modular performance without a computer and by patching modulations is considerably easier.

The brain behind the product

Marcin Duda, often known as Duddie, is a Hong Kong-based technology enthusiast and synth lover who created this fantastic new invention.

Marcin Duda built the centre for himself, but he realized it would be a game-changing tool for everyone after showing it to a few people. A Wavetable Synthesiser is the centre. It has a Wavetable oscillator engine with unison and detunes that can operate many voices with complicated oscillators. It not only can generate complicated voices, but it also has polyphony.

The Centre’s major feature is the ability to generate filtered wavetable sounds with up to four voices of polyphony. Each voice can have several oscillators, and The Centre can handle up to 200 oscillators in total. That’s a lot of sound with a lot of harmonics.

The hardware for the Centre has been completed and is ready for manufacturing

The hardware for the Center is completed and ready for manufacturing.  They recently acquired PCB (Printed Circuit Board) version 4 and currently examining it. The transition from version 3 to version 4 was made only to enhance the production process. There are no issues with the hardware, and it will be produced as soon as the Kickstarter campaign concludes.

However, Software still requires a lot of effort, and the project will be improved in collaboration with supporters. The update method is now extremely easy; all that is required is to download the update file from the website, place it on an SD card, and The Centre will upgrade its firmware.

The center has created quite a buzz; the Kickstarter campaign has raised HK$ 589,990 (USD$ 76,007) of the HK$100,000 target (USD$ 12,882), and more people are becoming interested in this wonderful instrument every day.

We encourage that you view the commercial and learn more about the items featured in it and continue to support fresh musical inventions.

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Brian Eno’s new Sonos Radio channel features unreleased tracks from his 50-year career

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Brian Eno’s radio channel is called The Lighthouse, and it’s a place where the musician may debut both old and new creations. Eno discusses unpublished recordings and explains why he’s now revealing them in the first of three shows. Program 1 is a section that airs on the subscription Sonos Radio HD service and can also be found on Mixcloud.

So far, 300 recordings have been uploaded to The Lighthouse. The announcement comes only weeks after Eno founded EarthPercent, a climatic change initiative for the music business. Last year, the minimalist pioneer released numerous albums, including Mixing Colours, which he co-wrote with his brother Roger Eno, and Film Music 1976-2020, which he co-wrote with his brother. This August, the Eno brothers will perform live together for the first time.

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Sonos Radio HD
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Omniwoodkit is holding a fantastic competition for all of its customers

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The contest entails posting a unique and original image to the website, with the first winner being the image with the most likes.

Andrea Bano, also known as DJ Baxx, founded Omniwoodkit. His goal is to make our electronic jewelry more beautiful, and he’s continuously on the lookout for new goods and ideas. Everything they make is designed to be of the highest quality and easiest to assemble at the level needed cost.

You must be an Omniwoodkit and Omnitronick client to enter this contest. The event began on June 7th and will finish on July 17th at midnight.

Photos must be posted in the following sections of Omniwoodkit Facebook’s page.

Remember to obey the regulations, and best of luck to everyone.

Links of interest

Website | Facebook

Berlin nightlife is coming back to normal

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On this Friday, 18th June, Berlin’s clubbing restrictions will be loosen up

Outdoor dancing gatherings of up to 250 people will be permitted starting June 18th, as long as partygoers can provide a recent negative Covid-19 test and wear FFP2-masks while not sitting. Contact limitations, on the other hand, will remain in place. It, therefore, implies that an event can accommodate up to 10 guests from five separate houses.

The city of Berlin has also agreed to loosen several other restrictions, including the wearing of masks in crowded outdoor places and the removal of the alcohol prohibition in bars and restaurants from midnight to 5 a.m.

Berlin’s seven-day infection rate was 12.2 instances per 100,000 on Wednesday, June 16th, down from 13.6 the day before. Since the epidemic began, almost 180,000 Covid-19 infections have been reported in the city.

Come by to our events in June

Celebrate this news and enjoy good music with your friends at An einem Sonntag im August and Mein Haus am See.

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News taken from The Official Website of Berlin

Bandcamp will contribute 100% of their part of purchases to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

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To commemorate Juneteenth this year, Bandcamp will contribute its royalties to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund once more.

Bandcamp will give all of its earnings to the NAACP on Friday, June 18th, from midnight to midnight PST. Each year on June 19th, Juneteenth marks the abolition of slavery in the United States. Following last year’s edition, this is the second time Bandcamp has conducted a Juneteenth sale.

Black Bandcamp, a platform established to showcase Black musicians on the music streaming service, changed its name to Black Artist Database the previous month, but it is still a great place to find and support Black music.

This day should motivate us to reflect on our current situation and consider what we can do to make the world a somewhat more fair place. Each modest individual activity adds up to huge communal triumphs that improve everyone’s quality of life. In addition to commemorating past triumphs, we must identify present issues and begin to address them to build a better society.

11 iZotope Plugins for $49 at Plugin Boutique

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The iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle of Plugin Boutique allows you to get a variety of iZotope’s best-selling music-making software at a discounted price of $49. The Community Appreciation Bundle includes 11 plugins that will take you from development through mastering, including the Elements Suite, Trash2, Stutter Edit 2, Exponential Audio reverbs, and more.

The package has several pieces, which we will go through in detail below:

Stutter Edit 2

Stutter Edit 2, from BT and iZotope, allows you to slice and dice your samples, tracks and mixes with one button to achieve the iconic “stutter” editing effect. With the new Curve Editor, you can create fascinating movements and adjust any effect in pace. Soaring gestures, glitched-out breakdowns, and more await you in new banks full of pre-made presets.

Trash 2

Trash 2 improves on the original Trash by adding new features. Trash 2 is ready for a strong new age of audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation, with an entirely new sonic architecture, fresh new features, enhanced performance, improved sound quality, and compatibility for modern hosts and formats. Let the sonic mayhem begin.

Iris 2 

Create and listen to new musical sounds that you’ve never heard before. Iris 2 is a powerful sample-based synthesizer that combines the power of a sampler with the flexibility of a modular synth and the fun of spectral filtering.

Choose from hundreds of skillfully produced Bass, Keys, Leads, Pads, and Rhythmic patches to get started quickly. Then use an 11 GB factory collection of fascinating audio samples, a sophisticated modulation system, traditional filters, evocative effects, and more to tweak or construct your patches. Iris 2 opens you to a whole new universe of musical possibilities.

BreakTweaker Expanded

BreakTweaker, created by BT and developed by iZotope, is more than a drum machine: it’s a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the lines between rhythm and melody. Give your beats an ever-evolving depth that improves as time goes on. Everything from pitched melody lines to sweeping rhythmic overtures may be driven by rhythmic slicing.

Finish it off with the greatest drum sample collection around, handpicked by BT, iZotope, and current top djs. With this forward as well as forward-sounding instrument, discover a new age of rhythmic possibilities.

Elements Suite

Ozone Elements, Neutron Elements, RX Elements, and Nectar Elements are all part of the iZotope Elements Suite, which integrates four powerful, award-winning audio technologies in one package.

Ozone Elements

The all-new Ozone Elements combines fundamental mastering tools into a single, low-cost product. With an enhanced Imager that includes a new “Stereo” option that can offer transparent breadth and depth to narrow mixes, you can balance your audio in stereo. Master Assistant listens to your audio and gives suggestions for volume and tone, allowing you to quickly build a personalized preset.

Neutron 3

Neutron 3 is meant to bring your mix processes into the twenty-first century, from the developers of famous audio plug-ins like RX and Ozone. For less than the price of a single plug-in, the all-new Neutron Elements provides four powerful tools for excellent mixes. It’s the simplest way to get your hands on all of Neutron’s features while also boosting the strength of your plug-in library.

RX Elements

RX Elements is an excellent start to the realm of audio restoration, including important plug-ins and modules for removing noise, clipping, clicks, hum, and other issues that beset small studios in conversation and music productions. Four of iZotope’s greatest repair modules are included, as well as plug-ins. This contains a newly redesigned De-hum module with greater precision for improved hum detection and additional parameter options for fine-tuning.

Nectar Elements

Nectar Elements provides professional clarity and gloss to your voices. Nectar Elements’ new Voice Assistant analyzes and adapts to your voice sound, removing the guesswork from vocal placement and allowing you to make your voices stand out in only a few clicks.

PhoenixVerb Stereo

PhoenixVerb gives your mixes a distinct, vivid depth. It hasn’t been easier to create a genuine, realistic dimension for your music, whether you design places from scratch or use one of over 900 presets.

The neutral spatial reflections of PhoenixVerb are ideal for any music creation. For your piano, create a reflecting hall, a spacious, resonant chamber for your voice, and a tasteful plate for your percussion.

The high-quality reverb technique is well complemented with a clever and powerful user interface.

R2 Stereo

R2 updates Exponential Audio’s classic architecture with a rich, colorful stereo reverb algorithm. To fit any music production, use the chorus and gate effects to color and shape your reverb output. R2 is your go-to plug-in for creating fully distinct, musical settings, from swirling symphonic chambers to simple, clear room reflections.

To generate intriguing, dimension-expanding land surrounding effects, R2’s preset bank combines conventional plate, room, chamber, and hall reflections with tail modulations.

Excalibur

Excalibur is a one-of-a-kind stereo multi-effects plug-in. Excalibur offers the creative capabilities to tackle any music production, post-production, or sound design job with its modulation, pitch-shifting, and dynamics effect modules. With swirling kinetic effects, four separate voice oscillators may softly shift the tone of your recordings or radically modify any audio source.

Not only can you use Excalibur to implement innovative modulation features and time- and pitch-based effects, but you can also route your processed audio signals to interact with and modulate one another, resulting in sounds that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.

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Distilled Noise jamming with Digitakt

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Francesco Tegazzin more known as Distilled Noise an Italian producer born in 1991. He discovered in electronic music a method to freely express his musical taste while maintaining a connection to his old school blues and rock n’ roll roots. He strives to construct his style out of antique samples while keeping his pleasant feelings high.

Sharing his secret ingredients

Distilled Noise launched his YouTube channel a couple of years ago to share his journey into electronic music and recommendations for producers and it was then when he began to appreciate sharing tips and music with others.

He has used his website and YouTube channel to share, teach, and show us his creations, including equipment and devices for creating new music.

A Minimal House jam with Digitakt

Back in 2019 Distilled Noise released a video on his YouTube channel wherein he produced his first minimal house jam using solely Elektron’s Digitakt equipment.

Digitakt is one of the hottest sampler right now

Elektron’s Digitakt is a small sampling drum machine. It comes with everything you’ll need to get everyone flowing to the rhythm. A sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, dedicated tracks for controlling external MIDI gear, and Overbridge compatibility are all included in this digital and extremely adaptable sound engine.

Distilled Noise employed this machine to show us how he made his first minimal house jam,  how to managed the machine, and the creative process to be able to use it correctly.

Distilled Noise continues to show off his talent

On these days Distilled Noise continues to show us his inventions, evaluations of new equipment, how to utilize samples correctly, inspiration for new sounds, and his procedures to progress as a DJ on his YouTube channel.

Distilled Noise has proven to be a genius in the industry today, and his videos allow us to watch his progress every day.

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Distilled Noise
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