SoundBytes on Syntronik: “An absolute delight, so much to like!”
Sep19

SoundBytes on Syntronik: “An absolute delight, so much to like!”

SoundBytes Magazine’s expert reviewer, David Baer, has dealt deeply into Syntronik, IK’s new powerhouse of legendary synths. You can gain a lot insight into the ins and outs of Syntronik by reading his extensive review which makes recommended reading for anyone wanting to know more. You can read some of David’s key comments here. “Syntronik from IK Multimedia is a monster of synthesizer sound creation – a monster in a very good way, that is, with its rich, analog character and multitude of presets.” “Any list of ‘Things That Make Syntronik Splendid’ absolutely must begin with the sounds.” “The samples, 24-bit where necessary and 16-bit where not, are superbly captured (samples that consistently stay above -30 dB will derive no benefit from an extra 8 bits and just waste disk space, so 16-bit is not de facto second-rate).” “Here’s where things get really fun. 38 excellent plug-in effects are available that offer a wide range of audio possibilities.” “The sample-based approach does make sound design very much more accessible to the novice.” “Significantly, all filter types are available for all sounds. If you wish to put an Oberheim filter on a sample originally coming from a Moog or vice versa, nothing’s stopping you. Have it all!” “I find Syntronik to be an absolute delight. The sounds are great, but more importantly, there are so very many sounds that are musically useful (somebody on a forum used the term “song-ready”, which is spot-on here). If you use synths in any capacity (and in any genre) this instrument will probably have something for you, and we’re talking a lot of something. It’s unimaginable to me that anyone would not find at least 50 absolutely go-to presets amid the over-2000 present. A little creative tweaking could increase that number threefold. All this and a short learning curve on top it. So very much to like.” Read the full review hereLearn more about Syntronik...

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Fulltone® Collection for AmpliTube with Kristian Larsen
Sep19

Fulltone® Collection for AmpliTube with Kristian Larsen

Sweden based producer, songwriter and guitars Kristian Larsen was able to get his hands on IK’s Fulltone® Collection for AmpliTube for Mac/PC and absolutely loved the sound he could get from it. The Fulltone Collection offers guitarists and all musicians an essential palette of sounds that span from classic to contemporary tones, and includes 3 powerful processors that are equally at home in music production as well as in creative sound design – the OCD overdrive pedal, Solid State Tape Echo – now in rack form with an added bpm sync function – and That 80s Rack Chorus. Kristian has worked in London as an assistant/engineer in the highly revered Kensaltown Studios, owned by the Swedish songwriter and producer Martin Terefe. While living and working in London Kristian engineered and played guitar for artists such as: James Blunt, Mika, Mike Posner, Harry Connick Jr, Jesse & Joy.  He was also nominated for a Latin Grammy for his work with the already grammy winning pop-duo “Jesse & Joy” who went on to win “Best Latin Pop Album” in 2016. Today, Kristian Larsen is one of the most highly sought-after studio session players, whose style is immediately recognizable for being a concentrate of melodics and tasteful playing. Watch as Kristian demonstrates how easy it is to create some incredible tones for performing and recording with the Fulltone Collection for AmpliTube for Mac/PC. [embedded content] The Fulltone® Collection is available from the IK Online Store or the AmpliTube Custom Shop for only $/€59.99*. You can also purchase the TERC or SSTE separately for only $/€34.99* each, and the OCD for just $/€24.99*. For more information on the new Fulltone Collection Please vist:http://www.ikmultimedia.com/fulltone *All prices excluding...

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Enter to win Syntronik and iRig Keys I/O from IK & David Wallimann
Sep19

Enter to win Syntronik and iRig Keys I/O from IK & David Wallimann

Download Syntronik FREE and upload your YouTube audio demo by Sept 30th, 2017 for a chance to win a full download of Syntronik and the iRig Keys I/O 25 MIDI Controller/audio interface! Check out the video entry contest rules from David Wallimann. 1st place winner will receive a full download version of Syntronik for Mac/PC and the iRig Keys I/O 25 when it becomes available! Over $/Euro 500 value in software and hardware! 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a full downloadable version of Syntronik for Mac/PC, a $/Euro 299.99 Value [embedded content] How to Enter: Step 1: Download Syntronik FREE here for Mac/PC or please visit the App Store to download Syntronik FREE for iPad. Step 2: Compose an original piece of music using nothing but Syntronik FREE Step 3: Record a video playing your piece (overdubs are OK!) Step 4: Upload your video to Youtube Step 5: Properly name your audio demo on YouTube – “IK Multimedia Syntronik Contest – (artist name)” Step 6: Submit your entry here using this form. Contest Rules: No purchase necessary, contest is open to worldwide participants. More than one audio demo may be entered, but number of demos will not affect winners’ eligibility to win. Contest submissions must be between Sept 1-30, 2017 Midnight EDT for consideration to win. Audio demos must be made with Syntronik FREE for eligibility, uploaded to YouTube and the link be posted to the google/link form for submission and properly named using IK Multimedia’s and David Wallimann’s instructions from the promo...

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“Syntronik is the ‘greatest hits’ of synthesizer sounds.”
Sep19

“Syntronik is the ‘greatest hits’ of synthesizer sounds.”

Here are quotes from Harmony-Central’s review of Syntronik: “Syntronik is a comprehensive library of synthesizer sounds that delivers exceptional value. For $199.99, you receive almost 50 GB of samples, over 2,000 editable instrument presets, and a veritable ‘greatest hits’ of synthesizer sounds—all wrapped up in a logical, efficient browser and user interface.” “The interface is painless. I was selecting synths, editing them, adding effects, and more.” “Syntronik is a curated, “greatest hits” of analog synthesis where the browser and patches are the stars of the show because of their ease of use, but the editing panels get ‘supporting actor’ credit because they let you tweak controls for your specific sonic needs.” “Overall I was impressed not only by Syntronik’s design, but by the realistic nature of the samples. Having a great collection of effects also means you can ‘master’ the sounds for specific musical contexts. But perhaps Syntronik’s strongest attribute is focus. It gives the sounds you want, when you want them, and the sound quality is excellent. When I wanted a sound, not only could I find it fast, I usually didn’t even feel compelled to edit it. IK has done a fine job of putting together a streamlined, accessible, yet comprehensive collection of the world’s most iconic synthesizer sounds.” Read the expert review of Syntronik from Harmony-Central Learn more about Syntronik virtual instrument software for...

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Sonic TALK 502 on Syntronik: “It just sounds REALLY GOOD!”
Aug30

Sonic TALK 502 on Syntronik: “It just sounds REALLY GOOD!”

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iRig Mic exhibited in the German Museum of Technology in Berlin
Aug30

iRig Mic exhibited in the German Museum of Technology in Berlin

IK’s iRig Mic paved the way for mobile reporting and is now honoured with a special place iRig Mic was the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It literally paved the way for mobile reporting on the go and changed the way journalists could report from the field. Berlin’s renowned German Museum of Technology/Deutsches Technikmuseum has honoured iRig Mic with a special place in their permanent exhibition and included it in their “Blogger’s Handtasche” (Blogger’s briefcase) which illustrates the story and the essential tools of mobile reporting and blogging. It is based on the gear setup of Richard Gutjahr, a well-known and respected German moderator and blogger who was also an early adopter of iRig Mic (he currently uses iRig Mic HD and is looking forward to progressing to iRig Mic HD 2 once it becomes available shortly). Richard acquired his first practical experience within ARD public broadcasting as well as with Süddeutsche Zeitung and in the Washington Bureau of CNN. Today, Richard Gutjahr works as a freelance reporter and presenter for German Radio & Television (ARD), where he hosted WDR aktuell, a news magazine during the day and the late edition of BR-Rundschau during evenings. He also writes (among others) occasionally for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Rheinische Post (Düsseldorf) and Tagesspiegel (Berlin). He had his own weekly column in Münchner Abendzeitung.Richard is famous for covering the Nice and Munich attacks in mid-2016 with a mobile phone, and he explained “how basic mobile technology allowed him to cover the two attacks”. Furthermore, Blogger’s Handtasche has been an active part of a number of workshops that the German Museum of Technology/Technikmuseum runs for school children. Learn more about German Museum of Technology/Technikmuseum hereLearn more about the workshops hereRead Richard Gutjahr’s blog hereLearn more about iRig Mic HD 2...

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