Category: Technology (Archive)

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East West Releases Details on Hollywood Strings

Peter Alexander discusses release plans for EastWest’s Hollywood Strings

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L. A. Scoring Strings: The New Workhorse String Library

Peter Alexander explores L.A. Scoring Strings, an exciting new string sample library

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A Key Unreported Aspect of L.A. Scoring Strings

Tucked away in the articulation list for L.A. Scoring Strings is complete muted strings section, that’s all.

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A Question Considered: L.A. Scoring Strings vs. Hollywood Strings

Peter Alexander talks about two of the newest string sample libraries and what they mean for composers

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Arthur Lange and The Spectratone Chart

Peter Alexander explores Arthur Lange’s Spectratone color system for orchestration

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Updating Your Studio: Spring 2009

Peter Alexander talks about new studio gear for composers

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For EastWest PLAY, Spring Arrives Early

A few days ago, EastWest released the new 1.2 update of PLAY including a new Advanced Streaming Engine.

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A Light In the Forest

Peter Alexander talks about the new L.A. Scoring Strings library and its founder, composer Andrew Keresztes

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Why You Should Look at 8-Core for Your Next System, or, a Muse Receptor

Peter Alexander explores 8-core systems and the Muse Receptor

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Cinesamples: Drums of War

Peter Alexander Looks at Drums of War from Cinesamples

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After the NAMM Is Over…

Peter Alexander recaps the NAMM show and what’s to come for composers and new technology

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NAMM 2009: A Time For Sobriety

As music merchants and manufacturers make the pilgrimage to NAMM this week, many, if not all, will have to ask some serious marketing questions.

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Troubling Trends: Possibly Some Remedies

Peter Alexander looks at accountability in system specs.

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Omnisphere

This week Peter Alexander gives a starting look at Omnisphere from Spectrasonics.

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Warning! New MacBook Lacks Firewire

New 13″ Apple MacBook lacks Firewire, forcing composers and videographers into the higher priced MacBook Pro models.

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The HANNspree 22″ HF229H Monitor

The HANNSPREE 22″ Monitor is an incredible value. This week, Peter Alexander shows the “logic” of it.

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When the Dow Breaks, The Cradle Will Fall

Given the current credit crunch, Peter Alexander looks at which new music software programs are absolute essentials to be in your library.

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Symphobia: The Essential Toolkit for Composers

This week Peter Alexander looks at Project SAM’s Symphobia, the fast way to create a cue when time is of the essence.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like – Best Buy? Wal-Mart?

Peter Alexander explores the expanding retail options for music studio gear

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Are Composers To Blame For GigaStudio’s Demise? Some Observations.

Peter Alexander reviews the history of Giga products – what went right, what went wrong, and what key opportunities were missed

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EWQLSO Play: Sneak Preview

Peter Alexander provides a sneak preview of EastWest’s Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum in the new PLAY software instrument

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Memo: To Sample and Software Developers

Peter Alexander talks about SONiVOX, its new player, and American innovation

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9 Things Before You Order That New Computer Part 2

Peter Alexander continues his look at critical issues to consider when purchasing a new computer for your music studio

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9 Things To Check On Before Ordering That New Mac or PC

Peter Alexander advises 9 important questions to consider when ordering a new computer for your music studio

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It’s Time to Speak Out

Peter Alexander talks about PRO issues, Soundflower problems, July 4 and chicken

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Marketing U – Taking Positive Advantage of a Negative Economy

Peter Alexander talks about composers, the power of technology and making money staying put.

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Marketing U: Selling Your MP3s Directly Off Your Web Site

Yet another break in the traditional record company’s hold on music sales has taken place, and a new one for the likes of Amazon, Apple and Wal-Mart, is the announcement of a new collaboration between the Wimpy Player company, makers of the Wimpy Rave Player, and the programming service of Soaring Music, which enables composers, […]

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Logic 8: On Writing a Book About It

Peter Alexander talks about what can be learned about LOGIC by writing a book about the software.

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Marketing U.

As you may have read, after publishing weekly for 15 months, we’re leaving our PDF format and transitioning to an all web presence at www.filmmusicmag.com. We’re not the first to do this. Just within the past two weeks, IDG, publishers of Infoworld suspended publication of their printed edition and also moved to an all web […]

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Voices of Passion – Part 2

With EastWest’s Voices of Passion Library, you get vocalizations, special effects and phrases from America, Bulgaria, India, Syria, and Wales. Vocal tone is that of alto extended down to E below C and up to E to G above High C. This range, when not working with pre-recorded phrases, enables you to write for two […]

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