Introducing... Creative Media People
'Media' is a term given to many things, however this site will focus on individuals who develop creative projects (rather than copying & pasting, which seems to be the world we are living in, especially in the 'Media'... you know who I'm talking about...).
(Oct. 1, 2013) The Keeper. AJ Smith just released a fascinating eBook called "The Keeper", which is the first novel in "The Keeper Trilogy". AJ invented a whole new world called Jomiadore... or is it real and just hidden from the rest of us...?
Her young heroine, Jelly Jones, discovers a special book (of course... AJ is an author... what else would be the door to Jomiadore!!). Jelly has an endearing personality, and also has older brothers, which sets up a powerful dynamic of sibling relationships as she explores this new world, fraught with creatures, dangers, and a whole range of new experiences and emotions that pulls the reader into this story.
A great start to a new and refreshing writing style sure to captivate readers from 9 to 90 or so...
(Oct. 18, 2013) Misadigital. Michael Zarimis, of Australia, has been working for over a year on a unique MIDI music controller for guitarists, the Tri-Bass. It has a touchscreen where a normal guitar would have the strumming or picking area, and a neck with grooves that allow the player to finger-tap notes, even glides, so you can emulate a slide trombone or the nuances of a string instrument.
For many years, music producers have been using MIDI keyboards to play the instrument sounds in a computer, but it meant only musicians with piano keyboard training could do that.
Now, guitarists can break free of that restriction and produce multiple instrument tracks for Film, TV, and Video games, utilizing their already-learned playing skills.
The Tri-Bass is planned to be shipping worldwide by the end of October 2013. Details at www.misadigital.com.
(July 1-2013) Elizabeth - Songs Based on Pride & Prejudice. Chris Williams, award-winning jazz vocalist in the Los Angeles area for the past 10 years, just produced a new album... Elizabeth, Songs Based on Pride & Prejudice, which captures the moods of this epic book and movies. Chris wrote and produced the music to provide an extra level of enjoyment for the hugely popular Jane Austen parties, that are happening all over the world. 2013 is the 200 year anniversary of this masterpiece book. Chris has received invitations from these parties to come and perform live at the events. See details at Broadwayworld and itunes.
(June 1-2013) ProjectSAM Lumina. Five years ago, three brilliant musicians who studied music technology in college in the Netherlands, brought out a world-renowned instrument library, called Symphobia, that has been used in the production of Film, TV, and Video games. This year, they released the third in the series, this one called "Lumina". They are recorded phrases of orchestral instruments that can be modified and inserted into sound tracks that would be impossible to play with virtual instruments. This library even has choir voices that blend amazingly with other instruments to produce powerful music and effects. See details at ProjectSAM Lumina.
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