Harmony Central Press Room http://www.harmonycentral.com/ Get the lastest news from the Harmony Central's Press Room <![CDATA[BOSS Announces TU-03 Clip-On Tuner & Metronome]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/boss-announces-tu-03-clip-on-tuner--metronome Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:56:05 GMT

 

BOSS Announces TU-03 Clip-On Tuner & Metronome

 

New clip-on model combines two essential music tools in one device

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2018 — BOSS announces the TU-03 Clip-On Tuner & Metronome, the latest addition to the company’s industry-leading lineup of instrument tuners. Ideal for guitar, bass, ukulele, and other stringed instruments, the TU-03 combines a high-performance chromatic tuner and metronome in one clip-on unit, giving players two essential music tools in a single convenient device.

 

BOSS’s famous tuner range offers numerous solutions for all types of musicians and educators, with everything from handheld designs to pedal-based models like the touring-standard TU-3. The new TU-03 joins BOSS’s two other clip-on models, which include the compact TU-01 and sleek TU-10.

 

The TU-03 features BOSS’s trusted tuner technology for quick and accurate instrument tuning. Users can switch between standard chromatic mode and dedicated guitar, bass, ukulele, and violin modes. The reference pitch is adjustable from 430-450 Hz, and flat and double-flat tunings are supported as well. Reference pitches can also be sounded through a built-in speaker.

 

With its metronome mode, the TU-03 puts an important practice tool right on the player’s instrument. Unlike other clip-on tuners that offer visual metronomes only, the integrated speaker and metronome display in the TU-03 enables users to both hear and see the beat. There are eight different patterns and ten beat variations available, and tempo is adjustable from 30-250 BPM.
   

The TU-03’s design is compact, light, and rugged, with a padded clip for quick attachment and removal. A large backlit display provides easy readability in any environment, from dark stages to bright sunlight.  

 

To learn more about the TU-03 Clip-On Tuner & Metronome and the entire BOSS tuner lineup, visit Boss.info.

 

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BOSS TU-03 Clip-On Tuner & Metronome

 

About BOSS

BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup that includes amps, compact effects processors, multi-effects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, vocal products, and more. For more information, visit Boss.info.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Lo Life - LoFi House Loops]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lo-life---lofi-house-loops Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:52:21 GMT

 

Lo Life - LoFi House Loops

 

 

 

Lo Life - LoFi House Loops from ModeAudio takes you on a road trip into the nostalgic heyday of vintage gear and low-slung vibes, transporting you to a place where dreamy rhythms and hazy synths hypnotise and mesmerise!

 

Comprised of 414MB of royalty-free House synth loops and bumping drum grooves, this vibrant sound palette will drench and infuse your music in the deep, dusty character of classic analog synths and retro drum machines.

 

Unplug your worries and feel those waves of liquid LoFi luxury wash over you and your music - download Lo Life - LoFi House Loops to grab your ticket today!

 

modeaudio.com/product/lo-life

 

Pack Details:

- 150 Music Loops (Basses, Drums, Synths, Leads, Pads, Keys, Vocals, SFX)
- 83 Drum Hits (Kicks, Claps, Snares, Hi Hats, Percussion)
- 43 Synth Tail Samples
- 104 MIDI Loops (Key & Tempo-Labelled)
- 100% Royalty-Free

 

There is also a brand new article freshly published in our magazine, please feel free to check it out:

 

6 Ways To Break The Music Production Rules

 

 

 

modeaudio.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Are Your Cables Cordial?]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/are-your-cables-cordial Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:48:45 GMT

 

Cordial Cables USA: Open for Business!
 
 
 
 
 
Over the course of 20+ years, Cordial GmbH has become Europe's premier cable company---the first-choice brand for performing artists, live sound technicians, recording engineers, and venue designers throughout Europe and Asia. Now, in partnership with MV Pro Audio, Cordial is bringing their extensive range of premium products to North American musicians and lovers of high quality audio.
 
 
From the all-German-made cabling to the hand-soldered Neutrik connectors; the ultra-pure oxygen-free copper cores to the eye-catching durable wraps; the sustainable green packaging to the workhorse multicore hardware; Cordial products, both ready-made and bulk, are designed to deliver uncompromised sound and rock solid performance every time you plug in.
 
 
Details, specs, applications, and the entire catalog of exceptional Cordial products can be found at Cordial's new Web site, www.Cordial-Cables.com. Or get a quick overview of the U.S. operations at www.CordialCablesUSA. And be sure to stop by our Reverb.com shop, Cordial Cables USA, for a select assortment of popular models, including the all-new METAL series instrument cables (detailed below.)
 
 
Coming soon to fine retailers across the U.S. and Canada!
 
 
 
Explore Cordial's extensive range of ready-made, multicore, and bulk products at the company's new Web site: www.Cordial-Cables.com
 
 
 
...or get a quick overview of the company along with links to some of Cordial's more popular products at: www.CordialCablesUSA.com
 
 
 
And be sure to visit our Cordial Cables USA shop on Reverb.com--the place for premium Cordial cables!
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Embertone Fashions Flagship Virtual Piano]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/embertone-fashions-flagship-virtual-piano Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:43:47 GMT

 

 Walker 1955 Steinway D

 

Embertone works wonders with one-of-a-kind 9’ Steinway Model D concert grand to fashion flagship virtual piano

 

 

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA: virtual instrument sampling company Embertone is proud to announce availability of Walker 1955 Steinway D — its virtual piano flagship fashioned from sampling a truly one-of-a-kind 9’ Steinway Model D concert grand in insane detail for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform to run as a fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instrument in any AU/AAX/RTAS/VST compatible host application or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) — as of June 14...

 

Today, the Steinway Model D is marketed by its prominent piano-manufacturing namesake as a majestic musical instrument — the pinnacle of concert grands. Glowing words apart, history has born this out; there’s no denying that the Steinway ‘D’ is a renowned model, one that an overwhelming number of professional pianists around the world prefer, its impressive reputation resting on its beautiful tone and highly-responsive action, allowing for a high level of musical expression.

 

Although all acoustic pianos are technically one-of-a-kind instruments, in the end Embertone’s Walker 1955 Steinway D virtual piano flagship owes its name and, indeed, its very existence to a truly one-of-a-kind 9’ Steinway Model D dating back to 1955. The instrument in question ultimately made its way to a beautiful rural private concert hall in Raleigh (in Embertone’s ‘native’ North Carolina), designed and owned by John Q. Walker, a brilliant software engineer who pioneered the concept of ‘re-performance’ with a company called Zenph, Inc. As the company’s founder, Walker worked with a team of specialists who, helped by Sony recording engineers, developed a way of analysing old recordings in order to create live re-performances — converting piano tracks into precise keystrokes and pedal motions for playback on computer-controlled grand pianos, in other words. This proprietary technology enabled them to capture and reproduce every nuance of performances by some of the greatest pianists in the world, including Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, and Rachmaninoff.

 

While Walker is no longer involved in Zenph, he still maintains a collection of one-of-a-kind pianos in that 65-seat private concert hall — the dimensions of which were modelled on those used by composer Richard Wagner for the hall in his villa, Wahnfried, in Bayreuth, Germany — where he hosts regular recitals. That truly one-of-a-kind 9’ Steinway Model D housed there is equipped with a proprietary system for re-performance, so Embertone was able to precisely capture a staggering amount of sample content for fashioning its Walker 1955 Steinway D virtual piano flagship — 36 velocities for every note with every combination of pedals, totalling 12,672 samples! Saying that, Embertone also captured more than 10,000 discrete samples at various lengths, later implemented in two of its most exciting features: adaptive releases trigger authentic recordings upon note release based upon held length and note velocity; true shorts allow real staccato samples to be played in real-time without having to use any extra key switches or controls, so no matter how the end user ends a note, they will always hear an authentic sound. Above and beyond that, users have the option to play only the dedicated set of real staccato samples, with all of the subtle mechanical sounds and intricate instrument resonances built right in.

 

Interestingly, Embertone’s virtual piano flagship comes in two flavours — Walker 1955 Steinway D ($99.00 USD) and Walker 1955 Steinway D Lite ($39.00 USD). The former features every pedal combination at 36 velocities per note, together with the option to purchase five additional microphone positions à la carte for $15.00 USD apiece, while the latter offers only sustain and non-pedal samples at 12 velocities per note, without any additional microphone positions. Put it this way, though: those six available microphone positions really represent the piano itself in vastly different ways.

 

As implied by name, the DEFAULT position is the sample set that ships with both Walker 1955 Steinway D versions, with a stereo pair of AKG C414 XLS microphones placed about a foot above and away from the lip of the piano, pointed inward in an X/Y pattern using the ORTF stereo technique to create an intimate and close sound, so users can hear the subtle mechanical sounds of the instrument, but with plenty of space and air around the recording.

 

Again, as implied by name, the BINAURAL/PERSPECTIVE position is a perspective stereo recording. This time Embertone recorded with a dummy head — affectionately named Bruce, positioned two feet from the keyboard at the typical player position to create realistic spatialisation, which is especially effective when listening on headphones.

 

The CLOSE/PERSPECTIVE position is captured with a matched set of spaced omnidirectional Neumann U87 microphones, placed around six inches from the strings to capture the sound stage using the A/B stereo technique, resulting in a warm and detailed, stunning sound. Though the U87s lack the crystal clarity of the DEFAULT’s C414 microphones, they have an indescribable colouration to them that makes the Walker 1955 Steinway D virtual piano a joy to play.

 

The WIDE/PERSPECTIVE position uses a modified pair of small capsule Oktava MK-012 condenser microphones positioned as an A/B pair in front of/outside the piano, pointing in to capture a wide player perspective.

 

The HAMMER position was recorded with a matched pair of specialised Superlux S214/U3 cardioid condenser microphones from John Q. Walker’s personal collection. Using the A/B stereo technique, they were placed around a foot above the hammers, pointing down to capture the most intimate and detailed perspective. Embertone collectively considers this to be a favourite for achieving that quiet, cinematic sound sought after by so many in this day and age.

 

Last but not least, using the A/B stereo technique, the ROOM position was recorded with a pair of small diaphragm Schoeps MK012 microphones positioned six feet away from and eight feet above the piano, pointing at the open lid — the microphone position of choice for anyone seeking a ‘classical’ sound, so Walker 1955 Steinway D users get to hear the lovely room with a beautiful and resonant perspective of the instrument itself.

 

Another aspect that makes Walker 1955 Steinway D so unique is its depth of user control. Considering some users might not need 36 velocities per note — whether because of the musical style being worked with or RAM (Random Access Memory) limitations, Embertone's virtual piano flagship allows for full sample sets and specific velocities to be individually disabled and therefore purged from memory. It also offers a number of customised effects, such as an EQUALIZER (with low, mid, and high controls), SPATIALIZATION (spread), and REVERB (mix), as well as VELOCITY RESPONSE (DYNAMIC SCALING and VOLUME SCALING) settings, plus some custom COLOR (SWEETENING) settings for mastering, should anyone require it.

 

In a nutshell, Walker 1955 Steinway D definitively grants anyone license to bend it to their musical will with intuitive controls to easily walk between piano worlds — whether cinematic, classical, jazz, pop, or beyond — by virtue of a whole page of simple ways to alter the tone and feel of this majestic Steinway that’s literally like no other on earth! Embertone has worked wonders with that truly one-of-a-kind 9’ Steinway Model D concert grand to fashion its flagship virtual piano. Press to play. Play to win.

 

Walker 1955 Steinway D and Walker 1955 Steinway D Lite are available to purchase and digitally download as 30GB and 12GB fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instruments for any AAX-, AU-, RTAS-, and VST-compatible host application or DAW running on Mac

 

(OS X 10.10, 10.11 or macOS 10.12 — latest update) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) directly from Embertone for a one-week introductory promo price of $89.00 USD and $34.00 USD, respectively (rising thereafter to $99.00 USD and $39.00 USD, respectively). The former features the option to purchase five additional microphone positions à la carte for $15.00 USD apiece, each representing an additional 30GB download. Alternatively, Walker 1955 Steinway D is also available to purchase and digitally download as a complete bundle including all additional microphone positions — that’s 180 freakin’ GB in samples! — for a one-week introductory promo price of $149.00 USD (rising thereafter to $174.00 USD).

 

For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated Walker 1955 Steinway D webpage here: https://www.embertone.com/instruments/steinwayD.php

 

Watch Embertone’s enthralling Walker 1955 Steinway D teaser trailer video here: https://youtu.be/nzr_OdxjdOI

 

 

 

 

About Embertone (www.embertone.com)

Embertone is a virtual instrument sampling company whose mission is simple: sample the heck out of great instruments, and bring them to the composing community to inspire and create awesome new music! As such, their goal is to capture the essence of an instrument and its performer, and program it into an intuitive, musical, and affordable package.This approach paved the way for a next-gen collaboration with Grammy® Award winner Joshua Bell, one of today’s most celebrated violinists.

 

© 2018 Embertone

 

 

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<![CDATA[Genelec Improves On A Classic With 7050C Subwoofer]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/genelec-improves-on-a-classic-with-7050c-subwoofer Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:37:07 GMT

 

Genelec Improves on a Classic with 7050C Subwoofer
 
 
— New upgrade of an acclaimed compact Genelec sub offers even stronger low-frequency response and features —
 
 
 
 
NATICK, MA, June 14, 2018 — Building on the world-renowned standard of the original 7050 subwoofer, Genelec, the world leader in active monitoring technology for four decades, is proud to once again define the benchmark for low-frequency linearity with the new 7050C. Compact but powerful with an extended low-frequency response and even lower distortion than its predecessor, the 7050C represents the next stage in Genelec’s ongoing goal of achieving absolute transparency in sound reproduction. 
 
 
As the successor to the extremely popular 7050B, already a category leader in terms of its size-to-SPL ratio, the 7050C subwoofer has been specifically crafted to improve on a classic. The LSE™ enclosure has been further refined to deliver unconventionally clean audio output even at peak levels. Users also benefit from a remarkable 3-dB increase in SPL capability, plus a by-passable professional bass management system and universal switched-mode power supply.   
 
 
Equally comfortable working in stereo or multichannel audio systems, the 7050C is designed to sit proudly alongside Genelec’s existing professional subwoofers. The bass management system provides five input and output channels with 85 Hz low-pass/high-pass filters, plus a discrete 120 Hz LFE signal input with selectable +10 dB-boost. The 7050C measures just 16.125 inches (410 mm) in height, with a width of 13.75 inches (350 mm), a depth of 12.5625 inches (319 mm) and contains a single eight-inch (205 mm) magnetically shielded low frequency driver, housed in a Genelec LSE spiral enclosure for extended LF response and extremely low distortion. Like all Genelec products, the 7050C has been created with sustainability at its heart and the ability to continue delivering flawless, transparent sound reproduction for decades to come.  
 
 
Like all Genelec monitors, the 7050C can be calibrated to suit its acoustic environment courtesy of a comprehensive set of rear panel DIP switches. Adjustable settings include phase and low frequency roll-off, the activation of the +10 dB LFE level, and the sensitivity of the Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power-saving mode, which reduces the unit’s power consumption to a mere 0.5 W in standby.  
 
 
The 7050 enjoys a celebrated history, having first appeared when the original Genelec 7050A subwoofer debuted in 2002, replacing the 1091A. Over the years that followed, the model rapidly rose to prominence as the standard by which other solutions were measured. In 2005, the 7050B followed with an improved specification and feature set, and now the 7050C continues the work of its predecessors, providing the ideal companion for any nearfield monitor, particularly Genelec’s own 8010, 8020, 8030 and M030 models.  
 
 
“The 7050 name is respected in studios all over the world, so as we developed this new version of a much-loved classic, we treated it with great care,” commented Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Niaghan. “I’m delighted to say that the result, the 7050C, honors Genelec’s core principles – purity of sound, products that last for many years with the minimum of maintenance, and the skillful implementation of the latest loudspeaker technology. The 7050C is so advanced that it could easily have represented an entirely new product, but instead we chose to continue the legacy of a well-established model, made greater still by this new step forward.”  
 
 
For more information on the Genelec 7050C, visit www.genelecusa.com/.
 
 
 
 
 
Genelec 7050C Subwoofer 
 
 
 
Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.   
Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms.
 
 
Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.  
 
 
Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[BOSS Unveils WL-Series Wireless Systems]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/boss-unveils-wl-series-wireless-systems Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:33:55 GMT

 

BOSS Unveils WL-Series Wireless Systems

 

Premium audio performance and plug-and-play setup with newly developed BOSS wireless technology

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2018 — BOSS announces the WL series, a new line of high-quality wireless systems for guitar, bass, and other electronic instruments. Equipped with lightning-fast wireless technology newly developed by BOSS, the WL series delivers premium audio performance with ultra-low latency and rock-solid stability. Providing a plug-and-play experience with no aggravation or guesswork, the WL series makes it easy for players to bring wireless freedom to home, rehearsal, and small stage rigs.

 

The WL series offers exceptional sound quality with nearly effortless setup. The optimum wireless connection is set automatically when the transmitter and receiver components are docked, with no other user intervention required. A built-in rechargeable battery in the transmitter provides up to 12 hours of continuous play time.  

 

Ultra-compact and affordable, the WL-20 Wireless System is as simple to use as a standard guitar cable. A small transmitter plugs into the instrument and a matching receiver plugs into a pedal or amp. The receiver includes cable tone simulation, which reproduces the natural capacitive effect of a 10-foot/3-meter guitar cable.

 

The WL-20L Wireless System is identical to the WL-20, but eliminates the cable tone simulation. This makes it a good choice for use with an acoustic/electric guitar with an onboard preamp, active pickups, or a line-level instrument such as a keytar or Roland’s Aerophone.

 

With its stompbox-size footprint, the WL-50 Wireless System is ideally suited for pedalboards. It features an integrated transmitter dock, plus two cable tone simulation options. The receiver is powered via a PSA-series adapter or AA batteries. With adapter power, the receiver’s DC output can distribute power to one or more pedals.   

 

The WL-T Wireless Transmitter can be purchased as a spare for use with a WL-20, WL-20L, or WL-50 system or the Katana-Air wireless guitar amp.     

 

To learn more about the BOSS WL-series wireless systems, visit Boss.info.

 

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BOSS WL-50 Wireless System

 

 

About BOSS

BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup that includes amps, compact effects processors, multi-effects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, vocal products, and more. For more information, visit .

  

 

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<![CDATA[Touched By Inspiration, Arturia Announce Limited Edition Creation Series]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/touched-by-inspiration-arturia-announce-limited-edition-creation-series Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:58:34 GMT

 

ARTURIA ANNOUNCE LIMITED EDITION CREATION SERIES DRUMBRUTE AND MICROBRUTE

 

 

 

The DrumBrute and MicroBrute have become favorites of Arturia’s hardware offering, combining versatile, tweakable analog sound, incredible connectivity, intuitive fun design, and performable controls into powerful, affordable creative packages.
 
 
Now with the introduction of the limited edition Creation series, these modern classics have been updated with a fresh new look and a striking contemporary design, encouraging creativity and helping you capture those moments of inspiration.
 
 
Emblazoned with a shadowy recreation of the iconic fresco “The Creation of Adam” by Renaissance master Michelangelo, and decked out with stark metallic, high-contrast livery, DrumBrute Creation and MicroBrute Creation look as bold as they sound. Individually, each instrument will push you to create music in new, awesome ways. Together, they’ll become a revolution. Combining classic, award-winning design and sound with a daring aesthetic, these limited edition analog music-makers can’t wait to inspire you.
 
 
DrumBrute Creation is a hugely addictive analog drum machine that you simply won’t want to put down. Packing 17 unique analog drum synth sounds, each with their own dedicated sequencer channel and discrete output lets you have ultimate control of your groove and sound. Drumbrute Creation invites you to experiment, letting you process each drum sound differently to create a kit that’s unique to your and fits your music perfectly. It’s hugely performable sequencer lets you breeze through beat-creation, and its live controls let you add beat-repeat flourishes, analog filter sweeps, and more.
 
 
The epitome of “small but mighty”, theMicroBrute Creation is a hands-on synthesizer with a massive sound, 2 octave keyboard, sequencer, wave-shaping oscillators, an acidic filter, CV connectivity, a mod matrix, and that all-important Brute Factor, all in the same footprint as a piece of printer paper. The perfect instrument to learn the basics of synthesis, with enough features to keep even the most experience synthmaster curious. Combined with its bold new look, MicroBrute Creation will become your ideal new synth.
 
 
To find out more about the limited edition Creation series, as well as the original DrumBrute and MicroBrute, visit the Arturia website on:
 
 
 
Discover the Creation series in video:
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Cort Introduces CJ-Retro Jumbo Acoustic-Electric ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cort-introduces-cj-retro-jumbo-acoustic-electric Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:53:58 GMT

 

Cort’s CJ-Retro Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Delivers Big Sound

 

 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort’s new CJ-Retro, a jumbo-sized acoustic-electric guitar, delivers big acoustic sound packaged in a bold look. Featuring a classic body in a Vintage Sunburst Matte finish with top-mounted controls, the CJ-Retro is built for players who want all the classic retro fittings backed by innovative and powerful design.

 

The CJ-Retro’s big sound starts with the full-size jumbo body with spruce top and mahogany backs, sides and neck, which produce a huge full-bodied sound with ample bass and exceptional volume. Helping highlight the acoustic harmonics are the specially formulated Graphtech Nubone XB nut and saddle.

 

Quality construction is complemented by advanced circuitry with a one-volume, two-band Fishman Neo-D magnetic humbucker, which produces a deep and rich sound that ideally complements the CJ-Retro’s wide sonic projection. Picking up the unique vibrational characteristics of the strings, the Fishman VTB EQ preamp conveys powerful yet natural sound that’s perfectly suited for recording and any type of live performance application.

 

From the dovetail neck joint to the headstock, the CJ-Retro balances high quality with flair and finesse. The Merbau fingerboard is not only durable with its high density and stiffness, but also produces a strong and firm low-end that complements a rich midrange. A dual-rectangular inlay on the fingerboard was specifically designed for the overall aesthetics of this model. The vintage-style nickel open gear tuners with white oval knobs work smoothly while staying true to the vintage-retro look.

 

With the CJ-Retro, players get the huge vintage sound they want without the big price tag.

 

Learn more at www.cortguitars.com

 

Retail is $429.99 USD

 

 

 

About Cort Guitars

Cort designs, manufactures, and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit www.cortguitars.com.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[EarthQuaker Devices To Host Third-Annual EarthQuaker Day August 4, 2018]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/earthquaker-devices-to-host-third-annual-earthquaker-day-august-4-2018 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:44:03 GMT

 

 

 

EarthQuaker Devices to Host Third-Annual EarthQuaker Day August 4, 2018

 

AKRON, Ohio -- Local effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices hosts the third-annual EarthQuaker Day at their downtown Akron facility (350 W. Bowery St.) on Saturday August 4, 2018 from 10:30am until 6:00pm. Immediately following the event at EarthQuaker HQ, the party moves to Lock 3 for the PRS Guitars EarthQuaker Day Riff Contest Finals plus performances by the Black Sabbath tribute BLACK SABATH and the Danzig tribute GLANZIG.
 
 
EarthQuaker Day 2018 is two parts music festival, three parts customer appreciation day, one-part effects pedal factory open house, one-part art installation, and one-part street fair with a pinch of fun and games, and a side of bazaar - a collection of like-minded, enthusiastic, and talented individuals coming together in celebration of the quirkiness, innovation, and “anything goes” attitude that makes Akron, Ohio the-heart-of-it-all in The Heart of It All - a wonderful place to live and work.
 
 
New for 2018, attendees have the opportunity to register online for Pedal Building Workshops to build an Arrows™ pre-amp booster, Acapulco Gold™ power-amp distortion, or Speaker Cranker™ overdrive under the expert guidance of EQD’s production staff! Participants will learn the same methods and techniques used by EQD builders every day, and best of all, it’s new pedal day! Please visit https://www.earthquakerday.com/workshop/ for more information and to register. Plus, we’ve upgraded our second stage to include a fully-equipped professional PA system, and we’ve added more activities for children and families courtesy of smARTStudio!
 
 
Music lovers of all ages are invited to EarthQuaker Devices HQ for live music, local art and business installations, food by Square Scullery, Bent Tree Coffee, guided workshop tours, pedal doodles, free raffle prizes, door prize giveaways, pedal clinics, single-day savings on EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals, fun and games!
 
 
This year’s musical lineup marks the reunion of two massively influential Akron bands: The Man I Fell In Love With and Houseguest, plus performances by Uno Lady, Shivering Timbers, Lisa Bella Donna, and This Moment In Black History.
 
 
This year’s presenting sponsors are SamAsh Music and 91.3 the Summit FM. Attendees are encouraged to donate their like-new or gently-used musical instruments to 91.3’s MusicAlive program to help provide musical education for Akron Public School students in need. Visit www.earthquakerday.com for more information. EarthQuaker Devices extends enormous gratitude to our sponsors:
  • SamAsh Music
  • 91.3 the Summit FM
  • PRS Guitars
  • Lock 3
  • KIDJAM!
  • Rock & Recovery
  • MusicAlive
  • The330.net
  • Audio-Technica
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
  • Jakprints
  • Dr. Z Amplification
  • Ewe Rock
  • Tri-C Recording Arts & Technology
  • Gotta Groove Records
  • Framus & Warwick Music USA
  • Peoples’ Bank
  • Chicago Music Exchange
  • Square Records
  • Guitar Riot
  • Poké Fresh
  • The Guitar Department
  • SIT Strings
  • StewMac
  • smARTStudio
  • Saffron Patch Cleveland
  • Square Scullery Food Truck
  • Bent Tree Coffee
  • Graham Fox
  • A Low Maintenance Landscape
  • Drip Dry Car Wash
  • Apotheclaire
  • WRUW
  • Crafted Meadery
  • Rachel Jernigan
  • Alphatone Audio
  • American Advertising Federation - Akron
  • The Sweetest Chill
  • En Fuego Audio Services
  • Art of Matt Miller
  • Akron Recording Company
  • Peak Health & Wellness
  • Lost Lust Supply
  • Akron Symphony
  • Grog Shop
  • The Nightlight Cinema
  • Akron Civic Theatre
  • Make Noise

 

What: EarthQuaker Day 2018

When: 10:30am - 6:00pm, Saturday August 4, 2018
Afterparty at Lock 3 begins at 6:30

Where: EarthQuaker Devices HQ
350 W. Bowery St. Akron, OH 44307

Cost: Free, open to the public

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More Info: www.earthquakerday.com

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[What Do You Get When You Combine London's Best Session String Players, 2" Analog Tape, Lyndhurst Hall And Spitfire Audio? ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/what-do-you-get-when-you-combine-londons-best-session-string-players-2-analog-tape-lyndhurst-hall-and-spitfire-audio Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:00:37 GMT

 

Spitfire Audio announces all-new solo accompaniment to namesake chamber and symphonic strings ranges with soon-to-be-released revisit

 

 

LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce upcoming availability of SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS — a soon-to-be- released revisit of the essential instruments it first released as SOLO STRINGS some six years ago as one of its first ever libraries, this time as an all-new accompaniment to its similarly self-explanatory SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS and SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS namesakes, 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 ultimately become the latest in a long line of outstanding sample-based virtual instruments 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 — as of July 12...

 

It is six years since Spitfire Audio released SOLO STRINGS featuring virtuoso violinist Andrew Haveron, viola virtuoso Bruce White, and widely-recorded British cellist Caroline Dale — duly name-checked in its accompanying artwork. According to the age-old adage: time flies when you’re having fun. For Spitfire Audio has collectively clocked up over 2,500 hours of sampling time and associated awareness since then — time to revisit those essential instruments, in other words. With the resultant SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS, adding individuality and definition to big string writing as well as capturing soaring solos — whether for film, games, or pop music — is both an absolute joy to behold and actively engage with. With that in mind, think of the solo violin in John Williams’ wonderful score for Schindler’s List, Fratres by Arvo Pärt, John Corigliano’s Red Violin, or the cello carrying the Game of Thrones theme. Truly anything is possible... with the right combination of talent and technology.

 

That said, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS sees Spitfire Audio in the privileged position of working with a group of internationally-acclaimed musicians with a goldmine of experience as first-call soloists whose work can be heard all over major Hollywood feature films. Featuring the individual articulations of Jack Liebeck’s VIOLIN (VIRTUOSO), Clio Gould’s VIOLIN (1ST DESK), Thomas Gould’s VIOLIN (PROGRESSIVE), Max Baillie’s VIOLA, Richard Harwood’s CELLO, and Leon Bosch’s (double) BASS — all with an equal attention to detail and depth of sampling, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS serves up an exceptionally versatile toolset that can capably create anything from a single, searing cello line to multiple parts added to larger string sections, perfectly providing added definition and personality by bringing together an exceedingly unique sextet of players with unprecedented control and malleability.

 

Musically speaking, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS is a no-compromise library in reality, recorded in an exceptionally resonant space. Spitfire Audio returned to the the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios to record SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS. Scores such as Dunkirk, Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, and Paddington 2 were recently recorded there, as well as classics like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Dark Knight, and Gladiator, so SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS is in good company, clearly. Indeed, it was recorded by award-winning engineers, who capably captured each soloist using world- class equipment — namely, Neve ‘Montserrat’ preamps paired with priceless ribbon and valve mics through the world’s largest Neve 88R large-format console onto pristine 2-inch tape before being converted with top-of-their-class Prism A/D (Analogue-to-Digital) convertors at 96kHz (to ultimately have technology transform them into another extraordinary-sounding sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform). After all, there’s a reason why Lyndhurst Hall has been the recording venue of choice for Hollywood directors for so many years.

 

Yet capturing all those supremely-talented soloists’ phenomenal performances on a recording duly destined to flexibly form the musical backbone of SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS presented unique challenges. This time Spitfire Audio needed to reach beyond expectation, making each instrument versatile enough to match the emotional temperature of its ultimate users’ music by offering a broad range of mic positions and articulations to blend perfectly with its SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS and SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS siblings. So in keeping with that, the new solo violin central to SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS was created courtesy of working with three distinctly different players, presented in the finished product as three distinct modes, each containing not only their own range of articulations but also a range of recording locations within AIR Studios’ Lyndhurst Hall, as well as different performance styles: VIOLIN (VIRTUOSO), with a standing player, perfectly captures the sound of a sonata (or featured performance); VIOLIN (1ST DESK) was captured on the front desk of the first violins, perfectly placed for adding individuality and definition to a string line — while still able to blend in with the string section — with the performer playing ‘out’ to lead the orchestra; the VIOLIN (PROGRESSIVE) player was recorded further away from the conductor, designed to fit into larger string sections, or offer up solo passages in a more contemporary vernacular, opening the door to a modern, filmic sound of extended techniques, including Short Mandolin Pizzicato and Tremolo Whispers.

 

When all is said and done, quite simply, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS is designed to stand out, but also fit in. Indeed, this all-new sample library sits perfectly alongside Spitfire Audio’s acclaimed orchestral ranges, utilising the same location, peerless signal chain, mic positions, and range of articulations that make up the DNA of its high-quality orchestral packages. Put this way: “They lock together nicely — within the stereo image field, as well as the sound of the instruments. So, when you’re using these to compose as one unit, they fit really well with each other, but also within the context of SPITFIRE CHAMBER STRINGS and SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS as well — everything designed to work out of the box, exactly as you need it to work.” So says Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson. And as a working composer himself, he should surely know!

 

Spitfire Audio is already accepting pre-orders on SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS at a time-limited introductory promo price of £299.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$339.00 USD/€339.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until July 26, 2018 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £349.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$399.00 USD/€399.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-solo-strings/ (Customers who purchased the original SOLO STRINGS before the fire sale started on March 15, 2018 are eligible to crossgrade to SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS by simply logging in to their Spitfire Audio account and adding it to their cart, which will intelligently calculate a discounted price.)

 

SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS needs Native Instruments’ free KONTAKT PLAYER (5.6.8 or higher) — included in the purchase — to run as a fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instrument for Mac (OS X 10.10, 10.11, or macOS 10.12 — latest update) 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 Spitfire Audio Directors Paul Thomson and Christian Henson, please visit the dedicated SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-solo-strings/

 

Watch Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS here: https://youtu.be/TrfLMX_af_k Watch Spitfire Audio’s artful trailer video for SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS here: https://youtu.be/Aou-mfDqDVs

 

 

 

About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)

Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company producing high-quality virtual instruments and sample libraries.The company collaborates with the world’s best composers, producers, engineers, and studios to create detailed and realistic recordings of instruments and sounds for use in computer-based music production. Prominent collaborators include Hans Zimmer, AIR Studios, Eric Whitacre, and many more.

© 2018 Spitfire Audio Holdings Limited

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<![CDATA[Fulcrum Acoustic Unveils The World's First Cardioid Coaxial Stage Monitor]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/fulcrum-acoustic-unveils-the-worlds-first-cardioid-coaxial-stage-monitor Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:51:53 GMT

 

Fulcrum Acoustic Unveils the World's First Cardioid Coaxial Stage Monitor
 
 
 
Rochester, NY & Whitinsville, MA - June 2018... Fulcrum Acoustic, creators of high-performance professional loudspeaker technologies, has launched its latest innovative product: the FW15 15 inch Coaxial Cardioid Stage Monitor. The FW15 is the world's first cardioid stage monitor incorporating Fulcrum Acoustic's patented Passive Cardioid Technology™. This proprietary technology enables tour-grade, low-profile FW15 stage monitors to attenuate rear low frequency radiation which interferes with the audience, stage microphones and front fills.

 
 
 

 
Fulcrum's FW15 stage monitor is designed from the ground up with the customer foremost in mind. The FW15's coaxial transducer and 75° x 75° horn provides optimal coverage for monitoring applications, and its large-format 3" compression driver and 3.5" voice coil 15" woofer assures robust headroom.
 

The monitor's pattern control, coupled with Fulcrum's TQ™ DSP processing allows superior consistency and gain-before-feedback both on- and off-axis. The clarity and source separation of the FW15 allows performers to clearly distinguish their own voice among others. This capability benefits mix engineers as well as performers.
 

The FW15's multi-faceted enclosure includes 40° and 55° angles for downstage and upstage distances respectively. Its road-ready, ergonomic design includes stout double grille construction and four input options positioned close to the stage to reduce the visual impact of connected cables. The powerful yet very portable FW15 coaxial cardioid stage monitor features integrated handles to facilitate carrying.
 

The FW15 stage monitor's cardioid behavior is produced by a meticulously conceived acoustical circuit that balances the position of the coaxial driver/horn assembly, the enclosure depth and volume, and specially constructed side ports toward the back of the cabinet which include a calibrated resistive element. The FW15's subcardioid low-frequency control produces 3 to 4 dB of 90° off-axis rear rejection over its operating range.
 

This elegantly designed portable stage monitor's unique shape and compact size make it unusually unobtrusive on stage and/or camera, and an ideal choice for applications including houses of worship, theaters and performing arts centers.
 
 
More information on the FW15 Coaxial Cardioid Stage Monitor is available on the FA Portable product page of the Fulcrum Acoustic website. 
 
 
 
 
 
About Fulcrum Acoustic
 
Founded in 2008, Fulcrum Acoustic is a professional loudspeaker manufacturer known for its unique approach to loudspeaker design. Employing the research of company co-founder David Gunness, Fulcrum Acoustic combines proprietary coaxial design and Temporal Equalization™ processing power to create the most powerful and versatile line of loudspeakers available. 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Propellerhead Releases Umpf Club Drums Rack Extension For Reason]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/propellerhead-releases-umpf-club-drums-rack-extension-for-reason Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:49:20 GMT

 

Propellerhead Releases Umpf Club Drums Rack Extension for Reason
 
 
New beat creation device offers everything musicians need to make pumping, club-ready drum tracks in Reason
 
 
 
 
STOCKHOLM, Sweden June 13, 2018 — Propellerhead Software today released the Umpf Club Drums Rack Extension for Reason. Umpf Club Drums is a next-level dance music beat creation device, bursting at the seams with cutting-edge sounds and techniques for the modern dance floor. Featuring everything you need to make banging electronic beats in Reason, Umpf Club Drums is packed with over 750 samples, powerful signal processing, and 100 drum kit presets tailor-made for four-to-the-floor house and techno.  
 
 
“Making club-ready drum tracks has always required producers to hand-select samples and set up complex routing for sidechain processing or modulation,” said Lukas Lyrestam, Product Manager of Propellerhead. “Finally there's a solution that does it all with one device – right in the Reason rack. By combining cutting-edge drum sounds with powerful processors and easy-to-use controls, the aptly named Umpf Club Drums allows you to quickly dial in powerful, evolving electronic beats.”  
 
 
Umpf Club Drums boasts over 750 samples and 100 drum kit presets for instant inspiration. Capable of creating custom beats in seconds, Umpf includes eight drum channels with drag-and-drop sample loading, and an intuitive dynamic waveform display for creating custom sounds with unique envelopes. Featuring an onboard mixer with impressive signal processors and an advanced Modulation Matrix, Umpf Club Drums can transform your beats using LFOs, custom filters and more.  
 
 
Take Umpf to a whole new level with the complementary Drum Sequencer. Featuring velocity, repeat and probability controls, Drum Sequencer is one of the fastest and most creative drum production tools available – combined with Umpf, the possibilities are endless.  
 
 
View the Umpf Club Drums announcement video here.  
 
 
To learn more about Umpf Club Drums, click here for further details.      
 
 
Pricing & Availability
 
Umpf Club Drums is available for immediate download via the Propellerhead store and will retail for 99 USD / EUR.

 
Drum Sequencer is free for Umpf Club Drum owners.

 
Drum Sequencer is available for immediate download via the Propellerhead store and will retail for $69 USD / €69 EUR.
 
 
 
 
Propellerhead Software has released the Umpf Club Drums Rack Extension for Reason
 
 

About Propellerhead Software
 
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately-owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making.
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Time To Start Playing With Your 80's Crush]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/time-to-start-playing-with-your-80s-crush Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:49:44 GMT

 

It’s new release day and this week we’ve got 80's Crush, retro 80’s nostalgia you can’t find anywhere else.

Zenhiser Pack: 80's Crush

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/80s-crush-sounds-samples.html

 


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<![CDATA[K-Devices Releases AutoTrig And TATAT For Ableton Live]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/k-devices-releases-autotrig-and-tatat-for-ableton-live Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:46:19 GMT

 

K-Devices Releases AutoTrig and TATAT for Ableton Live

An Unique Approach to Multitrack Event Generators

 

 

San Francisco, CA—June 12, 2018—K-Devices, an innovative developer of music software tools, has released AutoTrig and TATAT, two new additions to their Out Of Grid (OOG) series of Max for Live devices. Each provides an inventive, non-traditional approach, designed to help create music, and control instruments and effects with a different time handling approach within the Ableton Live music software environment. Because their engines are audio-driven, OOG devices bring audio synthesis and sound processing techniques (such as sync, phase distortion, etc.) to the MIDI domain, opening up new exciting perspectives

 

AutoTrig is a MIDI notes generator designed to create mainly percussive beats and grooves with a different approach. Four tracks are driven by a common time resolution, so they will always stay in sync, but each track hosts exclusive time handling parameters and trig processing operators, to create complex structures. AutoTrig comes with a linear, clear user interface; simple to understand, but it has been designed to challenge the user.

 

In addition, AutoTrig uses the Live 10 multichannel feature, and MiMu6 (a free device included in its pack), to send audio trig and gate signals out to different audio channels, to control CV outboard gear. Detecting a MiMu6 device on the track, AutoTrig will automatically convert its user interface to deal with it.

 

Describing AutoTrig, K-Devices founder Alessio Santini said, “We created AutoTrig for musicians to get cool patterns and shifting grooves with just a few moves. On a basic pattern, the best experience is to tweak parameters live while listening to the immediate results: unexpected grooves and surprising rhythmic structures will emerge. Beyond triggers timing and processing, a deep snapshots section offers a wide range of possibilities: the user can store up to 4 snapshots, recall them individually: by hand, using automation, or by enabling the ‘Probabs’ (probability) toggle, which allows snapshots that have been selected by chance, according to each slider, to create extremely complex chains of events - always staying in sync, of course!“  

 

TATAT is an (unstable) streams generator. It has been designed for three main purposes: to create always-changing sequences, to quickly sketch and store melodic ideas and to add unexpected events to fixed patterns.

 

TATAT is based on a multi-chance concept. The user sets up to three time resolutions, and up to four notes. Using dedicated multisliders the user can then adjust the chance a note and/or a time resolution are adopted on next trigger, creating complex streams of events. When enabled, a keys toggle allows the user set notes with a keyboard, by pressing and holding up to four notes.

 

A bichords section lets user to set two intervals and their probability settings, adding harmonic weight and mood to the stream. The generated notes are then processed by several operators: velocity, delay, length and less. The last section, called operations, offers useful for storing and stabilizing the streams, as well as the export of MIDI clips to add stable sequences to the stream.

 

Both devices come with a rich pack full of instruments, clips, and presets, with sound design by Ivo Ivanov, Piezo, and Stephan Bobinger. AutoTrig comes with a custom Push2 template.

 

“Together or individually, AutoTrig and TATAT will expand the creative palette for beat makers,” said Alessio Santini. “These are killer devices for users that want to go wild with time signatures, complex time, micro articulation, and experimental music, but they are versatile and easy to handle, and can become best partners also for creating catchy bass lines, straight beats, and groovy loops!”

 

Customers can purchase AutoTrig and TATAT directly from the K-Devices’ website: www.k-devices.com

 

Pricing is as follows:

•  AutoTrig 29€  ($34 US)

•  TATAT 29€  ($34 US)

•   Bundle AutoTrig + TATAT 39€  ($45 US)


•   Bundle MOOR + Twistor + AutoTrig + TATAT 69€ ($81)

 

 

Screenshot - AutoTrig

 

 

Screenshot TATAT

 

About K-Devices

K-Devices was founded in 2012 by France-based Italian composer Alessio Santini to design music creation tools for Ableton Live and other music platforms. His products, which include Twistor, MOOR, Holder, HERSE, AutoBeat, Drumk 2, REF, Shaper, Moovmi, EXT, KFLUX, KFLUXin, and KFLUXsy, are used by an international roster of musicians and are available online at www.k-devices.com.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[New Frequency Bands, New Wireless Microphone Products]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-frequency-bands-new-wireless-microphone-products Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:41:22 GMT

 

 Lectrosonics Announces the Availability of Select Digital Hybrid Wireless® Microphone Products in the Recently Expanded 941-960 MHz Frequency Band
 
 
 
 
Rio Rancho, NM (June 12, 2018) —Lectrosonics is pleased to announce the availability of a selection of Digital Hybrid Wireless® microphone products now in the recently expanded 941-960 MHz frequency band for the United States. Products available in this new band are focused on ENG and field/production sound, and include the SRc-941 dual-channel modular portable receiver, the SMV-941 and SMQV-941 miniature belt pack transmitters, the HMa-941 plug-on transmitter, and the HHa-941 handheld transmitter.
 
 
All transmitter models in this band offer 50 and 100 mW RF power settings. Otherwise, they are all functionally identical to the same units in the traditional UHF frequency blocks and bands. Likewise, all 941 units are compatible with the accessories for the same models in different frequency ranges, including external powering, audio connectors, microphones, belt clips and mounting options. The transmitters have a circular isolator in the output stage for additional intermodulation prevention, allowing closer spacing of RF carriers.
 
 
The 944-952 MHz band was previously reserved for use by licensed broadcasters for Studio Transmission Links (“STL”s) along with some wireless microphones and IFB (Interruptible Fold-Back) systems. This band has now been expanded by the FCC to include specific ranges between 941 – 960 MHz. The eligibility for this band has also changed, and is now open to all Part 74 Licensed wireless microphone operators. This band is the same throughout the US, thus offering the potential for ENG and mobile production crews to access clean spectrum everywhere they travel.
 
 
“The availability of this newly expanded frequency band along with increased eligibility should really help those licensed wireless mic users who are feeling the spectrum crunch,” says Karl Winkler, Vice President of Sales and Service at Lectrosonics. “We’ve received outstanding reports about rock-solid operation and excellent range in the 941 band from key beta testers who have used these products in a number of large metro areas.”
 
 
The specific tuning ranges for these products are 941.525 – 951.975 MHz, 952.875 – 955.225 Mhz, and 956.475 – 959.825 MHz. Parts of these bands are shared with MAS (Multiple Access Systems) and some fixed microwave devices. Operators using the 941-960 band should always coordinate their frequencies with the local office of the SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers), whenever possible, and take care to select frequencies that are least likely to result in interference with other licensees in the same area. These products all meet the new spectral mask regulations imposed by the FCC and in effect for all new wireless microphones after October, 2018.
 
 
All of these new Lectrosonics Wireless Products in the 941-960 MHz frequency band are available now. MSRP for these models is as follow: SRc-941 $3,170; SMV $1,866; SMQV $1,975; HMa $1,625; HHa $1,800 (not including capsule head.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Lectrosonics
 
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company's dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.
 
 
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<![CDATA[All You Need Are Some Hooks And Chords]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/all-you-need-are-some-hooks-and-chords Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:37:25 GMT

 

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA
OF IDEAS.

 

We’re happy to welcome the Hooks & Chords EZkeys MIDIpack to our ever-growing collection of MIDI for EZkeys. Prepare for a creative toolbox of ideas, perfect for any writer of pop, rock, scores or commercial soundtracks.
 
 
I’M HOOKED
 
 
 
www.toontrack.com
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Want To See What Waldorf Has Coming Out At Winter NAMM 2019?]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/want-to-see-what-waldorf-has-coming-out-at-winter-namm-2019 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:45:34 GMT

 

Waldorf Music makes world’s first fully FPGA powered synth fit to fly for full production launch at The 2019 NAMM Show

 

 

REMAGEN, GERMANY: hot on the heels of having turned heads and opened ears with its innovative flagship, Quantum, a high-class hybrid synthesizer showcased to widespread critical acclaim at The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California earlier this year, high-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf Music is proud to announce a full production launch and general availability of Kyra — the world’s first fully FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) powered synthesizer featuring 128 voices (regardless of settings and effects), each with 10 oscillators per voice, and eight-part multitimbrality (with each part having its own dedicated nine-module effects unit) — at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27, in Anaheim, California...

 

As an extremely powerful VA (Virtual Analogue) synthesizer literally like nothing else out there — thanks to leveraging the latest FPGA technology to significantly outperform legacy DSP (Digital Signal Processing) powered competition, Kyra’s crowning glory comes courtesy of its state-of-the-art audio quality: think 32x oversampled hardware with dual wavetables providing over 4,000 waveshapes! With 10 oscillators — that can be doubled to 20 by using two voices — each offering a wide range of features, including true stereo operation, hard sync, FM (Frequency Modulation), and ring modulation, Kyra starts shaping up as a serious sonic force to be reckoned with... without even factoring filtering into an already seriously impressive-sounding instrument! Indeed, Kyra’s resonant filters are accurate oversampled emulations of classic analogue ladder filters with 2- and 4-pole configurations (offering -12dB/oct and -24dB/oct of magnitude decrease, respectively). Saying that, two linked or independent filters can be used in Dual Voice mode, making for even more creative options. On top of that, there are three envelope generators, three stereo LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) with 64 shapes and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) clock sync, an arpeggiator, full keyboard microtuning, and true polyphonic portamento, as well as a comprehensive 18-channel modulation matrix to Kyra’s notable name.

 

Notably, Kyra comes highly specified for effects, each of its eight parts featuring a three-band EQ with sweepable mid, dual tube limiters, formant filter, distortion, six-stage phaser, stereo digital delay, comb/flanger/chorus/doubler unit, and a programmable reverb. All effects units on all parts can be used simultaneously and run at Kyra’s native 96kHz sample rate.

 

Kyra clearly delivers when it comes to connectivity by boasting four assignable, balanced 32-bit/96kHz stereo outputs, a headphone output, low-latency DIN MIDI, a fully class-compliant USB2 implementation for MIDI, and a stereo 24-bit/96kHz audio stream for each of its eight parts. Production-wise, there is also a USB (Universal Serial Bus) audio return feature, so Kyra can render final DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) audio under ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output). An ASIO driver is provided for Windows users while Mac support is out of the box.

 

But if any aspects of this impressive instrument already have a ring of familiarity about them then Musikmesse 2018 in Frankfurt am Main may have played its part. Put it this way: Waldorf Music CEO Joachim Flor found himself transfixed there. “It was more of a coincidence to have discovered Valkyrie during a tour of this year’s Frankfurt Music Fair, but I was immediately aware of the fact that this was probably one of the most exciting synthesizers of recent years,” he admirably admits. “I got into conversation with its independent UK developer, Manuel Caballero, and I’m now looking forward to working with this talented, innovative individual, who is also a great guy! Under the direction of Waldorf Music, Valkyrie flies forth into a joint production project called Kyra, which will be shown and delivered at NAMM in 2019.”

 

Fortunately for Manuel Caballero, the feeling was clearly mutual — Musikmesse mission accomplished. “After nearly four years in the making, I went to Musikmesse with the intention of finding an established partner for Valkyrie,” he reveals. “There's little doubt that Valkyrie's reveal at Musikmesse caused quite a stir in the synthesizer world and I had set the bar high for potential partners to bring the instrument to market. As a result of this, I'm pleased to announce a partnership with Waldorf Music. Few companies can match their track record of innovation and delivery spanning several decades. Working with Joachim Flor and his technical and design team to achieve this is an exciting and efficient partnership as we work together to launch the instrument at NAMM in 2019. Waldorf's proven heritage in product design, manufacturing, and distribution leaves me to do what I do best, which is applying the most advanced technologies to the art of music, and I look forward to a continued deep working relationship with the Waldorf team.”

 

Kyra is initially scheduled for full production launch at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27, in Anaheim, California, competitively priced at €1,899.00 EUR as a desktop/rackmount model (with a keyboard version to follow later in 2019).

 

 

 

 

About Waldorf Music (www.waldorfmusic.com)

The well-known Waldorf name has been synonymous with high-quality synthesizers for almost 30 years; indeed, its innovative position in the electronic musical instruments marketplace dates back to 1989 with the release of the wavetable synthesis-based Microwave.This extraordinary reincarnation of the legendary PPG Wave series — arguably amongst the most coveted high-end synthesizers of the early Eighties — was instrumental in bringing the dominance of Japanese and American synthesizers to an end.Waldorf continued this unique technology tradition with successive synthesizer releases ranging from the mighty Wave — perhaps the most impressive, expressive, and user-friendly sound synthesis tool ever built — to raising the bar for VA (Virtual Analogue) synthesizers with the introduction of the popular Q series from 1999 onwards.The new millennium saw the trailblazing company making a timely move into the brave new world of music software with the release of its first VST Instrument, PPG Wave 2.V, a tradition it continues to this day with more recent software releases including its Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer. Subsequent successes in the high-quality hardware arena include the Blofeld synthesizer — forging sound and design into an unbeatable price/performance ratio in both desktop and keyboard versions — and Zarenbourg, a contemporary electric piano par excellence, as well as the cost-conscious Rocket (synthesizer), 2-Pole (analogue filter), and Streichfett (string synthesizer) desktop modules. Meanwhile, Waldorf broadened its appeal further still by introducing Nave to transform any iPad into an advanced wavetable synthesizer. 2018 (and beyond) sees a slew of new high-quality synthesizers set to take the Waldorf name to the hands-on musical masses, whether working with its recently-released Quantum high-class hybrid synthesizer flagship or other hardware (including a welcomed move into the popular Eurorack modular synth system format) or software (including iOS).

 

© 2018 Waldorf Music GmbH

 

 

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<![CDATA[Celestion Offers Premium Quality P.A. Cabinet Designs To Build-It-Yourselfers]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/celestion-offers-premium-quality-p.a.-cabinet-designs-to-build-it-yourselfers Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:41:30 GMT

 

Celestion Offers Premium Quality P.A. Cabinet Designs to Build-It-Yourselfers

 

Designs Offer Driver Recommendations, Crossover Schematic and Complete Woodworking Plans for Custom Cabinet Self-Build

 


 

Ipswich, U.K. (June 11, 2018) — Celestion, one of the world’s leading suppliers of professional loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement applications, announces the availability of Celestion driver-specific cabinet designs for DIY builders. Celestion has long been the go-to choice for upgrading the drivers in an existing system, and now DIYers can build their own full-range, high-quality, Celestion-driven P.A. cabinets by following the company’s CKT-TF1525e and CKT-TF1225 speaker designs, as well as the double-duty CKT-TF1020, which can serve as both a satellite speaker and a floor-wedge monitor.

 

These DIY designs each feature a Celestion bass/midrange driver, and an HF compression driver with accompanying horn, plus a recommended crossover. Complete plans (downloadable as PDF files) make it simple for musicians and audio pros with some experience in cabinet-making or woodworking to build the ported enclosures out of their material of choice: 15mm birch plywood or 18mm MDF is recommended. The plans also provide a detailed listing of crossover components as well as a suggested layout, and a guide to finding the assembled cabinet’s balance point for adding a stand-mount socket.

 

Why build your own P.A. cabinet? The benefits include substantial savings and customization compared to store-bought systems. For permanent or semi-permanent installations, one can stain or cover the enclosures to match any décor. Passive P.A. speakers such as these can take advantage of perfectly capable power amps you may already own. And of course, with the premium quality, high efficiency, and clean output of Celestion drivers, your music will be heard loud and clear.
 
 
 
The CKT-TF1525e is based around the 15" bass/midrange driver of the same name; the CKT-TF1225 system likewise begins with the 12" TF-1225 driver. On the 15" system, the CDX-1747 polyimide diaphragm HF compression driver is loaded onto Celestion’s H1-9040 horn, which provides 90 degrees (horizontal) by 40 degrees (vertical) dispersion for treble detail across a wide soundstage. The 12" system combines the best-selling CDX-1745 driver with the same horn.
 
 
The CKT-TF1020 floor monitor pairs the 10" Celestion TF-1020 bass/midrange driver with the CDX1-1445 compression driver, which is loaded onto the H1-7050 horn. The 70x50 horn ensures good dispersion of treble frequencies in both the horizontal and vertical planes delivering superb HF performance regardless of whether the cabinet is placed upright or on its side as a floor monitor.

 

If you have always wanted to build your own speaker cabinet or have done so before and are looking for your next project, Celestion’s new cabinet designs provide an advanced, superior starting point. Not only do they employ high quality Celestion loudspeaker drivers, but all the work of design and measurement has been done for you. All you need do is assemble … and play. Learn about these and many more build-it-yourself projects at www.celestion.com/speakerworld.

 

 

 

 

 

About Celestion
 
With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture high-quality professional audio loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement; premium guitar and bass guitar loudspeakers. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at: info@celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.
 
 
www.celestion.com
 
 
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<![CDATA[Three New Semi-Hollow Limited Runs From PRS Guitars]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/three-new-semi-hollow-limited-runs-from-prs-guitars Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:28:58 GMT

 

Three New Semi-Hollow Limited Runs from PRS Guitars
 
 
 
 
(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 9, 2018 – As part of their Experience PRS 2018 announcements, PRS Guitars is introducing three new semi-hollow limited run guitars: the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, Singlecut McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, and Special Semi-Hollow. For each of these models, there is no cap to the number that will be made, but they are available for order through PRS Guitars Authorized Dealers between June 8 – August 31, 2018 only.
 
 
“Semi-Hollow guitars offer a beautiful resonance and depth, along with a classic aesthetic thanks to the single f-hole. There is also some weight-relief provided by the semi-hollow body if that is a concern for players,” said Judy Schaefer, PRS Guitars Director of Marketing. “In the end though, we decided to offer these guitars because they are just good, musical instruments with a lot of versatility.”
 
 
The McCarty 594 is a vintage-inspired instrument that provides both rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones and nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds. The addition of an f-hole and semi-hollow body on this limited edition adds welcome depth and beauty to the guitar. Offered as both double cutaway and single cutaway models, the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow limited run models are sure to be a welcome edition to the 594 family.
 
 
The PRS Special Semi-Hollow Limited Edition guitar is very similar to a Custom 22 in its foundations, but offers players a versatile hum/single/hum configuration with two PRS 85/15 MT (Multi-Tap) humbuckers and a PRS Narrowfield middle pickup. The 85/15 MT’s offer all the tone of the originals while compensating for volume loss when split to single coils. The Narrowfield pickup delivers the bite of a single coil – without the hum but with plenty of clarity and punch. Paired with a 5-Way blade switch and two mini-toggles that tap the humbuckers, this guitar can handle myriad sounds and styles, and the semi-hollow body with single f-hole provides a welcome airiness and depth to the guitar’s tone.
 
 
Shipping for both models is expected to complete in early 2019. For more full specifications and demo videos, please visitwww.prsguitars.com.
 
 
 
Singlecut McCarty 594 Semi Hollow Copperhead Burst
 
 
 
McCarty 594 Semi Hollow Charcoal Cherry Burst
 
 
 
Special Semi Hollow River Blue
 
 
 
 
 
About PRS Guitars:
 
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Jimmy Herring, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Blake Shelton, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, David Grissom, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.
 
 
PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[PRS Private Stock “Graveyard Limited” Guitar Released For Experience PRS 2018]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/prs-private-stock-graveyard-limited-guitar-released-for-experience-prs-2018 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:22:09 GMT

 

PRS Private Stock “Graveyard Limited” Guitar Released for Experience PRS 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 9, 2018 – On the eve of the highly anticipated Experience PRS 2018 open house event, PRS Guitars has announced an 80 piece limited run of Private Stock “Graveyard” guitars. For this limited edition, the PRS Private Stock team has spec’d a beautiful, vintage-inspired McCarty 594 and are using a special selection of maple tops.
 
 
PRS recently purchased more than 150 curly maple tops from the outskirts of a Graveyard on top of a moun­tain on the East Coast of the USA. The Gravestones were dated around 1884, and the trees were clearly at least that old as they were forty feet to the first limb. The trees were logged in 2017, and the tops very closely resemble the wood used on guitars coming out of Kalamazoo in 1959.
 
 
“At first I thought the wood appeared to be some sort of sub-species of “Michigan” red maple, but with more thought it may just be the age of the tree. Regardless, these are Private Stock quality tops with medium wide to wide curl and extraordinary flame that has a beautiful iridescence to it,” said Paul Reed Smith.
 
 
Private Stock is releasing a little more than half of these tops for this 80-piece limited edition. Notable specifications include solid red abalone birds and head­stock eagle, curly maple binding along the fingerboard and veneer, and thin, vintage nitro Honey Gold Finish with a Dark Cherry Smoked Burst. For more information and to hear the Graveyard Limited, please visitwww.prsguitars.com/privatestock.
 
 
 
 
 
 
About PRS Guitars:
 
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Jimmy Herring, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Blake Shelton, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, David Grissom, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.
 
 
PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com
 
 
 

 

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<![CDATA[Waves Audio V10 Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-audio-v10-now-available Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:02:36 GMT

 

Waves Audio V10 (Version 10) Now Available
 
 
 
 
KNOXVILLE, TN, June 11, 2018 Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, announces the availability of V10, the new version of Waves plugins. Users updating to V10 will benefit from future-proofing their sessions, ensure continued compatibility, enjoy plugin updates and full technical support, and receive new plugins when added to Waves premium bundles. 
 
 
This year, Waves is celebrating not only 25 years of plugin innovation, but also 25 years of constant plugin updates and maintenance. Waves Audio is committed to ensuring that Waves plugins purchased five, 10, 15 or 25 years ago remain compatible with all major DAWs and operating systems, and that plugins purchased today will continue to be compatible in the future. Users who update to V10 will future-proof their sessions by ensuring that their projects remain compatible with all major systems going forward. 
 
 
Waves V10 features:
 
  • Waves plugins added free of charge to Waves bundles covered under theWaves Update Plan
    • Electric Grand 80 Piano added to the Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Horizon, Broadcast & Production, Broadcast and Surround Suite, Sound Design Suite, and Mercury bundles.
    • Eddie Kramer Drum Channel added to the Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Horizon, Broadcast & Production, Broadcast and Surround Suite, and Sound Design Suite bundles. 
  • Access to all plugin updates since the last major update to v9
  • Access to future plugin updates when covered under the Waves Update Plan
  • Bug fixes and plugin improvements 

 
The V10 update is for plugins only. Waves applications (StudioRack, SoundGrid Studio, MultiRack, eMotion LV1) remain at their current versions.
 
 
To learn more about V10: www.waves.com/announcing-waves-V10
 
 
To learn more about Waves Update Plan: https://www.waves.com/support/waves-update-plan.  
 
 
To learn more about V10 bug fixes and plugin improvements:https://www.waves.com/downloads/release-notes.
 
Waves Audio announces the availability of V10, the new version of Waves plugins
 
 
 
About Waves Audio Ltd.:
 
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.
 

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves. 
 

 
Web: http://www.waves.com
 
 
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<![CDATA[VUE Unveils Expanded e-Class At InfoComm]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/vue-unveils-expanded-e-class-at-infocomm Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:55:00 GMT

 

VUE Unveils Expanded e-Class at InfoComm
 
 
New e-Class additions bring impressive SPL and hi-fidelity to expandedrange of compact and stylish loudspeakers for discerning audio professionals
 
 
 
 
 
 “Most compact speakers prioritize either output or sound quality. VUE e-Class is the result of a multi-year development effort to change that commonly accepted tradeoff. Thanks in large part to our work with beryllium, and the advancements we’ve made with DSP technology, the e-Class systems deliver both esoteric audiophile quality and professional sound pressure levels while being extremely elegant and compact.” 
 

Kenneth Berger,
VUE Audiotechnik  CEO

 

 

VUE Audiotechnik is using booth C418 at this week’s InfoComm show to unveil two additions to its e-Class range of high-definition, ultra-compact architectural speakers. The new e-351 Nano Coaxial Cube and the VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine join the e-352 to expand the line of exceptionally high output, high fidelity system for discerning professionals. 

 

“Balancing SPL, size and fidelity is not easy,” explained VUE CEO Ken Berger. “Most compact speakers prioritize either output or sound quality. VUE e-Class is the result of a multi-year development effort to change that commonly accepted tradeoff. Thanks in large part to our work with beryllium, and the advancements we’ve made with DSP technology, the e-Class systems deliver both esoteric audiophile quality and professional sound pressure levels while being extremely elegant and compact.” 

 

Like the larger e-352, the new e-351 Nano Coaxial Cube utilizes state-of-the-art materials and technology to achieve superior results. Onboard is a 3.5-inch woofer that combines a large, high-temperature voice coil with a neodymium magnet assembly for improved heat distribution and distortion-free operation across a broad frequency range. Coaxially mated to the woofer is a custom-designed, beryllium-infused, 25 mm compression tweeter. The tweeter’s horn is built through the pole-piece of the woofer’s powerful neodymium magnetic assembly. The unique coupling optimizes space while dramatically improving efficiency and high-frequency dispersion. 

 

A precision-engineered passive crossover network is precisely mated to the e-Class drivers and optimized to work in concert with the specialized DSP in the new VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine. The rack-mount V242 has been engineered specifically for use with e-Class systems. Highly sophisticated DSP maximizes response accuracy while providing both maximum power transfer and transducer protection. 

 

Drivers and crossover are housed in a compact and elegant die-cast aluminum enclosure that is significantly more rigid and resonant free than typical plastic designs. The aluminum enclosure also works as a highly efficient heat sink for onboard components, further enhancing e-Class efficiency. Finally, the aluminum is innately corrosion and moisture resistant, making the e-351 well suited for use outdoors and in harsh weather applications. 

 

The resulting combination of transducers, crossover, DSP and cabinet allow the e-351 to deliver unprecedented fidelity with resonant free operation from 120 Hz to well above the range of the most discerning human ear (27 kHz). The e-351 also achieves peak sound pressure output above 112 dB SPL at one meter, in an enclosure measuring just 4.3 by 4.3 by 4.1 inches. 

 

e-351 Highlights:

•    Redefines the SPL-to-size ratio benchmarks.  
•    Architect-pleasing design with versatile mounting options
•    Very low distortion and flat response provides ultra high-end audiophile quality with professional sound pressure output 
•    Truextent® beryllium dome tweeter with exceptionally strong neodymium magnetic circuit for exceptional output, high-frequency bandwidth and clarity 
•    State-of-the-art 3.5-inch Coax high output transducer 
•    Elegant enclosure is made from solid aluminum for maximum rigidity and corrosion resistance (available in black or white) 
•    Passive system specially designed for use with VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine for class-leading sonic accuracy and output 
•    Flexible mounting with included bracket enables quick and intuitive speaker aiming, with an M6 screw to accept safety anchor

 
 
 vueaudio.com/infocomm2018
 
 
 
 

About VUE Audiotechnik 

With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships, the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.

 

For more information, please contact:

VUE Audiotechnik                    
pr@vueaudio.com

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Impact Soundworks Releases Acoustic Revolutions 3 For Kontakt]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/impact-soundworks-releases-acoustic-revolutions-3-for-kontakt Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:51:34 GMT
 
 
Impact Soundworks Releases Acoustic Revolutions 3 for Kontakt
 
 
 
 
 

FULTON, MD -- Impact Soundworks released today ACOUSTIC REVOLUTIONS 3, a Kontakt virtual instrument featuring an enormous collection of strummed acoustic guitar rhythms designed for modern songwriting and production. With over 14,000 recordings included, the library contains over 10 times the content of both previous collections in the series combined. Acoustic Revolutions 3 is available for the list price of $99 in both Kontakt and WAV formats.


Acoustic Revolutions 3 allows composers to easily perform acoustic guitar rhythms in any key, tempo, or scale. With the included Kontakt instrument’s intelligent chord detection, users can seamlessly blend between different phrases, loops, and endings to create an entire track in real-time. The instrument also features built-in mix tools such as double-tracking, fret noise volume, analog-modeled EQ and a selection of custom impulse responses for natural reverb.


“With this library, it’s simpler than ever to create realistic acoustic guitar backing tracks, even if you don’t play guitar yourself,” said library producer Andrew Aversa. “Just play or write the chords you want using standard MIDI and the instrument takes care of the rest. You can just as easily use it to build a song structure from scratch, or quickly add new guitar parts to an existing track!”


To accommodate a variety of songwriting workflows, Acoustic Revolutions 3 offers many ways to play the instrument. There are three separate fretting and two rhythm selection modes which the user can mix and match between. Every loop is also descriptively named and available in WAV format for use in other samplers or directly in the DAW.


Acoustic Revolutions 3 is available now as a digital download for $99, and owners of Impact Soundworks’ previous Acoustic Revolutions libraries will find a special crossgrade discount in their User Account. Audio and video demos, specifications, and more product information is available at the Impact Soundworks website:

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<![CDATA[L-Acoustics Partners With Avid On L-ISA]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/l-acoustics-partners-with-avid-on-l-isa Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:48:28 GMT

 

L-Acoustics Partners with Avid on L-ISA



L-ISA Source Control integrates with popular VENUE | S6L and Pro Tools platforms

 

 



LAS VEGAS, Nevada - June 2018 - InfoComm stand C576 -- L-Acoustics announces the development of an AAX DSP version of its L-ISA Source Control plug-in for the popular Avid VENUE | S6L console’s control surface, allowing sound engineers an expanded range of consoles in which they will be able to use a familiar workflow to manage immersive environments easily and intuitively.

L-Acoustics’ L-ISA ecosystem consists of a comprehensive toolchain that can handle multidimensional audio projects at any stage. With the L-ISA plug-in for S6L, users have access to all “source object” controls, including pan, width, distance and elevation, as well as a designated aux send, and all L-ISA parameters can be stored in the console’s snapshots engine and recalled in the same way as other console parameters. This integration offers many benefits in terms of show portability and live interaction, and the loudspeaker layout can easily be adapted to location changes while maintaining the spatial properties of the mix.

In addition to the L-ISA AAX DSP plug-in, L-ISA can also be integrated into industry-leading Pro Tools via an AAX native plug-in, opening up L-ISA’s 96-input multichannel mixing capabilities in the Pro Tools environment for sound design and other applications.

“The L-ISA Source Control AAX DSP plug-in allows engineers to control their L-ISA mix directly from an S6L console,” says L-ISA Director of R&D Guillaume Le Nost. “As a result, sound engineers are able to use a familiar workflow and a single interface to manage an object-based mix easily and intuitively, for a variety of loudspeaker configurations, from frontal layouts to surround or 3D.”

“With more tours and musicals using immersive audio and surround sound to engage audiences, live sound engineers need an easy, intuitive way to manage the added layer of complexity this brings to the audio space,” adds Avid Director of Live System Product Management Al McKinna. “These new plug-ins from L-Acoustics and Avid’s other development partners provide the most elegant, integrated and streamlined solution for immersive mixing, giving users hands-on control of immersive audio solutions and access to powerful new tools for mixing in these new formats.”

L-Acoustics’ L-ISA technology has already become the market leader in multi-channel sound reinforcement, finally making multi-layer, object-based sound design possible for live and creative events. With L-ISA quickly gaining momentum among artists and sound professionals alike, L-Acoustics is increasing the scope and networkability of L-ISA with a rapidly expanding universe of high-profile partners that have adopted the technology. In addition to Avid, these include: DiGiCo, which natively integrates L-ISA Source Control functionality via Desk Link into its SD range of mixing consoles; Blacktrax, a vision-based tracking system that connects to L-ISA technology via the RTTrP open source protocol; and KLANG:technologies, a pioneer in the design of 3D in-ear monitor mixing systems.

 

 

 

About L-Acoustics

Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of solutions for the professional sound industry. Part of the L-Group, which counts 400 team members, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries either through subsidiaries or via a network of certified providers. Twenty percent of L-Acoustics’ team-members are dedicated to research and development.

Recognized for pioneering the modern line array, L-Acoustics continues to lead the industry with L-ISA, a multichannel technology combining sound system implementation and object-based mixing to reconnect artists and audiences. L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals University of Phoenix Center or the Philharmonie de Paris as well as the world’s top-grossing festivals, the London, Sochi and Rio Olympics, and on the Depeche Mode 2017/2018 Global Spirit tour.

 

www.l-acoustics.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Making Future Pop Even More Essential]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/making-future-pop-even-more-essential Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:44:27 GMT

 

PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “ESSENTIAL FUTURE POP VOL 2” SAMPLE PACK

 

 

 

'Essential Future Pop Vol 2' is your gateway to crafting Pop instrumentals fit for the likes of Halsey, Dua Lipa and Little Mix. These smoking-hot Construction Kits include the quintessential Future Pop vocal synths, ultra-modern drum kits and stuttered Future Bass leads, combined with commercial piano progressions and melodic plucks.

 

Each of the five Construction Kits is expertly mixed and ready to drop straight into your project. Craft the samples to your liking then add vocals for the ultimate radio-ready Pop production.

 

A vast array of one-shots (one for most of the sounds used) make this an inspiring and versatile product. Dry and wet variants are available as standard, with unlooped tail files included where required. The included MIDI files also allow you to build on the ideas even further and tailor the Kits to your exact needs.

 

MIDI Files Included:

'Essential Future Pop Vol 2' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack. MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

 

One-Shot Samples:

This pack includes one-shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to complement the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and phrases.

 

Dry/Wet Loops:

For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But 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.

 

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

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.

 

Royalty-Free:

All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

 

Specifications:



• 5 Construction Kits
• 350 Audio Files
• 33 MIDI Files
• Vocal One-Shots and Chops
• Dry, Wet and Tails Included
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
• Reason ReFill
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

 

 

Price and Availability:

 

'Essential Future Pop Vol 2’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £29.95 / 35,44 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[KV331 Audio Releases SynthMaster One iOS Synth App.]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/kv331-audio-releases-synthmaster-one-ios-synth-app. Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:41:38 GMT

 

KV331 Audio releases SynthMaster One iOS synth app.

 

 

KV331 Audio releases the iOS version of their SynthMaster One wavetable synthesizer, available as a standalone app and AUv3 extension.

 

SynthMaster One iOS is KV331 Audio's first full blown synth app for the iPad. It's a powerful wavetable synth with an intuitive workflow. With its simple layout, rich wavetable/waveform content and inspiring factory presets library, designing new sounds with SynthMaster One iOS is a joy.

 

SynthMaster One iOS is feature wise identical to the desktop version except the following:

  • 16 voice polyphony (32 for the desktop version)
  • Comes with 500 presets. Additional presets will soon be released as IAPs (in-app-purchase)

 

FEATURES

  • 500 Factory Presets: SynthMaster One iOS comes with inspiring factory presets from a world class team of sound designers: Arksun, Aiyn Zahev, BigTone Studios, Bluffmunkey, Bulent Biyikoglu, Gercek Dorman, Dejavu Sound, Nori Ubukata, Rob Lee, Ufuk Kevser, Selcuk Ergen, The Machine, Vandalism Sound, Vorpalsound and Xenos Soundworks
  • AudioUnit v3: SynthMaster One iOS supports AudioUnits v3, allowing multiple instances to run under supporting DAW apps like GarageBand, Cubasis or Beat Maker. It also supports parameter automation and full screen mode.
  • AirDrop: Easily share your presets over AirDrop, Mail or other iOS Applications. SynthMaster One iOS presets are interchangeable with the desktop version.
  • Semi-Modular Architecture: For each SynthMaster One instance, there are 2 oscillators with 2 sub oscillators, 2 Filters, 4 ADSR Envelopes, 3 LFOs, a powerful 16 step arpeggiator/sequencer and also 11 different effects that can be inserted on to 6 FX insert slots. The sub oscillators can be connected to the oscillators in 5 different modes which let you use it as a regular sub oscillator or do complex modulations such as ring modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation or frequency modulation.
  • 16 Step Arpeggiator/Sequencer: The arpeggiator in SynthMaster One features classic arpeggiator modes such as Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, UpDown2, DownUp2, AsPlayed as well as Sequence, Chord and Arpeggiate modes. Each of the 16 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters.
  • Wavetable Synthesis: SynthMaster One implements true wavetable synthesis which opens up new possibilities for sound design. SynthMaster One comes with a rich wavetable library and you can extend that by dragging and dropping wavetable files using the Files App (requires iOS 11+)
  • Stereo Oscillators with up to 16 voices Unison: Each of the 2 oscillators in SynthMaster One have stereo output and can have up to 16 voices "unison". Using the "voices", "voices mix", "detune curve", "detune spread", "pan stread", "tone spread" and "phase spread" parameters, each oscillator can generate a rich "supersaw" type sound.
  • Zero Delay Feedback Filters: All of the 4 filter categories in SynthMaster One are developed using the zero-delay feedback filter technology. With advanced filter parameters like input gain, drive, acid, filter nonlinearities and up to 4 times oversampling you can get that "analog" sound from the filters!
  • Rich Set of Effects: SynthMaster One features 11 different effect types: Distortion, LoFi, Ensemble, Phaser, 6 Band EQ, Compressor, Vocoder, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Reverb.
  • Microtuning: SynthMaster One supports Scala tuning, so tuning can be set either for each preset or globally by loading from a Scala tuning file.
  • Preset Browser: SynthMaster One features a comprehensive preset browser with separate search criterias for instrument type, preset attributes, music style or preset author.

 

 

SUPPORTS

  • All 64-bit iPad devices
  • AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions
  • Note-per-channel MIDI controllers (MPE)
  • Ableton Link
  • Interapp Audio and AudioBus
  • Bluetooth LE MIDI Controllers
  • Share presets over AirDrop, Mail or other iOS applications

 

 

AVAILABILITY

SynthMaster One iOS is available for purchase on the Apple AppStore for $14.99 through June (Regular price: $24.99)

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

KV331 Audio has prepared video tutorials on their YouTube channel:

 



 

 

 

ABOUT KV331 AUDIO

KV331 Audio has been established in 2012 by a dedicated team of engineers, musicians and sound designers with the sole purpose of providing high quality virtual instruments for the global musician.  Their flagship software synthesizer SynthMaster has received numerous awards from prestigious music technology magazines. It has been voted “The Best Software Synthesizer” of 2016 by MusicRadar readers and received “Gold Award” from MusicTech Magazine for “Best Software Instrument” category. KV331 Audio’s wavetable synthesizer SynthMaster One, on the other hand, has recently been voted “The Best New Virtual Instrument of 2017” by MusicRadar readers. Today, SynthMaster and SynthMaster One has more than 35k licensed users in more than 120 countries across the globe.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Arturia Announce Spark 2.4 Update]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/arturia-announce-spark-2.4-update Fri, 8 Jun 2018 13:42:47 GMT

 

ARTURIA ANNOUNCE SPARK 2.4 UPDATE
 
 
Arturia are pleased to announce that Spark 2, their full-featured software beat creation suite, has received an update to version 2.4.
 
 
 
 
 
Combining elements of a sequencer, drum machine, sampler, modular synthesizer, and recording studio into the ultimate software drum package, Spark 2 has become the plug-in of choice for adventurous producers looking to truly personalize their drum patterns and sounds.
 
 
Version 2.4 vastly improves the stability of Spark 2, resolves numerous compatibility issues, and removes bugs, making it the definitive Spark experience.
 
 
Previewed at NAMM 2014 and released in April of the same year, Spark 2 became a fan-favorite in Arturia’s catalog of software instruments thanks to its pioneering approach to drum sound design. Mixing their exclusive TAE® component modelling, Phi physical modelling, and contemporary samples, Spark 2 lets users create, combine, and synthesize any kit they can imagine.
 
 
“As Spark 2 just celebrated its fourth birthday, we wanted to give it the update it deserved.” said Arturia’s Director of Software Development, and former Spark Lead Developer, Kevin Molcard. “With version 2.4, my team and I refined its code and resolved dozens of intermittent issues to give users the best, most enjoyable Spark experience ever.”
 
 
The updated Spark 2.4 can be downloaded from the Arturia website.
 
 
Existing customers can activate the update using their original unlock code, and new customers can enjoy the full software package as a time-restricted demo.
 
 
For more information on Arturia’s pioneering software drum solution,  visit the Spark 2 page on the Arturia website :
 
 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Allen & Heath Goes Large With SQ-7]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/allen--heath-goes-large-with-sq-7 Fri, 8 Jun 2018 13:38:11 GMT

 

ALLEN & HEATH GOES LARGE WITH SQ-7
 
 
 
Allen & Heath has unveiled SQ-7, the new 33 fader flagship console in its 96kHz SQ series.

 
Following hot on the heels of the hit launch of SQ-5 and SQ-6, the new SQ-7 takes the same powerful XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine and adds extended control and I/O in a larger format, boasting 33 faders, 32 onboard preamps, 16 custom soft keys and 8 user-definable soft rotary controls.

 
SQ-7 is a 48-channel console, fully compatible with a range of remote I/O expanders, including the portable DX168 96kHz stage boxes. Inputs and mixes can be individually assigned to 192 fader strips across 6 layers, while 16 softkeys and 8 user-assignable soft rotary controls allow the mixer’s workflow to be customized to the needs of each show and operator. Forthcoming Dante, Waves and SLink audio networking cards further extend the scope for expansion, system integration, FOH / monitor splits and recording.

 
Optional DEEP processing plugins give SQ-7 users access to boutique compressor and preamp emulations which can be embedded directly into all input and mix channels, without adding system latency or setup hassles.

 
The console’s SQ-Drive feature makes it easy to capture high resolution 96kHz stereo and multitrack recordings direct to a USB drive. SQ can also be hooked up to a PC or Mac via USB to become a plug ‘n play, Core Audio or ASIO compliant 32x32 audio interface, with upcoming MIDI and DAW Control capabilities. Another standout feature for AV customers is the inclusion of two independent, fully integrated and assignable Automatic Mic Mixers, that can be combined to create a mighty 48 channel AMM.

 
Allen & Heath Product Manager, Keith Johnson said, “SQ-7 embodies everything that’s so exciting about SQ – the power, the speed, the ergonomics – in a more imposing format that lets us push the capabilities of the console even further. As soon as we unleashed the SQ phenomenon, we were inundated by people who loved the concept and the features, and who wanted to take SQ into scenarios that called for more built-in I/O and more hands-on control. This one is for them!”

 
SQ-7 is supported by an ecosystem of mixing and personal monitoring apps, remote I/O expanders, audio networking cards and ME personal mixers, multiplying the system’s expansion and integration possibilities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Dave Smith Instruments Begins Shipping Sequential Prophet X Samples-Plus-Synthesis Hybrid Synthesizer]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dave-smith-instruments-begins-shipping-sequential-prophet-x-samples-plus-synthesis-hybrid-synthesizer Thu, 7 Jun 2018 12:49:57 GMT

 

Dave Smith Instruments Begins Shipping Sequential Prophet X Samples-Plus-Synthesis Hybrid Synthesizer

 

New Keyboard Features Samples by 8Dio, Stereo Analog Filters, and Full Synthesis Capabilities

 

 

 

San Francisco, CA—June 6, 2018—Dave Smith Instruments today began shipping the Sequential Prophet X, a new, bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synthesizer that combines samples and synthesis. At the heart of its sound is a newly developed engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation per voice — all processed through analog filters. 

 

Dave Smith commented: “The Prophet X is a powerful evolution of the Prophet series.We’ve created a new sound engine that not only provides sample playback through stereo analog filters, but also gives you all of the synthesis capabilites and awesome sound you’d expect from a Prophet. It’s an amazing instrument.”   

 

For sample content, Dave Smith turned to sound developers 8Dio, known for pioneering “deep sampling,” a detailed approach to sampling that aims to capture all of the nuances and idiosyncracies of a particular sound or instrument. 8Dio co-founder Troels Folmann put it this way: “We’re known for going anywhere and everywhere with sounds. We embrace all sounds as music and feel that if you can capture the musical soul of a sound, you can make it into an instrument. The Prophet X gives musicians a very immediate and responsive way to access this expressiveness.” 

 

The 150 GB sample library in the Prophet X includes numerous acoustic and electronic instruments as well as an extensive collection of ambient and cinematic effects. Users can shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and the synthesizer’s many sound-sculpting functions which include 4 envelope generators, 4 LFOs, a deep modulation matrix, and other tools. The Prophet X also provides 50 gigabytes of internal storage for importing additional samples. Several sample libraries will be available from 8Dio at launch. Support for user-created sample content is planned for December, 2018.

 

A dual-effects engine provides multiple reverbs, two delays (standard and BBD), a chorus, flanger, phase shifter, rotating speaker, high-pass filter, and distortion. In stacked or split voice mode, you can apply two different effects to each layer. Effects parameters can be modulated through the mod matrix as can the samples themselves. A polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step, per layer. The Prophet X features a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and three OLED displays.

 

Dave Smith summed up the new instrument this way: “As a whole, the Prophet X covers more sonic territory than any Prophet we’ve ever created. The new analog filter design we’re using not only sounds fantastic for synth sounds, but also does something special for the samples. Composers will love it for soundtracks, synth geeks will love it for its sound mangling potential, and live players will love it for its versatility.” Added 8Dio co-founder Tawnia Knox: “The Prophet X has almost infinite posibilites. But more importantly, it has a soul. It’s alive. You can touch your sounds in a different way than you ever could.”  

 

The Sequential Prophet X is available now with a US MAP of $3,999.

 

 

 

 

 

About Dave Smith Instruments LLC

Launched in 2002, Dave Smith Instruments LLC is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer and Grammy® award winner Dave Smith. Dave’s many accomplishments include the creation of the Prophet-5 — the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

 

Dave Smith Instruments LLC’s products are used by an ever-growing roster of well-known musicians and are available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet Rev2, Pro 2, Prophet 12, Mopho x4, and the Tempest analog drum machine. Dave Smith Instruments LLC is based in San Francisco, where the instruments are also manufactured. For more information, visit www.davesmithinstruments.com.

 

 

About 8Dio

Founded in 2011 by Troels Folmann and Tawnia Knox, 8Dio is the leading independent developer of software instruments and the inventors of deep-sampling. Troels is an Academy Award, TEC/Mix Foundation, GANG and D3 award-winning composer and Ph.D scholar in music technologies. Tawnia is the CEO of 8Dio Productions and has had a long career as an executive in luxury brands. 

 

8Dio has created an extensive, deep-sampled catalog of advanced instruments based on literally millions of samples. Notable titles include Majestica - the largest symphony orchestra ever sampled, Epic Taiko Ensembles, Titanic Choirs, Cinematic Scoring Tools, and over 250 other instruments. 8Dio products are used by high-profile artists, composers, and top music producers in all genres. They are featured in a majority of current blockbuster movies, independent films, video games, TV-shows, Broadway productions, and the professional sports industry. For more information, visit www.8dio.com.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[New Modern & Massive Drum Library From GetGood Drums]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-modern--massive-drum-library-from-getgood-drums Thu, 7 Jun 2018 12:45:56 GMT

 

GGD (GETGOOD DRUMS) RELEASE MODERN & MASSIVE DRUM LIBRARY
 
 
PROG HEAVYWEIGHTS (PERIPHERY’S MATT HALPERN & MISHA MANSOOR, PRODUCERS ADAM “NOLLY” GETGOOD & DERYA “DEZ” NAGLE) BEHIND SOFTWARE COMPANY BEING USED BY GENRE-SPANNING PRODUCERS INCLUDING THE STEREOTYPES AND GREY
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 7, 2018, Washington, D.C. – GetGood Drums, the burgeoning software company helmed by prog heavyweights (Periphery’s Matt Halpern and Misha Mansoor alongside producers Adam “Nolly” Getgood and Derya “Dez” Nagle), offer the second release in their revolutionary drum library, Modern & Massive.
 
 
“GGD was born out of a desire to create high quality production tools for the modern musician, including, first and foremost, ourselves,” explained Getgood. “With Modern & Massive we wanted to create a virtual instrument that was sleek and simple to use, with extremely powerful, punchy, dynamic sounding drums. Thanks to our ‘turbo’ feature we have also given our users the option of amazing raw tones as well as mix ready sounds, available at the twist of a knob. Features like this allow for the ultimate user experience, giving complete focus on the creative process.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
GetGood Drums’ debut sample library, the Matt Halpern Signature Pack, arrived in 2016 and found itself utilized by producers across the musical spectrum with Bruno Mars’ production team, The Stereotypes, embracing the drum library as well as electronic production duo Grey and a number of rock outfits including We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Veil of Maya.
 
 
Modern & Massive took two years to create, with the library offering over 29 drums, 10 cymbals and hundreds of articulations, all engineered and recorded by Getgood, whose signature sound and attention to detail can be head on recordings for artists including Animals As Leaders, Devin Townsend, Architects and more. The virtual library also boasts a completely overhauled user interface and new features like a built-in reverb, midi-groove player, as well as a preset function dubbed “turbo” that delivers mix-ready sounds with one turn of the knob.
 
 
GGD’s full library can be found at www.getgooddrums.com.
 
 
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<![CDATA[L-Acoustics Enhances Interoperability Between Q-SYS Platform From QSC And LA Amplified Controllers]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/l-acoustics-enhances-interoperability-between-q-sys-platform-from-qsc-and-la-amplified-controllers Thu, 7 Jun 2018 12:41:46 GMT


L-Acoustics Enhances Interoperability Between Q-SYS Platform from QSC and LA Amplified Controllers

Integration plug-in enables Q-SYS users to manage L-Acoustics’ market-leading LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers via the Q-SYS Platform

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - June 2018 - InfoComm stand C576 -- L-Acoustics proudly announces integration between its LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers and the Q-SYS Platform from QSC, allowing users to easily control and monitor the LA4X and LA12X through Q-SYS. Now system designers can architect high-performing and fully scalable media-rich environments using the familiar and intuitive Q-SYS Designer Software and native user control interfaces, while offering the unmatched audio quality delivered by L-Acoustics sound reinforcement systems.  

Whether addressing the demands of conference facilities, houses of worship, theaters, or educational institutions, installation markets demand versatility, ease of use, reliability, and interoperability. Over the years, integrators have looked to both L-Acoustics and QSC for solutions that fulfill these increasingly stringent and complex requirements.

“It was only natural that our companies combine forces to make implementation of both QSC’s and L-Acoustics’ market-leading technologies simpler and faster,” comments Jeff Rocha, Director of Product Management for L-Acoustics. “QSC shares our unwavering commitment to easy connectivity and system interoperability. With the control and monitoring integration of our amplified controllers in the Q-SYS Platform, the system designer sandbox just became a lot more fun and creative.”

“By supporting third party device integration by companies like L-Acoustics, we are able to showcase the power and versatility of the Q-SYS Platform,” said Greg Mattson, Product Manager, Installed Systems, QSC. “Utilizing mainstream technologies on an open platform has allowed manufacturers and independent programmers to easily build plug-ins and scripts to make integration with Q-SYS even easier. This is a true testament to the power of a software-based audio, video and control paradigm.”

Learn more about the L-Acoustics LA4X and LA12X plug-in for the Q-SYS Platform by visiting L-Acoustics booth C576 and QSC booth N634 at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas from June 6 to 8.

 

 

 

About L-Acoustics

Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of solutions for the professional sound industry. Part of the L-Group, which counts 400 team members, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries either through subsidiaries or via a network of certified providers. Twenty percent of L-Acoustics’ team-members are dedicated to research and development.

Recognized for pioneering the modern line array, L-Acoustics continues to lead the industry with L-ISA, a multichannel technology combining sound system implementation and object-based mixing to reconnect artists and audiences. L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals University of Phoenix Center or the Philharmonie de Paris as well as the world’s top-grossing festivals, the London, Sochi and Rio Olympics, and on the Depeche Mode 2017/2018 Global Spirit tour.

 

www.l-acoustics.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[zenAud.io Introduces ALK2 Solo]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/zenaud.io-introduces-alk2-solo Thu, 7 Jun 2018 11:54:08 GMT

 

zenAud.io Introduces ALK2 Solo
 
 
Essential features of ALK2 for the solo performer for only €39
 
 
 
 
Berlin, Germany (June 7, 2018) - Berlin’s creative powerhouse zenAud.io has released zenAud.io ALK2 Solo, a lite edition of their sequenced live-looping DAW ALK2 for Mac.
 
 
 
 
 
Aimed squarely at the gigging solo performer, ALK2 Solo provides the essential features of ALK2 in an affordable package - enabling musicians to compose, mix and perform live for just €39 (approximately $46).
 
 
Out of the box, users can expect audio looping, MIDI looping, Panic Mode, Magnetic Note Repeat, and ALK’s unique and forward-looking user interface and looping experience. With full VST/AU plugin support, musicians are free to sculpt their signature sound with their favourite software instruments and effects.
 
 
zenAud.io’s ALK series treads a new path with its acclaimed arranged-live-looping workflow, using the arrangement to control the operation of multiple track-based live loopers. The goal is to free the performer of all unnecessary distractions, while allowing rhythmically tight and harmonically rich arrangements.
 
 
ALK2 Solo can be upgraded to ALK2 at any time - the upgrade price is simply the price difference. ALK2 Solo is available today at the company’s website.
 
 
zenAud.io ALK2 runs on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, on any Mac.
 
 
 
Pricing & Availability
 
Available at zenAud.io for €39 (approximately $46)
 
 
 
 
 
About zenAud.io
 
zenAud.io’s team is comprised of programmers and designers who are also musicians -- and like playing guitars as much using computers and synths. After re-forming his band with a reduced line-up and an army of loopers, zenAud.io founder Martin Percossi realized in one fateful rehearsal-turned-debugging session that the biggest obstacle to his creativity was the software itself. He sensed an opportunity and created a looper that fit with his structured approach to songwriting: ALK2.
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Rent Or Buy? Waves Is FLEX-ible]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/rent-or-buy-waves-is-flex-ible Thu, 7 Jun 2018 11:52:15 GMT
 
Waves Announces FLEX Rent-to-Own Plugins
 
 
 
 
KNOXVILLE, TN, June 7, 2018 Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, announces FLEX, a rent-to-own Waves plugins plan. 
 
 
With Waves FLEX, musicians, engineers and producers can now experience a flexible, affordable, simple and easy entry point into the industry’s largest selection of renowned professional tools and choose precisely the plugins they need, without having to pay extra funds for tools they may not be interested in acquiring. Users can pick 10 plugins of their choice, out of a vast and diverse assortment of 85 award-winning plugins. As an introductory offer, the user will be entitled to receive a time-limited bonus consisting of an extra three free plugins of their choice, from the 85 plugins on offer. 
 
 
As opposed to other known subscription plans, Waves’ FLEX allows the user, at the end of a 24-month period, to own the plugins they have been renting. 
 
 
In addition, FLEX owners receive full coverage of the Waves Update Plan (WUP), free of charge during the time they are on the FLEX program, and they will receive an extra one year, free of charge, when they have completed the two-year FLEX plan. This grants Waves users complete support for their Waves plugins, including plugin updates, tech support and more. 
 
 
Waves’ FLEX rent-to-own costs $19.99 a month. Users can cancel their rental plan at any time.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logo for Waves FLEX rent-to-own plan
 
 
 
 
About Waves Audio Ltd.:
 
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves. 
 

 
Web: http://www.waves.com
 
 
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<![CDATA[Puremagnetik Releases Re-Function - A Buffer Modulation Controller]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-re-function---a-buffer-modulation-controller Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:32:49 GMT

 

Puremagnetik Releases Re-Function - A Buffer Modulation Controller
 
 
 
 
 
Puremagnetik has just released Re-Function. Re-Function is a buffer modulation controller. It records incoming audio, stores it in a temporary buffer and allows you to manipulate the playback positioning with 4 dedicated LFOs.
 
 
Re-Function works excellently on rhythmic material and can create intricate, shimmering ambiances with pianos, mallets, and guitars. Re-Function also excels as a beat glitch tool as it automatically tempo syncs its modulations to your host environment as it warps, bends and mangles playback of the incoming signal.
 
 
Learn more: https://puremagnetik.com/refunction
 
 
Re-Function Features
 
• Multi-mode filter with low, high and band-pass filters
• Individual modulation control of each buffer parameter
• Visual waveform display 
• Integrates into any VST / Audio Units compatible host
• Includes a collection of factory presets
 
 
Pricing
 
Re-Function is currently offered as part of Puremagnetik's Spark subscription for $8 per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.
 
 
Minimum Requirements
 
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host
 
 
Learn more: https://puremagnetik.com/refunction
 
 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Analog Techno Drums (VST/AU Plugin) - 66 Drum Kits]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/analog-techno-drums-vstau-plugin---66-drum-kits Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:26:35 GMT

 

Analog Techno Drums (VST/AU plugin) - 66 drum kits
 
 
 
 
 
Analog Techno Drums is a VST/AU Plugin for Windows and macOS, instantly providing 66 drum kits for Electro, Techno, Detroit, Minimal, Acid and Other styles that need punchy drums whit character. The 1056 drum sounds are a compilation of the Drum Depot packs Analog 808, It’s Drums, It’s Drums II and Motor City by Marco Scherer. The kits come whit inspiring and ready to go patterns and are mapped in General Midi standard.

 
Features:
  • VST/AU/VST3 plugin
  • Windows & Mac.
  • LP/HP Filter.
  • 32/64 bit.
  • 16 Analog 808 kits.
  • 20 It’s Drums kits.
  • 20 It’s Drums II kits.
  • 12 Motor City kits.
  • Reverb.
  • Pitch.
  • 49 Midi files
  • Pan and Decay on each drum channel.
  • Assignable Outputs.
  • Free updates.
  • 100% royalty free.
  • Download size: 263 MB – Unzipped size: 421 MB.
 
Analog Techno Drums (VST/AU) is available for 24.99 EUR excl. VAT at https://beatmaker.xyz/analog-techno-drums/
 

 

Audio demo: https://soundcloud.com/beatmaker_xyz/analog-techno-drums-audiodemo

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Introduces The YVC-200]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/yamaha-introduces-the-yvc-200 Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:22:44 GMT

 

Yamaha Introduces the YVC-200 for On-the-Go Conferencing

 

New, Portable Conferencing Solution Accelerates Remote Work Movement With High-Quality Conversations Anytime, Anywhere

 

 

HAMAMATSU, Japan ― June 6, 2018 ― Yamaha has announced the debut of its YVC-200 portable USB + Bluetooth®speakerphone designed to provide users with ample, clear sound no matter where they work. Building on the benefits of its market-leading portfolio of conference phones, the YVC-200 portable conferencing unit leverages superior audio technology to boost productivity when meeting remotely.

 

"The reality of today's global workplace is that people are meeting and collaborating outside of dedicated conferencing spaces, which can create a challenging and increasingly frustrating meeting environment," said Phil Marechal, vice president of business development and product management, Yamaha Unified Communications. "For more than 10 years, Yamaha has been the trusted solutions provider for delivering a natural and reliable conversation experience for remote communication. The YVC-200 expands our UC portfolio with a personal, portable conferencing device designed to offer intuitive operation and deliver high-quality, comfortable audio no matter where the user is working, be it the home, satellite office, or hotel room. It can be deployed anywhere. Just simply connect it to a smartphone, tablet, or PC, and hold a productive casual meeting, discuss ideas, and feel as if you're talking with colleagues in person."

 

The YVC-200 speakerphone is the ultimate portable device for exceptional communication for on-the-go workers. The compact device fits in the palm of the user's hand and is integrated with Yamaha's leading sound processing technologies, including adaptive echo cancellation, Human Voice Activity Detection that focuses the unit on speech rather than background noise. The unit features intelligent microphones that deliver full-duplex conversation without sound dropouts, even when multiple people are speaking at once. In addition, powerful built-in speakers deliver audio that sounds true to life, so it feels as if every remote participant on the call is in the room. With the YVC-200, users can easily hear what's being said and be heard, enabling highly productive team collaboration from anywhere.

 

To start a remote meeting, users simply connect the YVC-200 to their audio, video, or web conferencing client. Equipped with USB and Bluetooth with fast pairing to NFC-enabled devices, the YVC-200 can connect to a PC, smartphone, or tablet. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of operation.

 

It is operating system agnostic and fully compatible with commonly used OSs and remote conferencing systems, such as Microsoft® Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx, BlueJeans®, Zoom®, Vidyo®, and more. In addition, frequently used functions, such as microphone mute and speaker volume, are controlled by interactive touch-sensor buttons for easy and intuitive operation. Users can start a meeting anytime, anywhere, including ad-hoc meetings in the office or customer's office, without missing cues for making immediate decisions or relaying inspiring ideas.

 

Available in a choice of white or black, the unit blends into any home or corporate office. Its small, lightweight, and space-saving design is perfect for portability and for deployment at laptop or mobile terminals. A headset jack allows for private listening and the option to enjoy music through the unit between calls.

 

The Yamaha YVC-200 will be exhibited in the Yamaha Unified Communication's booth N1227 at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More information can be found at https://uc.yamaha.com/products/yvc-200/.

 

 

About Yamaha Unified Communications

Since its founding in 1887, the Yamaha Corporation Group has developed its business activities focusing on musical instruments, audio products, Yamaha music schools, semiconductors, and other products and services related to sound and music. Yamaha acquired Massachusetts-based Revolabs in 2014, an innovator that continues to grow in the UC market with superior audio production. With its unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, Yamaha is committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world. www.yamaha.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Rupert Neve Designs Goes Live With New 545 And RMP-D8 At InfoComm]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/rupert-neve-designs-goes-live-with-new-545-and-rmp-d8-at-infocomm Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:19:41 GMT

 

 Rupert Neve Designs Goes Live with New 545 and RMP-D8 at InfoComm
 
 
 
Las Vegas, NV (June 6th, 2018)  – New for InfoComm 2018, Rupert Neve Designs is proud to announce the 545 Primary Source Enhancer, a 500-Series version of their acclaimed Portico 5045 analog feedback eliminator, as well as pricing for the new RMP-D8 Remote Control Dante® microphone preamplifier previewed at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. Both products mark a step forward in Rupert Neve Designs’ commitment to new products in the live sound, install and broadcast markets.

 

Based upon the circuitry in the company’s 2-channel Portico 5045 - in use with countless tours, arenas, houses of worship and broadcast stages worldwide - the 545 is a 500-Series compatible mono device for vocal or instrumental feedback reduction applications. According to Rupert Neve Designs, the 545 “delivers the world’s most natural feedback reduction and adds focus to your primary sources” by effectively increasing the level of a live microphone signal before feedback occurs by up to 20dB. Unlike more traditional devices in this market, the 545’s all-analog signal path does not utilize filtering or digital processing to achieve its benefits, and is also built around Rupert Neve Designs’ custom input and output transformers. According to the company, this allows the 545 to “provide superb control and sonic performance without compromising the integrity of the source material.”

 
The 545 Primary Source Enhancer begins shipping June 2018, with an MSRP of $749.00 USD.
 
 
Also to be shown at InfoComm this week is the RMP-D8, an eight-channel remote control class-A mic preamp with Dante® connectivity, originally previewed at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. MSRP for the RMP-D8 has now officially been announced at $5,995.00 USD, and this unit will also begin shipping in June 2018.
 
 
Both products will be on display at booth C347 in InfoComm’s Central Hall.
 
 
For more on the 545 and RMP-D8, please visit http://rupertneve.com.
For more on Rupert Neve Designs’ live sound users and equipment, please visit http://rupertnevelive.com
 

 
 
 
 
 
Rupert Neve Designs is a US manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, and the culmination of over six decades of Mr. Neve’s legendary design work. With Rupert as their founder and mentor, RND's team of engineers preserve the revered elements of his most prized vintage designs, while thoughtfully advancing and refining their feature sets to meet the needs of the modern recording engineer. All of the company’s recording and playback equipment is crafted to uphold the very highest standards of musical quality while providing practical, innovative solutions for the engineers, musicians, and audiophiles of today and beyond.
 

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<![CDATA[Audio-Technica Upgrades Entire Line Of Network Microphones And Devices With AES67 Compatibility]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audio-technica-upgrades-entire-line-of-network-microphones-and-devices-with-aes67-compatibility Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:15:40 GMT

 

Audio-Technica Upgrades Entire Line of Network Microphones and Devices, Offering New AES67 Compatibility

 

 

InfoComm, Las Vegas, NV, June 6, 2018 — Audio-Technica (booth C1529) a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has upgraded its entire line of Network Microphones and Devices, offering new AES67-compatible “a”-designated versions of all its previous models. These updated models include the ATND971a boundary microphone, ATND8677a microphone desk stand, ATND8734a power module, ATND931a gooseneck microphone and ATND933a hanging ceiling-mount microphone.

 

These new Network Microphones and Devices are designed for audio-over-IP interoperability, connecting directly to any AES67-compliant network, including those that utilize Livewire, RAVENNA and Q-LAN AoIP technologies. Otherwise, these microphones and devices function as before, providing the same talk/mute, gain, low-cut filter and LED controls as their predecessors, and retaining their ability to transmit control data over Dante™ networks. In addition, the latest firmware increases the Dante Domain Manager features, adding role-based security, cross-subnet routing, SNMP alerts and more. With increased connectivity for audio streams and expanded Dante features, these new Network Microphones and Devices give users plug-and-play access to nearly any AoIP system.

 

Network Microphone Model numbers and product names:

 

  • ATND971a Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone with Dante Network Output (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND8677a Microphone Desk Stand with Dante Network Output (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND8734a Power Module with Dante Network Output (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND931aC Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND931aH Hypercardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND931aML MicroLine® Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND931aWC Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND931aWH Hypercardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND931aWML MicroLine Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND933aC Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND933aH Hypercardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND933aML MicroLine Condenser Hanging Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND933aWC Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND933aWH Hypercardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)
  • ATND933aWML MicroLine Condenser Hanging Microphone with Dante Network Output Power Module (AES67 compatible)

 

Audio-Technica’s new AES67-compatible “a”-designated versions of its Network Microphones and Devices will be available August 2018. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

 

 

 

Audio-Technica has upgraded its entire line of Network Microphones and Devices, offering new AES67-compatible “a”-designated versions of all its previous models.

 

See more here:

  1. Audio-Technica Promotional Video: “Circle of Music”
  2. Audio for Video Techniques Videos
  3. Recording Techniques Videos
  4. Additional News Releases

 

                                              

 

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

 

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Jamie Bobek, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752;

 

Web: www.audio-technica.com

 

 

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at booth C1529 at the 2018 InfoComm Show in Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

 

 

 
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<![CDATA[Waves Offers TRACT Louspeaker Correction Plugin]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-offers-tract-louspeaker-correction-plugin Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:09:18 GMT

 

Waves Offers TRACT Louspeaker Correction Plugin

 

 

InfoComm, Las Vegas, NV, June 6, 2018— Waves Audio (booth C852), a leading provider of audio processing solutions, offers Waves TRACT Loudspeaker Correction, a powerful corrective EQ and system time alignment tool for live PA systems or studio environments. Together with Rational Acoustics’ Smaart Audio Analysis software, TRACT makes correcting a sound system’s EQ quick and easy, yielding perfect results every time.

 

With Rational Acoustics’ Smaart® v8 or Smaart Di v2 audio analysis software running, the TRACT plugin allows you to view frequency and phase response in real time. Quickly take and merge snapshots of your system’s transfer measurements, and have TRACT instantly calculate a corrective FIR EQ curve.

 

Select from four reference frequency response curves, or save your own reference presets, allowing you to bring your familiar mixing canvas with you to any venue. You can augment TRACT’s calculated FIR with up to eight bands of low-phase IIR filter shapes, including bell, low/high shelves, flat-top, Butterworth and Linkwitz-Riley, tilt and all-pass.

 

The plugin is very low-latency with low phase distortion, and also includes a linear-phase FIR component. Use it in a live setting with Waves MultiRack, the Waves eMotion LV1 mixing console, or in your DAW.

 

With Waves TRACT Loudspeaker Correction and Rational Acoustics’ Smaart, you can easily, quickly and reliably get any sound system to perform at its very best, venue to venue, night after night. 

 

Expected availability: June 2018.

 

 

Waves TRACT Loudspeaker Correction user interface

 

 

About Waves Audio Ltd.:

Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.


All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves.

 

http://www.waves.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Bass House Revolution]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bass-house-revolution Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:02:28 GMT

 

It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Bass House Revolution, a bone rattling collection of baselines and frenzied beats.

 

Zenhiser Pack: Bass House Revolution

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/bass-house-revolution-samples.html

 


www.zenhiser.com
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<![CDATA[Sonarworks SR]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sonarworks-sr Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:58:53 GMT

 

 
 
Groundbreaking standardization technology included in a significant update to Reference 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Riga, Latvia — Pioneering European audio software developer Sonarworkshas established a groundbreaking new digital sound standard, to be included with the latest update of company's revolutionary Reference 4  sound calibration software launching in early June. The standardization technology, called Sonarworks SR, promises to resolve the age-old industry problem of disparate sonic reference points for audio professionals — delivering the same accurate studio reference sound on speakers and headphones.
 
 
By using patented, research-driven digital technologies,  Sonarworks SR sets the frequency response to be like completely neutral speakers in a treated room. The calibration of headphones is done using a calibration profile pre-measured in Sonarworks lab, while speaker calibration profile is produced by a user on-the-spot using  Sonarworks measurement software.
 
 
Solving an age-old problem for a new generation
 
"The entire professional audio community is acutely aware of the fact that every room and every headphone invariably has the effect of coloring sound. This has had an enormous negative impact on both costs and productivity — not to mention creative workflow. We estimate that at least one-fifth of the effort in the music industry is spent dealing with translation issues," said Martins Popelis, VP and co-Founder of Sonarworks.

 
"By establishing Sonarworks SR, we have an opportunity to align the entire audio industry on a common audio reference that works with unprecedented accuracy across different locations, devices and operators. We want to liberate music creators from monitoring translation issues so they can focus on musical decisions rather than working around the physical limitations of their room and gear," he added.
 
 
Starting with the latest update to Reference 4, Sonarworks SR will be included in all of Sonarworks software products, effectively reducing the need for professionals to check their mixes on different listening systems while dramatically improving workflow and production times. 
 
 
"With the launch of Sonarworks SR, Sonarworks brings us a much needed new standard on headphone calibration and compatibility," comments Rafa Sardina, a twelve time Grammy award winning producer and audio engineer. With many more nominations in his pocket, Rafa is one of many studio professionals worldwide who feel that a new standard would greatly improve music production.
 
 
A new standard with professional ingredients
 
The Sonarworks SR standard is comprised of patented sound measurement technology and professional grade signal processing. The result is unprecedented accuracy (+/- 0.9 dB) among different locations, playback devices and users. The standard works equally well on both loudspeakers and headphones and is simple to set up.

 
Sonarworks SR also employs an innovative speaker measurement methodology that captures sound from 37 data-source points — which was determined by Sonarworks researchers to be the optimal point count providing superb accuracy and measurement repeatability.

 
 
For more information about Sonarworks SR, please visit https://www.sonarworks.com/standard 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Introducing The Studer Vista 5 Black Edition Mixing System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/introducing-the-studer-vista-5-black-edition-mixing-system Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:47:16 GMT

 

Introducing the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition Mixing System: Incredible Flexibility, Legendary Performance

 
 
 

New mixing surface brings advanced features and Studer Infinity Core support in a cost effective console

 

 

KOBA (Booth #C210 Dongyang Digital) – SEOUL, South Korea – HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in networked audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the immediate availability of the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition console. Built upon the tradition of the massively successful Studer Vista 5 M3 mixing console, the new Vista 5 Black Edition brings even more advanced capabilities to the platform with the addition of the industry-leading Studer Infinity Core processor.

 

Studer Vista Black Edition consoles were designed to deliver the flexibility and advanced features of Vista mixing surfaces to a more cost-conscious market, bringing Studer’s legendary sound quality to even more applications, including radio and TV broadcast, OB trucks, houses of worship, performing arts, and more. “The response to the Studer Vista 1 Black Edition has been very strong,” says Mark Hosking, Director, Broadcast Sales at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The larger Vista 5 Black Edition opens up more potential applications offering the same sleek look but in a scalable mixing system. And because it is built upon the Infinity Core processing engine, it can deliver full processing redundancy in a very cost effective, yet full featured console with the sound quality our customers expect from Studer products.”

 

The Studer Vista 5 Black Edition is available in 22, 32 and 44 fader sizes, and supports an optional TFT meter bridge. The console’s features include Studer’s unique Vistronics interface and FaderGlow technology, as well as the Infinity Core’s advanced capabilities such as Dynamic EQ plug-ins and full Core redundancy with up to 1000 MEQs (Mono Equivalent Channels). The Vista 5 Black Edition supports any of Studer’s range of Infinity Core products, including the Infinity Core 300, 600 and 1000, as well as the new Studer Infinity Core Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solution. This IT-friendly solution allows customers to run Studer’s real-time audio processing on their own server hardware just by adding a standard PCIe Infinity CoreLink card.

 

“We are exceptionally excited to bring the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition to market,” says Hosking. “The combination of advanced features and compelling price point make this an excellent solution for a wide range of applications in today’s market.”

 

 

 

Additional Details

For further details on the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition, we invite you to visit: https://www.studer.ch/en/products/vista-5-black-edition

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[SPAT Revolution Announces Integration With Avid VENUE | S6L]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/spat-revolution-announces-integration-with-avid-venue--s6l Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:43:53 GMT

 

SPAT Revolution Announces Integration 
with Avid VENUE | S6L system

 

 
 
 
Orleans, France - May 2018... 
This year at InfoComm 2018, Flux:: and Avid will be previewing the integration of the highly acclaimed SPAT Revolution software with Avid's VENUE | S6L systems, creating a powerful and innovative real-time multichannel immersive 3D-audio platform for Live, Theatrical, and Installed Sound applications.
 
 
Come and view this integration live at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 in Las Vegas at Booth #C647 in the Audio Pavilion.
 
 
Avid has introduced a number of highly anticipated workflow enhancements to their snapshot automation technology designed specifically for theatrical and live sound. Full control of SPAT Revolution via industry-standard AAX DSP plug-ins enables full tactile control via the S6L's surface knobs as well as integration into the console's VENUE software and snapshot automation, delivering powerful control over multichannel surround and immersive 3D audio environments, with support for virtually any loudspeaker brand and configuration.
 
 
 
SPAT Revolution offers the most powerful and comprehensive real-time immersive 3D and multichannel audio control available on any platform, providing highly advanced positioning and automation of spatialization parameters, regardless of output format and speaker configuration. With its modular, object-based design, SPAT Revolution seamlessly integrates into any mix environment, delivering unlimited input/output channels, sources, and transcoders (dictated only by system hardware), support for major hardware and software interfaces, and network support via Open Sound Control-all within a flexible, efficient, and creatively inspiring workflow design.
 
 
SPAT Revolution offers a range of additional features to simplify workflow integration, including OSC support, Real-Time Tracking integration, multiple 3D views, and full Python script support. AU, VST, and AAX plug-in compatibility makes it easy to integrate with major DAW platforms, as well as QLab live show control, and other applications supporting standard plug-ins.
 
 
 

 
"While most real-time Immersive 3D Audio engines are designed for specific spatialization parameters and output formats, we've created SPAT Revolution to deliver complete flexibility, allowing the user to easily move between different loudspeaker environments while maintaining the integrity of the immersive experience," remarked Gaël Martinet, Flux:: Founder and CEO. "From experience creation to delivery, SPAT Revolution is the dream come true for every sound designer!"
 
 
"Avid is very excited to be working closely with Flux:: to integrate their groundbreaking SPAT Revolution with our flagship VENUE | S6L live sound system," added Al McKinna, Director of Live System Product Management at Avid. "By leveraging S6L's AAX DSP plug-in architecture, Avid and Flux:: are able to deliver comprehensive hands-on control of SPAT's parameters directly from the control surface and provide engineers and sound designers with deep VENUE software programming for this powerful immersive audio environment."
 
 
For a free, fully functioning 30 day demo of SPAT Revolution, click here.
 
 
 
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About SPAT Revolution
 
Spat Revolution is based on years of research by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at the French audio research institute; Ircam, combined with the innovative product expertise of French pro-audio software creator Flux::, Sound and Picture Development.
 
 
About Flux::
 
Flux:: Sound and Picture Development has a well-deserved reputation as a leader in audio plug-in design. Chosen by the world's most prestigious recording studios, film sound stages, and radio and TV broadcasters, Flux:: attention to sonic quality and performance has kept the company at the forefront of developing solutions for audio professionals to deliver impeccable results.
 
 
About IRCAM
 
Based in Paris, France, IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic/Music) is one of the world's leading public research institutes in the science of music, musical expression, sound, and acoustics. IRCAM's groundbreaking scientific and technological innovations include numerous concepts for electronic music and audio processing.
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[AES International Conference On Music Induced Hearing Disorders Set For June 20-22 In Chicago]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/aes-international-conference-on-music-induced-hearing-disorders-set-for-june-20-22-in-chicago Fri, 1 Jun 2018 14:16:30 GMT

 

AES International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders Set for June 20-22 in Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
New York, NY, June 1, 2018 — The Audio Engineering Society (AES) International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders (MIHD) will take place this month, June 20-22, 2018, at Columbia College in downtown Chicago. The conference will feature a wide range of presentations, academic papers and panel discussions focused on the latest strategies and technologies for safer long-term hearing outcomes across the music industry. Conference registration is now open.  
 
 
The conference will bring hearing health researchers and equipment manufacturers together with studio and live sound specialists from the music industry. It will highlight best practices in promoting hearing wellness among musicians, sound engineers, and concert attendees. Organizers also plan to host informal explorations of the Chicago music scene by night.   
 
 
Paper co-chairs Dorte Hammershoi and Jon Boley have curated a diverse range of topics from leading hearing wellness experts from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. In addition, interactive panel discussions promise to bring key issues into sharp focus. The keynote speech “Music for Brain Health” will be delivered by scientist, inventor, and musician Nina Kraus, PhD, of Northwestern University.   
 
 
 
Some of the other topics being presented are: 
 
  • Strategies and Technologies for Safer Listening
  • Hidden Hearing Loss
  • Music and Hearing Aids
  • Safe Sound and In-Ear Monitors
  • Hearing Protection Devices: active and passive
  • Disorders of Sound Tolerance
  • Performance Venue Guidelines for hearing protection
  • Musicians and Hearing Loss Prevention  
 
 
The AES International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders is organized by co-chairs Dr. Michael Santucci of Sensaphonics and past AES president Robert Schulein of ImmersAV Technology. “We’re very excited about the cutting-edge research being presented at this conference,” says Schulein. “It’s a great opportunity to raise awareness and spread the latest knowledge to music industry professionals and the audiology community.”  
 
 
Overlooking Grant Park on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, Columbia College will host the event. The conference kicks off Wednesday evening, June 20, with a networking open house with refreshments and tours of the school’s Audio Arts & Acoustics facilities. Research papers and panel discussions will be presented Thursday and Friday.   
 
 
Online registration for the Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders is now open, with pricing of $500 for AES members and $625 for non-AES attendees. Student registration is $300. Price includes all conference events and premium on-site catering (two light breakfasts, two lunches, one full dinner).    
 
 
To register for this unique conference, please visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/2018/hearing/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About the Audio Engineering Society
 
 
The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, now counts over 12,500 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with 90 AES professional sections and more than 120 AES student sections around the world. Section activities include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.
 
 
Join the conversation and keep up with the latest AES News and Events:
 
Twitter: #AESorg (AES Official) 
 
Facebook: http://facebook.com/AES.org

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[How About Some Inspiring Guitars?]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/how-about-some-inspiring-guitars Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:25:54 GMT
 
Zero-G release Inspiring Guitars
 
 
New guitar looping instrument for Kontakt offers a wealth of manipulation options
 

 

 
 
 
One of the longest standing sample developers in the industry – Zero-G – has released Inspiring Guitars; a massive 3.5 GB Kontakt Instrument guitar library that’s packed with over 3000 separate riffs and loops. It comes with a unique custom Kontakt interface with many great features that allow you to manipulate the guitar riffs to your heart’s content.
 
 
Every note from any riff can be altered in pitch, reversed, randomised or replaced. Individual riffs can be tuned to your project’s tempo and pitch and manipulated in numerous ways.

 
Inspiring Guitars is also packaged with a complete FX rack with distortion, overdrive and amp simulators as well as reverb, delay, chorus, phaser and flanger that allow you to completely change the feeling and style of the riffs you are working with.

 
There are eight separate Kontakt instruments each offering the user different styles and genres of guitar. Styles include: Brazilian, Classical, Spanish, Club Guitars, Disco, Funk, Rock, Phased, Acoustic, Pop, Rumba and much more. There are even some bonus bass grooves included.
 
 

FEATURES SUMMARY
 
  • 3.48 GB of content 44.100 Hz, 24 bit compressed samples
  • Eight nki patches covering different styles, tempos, and keys
  • User-friendly interface equipped with a complete FX rack
  • Drag and drop MIDI to DAW function
  • Synchronize to host tempo
  • Independent control of random, reverse, tune, volume, attack, stretch, skip, and part parameters of each slice
  • Looping tools with a neat built-in preset system
  • Real time change of tune, chords, keys, and phrases with key switches
  • Requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.7.0 or higher
 
 
 
 
Normally priced at £59.95 / €68.95 / $66.99, Inspiring Guitars is available with an introductory 20% discount until 14th June.
 
 
For videos, audio examples and more visit: https://www.timespace.com/products/zero-g-inspiring-guitars
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Dark Mass - Ambient Drone Samples]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dark-mass---ambient-drone-samples Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:20:36 GMT

 

Dark Mass - Ambient Drone Samples

 

 

 

Dark Mass - Ambient Drone Samples surges forth from the ModeAudio studio, enveloping all it touches in quietly undulating intensity, sweeping through the landscape of your music with 706MB of caustic drones and meditative textures.

 

Featuring a full palette of 200 delicately crafted atmospheric samples, this royalty-free audio collection provides a diverse set of rich, immersive textures that will add a depth of emotion to any session you care to place them in.

 

Introduce some cinematic scope into your next production - download Dark Mass - Ambient Drone Samples today!

 

modeaudio.com/product/dark-mass

 

Pack Details:

- 125 Ambiance Drone Samples
- 50 Sub Drones
- 25 Granular Textures
- 100% Royalty-Free

 

 

There is also a brand new article freshly published in our magazine, please feel free to check it out:

 

In Praise Of Cross-Pollination

 

 

modeaudio.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Solina Redux]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/solina-redux Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:13:43 GMT

 

SONIVOX® INTRODUCES SOLINA REDUX, A HIGHLY-EXPRESSIVE ARP SOLINA STRING ENSEMBLE EMULATION

 

New virtual instrument produced by the creators of the highly-acclaimed timewARP2600 is available in available in VST, AU, AAX and Standalone formats for maximum creative flexibility.

 

 

Cumberland, RI USA (June 1st, 2018)—SONiVOX (sonivoxmi.com), a leading developer of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies, today announced the introduction of Solina Redux, a highly-expressive Arp Solina string ensemble emulation.

 

Designed for users who want to hot rod an Arp Solina String Ensemble, SONiVOX’s Solina Redux virtual instrument adds a sweet sounding virtual analog synthesizer to a classic reproduction of an Arp Solina String Ensemble, then adds two fully-programmable 8-step sequencers. It’s a match made in heaven and one that produces sonic textures users simply can’t get any other way.

 

The Arp Solina was the preeminent string ensemble in the 1970’s, made famous by the Eagles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Joy Division, Tangerine Dream, New Order and many others. Its analog Violin, Viola, Cello, Contra Bass, Trumpet and Horn sounds have a sound that creates rich retro sounding orchestral ensembles, especially with its famous “Ensemble” chorus effect.

 

Solina Redux gives users access to the original Solina sounds, including a model of the Ensemble chorus effect, but includes a modern virtual analog synthesizer as a sidecar. The combination of these two synthesizers provides a sound palette that is both retro and modern or anything in between at your discretion. Each synth includes a multi-mode filter, amplitude and filter envelopes, LFO modulations and send effects.

 

To top it off, Solina Redux adds in two fully-programmable step sequencers, one for the Solina instrument and one for the analog synthesizer. Play one note and out comes a modern orchestra unlike any you’ve heard. Each step sequencer gives users ‘per step’ control over the pitch of each note, the volume of each note, the filter cutoff of each note, and the panning of each note. Other controls include gate time, tempo sync, time division, swing, note order and octave shift.

 

  • A two-in-one Arp Solina and Virtual Analog Synthesizer

  • Both synths hot-rodded to include multi-mode filters (low-pass, high-pass, band pass, notch,

    peak) with individual LFO and envelope control

  • Three modeled effects including the Solina “Ensemble” effect, phaser, and vibrato.

  • Two fully-programmable step sequencers including step control over filters and panning

 

Sonivox Solina Redux is available now at the Sonivox website and dealers worldwide. Introductory retail price (through June 30, 2018) is $129.99 USD, after which it is $249.99 USD.

 

For more information, visit http://www.sonivoxmi.com/ 

 

 

 

 

About SONiVOX

SONiVOX designs, develops and markets software technologies, products and applications for the creation and enjoyment of music. Founded in 1993, SONiVOX instruments are found in recording studios all over the world and can be heard in hit music, blockbuster film scores, and cutting-edge video games.

 

 

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<![CDATA[An OS Update For Monitor Engineers]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/an-os-update-for-monitor-engineers Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:08:05 GMT

 

KLANG:technologies Debuts KOS 3.1 at InfoComm 2018



Newest operating system update significantly enhances usability for monitor engineers

 

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - June 2018 - InfoComm stand C746 (Group One Ltd.) -- Building upon the feature-packed January release of KLANG:technologies’ KOS 3 operating system, the 3D in-ear mixing system manufacturer is pleased to now announce the InfoComm debut of its next exciting update, KOS 3.1.

One of the most significant benefits of KLANG’s latest OS version is the inclusion of a powerful MIDI translator tool. This provides an MCU (Mackie Control Universal) protocol integration, which allows engineers to connect one or more MIDI MCU-compatible fader controllers to the company’s KLANG:app for tactile mix control. Ideal for monitor engineers that want to dial into musicians’ mixes from a hardware-based controller, the new integration provides facilities for Mute and Solo buttons, Channel labels, Bank Select and Snapshot control, in addition to bi-directional fader control.

“Many elite monitor engineers have found that binaural processing opens up new levels of quality in their mixes, but, until now, this required them to work with a touchscreen-based workflow,” notes Dr. Pascal Dietrich, KLANG:technologies' founder and marketing director. “Some engineers prefer to rely on haptic faders instead of a touch fader interface when it comes to critical mixing; they want to keep their eyes on their artists rather than look at a touchscreen. With MIDI MCU integration, we can now offer that functionality—either out of an MCU-enabled mixing console, or with a dedicated fader controller. Additionally, musicians can also benefit and connect a haptic controller to their KLANG:app.”

Furthermore, KOS 3.1 permits the daisy chaining of KLANG:fabrik and/or KLANG:vier devices into a hive of units functioning as a larger and more powerful system. In this configuration, engineers can quickly move between various artists’ mixes within the cascade via the top mix bar, as well as create, save and recall snapshots and presets on all units in the setup simultaneously.

With KOS 3.1’s new master cue facilities, monitor engineers no longer need to sacrifice one mix for cueing into an artist’s mix, but can cue into the mixes of any unit in the cascade. This is accomplished by daisy chaining a cue output of a mixing console to the KLANG cascade and then choosing to listen to the KLANG cue or console cue.

Also noteworthy, the newest OS version significantly increases the available channel count when working with EQs activated. And this software release is accompanied by a new Dante Firmware release for the new master cue routing, which now makes all KLANG products Dante Domain Manager (DDM) ready.

Officially making its worldwide debut at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas, KOS 3.1 will be available from the KLANG:technologies website at:www.klang.com/kos3-1
 

 

 

 

 

About KLANG:technologies

Headquartered in Aachen, Germany, KLANG:technologies is the world’s first manufacturer of truly immersive 3D in-ear monitor mixing technologies. The company’s core product, KLANG:fabrik, is a professional rack-mount monitoring mixing engine specifically designed for use with IEMs and provides musicians with individual, natural and three-dimensional sound. KLANG:technologies' products are exclusively distributed in the US by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, NY. For more details on the manufacturer, visit www.klang.com.

 

About Group One Ltd.

Group One Ltd. is a US importer and distributor for a number of professional audio and lighting manufacturers. The company’s audio division currently distributes Blue Sky powered nearfield monitors, Calrec broadcast solutions, DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, KLANG:technologies 3D in-ear monitor mixing systems, MC2 high quality innovative amplifiers, and XTA digital signal processing equipment. The lighting division currently distributes Avolites lighting control consoles, elektraLite controllers and intelligent lighting, and Pulsar LED lighting.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[The Return Of Deep Future Techno]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-return-of-deep-future-techno Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:03:41 GMT

 

PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “DEEP FUTURE TECHNO VOL 2” SAMPLE PACK

 

 

 

'Deep Future Techno Vol 2' blends elements of Dark Room and Melodic Techno to deliver a banging, four-on-the-floor selection of 10 mini Construction Kits. Use these mini Kits to get started on your next Techno track or add the included tribal rhythms to your House or Progressive Trance productions for some crossover action.

 

Spire presets are included with each Kit so you can tailor the sounds to fit your mix perfectly.

 

This pack includes MIDI files for many of the musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

 

Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX files are extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

 

One-Shot Samples:

This pack also includes one-shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to complement the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and phrases.

 

Royalty-Free:

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 any hidden costs.

 

Specifications:

• 10 Mini Construction Kits
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

 

 

Price and Availability:

 

'Deep Future Techno Vol 2’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29,73 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Spitfire Audio Launches LABS Series Of Free Software Instruments]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/spitfire-audio-launches-labs-series-of-free-software-instruments Thu, 31 May 2018 15:19:43 GMT

 

Spitfire Audio launches LABS as an infinite series of free software instruments with Soft Piano and Strings

 


LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to launch LABS — an infinite series of software instruments, free and easy to use; made by musicians in London for anyone, anywhere — with the popular Soft Piano and a new Strings library available as of May 31…

 

Ever-expanding British business Spitfire Audio has become a formidable force in the wonderful world of sample libraries and virtual instruments by virtue of its dedication to the art of recording and musicality. Company collaborations with the likes of Hans Zimmer and Ólafur Arnalds offer detailed recordings used by composers and music producers alike — albeit with no expense spared in their creation. From full orchestras to synthesisers, pianos to percussion, Spitfire Audio has recorded, in depth, the best players and instruments in the world.

 

While the company continues its collaborations with the world’s best composers, producers, engineers, and studios to create detailed and realistic recordings of instruments and sounds for use in computer-based music production, LABS lets loose a new series of tools that retain that dedication to quality but altogether remove the barrier to entry by offering a simplistic solution to music-making — instantly-playable, great-sounding instruments, all at no cost!

 

Commencing with the popular Soft Piano — based around a felted piano (originally recorded in October 2008 by Nick Taylor at Air-Edel Recording Studios in Marylebone, central London using two Schoeps CMC 5/U microphones with MK4 capsules that are still there to this day) — and Strings — a new string ensemble (recorded in October 2017 at Spitfire Audio’s London HQ, where one of the microphones used was a BBC AXB1, an iconic 1940s-vintage ribbon microphone featuring balanced wiring produced by the BBC and Marconi that became an interface metaphor for sound recording), these software instruments are free to install and easy to use. Ultimately, both work within a dedicated (AU-, AAX-, and VST-compatible) plugin possessing a strikingly simple user interface, invented in collaboration with UsTwo, one of the world’s best design and user-experience agencies (also responsible for making Spitfire Audio’s award-winning HANS ZIMMER STRINGS spectacular string sample library so simple to use)… because creativity shouldn’t be complicated.

 

Creatively serving as the sonic exploratory arm of Spitfire Audio, new LABS libraries will be released every month. Music makers may expect key traditional instruments alongside more experimental discoveries along the way; made by musicians in London for anyone, anywhere.

 

As such, Spitfire Audio clearly continues to stay true to its ethos of using live performances where possible, but when up against time and/or budgetary constraints, its innovative virtual instruments and sample libraries — LABS included (in the latter scenario, obviously) — are always the next best thing. That said, by paying performers and collaborators royalties, Spitfire Audio admirably assists with sustaining a phenomenal part of our musical heritage while championing innovation within it. Indeed, the LABS tagline says it all: Let’s all become something.

 


Feel free to join the LABS programme — an infinite series of software instruments, free to install and easy to use, delivered straight to your inbox — by creating an account here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/

 

Watch the LABS trailer video for Soft Piano here: https://youtu.be/Dssamz-3o2Q

 

Watch the LABS trailer video for Strings here: https://youtu.be/fqXIzuO-hng



 

 


About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)

Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company producing high-quality virtual instruments and sample libraries. The company collaborates with the world’s best composers, producers, engineers, and studios to create detailed and realistic recordings of instruments and sounds for use in computer-based music production. Prominent collaborators include Hans Zimmer, Air Studios, Eric Whitacre, and many more.

 

© 2018 Spitfire Audio Holdings Limited

 

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<![CDATA[Amphion Announces FlexBase25 - A Bass Extension And Management System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/amphion-announces-flexbase25---a-bass-extension-and-management-system Thu, 31 May 2018 14:36:06 GMT

 

Amphion announces FlexBase25 - a bass extension and management system
 
 
 
 
Mumbai, India, May 31, 2018 - Finnish manufacturerAmphion Loudspeakers announces its long-awaited subwoofer - FlexBase25. The new system is promoted for the first time by Ansata - Amphion’s distributor in India - during the PALM Expo in Mumbai, May 31 - June 2, 2018.

 

Amphion remains faithful to its concept of designing innovative and unconventional products for the studio monitoring realm. After introducing its line of nearfield passive studio monitors four years ago, and launching the low-frequency BaseOne25 and BaseTwo25 extension systems, Amphion now reveals FlexBase25. The new product is not a typical subwoofer, but a highly flexible stereo bass extension and management system with a separate LFE-channel input, which is equally suited for stereo and multichannel applications.

The nature of sound-making has changed and the days of specialization are over for most. The demands for monitoring can strongly vary depending on the personal preferences. While wet, fun and vibey can be a great plus during songwriting or early stages of mixing, neutrality, close to surgical precision and honesty are crucial to achieving the translation needed.

The wide adjustment possibilities of FlexBase25 allow the user to change the flavor based on the task at hand. FlexBase25’s crossover frequency can be adjusted within a wide range of 35-260 Hz. The ability to control the mono/stereo spread ensures that the sub integrates with the monitors even when a higher crossover point is used. Unlike conventional subwoofers, the system is designed to be easy to set-up and intuitive to use. The LFE input has +10dB sensitivity compared to the main channels, but no built-in lowpass filtering. The LFE channel can be linked between several units which then allows building 7.1 and upward systems.

“A single mono subwoofer is part of a movie format, but we do not believe that it is good enough to be used in music production. In order to create correct imaging the stereo information needs to be maintained throughout the whole frequency band,” says Anssi Hyvönen, founder and Managing Director of Amphion Loudspeakers. “Our FlexBase25 is a new take on the subwoofer design that should fit especially well with the rapidly changing landscape of modern music-making”.FlexBase25 is a complete system consisting of the subwoofer with two back to back 10” woofers and required cabling and electronics. The subwoofer is powered by Amphion FlexAmp500, which also houses the company's proprietary filter module in its 2U rack enclosure. The system will start shipping during the 3rd quarter of 2018. Price still to be announced.

The BaseTwo25 low-frequency extension system, announced during Winter NAMM 2018, is already shipping and available for order across Amphion’s sales network.

 

 

 

 

Amphion Loudspeakers Ltd. has been designing and building loudspeakers in Finland since 1998. Our studio monitors and home loudspeakers are characterised by highly resolving and natural reproduction. Precise driver integration ensures world-class imaging and phase coherence. Controlled dispersion helps to achieve more stable results in a variety of room acoustics. All products are handmade in Finland to ensure enduring listening quality.

To learn more about our philosophy in loudspeakers design watch our "Meet Amphion' video.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Bose Professional Expands DSP Offerings]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bose-professional-expands-dsp-offerings Thu, 31 May 2018 14:31:27 GMT

 

Bose Professional Expands DSP Offerings

 

ControlSpace® CSP models bring new options for commercial applications

 

 

Framingham, MA, May 31, 2018 Bose Professional broadens its ControlSpace® sound processor line with six new DSP models and three attractive digital wall controllers.

 

The new ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428 commercial sound processors offer right-sized I/O and simplified configuration for small-to-medium-scale projects. They are designed to serve as standalone DSP’s in commercial applications such as retail stores and restaurants, or any public place where modest processing, high-quality sound and facilitated installation are desired. They include balanced analog I/O, RCA inputs, eight GPIs, one GPO, a mute contact, RS-232 serial, Ethernet network (for configuration or wall control) and Bose® AmpLink out, for simplified digital audio connectivity to supported power amplifiers.

 

The new ControlSpace CSP models feature a quick-setup workflow using an integrated webserver with browser-based control software. Much like setting up a wireless router, installers use their PC (or Mac) and web browser to access the CSP configuration page. This real-time interface features live metering and is designed to augment the natural workflow of commercial projects with common tasks such as setting sources, paging thresholds, adjusting EQs and tuning limiters presented in an intuitive and logical manner. This approach reduces complexity by presenting common processing needs for repeatable commercial applications, minimizing design errors and ultimately reducing installation time – without extensive DSP training.

 

The new CSP models include the following Bose-proprietary algorithms, configurable using the control software, that bring predictable, reliable operation to commercial sound systems:

  • AutoVolume compensation continuously adapts zone output level based on the ambient noise of that room (when paired with the new Bose ANC sense microphone accessory) to maintain consistent program material.
  • SmartBass dynamic equalization enhances the low-frequency output of small loudspeakers.
  • Opti-voice® paging provides a smooth transition between the music and page signals.
  • Opti-source® level management monitors the input level of up to four sources. Source levels are continually adjusted to maintain a consistent volume level among different source.

 

In addition to the new ControlSpace CSP processor line, Bose has also rolled out an update to two popular ControlSpace ESP fixed-I/O engineered sound processors. New variants of the Bose ESP-1240 and ESP-880 models have been upgraded based on integrator feedback to include options for Dante™ audio networking and Bose AmpLink connectivity. The new variants – the ESP-1240A, 1240AD, 880A and 880AD – inherit a fresh visual appearance while maintaining key features from their predecessors.

 

New ESP-1240A and ESP-880A engineered sound processors have 12x4 and 8x8 analog I/O, respectively, with integrated Bose AmpLink output for digital connections over CAT 5 to Bose AmpLink-equipped Bose amplifiers. The new ESP-1240AD and ESP-880AD versions have both AmpLink and 32x32 Dante onboard.  All four ESP models use ControlSpace Designer™ software for configuration, control and monitoring, and support scalable networked audio systems.

 

To complement both the new ControlSpace CSP and ESP processors, Bose has also introduced three new user-friendly digital wall controllers: the CC-1D, CC-2D and CC-3D.  Each model comes in white and is available in regional variants.  They feature attractive styling with a single rotary encoder and circular LED ring.  The CC-2D and CC-3D models allow the rotary encoder to be pushed for A/B or A/B/C/D source selection with LED source indicators on the panel.  In addition to the new digital wall controllers, the new CSP and ESP processors are supported by ControlSpace Remote, where customized control panels can be built and deployed to end users for wireless control of their systems from mobile phones, tablets or laptops.

 

To learn more, please visit http://PRO.BOSE.COM/.

 

 

New Bose ControlSpace commercial sound processors (left) and engineered sound processors (right).

 

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

 

 

About Bose Corporation

Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music.

Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world – everywhere Bose does business.

 

http://pro.bose.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Sphere Adds Nine New Mic Models]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sphere-adds-nine-new-mic-models Thu, 31 May 2018 14:19:11 GMT

 

Out now: Version 1.2 of the Sphere plug-in

 
Now Included: Nine new mic models

 


Campbell, California, May 31, 2018: Townsend Labs is proud to announce the immediate availability of version 1.2 of the Sphere plug-in, the software component of the Sphere L22 modeling microphone system. The update—which is included for all existing and new Sphere L22 owners—adds nine new microphone models. This brings the total number of included models to over 20. The update is both for native and UAD-2 versions of the plug-in.

 

Welcome to the family!

Four versions of the classic 414, a Korby modded 87, a new old stock 67, two different sounding 77DX ribbon mics and one of the most popular vocal mics—the dynamic 7A, famously used by Michael Jackson and James Hetfield. These are the new members of the Sphere family, which now includes over 20 world-class microphones.

 

 

  

https://townsendlabs.com/support/downloads/

 

 

 

About Townsend Labs:

Founded in 2015 and based in Campbell, California, Townsend Labs is the market leader when it comes to microphone modeling systems. The first production batch of the company's Sphere L22 was funded by an Indiegogo campaign which reached eight times the targeted amount. And now that it has general availability, the Sphere L22 is a top seller at some of the world's biggest pro audio retailers. Townsend Labs was founded by Chris Townsend and Erik Papp. Chris worked at Avid for thirteen years doing DSP programming for Pro Tools and related software plug-ins. He was also a key developer of the Eleven guitar amplifier modeling and the ReVibe room modeling technologies. Erik led Summit Audio for ten years as CEO and owner before the company was acquired by Blue Microphones and Transom Capital.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Penetrating Treble Boost In Kit Form]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/penetrating-treble-boost-in-kit-form Thu, 31 May 2018 14:12:59 GMT

 

The Penetrator –Treble Boost Pedal Kit New from MOD® Kits DIY

 

The Penetrator is a treble boost pedal kit with enough gain to cut straight through any mix. This pedal adds glistening harmonics that get loud enough to saturate your amp’s front end. Adjust the level knob to vary the output so there’s no mistaking when you kick this pedal in. Great for solos or when you need your guitar front and center.

 

MOD® Kits are designed to give novice and experienced musicians the opportunity to build their own amps and effects pedals. All kits come with easy-to-follow instructions and use point-to-point wiring. A pre-drilled enclosure and all necessary parts are included. All you need to provide are hand tools, a soldering iron and solder. The effect pedal operates on a 9V battery; for a longer lasting option, a 9-volt adapter can be purchased separately.

 

For a complete listing of kits available from MOD® Kits DIY visit

 

www.modkitsdiy.com

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[EHX Unveils The Oceans 11 Multifunction Digital Reverb Pedal]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ehx-unveils-the-oceans-11-multifunction-digital-reverb-pedal Wed, 30 May 2018 16:25:02 GMT

 

ELECTRO-HARMONIX UNVEILS THE OCEANS 11

MULTIFUNCTION DIGITAL REVERB PEDAL

 

New York City, NY, May 29, 2018: Electro-Harmonix introduces the Oceans 11, a compact pedal with advanced functionality that features 11 reverb styles ranging from essential to exotic. The Oceans 11’s reverbs are:

 

  • HALL – reverb characteristic of a grand concert hall
  • SPRING – pays homage to vintage Fender® tube reverbs
  • PLATE – a lush plate reverb
  • REVRS – emulates the reverse reverb effect created in studios where a note’s reverb fades-in backwards
  • ECHO – reverb plus delay, a digital delay feeds into the Plate reverb
  • TREM – reverb plus tremolo applied to both the wet and dry mix of a Hall reverb
  • MOD – modulated reverb, a combination of various modulations creates rich reverb tails
  • DYNA – three dynamic reverb algorithms: swell, gate and duck
  • AUTO-INF – Auto infinite reverb that triggers a reverb wash for each note or chord. When a new one is struck, the previously resounding reverb wash crossfades to the new one
  • SHIM – Shimmer generates a rich octave-shifted reverb wash
  • POLY – Polyphonic reverb, two configurable bi-directional pitch shifts

 

The Oceans 11’s Mode button lets the user select up to three variations of many of its reverbs for greater variety. The pedal also features powerful, yet intuitive “hidden” parameters accessible thru its Secondary Knob Mode that enable the player to take greater control of its effects.

 

An internal Tails switch provides a choice of whether the reverb effect fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is switched to bypass. In most settings the pedal is also capable of producing infinite reverb which can be played over with a fresh reverb effect complete with adjustable parameters.

 

The Oceans 11 comes equipped with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply, is available now and features a U.S. Street Price of $147.80.

 

 

 

www.ehx.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Accusonus Releases ​Beatformer​: All-In-One Beat Sculpting Plug-In]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/accusonus-releases-beatformer-all-in-one-beat-sculpting-plug-in Wed, 30 May 2018 16:22:03 GMT

 

Accusonus releases ​Beatformer​: All-In-One Beat Sculpting Plug-In

 

 

MAY 29, 2018 - ​Accusonus Inc​, developers of music software tools based on artificial intelligence technology and makers of the critically-acclaimed beat-making plug-in ​Regroover announce the immediate release of ​Beatformer​. ​Beatformer is an all-in-one beat sculpting plug-in for the modern beat maker. Beatformer allows users to effortlessly shape their beats, without compromising their character and musicality. You can use ​Beatformer in every beat track, either you want transparent or extreme sound manipulation. The plugin has four intuitive controls (Boom, Punch, Squash and Air) that offer powerful Digital Signal Processing in a delicate design. With more than a dozen high-quality algorithms under the hood, ​Beatformer opens up a wide range of musical beat shaping possibilities.

 

“In accusonus, we believe that as technology is evolving beat making must become more intuitive and inspiring. Music creation is all about creativity and when our users are “in the zone”, they need fast workflows.” says Alex Tsilfidis, CEO of accusonus. “With ​Beatformer we offer advanced technology in an intuitive user interface. This allows us to facilitate the fast workflows of our users but at the same time to preserve character and musicality. We think of ​Beatformer as the perfect companion to ​Regroover,​ our flagship drum loop un-mixing plugin”

 

Use Beatformer to:

    • ●  Glue your drum mix together

    • ●  Bring energy into overprocessed loops

    • ●  Easily enhance your beat’s dynamics

    • ●  Add colour and personal character to your beats

    • ●  Add substance to thin sounds

    • ●  Instantly transform the sound of your beats

       

 

Beatformer Videos:

Short release video: ​https://youtu.be/KCQ0kGB6l1A
Beatformer Tutorial: ​https://youtu.be/pR__fjGlWNI
Comparison of Beatformer with Ableton’s beat buss: ​https://youtu.be/vyVKmYzomXQ

 

Price and Availability

Beatformer ​(AU, VST, AAX 64-bit Mac & VST, AAX 64-bit Win) is immediately available at in intro price $79 (Reg: $99).

 

Product page:

https://accusonus.com/products/beatformer

 

 

 

About Accusonus

Accusonus builds next generation audio repair and music creation software. We think that audio repair should be fast, simple and accessible to everyone. We believe that computers are ideal tools for jamming, inspiring and creating the sound of the future. We develop our own patented Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technology in order to enable previously unimaginable sound processing workflows. Accusonus is based in Massachusetts (USA) and in Athens/Patras Greece.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Avid NEXIS | E5 NL Nearline Storage Solution Now Available ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/avid-nexis--e5-nl-nearline-storage-solution-now-available Wed, 30 May 2018 16:16:24 GMT

 

 

Avid NEXIS | E5 NL Nearline Storage Solution Now Available 

 

Latest addition to the Avid NEXIS family enables customers to seamlessly manage different storage tiers with optimal cost efficiency and reliability 

 

 

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 30, 2018Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, today announced the availability of Avid NEXIS® | E5 NL nearline storage solution. The addition of this high-density on-premises solution to the Avid NEXIS family—the world’s first software-defined storage platform for media—allows Avid customers to seamlessly and efficiently manage media across all their online, nearline, and archive storage resources.

 

 Avid NEXIS | E5 NL is tightly integrated into Avid media applications, services and workflows, and includes a new web-based Avid NEXIS management console for managing, controlling and monitoring Avid NEXIS installations. Avid NEXIS l E5 NL can be easily accessed through MediaCentral® | Cloud UX or Media Composer® and also integrates withMediaCentral | Production Management, MediaCentral | Asset Management, andMediaCentral | Editorial Management to drive collaboration, including advanced features such as project and bin sharing. Extending the Avid NEXIS | FS (file system) to a secondary storage tier makes it easy to search for, find and import media, enabling users to locate content distributed throughout their operations more quickly and efficiently.   

 

Ideally suited for project parking, staging workflows and proxy archive, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL streamlines the workflow between active and non-active assets, allowing media organizations to park assets as well as completed projects on high-density nearline storage, and keep them within easy reach for rediscovery and reuse. Up to eight Avid NEXIS | E5 NL engines can be integrated as one virtualizable pool of storage, making content and associated projects and bins more accessible. In addition, other Avid NEXIS Enterprise engines can be integrated into a single storage system that is partitioned for better archival organization.

 

 Additional Avid NEXIS | E5 NL features include:

  • Scalability from 480 TB of storage to more than 7 PB by connecting multiple Avid NEXIS | E5 NL engines together as a single nearline system for a highly scalable, lower-cost secondary tier of storage.
  • A flexible storage infrastructure that can be provisioned with required capacity and fault-tolerance characteristics.
  • Configure, control and monitor Avid NEXIS using the updated management console that looks and feels like a MediaCentral | Cloud UX application. Its dashboard provides an overview of the system’s performance, bandwidth, and status, as well as access to quickly configure and manage workspaces, storage groups, user access, notifications, and other functions. The flexibility and security of HTML5 along with a responsive interface design enables mobile device support, allowing users to monitor and configure their system while on the go.

 

“The addition of Avid NEXIS | E5 NL enables us to offer customers a comprehensive range of media-optimized storage solutions, from nearline to very high-performance all-flash SSD storage—all under one storage architecture and one file system,” said Dana Ruzicka, Chief Product Officer at Avid. “With the hallmark scalability, redundancy, and reliability of Avid NEXIS, this new addition will help media organizations manage multiple storage systems with optimal reliability, saving them time and money.”  

 

TV Technology presented Avid NEXIS E5 | NL with a Best of Show Award at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas in April. Avid NEXIS | E5 NL is now available through Avid resellers. For more information, visit http://www.avid.com/products/avid-nexis-e5-nl.

 

 


About Avid

Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, FastServe™, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagram,TwitterYouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

 

 © 2018 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid NEXIS, FastServe, AirSpeed, iNews, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, PlayMaker, Pro Tools, Avid VENUE, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Dorico Pro 2 And Dorico Elements 2 Scoring Software Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dorico-pro-2-and-dorico-elements-2-scoring-software-now-available Wed, 30 May 2018 15:03:41 GMT

 

Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2 Scoring Software Now Available

 

Steinberg releases two major new versions of Steinberg's music notation application that introduce new features for media musicians.

 

 

 

HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg is pleased to announce the release both of a new version of its professional music notation application, Dorico, and of a new entry-level music notation application, Dorico Elements. With the introduction of Dorico Elements, Dorico is now called Dorico Pro, to reflect its high-end capabilities.

 

Dorico Pro 2 adds significant new functionality across the whole application, with a particular focus on supporting media musicians working in film, TV, video games and other production environments. First, Dorico Pro 2 now allows composing to picture, with features to attach a video to the project, add markers for specific events in the action, and tools to help find the best tempo for the material. Second, new tools for automation in Play mode have been added, allowing users to make fine adjustments to tempo and MIDI controllers using familiar graphical tools.

 

Scores and parts can be given the Hollywood look with new options for time signatures, allowing them to be shown centered on every instrument bracket or drawn above particular instruments, drawing attention to them — essential in action-packed music with many meter changes.

 

Support for notations widely used in commercial and jazz music has also been expanded in Dorico Pro 2, with new support for rhythmic slashes and bar repeats, widely used in music that includes repeated patterns, and which help players keep their place and understand the structure of the music more quickly.

 

New time-saving tools for arrangers and orchestrators have also been added, including multi-paste for copied material to be pasted to multiple staves in a single operation, new explode and reduce tools for repurposing material for more or fewer instruments, and powerful new tools to scale existing notes into tuplets.

 

Dorico Elements 2

Dorico Elements is the new entry-level member of the Dorico product family. Boasting many of the powerful and time-saving features of Dorico Pro, Dorico Elements is the perfect starting point for composers, arrangers, and students. With a simple user interface that is quick to master, Dorico Elements provides fluid input and editing, beautiful graphical notation, and great-sounding playback, delivering results that maintain the overall standard for which Dorico is renowned.

 

Dorico Elements is ideal for home use or use by students in secondary education. Allowing the creation of publication-quality music for ensembles of up to 12 players, with the same automatic music layout and engraving of Dorico Pro, Dorico Elements is the ideal choice for musicians starting out in composition and arranging.

 

“With several new features aimed at commercial music, we are excited about accelerating the use of Dorico Pro 2 in composition, arranging and orchestration work for film, TV and games,” commented Daniel Spreadbury, product marketing manager for Dorico, “and the introduction of Dorico Elements provides an inexpensive way for the next generation of composers and arrangers to experience these features in a simpler, more streamlined package.”

 

Availability and pricing

Dorico Pro 2 is available through resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for Dorico Pro 2 is $599.99. Special educational pricing is available, including for a limited time a further introductory discount: until October 31, 2018, a further 60% off the suggested retail price is on offer when buying five or more Dorico Pro licenses for use in an educational institution. Special crossgrade pricing is also available for users of Sibelius and Finale who want to add Dorico Pro to their toolbox.

 

An update for existing Dorico 1.x customers is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop.

 

Customers who have activated Dorico 1 since May 2, 2018, are eligible for a free, downloadable grace period update to the latest version.

 

Dorico Elements 2 is available through resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for Dorico Elements 2 is $99.99. Special educational pricing is available.

 

 

New features of Dorico Pro 2

Play video in sync with your project, add markers, and manipulate tempo to compose to picture

Edit tempo and MIDI controllers in Play mode with familiar graphical automation control

Add ossias, handle complex divisi writing for string sections, and change the number of staves used by an instrument with smart new staff management tools

Quickly write rhythmic slashes and bar repeats for rhythm section parts

Hollywood-style large time signatures draw attention to meter changes in action-packed film score cues

Quickly select, insert, and delete material with the new System Track

Powerful new tools for arrangers, including multi-paste, explode, reduce, and tools to scale existing notes into tuplets of any ratio

Playback of repeat structures, including repeat barlines and repeat endings

New popover for adding tremolos and repeat endings

Edit the appearance of playing techniques and notehead sets, and define new playback behaviors for playing techniques in VST Expression Maps

 

 

Key features of Dorico Elements 2

Quick to learn — comprehensive video tutorials and on-screen help

Compose or arrange for ensembles of up to 12 players

Fully compatible with Dorico Pro

Best automatic notation and engraving of any software

Easy note input

Clear user interface

Excellent results by default — saves time

Intelligently adjusts notation as you write

Any number of movements or pieces in a single project

Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor

Transfer to and from other programs via MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, etc.

Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors (30 included)

 

 

Product page: www.dorico.com
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/dorico

 

 

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.

 

All trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Reason’s Flagship Europa Synth Now Available As A Plugin For Other DAWs]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/reasons-flagship-europa-synth-now-available-as-a-plugin-for-other-daws Wed, 30 May 2018 14:59:37 GMT

 

Reason’s Flagship Europa Synth Now Available as a Plugin for Other DAWs and on the Web


Propellerhead releases the infinitely powerful Europa spectral wavetable synth as a VST/AU plugin and makes a free web version available
 
 
 
 
Stockholm, Sweden, May 30, 2018 – Propellerhead Software today released Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer as a standalone VST/AU plugin and in web audio format. Europa is an infinitely powerful spectral wavetable synthesizer capable of creating unforgettable sounds using 30+ engine models and wavetables, 24 filter types, advanced modulation and powerful effects. The Europa plugin and web version
now bring these unending creative possibilities to even more musicians and producers. 
 
 
“Having recently updated Europa with exciting new features like sample loading and advanced spectral processing, we’re now thrilled to make Reason’s flagship synth available to everyone,” said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO of Propellerhead. “This marks the first time one of Reason’s devices has been made available as a plugin for other digital audio workstations and on the web. Europa will allow even more music makers to quickly create exciting new sounds.” 
 
 
Released in October 2017 with Reason 10, Europa is at the forefront of creative synthesis. Through accessible controls, sounds are shaped by bending and animating once static waveforms into kinetic modern sounds. With three independent synthesis engines, advanced spectral filtering, powerful modulation options, a full suite of effects, customizable envelopes, and over 500 presets from leading sound designers, Europa can create epic pads, huge chords, aggressive biting basses and everything in between. 
The web version marks a true first, being a native web audio implementation of Propellerhead’s proprietary Rack Extension technology. Customers are now able to try out the Europa plugin on the web here.
 
 
Watch the new Europa video here
 
To learn more about Europa, click here for further details. 
 
 
 
 
Pricing & Availability
 
For a limited time only, Propellerhead is offering Europa for $99 USD / €99 EUR until June 30, 2018.  
Europa VST/AU is available for immediate download via the Propellerhead store or from an authorized dealer and will retail for $149 USD / €149 EUR. 
All Reason 10 owners will get the Europa VST/AU plugin free. 
All Reason 1-9 customers can upgrade to Reason 10 for $129 USD / €129 EUR and will get the Europa VST/AU plugin free.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Screenshot from Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer standalone VST/AU plugin
 


About Propellerhead Software
 
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately-owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Shape Your Sound With A skulpter 500]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/shape-your-sound-with-a-skulpter-500 Tue, 29 May 2018 16:41:36 GMT

 

elysia enhances 500 Series hardware range with skulpter 500 sound shaping preamp

 

 

NETTETAL, GERMANY: high-end studio processor manufacturer elysia is excited to announce availability of the skulpter 500 sound shaping preamp — pushing its range of 500 Series hardware into another area of processing — as of May 28...

 

The skulpter 500 features gain stages based on single resistors controlling a fully-discrete Class-A amplifier capable of complimenting any microphone with remarkably true and natural sound. Should additional coloration be required then two variable saturation/filters and an intelligent one-knob compressor are at hand to make voices and instruments sound like a finished record right from the start.

 

Clean or colored, the sonic journey need not end at the mic locker, though. The skulpter 500 provides a balanced DI input with significant headroom of up to +19 dBu, so just about any signal coming from guitars, basses, synths, and effects will benefit greatly from audiophile-class amplification and versatile processing performance.

 

Put it this way: with ample gain range starting at only 3 dB and extending up to 65 dB of amplification, the skulpter 500 forgoes the technical need for a pad circuit completely. Another standout feature of the preamp is its DC-coupled input stage without a single coupling capacitor influencing the original signal. Saying that, all stages — including the preamp, compressor, sound shaper, and the variable low-cut filter — are realized in discrete Class-A topologies.

 

“We believe the skulpter 500 is far more than just another preamp,” pronounces elysia CEO Dominik Klassen, concluding: “With all the amazing features in such a small form factor, it’s more a complete recording solution — everything you’ll ever need in front of your DAW.”

 

The skulpter 500 is made in Germany, exclusively using top-quality components, gold-plated PCBs, a rugged 4mm aluminum front panel, and solid aluminum knobs. It is available from any elysia dealer for $879.00 MAP ($949.00 MSRP), or 589 € net (plus VAT where applicable), and is shipping right now.

 

The skulpter 500 can be seen and heard on elysia’s Youtube channel here: www.youtube.com/elysiaTV

 

 

 

 

About elysia (www.elysia.com)

elysia is a union of creative audio enthusiasts that was founded in Nettetal (Germany) in 2006 by RubenTilgner and Dominik Klassen.The company has a clearly defined objective: creating outstanding pro audio gear without compromise, both in the analog and digital domains. elysia stands for highest sound quality, truly sophisticated manufacturing, innovative features without voodoo, and — most of all — creative tools enjoyable for a lifetime.

 

© 2018 elysia GmbH

 

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<![CDATA[Got Something To Say In A Voiceover Way? SpeakUp!]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/got-something-to-say-in-a-voiceover-way-speakup Tue, 29 May 2018 16:36:19 GMT

 

Audified achieves more intelligible voiceover creation with streamlining SpeakUp plug-in bundle breakthrough

 

 

BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC: host application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce availability of SpeakUp — streamlining and simplifying the process of voiceover and YouTube show creation by bundling two responsive, purpose-built plug-ins, SpeakUp Sensor (for working with voice tracks) and SpeakUp Performer (for working with video/audio tracks), to automatically and effectively handle ducking such that the spoken word adjusts music volume with carefully controlled fading in and out while also improving speech intelligibility as the background music analyses the speech spectra and attenuates any corresponding spectra within the music track to easily enable smooth blending of voiceover and music — as of May 28...

 

SpeakUp sprang from Audified acknowledging the need to streamline and simplify the process of voiceover and YouTube show creation. SpeakUp succeeds in doing just that by bundling two responsive, purpose-built plug-ins — SpeakUp Sensor and SpeakUp Performer — with user-friendly controls to free up users to focus on the creative job at hand rather than getting bogged down with time-consuming technicalities. After all, voiceover projects typically take a long time to professionally prepare.

 

Meanwhile, mastering the multitasking skillset demanded during manual voiceover productions — perfectly adjusting music and advertising volume levels while hosting a radio talkshow, for instance, is far from simplicity itself. If only an easy-to-use tool to allow those radio talkshow hosts to likewise free themselves from those technical stresses and strains was actually available. Actually, it is... SpeakUp succeeds in doing that, too.

 

SpeakUp’s streamlining and simplifying success is down to its core attribute: automatically and effectively handling ducking — a technique for allowing a narrator’s voice to be heard clearly and consistently when there is other audio happening at the same time, such as background music. In principal, it is simple (but in practice, not necessarily so). Say some music is to be used in either a voiceover or video project that will have a narrator, and that this music will play at the same time as when the narrator is speaking, then the voice should take over as the main audio while the music effectively takes a backseat — background music, in other words. When the narrator is not speaking, however, the music should then be both clear and present — the main thing to listen to, in other words. Which is exactly where SpeakUp comes into play... by bundling those two responsive, purpose-built plug-ins. Putting them into action is straightforward (though there can be several instances of SpeakUp Sensor and SpeakUp Performer inserted in a project simultaneously).

 

SpeakUp Sensor should be inserted at the end of the voice track effect chain, whereupon it analyses the track and switches the reduction/filtering process, offering just the right amount of adjustment via several straightforward controls. These include: Sensitivity, which sets the speech detection threshold value — by between -60 to 0 dB; Lookahead, which can be used to delay the original speech track — by between 0 to 300 ms — so that after rendering the project the ducked audio track appears to fade before the speech starts; Control Bus, which allows for more sophisticated scenarios via two independent control busses; and FORCE TALK, which allows the speaker to be heard immediately regardless of whether the Sensitivity threshold has been reached or not (so users can manually handle voiceovers by pushing the onscreen button). SpeakUp Sensor also allows for frequency analysis, actively sharing information with SpeakUp Performer so that filtering is customised in accordance with the speaking voice concerned.

 

Conversely, SpeakUp Performer should be inserted on the video/audio track, whereupon — when switched into SENSOR mode — it ‘listens’ to the information received from SpeakUp Sensor in order to reduce the volume and process frequency filtering. Fortunately, making manual adjustments is similarly straightforward, thanks to another suitable selection of creative controls: Ducking Amount, which defines the currently applied amount — 0 to 100% — of desired attenuation (representing the rate of required action to be done in SpeakUp Performer); Fade-out Time, which sets the transition time to between 0 to 100% of the Ducking Amount (affecting the speed of the fade-out process after speech is detected in the SpeakUp Sensor plug-in); Fade-in Time, which sets the transition time to between 100 to 0% of the Ducking Amount (affecting how long it takes the signal to return back to its original level); Hold Time (between 0 to 15000 ms after the last signal is sourced from any SpeakUp Sensor plug-in), which keeps the Ducking Amount value at 100%; Target Attenuation, which sets the target attenuation applied to the music track when the Ducking Amount is 100%; Speech Frequencies Attenuation, which sets the attenuation of speech filtering applied to the music track to enhance intelligibility of the voiceover — not so much reducing the music level, but rather reducing only the part of the spectrum where the speech should not be masked; and Control Bus, which sets SpeakUp Performer to ‘listen’ to SpeakUp Sensor on up to two independent control busses.

 

However, having written the Ducking Amount parameter automation curve directly to the host DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) in SENSOR mode, switching SpeakUp Performer into AUTOMATION mode means that it is only controlled by the Ducking Amount parameter automation value read from the DAW with SpeakUp Sensor signals having no effect on processing proceedings. Simply speaking, SpeakUp Performer automatically does its magic!

 

Thanks, then, to Audified’s achievement, adjusting spoken word volume in a video production need not be the time-consuming process it once was — just add music... and SpeakUp!

 

 

SpeakUp is available to purchase at an introductory promo price of $99.00 USD until June 31, 2018 — rising to $139.00 USD thereafter — from Audified’s online shop here: https://shop.audified.com/products/speakup (Note SpeakUp requires iLok License Manager 3.1.6 or newer as it is protected by PACE Anti-Piracy Inc.’s software machine license or USB smart key device, details of which are highlighted here: https://shop.audified.com/pages/how-to-activate-ilok-license)

 

SpeakUp can be directly downloaded as a multi-format (AAX, AU, VST2, VST3), 32- and 64-bit native plug-in bundle for MacOS (10.9 and above) and Windows (7, 8, and 10) — alongside a fully-functional, 30-day trial version — from Audified here: https://services.audified.com/download

 

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated SpeakUp webpage here: https://shop.audified.com/products/speakup SpeakUp can be seen and heard in this informative introductory video here: https://youtu.be/A_TZHn14vTo

 

 

 

 

About Audified (www.audified.com)

With more than 20 years of R&D, education, and collaboration connected with its notable name (https://shop.audified.com/pages/history), Audified actively develops software applications, software effects, and hardware processors for musicians, audio engineers, and installed audio. As such, the company’s collective vision is to improve and streamline music production workflow, adding a new aesthetic value to their customer’s work while helping them to achieve the best possible results.

 

© 2018 Audified Ltd

 

 

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<![CDATA[Free Trap Kit From NewLoops]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/free-trap-kit-from-newloops Tue, 29 May 2018 13:06:13 GMT

 

Free Trap Kit from NewLoops.com (WAV, Reason, Battery. Geist 2, Kontakt, Halion)

 

 

New Loops presents Free Trap Kit 2 – over 50 high quality Trap sounds tilting to the mellower side of Trap and Hip Hop. You'll find 13 Trap loops, and 38 one shot samples including multi-sampled deep 808 bass kicks, crunchy snares and claps, sound effects. midi, multi-sampled one shots and more!

 

As well as the samples, there's also pre-made trap kits for Reason's Kong, Battery 4, and FXpansion's Geist 2. You'll also find some instrument patches for Kontakt 5, Halion 6, and Reason's NN-XT samplers.

 

Download FREE from https://newloops.com/pages/free-trap-sample-pack

 

Audio Demo: https://soundcloud.com/newloops/free-trap-kit-2

 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[DiGiCo Shows Full Spectrum Of New Products At InfoComm]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/digico-shows-full-spectrum-of-new-products-at-infocomm Tue, 29 May 2018 13:02:37 GMT

 

DiGiCo Shows Full Spectrum of New Products at InfoComm



Quantum 7, 32-bit DAC, 4REA4, SD software updates and much more to be revealed at Las Vegas Convention Center in early June

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - May 2018 - InfoComm stand #C746 (Group One Ltd.) -- This year’s InfoComm show will soon find DiGiCo showcasing an unprecedented number of new product offerings, including the official North American debut of its new Quantum 7 processing for the SD7. Also shown on stand C746 will be the new 32-bit “Stadius” DAC, 4REA4 installed audio solution, native L-ISA Source Control, and other significant new features for SD-Range consoles.

“InfoComm 2018 promises to be a particularly exciting one for DiGiCo fans,” enthuses Matt Larson, executive vice president of audio for DiGiCo’s US distributor, Group One Limited. “In particular, our customers will finally get a chance to personally experience the power and flexibility of Quantum 7, which continues to firmly establish the SD7 as the A-list touring sound industry’s top rider-requested console. Beyond that, we’re showing off a brand new 32-bit digital-to-analog converter to join the Ultimate ‘Stadius’ Mic Pre-Amp that we launched last year, and are also particularly proud of the new 4REA4, which is a unique product we’ve created for the fixed installation and touring markets and is every bit a DiGiCo in terms of its sonic fidelity and elegant simplicity.”

Quantum 7

Quantum 7 has been developed with seventh generation FPGA devices that further expand audio processing power, and ultimately allows DiGiCo to provide its users with an unrivaled amount of flexibility. It expands an SD7 to over 600 channels of processing in 96kHz operation that can be connected in the outside world to approaching 3000 potential I/Os. The engine is also equipped with eight newly assignable MADI connections and two DMI slots (DiGiCo Multi-Channel Interface) for AoIP and other connectivity options from the complete family of DMI card options. There are other powerful enhancements, too, including Nodal Processing and True Solo.

32-bit “Stadius” DAC

Following in the footsteps of the popular 32-bit “John Stadius” Mic Pre-Amp, DiGiCo’s new digital-to-analog converter, the ultimate 32-bit “Stadius” DAC, includes dedicated analog, ultra-low noise linear power supplies, lightning quick conversion time (104µs), and maximized performance operational amplifiers. Boasting a practically silent -100dBA noise spec, the DAC features a wide dynamic range of 122dBA for plenty of punch and increased audio depth. Highly transparent, the product is also equipped with “MUSE” acoustic series blocking capacitors as well as “capacitor damping” to remove unwanted vibration pickup. An improved metal XLR design offers “continuous circumferential ground contact,” and the product’s analog stage is fully shielded.

4REA4

The 4REA4 installed audio solution is designed to meet the expanding performance requirements of large entertainment venues, houses of worship, theatres and shared stages at festivals and music venues. At the heart of the system is the 4REA4 processing engine with DiGiCo connectivity options and powerful 4REA4 control software, providing routing, processing and mix control via a network of local I/O boxes that allows a performance area to expand across a larger installation. The 4REA4 processing engine rack has four dedicated mix areas, or zones, each with its own stereo master output, CGs, and allocated FX. With an available 128 input channels and 48 buss output processing strips, you can independently allocate processing to whichever area as required.

Managing the mixing and routing of each individual local performance area are a new range of premium designed hardware control panels and external I/O units that work in conjunction with the 4REA4 processing engine and control software. New Ethernet connected controller options include the wall mounting single rotary ACONTROL1 with a TFT display for small area performance management, and the ACONTROL8 with eight 100m faders designed for more complex mix and function control. Local I/O boxes are managed via proprietary Ethernet connectivity for extended reach across a facility, with options including the new A168 STAGE floor rack and the A164 WALL LCD box, both providing mic and line level connectivity to ensure a premium 96kHz audio experience across the most demanding performance venues.

L-ISA Source Control

L-ISA Source Control for L-Acoustics’ L-ISA immersive technology has been natively integrated into SD-Range, adding L-ISA’s object-based mixing technology to the console’s control surface. L-ISA is a breakthrough in immersive audio technology, combining L-Acoustics’ industry-leading sound design and world-class loudspeaker systems with sophisticated processing tools to create a hyperrealistic experience for audiences at live shows, creative events and private residences. For L-ISA Live applications, the seamless integration of L-ISA Source Control into the DiGiCo SD-Range means that sound engineers will be able to use a familiar workflow on an industry-leading console to manage immersive environments easily and intuitively.

d&b Soundscape

d&b audiotechnik has announced a series of landmark integrations between Soundscape’s central DS100 Signal Engine and digital mixing consoles, including the SD7 and SD12, which open up bi-directional interoperability between the DS100 via plug ins operating on the OSC protocol. The plug in allows engineers to work with their existing sound console workflows, yet have access to a whole new world of creative potential by bringing the settings for object-based positioning and room emulation directly on to the console surface for each individual channel. The settings can then be stored in the mixer's scene memory.

SD-Range Software updates

The latest software update adds new features to DiGiCo’s range of SD consoles, including Snapshot Groups, Recall Scope and Auto-Update Scope, an Outputs AFL option and new Panning Type. In Snapshot Groups, the Snapshots List panel now shows a new Snapshots Group panel displayed by the Groups button, replacing Add to Groups. This allows management of which Snapshots are in which Groups without the need for the Group members to be contiguous or for Groups to be separated by ungrouped Snapshots. Each Group can be named and the Snapshots List is now wider to display an extra column showing Group number and name.

With Recall Scope Copy, the Snapshot Recall Scope and Auto-Update Scope can be copied from another Snapshot, using a new button at the bottom right of the respective Scope panels. This includes the CGs, Gangs, Banks and Waves options. An Outputs AFL only option has been added to all console versions. It appears at the bottom of the solo options tab and restricts the Solo PFL/AFL choice to input channels only, all outputs being fixed on AFL.

Waves External

Waves External allows DiGiCo SD consoles to integrate with a Waves Multirack system, which is running on an external PC, while maintaining the high level of integration both companies’ clients have come to rely on. The integration uses the low latency Waves I/O interface built in to SD consoles for audio routing and includes the existing standard session, snapshot and plug-in control for advanced, faster and smooth show control and automation. It also allows the use of Waves most advanced plug-ins to expand engineers’ sonic options.

Generic OSC control

As part of the latest SD console release, DiGiCo has implemented Generic OSC (Open Source Control) functionality to allow control of third party OSC protocol devices. Users can define their own OSC messages in the console software and use the console itself to send these messages via the console Ethernet connection to the device they want to control. The connection is bi-directional, so the remote device can also update the console’s generic OSC controls if settings are changed on the device itself. DiGiCo provides eight user definable rotaries and eight switches that are displayed on all the console’s input channels and send the custom OSC messages when adjusted. These are mapped to the console’s underscreen rotaries and switches for ease of use.

SD-Range and S-Series

Also on display will be a full array of SD-Range consoles—SD12, the latest addition to the range, plus SD7, SD5, SD10, SD11 and SD9—as well as S21 and S31 from the S-Series as well.

 

 

 

 

 

About DiGiCo

DiGiCo is a UK-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and ground-breaking digital mixing consoles for the live, theatre, broadcast and post production industries and is exclusively distributed in the US by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. For more information, go to: www.DiGiCo.biz

 

 

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<![CDATA[Producerloops Wants To Help You Add Some Middle Eastern Instruments To Your Music]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/producerloops-wants-to-help-you-add-some-middle-eastern-instruments-to-your-music Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30:55 GMT

 

PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “MIDDLE EASTERN INSTRUMENTS” SAMPLE PACK

 

 

 

'Middle Eastern Instruments' is an enigmatic collection of traditional Ney, Setar and Tar recordings. Use these samples to sculpt an authentic Middle Eastern soundtrack for film and television or get experimental and set your commercial releases apart from the rest. The only limit for these samples is your imagination.

 

World music instruments have been used to amazing effect in mainstream Pop tracks by the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer, Justin Timberlake & Shakira. Use the Adlibs to add a touch of mystique to your tracks or embrace the Middle Eastern sound by deploying one of the looped riffs into your production.

 

The Producer Loops team recorded these unique instruments on location in the Middle East, capturing every nuance of each instrument and utilising the talents of three incredibly skilled traditional musicians.

 

 

The Instruments:

 

The Setar is a stringed instrument used in Folk and Classical music throughout Iran. The drone string on the Setar adds an almost hypnotic quality to the sounds produced by this traditional instrument from the lute family.

 

The Iranian Tar is a close cousin of the Setar but has a fuller presence due to its three drone strings. The figure-of-8 shaped sound bowl on this instrument gives it a resonance like no other.

 

The wind instrument heard within the demo is the Ney, a flute which is popular throughout all regions of the Middle East. Pair a simple drum beat with a Ney loop and you'll instantly transport your listeners to a souk. This is the quintessential sound of the Middle East.

 

No MIDI Included:

These instruments were recorded live, in all their glory, so this pack does not include MIDI files.

 

 

Dry/Wet Loops:

The 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos, meaning you can just 'drag and drop' to instantly get your track up and running. 'Dry' files are also included, allowing you to create your own effects mix.

 

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions of the wet files, allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature.

 

 

Royalty-Free:

 

All recordings sold in Middle Eastern Instruments are 100% royalty-free, meaning you can use these sounds in your commercial and non-commercial recordings without any further costs.

 

Product Details:

• 420 MB
• 24-Bit/44.1kHz
• 213 Audio Files
• Adlibs & Loops
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops
• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3
• Reason Refill
• 100% Authentic Recordings

 

 

Price and Availability:

 

'Middle Eastern Instruments’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for£39.95 / 47,65 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[SONiVOX Launches Solina Redux - Arp Solina String Ensemble Emulation]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sonivox-launches-solina-redux---arp-solina-string-ensemble-emulation Thu, 24 May 2018 14:10:35 GMT

 

SONiVOX Launches Solina Redux - Arp Solina String Ensemble Emulation
 
 
 

SONiVOX and Plugivery today proudly announce the launch of Solina Redux, a highly-expressive Arp Solina string ensemble emulation. SONiVOX Solina Redux will be available from reputable pro audio resellers and music stores around the world at the introductory retail price of $129.99 USD (from May 25th through June 30, 2018).  After which, its price will be set at $249.99 USD.

 
Today, SONiVOX, a leading developer of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies and Plugivery, a leading audio software and virtual Instrument distributor are proud and excited to introduce Solina Redux, an Arp Solina string ensemble emulation.

 
Designed for users who want to hot rod an Arp Solina String Ensemble, SONiVOX’s Solina Redux virtual instrument adds a sweet sounding virtual analog synthesizer to a classic reproduction of an Arp Solina String Ensemble, then adds two fully-programmable 8-step sequencers. It’s a match made in heaven and one that produces sonic textures users simply can’t get any other way.

 
The Arp Solina was the preeminent string ensemble in the 1970’s, made famous by the Eagles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Joy Division, Tangerine Dream, New Order and many others. Its analog Violin, Viola, Cello, Contra Bass, Trumpet and Horn sounds have a sound that creates rich retro sounding orchestral ensembles, especially with its famous “Ensemble” chorus effect.

 
Solina Redux gives users access to the original Solina sounds, including a model of the Ensemble chorus effect, but includes a modern virtual analog synthesizer as a sidecar. The combination of these two synthesizers provides a sound palette that is both retro and modern or anything in between at your discretion. Each synth includes a multi-mode filter, amplitude and filter envelopes, LFO modulations and send effects.

 
To top it off, Solina Redux adds in two fully-programmable step sequencers, one for the Solina instrument and one for the analog synthesizer. Play one note and out comes a modern orchestra unlike any you’ve heard. Each step sequencer gives users ‘per step’ control over the pitch of each note, the volume of each note, the filter cutoff of each note, and the panning of each note. Other controls include gate time, tempo sync, time division, swing, note order and octave shift.
 
 

Features
  • A two-in-one Arp Solina and Virtual Analog Synthesizer
  • Both synths hot-rodded to include multi-mode filters (low-pass, high-pass, band pass,notch, peak) with individual LFO and envelope control              
  • Three modelled effects including the Solina “Ensemble” effect, phaser, and vibrato
  • Two fully-programmable step sequencers including step control over filters and panning
 
 

Pricing and Availability
 
SONiVOX Solina Redux is available from all reputable pro audio resellers and music stores listed at Plugivery at the introductory price of $129.99 USD through June 30, 2018, after which the retail will be $249.99 USD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About SONiVOX
 
SONiVOX designs, develops and markets software technologies, products and applications for the creation and enjoyment of music. Founded in 1993, SONiVOX instruments are found in recording studios all over the world and can be heard in hit music, blockbuster film scores, and cutting-edge video games.

http://www.sonivoxmi.com
 


About Plugivery

Plugivery is a B2B (business  to business) distribution service whose purpose is to introduce audio  software products into hundreds of music stores all around the world  carefully considering every need of a truly professional distribution  service based on electronic delivery. The name Plugivery comes from the combination of the words “Plug-in” and “Delivery”.

http://www.plugivery.com

 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Martin Audio Announces TH Series For High Performance Applications]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/martin-audio-announces-th-series-for-high-performance-applications Thu, 24 May 2018 14:06:46 GMT

 

Martin Audio Announces TH Series for High Performance Applications

 

Martin Audio is introducing the TH Series, comprising two very high performance, all-horn, three-way systems in both a horizontally and vertically formatted package. They are designed to complement the styling of its best-selling CDD and BlacklineX Series and are ideal for nightclub and large-scale installs.

 

THH is configured in a horizontal format while THV is its vertical counterpart and the driver complement in both systems has been engineered for exemplary performance in all bands.

 

The Hybrid® low frequency section comprises a horn-loaded 15” (380mm)/4” (100mm) voice coil driver that is reflex-loaded to extend the LF output to below the natural horn cut-off point. The LF driver features a water-resistant cone and triple roll surround for increased excursion.

 

The mid-horn has a unique ‘phase-ball’ loading device which maintains the constant directivity characteristics of the horn at the upper end of its range. It is driven by a 10” (250mm) midrange driver with an aluminium demodulating ring for improved high-mid clarity and reduced distortion when driven hard. The 70˚ x 40˚ HF section features a neodymium 1” (25mm) exit compression driver with a Kapton diaphragm for high sensitivity and extended HF performance.

 

The internal mid/ high passive crossover allows these three-way systems to be driven in a bi-amp configuration with the Martin Audio iK42 being the recommended amplifier partner, with the DX range of controllers also compatible.

 

Dom Harter, Managing Director of Martin Audio, commented, “TH Series is an important addition to our growing portfolio, offering a high-powered solution with modern styling that will help continue our market share gains in the install market.”

 

TH Series will start shipping at the end of June 2018.

 

For more about Martin Audio, please stop by Booth click to: www.martin-audio.com

 

 

 

About Martin Audio®

Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Today, Martin Audio embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation and touring sound markets.

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[ IsoAcoustics New ISO Series Acoustic Isolation Stands For Pro Audio Speakers And Subwoofers Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/isoacoustics-new-iso-series-acoustic-isolation-stands-for-pro-audio-speakers-and-subwoofers-now-available Thu, 24 May 2018 14:03:18 GMT

 

 IsoAcoustics New ISO Series Line of Acoustic Isolation Stands for Pro Audio Speakers and Subwoofers Now Available Worldwide
 
 
New Line Features Contemporary Design with Company’s Acclaimed Acoustic Isolation Performance  
 
 
 
 
Markham, Ontario (May 23, 2018) —IsoAcoustics is pleased to announce that their latest line of  acoustic isolation stands, the ISO Series, designed for professional audio speakers and subwoofers, is now available worldwide. The new models, which include the ISO-130, ISO-155, ISO-200 and the ISO-200SUB, feature a new contemporary design, a lower profile and all new isolators – offering the acclaimed acoustic isolation performance that the company’s multiple award-winning legacy stands have become famous for.

 
The new, modernized full line of ISO Series stands build upon the success of IsoAcoustics renowned L8R Series stands, offering marked acoustic isolation and performance for the clearest and most accurate sound possible.

 
Like their award-winning predecessors, the new ISO Series of stands for studio monitors are adjustable, providing 14 variations of height and tilt so that the user may easily optimize speaker placement and improve their performance. First in the new line is the ISO-130, which is specifically designed for small to medium-sized speakers and studio monitors up to 20 lbs./9kg.  Next, the ISO-155 stand for medium to larger sized speakers and studio monitors is designed to support up to 40 lbs./18 kg. And for larger speakers and studio monitors, the ISO-200 supports up to 60lbs./27.2kg. The new ISO-200sub, providing superior isolation to bring out the real “punch in the bass” for more accurate sound, can support subwoofers up to 75 lbs./34 kg.

 
The new stands feature a lower profile design, enabling speakers to have a low stance, (atop a meter bridge, for example,) while enhancing their clarity and performance. 

 
“We are pleased to announce that the new line of ISO stands is now available, which will compliment pro audio speakers and subwoofers to deliver unprecedented sound clarity and openness,” says IsoAcoustics’ CEO Dave Morrison. 

 
IsoAcoustics new line of stands provides a very aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective means to markedly enhance the sound clarity and transparency of studio monitors and subwoofers, using the company’s patented design that decouples the speakers from their supporting surfaces.

 
IsoAcoustics new ISO line of stands is available at your local retailer in more than 70 countries. MSRP for the stands is as follows (U.S. Dollars): ISO-130, $109; ISO-155, $129; ISO-200 $189; and the ISO-200SUB, $75.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About IsoAcoustics Inc.
 
Since its founding, IsoAcoustics has become the leader in acoustic isolation solutions for the Professional Audio and High Fidelity communities with their award-winning range of products. IsoAcoustics’ solutions are used in leading studio, stage and home settings across the globe by top Grammy-winning producers, engineers and musicians, as well as in world-class facilities including Abbey Road and the Boston Symphony.
AlI IsoAcoustics products are built with a unique, patented isolation technology that allows speakers have optimum performance, resulting in authentic, clear uncolored sound.
 
 
For more information, visit www.isoacoustics.com.
 
 
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<![CDATA[Modify Your Signal Flow With SigMod]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/modify-your-signal-flow-with-sigmod Thu, 24 May 2018 12:15:47 GMT

 

NUGEN Audio advances signal flow modification with aptly-named SigMod utility toolbox plug-in

 

 

LEEDS, UK: innovative, intuitive professional audio tools creator for high-end music producers, post- production engineers, and broadcasters NUGEN Audio is proud to announce availability of SigMod — a utility toolbox plug-in that more than lives up to its Thousands of ways to enhance your plug-ins and DAW tagline with straightforward signal flow modification via 11 single-process modules that can easily be inserted, swapped, and moved around, allowing for new options to correct, convert, or tweak audio as required — as of May 24...

 

Put simply, SigMod allows for far more flexibility than is already available in DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) setups by allowing access to creative and advanced production techniques with ease — even if they are not supported natively within its user’s DAW/plug-in collection — courtesy of the following flexible selection of single-process modules: Mid/Side (for converting stereo plug-ins to mid/ side operation); Protect (for safeguarding digital equipment via virtual protection ‘circuitry’); Mono (for switching the signal path to mono to check for phase cancellation and image issues); Switch (for switching over the left and right — or mid/side — signals); Delay (for delaying the — milliseconds or samples — signal path); Phase (for inverting either side); Trim (for applying dB offset); DC Offset (for detecting and offsetting accordingly); Tap (for parallel processing); Crossover (for splitting frequencies to apply band-limited effects); and Mute/Solo (for muting or soloing a specific channel).

 

Combining those modules in any order allows SigMod users to design the precise routing required, resulting in instant inclusion of ‘missing’ features for easy exploration of new creative choices with auto-resizing keeping signal flow and functionality clear at all times. The upshot of all this is that SigMod serves up many useful, creative processes that are otherwise difficult to engage.

 

Examples include adding mid/side functionality to classic compressor and EQ emulations, or getting creative with mid/side delays, distortion, and many other effects by inserting the Mid/Side encoder/decoder either side of any left/right plug-in instance.

 

Another useful instance involves inserting Protect across the output bus which will result in this safety module automatically cutting in to prevent bursts of noise or feedback howls due to system errors (with manual or auto-reset options providing protection levels as deemed necessary). Needless to say, this is invaluable when working with headphones while mixing.

 

Though the wonderful world of parallel processing — namely, a second audio signal running alongside or ‘in parallel’ with the original sound to enhance and enlarge it in some way (rather than simply chaining a series of effects to interrupt the dry sound of an audio or software instrument track via its inserts) — can prove daunting to some, it doesn’t have to be that way with SigMod... simply drop in the Tap module and all is good to go!

 

Get going elsewhere equally easily using the Crossover module to split the high frequencies from the lows, allowing application of different effects to different frequency ranges — really useful for avoiding muddying up the low frequencies or getting creative with automation or sweep effects.

 

Endless fun can clearly be had with the time-saving SigMod. Thanks to its interesting creative patching possibilities, putting into practice advanced production techniques can be easily achieved. Also achievable are significant CPU (Central Processing Unit) load savings since SigMod only uses a significantly smaller part of a complex plug-in when solving a simple task, meanwhile making up for DAW architecture shortfalls.

 

So why not come and see SigMod showcased by NUGEN Audio on Stand 311 at AES Milan 2018 — the 144th International Pro Audio Convention — on May 24-28, NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre, Italy? It’s sure to wow all who witness it in action there... Thousands of ways to enhance your plug-ins and DAW for sure!

 

SigMod is available to purchase as a 32- and 64-bit-supporting AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible utility toolbox plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.7 and above) and Windows (Vista and above) directly from NUGEN Audio at an introductory price of $29.00 USD until June 25, 2018 (rising to its regular price of $49.00 USD thereafter).

 

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated SigMod webpage here: http://www.nugenaudio.com/sigmod-modular-signal-architecture-sound-design-aax-au-vst_62

 

Watch an overview-style SigMod introductory video exclusive here: https://youtu.be/CeGGCuE3n2M

 

 

 

 

About NUGEN Audio (www.nugenaudio.com)

NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. NUGEN Audio is pleased to support the goal of fairtrade and donates a minimum of 3% net profit to the Fairtrade Foundation’s work.

 

© 2018 NUGEN Audio Ltd

 

 

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<![CDATA[PreSonus Is Now Shipping Studio One 4]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-is-now-shipping-studio-one-4 Wed, 23 May 2018 16:27:37 GMT

 

PreSonus Studio One 4 Lets You Create without Boundaries
 
 
 
PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional. 
 
 
 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 2018... PreSonus is shipping Studio One 4, a major update to the company’s award-winning, easy-to-use DAW that combines the best of the traditional recording studio model with the modern methods of creating beat- and groove-oriented music.

 
Top-of-the-line Studio One 4 Professional’s new Harmonic Editing features give you freedom to try out harmonies, transpositions, and chord progressions. The Chord Track goes far beyond a simple chord track for note data, working with instrument tracks and audio tracks for fast, efficient, multi-dimensional arranging and transposition. An ingenious Chord Selector makes it easy to experiment with new chord patterns and ideas. Built-in chord detection extracts chords from audio or instrument tracks. The combination of Harmonic Editing and Studio One’s Arranger Track and Scratch Pads makes Studio One the most flexible program ever for arranging and testing out new song ideas.

 
The step sequencer has served us well but it’s time for a fresh approach. Studio One Patterns, found in all editions of Studio One 4, integrate with Instrument Parts and automation, offering many more expressive possibilities than typical step sequencers. Patterns can live side-by-side with conventional Instrument Parts on the same track. 

 
Studio One 4’s Musical Editor adds deeper editing features, speeds up the editing workflow, and simplifies recurring tasks. An innovative, streamlined Drum Editor enables editing drum parts as fast as you can think. Control over note events is greatly enhanced. Note event editing options also have been updated and extended. The powerful Macro system now offers added flexibility.

 
New in Studio One Artist and Studio One Professional, Impact XT adds more than 20 new features, transforming the Impact drum module into a complete production environment for beats and loops. Sample One XT has expanded from sample playback into a sampling powerhouse and features a wealth of synthesis-type options. In addition, you can drag-and-drop samples between Sample One XT and Impact XT and exchange samples with instruments like Presence XT using a common exchange file format.

 
PreSonus worked with Celemony on the original Audio Random Access (ARA) spec that allows for seamless integration with Melodyne. Studio One 4 is ready for ARA 2.0, which provides access to data from multiple tracks. Version 4 also eases the process of switching from other DAWs to Studio One by supporting AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) for data exchange with Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and more.

 
Street prices are: Studio One 4 Professional $399.95; Studio One 4 Artist $99.95. Upgrades and crossgrades are also available. For more information, visit www.presonus.com/products/Studio-One.
 
 
 
New in Studio One 4, Impact XT is far more than a drum module. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
 
Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus's software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, digital mixers, control surfaces, loudspeakers, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.
 
 
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<![CDATA[Fulcrum Acoustic Announces FH15 Full-Range Coaxial Horn Product Line]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/fulcrum-acoustic-announces-fh15-full-range-coaxial-horn-product-line Wed, 23 May 2018 16:21:41 GMT

 

Fulcrum Acoustic Announces FH15 Full-Range Coaxial Horn Product Line
 
 
 
Rochester, NY & Whitinsville, MA - May 2018... Fulcrum Acoustic, creators of
high-performance professional loudspeaker technologies, has launched its latest innovative product line: FH15 Full-Range Coaxial Horns. FH15 Series 2-way, coaxial horn systems with 15" horn-loaded woofer and 4" diaphragm compression driver provide precise pattern control to below 400 Hz, low frequency extension to 54 Hz, and extremely high output for products of their size while using only a single amplifier channel.
 
 
 

"The proprietary straight horns engineered for the FH Series represent a modern DSP-aware update to the traditional horn-in-horn coaxial loudspeaker concept,"explains Fulcrum Acoustic Co-founder and Vice President of R&D David Gunness. "They were designed from the ground up to take advantage of our Temporal Equalization (TQ™) DSP techniques which eliminate midrange colorations and high frequency harshness while producing a smooth, seamless coverage pattern through the crossover range."
 
FH15 Series systems' large 4" diaphragm compression driver enables operation at frequencies too low for smaller compression drivers to handle. This allows the high frequency (HF) horn to smooth the polar response of the low frequency section in the frequency range where the HF horn would otherwise cause shadowing. It also allows the compression driver to produce extreme sound pressure levels with an effortless sonic character.
 
 
"In addition to the performance and system-cost benefits of our full-passive FH15 loudspeakers, their unique, vertically-trapezoidal enclosures facilitate yoke bracket mounting and aesthetic integration with many architectural styles," states Gunness. "FH15 systems are particularly effective in acoustically challenging spaces where broadband pattern control is necessary and in applications requiring high acoustic output and LF extension. This makes them a great choice for a wide range of applications, including sports facilities, performing art centers, night clubs, theme parks, and larger houses of worship."
 
FH1565 (60° x 45°) and FH1596 (90° x 60°) models are now available with a full complement of horns in development. More information on FH15 Series coaxial horn loudspeakers is available on the TQ Install product page of the Fulcrum Acoustic website. 
 
 
 
 
 
About Fulcrum Acoustic
 
Founded in 2008, Fulcrum Acoustic is a professional loudspeaker manufacturer known for its unique approach to loudspeaker design. Employing the research of company co-founder David Gunness, Fulcrum Acoustic combines proprietary coaxial design and Temporal Equalization™ processing power to create the most powerful and versatile line of loudspeakers available.  
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Surf's Up In Denmark]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/surfs-up-in-denmark Wed, 23 May 2018 16:15:46 GMT

 

New Release From Carl Martin.

 

 

We have given the Vintage Series a face lift! A new, fresh, anodized pedal designed for a smaller pedal board footprint, with all the same great tones. Here are the first in the series: Remember the great tremolo tones of the 50's and 60's? The 'Surf Trem' gets its' trem circuit from the CM Tremovibe. With just a 'speed' and 'depth' control (just like our old tube amp) those classic tones are easy to achieve. The retro heavy diecast case, cool colour and heavy duty bypass switch, make the 'Surf Trem' a must have in every pedal box.

 

 

Check out this detailed demo by Martin Klaja.

 

  


www.carlmartin.com
info@carlmartin.com

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[TASCAM Unveils 202mkVII Dual Cassette Deck With USB]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/tascam-unveils-202mkvii--dual-cassette-deck-with-usb Wed, 23 May 2018 16:10:45 GMT

 

TASCAM Unveils 202mkVII 
Dual Cassette Deck with USB
 
 
 
 
 
Montebello, CA-May 2018...  TASCAM's new 202mkVII dual cassette deck is the latest generation of the company's professional cassette recorders. Coveted for their reliable performance, comprehensive feature set, and audio quality, the 202 series has long been the leading choice for recording studios, houses of worship, audio/music enthusiasts, and other professional applications.
 
 
The 202mkVII's most noteworthy new feature is a rear-panel USB output that enables recording and archiving cassettes to digital media. A front-panel ¼-inch, high-impedance (200 kΩ) microphone input with dedicated level control enables live input to be mixed with Tape 1 audio and recorded, in real time, to Tape 2 for karaoke and voiceover applications. The mic input also can accept line-level signals. In addition to the USB output, the rear panel provides stereo analog line-level input and output on unbalanced RCA connectors. A ¼-inch stereo headphone output with dedicated level knob is conveniently located on the front of the unit.
 
 
The dual twin-head cassette decks can record and play back independently, including recording simultaneously to create two tapes with the same source. Among other applications, this enables simultaneous creation of a master tape and a copy for distribution, skipping the need to duplicate the master tape. The two decks also provide real-time dubbing at the touch of one button. Tape 1 offers pitch control (±12%) and Tape 2 has a Return to Zero function.
 
 
The TASCAM 202mkVII offers two playback modes. Normal playback, as expected, routes sound to the line outputs and headphone output. In Special playback mode, you can monitor the sound from one tape using headphones, while the other tape plays through the line outputs, making it easy to cue another tape. A noise-reduction feature (the equivalent of Dolby B) reduces hiss during playback.
 
 
The 3U rack-mountable, professional tape deck supports recording and playback of Type I (normal) and Type II (chrome) cassette tapes, as well as playback with Type IV (metal) tapes. A dedicated wireless remote control is included.
 
 
The TASCAM 202mkVII is available at TASCAM dealers at a MAP/street price of $499.99. For more information, please visit www.tascam.com.
 
 

 
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About TASCAM
 
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the professional audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.
 
 
    
 
TASCAM
1834 Gage Road
Montebello, CA 90640
Tel: 323-726-0303
www.tascam.com
 
 
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<![CDATA[Source Audio Expands Power Of Ventris Dual Reverb With Neuro Mobile App]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/source-audio-expands-power-of-ventris-dual-reverb-with-neuro-mobile-app Wed, 23 May 2018 16:08:12 GMT

 

Source Audio Expands the Power of the Ventris Dual Reverb with the Neuro Mobile App.
 

 

 
 
Boston, MA - Source Audio has expanded the functionality and sonic territory of the Ventris Dual Reverb with a thoroughly updated version of their Neuro Mobile App. The Neuro Mobile App and the previously released Neuro Desktop Editor are powerful editing tools for creating and organizing highly customized presets for the Ventris Dual Reverb and the rest of Source Audio's line of One Series pedals. The Neuro Mobile App is a free download for iOS and Android devices.
 
 
"Ventris is not only the easiest to use full-featured reverb pedal on the market, it is also the most deeply editable," says Source Audio president, Roger Smith. "And now it is accessible on every important desktop and mobile platform. With all of the editing and preset sharing abilities of our Neuro Editors, Ventris owners will feel like they are getting a brand new, high end reverb pedal each week."
 
 
By itself the Ventris Dual Reverb is an easy-to-use, yet powerful stereo reverb pedal. It offers 12 different styles of reverb, from vintage sounds like Spring and Plate to completely modern sounds like Shimmer, and Reverse. The Ventris is called a "Dual Reverb" because it is built on two independent reverb processors. This dual reverb architecture offers significant advantages like immense processing power, adjustable preset spillover time, and the ability to run two reverb effects simultaneously. In addition the Ventris includes 128 presets, stereo inputs and outputs, analog dry-through, hard or soft (a.k.a. "trails") bypass modes, external expression control, reverb hold (a footswitch controlled reverb sustain function), tap tempo, and MIDI control.
 
 
The Official Source Audio Demo of the Ventris Dual Reverb.
 
 
Connecting the Neuro Mobile App to the Ventris Dual Reverb opens the door to an expansive set of additional tones and functions. "Putting too many controls on the face of a pedal undermines the daily user experience, particularly in live situations. However, there are times when it is nice to access deep parameters, browse sound libraries, or create and share your own sounds," says Smith. "With the release of our Neuro Mobile App and Desktop Editors for the Ventris Dual Reverb, we seek to provide musicians access to highly advanced sounds and features without losing the fun and immediate feel of a vintage stompbox."
 
 
Source Audio continues to create new reverb effects (called "Engines") for the Ventris. They are available at no additional cost via the Neuro Mobile App and Desktop Editors. The most recent additions to the growing list of reverb engines are the Outboard Spring - based on a vintage Fender 6G15 - and a unique reverb called "Metal Box."
 
 
The Neuro Mobile App's Sound Editor offers a deep set of editing parameters that extend well beyond the six-knob control panel on the face of the Ventris. Added parameters include reverb Diffusion, Modulation, Pitch Shifting, Distortion, advanced EQ, and more. The Neuro App also offers a diverse collection of stereo routing options including stereo splits of wet and dry signals, sending different reverb sounds to each of the two outputs, and the ability to place additional pedals in an external effects loop.
 
 
After creating a preset with the Neuro App, it is possible to burn it directly to any of the pedal's 128 preset positions or override one of the default reverb engines on the Effect Selector knob. It is also possible to save presets to a personal, cloud-based preset library and publish them to the ever-growing library of publicly shared Ventris presets.
  
 
The Neuro Mobile App is a free download for iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play) devices. The street price of the Ventris Dual Reverb is $399.
 
 
A Neuro Mobile App and Ventris Dual Reverb Tutorial Video.
 
 
Visit the Navigating the Neuro Mobile App with the Ventris Dual Reverb blog on the Source Audio website for comprehensive instructions on the Neuro Mobile App. For more info, visit www.sourceaudio.net or call Source Audio directly at 781.932.8080 (ext. 206).
 
 
 
In 2006, Source Audio released their first product, the Hot Hand Motion-Sensing Ring. Since that time, Source Audio's delay, equalizer, distortion, filter, modulation, reverb, and Hot Hand products have found their way onto the stages and recordings of David Bowie, John Mayer, David Gilmour, Aerosmith, Phish, Prophets of Rage, King Crimson, My Morning Jacket, The Cure, and Victor Wooten to name a few. Source Audio was also recognized through multiple awards from Premier Guitar, Sound On Sound, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Tone Report Weekly, Bass Player, and Electronic Musician Magazines.

 

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<![CDATA[Time To Expand Your L.A.W.N.]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/time-to-expand-your-l.a.w.n. Tue, 22 May 2018 12:04:58 GMT

 

Alteros, an Audio-Technica Company, Expands GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System with New Handheld Transmitters
 
 
— The revolutionary GTX Series L.A.W.N. (Local Area Wireless mic Network) 6.5 GHz UWB system is a fully interoperable, professional broadcast wireless system that bypasses the increasingly congested RF spectrum —
 
 
 
Stow, OH, May 22, 2018 Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, has introduced two new handheld transmitters: the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld), along with a feature-rich remote and network control platform for its GTX Series L.A.W.N.™ (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System.  
 
 
The GTX Series L.A.W.N. UWB system is an award-winning professional broadcast/live performance solution that offers immunity to radio frequency spectrum regulatory changes, bandwidth loss and channel crowding. The GTX L.A.W.N. UWB system is a fully digital 6.5 GHz solution that has proven to provide superior-quality, interference-free performance in even the most demanding live broadcast settings. The L.A.W.N. sets up easily without the need for frequency coordination, database registration, licenses, or complicated support equipment. Fitting seamlessly into modern workflows, the operationally cost-effective L.A.W.N. system supports unlimited repeat deployment (studio-to-studio and location-to-location) of 24 simultaneous, high-quality, low-latency (< 3ms), uncompanded 48 kHz/24-bit audio channels in any indoor or outdoor broadcast or performance environment in a system that is easier to set up and operate than a computer wi-fi network. 
 
 
The latest additions joining the GTX3224 control unit, GTX24 body-pack transmitter and GTX32 transceiver include the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) microphone transmitters. The GTX24-HHP “performer” version wireless handheld mic is intended for live performance applications and features a lightweight, comfortable design which accepts popular thread-on microphone capsules using a 1.25"/28 thread pitch, allowing the performer to select the preferred microphone sound and performance from a wide range of manufacturers, including the new selection of Audio-Technica capsules. The GTX24-HHB “broadcaster” version wireless handheld mic includes additional features such as a dedicated “flag mount” section and incorporated “talkback button.” The GTX24-HHB also incorporates interchangeable microphone capsule mounts, allowing for maximum flexibility in sound and performance. Available this summer, the GTX24-HHP (performer) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast) handhelds will round out the Alteros GTX L.A.W.N system, making this wireless microphone system the ultimate in performance and flexibility. 
 
 
Also new this year is a sophisticated network and control platform that makes it extremely simple to set up and operate this advanced professional wireless system. “On the heels of a very exciting first year of business and product launch, Alteros is proud to announce the expansion of our highly flexible GTX Series L.A.W.N. system,” stated Jackie Green, Alteros President and CTO. “Modern facilities and systems are taking advantage of IP-based networking technology to reduce operational costs, simplify workflows, ensure the ultimate in production quality and even simplify equipment setup and operation. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. gives users the power, the performance and the simplicity of modernized workflows in a complete, intuitive high-performance package, along with the added benefits of operation outside of the increasingly crowded UHF spectrum, free from data-base registration, licensing and even RF coordination.”  
 
 
To gain insight into the features and performance required for the quick and simple integration of the GTX Series L.A.W.N. into a facility or venue setup, the Alteros R&D team worked closely with key professionals in the live, touring and broadcast markets to identify their desired workflows, interfaces and functionality. The resulting ethernet-based system allows setup, control, monitoring, naming, network and clock management in a sophisticated user interface that can be accessed directly or remotely on multiple device platforms. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. system allows 24 channels of wireless microphone operation to be deployed and operated with nearly “plug-and-play” ease (more simple than hooking up a computer and wi-fi). The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N. is currently available, with the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) transmitters available this summer. 
 
 
About The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N.
 
 
The product of seven years of dedicated research and development, during which it underwent real-world testing in conjunction with major broadcasters and wireless audio professionals, the GTX Series system offers several significant benefits. It operates far beyond the UHF and VHF television bands, requires no frequency coordination, license, database registration or STA, and does not cause interference or create intermodulation products. The system is ideal for studio-to-studio operation since it emits less intentional radiation than the typical PC and will not interfere with surrounding signals.  
 
 
The GTX Series system is currently available with three key components: the GTX3224 control unit, GTX24 body-pack transmitter and GTX32 transceiver. The GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) transmitters will be available in Q3 of 2018. No additional filters, combiners or distribution amplifiers are required. 
 
 
The GTX3224 simultaneously supports up to 24 channels, an additional 24 channels of talkback audio, and eight group assignment channels in just 3U of rack space. The unit features MADI, Dante™ and AES67 digital outputs that are all available simultaneously and allow for seamless integration with IP-based infrastructures. Fiber outputs support long-distance runs. The 7-inch front-panel touchscreen provides access to system settings, monitoring tools, performance reports and other controls. 
 
 
Up to 32 GTX32 transceivers may be deployed, connecting to the GTX3224 over standard shielded Cat 5 cable, which is operational to 1,000 feet. The GTX Series system’s powerful management software maximizes operational efficiency, enabling users to set up and confirm operation of 32 transceivers and 24 transmitters in only a few hours.  
 
 
The GTX24 body-pack transmitter is terminated with a standard LEMO connector, and may be operated with the user’s preference of several popular high-quality microphone brands or one of two Alteros Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphones, the GTX899 or, the GTX899SW, latter equipped with an in-line talkback switch. The GTX24’s talkback function allows talent to easily speak to production staff, eliminating the need for a separate wired talkback box, or may be used as a momentary “cough switch.” 
 
 
Broadcast-friendly features of the GTX3224 control unit include two separate and fully redundant AC power supplies and the ability to synchronize directly to the house clock, with failover to an accurate internal clock. The front-panel GUI offers a real-time battery gauge that displays the remaining operational time for each transmitter and additionally allows users to set custom battery level alerts. The unit may be remotely monitored and controlled from a PC or computer network and offers a timestamped event logger tool that can track and record the performance of every GTX32 and GTX24 for up to one month.  
For more information visit www.alteros.tech.
 
 
 
Alteros GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) microphone transmitter
 
 
 
 
Pictured is the Transmitters monitor screen.
 
 
 
 
Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, was launched in late 2016 to capitalize on A-T’s years of extensive ultra-wideband (UWB) and RF technology research. Under the direction of President and CTO Jackie Green, Alteros is dedicated to the research, development and sale of innovative technology products, with a special focus on high-end wireless tools for broadcast studios, live audio production, sporting events, theaters and other applications.  
 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[MasteringBOX Majorly Improves Namesake Mastering Application With 2.0 Update]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/masteringbox-majorly-improves-namesake-mastering-application-with-2.0-update Tue, 22 May 2018 11:51:59 GMT

 

MasteringBOX majorly improves namesake mastering application with 2.0 update

 

 

VALENCIA, SPAIN: MasteringBOX is proud to announce availability of MasteringBOX 2.0 — improving its namesake application with a sleek and easier to use mastering experience, allowing for simultaneous uploading, editing, and mastering audio with numerous new features for making mastering even easier — as of May 22...

 

MasteringBOX 2.0 is a drag-and-drop online mastering application armed with smart artificial intelligence that can cleverly detect the dynamic and spectral characteristics of the audio being mastered and apply appropriate adjustments, allowing amateur producers and independent artists alike to master their tracks to a more polished production standard than they might manually achieve otherwise. Often misunderstood, mastering is sometimes seen as a dark art, after all — tough to understand, with a notoriously steep learning curve.

 

Clearly catering to those still in the dark — or, perhaps, pushed for financial reasons or hard pressed for time, the innovative MasteringBOX mastering website (www.masteringbox.com) was launched in May 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. By building upon that success, the updated MasteringBOX 2.0 online application itself introduces a new mastering environment as well as a whole new set of features and upgrades.

 

Ultimately, MasteringBOX has helpfully designed a new user-friendly workspace where producers can quickly access all the new features that MasteringBOX 2.0 has on offer from within a one-page application. As such, simultaneous uploading, editing, mastering, downloading, and even ordering are all straightforward, saving time to make mastering a much more productive process than ever before.

 

Better still, creators can now easily edit their masters, meaning new versions are only ever a click away — no need to repeatedly upload the track to be ‘remastered’ if those editing choices are not to taste after the resultant master is downloaded.

 

The all-important mastering engine powering MasteringBOX 2.0 has also been updated, providing enhanced processors together with 32-bit floating-point workflow, which significantly improves the quality of the output. On top of that, the new HD WAV (24BIT/48KHZ) format — an industry standard for video and HD (High Definition) publishing — has now been added alongside the CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ), WEB OPTIMIZED (MP3 320KBPS), and MOBILE OPTIMIZED (M4A 128KBPS) formats that were already available in MasteringBOX.

 

Meanwhile, MasteringBOX’s mastering app for Android devices has also been upgraded to MasteringBOX 2.0 status with the new HD WAV (24BIT/44KHZ) format, editing, and all other design improvements included in the app (although the new MasteringBOX 2.0 website itself is now 100% compatible with mobile phones and tablets, working well when accessed using both Android- and iOS-based browsers).

 

But despite those technological improvements to MasteringBOX 2.0, MasteringBOX has retained — and improved — its flexible pricing options. Firstly, free usage permits processing of one master per day in either WEB OPTIMIZED (MP3 320KBPS) or MOBILE OPTIMIZED (M4A 128KBPS) formats; further up the ‘pay scale’, so-to-speak, a premium subscription is required for CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ) or HD WAV (24BIT/ 48KHZ) format masters. Meanwhile, MasteringBOX has helpfully added a ‘pay-per-track’ option; occasional users can now order an individual master in any format — without having to subscribe to a premium account to do so.

 

Saying that, permanent premium MasteringBOX 2.0 features access starts with simply signing up for a Basic account at an affordable €6 EUR monthly subscription (equivalent to €4 EUR per month when paid annually) for unlimited masters in WEB OPTIMIZED (MP3 320KBPS) or MOBILE OPTIMIZED (M4A 128KBPS) formats, together with EQ Control and ID3 Tag Editor & Cover Art. Alternatively, a Pro account weighs in at a reasonable €9 EUR (equivalent to €7 EUR per month when paid annually) for up to three uncompressed CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ) masters per month, along with all the Basic benefits. Thereafter, those needing unlimited uncompressed CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ) or HD WAV (24BIT/48KHZ) masters could consider the Unlimited account option, offering exactly that in addition to everything else in the Pro account for €19 EUR per month (equivalent to €14 EUR per month when paid annually).

 

MasteringBOX 2.0 is already accessible in ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL (Spanish), and FRANÇAIS (French) and will soon be also accessible in Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian... MasteringBOX’s “Mastering, Made Easy” tagline just got a whole lot easier (and better) with MasteringBOX 2.0!

 

Simply start using the MasteringBOX 2.0 online mastering application at no cost by signing up for a Free account (with restrictions) or via the tiered-tariff Basic, Pro, and Unlimited monthly subscriptions — alternatively available with cost-saving annual billing — priced to accommodate advancing mastering features and usage requirements from here: https://www.masteringbox.com/pricing/

 

Watch the informative introductory MasteringBOX 2.0 video here: https://youtu.be/y50SljFovYE

 

Head on over to the MasteringBOX Blog for fruitful recording-related tips and tricks here: https://www.masteringbox.com/blog/

 

 

 

 

About MasteringBOX (www.masteringbox.com)

 

MasteringBOX 2.0 is an online mastering application armed with smart artificial intelligence that can cleverly detect the dynamic and spectral characteristics of the program material being mastered and apply appropriate adjustments, allowing amateur producers and independent artists alike to master their tracks to a more polished production standard than they might manually achieve otherwise. Living up to its easy-to-understand “Mastering, Made Easy” maxim, MasteringBOX 2.0 aims to make mastering tracks simpler by providing better sound and appropriate loudness using drag-and-drop uploading and an almost instant, easy-to-use workflow. Indeed, in less than a minute, users can achieve amazing results that can compare to audio mastered in a professional studio environment.

 

© 2018 MasteringBOX

 

 

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<![CDATA[The Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit Returns On June 9-10]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-brooklyn-stompbox-exhibit-returns-on-june-9-10 Tue, 22 May 2018 11:46:02 GMT

 

The Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit returns on June 9-10
 

 

 


Brooklyn, NY - Eight years ago, the first edition of the Stompbox Exhibit, hosted in a tiny venue in downtown Manhattan, created an entirely new expo concept that allowed city guitarists to try - for free - dozens of pedals in the headphones without having to travel to out-of-town convention centers. 

Since then, the event has been growing to become the biggest guitar pedal expo in the world with an average attendance of 1k visitors, while expanding to include yearly events in new locations like Austin (during SXSW), Toronto and Los Angeles.

The flagship, biggest, and best attended SBE show, however, is still the Brooklyn one, which this year is scheduled for the first time in the spring - and more precisely on the weekend of June 9-10.


 

Hosted in a new and bigger location in the musicians-packed Bushwick neighborhood, this year's Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit will also debut a Vintage Guitar Exchange component involving several local guitar stores. Therefore, New Yorkers in search for the guitar of their dreams can bring their old six strings and exchange it for a classic vintage model!

Guitarists are invited to bring their own guitar to try the pedals - although there will be demo guitars available.

As if that wasn't enough, organizers decided to host that same weekend and in the same space their uber-popular electronic instrument event called the Brooklyn Synth Expo, which is bound to trigger an interesting cross-pollination between two formats that are becoming increasingly interchangeable.

Like in previous editions, this year's exhibit will include the following promotions:

  • $30 pedal vouchers on sale for $10 (yes, buy a $10 voucher and get $30 to spend in participating pedals)
  • Several pedal giveaways
  • Best Emerging Pedal Manufacturer Contest

 

List of participating manufacturers:

SPONSORS

DR Strings
Hosa
Mono
Reverb.com
Strymon

PEDALS

6 Degrees FX
Animals Pedal
API
Atomic Amps
BOSS
Deep Space Devices
Death By Audio
Earthquaker Devices
Electro-Harmonix
Empress FX
Eventide
Farm Pedals
Floating Forest FX
Fuzzrocious
Hotone
JHS Pedals
Jonny Rock Gear
Main Ace FX
Malekko
Meris
Mastro Valvola
Mod Kits DIY
Mooer
Old Blood Noise
One Control
Outlaw Effects
Pelican NoiseWorks
Rabbit Hole FX
RAT/Rapco
Red Panda
SolidGoldFX
Source Audio
Stacks FX
Strymon
Tech 21
The King of Gear
Tomkat
TWA
Walrus Audio
Wampler Pedals
Wilson Effects


The Stompbox Exhibit organizers

 

 

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<![CDATA[The Easy Way To Get Dream Vocal Chops]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-easy-way-to-get-dream-vocal-chops Tue, 22 May 2018 11:38:51 GMT

 

It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Dream Vocal Chops, a new range of beautiful vocal fx, chops and phrases.

Zenhiser Pack: Dream Vocal Chops

Price: $55.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/dream-vocal-chops-samples.html

 

www.zenhiser.com
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<![CDATA[New Simon Phillips Jazz Drums]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-simon-phillips-jazz-drums Tue, 22 May 2018 11:26:16 GMT

 

New Simon Phillips Jazz Drums

The second Groove Agent expansion pack by legendary drummer Simon Phillips focuses entirely on jazz rhythms, spanning a wide range of drum sounds and intricate patterns.

 

 

HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg announced the immediate availability of the Simon Phillips Jazz Drums expansion set for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4.

 

Being the second release in the Artist Series of Steinberg content libraries, Simon Phillips Jazz Drums boasts 7.6 GB of samples, over 560 MIDI grooves and 20 Styles that were recorded and played by Phillips in his Phantom Recordings Studio in Los Angeles.

 

Simon Phillips Jazz Drums covers a broad variety of rhythmic jazz elements, with several influences originating in Latin, swing and many more. Available in 16 and 24 bits, the sounds were taken from an exclusively made drum kit including 22″ and 24″ cymbals from Phillips’ extensive private collection.

 

Florian Haack, senior marketing manager at Steinberg, commented: “Our customers loved the last Groove Agent expansion we created together with Simon. This time we were looking for something outside the usual scope, and Simon has delivered just that with Simon Phillips Jazz Drums! Listen to the detailed quality of brushes and hits or listen to the vast range of sounds and you’ll realize that this is a unique jazz drum library, second to none.”

 

Simon Phillips on the drummer’s seat

Working over 40 years as a professional, Simon Phillips has not only acquired invaluable experience in playing drums, but it has also made him a proficient studio engineer. Phillips’ jazz fusion albums Protocol I through to Protocol IV are widely acclaimed.

 

Availability and pricing

The Groove Agent expansion set, Simon Phillips Jazz Drums, is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for $79.99.

 

Key features

  • 20 original Simon Phillips Styles for jazz, with funk, swing, Latin and blues influences
  • Exclusive drum solo MIDI grooves created with Simon Phillips
  • A wide range of brush hits and patterns
  • Tunable room and overhead channels for kick, snare and toms
  • All Styles variable in complexity and intensity from within Groove Agent’s Style Player
  • Each Style includes several intros, fills and endings
  • Recordings made on a unique prototype drum kit owned and played by Simon Phillips
  • Recorded by Simon Phillips at Phantom Recordings Studio in Los Angeles, USA
  • Kit pieces include kick drum, 4 toms, hi-hats, 3 rides and crash cymbal from Simon Phillips’ private collection

 

Product page: www.steinberg.net/simonphillipsjazzdrums
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/vst_virtual_studio_technology

 

 

 

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.

 

All trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Snarls, Hisses, And Jaw Snaps: Pro Sound Effects Releases Gators]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/snarls-hisses-and-jaw-snaps-pro-sound-effects-releases-gators Tue, 22 May 2018 11:21:21 GMT

 

Snarls, Hisses, and Jaw Snaps: Pro Sound Effects Releases Gators
 
 
Give your sound design some teeth with this rare collection
of high-quality, close up alligator recordings.
 
 
 
Brooklyn, NY (May 22, 2018): Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released Gators – a one-of-a-kind sound library featuring stunning alligator sound effects from bellowing mating calls to monstrous growls, aggressive hisses, and vicious jaw snaps.
 
 
 
 
There is a reason you will not find another sound library dedicated to alligator or crocodile recordings anywhere else. These sounds can not only be dangerous to record, but they are extremely difficult to capture as alligators are typically very stealthy, quiet creatures. That’s why recordist Colin Hart and his team embarked on several excursions to the swamps of Florida over many years to develop a method for cueing their unique sounds.
 
 
“When I first began recording these alligator sounds, I unknowingly set out on a journey that would take seven years to complete,” says recordist Colin Hart. “The result is an impressively large alligator library with unreal recordings that still captivate me every time I hear them.”
 
 
Delivered in 24-bit/192kHz and 24-bit/96kHz, each sound file in Gators is embedded with descriptive metadata for lightning fast search. Use Gators as your secret weapon for creature sound design to give life to monsters, dragons, and dinosaurs – as well as to add character to explosions, thunder, fire, engines and more.
 
 
Gators Key Features:
  • 75 sounds (520MB)
  • 24-bit/192kHz and 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Download or flash drive delivery (+$40)
  • Free Sampler available for download (2 sounds, 4.5MB)
 
 
 
 
Pricing & Availability
 
The Gators sound effects library is available now at $149 for a one-user lifetime license. A free sampler including two WAV files selected from the library is available for immediate download at prosoundeffects.com/gators.
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Pro Sound Effects®:
 
Pro Sound Effects® develops highly curated sound effects libraries for sound artists, editors, designers, audio engineers, media companies, schools and nonprofits. Award-winning creators and companies in film and television, video games, virtual reality, and advertising rely on PSE libraries every day to fuel creativity, finish projects faster, and deliver their best sound always. Based in Brooklyn since 2004, PSE continues to push the industry forward with their comprehensive General Libraries, storied Specialty Libraries, progressive Freelancer Program, flexible multi-user licensing, and client-driven library development.
 
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<![CDATA[D'Angelico Does You A Solid]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dangelico-does-you-a-solid Mon, 21 May 2018 10:18:46 GMT

 

The All New D'Angelico Solid-bodies
 
On sale NOW starting at $699.99

 

For the first time in an illustrious 85-year history, D'Angelico is making its true
foray into the world of solid-body guitars with three all-new designs:
the Bedford, Ludlow, and Atlantic.

 

LEARN MORE

 

Bedford - A sleek offset that looks like it was plucked from the Sixties.
Stacked single-coil in the neck, spanky bucker in the bridge.

 

Ludlow - A unique offset with infinite sustain. Double humbuckers and
coil-tapping push/pull knobs for a huge range of tones. 

 

Atlantic - A curvaceous modern take on a single-cutaway solid-body that spares you the shoulder-ache. Light weight, massive sound, endless versatility.

 
 
Available in both the Premier and Deluxe Series, D'Angelico solid-bodies were designed with the utmost attention paid to exceptional tone, versatility, and aesthetic uniqueness, ushering in the next generation of D'Angelico instruments. 

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

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<![CDATA[Nady Announces New Satellite-100 UHF Wireless System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/nady-announces-new-satellite-100-uhf-wireless-system Fri, 18 May 2018 15:51:01 GMT

 

Nady Announces New Satellite-100 UHF Wireless System

 

 

 

Richmond, CA – Nady recently announced the introduction of the Satellite-100, their latest UHF wireless system designed for both electric and acoustic instruments. Taylor made for the gigging musician, this compact, 100-channel selectable unit features instant pairing of receiver to transmitter, with “IR Sync” and SCAN function that immediately locates a clear, open frequency in the 900 MHz frequency band.  The Satellite-100 ensures clear-channel operation with no interference from Wifi or other devices in the 2.4 GHz range.  True Diversity (dual antenna) guarantees the best possible signal with limited dropouts; range is up to 300 feet.   

 

The Satellite-100’s mini pedal-size receiver can be placed anywhere you choose, even on stage near a pedal-board with the 9V battery option, connecting directly to an amplifier, digital interface or P.A. mixer.  The system comes with a sturdy aluminum road case and is available with a variety of transmitter options for electric guitar, bass and horn/saxophone.  A unique, uni-directional microphone transmitter designed specifically for acoustic guitar is also available, allowing you to better capture the natural sound of your instrument (vs a guitar pickup). 

 

The many features/options that the Satellite-100 offers make it an excellent choice for instrumentalists of all skill levels and experience.  Available now to ship.

 

 

www.nady.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Get Wider For Free Courtesy Of Infected Mushroom]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/get-wider-for-free-courtesy-of-infected-mushroom Fri, 18 May 2018 15:46:23 GMT

 

Electronic Duo Infected Mushroom and Polyverse Music Present: Wider

 


 

Los Angeles, CA—May 2018... Award-winning electronic duo Infected Mushroom are proud to announce Wider, a unique stereo effect-- for free! This is their first piece of free software released with Polyverse Music.

 

Wider takes the massively popular pseudo stereo section from its sibling, Manipulator, and gives any user the ability to create the illusion of an expanded stereo image of any mono signal to an awe-inspiring degree. However, Wider is a unique stereo plugin in the sense that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been extended will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono.

 

Many pseudo stereo effects currently in use have the nasty habit of knocking signals out of phase, which can quickly make tracks sound muddy and unbalanced, or make sounds seem flat and lacking dynamics if one isn’t mindful of the effect. Thanks to Wider’s one-of-a-kind all pass and comb filtering algorithm, a natural sounding stereo image is created from a mono channel, without compromising the phase between the sides! Instead, Wider cancels itself out when summed to mono, so the original signal is left intact.

 

Wider can be used to increase the stereo image of any signal up to 200% of full stereo for an extra wide, exaggerated effect.

 

Wider is available in VST, AU, and AAX formats, making it compatible with a variety of host applications, including Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, and Studio One. It can be used in 32- or 64-bit instances with Windows XP and later and with Mac OS X 10.6 and later.
Wider is available immediately from Polyverse Music for free at polyversemusic.com/products/wider.

 

For more information about Wider, please visit http://polyversemusic.com . For more information on Infected Mushroom, please visit http://infected-mushroom.com.

 

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About Infected Mushroom - Known as pioneers of Psy-Trance, Infected Mushroom have been revolutionizing electronic music since their first official release, The Gathering, in 1999. Their highly unique and sought-after sound has twice landed them in DJ Magazine ’s 10 Best DJ’s and has earned them a devoted fanbase. Their pursuit of the unknown can be heard throughout all their albums. Infected Mushroom continues to expand their musical prowess, experimenting with new techniques that inspire and impact the electronic music world.

 

About Polyverse Music - Polyverse Music is a company dedicated to collaborations with the most innovative musicians of our age to create musical instruments and tools for fellow musicians.

 

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<![CDATA[New Loops Releases Empyrean U-he Zebra Presets]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-loops-releases-empyrean-u-he-zebra-presets Fri, 18 May 2018 15:41:33 GMT

 

New Loops Releases Empyrean U-he Zebra Presets

 

 

 

New Loops has released a new sound bank for U-he Zebra. Empyrean features 116 inspiring Zebra presets, 22 custom oscillator presets, and 18 MSEG presets and makes good use of Zebras new wavefolder and plate reverb modules.

 

Empyrean is packed with powerful, modern bass presets including thick analogue basses, Serum and Massive style wobbles, future house basses, and neuro squelches. You'll find ominous, dark distorted drones and cinematic pads, spacey modulations and lush strings.

 

There’s also a load of cutting leads, EDM plucks, quirky keys and synths, future bass chords, gated trance supersaws, trap and drum and bass leads, sound effects, arpeggios, horns, brass, tuned percussion, and loads more.

 

20% off intro price: £19.98 (reg £24.98). Listen to the audio demo and download the free demo at https://newloops.com/products/empyrean-zebra-presets

 

Audio Demo https://soundcloud.com/newloops/empyrean-zebra-presets

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Neuro DNB: Liquid Edition]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/neuro-dnb-liquid-edition Fri, 18 May 2018 15:38:34 GMT

 

PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “NEURO DNB: LIQUID EDITION” SAMPLE PACK

 

 

 

'Neuro DnB; Liquid Edition' is a sonic delight. Undulating pads are underpinned by tight DnB drums, precision-crafted FX and a smattering of Neuro bassline elements within this minimalist DnB collection from Producer Loops. Inspired by Etherwood, Blackmill & Changing Faces.

 

Experimental producers and sonic alchemists will appreciate this pack's dedicated focus on sound design.

 

Dream-like reversed keys, laid-back chord progressions and some of the finest percussion elements we've heard are perfectly complemented by rapid-fire hats and high impact kick-snare combinations.

 

So kick back and let the product's audio demo engage your senses and your creativity.

 


Dry/Wet Loops:

The 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos, meaning you can just 'drag and drop' to instantly get your track up and running. 'Dry' files are also included, allowing you to create your own effects mix.

 

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions of the wet files, allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature.

 

Royalty-Free:

Every loop in this product is 100% Royalty-Free, so once purchased, you can use this pack in your commercial releases without having to pay mechanical royalties.

 

Specifications:

• 5 Construction Kits
• ACIDized WAV Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

 

 

Price and Availability:

'Neuro DnB; Liquid Edition’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29,82 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Universal Audio Announces UAD-2 Live Rack MADI Effects Processor]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/universal-audio-announces-uad-2-live-rack-madi-effects-processor Thu, 17 May 2018 12:39:48 GMT

 

Universal Audio Announces UAD-2 Live Rack
MADI Effects Processor

 

— UAD-2 Live Rack delivers 16 channels of Realtime UAD Processing, Antares Auto‑Tune Realtime, and more for MADI-enabled digital consoles —

 

 

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • May 16, 2018 — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is pleased to announce UAD-2 Live Rack for live sound engineers.

 

 

 
 
 

 

UAD-2 Live Rack is a 16-channel MADI effects processor, allowing users to apply Realtime UAD Processing with MADI-enabled digital consoles. UAD-2 Live Rack provides a hardware and software system for integrating the entire library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins into a live sound environment — all at near-zero latency.

 

Users can combine up to four Live Rack units to process up to 64 MADI channels. Each UAD-2 Live Rack hardware unit features four UAD-2 DSP SHARC processors for running UAD plug-ins at sub-2 milliseconds latency.

 

With the included Live Rack application, front-of-house engineers can take advantage of intuitive features such as drag and drop, copy and paste, keyboard navigation, plug-in zoom, and the ability to store and recall channel strip presets and/or complete setup configuration snapshots.

 

Live sound engineers can choose between Core and Ultimate plug-in bundles for their UAD-2 Live Rack, both of which include the UAD Antares Auto-Tune Realtime plug-in, enabling low latency pitch correction during live performance.

 

UAD-2 Live Rack Core includes a generous suite of UAD plug-ins right out of the box, including the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176LN compressors, Pultec EQs, among others.UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate includes over 90 UAD plug-ins, with exclusive titles from SSL,® Studer,® Neve,® Manley,® Lexicon,® API,® Fender,® Moog,® and many more.

 

UAD-2 Live Rack is scheduled to ship in June 2018 with an estimated street price of$2,999 USD for the UAD-2 Live Rack Core bundle, and $5,999 for the UAD-2 Live Rack Ultimate bundle.

 
  • 16-channel MADI effects processor with Realtime UAD Processing
  • UAD-2 QUAD DSP processor allows access to full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins at near-zero latency
  • Combine up to four UAD-2 Live Rack units to process 64 MADI channels
  • Includes purpose-built UAD-2 Live Rack application for fast operation of Realtime UAD Processing and session snapshot management
  • Includes studio compressors, EQs, channel strips, pitch correction emulations, and more as part of either the Core or Ultimate plug-in bundles
  • Dual-redundant internal power supplies ensure audio processing will continue if one power supply fails

 

Learn more about UAD-2 Live Rack:
www.uaudio.com/uad-accelerators/uad2-live-rack

 

 

 

About Universal Audio Inc.


Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, "Analog Ears. Digital Minds."

 

www.uaudio.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[New SSL Native V6 Plugins Released]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-ssl-native-v6-plugins-released Thu, 17 May 2018 12:36:56 GMT

 

New SSL Native V6 Plug-ins released!
 
 
 
 
 
The sound of SSL with new streamlined high definition interfaces and available on subscription.
 
Available on subscription via 
$14.99 per month or
$149.99 annually
 
 
Perpetual licenses available from the
 
 
 
SSL Native V6 plug-ins are completely re-written versions of SSL’s acclaimed Duende Native V5 plug-ins. The audio algorithms and tonal characteristics of the plug-ins remain unchanged but there have been a range of improvements which include new high-definition interfaces with redesigned feature layouts offering multiple workflow improvements that will speed up production. Underlying framework changes will ensure that SSL can effectively support SSL Native plug-ins for many years to come.
 
 
SSL Duende Native V5 (and earlier version) plug-ins have been withdrawn from sale and no further development work will take place on them.
 
 
SSL Native V6 is a free update for existing Duende Native V5 customers. Duende V5 iLok licenses will automatically work with SSL Native V6. Existing owners need only download the new installers.
 
 
Duende Native V5 Presets will not work with SSL Native V6 plugins, however SSL Native V6 and  Duende Native V5 plug-ins should work side by side within your host DAW.
     
 
The X-Verb plug-in has been discontinued with the release of SSL Native V6. Users can continue to use their Duende V5 version of X-Verb alongside the rest of the SSL Native V6 plug-ins and the Duende Native V5 plug-in software remains available for download from the SSL web site. SSL has a new reverb plug-in in development which will be added to the SSL Native range in due course, and will be available as a free update to existing Duende Native X-Verb owners.
 
 
    
 
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<![CDATA[Puremagnetik Releases Solveig - A Hybrid Complex Oscillator Synth]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-solveig---a-hybrid-complex-oscillator-synth Wed, 16 May 2018 16:12:08 GMT

 

Puremagnetik Releases Solveig - A Hybrid Complex Oscillator Synth
 
 
 
 
 
Solveig is a reverse engineered early '80s analog synth modeled after the classic Roland SH-101 sound engine. It is further augmented with the addition of a "complex", Buchla-inspired oscillator.
 
 
With Solveig, you can dial up anything from an MC-202 style acid bass, to a solid sawtooth lead, rich, evolving pads and more. Crank up the filter envelope and get some instant analog '80s percussion. And finally, unlike the original SH-101, Solveig also has a self-oscillating resonant filter.
 
 
A versatile sound design machine and realistic analog synthesizer model, Solveig is capable of complementing your productions in many situations.
 
 
 
 
Solveig Features
 
• 1980s synthesizer emulation characteristic of the SH-101
• Modulation section inspired by vintage Buchla synthesizers
• Integrates into any VST / Audio Units compatible host
• Includes a collection of factory presets
 
 
 
Pricing
 
Solveig is currently offered as part of Puremagnetik's Spark subscription for $8 per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.
 
 
 
Minimum Requirements
 
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host
 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[The Sun Rises On Cort’s New Sunset TC Electric Guitar]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-sun-rises-on-corts-new-sunset-tc-electric-guitar Wed, 16 May 2018 16:08:37 GMT

 

 

Cort’s Sunset TC Electric Guitar Offers Best of the Classics in Modern Design

 

 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — The new Sunset TC electric guitar by Cort combines retro style with classic sound in a unique hybrid design. Ideal for rock, blues, country, pop and funk, the Sunset TC is a simple yet versatile instrument with an authentic vintage vibe that will appeal to roots-oriented players.

 

A hybrid of T-style and LP style, the Sunset TC incorporates the features of two types of iconic solid-body electric guitars. The ash body is lightweight but has a surprisingly strong, tight and punchy sound with emphasis on the high-midrange. Its natural beauty and distinctive grain patterns are ideal for the distressed finish, available in Worn Butter Blonde or Worn White Blonde. The pairing of the ash tonal wood and bolt-on hard maple neck produce a fundamental tone with plenty of attack that will cut through and be heard clearly in the mix. The jatoba fingerboard with 9.45’’ radius on a 25.5" scale is a classic feature that’s ideal for both single-note playing and chording.

 

The Duncan Designed® P90-1 bridge pickup and TE103B neck pickup create the Sunset TC’s authentic T-style twang and P90-style bark, a combination that produces a wealth of classic sounds for roots-oriented musical genres and styles. Even with raging overdrive sounds, the TE103B’s stacked coil design allows for hum-free operation.

 

The pickups may be sophisticated, but the Sunset TC doesn’t overcomplicate the controls. One volume pot and one tone pot with 3-pickup selector keep it clean and simple and allow the player to focus on the music. Vintage-style tuning machine heads and knobs improve tuning stability and functional performance, and nickel hardware completes the look.

 

Learn more about Cort’s Sunset TC at www.cortguitars.com

 

Retail $599.99 USD

 

 

 

 

 

About Cort Guitars

Cort designs, manufactures, and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit www.cortguitars.com.

 

 

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<![CDATA[DPA Microphones And Lectrosonics to Present Wired & Wireless Microphone Master Class At Hard Rock Hotel In Las Vegas]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dpa-microphones-and-lectrosonics-to-present-wired--wireless-microphone-master-class-at-hard-rock-hotel-in-las-vegas Wed, 16 May 2018 16:05:22 GMT

 

 DPA Microphones and Lectrosonics to Present Wired & Wireless Microphone Master Class at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

 

Master Class to be Held the Day Before InfoComm 2018
 

 
Las Vegas, NV (May15, 2018) – On Tuesday June 5, 2018 at Club Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, DPA Microphones and Lectrosonics will co-host a day of Wired and Wireless Microphone Master Classes. The Master Class is free to audio professionals for the benefit of learning and networking with their peers. 
 
 
These two manufacturers specialize in providing high-quality solutions for professional sound engineers to help them achieve the best results possible for a variety of applications including live sound, film, broadcast and theater.
 
 
Hosted by Eric Stahlhammer of DPA Microphones and Kelly Fair of Lectrosonics, the Master Class on Wired and Wireless Microphones will be held from 9:30AM to 4:30PM PST, with presentations from each of these manufacturers. From 9:45 am to 12pm, Kelly Fair from Lectrosonics will present His Master Class on FCC Re-Pack, Frequency Coordination, Anetnna Usage and a brief Product Overview.  Then, lunch will be provided. From 1:00PM to 4:00PM, Eric Stahlhammer from DPA will present a Master Class on Microphone Technology for High Performance Venues.
 
 
“We are looking forward to taking a deep dive into how a great microphone can help change the game in performance venues,” says Eric Stahlhammer, regional sales manager at DPA Microphones. “We often forget to consider that the conversion of acoustic to electrical energy is the most critical part of the sound chain. We can only manipulate what we have captured. Starting with great technique and the best microphone for the job is something we are excited to demonstrate and discuss in Las Vegas.”

 
“We all know how challenging the RF environment has become for wireless mics and in ear monitoring systems," says Kelly Fair, Western regional sales manager and “One of the Fanatics” at Lectrosonics. “That’s why it’s important for us to discuss the application of sound fundamentals of RF management and antenna, and RF distribution techniques. We are especially excited to do this in a master class setting in Las Vegas - one of the most difficult RF environments I have come across.”
 
 
Club Vinyl is located inside The Hard Rock Hotel at 4455 Paradise Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89169. To sign up for this free event, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dpa-microphones-and-lectrosonics-to-present-wired-wireless-microphone-master-class-at-hard-rock-tickets-46084315428.
 
 
 
 
About DPA Microphones
 
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound. For more information, visit www.dpamicrophones.com.
 
 
 
 
About Lectrosonics
 
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company's dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Are You Reddi For This?]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/are-you-reddi-for-this Wed, 16 May 2018 15:59:00 GMT

 

REDDI IS HERE
 
 
 
 
 
Behold: the REDDI Bass DI plugin, from A-Designs Digital by Kush.

 
Until now, REDDI has been a(n expensive) tone weapon used by professional session bass players worldwide, and is heard on countless records made in the past 12 years. Now, it’s magic is available to anyone with a DAW.

 
With an oversized power supply, tube gain circuit and beefy transformer, the sound of the REDDI hardware is unmistakably ‘classic’, a very forward, tight and punchy sound that drops bass straight into the pocket of dense mixes with less processing than usual.p>
 
 
 
BUY : $49 
 
 
 

THE REDDI PLUGIN

 

The plugin faithfully captures that tight quality, then dramatically expands the tonal possibilities with a deceptively simple ‘Bass’ knob that drives the subs into distortion, yielding a tone that is thicker and heavier without making the b noticeably louder.

 
The plugin also adds a ‘+20dB Headroom’ switch which gives the REDDI an even mellower harmonic signature and allows for more subtle degrees of saturation. On electric guitar, synths, and rhodes, REDDI adds a lovely shimmer without any eq, a very useful tone shift accomplished strictly through its gentle and beautifully crafted harmonic series.

 
Best of all: no iLok dongle is required!
 
 
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BUY : $49
 
 
SUBSCRIBE
 
 
 
WANT MORE? DOWNLOAD THE MANUAL!
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Making Time élastiqueAAXtce]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/making-time-elastiqueaaxtce Wed, 16 May 2018 15:49:26 GMT

 


zplane.development Announce élastiqueAAXtce
And Price Reductions 

 


May 15th, 2018, Berlin. zplane.development announce élastiqueAAXtce, élastiqueAAXtce is zplane’s time manipulation algorithm designed exclusively for Pro Tools.

 

Some time ago zplane announced elastiqueAAX (see image above), a fully featured version of their class-leading time and pitch stretching software for Pro Tools. Now zplane has announced a stripped-down version of the elastiquetime-stretching algorithm for use as the default time stretching engine right inside Pro Tools for use with the built-in TCE tool.

 

élastiqueAAXtce uses the élastiquePro V3 time-stretching engine which is integrated into many DAWs and used by millions of users around the world. élastiquePro V3 technology ensures the highest, program independent time-stretching quality.

 

élastiqueAAXtce offers multi-channel support for synchronous time stretching of up to 8 audio channels.

 

 

Feature at a Glance

  • élastiqueAAXtce delivers the versatile, award-winning élastiquePro V3 time-stretching engine to Pro Tools.

  • Offers unmatched quality to meet the demands of professional productions and broadcast applications.

  • Makes stretching artifacts obsolete, providing sharp transients and crystal clear vocals without phasing artifacts.

  • Offers stable timing, inter-channel phase coherence and sample accurate stretching

  • Up to eight channels

  • Time stretching 25% - 400%

  • Just choose it as your preferred algorithm in Pro Tools and take your audio to a new level

 

 

Minimum system requirements

OSX 10.7 (and higher) Windows 7, 8 & 10

 

 

Pricing

zplane elastiqueAAXtce will sell for €149 with an Avid Store exclusive introductory offer for tce version of €99 more information at http://www.avid.com/plugins/elastiqueaaxtce from May 15th 2018 for 30 days.

 

“Avid is excited to offer élastique AAXtce to the Pro Tools community at an unbeatable price,” says Ed Gray, Director, Partnering Programs at Avid. “Our partners at zplane offer time compression/expansion technology that seamlessly improves the production experience an delivers sonically outstanding results.”

 

zplane also announce an immediate price reduction for the elastiqueAAX full plug-in version down from €399 to €299.

 

 

Pricing Summary

• elastiqueAAXtce for Pro Tools €149
• upgrade option fromtce to full version of elastiqueAAX €169
• elastiqueAAX full plug-in version down from €399 to €299
• Avid Store exclusive introductory offer fortce version of €99

 

For More Information

Visit the zplane.development website https://products.zplane.de

 

 

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<![CDATA[Moog Announces A New Addition To The Family]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/moog-announces-a-new-addition-to-the-family Wed, 16 May 2018 15:45:56 GMT

 

 

GRANDMOTHER:

MOOG MUSIC DEBUTS NEW SYNTHESIZER AT MOOGFEST 2018

 

 

May 14, 2018, Durham, NC -  Today, Moog Music announces Grandmother, a new tool that empowers creative humans to give meaning to vibration -- inviting new waves and new ways of communication into our quantum world. Grandmother is a semi-modular analog synthesizer with a built-in arpeggiator, sequencer, and spring reverb tank that will officially debut at Moogfest 2018 (May 17 - 20 Durham, NC), where visitors to the Moog Pop-Up Factory can get hands-on with the latest Moog synthesizer and watch as the new units are crafted on-site by Moog Production Engineers. The Moog Pop-Up Factory is located at 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC and is free and open to the public from 10am-6pm, May 17 - 20.

 

The first 500 Moog Grandmother synthesizers have already shipped and are available for order today exclusively through Guitar Center. The Moogfest Edition Grandmother includes a special limited edition Moogfest 2018 badge and includes a redeemable vintage denim Moog jacket.

 

Grandmother is a sonic playground that harkens back to Moog’s modular roots, where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation. Grandmother's semi-modular design ensures that human beings of any skill-level can easily explore and experience the joys and magic of analog synthesis -- start playing immediately with “no patching required”, then explore an infinite sonic playground with Grandmother’s endlessly reconfigurable front panel and analog spring reverb tank.

 

Grandmother’s circuits, spirit, and spring reverb are inspired by the classic Moog Modular Synthesizers designed by Bob Moog during the 60s and 70s. The elegant simplicity and magic of these early circuits are renewed in Grandmother’s semi-modular analog design, resulting in an unrestricted sonic vocabulary that is both beautiful and powerful.

 

Grandmother also features an “External Audio Input” that invites users to inject sounds from other instruments directly into Grandmother’s analog filter, reverb and amplifier circuits -- adding vintage tones and ambience to guitars, drums or vocal signals. In addition, Grandmother includes an easy-to-use Arpeggiator and Sequencer for added enjoyment and programmable syncopation.

 

To explore the sonic possibilities and cosmic context of Grandmother, Moog Music visited the Linear Labs studio of artist-composer Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite, Netflix’s Luke Cage). In THIS VIDEO *NEEDS FINAL LINK*, Younge gives his personal “Thesis On Sound” while incorporating Grandmother into his retro-inspired creative workflow at Linear Labs.

 

“It’s our heedless human desire to connect with others that fuels the incendiary need to create sound. Thereupon, sound is a primordial passion we omnipotently share with others, and music is a manifestation of this appetite conveyed with instruments that magnify our message. That magic, at that moment -- is sound.” - Adrian Younge

 

 

GRANDMOTHER

FEATURES:

 

• Hardware Spring Reverb can be used to process external sounds

• ¼” External audio input for guitars, drum machines, and more.

• Semi-modular - no patching is required

• Easy to use Arpeggiator and Sequencer

• Store up to 3 sequences with up to 256 notes each

• 2 Analog Oscillators with selectable waveshape and hard sync

• Classic 4-Pole 10Hz-20kHz Ladder filter

• Patchable 1-Pole High Pass filter

• Analog ADSR Envelope Generator

• Analog LFO with audio-rate capabilities

• 32-note Fatar keyboard with velocity

• All normalized connections can be interrupted for full modularity

• DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru and USB MIDI

• Patchable bipolar attenuator

• Works with Mother-32, DFAM, Eurorack modular systems and more

• 41 patch points with 21 inputs, 16 outputs and a Parallel-Wired 4-jack Mult

 

 

PRICE:

$899 USD / $999 MSRP

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Inner Techno Visions]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/inner-techno-visions Tue, 15 May 2018 13:12:58 GMT

Inner Techno Visions

 

 

It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Inner Techno Visions, this weeks must have pack for Techno connoisseurs.

Zenhiser Pack: Inner Techno Visions

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/inner-techno-visions-sounds-samples.html

 


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<![CDATA[TASCAM Delivers BO Expansion Boxes For ML-Series Dante Converters]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/tascam-delivers-bo-expansion-boxes-for-ml-series-dante-converters Tue, 15 May 2018 13:09:28 GMT
 
TASCAM Delivers BO Expansion Boxes 
for ML-Series Dante Converters
 
 

 

Montebello, CA-May 2018... 
TASCAM is now shipping its BO-series I/O expansion boxes for TASCAM ML-32D and ML-16D professional analog/Dante converters, and other D-Sub equipped devices. Three BO-series models are now available.
 
 
The new BO-32DE 32 Channel D-Sub breakout box provides 16 input and 16 output channels. Four rear-panel DB25 connectors connect to an ML-series interface, and four front-panel Euroblock connectors provide analog network input for microphone and line-level audio signals. Euroblock, or European-style terminal block, is a low-voltage, pluggable terminal block that employs solderless connectors with screw terminals to clamp connecting wires.
 
 
For applications requiring XLR connectivity, TASCAM offers two new breakout boxes for ML-series analog/Dante converters. The BO-16DX/IN offers 16 channels of analog audio input on front-panel female XLR connectors. Each of its two rear-panel DB25 connectors send eight channels of audio to an ML-series converter. Similarly, TASCAM's new BO-16DX/OUT breakout box receives 16 channels of audio from an ML-series converter via a pair of rear-panel DB25 connectors and sends analog audio output on 16 front-panel male XLR connectors.
 
 
TASCAM's ML-32 analog/Dante converter inserts 32 channels of audio into a Dante stream and extracts 32 channels from a Dante stream, using DB25 connectors. The ML-16 offers 16 channels of input and 16 channels of output on DB25s. Both converters feature dual redundant Ethernet jacks that support primary and secondary connections; handle up to 24-bit, 96 kHz digital audio; and are AES67- and Ravenna-compatible. With the addition of the BO-series breakout boxes, the ML-32 and ML-16 provide an all-TASCAM solution that can be interfaced with a wide variety of audio devices, including direct connection to a TASCAM's DA-6400 64-channel digital multitrack recorder/player without requiring its optional Dante card.
 
 

 
 
 
 
About TASCAM
 
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the professional audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.
 
 
    
 
TASCAM
1834 Gage Road
Montebello, CA 90640
Tel: 323-726-0303
www.tascam.com
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Supersaw And FM Meet In New SONiVox Synth]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/supersaw-and-fm-meet-in-new-sonivox-synth Tue, 15 May 2018 13:03:52 GMT

 

SONIVOX® INTRODUCES STRATUM, A POWERFUL SUPERSAW AND FM SYNTH, IDEAL FOR SYNTHWAVE, VAPORWAVE AND RETRO ELECTRO PRODUCTIONS

 

New virtual instrument produced by the creators of the highly-acclaimed EDM Twist and Dubstep Wobble collections is available in VST, AU, AAX and Standalone for musicians, DJs and producers.

 

 

Cumberland, RI USA (May 15, 2018)—SONiVOX (sonivoxmi.com), a leading developer of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies, today announced the introduction of Stratum, a powerful supersaw and FM synth, ideal for synthwave, vaporwave and retro electro productions.

 

Stratum by Sonivox, is a rock-solid layering of a classic Supersaw synthesizer and a 4-operator FM synthesizer. Originally made famous by the Roland JP-8000, the Supersaw waveform has made a strong comeback in the trance and hardcore genres due to its edgy sound, particularly in synth leads and synth basses. Stratum takes this a step further by combining this classic waveform with a 4- operator FM synth, a noise generator and sub oscillator to produce a virtual instrument perfect for modern synthwave productions like those found in the recent hit series “Stranger Things” and the movie “Synchronicity OST”.

 

Using the new struQture audio engine from Qubiq Audio, Stratum also features two low-pass filters, a vocal format filter, and a tube distortion circuit to further enhance its sounds, all controllable by a simple modulation matrix featuring four LFO’s with modwheel control and an 8-step sequencer called the Stepper. For users who need to punish their sounds even further, Stratum includes a unique XY Pad which can mix in a Bit Crusher, Dirty Phaser, Wah-Wah, and a Non-Linear Delay.

 

Arpeggiator enthusiasts will be happy to see not one, but two arpeggiators, one for the Supersaw synth and one for the FM synth. As the final polish to its sounds and tracks, Stratum includes built-in Chorus, Phaser, Delay and Reverb effects.

 

  • Supersaw plus FM Synthesizer with Noise and Sub Oscillators

  • Individual arpeggiators for the Supersaw and FM synths

  • Dynamic Filters including Low-Pass Filters with Resonance, Vocal Format and Tube Distortion

  • Unique XY Effects pad for additional bit crushing, dirty phasing, wah-wah and non-linear delay

    effects

  • Simple but powerful Modulation Matrix featuring 4 LFOs and an 8-step sequencer

  • Built in Reverb, Delay, Phaser, and Chorus effects

 

Sonivox Stratum is available now at the Sonivox website and dealers worldwide.
Introductory retail price (through June 30, 2018) is $99.99 USD, after which it is $199.99 USD.

 

For more information, visit www.sonivox.mi.com/

 

 

 

 

About SONiVOX

SONiVOX designs, develops and markets software technologies, products and applications for the creation and enjoyment of music. Founded in 1993, SONiVOX instruments are found in recording studios all over the world and can be heard in hit music, blockbuster film scores, and cutting-edge video games.

 

About QUBIQ

Qubiq Audio designs, develops and licenses music software technologies to companies making and selling consumer products for musicians, producers, and artists. Its struQture audio engine is a turn-key software solution for building software instruments and effects plugins as well as embedded hardware products. More information can be found at www.qubiqaudio.com.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Presenting The Presenter]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presenting-the-presenter Tue, 15 May 2018 12:59:11 GMT

 

Radial's new compact mixer, the Presenter™, is now shipping

 
 
 
 

Vancouver, BC - Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Presenter™ is now shipping.
 
 
The Presenter is a compact mixer that combines a microphone preamp and a USB program input to create the ultimate interface for any presentation, from school lectures to corporate audio.
 
 
The USB input on the Presenter allows for direct connection to a laptop for high quality audio playback, perfect for presentations that include digital audio files, or for DJ applications. This connection also provides power for the Presenter, eliminating the need to carry around a separate power adaptor. For connection to mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, a 3.5mm stereo input jack is included on the front of the unit, and can be adjusted using the program level control. The XLR microphone input is paired with low and high EQ controls to tailor the frequency response, along with a low cut filter that rolls off excessive low end.
 
 
Both the microphone and the playback signals are mixed to stereo XLR balanced outputs, which can be connected directly to a PA system or a pair of powered speakers. A mono switch is provided if only one speaker is needed, and a ground lift ensures that the output signal is clean and free of buzz or hum from ground loops.
 
 
The Presenter's compact size allows it to easily fit on a desktop or podium, and it includes a port for a Kensington lock to secure it for permanent installations. As an added benefit, the Presenter can also be used as a USB recording interface, so speeches or lectures can be recorded for later use.
 
 
For more on the Presenter

 
MAP: $299.99 USD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Radial Engineering Ltd.
 
Radial Engineering Ltd. is a manufacturer of professional audio products based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company offers a wide array of products that are sold under brand names such as Radial, Tonebone, Primacoustic, Reamp, Hafler-Dynaco and Jensen Transformers Inc. These are offered through a network of dealers and distributors that span the globe. Quality construction, exceptional audio performance and superb customer service are the underpins that have served to make Radial one of the most respected and trusted brands in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Expanding Power Options From Middle Atlantic]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/expanding-power-options-from-middle-atlantic Tue, 15 May 2018 12:56:44 GMT

Middle Atlantic Expands Award-Winning DC Power Distribution Portfolio

 

New Models Address Consultant and Integrator Feedback from North America and Europe to Maximize Power, Available Outlets, and Protection

 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — May 15, 2018 — Middle Atlantic Products has expanded its award-winning DC Power Distribution Series, the industry's most comprehensive universal DC Power solution for commercial and residential AV. Now featuring higher power capacity and availability for both North American and European installations, the portfolio's new 200W and 300W models deliver the same innovative features as the 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems, eliminating the clutter caused by a growing number of DC transformers ("wall warts") within AV installations. The robust solutions provide reliable multi-level protection on both AC input and DC outputs with individual redundancy built in to ensure maximum reliability.

 

"DC Power Distribution was the first solution of its kind to help integrators reliably solve the installation challenges posed by powering small devices," said Scott Lowder, director of product management for power at Middle Atlantic. "These new additions to the line solve the challenges our customers encounter when systems employ a high density of DC powered components with similar voltages. In direct response to integrator input, these latest DC Power Distribution products provide industry-leading power — up to 300 watts to power as many as 24 devices — in flexible, easy-to-install form factors to suit any application. This expanded offering allows designers and integrators to optimize any system by improving the reliability, performance, and organization of small devices."

 

As devices and applications shrink in size, technology professionals must maximize utility of every AC outlet available, especially in European applications. The newly expanded line of DC power solutions gives AV consultants, integrators, and installers access to the broadest DC power distribution portfolio available. They not only remove messy, space-consuming, unreliable wall warts from the design, but also provide maximum power to support more devices.

 

The 200W and 300W units provide high current capacity to an industry-leading quantity of outputs — up to 24 devices — maximizing the same voltage in a single unit, 5V, 12V, or 24V, or splitting between 12/24V. The multi-mount design can be installed in an available 1RU space or at the back or side of the rack for zero-U mounting, providing ultimate installation flexibility. A supported input voltage range of 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz additionally provides design flexibility for international applications.

 

The new DC Power Distribution models will be on display at InfoComm 2018 at Legrand's booth C3683. More information about Middle Atlantic Products is available at www.middleatlantic.com.

 

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of Legrand since its acquisition in 2011.

 

 

 

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand's global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819)www.legrand.com

 

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<![CDATA[VocoPro Delivers New Rechargeable Compact Line Array Karaoke/PA System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/vocopro-delivers-new-rechargeable-compact-line-array-karaokepa-system Mon, 14 May 2018 14:47:34 GMT

 

VocoPro Delivers New Rechargeable Compact Line Array Karaoke/PA System

 

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 9, 2018—For DJs, karaoke hosts, karaoke enthusiasts, singer/songwriters and bands seeking a quality rechargeable, portable PA system, audio leader VocoPro delivers its new DrifterTM system.

The Drifter’s groundbreaking convertible design compresses line array speakers into a rechargeable 120-watt, all-in-one karaoke and PA system. Tower-style, line array PA systems offer better coverage of sound and have traditionally been very expensive and out of the reach of many singers and bands, but VocoPro’s new Drifter brings the portability and power of this type of system at a lower price than previously available in the market.

Features:

  • 120 Watts Line array design covers wider area with more details sound
  • 4-6 Hour Rechargeable battery so unit can be placed anywhere with or without electrical outlet
  • Great for DJ, karaoke, meetings, singer/songwriters and bands
  • Multi-Color LED Light, with ON/OFF switch, that dances to the beat
  • Get hours of Music entertainment from units built-in Bluetooth, USB MP3 player, FM and line input
  • Sing with thousands of karaoke songs on YouTube via Bluetooth with your tablet or phone
  • Jam along with two mic inputs and two guitar inputs
  • Professional echo effect for microphone
  • Includes one professional-quality wired microphone

 

Pricing for VocoPro Drifter System
 
MAP:  $299.00 USD
Retail: $399.00 USD
 

 

 

About VocoPro

VocoPro is a California-based professional audio company that was founded in 1991. For more than two decades, the VocoPro name has been synonymous with professional karaoke systems, and still holds the number one spot for high-end professional karaoke products. Providing the highest level of customer service in the industry, VocoPro understands that it takes more than a great product to keep a customer happy. A few of their many "world's first" designs include an all-in-one entertainment P.A. system, and a dual tray multi-format hard drive player. In addition to their many innovations, VocoPro's multi-channel wireless microphones systems reign as the top-sellers for most major music retailers. For more information about VocoPro, please visit www.vocopro.com.

 

 

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<![CDATA[TM-88 Drum Samples]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/tm-88-drum-samples Mon, 14 May 2018 14:44:39 GMT

 

TM-88 Drums

 

 

We are proud to present you the new TM-88 inspired drum sample pack created by SHOBEATS.



You will get 10 folders: 808, Claps, Crash, FX, Hat Closer, Hat Open, Hits, Kicks, Percs, Snares.
 

(133 Drum Samples in Total) Wav 24-Bit Format
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Waves Audio To Hold Mixing Workshop In Camarillo, CA, On May 22]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-audio-to-hold-mixing-workshop-in-camarillo-ca-on-may-22 Mon, 14 May 2018 14:27:50 GMT

 

Waves Audio to Hold Mixing Workshop in Camarillo, CA, on May 22
 
 
 
— Taking place at CSU Channel Islands, this masterclass will feature Waves specialists Josiah Eckhart and Michael Pearson-Adams and acclaimed live sound engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Beck, Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and most recently Shania Twain), along with the audio team from Rat Sound —
 
 
 
 
KNOXVILLE, TN, May 14, 2018 Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, will be hosting a mixing workshop masterclass at CSU Channel Islands (Grand Salon, One University Dr) in Camarillo, CA, on May 22. Taking place from 7:30-10pm PDT, the session will feature Waves specialists Josiah Eckhart and Michael Pearson-Adams and acclaimed live sound engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Beck, Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and most recently Shania Twain), along with the audio team from Rat Sound. Visit here to register for this event.
 
 
The evening will start with an overview of SoundGrid® technology, the Waves MultiRack plugin host and the WaveseMotion LV1 live mixer, followed by an in-depth mixing seminar and Q&A session. Pre-event drinks/snacks mixer begins at 7pm.  
 
 
A SoundGrid Certification training session will take place earlier that day, in the morning, in the same location, from 10am-12pm (snacks and coffee served from 9:30am). Attendees can register separately for that session. (Please note: SoundGrid 101 is a pre-requisite for taking the SoundGrid 201 Certification that will be held on that day.) 
 
 
WHEN: May 22, 2018
 
 
WHERE: CSU Channel Islands (Grand Salon, One University Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012). Once on campus, please follow directional signage to the appropriate parking and walking signage to the Grand Salon.
 
 
 
 
 
About Waves Audio Ltd.:
 
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.
 

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves. 
 

 
Web: http://www.waves.com

 

 

 

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