Electronic Music News and dxb's Music Scene

Friday, November 18, 2005

Free guitar tuition from Apple!

Free guitar tuition from Apple!: "UK seminars to emphasise the role of the Mac in music-making Apple are holding seminars in the UK in late October and November to emphasise what the Mac platform has to offer the guitar-based musician."

SAE London open day

SAE London open day: "Sunday October 23rd This Sunday, the SAE Institute's London campus will be opening its doors to the public, from midday until 5pm."

Absolute Music Solutions Expo

Absolute Music Solutions Expo: "Saturday 12th November Absolute Music Solutions are holding an open day at their store in Poole, Dorset, giving vistors a chance to check out a wide range of new software and hardware, including Ableton and Mackie's Digital X Bus mixer."

New compressor from FMR Audio

New compressor from FMR Audio: "Introducing the Really Nice Levelling Amplifier FMR Audio, creators of the Really Nice Compressor and Really Nice Mic Pre, have added a third product to their range — a stereo compressor deliberately designed to colour the signal"

Absolute Music Solutions Expo

Absolute Music Solutions Expo: "Saturday 12th November Absolute Music Solutions are holding an open day at their store in Poole, Dorset, giving visitors a chance to check out a wide range of new software and hardware, including Ableton and Mackie's Digital X Bus mixer."

Steinberg release Hypersonic 2

Steinberg release Hypersonic 2: "New version, new sounds, new features! Steinberg comes out later this month, and features 1.7GB of sounds, 1800 factory presets and four sound generation engines."

Michael Brecker seeks marrow donor

Michael Brecker seeks marrow donor: "M Audio join US-wide appeal Influential jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker is seriously ill and in need of a compatible bone marrow or blood stem cell donor."

Monday, November 14, 2005

DJ Danny Neville and DJ Bone @ iBO every Wednesday

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

iBO's back. Bigger, Better, Faster Stronger

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

OHM Records


In order to educate, motivate and inspire upcoming DJs and music enthusiasts as well spread awarness of independent music and turn table culture Ohm Records will host regular workshops at the store as well as travelling workshops at various universities in the U.A.E. Some of the topics that will be covered at these workshops will be history of electronic music, electronic beat structures, turn tables and CD mixers, beat-matching, scratching. There will also be advanced courses in electronic music and development software such as Sounf Forge, Cubase etc.

Your src of info

For all the info on music events taking place in dubai vists Time Out Dubai. you can search by theme, or check out whats going on during the week by selecting the day.

Here is what Time Out says is going on this week

Wednesday, 26 October, 2005
Cine-Club Rendezvous
One night only at the Alliance Française in Bur Dubai
One of the most loved of Louis Malle’s 32 films, Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) is a warming, autobiographical feature.

Thursday, 27 October, 2005
Rugby Match
One night only at the Dubai Exiles Rugby Football Club in Other
Dubai Dragons vs Dubai Hurricanes.

Monday, 31 October, 2005
Monday Mina Movies
One night only at the Barasti Bar in Jumeirah
Enjoy screenings of A Beautiful Mind and Proof Of Life.

Not much on the music scene as it is Ramadan, and DJ events are not encouraged during this month.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

New VST Effects Bundle Designed for Hip Hop Productions

ModernBeats has launched a line of VST plugins for Windows geared for Hip Hop musicians. Consisting of 5 innovative plugins to enhance users' hip hop productions, individual titles include: WaterVerb, SubAtomik, BlazeBox, TimeMachine, and Transistor.

WaterVerb fuses liquid water with a reverb. Features include:

  • 10 Stereo Water Samples to select from -Stream, Brook , Shower, Rain, Drizzle, Pouring, Faucet, Drip, Bubbling, & Bath
  • Water Level & Mix parameters
  • Unique Low Pass and High Pass Filter parameters
  • Reverb Size, Width, Damp, Mix, & Pre-Delay parameters

SubAtomik is a sub-frequency enhancer, low-band compressor, plus sub-key listen. Features include:

  • Precise Sub Control with variable Sub Freq, Sub "Q", & Sub Gain parameters
  • Low-Band Compressor with selective Compressor Frequency, Threshold, Attack, Release, & Ratio parameters
  • Plus Sub Compressor Listen Key along with an overall Compressor Gain Knob

BlazeBox is a Multi-FX plugin with Wah-Wah, Phaser, Tremolo, plus Auto-Pan. Features include:

  • Wah-Wah effect with variable Frequency, Range, Distortion Boost, Time Signature Sync, LFO Offset, and Mix parameters
  • Vintage Phaser effect with variable Frequency, Range, Feedback, Phase Shift, Time Signature Sync, LFO Offset, and Mix parameters
  • Tremolo effect with selective LFO waveforms & Time Signature Sync, plus variable LFO Offset & Mix parameters
  • Auto-Pan effect with selective LFO waveforms & Time Signature Sync, plus variable LFO Offset & Mix parameters
  • Overall Manual rate control and Sync control options

TimeMachine adds years of damage, dirt, and grit to any input signals. Features include:

  • Variable Dust Mix & Volume Control
  • Variable Hum Tone & Volume Control
  • Variable Record Belt Tone & Volume Control
  • Awesome variable "Age" control
  • Record Scratch Mix & Volume controls with Selective 33/45 RPM emulation

Transistor is a CB Radio and/or Walkie Talkie emulator. Perfect for song skits, introductions, and bridge breakdowns. Features include:

  • Input signal High Pass & Low Pass Filters
  • Noise Level & Noise Gate parameters
  • 3 Selective Radio Distortion types with Distortion Gain control
  • CB Speaker emulation with High & Low Pass Filters
  • Crossover Distortion, Tune, & Tune Volume control
  • CB Radio FX & Samples for automated triggering including: Radio Hand Clicks, Call Tones, Noise Loops, & Squelches

ModernBeats' VST Plugins Bundle for Windows is available for free when combined with software orders or can purchased separately for $39.95.

For more information, visit their web site at www.modernbeats.com.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Setting Up The Ultimate Digital Home

Src: ARC

"Over the next few installments I'll be covering the techniques of recording and editing in the digital world and I will be reviewing different software for editing and effects etc.

In short, I hope to completely cover the basics and at least touch on any and all relevant facets of the digital studio environment. This column is not intended to be an engineering primer or a discussion of analog studio techniques. I may discuss those topics to some degree as they relate to the digital studio world but I do not intend to rehash a lot of the territory that has been amply covered elsewhere."

Read the Article

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

String Studio VS-1 - String Modeling Synthesizer

Src: applied-acoustics.com

The String is the Thing The String Studio synthesizer swaps the traditional oscillator, filter, and envelope pattern for real-life string instrument components. At the core of String Studio lies a new cutting edge string model interacting with picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards. Through this direct approach, String Studio delivers stunning guitars, basses, harps, clavinets, bowed instruments, percussions as well as rich and animated tones that blend the warmth, naturalness, and density of real-life with unique and innovative timbres from yet unheard instruments.

Download for Mac OS Demo Here
Download for Windows Demo Here

M-AUDIO ProjectMix I/O


"Today, more professional music is produced at home than ever before—and the new ProjectMix I/O delivers what you need to take your computer-based studio and productions to the next level. Seamless integration with all major DAW software. The ability to record directly into industry-standard Pro Tools sessions. Faders so you can feel the mix with your fingertips instead of dragging a mouse. On-board display of critical parameters for intuitive operation. Motorized control to craft more accurate mixes. And professional multi-channel I/O including mic/instrument preamps, Lightpipe and S/PDIF. ProjectMix I/O is the universal solution that combines the best of the hardware and software worlds for a new standard in streamlined production. Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 7, Ableton Live 5^, Logic*, Cubase*, Digital Performer*^ and SONAR*^."