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Consider the Sound, Audacity for Newbies and Pro

Audacity portable is an absolute game changer when it comes to sound editing. It is simply the best tool to touch up interviews, music, voiceovers, and any other sound files you have. This brilliant tool is not only able to digitize cassettes as well as LPs but it can also record audio from various sources.

And the best part? Audacity portable stands out because it doesn’t require you to install before running it. Even better, Audacity portable is free. 

If you are a newbie or pro, audacity portable is ideal for all your sound needs. It simply turns your podcasts into professional sounds that can be appealing to your target audience. 

What it can do 

You will be amazed what audacity portable can do when it comes to editing your sounds. If you think it can only record and edit MP3 sounds, then think again! This is because audacity portable can do much more. Here are the major functions of this portable free tool. 

  1. Record live audio 

It can be utterly frustrating when you want to manually record live audio. However, recording live audio become a breeze when you are using audacity portable. It offers a better and a simpler way of recording live sounds to produce high quality sound. 

  1. Converts tapes and subsequently records into CDs or digital recordings 

The versatility of audacity portable makes it possible to convert tapes into either digital recordings or CDs. Being able to convert tapes into digital recordings is critical because it allows the music to be played in various devices that would not have been possible in the tape form. 

  1. Edit MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV sound files 

There is nothing more annoying than listening to audio sound that has background interferences. Background sounds significantly lowers the quality of any audio sounds. Background interferences can make the listener to miss out on some important information. The good news is that you can remove the background noise and end up with a high quality audio file thanks to audacity portable. 

  1. Normalize or amplify an audio tape 

Have you ever come across an audio file that is either too loud or too soft? Such a tape can either be intolerable to listen to if it is too loud or simply inaudible when it is too soft. Audacity portable makes it possible to amplify any audio file when it is either too loud or soft. When an audio file has either too loud or too soft parts then you need to normalize the file. 

  1. Change the pitch or speed of a recording 

It is possible to either speed up or even change the pitch of a sound file using this portable tool. This is usually done so as to meet some unique preference of the target audience. 

  1. Copy, cut, splice and mix various sounds together 

Splicing or mixing various sounds together is simply incredible especially when you do it using a powerful tool such as audacity portable. The tool allows you to create unique sound files by piecing together different sounds. 

Some other functions of this audio editing tool is that you can use it to truncate silence, generate various sound effects, and ripping audio directly from video files. 

Who uses audacity portable? 

If you are a beginner or a pro then this tool is designed for you. The tool is a user friendly tool that allows even a beginner to edit audio file like a professional. Better yet, the interface of this tool is customizable. This is important as it allows you to manage your workflow effectively. Simply put, it is equipped with tools that allows even a newbie to edit and end up with a professional audio file. 

Professionals find this tool even more fascinating because it make it possible to record multiple audio sources at the same time on separate tracks. The tool is therefore ideal for post-production effect processing and sound editing. 

How audacity portable is helpful for regular users

If you interact with sound editing on regular basis then this tool will offer you an incredible platform. It allows you to make your changes at a click of a button. You will be able to truncate long intros, change tempo and pitch, and even extra audio clips. 

The most captivating feature is that it is entirely portable allowing it to run effectively without having to install the free software. The fact that it is portable makes it an excellent tool for regular users because it can be carried using iPod, USB, smartphone, or any other storage device that is portable. 

Conclusion 

Audacity portable allows you to perform audacious editing anytime you what to touch up any audio file. Recording live audio, mixing sounds, changing speed, and converting tapes into digital files becomes a no-brainer task with audacity portable. 

Shy Glizzy, 360 MAGAZINE

Shy Glizzy

Today, Grammy-nominated rapper Shy Glizzy releases his new EP ALOHA – LISTEN HERE. The entire EP was inspired by the island of Hawaii, where Shy Glizzy crafted the project during a two-week stay.  The first single “Wakiki Flow” kicks off the EP, with no hook or interruptions giving a sneak peek into Glizzy’s stream of consciousness and sets the tone for the rest of the project. Featuring production from heavy-hitters Harry Fraud and WondagurlALOHA finds Glizzy returning back to his roots of raw lyrics and unfiltered flows.

With this EP being a follow up to his 2019 released project Covered N’ Blood and fresh off the sold out Drip or Drown 2 Tour where he performed alongside Gunna and Lil Keed, it’s clear that Shy Glizzy is determined to close out this year with a bang.

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Unique Features That Are Found Only in Digital Pianos


With their age old charm, acoustic pianos impress almost everyone. We have an upgrade in the market already. Digital pianos are a package comprising all the features of an acoustic piano and some more. With modern capabilities, these digital pianos lay the whole world of music at your feet. We have listed a few to make you see the wonder these can do.


Damper action


Well, you know how these grand and rich acoustic pianos work. They sound lovely, don’t they? Give all the credits to the super amazing damper action. The sustain pedal and the other damping pedals make the whole musical experience more real and out of the world.

Thanks to the new age digital pianos, they come with sustain pedals and an incredible damper action! Could you have imagined? Apart from all the ease and portability that they gift you with, it just gets better with richer and more impactful sound dynamics to make it feel like magic.


Tempos and all that jazz

Moving on, digital pianos come with an in-built metronome system. Now you won’t have to worry about getting off beat or of rhythm. All you need to do is practice with metronome on and you’ll have perfected your rhythmic skills. Amazing, eh? Also, cross every level of the metronome and improve your memory. Mental or muscle, you’re all for the win.


Key split for the win

Digital pianos have this wonderful feature that allows them to split keys. Confused? Well, you are not breaking them like your super favourite Kitkat chocolates that would be a crime! To put it simply, the feature facilitates assign one sound to the lower end of the keyboard and another to the other end of it. Two is better than one, isn’t it? Well, now you can rock that jazz music that you’ve been so diligently working on.


Dual mode

Are you a fan of layering? Well, good news! Digital pianos come with a featuring of layering sounds. Commonly known as a dual mode, this feature lets you assign two sound to the keys. One on top of the other. Hard to understand? Well, imagine tapping those keys only to hear the lovely sound of a piano which fades into oblivion with the sound of strings. You get what we’re saying? Furthermore, this feature also comes up with an upgrade in some of the digital pianos. You can actually regulate the volume of either of the sounds as per your taste and requirement. Can’t get any better, can it?

Graded Hammer Action Keyboard


To simulate the musical experience of an acoustic piano, digital pianos now come with an interesting feature. This one comprises the graded hammer action keyboard. Wondering what that is? Well, just like an acoustic piano has, digital pianos also have weighted keys that sensitive to touch. Yamaha P45 is one such piano with GHS feature. Witness the movement of hammers on your piano just like a good old vintage acoustic piano also experiences.

Sound effects


Well, the sound of a traditional piano is to mainstream. How about simulating the sounds of various musical instrument on one. Exactly what digital pianos come with on a platter. Digital pianos come up with a myriad of sounds that you can actually mix up and create interesting music with. Also, this makes it all a one man show. Isn’t that incredible? Digital pianos bring the entire world of music to your doorsteps. Experimenting and music making becomes even more interesting with all kinds of features at your beck and all. Come on, experience a few on your own already.

In conclusion, we can say that Digital Piano’s have lot more advanced features than acoustics piano. However, when it comes to sound quality nothing can beat an Acoustic piano.

EVOLIX

Evolix is a contemporary pop group comprised of two siblings – Alexis and Korina. In 2016, the Boston natives officially began releasing songs under their current stage moniker. Having drawn a significant amount of influence from recording artists like Zedd, Jessie J and Dua Lipa, their original compositions primarily consist of dance-pop as well as EDM.  “Evolix strives to make a global impact where the lives of all are affected in some way by the empowering messages we are trying to promote,” said Korina.

Although both members contribute to Evolix equally, Korina is the principal songwriter of the group. She has built her foundation of lyrical content upon love, empowerment, heartbreak and other life experiences which teenagers face such as depression. The group’s other lead vocalist, Alexis, often provides the aesthetics which enhance her younger sister’s vision. “Because Korina and I are so close, we are able to play to each other’s strengths, and we are able to understand the overall creative vision. I can create a visual that will portray the true underlying message of Korina’s music,” said Alexis.

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Evolix’s newest single here.

ASHLEE KEATING, 360 MAGAZINE

ASHLEE KEATING

Pop Singer, Ashlee Keating can currently be heard on multiple streaming services with her new hit single “Bad Mistake,” an empowering up-tempo pop song with an urban melodic vibe that shows off Ashlee’s powerhouse vocals! The song is full of attitude, strength, and swag…

Her music video for “Bad Mistake” which was released on July 31st shows off her powerful vocals and amazing choreography.

A Billboard chart sensation, dancer, songwriter, and actress, Keating is a true multifaceted talent. A southern New Jersey native, she records and performs with some of the biggest names in the business. After opening for Demi Lovato, Keke Palmer, and others, she now headlines her own shows across the USA. Ashlee has worked with some of the industry’s best, including Grammy nominated Sean Douglas; the multi-platinum songwriter and producer who has created hits for such acts as Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera.

Keating’s last single “Hurt Me So Good” skyrocketed up the Billboard Dance Charts debuting in December 2018 as the #2 breakout single on Billboard for the dance chart and by January 2019 broke the Top 10 peeking at #8. The single has already amassed over 1 million streams and over 300k views on YouTube.

Keating was born on September 9th, 1993 in New Jersey. At the age of six, she portrayed Gretl in the Broadway and national touring production of The Sound of Music. She was featured on the reality competition show “Star Search.” She started her music career with her holiday song “Ice Kingdom” that was elected to be a part of Coca-Cola’s “52 Songs of Happiness” campaign for up-and-coming artists. Only 52 artists from around the world were selected to be a part of the program. “Ice Kingdom” was also on Radio Disney’s top holiday songs list for 2014. Following that in 2015, she was a featured performer on ABC-TV in Philadelphia, PA for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Armin van Buuren

When you get to celebrate the milestone number of 1500 (!) label releases, you better choose the right track for the job. Armin van Buuren got to decide for himself as his Armind label reached the aforementioned number, and what better choice than a highly anticipated, stadium-quivering blast of Trance that truly is in a league of its own: ‘Stickup’.

Listen to Armin van Buuren – Stickup

Bringing the classic Trance sound back to the current era, ‘Stickup’ sees Armin van Buuren go all out with guns blazing. Holding the crowd hostage for a few minutes of fist-pumping, ‘Stickup’ offers a moment of thrill and utter madness you’ll find yourself talking about for several weeks straight.

‘Stickup’ has been a mainstay in Armin van Buuren’s live sets for a long time now. First played at A State Of Trance 900 in Utrecht, the track is now featured prominently on his new ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2019’ album and ready to blow speakers to pieces across the globe now that it’s officially available for listeners worldwide.

Hot Girl Summer, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, 360 MAGAZINE

Hot Girl Summer

“Megan Thee Stallion is at the forefront of the ‘Women’s Rap Renaissance!'”360 MAGAZINE

“This is the year of the ‘hot girl summer’ ”  NBC NEWS


“The lifestyle choice of summer 2019: Hot Girl Summer.” –HUFFINGTON POST


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.” – TIME MAGAZINE


“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and her definitive tweet that this season is made for hot girls, made the phrase the season’s most ubiquitous meme, an internet-wide catchphrase.” – WIRED


“Her power lies directly in her self-confidence, honesty, and unmitigated desire to dominate-and not just when it comes to life itself; these qualities pour through her music.” – COMPLEX


“[Megan Thee Stallion] exudes a confidence of an artist that has been mastering the game for at least a decade.” –BILLBOARD


“Her music is unapologetically Southern, with her thick Houston accent bouncing effortlessly over sensual and bare trap beats, allowing her lyricism and delivery to shine through.” –ROLLING STONE


“If you don’t know the name Megan Thee Stallion, you will soon: she’s one of the fastest rising rappers and finds herself rooted in a pop culture moment that’s all about the yeehaw agenda, country-trap and sex-positive messaging.” – PASTE

If one thing is clear, Megan Thee Stallion owns Summer 2019! The Houston based MC and cultural icon, Megan Thee Stallion, continues her hot girl hot streak today with the release of new single, “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single boasts production from hip-hop icon Juicy J and features a sample from the hit City Girls’ song “Act Up.” The track is named after the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2019, established by Megan, known as #HOTGIRLSUMMER. The phrase and viral meme not only encompasses everything Megan stands for but has also become a rallying cry for men and women around the world and is catapulting Megan into a household name.

When explaining #HOTGIRLSUMMER Megan states, “it’s just about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody gotta say about it.”

Megan has had a monumental year that includes this week’s digital cover of PAPER Magazine, a print cover of The FADER’s Summer issue, being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman, a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and multiple radio hits such as “Cash Shit” and “Big Ole Freak.” Her critically-acclaimed project Fever has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The Fader, XXL, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paper, and more.

Beyond being a successful rapper, Megan is currently a college student, environmental activist, philanthropist, Chance the Rapper’s occasional dietary consultant, and life coach for the world at large. Megan has hosted beauty pageants that award scholarships to “hotties” who also happen to be students, organized the first “Hottie Beach Clean Up” in Los Angeles, and still has time to regularly spread the word of hot girl summer on social media. With each move she makes she continues to set herself apart as the most unique, inspirational, and driven artist out right now, so it’s no wonder she can count Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, etc. as some of her fans.

Due to climate change, hot girl summer will be continuing well into the Fall when Megan joins Meek Mill and Future for their North American Legendary Nights Tour with YG and Mustard (select tour dates below)., but for now she shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for more news as #HOTGIRLSUMMER is far from over!

READ THE PAPER DIGITAL COVER STORY FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION: https://www.papermag.com/megan-thee-stallion-2639723905.html

NEW SINGLE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ AND TY DOLLA $IGN OUT NOW; LISTEN HERE
FALL TOUR WITH FUTURE, MEEK MILL, YG AND MUSTARD; PURCHASE TICKETS HERE 

Bury me with dead Roses, phora, rocnation, 360 MAGAZINE

Phora

“Be prepared to be propelled into a new paradigm.” – 360 MAGAZINE

Introducing recently signed Roc Nation artist Phora. On Friday, July 26th , he released his new album “Bury Me with Dead Roses” since parting ways with his label Warner, and becoming an Independent Artist. 

In celebration of the release of his album, Phora shut down Fairfax Ave the evening before his release, by performing on a platform in the middle of the street which caused complete chaos with over 1000 of his most dedicated fans, who waited in line for hours.

The following week Phora  announced he was going on a 8 city tour, which SOLD OUT in 30 MINS after going on sale.

Listen to “Bury Me with Dead Roses”

Over 824K subscribers on YouTube

DAYDREAM MASI × “STARDUST”

DAYDREAM MASI PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “STARDUST”

NEW PROJECT SLOW RAGE DUE OUT SOON

OHIO-BRED ARTIST TO PERFORM AT SMOKIN GROOVES FEST ON 6/15

 

Emerging singer/rapper/songwriter/producer daydream Masi has shared a magnetic and moody new single called “Stardust.” Released via Interscope Records, “Stardust” is available now through all digital retailers.

Listen to “Stardust” by daydream Masi HERE

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, daydream Masi merges hip-hop, soul, R&B, and electronic music into a lush yet bold sound that defies all genre boundaries. On “Stardust,” the 21-year-old artist dreams up a smooth but unpredictable sonic palette, unfolding in airy textures and ominous beats, subtly sweet melodies and jagged distortion.

Last month, daydream Masi made his Interscope debut with “Nightlife,” a hazy and hypnotic track built on tropically inspired production. Now at work on a full-length project titled Slow Rage, he aims to instill a certain sense of emotional purpose into each song he creates.

“I always write something for someone,” says daydream Masi. “It’s rare [that] I’m writing songs for no reason. I’m always thinking of someone in my mind when I’m creating music and the vibe I can give them, the vibe shared together.”

On June 15, daydream Masi will take the stage at Smokin Grooves Fest in Long Beach, CA. Headlined by Usher and Erykah Badu, the festival also includes performances by artists like Ella Mai, Common, Kali Uchis, and The Pharcyde. Go here for more info.

About daydream Masi:

Born and raised in Akron, daydream Masi grew up in a musically inclined family and began to release his own material around the age of 17. Along with mining inspiration from the inventive artistry of Childish Gambino and Kanye West, he’s continually focused on bringing both raw sensitivity and purposeful world-building to his music — a dynamic he defines as “emotional escapism.” Prior to signing with Interscope, daydream Masi caught buzz with self-released songs like “Marguerite” (a track that’s now amassed over 446K streams on SoundCloud) and “Eucalyptus Tree” (now at over 245K streams).

For more info on daydream Masi, visit:

https://www.instagram.com/daydreamasi

https://twitter.com/daydreamasi

https://soundcloud.com/daydream_masi

POWERHOUSE FEMALE PERFORMERS × WYNN LV

Wynn Las Vegas’ “Encore Theater,” features hot performances by Diana Ross, Melissa Etheridge and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo. Diana is celebrating her 75th birthday diamond jubilee with her show “Diamond Diana”; Melissa will perform material from her new album, “The Medicine Show”; and Pat Benatar will perform her greatest hits with husband/musican Neil Giraldo during their remarkable 40th Anniversary tour this year.

DIANA ROSS (6/5, 6/7, 6/8, 6/12, 6/14, 6/15; 8/14, 8/16, 8/17, 8/21, 8/23, 8/24)

Due to high demand, Diana Ross will continue her 75th birthday diamond jubilee celebrations with the return of “Diamond Diana” this summer at Wynn Las Vegas. Ross will present 12 additional performances of the radiant production at Encore Theater, June 5 – 15; and August 14-24. Honoring her multi-decade career in the music industry, the launch of “Diamond Diana” in February saw sold-out crowds and special appearances by Ross’ family members. Throughout the show, fans can enjoy back-to-back performances of Ross’ renowned chart-toppers, as well as an intimate Q&A with the international music icon. Ross will celebrate her enduring collection of award-winning songs, brilliant new costumes and timeless memories in this exclusive, self-named powerhouse production at Wynn. Among her many accolades, Ross is a recipient of the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement and a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, has been recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is an inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and is a 12-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE (7/12 – One Night Only)

GRAMMY and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is set to make her Wynn Las Vegas debut this summer. For one-night-only, Etheridge will bring “The Medicine Show” tour to the intimate Encore Theater on Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.

With more than 25 million albums sold worldwide, five platinum and three multi-platinum records, and 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and two GRAMMY wins, Etheridge has established herself as a music icon. Recently she released her latest album, The Medicine Show, released via Concord Records. The namesake of her tour, The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing. Through the songs she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on collective and personal levels; “Shaking” about national anxiety, the unifying “Human Chain” about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic “Love Will Live.” More highlights include the album-closer, “Last Hello” drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious “Wild and Lonely,” and “Faded By Design,” exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO (8/2 & 8/3)

GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Pat Benatar and trailblazing producer and performer Neil Giraldo will make their Wynn Las Vegas debut together this summer in their self-named, two-night engagement at Encore Theater on Aug. 2 and 3. The limited engagement of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will serve as part of the duo’s upcoming tour, marking a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their musical career. Benatar and Giraldo first met in a small rehearsal room at SIR Studios in New York City in 1979 and have since gone on to create two multi-platinum records, five platinum records, three gold albums and 19 Top 40 hits. In addition, together they have sold more than 30 million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY Awards. Their undeniable chemistry and unique sound has led to the creation of notable rock hits such as “Love Is A Battlefield,” “We Live For Love” and “Invincible.”

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