The Nord Wave 2 is a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable with an intuitive layer-focused interface.
With 48 voice polyphony, innovative performance features and hands-on controls, the Nord Wave 2 offers outstanding sonic possibilities with advanced layering and tweaking on the fly.
Amped Studio, the ground-breaking and free online digital audio workstation (DAW), now has a huge audience thanks to a deal that sees it partner with the fastest-growing music streaming service in China, NetEase Cloud Music. With its additional Spanish and Russian-language access, Amped Studio has become a true global force in the world of music production.
Amped Studio has revolutionised online music making. Its virtual instruments and sophisticated pitch- and beat-to-MIDI features have brought easy and free music production to millions of users. Now this cutting-edge online DAW is taking a huge step to world domination as it partners with NetEase Cloud Music, the fastest-growing music streaming service in China, who will now offer Amped Studio to their massive user base. With Spanish and Russian websites for Amped Studio already available, this deal means that Amped Studio becomes a truly international DAW for musicians everywhere.
Amped Studio can now look forward to millions of Chinese producers embracing its technology as NetEase Cloud Music is one of the biggest music streaming services in China, with over 800,000 million registered users and over 100,000 independent Chinese artists signed to it.
Bil Bryant, CEO of Amped Studio says:
“We are extremely excited about partnering with NetEase Cloud Music, who are committed to supporting artists and DJs with a variety of creative tools in their ecosystem. Instant access to a robust online music creation product is our mission, and now millions of budding producers will have that opportunity. We will work closely together to further develop and localize the service and look forward to welcoming so many new artists to the world of Amped Studio.”
Mathew Daniel, VP International of NetEase Cloud Music adds:
“Supporting musicians is part of the NetEase Cloud Music DNA, and providing them access to high-quality music production capability via access to Amped Studio fits perfectly with our goals. As it is web-based with free entry-level access, there will be no installation barriers, opening up music production to the masses. This will also enable the many podcasters broadcasting their shows via NCM, to easily produce and upload their shows in a convenient manner."
Amped Studio is a browser-based online DAW, so is not limited to music production on any single computer – produce music anywhere you go, and for free, as long as you have an internet connection. The DAW allows you to record and play audio and MIDI content simultaneously on the same track, and also adds virtual instruments and great-sounding effects, which act just like the VSTs in traditional DAWs. These plugins use cutting-edge WAM (Web Audio Module) technology (available at https://wam.fm), and VSTs can be easily ported over to the WAM standard, as demonstrated by Amped Studio's OBXD and DEXED plugins, both based on the famous classic synths, Oberheim OB-X and the Yamaha DX-7 respectively.
Amped Studio also incorporates the latest pitch- and beat-detection technology within its Hum and Beatz features. Users can hum or beatbox their ideas straight into the DAW, which then automatically creates MIDI notes and beats – simply sing and compose with your voice!
A slew of new additions for the software, to be unveiled in the new year, including remote recording for collaboration, granular synthesis and more Web Audio Modules.
Amped Studio availability
Amped Studio is available on a free subscription that includes the WAM instruments and vocal-to-MIDI features. A premier subscription of $4.99 a month gets you more instruments, sounds and audio options. Amped Studio has been developed within the new Web Assembly browser technology and currently runs under Chrome, Vivaldi and Opera, and will eventually work in other browsers as they move to Web Assembly.
For more information or to try Amped Studio go to: https://ampedstudio.com/
Sergio Herman is a highly successful and hugely respected Michelin-starred Dutch chef. His restaurant, The Jane, in Antwerp, is internationally renowned for its exquisite food and carefully created ambience. At Strandhotel, a culinary and well-being destination in Dutch Flanders, Herman is responsible for the hotel’s three restaurants, including the recently opened, one-of-a-kind, Blueness. In order to fully realise Herman’s vision for Blueness and breakfast restaurant Pine House, new audio systems were considered essential and his team were clear about what they wanted.
A Pioneer Pro Audio system had been installed at The Jane back in 2014 and had left an indelible mark on The Herman Group. At the Strandhotel, the team needed a system that could deliver a chilled experience for guests at the beginning of their day, maintain a relaxed output on weeknights and then inject some energy for weekend DJ sets. The position of the two restaurants within the hotel also dictated that the sound should be contained within the spaces, to ensure that there was no disturbance to residents or external noise pollution. A flexible system was essential given the diverse music policy that ranges from jazz to rock, live funk and house. After making an assessment of the spaces, Erwin Nuyts of Belgian installer DiscoStore, concluded that Pioneer Pro Audio XY Series would be the perfect choice.
Working closely with Herman’s team, Nuyts recommended the use of XY-81 8-inch two-way loudspeakers, XY-115S 15-inch bass reflex subwoofers and XY215S dual 15-inch quasi-bandpass subwoofers to meet the requirements of the spaces. Nuyts explains the choice:
“The speakers are voiced flat for a natural sound, so they can accurately reproduce different genres of music. They are great at lower volume and give that warm sound we were looking for but despite their discreet size, there’s plenty of power when you crank the music up.”
In the Blueness restaurant, DiscoStore installed 8 x XY-81 and 1 x XY-215S. In the Pinehouse ground floor area, 8 x XY-81 were supplemented by 2 x XY-115S with a further 4 x XY-81 deployed for Pinehouse’s basement floor. An additional 4 x XY-81 and 2 x XY-115S were placed into the lobby area of the hotel.
The project ran seamlessly, as Sergio Herman Group’s Brand Manager, Jacco La Gasse comments:
“Working with DiscoStore and Pioneer Pro Audio was a smooth process. They listened carefully to our needs and were always in close contact with our hospitality team and the on-site project leader. When we undertake a renovation or a new project it’s always smart to have specialists on the floor as it helps to perfectly integrate the sound system with the interior design.”
As well as employing acoustic panels and fabrics to combat any external disturbance, the XY Series speakers also played a key role in containing the sound. Nuyts again:
“They’re perfect for targeting audio to specific zones, due to their functional rotatable horns, removing the worry about sound spilling into the wrong areas.”
The reaction to the new Pioneer Pro Audio XY Series system has been universally positive. La Gasse is enthusiastic about a setup that he sees as the perfect fit for the varied needs of the two restaurants.
“It’s perfectly designed for our needs because we’re not a club but we still like to add a layer of music for a hospitable experience. It’s not just the restaurant team who are impressed, either. Guests often comment positively on the atmosphere and all the regular and guest DJs who play here are keen to return. Blueness is a fine-casual food concept, so we’re often reviewed in gastronomic magazines, food blogs and websites. When they write about the warm ambience, we know that our audio provision is an important part of that equation.”
Akron, Ohio, January 9, 2020 -- Akron, Ohio-based, hand-crafted effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices has announced another opportunity to Immerse yourself in the full spectrum overdriven sonic palette as used on Sunn O)))'s Life Metal and Pyroclastalbums.
The compact, pedalboard-friendly version of the Life Pedal distortion is designed and manufactured by EarthQuaker Devices in the dark corridors of Akron, Ohio, and is limited to 2,500 units worldwide. It offers the same circuit as the WILDLY popular version that was released in early 2019, but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch® Technology on the relay-based true bypass footswitches. Analog octave blending is another feature of this saturation monster.
In the writing sessions for Life Metal, Stephen & Greg worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high-powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of Steve Albini’s (the recording engineer for the album) exacting capture skills.
The results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of color, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract color (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.
The Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.
An octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 & FY6 units leads the circuit into a LM308 chipped and brutal rodent big box distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (op Amp, Asymmetric & Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.
Chasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed. Vintage valve amplifiers recommended. This is your opportunity to transcend.
More on Life Pedal:
Life Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster combined in one compact package. The “Amplitude” side is faithfully modeled after the classic “White Face” distortion unit, right down to the LM308 IC and tantalum caps. The only modifications made to the original circuit are in the clipping section. The traditional circuit uses a single pair of silicon diodes for a tight, compressed crunch. The Life Pedal introduces two additional clipping options to better adapt to different rigs. The first position is no diodes to allow for full, grinding Op Amp assault at maximum volume. The second position utilizes two silicon diodes and one LED in an asymmetrical clipping configuration. This delivers a slightly compressed and smooth crunch, similar to a valve amplifier. The last position is the stock double silicon diode configuration which provides that classic tone you know and love.
The Octave in Life Pedal is an all-discrete, analog full-wave rectifier circuit built around a pair of Russian Germanium diodes. Located at the input of the circuit, the Octave control slowly blends in the octave effects as you turn it clockwise. This feature can also be used via expression control allowing for wild, hands-free octave swells mid-riff. Because this is an analog octave effect, it is monophonic and works best playing single notes above the twelfth fret while using the neck pickup. Playing chords with the analog octave will sound clanging and chaotic. Using the bridge pickup and playing below the twelfth fret will produce a very subtle octave effect. Going full Octave transforms Life Pedal from a simple distortion device into a swelling, raging fuzz similar to the classic Super Fuzz!
The “Magnitude” section of Life Pedal is a simple all-discrete MOSFET booster designed to blast your preamp tubes and drive them wild. It is a 100% clean, no-nonsense, high impedance booster that adds very little color to your tone. It does not add distortion on its own but has plenty of output to push your amp into saturation.
The signal path goes Octave>Distortion>Boost. The octave distortion and booster can be used independently with their own respective footswitches. The Petrine Cross is the octave distortion and the Christian Cross is the booster.
More on the controls:
Octave: This blends in the analog octave as your turn it clockwise.
Distortion: Turn clockwise for more distortion, counterclockwise for less. This provides about +60dB of gain.
Filter: This is a low pass filter with a frequency response from around 500Hz to 30kHz. Turn counterclockwise for more high end, clockwise for less.
Amplitude: Output volume for the octave distortion side. Clockwise for more hearing loss, counterclockwise for a healthy life in old age.
• OpAmp- No diodes to allow for full, grinding Op Amp assault at maximum volume.
• Asymm- Utilizes two silicon diodes and one LED in an asymmetrical clipping configuration. This delivers a slightly compressed and smooth crunch, similar to a valve amplifier.
• Symm- This is the stock double silicon diode configuration which provides that classic tone you know and love.
Magnitude: This is the output volume for the booster. Clockwise to blow up your amp, counterclockwise if you are a baby. Unity is somewhere right around noon on the dial.
Amplitude Footswitch: Octave Distortion Activator
Magnitude Footswitch: Boost Activator
Octave EXP: Connect any expression pedal to this input to control the analog octave blend. Before inserting the expression pedal, make sure the pedal is powered off.
This device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. DO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!
Current Draw: 15 mA
Octave Distortion: Input impedance: 1 MOhm / Output impedance: <1 KOhm
Booster: Input Impedance: 500 KOhm / Output Impedance: <1 KOhm
This device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching-style switching.
• For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.
• For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch, the effect will be bypassed.
Since the switching is relay-based, it requires power to pass signal.
This device has a limited lifetime warranty. If it breaks, EarthQuaker Devices will fix it. Should you encounter any issues, please email email@example.com.
About EarthQuaker Devices:
Top-six in the U.S. and one of the top-10 in the world, create products that are available in over 865 retail locations in approximately 50 countries. Its key retailers include Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater and Thomann. EarthQuaker Devices has sold over 250,000 units.
The company's current workforce reaches over 50 individuals, and has been praised for its commitment to inclusion, diversity and cooperation with other pedal manufacturers by Best Guitar Effects.
McDSP will be heading to NAMM 2020, held January 16-19, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Visit booth number 14905, located in the North Hall to check out the all new Moo X Mixer!
The Moo X Mixer plug-in is the world’s first fully automated hybrid mixing console under total software control. Session recall is instant, and all mixer controls can be automated or saved as a preset. Features include equalization, analog compression and saturation, and a master section with auxiliary input and stereo analog compression and saturation.
The Moo X Mixer is available only with the purchase of an APB-16 Analog Processing Box.
The McDSP Analog Processing Box (APB) combines the flexibility of software with the fidelity of premium analog processing. Each channel can be controlled by an APB plug-in giving true digital workflow with genuine analog performance. Processing options include not only the Moo-X Mixer, but several other unique plug-ins.
The Moo-X Mixer plug-in showcases the programmability of the APB-16 hardware and how it can be integrated into a hybrid mixing solution providing optimal workflow.
Come by our booth for a hands-on demo of the Moo X Mixer as well as top plug-ins like the 6060 Ultimate Module Collection, the NR800 Noise Reduction Processor, the EC-300 Echo Collection, and the Emmy Award winning SA-2 Dialog Processor. The Moo X Mixer will ship Q1 of 2020.
Live Colin’s Corner shows will be running throughout the show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Guest engineers include Tony Maserati, Bob Horn, Neal Avron, David Bottrill, Ryan McCambridge, David Kim, Tom Marks, Richard Furch, Warren Huart, and ROCASound. Check our website for a complete list of Colin’s Corner guests, dates and times. Free product raffles and a coveted McDSP t-shirt will be given away at all live shows.
More information is available at www.mcdsp.com.
AUDAC is happy to announce the start of a new partnership with S.E.A. Vertrieb & Consulting GmbH as the new exclusive distributor of their innovative audio solutions in Germany. S.E.A. has been a successful solution provider for professional audio technology for more than 20 years. The family-owned company enjoys an excellent reputation in the AV industry and focusses on the exclusive distribution of professional audio solutions for recording studios, live sound and commercial audio. S.E.A.’s priority is always to provide value for both channel partners and customers – offering competent and customer-centric services for maximum added value. From now on the company will manage the sales, distribution and service of the complete AUDAC product line in Germany from their offices in Emsbüren.
S.E.A.’s CEO Alexander Kirchfeld looks towards this partnership with great enthusiasm: “We have experienced the quality of AUDAC’s products as well as the passion of its employees ourselves and believe they will enhance the everyday lives of our customers. The new partnership between our companies allows us to fulfil the needs of our customers even better by providing them with a wide range of innovative audio solutions.”
Mark Asselberghs, AUDAC’s international sales director, shares Kirchfeld’s enthusiasm: “We are constantly looking for new like-minded companies that share our passion for innovative audio solutions to broaden our network. S.E.A. perfectly fits that description. We believe that they are an outstanding company that values giving their partners the best experience possible, so we are excited to enter this promising partnership.”
Neu-Anspach, Germany – January 8, 2019 – During the Winter NAMM Show (January 16–19, 2020) in Anaheim, California, the Adam Hall Group, a global manufacturer and supplier of event technology solutions, will be presenting various innovations in the fields of audio, lighting and stage at its booth in Hall A (#11613). Having continued to expand its reach and product availability in the USA and Canada with the establishment of the Adam Hall North America, Inc. in 2019, the Adam Hall Group with its comprehensive presence at the NAMM Show 2020 makes another statement for the core market USA. In addition to showcasing new product innovations from Cameo®, Palmer® and Gravity®, its LD Systems® line will present its new brand identity to the public at the show.
LD Systems: The New MAUI Flagship
Up to now, only the stars on big stages benefited from the sonic advantages of a cardioid speaker configuration. With the new MAUI® 44 G2 active column PA system, solo musicians, small combos, DJs and entertainers can now enjoy their high SPL without worrying about low/mid frequency dispersion as well as getting acoustically lost in drowning basses on stage. Featuring 1,500 W RMS and 130 dB Max. SPL the powerful yet compact MAUI 44 G2 relies on the sound advantages of a cardioid column system and enables even more controlled dispersion in the low-mid frequencies. In combination with a second subwoofer, the low-end can also be operated in a cardioid configuration, providing focused public address and an acoustically clean stage.
The subwoofer module houses a 15" neodymium woofer. The vertical array system consists of a total of 12 3.5" neodymium speakers along with four HF drivers coupled to a BEM-optimized wave guide for a homogeneous dispersion pattern. Thanks to its DynX® DSP technology the MAUI 44 G2 delivers a distortion-free sound at even maximum volumes. The use of aptX™ and AAC coding ensures high-definition full bandwidth audio over Bluetooth®, and the integration of TrueWireless Stereo™ technology enables wireless stereo sound from two MAUI 44 G2.
LD Systems: Feel the Bass, Even Without a Subwoofer
If you are on the road without a dedicated road crew, you need a true all-round PA system: flexible in use, full-range in sound. The new ICOA® series active coaxial PA speakers excels equally in full-range, satellite and monitor applications – thanks to its coaxial design with rotating, BEM-optimised CD horn as well as the DynX DSP presets. This is not least due to the excellent bass reproduction of the horn-loaded woofers, making the active ICOA loudspeakers not only an ideal choice for musicians, bands and entertainers, but also for mobile DJs not having a dedicated subwoofer at hand. In addition, each ICOA model can be used both vertically as a satellite and horizontally as a stage monitor. The BT versions enable wireless Bluetooth® streaming to play entire songs or backing parts from a smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, the active speakers of the new ICOA series can be carried safely and efficiently via the four aluminum handles with ergonomic, rubber surface.
The ICOA series active coaxial PA speakers comprise a 12'' and a 15'' version and are available with extensive, optionally available accessory for installation and transport.
Palmer: Professional Charging
Keep your microphones, in-ear monitors, effect pedals and other battery-powered devices operational at all times with the professional 19" Palmer BC 400 AA battery charger. It is controlled by a micro-controller and charges up to 16 AA or AAA batteries at the same time, including a combination of each. Charging stations for two 9 V blocks are available as accessories and can be combined as needed with the AA/AAA charging stations. The Palmer® 19" quick charger monitors the charging status of each individual battery, identifies defective batteries, and protects against overcharging and short-circuiting. The built-in multi-voltage power supply facilitates worldwide use.
Palmer: For the Official Mix
Everything sounded perfect in the studio - when streaming onto a Smart Speaker, decisive elements suddenly lacked in the mix. With its correlation meter, the Monicon® XL provides a unique selling point in its price class that prevents such annoying mixing errors. As the flagship of the Palmer® Monicon series the intuitive monitor controller is the tool of choice for perfect mixing in both home studio and modern studio environments. The correlation meter displays the phase difference between the left and right channel of a stereo signal, thus revealing mono compatibility errors in a mix. Furthermore the completely analog audio circuit guarantees zero latency when monitoring.
The clearly structured user interface is enhanced by the innovative console design. Thanks to its streamline and uncluttered division over two levels, the central control and display elements are inclined towards the user to facilitate more flexible positioning on tables and foster comfortable working. Unveiled as a prototype at Winter NAMM in 2019, the Monicon XL is now available.
Palmer: Active Studio Monitors
Palmer® also shows the STUDIMON 5, an active 5-inch studio monitor in a highly compact bass reflex design. Like the other new releases, STUDIMON 5 characterizes the new Palmer® brand language and, thanks to their elegant wooden side panels, the studio monitors can not only be used in the studio, but also flexibly integrated into other professional audio environments. On the rear, the studio monitors feature a bass reflex port, jack and XLR inputs as well as a volume control.
Gravity: Tours Are Yours
It's the small details that professional customers and demanding musicians value most when it comes to their daily equipment. With maximum stability and well-thought-out functionality the Touring Series stands from Gravity are built to last and feature innovative details that set the stands apart from comparable models on the market. These include the unloseable metal knobs and the efficient securing of the boom with just half a turn. All detail solutions are based on the multitude of hands-on-experience and feedback from professionals from the rental and touring sector – from stage-hands to warehousemen to the technical director of large productions.
The Gravity Touring Series comprises the TMS 4321 B microphone stand with standard boom, the TMS 4322 B microphone stand with telescope boom and the TSP 5212 LB steel speaker stand with Auto Lockpin.
Gravity: Have a SEAT
Long rehearsals and recording sessions can literally be a pain in the ass. The FD SEAT 1 music chair from the new Gravity SEAT Series ensures a comfort boost. Designed for universal use in the studio, on stage, in the rehearsal room or at home while practicing, the round seat convinces drummers, piano players, guitarists, violinists or brass players with its typical features Gravity is known for: an unmistakable and appealing design and material mix that sets it apart from the crowd and ensures that the seat is breathable at the decisive points, which significantly increases sitting comfort. Other highlights include the ingenious height adjustment that allows both large and fine adjustment of the seating position, as well as the particularly stable, double-braced full metal leg construction.
January 7, 2020 (Port Jefferson Station, NY) – The Supro Conquistador is a retro-future fantasy instrument, designed in conjunction with Nashville-based guitarist Ford Thurston. The concept for this guitar originated with the idea of taking a traditional Supro double-cut body shape, and proportionally increasing the body dimensions to match Ted McCarty’s groundbreaking semi-hollow 335 design.
The Conquistador’s mahogany body features a single, stylized “f-hole” on the upper bout and a gentle bevel along the outer edge for player comfort. A three-piece bound mahogany neck with 24.75” scale, 12” radius and smooth satin finish is topped off with an elegant black “stinger”—located on the back of an enlarged headstock with 3-per-side Kluson-style tuners. The Conquistador is also equipped with a genuine Bigsby B7 vibrato system and nylon-saddle bridge.
The custom electronics package found on the Conquistador combines a mini-humbucker-sized Gold Foil pickup in the neck—for woody single-coil tones—with an Alnico 3 PAF-style humbucker for vintage clarity, sparkle and bite in the bridge position. A 3-way blade switch is joined by individual volume controls for each pickup and a master tone control, all topped with Hofner-style creme/gold “teacup” knobs. The Conquistador features a “50’s wiring” scheme that preserves top-end sparkle when rolling the pickup volumes down, greatly enhancing the range of usable sounds in comparison to typical production guitars.
The Supro Clermont model draws from the same well of golden-era, semi-hollow inspiration, featuring all-Maple, flat-top construction with 3-ply body binding and a lovely Aqua Burst finish. National-style “bowtie” fretboard inlays and white binding finish off the 3-piece black satin maple neck. The Clermont offers a wide-range of crystal clear single-coil sounds from a calibrated pair of mini-humbucker-sized Gold Foil pickups on a 3-way toggle switch.
The elegant lines, thoughtful hardware appointments and custom electronics of the Supro Conquistador and Clermont guitars come together to create a world-class pair of semi-hollow instruments. These guitars handle a wide variety of musical situations from indie rock to surf instrumentals, Western swing, jazz, blues, country and everything in between. While clearly possessing a unique set of tonal and visual aesthetics, the stylish body contours enable these Supro instruments to fit perfectly into a 335-style hardshell case.
Maple semi-hollow body with center block
3-piece Maple neck with black satin finish
24.75″-scale-length set neck
Pau Ferro fretboard
National-inspired “bowtie inlays”
Bigsby B7 vibrato
Mini-humbucker-sized Gold Foil pickups
2x volume control / 1x tone control
50’s wiring stays bright when volume is rolled off
"Hofner Tea Cup"-style knobs
Aqua-burst finish with matching back and side
Mahogany Semi-Hollow body with center block
3-piece Mahogany Neck with Natural Satin Finish
24.75″ Scale Length set neck
Pau Ferro Fretboard
Bigsby B7 Vibrato
Alnico 3 PAF Bridge Humbucker with brushed Nickel Cover
Mini-humbucker Gold Foil Neck Pickup
2x Volume control / 1x Tone control
50’s Wiring stays bright when volume is rolled off
"Hofner Tea-cup" style knobs
Trans British Racing Green finish with natural Mahogany back and sides
The Supro Conquistador and Clermont guitars are now shipping to dealers worldwide with a MAP price of $999.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December 2019... PreSonus®’ new StudioLive® ARc series combines a multi-channel 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible, USB 2.0 audio interface with an analog mixer front-end, to create a hybrid design that simplifies recording and mixing using a single intuitive console. Featuring newly designed high-headroom analog circuits, along with the company’s high-gain XMAX Class A mic preamps, StudioLive ARc audio interface mixers fulfill the needs of both modern musicians and content creators.
Three models are available: The StudioLive AR8c offers 4 mic preamps and 6 balanced line inputs for 8x4 recording/playback, while the StudioLive AR12c sports 8 mic preamps and 12 balanced line inputs for 14x4 recording/playback, and the StudioLive AR16c delivers 12 mic preamps and 16 balanced line inputs for 18x4 recording/playback. All models support recording every channel plus the main mix over USB and feature a musical, 3-band analog EQ on every channel; mic/line boost for low-level vintage synths, broadcast microphones, and consumer electronics; and Bluetooth® 5.0 connectivity. The onboard stereo SD recorder is great for recording a rehearsal or a mobile podcast interview or quickly capturing songwriting ideas. An all-new digital effects processor with 16 presets supplies rich reverbs, lush delays, and fat chorusing and includes a dedicated send and return, as well as a bypass footswitch jack (footswitch optional).
All StudioLive ARc series mixers have PreSonus’ unique Super Channel, which can handle four stereo analog and digital sources at once. The Super Channel combines wireless stereo Bluetooth 5.0 input, stereo input from the onboard SD recorder or from a USB-connected Mac or Windows PC, and RCA and 1/8-inch stereo inputs—great for use with turntables and high-tech devices.
The new mixers come with a powerful recording software suite for Mac® and Windows®. Make multitrack recordings for your podcast or band with one click using Capture® live recording software. Create complete studio productions and design effects and bumpers with Studio One® Artist recording and production software, augmented with the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, a collection of useful plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats by the top names in virtual instruments and effects.
With their powerful and flexible recording and mixing capabilities, combined with classic analog sound and familiarity, PreSonus StudioLive ARc series hybrid mixers fulfill the diverse needs of today’s musicians and content creators.
All three models are available now at PreSonus dealers at U.S. street prices of: StudioLive AR8c $499.95, StudioLive AR12c $599.95, and StudioLive AR16c $699.95.
For more information, visit www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-AR-Hybrid-Mixers.
SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: trailblazing pro audio manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce availability of COMP-4K-STRIP, COMP-4K-BUS, Marble White AutoWah, MES-432C, MG4, and Adaptive Vibrato — six new Synergy Core effects for use with its Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core, cutting-edge audio interfaces that work with Synergy Core effects (using ARM-based DSP to free up any DAW-hosting computer’s CPU to improve system stability and reduce buffer size to record and monitor with sub-millisecond latency by bringing a wider range of creative effects to an efficient, low-latency proprietary platform while FPGA chips handle all audio mixing, dynamics processing, equalisation, and reverbs, with effects modelled from legendary studio gear) — as of December 23…
Although it almost goes without saying that musical tastes vary considerably, chances are that a so-called ‘4K’ series large-format mixing console left its musical mark on almost anyone’s favourite records. Indeed, it is still in use in many major studios to this day, despite being superseded by more modern technology — albeit, arguably, never bettered. But the ‘4K’ was certainly the console of choice for Eighties rock and synth-pop alike, and remains revered as one of the best-loved large-format mixing consoles ever made. Fast-forward to today, then, and bringing COMP-4K-STRIP to its Synergy Core cutting-edge effects platform really ranks as one of the proudest moments in Antelope Audio’s high-standing history — enthusiastic as it has always been about great analogue sound. And rightly so since, in this case, an actual channel strip was carefully removed from a well-preserved ‘4K’ series large-format mixing console before being painstakingly analysed and its digital recreation rigorously tested to take pole position amongst the most faithful ‘4K’ reproductions out there. Today, users of Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces are able to enjoy the classic punch, glue, drive, and saturation of that iconic large-format mixing console with next-to-no latency and zero CPU load, thanks to the DSP+FPGA Synergy Core processing platform built into their audio interface. Initiate instances of COMP-4K-STRIP all across a session to record, monitor, mix, and master through the sought-after sound of that time-tested circuitry. COMP-4K-STRIP looks as great as it sounds, and is easy to use, courtesy of the following features and self-explanatory controls: ON/StandBy; COMPRESSOR (THRESHOLD, RATIO, RELEASE, and FAST ATK); EXPANDER (THRESHOLD, RANGE, RELEASE, EXP/GATE, and FAST ATK); FILTERS (Low-pass Hz, Hi-pass kHz, routable pre- and post-dynamics processing with switches); and GAIN (for final volume adjustment).
Arriving through the same family background, COMP-4K-BUS realistically recreates the famous ‘mix glue’ bus compressor that rose to prominence in the Eighties, residing on the master bus of a fondly-remembered series of vintage British consoles. Creatively, it was designed to bring together instruments and performances from multiple channels into a larger-than-life cohesive whole, while decades later nothing sounds quite like it — until Antelope Audio’s COMP-4K-BUS, that is! It is the gold standard of mix bus compressors, brought back to life on the Synergy Core platform. Put COMP-4K-BUS on any DAW’s master fader to start mixing right into it, or apply after everything else when the mix is ‘said and done’ to transform it into a balanced, homogenous production with no need to worry about latency or CPU load, thanks to the beautiful combination of DSP+FPGA forming the Synergy Core processing platform! Onscreen features include a vintage-style VU meter alongside THRESHOLD; ATTACK mS (milliseconds); RATIO; MAKE UP; RELEASE S (seconds); SC FILTER Hz (Hi-pass sidechain filter); wet/dry MIX (for parallel compression); and RATE S (seconds) controls, plus an AUTO FADE mode.
Marble White AutoWah realistically replicates a boutique auto-wah pedal from Finland whose circuit is originally based on a rack-mount wah, and refined further to sound like a real wah pedal. Put it this way: musically, Marble White AutoWah is in a league of its own, with fast tracking, amazing accuracy, and responsive controls, which works equally well on guitar and bass. Better still, its bespoke DECAY control allows adjustment of the filter frequency fall speed, so Marble White AutoWah can drench every note in wah or be better behaved, so-to-speak — as expected from a more traditional autowah pedal. Powered by Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Synergy Core platform, Marble White AutoWah works in real time with no perceivable latency. Feel free to calibrate it with Shred Guitar Amps & Cabs to obtain a formidable guitar and effects rig inside the Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, or Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interface that works without any associated CPU load. Little in the way of controls — SENSITIVITY, BIAS, RESONANCE, and DECAY — can deliver a lot of variation in the resultant auto-wah effect.
Effectively recreating Sontec’s mastering equaliser, MES-432C reclothes an absolute standard. Since its introduction in the late-Sixties, subsequently refined in the early- Seventies, it has remained the go-to mastering equaliser for fortunate old-school pros. Put it this way: with the inventor of parametric equalisation itself serving as its co- creator, the resultant design is, in all likelihood, destined — in its many reincarnations — to last forever. First listening can be deceptive, due to the EQ’s subtle-sounding nature lacking in any obvious mojo, maybe, but dig deeper into its controls and any audio benefits from particular and pleasant character enhancement. Everything seemingly sounds better — even poorly-executed equalisation choices! Antelope Audio’s MES-432C emulates exactly what that top-end mastering EQ does best, by squeezing extra drops of sweetness out of an already excellent-sounding mix that needs little in the way of additional polish. Indeed, it will serve just as well when put to work on a mix bus or onto individual tracks in need of frequency boosts or cuts here and there. Apply as many instances as needed without worrying about latency and CPU load. Let Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core audio interfaces handle it all, leaving more computer power for favourite instruments and effects. MES-432C likewise looks as great as it sounds, and is easy to use, including the following features: SHELVING EQ (LO/HI); LO, MID, and HI SHAPE dB/Oct (Q) controls; LO, MID, and HI FREQ (frequency) controls totalling 72 bands; LO, MID, and HI LEVEL dB (boost/cut) controls; and final volume adjustment.
Meanwhile, MG4 faithfully recreates the superlative sound of a legendary 500 Series EQ module from a highly-regarded Swedish brand that has made its presence felt sonically on hundreds of top charting records from the likes of Madonna, Snoop Dogg, and many more well-known faces of popular music. MG4 also features its innovative SKY BAND, able to add the kind of expensive-sounding gloss and sheen typically heard on singles benefitting from high-flying production teams and expensive equipment. This six-band EQ is also notable for its highly-linear phase operation — far from easily achievable in the analogue domain, duly endowing MG4 with an ability to preserve any audio being fed through it without suffering from any phase-shifting artefacts. As such, purity and clarity combine to be the name of the game when it comes to this EQ — perfectly powered by Antelope Audio’s latency- and CPU-free Synergy Core effects processing. The following features mirror those developed by that highly-regarded Swedish brand: IN/OUT (bypass button); SUB frequency (boost/cut control); 40 Hz (boost/cut control); 160 Hz (boost/cut control); 650 Hz (boost/cut control); 2.5 kHz (boost/cut control); SKY GAIN (control); and SKY BAND frequency (select control).
Closing out Antelope Audio’s additional six Synergy Core effects for its critically-acclaimed audio interface namesakes is its take on what a great vibrato should sound and look like — Adaptive Vibrato. Indeed, its development derived from closely examining some tried-and-tested circuits before incorporating those impressions into a virtual unit delivering a veritable vibrato toy box — complete with LATCH and TRIGGER MODE; RATE and DEPTH controls; five-way WAVE modulation; DELAY and RISE controls; THRESHOLD and ENDFREQ controls; plus control over the DRY/WET MIX. Antelope Audio’s appropriately-named Adaptive Vibrato is a notable new Synergy Core effect to be reckoned with!
COMP-4K-STRIP is available for Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces, priced at $125.00 USD/€125.00 EUR directly from here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/comp-4k-strip/
COMP-4K-BUS is available for Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces, priced at $145.00 USD/€145.00 EUR directly from here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/comp-4k-bus/
Marble White AutoWah is available for Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces, priced at $55.00 USD/€55.00 EUR directly from here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/marble-white-autowah/
MES-432C is available for Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces, priced at $145.00 USD/€145.00 EUR directly from here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/mes-432c/
MG4 is available for Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces, priced at $125.00 USD/€125.00 EUR directly from here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/mg4/
Adaptive Vibrato is available for Antelope Audio’s acclaimed Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Discrete 8 Synergy Core, and Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interfaces, priced at $55.00 USD/€55.00 EUR directly from here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/adaptive-vibrato/Read more here
MÜNCHEN, GERMANY: cutting-edge sound specialist Radikal Technologies is proud to announce availability of the latest (Version 1.6e) firmware update for its illustrious DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer — serving up nine essential synthesis ‘modules’ melded together to form a potent yet straightforward starting point to the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system — that builds upon its impressive feature set with several significant additions, free for existing owners…
Its introduction earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim saw Radikal Technologies’ DELTA CEP A living up to the PARAPHONIC-MODULAR wording boldly blazoned across its feature-packed front panel. Pushing its cutting-edge sound-specialising creator’s product lineup to the forefront of the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system, the deftly-designed DELTA CEP A can function as a standalone synthesizer or — when removed from the chassis — a 68HP-occupying Eurorack module forming the centre of a powerful modular voice. Whichever way it is brought into play — purchasable as a desktop paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer or Eurorack paraphonic semi- modular synthesizer module, the DELTA CEP A is the perfect starting point for any modular user.
Today, the DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer represents an even more potent force in the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system, thanks to extensive firmware updates, culminating in Version 1.6e, that build upon its impressive feature set with several significant additions, as follows.
Firstly, Radikal Technologies has helpfully seen fit to expand the DELTA CEP A’s already powerful FX section above and beyond the giveaway (FX: 1. TAPE 2. DELAY 3. CHORUS 4. PHASER 5. FLANGER) wording highlighted on that feature-packed front panel to additionally include a stereo reverb algorithm. As such, it is now perfectly possible to add stereo reverb to those tape, delay, or chorus effects, for instance. It is also perfectly possible to morph those new reverb parameters as well with the INTERPOLATOR section — certainly separates the DELTA CEP A from the Eurorack pack! Put it this way: with this sound-stimulating section, users are afforded an ability to store so-called ‘snapshots’ of sound creations into the DELTA CEP A’s internal memory; moreover, users can consequently play those snapshots sequentially, creating cool sonic sequences. Saying that, they can cleverly create smooth transitions from one snapshot to another, allowing for some stunning sound morphing effects!
Excitingly, the LFO 1 section can now be assigned to different modulation targets without having to use any patch cables; creatively, this allows for assigning the LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) modulation to multiple targets simultaneously with independent modulation depths for all targets. That said, the ADSR section’s envelope generator can also now be assigned to different modulation targets without having to use any patch cables; creatively, multiple targets can be simultaneously controlled with independent modulation depths. Deeper still, the INTERPOLATOR section’s already powerful morphing function also benefits from those new routing capabilities since internal routings can be morphed! Musically- and sonically-speaking, users can now explore a whole new dimension of dynamic soundscapes.
So, having installed its latest firmware updates, how do discerning DELTA CEP A users access those welcomed additional parameters? Pressing the SHIFT button locks the SHIFT function to more easily enable additional parameters; its associated LED (Light Emitting Diode) flashes until the SHIFT function is unlocked again (by pressing the SHIFT button again).
Additionally, the MOD input in the MIXER section now controls the volume and saturation of the SWARM OSC signal; speaking of inputs, the SYNC input in the LFO 1 section now performs perfectly and allows for synchronising the LFO to another LFO or the GATE signals. (Holding the SHIFT button allows access to the note values of the LFO with the SPEED knob.)
Needless to say, the DELTA CEP A now reacts to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) program changes, but be careful; if it receives a program change while the user is editing a sound, any changes to the sound will be lost.
Last, but by no means least, thanks to the latest (Version 1.6e) firmware update, it is now possible to share presets directly between two DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizers. So what else can Radikal Technologies say? Not much — other than concluding that its illustrious DELTA CEP A has taken several significant steps further forward, courtesy of a rigorous regime of firmware updates. Ultimately, then, the DELTA CEP A ships with the latest firmware, which existing users of course can access and install for free.
The DELTA CEP A is available for purchase — priced at an RRP of €899.00 EUR/$999.00 USD (Eurorack) and €1,198.00 EUR/$1,298.00 USD (desktop) — through Radikal Technologies’ growing global network of authorised dealers.
For more in-depth information and access to the latest firmware updates, please visit the dedicated DELTA CEP A webpage here: https://www.radikaltechnologies.com/delta-cep-a-2/ (Existing DELTA CEP A owners can download the latest firmware updates for free.)
Watch Radikal Technologies Product Designer Jörg Schaaf’s sonically-stimulating DELTA CEP A video playlist here:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December 2019... PreSonus® has released several new State Space Modeled plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats, including the Ampire State Space Modeling amplifier and effects suite. The company has made its Channel Strip plug-in collection and Fat Channel XT plug-in available in VST, AU, and AAX format, released a free VU Meter plug-in, and lowered prices on its Fat Channel Collection plug-ins. These are the first State Space Models ever released in VST, AU, and AAX format; previously, PreSonus has only used this meticulous modeling technology to develop Studio One® Native Effects plug-ins.
The newly updated Ampire plug-in features all-new State Space models of classic amplifiers and pedal effects. State Space Modeling is a mathematical method of transferring each component of an analog circuit into the digital domain while maintaining the unique sonic characteristics of the original hardware. Ampire offers five new State Space-modeled amplifiers, 13 effects pedals, and 16 impulse response-based cabinet models, plus a user model to load in custom IRs.
The new amp models include the MCM800 1980s-vintage British high-gain amp; VC30 1970s-vintage British amp with signature tremolo/vibrato; Blackface Twin, a 1965 American amp known for its clean sound and spring reverb; Dual Amplifier, a heavy metal standard for high-gain sounds; and Amp STV, a model of the legendary late 1960s bass beast. In addition, Ampire introduces an updated pedalboard featuring State Space Modeling re-creations of several classic pedals, a precision tuner that is switchable between Standard and Strobe modes, and a choice of user interface options. A separate Pedalboard plug-in with just the pedalboard and 13 stompbox effects models is included with Ampire.
Ampire is available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats for a U.S. price of $59.95 from the PreSonus Shop. Studio One Prime and Artist users can upgrade their Ampire experience with this Add-on. Studio One 4 Professional users will receive a complimentary license for Ampire in VST3/AU/AAX formats.
PreSonus has also made its Fat Channel XT plug-in and Channel Strip Collection available for the first time in VST3, AU, and AAX formats. Additional Fat Channel XT compressor and EQ models are available as Add-ons for Fat Channel XT. Fat Channel XT and Channel Strip Collection are available for a U.S. street price of $59.95 each. Please visit the PreSonus Shop for Fat Channel XT and other Add-on bundle options and pricing. Studio One 4 Professional users will receive a complimentary license for Fat Channel XT in VST3/AU/AAX formats.
To top it off, PreSonus is offering a free VU Meter VST3, AU, and AAX plug-in with a built-in correlation meter and variable sensitivity. Finally, the company released its free PreSonus Hub universal plug-in manager application for macOS and Windows.
For more information, please visit the PreSonus Shop at https://shop.presonus.com.
Get ready to add a whole new level of color and depth to your music. Pigments is a hugely versatile software synth that combines virtual analog, wavetable, sampling, and granular synthesis all in one instrument.
It makes advanced modulations seem like child’s play, so you can bring your sounds to life with animations, sequences, macros, and bring it all together with incredible effects. Pigments hits the perfect balance of sounding incredible and having hugely powerful features, while at the same time being intuitive and easy to use.
VIDEO: Pigments 2 | Polychrome Software Synthesizer
Free Trial available until December 31st, 2019
Arturia have launched Pigments version 2, a free update for existing users, and a special intro price to celebrate the update.
Just one year on from releasing Pigments, a powerful twin engine, modulatable software synth, Arturia have given the instrument a major update. Pigments version 2 introduces impressive new features such as sample playback, granular synthesis, a revamped sequencer, a new filter, delay effect, and new presets to show off all these new abilities.
Pigments version 2 is available as a free update to all Pigments owners. To update, they simply need to run the update in the Arturia Software Center.
Exclusive deals will be available for existing Arturia customers and V Collection owners.
"To say we’re proud is an understatement," says Sam Limier, a key player in the Arturia team responsible for bringing Pigments to life. "What started as a dream is now a reality, and we couldn't be more excited to let new and old customers alike experience Pigments like never before. The first version was audacious, but Pigments 2 brings the reality much closer to our original ambition. I look forward to hearing how musicians integrate all this granular synth and sample-shaping power with the crazy modulation stuff Pigments is capable of."
What’s new in version 2?
New Sample Engine
Explore hundreds of samples, import your own, load them into one of 6 different slots with 6 playback modes. Loop, edit, and bring them to life with Pigments’ modulation abilities.
New Granular Mode
Add another level to your sound design by transforming samples into granular synth patches at the touch of a button, adjust density, envelope, size, and exciting randomization parameters.
The in-built sequencer now lets you apply randomness in a non-destructive way, letting you always return back to where you started, perfect for live performance and improvisation.
New Filter and Delay
We’ve added the iconic sound of the Buchla Easel low pass gate and a space-age tape echo to Pigments’ sonic arsenal, for some seriously nice warping, contorting analog flavor.
What would an update be without little improvements here and there? New interface, MPE capability, new undo/redo functionality and enhanced modulation bar await you.
To show off the new features, our team of heroic sound designers have created hundreds of breathtaking new sounds for you to explore and use in your tracks.
Special offer here
New leader for Bose Professional Scandinavia, Ronny Nielsen Ronny Nielsen recently joined the Bose Professional team in Scandinavia, taking on the manager position for all three countries. With 20 years of background from the professional sound industry, both in Sennheiser and Scandec Systems, Bose are excited to welcome Ronny onboard in this very expansive and exciting phase of Bose Professional.
“I've always admired Bose from the sidelines and seen how they work. I know the former Scandinavian leader, Bjørn Erik Hexeberg well, who has been a central figure for Bose in Norway, and I feel we have many of the same values and characteristics.
It’s important for me to focus on sustainable solutions and that we can make a difference with our products, expertise and, finally our experienced personnel. What we often see is that sound is used as a central part of the projects and the demand for good quality is increasing.
What I want to do in my new position first and foremost, is to maintain all good things going on and that is already established. We are so privileged to say that we have loyal partners and employees who have worked with Bose for over 25 years! Furthermore, it becomes important to be able to lead the team in Scandinavia through everything to come from investments, resources and new products within the professional audio segment. Bose Professional invests a great deal during the day, and we have a lot of exciting things ahead.”
New Territory Manager for Bose Professional Norway, Marius Stegegjerde-Kristiansen
1:st of September Marius Stegegjerde-Kristiansen joined Bose Professional as a Territory Manager for Norway. He as well has gained over twenty years of experience in the audio industry. First and foremost as a music producer / technician and owner of the studio Sparkle Sound Studios, but also as a concert sound technician. Some of his professional strengths lies in room acoustics as well as effective technical solutions in sound.
“The position as Territory Manager at Bose Professional is perfect for someone who lives and breathes good sound. Bose has several good products that both sound good and are groundbreaking in their field. It is also a constantly changing and growing company. It is very exciting to be able to continue the good work that has already been done, and to be able to develop new concepts and collaborations.”
New Territory Manager for Bose Professional Norway, Ola Storbråten
1:st of November Ola Storbråten joined Bose Professional as a Territory Manager for Norway. Ola has been working with audio and communication systems for the last 21 years
and 17 of those years at Zenitel with proprietary PAGA and intercom systems. He has also worked at Motorola radio systems where we have had several positions during the years. He started as a service engineer, then moved on to Sales Support, and last to more project driven sales.
“I’ve had operational roles in all previous positions, and I’ve gained a lot of technical problem-solving experience and knowledge in all kinds of new and older technical systems. Besides being a dad, I have always been a dedicated hobby sound technician at concerts and theaters around Norway. I’m really excited over this new role at Bose Professional and I can't wait to get started and to dive in to the Bose world.”
I dagarna har svenska BK Audio lanserat ett nytt aktivt högtalarsystem: Liberty One. Ett på många sätt unikt högtalarsystem som är framtaget för att ge användare möjlighet att på ett enkelt sätt bygga ut och anpassa sitt system alltefter behov.
Liberty One löser många situationer där konventionella högtalarsystem har begränsningar.
All information inklusive priser finner man på www.bkaudio.se
Liberty One har tagits fram för att vara ett flexibelt, högpresterande, utbyggbart högtalarsystem för många olika användningsområden, alltifrån entertainers, hotell, skolor, företag med flera.
På www.bkaudio.se finns även användarmanual på såväl svenska som engelska. Där beskrivs alla funktioner, specifikationer och användartips.
BK Audio slutmonteras till viss del, samt programmeras i Sverige. Finns ute i handeln nu. Hör med din musikhandlare eller kontakta BK Audio för mer info.
BK Audio startades 2010 med siktet inställt på att tillverka professionella ljudsystem som skulle ligga i det högre segmentet och vara snäppet bättre än det fabrikat vi hade distribuerat i Sverige under 20 års tid. Det blev en mycket lärorik resa för oss. Fackpress, återförsäljare samt användare var minst sagt exalterade. BK Audio blev på kort tid ett välrenommerat märke och en storsäljare.
Hans-Erik Beck/ VD BK Audio
LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of EPIC STRINGS — a symphonic-sized string section inaugurating its new series of ORIG!NALS, wallet-friendly yet eminently essential cinematic ingredients for any professional or budding professional composer and music-maker, meticulously captured for superlative sampling in the Spitfire way at AIR Studios, hallowed host to an abundance of blockbuster film scoring sessions, simplified and presented in the British music technology company’s free, easy-to-use (AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting) plug-in, perfect for anyone wishing to add a touch of Spitfire magic to their DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) recordings while taking the next step up from the entry-level LABS series of free sample- based virtual instruments — as of December 4…
As a symphonic-sized, 60-strong string section of London’s best players professionally recorded in the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, EPIC STRINGS serves up 11 appetising articulations — Live, incorporating shorts and longs into a single playable patch proffering ease of writing; Short; Short Ostinato; Short (Octave); Pizzicato; Long; Long (Octave); Long (Slow); Long CS; Long CS (Octave); and Long CS (Slow) — alongside three tasty signal settings — Room, a combination of Tree, Ambient, and Outrigger mics; Close, adds definition to the Room signal; and Stretch, a stretched version of the Room, creating an ambient, synth-like texture — to form a 2.44 GB download-sized cinematic instrument plug-in par excellence. Clearly clutter-free and focused, it includes easy-to-use REVERB, RELEASE, and TIGHTNESS controllers, together with simple sliders for level and dynamics adjustment, and a large ‘knob’ for additional control of the three aforesaid controllers. Helpfully, however, EPIC STRINGS can be quickly customised to the personal workflow of any user — ultimately, for instance, including whether Help text is displayed at the bottom of the plug-in’s perfectly formed UI (user interface)!
Inaugurating Spitfire Audio’s new series of ORIG!NALS instant writing tools, then, EPIC STRINGS surely is an instant winner, with wallet-friendly pricing to make sure that taking that next step up from the British music technology company’s established entry-level LABS series of free sample-based virtual instruments is as painless as possible. Put it this way: it is, indeed, an essential cinematic ingredient. Originality, of course, tastes marvellous — musically, more so with ORIG!NALS, opening with EPIC STRINGS!
EPIC STRINGS is available as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) and Windows (7, 8, and 10 — latest Service Pack) that loads directly into any compatible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for an RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of only £29.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$29.00 USD/€29.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/originals
Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application — available from here: http://www.spitfireaudio.com/info/library-manager/ — allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.
For more in-depth information, please visit Spitfire Audio’s ORIG!NALS Frequently Asked Questions webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/info/faq/spitfire-originals/
Watch Spitfire Audio’s engaging EPIC STRINGS user interface explanatory video here
Watch Spitfire Audio’s tasty trailer video for EPIC STRINGS here
Version 2.0 integrates many user-requested features with a revamp of the sequencer, a 4-fold increase in its modulation capabilities, custom LFO creation, a new preset comparison feature, a “system” mode, and many smaller enhancements and bug-fixes.
These new abilities and improved functionality gives MatrixBrute users exciting new creative scope, letting them go deeper into the instrument than ever before, and create sounds that are truly one of a kind.
The update is available for free to all MatrixBrute owners, and can easily be installed using the Arturia MIDI Control Center.
HOW TO UPDATE ?
• Connect MatrixBrute to your computer using USB
• Open the Arturia MIDI Control Center software (download it for free at arturia.com)
• Select MatrixBrute from the dropdown menu
• Select Firmware Revision, and Update
When updating to version 2.0, your MatrixBrute presets will be automatically converted to the 2.0 format. However, there is no way to convert a 2.0 preset to the 1.0 format. While we are sure you'll love the changes version 2.0 brings, we would advise you to backup your presets before updating your MatrixBrute, just in case you ever want to roll back to version1.0.
WHAT'S NEW IN MATRIXBRUTE 2.0 ?
Extended modulation capability
The original MatrixBrute featured 4 modulation options. The latest update gives you 4 pages of 4 modulations, quadrupling its creative scope!
New features for the sequencer
A simple but powerful overhaul of the sequencer lets you easily duplicate and delete sections, rotate the sequence, visualize notes in the step, and more.
Preset compare mode
Ever accidentally written over a great preset? Never again! Make sure your sound is better than the one you’re saving over with the preset compare feature. Preview a slot before you save, and don’t lose patches you love.
Totally independent control
If you prefer to make system changes without having to connect to a computer, the new update introduces a “system” mode, unlocking all parameters that normally could only be accessed through the MCC software.
Create your own LFO
Draw your own waveshapes on the matrix, quantize the steps or smooth them out, to truly customize your sound. You can also sync the LFO with triplets or dotted time divisions.
Enhancements and bug fixes
We’ve listened to MatrixBrute owners, and made things work even better for them. Now real-time recording with legato won’t retrigger envelopes, changing presets doesn’t reset the sync, and many more little improvements.
Read more here
Neu-Anspach, Germany – November 26, 2019 – The winners have been decided: Two Adam Hall Group products have been honored with the internationally renowned German Design Award 2020 – the Cameo ZENIT® B200 and the LD Systems U300® series. While the battery-operated ZENIT B200 LED spotlight impressed in the "Excellent Product Design – Lighting" category, the U300 series' radio systems stood out in the "Excellent Product Design – Entertainment" category.
Once again a German Design Award recipient, the Adam Hall Group, based in Neu-Anspach, Hesse, is further motivated to continue pursuing its path of developing innovative event technology solutions in close cooperation with its customers. Both the UHF system solutions for radio and in-ear monitoring applications from the U300 series by LD Systems and the battery-operated LED outdoor wash light ZENIT B200 by Cameo embody the characteristic design of the respective brands, offering professional users a well-thought-out combination of functionality, user-friendliness, reliability, performance, and high-quality appearance for various day-to-day applications.
The German Design Award honors innovative products and projects (as well as their manufacturers and designers) that represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. It is awarded by the authority for brand and design in Germany: the German Design Council. Established on the initiative of the German government as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in achieving added brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world's leading centers of excellence for communication and brand management in the area of design.
"The entire Adam Hall Group team is extremely proud that, in addition to 2017, 2018, and 2019, they are once again among the winners of the German Design Award in 2020," says Alexander Pietschmann, CEO of the Adam Hall Group. "Both the LD Systems and Cameo brands recently underwent comprehensive rebranding, so we're all the more pleased that our solutions not only impress event technology users but the international product design elite too. Recognition of our efforts by the German Design Award jury encourages us to continue forging new paths in the future and assume a pioneering role as an innovative event technology manufacturer."
The official awards ceremony of the German Design Award 2020 will take place on February 7, 2020, as part of Ambiente 2020 in Frankfurt am Main.
Putten, Netherlands, November 2019... DJ, producer and sound designer Ummet Ozcan has built a hugely successful career, despite the acoustically challenging spaces hehasoften made music in. Now, thanks to the creation of his own private studio by renowned acoustician and studio designer Jan Morel, Ozcanfinally hasthe ideal recording space-with a Genelec smart active monitoring systemat its heart.
Ozcan has been making music since the age of 14, when his instinctive skill with the flute and keyboard were the first signs of an emerging, prodigious talent. His first single, Chica Good, arrived in 2006 but it was 2011’s Reboot, swiftly followed by 2012’s The Box,that solidified his reputation. In the years since, he has produced not only a string of hit singles but also collaborations with peers including Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto, while continuing to push his own creative limits with the development of soft-synths and soundbanks.
However, most of that work was performedin less-than-ideal listening environments. “The first space that I worked in... I’m not sure I could call it a studiosince it was inthe attic ofmy parent’s home,” recalls Ozcan. “I just had two speakers in there –actually just two hi-fi speakers! Then I moved to an apartment and Ihad a room –so Iput some acoustic treatment on the walls, some bass traps, and just two monitors and a sub. I made my music in there for years,but when my friends came to visit I’d tell them to stand in the corner because that’s where they could hear the bass properly! If you took one step to the side then the sound changed completely.
”Ozcan describes his new studio as “everything I’ve dreamed of for the last 15 years –I can’t quite believe that it’s here. This room reflects my energy. It’s an extension of myself and my music. When you close the door, you’re in a different world, it’s amazing.”
The room itself is a blazing celebration of neon, seamlessly shifting between colour schemes to suit the mood of the artist. Sculpted acoustic panels from Artnovion adorn the walls while Morel has even recreated Ozcan’s logo on the ceiling. The Genelec smart active monitoring system which forms the studio’s centrepiece is just as impressive, with two 1234Asinstalled as main monitors,accompanied by a 7382A subwoofer. Adding symmetry, what appears to be a second 7382A is in fact a customised bass trap designed around a Genelec grille. In addition, two of the newly-launched8351B coaxial point source monitors from The Ones range are installed on Ozcan’s desk fornearfield listening. The DJ describes the sound as “mind blowing”.
Towards the conclusion of the project, Morel and Ozcan shared the process of calibrating the Genelec monitoring system for the room. That work began with Genelec’s GLM calibration software,then was fine-tunedby ear. “We went very deep into the process,” says Morel. Yet ultimately, little tuning was actually required. “You don’t have to do much,” explains Ozcan, “with almost no tweaking it sounds fantastic. You feel it in your chest and it gives you goosebumps because you can hear everything. I can hear things I’ve never heard before!”
For Morel, who has now designed private studios for some of the world’s most celebrated DJ producers, this is one of his proudest achievements. “This ranksas one ofthe top three studios that I’ve created,” he declareswithout hesitation. “Certainly for the design, this is number one.”
Artiphon/ NASHVILLE, November 25th, 2019 – Today Artiphon unveils Orba™, a handheld musical instrument available exclusively on Kickstarter. Orba is a $99 portable synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller that lets anyone make music immediately. Its minimalist design resembles a cross between a gaming controller and half an orange, and its feather-touch sensitivity translates gestures from fingers and hands directly into music. Orba introduces a new and fun way to make music anywhere, even if you’ve never played an instrument before.
Easily switch between multiple modes (Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead) and use Orba’s integrated looper to create songs in seconds. Eight touchpads with multi-color LEDs detect a variety of gestures like tapping, sliding, and vibrato, and motion sensors let players wave, tilt, and shake for more effects. Orba can be used as a standalone synth with a built-in speaker and connects wirelessly to mobile devices and computers via Bluetooth MIDI.
The Orba companion app lets users customize their instrument with new sounds, tunings, and patterns. Users can also share the music they create straight to social media and export to other music-making apps. Orba works with iOS, Mac, Windows, and Android, and is compatible with all major recording software including GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, and FL Studio.
See video here: www.artiphon.com/orbaks
The Orba Kickstarter campaign opens to backers starting on November 25 and runs until January 12th, 2020: www.artiphon.com/orbaks