If you’re a Creative Cloud member and Adobe Audition user*, you probably didn’t know that you have a library of over 15,000 royalty-free soundeffects, loops and music beds to accompany your music/audio/soundtrack creation needs.
With the release of Adobe Stock in late June, we’re hoping that soon they will offer audio and video.
In the meantime, you can access and download all available audio content at the link below:
The CreateNow shows in the US have been awesome, and my pals Rufus and Michael will join me on the road once again as we present Creative Cloud and dozens of new features from your favorite Design, Web and Video applications.
For a complete list of US & European cities, CLICK HERE
If you’d like to register directly, here’s where we’ll be:
Hello again. I’m here at IBC in Amsterdam and my colleagues from AdobeTV recorded this impromptu video for me, inviting anyone in the bay area to come join us at the American Conservatory Theater on Thursday, September 19th for Adobe Create Now!
You’ve still got time. Come learn about all that’s new in Creative Cloud and get tips and tricks from my fellow colleagues Rufus Deuchler, Paul Trani and host of others in the heart of San Francisco.
After the incredible roll-out of our CC applications and the amazing response we had in Europe and Asia this summer, the Create Now Tour is now coming to cities across the US and Canada.
Learn about everything in the Adobe Creative Cloud, whether you’re focused on design, web, mobile, video, sound, digital publishing, photography or simply interested in learning about other parts of the Creative Cloud like Behance integration, DSP-SE and our sync and storage services.
Here’s a little teaser (created by my colleagues Paul and Andy) that’ll give you a visual glimppse of what you might expect to see…
Here’s a list of current cities that you can REGISTER for:
19 September San Francisco,CA | American Conservatory Theatre
26 September Boston, MA | The Charles Hotel
1 October Portland, OR | Portland Arts Museum
15 October Denver, CO | Denver Center for the Performing Arts
17 October Toronto, ON | MaRS Collaboration Centre
22 October Chicago, IL | Park West
29 October Los Angeles, CA | Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14
12 November Washington, D.C. | Fillmore Silver Spring
14 November Atlanta, GA | Woodruff Arts Center
4 December Seattle, WA | McCaw Hall
There are still dates tentatively scheduled in Las Vegas, Orlando and NYC, so stay tuned for more details.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn about all that Creative Cloud has to offer and connect and chat with your fellow creatives.
You know you’re getting older when those that you’ve idolized for more than a 1/4 century (and more importantly, those that have made a huge impact/influence on you) start passing away…
I was in Johannesburg earlier this week on the Creative Days tour when I heard about Ray’s passing, and all I can say is…I hope he’s hanging with Jim Morrison right now, sharing a laugh, a smoke, and making some great music…and I’m quite sure he is.
To say that Ray was a *huge* influence on my musical development (and most directly, my piano/organ playing) is really an understatement. Considering that I’ve been playing for more than, ahem, 30 years, there are still several Doors songs that are not only in my daily rotation (as piano exercises, among other things) but even now, as I’m writing this blog, I’m simultaneously mastering a few recent live takes of my ‘Just Play Music’ series, in which I play a classic Doors number (and a Manzarek masterpiece, in terms of left hand/right hand counterpoint) entitled, You’re Lost Little Girl.
I was fortunate to have seen Ray twice in person, live on stage. Once, back in 1999 at Alice Cooper’stown in Phoenix with his own band; and then about 5 years later with the re-formed “Doors of the 21st Century” alongside fellow Doorsman Robby Krieger and former Cult singer, (and Jim Morrison doppelgänger) Ian Astbury. In both appearances, Ray’s playing (not surprisingly) was as fresh and articulate as it ever was. Masterful, really…with the perfect (and consistent) blend of blues-R&B-infused jazz and classical with a side of psychedelia. The man CREATED this style; my ‘left-handed piano bass’ chops are a direct result of listening (and mimicking) countless Doors songs when I was young; and my continued use of this style today has subsequently turned everything I’ve done into a semi ‘tribute to Ray’ in some small way. I’m not overstating either…it’s true.
If you ever heard Ray speak, his voice and his word choices were equally as unique as his playing style. While I’ve heard some some say that his vernacular was often ‘stuck in a kind of 60s idealism’, this was the man. Spiritual, hopeful, realistic, mystical, magical and chock-full of the wisdom of his years. To hear him tell a story (he even did a few spoken word CDs in the mid-90s, recounting tales of The Doors, Jim, and their lives) he was truly an orator–one whose vocal eloquence and diction not only captivated the listener, but kept one on the edge of his every word.
In one of his final video appearances (for The Doors’ ‘Making Of LA Woman’ 40th Anniversary documentary) Ray quotes a line of Jim’s from Roadhouse Blues (found on ‘Morrison Hotel’, the previous album)…”The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.” Ray had apparently only told his current bandmates about his illness (a very rare form of bile duct cancer) several months ago before seeking special treatment in Germany, where he ultimately passed away. But the man was STILL playing, still gigging and still doing it all until the end; because after all, the future *is* uncertain and the end *was* always near. He had 74 glorious years before he met his end—but his words, his wisdom and his musical legacy live on, in me and in countless others.
Rest in Peace, Raymond Daniel Manzarek. Here’s to breaking-on-thru to the other side…