Neu-Anspach – 22 October 2019 – Independent Power Supply Trend: Throughout 2019, several event technology service providers in Baden Württemberg and Hesse have invested in battery-powered Cameo ZENIT B200 wash lights. The professional LED outdoor spotlights are now available in 3-figure quantities from the warehouses of b&b eventtechnik (Filderstadt), 8days a week (Neu-Isenburg), music express veranstaltungstechnik (Stuttgart) and iLUX Veranstaltungstechnik (Waiblingen).
Flexible All-Round Application
The references and specialist areas of the individual service providers are many and varied, and as such, so are the demands placed on the ZENIT B200. Applications range from live concerts and festivals, event locations, industry events to exhibition construction and architectural projects. In this way, the LED outdoor wash lights were used among other items at the Stuttgart Lighting Festival (iLUX), the 2019 National Garden Show in Heilbronn (music express), at the opening of the new premises of a Stuttgart law firm (b&b eventtechnik) and at Palais Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt (8days a week).
In addition to reliable battery-operation and battery management for accurate planning of operating periods, the service providers were looking for a powerful LED flood, which, thanks to wireless control options via W-DMX, can be used for a wide range of applications and also offers flexible mounting.
"We have been using he battery-powered ZENIT models since January 2019", explains Florian Fischer, Managing Director of 8days a week, who have also invested in a large quantity of ZENIT B60 IP65 PAR spotlights in addition to the ZENIT B200. "Since then, both models have proven themselves at a wide range of industry and exhibition events and among other items, have been very popular guests at a variety of Lufthansa events."
The outdoor wash lights also passed their baptism by fire at b&b eventtechnik and iLUX: "The feedback from the lighting designers and technicians was consistently positive. The light output and handling were particularly impressive", confirms Heiko Blattert from iLUX, who has been using the ZENIT flagship W600 for a long time for facades and decorative lighting.
Stefan Mayer, managing director of music express, adds, "For us, the ZENIT B200 is a kind of Swiss army knife that has clearly beaten its competitors in an internal comparison test."
ZENIT B200 LED-Outdoor Wash Light
Featuring battery operation, wireless DMX and IP65 classification, the Zenit B200 is perfect for sophisticated lighting tasks in both indoor and outdoor areas. The highly professional wash light is equipped with 21 powerful 15 W RGBW LEDs with a 50,000-hour lifespan and a luminous flux of 6,600 lm to deliver brilliant and consistent colours. The ZENIT B200 is equipped with Cameo’s innovative SnapMag® technology which enables rapid changes of filter frame and beam angle.
In addition to RDM-control, seven DMX modes and infra-red or spotlight display, the ZENIT B200 also features an integrated 2.4 GHz W-DMX™ transceiver from Wireless Solution Sweden AB. LG Chem’s high-energy lithium-ion rechargeable battery is fully charged and provides reliable operation for up to 24 hours in RGBW mode, while the smart battery management system protects the battery from overcharging and deep-discharging to give it long life.
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Thousand Oaks, CA - October 2019... Simmons, the first name in electronic drum kits, has introduced its new SD1200 Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Kit, a top-tier performance kit for the advanced drummer. The SD1200 comes with the Simmons Signature Sound Library, an expansive 764-sound collection of the world's most coveted drum kits and snares.
The new kit includes a responsive 12-inch, dual-zone snare; two 8-inch and one 10-inch, dual zone toms; and a 6-inch kick drum. The dual zones enable triggering alternate voices.
You also get a 12-inch, two-zone crash cymbal and a 14-inch, triple-zone (bell/bow/edge) ride cymbal with a choke function for dynamic effects. A variable pedal controls the 12-inch dual-zone hi-hat to get smooth semi-open sounds, trashy edge accents, splash, and more. An optional expansion kit adds another dual-zone crash cymbal and floor tom.
All drum pads and the kick drum employ dual-layer, tension-adjustable mesh heads for a customizable, acoustic feel. The snare drum comes with a completely customizable snare stand, and the kick drum's non-slip stand makes it simple to mount your favorite beater pedal. It's all anchored to a new hybrid hex rack with die-cast mounts, preventing drums from slipping when played.
The SD1200 sound module features a large, full-color graphic LCD screen for a detailed look at kits and editing parameters. Dedicated faders, knobs, and buttons simplify kit customization, from changing the mix to extensive sound design. The module includes Bluetooth MIDI for wireless connectivity to a smartphone, tablet, or computer. A USB input enables importing your own .wav files and playback of .wav or mp3 files from a USB drive for performance or practice. The Simmons Advanced App for iOS can be used to customize kits, record new samples, and practice with recorded tracks.
The Simmons Signature Sound Library was recorded with the same world-class audio equipment employed on many classic albums. Simmons' VAR technology offers many dynamic levels, resulting in true-to-life feel and sound. Classic cymbals with stereo samples have a long, natural decay for maximum realism. A wealth of world percussion and vintage electronic drums rounds out the collection.
"If you're an advanced drummer working to master your craft, and you want a versatile, top-tier kit for practice, rehearsal and performing, look no further than the SD1200," asserts Simmons Product Manager Jeff Laity. "As a serious player, you'll appreciate the response of the cymbals and the expressiveness of mesh-head drums. The sound library is exceptional, with many of the most sought-after acoustic drums, world percussion, and vintage Simmons sounds. And the sound modules gives you all the tools you need to customize and design your own sounds. Playing the SD1200 is a delight."
The Simmons SD1200 Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Kit is available now. For more information visit www.simmonsdrums.net or your favorite music retailer.
About Simmons Drums
The first name in electronic drums, Simmons has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 40 years, offering the finest in cutting-edge, feature rich kits. From touch-sensitive pads and selectable velocity curves to the most extensive MIDI and USB implementation, Simmons has always been a leader in the electronic drum experience. To learn more, visit www.simmonsdrums.net or your favorite music retailer.
LONDON, UK: originally released last year to widespread critical acclaim, Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of a free update to SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS — itself featuring first-call London virtuoso single players performing in the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, the acoustic luxury of which was captured on rich- sounding 2-inch tape to join a long line of outstanding sample-based virtual instrument libraries for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform, also adhering to the NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) extended plug-in format for full compatibility with NI hardware, and now including the sound-specialising British music technology company’s SOLO CELLO Total Performance patch alongside its highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) one — as of October 17…
Not only are those highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) and newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patches included in SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS, so effectively available for free to existing owners of this superlative-sounding sample-based virtual instrument library that is designed to stand out and also sit perfectly alongside Spitfire Audio’s other orchestral ranges, they are also available to purchase as separate sample-based virtual instrument libraries — namely, SPITFIRE SOLO CELLO and SPITFIRE SOLO VIOLIN — for the KONTAKT PLAYER platform. Either way, though, they represent the sound-specialising British music technology company’s most detailed and advanced solo violin and solo cello to date, performed by world-renowned virtuoso concert violinist Jack Liebeck and concert cellist Richard Harwood, respectively, in the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios. These Total Performance patches (or separate instruments) include all of the techniques needed to create a realistic solo performance, putting five different types of true legato — fingered legato, bowed legato, and performance legato, plus runs and arpeggios — at anyone’s fingertips. Further features such as spiccato, staccato, tremolo, trills, molto vibrato, progressive vibrato, and non vibrato (as well as pizzicato and Bartok pizzicato for cello) can be combined together to enable musical phrasing without the need for key-switching, all programmed to react to playing speed and touch. Truly easy to play and highly intuitive, these Total Performance patches (or separate instruments) allow anyone to focus on their composition, without the need to ‘stitch’ together performances.
Paul Thomson, Spitfire Audio co-founder and composer — certainly no slouch when it comes to finding his way around a keyboard, had the following to say while walking through SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS’ newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patch, proficiently performing between engaging explanations: “The Dynamics controller takes you from a whisper-quiet pp all the way through to lovely, strong fortissimo. The other controller is the Vibrato control. This does a number of different things; at the very bottom, you get a beautiful pizzicato, and if you hit the keyboard hard, you get that fantastic snap — also called Bartok pizzicato. If you move the slider up a little bit, you’ve got a very dynamically-controllable tremolo; as the controller moves up, you move smoothly through from non vibrato through a gentle vibrato to a molto vibrato; and then as you move the controller towards the top, you can increase the intensity and speed of that vibrato, which gives you a real extra dimension to perform with. I’ve been alternating what I’m doing on the actual legato transitions by playing with a certain velocity on the keyboard. So if I play the second note very softly, then I get a portamento between the notes. Now as I increase the velocity that I’m playing with — how hard I’m hitting the keyboard, I go through a fingered transition, which is just placing the finger onto the neck to change notes, but then also a bowed transition, so it’s an actual bow change. And at the absolute top of the range — when you’re really hitting it hard, you get that kind of characteristic string bouncing sound that you get when the cello is really playing very loud indeed.”
Inspirational, indeed, Paul Thomson tellingly continued: “One of the things you can do with the patch is play very fast, and also play trills, and these generate different transitions again. When you play short notes, you get a genuine nice, crisp spiccato. When you are playing with the trems, and you play short notes, you get a staccato — slightly longer staccato note. You can also play arpeggiated figures.”
Finally, Paul Thomson thoughtfully summed up Spitfire Audio’s Total Performance patch concept, as applied to its inspirational SOLO CELLO addition to SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS, thusly: “The idea is that it takes the minimum of controllers to actually get a kind of really interesting musical performance from this patch. All you really have to do is look at the Dynamics — how loud you’re playing, then the Vibrato slider controls pretty much everything else, and then your fingers on the keyboard, and the velocity that you’re playing with, controls those last things, like the transitions between the notes and also the dynamic of any short notes that you play.”
Putting all that into (performance) practice, then, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS really represents a solid investment as one of Spitfire Audio’s most celebrated sample-based virtual instrument libraries, one which the sound-specialising British music technology company is intent on clearly keeping up to date with while improving upon for the musical benefit of all.
As part of Spitfire Audio’s October Highlight, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS — now including the highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) and newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patches — is available at an attractive 30%-discounted promo price of £244.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$279.00 USD/ €279.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until October 31, 2019 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of £349.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/ $399.00 USD/€399.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here. (Note that existing owners of SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS can upgrade to the latest version for free.)
SPITFIRE SOLO CELLO is also available to purchase as a separate sample-based virtual instrument library for £99.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/ $99.00 USD/€99.00 EUR (inc. VAT) from here.
SPITFIRE SOLO VIOLIN is also available to purchase as a separate sample-based virtual instrument library for £99.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/ $99.00 USD/€99.00 EUR (inc. VAT) from here.
SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS, SPITFIRE SOLO CELLO, and SPITFIRE SOLO VIOLIN all need Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER (5.6.8 or higher) — a free version of the KONTAKT sample playback engine (included in their purchase) — to respectively run as fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instruments for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.
For more in-depth information, including some superb-sounding audio demos from fellow Spitfire Audio co-founders and composers Christian Henson and Paul Thomson, as well as ‘Jack In The Box’ — film score composer Andy Blaney’s breathtaking SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) Total Performance patch-based piece, please visit the dedicated SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS webpage here.
Watch Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS’ newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patch here.
Watch Spitfire Audio’s artful trailer video for SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS here.
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October 16th, 2019 – Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR KONTROL S3, the essential four-channel controller for DJs ready to break into the world of four-deck DJing, add a new dimension to the way they play, and take their sets to bigger venues.
From layering beats, to weaving in acapellas, performing with live vocalists and MCs, or playing back to back, the TRAKTOR KONTROL S3 encourages flexible DJing that expands the boundaries of performance.
The S3 sees a continuation of the club-standard design language introduced to the TRAKTOR hardware line last year, with upsized jog wheels, extended pitch and channel faders, and a clean-cut four-channel mixer section with full EQ, filter, and Mixer FX control.
Jog wheel light rings give dynamic visual feedback at a glance – with deck selection, activation, and track-end warnings.
Each deck is equipped with eight RGB pads for triggering Hotcues and loops, as well as one-shots or looped samples.
The TRAKTOR KONTROL S3 also features a high-grade audio interface, with main and headphone output dynamic range normally only seen on professional in-house club gear, as well as XLR outputs for plug-and-play connectivity with larger sound systems.
The TRAKTOR KONTROL S3 is bundled with the full version of flagship DJ software TRAKTOR PRO 3, and integrates with TRAKTOR DJ 2 for two-deck DJing on iPad or desktop.
Pricing and Availability
TRAKTOR KONTROL S3 will be available online and in stores in November 2019.
Pre-orders are open now via the Native Instruments website.
599 EUR, 649 USD, 69800, 499 GBP, 899 AUD, 799 CAD, 4699 CNY, 679 CHF
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, USA: United Studio Technologies is proud to announce upcoming availability of the UT FET47 — a faithful reproduction of a legendary classic studio workhorse representing the newly-founded pro audio company’s inaugural product as a ‘no-compromise’ microphone aimed at both professional and project-level recording, as well as the broadcast and voiceover market — as of October 16…
Hand-built in the USA, the UT FET47 symbolises several years of R&D, testing, and engineering, offering an unparalleled level of quality and craftsmanship to the end user at an asking price to die for. Featuring a large, custom-wound, ‘striped core’ (multi-alloy) output transformer designed by Cinemag to reproduce the exact harmonic signature of its original German counterpart, the microphone itself incorporates a Heiserman HZ-series ‘K47’ German-style capsule — a joint effort between Heiserman and United Studio Technologies. This unique design features dual-milled backplates that are matched and then physically joined to ensure extremely consistent performance between sides and between capsules. The capsule is made from precision-milled brass and skinned with gold-spluttered, six-micron NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Japanese PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film that meets or exceeds the purity standards of laboratory-grade Mylar(TM). The high-quality microphone body is produced from nickel-plated brass milled from a solid brass billet, complete with a durable swivel-arm for mounting.
Meanwhile, the circuitry involved is fully discrete, using only robust and over-spec’d components, including NOS military-spec polystyrene capacitors and tested, original NOS Fairchild FETs (Field-Effect Transistors). No electrolytic capacitors are used anywhere in the microphone, and an ‘all-dry’ topology ensures a lifetime of consistent use.
United Studio Technologies President Chad Kelly has this to say regarding the development process: “Our formula with this microphone and all of the products yet to come is a very holistic one, bordering on the obsessive. We put care into every single part that goes into it — down to the last thin film resistor or tantalum capacitor, and even the quality of the PCB [Printed Circuit Board] material itself, the positions of components, and the lengths of wires. Nothing is left to chance. We don’t just want to make a microphone that you’ll absolutely love, we want to make a microphone that you’ll still love 20 years from now and be glad you invested in. Everything we do at United Studio Technologies is engineering-driven; no less than five engineers — all experts in their field — have had some level of participation in developing this product. The result is a synergy that I think is palpable.”
Distributed worldwide by RAD Distribution (http://www.raddist.com/), the UT FET47 is expected to ship before the end of January 2020 with an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $799.00 USD.
For more in-depth information, please visit the United Studio Technologies website here: https://www.unitedstudiotech.com
Watch United Studio Technologies’ informative introductory video for the UT FET47 here:
Solar Guitars - is very proud to announce the addition of two new Type A “Limited Edition” distressed guitars.
A1.6D LTD: 1199 $/€ suggested street pricing. Distressed Natural Matte finish
Limited Edition to 300 pieces, 6 string Type A - Alder body – 3 piece maple neck (Thin C profile) with ebony fingerboard – 25,5” scale - 24 stainless steel frets – Luminlay side dots – Solar locking tuners – EverTune bridge – Duncan Solar pickups – 1 volume control – 1 tone control- distressed hardware and body finish – Includes gigbag and hand signed / numbered certificate.
A1.7D LTD: 1299 $/€ suggested street pricing. Distressed Natural Matte finish
For more information on Solar Guitars, visit www.solar-guitars.com
The highly anticipated tenth version of the WaveLab audio mastering software now supports video playback, Reference Track, Audio Montage editing enhancements plus many other new features for mastering, editing, restoration and refinement.
HAMBURG, Germany, October 15, 2019 — Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of WaveLab Pro 10 and WaveLab Elements 10. WaveLab offers two editions of its award-
winning audio mastering software.
WaveLab Pro offers a comprehensive feature set that meets all demands of mixing and mastering studios, post-production facilities, sound designers, musicians, journalists, broadcasters and other audio creatives. Used by many musicians, radio journalists and podcasters, WaveLab Elements is a highly cost-effective editing and mastering environment for analyzing, editing and enhancing audio material.
Exclusive Pro features
WaveLab 10 offers several tools and enhancements that are exclusive to the Pro edition, such as allowing users to integrate external effect devices into the signal flow by providing more flexible ways to integrate external hardware effects. New to WaveLab Pro is also Reference Track for adding a reference audio file and then toggling between the reference audio file and other tracks. WaveLab Pro now also opens up to other audio editors, providing users the option to access and modify audio with other editors like SpectraLayers from within WaveLab. Highlights of Audio Montage include the support of multitrack recording and non-destructive inline editing. WaveLab Pro 10 also records and renders live input streams through the Master Section and the inserted plug-in chain.
Covering common ground
Both Pro and Elements versions now offer video playback support, letting users arrange, edit and process the audio of video within Audio Montage. The Audio Editor now includes undo/redo edit history in order for users to move from one edit to the next and recover previous versions of edited part without losing the changes made to the rest of the audio.
The former Effect Tool Windows has been redesigned and renamed the Montage Inspector, making it easier to use. The track list in the Audio Montage has also witnessed an overhaul, with several improvements to the user interface. Due to the enhanced audio I/O routing provided in WaveLab 10, the audio connections settings dialog has also been renewed.
The many other features
There are many more feature additions to WaveLab 10, making this major update move further ahead.
Import markers from XML files (Pro only)
Move markers to their nearest zero cross position (Pro only)
Increased number of effects and playback processing slots in the Master section (Pro only)
New Follow Playback control in the Marker window of the Audio Editor and Audio Montage
New performance monitoring meter in the transport bar (Pro and Elements)
Offset information now available in fade out tool-tip (Pro and Elements)
Additional Riff meta data now available (Pro only)
CD Tool Window now displays CD album title (Pro only)
Option to remove all batch processor plug-ins from a chain at once (Pro only)
Enhanced preview in File Browser
Real-time rendering with audition
Improved third-party VST plug-in support (Pro and Elements)
Improved playback performance (Pro and Elements)
Steinberg’s Head of Pro Audio, Timo Wildenhain, commented: “Releasing WaveLab 10 rounds out a very successful year for the Pro Audio business unit at Steinberg. After Nuendo 10’s overwhelming launch, we successfully introduced the sixth version of SpectraLayers Pro to the industry. And we’ve been working hard in order for the new version of WaveLab to remain the apex for advanced audio editing and mastering.”
Availability and pricing
The WaveLab Pro 10 and WaveLab Elements 10 full retail versions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for WaveLab Pro 10 is 499 euros; the download version is 479 euros. Until December 31, 2019, the introductory price for WaveLab Pro 10 is 399 euros. The suggested retail price for WaveLab Elements 10 is 99.99 euros. All prices include German VAT.
Various downloadable updates and upgrades are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop.
Customers who have activated WaveLab 9.5 or earlier versions of WaveLab since September 17, 2019, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest corresponding version.
Video playback support to arrange, edit and process the audio of a video file in synchronization with the visuals.
Extended external effects support for integrating external effect devices into the WaveLab signal flow via external FX buses (Pro only).
Reference Track for adding a reference audio file to the Audio Montage, allowing switching between it and the audio files being worked on (Pro only).
External editor support for integrating other audio editors into the WaveLab workflow, allowing clips to be modified in those applications from within the WaveLab session (Pro only).
Undo/Redo History is a completely new undo/redo edit history system, also now available for the first time in the Audio Editor workspace.
Multitrack recording in the Audio Montage (Pro only).
Audio Montage Inspector and track list overhaul which delivers user interface improvements in the Audio Montage window, with dedicated controls for audio, reference and video tracks.
Audio Montage Inline Editing allows complete clips to be opened from within the Audio Montage and non-destructively edited in the Waveform Editor or Spectrum Editor (Pro only).
Live input stream recording which lets as many audio streams as the input device/system can handle be recorded/rendered through the Master section and inserted plug-in chain (Pro only).
Further improvements including an enhanced audio settings dialog; Marker list and CD list follow playback indicator; import markers from XML files (Pro only); more effects and playback processing in the Master section (Pro only); performance monitor; CD album display in the CD Tool window; real-time rendering with audition; improved third- party VST plug-in support; improved playback and more.
About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license- management and copy-protection systems.
Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.
Building on the success of Console 1 was never going to be easy. But we believe in ambitious dreams. To further improve the epic workflow advantages Console 1 brings, we had to ask, “where can we go next?” The answer was clear, and the result is here: Console 1 Fader.
The Console 1 mixing ecosystem is so much more than a simple DAW/plug-in controller. It’s an efficient, elegant, and amazing-sounding modern mixing solution, combining hardware and software to give users the best of both worlds: the versatility, affordability, and usability of in-the-box mixing, alongside the workflow, feel, and focus dedicated hardware can bring.
Tapping into the same purpose-designed software environment as the original Console 1 channel strip controller, Fader brings new levels of control over the wider world of mixing. Ride up to ten channels at once, working volume, high-and-low-cut filter values, drive and drive character (modeled desk saturation), and more. Then page up for ten more channels. And ten more, giving easy access to the whole mix, even when tracks number into the hundreds.
Ten touch-sensitive 100 mm Alps motorized faders give premium professional feel and feedback, while the weighty powder-coated steel chassis means durability and substance in a sleek Scandinavian design.
Fader includes two software-based component-modeled analog console emulations, Tube and Discrete. Way more than a clinical digital tool, Fader enriches sounds in the same ways as a true analog console, from filtering to saturation.
Stockholm, Sweden - October 11, 2019
Den nya EBS OctaBass Blue Label-pedalen är utrustad med en ny unik funktion som gör det möjligt att välja vilket område på greppbrädan som pedalen ska optimera “trackingen” för.
En oktavpedal använder tonerna du spelar på ditt instrument och producerar en ton en oktav ned, som du sedan mixar in med grundtonen. EBS OctaBass, som var den första pedalen som EBS tillverkade, har genom åren har den gjort sig känd för sin snabba och precisa tracking och sitt feta analoga ljud. Den nya versionen kommer med ett par nya riktigt användbara funktioner.
Optimera trackingen efter ditt behov
Med den nya Range-omkopplaren kan du välja vilket område på greppbrädan där trackingen ska optimeras. Endera så att den passar bäst för att spela högre upp på greppbrädan eller längre ned. Den här funktionen gör nya OctaBass unik och utökar det totala omfånget tracking-funktionen kan hantera. I “Low”-läget hanterar nya pedalen lägre toner än någonsin tidigare.
Med den nya tonkontrollen har du större möjligheter att påverka oktavtonens karaktär än tidigare. Det gör det enkelt att gå från ett fokuserat skarpt ljud som tränger igenom ljudbilden till ett mer diskret stöd som tonerna du spelar kan vila på. Om du drar upp tonkontrollen i max-läget får du även en synth-liknande karaktär som tidigare OctaBass versioner saknat.
OctaBass Blue Label kan drivas med 9-18V DC adapters och sparar 12% utrymme på pedalbordet jämfört med den föregående modellen.
Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops & Erik Arkö testing the new EBS OctaBass 'Blue Label' pedal.
EBS OctaBass ‘Blue Label’ finns i lager från och med nu.
Pris: 1 869 SEK
Mer detaljer på www.ebssweden.com
LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: Eventide is proud to release Rotary Mod for iOS, introducing the legendary sound effect produced from an authentic emulation based on the liquid and lush Leslie cabinet — used on thousands of recordings, most notably by The Beatles, Beach Boys, Cream, and Pink Floyd, and many more — to iPhone- and iPad-based mobile music-makers as an AUv3 plug-in and Standalone app, as of October 10…
Just like the original sound derived from the uber-famous Hammond organ’s Leslie speaker cabinet, musicians and sound designers alike are able to achieve the coveted rotating tremolo cabinet effect heard on numerous recordings with Eventide’s Rotary Mod for iOS. This iconic emulation brings that classic ’60s whirling modulation bliss into the 21st century and the palm of your hand.
Rotary Mod produces a pulse-like vibrato effect depending on the speed of rotation. Rotary Mod makes available precise control to dial in the exact amount of movement needed to create pulsating, lush effects used to ‘liquify’ instrument sounds and create dramatic musical gestures. The classic, swirly effect of Rotary Mod for iOS can be utilized to drastically transform guitars, bass, synths, strings, vocals, and more.
Ability to change the speed of the ROTOR and HORN independently, and adjust the mix of the two to produce pulsing effects and special vibratos.
Option to add frequency modulation to the ROTOR and HORN speed using secondary LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) with selectable modulation SOURCE.
Ability to choose cabinet size — STD (standard) or GIANT — to alter the sweetness of the tone.
Included HICUT control for precise sound design.
TAP TEMPO feature to SYNC effect to the BPM (beats per minute) of the song.
Incredibly easy to use with included Factory Presets.
Innovative ‘Ribbon’ control allows for changing any combination of parameters simultaneously.
MIX lock control to scroll through the Factory Presets while keeping the wet-dry MIX constant.
Compatible as an Audio Units AUv3 plug-in, Inter-App Audio, and Standalone app for iPhone and iPad.
Eventide’s Rotary Mod is now available for download as an Audio Units AUv3 plug-in, Inter-App Audio, and Standalone app for iPhone and iPad from the App Store for $7.99 USD here: https://etide.io/rotarymod
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Rotary Mod webpage here: https://www.eventideaudio.com/rotary
Watch Eventide’s enlightening Rotary Mod demo video here: https://youtu.be/WbWHhJEhfc0
IK Multimedia announces three pro-quality, mobile-friendly iRig mics and iRig Stream stereo audio interface. New pocket-sized mics and mobile streaming interface provide crystal clear audio for recording video, live-streaming and more.
October 10, 2019 - IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic Cast 2; iRig Mic Cast HD; iRig Mic Video and iRig Stream. These four mobile-friendly audio tools are part of IK's Creator Series for video content creators, YouTubers, live streamers, and other social media broadcasters looking to capture high quality audio directly using a mobile device.
The iRig Mic Cast 2 and iRig Mic Cast HD microphones offer featherweight, pocket-sized portability and crystal clear voice recording using an iPad, iPhone or Android device. Both reject off-axis noise for quiet recording, and feature a unique magnetic mounting design for quick and easy on- the-go use. Selectable pickup patterns, headphone monitoring and an included windscreen for outdoor use make them ideal for interviews, live streams, creating YouTube videos and more - anytime, anywhere, and with no additional batteries needed.
iRig Mic Video is a lightweight shotgun microphone offering professional features and multiple mounting options that make it compatible with the widest range of devices, including smartphones, tablets and DSLR cameras. It's also available as part of a mobile video creation kit with iKlip Grip Pro, for an all-in-one video capture solution.
Ideal for content creators and musicians, iRig Stream is a mobile audio interface that mixes multiple audio sources down to one track for recording or streaming in mono or stereo with the user's mobile device and their favourite app.
iRig Mic Cast 2
The ultra-compact, travel-friendly, iRig Mic Cast 2 offers an affordable solution for crisp, clear voice recording for YouTube videos, Instagram, live streams, or audio for Skype and FaceTime calls.
This featherweight mic mounts securely onto an iPad or smartphone. Its innovative magnetic design lets users snap it into place on their device in seconds (even with a case). iRig Mic Cast 2 works in both portrait and landscape orientation on phones and tablets with the included breakout cable.
A new dual mic capsule design lets users select a front or rear pickup pattern to reject off-axis noise whether recording oneself or someone else, or both at once for an omnidirectional pickup pattern. The built-in headphone out can be used to monitor the signal with compatible apps to ensure high quality audio capture.
iRig Mic Cast 2 works with any app that records audio. For added convenience, it comes with iRig Recorder 3 LE (iPhone/iPad/Android) - an easy-to-use, high quality audio and video app that lets users record, trim, edit and share from their device.
iRig Mic Cast HD
iRig Mic Cast HD offers all the core features of iRig Mic Cast 2 along with enhancements for professional use. It adds gold-sputtered capsules for superior sound, a 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 24-bit, 96 kHz converters for crystal clear audio via Lightning, Micro-USB and USB-C cables, all included.
iRig Mic Cast HD also offers front and rear selectable recording plus a bi-directional, figure 8 pickup pattern that's ideal for conducting interviews while rejecting off-axis noise.
To ensure the highest-quality recording in any situation, iRig Mic Cast HD offers adjustable sensitivity, making it even easier to use in a wide range of settings. For monitoring, iRig Mic Cast HD offers a headphone out with selectable direct or processed sound to ensure compatibility with the widest range of apps, as well as a multi-colour LED for visual indication of the signal strength, eliminating worries about losing a take due to poor audio levels.
To get started right out of the box, iRig Mic Cast HD includes Lightning, Micro-USB and USB-C cables.
iRig Mic Video and iRig Mic Video Kit
This shotgun-style mic offers professional-quality audio capture and production features that are suitable for a wide array of video shoots - from broadcasts to vlogs and even action shots. iRig Mic Video includes the same convenient magnetic mount as iRig Mic Cast HD, plus a hot shoe adapter for mounting to DSLRs. With the included Lightning, Micro-USB, USB-C and DSLR cables, users can switch between a serious studio setup and an ultra-mobile outdoor rig at a moment's notice.
The gold-sputtered condenser capsule features a tight, directional pickup that focuses directly in front of the mic to reject distracting background noise, and 24-bit, 96 kHz converters ensure a quiet, clean signal. For use with DSLR cameras, iRig Mic Video also offers a 10db pre-amplifier that boosts the signal before it hits the camera to reduce any noise generated by the camera's built-in audio circuits.
A multi-colour LED lets users conveniently and discretely check signal level at a glance, and a headphone out offers direct real-time monitoring or listening back to processed audio, to fit any workflow. iRig Mic Video is also the only smartphone-compatible, shotgun-style mic to offer adjustable gain for use in any situation.
iRig Mic Video works with any app that records audio, and comes with IK's iRig Recorder 3 LE.
For a more secure grip and stable on-the-go shots, the iRig Mic Video Kit comes complete with the mic plus IK's iKlip Grip Pro multifunction stand that transforms from handgrip to monopod to tripod in seconds. A standard UNC ¼" thread lets users mount iRig Mic Video, lights or other accessories on top, and an adjustable clamp holds phones securely even with a case. It's everything needed for capturing pro-level video in any situation, in a lightweight and portable rig.
iRig Stream is an innovative stereo audio interface designed for musicians, podcasters and other creators looking to record or stream high-quality audio with their mobile device. Two line-level RCAs offer quick connection to mixers, keyboards and outboard gear, and the included Lightning, USB-C and USB-A cables can connect to the latest smartphones, tablets and laptops.
An innovative headphone/microphone jack offers both direct monitoring and an easy way to add a voice-over to a stream. Compatible with most earbud/mic combos as well as IK's analog iRig accessories, it offers a comprehensive solution in an ultra-compact unit.
An intuitive set of gain indicators and gain control make it easy to set the appropriate level, and 24-bit, 48 kHz A/D converters ensure superior sound. A Stereo/Mono switch ensures compatibility with the widest range of apps, including mono-only apps like Instagram, and a loopback feature lets users playback music on their device at the same time they stream.
* Requires use of Apple's Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter (TRRS).
Pricing and availability
All products are available for pre-order now from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK dealers worldwide and will ship in early November.
iRig Mic Cast 2 - $/€49.99**; iRig Mic Cast HD - $/€99.99; iRig Mic Video - $/€129.99; iRig Mic Video Kit - $/€169.99; iRig Stream - $/€99.99.
** All prices excluding taxes
For more information, please visit:
iRig Mic Cast 2 - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccast2
iRig Mic Cast HD - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccasthd
iRig Mic Video - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicvideo
iRig Stream - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigstream
To see these new products in action, visit:
iRig Mic Cast 2 - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccast2/video
iRig Mic Cast HD - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccasthd/video
iRig Mic Video - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicvideo/video
iRig Stream - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigstream/video
Celemony GmbH/ Munich, Oct 8th, 2019 (ictw) – Celemony is pleased to announce that version 4.2.4 of Melodyne, which is fully compatible with the new macOS Catalina (10.15), is now available.
Catalina brings far-reaching technical changes that also affect DAWs, plug-ins and hardware drivers. It is therefore necessary for many companies to adapt their software to Catalina so that the installation and use of the applications or plug-ins in question can be guaranteed. In its new version 4.2.4, all four editions of Melodyne 4 – essential, assistant, editor and studio – have been suitably adapted and are consequently compatible with Catalina. Melodyne 4 users can download the update free of charge from their user accounts.
Catalina and older versions of Melodyne
Melodyne studio 3 as well as versions 1 and 2 of Melodyne editor, assistant and essential are not compatible with the changes introduced by macOS Catalina and can't be used with the new operating system. For this reason, Celemony is offering those with older versions an update to Melodyne 4 on special terms: Updates for Melodyne assistant and essential are available free of charge in the user account and updates for Melodyne studio 3 and editor 1 or 2 for only 49 €/US$ in the Celemony web shop.
For more on Melodyne visit: https://www.celemony.com/en/melodyne/what-is-melodyne
With the new Analog Heat OS 1.20, we’ve added features that will expand the usability of our powerful sound processor, enabling more sound sculpting possibilities and experimentation. With these new features, plus a few improvements and bug fixes, 1.20 is here for your fiery leisure!
Class compliant audio over USB
We’ve added support for class compliant audio over USB. This means that you will have new possibilities when using the Analog Heat together with devices that supports class compliant audio (such as computers, phones or tablets) making it an even more flexible partner in your setup. Practically this means you now may use the unit in a bunch of different scenarios - for example, as an audio interface, recording the processed sound, or as a sound processor for your USB audio host. You can also use the USB audio host as a pre or post effect for the Analog Heat. The choice is yours.
Check out all the routing options in the new Audio Routing menu. Here you can setup up the audio routing in a multitude of different ways to suit your particular setup and needs.
You can now export and import the Analog Heat’s presets and settings. This enables safe storage of your favorite presets and settings, and the possibility to reload them at your convenience.
For a full list of improvements and fixes, check the release notes.
Download Analog Heat OS 1.20 here.
If you use the Overbridge Beta, you will need to update to the new Overbridge release, which is also released today to support the new 1.20 firmware. You can download this at Elektronauts (log-in required).
On Wednesday night at the A3C Conference in Atlanta, Tracklib will announce a deal with the estate of soul legend Isaac Hayes to offer a select group of 20 unreleased songs on the site’s catalog. These tracks have never been released publicly, and, thus, represent a landmark catalog acquisition for Tracklib and a new way of mining the vaults for the Isaac Hayes estate. Now producers and artists can access this goldmine of previously unheard material, sample from it, and make new music.
Isaac Hayes III, son of the legend and manager of his estate, said that his father was “with it” when it came to sampling, which explains why he is one of the most sampled artists ever. Before his death, Hayes befriended key producers, including the RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. Samples of Hayes’s material have always been part of soul and hip hop’s backbone, including recent hits like Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Kanye West’s “30 Hours,” and “6 Inch” by Beyonce.
The chance for aspiring producers to have access to this material, and to clear the samples easily and legally on the Tracklib platform itself, makes this a rare opportunity for hip hop heads to go back to their roots. Hayes III longs to see his father’s legacy grow beyond repackaging or re-releases of material that is already, deservedly, classic. The songs being released are all multi-tracked, meaning there is a lot of material to play with here.
Tracklib and Isaac Hayess III have previewed the material for a number of key producers in the sampling world, and the response has been excitement verging on chomping at the bit to get their hands on this material. Erick Sermon, Prince Paul, Drumma Boy, Jazee Pha, and Organized Noise have all heard the tracks and are anxiously anticipating getting to work with them.
Tracklib’s success within the hip-hop and producer communities made it a natural new home for these unreleased tracks, as they have had a recent string of high-profile releases made with samples from the Tracklib catalog, including DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige, and Brockhampton. Hayes III admitted Tracklib was on his radar for a long time, but their recent success with J. Cole’s “Middle Child” was the one that grabbed his attention and helped to seal the deal.
Hayes III concluded that he is “really excited for today’s producers all around the world to get their hands on these unreleased Isaac Hayes samples and continue his musical legacy, to create new records, new sounds, new ideas.” With this deal with Tracklib, that goal is within reach, and aspiring producers and fans of hip hop and soul will be all the better for it.
Tracklib is the world’s first and only music service that offers legal and affordable samples at scale. Music producers can easily browse more than 100,000 tracks and purchase downloads for sampling, then instantly get a license with an easy-to-use category and and sample length calculation. Tracklib samples have been in hits by J. Cole, DJ Khaled, and many others.
October 8, 2019 - IK Multimedia has released a dedicated software editor for its UNO Drum analogue/PCM drum machine. Designed to offer deep control for more impactful recordings and performance, it provides easy access to all parameters, easy customization, and advanced kit and pattern management, with convenient support for Mac/PC and iPad.
More than a traditional software editor, UNO Drum Editor can function both as a standalone application (Mac/PC/iPad) and an integrated DAW plug-in (Mac/PC) for use in the studio, live performance, or on-the-go music creation. It provides seamless integration and real-time parameter control, allowing users to instantly change any parameter on the UNO Drum for complete control directly from a computer or iPad. Users can also load and edit presets created on UNO Drum, or build kits and patterns from scratch on the editor and transfer them to UNO Drum for unplugged use.
A two-way street
When UNO Drum Editor is used to control parameters in real-time, the hardware UNO Drum instantly responds to those parameter changes. Similarly, the Editor tracks changes made on the hardware, for a seamless workflow. UNO Drum Editor also makes it easy to manage kits and patterns on UNO Drum itself. Presets can be loaded locally or from the hardware unit, then edited and saved on the user's device or stored back on UNO Drum for stand-alone use.
Superior sound design
The Drum panel makes sound design a breeze, displaying all of UNO Drum's 12 analogue and PCM sound elements at once. The drop-down menus above each element let users instantly change between each element's five sound options, then tweak them using the tune, snap, decay and other controls, just like on the hardware unit itself.
The included mixer can be used to quickly set or adjust levels for each element, and on-screen drum pads make it easier to trigger sounds from UNO Drum while using a computer mouse.
Effortless groove creation
The Pattern panel makes it faster than ever to program patterns. A grid layout shows all elements and 16 steps for easily editing or creating grooves, and makes it easy to write or record automation.
This screen also offers convenient access to the Master effects (compression, drive and swing), as well as the pattern divisions and length, plus roll and stutter controls.
Similar to drum kits, pattern presets can be loaded, saved and stored either locally or on UNO Drum itself.
Rig incorporation made easy
UNO Drum Editor can help quickly customize UNO Drum to suit user preferences. The Global Settings menu can be used to map MIDI routings, channels, behaviour and more. It also lets UNO DRUM be used as both a MIDI interface and MIDI controller. These comprehensive controls offer a trouble-free way to integrate UNO Drum into even the most advanced rig.
Outboard meets in-the-box
In addition to the convenient control offered when using UNO Drum Editor as a standalone application, using it as a plug-in in a DAW of choice unleashes an amazing new workflow:
UNO Drum can be played and programmed just like a virtual instrument with total recall, so the Editor will recall its previous settings each time an older session is opened. It's also freely resizable, allowing the screen size to be adjusted to fit any workflow. Overall, it offers the convenience and flexibility of plug-ins, but with real analogue sound and hands-on control.
In addition to offering powerful ways to integrate UNO Drum into a computer-based studio, UNO Drum Editor also makes it possible to edit on the go from a mobile device such as an iPad.
While most drum machines offer only limited hands-on control outside of a studio, UNO Drum Editor is available as a free download for iPad, so it's always ready to act as a travel-friendly groove creation station that can be used anywhere.
It's also ideal for live use - simply connect UNO Drum to an iPad to get a convenient, touch-sensitive control surface for nearly limitless real-time control.
About UNO Drum
Designed in collaboration with Italian analogue specialist Soundmachines - the same team behind IK's acclaimed UNO® Synth - UNO Drum offers a wide sonic palette combining fat, punchy analogue sounds with digital flexibility and convenience. A robust selection of programming and live performance features and controls makes it easy for musicians, producers and DJs to add massive drum grooves to their music across a wide selections of genres. UNO Drum's compact form, battery power and affordable price make it ideal for on-the-go music creation and performance.
Six warm, rich, true analogue drum sounds form the essential core kit. Additional PCM elements (with 54 samples to choose from) provide deeper sonic flavours. Up to 12 elements can be used in total between the analogue and digital sounds, which can be freely swapped for sonic possibilities beyond the pre-set combinations.
Drum elements are organized in UNO Drum's 100 pre-programmed and fully editable drum kit presets, a first in its class. For quick inspiration out of the box, UNO Drum also comes pre-loaded with 100 drum patterns (in addition to the 100 drum kits).
The 64-step sequencer provides both step and real time sequencing, and is complemented by 12 touch-sensitive pads for more expressive live playing and easier programming. For added impact, UNO Drum also offers two analogue master audio effects and five performance effects.
How to obtain
The UNO Drum Editor is available as a free download for everyone (requires firmware 1.0.2 or above). For more information and to download the editor, please visit: www.unodrum.com/editor
For more information about UNO Drum, please visit: www.unodrum.com
To see UNO Drum in action or watch the tutorial series: www.unodrum.com/videowww.unodrum.com/video
REMAGEN, GERMANY: having teased the musical masses last year, then turned heads and opened ears when unveiling a preproduction prototype at The 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California earlier this year, with repeat showings Stateside (at Synthplex 2019 in Burbank, California) and closer to home (at SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin), high-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf Music is proud to announce availability of Kyra — its eagerly-awaited 128-voice, FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) processing-powered VA (virtual analogue) synthesizer sensation — as of October 7…
Accompanying documentation proudly proclaims that Kyra “...is one of the most powerful music synthesizers ever built.” But this is not hardware hyperbole on Waldorf Music’s part. Put it this way: with 32x oversampled hardware sound generation and 96kHz floating point sound processing providing guaranteed contention-free 128 voice channels, Kyra is guaranteed to make its musical mark as a sensational synthesizer that is as easy to use and easy on the eye as it is powerful and flexible.
From first glance it is patently obvious that Kyra is a beautifully-designed desktop VA Synthesizer — as the wording elegantly emblazoned on its eye-catching front fascia subtly states. As a truly multitimbral instrument it features eight independent ‘parts’ with up to 32 notes per PART, each effectively being a complete synthesizer with sound sources (OSC GROUP 1, OSC GROUP 2, SUB 1, and SUB 2); FILTERS; modulators (EGs, LFOs, and MOD MATRIX); multi-effects unit (EFFECTS); and a USB 2.0 connection — can exchange MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) information, as well as send the audio from each stereo PART to a computer as eight stereo 24-bit streams at 96kHz (with 48kHz downsample mode available) and one stereo audio return from the computer supporting a single 24-bit stereo audio stream from the host DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). With that being said, the only other resource they share are the four balanced, stereo output pairs — OUT A (Right and Left), OUT B (Right and Left), OUT C (Right and Left), and OUT B (Right and Left) — using 32-bit DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Conversion) running at 96kHz sampling rate connected to four internal stereo busses and that powerful pool of 128 hardware voices. Versatility further abounds as each PART has a dedicated multi-effects unit comprising nine stereo effects modules — namely, three-band EQ, Formant filter, input Limiter, Distortion module, Delay module, six-state Phaser, Chorus flanger, Stereo reverb, and output Limiter — with dedicated audio stream via USB (Universal Serial Bus).
Better still, each PART hosts a Patch from the pool available to the system. Speaking of which, Kyra has a generous Patch storage capacity of 26 banks — A through to Z, each containing 128 patches. That’s a total of 3,328! The first seven banks are ‘user’ patches stored in RAM (Random Access Memory), meaning users can change them quickly and individually using the Store sequence. The remaining 19 banks are ROM (Read-Only Memory) patches that users can recall and use just like RAM patches but cannot be replaced using the Store sequence. It is, however, perfectly possible to freely copy whole banks between RAM and ROM, so all are user- programmable. And any Patch can be recalled via MIDI program changes and Bank select commands. Whatever way anyone views it, Kyra far from short-changes from a live performance perspective or when working with it in a studio setup as an alternative.
As a sensational synthesizer with a spectacular specification, Kyra doesn’t disappoint from the all-important sound standpoint, starting with two primary virtual alias-free oscillator groups (OSC GROUP 1 and OSC GROUP 2) per voice, each with Saw (sawtooth); Wave (waveform) — with no fewer than 4,096 18-bit linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) single-cycle 32x oversampled wavetables covering a huge range of synthetic and emulated sound sources with two wavetable sources per voice; Pulse; and noise simultaneously available. Also OSC GROUP 1 and OSC GROUP 2 each has an independent detune-able oscillator — SUB 1 and SUB 2 — with four selectable shapes and two selectable (Octave) pitches. Real Hard Sync, ring modulation, and FM (Frequency Modulation) are available between those oscillator group
Waldorf’s wonderment-causing Kyra VA Synthesizer promo video
Get this, though: switching from Wave mode — meaning Kyra adopts a virtual analogue synthesis model which has the advantage that it is easy to construct sounds using intuitive subtractive synthesis — to Hypersaw mode configures the voice to use a special algorithm comprising six real oscillators to quickly create lush-sounding soundscapes. Digging deeper, Hypersaw mode replaces Wave mode’s two oscillator groups with a single source whose tonal content is constructed with just two adjustable controls — Hypersaw Intensity and Hypersaw Spread (geometric detuning). Built entirely out of multiple, harmonically-rich sawtooth waves or ‘partials’ each adjusted to that special algorithm, the Hypersaw provides characteristic soundscapes ideal for a wide range of uses — from high-impact lead sounds through to lush, animated pads. Placed in Dual Mode, the Hypersaw has 12 real oscillator sources with an additional adjustable stereo spread.
Successfully synthesizing sound is inextricably linked with flexible filtering. Fortunately for discerning users, Kyra’s FILTERS front panel perfectly positions powerful control, creatively implementing accurate emulations of classic analogue ladder filters with 2-pole (12dB/octave) low pass (12dB LP), band pass (12dB BP), and high pass (12dB HP), plus 4-pole (24dB/octave) low pass (24dB LP), band pass (24dB BP), and high pass (24dB HP) configurations. Creatively, 128 filters are configurable for single or dual parallel (Dual Filter) true stereo operation.
Onwards and upwards, three fast-response ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release) envelope generators with EG Slope setting are also at hand. Helpfully, one is assigned to the VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier), another to the filter, while the third can be freely assigned. All are available in the MOD MATRIX (modulation matrix), itself being a six-channel affair with up to three destinations per channel giving a maximum of 18 routings. It is also worth noting that the three LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) — with 128 wavetable shapes, monophonic, polyphonic, random, anti-phase, and quadrature stereo phase settings — are also available in the MOD MATRIX and additionally as a MIDI clock sync source.
Creativity continues courtesy of an arpeggiator (ARP) on each PART with 128 preset patterns; Up, Down, Random, and Chords modes; and an ability to synchronise to MIDI clock. Arpeggiators are aimed at live performance, primarily, but can clearly complement composition. Kyra’s ARP is an integral part of a Patch, so settings are always stored.
Far from forgetting its helpful high-resolution 256x64 pixel graphic OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display alongside the traditional array of MIDI In, Out, and Thru connections — complimenting USB 2.0 — on five-pin DIN, as well as full key microtuning capability with MIDI Tuning Standard (MTS support), it is fair to say that Kyra is, indeed, one of the most powerful music synthesizers ever built... a sensational synthesizer with a spectacular specification, set to take performances and compositions to higher states of musicality and sound design!
The Kyra VA Synthesizer is available through Waldorf Music’s growing global network of distributors (https://www.waldorfmusic.com/en/international-distributors) at an SRP (Suggested Reseller Price) of €1,843.00 EUR (excluding tax).
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Kyra VA Synthesizer webpage here: https://www.waldorfmusic.com/en/kyra
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 4, 2019. FabFilter is proud to announce that FabFilter Pro-Q 3 — released last year to widespread critical acclaim as a major update to its long-established equalizer plug-in — has won an Engineering Emmy® Award from The Television Academy, an award that honours individuals, companies, or organisations for engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods or innovations that materially affect the transmission, recording, or reception of television.
It’s an honour
The Amsterdam-based company itself is honoured to be a recipient of such an award; after all, this perfectly fits FabFilter’s philosophy for creating powerful audio plug-ins with superb sound quality and innovative interfaces. Indeed, Pro-Q 3 improves on its predecessor in every area, introducing integrated dynamic EQ, surround support, new filter types, improved spectrum analyzer and Spectrum Grab, and much more, while maintaining the pristine sound quality and exceptional ease of use for which Pro-Q has always been known.
According to The Television Academy, “On a professional mixing stage, the FabFilter Pro-Q 3 processes the broad range of frequencies lumped together in the home stereo tuner’s treble and bass controls into 24 bands of dynamic frequency EQ to create an audio problem-solving tool with surgical precision and sonic clarity. Additionally, the Pro-Q 3 provides brick wall filters, per-band mid/side processing, and support for immersive formats to handle any equalization task with ease and speed. The Pro-Q 3 has become the preferred equalizer for mixing professionals around the world.”
Worldwide, Pro-Q 3 has been on the receiving end of an array of positive press plaudits, as well as finding favour with well respected GRAMMY Award winners, such as engineer Jeff Ellis; mixer and engineer Damian Lewis; and mix engineer Dave Pensado, who sings its praises thus: “FabFilter Pro-Q has one of the best GUIs of any EQ out there and sonically compares to the best.”
The Television Academy agrees with such sentiment, clearly, choosing to honour FabFilter with an Engineering Emmy® Award, which will be presented at the prestigious 71st Engineering Emmy® Awards to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2019.
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is available for EUR 149, USD 179 or GBP 134, supporting both Windows and macOS in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, and AudioSuite plug-in formats. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-Q 3 and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available at: www.fabfilter.com/shop
Existing FabFilter customers can purchase or upgrade to FabFilter Pro-Q 3 with very attractive discounts by logging into their online user account at: www.fabfilter.com/myaccount
System requirements are either Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP, and a VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools, or Mac OS X 10.8 or higher with Intel processor, and an Audio Units host, VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hosts are supported.
Evaluation copies are available at: www.fabfilter.com/download.
Festival Anthems Vol 3 by Producer Loops brings you more Construction Kits to give you a boost in making Festival EDM bangers. Once again, this instalment draws inspiration from the likes of Armin van Buuren and David Gravell.
Make huge, upbeat tracks with supersaw leads, verb impacts, hard basslines, noise FX, vox, and so much more. This one is truly a crowd-pleaser in the making.
The five included Construction Kits will offer your DAW a fool-proof arsenal of festival-ready samples. If you're hoping to sign tracks to Armada, Spinnin' or Ultra, this third volume may help make your tracks stand out.
For users looking to simply drag & drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. For producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.
This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another Producer Loops exclusive product feature.
All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free, so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay mechanical royalties.
• 5 Construction Kits
• 285 WAV Files
• 61 MIDI Files
• ACIDized WAV Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• Apple Loops
• Loops Sync To BPM
• PC/Mac Compatible
• 100% Royalty-Free
Price and Availability:
Festival Anthems Vol 3 is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29.30 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com
The upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina will not support 32-bit software, meaning that Elektron’s C6 SysEx Manager will not function on a system running Catalina. From Catalina and onwards, it will no longer be possible to use C6 with your Elektron devices.
To remedy this, we will release a new version of the Elektron Transfer software (version 1.2) which will be compatible with Catalina. Elektron Transfer 1.2 will support OS upgrades for Analog Four MKI/MKII, Analog Heat MKI/MKII, Analog Keys, Analog Rytm MKI/MKII, Digitakt, Digitone, Digitone Keys, and Model:Samples. Please note that Octatrack, Machinedrum, and Monomachine will not be supported by Elektron Transfer.
Elektron Transfer 1.2 will support OS upgrade and sample transfer. At release, it will not support backup of projects, patterns, kits, or sounds. An upcoming version of Elektron Transfer will support this functionality. You will still be able to send previously backed up SysEx files from Transfer to your device. We suggest that you use another SysEx tool, for example SysEx Librarian, to make backups if you upgrade to Catalina.
If you use Windows, macOS 10.14 Mojave or earlier you can use both C6 and Elektron Transfer.
Do not upgrade your operating system to macOS 10.15 if you want to continue to use C6.
Overbridge does not currently support Catalina, but we are working hard on updating our Overbridge drivers to function together with Catalina. Until the updated version of Overbridge is released, do not update your operating system to macOS 10.15 if you want to use Overbridge.
To find out more about how Catalina will affect your music tech, we recommend reading this detailed CDM article:
MacOS Catalina will be incompatible with much of your music software; here’s what you need to know
Nya EBS BassIQ ‘Blue Label’ är utrustad med nya kontroller och funktioner som gör den än mer flexibel och dynamisk än tidigare. Det här är en analog pedal som är inspirerande att använda och genererar musikaliska och användbara ljud.
BassIQ ‘Blue Label’ ger dig allt ifrån klassiska auto-wah effekter till mer extrema, skruvade ljud. Den kan även användas för att skapa synthbas liknande ljud.
Q, Threshold & Attack-kontroller
Threshold och Attack rattarna bestämmer känsligheten i gensvaret som pedalen ger när du spelar. Det är nyckeln till att skapa allt från wah-wah, synthbas eller sub-bas ljud med BassIQ pedalen. En ny funktion är Q-ratten som bestämmer hur skarp effektens karaktär ska vara. Ett högt Q värde ger en mer genomträngande effekt. Ett lägre värde rundar av karaktären.
Up, Up-R & Down-lägen
När du väljer UP-läget, svarar pedalen med en typisk auto-wah effekt. I kombination med ett högt Q värde får du ett distinkt quack-ljud i detta läget (likt High-Q funktionen med den gamla BassIQ:n). Backar du Q kontrollen så får du en mjukare effekt. I UP-läget kan du också skapa en sub-bas effekt genom att vrida Threshold ratten helt åt vänster och Attack helt åt höger.
UP-R läget fungerar på samma sätt som UP, men där finns även en trim-skruv innanför skalet på BassIQ som justerar effektens frekvensområde i UP-R läget. På det viset kan du skapa ett läge som är unikt för dig och din spelstil.
DOWN-läget gör helt enkelt att svansen på effekten vänder neråt i stället för uppåt. Detta läget är mycket användbart för att få basen att låta som en synthbas.
De nya pass filtren ger ytterligare möjligheter att variera ljudet. De tre lägena Full Range, Band Pass, och Low Pass ändrar karaktären på effekten i pedalens samtliga lägen.
Det finns flera trim-skruvar innanför skalet. En för att justera utgångsnivån på effekten. En för att bestämma nivån på hur mycket diskant från ingångsljudet som du vill mixa in med effekten, samt den ovan nämnda kontrollen för att justera frekvensområdet (Range) för effekten i UP-R läget.
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