A new free sample-based virtual instrument host called SampleScience Player comes with 200 playable instruments, from acoustic piano to drums and synthesizers. SampleScience Player will be able to load and play additional sample libraries formatted for it, similar to the better-known UVI Workstation and Native Instruments Kontakt Player plug-ins. You can download SampleScience Player and its 5GB lossless audio sound library for free from Samplescience.ca.
This week MixedInKey released the new Captain Play plug-in, which is the latest in the Captain Plug-ins bundle designed for Ableton Live and Logic Pro 10 for Mac. These plug-ins work together to assist producers in writing chord progressions, melodies, basslines, and other song elements, with the goal of achieving fast results. There are now four plug-ins in the $79 USD bundle, and there will be three additional plug-ins released at no extra charge.
Anyone interested in iZotope’s Ozone 8 mastering suite and Neutron 2 mixing plug-ins can now purchase them on a rent-to-own basis from splice.com. Rather than paying $699 USD for the Ozone 8 & Neutron 2 Advanced bundle, you can pay off the full license for $28 a month over 25 months. The total cost remains the same, but you can start using the software now for a low cost of entry.
Electronic music producers trying to get their tracks into the Beatport digital store now have an option through the online mastering and distribution service LANDR. That’s LANDR.com. This week LANDR added Beatport to its list of digital music stores it distributes to for a monthly fee. LANDR charges one monthly price, which includes both mastering and music distribution.
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