We'll call this episode The Extremely Awesome Christmas Special Episode That is Probably Also Amazing, Depending on Your Taste. Think McRibb Sandwhich with French Fried Candy Canes. We're back again, this time with world premier videos from Bjorn Pehrson and Matt Kresling. We leave you little choice but to be blown away by the astounding talent. I do not jest.
One year in the making, from a private project here on kompoz. Our beloved Deanna shines in this release, every nuance of this epic singers voice is captured. With a razor sharp intellect behind deeply insightful lyrics, she shares her beautiful soul with us mere mortals. I felt like I won the lottery when she approached me to do this. A thousand listens and a new CD release later, I am still in love with this voice. I present to you my fellow kompozers:
A new CD is born on Kompoz! Members Alice (aliceleonz) and Björn (bjorn) have assembled a band of Swinging Boys and produced a swing jazz album entitled - surprisingly - "Alice & Björn - Swinging With The Boys". The style of the CD reminds me of the 40ies and 50ies great swing artists and all performances are absolutely top-notch. The Swinging boys are:
Raul Rodriguez, Jr. (FIGSOUNDS) - Drums Marty Keil (MDK) - Sax, clarinet, flute and mix Chuck McLaughlin (ChuckMac) - Trumpet Ronggowisnu (RONGGOWISNU) - Guitar and piano Fredrik Zetterberg (fjzingo) - Piano Pascal Lopez (Pascaloubien) - Piano and mix Hernan Alizieri (alizieri) - Guitar Mauro Clerici (mauro) - Guitar Lonnie Wilson (Lonnie) - Bass and guitar
Only on Kompoz can artists from 6 different countries produce professional quality music CDs and videos without ever meeting.
PreSonus is one the sponsors for the "It's Time with Brian Culbertson" Collaboration Contest.
We're very excited to have PreSonus as a continuous partner to sponsor our contests and this time they really came through with a very COOL prize!
PreSonus AudioBox™ Studio now with Studio One 2
PreSonus announced version 2 of Studio One, its groundbreaking, easy-to-use DAW for Mac OS X® (Snow Leopard and Lion) and Windows® XP/Vista/7 (and soon, Windows 8). Version 2 offers more than 100 new features and enhancements, including fresh takes on multitrack comping, multitrack MIDI editing, transient detection and editing with groove extraction, and Folder Tracks. And only Studio One 2 offers exclusive, tightly integrated Melodyne pitch correction. Yet the software is still uncluttered and easy to use.
PreSonus AudioBox™ Studio is complete USB hardware/software recording kit — just add a computer! You get a portable, studio-quality, bus-powered, 2-channel USB interface - The Presonus AUDIOBOX, powerful, easy-to-use DAW software - Studio ONE, large-diaphragm condenser mic - Presonus M7, high-def headphones with semi-open sound chamber; cables; and Quick Start guide.
Instead of boring you all with my commentary, here's a quick promo vid with Producer Teddy Riley on working with Studio One....
Thanks again to Presonus for the very cool PRIZE Package!
To learn more about Presonus, visit http://www.presonus.com/
Got a minute? We're in the very early stages of organizing a Kompoz "meet-up". Kompozalooza? Kompozstock? Kompozfest? Please take a couple of minutes to fill-out our very short meet-up survey. It's only 8 questions, and it will help us gauge interest, choose a location, and plan activities.
Hey Kompozers, here's a video message from Brian Culbertson about the It's Time Contest currently underway. Check it out, and then say "Hello" (leave a comment). Brian is in and about Kompoz, and listening to your entries. Is yours ready?