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ZTalent Newsletter #14

Harmonizing Innovation and Artistry: Celebrating a Year of Musical Breakthroughs and Community Growth

Hello Future Rockstars!

As we bid farewell to a fantastic year and gear up for an even more amazing 2024, we're excited to bring you this special edition of the ZTalent newsletter. It's been a year of incredible growth, innovation, and music, and we're here to celebrate the final notes of 2023 with some inspiring stories from the world of music and technology.

Here's What to Expect from Each Newsletter:

  • Rhythm & Tech Digest: A weekly roundup of how technology is reshaping the music landscape.

  • PlugIn Pulse: A weekly spotlight on a tool or plugin that can redefine your music creation process.

  • ZTalent Vibes: The latest updates, news, and opportunities within the ZTalent community.

Rhythm & Tech Digest: Spotlight on David from Rio Gallegos, Argentina

This week, we're thrilled to feature an exclusive interview with David, a seasoned music producer and sound designer from Rio Gallegos, Argentina. The interview, conducted by our last Community Member of the Month, Daniel Obuté, delves into David's diverse career, spanning video game audio to collaborations with global artists. Daniel, known for his inspiring journey and the single "Change," brings his unique perspective to the conversation, exploring David's approach to musical styles and projects. David also shares his vision for integrating Web3 technologies into the music industry, highlighting the potential for new forms of artistic expression and collaboration. This engaging dialogue between two talented individuals is a testament to the vibrant and innovative spirit of our ZTalent community.

See the full interview here:

PlugIn Pulse: Mastering Assistant in Logic Pro

We're thrilled to feature an exclusive piece by Isaac Bell, a technical consultant and content writer from the metropolis of NYC. His company, Soapstone Services, is known for cutting-edge commentary on the latest tech developments. Isaac writes with a passion for emerging technologies and the vibrant minds behind them—expect to be enlightened and inspired. In this edition's PlugIn Pulse, Isaac provides an in-depth look at the "Mastering Assistant" plugin in Logic Pro, a tool that's revolutionizing the mastering process for producers at all levels. This is Isaac's second-time guest writing for the ZTalent newsletter, and we extend our heartfelt thanks for his valuable contributions.

This week, we’re shining a spotlight on a new addition to a classic production tool. 

Logic Pro is Apple's flagship DAW, and it's one of the world's most popular DAWs, used by beginners and professional artists alike. Last month’s release of v10.8 came with several killer features, and a standout among them is the new “Mastering Assistant” plugin. This built-in tool lets you generate a mastering chain on the fly, test it and revise it until you’re satisfied. It works out of the box with no bells and whistles needed.

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This is a huge time saver for producers in need of quick masters for their demos, session recordings, and roughs. This may also help beginners gain better understanding of what the mastering process is and why it's so important to the production process. Either way, you get the flexibility of an AI-based tool while keeping full creative control over your results.

The best part is, this plugin is absolutely free. If you produce songs using Logic Pro X, it comes free with an update to v10.8. 

Let us know what you think!

Creative entrepreneur Isaac Bell is the founder of Soapstone, a collective dedicated to innovatively transforming unexplored creative markets.

ZTalent Vibes: Community Member of the Month: Davyd.

Celebrating our Community Member of the Month, Davyd's interview not only illuminates his personal journey but also his commitment to the ZTalent community. His expertise in audio production and Web3 technologies, along with a passion for education and collaboration, makes him an invaluable member of our growing network.

As we close out this edition and the year 2023, we're filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we've shared with you. The new year promises even more exciting developments in the world of music tech, and we can't wait to explore them together. Thank you for being a part of our community, and here's to a harmonious and innovative 2024!

Happy New Year from the ZTalent Team!

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