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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Traktor Kontrol S8

Traktor Kontrol S8
Traktor Kontrol S8Experience a new way to mix and perform with TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for ultimate control over the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. Touch-sensitive controls and high-res displays deliver DJ workflow that is truly cutting-edge.  

Get physical with the music. Touch-sensitive knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch strips bring TRAKTOR software to life on vivid full-color displays, keeping you focused on performance, not on your laptop. The S8’s touch-and-see workflow means you connect with your music and with your crowd.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s features work together to set your creativity in motion, DJ workflow that is truly multisensory.

Touch-sensitive knobs respond to activate the Browse View, plus filter, pitch, and effect parameters on the displays, all without shifting focus to the laptop.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s smart views and pop-up panels deliver dynamic visual feedback that’s more than meets the eye. Browse your library, monitor effects, improvise on the fly, and more at the touch of a button and directly within view.

BROWSE VIEW: Instantly access and explore your music collection right from the S8 in Browse View.

Keep your tracks ready for the mix. The Beatgrid view instantly shows your grids on the displays for editing in advance or on the fly.

Trigger cue points and loops with color-coded pads for instant creative editing. The colors match the different hotcue types for easy recognition.

Remix Decks’ hands-on workflow lets you capture loops from a running track in perfect sync and layer them for advanced track edits on the fly.

Take a snapshot from a running track using the Freeze Button. A loop appears on the deck display ready for you to slice up with the performance pads.

Activate Remix Decks directly from the S8 to see your Remix Sets in full view. Trigger sounds from the performance pads and mix them in with the deck faders.

Two high-res color displays put TRAKTOR software in plain sight. Browsing, track info, effect, and filter values come into view directly in front of you. Keep an eye on the running track’s ultra-crisp vector waveform. Or access Remix Decks in full view.

Create your signature sound with responsive Remix Deck controls. Intuitively mix in sounds with 4+4 channel Remix Deck faders. Plus, live capture and trigger your own samples and loops using 16 color-coded performance pads.

Your style. Your sound. This is enhanced DJ performance.        

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noteflight now available from Kelly's Music

NoteflightNoteflight is an online music writing application that lets you create, view, print and hear professional quality music notation right in your web browser. Join the world's most vibrant music composition community with a 3 Year or 5 Year subscription.   

Features include:
- Write music on any computer, tablet or smartphone
- Share scores in the cloud with other users
- You're always using the latest version: no expensive upgrades!

Includes 85+ High Quality Instruments  
Give your composition the instrumental variety and playback quality it deserves. Gain access to over 85 professionally recorded digital instruments including orchestral, jazz and rock instruments. From Alto Sax to Xylophone, Noteflight Crescendo has the sounds that will make your score sound great.

Share Discretely  
Noteflight Crescendo gives you complete control over which Noteflight community members can view, edit or comment on your scores. To share with someone, all you need is their user name - Noteflight will automatically send them an email with a link to your score.

Print Parts
With Noteflight Crescendo, you can print out individual parts directly from a full score. Each part will be printed on its own separate set of pages, in the instrument's transposed key. You can also view, edit or print any other combination of parts from the score.

Direct MIDI Note Entry  
Noteflight Crescendo allows step-mode entry of notes directly from any MIDI controller, so that you can play notes into the score rather than using the mouse or keyboard.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PageFlip FireFly & Cicada

PageFlip FireFly & Cicada

PageFlip FireflyThe PageFlip Firefly is a wireless Bluetooth/USB pedal designed to meet the needs of musicians and people with disabilities who struggle with the challenge and inconvenience of page turning.

The Firefly is PageFlip's newest premium pedal. It takes PageFilp's popular Cicada pedal and incorporates a whole set of features suggested by their own Cicada users: illuminated pedals, programmable pedal modes, independently programmed external pedals, longer inactivity period before entering sleep mode, wireless and wired connectivity options, ergonomic design, and more heft for rugged use.  It also offers completely silent pedal action and is more rugged than the Cicada.   

PageFlip Firefly works exclusively with digital documents, web pages, and image collections on any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. It even works with iPads and Android tablets under select apps that accept keyboard commands. By simply tapping the dual pedal of the PageFlip Firefly, the digital content can now be flipped or scrolled in either the forward or reverse directions for convenient hands-free reading.

The PageFlip Firefly emulates a standard keyboard and works with any software that uses keyboard strokes to navigate through digital files. For added versatility, the user may select among five modes for the dual pedals: PageUp/PageDown, Left/Right arrow, Up/Down arrow, Left/Right mouse click, and Space/Enter. Changing modes is as simple as pressing a button.

The Firefly now offers the user the option to reprogram the five preset modes so that each pedal can now transmit any desired key press or hotkey function. Simply download PageFilp's free software, pair the pedal to a Windows computer using Bluetooth, and run the downloaded software to reassign the pedal functions. Just press the Mode Reset button on the rear of the pedal to restore the factory settings anytime.

The PageFlip Firefly works with iPads under select keyboard-compatible apps such as forScore, unrealBook, Deepdish GigBook, MusicReader, Music Podium, OnSong, NextPage, Avid Scorch, Sheet Music Direct, Scorecerer, Set List Maker, Steinway Etude, Virtual Sheet Music, Teleprompt+, and Online Planning Center.

The PageFlip Firefly also works with any Android tablet under select apps such as MobileSheets, MusicNotes, SongBook, Fakebook, Lyrics Flipper+, Moon+ Reader, EBookDroid, Cool Reader, and ezPDF Reader.

Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reason 8 Now Available

Reason 8 Now AvailableReason 8
Reason 8 is now available with a faster and easier interface with a whole new look and an even smoother creative flow.  Plus, while supplies, Canadian customers can receive free tutorial videos and refills!

If you are new to Reason, check out the video and trial versions by clicking on the "Downloads" tab here.

Interested, but only want to spend around $100?  Reason 8 Essentials has also been updated and has all the features you need to start making music today!

Already have Reason and want to upgrade to 8?  Read more about the upgrade the the bonus video tutorials and refills here!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ToonTrack November Promos & Free Sonar Video Tutorial

ToonTrack November Promos & Free Sonar Video Tutorial
ToonTrack has almost all of their EZX Expansions for EZ Drummer on sale this month, along with great deals on The Rock Warheouse SDX and The Metal Foundry SDX for Superior Drummer.  If you don't have EZ Drummer yet, you can get the Pop Rock EZX free if you buy it this month!

Now through Nov 30th: Buy SONAR X3, X3 Studio or X3 Producer and get a free Advanced Workshop video download ($39.99 value)! One of SONAR X3’s many popular features is its collection of powerful virtual instruments. Now, thanks to nearly five hours of video tutorials by SONAR expert Karl Rose, it’s easier than ever to take full advantage of these instruments’ unique and musically useful features.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

GigEasy Manhasset Stand Mount for iPad - Clearance!

GigEasy Manhasset Stand Mount for iPad

Clearance - while supplies last!  TheGigEasy Manhasset Stand Mount Kit allows you to attach an iPad to a traditional Manhasset music stand using the included Manhasset Stand Neck. This product converts your existing Manhasset music stand into an iPad music stand by simply removing the Manhasset desk and attaching TheGigEasy mount! Once the mount is attached, you simply insert your iPad for perfect viewing and versatility with complete 360° rotation for portrait or landscape mode, plus fully adjustable tilt for your ideal front-back viewing angle. (Manhasset stand not included.)