Overloud Releases TH1 – The Commercial SimulAnalog

November 14, 2008 – 9:03 pm by Jonathan Grand

Numerous musicians and engineers fell in love with the SimulAnalog project – an old freeware VST plug-in suite, created to explore electronic circuit emulation, that actually sounded great, even when compared to the top commercial offers in digital guitar amp emulation.

There is still no press release, but today SimulAnalog e-mail subscribers received news about a new effort by the creators of SimulAnalog, using a development of that same technology – Overloud TH1. It’s an Amplitube 2-like software available for Mac and PC in Standalone, RTAS, VST and AU. More…

iLike and TuneCore Join Forces for Independent Musicians

October 22, 2008 – 5:00 pm by Jonathan Grand

iLike, the leading social music discovery service, and TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution service, started a joint effort to help independent artists make money and get discovered.
It’s basically a synchronization of the services they already provide – promotion and sales. Read on for details. More…

Moozek Partners With DontCrack

October 22, 2008 – 8:00 am by Jonathan Grand

In an effort get support for Moozek, while simultaneously displaying ads that can be a cool suggestion of the latest plug-in releases instead of just unrelated annoyances, we are now displaying ads provided by DontCrack. Support our sponsors, and who knows, you might learn about some new audio software as well.

This will not change the content of the site, just the ads – the content will still selfishly reflect my opinion, or give out cool tips on…stuff.

Coming Soon: Nomad Factory British Bundle

October 21, 2008 – 9:21 pm by Jonathan Grand

Nomad Factory, the plug-in company who started by bringing us the Blue Tubes Series, has grown and now is releasing a new set of 2 plug-ins, modeled after the legendary 2254 master compressor and the vintage Neve 1081 EQ.  We hope these combine light processing and sound quality, as Nomad Factory has gotten us used to. We point out there is a new top ad for Nomad Factory, from our new friends, DontCrack, and we’re expecting this to be the beginning of a long, symbiotic relationship. Nomad Factory press release after the jump. More…

Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

October 15, 2008 – 2:29 pm by Jonathan Grand

Blog Action Day 2008!  The theme is Poverty, which concerns us in many ways.  Moozek was created to offer something for free to everyone who is already struggling to pay the mortgage/rent and still has to deal with some prohibitive prices in the audio and music market. But we are also aware that an overwhelming percentage of the world population doesn’t have access to basic resources like food and shelter, let alone education. More…

Back With New Servers!

October 3, 2008 – 7:44 am by Jonathan Grand

Moozek has been down for maintenance intermittently for the past few days, and with no new articles for about 20 days now. We switched to new and better servers, due to traffic requirements not met by the old machines. In the process we ran into some complications, but now everything is fine and dandy.

Keep checking back for the next week! Thank you all for bearing with us. Even thought we’ve been down several times without warning, there have been no considerable decrease in visitors. Still a lot of people are checking back everyday, so we’re very thankful for your support!

- Jonathan

20 Intermediate Pro Tools Tips

September 10, 2008 – 9:15 pm by Jonathan Grand

Top 10 Pro Tools Tips for the Newbie is now the most read article on Moozek, and it was also featured on StumbleUpon – whoever submitted it, thanks for the initiative! As a way to thank everyone who suggested slightly more advanced tips after the first 10, here’s a revised compilation of 20 tips – that includes some well kept secrets too! Enjoy. More…

The Best Guitars and Basses Under $500 (GBG Part II)

September 9, 2008 – 10:29 am by Jonathan Grand

As promised, here is a list of reviews of different instruments for different styles and tastes. These instruments are what we consider to be today’s best options for inexpensive, quality guitars and basses.

Either you’re buying your first or 50th guitar, be sure to check out the options on this list – some are amazing out of the box, and some can be turned into real professional gear after something as simple as a pickup replacement. More…

Rage Against The Machine Took The Power Back

September 4, 2008 – 6:45 pm by Jonathan Grand

Rage Against The Machine were denied access to the stage at the Ripple Effect festival, a day-long event held at the MN State Capitol’s Upper Mall, to promote non-partisan progressive politics in the shadow of the Republican convention.

So the band used a megaphone to speak to the crowd, performing Bulls on Parade and Killing in the Name… a capella. More…

MOTU Digital Performer 6 Now Available

September 3, 2008 – 1:15 pm by Jonathan Grand

Our beloved DP is now in version 6, with several interface enhancements and new operation features. Film composers should be kept busy with the new scoring features, like new supported project frame rates and visual cues directly through DV output. Integration with Final Cut Pro is now a reality – and the interface seems to be brighter, using a whiter gray and colorful waveforms (Pro Tools-like), maybe to accommodate the enhanced Pro Tools HD hardware support. More…