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Review – IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

IK Multimedia’s specialty is blurring the lines between desktop and iOS, studio and mobile, audio and MIDI, and even between software and hardware. Their latest “bundle” completes the circle on the IK Multimedia ecosystem. I deliberately choose not to describe it as either hardware or software, because it is both.

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November Sale at Output

As many of you may know, I’m a big fan of Output’s innovative and stimulating software instruments. I find they really strike the right balance between interesting features, complexity, user experience, and learning curve; all in a way that makes their instruments fun and easy to get creative with right away.

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The New Music Business, Credits, and the Metadata Revolution

a picture of a hundred dollar bill on a mixing desk

We all know how difficult it is to earn a living from making music. Whether we are composers, artists, session musicians, producers, or sound engineers, it’s a constant struggle for both recognition and financial reward. Music streaming is the new distribution method, and compensation schemes for content creators haven’t fully caught up to this new model yet.

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Review – The Orchestra by Sonuscore

Eli Krantzberg reviews The Orchestra by Sonuscore, a revolutionary 80-player orchestral sample library for NI Kontakt Player featuring a breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that allows you to create quick ensemble sketches with minimal effort or write complex orchestral arrangements.

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