Thursday, May 13, 2010

Song Writing Contest

Announcing the Home Recording Weekly song writing contest, featuring IK Multimedia product prizes!

Want to win IK Multimedias' Groovemaker and IK Multimedia's' Amplitube 3? Yea, I thought you might!

Those are the two prizes being given away for the Home Recording Weekly blog song contest, right here on the Home Recording Weekly blog!

One lucky winner will take home both of these amazing products!

Your original song, recorded in any way that you can get it recorded, might just be worth a very cool package of amazing and powerful gear from IK Multimedia!

How can you enter your original song to this contest? Easy!

1) Subscribe to the Home Recording Weekly blog. Fill out the Feedburner email box link, and then read on below.

2) Either Email your MP3 file song to the Home Recording Weekly, or mail your CD to the Home Recording Weekly Blog. Do not send in any links to your music please, as they will not be followed!

3) Wait to hear the winner announced, here on the Home Recording Weekly blog!

Limit one entry per musician, please.

All applicants must first subscribe to the Home Recording Weekly blog, because hey; how else are you going to know who wins? All emails, songs, and other material that is sent in to the Home Recording Weekly blog song contest will not be used in any way, what-so-ever, well.... that is unless you are the winner. The lucky winner will have their song posted here on the Home Recording Weekly blog, for all to hear. Please send your email address along with your song, so that I may contact you in the future, to announce the winner of the Home Recording Weekly blog song contest! No catches, gimmicks, or anything else. Just a free to enter song contest.

Email submissions or your questions to

Submissions will be collected until midnight (Eastern daylight savings time) on the day of June 15th. That means you better get busy!

All prizes are being given by IK Multimedia, where musicians come first! Please visit their site to learn more about these, and many other products available from IK Multimedia.

Don't worry about the overall quality of your submission either. I have made four track recordings too! No matter if you record in the garage or in the studio, mail it in! Never know, you might win! Good luck!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Amplitube iRIG is here!!!

If you are a techy type, get ready for tone on the go!!!

As taken from IK Multimedias press release......

The new Amplitube iRIG is the ultimate mobile guitar amp and effects system for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.

Simply plug the iRig interface into your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube free for iPhone and start rocking.

You'll have at your fingertips the sound and control of 3 simultaneously reconfigurable stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig!

Add amps and effects as you need them - you can expand your rig with up to 10 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop.

AmpliTube iRig - plug interface adapter

    Works on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

    1/4" female mono input jack connector

    1/8" female stereo output mini-jack connector

    Connect electric guitar and bass

    Also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers

    Output can be connected to headphones, amplifiers, powered speakers and mixers

AmpliTube for iPhone - mobile guitar amp and effects software

    Real time guitar and bass mobile multiFX app

    Full rig made of 3 simultaneously reconfigurable stompboxes + amp + cabinet + mic

    10 Stomps, 5 Amps, 5 Cabinets, 2 Mics available

    Import and play along with songs or backing tracks with real time effects

    36 presets can be saved/recalled on the fly

    Includes tuner/metronome

    Free, LE and Full versions available

    Free and LE versions expandable with a-la-carte downloadable gear

    Same low-latency as Mac/PC system

AmpliTube iRig and AmpliTube for iPhone are coming soon to selected stores near you and on the iTunes app store. You can now preorder your AmpliTube iRig from our online store as well as from IK selected dealers and distributors worldwide for only $39.99/ EUR 29.99 (exc. VAT).”

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Toontrack EZ MIX

Toontrack EZMIX as I like to use it.

Recently I posted a quick video dealing with the new Toontrack EZmix 2 . Well, I knew that it was not enough. So, here is a follow up video that better demonstrates just how I like to use this awesome product.

I love the ease of which you can get the sound that you are looking for, and then tweak it to taste simply and quickly. This video is another quickie, but with much better detail. I use it with Pro Tools LE 8 flawlessly, with about five or six apps of EZ Mix at the same time, as atrack insert without any drain on my older laptop.

To read, and even watch a video review from my new friends at the Home made hit show, just follow the link! These guys are very easy to listen to, and are very informative! Check out their great blog today!