Today we'd like to announce a new and very different creative venture of ours:Introducing the first-ever Imaginando branded T-Shirt: 'DRC Resistor'We have always resisted the temptation of licencing soulless, third-party generic 'merch'. When we design a product, we take full control of the process to ensure a quality result. We have taken this approach when designing and manufacturing the first piece of clothing that we are proud to put our name on.Featuring an exclusive design printed on high quality, ethically produced T-Shirts, this limited initial production run is available to ship to selected* countries now, with the possibility of other locations added in the future.We put love and attention into everything that we create, and this is no exception. As self-confessed T-Shirt addicts, we're really pleased to offer a truly premium product - one built to last!We love how amazing the finished product looks and feels, and we think you will too. If you have a passion for Imaginando, you can wear this with pride!Wearing is believing,Team Imaginando*Available Countries at launch: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
The track title ‘I’m Gonna Get You’ could almost be a testament to Nina Kraviz’ dedication and determination to succeed as a house/techno DJ and producer, in an undeniably male dominated industry. Kraviz early adventures into dance music saw her managing dental records by day and vinyl records by night, as she studied dentistry in Moscow whilst holding down a Friday night club residency.Released in 2010, ‘I’m Gonna Get You’ was one of Kraviz’ first tracks to make it outside of Russia, providing the exposure and publicity needed to make her mark on the international dance music scene. This was no easy task however, as Kraviz still had to fight hard to be taken seriously, speaking about this period of her career she says that ‘people were suspicious of a pretty woman making music on her own, with a vision.’That ‘vision’ is one that involves passionate and energetic performances whilst behind the decks, often mistaken as being intoxicated, her wild enthusiasm shines through. ‘People think I’m on drugs, but I’m not – I’m just really experiencing it’.In this week’s DRC Sound Design Tutorial we show you how to get the bass, keys and pad sounds for yourself from this funky little minimal track.Click here to download the Ableton project fileIt’s all about the music in our house,Team Imaginando
We're starting 2019 with something BIG for iOS music makers.Today we are incredibly excited and proud to announce that DRC on iOS now features AUv3 support! After months of hard work involving some difficult technical challenges, we're thrilled to have achieved one of our primary goals for DRC with this release.The iOS music production scene is growing faster than ever thanks to the possibilities of the AUv3 plugin format/standard, and now DRC is part of that revolution. We believe mobile music production software has the potential to be amazing, and today is a significant milestone accomplishment that puts us in a strong position for the future.This update is a big deal for us, and our customers too, as the most requested feature we've ever received, for any of our products.That's why we are thrilled to announce that AUv3 is part of DRC’s ‘Unlock Synth Engine’ in-app purchase. This enables us to provide the update to everyone who has already supported us at zero cost.This means that from today we have increased the price of ‘Unlock Synth Engine’ on iOS only, as we believe this is the fairest way for us to offset the hundreds of hours we spent making this happen!We are fortunate to have some very passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable beta testers out there; thank you to everyone who participated, you helped make our DRC AUv3 dream come true!For now, a maximum of 4 instances of DRC can be open at any time due to device memory constraints - something we plan to improve in the future.DRC 2.0.0 for iOS is available to download now from the App Store, for devices running iOS 10.3 or later. This release does not affect the Android or DRC for Desktop releases.As always, we welcome your feedback. If there's anything you want to let us know or discuss, please don't hesitate to get in touch via our website contact page. Also, If you haven't yet submitted a review of DRC on iTunes/Google Play, please consider doing so, we read and reply to every single one of them. Finally, if you have any creative projects of any kind using DRC that you want to share with us, we’d love to hear them!From Portugal with passion,Team Imaginando
It feels longer than 5 years since New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde first gave us her unique blend of indie/pop/electro (or whatever the Millenials call it these days!) when she was catapulted into the limelight in 2013 with her massive hit ‘Royals’. Amazingly she was just 16 at the time when it hit number 1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her one of the youngest solo performers to do so. The previous artist/track to achieve this feat was back in 1987 when one-hit wonder Tiffany told us ‘I think we’re alone now’.Thankfully Lorde’s music career hasn’t mirrored Tiffany’s, and the follow-up single to Royals was another one word song title, ‘Team’. The team in question being a tribute to her friends and the people of New Zealand, as she explains how it feels to live somewhat isolated and disconnected from popular music culture.Lorde is no stranger to music production, after getting involved with the process on her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’, she is cited as co-producer for the entirety of her second LP in 2017 ‘Melodrama’. The other producer being Jack Antonoff, winner of multiple Grammy awards, his biggest production credit is working on Taylor Swift’s phenomenally popular album ‘1989’. It’s certainly a team that works though, as the album was a success with critics and fans alike.This week we’re taking on the bass sound and the pad sound from Lorde’s ‘Team’ and showing you how to recreate them for yourself with DRC.Click here to download the Ableton project fileWe’ll never be royals,Team Imaginando