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Good News during Hard Times & Check here for Pro Audio freebies too!

The Pro Audio show must go on!

Here we are going to share with you stories of how the pro audio industry is keeping on keeping on.

We are also going to highlight brands that are offering 100% free stuff during the crisis.

(lots of companies are doing deals and you should check the Deal Zone for awesome offers)

Also make sure to check out our Events section for updates on pro audio events and livestreams.

If you have a Good News story or free giveaway for us to promote please send to us at - thepressdesk AT gearslutz.com


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Freebies

The freebies* list - click on each link to download:


Minimoog Model D iOS app

Mantra Sample Pack by W.A. Production

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus

Mix With The Masters Free Videos

Native Instruments Analog Dreams Virtual Instrument

Dr Bonkers In This Together Cab Pack IR Collection

8Dio New Glass Marimba and On the House libraries

Loopmasters Thick Sounds Pack

Free sample packs for trigger - Rhapsody in Bohemia, Yamaha 9000 and Stoneage packs

Audiaire Essential House and Techno Expansion for Zone

Hornet SW34EQ mk2 Plug-In

SDS-x Simple Drum Sampler for iOS

Vocal Presets dot com free presets

Lifetime license for Two Notes Wall of Sound

SynthMaster One iOS app

Music Gateway offers FREE 6-month Adventurer account

Newloops Quarantine - FREE Massive X Presets

Krotos Audio: free $99 voucher

Free online piano lessons from Roland and Skoove

Fender Play: 3 months of free online guitar, bass and ukulele lessons

Berklee Online - Try a Free Ableton Live Course

Audiomodern Filterstep FREE for Win/Mac/iOS

Arturia iSpark: Free to download iPad

Free Sweetie Pies pack for Ableton Live 10 Suite

Endlesss social music making platform - iOS App

Wavesfactory SnareBuzz 2.0

FREE online guitar lessons and FREE online drum lessons from PMT College

Care Package for Musicians - over 400 Synth Presets for FREE

Diginoiz Free Bundle Pack

Acustica Audio Coffee FREE EQ Plug-In

sonible stay at home package: Balancer plug-in and Arcade Game

FREE copy of Recording Magazine

Spitfire Audio Labs Wurli

Roland Zenbeats iOS App

Arpeggionome for iPhone: FREE matrix arpeggiator

SessionBand Jazz 3 for iOS

GeoShred Play: Free Download April 4-17 2020



*Some of the offers above are time-limited, so act fast!

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A word from Benchmark

From the Benchmark blog

A WEEK AGO, LIFE WAS NORMAL - How fast things can change!

This application note will be a departure from normal. I will make a few observations about the current situation and then look at the nuts and bolts of how we reconstructed our operations in less than 48 hours. Benchmark is 100% operational, but nothing looks the same as it did last week.

IT IS MARCH 23, 2020
It is March 23, 2020 and we are currently battling the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. It has found its way to New York State and our State and Federal governments have declared a state of emergency. New York State has been declared a federal disaster area and our Governor has ordered that most businesses send their entire staff home. This seems to be a serious situation and things are changing quickly. Life is anything but normal!

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY IN OUR NEW OFFICES
Like everyone else at Benchmark, this is my first day in my new home office. In less than 48 hours, Benchmark has transitioned from a traditional work environment to one where our entire office staff works from home. We are connected by computer networks, video conferencing, email, messaging and VOIP telephones. Most of us even have our Benchmark audio components set up so that we can listen to music and conduct collaborative sessions without struggling with poor audio. In the short term, our new offices are the new normal.

Read more: https://benchmarkmedia.com/blogs/app...iving-covid-19
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Kali Audio Giveaway and Price Drop During Lockdowns

Kali Audio Announces Giveaway and Price Drop During Lockdowns

Kali Audio, a rising star in the world of recording gear, has announced a giveaway and a price drop in response to the lockdowns for COVID-19.

Read more: www.Kaliaudio.com/promos
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A word from BAE Audio

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Synchro Arts Offer Free 90-Day Licenses For Customers Who Can't Use Their Software Due To COVID-19

To ensure customers can continue working remotely with both VocALign and Revoice Pro despite many workplaces being closed due to COVID-19, Synchro Arts are offering all owners of their products free duplicate 90-day licenses until further notice.

If you're an individual Synchro Arts customer who needs to request a free duplicate 90-day product license just complete the form on this page. Alternatively, companies or institutions that need to request multiple licenses should contact Synchro Arts directly.

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Positive Grid Bias FX Mobile: 90-day free download

Positive Grid Bias FX Mobile: 90-day free download

Positive Grid, creator of the acclaimed BIAS FX 2 desktop software, invites guitar and bass players to create with their BIAS FX Mobile application with a 90-day FREE full download. Users can download the app for the next 14 days, from March 25 to April 8, 2020, and utilize every feature offered in the BIAS FX Guitar Amp & Effects app at no charge. Simply download the app and sign up for a new ToneCloud account to unlock all the features and expansion packs that BIAS FX has to offer.

BIAS FX Mobile is available in the App Store for FREE for use for 90 days if you download from March 25, 2020 to April 8, 2020. Simply download the app here and sign up for a new, complimentary ToneCloud account.
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RØDE contributes $2 million of podcasting equipment in aid of NSW schools

Australian pro audio powerhouse RØDE Microphones has announced that it will be donating up to $2 million worth of podcasting equipment to help NSW schools impacted by COVID-19.

As teachers face the difficult task of overcoming disruptions to classes in the coming months, RØDE Founder and Chairman Peter Freedman AM has established a program that will give schools access to audio equipment they can use to deliver classes remotely via universally accepted podcast platforms.

From March 13, any NSW public high schools who want to take part and who have the capability to benefit from this initiative will be able to access an online portal on the RØDE website where they can order a complete podcasting kit, which includes a RØDECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio, microphones and accessories. This will give them the opportunity to record course material remotely in the event that their school is closed, and students are quarantined for an extended period of time.

If you are from a recognised New South Wales public high school and would like to register to receive a RØDECaster Pro podcast kit, head to the RØDE website for more information: https://rode.com/rodecasterpro/nswschools
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RØDE partners with Whooshkaa to deliver podcasts to schools going online due to Covid-19

Following last week’s announcement that RØDE is donating up to $2 million worth of podcasting equipment to help NSW schools impacted by COVID-19, we have today announced a partnership with podcast hosting platform Whooshkaa to help deliver course material to students forced to study from home.

You can watch a short video demonstrating Whooshkaa's private podcasting technology here.

If you are from a recognised New South Wales public high school and would like to register to receive a RØDECaster Pro podcast kit, head to the RØDE website for more information: https://rode.com/rodecasterpro/nswschools

Whooshkaa is offering free podcast hosting to K-12 schools anywhere in the World until 31 December 2020. To apply, please visit the Whooshkaa website: https://www.whooshkaa.com/rode/

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Kludge Audio Update

Big 100TH transmitter tubes glow inside our ancient ultrasonic cleaner as we clean samples of transformer iron for testing.

Kludge Audio is a one-man-operation most of the time, so sheltering in place means business as usual on our tiny production line. Normally we shut down production for the spring in order to concentrate on the music festival work which is the main part of our business, but with all that being down we are punching out laminations for the Kludge Audio Transwarmer faster than ever.

Yes, the Transwarmer transformers are made in-house, like many of the basic
components of our products!

For more information: https://www.kludgeaudio.com/
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Special conditions and free plugins for HOFA-College students

We at HOFA-College feel the changes like everyone all over the world, of course. The good news is: the teaching program and the support of our students are not affected in any way.

Our tutors are at work and provide the participants of our online courses with support as usual. We handle the exams and analyses of the students’ tasks and mixes in the normal time and are constantly working on new content such as video tutorials – just as usual:-)

As we can see the hardships that especially musicians and artists have to experience these days, we are determined to provide our courses in audio engineering and music production at special conditions – such as the option for an extended course duration and thus lower monthly rates. In addition, every student receives the complete HOFA-Plugins linecard (worth $1700) free to use for the duration of the course; DIPLOMA students even as a gift.

We wish all the best to everybody – stay healthy, stay at home and stay optimistic!

More information at: https://hofa-college.com/
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A word from GIK Acoustics

In light of the recent Coronavirus, for a limited time, we will be donating to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

GIK Acoustics is an International company, so we’re very invested in the health and well being of people all over the world.

That’s why we are donating a percentage of our sales to the RED CROSS. On top of that, for our current and past customers, we will make an additional $20 donation to the RED CROSS in your name if you email [email protected] with a receipt from a recent Blood Donation.

The COVID-19 virus has limited the number of potential healthy blood donors right on the heels of the cold and flu season.

That’s why it’s more important than ever for healthy eligible donors to give blood now.

Together with the RED CROSS we can ensure that blood supplies don’t run low during the outbreak and help the RED CROSS in their effort to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

https://www.gikacoustics.com/red-cross-fundraiser/
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EastWest offers 10,000 Free ComposerCloud Subscriptions for Students Stuck at Home

The entire world is currently faced with unprecedented difficulties, and never before have so many students had to stay home because of school closures.

EastWest would like to help and is offering 10,000 ComposerCloud X EDU subscriptions for free for 90 days to high school and college students across the world. These students will get access to the same 40,000+ award-winning instruments used by the top professionals in the industry.

ComposerCloud has been the #1 subscription service for music creators, and is widely popular among music producers and composers.

EastWest Producer Doug Rogers says: “Together, we'll get through this, and the world will need the music produced by these 10,000 students more than ever before."

Hurry and enroll, EastWest expects these ComposerCloud X EDU subscriptions to go quickly!

Students can sign up at http://www.soundsonline.com/stay-at-home-trial
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Visit @ikmultimedia each day at 4pm Eastern Time/10pm Central European Time to watch, followed by a Q&A session and a giveaway.

FIRST WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, March 31 - YouTube - "IK Tech-talk" - Ryan Swannick takes an in-depth looks at what guitarists can create using AmpliTube 4.

Wednesday, April 1 - YouTube - "D-Flo's Audio Toolbox" - Learn how to set up a podcast or livestream with Derrick Floyd.

*special guests throughout April and May will include Tony Dixon, Morris Hayes, Supa Dups, Jon John Robinson, and more

Thursday, April 2 - Instagram - "Studio Time with Squids" - Dave Kerzner talks to Marc Martel about his projects and using AmpliTube Brian May.

Friday, April 3 - Instagram - "Behind the Scenes" - Mark and Dave offer a look at some of the projects IK endorsers are currently working on.

For those looking to upgrade or expand their production rig, IK Multimedia can help with our range of free software that's available to everyone for an unlimited time. Browse through a number of top titles that are downloadable from the IK site including: SampleTank 4 CS®, Syntronik Free®, AmpliTube CS® and T-RackS CS®.

To showcase all of the amazing projects from all creators around the globe, anyone who uses the hashtag #IKCreator on social media can have their work featured on the new #IKCreator page on IK's website. Every day, music, videos and other creative works using this hashtag will be chosen and rewarded with free IK products: https://www.ikmultimedia.com/ikcreator/
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Dear UA Friends and Family,

Greetings from Universal Audio, and welcome to our challenging and unsteady new world.

As some of you know, UA is headquartered near Santa Cruz, California, about an hour‑and‑a‑half south of San Francisco and just a short drive over the hill from the Silicon Valley in San Jose. Our local employees have been under statewide shelter‑in‑place orders due to COVID-19 for several weeks, and most of us are working from home as possible.

Like many of you, our 200‑plus UA employees worldwide are trying to figure out how to operate, striking a balance between keeping our families safe at home, and continuing to do the work we love. This is new territory, and many things that seemed important several weeks ago now seem trivial.

As CEO of Universal Audio, I'm personally wrestling with my obligations as a father, as a citizen, and as leader of our UA family. Many of you know that we've been developing a recording application called LUNA for several years, which we previewed at the January NAMM show. I'm happy to say that we plan to release LUNA early, and for free, within the next two weeks.

LUNA won't come with the big launch fanfare we were originally planning. But we do hope that it gives those of you lucky enough to be able to record music the inspiration to create something great — or at least a welcome escape from the outside world.

At a time like this, it feels naive to say that we just need more music. Because what we actually need are masks and supplies to keep healthcare workers safe, test kits for the public, and ventilators for the sick. But I do hope that UA can play a small part in the greater good that comes on the other side of this crisis.

Because there will be another side.

As for today, I pledge to do everything I can to keep our UA family and our larger communities safe. I pledge to continue open and direct communication with you, our all‑important users. And we pledge to support music and musicians, through charities like MusicCares Relief Fund, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, and Direct Relief.

We are all in this together, and together we can do what we never could do alone.

Peace and Sincerely,

Bill Putnam Jr.
CEO Universal Audio

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Soundtoys Rack Relief

We’re staying home to protect our community and our team. We sincerely hope you are too. To help you make your home studio a happier one, we’re letting you use Soundtoys Effect Rack FREE through June 30.

It’s usually only available in the Soundtoys 5 bundle—but for this lockdown, we’re letting Effect Rack out.

Effect Rack is a creative multi-effects system that allows you to create custom effect chains. It’s a single, self-contained plug-in that comes preloaded with 14 full-featured Soundtoys effects that you can use within the Rack* including EchoBoy and PrimalTap for delay, Decapitator and Radiator for rich analog saturation, and powerful rhythmic modulation and filtering from Tremolator and FilterFreak. The power of Effect Rack comes from its global controls. Once you’ve created your perfect combo, use the Recycle knob to create a feedback loop, the global Mix control for parallel processing, or save your effect chain as a preset.

Fill out this form to get free access to Effect Rack thru June 30. Have fun, stay safe, and MIX ON.

Download now: http://www.soundtoys.com/rack-relief/
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Mix With The Masters: Free Webinar

As part of the series of free webinars we are currently conducting every day, we are honored to announce an exclusive Q&A session on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 at 7PM GMT* with the Grammy award-winning electronic music duo JUSTICE.

Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay will go over their production techniques and philosophy and answer all questions you may have about their workflow and techniques.

This exclusive webinar is FREE for everyone! You simply need a free mwtm account to join.

Stay tuned for many other surprises!
See you soon online and stay safe,

The MWTM Team

* 12pm LA // 3pm NYC // 8pm London // 9pm Berlin // 10pm Moscow
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Steinberg Zero-Cost Music Creation Package

Use our comprehensive production bundle free for 60 days

While confined at home, why not take advantage of our music production, editing, notation and VST instrument software to get creative? To inspire you in these difficult days, we are providing a special license collection of Cubase Elements, Dorico Elements, WaveLab Elements and the Absolute Collection... all free to use for 60 days.

Download now: https://new.steinberg.net/stayhome/
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We Are Hear and Roland Launch Multi-Platform Streaming Network Supporting MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund

Musical Artists Macy Gray, Natasha Bedingfield, Linda Perry, Lzzy Hale, Donita Sparks, Laura Jane Grace and More on “We Are Hear: On The Air”

Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 2020 — Roland Corporation is continuing its longstanding support of Los Angeles-based artist empowerment label/management/publishing company “We Are Hear” by sponsoring the launch of “We Are Hear: On The Air,” a free multi-platform streaming network set to debut on YouTube that will entertain, educate, and raise funds for entertainers, crew members, and creatives who have been impacted by the current coronavirus pandemic.

With the help of Roland and additional sponsors, artists, musicians, comedians, scientists, dance party specialists, and TV/movie personalities will team up to stream live music sessions, interviews, PSAs and more beginning on Friday, April 3 at 12 p.m. PST.

As tours, festivals, and award shows come to a screeching halt, members of the music industry are experiencing the detrimental economic effects of the global coronavirus outbreak. With many music creators and professionals now without work, “We Are Hear: On The Air” will bring music, educational discussions, and community entertainment directly to viewer’s homes. Each video on YouTube will feature a “Donate” button linked the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides relief to members of the music community affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as a direct PayPal.me link to support those who might need it during these turbulent times.

“At Roland, we have always been committed to supporting not just our family of artists, but the music industry as a whole,” said Brian Alli, Vice President of Artist Relations and Business Development at Roland. “Music creators and professionals are an essential part of our community, and we are committed to rallying around them during this especially difficult time.”

“We Are Hear is about community. We Are Hear to help those who need an outlet for their creativity that will support those most struggling today,” said co-founder of We Are Hear Linda Perry.

Roland is supporting the event by providing professional audio/video live-streaming production resources including switchers, cameras, and manpower. Acts will also be able to take advantage of Roland’s VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer and VR-4HD AV Mixer, which lets users broadcast dynamic multi-camera livestreams, complete with amazing picture and sound for professional broadcast results, elevating production values far beyond ‘standard’ livestreams from a mobile phone or static webcam. Additionally, Roland is providing a selection of musical instruments for the concert, underwriting performances for the Roland artist roster, as well and marketing, and production support.

“Our goal is to bring back community through captivating content including interviews, PSAs, and unique takes on how this affects our lives. We encourage all creatives – from music, comedy, TV, movies, and all entertainment – to join us as we revolutionize and support those who need it the most,” said co-founder of We Are Hear, Kerry Brown.

The first slate of scheduled programming includes “What’s Up with Linda Perry,” “Raise Your Horns with Lzzy Hale,” a performance by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Donita Sparks of L7 Hi-Low Variety Show, “Jesse Malin: The Art of Social Distancing,” “In A Lonely Place with Matt Pinfield,” Tom Green live podcast recording, “Life of Kii Arens – Pop Art, Interviews, and Music,” Live with Macy Gray, DJ Adam 12 Bravin sets, The Top Floor Interactive Dance Party, Frank Turner, and Natasha Bedingfield, and more. New acts will be updated daily.

Roland has been working with We Are Hear for years in support of their diverse and talented roster of artists, many of whom rely on Roland’s musical hardware and software solutions to create and perform their music. Roland and We Are Here have partnered on several events over the years, including One Love Malibu Benefit, Starry Nights, Desert Stars, and many others, to give artists and concert-goer’s access to the latest gear from Roland and BOSS.

We Are Hear was founded by Linda Perry, a Grammy-nominated and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee who has composed and produced for Christina Aguilera, Adele, P!nk, and a multitude of other major artists and Kerry Brown, an award-winning, multi-platinum producer, manager, and event producer for a plethora of artists including The Smashing Pumpkins, Miley Cyrus, Ziggy Marley and much more.

To watch the “We Are Hear: On The Air” livestream, visit: www.YouTube.com/WeAreHear.
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UAD Custom Shop open to all of our customers

This month we've decided to suspend our normal online store promotional emails, and instead open the UAD Custom Shop to all of our customers.

The UAD Custom Shop lets you save 50% on any and all UAD plug-ins, and cannot be combined with any other coupon or promotion.

We'll still be sending out educational content, as well as launching the LUNA application for free download soon.

We hope you have time to play or enjoy some music, and if you happen to purchase a plug-in or two, rest assured that it'll be a great deal.

Visit the custom UAD Custom Shop: https://www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/on-sale.html
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Stay safe and sane in your studio with RECORDING Magazine

Recording Magazine is offering a free online issue: https://recording-magazine.myshopify...ding-magazines
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