Harmony Central Press Room http://www.harmonycentral.com/ Get the lastest news from the Harmony Central's Press Room <![CDATA[Cort Introduces The CR300 Electric Guitar ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cort-introduces-the-cr300-electric-guitar Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:27:57 GMT


Cort Introduces the CR300 Electric Guitar for PAF Tone Without the Price Tag



SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort introduces the new CR300 electric guitar for players who desire original PAF (“Patent Applied For”) tone without the price tag. Modeled after classic designs, the single-cutaway CR300 has a set neck, solid body and retroactive humbuckers to evoke the timeless sounds of the 50s and 60s.


One of the CR300’s most prominent time-tested features is the thick 15 mm (0.6’’) carved premium maple top on a mahogany body with ivory binding. This classic wood combination enables a tone that’s thick, warm, rich, and full, but with an edge to the sweetness. This quality is further enhanced by set-neck construction, which produces a sound and feel distinctly different from bolt-on, with enhanced sustain and a more focused midrange that cuts through the mix like a knife through hot butter. The mahogany neck has a jatoba fingerboard with retro block inlays and a 12’’ radius on a 24.75’’ scale.


The CR300 is built with EMG® RetroActive Fat 55 dual humbuckers that provide the best of two worlds: warm and sweet vintage-style tones with all the benefits of active low impedance output. The 3-way toggle switch selects either humbucker or both. More versatility is offered in the classic 2-volume and 2-tone control layout, which helps produce a wide variety of great sounds. The newly designed external preamp is well-suited for the modern player’s needs.


Also adding to the CR300’s classic look is the revered Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece. An ideal fit for single-cutaway guitars, it transfers the strings’ vibrational energy into the body. Vintage-style machine heads provide excellent tuning stability and functionality, and chrome hardware reinforces the cool, retro vibe. Polishing off the CR300, the semi-gloss on the Aged Vintage Burst finish exhibits the best qualities of both gloss and satin, providing a luxurious look that also feels smooth to the touch.


With the CR300, players can go back in time without getting set back financially.


Learn more and get a closer look at www.cortguitars.com.


Retail $799.99 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.



<![CDATA[A New First For The Zoom Livetrak L-12 ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/a-new-first-for-the-zoom-livetrak-l-12 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:25:26 GMT




Creators Receive Pro Tools | First with Powerful Enhancements for Their LiveTrak L-12 and Zoom USB Handy Audio Interface



Hauppauge, NY - August 8, 2018 – Zoom Corporation (Jasdaq 6694.T), Japan, is proud to announce the addition of the Live-Trak L-12 to their collaboration with Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq AVID), the maker of Pro Tools, the industry standard software for music and sound for film production.  Zoom, the company known for high quality portable digital recording hardware, is teaming with Avid, to offer Avid Pro Tools | First with a valuable collection of additional software. Pro Tools | First is a streamlined and free version of Pro Tools, the industry standard DAW audio professionals use in recording studios.

This offer is available when purchasing the Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer + Recorder or Zoom’s Handy Audio Interfaces (U-44, U-24, U-22).  After purchase, creators can go to avid.com/zoom and register to download the latest version of Pro Tools | First together with a valuable collection of audio software.


“We are delighted and honored to join forces with Avid,” commented Massimo Barbini, Zoom Corporation Chief Marketing Officer.  “The LiveTrak L-12 is the most user-friendly digital mixer.  It lets you mix, record and monitor while performing. By connecting with Pro Tools | First, music creators can explore 4-track simultaneous recording, later upgrading to the version of ProTools which provides full 12-track recording.”


“Avid enthusiastically looks forward to our collaboration with our friends at Zoom,” remarks Ed Gray, Director, Partnering Programs at Avid.  “The quick trip to Pro Tools, with its valuable collection of software and effects, is a great way for those getting started with Zoom products to expand their audio creativity.”



Connecting the Zoom LiveTrak L-12 with Pro Tools | First gives music creators the ability to edit like professionals.


Avid and Pro Tools are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.




About Zoom North America:

Zoom North America is the U.S. affiliate of the Zoom Corporation (Japan). The company prides itself on offering its customers the very highest level of service and support.

For more information, please visit www.zoom-na.com or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com.




<![CDATA[Hopefully Aliens Won't Eat His Buick On His Way To AES]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/hopefully-aliens-wont-eat-his-buick-on-his-way-to-aes Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:21:26 GMT


Iconic Electronic Music Pioneer and Technologist Thomas Dolby to Keynote AES New York Convention
— Thomas Dolby’s AES Opening Ceremonies Keynote address “The Conscious Sound Byte” will focus on next-generation sound technologies, in particular adaptive/non-linear music and audio for games, VR/AR, “hearables” and other new media platforms —
New York, NY, August 13, 2018 — The Audio Engineering Society is delighted to announce that Thomas Dolby will deliver the keynote address during the Opening Ceremonies of the AES New York 2018 International Convention. Since he burst onto the music scene in the 80s with genre-warping compositions and a pioneering production style that embraced and exploited emerging technologies, Prof. Dolby has been a seminal influence on legions of musicians, fans and audio professionals alike. For decades, his work has been introduced to successive generations of audio production students as instructors use his recordings as examples of sonic excellence in music engineering and critical listening courses. While most widely known for his work as a musician, producer, film score composer and filmmaker, Prof. Dolby is also one of the world’s leading innovators in digital technology and has served as a technical consultant on emerging entertainment platforms during his 35-year career, including Laserdiscs, computer games, interactive TV, virtual reality installations and location-based entertainment. His latest roll is as an educator – since the fall of 2014, Thomas Dolby has held the post of Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
With the title “The Conscious Sound Byte,” Thomas Dolby’s AES Keynote address will focus on next-generation sound technologies, in particular adaptive/non-linear music and audio for games, VR/AR, “hearables” and other new media platforms. “A big difference between ‘real’ and ‘electronic' sounds is that electronic sounds have zero awareness of each other,” shares Prof. Dolby. “Sound bytes blindly follow orders, and fire off (usually) as instructed by a human. Yet musicians playing ‘real’ instruments listen, resonate, and respond to the music, the room, and to each other, in a matter of microseconds.”
“In the hands of master arranger or programmer, this is not a problem,” he continues. “Many of the nuances of real music can be simulated quite effectively as processor speed, bandwidth and resolution improve. But as entertainment becomes more interactive, with games and augmented reality and ‘wearable’ technologies, it is increasingly vital that electronic sounds and music learn an awareness of the context in which they are playing.”
“Soon,” Prof. Dolby concludes, “all the accumulated craft and skills of a century of post-production legacy will have to operate in real time, controlled not by the programmer, but by the users themselves via the choices they make. Is it time for us to reconsider why our sound and music files are so ‘dumb’ and rigid?”
“Thomas Dolby is uniquely qualified to address the role of emerging technologies in entertainment,” says Bob Moses, Special Events Chair for the 145th AES International Convention. “As the AES celebrates this 70th anniversary of its own leadership in technological innovation, there’s no more appropriate voice to set the stage for four days of immersion in all things audio. Thomas’ influence on the way artists and content creators embrace technology is nothing short of iconic – his keynote address is sure to be a highlight of the Convention.” Prof. Dolby’s keynote address is open to all AES New York registered attendees.
AES New York 2018 will feature four full days of Technical Program research presentations, workshops and tutorials (October 17-20) and three days of Exhibition Floor showcases and demos (October 17-19) from leading names in professional audio manufacturing and services, along with the popular Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, and other specialized events. Additionally, AES Student and Career activities will include recording and design competitions, a new MATLAB plugin design competition, the annual education and career fair and other ways to network with students and professionals from around the world. If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties, and future audio pros, to listen, learn and connect!
Advance registration is open now at aesshow.com, offering the best possible pricing and options. All Access registration is the ticket to everything the Convention has to offer. AES  Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition. AES New York 2018 Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for AES Members and those using the VIP code “AES18NOW” at checkout.

Electronic music pioneer and technologist Thomas Dolby will focus on next-generation sound technologies in his AES New York 2018 keynote address “The Conscious Sound Byte”. 
About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, now counts over 12,000 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 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

<![CDATA[Yamaha CL/QL V5.0 Update: New Rupert Neve Designs Integrations]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/yamaha-clql-v5.0-update-new-rupert-neve-designs-integrations Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:17:28 GMT


Yamaha CL/QL V5.0 Update: New Rupert Neve Designs Integrations
Wimberley, TX (August 9, 2018) – Yamaha Professional Audio recently announced Version 5.0 for Yamaha CL and QL Digital Audio Consoles. This new update includes remote control support for Rupert Neve Designs’ RMP-D8 8-Channel Remote Control Dante Microphone Preamplifier, as well as a new Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer for use in the Premium Rack.
From Yoshi Tsugawa, General Manager of Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division: “Continuing updates for the CL and QL series consoles have contributed to their adoption in a wide range of applications such as live music, corporate events, broadcast, theater, and more. The Version 5.0 update not only adds new functionality, but through close collaboration with third parties also provides connectivity with more Dante devices.”
With the new update, the Class-A microphone preamplifiers in the Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 can now be controlled remotely from any Yamaha CL or QL console, providing a new high-end mic preamp option for Dante-connected venues, studios, broadcast systems, and touring rigs.
The addition of the Portico 5045 to the Premium Rack in V5.0 also brings the industry-leading feedback reduction of the rack-mount 5045 and 500-Series 545 Primary Source Enhancers to Yamaha’s digital console world. The analog version is often utilized on lead vocals with touring artists including Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Madonna, CHVRCHES, My Morning Jacket, Halsey, and more.
For more information on the update, please visit: http://www.yamaha.com
For more information on the RMP-D8 and the 5045, please visit http://www.rupertneve.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.

<![CDATA[How About A Bundle Of Deep Urban Grooves?]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/how-about-a-bundle-of-deep-urban-grooves Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:15:13 GMT





'Deep Urban Grooves Bundle (Vols 1-3)' brings together the first three packs of this Toronto-inspired series into one multi-buy cost-saver. Inside these packs you will find tender pianos and pads, trunk-rumbling 808s and basslines, snappy drums and percussion and warped, chopped vocals.


All of this combines to create a deep contemporary sound, perfect for kick-starting your next Urban ballad. If you're looking for 100% emotive Construction Kits with all of the professional Producer Loops features you know and love (key labelling, wet tail files, one-shots etc.), this bundle collection will not disappoint.


MIDI Files Included:

Like so many other Producer Loops products, 'Deep Urban Grooves Bundle (Vols 1-3)' 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.


Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID, Apple Loops and REX files are extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no timestretching or pitchshifting 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.


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, you can 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.



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.


Product Details:

• 15 Construction Kits
• 750+ Audio Files
• Dry, Wet & Tails Included
• One-Shots Included
• Sub Basses, Pianos, Synth FX, Vocals & More
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFills
• Loops Tempo Synced
• PC/Mac Compatible
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit Quality
• 100% Royalty-Free



Price and Availability:


'Deep Urban Grooves Bundle (Vols 1-3)’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £59.95 / 69,87 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com



<![CDATA[Sono Elements Releases eTron, a Mellotron Plugin Emulation]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sono-elements-releases-etron-a-mellotron-plugin-emulation Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:10:46 GMT


Sono Elements releases eTron, a Mellotron plugin emulation



Sono Elements announces the release of eTron, a plugin emulation of the Mellotron. The instrument features 7 sounds including brass, flute, strings, woodwinds, choir and the rare women's choir and cello sounds. Also included are a reverb effect, a lowpass filter, a pregain control and a noise layer generator to add a lofi tone to the sounds.


Available as a VST and AU instrument plugin for both macOS and Windows OS (x32 and x64 compatible) for the price of 19$ USD."


eTron product page: https://www.sonoelements.com/2018/08/etron.html



<![CDATA[Cypher2 Has Arrived: A Sound Design Adventure Awaits...]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cypher2-has-arrived-a-sound-design-adventure-awaits... Thu, 9 Aug 2018 15:35:52 GMT


Cypher2 Has Arrived: A Sound Design Adventure Awaits...




Journey to uncharted sonic horizons with Cypher2, the new premium software synthesizer from FXpansion. Building on the best features of Strobe2 and Cypher from DCAM Synth Squad, Cypher2 makes every performance a true adventure in sound.

Download Cypher2 on fxpansion.com to explore advanced sound design tools and over 1300 presets, including the world’s largest collection of 5D sounds. Existing Strobe2 or DCAM Synth Squad creators get 60% off — for a limited time only!
Manipulate sound in almost infinite directions with powerful circuit-modelled oscillators, flexible FM synthesis, deep audio-rate modulation, 30 inspiring effects, a state-of-the-art step sequencer and arpeggiator, and an intuitive, upgraded TransMod modulation system.

Explore the features of Cypher2 in this film:

And hear a selection of the amazing presets in Cypher2 — from hard-edge electronics to synthesized acoustics — in this demo.
Join the discussion in the new Cypher2 forum — feel free to ask questions and share your creations!

Purchase this phenomenal desktop synth on fxpansion.com for $199 (€179, £159). Your sonic adventure awaits!

The FXpansion Team

*Existing Strobe2 and DCAM Synth Squad creators can purchase Cypher2 at a discounted price of $79 (€73, £64) on fxpansion.com until 7th September 2018. Simply select the relevant upgrade path at checkout to redeem. From 8th September Strobe2 and DCAM Synth Squad creators are still eligible for a discounted price of $99 (€89, £79).


<![CDATA[Neo Instruments Goes To The Drive In]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/neo-instruments-goes-to-the-drive-in Thu, 9 Aug 2018 15:25:27 GMT


Neo Instruments Goes to the Drive In



Neo Instruments has introduced the DRIVE IN, a new addition to their current range of guitar effects pedals. Aimed at the player who likes a classic overdrive sound when playing blues or rock music, the DRIVE IN offers not only the typical overdrive sounds, but also offers a vast array of tonal variations.


The DRIVE IN is not a high-gain metal distortion unit - it has been designed to appeal to the more discerning player who loves rich, deep smooth sounds that blend wonderfully into the mix and give expression and character to the music. It masters the classic overdrive sounds, and is just as convincing at producing different distortion variations as well as a variety of overdrive sounds.


With the DRIVE IN users can achieve a slight saturation of drive to their sound or a deep distortion full of sustain. In contrast to the usual overdrive pedals currently available, the DRIVE IN not only provides the player with controls for level, drive and tone but with a newly developed COLOR control. While a classic tone control dampens the treble range of a classic overdrive pedal, the COLOR control on the DRIVE IN mostly changes the frequencies in the bass and mid-range and thus, gives important access to frequencies that change the character of the sound, adding another dimension to the users experience.


The DRIVE IN was designed by Guido Kirsch and Uli Rodenberg (owner of Rodenberg Amplification) Uli is known and revered for his handmade boutique effects pedals and amplifiers. He handled the design of the PCB, so consequently there are influences from the Rodenberg GAS 808 Overdrive within the DRIVE IN.


This pedal is robust and perfect for life on the road. Only the very best components have been used in the design and manufacture of the DRIVE IN. Anyone that is currently using one of the amazing Neo Instruments Ventilator pedals will know that this company does not compromise on quality. Power is supplied via a standard 9-volt power supply or a 9-volt battery.





Price and availability

The DRIVE IN will be available to purchase in September, 2018, list price is $279.

More info under www.neo-instruments.de

Neo Instruments North American Distributor:

Gand Music and Distribution

Joan Gand


<![CDATA[Wisdom Audio Introduces Insight On-Wall At CEDIA 2018]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/wisdom-audio-introduces-insight-on-wall-at-cedia-2018 Thu, 9 Aug 2018 15:12:22 GMT


Wisdom Audio Introduces Insight On-Wall at CEDIA 2018

P2m, P4m and S10 High Performance / High-Resolution Loudspeakers for Media Rooms and Living Space Installations



CARSON CITY, Nev. — Aug. 9, 2018 — Wisdom Audio, designer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems tailored for the most discerning audiophiles, will demonstrate the P4m on-wall loudspeaker and S10 subwoofer for attendees of CEDIA 2018 at booth 5247, Sept. 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center.


Targeting high-performance media rooms and living spaces, the new range of On-Wall models bring flexibility to the existing Insight In-Wall range. The range is a step-up in performance to the existing award-winning Insight In-Wall, providing superior clarity, dynamics, and a perfect solution for visible applications.


The line-up consists of three models available in two finishes (High Gloss Black and High Gloss White). The P4m features a 6-Bar orientable planar magnetic driver (same as the Sage ICS7-a) paired with two 5-inch Drivers. Mounted vertically, the P4m will precisely match the height of the most popular thin 65-inch TVs available on the market, while the rear portion of the cabinet allows for cable management to keep a clean look. The P2m features the same 6-Bar orientable planar magnetic driver paired with a single 5-inch Driver. Both P2m and P4m can be used horizontally by rotating the PMD module 90 degrees, providing any seat in the room the benefits of Wisdom Audio's signature clarity. The S10 is a slim, in-room matching 10-inch passive subwoofer that can be use freestanding, up firing or down firing.


Luc Guillaume, Managing Director stated, "Expending our best-selling range of loudspeakers to cover On-Wall applications was a market request we couldn't ignore any longer. We are thrilled to present these fantastic solutions to our dealers and looking forward to demonstrating their sonic superiority at the show."


Further information about Wisdom Audio is available at http://wisdomaudio.com



Wisdom Audio Insight Series On-Wall Family Photo Gloss Black



About Wisdom Audio

Wisdom Audio provides high-performance entertainment solutions with a focus on technology and design. Founded in 1996, Wisdom Audio is privileged to work with leading custom integrators, architects, interior designers, and engineers from around the world on some of the most challenging and beautiful homes and super yachts across the globe to deliver a truly unforgettable entertainment experience to clients.


Wisdom Audio designs, engineers, and manufactures a wide range of loudspeaker systems incorporating advanced thin-film planar magnetic technologies. Its portfolio features in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall, and in-room architectural solutions as well as high-performance dedicated home theaters. Many of the company's products can be tailored and made to order in custom sizes and custom colors. With great attention to detail and respect of lead time, all of Wisdom Audio's products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S.


Wisdom Audio systems combine clarity, dynamic and precision to achieve the ultimate in music and film sound reproduction. The company has earned accolades from the specialized media while satisfying a growing base of customers and dealers worldwide.


For more information, please visit http://wisdomaudio.com or call +1 775-887-8850. 




<![CDATA[Waves Audio To Host Masterclass + SoundGrid 201 Certification In Jacksonville, FL, On August 16]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-audio-to-host-masterclass--soundgrid-201-certification-in-jacksonville-fl-on-august-16 Wed, 8 Aug 2018 14:42:00 GMT

Waves Audio to Host Masterclass + SoundGrid 201 Certification in Jacksonville, FL, on August 16
— Taking place at Celebration Church, the main events (both free to attend) include a WavesLive Mixing Masterclass starting at 10:00 a.m. and a SoundGrid® 201 in-depth training certification starting at 3:30 p.m —
KNOXVILLE, TN, August 7, 2018Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, will be hosting a day dedicated to audio, live sound mixing and hands-on training at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL, on August 16, including two FREE training sessions. A WavesLive Mixing Masterclass will begin at 10 am, and a SoundGrid® 201 in-depth training certification session will start at 3:30 pm. Participants are invited to register for either one or both of the events. Between the two events will be a tour of the facilities. 
WavesLive Mixing Masterclass
Featuring acclaimed live sound engineers Jeff Sandstrom (Chris Tomlin) and Stephen Bailey (Matt Redman), alongside Waves SoundGrid specialists Jeremiah Clever and Michael Adams plus the Celebration Church audio team, this session will include an overview of SoundGrid technology, the MultiRack plugin host and the eMotion LV1 live mixer, followed by an in-depth mixing seminar and Q&A session. 
WHEN: August 16, 2018 | 10:00 am–3:00 pm [breakfast and coffee served starting at 9:30 am]
WHERE: Celebration Church, 9555 R G Skinner Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256   
SoundGrid 201 — In-Depth Training
SoundGrid Certification Courses offer three levels of training: from dipping your toes in an online introduction course, through hands-on setup training, to gaining advanced expert knowledge of the system. SoundGrid 201 goes deep into the SoundGrid system and covers networking, latency, and hands-on training in setting up a SoundGrid system, whether simple or complex. Please note: SoundGrid 101 online certification is a prerequisite for taking the SoundGrid 201 course. Get certified for SoundGrid 101 now.  
WHEN: August 16, 2018 | 3:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Celebration Church, 9555 R G Skinner Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256    
To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waves-events-celebration-church-masterclass-soundgrid-201-certification-tickets-47459859718?aff=es2.  
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. 
<![CDATA[Need Some Good Music Business Advice? ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/need-some-good-music-business-advice Tue, 7 Aug 2018 13:54:58 GMT
The Music Business Advice Book 
By Bobby Owsinski Now Available
 Words Of Wisdom From 130 Music Pros
Los Angeles, CA - August 2018...
BOMG Publishing is pleased to announce the release of The Music Business Advice Book: 150 Immediately Useful Tips From The Pros by top-selling music industry author and blogger Bobby Owsinski.
The Music Business Advice Book is a compilation of 150 helpful quotes from 130 top music pros from various segments of the music industry. These experts previously shared these tips on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast over the course of almost 5 years.
These 150 tips cover everything from following your passion, learning to network, and working well with your musical team, to owning your own content and even figuring out how much to charge for your services. Also included are even some useful music production words of wisdom, as well as the indispensable "10 Rules Of Networking."
"I always close my Inner Circle podcast by asking my guest one final question - 'What was the best piece of business advice that was imparted to you or you learned along the way?'", revealed author Bobby Owsinski. "Many times the answers reinforced a few central points that we've all come to appreciate over the years, but some were so insightful that I knew they would be extremely helpful to so many in the business looking for a little guidance."

The experts quoted come from all areas of the music business, including recording and mixing engineers like Bob Brockman, Joe Chiccarelli, Josh Gudwin, and Vance Powell, mastering engineers like Gavin Lurssen and Ian Shepherd, producers like Ken Calliat, Mike Elizondo and Warren Huart, post-production gurus like Scott Gershin and Brian Schmidt, musicians like Pete Thorn, Mark Shulman and Shane Theriot, composers and songwriters like Richard Gibbs, Carmen Rizzo and Martin Page, managers like Candace Stewart, Rick Barker and Antony Bland, music publishers like Jamie Purpora and Greig Watts, label execs like Shan Dan Horan and Shawn Mikle, technologists like Steven Slate and Roger Linn, and music business advocates like Dae Bogen, Dave Kusek and David Scheirman. Of course, this is just a quick sampling as more than 100 additional equally celebrated music authorities who also contributed.
Among the many topics covered in the book include:
  • how to follow your passion without selling your soul
  • learning to network and why it's critical to finding work
  • determining what you're worth and how to charge for it
  • developing the right attitude and why it's the big key to getting ahead
  • discovering the most crucial aspects of your personal music business
  • getting paid from both clients and companies
  • keeping ownership of your own content
  • and even a few production gems of wisdom
The insights in The Music Business Advice Book are not only essential for those new to the music industry, but valuable to seasoned pros as well. Whether you're a musician, artist, in a band, an engineer, producer, songwriter or music exec, there's something in this book for everyone.
For a short time, The Music Business Advice Book carries a special introductory price of just $0.99 on Amazon's Kindle store. The print edition is priced at $19.99. A table of contents and book excerpts can be found at https://www.bobbyowsinski.com/music-business-advice-book.html .
About The Author
Bobby Owsinski is one of the best selling authors in the music recording industry with 24 books that are now staples in audio recording, music and music business programs in colleges around the world. These include the best selling "Mixing Engineer's Handbook," "The Recording Engineer's Handbook," "The Music Producer's Handbook," and "Social Media Promotion For Musicians." Many of his books have also been turned into video courses that can be found online at lynda.com. He continues to provide clinics, workshops and master classes at conferences and universities world-wide.
More in-depth information, book excerpts, and pictures can be found at bobbyowsinski.com/biopress/. Visit Bobby's popular Music Industry Blog at music3point0.com, his music production blog atbobbyowsinskiblog.com, his online video courses at bobbyowsinskicourses.com, and his website atbobbyowsinski.com.
<![CDATA[ Genelec Unveils New High-SPL Smart Active Monitors™]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/genelec-unveils-new-high-spl-smart-active-monitors Tue, 7 Aug 2018 13:48:25 GMT
 Genelec Unveils New High-SPL Smart Active Monitors™

NATICK, MA, August 7, 2018 — Continuing to reflect its goal of offering monitoring solutions for all room sizes and applications, Genelec announces the global launch of two new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors™ – the two-way S360A, and the 7382A subwoofer.   
Both models are ideal for any professional application that demands high acoustic power or listening at a distance – from large immersive setups in post-production studios or film mixing stages to play-live monitoring in music production, EDM playback or premium home theaters.   
Housed in a compact enclosure featuring high-quality Finnish woodwork and extremely low and controlled diffraction, the S360 also features a further enhanced 10-inch high-efficiency and minimal distortion woofer based on Genelec’s Master Series, and a completely integrated extended directivity control waveguide DCW™, supporting its 1.7-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter. The result combines the neutrality for which Genelec is known, with a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB – with peaks even higher – and a long throw capability that can provide reference-quality accuracy even at listening distances of over 33 feet (10 meters). The S360 offers the benefits of main monitor performance in a condensed form factor, including excellent on-axis characteristics and uncolored 95-degree (h) to 75-degree (v) dispersion.   
The S360 enclosure offers versatile in-wall and on-wall mounting options, while down-firing, flow-optimized laminar integrated reflex ports Laminar Integrated Port (LIP™) ensure tight and noise-free bass output and are also perfectly suited for use with perforated screens. Alternatively, when the S360 is used in free-standing mode, the innovative Iso-Plate™ effectively decouples the monitor from its base, focusing low-frequency output while preventing vibration transfer and air turbulence. Further flexibility comes courtesy of the system electronics, which can be either integrated into the enclosure or positioned remotely.   
Knowing that the production of good content depends on monitors being correctly positioned, level-aligned, time-aligned and room-compensated, the S360 offers full integration with Genelec’s GLM software, allowing the configuration, calibration and monitor control of more than 40 channels without the need for external processing.   
The ideal companion for both the S360 and Genelec’s other large-format monitors is the 7382 Smart Active Subwoofer – Genelec’s most powerful subwoofer to date. Delivering precise, powerful low frequency extension down to 15 Hz, the 7382 houses three custom-designed 15-inch long-throw woofers. Each benefits from the vibration-free environment of a heavily braced fiberboard enclosure, with laminar flow bass reflex porting extending along the entire rear wall to ensure low distortion and compression-free performance, even when the 7382 delivers outputs in excess of 130 dB SPL.   
Drawing on integrated processing and decades of research, the 7382 also works with GLM software to control bass management and solve issues of subwoofer placement in unpredictable rooms, and even to build entire arrays of Genelec subwoofers.   
“With the launch of the S360 and 7382, we now have an extended comprehensive range of monitors and subwoofers for all room sizes, SPL requirements and listening distances,” commented Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian.   
“Besides their compatibility with all types of high-SPL music applications, we see the S360 and 7382 finding their place in larger Immersive Audio systems, where the listener by definition needs to find themselves utterly immersed in the experience, aware of every detail. That same precision is at the heart of every Genelec monitor. It is why we believe so deeply in the growth of these exciting new multichannel formats, and why we have produced the S360 and 7382: to realize that immersive potential like never before.”   
The arrival of the S360 and 7382 coincides with the publication of a new set of educational tools aimed at helping professionals to better understand and make use of Immersive Audio. Titled Genelec Immersive Solutions, the publication will include a comprehensive overview of the requirements for creating an effective immersive audio setup, including insights into the most commonly adopted formats and the Genelec solutions required to make the most of them. Due to launch alongside the S360 and 7382, the publication will also be available for download from www.genelec.com/immersive.  
The Genelec S360 Smart Active Monitor and 7382 Smart Active Subwoofer will have U.S. pricing as follows: 
S360: $4595.00
7382: $11,995.00  
For more information visit www.genelec.com.
Genelec’s new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors™: two-way S360 (foreground), and the 7382 subwoofer (background), featuring full integration with Genelec’s GLM software
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.  
<![CDATA[Audionamix Releases IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audionamix-releases-idc-instant-dialogue-cleaner Tue, 7 Aug 2018 13:43:11 GMT


Audionamix Releases IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner


Automatic Speech Cleanup Plug-in Based on Artificial Intelligence



LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 7, 2018Audionamix, the global leader in audio source separation, releases the IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner plug-in, its first real-time, cloudless solution that uses deep neural network (DNN) artificial intelligence to automatically clean up speech. IDC features unique and effective dialogue cleaning technology through an intuitive interface, offering powerful cleanup with the turn of a knob.


Unlike traditional denoisers that learn and remove noise profiles, IDC automatically detects and separates speech regardless of the surrounding content. IDC therefore excels where other tools struggle, and addresses complex audio issues including wind, birds or insects, car and plane interference and troubleshooting distant, roomy recordings. Users can quickly and easily clean up dialogue from production audio, field recordings, news and sports recordings and more, making it the perfect tool for audio post professionals, dialogue editors, re-recording mixers and broadcast engineers.


“IDC is unique because unlike traditional denoisers that learn and remove noise, it works by separating and preserving speech, regardless of the interference,” says Maciej Zielinski, CEO of Audionamix. “This plug-in offers immediate dialogue clean up with the turn of a knob and addresses common audio issues such as complex variable noise interference including weather, traffic noise, music and room ambience.”


The feature set includes +/- 24dB independent gain control over separated background and speech elements, allowing users to remove unwanted background content and preserve separated speech. The separation strength parameter controls the amount of separated background to avoid artifacts.


IDC is available in VST2, VST3, AU, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats for both Mac and Windows systems. The plug-in supports sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, bit depths between 16 and 32-bits, and features fully-automatable plug-in settings. IDC is currently available for the retail price of $199.





About Audionamix

Since 2003, Audionamix has established itself as the global leader in audio source separation. Based on years of audio signal processing research, the company developed the revolutionary, patented ADX Technology, and continues to pioneer audio solutions for the film, broadcast and music industries. Audionamix has demonstrated technical expertise in isolating and separating elements from master recordings to empower producers, engineers and artists to create exciting new productions, and unlock television and movie assets for worldwide distribution. For more information, please visit audionamix.com.


<![CDATA[Celestion Debuts the G12 EVH Impulse Responses – Now You Can Digitally Download The Eddie Van Halen Signature Speaker Tone ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/celestion-debuts-the-g12-evh-impulse-responses--now-you-can-digitally-download-the-eddie-van-halen-signature-speaker-tone Tue, 7 Aug 2018 13:40:14 GMT


Celestion Debuts the G12 EVH Impulse Responses – Now You Can Digitally Download the Eddie Van Halen Signature Speaker Tone

New EVH IR Helps Recreate the Authentic Van Halen “Brown Sound” in the Digital Domain

Ipswich, UK (August 07, 2018) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers with a celebrated history in creating the world’s renowned classic guitar tones, is pleased to introduce the new G12 EVH Impulse Response, as the latest addition to their acclaimed line of IRs, the definitive digital representations of the company’s classic guitar speaker tones. The G12 EVH was created for, and bears the initials of, one of the most influential rock guitarists of the last forty years – Eddie Van Halen. The new G12 EVH IRs, as well as the rest of the comprehensive family of Celestion IRs, are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.

Eddie Van Halen has been an avid user of Celestion Greenbacks from the outset of his career. So, when it came time to select speakers for his 5150-III signature 4x12, Van Halen chose the 20-watt Heritage Series G12M as the most faithful and familiar reproduction of his Greenback tone. And with the inclusion of a custom black rear can with the red, white and black stripes, the Celestion G12EVH guitar speaker was born.
Celestion’s EVH speakers are a key element of the renowned 'brown sound’ associated with Van Halen’s early albums. The speaker is characterised by warm lows, a lush midrange and an expressive and refined treble. Drive hard for searing lead lines and an immensely satisfying rhythm and grind.
Countless guitarists have sought to reproduce the distinctive Van Halen sound over the years, and now their quest just got a whole lot easier, with the Celestion G12 EVH impulse responses, representing an authentic digital version of this classic speaker.
As with all Celestion IRs, five individual IR varieties of the new G12 EVH are available for download, which correspond to each of 5 separate types of cabinet, including: 1×12 (open back), 1×12 (closed back), 2×12 (open back), 2×12 (closed back) and 4×12 (closed back.) These can be purchased either separately, as an entire collection for a savings of over 50%, or as part of a Pick & Mix option. Celestion’s Pick & Mix option features IR combinations of either 3 or 5 cabinets from the company’s full range of IRs, offering customers flexibility and value pricing in building their personal IR library.
“Celestion are pleased to add the Eddie Van Halen signature speaker to our ever-growing family of versatile Impulse Responses,” says Nigel Wood, Celestion CEO. “Now customers can get closer to the legendary Van Halen sound at home or in the studio with the new Celestion G12 EVH IR, an authentic digital version of this signature speaker.”

The new G12 EVH IR joins the comprehensive range of professionally captured Celestion Impulse Responses which are available for purchase on Celestion Plus. Other models include the V-Type, G12T-75,  G12-50GL Lynchback, Classic Lead 80, Classic Gold, A-Type , Neo Creamback,  G12-H150 Redback,  G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback,G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65,  Cream, G12-35XC, Celestion Blue andVintage 30 models. Find out more at CelestionPlus.

About Celestion Impulse Responses
Celestion IRs, which capture the essential behavior of the cabinet in the specific space in which it was recorded, including the frequency and phase response of single drivers as well as the interaction of multiple speakers, offer the user significant benefits. In both recording and live production, Celestion IRs enable the desired tone to be precisely and consistently reproduced regardless of the music recording or live sound environment. And IR users can escape the limitations of a single mic and cabinet setup and explore a universe of possibilities to create the perfect tone. Once you find a tone that you love, it can be precisely recreated, in the studio or on the road, time after time. And the IRs allow Celestion customers to audition specific models before purchasing one or more physical speakers.
Celestion IR digital downloads are available in uncompressed, industry standard .WAV format at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sample rates at 24 bit depth, in lengths of 200 and 500 milliseconds Once the files are downloaded and unzipped, users simply load the IRs into a convolution plug-in in their DAW or into other processing hardware. These formats will work in all known hardware capable of loading IRs, and for the most popular hardware Celestion have already grouped together the correct formats. Guitar processor manufacturers supported include Atomic Amps, Fractal Audio Systems, Kemper, Line 6, Logidy, Positive Grid, Two Notes, Headrush and Yamaha. The Celestion IR files may be downloaded in the sample rate and length appropriate for the hardware being used or as a complete package of all rates and lengths. Certain third party hardware requires the files to be converted into a proprietary format before use.
Celestion Plus.
About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers
An important element to essential British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll, Celestion Guitar Speakers are famous for their lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime. With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. 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.

<![CDATA[Zenhiser Goes Base 2]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/zenhiser-goes-base-2 Mon, 6 Aug 2018 14:08:43 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Binary, some dazzling new Techno tools for today’s producer.

Zenhiser Pack: Binary

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/binary-techno-samples.html



<![CDATA[Drummer Directory Makes It Easier To Find The Right Drummer To Study With]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/drummer-directory-makes-it-easier-to-find-the-right-drummer-to-study-with Mon, 6 Aug 2018 13:55:24 GMT


Drum Channel’s New “Drummer Directory” Makes It Easier

Than Ever To Study With The World’s Greatest Drummers.



Whether it's technique, time-keeping, tuning or virtually any other drumming-related subject, the award-winning Drum Channel website contains the widest variety of educational drum videos on the internet. Plus, with nearly 1000 lessons, courses, classes and play-alongs available from more than 150 of the world’s top drummers and percussionists, Drum Channel also offers the largest quantity and highest quality of online drum instruction.


And now, with the addition of its advanced “Drummer Directory” to the site, Drum Channel has taken another step forward by giving drummers a quick and easy way to choose their teacher and topic. The Directory features an alphabetical listing of every drummer on the DC site— from legends like Terry Bozzio, Neil Peart, Jim Keltner and Charlie Watts to modern stars such as Luke Holland, Thomas Lang, Tony Royster, Jr. and Dave Elitch— with sublinks to individual pages for each player showing all of their available content. Drummers can merely select the instructional videos they want to watch and access the content from the Drum Channel store.


“Drum Channel has a huge range of relevant content drummers want to study,” says founder Don Lombardi. “With the ‘Drummer Directory’, we now have a faster, easier way for them to choose the artists they want to study with.”


For more information, visit www.drumchannel.com.




<![CDATA[Bluezone Releases Free Samples]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bluezone-releases-free-samples Mon, 6 Aug 2018 13:50:30 GMT


Bluezone Releases Free Samples




Bluezone releases a free pack. The 1GB free sample pack is available on the main page (scroll to bottom, there is no registration).





<![CDATA[More Trance Elevation Bundles]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/more-trance-elevation-bundles Fri, 3 Aug 2018 14:41:13 GMT






'Trance Elevation Bundle (Vols 4-6)’ combines the final three instalments of this pioneering series from Producer Loops. Bursting with acid basslines, intense pads, razor-sharp drums and euphoric leads, the included content is your gateway to securing a signing on top labels like FSOE, A State of Trance and WAO138. The 15 Construction Kits take influence from Trance luminaries such as Aly & Fila, James Dymond, Chris Schweizer and Simon Patterson.

In the nine years since Volume 1 of this series was released, Trance has undergone somewhat of a revival. Trance tracks are making their way into the sets of mainstream DJs and even the Techno elite. Trance DJs are now mainstage acts at the biggest global festivals, meanwhile, producers who left the genre to pursue the EDM sound have now returned. It is, therefore, safe to say that Trance is back with a vengeance!

Make your mark on this thriving genre with this supreme bundle, collecting the very latest packs from the series.

'Trance Elevation Bundle (Vols 4-6)' is the ultimate tool-kit for producing professional, top level Trance tracks. Equally, each of the 15 included Construction Kits give you the building blocks of your next production, and are an immense learning resource for production beginners. For intermediate and advanced users who want to assign their favourite hardware synth or virtual instrument sounds, MIDI data is also provided.


The Demos:

All of the parts you hear in the MP3 demos are included in this product. Nothing is missing. Furthermore, all parts are included on their own (isolated) allowing you to incorporate as much or as little of the Construction Kit into your tracks as desired.


About the Construction Kits:

All of the elements of the Construction Kits have been broken-out into separate files. Each part has been isolated so you can choose which parts you want to use in your own track. All parts are "looped" perfectly, so you can simply drag and drop the desired parts into your music sequencer.


Built for all levels of Producers:

These products have been constructed from the ground up with 'usability' in mind. It has been designed to appeal to beginners, intermediate and professional users alike. Please read on for examples of what we did to achieve this.


Dry and Processed Loops:

We have included dry and processed (wet) versions of the loops for most parts, to give you ultimate flexibility when mixing these into your tracks. Beginners will want to use the wet versions, whereas the intermediate and advanced users will find the dry versions and MIDI files particularly useful.


MIDI Files:

MIDI files have been provided for the melodic synthesizer riffs (including leads, pads and basslines). Therefore, if you want to put these melodies through your own synthesizers or plugins then no problem, simply import the MIDI file into your sequencer and select your own synth or plugin as the output.



All of the content in 'Trance Elevation Bundle Vols 4-6' is 100% royalty-free. Once purchased, you can use these audio loops and MIDI files in your music releases, both commercial and underground.



• 15 Construction Kits
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit Loops & Samples
• All loops sync to BPM
• PC/Mac Compatible



Price and Availability:

'Trance Elevation Bundle (Vols 4-6)’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £79.95 / 93,79 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com




<![CDATA[Ovation Suspends U.S. Operations In An Effort To Modernize Manufacturing ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ovation-suspends-u.s.-operations-in-an-effort-to-modernize-manufacturing Fri, 3 Aug 2018 14:22:24 GMT


Legacy Guitar Brand Retools for the Future

Ovation suspends U.S. operations in an effort to modernize manufacturing 


(08/03/2018 – Oxnard, CA) Drum Workshop Inc., owner of the 50 plus year, storied brand, recently announced plans to update most of its current models.  Much of the comprehensive strategy is said to focus on a review of existing models and price points with the long term goal of laying groundwork for a future that offers diehard Ovation fans a value proposition consistent with past models, while delivering stand-out instruments to a new generation of guitar enthusiasts.  

“Ovation has always been predicated on innovation, advancement, sound quality, ease of use and playability. Although the market segment has changed quite a bit since Ovation launched in the 70’s, that still holds true today.  It’s parallel to the DW Drums philosophy and we need to make sure we are abiding by the legacy that Charlie Kaman created over 50 years ago.”, said newly-appointed Ovation Brand Coordinator, William Robinson.

The brand will launch a revised website and pricing in August and has plans to step-up specifications and features on import and U.S. made product in the coming year.  Meanwhile, Ovation’s New Hartford, CT facility will cease operations to clear the way for the brand’s new direction.  Existing U.S. inventory will continue to be sold during the transition process. 

Drum Workshop President and C.E.O., Chris Lombardi added, “We really want these guitars to be embraced by a new audience, while in keeping with what Ovation means to so many people around the world. We hear from guitarists that tell us Ovation was their first guitar and they still play it today.  That means it made a substantial impact on the industry and we want to keep that feeling alive.  It’s what makes Ovation so special.”






Founded in 1965, Ovation Guitars is an American manufacturer of acoustic-electric guitars, basses, mandolins and ukuleles. Known for their distinctive parabolic-shaped, composite backs, multi-wood epaulets and integrated electronics, Ovation guitars have been played by such legendary artists as Glen Campbell, Melissa Etheridge, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Richie Sambora, Jimmy Page and Kevin Cronin among others.  For more information, visit www.ovationguitars.com



Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit www.dwdrums.com 




<![CDATA[RØDE Releases An iOS Pocket Podcast Studio]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/rde-releases-an-ios-pocket-podcast-studio Fri, 3 Aug 2018 14:17:53 GMT


August 2nd, 2018 Australian pro audio giant RØDE Microphones launches the brand new SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit, the latest Lightning connected recording solution for Apple iOS Devices.
The SC6-L is a compact duo-3.5mm TRRS-to-Lightning Mobile Interface that enables broadcast-quality audio recording with two RØDE smartLav+ microphones; a compact solution for on-the-go interviews and podcasts, both for audio only and filmed scenarios. It’s a pro-quality pocket podcast studio!
Thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack, you can both monitor in real time and listen to playback. Download the free RØDE Reporter App to adjust input and monitor levels, along with a suite of other settings to reduce work in post – you can even share it immediately. The Mobile Interview Kit will also work with other iOS recording software. Simply plug-set-&-record.
The SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit comes packaged with the new SC6-L Interface, 2 x Clips, 2 x Windshields, 1 x Storage Pouch, and 2 x smartLav+ Microphones – RØDE's professional-grade lavaliers. These discreet and portable miniature mics are made with omnidirectional condenser capsules and Kevlar® reinforced cables – the ideal choice for a wide range of film, TV, podcast and broadcast applications.
"We're thrilled to announce the launch of RØDE's new additions to iOS audio capture," commentsDamien Wilson, CEO of RØDE Microphones. "Following on from the VideoMic Me-L, the SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit is perfect for both media pros and emerging content creators, providing broadcast-ready audio on Apple devices at a stellar price. These products further cement our position as the choice for Today’s
Creative Generation™.”
The SC6-L Mobile Interface andsmartLav+ microphones are also available for purchase separately.
About RØDE Microphones:
RØDE Microphones (www.rode.com) designs and manufactures high-quality microphones and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 116 countries globally. It is part of The Freedman Group, with APHEX, Event and SoundField.
<![CDATA[All-New Gretsch Drum Finishes For 2018]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/all-new-gretsch-drum-finishes-for-2018 Thu, 2 Aug 2018 14:19:54 GMT


All-New Gretsch Drum Finishes For 2018

Iconic Drum Brand Debuts New Nitron Finishes for Catalina Club, Renown & Gretsch Energy Series Drumsets


(2nd August 2018, Ridgeland, SC) Currently celebrating its 135th Anniversary, Gretsch Drums has announced the addition of several durable Nitron laminates to its line of popular-priced drumset series including Catalina Club, Renown and Gretsch Energy. The Gretsch Catalina Club 4-piece Jazz configuration is now available in Blue Satin Flame, Renown Series drumsets are now available in “big flake” Turquoise Sparkle and Copper Sparkle finishes, and the “ready to play” Gretsch Energy series sets now include a Ruby Sparkle finish option.

Now available in an eye-catching Blue Satin Flame finish, the Gretsch Catalina Club has received world-wide acclaim as the perfect drum kit for drummers who need a fantastic-sounding, smaller sized, professional grade kit.  Catalina Club 4-piece configurations are built around a 14” deep bass drum that delivers a warm, punchy vintage tone. It’s hardware components give the series a distinctive flair that pays homage to the company's 135-year legacy. From the round “gas cap” bass drum mount plate and Mini GTS mounting system to the reduced-mass tom mount brackets and Gretsch T-Wing screws and bolts, Catalina Club has an incredible, drummer-friendly feel with classic mahogany shells    and the original 30-degree bearing edge that made them famous. Additional Gretsch Catalina Club finishes include Gloss Crimson Burst, Piano Black, Satin Antique Fade, and Satin Walnut Glaze. *Blue Satin Flame finish is available only in CT1-J484 configuration, 7 x 10" and 14 x 20" add-ons.

The Gretsch Renown  is now available in two all-new luxe looks, “big flake” Turquoise Sparkle and Copper Sparkle finishes. Renown features the classic 7-ply Gretsch formula maple shells, with 30-degree bearing edges and exclusive “Silver Sealer” interiors and Gretsch's player-friendly “302” hoop—the same hoop used on Gretsch's Brooklyn and Broadkaster series drums. Additional Gretsch Renown finishes include: Cherry Burst, Gloss Natural, Piano Black, Satin Tobacco Burst, Silver Oyster Pearl andVintage Pearl.

Now available in a Ruby Sparkle finish, the ready-to-play Gretsch Energy features 7-ply poplar shells with 30-degree bearing edges and are equipped with 1.6mm triple flanged hoops and Remo® drum heads.  Plus, it includes all of the hardware needed to get the aspiring drummer started, including a bass drum pedal, hi-hat stand, snare stand with both a boom and straight cymbal stand. Energy kits also include a Zildjian Planet Z cymbal pack.  Existing Gretsch Energy drumset finishes include Brushed Grey, White and Black.Cymbals are included with kit in the US only. International markets may vary.

To find out more about the new Gretsch finishes on the Catalina Club, Renown and Gretsch Energy ranges, and all other product please go to http://www.gretschdrums.com/. U.S. music retailers can order these Gretsch products from Hal Leonard, 1-800-554-0626. European music retailers can order these Gretsch products from GEWA music, +49 (0) 37423 / 778 0





Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1883, Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina. In 2015, Oxnard California-based, American drum designers and manufacturer Drum Workshop (DW Drums) acquired the rights to develop, produce, market and distribute Gretsch Drums. For 135 years, this award-winning company has been providing "That Great Gretsch Sound” to drummers around the globe. Noted artists include Phil Collins, Charlie Watts, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cindy Blackman and Taylor Hawkins among others. For more information, visit



<![CDATA[The World's Best Selling USB MIDI Keyboard Controllers Get An Update]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-worlds-best-selling-usb-midi-keyboard-controllers-get-an-update Wed, 1 Aug 2018 15:50:04 GMT




Keystation 61 MK3, 49 MK3 and Mini 32 MK3 boast compact, rugged design, perfect for any musician, combined with a full range of creative features and included software.



Cumberland, RI, USA (August 1, 2018)— M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of their new Keystation 61, 49 and Mini 32 MK3 USB/MIDI keyboard controllers. The new models are the latest versions of the world’s best-selling keyboard controllers, with velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance the player’s recording workflow.


The new models use octave range buttons, pitch-bend and modulation controls and volume control to play, perform and record with music software without requiring a mouse or trackpad. The 61 and 49 MK3 feature transport and directional controls and a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input to use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain. The Keystation 61 MK3 adds 5-pin MIDI output and semi-weighted keys as step-up features from the Mini 32 MK3 and 49 MK3.


Compact, lightweight and durable, the Keystation models are perfect for the musician who wants to take command of music software during live performances or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio—they easily satisfy both roles. They are USB-powered, class-compliant, and support USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, all three support iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.


For the most complete and satisfying player experience possible, right out of the box, the new M- Audio Keystation models come with an unprecedented array of recording/producing/performance software, virtual instruments and on-line performance/skill-building lessons. These tools include:


  • Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition recording/production software

  • Air Music Technology Xpand!2 multitimbral workstation

    The 61 and 49 MK3 add:

  • Ableton Live Lite performance/production program

  • Air Music Technology Mini Grand virtual pianos

  • Air Music Technology Velvet virtual electronic pianos

  • Skoove online interactive piano lessons

  • Melodics instructional desktop app for MIDI keyboards

  • 2GB of Touch Loops premium loops, one shots and sound elements



The new keyboards are available immediately. U.S. retail price is $169 for the 61 MK3, $99 for the 49 MK3 and $49 for the Mini 32 MK3. For more information, please visit www.m-audio.com.







About M-Audio

M-Audio (m-audio.com) began as Midiman, a driving force in the desktop recording revolution that followed the introduction of MIDI in the 1980s. Today, M-Audio has evolved into one of the most revered names in computer interface and studio integration solutions, keyboard and controller products, and all manner of essential musical hardware from microphones to studio monitors. M-Audio is a proud member of the inMusic family (inmusicbrands.com).



<![CDATA[Yamaha Introduces The Brand-New P-121 Digital Piano]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/yamaha-introduces-the-brand-new-p-121-digital-piano Wed, 1 Aug 2018 15:42:42 GMT


Yamaha Introduces The Brand-New P-121 Digital Piano




We are pleased to introduce you to a brand new digital piano – the first 73-key, weighted-action digital piano from Yamaha – the P-121!


Most digital pianos are designed with 88 keys, just like the keyboard of an acoustic piano. Some players don’t need this full range and would be happier with something smaller and more portable that still feels and sounds like an acoustic piano. The P-121 was designed with easy transport and space-saving in mind, without any sacrifice in sound quality and feel.
Featuring the sound of the renowned Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano, and the legendary Yamaha Graded Hammer Standard keyboard action, you’ll feel like you’re playing an acoustic piano. With 24 instrument Voices you can explore your creativity and add unique character to your compositions or performances. If you’re playing with a partner, simply engage Duo Mode to split the keyboard into two halves, each with their own middle C! If you have an iOS device, you can download the free Smart Pianist app, turning your smart device into an intuitive user interface that makes selecting Voices and configuring settings even easier. Smart Pianist also uses Audio to Chord technology to analyze the songs in your smart device’s music library and display the chords so you can jam along with recordings from your favorite artists.
The compact design of the P-121 makes it an ideal digital piano to take out for coffee house gigs, or to fit into a college dorm room. Weighing in at just 22lbs, it’s easy to put this digital piano into its custom-fitted soft case, the SC-KB750, and carry it with you wherever you want to make music. It even fits in the trunk of most cars. If you prefer to use your P-121 at home, you can accessorize it with a matching wooden furniture stand (L121), and a grand piano-like 3-pedal accessory (LP1).
If you started on a portable keyboard because it was light-weight, and if 61 keys were sufficient at the time, maybe now is the time to consider the most affordable, lightest weighted-key digital piano available on the market – the Yamaha P-121. If you already have a weighted action digital piano for practicing at home, perhaps now is the time to consider something smaller and lighter that you can take with you when you want to play out. Maybe you’re just looking for the perfect gift for the piano student in your life. No matter what your reason, you’ll find that the P-121 is truly a winner!
The P-121 digital piano will be available in stores in October of 2018. Talk to your authorized Yamaha retailer today!
<![CDATA[Bose Professional Adds Accessories For S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bose-professional-adds-accessories-for-s1-pro-multi-position-pa-system Wed, 1 Aug 2018 14:54:17 GMT


Bose Professional Adds Accessories for S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System
Bose S1 Pro now comes standard with battery pack and compatibility with Bose Connect app; new accessories include a backpack and slip cover
Framingham, MA, August 1, 2018Bose Professional announces enhancements for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system — the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system, and the latest addition to the acclaimed Bose portable professional product line. Based on early customer feedback, Bose is now shipping each S1 Pro with a pre-installed rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and compatibility with the Bose Connect App for streaming Bluetooth® audio to as many as two S1 units. New accessories include the S1 Pro Backpack and S1 Slip Cover.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack comes pre-installed and allows users to play the S1 Pro without AC power for up to 11 hours on a single charge. The Quick Charge feature allows users to recharge their S1 Battery Pack in a hurry (when in use in standard mode and plugged into AC power, the S1 Pro is trickle-charged). Additional S1 Battery Packs are available to purchase separately for users looking for a backup or extended play option.
The durable S1 Pro Backpack is designed for hands-free transport of the Bose S1 Pro system. Three zippered compartments allow cables and other items to be safely stored, while the adjustable shoulder straps, molded foam back panel and convenient handles allow users to comfortably carry their S1 Pro system anywhere they travel.
The S1 Slip Cover allows users to protect their S1 Pro system while on the go. This custom-fit cover easily slips onto the S1 Pro, providing scratch protection while carrying, traveling in a car, placing in an airplane overhead compartment, or when just storing. Made from durable nylon, it features an embroidered front Bose logo and a top opening for accessing the S1 Pro carry handle.
Other enhancements include compatibility with the Bose Connect app (which allows access to additional options and features like Stereo Mode) to wirelessly stream audio to a second system for even more output.
The S1 Pro multi-position PA system is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $599.
More about the S1 Pro:
Designed for singer-songwriters, DJs, musicians and general PA use, and drawing upon the award-winning technology developed for the lauded Bose L1 and F1 portable loudspeaker systems, the S1 Pro allows users to sound great anywhere. The S1 Pro truly delivers on the combination of performance, portability and versatility — ready to perform flawlessly whenever and wherever.
At only 15.7 lbs (7.1 kg) and with dimensions of 13" x 9.5" x 11.2" (330 x 241 x 286 mm), the ultra-portable and rugged S1 Pro is lightweight and designed for effortless transport using the convenient carry-handle.
The S1 Pro is engineered to be used in four different positions to accommodate a wide range of applications – tilt-back, elevated, mounted on a speaker stand, or placed on its side (as a floor monitor). Built-in sensors detect positional changes and trigger Auto EQ, which automatically recalibrates the system’s internal settings for each different placement/application, ensuring that users always sound their best with optimum sound in any position.
The S1 Pro comes with a three-channel mixer. Reverb and tone controls are featured on two channels with XLR/quarter-inch combo jacks, and a third channel is for either 3.5 mm (1/8”) line-in or wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, a line-out jack offers easy expansion to other systems.
Using the wireless channel, music can be played from a mobile device easily using Bluetoothstreaming (great for pre-produced backing tracks or background music), while getting great sound quickly with integrated ToneMatch processing for microphones and instruments. Additionally, users can enjoy hours of play on-the-go with the S1 Pro’s optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery; a special setting and intelligent circuitry offer a choice between trickle charge or dedicated full-power charge.
For more information, visit BOSE.COM/S1.
S1 Pro multi-position PA system from Bose Professional, pictured with its accessories: pre-installed rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and compatibility with the Bose Connect App for streaming Bluetooth® audio to as many as two S1 units (both standard), along with the optional S1 Pro Backpack and S1 Slip Cover.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose Corporation is under license. 
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.
<![CDATA[Universal Audio Ships UAD-2 Live Rack MADI Effects Processor]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/universal-audio-ships-uad-2-live-rack-madi-effects-processor Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:47:18 GMT


Universal Audio Ships 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 • July XX, 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



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 now shipping worldwide 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 the UAD-2 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



<![CDATA[The Ultimate Stripped Down Tactile Monitor?]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-ultimate-stripped-down-tactile-monitor Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:43:18 GMT



 Porter & Davies Launch BC-X

Their Ultimate Stripped Down Tactile Monitor



Porter & Davies, world renowned for their tactile monitoring systems are delighted to announce the launch of the new BC-X, a super-mini version of their highly sought after BC2 and BC Gigster. This new, pint-sized version comes with simplified professional standard features and a price as streamlined as its size.

Four years in the making, the BC-X has the same quality build, identical response time and many of the same superior components as the BC2 and BC Gigster. It packs a serious punch, despite its diminutive size!

The BC-X features the company’s brand new, unique TT1 Precision Devices Transducer built into the top of the patented throne. This uses bone conduction to deliver a potent, accurate reproduction of what is being played, without sound. The new transducer allows the BC-X to deliver seventy-five to eighty percent of the power and performance of the BC2 and Gigster systems.


At less than a third of the weight of the BC2 and more than ten percent lighter than the BC Gigster the new engine is highly portable. It is supplied with a comfortable, all vinyl, 13” round throne. Both fit comfortable into a bespoke All-In-One Hardcase which is available as an optional extra.


All this has enabled the company to significantly reduce the stage footprint of the unit and reduce the price to £479 plus VAT. The BC-X is available now, exclusively fromhttps://www.porteranddavies.co.uk/shop.

As with all Porter & Davies tactile monitoring systems, the BC-X enables drummers to connect with their kit whilst playing in a totally tangible way, allowing them to feel and experience their bass drum as well as hear it. The ultra-compact BC-X punches way above its weight, making it suitable for touring, gigging, studio work as well as at home.

US Drummer, Scott Persson recently bought one of the new BC-Xs and is touring with it now. He says ‘……. the BC-X in action last night. Felt amazing! Thanks for a great product. And the seat feels great… Top notch’

To find out more about the BX-C and the other Porter & Davies products, go to https://www.porteranddavies.co.uk/products/, or to buy one please go to https://www.porteranddavies.co.uk/shop.




<![CDATA[ Symetrix Announces Release Of SymVue For Control Server]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/symetrix-announces-release-of--symvue-for-control-server Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:38:53 GMT


Symetrix Announces Release of 

SymVue for Control Server
Seattle, WA, USA - July 2018...   Symetrix,  manufacturer of high performance audio hardware and software for the installed sound market, has announced the release of the highly anticipated SymVue software for their Control Server hardware.
Awarded Best Of Show at this year's ISE show, SymVue is a server-based application designed to control Symetrix DSPs. SymVue enables custom GUIs authored using Symetrix' Composer running on the Symetrix Control Server hardware. Application-specific control screens can be designed and tested in minutes, without writing any code.
With SymVue deployed on Symetrix Control Server hardware, Symetrix DSPs can respond to commands from any browser-enabled device - laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. SymVue's WYSIWYG designs render in all popular web browsers and adapt to screens of different sizes, resolutions, and orientations. Parameter changes remain in sync across all networked devices including Composer, ARC Wall Panels and ARC-WEB, third-party controllers, and SymVue clients on Windows PCs.
Cost-effective server-based Control Server hardware distributes SymVue, along with existing and upcoming Symetrix apps, to one or multiple users across a wired network or via built-in Wi-Fi, hosting a virtually unlimited number of users and configurations. Multiple users can operate SymVue, each with a unique username and password. Each installation of SymVue for Control Server also includes five available configurations of the application, as well as five available configurations of the Mixer application, enabling users to quickly create intricate and complex systems right out of the box. SymVue for Control Server virtually eliminates device and operating system compatibility issues. There are no app stores to deal with, no updates to enforce, or out of date network applications running loose on the network. Security and user access is centrally managed and enforced, enabling administrators to quickly and easily deal with changes and reconfiguration.
"We're truly excited about the release of SymVue for Control Server," remarked Symetrix Senior Product Manager Trent Wagner. "We're particularly honored to receive a Best of Show award, with so many great products and technologies at this year's ISE show."
For more information, please visit http://www.symetrix.co/products/symvue-software/

About Symetrix
With unrelenting focus, Symetrix delivers high-performance audio DSP hardware and software backed by the highest caliber of customer care. Early-stage implementation of Dante™ network audio is just one of many ways Symetrix continues to lead with innovation in the commercial AV industry.
<![CDATA[A New Halter For Your Head]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/a-new-halter-for-your-head Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:33:36 GMT




Ultra-lightweight headphones designed for creatives in broadcast and video production



LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 30, 2018 – Halter Technical LLC, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer of audio products for the broadcast and video production industry are excited to introduce the Scene Monitor headphone. Designed to fill the gap in the market for an inexpensive, quality headphone, the Scene Monitor is comfortable enough for producers, directors, script supervisors, loggers, and editors to wear for an entire workday without fatigue.


While there are thousands of headphones on the market, the new Scene Monitor offers many features that professionals working with sound have previously never had all in one package. Scene Monitor has a quality build and is easy to repair.  It features a single, straight 3-foot cable that won’t kink or catch like coiled cables.  It is compatible with IFB receivers from Comtek, Sennheiser, Zaxcom, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom, and ALL devices with a stereo 3.5mm headphone jack.  


The Halter Technical Scene Monitor accomplishes all of this and more.  Best of all, the Scene Monitor is available at an affordable enough price that it can be purchased on a per show or project basis.  Included in the package is one headphone, one set of leather earpads, and one set of silicone earpads.  Now, customers have the option of using the earpads they find best for their client, and have a spare set at their disposal.


Scene Monitor is available in two different SKU’s.  Customers may purchase a single Scene Monitor  (Model No. HTSM1) or as a 10-Pack (Model No. HTSM1-PACK).  These options offer a convenient and cost effective way to outfit an individual, or a show or facility with the perfect work headphone solution.


Both the HTSM1 single Scene Monitor and HTSM1-PACK Scene Monitor 10-Pack are now available from all of Halter Technical’s retail partners.




About Halter Technical LLC

Located in Los Angeles, CA, Halter Technical is a manufacturer of high quality audio equipment for the world’s broadcast and video production markets. Founded by Doc Justice, an experienced veteran Production Sound Mixer and Audio Supervisor, Halter Technical’s mission is to scrutinize the production audio marketplace to discover inefficiencies, and to reinvigorate the industry.

Halter Technical: Never Settle For Standard.

For additional information, visit the company online at www.haltertechnical.com.



<![CDATA[Out Of, And Into The Blue - Logitech Announces Purchase Plan]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/out-of-and-into-the-blue---logitech-announces-purchase-plan Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:16:31 GMT


Logitech Agrees to Acquire Blue Microphones


Logitech has announced plans to acquire Blue Microphones—and we are super excited about it! Blue’s mission is to help our users find and amplify their voice by making the coolest microphones on the planet, and we’re going to keep doing exactly that.  With Logitech’s vast resources behind us, we can be supercharged. We can be better, stronger, faster…


We have a lot in common with Logitech. Our products are all about the marriage of great design and stellar performance, and so are theirs. We both have strong brands in the gaming market. We make the most popular streaming mic, they make the most popular streaming cam. And we both want to put excellent, high-performance gear on every desktop.  


Blue CEO John Maier: 

“With Logitech’s vast resources and incredible reach, Blue will be on a much bigger stage from the beginning. The end result is fulfilling our ultimate purpose – helping as many of our users find and amplify their voice as we can!”


So here’s the deal: all of us here at Blue will keep creating cool stuff for professional musicians, gamers, podcasters, YouTubers, and streamers; Logitech will help us conquer the world. It’s a great partnership full of possibilities. And our new extended Logi family also includes Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, Logitech G and Astro Gaming. Nice.


Last but not least, we have some great new products in development, so stay tuned--there’s a lot to look forward to! As fun as the last 10 years have been, we’re just getting warmed up. Please join us in celebrating this next exciting chapter in Blue’s history!


Check out Logitech’s blog for more info.






<![CDATA[Now You Can Get Your Very Own Beautiful Bugs]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/now-you-can-get-your-very-own-beautiful-bugs Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:45:35 GMT


Pro Sound Effects Releases Beautiful Bugs Library
Moody and textural insect recordings from film sound innovators
Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet
BROOKLYN, NY (July 31, 2018) - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released Beautiful Bugs- the fourth exclusive library from their partnership with renowned recordist and film sound pioneer, Ann Kroeber. Beautiful Bugs features an expressive collection of natural and designed insect sound effects including rhythmic cicada swells, dense locust drones, mosquito cries, isolated fly buzzes and more.
Kroeber, along with her late partner Alan Splet, are celebrated for innovating the evocative use of sound effects in film. With decades of experience and material from countless projects as a recordist, sound designer, and effects editor, Kroeber created Sound Mountain – an acclaimed, extensive recording collection providing sound for many award-winning films and games.
The Beautiful Bugs library features artful insect sound effects that were recorded and designed by Kroeber and Splet while working on major feature films including David Lynch’s Blue Velvetand Peter Weir’s The Mosquito Coast. These masterful recordings were captured on excursions in the jungle of Belize, Alaskan wilderness, muggy summertime North Carolina, and an insect lab in Berkeley, California.
“These insect sounds are very special to me. They can really give mystery and depth to a scene,” says Ann Kroeber. “This is the first time I’ve made them widely available, and I’m excited to finally share them with the next generation of sound artists to use in their own projects.”
  • 88 sound effects (2.55GB)
  • 24-bit/48kHz broadcast .wav files
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Download or flash drive delivery (+$40)
The Beautiful Bugs sound effects library is available now at $129 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/bugs.
2+ users? Contact licensing@prosoundeffects.com.
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.
<![CDATA[PreSonus Announces Major StudioLive Series III Update And Free Plug-ins]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-announces-major-studiolive-series-iii-update-and-free-plug-ins Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:12:53 GMT


PreSonus Announces Major StudioLive Series III Update and Free Plug-ins
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2018... PreSonus has released version 1.9 firmware for its popular StudioLive Series III digital consoles and rack mixers. The update includes enhanced support for PreSonus AVB networked products, including the EarMix 16M and NSB-series stage boxes, as well as improving mixer performance. All StudioLive Series III console and rack mixer owners are strongly encouraged to update their firmware to version 1.9 to take advantage of the performance improvements.

PreSonus also announced that for a limited time, users of StudioLive Series III consoles and rack mixers can download the company’s Vintage Channel Strips Bundle of Fat Channel plug-ins for free. The Vintage Channel Strips Bundle comprises four meticulously crafted emulations of highly regarded vintage audio processors: Classic Compressor, Vintage 3-Band EQ, Tube P1B Compressor, and Tube Midrange EQ. 

Utilizing state-of-the-art State Space Modeling technology, engineers at PreSonus Software Ltd. in Hamburg, Germany, closely modeled the sound and response of the original hardware processors, including every circuit, harmonic, and nuance. These plug-ins load in a StudioLive Series III console or rack mixer’s Fat Channel, expanding the Fat Channel processor library much like plug-ins do in a DAW. Each plug-in comes in both StudioLive Series III format and Studio One format so you can use them in both mixer and DAW Fat Channels. There are no DSP limitations on the number of plug-in instances, and the plug-ins can be used on every input channel. 

For more information on how to update StudioLive Series III mixer firmware, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKRDJgCpQQM.
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.
<![CDATA[Shhh! Samson Launches Mono Passive Isolation Box]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/shhh-samson-launches-mono-passive-isolation-box Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:01:05 GMT

Samson Launches Mono Passive Isolation Box for Optimal Sound Stabilization




HICKSVILLE, New York (July 27, 2018)Samson, an industry pioneer in professional audio products, announces today the launch of the MLI1 Mono Passive Isolation Box. The MLI1 is a line level passive isolation box designed to remove the hum and buzz caused by ground loops and to convert unbalanced signals to balanced signals for long cable runs. Combining premium sound circuitry with durable, roadworthy con­struction, the MLI1 provides high-quality signal connection solu­tions for live, broadcast and studio applications. The Samson MLI1 is now available for $39.99 at all major MI and CE retailers.



Flat Frequency Response

The MLI1 features Samson's STL transformer that delivers an extended, ruler flat frequency response from 10Hz–35kHz (±0.2dB) with ultra-low distortion. The transformer isolates the input signal from the output signal, removing any DC noise. The Ground Lift switch disconnects the ground from the Input and Output connections, eliminating the hum caused by ground loops.


Roadworthy Construction

Housed in a 14-gauge steel chassis, the MLI1 is built to withstand the abuse of the most demanding live tours. Its rigid outer shell protects all the MLI1’s internal connections, switches and solder joints from failure, ensuring quiet, reliable performance.


Product Features:

  • Mono line isolation box eliminates hum and buzz caused by ground loops
  • Samson STL transformer isolates input and output signals
  • Flexible connectivity with 1/4" and XLR input and output connections 
  • Ruler flat frequency response from 10Hz–35kHz
  • All-metal, impact resistant design



Product Specifications:

Type:                                      Mono passive isolation box

Frequency Response:           10Hz–35kHz (±0.2dB typical), up to 75kHz (-1dB)

Maximum Input:                     +15dBu @ 41Hz for <1% THD+N

Dynamic Range:                    >140dB

Gain:                                        +0.2dB

Rejection:                               50/60Hz 126dB typical

Equivalent Input Noise:        -115dBu

Intermodulation Distortion:  0.003%

Total Harmonic Distortion:   0.0006%

Input Impedance:                  7.7kO

Output Impedance:               600O nominal

Transformer:                          Samson STL

Ground Lift:                            Disconnects ground from input to output

Connectors:                          Input: XLR-1/4" combo

                                             Output:XLR + 1/4" TRS

Chassis Construction:         Powder coated, 14-gauge steel chassis

Product Dimensions:           4.25” x 2.25” x 1.75” (110mm x 54mm x 46mm)

Product Weight:                    0.7lb (320g)

Note: All specifications are with a 50O balanced source @ 1kHz, -10dBu and 10k load, except as noted.




About Samson

Samson Technologies began in 1980 as a pioneer in wireless microphone technology. Today, Samson is an industry leader in professional audio solutions whose products are known for their fidelity and reliability. Samson products are preferred by recording artists, performers, educators and audio professionals throughout the world.

To connect with Samson, visit samsontech.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.



<![CDATA[Avid’s Next-Generation MediaCentral Platform Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/avids-next-generation-mediacentral-platform-now-available Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:53:23 GMT

Avid’s Powerful Next-generation MediaCentral Platform Now Available


 Groundbreaking modular platform design with innovative user experience delivers a full suite of applications, modules, services and connectors for unprecedented flexibility, scalability and efficiency in media production  



Burlington, Mass., July 26, 2018 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, today announced the immediate availability of the next-generation, web-based version ofMediaCentral®,  Avid’s industry-leading media production and management platform. By streamlining the entire workflow, MediaCentral enables customers to create better content faster, deliver to more outlets and devices, and maximize the value of their media. Customers also benefit from MediaCentral | Cloud UX, Avid’s responsive and intuitive user interface that makes it easy to search, access, edit, collaborate, and publish content from the ultimate convenience of any workstation, laptop, or mobile device they choose.


MediaCentral’s groundbreaking modular design delivers a full suite of apps, services, and connectors, providing unprecedented scalability, extensibility and speed on the job for media production, including television programs, news and sports broadcasts, films, or live TV and events. Every production team member is connected in a completely integrated workflow that offers a unified view into all media assets—whether on premises, or in a private data center, the public cloud, or a hybrid environment.


At MediaCentral’s core is the next-generation MediaCentral platform engine that delivers powerful yet simple capabilities including automated content indexing, workflow orchestration, centralized administration, and streamlined software deployment. These major advancements enable customers to find and access media assets from any location, turn content around faster and deliver to diverse channels and devices, while automating their workflows.


“Our next-generation MediaCentral production suite gives creative teams across news, sports, post production and live production the power to create and deliver more content to all their media outlets in less time than ever before,” said Dana Ruzicka, Chief Product Officer, Avid. “MediaCentral’s total deployment flexibility accommodates the unique ways that our customers want to set up and manage their operations and easily supports how their teams do their work.  The platform positions content creators for increased creativity, productivity, and agility as they evolve to take command of their next opportunity.”


MediaCentral workflow modules include:

  • MediaCentral | Editorial Management: For smaller post production and broadcast teams, this affordable media management solution enables unmatched collaborative power, with folder, project, bin, metadata, and media sharing capabilities from any web browser.


  • MediaCentral | Production Management: For large broadcasters and media enterprises, this powerhouse production module simplifies and accelerates the entire media production workflow and enables greater collaboration in large scale environments.


  • MediaCentral | Newsroom Management: For news production teams, this module delivers story-centric workflows with unsurpassed efficiency that enable news teams to deliver breaking news across multiple channels faster than ever before.


  • MediaCentral | Graphics Management (planned for future release): For news and sports production, this powerful and easy-to-use graphics asset management solution enables journalists to access graphics templates and easily add compelling graphics to their stories from any device.


  • MediaCentral | Asset Management: For demanding broadcast, news, sports, and post production environments, this robust asset management module aggregates content from any source and automatically analyzes content to create a rich index of searchable metadata accessible from MediaCentral l Cloud UX, as well as from Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.



MediaCentral Apps

MediaCentral offers a wide range of role-based apps that extend the capabilities of MediaCentral. Each app is optimized for a specific task in the media workflow, including searching and browsing media, researching the web and social media feeds, logging, editing, review and approval, publishing and more—all accessed from within the MediaCentral | Cloud UX interface to provide a consistent and unified user experience.


MediaCentral Services

MediaCentral Services enable a broad range of media workflows including content transformation, distribution, and social media publishing, as well as content indexing and search capabilities that leverage the latest advances in machine learning to provide deep insights into media libraries.  


MediaCentral Connectors

MediaCentral connectors allow customers to easily extend their media MediaCentral workflows to many third-party applications, systems, and services from the growing ranks of Alliance partners in Avid’s certified partner ecosystem, the largest in the media and entertainment industry. Connectors are now available for a broad array of third-party solutions for archive, quality control, transcoding, WAN acceleration, CMS integration, as well as publishing to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


 MediaCentral | Cloud UX

MediaCentral l Cloud UX is a redesigned, simple to use UI that provides unified access to the power of the MediaCentral platform from virtually any device anywhere, enabling tasks like search, editing, publishing, graphics, and distribution.


 Avid’s next-generation MediaCentral production suite is available now. To learn more about the platform and explore the ecosystem of available modules, apps, services and connectors, please visit http://www.avid.com/products/mediacentral.



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.



<![CDATA[Cusack Music Introduces The Resound Reverb]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cusack-music-introduces-the-resound-reverb Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:48:42 GMT


Cusack Music Introduces the Resound Reverb


DSP Reverb pedal with 8 programs and 8 presets 


Holland, MI – July 24, 2018  – Cusack Music has unveiled their newest original design, the Resound Reverb pedal.  The Resound has eight reverb programs, and eight user programmable presets arranged in four banks of two.


See a Resound demo video here:





Resound features include:

  • Eight reverb programs and eight user programmable presets
  • Large 10mm four color center LED to indicate bank, and Left and Right footswitch LEDs to indicate the preset selected within the bank
  • Dual presets allow for no loss transitions between two variants of the same program
  • Live mode for quick programming , controls can also be adjusted in the Preset mode
  • Two Parameter plus Decay controls specific for each program
  • Controls for Program, Mix, Level , Cascade, and Trails
  • “Extend” footswitch to instantly maximize Decay knob setting  during use
  • Stereo outputs , with Wet/Dry choice for second output
  • User can select Expression Pedal function as an option for the second output
  • All controls (including chosen EP function)  can save for each preset
  • 9V power supply only - no internal battery connection
  • Made in USA,  lifetime warranty




$279 MAP/street price. Go to cusackmusic.com for more info


Since 2002, Cusack Music has been a US manufacturer of high quality musical electronics.  From design and engineering to finish coat , printing, and final assembly, Cusack Music prides itself on having a "hands-on" approach to every aspect of our manufacturing process.



<![CDATA[The KOA Effect]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-koa-effect Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:45:25 GMT


Yamaha And The KOA Effect
Introducing the A4K and AC4K guitars, expertly crafted from all-solid, Hawaiian koa! These limited edition acoustic-electric guitars are a fine addition to the highly-acclaimed A Series lineup.
The A4K dreadnought and AC4K concert-size A Series guitars both feature cutaway body designs, double-line abalone inlays and unique black tuning machine keys combined with the SRT (Studio Response Technology) preamp system which delivers a natural, acoustic miked sound.
<![CDATA[British Drama Toolkit]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/british-drama-toolkit Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:41:29 GMT


British Drama Toolkit


Spitfire Audio works with award-winning composer Samuel Sim to create instant scoring instrument in British Drama Toolkit



LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of British Drama Toolkit — created in close collaboration with award-winning British composer, musician, record producer, and songwriter Samuel Sim (famed for his quality, gritty, and deep television and film drama scores) as an inimitable instrument featuring an ensemble dedicated to capturing the emotionally potent sound he is lauded for, but also presenting a unique way of interacting with the players involved to allow users to compose, arrange, and complete a cue in one pass, thereby setting it apart from anything the high-quality virtual instruments- and sample libraries- creating company has produced to date — as of July 26...


Pursuing originality in music is one thing; trying to be constantly original in the pressured world of episodic television scoring is something else entirely. By brilliantly achieving both of those traits, talented composer Samuel Sim has won multiple awards as a writer of quality, gritty, and deep television and film drama scores. So, having previously worked with Spitfire Audio to realise his namesake SAMUEL SIM - CHRYSALIS library — launching a unique and inspirational sound set centred around a stunning, deep sampled studio harp, but bent into a collection of fresh sonic tools to critical acclaim in 2015, it is hardly surprising that he (re)turned to Spitfire Audio when wanting to create an instrument that put up no roadblocks between musical ideas and their realisation as ready-to-go cues.


Cue British Drama Toolkit — or British Drama Toolkit with Samuel Sim, to give it its full, highly-appropriate appellation... an instant scoring instrument in the true sense of the word, which provides the most instinctive, immediate, and intense connection to the heart of its user’s composition while helping them find their musical voice in the process. Playing styles that have not been sampled before, with bespoke bowing techniques and breathing patterns, converge to create textures full of dramatic movement. Meanwhile, those same notes, played at a different intensity, switch to characterful lead lines, passing from instrument to instrument in an ensemble that shifts dynamically as the user explores the radical results of this close collaboration.


Comprising a small string and woodwind section recorded in the purpose-built dry stage at Spitfire Audio’s London-based HQ, British Drama Toolkit clearly comes to life from the moment it is first played. Put it this way: when this library is at anyone’s fingertips then telepathy of sorts starts in earnest. Ensembles are mapped across the full length of the keyboard, and the playing styles are tied to velocity — from whispered textures through to bold solos. Saying that, British Drama Toolkit truly demonstrates an innate understanding of the fact that the difference between playing softly and loudly is not just simply down to volume, but also about character and emotion, enabling users to compose, arrange, and complete a cue in one pass. With an eye firmly fixed on the drama rather than the computer, and with one patch capable of such wide-ranging expression, users can respond instinctively to the story rather than getting sucked in to what Samuel Sim semi-seriously terms “...the vortex of the computer.”


Clearly no stranger to the musical joy of working with emotive ensembles as a working composer himself, who better to provide some serious closing commentary as to the virtues of working with British Drama Toolkit, then, than Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson: “This is one of the ways that you can convince your director, for example, to spend the money on real musicians, because what you’re hearing here are these incredibly talented musicians playing in a really unique, stylistic, and unusual way, and what better than to have the real live players sitting, performing, and reacting to your music in real time while they do this. But if your budget doesn’t stretch to a full band of musicians, and you can only afford a few musicians, then that’s still going to give you a great result, and you're going to have these instruments to fill in the gaps, and while your ear is drawn to the live player, you have these beautiful textures floating in the background to help give your music much more depth.”


Director Christian Henson, fellow co-founder of Spitfire Audio, adds, “I’m incredibly excited about the British Drama Toolkit, which is designed by a drama media composer, Sam Sim, for us fellow media composers. It really is an amazing, inspiring, time-saving tool that can be used on a variety of different applications, but it has that kind of gritty, very emotional British drama feel to it. Basically, it’s a bunch of ensembles — some strings, some woodwinds — recorded here on our dry stage, but, instead of using controllers, it’s very much a two-handed thing, whereby different velocities give you different kind of degrees of intensity and movement.”


Musically speaking, the honesty and rawness of British dramatic scoring is ingrained in the British Drama Toolkit library. Lest we forget, though, this is not just a library that plays a composer’s music, but rather helps them compose it. Indeed, all it takes is ideas. Originality, of course, is optional, yet highly recommended... just ask its award-winning designer, Samuel Sim!


British Drama Toolkit can be purchased and digitally downloaded for a time-limited introductory promo price of £149.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$149.00 USD/€149.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until August 9, 2018 — rising thereafter to a RRP of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$199.00 USD/€199 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/british-drama-toolkit/


British Drama Toolkit 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, please visit the dedicated British Drama Toolkit webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/british-drama-toolkit/


Watch Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of British Drama Toolkit here: https://youtu.be/irH7w4dv-F0 


 Watch fellow Spitfire Audio Director Christian Henson’s helpful British Drama Toolkit contextual video here: https://youtu.be/VwH4Knt8bsY 


Watch Spitfire Audio’s touching trailer video for British Drama Toolkit here: https://youtu.be/aSeBoJ6XXmM




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



<![CDATA[Roland Announces SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer For Roland Cloud ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-announces-srx-keyboards-software-synthesizer-for-roland-cloud Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:35:21 GMT


Roland Announces SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer for Roland Cloud  
Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2018 — Roland announces the SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer for Roland Cloud, a virtual recreation of an early-2000s SRX expansion board that was originally only available for compatible Roland hardware synths. This SRX expansion compiled the very best Roland keyboard sounds into a single expansion.   
SRX KEYBOARDS puts all this into a powerful plug-in using Roland’s acclaimed DCB (Digital Circuit Behavior) technology to reproduce every nuance and detail of the original hardware. DCB uses the original sample ROM and accurately reproduces the original waveforms and any behavior or artifacts that resulted from the digital components and circuitry used in the hardware unit.  
While many of these sounds are expertly crafted creations of acoustic and electric instruments, some of the variations, modifications, and artifacts have themselves become classic keyboard sounds, appearing on hit tracks and countless film and TV scores. These tried-and-true sounds cover a wide range of genres and are engineered to “sit perfectly in the mix.”   
With over 1700 original waveforms, 86 effects, and 393 preset tones, SRX KEYBOARDS gives artists and producers plenty of room to craft their sounds using its deep, high-resolution editing interface. The collection covers a vast range of classic keyboard sounds from all manner of acoustic and electric pianos to synth pads, string machines, and much more.   
For musicians that owned the original SRX expansion board, it will become immediately apparent that SRX KEYBOARDS is tonally indistinguishable from the hardware. For everyone else, the breadth of tweakable tones in the SRX KEYBOARD lends itself perfectly to all modern musical genres and sub-genres.   
As with all Roland Cloud software synthesizers, SRX KEYBOARDS is part of the Roland Cloud core membership that can be tried out risk-free for 30 days by simply registering for a Roland Cloud account.   
To learn more about the SRX KEYBOARDS, please visit RolandCloud.com.
Roland SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer for Roland Cloud
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer. 
About Roland Virtual Sonics
Roland Virtual Sonics LLC. represents the joint venture between Roland Corporation Japan and Seattle based Virtual Sonics. We are a software, services and media solutions provider that represents the next wave in the evolution of modern music creation, and our first full offering is called Roland Cloud. Through Roland Cloud, we work to alleviate many pain-points that plague both professional and amateur musicians, producers, and creators, including the lack of access to truly high-resolution virtual instruments, the need for open and supportive community, access to mentoring, and more. Become a Roland Cloud member today by visiting https://www.rolandcloud.com.
<![CDATA[MixChecker Pro]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/mixchecker-pro Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:30:50 GMT


MixChecker Pro


Audified advances making sound mixing decisions with feature-packed MixChecker Pro plug-in providing more simulations


BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC: having amassed widespread critical acclaim with its innovative MixChecker mix-assisting plug-in that transforms studio monitors into classic reference monitors or one of several consumer devices to quickly and easily ensure that studio mixes translate to other environments, host application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce availability of MixChecker Pro — advancing making sound mixing decisions still further featuring a user interface with the same elegance and ease of use as the original MixChecker but boasting a whole host of new features to simulate surroundings and devices, thereby allowing its users to try walking in the shoes (or even ears) of their listeners — as of July 26...


Anyone accomplished at mixing content for an audience is painfully aware of having to ensure that their mixes sound great when freed from familiar studio surroundings and let loose into the wider (listening) world. Which was exactly the thinking behind MixChecker upon its well-received release in 2016; clearly, consumers — the everyday people for whom that content is mixed — did not (necessarily) have access to high-end studio monitors, but more often than not used desktop speakers, tablets, and smartphones to satisfy their everyday listening needs, while watching TV and listening to music in the car remained routine; reality dictated, therefore, that best mixing practice involved ensuring that mixes were going to sound the best that they could on a wide range of different devices that sounded so wildly different by their very nature, and not just on high-end studio monitors. MixChecker made that possible by transforming studio monitors into classic reference monitors or one of several consumer devices at the press of a (virtual) button. And all without having to leave the so-called studio ‘sweet spot’ — a term used by audiophiles and recording engineers to describe the focal point between two speakers, where an individual is fully capable of hearing the stereo audio mix the way it was intended to be heard by the mixer; in reality, the sweet spot is the location which creates an equilateral triangle together with the stereo loudspeakers.


But before MixChecker’s timely arrival, the tried-and-tested way to (physically) check a mix involved having to waste time and energy exporting it to a smartphone or burning a CD to listen in a car or elsewhere before going back into the studio to tweak as appropriate, all the while facing the distinct possibility of having to repeat the tiresome process time and again. As an altogether more convenient and clever software solution, MixChecker can perform a quick round of tests in only a matter of seconds, allowing users to get on with the task in hand — making mixing corrections at a (key)stroke, still fresh from knowing what the problem in the mix actually was! Wisely, MixChecker took all the pain out of checking mixes. Mission accomplished!


Fast forward to today, though, and — as implied by name — MixChecker Pro places a whole host of new features to simulate surroundings and devices at the fingertips of its users, ultimately advancing making sound mixing decisions still further; fortunately for all, it features a user interface with the same elegance and ease of use as the original MixChecker, but professionally polishes that convenient concept claimed by its predecessor to reach a whole new level of perfection in the process.


Put it this way: with MixChecker Pro, everything is new! Numerous new (self-explanatory) Simulations of various devices are available, categorised (and grouped) as follows: Studio (Studio 4” Vintage, Studio 5” Modern, Studio 6” Modern, Studio 7” Vintage, Studio 5" Vintage, Studio Cube); Live Sound/PA (PA Disco Pool, PA Disco Stage, PA Cheap Satellite, PA Club Engineer, PA Club Near, PA Club Center, PA Cheap Full-Range); Computer Audio (Desktop 2” Black, Desktop 3” Wooden, Desktop 3” Red, Desktop 5” Black, LCD Screen 24”); TV (TV 24”, TV 37”, TV 22”, TV 32”); Laptop Speakers (Laptop 12” Grey, Laptop 13” Silver, Laptop 15” Black, Laptop 15” Silver); Tablet (Tablet 9” Grey, Tablet 9” Golden, Tablet 7” Black); Smartphone (Phone 5” Grey, Phone 4” Black, Phone 5” Silver, Phone 5” White); In-Ear Headphones (Earplugs White, Earplugs Black, Earplugs Grey, Earplugs Iso Black); On-Ear Headphones (Studio 30mm Silver, Studio 40mm Black, DJ 40mm Black, DJ 40mm Red, DJ 50mm Red, HiFi 35mm Black, HiFi 40mm Grey, Studio 45mm Silver, HiFi 40mm Silver, Studio 40mm Blue, Studio 40mm Yellow, HiFi 50mm White); Car Audio (Combi Driver, Combi Co-driver, Sedan Driver, Sedan Co-driver, Sedan Passenger, Minivan Driver, Minivan Co-driver, Minivan Kid); Radio (Bluetooth Speaker, Small Radio Silver, BoomBox Silver, Smart Home Speaker, Small Radio Black); HiFi (HiFi Micro Silver, HiFi Micro Black, HiFi Mini Silver, HiFi Floor-stander). Seamless switching between those devices is perfectly possible with MixChecker Pro — perfectly in keeping with its professional nomenclature, thanks to the overall gain of all devices being normalised to the same objective loudness using an algorithm derived from the LKFS (Loudness, K-weighted, relative to Full Scale) loudness standard designed to enable normalisation of audio levels for delivery of broadcast TV and other video (as standardised in ITU-R BS.1770-3).


Similarly, (self-explanatory) simulated environments also abound in MixChecker Pro — namely, Exterior Street 1, Exterior Street 2, Exterior Park 1, Exterior Park 2, Exterior Playground, Exterior Station 1, Exterior Station 2, Exterior Subway, Interior Bar, Interior Bus 1, Interior Bus 2, Interior Car 1, Interior Car 2, and Interior Mall.


MixChecker Pro not only obviously features far more Simulations than MixChecker, it also advances the science powering them. The original MixChecker only simulates the linear behaviour of the devices, whereas MixChecker Pro not only adds the modelling of nonlinear behaviour but also completely rewrites the original signal processing code to achieve phase linearity, lower latency, and better resolution in all parts of the frequency spectrum. Therefore, the linear part of the model uses transfer function modelling by fixed-pole parallel filters that are based on a dual-band warped filter design using a warped frequency scale so the frequency resolution of the model takes into account the frequency resolution of the auditory system, while the dual-band design brings even more precise modelling at low frequencies without reducing precision at high frequencies. Furthermore, the parallel structure of 2nd-order minimum-phase filters enable extremely low latency, minimal phase distortion, and high stability.


Saying that, the nonlinear part of the model uses a proprietary model based on the Wiener model but extends it to introduce dynamic nonlinearity and frequency- dependent nonlinearities while maintaining low CPU (Central Processing Unit) load. This extended model makes use of technology that maintains constant energy of the output signal for all distortion levels to allow for simulation of Distortion produced by the chosen device at a higher SPL (Sound Pressure Level) without increasing the SPL produced by the user’s studio monitors. More significantly, this also protects studio monitors against mechanical damage. Distortion level is calibrated in real SPL measured at a distance of 1m in free field, while all characteristics of the devices used for identification of model parameters were measured using Audio Precision’s APx525 audio analyzer (for R&D engineers and production technicians who want fast and easy audio testing) with acoustic option in an anechoic chamber; headphones, however, were measured using a Brüel & Kjær Type 4128-C HATS (Head And Torso Simulator) system (designed to provide realistic reproduction of the acoustic properties of an average adult human head and torso, therefore ideal for performing electroacoustic tests on headphones in situ). Speaking of which, with MixChecker Pro it is even possible to add some audio background noise with adjustable volume; when selecting Simulations of headphones, for example, the path of the noise through the headphones and ears is simulated, so the user hears a realistic combination of the mix playing from the headphones and also outside noise coming through the headphones!


High-flying technicalities aside, MixChecker Pro is as easy to use as the original MixChecker. Thanks to a new Edit mode, accessing all those new features is a breeze. By entering Edit mode, users can quickly assign any simulated device to any device button, set the Distortion amount for that exact device, and adjust the Stereo Base width, as well as the Volume of the device. Since simulated devices are organised in categories, super-fast searching is intuitive. Devices duly set, users can close Edit mode and MixChecker Pro works just like its MixChecker predecessor, placing many (more) mix-checking options only a keystroke away. And MixChecker Pro kindly comes complete with web browser, mobile phone, or tablet control, so users are free to walk around their studio space while checking their final mix — more than living up to MixChecker Pro’s highly-appropriate appellation.


MixChecker Pro is available to purchase at $199.00 USD from Audified’s online shop here: https://shop.audified.com/products/mixchecker-pro (Note MixChecker Pro 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)


MixChecker Pro can be directly downloaded as a multi-format (AAX, AU, VST2, VST3), 32- and 64-bit native plug-in 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 MixChecker Pro webpage here: https://shop.audified.com/products/mixchecker-pro




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 s.r.o.




<![CDATA[EastWest Releases SPACES II]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/eastwest-releases-spaces-ii Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:25:22 GMT
EastWest Releases SPACES II
The Sequel to the Ultimate 24-bit True Stereo Convolution Reverb with
New Spaces, Instrument Specific Reverbs and Enhanced Features
Hollywood, CA (July 26, 2018) – EastWest has released SPACES II, the highly-anticipated sequel to their best-selling SPACES I Convolution Reverb plug-in. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, SPACES II includes all of the reverbs from SPACES Iplus hundreds more new reverbs recorded in churches, concert halls, opera houses, catacombs, train stations, recording studios, and warehouses. It boasts a new streamlined user interface, new control features, and a vastly expanded collection of instrument specific reverbs, making SPACES II the most powerful and versatile convolution reverb engine on the market.
Instrument Specific Reverbs
A unique feature of SPACES II is the instrument specific reverbs that have been designed to take the guesswork out of selecting the best reverb for an application. SPACES Iemployed this technique on the SoCal hall and it was so popular that Spaces II now includes six venues with instrument specific reverbs, which uses an ATC speaker array to emulate the sound projection patterns of each instrument or section. For orchestral halls, a recording was taken in the exact position an instrument would be on stage. For example; a French horn fires its sound against the back wall, therefore, an impulse for a French horn was created by firing the sweep tones from the middle to left rear of the stage, backwards and slightly towards the floor. By contrast, the first violin section recordings were taken by firing a series of speakers at an angle toward the ceiling with a fifth speaker firing towards the floor to emulate the body of the violins. A choir shoots straight out from the back, a celeste or harp is usually way over to the side and a lot of that sound goes up giving you early reflections. Most soundtrack composers that use SPACES I consider those instrument reverbs from the SoCal Hall to be ground-breaking and can now set up a mixing template with unique reverb for the strings, brass, winds, percussion and choir for realism that is purely magical. In SPACES II, five more locations were added using this technique for a total of six. There are 324 instrument specific reverbs in SPACES II compared to 48 in SPACES I for a total of 372.
Brand New Spaces 
From stunning concert venues like Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas, and the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco to exquisite sounding churches like St. Patrick’s and St. Dominic’s as well as unique and extraordinary sounding locations like catacombs and Union Station in Los Angeles and many more, the reverbs from these brand new spaces will inspire you and help bring your compositions to life with incredible realism.
New Streamlined User Interface + New Control Features 
SPACES II features a streamlined, completely revamped user interface. The user can now see actual visuals of each space - including those from SPACES I! In addition, new Next/Previous-arrows allow the user to easily navigate the 1,020 reverbs from this massive collection. Perhaps the biggest new feature is a brand-new Decay Time panel that provides absolute control of the decay time of each and every space, allowing for the ultimate in customization.
Revolutionary Recording Techniques
The pristine audio quality of SPACES I was a result of the revolutionary recording techniques that have been refined even further in Spaces II. The best gear from Fairchild, Manley, Meitner, Neumann, Neve, Sennheiser, Sony, Telefunken, and TG were used in each recording. ATC Monitors were used in each space to emulate the real-world sound projection properties of various instruments. SPACES II includes a ultra-high resolution, True Stereo engine that focuses on delivering the very best sound at a very low CPU load. Most impulses are in 8 channel format, so surround mixes can be created with ease.
Upgrade for SPACES I users, Price & Availability
SPACES II is available at http://www.soundsonline.com/spaces-II for $299, including lower cost upgrade options for SPACES I users. It is also available as part of a ComposerCloudsubscription.
  • Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
  • 1,020 reverbs recorded in locations worldwide
  • Includes 372 Instrument specific reverbs recorded in 6 locations
  • Highest resolution, most useful reverbs available
  • 24-bit True Stereo, with surround capability
  • New convolution engine
  • Brand new user interface with visuals representing each space
  • Brand new Decay Time control feature
  • New Next / Previous buttons for fast navigation
  • ATC, Neumann, Telefunken, Neve, Meitner Signal Path
  • Film Score, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Esoteric and Dreamy Reverbs
  • Low CPU usage, with cleanest signal path possible
EastWest (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 30 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed sound developer. Find more about EastWest at soundsonline.com.
<![CDATA[CEntrance "MixerFace R4" Now Shipping Worldwide]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/centrance-mixerface-r4-now-shipping-worldwide Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:58:24 GMT


CEntrance "MixerFace R4" Now Shipping Worldwide

New mobile audio recording interface now shipping to US dealers & worldwide distributors


Chicago, IL - July 25, 2018 - CEntrance today announced they are now shipping the MixerFace(tm) R4 - Mobile Recording Interface(tm) which is designed for songwriters, podcasters, video bloggers, and others to easily record professional-quality audio anywhere using a smartphone or a tablet. The handheld, 4-channel device turns a smartphone or tablet into a DAW, making it quick and easy to capture musical ideas, remote interviews, field recordings, or live stream audio with video. The built-in high-quality mic preamps feature true 48V phantom power, so users can choose their favorite microphone for recording. An internal, long-lasting rechargeable battery sets MixerFace R4 apart from other portable audio interfaces and makes it the ideal companion for the road to record audio from almost any location. MixerFace R4 also features balanced studio monitor outputs and can double up as a USB recording interface in a project studio. 

"We are very excited to see MixerFace R4 shipping," said Michael Goodman, CEntrance CEO. "This product represents a sea change for portable audio recording on a phone or a tablet. Because of its built-in battery, you can record anywhere and get remarkable audio quality. Video blogs and live streaming sessions will sound amazing with our new microphone preamps, and it's now super easy to remotely record and send in instrument overdubs, vocals takes, or voiceovers from the road-using just a smartphone and MixerFace R4."

CEntrance is a leading manufacturer of high-quality recording devices and award-winning Hi-Fi listening solutions. MixerFace R4 builds on the legacy of its USB-powered MicPort Pro and takes the Company's recording product line to a new level of portability and power with MixerFace's built-in battery technology. MixerFace R4 is compatible with most smart phones, tablets and laptops/desktops, including Android and Apple iOS, and macOS and Windows-based computers. About the footprint of a smart phone, the four-input mobile recording interface is designed to easily make high-quality audio recordings on the go and share digital projects online, all while delivering professional results. 

MixerFace R4 is now shipping worldwide to US dealers and international distributors. MixerFace R4 has a US MSRP of $349.99; and €349.00 EURO


MixerFace R4 features: 

•  Record to Android, Apple iOS, macOS and Windows devices. 
•  Compatible with most smartphones, tablets, laptops & desktops
•  Internal rechargeable battery-High-Capacity Li-Po-for recording anywhere
•  Dual Jasmine Mic Preamps(tm) with true 48V phantom power
•  Two Neutrik(tm) combo XLR jacks for Mic, Line or Instrument sources
•  Hi-Z inputs for electric guitar or bass
•  High Pass Filters to cut wind noise during location recording
•  Adjustable Zero Latency Monitor control for dialing in the perfect headphone mix
•  Stereo AUX input to mix in a 2-channel source for practice or live performance
•  AmpExtreme(tm) headphone amp for extra loudness and clarity
•  Balanced and un-balanced outputs for flexible speaker monitoring





About CEntrance, Inc. 

Founded in 2000, CEntrance is a leading developer of innovative, award-winning digital audio products for musicians and audiophiles. With rave reviews for quality and value, our new MixerFace R4 - Mobile Recording Interface and BlueDAC(tm) Bluetooth enabled Hi-Fi amplifier both continue this tradition. Top recording artists, producers, voice-over professionals, and sound designers look to CEntrance for audio solutions. The Company also licenses its proprietary technology to industry leading brands, such as Harman, McIntosh, PS Audio, Korg, and Zoom. Most recently, CEntrance added IOT ('Internet of Things') and smart voice assistants to the mix of its licensed technologies. CEntrance is expanding its dealer network. To inquire, please e-mail sales@centrance.com. Visit: http://www.centrance.com

MixerFace(tm), Mobile Recording Interface(tm), Jasmine Mic Pre, BlueDAC(tm) are trademarks of CEntrance, Inc. All Trademarks are the property of their respective holders. All Rights Reserved.



<![CDATA[BYOC Announce New Crown Jewel Module: Pre-Gain Boost]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/byoc-announce-new-crown-jewel-module-pre-gain-boost Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:15:08 GMT


New Crown Jewel Module: Pre-gain Boost

$9.99  The Pre-gain Boost module is designed to mimic the first gain stage (which is really just a transistor-based boost) of pedals like the HM-2, DS-1, and other high-gain distortion circuits. This module really excels at being used in the "boost first" position to push the Crown Jewel’s main drive channel into high gain distortion.  Use the boost channel's level knob as a "pre-gain" control.   It's also just a great boost for leads or pushing your amp into natural overdrive in "boost last" position.  It's like a slightly ballsier LPB.  Click  here for more info.


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<![CDATA[Attero Tech Introduces Synapse DM1 Networked Audio Interface]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/attero-tech-introduces-synapse-dm1-networked-audio-interface Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:09:04 GMT


Attero Tech Introduces Synapse DM1
Ft. Wayne, IN - July 2018...  Attero Tech, a leading manufacturer of networked audio solutions, is now shipping the latest addition to the Synapse family of networked audio rackmount interfaces - the Synapse DM1.  The DM1 is a networked audio monitor for confidence monitoring of networked audio and local sources at the rack. Audio monitoring is provided via front panel headphone connectivity or through the integrated speakers on the front of the device.

The DM1 includes two modes of network audio monitoring: Standard and Extended. The standard mode features monitoring of any of the 32 channels assigned to the Dante/AES67 receiver inputs. Extended mode allows subscription based monitoring of up to 128 channels (Dante-only) loaded to the DM1 using the unIFY Control Panel Software. In both modes, audio may be selected for monitoring by the user via the front panel controls. The DM1 also features AES-3 digital outputs for connectivity to full range powered speakers or amplifiers and 2 channels of analog I/O for local source monitoring and network connectivity.
Additionally, the DM1 provides two integrated SFP ports for fiber expansion where long-haul audio is needed, a primary and secondary Ethernet port for network redundancy, and an integrated power supply with optional external supply for applications requiring redundant power capabilities.
The Synapse DM1 is now supported by the latest release of Attero Tech's unIFY Control Panel software (v3.2.1) and is shipping worldwide. Please visit https://www.atterotech.com/products/dante-aes67-rack-mounts/synapse-dm1 for more product and application information.

About Attero Tech

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Attero Tech is a leading provider of unique and cost-effective networked AV solutions for all sized venues. Attero Tech solutions help AV systems integrators reduce cost, improve audio quality, future proof systems, and meet their most demanding design requirements. Leveraging their deep background in audio networking and audio theory, Attero Tech has developed innovative connectivity solutions for virtually any scenario.
<![CDATA[Psytrance For Serum 3]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/psytrance-for-serum-3 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:40:53 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Psytrance For Serum 3, a stunning new addition to our expansive presets for Serum synth.

Zenhiser Pack: Psytrance For Serum 3

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/xfer-psytrance-presets-for-serum-3.html




<![CDATA[Waves Audio Now Shipping The Waves Abbey Road Chambers Plugin]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-audio-now-shipping-the-waves-abbey-road-chambers-plugin Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:38:08 GMT


Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves Abbey Road Chambers Plugin
KNOXVILLE, TN, July 23, 2018Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Waves Abbey Road Chambers plugin
The Abbey Road Chambers plugin recreates a defining part of Abbey Road Studios’ legendary sonic signature – the echo chamber used by Abbey Road’s pop engineers, to create exciting reverbs, delays and other unique spatial effects on countless classic recordings by the Beatles and beyond. 
Developed together with Abbey Road Studios, Waves’ Abbey Road Chambers puts you at the controls of the Studio Two echo chamber, complete with the original valve Neumann KM53 microphones and Altec 605 speaker, as used on almost every pop recording done at Abbey Road during the ‘60s. 
Also featured is a complete recreation of Abbey Road Studios’ original S.T.E.E.D. (Send. Tape. Echo. Echo. Delay.) setup – a system designed to extend the chamber’s natural sonic palette into new territories, by splitting the signal and creating a feedback loop from the studio’s REDD desk, through a dedicated tape delay, via the RS106 and RS127 filters and then to the chamber and back.  
Abbey Road Chambers also gives you an additional set of the original filters going into the chamber – EMI’s RS106 hi/low pass filter and the EMI RS127 Presence EQ – to further sculpt the perfect chamber sound. 
Furthermore, as a bonus, the plugin also includes two additional legendary spaces: Abbey Road’s famed “Mirror Room,” and the “Stone Room” from Olympic Studios, London. 
The Abbey Road Chambers plugin is designed in a modular fashion: you can send your tracks just to the chamber, you can isolate just the S.T.E.E.D. effect, or you can combine both for the full range of sonic possibilities opened by the original Abbey Road setup. 
Waves Abbey Road Chambers features:
  • True-to-life capture of Abbey Road’s legendary Studio Two echo chamber
  • Developed in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios
  • Shape effects from natural chamber reverb, to authentic tape delay, to complex hybrid effects
  • Complete modeling of Abbey Road’s original S.T.E.E.D. setup
  • Dedicated EMI RS106 and EMI RS127 EQs to further sculpt the chamber effect
  • Your choice of additional spaces: Abbey Road’s Mirror Room and Olympic Studios’ Stone Room
  • Choose classic or modern speakers, including Abbey Road's original Altec 605
  • Choose vintage or modern microphones, including Abbey Road’s original valve Neumann KM53
  • Variable mic and speaker positions 
From beautiful natural chamber reverb and surging delay cascades, to authentic tape delay and complex hybrid effects, the one-of-a-kind vintage acoustics and rich sounds of the legendary Abbey Road Studio Two echo chamber are now at your fingertips, complete with Abbey Road’s long-lost S.T.E.E.D. setup. 
For more information, please visit https://www.waves.com/plugins/abbey-road-chambers.  
User interface for Waves Abbey Road Chambers plugin
About Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon. 
Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the legendary studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 86 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Oasis, Radiohead, Sam Smith, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga and Adele. 
Since the score for Raiders of The Lost Ark was recorded at the studios in 1980, Abbey Road has developed into one of the world’s premier locations for movie scoring. Blockbuster films such as The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Skyfall, the Harry Potter series and the Oscar-winning Gravity feature scores recorded here, while recent projects include Black Panther,Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and the multi award winning The Shape of Water. Additionally, a number of high-profile video games such as Halo 5 and Call of Duty have recorded in-game music at Abbey Road Studios. 
In Spring 2017, in the biggest transformation since opening in 1931, Abbey Road launched two new contemporary studios - The Gatehouse and The Front Room - making the magic of Abbey Road accessible to a whole new generation of recording artist.  The new studios have already played host to artists from James Bay, Jess Glynne, JP Cooper, Ben Howard and Skrillex to legends like Nile Rodgers plus grime MCs Novelist and Jammer BBK. A new Dolby Atmos Premier Studio accredited Mix Stage also opened in 2017 making Abbey Road the only facility in the UK to offer both scoring and film sound post production. 
Symbolic of the new era, in March 2018, Abbey Road appointed multiple Grammy Award winning producer, guitarist, arranger and composer Nile Rodgers (of The CHIC Organization) to the specially created role of Chief Creative Advisor. The new role sees Nile establish Abbey Road Studios as his primary creative base in the UK and serve as the Studios’ global ambassador within the artist and creative community. His remit extends to consultation on Abbey Road’s pioneering experiments in audio technology, including Spatial Audio.  
The studios house a number of state of the art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include music from Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Krept & Konan, Graham Coxon, Novelist, Johnny Marr, Roxy Music, Sade, Abba, Take That and The Rolling Stones. 
Abbey Road Studios is accessible no matter where an artist is located, offering online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers, live concert recording, archiving and video services. The studios also host a select number of special events each year. 
In 2016, Abbey Road launched Abbey Road Red, Europe’s first music-focused technology incubator which supports the endeavours of entrepreneurs, researchers and developers. Inspired by the original inhouse Record Engineering Development Department of the 1950s to 1970s, the programme is now expanding with in-house R&D activities within the music creation space.

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. 



<![CDATA[Symetrix Introduces Composer 7.0]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/symetrix-introduces-composer-7.0 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:26:28 GMT
Symetrix Introduces Composer 7.0


Seattle, WA, USA - July 2018...   Symetrix, manufacturer of high performance audio hardware and software for the installed sound market, has released the latest version of its Composer programming software for Edge, Radius, Prism, and Solus NX DSPs. With Composer 7.0, integrators can program a complete end-to-end DSP signal path using just one application.
Composer 7.0 integrates support for the next generation of Symetrix hardware, Radius NX, as well as full integration with SymVue for Control Server, a new Property Sheet feature, and support for Dante Domain Manager.
Radius NX DSPs now host a Super Matrix, supporting a full 128x128 channel mixer in a single DSP core. This frees the entire second core for signal processing tasks. Composer 7.0 adds Radius NX 4x4 and Radius NX 12x8 DSPs plus Single- and Dual-Core AEC Coprocessors to the Toolkit.
Composer 7.0 also fully integrates with SymVue for Control Server. Now, virtually any HTML browser-enabled device on any platform can provide multi-touch control of Symetrix DSPs, as well as select third-party audio and video hardware.
The new Property Sheet feature offers an intuitive palette that dramatically increases efficiency when designing user interfaces, and when formatting or annotating site designs. And Composer 7.0 adds support for Dante Domain Manager, making Symetrix Radius, Edge, and Prism DSPs DDM-ready. Audinate's Dante Domain Manager is a new network management protocol that makes Dante networks more secure, scalable, and controllable by enabling user authentication, role-based security, and audit capability.
Composer v7.0 for Windows® natively configures the setup and routing of Symetrix Dante™ I/O expanders, along with select third-party Dante devices. In addition, Composer optionally synchronizes changes made to the system in Dante Controller with the Site File for archiving or for use as a new baseline configuration. The system also can be programmed to not restore the default Dante configuration and routing, preserving changes made in Dante Controller through system power cycles. Users can configure and route with Composer, with Dante Controller, or with a hybrid of the two, as system design and use cases dictate.
If it speaks Dante, it can be added to your Site File with Composer 7.0. Composer can obtain information about channel counts, channel names, device name, manufacturer, and model directly from the device over the network. Symetrix or third-party manufacturers can distribute XML databases of known units for import into Composer, and users can manually define a unit. Some XML databases of third-party products are included.
For more information, and to download Symetrix Composer 7.0, please visit www.symetrix.co/products/composer-software 


About Symetrix
With unrelenting focus, Symetrix delivers high-performance audio DSP hardware and software backed by the highest caliber of customer care. Early-stage implementation of Dante™ network audio is just one of many ways Symetrix continues to lead with innovation in the commercial AV industry.


<![CDATA[Free VST Transit Go App For iPad]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/free-vst-transit-go-app-for-ipad Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:23:46 GMT


Free VST Transit Go App For iPad


The qualities of VST Transit are well known to Cubase Pro users. The free VST Transit Go app for iOS on the iPad offers you now even more flexibility for a comfortable exchange of ideas and recordings with other VST Transit users while on the move.
And if the friend with whom you want to collaborate doesn’t run Cubase or have the VST Transit Go app, don’t worry. The free VST Transit Join plug-in is already compatible with many third-party DAWs. From now on, everyone can remain in their familiar working environment and still work on projects together.


Learn more about VST Transit Go



Download in the App Store 


Watch the VST Transit Video




<![CDATA[SPL Of Germany Ships 3 New Products To Expand Its Mastering Series Hardware Line]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/spl-of-germany-ships-3-new-products-to-expand-its-mastering-series-hardware-line Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:12:54 GMT


SPL of Germany Ships 3 New Products to Expand Its 
Mastering Series Hardware Line
A new stereo mastering console, 16-channel mastering monitor controller, and the updated 
passive mastering EQ are all now shipping

Montreal, Canada - July 24, 2018 - SPL of Germany has announced the release of 3 new devices that expand their Mastering Serieshardware line. The three new units are the redesigned DMC stereo mastering console, the MC16, a 16-channel analog mastering monitor controller, and the updated PASSEQ, passive mastering equalizer. All three products are now shipping and are available in the US and Canada through distributor Audio Plus Services.

The new DMC stereo mastering console is engineered from the ground-up making it not only more flexible with better specs than SPL's previous console, but also more ergonomic and sized to fit in all types of studio furniture. The 3RU console has 4 stereo inputs and 4 stereo sources, with 2 stereo recording outputs, as well as 3 stereo and 2 mono speaker outputs that can be expanded with the new MC16 controller (see below). The new DMC console operates on the same unequaled 120V DC audio rail like each of the other SPL Mastering Series processors. The new DMC console is priced at half of its predecessor, and yet offers more features and improved audio performance.

Today's mastering studio must be prepared for Dolby Atmos(r) and Auro 3D(r) projects. Monitoring up to 16 channels in a quality that is on par with state-of-the-art stereo was hard to achieve - until now. The new MC16 monitoring controller operates on SPL's 120V DC audio rail and sports the world's first 16-gang custom-designed precision potentiometer from SPL. Most mastering studios use their L/R speakers (and subwoofer) for both stereo and multi-channel monitoring; to expand on that standard setup, SPL has developed a way of pairing the MC16 with their new DMC stereo mastering console for seamless integration of multi-channel monitoring with a stereo mastering environment. The combination of DMC and MC16 allows mastering studios to work in all current audio playback formats at the same quality level, all without reconnecting any speakers. 

The newly updated PASSEQ passive mastering equalizer complements their highly acclaimed range of 120V audio rail Mastering Series processors. The new PASSEQ offers the flavor and genuine sound of passive inductive coil filter equalization. As the most versatile passive equalizer ever built, each channel of the new PASSEQ offers 72 passive filters - all built with high-grade single core coils. Compared to its predecessor, the new PASSEQ sports an extended high frequency EQ range to 35kHz making it ideally suited for 'ultra high frequency' processing, and the Mid Frequency Cut now starts much lower at 200Hz compared to its predecessor at 1kHz. Other new features include a +/- 10dB output gain control for precise calibration and the Auto Bypass function with interval control that is also featured on SPL's IRON mastering compressor and the PQ mastering equalizer.

Mastering engineer Michael Romanowski is using the DMC console at his Coast Mastering studio with great results. "The new DMC is the heart of my mastering system, with all my analog processing gear connected to it," he says. "The most important things for me about the DMC are its transparency, its flexibility in gain structure, and its monitoring capabilities. And with emerging markets for immersive audio, its ability to expand the channel count is a necessity. Those are the biggest reasons that I choose to use the DMC."

"The DMC is so clean sounding and open, the transparency of the sound is fantastic," continues Romanowski. "I like how much headroom the audio has, that I can push it, let it breathe, or anywhere in-between - I can count on what I'm hearing to be accurate. I am not hearing anything holding it back in any way. Because I use analog outboard gear for all of my mastering work, the DMC allows me to set my gain structure correctly with the input and output trims. I can get my analog chain to behave with exactly the right signal to noise ratio that works for my system."

"I also like the feel of using it," he adds. "The new DMC has all the functions I need as a console. I like the feel of the knobs, and the clean and intuitive layout is perfect to stay focused in my work. I can't say enough about how good this new DMC console is for me."

SPL has a long tradition in designing and manufacturing exceptional mastering equipment. Their flagship 8-channel mastering console, the "MMC1" used by mastering gurus such as Bob Ludwig, Simon Heyworth, and Darcy Proper along with the 'King of Parametric Equalizers' the iconic "PQ", have proven SPL's leadership in designing the highest quality and sought-after mastering equipment. Beyond the three new products demonstrated at NAMM, their current mastering series also comprises the highly acclaimed IRON mastering compressor and the latest incarnation of the PQ mastering equalizer. All of SPL's Mastering Series is exclusively powered by their proprietary 120V DC audio rail technology.

SPL DMC stereo mastering console: street price $6,499.00 USD 
SPL MC16 16-channel analog monitoring controller: street price $5,999.00 USD 
SPL PASSEQ passive mastering equalizer: street price $5,999.00 USD 
All three products are available in Black or Red models.

SPL has released videos about the new products and technology, view them here:
SPL DMC Video Manual:  https://youtu.be/CsGy22ExAd0
SPL MC16 Video Manual:  https://youtu.be/QZHRQz_7jg8
SPL PASSEQ Video Manual:  https://youtu.be/BppxhoXsSZ4

SPL Mastering Vision:  https://youtu.be/W_qsFyixiSM
SPL 120V Rail Technology: https://youtu.be/93liM7d5GlQ

About Audio Plus Services
Established in 1991, Audio Plus Services is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal Professional, SPL of Germany, Lauten Audio, Vovox, IsoAcoustics, Zaor Furniture, Cymatic Audio, Vicoustic, Pop Audio and EarSonics. Based in Montreal with U.S. shipping facilities in Champlain, NY, Audio Plus has sales personnel located throughout the United States to professionally service their active roster of more than 350 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. Audio Plus specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, as well as the home theater and custom integration (CI) market - both residential and commercial - for North America. 
For more information about Audio Plus Services visit their website at http://www.audioplusservices.com/ or call (800) 663-9352.
All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
<![CDATA[Roland Announces Second 808-Inspired PUMA Sneaker ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-announces-second-808-inspired-puma-sneaker Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:07:32 GMT
Roland Announces Second 808-Inspired PUMA Sneaker  
PUMA RS-100 Roland and RS-0 Roland drop globally on #808DAY  
Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2018 — Roland Corporation has teamed up with the global sports brand PUMA to unbox a second new TR-808-inspired sneaker, the PUMA RS-100 Roland. Roland’s partnership with PUMA kicked off earlier this year with the unveiling of their first sneaker collaboration, PUMA’s RS-0 Roland, also inspired by the legendary 808 drum machine.   
PUMA’s RS-100 Roland follows the story of reinvention—inspired by the past, shaped by the colorful histories of both brands and reimagined for the future. While the RS-0 Roland is a complete reboot of PUMA’s classic ‘80s R-System line of running sneakers, the new RS-100 Roland retains a more retro look but decked in modern materials.   
The upper of the RS-100 Roland features a vibrant orange suede Formstrip with white reflective edges amidst a combination of white-red pebble leather, black ripstop nylon panels and yellow suede. PUMA and Roland branding can be found on the tongue label, the footbed and the anodized metal hangtag. “Rhythm Composer TR-808, Computer Composer” is printed on the heel. A PUMA and Roland logo is printed on the footbed while the outsole features lines that mimic the lights on a synthesizer. All colors and detailing represent ‘80s retro hues found on a Roland TR-808 drum machine.  
Unveiled last spring, the RS-0 Roland, also inspired by the game-changing TR-808 drum machine, features premium leather black upper, micro perf vents, 6mm flat, reflective laces, reflective midsole details and signature TR-808 colors – red, orange and yellow – on the Formstrip. Familiar notes like “Rhythm Composer” and “Bass Drum” accent the midsole while the orange hue continues to the translucent rubber outsole. PUMA and Roland branding can be found on the tongue label, footbed and the anodized metal hangtag.  
This exciting collaboration extends Roland’s commitment to innovation and continuing to shape the sound of modern music, setting the standards in music technology for the world to follow. For PUMA, it continues to enrich their stories of reinvention by partnering with influential and creative brands, individuals, and institutions that strive to push culture forward through innovation in design, style, technology, and more.  
Both the RS-0 and RS-100 Roland sneakers drop globally on August 8, 2018, internationally known as #808DAY. The iconic TR-808 drum machine is celebrated for its legendary status and credited by many as the spark that lit the flame of hip-hop music worldwide.   
RS-0 and RS-100 sneakers can be purchased starting August 8, 2018, at PUMA.com, at PUMA stores and through leading retailers.  
Style Name: PUMA RS-0 Roland
Article Number: 368406 01
Colorway: PUMA Black
Retail Price: US $130 / EUR 110  
Style Name: PUMA RS-100 Roland
Article Number: 368405 01
Colorway: PUMA Black-PUMA White-Vibrant orange
Retail Price: US $100 / EUR 110  
To learn more about Roland products, visit Roland.com.
The PUMA RS-100 Roland sneaker (on pedestal) and RS-0 Roland sneaker (on ground)
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer. 
About PUMA
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com.
<![CDATA[PreSonus Shipping AVB-Networked Personal Monitor Mixer And Stageboxes]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-shipping-avb-networked-personal-monitor-mixer-and-stageboxes Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:01:55 GMT


PreSonus Shipping AVB-Networked Personal Monitor Mixer and Stageboxes
PreSonus EarMix 16M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—June 2018… PreSonus® is now shipping its EarMix™ 16M 16-channel personal monitor mixer and NSB 16.8 and NSB 8.8 stageboxes. Part of PreSonus’ fast-growing ecosystem of AVB-networked products, the EarMix 16M and NSB-series stageboxes are designed to work seamlessly with the PreSonus StudioLive® Series III family of mixers.

The PreSonus EarMix 16M 16-channel AVB-networked personal monitor mixer provides a high-quality, expandable, networked monitoring solution for stage, installed sound systems, and studio recording. Each EarMix 16M accepts 16 mono channels of input via AVB networking—and you can network multiple units with a StudioLive Series III mixer.

EarMix 16M features a loud, clear headphone amplifier that can drive low-impedance devices such as professional-caliber in-ear-monitors. Each unit can create its own custom mix, and you can apply limiting and three-band EQ with sweepable midrange frequency to each channel, as well as to the main mix. Once you’ve perfected a set of monitor mixes, save the whole scene to internal memory; you can store and recall up to 16 mix scenes locally.

The EarMix 16M can be powered with its included external power supply but also works with Power over Ethernet (PoE), which enables network cables to carry electrical power to compatible devices. A pair of AVB jacks enable you to chain multiple EarMix 16Ms while also connecting to a StudioLive Series III mixer. You can expand even further by chaining EarMix 16Ms from multiple AVB switches, such as the PreSonus SW5E. Once you’ve created your AVB network, you can quickly and easily set up EarMix 16M routings from a networked StudioLive Series III console or using free PreSonus UC Surface control software for Mac®, Windows®, iPad®, and Android™.

PreSonus’ NSB 16.8 and 8.8 AVB-networked stage boxes deliver signals from stage to console over a lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable. All inputs feature gain compensation for shared input scenarios, a feature typically only found on much more expensive systems. You can remote control the NSB series’ inputs, preamps, phantom power, and gain compensation from a networked Series III console or from free PreSonus UC Surface touch-control software. The 16x8 NSB 16.8 offers 16 locking combo mic/line inputs equipped with PreSonus’ remote-controlled, Class A solid-state XMAX preamps. The 8x8 NSB 8.8 offers eight of these mic/line inputs. Both models provide eight outputs with locking XLR jacks. A built-in two-port AVB switch lets you daisy-chain multiple units, or use the PreSonus SW5E AVB switch to support larger shows and installations.

These products are available now at PreSonus dealers at the following street prices (U.S.): EarMix 16M $399.95; NSB 16.8 $799.95; and NSB 8.8 $599.95. For more information about EarMix 16M, please visitwww.presonus.com/products/EarMix-16M. For more information about NSB-series stageboxes, please visit www.presonus.com/products/Networked-Stage-Boxes.
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.
<![CDATA[PreSonus Delivers Complete Recording Solution With AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-delivers-complete-recording-solution-with-audiobox-studio-ultimate-bundle Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:57:02 GMT
PreSonus Delivers Complete Recording Solution with AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle 
PreSonus AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2018... Start recording at up to 96 kHz today with the PreSonus® AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle, a complete solution that provides everything you need to do professional-quality production, including cables. 

Record with the ultra-mobile AudioBox USB 96 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface. A great choice for mobile musicians, guitarists, and podcasters, the 2-in, 2-out AudioBox USB® 96 is bus-powered, compact, ruggedly built, and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts two combo mic/instrument inputs with high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers, MIDI I/O, and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. 

Incredibly easy to learn and use, PreSonus Studio One 4 Artist production software for Mac and Windows lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Studio One instantly configures to the AudioBox USB 96 interface and offers features rarely found in entry-level DAWs, including powerful drag-and-drop functionality; unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels; and 25 built-in effects and virtual instrument plug-ins. You also get the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, a cherry-picked collection from the leading names in virtual instruments and effects.

Get your mic collection off to a good start with the PreSonus M7 professional studio microphone. Its large-diaphragm design makes it perfect for recording a wide range of sources including voice, acoustic guitar, percussion, and more.

Listen to your work with a pair of Eris E3.5 monitor speakers, which deliver studio-quality sound yet are compact enough to fit almost anywhere. You get the flexibility of rear-panel, ¼-inch TRS and RCA inputs; front-panel, 1/8” stereo, unbalanced line inputs for use with mobile audio devices; a convenient front-panel volume control; and an integrated headphone amplifier. Fine-adjust the speaker’s response with low- and high-frequency tuning controls. It may be small but the E3.5 is loud, as well as clear, thanks to a 25W/side Class AB power amp.

Your studio would be incomplete without quality headphones. PreSonusʼ high-definition HD7 headphones take advantage of a patented, semi-open sound chamber to deliver exceptionally deep low frequencies with a balanced and yet powerful bass punch. Accurate midrange and extended treble response let you pick out the fine details of a mix or track, and the HD7’s lightweight, ergonomic design adjusts to any head size for a comfortable listening experience. 

The PreSonus® AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle is available now at your PreSonus dealer at a street price of $299.95 U.S. For more information, please visit www.presonus.com/products/AudioBox-Studio-Ultimate-Bundle.
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.
<![CDATA[Meet The Ditto Jam X2 Looper]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/meet-the-ditto-jam-x2-looper Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:46:40 GMT


Get off your a## and Jam!
Auto-synchronized live looping is here, folks
Meet Ditto Jam X2 Looper!
For the first time ever, looping in a live context with your band without MIDI sync is easy and intuitive. 
Featuring our new BeatSense algorithm, Ditto Jam listens to your rhythm section and synchronizes the loop track to your tempo, keeping things nice and tight while you rip that extended solo - all with uncompromised sound quality. 
Free yourself from MIDI clocks or click tracks and start looping when creativity strikes - on stage with your band, hitting the groove and riffing it out!
It's like having a back-up guitarist who never drifts in tempo, shows up for rehearsal, and works for free!
Speaking of rehearsal: Ditto Jam's Practice mode is the woodshedding tool of your dreams.
Speed up or slow down loops with tap tempo and sharpen your chops to katana-edged perfection thanks to the time-stretching power of BeatSense.
Ditto Jam X2 Looper:
  • 2 on-board mics and a clip-on mic
  • Intelligent BeatSense algorithm
  • Practice mode with tap tempo looping
  • Dedicated Stop switch
  • Toggle between Rec-Dub-Play and Rec-Play-Dub





<![CDATA[Audio-Technica Now Shipping ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audio-technica-now-shipping-ath-m60x-on-ear-professional-monitor-headphones Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:07:17 GMT
Audio-Technica Now Shipping ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones
Stow, OH, July 19, 2018 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is now shipping the new ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones, the latest addition to A-T’s critically acclaimed M-Series line. Designed for studio, broadcast and mobile applications, the ATH-M60x is a low-profile, on-ear professional headphone model that utilizes the same proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers found in the ATH-M50x (with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils), delivering exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with accurate bass response.  
The ATH-M60x’s low-profile, closed-back, on-ear design provides excellent sound isolation and a great fit, which is enhanced by the exceptional comfort and durability of the memory foam earpads and headband. The headphones come with three interchangeable cables (1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled, 3.0 m straight, and 1.2 m straight – each with a 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug), a 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter, and a protective carrying pouch.   
ATH-M60x features:
  • Low-profile, closed-back, on-ear design provides excellent isolation and fit
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers (the same used in the critically acclaimed ATH-M50x) with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Carefully crafted using key metal components for lasting durability
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with accurate bass response
  • Low-impedance design delivers high output level from any headphone output
  • Premium, memory foam earpads and headband allow headphones to be worn comfortably for hours on end
  • Earpads and headband detach for easy replacement
  • Ideal for studio, broadcast and mobile applications
  • Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable) 
Audio-Technica’s ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones are now available with U.S. pricing of $199.00.  
For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
Audio-Technica ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones 
See more here:
  • Audio-Technica Promotional Video: “Always Listening to the Music That Moves Us”
  • Audio for Video Techniques Videos
  • Recording Techniques Videos
  • Drum Miking Techniques Videos
  • 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. 
Web: www.audio-technica.com
<![CDATA[A Colorado Recording Master Class with Alan Parsons]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/a-colorado-recording-master-class-with-alan-parsons Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:03:52 GMT


ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGHS—Announcing A Colorado Recording Master Class with Alan Parsons




Santa Cruz, CA Dateline July 19th 2018: 'Destination’ Studios are coming back into vogue and Alan Parsons has selected Eagle Wind Sound in the idyllic setting of Winter Park Colorado—nestled high up in the rocky mountains—as the destination for his latest recording master class.


Recording a new song for his upcoming new album, Alan Parsons will be joined by Alan Parsons Live Project lead singer and co-writer PJ Olsson, select member of local luminaries Eminence Ensemble and by renowned 'cellist Michael Fitzpatrick, who had joined the ensemble for the Parsons master class held in Orange County back in March.


To take advantage of the setting this master class will take place over a long weekend, August 10/11/12. Day 1 will be the recording day, where attendees will observe and participate in a tracking session including drum miking, electric and acoustic guitar overdubs, a full compliment of vocals from the talented PJ Olsson, and an original 'cello part recorded by Michael Fitzpatrick. 

Alan Parsons’ guarded use of compression is well documented and Day 2 will indeed feature of a full day of ‘de-compression’ where Alan and attendees will explore peace and tranquility in the Colorado Rockies on what Alan describes as a Magical Mountain Mystery Tour featuring a raft of outdoor activities where everyone can let their hair down and just chat about music, recording, and the general meaning of life. The day concludes with a ‘GastroSonic’ gourmet dinner at a local mountain eatery.  
Day 3 is back to business with a full day of mixing. "This is key,” says event producer Julian Colbeck. “So often we’re too pushed for time for Alan to do more than a board mix. Here, attendees will have the rare opportunity to see Alan in action on a dedicated mix session.” Viewers of Alan’s Art & Science Of Sound Recording video series will be keen to observe some of Alan’s unique mixing skills and techniques concerning compression, panning, levels and more, up close and personal.
With seats limited to just 15, the ticket price includes all activities and the gourmet dinner on Day 2 plus travel from and back to Denver International Airport from the studio.


Full details and ticketing at: http://www.artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/colorado

Alan Parsons’ 2018 series of Master Class Training Sessions is being sponsored in conjunction with online mastering specialists LANDR.


Enquiries please contact the event producers at info@artandscienceofsound.com or by phone (PDT in USA) on 1-800-752-2780.

<![CDATA[Roland Announces “Thomas Dolby Live in Roland Cloud”]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-announces-thomas-dolby-live-in-roland-cloud Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00:25 GMT


Roland Announces “Thomas Dolby Live in Roland Cloud”
Historic concert to be streamed live July 26  
Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2018 — Roland is pleased to announce “Thomas Dolby Live in Roland Cloud,” a historic first-ever concert streamed live in Roland Cloud. Free and open to all, the performance by electronic music icon and Roland Lifetime Achievement Award winner Thomas Dolby will take place on Thursday, July 26, at 4:00 P.M. PDT, in Roland Cloud
During the 1980s, electronic music innovator Thomas Dolby became renowned for his technical prowess and a new sound that blended his love for technology and passion for music—a sound that launched his career and helped him rise to international fame during the heyday of MTV. Dolby can also lay claim to being a music technology and software maven, a published author and filmmaker, and a Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. 
Featuring just a few keyboards, a drum pad, and a MacBook® running synthesizers from Roland Cloud, Dolby’s rig for this live event is simple, but the output will be projected onscreen during the performance to give the audience a unique “under the hood” perspective.  
As part of an enhanced experience, all online audience members will have the opportunity to try the same synthesizers and sounds used by Thomas Dolby in concert by signing up for a 30-day Free Trial to Roland Cloud. This performance is also part of a rare summer tour for Dolby, which starts with a sold-out Hollywood, CA show on July 25 and wraps up in Baltimore, MD, on August 8.  
To pre-register for “Thomas Dolby Live in Roland Cloud,” please RSVP to the event here on Roland’s Facebook page.
 Thomas Dolby
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.
<![CDATA[Cinematic RNB Volume 3]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cinematic-rnb-volume-3 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:57:19 GMT






Cinematic RnB Vol 3 is the latest iteration of this bestselling series inspired by Drake, The Weeknd & Bryson Tiller. A genre-blurring concoction of Horror Hip Hop and Future RnB, the five included Construction Kits deliver a mind-blowing sonic experience charged with hypnotic 808s, perfectly-sculpted pads, filter FX and mood-setting ambient percussion hits.


This street-ready series is perfect for producers chasing both the sound of Toronto and their next placement with a commercial artist.


'Cinematic RnB Vol 3' includes an expansive collection of 45 MIDI files, which cover the majority of musical phrases. MIDI has the 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.


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.




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 master costs.





• 5 Construction Kits

• 151 WAV

• 45 MIDI

• ACIDized WAV 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:


Cinematic RnB Vol 3 is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29,15 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com










<![CDATA[IK Multimedia's UNO Synth Now Shipping]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ik-multimedias-uno-synth-now-shipping Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:16:39 GMT


IK Multimedia's UNO Synth now shipping

The true-analog, ultra-portable, monophonic synthesizer is now available

July 19, 2018 - IK Multimedia's first hardware synthesizer, UNO Synth, is now available. Designed for everyone interested in rich, true analog sound, this monophonic synth offers a wide sound palette and easy programmability in an ultra-portable, battery-powered format for on-the-go music creation, live performance or studio recording - all at an affordable price.

The ultimate real analog synth for everyone
IK Multimedia combined its more than two decades of experience in software and hardware development with the expertise of Italian boutique synthesizer maker Soundmachines and IK's synth guru Erik Norlander (one of the brains behind acclaimed synth designs including the Alesis Andromeda). The result is a no-compromise instrument that delivers massive analog sound along with hands-on programmability and advanced features.

UNO Synth delivers everything from classic to modern sounds to create music in any genre. First-time synth users get instant gratification from this easy-to-use instrument - 100 presets and an easy-to-play keyboard with selectable scales and an arpeggiator make UNO Synth the perfect gateway into the synthesizer world. Experienced pros will also love its rich sound and easy portability.

Great sounding true-analog audio path
Beneath its miniature exterior, UNO Synth packs a powerful synth engine with professional sound and a full analog audio path on par with more expensive synthesizers. It includes:
  • An all-analog audio path with 2 VCOs, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA
  • 2 independent VCOs with Saw, Triangle and Pulse waveforms with continuously variable shape including PWM of the square wave plus a separate white noise generator
  • A 2-pole OTA-based analog resonant sweepable multimode filter (LP/HP/BP) with overdrive
  • 7 LFO waveforms (Sine, Triangle, Square, Up Saw, Down Saw, Random and Sample-and-Hold) to modulate Pitch, Filter, Amp and continuous oscillator wave shapes including PWM
This highly flexible engine excels in producing the rich, warm, punchy, deep bass sounds that are the core of a high-quality monophonic synth, and brings a wide sonic palette of leads, drones, arps, sequences, sweeps and effects.

While UNO Synth is monophonic, its two independent oscillators can be tuned differently to generate interesting pad-like interval sounds and octaves. Pulse width modulation of each oscillator offers advanced modular-style timbres from classic synths.

The pure analog filter brings all the warmth, depth and fatness expected from a real analog synth. The multimode resonant filter can be used for subtle tonal modification or screaming, aggressive resonant sweeps. The filter can also be modulated with the filter envelope, LFO and performance buttons.

Ease-of-use with powerful programming and dedicated editor
UNO Synth comes with 100 grab-and-go presets (80 fully rewritable), making it ready to play out of the box. Each preset also includes an associated arpeggio and sequence for even greater musical expression and sonic power. This makes it easy for everyone to find the perfect sound fast, for a productive and enjoyable experience.

More than 40 onboard controls are available on the top panel to give real-time access to synth engine parameters, for immediate sound sculpting capability with no deep menus to scroll through.

For added control, a versatile editor/librarian will also be available in August. With its full-size GUI and the ability to function as both a standalone application (Mac/PC/iOS) or as an integrated DAW plug-in (Mac/PC), the editor offers seamless control of every parameter. It also allows for the customization of presets and for preference editing.

The UNO Synth's generous 27-note onboard multi-touch, capacitive sensing keyboard offers over two octaves of sound control as a chromatic keyboard or as a predefined scale keyboard with 13 available scales. The built-in arpeggiator with 10 arpeggio modes and a 4-octave range offers even more creative possibilities for keyboardists and non-keyboardists alike.

The UNO Synth keyboard also doubles as a step-edit control for its built-in, 100-pattern sequencer. Sequences can be programmed in real-time or in steps (with modulatable synth parameters per step), making the UNO Synth sequencer among the most powerful in its class.

In addition to a built-in delay effect, five instant performance modulations are also available (Dive, Scoop, Vibrato, Wah and Tremolo) for added real-time playability and instant dynamic expression during performances.

Ultra-portable, battery-powered, for on-the-go music
UNO Synth's ultra-compact dimensions make it among the smallest monophonic synths available. Its light weight (only 400g) and battery power (4xAA included) or USB power-supply (for battery power banks) give musicians the freedom to make music anywhere.

Use it standalone, with other gear, or with a DAW
On its own, UNO Synth can be used to make music whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. The built-in audio input also allows for daisy chaining other external audio devices (like drum machines) with no additional mixer, for a small footprint and extreme portability.

MIDI IN and OUT enables connection to a master keyboard or any MIDI gear for use in a live or studio rig as a sound module. Via USB MIDI, UNO Synth also conveniently integrates directly with a DAW running on Mac/PC computers or mobile devices, without additional hardware interfaces.

Made in Italy
UNO Synth is proudly made in IK's own Italian manufacturing facility, to ensure the highest quality standards. Like the majority of IK hardware products, UNO Synth is built using a combination of IK's state-of-the-art, automated mounting machines and test systems, and fine, renowned Italian craftsmanship.

Pricing and availability
UNO Synth is available now from the IK Multimedia online store with free shipping* and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for the affordable price of only $/€199.99**.

* Free shipping valid for orders from the IK Multimedia online store until July 31, 2018
** All prices excluding taxes

For more information about UNO Synth, please visit: www.unosynth.com

To see UNO Synth in action or watch the tutorial series: www.unosynth.com/video
<![CDATA[ThaLoops launches Solution Urban Vault VST]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/thaloops-launches-solution-urban-vault-vst Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:13:17 GMT


ThaLoops launches Solution Urban Vault VST



ThaLoops has launched their first virtual instrument Solution Urban Vault, created for urban music producers making beats in Hip-Hop, Trap and Pop music genres.


Solution Urban Vault features over 180 one-shot sample instruments integrated with ThaLoops signature layering method for organic and analog feel. Urban Vault sound library combines the character of the old school, crate digging, dirty, damaged audio feel that beat-makers love from one-shot sample format with the modern layering method provided in Solution virtual instrument to get the powerful merged sound.


Solution Urban Vault features

• A virtual sampler for generating Hip Hop, Trap and Timbo riffs
• 91 innovative dual presets (182 instruments total)
• ThaLoops signature layering method for organic and analog feel • A B musical phrases in the classic making beats on pads style
• Myriad of never heard before sound combinations




Solution Urban Vault (VST/AU) is available at ThaLoops store for intro price of $49. For more information visit:





<![CDATA[Arturia Announces DrumBrute Impact]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/arturia-announces-drumbrute-impact Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:08:18 GMT
Analog pioneers Arturia are set to release DrumBrute Impact, an exciting new hardware drum machine that combines raw, energetic sounds, advanced sequencing, and fast, fun workflow into an addictive little powerhouse you won’t want to put down.
The newest member of the “Brute” analog hardware family, DrumBrute Impact really lives up to the name. Featuring attitude-packed, tweakable analog drums sounds, an all-new “Color” layer, output distortion, and arguably the best sequencer on the planet, DrumBrute Impact promises to redefine the way you create rhythm, drums, and percussion, both in the studio and on stage.
In the sound department, DrumBrute Impact features 10 fantastic sounds accessible through 8 responsive performance pads:
  • KICK : pounding bass drum with nice attack transients and variable pitch and decay. protocol.
  • SNARE 1 : a big-bodied snare with great, editable snap and decay.
  • SNARE 2 : a trashy snare with a hint of clap, with adjustable tone and decay.
  • TOM HIGH : simple but powerful high tom with sweepable pitch.
  • TOM LOW : pants-shaking low tom that can get so low you could use it as a 2nd kick.
  • CYMBAL : zingy, metallic crash with adjustable decay.
  • COWBELL : a simple but effective percussive cowbell.
  • CLOSED HAT : hard-hitting hat with variable tone that also effects the Open Hat.
  • OPEN HAT : open up the hat sound with changeable decay with a mute controlled by the Closed Hat.
  • FM DRUM : a percussive synth voice with adjustable carrier pitch, decay, FM amount, and mod pitch.
These sounds have been carefully crafted by Arturia’s sound designers to not only sound exciting and visceral, but to also create a cohesive “kit” sound that truly gives DrumBrute Impact a unique, inspiring voice.
To add another dimension to its sound, versatility, and sequencing possibilities, DrumBrute Impact also features a “COLOR” layer, letting you create dramatic changes to the sound on the fly. This can be activated channel by channel, or programmed using the sequencer, and generates unique tonal changes in the drum sounds. Add drive to the Kick, change the tone of the Cymbal, max out the pitch envelope of the FM Drum, “COLOR” gives DrumBrute Impact another level of creative possibilities.
True to its nature, DrumBrute Impact also features a drum-optimized distortion on the output bus, with a simple “gain” knob and an on-off switch.
Using the same sequencing knowhow that brought the world the award-winning Spark series, DrumBrute, and BeatStep Pro, Arturia have infused some serious step-sequencing power into their latest Brute. DrumBrute Impact features a polyrhythmic 64-step , song-capable sequencer supported by a host of easy-to-use performance controls. Add Swing , inject some Randomness , glitch it up with a Step Repeater , quickly spice up patterns with the Roller , add Accents , and even record Unquantizedshould you wish.
DrumBrute Impact also gives you comprehensive connectivity, with 4 extra output busses for postprocessing or multi-tracking, Clock in and out to sync with vintage or modular gear, MIDI in and out to sync up with contemporary synths and outboard, andUSB for perfect integration with your DAW and the Arturia MCC, which also gives you access to extra customizations behind the scenes.
DrumBrute Impact will retail for $349 / 299 €. It is available to preorder now, and will arrive in music stores worldwide during August 2018.
Learn every detail about DrumBrute on Arturia's website.
Discover DrumBrute Impact in action in this introduction video
Learn about the exceptional feature set of DrumBrute Impact in the four episodes of this tutorial series


ARTURIA: https://www.arturia.com



<![CDATA[Wavesfactory Typewriter - Free New Kontakt Instrument Now Shipping ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/wavesfactory-typewriter---free-new-kontakt-instrument-now-shipping Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:58:29 GMT


Wavesfactory Typewriter - Free New Kontakt Instrument Now Shipping 



July 17th, 2018, Artà, Spain. Wavesfactory, creators of innovative plug-ins Trackspacer and Kontakt instruments, announce Typewriter. Typewriter is a Kontakt sample instrument featuring a Royal vintage typewriter. Meticulously sampled at Calmaestudis recording studios using 4 mic positions: close stereo, stereo ribbon, mono and stereo room.


All microphones are controllable from the Mixer page with pan, width, volume, load/purge and separate outputs for each channel.


In the Effects section you can apply up to 8 different DSP effects including chorus, saturation, high-quality EQ and convolution reverb with more than 40 custom impulses.


From the Settings page you can set the number of round robin repetitions, tweak the release volume, velocity curve, and pre-shift or pre-roll of each sample individually.


Recorded with 3 velocity layers and 10 round robin, not only the keys but also paper noises and typewriter hits, rolls and much more. Separate note on and note off samples and one-shots as well.


Download now for free from the Wavesfactory web site https://www.wavesfactory.com/product/typewriter/




About Wavesfactory

Wavesfactory was born in March 2010 in Artà (Mallorca) with the goal to deliver high- quality audio tools for musicians and engineers. A mindset on improving on every product release in terms of audio quality, ease of use and powerful but simple features. Our principle is never release something you’re not 100% happy with.



Wavesfactory website https://www.wavesfactory.com



<![CDATA[Meet The Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/meet-the-bettermaker-mastering-equalizer Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:54:34 GMT



LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2018: TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor of world-class audio recording equipment, introduces the Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer. Marek Walaszek is its inventor and the founder of the Bettermaker brand of pure analog signal path processors controlled by digital plug-in recall and automation – the best of both worlds! Currently shipping, the Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer is configured for stereo, dual mono, or M/S operation and features four parametric bands, low- and high-cutoff filters, and a passive Pultec-style section with “air bands” at 23kHz and 28kHz.
“The Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer is one of the most, if not the most versatile analog equalizers on the market,” Walaszek said. “We tapped all of our company’s experience to create a flexible equalizer that will sound stunning and allow engineers to work quickly, accurately, and repeatably. A combination of different filters, M/S matrix, the only analog 24dB/oct high-pass filter on the market, digital RTA and curve representation, and, of course, Bettermaker’s signature plug-in control, recall, and automation, make the Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer a truly innovative multi-tool.”
The Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer’s analog signal-path specs alone would make it a world-class processor: four parametric equalization bands (two of which can be toggled to shelving), a low-cut filter with adjustable resonance, a passive Pultec-style section, and two “air bands”, all built to exacting standards using the best of classic and contemporary engineering and materials sourcing. This is zero-compromise, high-end analog circuitry at its best.
Bettermaker takes that solid foundation and makes it even better (the brand name makes sense, right?). A comprehensive digital control workflow includes a five-inch touchscreen with “plug-in style” EQ curve representation paired with RTA of the pre- and post-processing signal for visual confirmation of the equalizer’s effect. Individual EQ bands can be toggled on and off, and up to four-hundred presets can be stored and recalled. Like all Bettermaker processors, the Mastering Equalizer also works in conjunction with a control plug-in that duplicates the front-panel controls and allows for instant session recall, full parameter automation and, unlike any other analog processor, A/B comparison not just of the bypassed versus processed signal, but of two differently-processed signals.
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.


<![CDATA[Radial Announces The Catapult Mini Is Now Shipping]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/radial-announces-the-catapult-mini-is-now-shipping Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:51:02 GMT
Radial announces the Catapult Mini is now shipping

Vancouver, BC -  Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the Catapult Mini TX and RX are now shipping.

The Radial Catapult Mini™ is the latest addition to the modular Catapult snake system, which provides the ability to drive four analog audio channels over a single shielded Cat 5 cable. The Catapult Mini TX (transmitter) and RX (receiver) both feature a compact steel chassis with a hardwired fan-out to four XLR connectors, providing a simple and rugged solution for delivering balanced analog audio between any two destinations without signal loss or degradation.
What makes the Catapult system unique is that it connects via Cat 5 Ethernet cable which is widely available, lightweight, and economical. As many buildings are already pre-wired for Cat 5, the Catapult Minis can take advantage of this to easily transmit audio between distant rooms without the need to install or supply new cabling. This eliminates the need for bulky and expensive multi-channel audio cable and allows contractors to utilize installed network cable and easily connect from one room to another.
All of the Radial Catapult modules are compatible with each other, and each is sold individually, providing the option to mix and match as needed. The Catapult Mini TX and RX can be used together as a pair to create a compact four-channel audio snake, or they can be matched with other Catapult modules that include splitting capabilities or transformer isolation - allowing you to select whichever combination best suits your application.
MAP: $89.99 USD
For more information on the Catapult Mini.


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.
<![CDATA[PreSonus’ Next-Generation FaderPort Offers Advanced, Innovative DAW Control]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-next-generation-faderport-offers-advanced-innovative-daw-control Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:48:18 GMT


PreSonus’ Next-Generation FaderPort Offers Advanced, Innovative DAW Control

PreSonus FaderPort top view
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2018... PreSonus® is shipping a new generation of its classic FaderPort™ USB production controller that incorporates elements from the company’s award-winning FaderPort 8. A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, the new and improved FaderPort provides a 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real-time and 24 buttons covering 40 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk. Quickly zoom in on audio files for editing. Control track levels with the touch of a finger. You even get a footswitch input for hands-free start/stop (footswitch not included). With the new FaderPort, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced.

A unique Session Navigator section provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Use the large 360-degree encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons; zoom in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make your tracks larger or smaller; navigate and drop markers; and maintain constant control of your main level. Once you start using the Session Navigator, you’ll wonder how you mixed without it.

The FaderPort features an optimized HUI mode for Pro Tools as well as custom MCU operation modes for Logic Pro X, Cubase, and Ableton Live guaranteeing a superior experience. No driver installation is necessary; just plug the control surface into a USB port and take command of your mix. But the FaderPort is downright magical when used with PreSonus Studio One®. (Studio One Artist is included.) You’ll be amazed at how much faster you can work. 

The new FaderPort is available at PreSonus dealers for a U.S. street price of $199.95. For more information, please visit www.presonus.com/products/FaderPort.
PreSonus FaderPort rear view.
<![CDATA[Roland Announces GO:MIXER PRO Smartphone Audio Mixer And Virtual Stage Camera App ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-announces-gomixer-pro-smartphone-audio-mixer-and-virtual-stage-camera-app Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:50:23 GMT


Roland Announces GO:MIXER PRO Smartphone Audio Mixer and Virtual Stage Camera App  
A complete solution for creating engaging music videos with smartphones  
Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2018 — Roland announces the GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer and Virtual Stage Camera app, two powerful new tools for content creators who share videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. Convenient and simple to use, GO:MIXER PRO and Virtual Stage Camera offer an integrated hardware and app solution that makes it easy for users to create engaging, high-quality video content with a smartphone, helping them increase views and attract more followers.  
A modern smartphone is great at capturing video, but its built-in microphone simply doesn’t provide the sound quality and control needed to create polished content that stands out from the crowd. Roland’s GO:MIXER PRO is the ultimate hardware audio device for smartphone content creators, combining multi-channel mixing, sound monitoring, and more in one affordable, palm-sized device.    
GO:MIXER PRO allows creators to connect and mix up to nine audio sources at once, including pro-quality powered microphones, guitar/bass, and line-level gear like keyboards and drum machines. Dedicated controls provide easy volume adjustment, and the resulting stereo digital audio output is sent straight to the user’s smartphone for capturing in a video or audio app. Ready to use out of the box, GO:MIXER PRO can be powered by the smartphone connection or via four AAA-size batteries to conserve the mobile device’s battery. 
A headphones output with level control is also provided for monitoring the mix and listening to backing audio from the smartphone while performing. If desired, the user can route this backing audio to the capture app along with the live audio inputs via a dedicated Loop Back panel switch. A Center Cancel function is available as well, enabling users to create karaoke-style tracks on the fly. And when it’s not being used to capture content on a mobile device, GO:MIXER PRO doubles as a standalone battery-powered mixer for practice and on-the-go performing. 
The new Virtual Stage Camera App is the ideal partner for GO:MIXER PRO, allowing users to quickly create fun and attractive videos that look like they were done with more sophisticated video equipment. This free app removes the background from a performance video in real time and replaces it with movie footage or stills stored on the smartphone. This lets a creator appear as if they’re performing in any location, such as a famous concert venue, an international destination, or even outer space! Virtual Stage Camera can also instantly produce a blue/green screen background in a video for later manipulation in a video-editing app like Apple’s iMovie. 
GO:MIXER PRO also works seamlessly with Roland’s 4XCAMERA, a free video app that makes it easy to create split-screen music performance videos. Projects can be shared online among 4XCAMERA users, enabling collaborations with other musicians in any location. 
Virtual Stage Camera and 4XCAMERA are compatible with iOS mobile devices from Apple and are available as free downloads from the App Store. Extended functionality is available in each app by plugging in a GO:MIXER PRO or making a small in-app purchase. 
To learn more about GO:MIXER PRO, Virtual Stage Camera, and 4XCAMERA, visitRoland.com.
Roland GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer (showing left and front-side panels)
Roland GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer (showing right and rear-side panels)
Roland GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer (showing battery chamber)
Roland GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer and Virtual Stage Camera App shown in use
Roland GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer and Virtual Stage Camera App shown in use
The Roland Virtual Stage Camera App can remove the background from a performance video in real time and replace it with movie footage or stills stored on the smartphone 

About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.
<![CDATA[Slate Wants To Introduce You To The New Modern Recording Studio]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/slate-wants-to-introduce-you-to-the-new-modern-recording-studio Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:38:46 GMT



We are pleased to introduce the completion of our modern recording studio concept, the RAVEN CORE Station. Now with seamless sidecar racks (in stock now), you can achieve the ultimate combination of sleek looks, ergonomics, and lightning fast workflow.



Click the video below to experience the incredible workflow of RAVEN Consoles.
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<![CDATA[Experimental Dubstep Trap]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/experimental-dubstep-trap Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:32:26 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Experimental Dubstep / Trap, blurring the line between Dubstep & Trap.

Zenhiser Pack: Experimental Dubstep / Trap

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/experimental-dubstep-trap-sounds.html





<![CDATA[FLUX:: EVO IN Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/flux-evo-in-now-available Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:28:41 GMT



Today, FLUX:: and Plugivery Distribution proudly announce the release of Flux:: EVO IN; an advanced phase/polarity management and control plug-in for DAW's, available now in AAX, AAX DSP, AudioSuite, AU, VST and Waves Soundgrid formats for Windows and macOS from worldwide dealers.
Stay in Phase and Maintain the Vitality!

The second plug-in in the Yves Jaget designed EVO series, provides two of the most important factors for taking control of the input signal, both for studio and live sound, Phase and Drive.

Introducing Flux:: EVO IN

EVO IN is an extracted sub-module of the widely regarded Flux:: EVO CHANNEL plug-in, available for purchase at worldwide resellers. EVO IN provides Unique, Precise, Arbitrary and Linear Phase Rotation correction of the input signal to accomplish the very same phenomena as when physically moving a microphone to adjust for phase discrepancies between 2 or more sources, without adding latency.

This allows for correction of the Phase when recording a sound source using multiple microphones, like a drum kit or a guitar amplifier, eliminating timing problems that could be smearing the clarity of the sound or the mix.

EVO IN also includes a soft saturation Drive control to obtain roundness and warmth, restoring and maintaining the vitality of the sourced sound without any audible distortion.

In addition to the classic electrical polarity inverter ( ∅ ), EVO IN provides a Unique, Precise, Arbitrary and Linear Phase Rotation of the signal, to accomplish the very same phenomena as when physically moving the microphone, eliminating timing problems that could be smearing the clarity of the sound or the mix.

This unique Phase algorithm is the result of Flux:: proprietary research, and allows for linear phase correction without adding any latency, by activating the Phase on all of the tracks that were recorded at the same time in the same room, like a drum kit or a guitar amplifier, and adjusting the Phase on each track until everything is in Phase and sounds tight and aligned.


The EVO IN Drive adds a soft saturation to attain roundness and warmth, restoring and maintaining the vitality of the sound, by generating harmonics important for the constancy of the sound without any audible distortion, on all types of sounds and instruments.

Main Features:
  • Phase rotation, Polarity invert and alignment processing
  • Drive/Saturation control
  • Up to 16 channels Input/Output in VST/AU/AAX
  • Up to 8 channels in WPAPI for Waves Soundgrid
  • 64 bits internal floating point processing
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz
Pricing & Availability:
LIST: $69
MAP: $59
Flux:: EVO IN is available now from all global and reputable pro audio resellers and music stores listed at Plugivery:  
About FLUX::

Flux:: sound and picture development was founded in April 2000 during the early days of digital audio software workstations, collaborating with Merging Technologies in the creation of Merging’s now well-renowned products. The first Flux:: "Pure Series" plug-ins were launched in March 2008. Flux:: has since then been focused on creating intuitive and technically innovative audio software tools, used by sound engineers and producers in the professional audio, broadcast, post production and mastering industry all over the world.


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”.

<![CDATA[Roland Unveils Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument And Companion Apps ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-unveils-aerophone-go-digital-wind-instrument-and-companion-apps Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:13:55 GMT


Roland Unveils Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument and Companion Apps  
An expressive, fun-to-play solution for anyone who’s dreamed of learning a wind instrument  
Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2018 — Roland announces Aerophone GO, a unique and affordable digital wind instrument that’s simple to operate and fun to play. Featuring traditional sax fingering, a variety of onboard instrument sounds, headphones monitoring for quiet practice, and more, Aerophone GO is ideal for saxophonists and other wind players of all experience levels. It’s also a great first-time solution for anyone who’s ever dreamed about playing a wind instrument. Aerophone GO features onboard Bluetooth® as well, providing access to extended functionality via the free Aerophone GO Plus and Aerophone GO Ensemble apps. 
Combining traditional feel and response with innovative Roland digital technologies, Aerophone GO is an expressive modern instrument that’s versatile, practical, and inspiring. It’s light and runs on batteries for easy mobility, and features 11 high-quality onboard tones that include soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sax variations, plus flute, clarinet, violin, synth lead, and more. And by connecting to the Aerophone GO Plus app, many more sounds are available to play. 
Aerophone GO is a great choice for beginners, but it’s also compatible with traditional sax and recorder fingering, making it an easy transition for experienced players. A sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor also functions as a bite sensor, supporting expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch. And thanks to its digital sound engine, Aerophone GO allows players to instantly transpose keys without having to change their fingering. 
The instrument includes an onboard speaker for personal monitoring and intimate performances, and it’s also possible to connect to external amplification for broader sound coverage. Another great benefit is the ability to play quietly through headphones, enabling users to practice anytime and anywhere without disturbing others. 
Aerophone GO is a powerful standalone instrument, but things become even more exciting when connecting to a mobile device via Bluetooth. The Aerophone GO Plus app allows users to play along with favorite songs and offers several functions to aid learning, including slowing the tempo and looping song sections for detailed study. The app also provides access to 50 additional sounds and lets users adjust performance settings like breath control/bite sensor sensitivity, fingering, and more. 
Another cool free app is Aerophone GO Ensemble, which allows up to seven Aerophone GO players to perform together wirelessly for practice, performing, and classroom learning. Once connected, each group member can access 19 different sounds on the smartphone and choose the one they want to play. The combined performance is mixed in the app, and can be amplified by connecting the smartphone to a small monitor speaker such as Roland’s battery-powered CUBE Street EX.       
To learn more about Aerophone GO and the companion Aerophone GO Plus and Aerophone GO Ensemble apps, visit Roland.com.

Photo caption 1: Roland Aerophone GO digital wind instrument

Photo caption 2: Roland Aerophone GO digital wind instrument

Photo caption 3: Closeup of the controls on the Roland Aerophone GO digital wind instrument

About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.
<![CDATA[BBE Sound "Stomp Board" Plug-In Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bbe-sound-stomp-board-plug-in-now-available Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:23:42 GMT


BBE Sound "Stomp Board" Now Available
BBE and Plugivery Development are today proud to announce the release of BBE Sound’s “Stomp Board”. In partnership with BBE Sound, Plugivery development has created Stomp Board; a standalone host application/plug-in including a guitar preamp section and 8 guitar effect pedals taken from the original BBE Stomp Ware classics. Stomp Board is available now in AAX, AU, VST and VST3 format for Windows and macOS from worldwide dealers.
The BBE Sound Stomp Board
Stomp Board is a standalone application and plug-in set containing the host "Stomp Board" with an integrated Amp Simulator, and 8 premium modeled effect plug-ins (pedals) from the original BBE Stomp Ware classics. Each pedal is available separately outside of the Stomp Board host and is backward compatible with the former Stomp Ware product line for DAW sessions (except RTAS format, now depreciated).
Stomp Board supports unlimited loading of the 8 selective pedals highlighted below, each of which can be chained in any order via simple drag/drop operation in the GUI. It includes a dedicated and finely tuned Gate for guitarists, 4 integrated Amp models from clean to light crunch, a tilt style Tone control for global EQ settings and inbuilt spring reverb alongside input/output control and gain staging metering view, and a selection of crafted presets by industry staff musicians.
BBE Stomp Pedals
Free Fuzz
The Free Fuzz was patterned after a rare and sought-after silicon transistor fuzz pedal made famous by players like Jimi Hendrix in the late ‘60s. It provides a wide range of creamy, dynamic fuzz effects with an almost endless amount of sustain for soloing and chunky rhythms.
Green Screamer
The Green Screamer is a vintage overdrive capable of producing a dynamic range of smooth and warm overdrive tones associated with vintage tube amplifiers.
Mind Bender
The Mind Bender is a dual-mode vibrato/chorus that utilizes a BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) circuit that produces a wide range of warm, lush vibrato, chorus, and rotating speaker effects.
Opto Stomp
The Opto Stomp is a transparent optical compressor that provides a wide range of soft-knee compression effects, reminiscent of the best vintage compressors made in the ʻ60s.
Sonic Stomp
The Sonic Stomp is a stomp-box version of the ever-popular Sonic Maximizer. The Sonic Stomp was carefully designed to deliver the same sonic improvement as the rack-mounted 482i Sonic Maximizer, adding clarity, definition and punch to any instrument.
Soul Vibe
The Soul Vibe is a vintage vibe/rotary speaker simulator known for its chewy phase-like textures made popular in the late ʻ60s and ʻ70s by such players as Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Robin Trower.
The Tremor is a dual-mode Tremolo/Auto-Pan that utilizes an optical circuit to create a wide range of warm pulsating sounds normally associated with the "vibrato" effect of vintage tube amps. The Tremor ʻPlug-Inʼ offers the flexibility of two independent effects that are foot switchable (to keep the original hardware look), enabling a player to select between a Tremolo effect and Auto-Pan effect.
Two Timer
The Two Timer was inspired by the long discontinued DM-2 Delay, which was known for its warm, haunting reverb and tape-like echoes. The Two Timer offers two independent delay times foot switchable via the Time1/Time2 mode footswitch. In the software version, we changed the Time1/Time2 switch label to MONO (Time1 delay) and STEREO (Time1: left delay time, Time2: right delay time), it results in having a mono and stereo vintage delay that can create an amazing range of space effects.
Pricing & Availability
LIST: $129
MAP: $99
Introductory Promo (ending Aug. 31, 2018): $29
BBE Sound Stomp Board is available now from all global and reputable pro audio resellers and music stores listed at Plugivery:  

About BBE Sound
BBE Sound is a premier audio technology company dedicated to improving the quality of amplified sound for music and sound professionals. BBE High Definition Sound technologies are found throughout the audio entertainment production spectrum; from the stage and studio. Headquartered in California, BBE Sound, Inc. has been pioneering audio improvement technologies for professional and consumer applications since 1985.

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”.
<![CDATA[GHS Strings: Latest Bassics Amps And Pedals Now Available]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ghs-strings-latest-bassics-amps-and-pedals-now-available Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:18:42 GMT


    GHS Strings: Latest Bassics Amps And Pedals Now Available   



Battle Creek, MI, 16th July 2018 – Garnering critical acclaim at the NAMM show earlier this year, Bassics is proud to announce their next line of innovative pedals and amps are ready for dealers.
What started with the acclaimed BPA-1 floor preamplifier, is now complemented with a power amp, bass head and four pedals, all designed by world-renowned studio engineer, Malcolm Toft and distributed in the US exclusively through GHS Strings.
The AH-900 bass amp boasts 900w output, illuminated controls, a studio-quality compressor with three-band EQ, all of which can be easily bypassed. These features are enclosed in a lightweight enclosure and presented in a tailor-made carry bag.
The A-900 is a no-frills, lightweight 900w power amplifier, designed for bass players that rely on a large effect board, or use standalone preamplifiers and is a perfect complement to the BPA-1.
The four pedals bring extra options to the bass player. The Cruncher distortion pedal offers a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ setting, with the former adding extra harmonics. Also, suitable for guitarists. The Squeezer compressor pedal is a studio quality VCA, with a sound much like the revered dbx160 compressor. The Tone Ranger EQ pedal provides a range of EQ and frequencies not found on most amp heads and the Omni Pre is a very versatile two input switcher, each with their own volume controls. It can also act as a mixer, headphone practice amp or studio quality D.I. box.
The growing list of top bass players using Bassics products include: Pino Paladino (John Meyer, The Who, Eric Clapton etc.) Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Chris Childs, (Thunder), Phil Soussan (Ossie Osbourne) and Tony Visconti, (David Bowie’s producer).
To find out more about the Bassics products please go to http://bassics.co.uk/. To find out more about GHS Strings and its products please go to http://www.ghsstrings.com/ and to find out more about Rocktron please go to http://www.rocktron.com/.
Please contact your GHS Sales Representative for US Dealer Inquiries and pricing.
About GHS Strings:
GHS Strings has been at the forefront of string innovation for more than fifty years. This family owned business, based in Battle Creek Michigan manufactures strings for a wide range of fretted instruments including electric, bass, acoustic, classical guitar, mandolins, banjos and more. GHS collaborates closely with a number of key artists including David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani), Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers) and Muriel Anderson. Known as “The String Experts”, GHS utilizes their knowledge and experience to select the highest quality materials and their own closely guarded manufacturing processes to ensure their strings have a world-class tone and a long lasting performance.

About Bassics:
Malcolm Toft is the designer behind the Bassics range. He has been in pro audio for over 40 years with an illustrious career. He has been awarded a professorship in music and has often been referred to as a legend in the music industry for both his engineering history and for the ranges of pro audio equipment he has designed. He is a huge advocate for analogue sound and brings his unique signature to all that he designs.
Toft started off his Career with Tony Pike Music in 1964. In the late 60’s he started at the famous Trident Studios, as their first engineer recording many legendary artists including T-Rex, David Bowie, James Taylor, as well as engineering ‘Hey Jude’ for The Beatles.However, trident studios only had a 16 track desk. In 1971 Malcolm designed and created a 24 track console specifically for the them. The huge success of the ‘A Range’ led him to managing Trident Audio Developments LTD (TRIAD) where he made many consoles for studios around the world and cemented his name in pro-audio equipment.
Since TRIAD, Malcolm Toft has gone on to create a range of very popular equipment under the names of MTA (Malcolm Toft Associates), Toft Audio Designs and Ocean Audio. Today he is working hard to launch an exciting new, very unique Bassics range to market, not only for the pro-audio industry but for all musicians. Bringing his signature style of designing equipment for the music industry and creating a beautiful analogue sound, Toft has created a game changer for Bass Guitarists. Unlike anything currently on the market, the range of Bassics equipment is designed to fill a niche and to bring an exciting new pre-amplification system to the foot of musicians.

<![CDATA[Mode Machines Master Matrix-Style Analog Sequencing]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/mode-machines-master-matrix-style-analog-sequencing Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:21:24 GMT


MODE MACHINES make matrix-style sequencing truly tactile with SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER


NUREMBERG, GERMANY: innovative electronic musical devices brand MODE MACHINES is proud to announce availability of its SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER — a multi-channel MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) step sequencer in a truly tactile, tabletop (rack-mountable) console-type housing that lends itself to creating and arranging pattern-based music as a live performance-capable standalone sequencing tool or working alongside a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to enhance production possibilities — as of July 16...


As implied by the 12 TRACK MATRIX SEQUENCER ‘subtitle’ boldly blazoned across its expansive top panel — pressed into play by the 12-line (and 16- column) arrangement of (red) backlit LED (Light Emitting Diode) buttons that musically mark out the namesake matrix laying claim to the majority of that top panel, the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER is a 12-track affair, with each track arranged numerically below the next in the matrix. More meaningfully, each track can freely address one of three MIDI outputs (OUT 1, OUT 2, and OUT 3) to ensure optimal timing (by avoiding serial chaining of connected MIDI devices) and additionally be assigned to one of three track types: MONO (monophonic) — plays only one note per step (sending note, velocity, and note length) and offers three controller tracks (C1, C2, C3); POLY (Polyphonic) — plays back multiple notes per step (sending note, velocity, note length, and chord) and offers two controller tracks (C1, C2); and DRUM — optimised to address drum machines (or similar) with the matrix forming a pattern where each line can be set to transmit a definable note to 12 so-called subtracks (with adjustable velocity and accented notes) from within a single track with two controller tracks (C1, C2)... 12 different drum sounds can be arranged from a single track, in other words.


While the term step sequencing can conjure up mesmerising musical images of repetitive note patterns pioneered and popularised by the likes of Germany’s homegrown Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream in their heyday — the likes of which the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER of course can capably emulate, even down to the latter’s ‘trademark’ ratchet effect (of outputting multiple triggers per step) but bettered by enabling easy creation of rolls, flams, and comparable complex rhythmical functions courtesy of six selectable trigger patterns and a note value to adjust the length of the trigger pattern, there is so much more to this truly tactile step sequencer than might meet the (untrained) eye... eye-catching as all of those 192 flashy (red) backlit LED buttons already are!


Although the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER is at heart a pattern-based step sequencer that generates MIDI data, multiple modes make it stand out from the sound of the (step sequencing) crowd — to partially paraphrase the early-Eighties British breakthrough hit from synth-pop pioneers The Human League, no strangers to the lure of spellbinding step sequencing themselves.


The self-explanatory SEQ mode is used to program a sequence — the smallest ‘unit’ within the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER (containing up to 16 steps) — using the matrix or an external MIDI input device, such as a master keyboard controller connected via the single MIDI IN (input). 16 sequences per track can be stored with parameter values such as velocity, controllers, or step length displayed as backlit LED (button) bars in the matrix.


Meanwhile, JAM mode makes live performance pleasurable and also inspirational with the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER. This time the matrix displays 12 tracks with 16 sequences each, all of which are freely switchable on the fly for immediate playback while the function buttons to the left of the matrix mute and activate the corresponding 12 tracks. And assuming that the tracks are tasked with handling different musical parts — playing a melody with track 1, a bass line with track 2, chords with track 3, and drums with track 4, for example — then it is perfectly possible to create a song on the fly. Flexibility further abounds since switching from JAM mode to SEQ mode only involves a couple of (almost instant) clicks; once there, users can, likewise, edit the selected sequences on the fly.


Finally, SONG mode is where the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER sings for its supper, so-to-speak, allowing for the creation and playback of longer and more complex arrangements or even full songs. Each track is allocated an individual series of up to 64 sequences (or sequence chains in ‘SEQ12- speak’). Still better, there are 12 sequence chains — one for each track; these combine to create a part, with the SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER storing up to eight parts. Parts can also be changed on the fly while the sequencer is running, so, given that those parts could effectively equal song parts, users could choose from, say, an intro, verse, bridge, chorus, or outro, each of which could be called up to be played anytime.


All data that can be changed by the user — namely, sequences, parts, and sequence chains, as well as global settings (with further visual guidance coming courtesy of an informative backlit LCD working in conjunction with various clearly labelled control functions) — is stored as a setup. The SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER stores up to 32 setups. So it is ready and willing to be put through its interactive musical paces onstage or in the studio, thanks to its robust rack-mountable (19-inch/6 HE) design that also includes rubber feet for non-slip tabletop usage.


Ultimately, then, the truly tactile SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER surely ranks as an ultimate pattern-based step sequencer, limited only by its user’s imagination rather than ‘traditional’ step sequencing’s limited note pattern repetition. Reach out and touch... as Depeche Mode sang on their way to sequencer-driven superstardom!


The SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER is available to purchase directly from MODE MACHINES’ online SHOP (https://www.modemachines.com/shop) at an introductory promo price of €999.00 EUR (inc. VAT) or through MODE MACHINES’ growing global network of authorised dealers (https://www.modemachines.com/where-to-buy).


For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER webpage here:



Watch MODE MACHINE’s SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER intro video here: https://youtu.be/lKxNBnHhOkI








About MODE MACHINES (www.modemachines.com)

MODE MACHINES was founded in 2010 by Michael Thorpe as an innovative brand for synthesizers, filters, and other electronic musical devices. Its inventive origins can be traced back to 1993 and an association with Touched by Sound, the first vintage dealer in Germany. Having worked with many MI (Musical Instrument) brands along the way — MAM Music and More (famed for its MB33 Analog Retro Bass Synthesizer), Stanton Magnetics, HDB electronic/VERMONA, and more, today its employees are all active musicians and DJs, dedicated to making instruments for musicians from musicians.All are always happy to receive feedback from current customers and like-minded individuals alike.





<![CDATA[Here's Some New Modern Jazz Essentials For Groove Agent]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/heres-some-new-modern-jazz-essentials-for-groove-agent Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:45:01 GMT


Modern Jazz Essentials New for Groove Agent


The latest expansion pack for Steinberg’s Groove Agent drum studio delivers new Acoustic Styles, with quality patterns specifically tailored for modern jazz productions.



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


Covering a vast range of music styles, Steinberg’s content sets offer beautifully crafted libraries for several of its virtual instruments. Groove Agent is the veteran drum instrument that already includes a variety of rhythmic elements and sounds, but also boasts numerous supplementary libraries catering to the individual needs and ready to energize any production.


Modern Jazz Essentials provides further jazz grooves to Groove Agent’s Acoustic Agent, with its rhythmic intricacy being a direct influence from modern jazz music. Its included VST presets encompass the available Styles and drum kits, each with their own mixer settings and different time signatures and tempo.


Florian Haack, senior marketing manager at Steinberg, commented: “Modern Jazz Essentials perfectly complements the countless expansion libraries meanwhile offered by Steinberg. For all jazz music producers or jazz players looking for easy-to-use drum patterns, Modern Jazz Essentials along with Groove Agent is the perfect fit for you!”


Availability and pricing

Modern Jazz Essentials is a Groove Agent expansion set exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for $24.99, shipping included.


Features at a glance

10 modern jazz Styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent.

Each Style is featured in a VST preset, which comes with a dedicated mixer setting.

Styles can also be used as MIDI Grooves in your favorite DAW.

Grooves cover a range of different tempi and time signatures.

Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings, and fills.

Easily explore and embrace the subtle nuances of modern jazz drumming.

Quickly create sophisticated drum tracks.

Inspired by outstanding contemporary jazz artists.

An almost infinite resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new compositions, and improvisation.


Product page: www.steinberg.net/modernjazzessentials





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.


<![CDATA[Waves Audio To Host SoundGrid® Workshop For Producers, Engineers And Songwriters In Columbia, SC On July 23]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-audio-to-host-soundgrid-workshop-for-producers-engineers-and-songwriters-in-columbia-sc-on-july-23 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:40:44 GMT


Waves Audio to Host SoundGrid® Workshop for Producers, Engineers and Songwriters in Columbia, SC, on July 23
— Taking place at Jam Room Studio, this session will feature Waves product specialist Jeremiah Clever, exploring how Waves SoundGrid® can help streamline studio workflows —
KNOXVILLE, TN, July 13, 2018 Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, will be hosting a free workshop at Jam Room Studio (201 South Prospect Street) in Columbia, SC, on July 23. Geared toward producers, engineers and songwriters, this session will explore how Waves SoundGrid® can help you streamline your studio workflow. Waves product specialist Jeremiah Clever will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate Waves’ latest technologies and SoundGrid-compatible products. 
WHEN: July 23, 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm (refreshments served starting at 6:30 pm)
WHERE: Jam Room Studio, 201 South Prospect Street, Columbia, SC 29205 
To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waves-workshop-at-jam-room-studio-tickets-47458703259.
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. 
<![CDATA[Puremagnetik Releases Cloud Machine]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-cloud-machine Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:49:55 GMT


Puremagnetik Releases Cloud Machine
Cloud Machine is a spectral blurring and space utility. It creates sweeping clouds of resynthesized particles from any audio input. Use it in real time to turn your voice into a glacial canvas. Process drums, vocals, and synthesizers to create shimmering, evolving textures. You can use Cloud Machine for subtle effects, or crank it up for the unexpected! 
Cloud Machine Features
• Spectral blurring and resynthesis
• Spectral pitch shifting
• Dedicated, stereo reverb effect   
• Integrates into any VST / Audio Units compatible host
• Includes a collection of factory presets
Cloud Machine 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/cloudmachine


<![CDATA[New Sonic Arts Announce Nuance 2]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-sonic-arts-announce-nuance-2 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:46:15 GMT


New Sonic Arts announce Nuance 2
Creative sampler gets a major update with workflow and engine enhancements
Proudly standing out from the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers, New Sonic Arts Nuance 2's streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity and inspire you to create new sounds - fast.
Nuance 2 excels as both an instrument and drum sampler, providing an all-in-one solution for all your essential sampling needs. With the powerful Map Editor and unlimited Parameter Groups, Nuance offers all the tools necessary to create high-fidelity multi-instruments, key split setups and rich layered sounds.
Version 2 delivers a host of new features including…
New modulators – new Table Sequencers allow rhythmic, tempo-synced modulation of any modulation target, while the XY Pad provides a powerful link between the Assignment Manager and the Modulation Matrix.
Modulation drag and drop – assigning modulation is now quicker and easier than ever!
All new User Samples database – organise, batch tag and access your entire sample library within Nuance.
Cycle groups - allow 'Round Robin' behaviour across layered Groups, allowing enhanced realism in your instrument patches.
Group Multi-Edit – group and layer multi-selection allows convenient bulk editing of any parameter across multiple Groups.
Assignment Shortcuts – now allow quick in-place access to MIDI learn and Host Automation assignment.
Export to SFZ – in addition to the existing SFZ Import, Nuance 2.0 can now also write SFZ files.
New FX – Nuance 2.0 adds two new polyphonic FX modules: Chorus and FM
Drag files to host – drag samples from the File Browser and Database to your host or other apps.
Above all, Nuance 2 is quick, capable and fun, inspiring hours of sample-mangling and inspiration!
Nuance 2 is available to buy now with an introductory 20% off until 27th July, making it just £70 / $76, PLUS buy from Time+Space and they’ll send you 1GB of Zero-G samples for free!
For full details, to download the free demo, and to buy visit:
About New Sonic Arts
New Sonic Arts’ mission is to define a new standard in audio software – that means the best possible sound algorithms combined with inspiring, next-generation user interfaces. In addition to new NUANCE 2, their software includes the granular texture generatorGRANITE, the loop slicer VICE, VST host FREESTYLE and more.

About Time+Space
Time+Space has been supplying the creative industries with essential tools for computer-based music production for over 20 years. Their extensive portfolio of world-leading brands includes Gothic Instruments, iZotope, Native Instruments, Rob Papen, Spectrasonics, Synthogy, Toontrack and many more.
<![CDATA[Burl Audio Incorporates Waves SoundGrid Technology]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/burl-audio-incorporates-waves-soundgrid-technology Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:41:12 GMT


Waves Audio and Burl Audio Join Forces to Include Waves SoundGrid® Technologies in the Mothership Series with the Burl Audio BMB4 SoundGrid Motherboard
KNOXVILLE, TN, July 12, 2018 Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, has joined forces with Burl Audio to include Waves SoundGrid® technology in the Burl Audio B80 and B16 Mothership.  
The Burl Mothership is now Waves SoundGrid-compatible, enabling audio over Ethernet connectivity for Burl Audio’s Mothership B80 and B16, offering a high channel count per connection and low latency, by utilizing an ordinary gigabit Ethernet connection. 
Waves SoundGrid is an Audio-over-Ethernet technology which allows users to stream high counts of digital audio channels (up to 128) and to process that audio through plugins at ultra-low-latency (as low as 0.8 ms), all taking place over a 1Gb network – beneficial for simple project studios, live venues or for complex networked recording and broadcast facilities. 
The BMB4 Motherboard for Burl Audio’s high-end Mothership series of modular AD/DA convertors effortlessly adds the power of SoundGrid to your system, with up to 64 channels of extremely low-latency audio networking, plugin processing and real-time monitoring with plugins. 
With the modular configurability of the Mothership and the flexibility of SoundGrid, the possibilities are limitless. Burl Audio’s Mothership series of empty converter chassis represents an innovative way of approaching digital conversion: an all Class-A, discrete analog circuit with proprietary transformers on input, and op amps on output. The result is a flexible system with unparalleled clarity and warmth. Now, with the BMB4 Motherboard for B80 and B16 Motherships, you can add to this system the power of SoundGrid audio networking and plugin processing. Learn more about SoundGrid in the studio
Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “We are delighted to offer Waves SoundGrid technology and the use of Waves plugins for Burl Audio’s B80 Mothership with BMB4 SoundGrid Network Connectivity, thus augmenting the capabilities of the B80 Mothership and substantially increasing its ability to network easily and efficiently.” 
Rich Williams, BURL Audio president and Head Designer, comments, "BURL Audio is very excited to offer such an easy and seamless connectivity option for both the B80 and B16 Motherships. With the BMB4 SoundGrid Motherboard, the IO possibilities are limitless.” 
  • SoundGrid module for Burl Audio's Mothership B80 and B16 convertors
  • Connects your Mothership to SoundGrid for low-latency audio networking and plugin processing
  • Mix, play back and record with SoundGrid-compatible plugins in real time
  • Up to 64 SoundGrid channels in the Mothership B80 or up to 16 SoundGrid channels in the Mothership B16
  • Connect BMB4 directly to your CPU via Ethernet, no PCIe card required
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1–96 kHz
  • SoundGrid Ethernet port
  • 2 BNC Word Clock outputs
  • 1 BNC Word Clock input 
Learn more about Waves SoundGrid in the studio:https://www.waves.com/soundgrid-studio-system
Learn more about Burl Audio: https://www.waves.com/hardware/burl-bmb4-soundgrid-motherboard
The Burl Audio B80 Mothership
The BMB4 Motherboard for Burl Audio’s high-end Mothership series of modular AD/DA convertors, featuring Waves SoundGrid technology.
About Burl Audio:
Simply put, Burl Audio has redefined digital recording. Founded in 2006, Burl Audio is a pro audio gear engineering and manufacturing company located in Santa Cruz, California. Based out of Paradise Recording and spearheaded by Rich Williams, Burl Audio’s gear is designed in a commercial recording studio, by professional recording engineers, for recording engineers. The philosophy of Burl Audio is to provide the best possible recording devices, in modular outboard units, to all levels of recording engineers at a reasonable price. All Burl Audio products are designed to improve your recording, mix-down, and mastering significantly. Burl Audio’s products are designed to be a life-long asset to your studio. Burl Audio is dedicated to bringing you ground breaking studio gear that will change your life. Burl Audio has redefined recording in the digital age with its revolutionary converter design.   
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. 
<![CDATA[BOSS Katana-Air Guitar Amplifier Now Available (Air Guitar Not Included)]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/boss-katana-air-guitar-amplifier-now-available-air-guitar-not-included Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:45:57 GMT
BOSS Katana-Air Guitar Amplifier Now Available
Premium Katana tone in a totally wireless guitar amp
Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 2018 — BOSS announces the availability of the Katana-Air, the world’s first totally wireless guitar amplifier. Compact and battery-powered, the Katana-Air features new low-latency wireless guitar technology developed by BOSS and a custom wireless transmitter that plugs into any electric guitar. This gives players the freedom to jam and practice anywhere without fussing with guitar cables or AC connections. It’s also possible to play along with audio streamed via Bluetooth® from an iOS or Android smartphone, and remotely edit tones and effects from the dedicated BOSS Tone Studio app.   

Equipped with the same sound-shaping features found in the Katana Version 2 amplifiers, the Katana-Air delivers premium tones for all styles of music. Five channels provide a wide range of sounds, from sparkling clean to BOSS’s custom high-gain Brown sound. There’s also integrated access to over 50 BOSS effects, plus six memories for storing favorite amp and effects setups. 
The Katana-Air is a true stereo amplifier with two custom-tuned speakers and up to 30 watts of total power, offering big, rich sound for both guitar amplification and full-range music reproduction. A convenient docking port in the amp charges the battery in the included wireless transmitter, providing up to 12 hours of continuous playing time per charge.   
The Katana-Air is always ready to play. It operates in standby mode to conserve energy when idle, and instantly wakes when it senses motion. In addition, the transmitter automatically establishes the optimum wireless connection when docked, with no user operation required.  
The Katana-Air wireless guitar amplifier is now available for a U.S. price of $399.99. To learn more, visit Boss.info.
BOSS Katana-Air Wireless Guitar Amplifier With Transmitter
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. 
<![CDATA[iZotope Release New Nectar Elements]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/izotope-release-new-nectar-elements-and-elements-suite Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:47:37 GMT


iZotope release new Nectar Elements

iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, released Nectar Elements the latest in a line of easy-to-use, affordable audio plug-ins.


What:  Nectar Elements uses six under-the-hood audio process and intuitive controls that intelligently combine compression, de-essing, tonal and subtractive EQ, pitch correction, and reverb. With the new Vocal Assistant, iZotope's latest innovation in Machine Learning technology, Nectar Elements analyzes and adapts to any user's vocal sound and automatically chooses the optimal setting to get you started


Why:  Nectar Elements is designed to help take the guesswork out of vocal mixing by offering essential vocal processing combined with Machine Learning technology that can form-fit to any vocal, from rock to rap to spoken dialog.


Who: Nectar Elements is universally useful from advanced engineers looking to save time to new users wanting to understand what makes a perfect vocal.


Where: www.izotope.com/nectarelements


Price & Availability:     

Nectar Elements and an updated Elements Suite will be available July 11th and will be on sale from July 11-31, 2018.

  • Nectar Elements is available for $99 USD ( reg.129) £87.00 (reg. £119.00),  €99.00 (reg. €129.00)

  • Elements Suite is available for $149 USD (reg.199)£139.00 (reg. £179.00),  €149.00 (reg. €199.00)



About iZotope:

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion.

Founded in 2001, iZotope is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit us at www.izotope.com and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.




<![CDATA[Dark Deep House]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dark-deep-house Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:19:32 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Dark Deep House, a massive outing with over 7GB of content.


Zenhiser Pack: Dark Deep House

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/dark-deep-house-sounds-samples.html



<![CDATA[Kenton Announces Thru-12]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/kenton-announces-thru-12 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:16:44 GMT


Kenton announces Thru-12 

Boost your MIDI by the power of 12 with Kenton's latest MIDI Thru box.

Price: £109.80 Available: Now




Kenton Electronics has announced the immediate availability of Thru-12, a MIDI Thru unit that acts as an excellent central hub and data spreader for people with large MIDI studio set-ups or modular/Eurorack synth collections. 

Kenton's new Thru-12 is the ideal unit if you need to spread your MIDI word far and wide to multiple modules. It takes the data from a single MIDI Out – from, say, a sequencer or master keyboard – and produces identical copies for its 12 MIDI Thru sockets. These can then be connected to the MIDI Ins of sound modules or other devices, so up to 12 devices receive the same MIDI data. A typical 'in use' scenario would be playing up to 12 synth modules with a single keyboard or sequencing multiple synth or other MIDI modules from a single computer.

Thru-12 boasts the usual high-standard Kenton build quality and sits within a robust, knock-busting metal box with an attractive brushed aluminium finish. It features a single opto-isolated MIDI In and a separate drive for each of the 12 MIDI Thru/Outs.

Thru-12 works with all MIDI messages including Clock, SysEx and MTC. It also includes Schmitt trigger logic for signal quality restoration and boasts less than one microsecond of latency. Finally, power comes by way of a mains (wall wart) adaptor into a single 2.1mm DC input.

John Kenton Price of Kenton Electronics says: "Thru-12 is designed to work with today's producers who face a growing list of challenges when working with modular systems or setups with multiple MIDI hardware devices. It simply and effectively allows you to get your MIDI messages out and keeps you completely connected with your studio hardware."

Thru-12 is available now for £109.80 inc VAT (£91.50 ex VAT)


Ordering and more info 




<![CDATA[Dynaudio Makes Sweet Music With Its First All-In-One Wireless Multiroom Audio System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dynaudio-makes-sweet-music-with-its-first-all-in-one-wireless-multiroom-audio-system Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:07:30 GMT


Dynaudio Makes Sweet Music With Its First All-In-One Wireless Multiroom Audio System


Dynaudio Music Family of Intelligent Wireless Music Systems Automatically Adapts to Users' Music Preferences and Listening Environment



GLENVIEW, Ill. — July 10, 2018 — Dynaudio today announced the North American release of Dynaudio Music, an intelligent wireless all-in-one music system with multiroom capability that seamlessly adapts both sound and music selection to the user's tastes, home and lifestyle. With its sophisticated Music Now algorithm, the Dynaudio Music system automatically generates personalized playlists and makes them available at the touch of a button. Using intelligent digital signal processing (DSP), the Dynaudio Music systems sense speaker placement and noise within a room and optimizes performance to deliver the best sound possible.


"Our new Dynaudio Music family makes it easy to enjoy the music you love anywhere in your home with uncompromising fidelity," said Dynaudio CEO Andrew Werdean. "Tuned by the same team that develops our money-is-no-object hi-fi speakers and pro studio systems, Dynaudio Music systems boast the quality, innovation and modern Danish design that characterize our renowned hi-fi speaker portfolio."


Dynaudio Music intelligent wireless speakers are available in four models, each of which offers five presets that can be tied to any media accessible via the Dynaudio app: smart Music Now playlists (from multiple user profiles), internet radio stations, albums, artists and more. The app can also access content from a user's network or directly from Tidal.


Through the free Dynaudio app — available for iOS and Android devices — the sophisticated Music Now algorithm learns the musical tastes of up to five users. By simply pressing a button on the speaker, a user can launch a custom playlist and enjoy the convenience of a personal deejay without the distracting chatter.


Dynaudio's expertise in DSP, gained from researching and developing high-end active speakers, professional studio setups and cutting-edge, in-car hi-fi systems, is to thank for consistently high speaker performance. Built-in RoomAdapt technology senses speaker placement — in a corner, up against a rear wall or in an open space — and optimizes performance, most notably with clean, accurate bass and midrange. Essential musical details are always clear too. Integrated NoiseAdapt technology allows the speaker to deliver music at the right volume and tone, even as the volume of conversation or other noise in the room changes.


All four speakers in the Dynaudio Music family are active, meaning each driver has a dedicated high-performance class-D amplifier specifically tuned to match it. In addition, all four models use Dynaudio's proprietary MSP cone material — incorporated in every product including the range-topping Evidence series — in their woofers and midrange drivers. Their soft-dome tweeters likewise are based on Dynaudio's high-end speakers.


Different models are equipped with slightly different features to help them fit various lifestyles and situations:


Music 1 is battery- and mains-powered. Its total power is 80W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), and its battery lasts up to eight hours. It has one 4-inch woofer and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter. MSRP is $549.
Music 3 is battery- and mains-powered. Its total power is 120W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), and its battery lasts up to eight hours. It has one 5-inch woofer and two 1-inch soft-dome tweeters, and it comes with a remote control. MSRP is $699.
Music 5 is mains-powered. It delivers a total of 250W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier), and it has one 5-inch woofer, two 3-inch midrange drivers and two 1-inch soft-dome tweeters. The unit comes with a remote control. MSRP is $849.
Music 7 is mains-powered, and its total power is 300W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier). It has two 5-inch woofers, two 3-inch midrange drivers and two 1-inch soft-dome tweeters, and it comes with a remote control. MSRP is $1,099.


Released in Europe earlier this year, the Dynaudio Music family has earned wide praise from reviewers and industry professionals. In fact, Music 1 already has earned the European Product Design Award, which recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve users' daily lives with practical and beautiful creations designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.


"With the Music 5, Dynaudio shows how technical gadgets can improve the user experience and enhance the sound performance, instead of being a burden," stated a reviewer for FIDELITY magazine. "That's how a modern music system should be: hassle-free, no cables and full of sound performance."


A reviewer for Soundstage! Simplifi declared the Music 7 to be "among the best, if not the best, all-in-one Wi-Fi speakers I've tested, with a detailed, effortless natural sound that goes far beyond the boundaries of its single cabinet to create a convincing stereo soundstage with music."


All the speakers in the Dynaudio Music family can stream via Wi-Fi, aptX Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay (they're also AirPlay 2-ready) and can access DLNA devices on users' home networks. They all have USB inputs for iOS audio and charging iOS devices and can accept 3.5mm analog inputs. The Music 5 and Music 7 units add digital optical inputs to the mix (both support signals up to 24-bit/96kHz), with the Music 7 including an HDMI connector for Audio Return Channel, enabling the models to be employed as a soundbar. Up to six Dynaudio Music speakers can be connected at a time and either arranged into stereo pairs, multiroom groups or controlled individually from the Dynaudio app.


The inspired design of Dynaudio Music speakers comes not only from Danish tradition, but also from origami, traditional Chinese boat sails and even stealth fighter jets. Each model is available in light grey, dark grey, red and blue cloth finishes, custom-made by the acclaimed Danish textile house Gabriel, and each is constructed from high-quality materials — including a one-piece brushed aluminum surround on the Music 5 and Music 7. The front grill cloths on the Music 5 and Music 7 are interchangeable, so users can change the look of the speaker system as their tastes evolve. Both the Music 5 and Music 7 can be wall-mounted using an optionally available, dedicated steel wall-bracket.


The entire Dynaudio Music range is available now through authorized Dynaudio dealers in the USA and Canada.





About Dynaudio 

Dynaudio was founded in 1977 in Skanderborg, Denmark. Today, it is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality loudspeakers and one of the world's most distinguished high-end audio companies. Dynaudio is particularly recognized for its advanced driver technology, designed, engineered and continuously developed in-house; its pioneering R&D technology; and its unparalleled craftsmanship. More information is available at www.dynaudio.com.


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



<![CDATA[Acoustic Announces New Classic Series Bass Combo Amps]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/acoustic-announces-new-classic-series-bass-combo-amps Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:02:33 GMT


New Acoustic "Classic Series" Bass Combos Combine
Vintage Vibe with Modern Features

Acoustic® Amplifiers' new Classic Series bass combo amplifiers deliver amazing performance and tone in a compact design that pays homage to tried-and-true Acoustic amps from decades past. The Classic Series debuts with three feature-packed amps: the B25C, B50C, and B100C bass combo amps.

A great choice for the bass player who needs enough power for home practice and rehearsal without compromising on tone, the 25-watt Acoustic B25C features an 8-inch, custom-voiced, ferrite speaker and a tilt-back cabinet design that ensures you and your bandmates can hear your performances, even at low volumes. The re-designed three-band EQ, Shape Switch, and adjustable Overdrive circuit with Blend control along with lots of clean headroom enable a wide variety of tones, making the B25C well suited for many musical genres and styles. The 1/8-inch headphone output is ideal for private practice, and a 1/8-inch Aux In allows you to connect external music devices for convenient play-along and practice.
The Acoustic B50C boasts a 10-inch, custom-voiced, ferrite speaker and packs 50 watts of clean bass power, making it a terrific grab 'n' go bass amp for small-venue performances, as well as rehearsals and personal practice. Like all of the Classic Series Combos, it features a tilt-back cabinet design for practice and onstage monitoring and an adjustable Overdrive circuit with Blend control, enabling precise drive control, from subtle to snarling. Its re-designed four-band EQ provides plenty of tone-sculpting possibilities, as does a Shape switch for quick and easy tone adjustments on the fly. Like the B25C, the B50C provides an 1/8-inch headphone output and an 1/8-inch Aux In for external devices.
With 100W of clean power driving a 12-inch, custom-voiced, ferrite speaker, the Acoustic B100C is a versatile performance amp, while its tilt-back cabinet design enables precise personal monitoring for practice and rehearsal. The B100C offers an extensive set of tone-sculpting features, including an adjustable Overdrive circuit with Blend control and a re-designed four-band EQ with a Frequency Notch control for precise adjustment of mid-band frequencies. In addition to an 1/8-inch headphone output and an 1/8-inch Aux In for external devices, the B100C provides such pro features as an effects loop, a full featured XLR direct out with pre/post EQ switch and level control for feeding outboard mixers and PAs, and a ground-lift circuit.
In addition to the combo amps, Acoustic's Classic Series also debuts the new B115C 1x15" bass cabinet, delivering the smooth, classic Acoustic sound with plenty of low-end punch. Featuring a 15-inch, custom-designed, traditional ferrite speaker and a defeatable high-frequency horn driver in a rear ported cabinet, the B115C handles 350 watts into 8 ohms. Its tough, high-quality, plywood cabinet enhances tone for an impact that is felt onstage and the caster-ready sockets and convenient, spring-loaded side handles are designed for easy transporting. The B115C sports a single Speakon-style input jack and parallel ¼-inch speaker jacks that enable running multiple cabinets from a single head. The B115C joins the B410C Classic 4x10" cab, debuted last year, to complete the Classic Series.
Acoustic's Classic Series bass combos and bass cabinets are available at Guitar Center, Musician's Friend, Music and Arts, and Woodwind & Brasswind. For more information about Acoustic Amplifiers, visit http://acousticamplification.com .
About Acoustic Amplification
The Acoustic® Amplification company was established in 1967 and has been producing renowned amps sought after for their enormous tone and power. For over 40 years, many players have trusted "The Pro's Tone" for their signature sound, both on stage and in the studio. Acoustic offers an ever-expanding line of stringed-instrument amplifiers, including their Class-D/Neo Series bass amps, Lead Series electric guitar amplification and A Series acoustic instrument amplifiers. You can learn more about the complete lineup of Acoustic products at www.acousticamplification.com.
For more information contact: Acoustic Amplification, P.O. Box 5111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.


<![CDATA[Sound Radix Announce POWAIR v1.1 Update]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sound-radix-announce-powair-v1.1-update Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:58:33 GMT


Sound Radix Announce POWAIR v1.1 Update with new features and improvements





Tel Aviv, Israel. July 10th, 2018, Sound Radix, The company behind plug-ins such as Auto Align, SurferEQ, and Drum Leveler, announce POWAIR v1.1. This update includes many new features and improvements.


POWAIR is a novel design two-stage leveler/compressor plug-in, designed to control dynamics and bring a sense of power to vocals, instruments, and mixes.


This update includes a host of improvements, bug fixes, new features and a completely rewritten user manual.


New Features & Improvements

• Added peak clipping options.
• Added user-definable meter peak hold.
• Improved performance.
• Added UI scaling (75% – 200%).
• Limiting is now based on true-peak.
• SCF – improved filter phase-response.
• Pro Tools (AAX), Studio One 3.x (VST3) – support gain reduction meter. • Pro Tools (AAX) – support automation key modifiers.
• Presets names are now being stored and recalled.
• Bypass makes UI grayscale.
• Minor UI tweaks and improvements.



  • A/B states were not properly stored and recalled.

  • Meters/Leveler did not clear state when playing after stopping.

  • VST denormalization-related performance issues.

  • Possible crash on Digital Performer (VST).

  • Input meter could show noise-floor instead of silence.

  • Various cosmetic UI inconsistencies.

  • SCF – possible crash when LF was set to highest frequency.

  • SCF – Solo didn’t work when the compressor was off.

  • M/S mode was processed in Leveler stage.

  • Fixes & improvements to auto gain compensation and side-chain compression.

  • Switching between Mono/Stereo instance on Logic X could lead to a crash.

  • AAX with side-chain could produce silence when rendered offline. (Commit/

    Freeze/Bounce Offline).

  • VST3 might not work with Direct Offline Processing.

  • In some settings, dry signal could be not dry.

  • Possible crash when inputting out-of-range values.

  • Fixes & improvements to Windows installer.

    The update is free for owners and can be downloaded from their Sound Radix account.






<![CDATA[Sometimes You Just Need To Take A 180]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sometimes-you-just-need-to-take-a-180 Mon, 9 Jul 2018 14:53:42 GMT




GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – JULY 2018: Led by legendary acoustician Tom Danley and his handpicked team of engineers, Danley Sound Labs has once again developed a loudspeaker that solves a technical problem without compromising on its trademark pristine sound quality. The Danley MINI 180 provides even, seamless coverage across 180 degrees (by 90 degrees vertical) using Danley’s patented technology. Its operating frequency range is 149Hz to 20kHz (3dB) with impressively linear phase response across that range and across the beam width. Maximum output is 119dB SPL continuous and 125dB SPL peak.


“Folks have been asking us for a 180-degree loudspeaker for a long time, and the Danley MINI 180 meets that specification with sound quality that makes Tom proud to put his name on it,” said Mike Hedden, Danley president. “We made it easy to use: the Danley MINI 180 only weighs 45 pounds and mounts easily on a pole or on a wall. In fact, it’s easy to put two MINI 180s back-to-back on a pole for instant 360 degree coverage with Danley’s phenomenal seamless coupling. There’s no shortage of applications, from houses of worship to sports complexes to farmers markets and beyond. Also, clients can rest easy that overambitious users won’t blow the speaker up. The Danley MINI 180 uses Sentinel™ Limiter protection circuitry.”


The Danley MINI 180 uses two eight-inch drivers and Danley’s patented technology to couple them into a single point source loudspeaker with 180 degree coverage. Polyurea coated 13-ply, 18mm Baltic Birch makes the loudspeaker durable but still light, and its modest size (12.5” x 18.5” x 9.5”) makes the Danley MINI 180 easy to fit into any application.


The Danley MINI 180 is now shipping.





Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for "outside the box" thinking in professional audio technology.





<![CDATA[A New Acoustic Bass From Ortega]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/a-new-acoustic-bass-from-ortega Mon, 9 Jul 2018 14:50:15 GMT




Item #: KT-WALKER-V2


Big Sound in a small package!



After a hugely successful but limited run in 2012 we are proudly bringing back an updated & upgraded version of the KT-WALKER Acoustic Bass - the KT-WALKER-V2!


Originaly designed for a MTV Unplugged recording and tour, the KT-WALKER-V2 is now available for everyone. Due to its „distressed“ finish every single instrument is slightly different and each has it‘s own unique vibe.


As with all Ken Taylor Signature instruments the KT-WALKER-V2 is connected to charity projects. A percentage of each KT-WALKER-V2 bass sold will be donated to a charity chosen by Ken Taylor.







<![CDATA[Arturia Software Effects Now NKS-Compatible]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/arturia-software-effects-now-nks-compatible Mon, 9 Jul 2018 14:42:09 GMT


Arturia’s recently-released software effects have received their first major update, enabling NKS-compatibility on every title in 3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use and 3 Filters You’ll Actually Use. This update allows musicians, producers, and performers who use Native Instruments’ Kontrol and Maschine range of MIDI controllers to enjoy smart mapping and feature integration.
3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use is software trio of incredible reimaginings of iconic studio hardware, brought to life through Arturia’s award-winning electronics and component modelling technique, TAE®. Giving a new generation of musicians access to the secrets behind the hit-making studio of historic studios, 1973-Pre, TridA-Pre, and V76-Pre are now fully NKS-compatible.
The reborn legendary synth hardware in 3 Filters You’ll Actually Use have also been made fully compatible with Native Instruments Kontrol and Maschine. Presets will automatically load into the hardware’s browser, and their parameters will be smart-mapped to the controller’s controls. Now users can immediately get hands-on with the sound-shaping power of SEM-Filter, M12-Filter, and Mini-Filter without any tedious setup.
The update is free to all owners of 3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use, 3 Filters You’ll Actually Use, and any of the 6 separate included titles: 1973-Pre, TridA-Pre, V76-Pre, SEM-Filter, M12-Filter, and Mini-Filter.
Updating is simple. Arturia customers need only open the Arturia Software Center - or ASC - and hit the “Update” button on the title they wish to update.
For more information on Arturia’s incredible software effects, visit their official website.
<![CDATA[Zero-G Release NYC LIT ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/zero-g-release-nyc-lit Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:23:38 GMT


Zero-G release NYC LIT – a huge new Hip Hop sample collection from producer Vinnie Zummo
Zero-G has once again joined forces with New York producer Vinnie Zummo (Nu Jointz II, Escape From The Planet Of The Breaks, Kocktail Kollection) to release an immense Hip-Hop sample collection.
Zummo has dived into his extensive personal collection of never released vintage tracks to deliver Zero-G NYC LIT. Packed with over 1000 original samples and 28 construction kits, this sample pack harks back to retro flavoured sounds that would not sound out of place on tracks from Kanye, Pusha-T or Drake.
As well as the 28 construction kits, NYC LIT also contains independent categories such as Atmospheres, Breakdowns, Dark Percussed-son, Drumloops, Fills, Guitars, Moods, Seasoning, Small Drum Loops, and tons of sounds for you to use as salt and pepper in your beats.
From quirky comic book spirit to bottom-heavy, filthy acid trip beats and beyond, all delivered in multiple formats, NYC LIT has everything you need to create raw and original urban music.
Get it today with a 20% intro discount and a FREE copy of Zero-G Urban Life!*
For full details and audio demos visit: https://www.timespace.com/products/zero-g-nyc-lit
*To get your free Urban Life, add both titles to your cart and enter code ZGURBAN at the checkout. Offer ends 19th July.
<![CDATA[KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster One iOS to version 1.1]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/kv331-audio-updates-synthmaster-one-ios-to-version-1.1 Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:20:32 GMT


KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster One iOS to version 1.1




KV331 Audio updates their  SynthMaster One iOS synth app to version 1.1, which brings many new features and critical bug fixes



The new features in version 1.1 are:


  • AUv3 FX: SynthMaster One iOS can now run as a MIDI controlled FX plugin inside supporting AUv3 host apps. This opens the door to turn SynthMaster One into a powerful effect box


  • MIDI Output: SynthMaster One AUv3 can now send MIDI Output to the AUv3 host app


  • Full Screen AUv3: SynthMaster One AUv3 now automatically changes user interface when plugin window size changes. 


  • Saving in AUv3: The AUv3 user interfaces now feature a Save button to save current synth settings to a preset file


  • Arpeggiator Improvements: Arpeggiator step volumes can now be edited


  • Waveform Display: When user taps the osc/sub waveform display controls, routing view now displays the waveform/wavetable with its name


  • Simplified workflow for Favourites: Presets list now displays preset number and favourite indicator before the preset's name. By clicking on this indicator, users can assign favourite presets easily


  • Tempo Textbox: The standalone app version of SynthMaster One iOS now features a tempo textbox. If Interapp audio or Ableton Link is not active, users can set the internal tempo by typing the beats per minute tempo into this textbox.



There are also critical bug fixes in this release:

  • When Hold is pressed, notes should not be released when user switches to a different tab.

  • Although host sample rate is set to 48kHz/96kHz, SynthMaster One AUv3 renders audio at 44.1 kHz.

  • Piano view drawing takes too much time, which slows down playing with the built-in keyboard.

  • Hit area for the preset browser left/right arrows too small.

  • When built-in keyboard settings are changed, they're not reflected for the expanded keyboard in standalone app.

  • Routing view should be brought to forward when user changes values for an envelope/filter/waveform.

  • When changing dropdown values with swipe gesture, the value increment is reversed.

  • When arpeggiator restarts at first step, it should read mode, steps, range, base time, repeat and velocity mode parameters.

  • When switching presets, SynthMaster One might crash if sub oscillators have any custom waveforms assigned.

  • Insert effect labels don't show the correct bypass state of the effect.

  • When user saves a preset with a new author/bank name, the browser is not refreshed.

  • 'Set as default preset' menu doesn't work.

  • SynthMasterOne AU doesn't read tempo/transport information from host app.

  • Textboxes should scroll up when they are hidden under the built-in keyboard.

  • AU FX init preset should set osc1 type to audio in L, osc2 type to audio in R.

  • Dropdowns should not close when user is playing the built-in keyboard.

  • SynthMaster One AUv3 crashes when zoom button for the arpeggiator is pressed.

  • SynthMaster One crashes when osc type is set to audio in.

  • When osc waveform is changed from the menu, the osc still plays the old waveform.

  • 'Set to default' menu doesn't work for knobs/sliders.

  • Dropdown menu should close when user clicks any other area on the user interface.

  • Dropdown menu should stay open when user selects a new value.

  • Listboxes respond incorrectly to swipe gesture.

  • SynthMaster One might crash when sample rate changes.

  • 'Delete preset' menu doesn't work.


SynthMaster One iOS is available for purchase on the Apple AppStore for $24.99.



Audio demos of SynthMaster One factory presets are available on KV331 Audio’s SoundCloud Page




KV331 Audio has prepared video tutorials on their YouTube channel:





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.





<![CDATA[Still More Moombahton Anthems]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/still-more-moombahton-anthems Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:17:40 GMT






'Moombahton Anthems 3' is the latest release in this fierce series of Construction Kits inspired by Skrillex and Major Lazer. Massive build-ups, thunderous horns, gnarly synths, vocal chops and fat 808s deliver an energetic, no-holds-barred selection of unmissable Moombah material. With this collection in your sample arsenal, you'll have countless crossover options when crafting a ferocious Future Pop, Dubstep, Hybrid Trap or EDM production.


Combining the undeniable, undulating rhythms of Reggaeton with the face-melting synths of Dubstep, this collection has a ferocious bite.


As ever, this pack boasts the ultra-useable Producer Loops' feature set, bringing you MIDI, one-shots, FX tails and dry/wet variations.


MIDI Files Included:

'Moombahton Anthems 3' 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.


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.


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.



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.



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



Price and Availability:


'Moombahton Anthems 3’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £34.95 / 41,19 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com



<![CDATA[One Control Launches Caiman Tail Loop]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/one-control-launches-caiman-tail-loop Fri, 6 Jul 2018 12:36:16 GMT


One Control Launches Caiman Tail Loop



July 6, 2018 – Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control has introduced the new Caiman Tail Loop effects loop switcher.


This incredibly compact five loop programmable switcher gives the user quick access to up to 150 preset effect combinations, via six lanes, five programmable banks, and five programs per bank. It offers MIDI compatibility, with each preset storing five MIDI PC and five CC messages, and also allows the user to send up to two latch/unlatch switch signals for changing amp channels, sending tap tempo, etc.


Caiman Tail Loop can be used in either Program mode, in which the stored presets are accessed, or Direct mode, in which each of five effect loops is activated individually. The entire switcher and all effects may also be completely bypassed.


Caiman Tail Loop also features an input buffer, a mute switch, a tuner output, and six DC power outputs for powering your effects. Additionally, it has a MIDI input, permitting control via external MIDI equipment. You can also link two Caiman Tail Loop units via MIDI connection.  


Caiman Tail Loop is now shipping to North American dealers.


USA MSRP: $479  /  STREET: $369





One Control is distributed in North America by SFM.






<![CDATA[Magnetic Effects On New White Atoms]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/magnetic-effects-on-new-white-atoms Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:54:03 GMT




The White Atom is a great sounding, versatile fuzz that integrates well into any setup.



London, England - 04th July 2018 - Magnetic Effects is pleased to release the White Atom V3. An updated version of our popular White Atom fuzz which features Silicon and Germanium transistors.


The V3 version of the White Atom features an updated circuit design with tweaked EQ response and added active Bass control.


There are five controls: Volume, Gain, Treble, Bass and Texture. The Texture control changes the feel and response of the fuzz. When used in combination with the Tone controls and Gain control a wealth of tones from vintage style overdrive to velcro like saturated fuzz are available.


The White Atom has a high input impedance and a low output impedance. This makes the pedal, unlike many fuzz pedals, compatible with buffered bypass pedals as well as pedal switchers and wireless systems. It also allows the pedal to interact well with modulation and time based effects.


All these features add up to make the White Atom a great sounding AND easy to use fuzz that integrates well into a modern pedal board.



- Top mounted jacks and DC socket
- Volume, Treble, Bass, Gain and Texture controls
- Tested and selected Silicon and Germanium transistors

- High input impedance and low output impedance - True bypass switching
- 9V DC adapter or battery powered
- Reverse polarity protection

- 100% Handmade





RETAIL PRICE: £125 plus shipping.




Magnetic Effects is a company based in London, England specialising in handmade guitar pedals with practical features for guitarists.





<![CDATA[Erica Synths Announces New Drum Series Modules]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/erica-synths-announces-new-drum-series-modules Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:48:18 GMT


Erica Synths Drum Series consists of superior quality modules for feature-rich sound design and live performance
Riga, Latvia — Erica Synths announces that its first drum modules are now available for ordering, including Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Toms, Clap, Mixer & Mixer Lite.
The company’s Techno System will be a set of 15 modules put together, as one of the most advanced techno/industrial music performance instruments ever created. The Techno System contains a set of new analogue drum modules, advanced drum/loop sampler, and a fat sounding fully analogue synth voicedesigned for screaming acid basslines.
Meantime, a dedicated Drum Sequencer provides complete control over the system, while Mixers glue the sound sources together with built in vactrol-based compressors. Additionally, Dual Drive and Dual FX modules take classic drum sounds to the next level, adding bite to the overall mix.
Every module has CV control over most important parameters for true modular functionality and dynamics of performance. Following is a detailed decription of each module: 
  • Pitch, Tune, Tune Depth controls
  • CV control with attenuators over Pitch, Decay and Drive
  • Manual trigger
  • Accent for better expression
  • Tune, Snappy, Noise tone and Decay controls
  • CV control with attenuators over Tune and Decay
  • Manual trigger
  • Accent for better expression
  • Tune, Snappy, Noise tone and Decay controls
  • CV control with attenuators over Tune and Decay
  • Manual trigger
  • Accent for better expression
  • Tone and Decay controls
  • CV control with an attenuator over Tone
  • Manual trigger
  • Accent for better expression
  • 7 inputs
  • Built in vactrol based drum compressor with Amount and Decay control
  • +6dB signal boosting
  • Three inputs assignable to main or aux send outputs
  • Main and Aux Send outputs
  • Signal level indicator LEDs
  • 6 inputs
  • Built in vactrol based drum compressor with Amount and Decay control
  • Three inputs assignable to main or aux send outputs
  • Main and Aux Send outputs
  • Signal level indicator LEDs





<![CDATA[UVI Introduces String Machines 2]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/uvi-introduces-string-machines-2 Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:43:37 GMT


UVI Introduces String Machines 2





Explore the authentic sounds of 62 string synthesizers and layer machines together to create your own hybrids.


String Machines 2 is a deep sonic archive reviving these warm, charactered timbres in a singular creative instrument.



<![CDATA[New Loops Releases Ableton Wavetable Presets And Racks]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-loops-releases-ableton-wavetable-presets-and-racks Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:37:34 GMT


New Loops Releases Ableton Wavetable Presets and Racks



New Loops has announced the release of new presets for Ableton Wavetable Synth. Wavetable Presets and Racks is the ultimate expansion for Ableton Wavetable. 80 new Wavetable racks for Live feature a wide range of cross-genre sounds.


You’ll find future house plucks, cinematic pads, tropical house and pop keys, modern dubstep wobbles, drum and bass reeces and subs, EDM synths, hip hop and trap leads, and future bass chords, as well as vintage analogue synths and classic dance sounds.



80 Wavetable racks
80 Wavetable presets
80 example midi files
22 basses
13 pads and strings
12 synths
11 keys
11 plucks
11 leads
1 Ableton Live project with midi clips


Available now with a 33% off intro discount. £19.98 (reg £29.98). Free demo with Ableton Wavetable presets to try - http://bit.ly/ableton-wavetable


Audio Demos:





<![CDATA[Doepfer Harnesses Dark Energy Once Again]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/doepfer-harnesses-dark-energy-once-again Thu, 5 Jul 2018 11:28:41 GMT


Doepfer harnesses dark energy for third time with effectively enhanced monophonic analogue standalone synth namesake


GRAEFELFING, GERMANY: having wowed North American audiences with a preproduction prototype at The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, then turned heads and opened European ears with a must-see showstopper closer to home at SUPERBOOTH18 in Berlin, Germany, esteemed electronic musical device designers Doepfer Musikelektronik is proud to announce availability of the Dark Energy III Analog Synthesizer — a worthy successor to its critically-acclaimed desktop Dark Energy II monophonic analogue standalone synthesizer with wide- reaching CV (Control Voltage)/Gate, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and USB (Universal Serial Bus) connectivity that it effectively enhances — as of July 4...


Like its Dark Energy II predecessor, released to widespread critical acclaim back in 2012, Dark Energy III is a desktop monophonic analogue standalone synthesizer with wide-reaching CV/Gate, MIDI, and USB connectivity. Continuing that intriguingly-named lineage, likewise, Dark Energy III’s sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analogue, with only its inbuilt MIDI/USB components entering the digital arena (as is obviously necessary, naturally). Needless to say, everything is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side plates, while high-quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used; ultimately, each potentiometer is mounted firmly to the chassis, so no wobbly shafts and knobs — unlike some cheaply-constructed competing (non-Doepfer) designs. Dark Energy III is, indeed, essentially an enhanced version of Doepfer’s desktop standalone synthesizer so central to the company’s product line for so long, but boasts several notable differences.


Notably — not least audibly, although also apparent from the front panel’s waveform Shape switch labelling, a triangle Shape waveform is now central to the VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) core, which now no longer requires a warmup period for optimal operation over a 10-octave frequency range (with 1V/Oct tracking over at least eight octaves).


On top of that, there are now separate Reset LFO1 and Reset LFO 2 Inputs for the two resettable LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators). These sockets synchronise both LFOs to external gate signals, so when a gate signal of +5V (or higher) is applied at a socket then its positive ramp sets the corresponding LFO wave shape to zero and the LFO restarts with a rising ramp.


All analogue synthesizers use a VCA (Voltage-Controlled Amplifier) to dynamically control loudness (or volume); Doepfer’s Dark Energy III design differs from its predecessor — and also many other analogue synthesizers — by virtue of its VCA having a linear control scale, so lends itself to scaling control voltages.


Several signal routings and functions are additionally available to any adventurous ‘Doepfer DIY’er’ willing and able to modify Dark Energy III’s front panel sockets by removing jumpers and rewiring the pin-headers for the VCO PW, Reset LFO1, Reset LFO2, and VCA Inputs. For example, the VCO PW input can be converted into a linear FM input, or LFO/ADSR signals can be used as outputs instead of one of the resettable LFO inputs. Indeed, (almost) anything is possible, including various VCO outputs (triangle, sawtooth, rectangle); VCO hard sync input; VCO soft sync input; various VCF outputs (lowpass, highpass, bandpass); various LFO outputs (triangle, rectangle); ADSR output; and two inverters with input/output (to invert any signal, such as ADSR or LFO).


Effective enhancements notwithstanding, the favoured filter found in Dark Energy II remains unchanged in Dark Energy III. Indeed, its sound- defining VCF (Voltage-Controlled Filter) is centred around a 12dB multimode filter with lowpass, notch, highpass, and bandpass settings, together with a filter Mode control for continuous transition from lowpass via notch and highpass around to bandpass; its XFM (Exponential Frequency Modulation) control also has a polarization function, whereby the modulation source (LFO2 or ADSR) selected by the Source switch can affect the filter frequency with a positive or negative behaviour (by rotating rightwards or leftwards, respectively).


Meanwhile, mounting of two or more Dark Energy — original, II, and III — units is possible, with or without wooden side plates between them. Though there is still not sufficient space to accommodate a dedicated MIDI output socket on the Dark Energy III rear panel, it is still possible for those adventurous ‘Doepfer DIY’ers’ to link two or more Dark Energy — original, II, and III — units via MIDI out/MIDI in using the two pin-headers available at the supply/interface board mounted at the rear panel. (Fortunately for them, Doepfer has helpfully posted a downloadable document with additional technical information here: http://www.doepfer.de/pdf/Dark_Energy_III_technical_information.pdf.)


Put it this way: with Dark Energy III, Doepfer delivers another effective enhancement of a highly-capable monophonic analogue standalone synthesizer, continuing to make its musical mark with a compact desktop design dating back to 2010 (when wowing audiences around the world with its original Dark Energy entry).


Ending on a high note, who better to tender tasty food for thought, then, than Doepfer Musikelektronik CEO Dieter Doepfer, the esteemed electronic musical devices designer who lends his notable name to the renowned company and has been known to look beyond our world for inspiration: “Dark Energy III is not a tool for space research, neither is it suitable for studies in astrophysics. Yet, we find these topics as fascinating as music technology — reason enough to celebrate ‘Hubble & Co.’s amazing discoveries a bit and call our brand-new synthesizer Dark Energy III.”


In Germany, Dark Energy III can be ordered online from Doepfer Musikelektronic GmbH (http://www.doepfer.de/form_e.htm) or via one of its German dealers (https://docs.doepfer.eu/en/dealer-germany/) for €479.00 EUR. (An optional user-installable Glide control kit — containing a prewired potentiometer with two nuts and a Dark Energy-style rotary knob — is available for €10.00 EUR.)


Outside Germany, Dark Energy III can only be ordered from Doepfer dealers in territories listed here: https://docs.doepfer.eu/en/ (That said, residents in countries without representation can order directly from Doepfer Musikelektronic GmbH.)


For more in-depth info, please visit the dedicated Dark Energy III webpage here: http://www.doepfer.de/Dark_Energy_III_e.htm






About Doepfer (www.doepfer.com)

Doepfer Musikelektronik CEO Dieter Doepfer began building electronic musical devices in 1979 with a voltage-controlled phaser module for the Formant modular synthesizer, a Moog modular system-style DIY kit documented as a series of articles in Elektor magazine; moving onwards and upwards, he then began developing devices under his own name, including the classic MAQ16/3 MIDI ANALOG SEQUENCER (in close collaboration with German techno-pop pioneers Kraftwerk), and subsequently spearheaded an analogue renaissance with the MS-404 MIDI ANALOG SYNTHESIZER in 1995: “It was such a big success, it opened the door to the A-100. We designed a lot of stuff for Kraftwerk, and they wanted everything in silver. So, when we started with the modular system, since we had such a strong relationship at that time with Kraftwerk, and everything was silver, we made it silver!” Kraftwerk’s Kling Klang studio that toured throughout 1998 laden with distinctive silver-grey Doepfer devices like the super-sized SCHALTWERK MIDI TRIGGER SEQUENCER and REGELWERK MIDI FADER CONTROLLER had a lot to answer for! Today, Doepfer’s diverse range of products — also available in black! — encompass USB/MIDI interfaces, master keyboards, sequencers, synthesizers, and more; musically, the Graefelfing-based German company counts such synth luminaries as Hollywood hotshot Hans Zimmer and stadium superstars Depeche Mode amongst its global user base. Better still, the A-100 ANALOG MODULAR SYSTEM remains the most compact, affordable, and flexible such system ever produced with over 125 of those still-silver-grey modules in the range... more are (always) on the cards, including some soon-to-be-released polyphonic modules. Meanwhile, the so-called Eurorack small-format modular system popularised by Doepfer has mushroomed to industry-standard status with hundreds of third-party manufacturers — both bigger and smaller — making compatible modules.


© 2018 Doepfer Musikelektronik GmbH



<![CDATA[Eventide And Newfangled Audio Raise Mastering Bar With Two New Plug-Ins For Elevate Bundle 1.5]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/eventide-and-newfangled-audio-raise-mastering-bar-with-two-new-plug-ins-for-elevate-bundle-1.5 Thu, 5 Jul 2018 11:17:58 GMT


Eventide and Newfangled Audio raise mastering bar with two new plug-ins for Elevate Bundle 1.5



“Elevate quickly became the best-sounding digital limiter I’d ever heard; to this day, there’s nothing that really has the same unparalleled control over transients and multi-band limiting... it sounds immaculate and better and louder than everything, so, consequently, with every record I’ve worked on in the past year, the final limiter on the master has been Elevate!”


Matt Lange, DJ/producer (BT, deadmau5), 2017



LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: recording technology trailblazer Eventide and advanced audio tools creator Newfangled Audio are proud to announce availability of Elevate Bundle 1.5 — adding value to an already valuable bundle with the addition of two new plug-ins, Saturate and Punctuate, as well as feature improvements to EQuivocate and Elevate itself — as of July 5...


Saturate is a spectral clipper plug-in, useful for mixing or mastering. As such, it adds up to 24dB of drive with a variable CLIPPER SHAPE parameter that moves from a pleasant soft curve to full hard clipping. Unique spectral processing maintains the tonal balance of the distorted signal, no matter how hard it is pushed. Saturate automatically compensates output level based on the DRIVE control or, alternatively, allows this to be controlled manually.


Meanwhile, as a transient emphasis plug-in, Punctuate is also useful for mixing or mastering. Musically speaking, it offers up to 26 auditory bands of TRANSIENT EMPHASIS or suppression while its unique ADAPTIVE TRANSIENT and ADAPTIVE LENGTH controls allow algorithms to tailor each band’s transient shaper to what the listener’s ear wants to hear. Helpfully, customizable parameters for each band also allow users to tweak the result, if needed.


The Elevate Bundle 1.5 update also brings several feature improvements to the original pairing of EQuivocate, an Auditory Graphic EQ based on the critical bands of the human ear, and its Elevate namesake, a unique multi-band limiter, human ear EQ, and powerful audio maximizer first released late last year as the most advanced mastering plug-in ever created.


EQuivocate benefits from a new RANGE feature, allowing users to scale or invert the total dB range for the EQ in order to change the total amount of EQ applied after setting the individual bands. This also allows users to scale the range of the MATCH EQ before and after it has been set. Additionally, each band benefits from enable buttons to easily turn bands on and off for better workflow with improvements implemented elsewhere also assisting.


Essentially, Elevate adds true peak limiting, preventing final masters from clipping during reproduction and ensuring compatibility with all broadcast standards.


Elevate Bundle 1.5 (comprising the Elevate, EQuivocate, Punctuate, and Saturate AAX/AU/VST plug-ins for Mac OS X 10.7+ and Windows 7+) is available through Eventide and authorised dealers at a promo price of $139.00 USD through to September 5, 2018 (rising thereafter to a regular price of $199.00 USD). Owners of EQuivocate can upgrade to Elevate Bundle 1.5 for $99.00 USD through to September 5, 2018 (rising thereafter to a regular price of $149.00 USD). Owners of Elevate can upgrade to Elevate Bundle 1.5 for free at anytime.


For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated product webpage here: http://www.eventideaudio.com/elevate





About Newfangled Audio (www.newfangledaudio.com) Newfangled Audio was started by Dan Gillespie after 15 years of writing DSP code for Eventide. By combining traditional signal processing techniques with advances in the field of machine learning the forward-thinking startup is creating the best-sounding audio tools available.


© 2018 Newfangled Audio



<![CDATA[Roland Announces AAX Support For Pro Tools ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-announces-aax-support-for-pro-tools Tue, 3 Jul 2018 16:00:26 GMT
Roland Announces AAX Support for Pro Tools  
The on-demand virtual instrument service brings native support to Pro Tools users 
Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 2018 — Roland is pleased to announce that Roland Cloud, the fast-growing on-demand virtual musical instrument service, now offers native AAX plug-in support for its entire catalog of virtual instruments, allowing seamless integration with industry standard DAW, Avid Pro Tools®.  
With AAX plug-in support offered for all Roland Cloud virtual instruments, users of Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate® can further ignite their creativity with perfect virtual replicas of legendary synthesizers, including the highly sought-after Roland JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and SH-101, the genre-defining TR-808 and TR-909 Software Rhythm Composers, the digital magic of the iconic D-50, and more. Future-focused Pro Tools creators will enjoy the cutting-edge new sounds of the Roland SYSTEM-8 and FLAVR series, while the incredibly expressive realism of acoustic offerings Tera Guitar and Tera Piano will inspire composers and producers working in any genre.  
On this comprehensive support for Pro Tools, Roland Virtual Sonics Vice President of Marketing Bryce Jones said, “Given the overwhelming response we've had from the community to provide native AAX support in Roland Cloud, we're excited to best leverage the benefits of these two powerful services. By supporting Pro Tools ubiquitously in Roland Cloud, our collective users benefit from both services’ steady stream of improvements, feature enhancements, and new plug-ins throughout the year. Combine this with intuitive workflows and unparalleled audio quality whenever inspiration strikes, it's a game changer for creators everywhere.” 
“The arrival of Roland Cloud to the Avid platform opens up a long-awaited new world,” remarked Ed Gray, director of partnering programs at Avid. “We can’t wait to see where our users go when they dig into the legendary Roland instruments available on Roland Cloud and are ready to take advantage of the music creation and MIDI enhancements we’ve recently brought to Pro Tools.”  
To learn more about the Roland Cloud and the release of native AAX plug-in support, visit RolandCloud.com.
Roland Cloud now offers native AAX plug-in support for its entire catalog of virtual instruments.
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer. 
About Roland Virtual Sonics
Roland Virtual Sonics LLC. represents the joint venture between Roland Corporation Japan and Seattle based Virtual Sonics. Roland Virtual Sonics is a software, services and media solutions provider that represents the next wave in the evolution of modern music creation, and our first full offering is called Roland Cloud. Through Roland Cloud, we work to alleviate many pain-points that plague both professional and amateur musicians, producers, and creators, including the lack of access to truly high-resolution virtual instruments, the need for open and supportive community, access to mentoring, and more. Become a Roland Cloud member today by visiting https://www.rolandcloud.com. 
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™, Avid FastServe™, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.
<![CDATA[Psytrance For Serum 2]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/psytrance-for-serum-2 Tue, 3 Jul 2018 15:55:26 GMT


It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Psytrance For Serum 2, a sonically complex assortment of Psytrance presets for today’s producer.

Zenhiser Pack: Psytrance For Serum 2

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/psytrance-for-xfer-serum-2-presets.html



<![CDATA[VocoPro Launches New Professional Digital Stereo/True Dual Mono In-Ear Monitor System]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/vocopro-launches-new-professional-digital-stereotrue-dual-mono-in-ear-monitor-system Tue, 3 Jul 2018 15:51:46 GMT


VocoPro Launches New Professional Digital Stereo/True Dual Mono In-Ear Monitor System


LOS ANGELES, Calif. July 2, 2018—For bands and performing musicians looking for a quality digital wireless system at an affordable price point, audio leader VocoPro today announced its new IEM-DIGITAL system.

Traditional stereo in-ear monitor systems involve MPX Technology, which designates a single frequency as the carrier for stereo signal output. This technology is limited as far as receiving 100 percent separation of the stereo channel. VocoPro has solved this issue by using two separate digital frequencies to send out stereo/dual mono signal into each in-ear monitor. The VocoPro solution creates a true dual mono/stereo in-ear monitor and actually costs less than half the price of other leading brands thanks to the company’s all-new digital wireless chip.

24-bit digital means musicians will get that super clear audiophile sound. And with a total of 18 frequencies and up to 9 channel combinations, players will avoid wireless interference and get clear sound from any corner of the stage.


  • Rugged, all metal construction for lasting durability
  • 24 Bit Digital, Dual Frequency (True Stereo) Transmitter and Receiver
  • 18 Selectable Frequency Channels to Avoid Wireless RF Conflict
  • 2 Independent Channel Outputs Give Each Performer a Dedicated Connection
  • Operating in the 900MHZ Range Free of TV Broadcasting Interference
  • Hi and Low Transmission Preference Can Disperse Across Various Venues
  • Instantaneous Connection and Set-Up with One Touch IR Sync
  • Includes, Transmitter, and One Bodypack with VocoPro In-Ear Headphones


Pricing for VocoPro IEM-DIGITAL System

MAP:  $249.00 USD
Retail: $299.00 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.



<![CDATA[Animals Pedal Launches Wren And Cuff-Designed Tioga Road Cycling Distortion]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/animals-pedal-launches-wren-and-cuff-designed-tioga-road-cycling-distortion Tue, 3 Jul 2018 09:59:57 GMT


Animals Pedal Launches Wren And Cuff-Designed Tioga Road Cycling Distortion


July 3, 2018 – Japanese effects manufacturer Animals Pedal introduced the Tioga Road Cycling Distortion pedal at the 2018 Summer NAMM show.


The new pedal is the result of a collaboration between Animals Pedal and Matthew Holl, owner/founder of the California-based boutique effects builder Wren And Cuff. 


In describing the circuit he designed for Animals, Holl says, "If you're a fan of the classic Rat® pedals from the past, then you will be a fan of the Tioga Road Cycling distortion." Holl has revamped this classic circuit with fatter lows, and his favorite component values. Additionally, the pedal features a 3-way toggle switch allowing the player to choose between two different distortions (symmetric and asymmetric clipping), as well as a third setting producing a cleaner overdriven sound. "This is one very versatile distortion pedal that can be used for almost any style of music!" adds Holl. 


The Tioga Road Cycling Distortion is now shipping to North American dealers. 


MSRP: $149  //  Street: $119


Animals Pedal is distributed in North America by SFM.






<![CDATA[Audio-Technica Now Shipping Handheld Transmitter For 6000 Series Line ]]> http://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audio-technica-now-shipping-handheld-transmitter-for-6000-series-line Mon, 2 Jul 2018 15:03:54 GMT


Audio-Technica Now Shipping Handheld Transmitter for 6000 Series Line
— This handheld transmitter is designed to operate with a number of new interchangeable microphone capsules —
STOW, OH, July 2, 2017 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is now shipping the ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System – a spectrum-efficient solution that allows users to pack 31 channels in 4 MHz of bandwidth.  
The ATW-T6002x handheld transmitter offers extremely low handling noise and features a metal construction body, high-visibility OLED screen, soft-touch controls and switchable RF power (2 mW/10 mW/50 mW). Its industry-standard thread mount allows for the use of six new interchangeable A-T microphone capsules, as well as other compatible capsules. 
About the 6000 Series:
The 2016 FCC Incentive Auction has resulted in a repack of the broadcast spectrum, reducing the amount of spectrum available for wireless microphone operations and driving the need for spectrum-efficient technology to operate a high number of simultaneous channels in today’s market. To address this issue, Audio-Technica developed the 6000 Series, whose channels are spaced at 125 KHz intervals and can all be used simultaneously. The system operates in the 944-952 MHz band, which is free of broadcast TV. The FCC has expanded license eligibility for this band beyond broadcasters and content creators to include sound companies and venues that routinely operate 50 wireless microphones or more. The 6000 Series system consists of the following components: the ATW-R6200S receiver, the ATW-T6001S body-pack transmitter and new ATW-T6002x handheld transmitter, an optional ATW-DA410 antenna distribution system, and a number of compatible Audio-Technica lavalier and headworn microphones. Key features include high-performance filtering to remove external noise; clear, easy-to-read displays; transmitter frequency setup from receiver via IR sync; network monitor and control; durable, compact body-pack transmitter design with a highly reliable new miniature input connector.   
Interchangeable Microphone Capsules:
  • ATW-C510 cardioid dynamic microphone capsule (ATM510 equivalent)
  • ATW-C710 cardioid condenser microphone capsule (ATM710 equivalent)
  • ATW-C4100 cardioid dynamic microphone capsule (AE4100 equivalent)
  • ATW-C6100 hypercardioid dynamic microphone capsule (AE6100 equivalent)
  • ATW-C3300 cardioid condenser microphone capsule (AE3300 equivalent)
  • ATW-C5400 cardioid condenser microphone capsule (AE5400 equivalent) 
For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
Audio-Technica ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, pictured with interchangeable capsules.
See more here:
  • Audio-Technica Promotional Video: “Always Listening to the Music That Moves Us”
  • Audio for Video Techniques Videos
  • Recording Techniques Videos
  • Drum Miking Techniques Videos
  • 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. 
Web: www.audio-technica.com