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  1. Linköping, Sweden, September 24th, 2020: Imagine traveling in time to the early '70s, an era where new and experimental sounds were shaping pop music and taking it a step further. Softube’s Model 72 Synthesizer System is your vintage synth time machine. It’s component modeled down to the smallest details from a 1972 hardware unit in pristine condition with all the quirks and non-linearities intact, hence the name Model 72. The result is incredibly authentic sound, with all the warmth and smoothness heard in countless records. Now imagine this classic has traveled into the future to pick up some contemporary features, like doubling and stereo spread, and evolve into a full system with multiple versions for different applications. Wish you were here? Take the Autobahn. Use it as an instrument and more As a full system, Model 72 allows producers to create some very unique sounds on several different platforms. All of these are included in Model 72: Model 72 Instrument Use the instrument plug-in on instrument channels to create the original sounds this synth is known for with a connected MIDI controller, the built-in keyboard, or editing notes in your DAW. Model 72 FX Using the synth as an effect by running an external sound source to the external audio input is a common use case heard on countless albums from the '70s to today. Add the FX plug-in to your audio or mix track to replicate this external input feature and use the distortions and filter on your sound source. Modular Ready: 7 modules for Softube Modular All the Model 72 Instrument sections are available as individual modules for Softube Modular, ready to be added to your Eurorack system. It’s easy to combine single parts of the synthesizer in a modular workflow to build patches and get authentic vintage monophonic sounds. Amp Room Ready The Model 72 Amp Room module consists of the fat sounding filter from this legendary synthesizer complete with envelope follower, cutoff, resonance, and drive. Create truly unique sounds for guitar, bass, and keyboards with a vintage vibe with this incredible envelope filter effect. In short NEW: Model 72 Synthesizer System An entire system based on a classic analog monophonic synth from the early 1970s with the emphasis on sound quality Era correct: component-modeled to perfection, with all the quirks and non-linearities intact – it sounds and behaves just like its original hardware counterpart Actual use cases and tricks of the hardware correctly replicated in the software Four versions included: Model 72 Instrument, Model 72 FX, Model 72 module for Softube Amp Room, and seven Model 72 modules for Softube Modular Create combinations in Modular never possible before in real life or in the world of software Software-exclusive features added: doubler, stereo spread effect, and expanded controls Read more here
  2. Neu-Anspach, Germany – September 22, 2020 – The NicLen GmbH rental park has been filling up with lighting technology solutions from Cameo for around two years. Now, Germany's leading dry hire provider has expanded its Cameo portfolio to include the DROP B1 battery-powered outdoor mini uplight. With these new spotlights from the DROP series, NicLen continues to expand its cooperation with the Adam Hall Group in order to provide its customers with new and modern products – even during difficult times – that are especially suitable for smaller indoor and outdoor events. Smaller events have been gaining in importance for longer than just this past year. The demands of the public and organizers have noticeably increased, especially in the industrial and cultural sector, but also in gastronomy, the hotel business, and retail trade. The more unusual a location, the more challenging the temporary placement and installation of spotlights often becomes – whether indoors or outdoors. NicLen now offers its customers the DROP B1 as a flexible, mobile, and compact IP65 ambient light with a 6-in-1 RGBWA+UV LED – ideal for corporate events, receptions, private functions, and more. The battery-powered spotlights can be installed in a variety of ways, such as with mounting brackets (included) or simply on rubber feet with an additional set-up device. In this way, uplighting can be positioned from below without the need for a bracket. The DROP B1 also has an integrated magnet so that it can be attached to metal surfaces without any mounting equipment. The DROP B1 can be used even more flexibly thanks to the integrated 2.4 Ghz W-DMX™ receiver for wireless DMX control and the supplied hemisphere diffuser, which turns the lamp itself into a work of fine design. Trusting Partnership “Cameo’s portfolio of lighting technology grows increasingly diverse each year. The developers continue to amaze us with innovative solutions that comprehensively cover the needs of our broad-based clientele,” explains Nico Valasik, who, in collaboration with Jörg Stöppler, is responsible for managing NicLen GmbH. "We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the DROP B1, a flexible and mobile mini spotlight that runs on rechargeable batteries, which will be seen at many outdoor events in the future, thanks to its sophisticated design." More information: niclen.en Cameo DROP B1 adamhall.com blog.adamhall.com event.tech
  3. Fusing the raw power of Brute oscillators with digital Matrix precision, the innovative three-dimensional Morphée performance touchpad, and pristine stereo effects, PolyBrute represents a new era of polyphony. Available November 2020. > Learn More _Analog morphing polysynth Polyphonic power fused with unrivalled modulation capabilities. Infinite positions on an elusive spectrum of sound, instantly accessible. An instrument that responds to your every command for ultimate performance control. This is PolyBrute. The Brute factor 6 pure analog voices driven by 2 Brute oscillators, complete with distortion, wavefolding, and FM control, shaped by dual enhanced filters for massive timbral variety. Morphing Seamless three-dimensional morphing between two completely different states within a single patch. An infinite continuum of sound, immediately accessible expression. Express yourself A new dimension of performance control, with a dynamic ribbon strip, an assignable mod wheel, and finally, the innovative Morphée 3-axis performance touchpad. Modulation No more static patches. 3 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, and modulation flexibility normally reserved for modular systems - with the immediacy and precision of digital control. The Matrix The digital brain to PolyBrute’s analog heart - control presets, the sequencer, morph state editing, and of course, PolyBrute’s expansive modulation routing. Studio-grade effects Pristine stereo digital effects incorporated into every patch, with parameters that can be modulated to no end - including algorithms from our acclaimed FX Collection. _The full lowdown The new Brute flagship has landed. Raw, powerful, organic - the Brute range is all about the tactile immediacy of analog synthesis. Explore it for yourself… _Wooden legs PolyBrute is designed to be fully compatible with our Wooden Legs companion. The Wooden legs offer a professional ergonomic solution, with a timeless beechwood construction, built for studio and stage that’s as reliable as it is stylish - enjoy an unhindered performing experience with class. Find out more: https://www.arturia.com/products/hardware-synths/polybrute/overview Läs även på den svenska distributören EM Nordics sida: https://www.emnordic.se/nyheter/arturia-polybrute_sv
  4. KeyStep 37 is a controller evolved to meet the creative needs of musicians across the board. Intuitive appointments like Chord mode, Scale mode, and real-time LED note feedback make it the perfect option for beginner beat-makers and composers. Instant MIDI CC control, advanced connectivity and a high-end compact keybed make it a reliable solution for professionals. KeyStep 37 is a controller built to inspire, designed to let users interact and experiment with their music like never before - the new core of your setup. The creative idea generator Transform single note melodies and unfinished ideas into musical stepping stones. Choose from multiple chord voicings, instrument-like strum effects, and expressive velocity settings and make your music really sing. Map out KeyStep 37’s keybed with a scale of your choice using Scale mode and never play a wrong note again. Tap into your MIDI hardware and software with assignable 16 MIDI CC parameters across 4 switchable banks. The standout features The unique interplay between KeyStep 37’s features is designed to unlock and connect musical ideas in real-time. It encourages spontaneity and experimentation, letting musicians and producers savor the creative process. Let’s take a closer look at the features: With velocity, aftertouch and real-time RGB LED indicators for a comfortable, responsive performance. Creative sequencer and arpeggiator Sequence up to 64-steps with 8-note polyphony and 8 custom pattern slots, or explore 8 modes of arpeggiation. Supercharged Chord mode Generate instant chord sequences that respond to your velocity, with 12 chord types, and animate your chords with the articulate instrument-like strum control. Scale mode Quantize the keyboard and never play a wrong note. Choose from 5 scales, including a user-defined scale, to set your own musical terms. Assignable MIDI CC controls Interact with your hardware and software with 16 assignable MIDI CC parameters across 4 switchable banks, accessible via a new control panel and screen. Versatile connectivity Connect to your computer, your desktop MIDI synths, or your CV & modular gear for simultaneous control over hardware and software. About the Step range Universal sequencing controllers Uniquely combining the familiarity of MIDI controllers with the complexities of step sequencing, the Step range puts you in command of your software and hardware instruments. Just at home on stage as they are in the home studio, these sequencers are designed to enhance your ability to perform, improvise, write, and create. Each member of the Step range features a combination of USB, MIDI and CV connections, and a variety of workflows to suit any sequencing needs. All your instruments, marching to the same beat. Learn more here. Read more here
  5. September 8, 2020, Berlin – Native Instruments today announced MASCHINE+, an entirely standalone system that embeds the iconic MASCHINE workflow into a powerful, flexible groovebox that can be used without a computer. “This release marks a pivotal moment in Native’s history,” says CIO and President, Mate Galic, “and it’s something that’s been highly requested by the MASCHINE community. Since day one, MASCHINE has been about combining the power of modern computers with a fast, fun, hardware-based workflow. Today we come full circle by combining those key elements – together with some of the most iconic sounds from KOMPLETE – in a powerful standalone instrument. Not only is MASCHINE+ a new flagship for our range, it also sets a new benchmark for exciting future products and continued development.” MASCHINE+ brings new freedom to the same fast, fun, and flexible approach to making music inherent to the rest of the MASCHINE line. Musicians can plug in, power up, and sketch beats in seconds, as well as develop fledgling ideas into performance-ready pieces with arranging and mixing tools – both with or without a computer. As a studio centerpiece, it provides the same powerful sequencing, sampling, and synthesis Native Instruments users have come to know and love, with endless options for integrating outboard gear across a broad spectrum of setups and styles. On-stage, MASCHINE+ provides expressive, hands-on control over every element in a performance, with both high-impact macros and in-depth tweaking just a knob twist away. In addition to its classic groovebox workflow, MASCHINE+ packs an industry-leading collection of instruments, effects, and thousands of sounds with MASCHINE+ Selection. Heavyweight synths like MASSIVE, MONARK, PRISM, and FM8 join a lineup that includes the MASCHINE Factory Library, RAUM, PHASIS, and five Expansions, plus a voucher for two more. Every instrument and effect in MASCHINE+ Selection has been optimized to make the system’s standalone workflow smooth and seamless, and users can expand their sound libraries with a wide array of Native’s Expansions, as well as their own samples via SD and USB storage. Under the hood, a quad-core processor and 4 GB dual-channel DDR3L RAM power fast, spontaneous creation, to deliver a huge amount of freedom and flexibility when making music. MASCHINE+ will hit stores on October 1, 2020, and pre-orders are open now at the Native Instruments website. Pricing and Availability MASCHINE+ will be available online and in stores on October 1, 2020. Pre-orders are open now via the Native Instruments website. 1299 EUR / 1349 CHF / 1399 USD / 149,800 YEN / 1099 GBP / 1999 AUD / 1799 CAD / 9999 CNY Read more here
  6. Jiashan, Zhejiang, China / Neu-Anspach, Germany – September 8 2020 – at a press conference in China with more than 200 invited guests from renowned audio associations, large event companies, and the media, a strategic partnership between the global event technology company Adam Hall Group and Speaker Electronic (Jiashan) Co., Ltd was announced. Effective immediately, Speaker Electronic (SE) will take over exclusive distribution for all brands of the Adam Hall Group in China, the world’s largest market, including LD Systems®, Cameo®, Gravity®, Defender®, Palmer®, and Adam Hall®. Connected online for this historic moment were Michael von Keitz, Chairman of SE, and Markus Jahnel, COO and Managing Director of the Adam Hall Group, as well as important members of the German team. With its extensive network, Speaker Electronic will now offer the Chinese market high-quality German products and services by the Adam Hall Group from a single source. The confidence in Speaker Electronic as an exclusive strategic distribution partner is based on the long-term cooperation between SE and the Adam Hall Group that began in 2006. The Chinese subsidiary Speaker Factory is German owned and has been an important supplier for the Neu-Anspach event technology company since that time. In his video message, Chairman von Keitz spoke of the many years of confidence, fairness, and reliability in the now 14-year cooperation. “Our most important shared goal was and always will be to supply our customers with well-designed quality products,” says von Keitz, who is also the German owner of Speaker Factory. In his opening speech, COO Jahnel mentioned the most important flagship projects of the Adam Hall Group, such as the iconic MAUI P900, developed in cooperation with Porsche Design Studio, and also looked back on the success story of LD Systems as a global player in the pro audio industry. In the process, Jahnel emphasized Speaker Factory as a loyal supplier and contributor to this success. “To now have SE as an exclusive distribution partner for China is a win-win situation and a shared basis for intensive cooperation between China and Germany,” stated the COO in his words of praise. The heads of audio associations offered their congratulations and have high expectations of the cooperation. Unveiling of a beauty: the iconic MAUI P900 In the exhibition hall, experts and VIP customers were invited to see the unveiling of a product highlight from the audio division of the Adam Hall Group, the MAUI P900. A frequently heard sentiment among the crowd was that this exclusive PA column system is a German beauty that leaves an extraordinary impression on many people. More information: se-audiotechnik.com adamhall.com event.tech #EventTech #ExperienceEventtech #SpeakerElectronic #SeAudiotechnik
  7. iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (September 2, 2020) – iZotope Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, has released RX 8, the latest update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement software, as well as launched RX Post Production Suite 5. Additionally, iZotope announced that Music Production Suite 4 will be coming this fall. RX, which has made audio repair easier for musicians and post professionals for over a decade, continues to be the industry-standard audio repair tool used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition. Its newest version is a complete toolkit for audio cleanup and restoration needs at any level, from content creators to music producers to post production professionals. The two-time Engineering Emmy® Award-winning RX Advanced now allows audio professionals greater audio fidelity, whether repairing streamed dialogue with new features like Spectral Recovery or correcting pitch modulation with Wow & Flutter. The Batch Processor and Loudness Control have also been revamped, saving users precious time when they are repairing or delivering audio files. New RX 8 Standard features allow musicians to instantly adjust guitar recordings with Guitar De-noise, to rebalance their mix and create or isolate stems with the improved Music Rebalance, and to prep music for streaming with the updated Loudness Control. Both the standalone audio editor and the included plug-ins allow users to surgically fix audio problems and music performances with RX 8. The new RX Elements is a budget-friendly noise reduction and audio repair tool for small home studios that need the basics. It includes a standalone audio editor with spectral editing as well as four essential, real-time noise reduction plug-ins to fix clipping, hums, clicks and other unwanted background noise, like amp hiss or air conditioner noise. Its Repair Assistant continues to use the digital signal processing in RX Elements to analyze your audio and provide solutions to common audio issues. New & Improved Features: NEW - Spectral Recovery (Advanced Only) - Restores frequencies above 4 kHz, turning bandwidth-limited audio into clear, articulate recordings. NEW - Wow & Flutter (Advanced Only) - Corrects pitch variations and fluctuations associated with tape, vinyl and optical transfers. Use Wow to fix longer, sustained pitch drift, and Flutter to correct pitch variances that occur at faster rates. NEW - Loudness Control (Advanced and Standard) - Instantly load preset loudness targets and conform production audio to broadcast requirements in seconds, and monitor levels using the built-in numeric and history plot readouts for integrated, short-term, and momentary loudness. NEW - Guitar De-noise (Advanced and Standard) - Allows refining to guitar recordings for maximum clarity in seconds. Manage sounds that can unintentionally be emphasized by the effect of compression or limiting, like electrical amp noise and interference, distracting fret or string squeaks, and harsh pick attacks. NEW - 32 Audio Tab Limit (All Versions) - RX 8 doubles the previous 16-tab limit, now allowing users to view and edit up to 32 files within RX Audio Editor. NEW - Horizontal Scrolling (All Versions) - Horizontal scrolling is now built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display. Use the scroll gesture on a trackpad or mouse to scroll through your audio across the X-axis for lightning fast edits. IMPROVED - Music Rebalance (Advanced and Standard) - Users can easily re-animate a mix, make room for scene dialogue in post, remove or isolate vocals for a remix, or even create and export new stems for further processing and mixing. IMPROVED - Batch Processor (Advanced and Standard) - Process many files at a time, view pertinent metadata in your audio, then apply a full series of processors with Module Chain. IMPROVED - De-Hum (All Versions) - Now features independent frequency reduction bands, and a redesigned, intuitive interface. “Since we first released our flagship RX product, additional years of research and innovation in machine learning have allowed us to continue to provide the industry with timely solutions to audio repair issues that were previously impossible,” said iZotope Principal Product Manager Mike Rozett. “Our latest edition of RX continues this tradition with new features such as Spectral Recovery, Guitar De-noise and Wow & Flutter, all designed to help people solve the unsolvable in audio.” iZotope has also released RX Post Production Suite 5, which features its most powerful tools for post production, including RX 8 Advanced, Dialogue Match, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 (with Melodyne 5 essential), Insight 2, RX Loudness Control, Relay, Symphony 3D and Stratus 3D by Exponential Audio, and Tonal Balance Control 2, plus a one year all-access pass to Groove 3, a video training tool. In addition, Music Production Suite 4 will release this fall, which will include RX 8 Standard, Ozone 9 Advanced, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 (with Melodyne 5 essential), Insight 2, NIMBUS by Exponential Audio, and Tonal Balance Control 2. Those that have purchased Music Production Suite 3 after September 2, 2020 will receive a free upgrade to Music Production Suite 4. RX Pricing & Availability RX 8 is now available at www.izotope.com and select retailers RX 8 Elements: $99 introductory ($129 regular) RX 8 Standard: $299 introductory ($399 regular) RX 8 Advanced: $999 introductory ($1199 regular) RX Post Production Suite 5: $1499 introductory ($1999 regular)
  8. SEATTLE, WA (September 2nd, 2020) – Tracktion is delighted to present the new, massive, FREE update to MOK’s innovative, wave slicing synthersizer, Waverazor which is packed with tons of new features. Plus, in alliance with PlugInGuru.com the all new Unified - Waverazor with a library of more than four hundred factory patches. Waverazor is a futuristic synth which uses its formidable, unique, patented oscillator design to splice waveforms. This new form of synthesis allows users to generate completely original sounds to give biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and anything else in-between. Version 2.5 brings an array of new features to wave slicing and sonic exploration. The update adds three new Filters, three new Effects and two new Modulators combined with significant advances in the DSP modules to give greater control to reverbs and delays. The new CombLPF filter offers a great sounding comb and can be used as a reverb building block. The All-Pass filter provides the user with options to create phasers, reverbs and timbral shifts in distortion. The third new filter, TapLine 8, consists of eight short delays to aid physical modelling. Add to these the new TapLine8X effect to give longer delay time, a MOK style reverb effect and a dual-stereo delay effect and new sound outcomes are now wide open. Further improvements include a modular style Step Generator complete with direction control and a smooth Random source for natural movement. Current Waverazor owners can start their next sonic adventure by downloading v2.5 for FREE. For those thinking of taking an auditory leap into a new, experimental world of wave slicing, Waverazor is available for $159. In cooperation with PlugInGuru.com, Mok has also developed Unified – Waverazor, a library of more than four hundred factory patches in Unify’s native patch format. As well as being a potent instrument, Unify is also a powerful plug-in host which gives plug-ins users Layering and Splitting capabilities. Owners of both Unify and Waverazor can now load all the new Waverazor patches and combine, layer, split and stack them in conjuction with any other plug-ins they own. Homepage
  9. September 1, 2020, Berlin – Native Instruments today announced KOMPLETE 13, the latest generation of its flagship production suite, with new additions including some of the company’s biggest releases from the last two years. The launch will coincide with that of GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, a revamped version of Native’s amp and effects modelling lab. For 17 years, KOMPLETE has brought the very best from Native Instruments into a comprehensive production package for artists of every level and genre. KOMPLETE 13 is the biggest collection yet, and is available in four sizes; SELECT, KOMPLETE 13, ULTIMATE, and Collector’s Edition. The latest generation sees some of Native Instrument’s biggest new releases join the lineup, including GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, CREMONA QUARTET (including STRADIVARI VIOLIN), ARKHIS, PHARLIGHT, STRAYLIGHT, MYSTERIA, SUPER 8, SESSION GUITARIST – ELECTRIC SUNBURST DELUXE, and NOIRE. There are four new additions to the KONTAKT Play Series – BUTCH VIG DRUMS, LO-FI GLOW, MODULAR ICONS, and CLOUD SUPPLY. The latest version also includes the CRUSH PACK, which puts a modern spin on distortion effects, as well as last year’s much-loved RAUM reverb. Each bundle provides up to 90% off the price of the individual products, and as always, existing KOMPLETE users also have the option to save when they upgrade or update from their current version. GUITAR RIG 6 PRO returns with an overhauled interface, new amps, new effects, and Intelligent Circuit Modelling – a new machine-learning modelling technology that can bring even deeper realism to hardware emulations. The technology has already been used to create a new series of iconic boutique and vintage amps, each offering plenty of character and tone to be explored. Users will also be able to pitch in and help decide what kind of hardware should be modelled for future updates. The latest version also extends the platform’s capacity as a powerful effects rack for any audio source with 14 new additions from Native’s wider ecosystem – including REVERB CLASSICS, VINTAGE COMPRESSORS, CRUSH PACK, MOD PACK, SOLID MIX SERIES, TRANSIENT MASTER, RAUM, RAMMFIRE, and TRAKTOR’S 12. GUITAR RIG 6 PRO comes loaded with an inspirational collection of presets from a variety of heavy-hitting guitarists, bassists, producers, and songwriters including Yvette Young, Tim Lefebvre, Pete Thorn, Zola Jesus, and Butch Vig, along with many more to come with future updates. Pricing and Availability KOMPLETE 13 Available October 1, 2020 KOMPLETE 13 SELECT: 199 USD / 199 EUR / 25,800 YEN / 169 GBP / 299 AUD / 259 CAD / 1,699 CNY / CHF 209 KOMPLETE 13: 599 USD / 599 EUR / 72,400 YEN / 499 GBP / 899 AUD / 799 CAD / 4,699 CNY / CHF 629 KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE: 1,199 USD / 1,199 EUR / 144,400 YEN / 999 GBP / 1,799 AUD / 1,599 CAD / 9,499 CNY / CHF 1249 KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE Collector’s Edition: 1,599 USD / 1,599 EUR / 204,800 YEN / 1,349 GBP / 2,299 AUD / 1,999 CAD / 12,499 CNY / CHF 1,679 GUITAR RIG 6 PRO Available October 1, 2020 Full version: 199 USD / 199 EUR / 26,800 YEN / 179 GBP / 299 AUD / 259 CAD / 1599 CNY / 209 CHF Upgrade: 149 USD / 149 EUR / 20,100 YEN / 129 GBP / 219 AUD / 199 CAD / 1199 CNY / 159 CHF Update: 99 USD / 99 EUR / 13,400 YEN / 89 GBP / 149 AUD / 129 CAD / 799 CNY / 104 CHF Further Information KOMPLETE 13 https://www.native-instruments.com/specials/komplete/komplete-13/ GUITAR RIG 6 PRO https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/guitar/guitar-rig-6-pro/
  10. Linköping, Sweden, August 27th, 2020: When inspiration strikes and a new hit song begins to take shape, it feels like magic. For a producer or a songwriter, the trick is finding that inspiration in the first place. But it also helps a lot if they have an easy way to transport their ideas to a flawless recording, ready to be shared with the world. We have a plan for those hitmakers. Statement Lead is a state-of-the-art, user-friendly polyphonic synth designed with the contemporary producer and songwriter in the EDM, drum and bass, and house genres in mind. We created Statement to the same high standard as our bass synth Monoment Bass, but for lead sounds. To achieve the very best sound sources for Statement, we fastidiously recorded and processed the sounds of rare and expensive hardware synths and, just like Monoment, it comes with built-in effects of the highest quality. The effects make it easy to fine tune, create spaces, add clarity, and further sculpt your lead sounds. These include Drive, Reverb, Delay, Multiband Compression, and Spatialization, and have been carefully chosen and designed for polyphonic synth lead sounds with the same superb high quality as Softube mixing plug-ins. In addition to the effects, Statement Lead comes loaded with meticulously created presets. There are no fillers–they're all good and the perfect starting point. It's easy to dig deeper and start tweaking until it’s exactly the sound you need. To put it simply, Statement Lead aims to inspire producers and songwriters to make a statement. This is the lead synth for creating hit songs that sound polished and finished with no complications along the way. In short NEW: Softube Statement Lead A 5-octave polyphonic synth designed for lead sounds with an organic, analog feel Amazing sound quality from careful recordings of rare, expensive hardware synths The perfect songwriting tool for EDM, drum and bass, house, and more, with an intuitive user interface and 150+ meticulously designed presets The lead sounds counterpart to Monoment Bass, with the same type of interface and similar features. Learn more about Monoment The 90 sound sources can be used two at a time with smart, modern tools that make it easy to dial in the foundation of the sound Advanced analog-sounding filter with its own modulation sequencer Advanced Auto Glide for creating organic-sounding analog sounds Analog Dirt feature: adds grit for a richer or dirtier sound Aging feature for less stable pitch, more unpredictable attacks, and even more dirt and grit Read more here
  11. Intelligent Sound lanserar IS Monitor 15. Nu tar vi ljudrealism till ny nivå säger Petter Hölaas som är mannen bakom Intelligent sound. Petter är helt blind sedan tidig skolålder och har arbetat med ljud och högtalarutveckling sedan 1971. Med sin ypperligt realistiska ljudåtergivning har IS Monitor 15 mottagits med stor uppskattning bland professionella ljudtekniker. Även musiker har entusiastiskt upptäckt realismen i ljudet och njutit av musik på ett sätt som tidigare inte varit möjligt. Hemligheten bakom framgången ligger främst i det nya 3-vägs delningsfiltret byggt på analog grund. Till skillnad från digital hantering kan vi analogt hantera flera parametrar. Egenutvecklade mätinstrument möjliggör studier av ljudet väldigt detaljerat och mycket noggranna analyser över vad som händer med ljudet innan det når våra öron. Trots mycket avancerad teknik är det öronen som har det sista ordet för slutprodukten. Här kommer Petters mycket tränade öron väl till pass. I ett samhälle där musik via MP3 dominerar sätts nivån på ljudåtergivning på en låg nivå. Det är allt fler som aldrig hört väl återgivet ljud. In-Ear lurar och väldigt små högtalare kan vara imponerande för sin storlek men kan inte generera en tryckvåg av ljudvågor som gör att ljudet upplevs som realistiskt. IS Monitor 15 återger hela ljudbilden i ett brett spektrum. Detta fenomen är ovärderligt i studiomiljö och mycket uppskattat hos den initierade lyssnaren i alla miljöer. Fakta Kubform 15 tums bas Tål 500 w RMS Hemsida
  12. Berlin, August 2020 – Native Instruments today released Butch Vig Drums – a collaboration with renowned drummer and producer Butch Vig, best known as co-founding member of the alternative rock band Garbage and the producer of the seminal albums including Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream,” and Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown.” It is the first in a brand new line of artist-created Play Series instruments, bringing the signature sounds of world-famous music producers together into intuitive and inspiring instruments with great-sounding presets and real-time control. The sounds of Butch Vig Drums were recorded at United Recording’s iconic Studio A in Hollywood, and then further processed through a bespoke selection of analogue and digital preamps, compressors, stompboxes and more at Vig’s home studio “GrungeIsDead.” Expect hard-hitting drums, grooves, and FX presets created by one of rock music’s most influential producers, with hands-on control for easily programmed drum tracks that work in a variety of styles. Butch Vig Drums includes 21 individual drum kits, each with 16 one-shots created using Butch Vig’s distinctive approach to percussive sound design. Each kit also comes with 16 preset MIDI patterns, which can be triggered using a MIDI controller or edited within any DAW using drag and drop technology. All sounds can also be further processed using a range of powerful Kontakt insert and send effects. Early adopters can take advantage of special intro pricing until October 1, 2020, and get Butch Vig Drums for $49 instead of $69. More information More information about BUTCH VIG DRUMS can be found on the Native Instruments website. Pricing and availability BUTCH VIG DRUMS is available from the Native Instruments website.
  13. Sing alongside glistening digital textures. Add paraphonic harmonies to external sound sources. Scatter spoken word across sprawling modulated sequences. This is the uniquely unpredictable MicroFreak formula but not as you know it. A new look, a new configuration, a new sound. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this exclusive limited-run Freak tick... Gooseneck microphone Easily adjustable and removable, the mic connects to the headphone socket, designed to fit snug against MicroFreak’s rear connectivity panel. Limited-edition finish MicroFreak Vocoder Edition has been given a makeover, featuring a sleek, eye-catching white design with a unique Swan graphic. New 16-band Vocoder engine Accurately detect, filter and replicate the complex harmonics of the human voice. Sawtooth, pulse width and noise waveforms, with 16 new presets to boot. Connect external sound sources Process an external sound source like a drum machine/synth via the headphone socket for glitchy vocoder sound processing. Read more here
  14. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (August 25, 2020)— Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today launched the Tim Armstrong Anniversary Hellcat in celebration of ten years of partnership with Grammy® Award-winning punk rock legend, Tim Armstrong. The signature anniversary acoustic guitar is the latest in a series of collaborations between the world’s leading guitar brand and one of today’s most genre-defining and iconic players in that space. Now, fans around the world can play this special anniversary Tim Armstrong edition while learning Rancid songs like “Fall Back Down”, “Ruby Soho” and “Time Bomb” on Fender Play, the complete learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele. The Tim Armstrong Anniversary Hellcat is faithfully based on Armstrong’s own instrument originally from the 1960s – the Fender concert-style acoustic he always turned to for songwriting inspiration. It features upgraded modern specs including a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, maple “C” shape neck, high quality onboard electronics, gold hardware and Tim’s signature “Hellcat and double skulls” inlay. This gloss black finish guitar also boasts a Fishman® Preamp with tuner to give peerless amplified acoustic performance. Watch Tim in action on his Anniversary Hellcat performing two great hits including “East Bay Night”, which was performed bayside at the Albany Bulb with Matt Freeman, Tim’s childhood best friend and founding member of Operation Ivy and Rancid. In addition, “Telegraph Avenue”, which was performed at the exact address by Tim on his own as a throwback to his days of living and busking on Telegraph. “Tim Armstrong is one of punks’ true guitar greats,” said Billy Martinez, VP Acoustic & Squier Divisions. “He has been an integral part in shaping the sound of American punk rock in the 1990s and his legacy is a true testament to his achievements as a guitarist. It is with huge pleasure for Fender to have worked with Tim for ten years and what better way to celebrate than by introducing our best-ever Hellcat to-date.” “The Tim Armstrong Anniversary Hellcat is the culmination of a decade of great work with Fender,” said Tim Armstrong. “This model is very loyal to the original guitar I’ve had since I was a teenager and it played a starring role in many of my albums, shows and songwriting sessions. I can’t wait to see what it can do and inspire in the hands of other players around the world.” Born in Oakland, California, Tim Armstrong is best known as the singer and guitarist of influential ska punk band Operation Ivy and American punk band Rancid which he formed in 1991. He spent the decade at the forefront of a burgeoning American punk rock scene, spawning platinum-selling albums including …And Out Come the Wolves and his achievements did not stop there. Armstrong has since proved his mettle as an industry-leading and genre-defying songwriter having written with the likes of P!NK, Joe Walsh and Jimmy Cliff (with whom he even won a Grammy® Award for Best Reggae Album) and established himself as a well-respected producer and independent record label owner. In true tradition, the Fender Artist Signature Series honours iconic musicians through product progression and storytelling, creating instruments inspired by the unique specifications of the world’s greatest guitarists and bassists. Fender discusses the all-new Tim Armstrong Anniversary Hellcat specs and all details in an episode of Fender's serialised social video series: Fender Demos. Fender Demos is an educational video series focused on providing a deep dive into Fender’s newest products. The series focuses on showcasing not only the key features and benefits, but also the sonic quality of Fender’s instruments, amplifiers and pedals. In addition to product demos, the series also provides valuable beginner, intermediate and advanced tone tips, set-up and maintenance guides and insights to getting the most out of your Fender gear. Read more here
  15. August 21, 2020, Berlin – Native Instruments today launched ARTIST EXPANSION: SASHA, the third in a new series of Artist Expansions that capture the signature sound of leading music producers, and share their production toolkits with the world. Over three decades, Sasha has established himself as an architect of emotive electronica. In this Expansion, he shares samples, sound design, presets, and kits that channel a diverse career of progressive UK dance music – from the ambient atmospheres of Scene Delete, to the euphoric swagger of Airdrawndagger, and the metamorphic genius of his Involver series. ARTIST EXPANSION: SASHA is a vivid collection that spans the entire spectrum of the artist’s discography, with over 800 melodic samples and loops, 35 MASCHINE kits, and 26 BATTERY kits that range from pulsing, mid-set percussive power to building blocks for atmospheric and cinematic soundscapes. Presets for MASSIVE, MONARK, and MASCHINE’s Drum Synth and Bass Synth cover everything from dark driving leads, to gritty textured bass, and lush pads. An avid MASCHINE user himself, projects and kits in Sasha’s Expansion mirror many of the producer’s own studio workflows, and users can easily adopt the same ways of making music for their own productions ARTIST EXPANSION: SASHA joins a growing range of over 70 Expansions – genre-specific sound packs full of samples, loops, presets, kits, and more for use in any DAW. Further information and audio demos can be found on the Native Instruments website: https://www.native-instruments.com/products/komplete/expansions/artist-expansion-sasha/ Pricing and availability ARTIST EXPANSION: SASHA is available now exclusively at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79. A compact version of Artist Expansion: Sasha is also available as an iMASCHINE 2 Expansion, for sketches on the go. The iMASCHINE 2 Expansion is available at the iMASCHINE 2 in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29. Read more here
  16. 360-GTR är en tjänst där du kan lära dig spela, starta din podcast, få sång- eller artistcoachning, ta lektioner om marknadsstrategier för ditt band osv. Och allt detta av delar av Sveriges musikerelit. PROFFSEN VISAR DIG VÄGEN ALLA VÅRA COACHER HAR LÅNG ERFARENHET AV ATT UNDERVISA. DESSUTOM ÄR DE NÅGRA AV SVERIGES MEST ANLITADE PROFFSMUSIKER. DU SER DEM TILL VARDAGS MED BL.A MISS LI, JILL JOHNSON, OLA SALO, ERIC SAADE, DOUG SEEGERS, CHRIS KLÄFFORD, TOMMY NILSSON, IDOL-BANDET, SÅ SKA DET LÅTA..... Vår idé är att erbjuda lektioner/sessions för musikinstrument, podcast/media, sång/artist samt en tjänst för guidning som artist gällande release av din nya musik, marknadsstrategier osv. Detta med hjälp av några av de starkaste namnen i musik/mediabranschen i Sverige. Varje enskild coach är utvald då dem vid sidan av sitt flitiga turnerande också kombinerat detta med att undervisa som pedagoger. Det kommer också förekomma gästundervisningar i ämnen som ljudteknik, juridik, låtskrivande mm. Vårt mål är att få fler att hitta vägen till att lära sig skapa musik och få hjälp i djungeln som vi känner till som musikbranschen. Detta genom noga anpassade lektioner som är individuella för varje persons önskemål och ambitionsnivå. Grundare: Chris Andersen och Erik Janson Idén är sprungen under tiden för Corona-pandemin. Många av våra nära musikervänner blev hastigt av med sina jobb på obestämd framtid, samtidigt som vi förstod att med den sociala distanseringen och att folk satt hemma i karantän så kunde vi via vårt nätverk av vänner i musik/media-branschen erbjuda folk att få lektioner av delar av Sveriges absolut starkaste namn. Kolla in: www.360gtr.com
  17. Here at Antares we’ve been busy creating a new subscription plan that we think will help: The legions of artists who want the latest versions of the best plug-ins. Studios and mixers who need every version of a plug-in to mix incoming projects. Announcing Auto-Tune Unlimited Auto-Tune Unlimited is the most complete collection of professional vocal effects we’ve ever offered. Included are all current editions of Auto-Tune, as well as Auto-Key for automatic key and scale detection. Auto-Tune Unlimited also comes with 11 other essential vocal effects for de-essing, compression, doubling, talkbox effects, microphone modeling, harmony creation and more! All together, the 16 professional-quality plug-ins included with Auto-Tune Unlimited provide everything you need to produce truly professional quality vocals. Full press release: New Auto-Tune® Subscription Brings Professional Quality Vocal Production Tools to the Masses Auto-Tune Unlimited now available for $24.99 per month with unlimited upgrades. Santa Cruz, CA (August 17, 2020) — Antares Audio Technologies, inventors of Auto-Tune® and a global leader in pitch correction and vocal effects, introduces Auto-Tune Unlimited, a first-of-its-kind, professional vocal production suite available exclusively through subscription. The flagship subscription offering makes Antares’ entire suite of professional vocal production tools more accessible to content creators of all skill levels. Widely regarded as the most essential tool for producing flawless vocals, Auto-Tune has helped musicians, producers, and sound designers express their best voice for over 20 years. Here's What's Included: EVERY CURRENT EDITION OF AUTO-TUNE Auto-Tune Pro Is the most advanced edition of Auto-Tune, which includes Auto Mode for real-time correction and effects, and Graph Mode, for detailed pitch and time editing. Auto-Tune Artist Includes all of the advanced real-time pitch correction features of Auto-Tune Pro, and is optimized for low latency performance on stage or in the studio. Auto-Tune EFX+ Combines the essential features of Auto-Tune and the Auto-EFX multi-effects rack with low latency processing for real-time performance on stage or in the studio. Auto-Tune Access Its light CPU footprint and simplified interface delivers the most streamlined experience for tuning vocals. Auto-Key Automatically detects the key and scale of your song and works with Auto-Tune and Harmony Engine for a faster, more efficient workflow. EVERY CURRENT AVOX PLUG-IN: Harmony Engine Is a real-time harmony generating plug-in that lets you produce professional quality harmony arrangements from a single vocal track. Mic Mod Gives you over 100 professional-quality emulations of classic and vintage microphones. Mutator Provides a combination of sound design tools for creating unique and otherworldly voices. Articulator Provides a combination of sound design tools for creating unique and otherworldly voices. Aspire Lets you add or remove breathiness from a vocal performance. Throat Lets you sculpt a singer’s vocal characteristics using an adjustable physical model of the human vocal tract. Duo Creates realistic doubling effects with adjustable pitch and timing variation. Choir Turns a single voice into a lush choir of up to 32 unison voices. Punch Gives your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power. Sybil Lets you remove unwanted sibilance and hiss from a vocal voice. Warm Models the sound of vintage analog tube saturation and distortion. Auto-Tune Unlimited also includes the following benefits: ● Unlimited upgrades for included plug-ins ● Free access to select future plug-ins from Antares ● VIP customer support ● Educational and training resources “Auto-Tune has been a staple in every one of my vocal sessions since I started... It simply gives any vocal an urgent, youthful sound, even when the artist doesn’t necessarily need it for pitch correction.” ~Kuk Harrell, Vocal Producer (Beyoncé, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar) “I've been stuck so many times with only 1 license of a plug-in and no quick fix. Auto-Tune Unlimited gives new producers a safety net I would have done anything for a few years ago.” ~ Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Gucci Mane) “I love Antares’ dedication to making incredible sounding and inspiring tools that continue to push the boundaries of modern music.” ~ Billy Bush, Producer/Mixer/Engineer (Paul McCartney, Lupe Fiasco, Garbage) For those who want to sample all that Auto-Tune Unlimited has to offer, a free 14-day trial is available. Learn more here.
  18. Warner Music artists Artik x Karcher have made their song Bailame available to remix in the online music creation app Amped Studio. Bailame is the perfect summer song to remix as the hot and catchy Latin groove is available minus the drums as an arrangement online for everyone to try in Amped Studio. Register with Amped Studio, click the remix link and you are good to go! All participants get a free month premium account with Amped Studio which includes access to the premium virtual instruments, effects and hundreds of loops and samples. The winning remix, selected by the Artist, will receive $500, a virtual pat on the back and a chance to release the remix on Warner Music! Also, two runners up will receive a yearly Premium Account from Amped Studio. The contest ends on September 14 th and all the instructions and contest information is available here: https://ampedstudio.com/artik-remix-competition On the Amped Studio there are video tutorials and an online manual to help you learn and understand music creation in the app. “To make remixing so accessible to everyone directly in your web browser makes this contest very unique and democratizes the whole contest with everyone using the same app and content.” Say Bil Bryant from Amped Studio. “To give people the opportunity to remix our music is very exciting and really looking forward to listening the results” adds artist/producer Artik. To access the Bailame Contest Remix version click here: https://api.ampedstudio.com/projects/08acee75-0805-4fd4-98f1-ab2f12377893/preview ABOUT: Amped Studio is the premiere online DAW that works in Chromium based web browsers (Chrome, Edge, Opera). Amped Studio includes features like recording, track automation, integrated sound library, hybrid tracks & regions, midi and audio content editor, virtual instruments and effects. You can even use a VST with Amped Studio´s VST/Remote. Get instant access to all the tools you need to make music now at: https://ampedstudio.com Artik x Karcher are a top production team signed to Warner Music with summer hit Bailame, released globally to great success. Artik a multi-platinum and award winning producer/artist from Russia with a long time love affair with the Spanish language and Latin music. Bailame is Artik's first song 100% in Spanish, recorded in collaboration with Kacher, an artist that Artik signed in his own label. Check out the Bailame:
  19. Continuing UA's 60‑year legacy of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Solo puts professional recording within reach of serious desktop musicians and producers everywhere. Sonically outperforming anything in its class, and featuring a studio full of classic gear emulations, Apollo Solo delivers album‑quality results, in real time, right out of the box. World-class A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hit records Unison™ mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender & more Realtime UAD-2 SOLO Processing for authentic analog tones and ultra low‑latency recording Clear, detailed monitoring with the best‑sounding headphone amplifier in its class Available as Apollo Solo Thunderbolt (Mac/Win) or Apollo Solo USB (Win) Includes LUNA Recording System (Mac) Apollo Solo is now shipping worldwide for Mac and Windows. > Learn more about Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 > Learn more about Apollo Solo USB
  20. Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it is now clear there is no path forward for an in-person event in California, and we have made the difficult decision to cancel The 2021 NAMM Show. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather our NAMM family in-person this January, we are reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted with the launch of Believe in Music: The global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world. Read more here
  21. Haimhausen August, 2020 – RME introduces the HDSPe AIO Pro PCI Express interface card, the successor of the popular HDSPe AIO. The Pro version provides professional users in the fields of studio and broadcast with the same high channel count as well as analog/digital input and output variety of the HDSPe AIO. In terms of technical features RME has completely reworked the HDSPe AIO Pro, defining the current state-of-the-art in PCI Express cards. The HDSPe AIO Pro features a total of 30 channels (14 input, 16 output), each with a maximum of 24 bit/192 kHz. This PCI Express audio interface is an all-in-one solution offering analog stereo input and output, an additional headphone output, ADAT, SPDIF and AES/EBU I/O as well as one MIDI I/O. Like its predecessor, all in- and outputs can be used simultaneously. The new HDSPe AIO Pro is based on the reference processors AK5572 and AK4490 derived from the high-end AD/DA converter ADI-2 Pro. The analog input range also uses the circuit design of the ADI-2 Pro (+24 / +19 / +13 / +4 dBu). In addition, RME has enhanced the outputs with additional reference levels (balanced: +24 / +19 / +13 / +4 dBu; unbalanced: +19 / +13 / +4 / -2 dBu) which allows even more versatile integration into audio systems. The HDSPe AIO Pro features a dedicated attenuator in the output section, resulting in an increased signal-to-noise ratio and a lower output impedance at low reference levels. With the SteadyClock FS, the HDSPe AIO Pro features the latest clock and jitter rejection technology from RME. Based on a femtosecond clock SteadyClock FS reduces the intrinsic jitter when converting from and to analog over all digital formats to a new all-time low. A further highlight of the HDSPe AIO Pro is the newly developed, powerful and extremely transparent headphone output. Thanks to mute relay including switchable output levels, there is no unwanted crackling noise at the headphone output and the analog XLR and RCA outputs when switching on the computer. The HDSPe AIO Pro PCI Express audio interface card will be available from September 2020. The MSRP excl. VAT is 587.36 Euro. www.rme-audio.com
  22. Introducing our new PSR-SX600 digital workstation Our PSR-SX600 digital workstation is the latest addition to our Yamaha PSR-SX- series and rounds off the range. No matter whether you are a singer-songwriter, stage performer or just a fan of making music at home, the PSR-SX600 is the ticket to the world of arranger workstation keyboards and is equipped with a host of exciting features. New debut features Our PSR-SX600 also introduces the Unison and Accent feature, which gives you expressive and nuanced control over style playback, thus allowing you to create a wide range of musical variations in the accompaniment. To round off the series the PSR-SX600 offers a range of content and functionality that makes it perfect for performing at home or on stage: 61 keys with Touch Response 850 voices, 43 Drum/SFX kits and 480 XG Voices 415 accompaniment styles EQ available for 27 parts Coloured LCD (480 x 272 dots) Playlist Enhanced Audio playback features Unison & Accent function Smart Chord Microphone input Refined DAC USB audio function Upgraded expansion memory Learn more ->
  23. July 16, 2020 - IK Multimedia has released T-RackS® Space Delay for its industry standard T-RackS mixing and mastering software workstation. This new vintage tape delay/spring reverb plug-in recreates the detailed character and sound of an iconic tape echo unit heard on countless albums and can be used both as a stand-alone plug-in or inside T-RackS 5. Warm, lush tape echo sound T-RackS Space Delay offers users a chance to enjoy the flexible controls and instantly recognizable organic sound of the classic Roland® RE-201 Space Echo™ delay unit, modelled with an unprecedented level of detail. Using the same mix of dynamic convolution and physical modelling as IK's Tape Machine Collection, the T-RackS Space Delay captures the sound of this iconic effect, down to the finest detail. Just as on the original, users can enjoy experimenting with three playback heads, the variable speed motor and engage the spring reverb to create everything from subtle space to rich, swelling echos. Re-creating the magic Like the Tape Machine Collection, creating Space Delay began with an original unit restored to pristine, factory spec condition. Every design element was carefully analysed, inspected, and measured to create a precise physical model of every circuit, from the preamps to the playback heads. The physical model, paired with a powerful dynamic convolution to capture every nuance of the spring reverb and other elements of the sound, results in breathtaking fidelity to the original unit. Beyond Emulation Space Delay also adds several thoughtful updates for easier integration with modern production techniques: Stereo operation Pan each of 3 playback heads and the spring reverb separately for immersive stereo soundscapes. Input filters Use the high-pass and low-pass input filters to further shape the sound before hitting the tape. Ducking Create dynamic echo effects or cut through a crowded mix with this convenient ducking feature. Lo-Fi effects Use dedicated controls for unit noise and tape age to easily add extra grit and grime to tracks for a more vintage sound. Flexible use options Like all T-RackS processors, T-RackS Space Delay offers two ways to work: as a single plug-in, or inside the T-RackS 5 shell itself. About T-RackS 5 T-RackS 5 is the latest version of IK's industry standard mixing and mastering software workstation that has been used on countless albums by top engineers for more than 20 years. This powerful modular system offers maximum versatility via 45 high-quality processors (EQs, limiters, compressors, etc) that can be used in parallel or series, in a variety of working environments. In total, T-RackS 5 offers everything needed to professionally treat and finalize audio from raw mixes to a perfect finished product. For even more professional results, each version of T-RackS 5 also offers free downloadable signature presets from some of the industry's top engineers. Pricing and availability The T-RackS Space Delay is available now in the T-RackS Custom Shop, from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK dealers worldwide. From July 16 through September 15, 2020, owners of five or more T-RackS Singles and owners of T-RackS 5 SE, T-RackS 5, T-RackS 5 Deluxe or T-RackS 5 MAX will automatically receive a 20% discount when purchasing T-RackS Space Delay through the IK Multimedia online store. * All prices excluding taxes For more information about T-RackS Space Delay, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/trspacedelay To see T-RackS Space Delay in action, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/trspacedelay/video
  24. July 16, 2020 - IK Multimedia's AXE I/O SOLO is the latest addition to its range of AXE I/O® high-end guitar interfaces with advanced tone-shaping features. It maintains the award-winning, best-in-class tone from the original while offering a more budget-friendly, mobile format. AXE I/O SOLO is a compact, bus-powered 2-in/3-out USB audio interface that features IK's high-end PURE microphone preamp; an instrument input with proprietary tone-shaping options; an exclusive Amp Out to incorporate real gear into a recording setup; and 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with a wide dynamic range, for pristine recordings in all musical genres. AXE I/O SOLO can also act as a controller for use with IK's included AmpliTube® or other favourite guitar-friendly software, offering a complete, affordable solution for players who want the best possible tone for their tracks. A crystal-clear mic preamp AXE I/O SOLO offers IK's high-definition, Class A PURE mic preamp, designed for transparent and clean recording. An extended, flat frequency response captures the full tonal range of voices and instruments without colouring the sound. A best-in-class dynamic range ensures ultra-quiet recordings. Exclusive guitar tone shaping Proprietary tone-shaping options let users dial in the perfect settings for their instruments or coax a wider range of tones from a single instrument: First, an active & passive pickup selector adapts instantly to any instrument. The active channel bypasses unneeded gain stages, ensuring the signal is always as direct and uncoloured as possible. Next, AXE I/O SOLO offers both a PURE circuit for pristine, transparent sound and a JFET circuit for adding warmth and harmonics, all within a single device. Finally, IK's proprietary Z-TONE® impedance-adapting circuit lets users adjust the input impedance to interact with their guitar's pickups: at the maximum impedance, sounds are tighter, sharper and more precise, and at lower impedances the sound becomes thicker and bolder. These controls give guitars even more sonic character - with just a few minutes' experimentation, users can dial in a sound that perfectly fits the mix. Hassle-free re-amplification AXE I/O SOLO offers a streamlined re-amplification setup in a single box. A front panel Amp Out lets guitar and bass players incorporate real amplifiers and stompboxes without the need for an external conversion box. This low-noise out also eliminates ground loops, to keep even the highest-gain re-amplification as quiet as possible. Premium sound throughout AXE I/O SOLO preserves the best-in-class dynamic range, ultra-low self noise and wide, extended frequency response of the original AXE I/O, ensuring premium sound quality for recording both instruments and vocals. Convenient connectivity and control 1/4" balanced outputs and a headphones out provide comprehensive connections, and a "blend" knob mixes direct and processed signal for zero-latency monitoring. In addition, AXE I/O SOLO also features two dedicated inputs for controller pedals and switches, plus MIDI In/Out, offering a range of options for real-time control over amp modelling plug-ins or recording software. A massive software bundle For seamless, out-of-the-box recording and processing, AXE I/O SOLO comes bundled with AmpliTube 4 Deluxe, IK's powerful guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/PC, as well as a suite of T-RackS mixing & mastering plug-ins and Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software. Pricing and availability AXE I/O SOLO is now available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide. For more information about AXE I/O SOLO, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/axeiosolo To see AXE I/O SOLO in action: www.ikmultimedia.com/axeiosolo/video
  25. Baton Rouge, Louisiana—July 2020... PreSonus® has launched PreSonus Sphere, a global community of creative enthusiasts and respected professionals brought together by and for the love of music-making. In addition to gaining access to an extensive library of creative software tools, PreSonus Sphere members get Cloud collaboration tools and storage, chat with Studio One® and Notion® experts from around the globe, and access to exclusive promotions, training, and events, with much more added each month—all for a low monthly or annual membership. PreSonus Sphere membership benefits include licenses for the complete collection of PreSonus’ award-winning software solutions for recording, mixing, scoring, and producing, including Studio One Professional and Notion, plus over 100 libraries of samples, effects, and loops, including the complete Spark Collection sample and loop libraries and Tom Brechtlein Drums. Members also get every plug-in and Studio One Add-on that PreSonus makes, including Ampire, Channel Strip Collection, CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper, Fat Channel XT, Presence XT Editor, and much more. But PreSonus Sphere is far more than a huge toolbox; it is first and foremost a creative community. Modern musicians work with talented people from all over the world, and PreSonus Sphere makes it easy to share projects with other members using your PreSonus Sphere workspace. A live chat lets members communicate in real time with their global production teams to make sure everyone’s on the same page and striving toward the same goal. Sphere membership includes 30 GB of cloud storage for backups, stems, collaboration, and more. When you need more space, PreSonus Sphere lets you upgrade to 100 GB of cloud storage space for $3.99/mo. PreSonus Exchange has always been a great way for Studio One users to share presets, loops, and more; PreSonus Sphere users now have access to a new exclusive portal loaded with custom-designed tools and curated content by featured PreSonus artists. PreSonus Sphere members will be invited to exclusive events and training sessions where they’ll meet like-minded Sphere users and expand their collaboration networks. Need a quick production tip or workflow trick? In addition to the growing Exchange community and active user groups, PreSonus has gathered Studio One power users from around the globe to answer questions in members-only chats. Each month PreSonus Sphere members can expect something new, whether it’s exclusive content or a special surprise gift to thank them for being members—and there are no additional upgrade costs or hidden fees. PreSonus has also teamed up with partners to give PreSonus Sphere members exclusive offers throughout the year. PreSonus Sphere memberships are available for $14.95 U.S. per month or $164.95 per year. For more information about PreSonus Sphere, visit www.presonus.com/sphere.
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