Antares Technologies introduces Auto-Tune EFX+

Antares Technologies, the worldwide leader in professional vocal processing tools, is pleased to introduce Auto-Tune™ EFX+, a versatile new vocal production plug-in. Auto-Tune EFX+ combines the core features of Auto-Tune with a multi-effects rack and the Auto-Motion™ melodic pattern generator.
Auto-Tune EFX+ is a unique vocal production plug-in for contemporary music creation. Designed to be quick and easy to use, the plug-in delivers stunning effects on any vocal track—ranging from subtle enhancements to extreme vocal mutations and transformations. Over 100 expertly designed effects patches are included, some of which were created by industry leading producers such as Mike Dean, Richard Devine and Jeff Rona. The low latency performance of Auto-Tune EFX+ allows direct tracking through the plug-in, and even performing live.
The EFX Multi-Effects Rack

The EFX multi-effects rack includes six different effects modules:

  • Pitch and Throat: for real-time pitch and formant shifting
  • Duet: for realistic doubling, with adjustable pitch and timing variation
  • Filter: a high-pass filter for EQ and special effects
  • Vocode: for vintage analog vocoder emulations
  • Tube Amp: for analog tube distortion modeling
  • Mutate: for ring modulated audio mutation

 

An XY Pad allows quick and easy real-time control of parameters in each effects module.
Core Auto-Tune Features

It goes without saying that the industry standard Auto-Tune pitch correction is also included. The Retune and Humanize controls vary the pitch-correction from transparent all the way up to the well-known Auto-Tune effect used on so many iconic hits.
Auto-Motion

The Auto-Motion melodic pattern generator lets the user create new melodic patterns and hooks by automatically pitch-shifting the original vocal or instrumental tracks using the provided patterns.  Auto-Motion features an extensive library of triggerable melodic patterns that intelligently adapt to the key and tempo of the song.
Auto-Key Compatible

Auto-Tune EFX+ is compatible with Antares Auto-Key, which automatically detects the key and scale of the song and transfers this information to any and all instances of the Auto-Tune EFX+ plug-in with a single click.
Price and availability

Auto-Tune EFX+ is available from May 28, 2019, for $199.
Owners of any previous Auto-Tune EFX version can upgrade for $69. If the purchase was made on March 1, 2019 or later, the upgrade to Auto-Tune EFX+ is free.

Web Link and Images

Product page: www.antarestech.com/product/auto-tune-efx-plus

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About Antares Technologies

Antares Audio Technologies is the worldwide leader in the development of unique vocal processing tools. Having revolutionized vocal production with the ground-breaking Auto-Tune pitch correction technology, Antares is committed to providing producers, engineers, sound designers and musicians with powerful, innovative, easy-to-use tools for enhancing and manipulating the human voice. To learn more about Antares, please visit www.antarestech.com

SampleScience releases Drone Piano

SampleScience announces the release of Drone Piano, a VST/AU plugin instrument for both Windows and macOS. The instrument features the sound of an upright acoustic piano recorded at the University of Montreal during the winter of 2015. The instrument has 3 different variations of the same piano sound: drone, looped and original. The plugin has a deep cinematic reverb suited for modern classical music and film scoring.

Features:

  • Drone, looped and original piano sounds
  • Lightweight piano, use only 360 MB of RAM
  • Multi-LFO
  • Deep cinematic reverb
  • Room reverb
  • Sub
  • Highpass/lowpass filter

Price: 12$ (USD)

Audio demo: https://soundcloud.com/samplesciencemtl/sets/drone-piano

Audio/image files for press: https://archive.org/download/DronePianoFiles

Product page: https://www.samplescience.ca/2019/05/drone-piano.html

MOJO 2 Horn Section 1.5 update now available

We’ve packed a lot of amazing new features into MOJO 2’s 1.5 update. After MOJO 2’s successful release last year, we immediately got to work adding even more incredible features to this massive library. We worked hard to incorporate feature requests we received from our users as well as dream up some new possibilities! Some update highlights include new Auto Divisi for the ensemble mode, on/off switches for all articulations for a reduced computer memory load, as well as 169 new individual articulation patches. Check out the Update Overview Video for a brief look at these new features and improvements!

If you’ve already purchased a copy of MOJO 2: Horn Section, click here to download the free update.

• 13 deeply-sampled brass & reed instruments • Four Era presets for retro, vintage, and modern sounds • True legato & 13 articulations for incredible realism • Powerful and intuitive interface • Nearly 100GB of brand-new inspiring sample content • NKS Compatible for Komplete Kontrol and Maschine

Kilohearts crosses threshold of New Era Synthesis as snapin eco-system pinnacle Phase Plant pushes creative sound design envelope

New-generation audio plugins creator Kilohearts is proud to announce availability of Phase Plant — pushing the creative sound design envelope as a truly limitless hybrid synthesizer plugin, building on a modular system of GENERATORS, MODULATORS, and EFFECTS from the company’s acclaimed snapin range of small, single-purpose plugins that can be used either directly in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) as VST (Virtual Studio Technology), AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) and AU (Audio Unit) audio plugins or as building blocks in a Phase Plant patch — as of May 29…

Phase Plant represents the pinnacle of the snapin eco-system that Kilohearts has been busy developing since the 2015 release of its award-winning Multipass modular multi-band host. Combining the power of snapin effects with new modules for signal generation and modulation, Phase Plant is a hybrid synthesizer capable of what has previously only been possible in classic modular setups. Indeed, it empowers users with more options than they can shake a stick at, allowing anyone to make their thing as big or small as they need it to be. But better still, it does all this on a single screen and with surprising ease.

Phase Plant provides a ‘blank page’ onto which users can add signal generators and snapin effects in a quick and creative manner until satisfied with the resultant sound. Grouping GENERATORS and setting output options make for speedy creation of advanced FM (Frequency Modulation) configurations in a matter of seconds. And at the bottom of the page perpetual possibilities abound, allowing adventurous users to speedily add any MODULATORS (modulation sources) they like — everything from an Envelope or multiple instances of an LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) to utility features such as a Random (randomizer) module or more mathematical operations. Everything is click and drag, so Snap Heap host plugin users or owners of the above-mentioned Multipass will feel right at home.

Having said that, the intuitive modulation system from Multipass has been improved with audio-rate modulations (marked in green) to allow for FM between all types of GENERATORS. Getting to frequency modulate the pitch of a Wavetable using a looped sample as a source, for instance, is a breeze. But how about then routing that modulation back the other way, which would create a circular modulation with radically random results? Get going! After all, every module in the GENERATORS area has an audio-rate modulation link on its right-hand side — even the filters and distortions.

Duly shipping with hundreds of onboard presets by renowned sound designers such as Australian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and DJ Rob Swire — best known as the founder and vocalist of electronic rockers Pendulum, and also co-founder of electro house duo Knife Party — and American producer, professor, journalist, and author Francis Prève, playing Phase Plant will surely result in falling for its demonstrable diversity. And anyone getting going with creating their own sounds will empathise with why it is already a favoured tool for the likes of Belgian drum and bass producer and musician Netsky, Dutch electronic music trio Noisia, and English dubstep music producer, songwriter, and DJ Zomboy — before becoming available!

Also apparent, Kilohearts clearly wants everyone to understand how Phase Plant works. What better way to learn, then, than by assembling creations from scratch? Since Phase Plant loads with an empty patch its users are free to add any components they desire, as and when they need them. The lengthy list of fanciful features available to them include an Analog oscillator; Wavetable oscillator; Sampler; advanced noise generation; phase modulation, linear and exponential FM, and ring modulation between GENERATORS; application of multiple GENERATORS in any order; more LFOs, envelopes, and other modulations than anyone could possibly need; compatibility with all available snapin effects; 300 expertly-crafted factory presets; advanced onboard Wavetable editor; grouping, minimising, and much more besides.

Bundling Phase Plant with Kilohearts Toolbox — chock-full of creative effects and available in various versions — is the best way to get the most out of this truly limitless hybrid synthesizer that really represents the pinnacle of Kilohearts’ snapin eco-system. “Endless possibilities and a very clever UI; the Wavetable editor is gonna change the game.” So says Netsky. As an early adopter, he should surely know, calling it his “…favourite new plugin.” Perhaps it is time to follow suit? Simply click and drag those GENERATORS, MODULATORS, and EFFECTS to suit. See and hear how Phase Plant pushes the creative sound design envelope. Experience New Era Synthesis.

Phase Plant is available directly from Kilohearts for $169.00 USD/€169.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox FREE featuring six snapin effects and the Snap Heap host plugin. (Phase Plant will load any snapin not already owned, but users cannot change their parameter values.)

Phase Plant is also available directly from Kilohearts for $199.00 USD/€199.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox STARTER featuring 11 snapin effects (worth $135.00 USD/€135.00 EUR) and the Snap Heap host plugin — an excellent option for anyone who is new to the snapin eco-system.

Phase Plant is also available directly from Kilohearts for $349.00 USD/€349.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox PROFESSIONAL featuring all available snapin effects — including the new Ensemble and Flanger — (worth $598.00 USD/€598.00 EUR) and the Snap Heap host plugin.

Phase Plant is also available directly from Kilohearts for $499.00 USD/€499.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox ULTIMATE featuring all available snapin effects and the Snap Heap host plugin, plus all other current Kilohearts premium plugins (worth $1,241.00 USD/€1,241.00 EUR).

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Phase Plant webpage here: https://kilohearts.com/products/phase_plant Watch Kilohearts’ communicative Phase Plant video playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3foe5vhQBw&list=PLENj1D-e6JT5hMsXHOBNoMGckhAOHUNxr

Kilohearts has a single installer for all its products — available as 64-bit VST, AU, and AAX plugins for Windows and Mac, downloadable from here: https://kilohearts.com/faq

About Kilohearts (www.kilohearts.com)

Kilohearts is creating a new generation of audio plugins that focus on workflow.The award-winning Swedish company collectively believes modern music making requires modern tools that are not constrained to replicating hardware.

© 2019 Kilohearts AB

Electronisounds breathes new life into vintage Electribe Groovebox

Known for their sample packs and Digitakt sound banks, Electronisounds has released a new sound bank for the vintage Electribe ESX-1 Groovebox!

“Adrenalize” features, 326 new custom sounds and 64 new patterns – hand-crafted by Dean Daughters (Prizm Prime).

This retro sampler/groovebox has a sound and a soul all it’s own, and it can still be a wonderful compliment to your studio setup or live rig!  The “Adrenalize” sound bank will inject a whole new life into this red beauty!

$34.99 (introductory sale price $24.99)

More info, Videos and Audio Demos can be found here:
Electronisounds.com

Limited edition George Thorogood White Fang ES-125TDC outfit

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments, proudly presents the Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit, the premier signature guitar by blues legend GEORGE THOROGOOD. Featuring a vintage-inspired ES-125 hollowbody archtop in a Bone White finish with removable “Cobra” sticker, new ProBucker™ P-90 single-coil pickups, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle, and Wilkinson™ Deluxe Tuners.

The ES-125 thin-line hollowbody was first introduced in 1956 as a student guitar, but in George Thorogood’s hands, his rare, late 50s two-pickup ES-125 was transformed into one of the most iconic instruments in American music. “My new Epiphones are like riding a thoroughbred horse–you have to hold them back,” explains THOROGOOD. “You should have more to work with not less. That’s when it gets fun. I used to struggle with my old guitars backstage. Now, I can’t wait to get to the gig. Thanks, Epiphone!”

Watch GEORGE THOROGOOD talk about and play his new “White Fang” ES-125TDC, Here.

Click above to watch the GEORGE THOROGOOD video.

THOROGOOD and his band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. See THOROGOOD and his Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit live in action during George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ forthcoming North American tour, “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock.” The “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock” tour continues Saturday, June 22 in Hinckley, MN, for all tour dates, visit: https://www.georgethorogood.com.

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit Street Price $899.

“Bad to the Bone” Classic ES-125:

The Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit is a full hollowbody archtop made in collaboration with GEORGE and Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville. The “White Fang” features a Bone White finish and a removable “Cobra” sticker that is an exact replica of the decal on GEORGE’s personal customized ES-125. The “White Fang” is powered by new Epiphone P-90 PRO™ single coil pickups, which recreate the tone of the first generation of P-90s invented by Gibson legend Seth Lover. The “White Fang” includes a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity and Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle.

Look for the “White Fang” at Authorized Epiphone Dealers this summer. And be sure to visit George’s official website for tour details.

Read the new Q&A with GEORGE THOROGOOD on www.epiphone.com and Here.

For more information on George Thorogood:

 GEORGETHOROGOOD.COM | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

For more information on Epiphone:

EPIPHONE.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

For more information on Gibson:

GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

About George Thorogood & the Destroyers:

For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent–and consistently passionate–progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history. For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed since forming in 1974. And in 2019, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before. For more information, visit: https://www.georgethorogood.com.

About Epiphone:

For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design with models like theCasino, the Texan, and the new Masterbilt Century Archtop Collection. Epiphone is also home to the PRO-1 Collection and is the official instrument of Rocksmith® Remastered, the acclaimed video experience that’s teaching millions around the world how to play guitar and bass. Epiphone began as the“House of Stathopoulo” family business in Sparta in the 1870s and rose to fame during Manhattan’s jazz age before joining Gibson Brands in 1957. Today, Epiphone continues to make history from its headquarters in Nashville, TN. Epiphone Instruments have powered classic recordings by Les Paul, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones along with today’s top artists like Slash, Vampire Weekend, Gary Clark Jr., Peter Frampton, Matt Heafy of Trivium, Tommy Thayer of KISS, and James Bay.Epiphone offers innovation, history, and a lifetime guarantee. At Epiphone, we’re designers, we’re players and we’re mavericks. And, we’re passionate about everything we do. Learn more at: www.epiphone.com.

About Gibson:

Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered inNashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

PreSonus ships powerful audio batch converter add-on for Studio One

PreSonus® Studio One® users can now add powerful audio file conversion to their system with the company’s new Audio Batch Converter Add-on. Compatible with the newly released Studio One Prime (free), Artist, and Professional version 4.5 (and higher), the Audio Batch Converter offers format conversion and plug-in processing via most Studio One Native Effects, AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins. Furthermore, it  comes with 11 audio processes that can be applied using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow. Join files, merge mono files, split multichannel files, declick, invert phase, remove DC offset, repair the sample rate, normalize, adjust gain, independently control fade in and out, and more. The new converter is available directly from the Studio One title bar for instant access without leaving the current Song or Project.

Audio Batch Converter’s integrated browser allows the user to create and edit processing chains via the same drag-and-drop workflow Studio One users are already accustomed to. You can even tweak effects during real-time playback, and an  integrated Preview Player lets you quickly preview and A/B compare unprocessed and processed signals.

The Audio Batch Converter supports a wide range of compressed and uncompressed audio file types, currently including Wave, AIFF, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, CAF, M4A, and MP3. Each type supports various resolutions.

With its wide range of applications, PreSonus’ Audio Batch Converter for Studio One is an excellent tool for electronic musicians, audio engineers, sound designers, podcasters, voiceover artists, and more. It is available immediately in the PreSonus Shop for $49.99 U.S. For more information visit https://shop.presonus.com/Audio-Batch-Converter.

About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.

Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus’s software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, digital mixers, control surfaces, loudspeakers, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.

Full family of BandLab Link recording interfaces now available

  • The BandLab Link family is an affordable, high-quality series of interfaces built for the needs of the modern musician.
  • Link Analog and Link Digital launched in 2017. With today’s addition of the Link Analog Mini and Link Digital Duo, BandLab now offers four affordable interfaces.

SINGAPORE, WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019 – BandLab (www.bandlab.com) today announces the launch of its extended lineup of Link audio interfaces, which complement its award-winning social music platform. Today BandLab is shipping two new products: the Link Analog Mini (US$19.99), and Link Digital Duo (US$79.99) rounding the line up to four affordable and simple-to-use interfaces. The original Link series consisted of the Link Analog (US$39.99) and the Link Digital(US$69.99).

With the Link family, musicians can simply plug in and play their instruments – whether they’re on the road, in the practice room, or at home. BandLab interfaces are portable powerhouses that turn music into production-ready recordings.

BandLab’s first interface, launched 2017, was the Link Analog. Small but mighty, this portable audio interface lets you lay down tracks anywhere you go. Just hook it up to a guitar/bass, headphones and a DAW like BandLab. The Link Analog Mini is an ultraportable sibling to the Link Analog, offering similar sonic clarity in a pocket-sized package. The mini is perfect for recording with a mobile phone.

Meanwhile, the new Digital Duo is made for musicians who want to jam and record together. It boasts two separate recording tracks that have plug and play compatibility with computers, laptops and tablets. Both the Link Digital Duo and the Link Digital come with phantom power.

With prices starting at just $19.99, the BandLab Link series offers a simple, intuitive, and intelligent recording solution for musicians of every experience level – and budget. High-quality components within the Link family such as Neutrik Combo Jacks and BandLab’s proprietary coiled and shielded cables allow creators to worry less, and play more.

“The Link Analog and Link Digital delivered a seamless and smart recording experience. The feedback and reviews from the initial launch affirmed that musicians of today want tech that helps them create anytime, anywhere,” says Meng Ru Kuok, CEO of BandLab Technologies.

He continues, “The updates in the Link Family, including the introduction of the Link Digital Duo, were developed with collaboration in mind. Of course, our components and design also deliver the highest clarity of sound in this price range. We’re excited to see what the musicians around the world will create with the Link family.”

The Link family of interfaces is available now at https://store.bandlab.com/.

Further Product Information

The Link Analog Mini

Ultra portable, pocket-sized. Just pick up your musical instrument, connect it to this audio interface and play immediately.

  • 1/4” Input jack
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • 1/8” TRRS speaker output
  • Input gain
  • Includes shielded TRRS cable

The Link Analog

Small but mighty, this portable audio interface lets you lay down tracks anywhere you go. Just hook it up to your guitar/bass, headphones and a DAW like BandLab.

  • Neutrik combo jack (1/4″ + XLR)
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • 1/8” TRRS speaker output
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Adjustable gain knob
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Includes shielded TRRS cable and micro-USB charging cable

The Link Digital

These all-new professional audio interfaces are portable powerhouses that turn music into production-ready recordings. It also has the option of using phantom power. The Link Digital is ideal for the solo artist on the road.

  • Neutrik Combo Jack (1/4″ + XLR)
  • 1/4″ Stereo output
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • Master volume knob
  • Input gain
  • Phantom power (48V)
  • USB-C compatible
  • Includes USB charging cables, an audio splitter cable, and adapter.

The Link Digital Duo

The Link Digital Duo has all the core features of the Link Digital, with an extra input jack and gain knob. Its two track capability makes it perfect for duos and bands. Both inputs have the option of using phantom power. It’s the ideal companion for travelling musicians who want to record voice and instrument easily on the road.

  • 2 x Neutrik combo jack (1/4″ + XLR)
  • 1/4″ Stereo output
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • Master volume knob
  • 2 x Input gain
  • 2 x Phantom power (48V)
  • USB-C compatible
  • Includes USB charging cables, an audio splitter cable, and adapter.

About BandLab Technologies

BandLab Technologies is a collective of music brands with a vision to connect the world of music. The company integrates the physical, digital and social supply chain to enable better experiences, opportunities, and connections for all music lovers. Over 7 million creators and fans around the world use BandLab, their flagship digital product, to connect with each other and to create and share their music. Established in 2016, the BandLab Technologies portfolio of brands continues to rapidly expand and diversify.

Gibson Announces world premiere of new Michael Clifford signature Melody Maker

5 Seconds Of Summer Set To Launch North American Tour
With The Chainsmokers September 25 In Cleveland, OH

New 5 Seconds of Summer Single “Easier” Out Now (Here)

MICHAEL CLIFFORD with his new Gibson, Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker.

Photo credit (all images), Austin Nelson for Gibson

Download the Gibson Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker guitar specs: Here.

(Nashville, TN, May 28, 2019) By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future,Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker in Jet Black Cherry. The debut signature guitar from MICHAEL CLIFFORD, the lead guitarist for 5 Seconds Of Summer premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound for past, present and future generations. See Authorized Gibson Dealers for information and visit:www.gibson.com.

“Playing guitar is an exciting thing, because every day that you pick it up, you learn something new and you could create something that might stand the test of time,” explains MICHAEL CLIFFORD of 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Over the course of multiple 5 Seconds Of Summer world tours, MICHAEL CLIFFORD and Gibson collaborated to develop his first-ever signature guitar. The Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker rocks a double cutaway Melody Maker design for rock solid playability as well as a classic look. The body is crafted of swamp ash for resonant tonal characteristics and moderate weight while a rounded, maple neck profile provides incredible rigidity and sustain with a smooth and comfortable feel. The guitar features a black Richlite fingerboard and signature red acrylic “X” inlays for fast and effortless playability. The BurstBucker 3 Humbucker delivers a muscular PAF style voice in full humbucking mode and the push-pull volume control, the Kill Switch Toggle offers further tonal options and effects. The distinctive Jet Black Cherry finish completes MICHAEL’s version of his signature guitar. The Michael Clifford Melody Maker is the perfect guitar for the player starting his first gig, to rocking out stadiums and everything in between.

Above, the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker.

Watch the exclusive interview below as MICHAEL CLIFFORD describes the creation of his new Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker from Gibson:

Click on the photo above to watch the exclusive interview with Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Michael Clifford.

As MICHAEL CLIFFORD and 5 Seconds Of Summer prepare for their world tour the group premiered a brand-new song “Easier” http://smarturl.it/Easier5SOS. The track–which was produced by Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Charlie Puth–marks 5 Seconds of Summer’s first release since signing to Interscope Records. 5SOS also recently collaborated with The Chainsmokers for their new song “Who Do You Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPc7m1ffj3s.

Catch MICHAEL CLIFFORD on tour as 5 Seconds Of Summer will perform on June 1 KIIS Wango Tango in Los Angeles and at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on June 8 inLondon before heading to Australia for a summer trek. The group will return to the U.S. for a North American tour this fall with The Chainsmokers. The tour will hit major arenas including Barclay Centerin Brooklyn on October 17 and The Forum in Los Angeles on November 26. For all 5SOS dates, visit: https://www.5sos.com/tour.

Michael Clifford.

For more information on Michael Clifford, visit:

5SOS.COM  | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER  | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

For more information on Gibson:

GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

About Gibson:

Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered inNashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Sweetwater Studios to host recording master class featuring Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee

Sweetwater Studios, the best-in-class recording studio branch of top music retailer Sweetwater Sound, will host another installment of its trailblazing hands-on recording master classes, featuring celebrated guitar legends Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee. The class will take place from July 23-25 and is open to all registered students on a first come, first served basis and led by Sweetwater Studios Senior Producer/Engineer and VP of Music Production Mark Hornsby. The master class will be held in Sweetwater Studios’ Studio A and will cover all aspects of the professional recording process – from dialing in sounds and live tracking to overdubbing, editing, and mixing.

Who: Sweetwater Studios and Senior Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby

What: Recording Master Class with guitarists Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee

Where: Sweetwater Studios, 5501 US Highway 30 West, Fort Wayne, IN

When: Tuesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 25 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

“Our recording Master Classes are a chance for students to experience recording music in a working studio under real-world conditions, something we’ve been pleased to offer at Sweetwater Studios,” Hornsby said. “Carl and Albert have a wealth of session guitar experience between them and it’s a great opportunity for students to see how great guitar parts can make or break the recording process.”

Sweetwater Studios: Session Masters

During the three-day session, students will be working alongside Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee, two contemporary masters of the guitar with a wealth of stage and studio experience between them.

Albert Lee

Albert Lee has built an unimpeachable guitar legacy, with stints playing alongside greats like Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, and Emmy Lou Harris. His fingerstyle and hybrid picking techniques have made him an in-demand session player for more than 50 years, and his solo career has been a thoughtful exploration of traditional and roots genres.

Carl Verheyen

Carl Verheyen has spent the last 40-plus years making his mark on a wide variety of music, from the progressive pop stylings of Supertramp to jazz, blues, and rock. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the last several decades, and is critically acclaimed as a player, songwriter, and educator with fourteen albums and two live DVDs to his name.

Registration is just $995 per person and includes:

  • Three full days of learning sessions in Sweetwater Studios, including lunches
  • Dinner with Mark, Carl, and Albert
  • Certificate of completion

To register, please email studio@sweetwater.com or call (800) 386-6434.

To learn more, please visit https://sweetwaterstudios.com/carl-verheyen-albert-lee-master-class/

About Sweetwater Studios

Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. With renowned staff producer Mark Hornsby at the helm, who has worked on many Grammy-award winning albums, Sweetwater Studios also has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians. For more information on Sweetwater Studios, please visit http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com.