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Video review by In The DAW gives an excellent view on I2C8

For those of you who want to know what others think about our new MIDI effect plug-in, here is a review by Jerry Mateo from In The DAW. They take an in-depth look at the good and not so good of I2C8 and even include a music example they created with it.

Here is more information about their review.

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Testing of I2C8 is well on the way, now preparing for even more testing

The development of I2C8 (chord generator) and Spexx (audio effects plug-in) is progressing well. A large number of items of the testing roadmap has been completed already, with the focus now on the final steps before delivery of the software.

Here are the details about it.

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Some technical information on the chord generation engine in I2C8

While we announced our new MIDI effect plug-in I2C8 some days ago, we did not provide any insight on the basic principle of chord generation and the technologies used so far. As it is an entirely different model from Liquid Notes, some explanations may be of help to understand better.

Read on to get more information on this.

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Everything you need to know about pre-ordering our new plug-ins

This is the first time we are running a pre-order for a product yet to be released. For some of you, this may be the first time that you get introduced to such a campaign – equally, for others, it may be the first time you hear about us. Either of you may have different questions, for instance when the product will be delivered.

Here we attempt to answer all those questions, including information about cross-/upgrades from Liquid Notes.

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Pre-order our new chord generator I2C8 today at a reduced price

After many months in the making, today we pull the wraps off our new product – a real MIDI-plug-in for chord sequence generation. Even though it is not completely finished yet, we offer you the possibility to pre-order it today at a reduced price – and we'll also run a public beta test to clarify some of the remaining questions of development.

I2C8 Chord Sequence Generator

Continue reading to find out more about this plug-in.

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Information on your personal rights as part of the EU GDPR

The European Union's General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) are becoming effective by May 25, 2018. These provide for some stringent measures as to how businesses handle personal data, and how they are being held accountable.

Here is all you need to know about it.

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New tools and a different strategy to broaden our portfolio

We've explained our reasoning for a different strategy which has been pursued since earlier this year in a separate blog entry. This will culminate in another tool for spectral manipulation of audio, which will be added to our catalog soon.

Here you can find more information about that new strategy.

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Welcome Screen in Liquid Notes provides everything at a glance

When designing Liquid Notes, we included a Welcome Screen that helps you make the first steps with our intelligent chord progression management tool. It serves as a first reference point to use the software.

Read more about it in this article.

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Ableton Live 10 is here and brings a wealth of new features

Ableton Live is growing up. Version 10 makes a lot of the things users loved about previous versions better, and adds Max for Live integration directly to Live 10 Suite. No more additional downloads required, it's all part of one big family now.

What else have we discovered? Read on to learn more.

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Find the latest in music technology and gear at NAMM 2018

The NAMM Show remains the powerhouse to showcase music technology and related gear. It attracts a huge crowd year by year, making it the place to go if you want to see all that is new on the market - and, some great live performances after the show.

Read on for more news about the NAMM Show.

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Special Offers for Liquid Notes around Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It's that time of the year again. Well, not exactly yet - it's a few more weeks until Christmas is around. Nevertheless, the weekend of Black Friday until Cyber Monday has become the real thing when it comes to big one-off deals.

And, so it is no big surprise that we're part of the party once again.

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"Call to Arms: Charity 2017" raises funds for children in need

Danish artist Luftrum has launched a charity campaign "Call to Arms: Charity 2017" in which he raises funds for the NGO "Save the Children". With the campaign ending soon, we're throwing this up at you rather now.

Read on, and do some good for children in need.

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Liquid Notes is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra

Apple's latest operating system for Mac, named macOS High Sierra, has been released a few days ago. That brings an entire set of new features and more stability, and we can confirm that it works fine with Liquid Notes.

Read more about it in this article.

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Removal of Java in Liquid Notes 2 and other relevant information

We announced earlier today that a successor to Liquid Notes is in the works. It brings a suite of new functionalities, amongst them intelligent chord generation and advanced features for reharmonization.

An important fact for many is discontinuation of the use of Java.

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Changes to license activation process in Liquid Notes

We are making some changes to the activation process of licenses for Liquid Notes. This is a step in preparation for the launch of Liquid Notes 2, which is scheduled to be released by April 2018 only.

Find here what this is about, and what it means for you.

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Remixlive 3.0 for iOS shows the capabilities of tablets as music making devices

Mixvibes has been in the business of making attractive music software for many years now. As we previously covered Ableton's app for iPad serving as a remote control for Live, we have to add this app - because, Remixlive 3.0 takes it a step much further.

Get some ideas here about what an iPad may hold for you.

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Making music using the Circle of Fifths and music theory explained

Music theory is a complex topic with many angles to be studied. In order to facilitate the process of making music, there ain't only our intelligent chord management software Liquid Notes - there are also other concepts in use such as the Circle of Fifths.

Here is a look at the latter.

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Ableton purchases Cycling '74, makers of Max and Max for Live

Those of you working with Liquid Notes for Live will be well aware of Max for Live, the software used for communication with Ableton Live. And, which since inception, has enabled the creation of multiple Max for Live patches, primarily for use with Ableton Live.

It's been a long relationship between the two companies, with Ableton now having acquired Cycling '74.

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Use the loop bar and the zoom window to work efficiently with Liquid Notes

As with most major DAWs, Liquid Notes also comes with a loop bar and a zoom window which enables you to select which portions of an arrangement you want to work on. That enables you to work more efficient with our harmony management assistant.

Here is the insight on those features.

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Innovation around music is as strong as ever and continues to grow

While innovation in many other sectors of technology has shot up strongly over the past 5+ years, music has been lagging behind. This is not the case anymore, with many new entrants in the race for attracting new customers can be identified.

Here is a closer look at what's going on.

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Update to adding advanced chord progression management features to Liquid Notes

We stated some months ago that we are looking into adding more features for advanced chord progression management to Liquid Notes, or a separate product that may derive from it. While the analysis of technical feasibility took a while to complete, we can now confirm that it is possible to use the technology as described then.

Here a bit more information about this topic.

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Quick Menu in Liquid Notes gives you direct access to important settings

With the overhaul of the user interface of Liquid Notes a little while ago, we included some buttons for a better workflow when operating Liquid Notes. This enables you know, for example, to access the instrument selection and ReHarmonize settings via one click only.

Learn more about how to do this here.

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Use the Reset button in Liquid Notes to go back to the initial chord setting

When you are working on reharmonizing chords with Liquid Notes, there is a feature that enables you to jump back to the original settings for a particular chord. That is the "Reset"-button, which sits prominently on top of the main controls.

Here is more on a full understanding of this function.

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Guitar Center serves you Liquid Notes at $10 for one day only

We have agreed on a unique special promo offer at Guitar Center that will make Liquid Notes available for $10, and only for 24 hours. That makes it a one-off deal to get your hands on our intelligent music composition assistant.

Find more on this deal here.

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Demo music for most popular DAWs included in Liquid Notes

The standalone version of Liquid Notes contains an entire package of demo music for the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) on the market. This enables you to jump directly into experimenting with those examples in your favorite DAW.

And, this is even possible when you are testing Liquid Notes as part of the trial period granted automatically.

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Special offers around Liquid Notes during the Xmas period

With Christmas being only a few days away, it is time to inform you on the special offers around Liquid Notes and Liquid Notes for Live during this period. This is to make sure you get a fair chance to pick up our intelligent music composition assistant at the right price.

Here is more on the deals we prepared for you.

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Melody Maker 4 Live Bundle now available at Plugin Boutique

Just a few days before Black Friday, and we have a special deal for you. Plugin Boutique are bringing Liquid Notes for Live in a bundle with three other great pieces of music production software. So you can create some exciting pieces of music, and get inspired for some new directions in your songs.

Melody Maker 4 Live Bundle

All of that in a time-limited offer, and only at Plugin Boutique.

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License manager in Liquid Notes automatically grants a 20 day free trial

Different from other software in music production, there is no demo version of Liquid Notes that only has a limited set of features. Instead, we have opted to use a license manager that gives you a free 20 day trial period with all features unlocked.

In our eyes, this is a better way of doing business then providing you a piece of software that doesn't allow you to try all features.

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Compatibility of Liquid Notes with Apple's macOS Sierra (version 10.12)

Apple's recent Special Event saw the unveiling of the iPhone 7 (.. now waterproof and, yes the rumours were correct, without that old-fashioned headset plug), Air Pods (.. in case you want to go wireless), Apple Watch 2, and plenty of other new gadgets. Those gadgets aside, the company also introduced the latest version of the operating system for Mac, now rebranded as "macOS" to be in line with the naming of other software.

Here is a look at what this update contains for users of Mac, and what it means for compatibility with Liquid Notes.

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Open Liquid Notes for the first time and be greeted by splash screens

One of the features we like about apps is that they usually come with a well thought of user experience, and greet the user with 3-5 screens when opening the app for the first time. It is there the user is explained the most important features of the app, which has become a sort of best practice in the industry.

We have taken the same concept and brought it to our desktop application, so you can enjoy the same level of comfort.

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Basslet becomes one of the Top 5 German crowdfunding campaigns

We like Berlin, and its drive for innovation in music technology. Daniel Büttner was not so long ago one of our contacts at Ableton, and meanwhile is the founder of Lofelt - a company that develops an innovative wearable that brings the bass right onto your arm. Not only that, they also managed to enter Germany's hall of fame for crowdfunding projects.

Here is a bit more on them, and their product as some of you might want to use this while making music.

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A guide to the best music production software for the studio in 2016

We're always on the lookout to what other people think is the best tool on the market when it comes to music production software. This naturally varies by what one intends to do, as each digital audio workstation has its strengths and weaknesses.

Today we take a look at a guide that provides help for beginners.

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Track view in Liquid Notes lets you see all instruments and chords at one go

The user interface of Liquid Notes puts an emphasis on showing just the information you need for as little distraction as possible. Knowing how your arrangement is built up and when an instrument is active is one of those things that help you manage chord progressions swiftly.

Here is more on this particular feature of our intelligent chord progression management assistant.

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Set tracks to solo or mute in the Instrument Settings in Liquid Notes

In Liquid Notes the instrument settings panel gives you the possibility to set tracks to solo or mute. This comes in useful if you are interested in how only certain tracks sound, or want to manage chord progressions when only taking in feedback from particular tracks.

Here is more information on this feature.

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Single user license model with one-time payment for Liquid Notes

In recent times the music software industry has seen the emergence of plugin rental stores, which enables the use of a new licensing model: renting a software for a pre-defined period of time rather than a one-time payment. This is more in-line with the level of comfort users today expect from Web 2.0 services, yet there are pros and cons.

Here is a closer look at licensing models and what advantages or disadvantages those contain.

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Click on learn more to get additional information for each setting in Liquid Notes

Since one of the latest updates of Liquid Notes we have included a new feature that provides additional information on each of the settings included in our intelligent chord progression management software. That enables you to quickly know what is what in the software, and what effect a change of settings will have.

Here is more information about this feature.

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Working together with Oracle on resolving the issue for compatibility with Java 8

It’s been a while since Java 8 has been made available to users of Mac and Windows. While Liquid Notes is compatible with Java 8 on Windows, this is not the case yet for Mac. Over the past months we have been working together with Oracle, the developers of Java, in understanding the issue that causes an error on launching Liquid Notes on Mac OS X when using Java 8.

Here is an update on this situation, mostly relevant for Mac users only.

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Use the one-click file export function to drag & drop projects out of Liquid Notes

Both versions of Liquid Notes are equipped with a function that enables a one-click file export. This comes in useful when you make changes to your composition often, and hence have to toggle back and forth between Liquid Notes and your sequencer.

You can also always drag a file directly onto Liquid Notes, granted this is supported by your DAW.

Here is more on how this works.

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