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Garritan Personal Orchestra instrument library will be available for Propellerhead Reason

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Garritan has
announced that a special light version of the Garritan Personal
Orchestra instrument library will be available for the Propellerhead
Reason
.

According to Garritan  "The library is a Reason Refill sample based instrument
library for all versions of Propellerhead’s Reason, and includes over
180 instrument patches for the Garritan Personal Orchestra instrument
library."

More details here…

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Cakewalk Project 5 2.5 Developers Blog

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Development of Project 5 Version 2.5 is under way.

Cakewalk has just launched a developers blog.

In this blog "For the first time, Cakewalk is going to give you a hands-on look at
the new Project5 as we countdown to the release."

Use the comments links at the bottom of this post to offer thoughts on what do you think Cakewalk should be focusing on in the next release.

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Ableton Live Industry News

Ableton Live 6 and Sampler now Available!!!

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Ableton Live 6 and Ableton Sampler have released. Below are links related to each:

Ableton Live 6:

Ableton Sampler:

Ableton is also offering discounts on instruments if you bundle with Ableton Live 6.

All these items are available on Ableton’s newly revamped online store.

Checkout all my articles on Live 6 and Sampler.

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(Modulate This) Industry News

MTV is a acquiring the makers of Guitar Hero

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I know some musicians out there are addicted to the Playstation 2 game Guitar Hero. Here is some news for you (I saw this on digg.)

"MTV, the cable TV channel some critics have accused of straying too
far from its musical roots, is to acquire Harmonix Music Systems, a
maker of music-oriented video games, for $175 million in cash."

read the full story here 

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Cakewalk Announces Sonar 6 and is taking pre-orders

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I just noticed today that Cakewalk has revamped it’s web site. As you can see form the image on the left, they’ve also announced Sonar 6.

According to their web site, Sonar 6 will be shipping worldwide by the end of September. They are taking pre-orders for upgrades here .

They list pricing (US) as

  • $369.00 SONAR 6 Studio  for New Cakewalk Customers
  • $249.00 SONAR 6 Studio Upgrade for Registered Cakewalk Customers
  • $199.00 SONAR 6 Studio Upgrade from Guitar Tracks/Pro, Home Studio, Kinetic, Music Creator, Pro Audio, and Project5
  • $99.00 SONAR 6 Studio Upgrade from SONAR 1-5, Power Studio

So what’s new? Click the "continue reading…" link below to see a summary.

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(Modulate This) Artist News Industry News

Academy awards related to music and sound

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Thought I’d recap the Oscar winners related to music and audio.

(photo from flickr user wannabehipster)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • Winner – “Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) Gustavo Santaolalla
  • “The Constant Gardener” (Focus Features)
  • Alberto Iglesias
      “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) John Williams
  • “Munich” (Universal and DreamWorks) John Williams
  • “Pride & Prejudice” (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “In the Deep” from “Crash” (Lions Gate) Music by Kathleen “Bird” York and Michael Becker Lyric by Kathleen “Bird” York
  • Winner – “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from“Hustle & Flow” (Paramount Classics, MTV Films and New Deal Entertainment) Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard
  • “Travelin’ Thru” from “Transamerica” (The Weinstein Company and IFC Films)Music and Lyric by Dolly Parton

Achievement in sound editing

  • Winner – “King Kong” (Universal) Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
  • “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Wylie Stateman
  • “War of the Worlds” (Paramount and DreamWorks) Richard King

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (Buena Vista) Terry Porter, Dean A. Zupancic and Tony Johnson
  • Winner – “King Kong” (Universal) Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
  • “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Rick Kline and John Pritchett
  • “Walk the Line” (20th Century Fox)Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Peter F. Kurland
  • “War of the Worlds” (Paramount and DreamWorks) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ronald Judkins