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QuikQuak Audio has announced a new tool for making mashups – MashTactic.

MashTactic is a plug-in that is designed to separate various parts of a full audio mix. WIth MashTactic, many sounds, including vocals, can be cut or isolated from a track.

Highlights:

  • A great tool for mashup music makers.
  • Can be used as a sharp cut-off filter, as demonstrated in the video above.
  • MashTactic works on transients, allow the user to emphasize and cut percussive sounds allow control over punch of drum tracks.
  • Also useful for analysing stereo spread and mix of a track you’re composing.

Pricing and release date are TBA.

 

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Mashup-Videos has put together a list of their top 20 mashups of 2009.

This one jumped out at me – Phil RetroSpector‘s A Thousand Secrets

It’s a mashup of Leonard Cohen’s A Thousand Kisses Deep, Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares’ Pritouritze Planinata and Muse’s Ruled by Secrecy.

Mashups are often little more than audio puns, but A Thousand Secrets works on a many levels.

See the full list here and let me know if any mashups wowed you in 2009.