Opera has been around ever since the late 16th century, and it is still going strong in the sense that operas are performed around the world at present, and known by infinitely more persons than just those who attend performances. On the other hand, it has enjoyed periods in the past when more operas were produced to greater acclaim. Those periods inevitably have pride of place in this Historical Dictionary of Opera, as do exceptional singers, and others who combine to fashion the opera, whether or not they appear on stage. But this volume looks even further afield, considering the cities which were and still are opera centers, literary works which were turned into librettos, and types of pieces and genres. While some of the former can be found on the web or in other sources, most of the latter cannot and it is impossible to have the whole picture without them.
Indeed, this book has an amazingly broad scope. The dictionary section, with about 340 entries, covers the topics mentioned above but obviously focuses most on composers, not just the likes of Mozart, Verdi and Wagner, but others who are scarcely remembered but made notable contributions. Of course, there are the divas, but others singers as well, and some of the most familiar operas, Don Giovanni, Tosca and more. Technical terms also abound, and reference to different genres, from antimasque to zarzuela. Since opera has been around so long, the chronology is rather lengthy, since it has a lot of ground to cover, and the introduction sets the scene for the rest. This book should not be an end but rather a beginning, so it has a substantial bibliography for readers seeking more specific or specialized works. It is an excellent access point for readers interested in opera.
New Beard Media 72 Sounds A selection of lively, synthwave rhythms and loops.
New Beard Media is dedicated to providing quality, ready-to-use music loops for producers, musicians, singer/songwriters and studios the world over. We specialize in acoustic instrumentation and organic sounds for a wide range of genres from folk to Hip Hop and everything in between.
Echo Sound Works Reese Basses (Presets for Serum & Vital)
35 Presets for Serum & Vital
20 Serum Presets and 15 Vital Presets. Perfect for any genre
This is probably the best cover and soundset name we’ve ever come up with. The sounds aren’t too shabby either. The “Reese Bass” or detuned saw bass, is probably the most used synth sounds of the past 5 years. And there’s a good reason for that. It works in almost any genre. Reese Bass comes with 20 Serum presets and 15 Vital presets. Anyone who produces modern music is going to love this pack!
Pendragon Press is proud to offer this new, revised, and expanded edition of Formalized Music, Iannis Xenakis’s landmark book of 1971. In addition to three totally new chapters examining recent breakthroughs in music theory, two original computer programs illustrating the actual realization of newly proposed methods of composition, and an appendix of the very latest developments of stochastic synthesis as an invitation to future exploration, Xenakis offers a very critical self-examination of his theoretical propositions and artistic output of the past thirty-five years.
This edition of Formalized Music is an essential tool for understanding the man and the thought processes of one of this century’s most important and revolutionary musical figures.
Microtuner by Ableton is a MIDI device that lets you import, edit, and generate microtonal scales. Load scale files, create custom scales, and morph between tunings in real time – all with polyphony, MPE, and Lead/Follow modes to sync your scales across instruments.
Import and sync tuning files
Microtuner supports Scala tuning files, which you can download for free from the Scala archive. Just drag and drop a scale or folder of scales into the device to get started. If using multiple instances of Microtuner, you can sync tunings across instruments with the device’s Lead and Follow modes, or by connecting it to an MTS-ESP client plugin.
Edit scales and notes
Any tuning file you import can be customized. Tweak individual notes, transpose entire scales, or modify base frequencies as needed. The Scale Editor’s Follow button allows for incoming MIDI notes to set the pitch you’re working on, so you can play sounds out as you edit them. Finally, a Revert button reloads scales back to their original state.
Create new scales
The device’s Generator panel features three parameters for crafting scales: number of pitches, octave frequency ratio, and pitch distribution randomization. Use up to 128 pitches to build nuanced microtonal systems, or play with octave frequency ratios to explore some of the many scales that aren’t tuned to equal temperament.
Blend scales and add expression
Two separate scale decks mean you can blend two scales in real time using the device’s dedicated slider knob. Create shapeshifting arpeggios, recasted chords, and morphing melodies as you move between tunings. Combine this with a polyphonic synth that supports MPE to add even more expressive depth to your sound.
Roland Cloud SYSTEM-100 Solid v1.0.0 EXPANION BY VAN DERAND
Bring the timeless sounds of classic synthesis to your music with SYSTEM-100 Solid by Van Derand, a sterling patch collection for Roland’s recreation of the vintage SYSTEM-100.
The mighty, semi-modular SYSTEM-100 is a true powerhouse of a synth, and this clean and elegant patch collection fully leverages its unique sonic footprint. Packed with everything from warm basses and gentle leads to versatile sequences and mysterious special effects, there’s plenty of fuel to elevate compositions in any genre.
LinkedIn DaVinci Resolve: Editing in the Cut Page TUTORIAL
The greatest strength of DaVinci Resolve is how it shares a single timeline among completely different toolsets, each designed to accomplish a specific task. The Cut Page is optimized for quickly editing a story together. In this course, instructor Patrick Inhofer shows you the fundamentals of nonlinear editing and demonstrates how to master the unique strengths of the Cut Page. Patrick goes over how to manage proxies, color, and sound, then dives into the specifics of Cut Page mechanics. He discusses in-depth the fundamentals of nonlinear editing and how to trim and move your clips in the Cut Page. Patrick also covers how to use the Speed Editor from Blackmagic, a hardware add-on that is designed to work specifically with the Cut Page.
Artist: Sound Ideas
Title : Cartoon Sound Effects
Release Date: February 15, 2014
Format: Digital [WAV]
Label: Hot Ideas 2014
Total Length: 24:01
Genres: Samples Movie Effects, Cartoon Animation & Fx
Made in Greece: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Greek popular music.
Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Greece, first presenting a general description of the history and background of popular music in Greece, followed by essays, written by leading scholars of Greek music, that are organized into thematic sections: Hugely Popular, Art-song Trajectories, Greekness beyond Greekness, Counter Stories, and Present Musical Pasts.
The Oxford Handbook of Music & World Christianities (Oxford Handbooks) PDF
The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities investigates music’s role in everyday practice and social history across the diversity of Christian religions and practices around the globe. The volume explores Christian communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia as sites of transmission, transformation, and creation of deeply diverse musical traditions.
The book’s contributors, while mostly rooted in ethnomusicology, examine Christianities and their musics in methodologically diverse ways, engaging with musical sound and structure, musical and social history, and ethnography of music and musical performance. These broad materials explore five themes: music and missions, music and religious utopias (and other oppositional religious communities), music and conflict, music and transnational flows, and music and everyday life.
The volume as a whole, then, approaches Christian groups and their musics as diverse and powerful windows into the way in which music, religious ideas, capital, and power circulate (and change) between places, now and historically. It also tries to take account of the religious self-understandings of these groups, presenting Christian musical practice and exchange as encompassing and negotiating deeply felt and deeply rooted moral and cultural values. Given that the centerpiece of the volume is Christian religious musical practice, the volume reveals the active role music plays in maintaining and changing religious, moral, and cultural values in a long history of intercultural and transnational encounters.
Saucey Guitars: RnB Edition is a versatile custom guitar loop pack. Saucey Guitars: RnB Edition is a RnB / Pop influenced project offers high quality guitar loops that have been partially edited or flipped in such a way that they sound like a “sampled” piece of music. The loops are ideal for advancing the work process in the studio and form an excellent basis for songwriting.
In terms of sound, this pack also offers a wide range of different styles. In addition to modern “Trap Soul” and Hip Hop ideas, there are also classic RnB and Pop compositions. Basically the Saucey Guitars series is of course based on guitars, but individual samples have also been refined with other instruments such as synths, basses and FX.
Saucey Guitars: RnB Edition Overview:
New Custom Melodie Loops + Variations
HQ Studio Recordings + Innovative Sound design
RnB Sound + Other musical influences
Instant Inspiration for Beat making + Songwriting
24 Bit / 44.1 kHz WAV format (compatible with all DAW’s e.g. Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, Reason, MASCHINE, Logic, FL Studio…)
“The most endangered species list only contains one name… John Knott.”
From the depths of John Knots mind, comes the most insane sample pack in the universe. Seriously the best ambient pads and FX EVER HEARD BY HUMANS!!!! Endless beat inspiration, every single sound makes us want to start a new track. We can’t praise this one enough, the names of the samples alone are worth it.
Composer/sound designer Ryan Majoris returns to Splice with “Sounds of Coney Island.”
From boardwalks and arcades, to theme parks and beach bars, SCI was meticulously recorded onsite to create a pack that encapsulates all we love about summer.
Focusing heavily on foley and sound design, filmmakers and content creators will find dozens of ambiences to put viewers directly into their summer stories. The pack features a variety of one-shots, including a ride on the world famous Cyclone!
CSI also features a collection of musical one-shots and loops perfect for tracks with the sunny good vibes of summer.
Sonic Armory Allied Forces Vol.1 (Serum Armament Selections) [FXP]
Sonic Armory has teamed up with two new sound design warriors to fight the good fight against stale sounds. Presenting Allied Forces: Serum Armament Selections, a new collaboration series between Sonic Armory founders Gigantor & Le Castle Vania and new recruits Quannum Logic & Effin, bring cutting edge sound design across an allied front.
Allied Forces: Serum Armament Selections is a top quality supply drop for Xfer Serum, designed to breathe new life into your tracks and push the boundaries with Serum patch design. These leading edge patches lend themselves to a multitude of music genres: from trap to dubstep to drum and bass to house and everything in between. These presets can be utilized for sound design projects, post production projects, and can be completely reverse-engineered to assist you in coming up with your own next level patches. This collection comprised of 101 presets with all macros assigned on all 4 knobs & mod-wheel. To sweeten the deal Sonic Armory co-founder Gigantor did 28 ‘VIP’ patches to give you a total of 129 patches all around!
83 Bass Presets
4 Drum Presets
3 Arpeggio Presets
16 Special Effects/FX-oriented Presets
8 Lead Presets
2 Pad Presets
8 Pluck Presets
5 multitimbral ‘general use’ synth presets
Have a listen and upgrade your synth arsenal today!