As we enter Autumn, we thought now would be a good time to remind everyone about our special education initiative: 50% OFF all desktop products for students and teachers.Take advantage of our education discount and get K7D for only 19.5 EUR or DRC for just 44.5 EUR. Or bag yourself the ultimate bargain and buy both for less than 65 EUR.To apply for the discount, simply send us a scanned copy of your student/teacher ID and tell us which products you are interested in.At Imaginando our whole team is really passionate about education and the positive effects of continuous learning - in our minds, every day is a school day!From Portugal with passion,Team ImaginandoTerms & Conditions:Student/Teacher discount available by request only, requires proof of ID, payment via PayPal only.
The evolution of audio technology is constantly providing new ways for DJ’s and artists to interact with, remix, play and perform electronic music. Digital DJ controllers offer many more creative possibilities than a pair of standard vinyl turntables, and software like Ableton has revolutionised live performances.If you want to evolve as a DJ or artist, embracing new technology and trying something new can open up some interesting avenues to explore, and give you a break from the fatigue of familiarity.For Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann, more commonly known as Hamburg/Berlin duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse, freedom to explore and adapt their live performances is key to their success and enjoyment. When you’ve got over a thousand clips to choose from, it’s almost certain that no two gigs are going to be the same. Crafting a unique experience every time, connecting with a crowd, gives a feeling of inclusivity with heightened emotions and an appreciation of living in the moment.Today we’re focusing on their production skills in our DRC Sound Design Tutorial for the bass, back and lead parts from their track ‘Sorry I Am late', but If you fancy controlling Ableton Live using a phone or tablet device, why not give LK a go?! Get it on Android here and on iOS here. Click here to download the Ableton project fileIf you’re still reading at this point, we love you,Team Imaginando
Back in 2001, the relationship between the music industry and the internet was very much in its infancy. Still feeling the effects of an uninvited guest called Napster turning up and ruining the party, the music industry concentrated on defending optical media consumption rather than contemplating a digital, disc-less future together.Before the revolution of web 2.0 made content sharing accessible to the masses, music promotion was also a very different game; a world not yet obsessed with aggressive monetization of online attention and trading our ‘likes’ as currency.Fast forward to today and now anyone can have their fifteen minutes of fame, using a whole host of creative online platforms, reaching a truly global audience in an instant. One such artist to skyrocket into our consciousness via the power of the internet is American singer-songwriter Billie EilishFor an artist who only started releasing music in 2015, she already has some impressive statistics under her belt. The music video for her track ‘Bad Guy’ was published on YouTube 22nd March 2019, and in less than six months it has received a staggering 522 million views. On Spotify Bad Guy has a total of 787 million plays, and currently aged just 17 years old, Billie is the only artist born after the year 2000 to achieve a number 1 hit single in the US chart.Today we show you how to recreate the bass and lead sounds from the phenomenally popular ‘Bad Guy’ by Billie Eilish with DRC.Click here to download the Ableton project fileBeing bad has never felt so good,Team Imaginando
Do you like surprises? Do you like the thrill and excitement of finding incredible bargains at prices that are simply too good to miss?Get ready for two weeks of scorching hot discounts, because our ‘Summer Madness’ sale starts this Thursday, 1st August.INCLUDES 50% OFF ALL DESKTOP PRODUCTS FOR 14 DAYS ONLY!This is the biggest ever desktop discount we’ve offered and it’s double the length of a standard sale. This is your chance to get the best ever deal on desktop products - everything is half price for the entire event.What about mobile? You guys have phones, right?! Get set for some monumental mega-savings on both iOS and Android with 14 fantastic ‘Mobile Deals Of The Day’. Each day there will be a different in-app purchase available for 24 hours only, for the crazy-low price of just $1!INCLUDES ALL PURCHASES, ALL APPS!There is an absolutely massive amount of total savings on offer, each day is a surprise. Once they are gone, they are gone, so stay tuned to our social pages and keep an eye on app notifications to make sure you don’t miss out on EPIC discounts of up to 92%!Want DRC including AUv3? Want LK MATRIX module? Want both for less than the price of a coffee?! This is your chance - don’t miss out!August just got awesome,Team ImaginandoTerms and conditions:Desktop: 50% off the regular retail price of DRC For Desktop and K7D For Desktop for any purchases made during the promotional period beginning 01/08/2019 at 00:00 BST and ending 14/08/2019 at 23:59 BST. No code required, prices on our website store will be automatically updated to include the discount for the duration of the promotion.Mobile: Each day of the promotional period one featured mobile purchase (referred to as ‘Mobile Deal Of The Day’) will be available to buy for $1 for a period of 24 hours only. The featured purchase will change each day, and will be announced via app notifications and social media posts. On iOS, price changes for different time zones are automatically adjusted by the App Store. On Android, prices will be manually updated by us each day at 00:00 BST. We advise users to check app store prices before purchasing if located in a country with a different timezone.
Hi Everyone,Today we are pleased to announce the release of DRC 2.2.0, as we reach the final stages of the unification of all our products into a single, streamlined system.The newly completed user dashboard now shows all your Imaginando purchases in one place.Important: To update DRC mobile purchases on the dashboard, open DRC 2.2.0 mobile app, login to your profile, then select Menu -> Store -> Restore Purchases for both iOS and Android.This version of DRC also includes a brand new Cloud Sync system, completely rewritten from scratch, to deliver upgraded functionality, while maximising reliability, speed and overall user experience at the same time. Cloud Sync now happens automatically in the background when you have an active internet connection, so you no longer need to manually click and sync your cloud bank presets, DRC does it for you.When the innovative Cloud Sync was introduced back in 2016 we were not predicting the incredible success of DRC. Today with more than 30000 active users and more than 6000 daily usage sessions, we have to make sure that we are consistently providing a high quality service for everyone. Unfortunately, that means we can't have an unlimited amount of users with an unlimited amount of data anymore. So today we are introducing a range of monthly plans to cater for all usage levels. We've endeavored to make the new system as accessible as possible, offering a great service for a great price and therefore we’ve designed these plans based on past usage data.You can migrate your current cloud patches using the ‘Migrate Patches’ button, found inside the Cloud Bank section of DRC’s patch manager.Important: Patches need to be migrated before 01 January 2020 when the old database will shutdown.DRC 2.2.0 is available now on iOS from the App Store, on Android from Google Play, and for Windows and Mac from our website.As always, if you’d like to talk to us about anything, please do get in touch - we’re happy to help.Team Imaginando
Born in the 80s and now based in Berlin, Jan Blomqvist is much more than just another techno worshipping DJ, unable to resist the call of the country’s creative capital. It is almost a disservice to refer to him as a DJ; more like a singer/songwriter, he has a head full of emotion and a mind for melodies, with which he is able to synthesise sensations.Jan’s love of music and performing live started when he was just 10 years old when he got a guitar. Influenced by bands like The Rolling Stones, it was only a matter of time before he was part of a rock band himself. The attraction of following in the footsteps of his idol Mick Jagger slowly faded away however, as rock music failed to excite and inspire his creativity in the same way.Done with rock, he needed to find a new way to express his musical ideas; enter the strange and exciting world of electronic music. Free from the confines of a just a 4-piece group, suddenly Jan realised he could have a whole orchestra at the command of his fingertips. The concept of an orchestra is something which stuck in his mind, with his live shows aiming to bring ‘concert techno’ into clubs.We’re serving up a little slice of that sound today, with a look at 2018’s ‘The Space Inbetween’ (Ben Böhmer Remix). Sit tight for 16 minutes of sound design, as we guide you through some of the track’s atmospheric background sounds.Click here to download the Ableton project fileEnjoy this Jan-tastic DRC tutorial,Team Imaginando
The English duo Moloko are probably best known for their biggest hit ‘Sing it back’ with a little help from the remix skills of German DJ Boris Dlugosch, when his funky reworking of the 1998 track received the attention of house DJs worldwide. Before this, the Sheffield based pair had managed to gain international exposure, particularly in the US, from their song ‘Fun for me’ being featured on the soundtrack to the 1997 film ‘Batman & Robin’.Today we’re looking at the bass sound from ‘Fun for Me’ and showing just how quickly and easily it can be created with DRC. With this super-fast tutorial we wanted to also introduce the idea that not all sounds need to be complex to sound great. As Lucas mentions in the video, in terms of balance and harmonics, simple can sit really nicely in the mix and still be effective too.DRC can of course create complex, deep, rich soundscapes too - the secret is knowing when and where to apply its powers; practicing subtlety and restraint during the sound design process can avoid the potential for problems at mixdown.Click here to download the Ableton project fileMaking sound design fun for you,Team Imaginando
Things are hotting up here at Imaginando HQ, with soaring temperatures and long summer nights, it is well and truly ‘T-Shirt season’ - a chance to see who has the coolest new short-sleeved sizzlers in the office!This year we’re making it easy to look and sound cool simultaneously, with our special ‘Synth & Shirt Bundle’:BUY DRC AND GET THE T-SHIRT FOR FREE!*Get the amazing analog style sound of DRC For Desktop, along with the fantastic, premium quality DRC ‘Resistor’ T-Shirt, and grab yourself a saving of 39 euros at the same time!This promotion is available only while current T-Shirt stocks last. Don’t miss your chance to get one, at the best ever price - FREE!Look awesome, sound awesome, feel awesome. The ‘Synth & Shirt Bundle’ is available now, exclusively from the Imaginando store.Supercharging your summer,Team ImaginandoTerms: Free ‘DRC Resistor T-Shirt’ with any purchase of DRC For Desktop from our website store during the promotional period which begins 01/07/2019 and ends 14/07/2019. Available in sizes S, M and L - subject to available stock; shipping by standard registered post only. Customers must contact us after purchase to confirm delivery address and desired T-Shirt size.