Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Soundplant 45 Released - QWERTY Software Sampler Updated On Mac & Windows

Independent developer Marcel Blum has released Soundplant 45 for Windows and Mac, a major update adding playlist queuing, ASIO support, and other optimizations to the computer keyboard sound triggering program. Soundplant turns the standard QWERTY keyboard into a playable instrument with ultra low latency, allowing the instant playback of any format sound files on 72 keyboard keys with no need for extra hardware.

Version 45's new 'multi queue' feature adds flexible playlist support, allowing several unique capabilities including triggering dozens of sounds at once from a single key, playing multiple playlists simultaneously, and realtime chaining of queues via key press to build playlists on the fly. ASIO support on Windows brings even lower latency, higher sound quality, and expanded output device support. Also new in v.45 are a global 'fade out all' function, recording quality improved to 32-bit, reduced CPU usage, faster sound loading, contextual help, and many other improvements and bug fixes.

Soundplant intuitively turns an input device you've been practicing on for as long as you've been typing into a versatile multitrack playback tool. Now in its 18th year, the venerable $50 program has found wide use in studios, theaters, clubs, stadiums, and classrooms, its combination of ease and power earning adoption by professional audio engineers, sound designers, DJs, and producers as well as amateur podcasters, comedians, pastors, teachers, artists, and gamers. Users love Soundplant's rock-solid stability for live use, low-spec system requirements, straightforward drag-and-drop sound file assignment, customizable key press and release control, and powerful flexibility as standalone software capable of mixing hundreds of sounds at once in audiophile 32-bit/96khz quality.

Availability and pricing
Soundplant is offered as a free download at http://soundplant.org/ which includes a 25-launch trial of the registered features. In unregistered mode it is free for non-commercial use with limitations on some professional features. The registered version (USD $50, or a $25 upgrade) allows expanded sound file format support, output device selection, higher quality output sample rates, recording, and 'background key input' global hotkey triggering. Soundplant runs on minimum Windows Vista or macOS 10.6.

Soundplant videos:
https://youtu.be/v6cSJYDnU1g
https://youtu.be/dfR6StHWrsM

Source: http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=198812

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Whotune Music Group Releases New MusiFlik App For Artists, Fans & Music Businesses

Whotune Music Group has just launched its new music messaging app MusiFlik. MusiFlik is a Free multi tiered App on Android & iOS for musicians, fans & music businesses. It's an easy, fun way to find , share & promote music & gigs.

Centred around a messenger , the App offers playlists, geo targeted gig guides, community song reviews & feedback for artists via its 'Flik it or kick it' feature which sends fans who have opted in the same song 3 times over 48 hours so they can rate & comment on it to see if it grows on the listener with more listens. Flikable EPKs, Public groups, Analytics & is a great way for artists to proactively promote music or gigs with links to ticket sales as well as sales via iTunes & Google Play . It gives artists the opportunity to steer fans to the video the artist wants fans to see & offers direct channels to interact with fans. Music fans can search for any artist or song with results being displayed from MusiFlik registered artists, YouTube & Soundcloud. Register as a fan, artist, Premium Artist or business & get Fliking, free in the App Stores.

http://www.musiflik.com/

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Melodic Revolution Records is proud to announce that they have signed New York-based Prog outfit Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius for the group's upcoming release, "GUILTY OF INNOCENCE."

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD "Guilty of Innocence" through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017. The new 10-track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. "Guilty of Innocence" features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe).

"Guilty of Innocence" highlights include a reimagined cover of Muse's "Hysteria," a 12-minute prog epic titled "Soul Food" which features many of the guests mentioned above, plus "Dream Diary Cadenza," a solo electric violin extravaganza lifted from Joe's electric violin concerto.

The band is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe has been called the "Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin." 

GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features members: French guitarist Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid), bassist Jamie Bishop (The Syn, Francis Dunnery), and drummer Lucianna Padmore, praised by Modern Drummer Magazine for her "Deep grooves and serious fusion chops."

Statement from Joe Deninzon
We are honored to be part of Melodic Revolution Records, and feel it will be a strong partnership, "We would love to expand our audience worldwide, especially in the prog community. We love Nick's commitment to and enthusiasm about the artists on his label." Statement from Nick Katon

Philadelphia Rhythm And Blues Vocalist Tony' Jones Set To Release "The Experience" EP Summer 2017

As a direct response to the Trump Administration's proposed Raise Act, Venezuelan-American progressive metal outfit SIFTING have unveiled a video for their new single 'Not From Here'. The video was directed by Abelardo Malpica at LH FILM. 'Not from Here' is the title track taken from their upcoming full-length album produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine), and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Suicide Silence), set for worldwide release on September 29, 2017 via Eclipse Records.
Watch the full video at this location.

"We can't forget that this beautiful nation was built by immigrants. That diversity has contributed to the development of this great nation" states vocalist and frontman Eduardo Gil. "The intent of the proposed Perdue-Cotton RAISE Act is to curb the level of legal immigration by proposing a merit-based system that grades immigrants based solely on their skills. When I first moved here from Venezuela, I thought I needed to fit in, lose my accent, and dress like everyone in Los Angeles. After reflection however, I realized that I would have been lying to myself. Not From Here was written about overcoming this dilemma which is something all immigrants think about. We don't need to erase our heritage, or try to fit in. This is a free country and that's why this nation is great!"

SIFTING on Tour
July 28 - Pomona, CA @ Character's Sports Bar (w/ Sorrowseed)
September 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge (w/ Obey the Wolves & Shattered Systems)
(tickets available here)
Pre-order the full album on compact disc, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play, and stream the single via Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, and more at http://eclp.se/rntfr
For more information about SIFTING, please visit them on Facebook, Eclipse Records, or Twitter, and follow them on Spotify.

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=199316

Friday, August 11, 2017

SIFTING Respond To Trump Administration's RAISE Act With New Video And Single 'Not From Here'

As a direct response to the Trump Administration's proposed Raise Act, Venezuelan-American progressive metal outfit SIFTING have unveiled a video for their new single 'Not From Here'. The video was directed by Abelardo Malpica at LH FILM. 'Not from Here' is the title track taken from their upcoming full-length album produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine), and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Suicide Silence), set for worldwide release on September 29, 2017 via Eclipse Records.
Watch the full video at this location.

"We can't forget that this beautiful nation was built by immigrants. That diversity has contributed to the development of this great nation" states vocalist and frontman Eduardo Gil. "The intent of the proposed Perdue-Cotton RAISE Act is to curb the level of legal immigration by proposing a merit-based system that grades immigrants based solely on their skills. When I first moved here from Venezuela, I thought I needed to fit in, lose my accent, and dress like everyone in Los Angeles. After reflection however, I realized that I would have been lying to myself. Not From Here was written about overcoming this dilemma which is something all immigrants think about. We don't need to erase our heritage, or try to fit in. This is a free country and that's why this nation is great!"

SIFTING on Tour
July 28 - Pomona, CA @ Character's Sports Bar (w/ Sorrowseed)
September 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge (w/ Obey the Wolves & Shattered Systems)
(tickets available here)
Pre-order the full album on compact disc, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play, and stream the single via Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, and more at http://eclp.se/rntfr
For more information about SIFTING, please visit them on Facebook, Eclipse Records, or Twitter, and follow them on Spotify.

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=199316

Thursday, August 10, 2017

North Philly Hip Hop MC B FENOM Signs Deal With Global Sounds Records

"A person of phenomenal ability", best defines a Phenom or FENOM. This moniker describes the North Philly lyricist who's talents earned him a distribution deal with New Jersey based Hip Hop label Global Sounds Records. The two met in North Philly in late February and several conference calls later the deal was done in April 2017. "B. FENOM sent me over a video he released titled "Ashes to Ashes". His flow is dope, with the right production he's gonna be that next MC to impact Philly Hip Hop. I would like to get him and 4th Disciple in the studio for production and to develop creative concepts for his EP. There's no book to this, deals and business collaborations can happen anywhere, it's about being at the right place at the right time and being prepared when your door opens" Rhasun Global Sounds.


FENOM relocated to New England to 2013 to record his debut mix tape "The Warm Up" hosted by Terror Squad's DJ SPINATIK. The mix - tape featured the street anthem "Erryday". FENOM followed up with the "High Chronicles" which debuted on iTunes in early 2016. In the summer of 2017, B FENOM will release his sophomore EP "We The People" via Global Sounds Records and entertainment one. Anticipate FENOM initial video from the EP to premier on VEVO and DJVLAD.com. Follow B. FENOM on Twitter and Instagram at B_FENOM.

Music: https://youtu.be/-RNOUVIu348

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sweden's The Grand Masquerade Releases Debut Music Video "By My Side"

The Grand Masquerade, a Sweden based Melodic Rock group is releasing their first official music video for "By My Side," which is the opening track on their debut EP "MMXVI." The video will be available on their social media sites as well as the official website at www.tgmband.com, as of June 17, 2017.

"By My Side" was originally written by future bandmates John Sebastian and Freddy Claye back in 2006 although initially it had a different sound and feel to it. The song was revisited again in 2010, when it was completely rearranged and began to form the finalized version that was eventually released on "MMXVI" on August 26, 2016. "By My Side" laid the foundation of the sound that The Grand Masquerade would utilize in their music.

The video is produced by Owe Lingvall of DreamDay Media, who has previously worked on music videos for bands such as Eclipse, Hemmerfall and Kamelot. According to Freddy, the band chose Owe "because his previous videos have a darker vibe to them, both his reputation and completed works are excellent and he creates everything in 3D, so we are able to get the environment we want."

The Grand Masquerade has taken their music inspiration from the 80's glam-era rock and integrated the romantic image and mystique of the Venetian Masquerade. The music is a fusion of melodic and high energy hard rock, combined with the positive and bouncy vibes of pop-rock, resulting in a fresh sound that leaves their unforgettable hooks stuck in your head, while other notes linger with an almost hauntingly ethereal undertone.

Fans in Sweden may recall a series of commercials that ran in 2016 for ATG Sverige, featuring the flamboyant rock band Vinnie and The Dreamers. While the music and image of each band are completely independent of one another, you will recognize that these are the same talented musicians, transformed and now performing in their most memorable and proficient manifestation.

For more information, booking or media inquiries for The Grand Masquerade, you can check out the website listed above, or contact the band directly at info@tgmband.com.

Video: http://tgmband.com/by-my-side-music-video-out-now/

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

White House Lawn Event Supported By International Sponsors

Sponsors from China and the USA combined efforts to launch a new song and movement of unity "We Are One" at the 19th Annual White House Day Of Prayer on May 20th on The Lawn of The White House. WS International Group, Baby Go, Global Resources Management Consulting Group from China and USA based supplement product DTX 7 all brought their brands and delegates to participate in the event supporting unity of all people.

Michael Deliz brought his 12 year old son, Michael from their home in Orange County, California to attend the iconic event.

"I wanted my son to see firsthand this moment in history as we bring the song and movement to the nation's first address," he says, adding "We feel like this has been an amazing experience and we are glad to bring our company and our product to the event in support."

Deliz' company markets a nutritional supplement called DTX7 which is available from the company's website (dtx7rocks.com) but was not sold on the lawn.

Singer and trumpetist David Longoria brought his song to the outdoor event because of this year's theme of unity.

"When Reverend Terry Lee of Brooklyn called and asked me to bring my music to the White House lawn, I didn't hesitate as I knew it was the perfect place and time to launch our iconic song 'We Are One' in support of one another,' Longoria explains, adding "We feel so much appreciation to these fine companies from both China and the US for their support and participation this year, here on President's park of the White House lawn."

Longoria was joined by a choir consisting of many singers and artists from coast to coast and many who sang on the recorded song as well.

Western Territory Leader of International service organization The Salvation Army, Commissioner Ken Hodder addressed the live audience on stage.

"I am honored to be here with you on the White House lawn to support prayer for our nation and leaders," he said from the stage.

Longoria also addressed the crowd during the all day event saying "we are so blessed to be welcoming participants from as far away and China and across the US and Africa who made the trip to support unity and acceptance of one another."

The attendance of companies' delegates participating from around the globe was not overlooked by the audience.

"I met pastors from Africa and a business lady who just flew here from China," exclaimed 15 year old Baltimore resident Lisa Lemming who was there with her family. "I was excited to see so many people who wanted to share support for each other," she added before she sang with the choir on stage.

Kelly Gu and Jack Gu attended as representatives from Chinese/American import/export and consulting companies. Their brand Baby Go specializes in exporting American baby products for the Chinese market. And their brand Global Resources Management Consulting helps facilitate trade between China and the US.

"We are glad to have such valued sponsors on board for the launching of ‘We Are One' across America, from China and the US", Longoria says, adding "to bring trade and good will together in this event encouraging each other is symbolic and powerful"

Founder of GWEN, the Global Women's Empowerment Network, Tess Cacciatore brought her voice to the event. Her Los Angeles based multi media network is launching this fall with entertainment and cause driven programs for peace and unity.

"The event and theme of unity hits home for me as we are building a brand around the idea of empowering and supporting one another," she explains, adding "I feel the energy of all the voices singing with mine today for support and encouragement."

The official launch of the song of unity on the lawn of The White house has a significant meaning to it's founder. "By bringing all these people together to encourage and declare unity between all people here in America starting at The White House means we are bringing this message all over the country and then all over the world," Longoria says, adding "Bringing on board our sponsoring companies from both The US and China shows how well we can work together for the good of all people, and we are doing it starting today."

Website: http://www.weareoneconcerts.org

Friday, August 4, 2017

MusicDish Review: Kimberlee M. Leber Music Video "Fight The Good Fight Of Faith"

Kimberlee M. Leber, Gospel Blues singer and songwriter, recently released a song "Fight the Good Fight of Faith", an expression often discussed but rarely realized its possibility. Born and raised in California, Kimberlee trained early nine years with world renowned vocal coach Judy Davis; such experience guaranteed her outstanding vocal performance in her tracks. She wrote this song while working in the studio as she explained that it overflowed out of her heart and onto paper smoothly.

The lyric music video is produced in order to help others understand the Biblical teaching of speaking God's Word over daily circumstances, and to allow the Gospel message to permeate to a wider area demographically. "But first you have to believe/Renew your mind with his Word and you will receive/In God's kingdom there are benefits", Kimberlee emphasizes the importance of believing in God's words and guidance. According to her, the Bible refers to God's Word as "Seed" in Luke 8:11 and when these Seeds are sown into our hearts by speaking them regularly, the faith-filled Words can produce a victorious outcome over our daily lives. If we fight hardships with faith by following the path God has laid out, we will overcome them easily.

This new album seems to offer musical medicine for the soul, providing a timeless musical soundscape with a message for all audiences. Using simply acoustic guitar, keyboard/organ, "Fight the Good Fight of Faith" presents an honest delivery of deep wisdom enveloped in flavorful melodies, soulful vocals and inviting sounds. You will acknowledge Kimberlee's diverse musical as well as religious background by appreciating her new album, which is available now at major online music stores. 

Website: http://www.Kimberlee.com
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMkBMdLvO1Y

New Music Convention Shibuya Showcase Fest 2017 - Tokyo Sept. 14-15

2 days in Shibuya – Tokyo's busiest entertainment centre
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Introduce your band to music enthusiasts and meet up with the local music industry
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Unique promotional and networking opportunities for you to make it big in Japan

。20 SHOWCASE SLOTS ON SALE (pay for play)
Rock, pop, indie, world, folk, alternative jazz, fusion, electro, and much more

。B2B & MARKET KEYNOTES (meet the music industry local players)
Record companies, publishers, promoters, online distribution, media, etc.

What is Gig in Japan Showcases Festival?
During 2 days, music professionals from Japan and overseas get the opportunity to meet each other, discover bands and build business relationship through
。seminars (morning)
。business meeting (afternoon)
。showcases (from 6pm)

I - Audience targeted : Who is coming ? :

1.From abroad
-International bands
-International export office
-International records companies
-International artist management
-International promoters, festivals
-International media

2. From Japan :
-Headliner Bands
-Music associations
-Records companies
-Artist management
-Local promoters and festivals
-Medias
-Japanese regular audiences

Showcase Slot (pay for play) : JPY 55 000 - JPY 65 000
Summit your application online before july 7th - prices vary depending on the schedule for Japanese headliners.

Delegate Pass :
Early Bird - 1 day : JPY 30 000
Early Bird - 2 days : JPY 50 000
Deadline for early birds : July 10th

Regular - 1 day : JPY 40 000
Regular - 2 days : JPY 70 000

more details on shibuyashowcasefest.com