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Bargain hunters will be familiar with audioMIDI.com's "no-brainer" deals, and here's another that's too good to pass up: XILS 3LE from Xils Lab is just $20! It's a cutdown version of XILS 3 (9/10, CM143), which is an emulation of the classic EMS VCS3 synth. The full thing is $199, so this looks like a good deal – if you get it, let us know what you think! Click here to check out the offer.
Would your tracks sound better with a real drummer playing on them? Then Voxengo's new drum recording service will be of great interest to you. Simply send them your song, and they'll have an experienced drummer record a drum track in their recording studio – they'll then send you the multitrack recording. It's all recorded at 96kHz/24-bit and you get separate WAVs for overhead, side, room, snare drum, bass drum and toms.
Computer Music 146, December issue, gives readers the chance to win a bundle comprised of a Cakewalk V-Studio 100 and a copy of Sonar 8.5 Producer Edition, worth £1064 in total. The Sonar software provides everything you need to record, compose and produce on your PC, while the V-Studio 100 works as an audio interface, DAW controller, mobile flash recorder and even a mobile mixer.
Ultravox legend Midge Ure is to launch a website, Tunited, aimed at promoting up-and-coming artists. Midge says of the site, "With Tunited, we’re not just opening doors for new artists – we’re blowing the doors right off, Italian Job-style! Tunited will be the new music industry." Bold words indeed!
Computer Music 145, November issue, gives readers the chance to win one of five copies of FL Studio 9 Signature Bundle. This is the biggest, baddest FL Studio bundle available, containing FL Studio 9 and goodies such as the Vocodex vocoder, SynthMaker graphical programming environment, and some premium plug-ins that you'd normally have to pay extra for, eg, the DirectWave sampler, Maximus multiband dynamics tool, and Sytrus FM synth.