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    Bothell, WA - September 26, 2019... Today Mackie announces their latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Featuring an ultra-lightweight design, legendary SRM Series sound quality, a full-featured 6-channel digital mixer, and complete wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is perfect for solo acts, small bands, presentations, events, DJs, and more. Packed with premium features and capability, SRM-Flex offers an incredible value not before achieved at this price point.
    The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10" LF woofer in the molded cabinet base module which also contains the 1300W amplifier and built-in digital mixer. The 3-piece tower houses a wide-dispersion array with 6 x 2" high-performance HF drivers for clear, whole room coverage. This modular tower design allows the user to easily change the height of the mid and high frequencies to match the ear level of the audience.

    "Portability is a major factor with a portable PA, and SRM-Flex delivers," said Craig Reeves, Mackie Product Manager. "At under 30 pounds, the SRM Flex is easy to carry one handed, and it's small size means it will fit easily into the trunk of your car - or even on the bus."
    The SRM-Flex has been meticulously tuned, utilizing the latest in acoustic measurement technology for crystal clear sound that is balanced and punchy. Whether you are plugging in a mic and a guitar or streaming music from your phone, SRM-Flex offers exceptional sound worthy of the SRM name.
    The built-in 6-channel digital mixer provides everything you need to get your sound and mix just right. Two flexible Mic/Line inputs accept microphones, instruments, and more. There is also a dedicated stereo channel with dual 1/4" line inputs and a dedicated 1/8" Aux In / Bluetooth® streaming channel. Channels 1 and 2 are equipped with individual 2-band EQs and Reverb level controls with 3 different reverbs to choose from. To tailor the entire system to your application, there are 3 voicing modes available at the push of a button. Connecting to a second SRM-Flex or house PA is easy via the professional XLR Mix Out.
    Control is fast and easy, even mid-performance, thanks to dedicated physical controls for every critical adjustment. For even more freedom, the SRM-Flex Connect™ app allows wireless control from your iOS or Android® device. The app not only provides the same control available on the SRM-Flex itself, but offers even more customization like front LED and metering behavior, presets, and more.
    "SRM-Flex is incredibly easy to get up and running and sounding great," remarks Reeves. "And with full physical controls plus complete wireless control, adjustments on the fly are stress-free"
    The Mackie SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System will be available worldwide beginning October 2019. Sold individually, the US MAP pricing for SRM-Flex is $999.99.
    For more information, visit mackie.com/SRM-Flex.

    Montreal, Quebec — September 24, 2019—Applied Acoustics Systems announces the official release of Ultra Analog VA-3—an all-new version of its analog synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows.

    Ultra Analog VA-3 is a two-voice two-oscillator-bi-filter-plus-effects analog synthesizer with advanced editing options that achieve a sweet balance between familiarity and flexibility. Ultra Analog VA-3 ships with 1000+ presets taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art analog components.
    Here are some of Ultra Analog VA-3’s new features:
    Home view—the Home view presents a distraction free and laid-back browsing and tweaking experience. Two-Voice Multitimbral—Two independent timbres—stacked or split—create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds. Macros—Four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension. Browser—The brand-new browser offers an efficient way to home in on the right sounds thanks to the Packs, Sounds, Categories, and Creators views. Factory Library—Ultra Analog VA-3’s factory library contains 500 never heard before sounds as well as refined versions of the 800+ Ultra Analog VA-2 presets. Ladder Filter—Ultra Analog VA-3’s multi-mode modules now star a brand-new ladder-type filter for that classic low-pass response AAS Ultra Analog VA-3—Analog Synthesizer
    The Ultra Analog VA-3 plug-ins run on both Windows and Mac OS X in 64-bit host sequencers that support the VST2, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native, and NKS formats.
    Ultra Analog VA-3 is available now at a suggested retail price of US$199. The upgrade for Ultra Analog VA-1 and VA-2 registered users is priced at $79. The upgrade for Ultra Analog Session registered users is priced at $99.
    Until October 22, 2019, everything Ultra Analog VA-3 is offered at special introductory pricing—as follows:
    * Ultra Analog VA-3 plug-in US$149 (50$ off)
    * Ultra Analog VA-3 +PACKS bundle US$299 ($100 off)
    * Ultra Analog VA-3 Upgrade for Ultra Analog VA-1 and VA-2 users US$39 (50% off)
    * Ultra Analog VA-3 Upgrade for Ultra Analog Session users US$49 (50% off)
    * All String Studio VS-3 sound packs US$19 (50% off)
    * Ultra Analog VA-3 +PACKS bundles the Ultra Analog VA-3 plug-in and 15 additional sound packs.
    Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) was founded in 1998 and is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a privately-held company, it specialises in software-based synthesis tools for professional musicians and sound designers. Since releasing Tassman, the first virtual instrument based on physical modeling, AAS has come to be recognised as the industry leader in this exciting new field of synthesis.

    Audio-Technica is to show its new BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet® headworn microphones (updated versions of its BP892, BP893 and BP894 models) for the first time in Europe at IBC between 13-17 September. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems and are available in black or beige finishes.

    Audio-Technica’s high-SPL BP892x MicroSet microphone features a subminiature omnidirectional condenser capsule that delivers extremely intelligible, natural audio with a flat, extended frequency response that is ideal for stage and television talent, lecturers and worship leaders. The ultra-lightweight and inconspicuous BP892x hooks securely behind either ear and can be worn for hours without fatigue. For maximum stability and comfort, the included AT8464x dual-ear adapter kit converts the MicroSet to a dual-ear-worn unit.
    The BP893x MicroSet, with its extremely unobtrusive 5cm boom, is a high-SPL omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone that offers inconspicuous, under-the-ear placement, along with clear, natural vocal pickup. Its lightweight, low-profile design makes the microphone ideal for use by stage and television talent, lecturers, worship leaders and others.
    The innovative, high-SPL, low-profile BP894x MicroSet subminiature cardioid condenser headworn microphone hooks behind either ear for a secure, comfortable fit and delivers a flat, extended frequency response, resulting in extremely intelligible, natural audio. The microphone features a rotating capsule housing with talk-side indicator for perfect polar pattern placement and provides excellent rejection of outside noise, with exceptional gain-before-feedback when used with live sound systems and stage monitors.
    All three MicroSet models will be available in Europe from September.
    For more info contact Luthman SMTTS AB

    Neu-Anspach – September 24th, 2019 – The Adam Hall Group announces immediate availability of the new Gravity Touring Series – the first ever stand series specifically developed for the professional rental market. The robust, fully metal stands impress with durable designs that withstand the toughest conditions. The Gravity Touring Series also features captive metal adjustment knobs and other functional details that make "on the road" touring life significantly more efficient.
    The Touring Series by Gravity is built to last and is aimed at professional customers from the rental and touring sector who naturally have high demands for their stands every day. Therefore, Gravity has focused on maximum stability, well thought-out functionality, and innovative details for the Touring Series. Features such as captive full-metal adjustment knobs and effective boom attachment with just a ¾ turn allows the designs to stand out from comparable models. All the detailed solutions are based on countless hands-on experiences and feedback from professionals in the rental and touring sector – from stage hands to warehouse staff and technical directors of large productions.

    Detailed Solutions for Professionals
    The Touring Series retains the tried and tested basic concept of a stand but builds on it with many welcome and practical improvements. For example, the attachment knobs of the Gravity Touring Series do not screw out completely, only to a fixed point. The fact that the knobs cannot be removed without tools means that they don't get lost over time or during the rush of live performances or touring. At the same time, the boom of the stand can be tightened with just one turn – a significant time saver in the busy rental and touring business. When it comes to height adjustment, the developers at Gravity also took to heart feedback from rental professionals and developed an ergonomically optimized grip, which is easier to grasp.
    The new Gravity Touring Series is available now. Available at series' launch are the TMS 4321 B Touring Series Tripod Mic Stand with standard boom, the TMS 4322 B Touring Series Tripod Mic Stand with telescopic boom and the TSP 5212 LB Touring Series Speaker Stand with auto lockpin.
    Further information:
    Website: gravitystands.com
    Landing Page: gravitystands.com/touringseries
    Explainer Video Series: Gravity Playlist

    macOS Catalina (10.15) will be released in October, replacing the current operating system Mojave (10.14). To Steinberg customers who are planning to update their Mac computer to Catalina right away: please continue to use macOS Mojave and earlier until further notice.
    Steinberg is working through issues with Soft-eLicenser and Dorico on macOS Catalina. Due to this situation, we recommend users of Steinberg applications to remain on their current versions of macOS until further notice.
    We will provide further information on compatibility with Catalina by the end of October.

    Yamaha originated the desktop amplifier category and the new THR®-II series takes the concept to new heights with more of everything, including new guitar amp models, bass amp models, mic models for acoustic-electric guitar, and flat voicings for everything else. All three new THR amplifiers feature Bluetooth® support for audio playback and editing via the THR Remote app. The THR30II Wireless and THR10II Wireless amps also include an integrated wireless receiver that pairs perfectly with an optional Line 6® Relay® G10T transmitter, and built-in rechargeable batteries that enable you to play wherever your music takes you.

    THR –II Features:
    Realistic tube amp tones and feel plus essential effects 15 guitar amps, 3 bass amps, 3 mic models for acoustic-electrics, and flat voicings for everything else Bluetooth support for audio playback, editing via THR Remote, and more Built-in wireless receiver compatible with optional Line 6 Relay G10T transmitter* Built-in rechargeable battery** enables you to play anywhere Hi-Fi audio playback with Extended Stereo Technology Plug-and-play USB connectivity for recording and playback THR30II Wireless has ¼" stereo line outputs THR Remote editor/librarian app for desktop and mobile devices Learn more

    'Trap Envy Vol 1' is an eerie, trunk-ratting collection of Construction Kits inspired by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin'. Torment your subs with monstrous 808s and set the tone with eye-watering hat and snare triplets, all set amidst haunting and hypnotic synths.

    Ideal for helping you prepare tracks for placement opportunities with artists, advertisers, and more.
    As ever, you'll have all the tools needed to craft a Trap arrangement, as dry and wet loops, tail files, one-shots and MIDI files are included.
    MIDI Files Included:
    'Trap Envy Vol 1' includes 22 MIDI files, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the melodies contained in the pack.
    Advantages of MIDI:
    While the supplied ACID, AIFF and REX files are extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.
    One-Shot Samples:
    This pack also includes 26 One-Shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to complement the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and phrases.
    All of the loops in this product are Royalty-Free, so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases.
    • 5 Construction Kits
    • 26 One-Shots
    • 22 MIDI Files Included
    • ACIDized WAV Files
    • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
    • REX2 Loops
    • Reason ReFill
    • Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
    • Loops sync to BPM
    • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
    • PC/Mac Compatible
    • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)
    Price and Availability:
    'Trap Envy Vol 1’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29.59 EUR. More information is available at: www.producerloops.com

    The much anticipated AudioFuse 8Pre, Arturia’s dual-mode 8 channel audio interface / expander, is now available worldwide.
    Announced at NAMM 2019, this highly spec’d, versatile studio solution puts 8 channels of premium analog audio in a simple, intuitive interface, making it easier than ever for musicians, producers, and engineers to achieve their creative goals.
    What makes AudioFuse 8Pre unique?
    8 premium preamps without the premium price
    The bespoke DiscretePRO© mic preamps have some of the best specs in the industry. They’re tonally transparent, have huge gain, and practically zero noise.
    Dual functionality
    AudioFuse 8Pre can either be used as a standalone multi-in/out interface, or as a high quality expander for another interface.
    Pristine audio quality
    At every stage in its circuitry, Arturia have used the highest quality components to provide the perfect recording and listening experience with totally flat response and perfect AD/DA conversion.
    Desktop or rackmount
    The rack ears can face forward to mount in a 19” studio rack, or face down to use the unit as a desktop interface.
    Fantastic included software
    AudioFuse 8Pre comes with the AudioFuse Creative Suite, accurately recreated vintage preamps and legendary studio effects that will give your music that triple-A studio sound.
    Meet all your recording needs
    The Arturia AudioFuse 8Pre is an incredibly useful tool for many situations that arise in modern music production:
    Drum recording: 8 channels of premium audio, so you don’t have to choose which drum mic gets the best preamp. They’re all the best! Using boutique mics: huge gain and no noise means you can crank the levels and still have a pristine audio signal. Live recording: 8 superb preamps let you track a whole band with the best audio quality around. Live performing: 8 outputs let you give the sound tech more options, so you can sound your best when you hit the stage. Creative recording: channels 1 and 2 feature dedicate effect insert points, giving you more creative scope during tracking. Expanding your setup: if you already own an interface you love, AudioFuse 8Pre can add another 8 ins and 8 outs through ADAT. Mix with confidence: the included software plug-ins are modelled on some of the most iconic studio outboard ever made from the 60s to the present day. Master with accuracy: absolute flat response and no noise at all volumes, across all frequencies, both on headphone, monitor, and line outputs. "The 8Pre is an amazing piece of kit, giving you 8 of the best preamps on the market for a great price.” Martin Dutasta, the man in charge of Arturia’s audio interfaces, is excited that musicians and producers all around the world will soon be able to use the AudioFuse 8Pre. “It's the kind of thing that every engineer or producer will have a use for, and I hope people will love making it part of their creative setups."
    Included: AudioFuse Creative Suite
    This new software anthology brings together some favorites from Arturia’s “You’ll Actually Use” effects series together with Analog Lab Lite, a software instrument that contains hundreds of expertly curated presets from their award winning V Collection.
    The original AudioFuse, as well as the Studio and 8Pre versions, all deliver some of the most transparent analog audio ever heard in the industry. This pristine accuracy is the perfect match for Arturia’s new range of effects, which let you color your sound with vintage studio preamps and iconic outboard effects. This lets AudioFuse users benefit from the best of old and new recording technology to truly create music without limits.
    AudioFuse Creative Suite contains: TridA Pre, 1973 Pre, V76 Pre, Mini Filter, Comp FET-76, Delay TAPE-201, Analog Lab Lite.
    AudioFuse 8Pre is available to purchase now for $799/699€ at all Arturia stockists.
    To find your nearest dealer, check the Arturia website.

    Den 5 oktober är det dags för final i Unity Talang 2019, Västerbottens första och enda talangtävling i urban musik för ungdomar. Finalen hålls på Hamnmagasinet och hostas av det sydafrikanska hiphopkollektivet Heal the Hood som också kör som mellanakt. Finalisterna kommer göra upp om ett förstapris på ett musikstipendium och studiotid.
    Den 5:e oktober kl. 18.00 är det dags för final av årets upplaga av Unity Talang. Under våren genomfördes två deltävlingar. En på Ålidhem (8:e juni) och en på Ersboda (15:e juni) där deltagarna fick uppträda med sin musik inför en jury. Från deltävlingarna valdes sju stycken finalister ut som nu kommer att tävla i finalen om ett musikstipendium på 3000 kronor och studiotid på Zebra Studios. Artisterna som valts ut är Sarah Kerubino, Dazy, Salle, Winuka, Mohammed Jay-Z, Sonja Bygdebo och Sumeya som alla återigen ska ställa sig på scen inför juryn.

    Finalen får också finbesök av det sydafrikanska hiphopkollektivet Heal the Hood som kommer att agera host (konferencier) och också stå för mellanakten medan juryn överlägger. Heal the Hood är ett konstnärligt kollektiv och en ideell hjälporganisation vars syfte är skapa nätverk för unga artister nationellt och internationellt. De gör de bl.a genom att erbjuda aktiviteter för ungdomar för att höja deras självkänsla och vilja att delta i ett demokratiskt samhälle. Heal the Hood kommer till Umeå för att hosta Unity Talang och under hela finalveckan kommer en insamling att hållas för att stötta deras arbete. Insamlingen kommer oavkortat gå till föreningen som kommer att köpa en buss som ska användas i deras ungdomsverksamhet. Dagen efter finalen den 5:e oktober kommer de även hålla ett nätverksmöte i Umeå för ungdomar för att prata om framtida utbyten mellan Umeå, Västerbotten och Kapstaden, Sydfrika.
    Unity Talang är en talangtävling i Urban musik för ungdomar mellan 15-25 år. Den startades på initiativ av Sara Stenman går under Studieförbundet Vuxenskolans Unitysatsning och har till mål att inspirerar ungdomar som håller på med urban musik, (dvs hiphop, reggae, R&B och soul) och skapa en plattform för dem att fortsätta utveckla sitt skapande från. Tävlingen genomfördes för första gången under 2018 och vinnarna då var syskonduon Maya & Mimi Arctaedius. Maya har sedan dess släppt två singlar och vunnit P4 Nästa Västerbotten. En annan deltagare, William Lysachov Forsell fick ta emot Norrlandsoperans Urban North-stipendium för sitt engagemang i urban kultur.

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