Harmony Central Press Room https://www.harmonycentral.com/ Get the lastest news from the Harmony Central's Press Room <![CDATA[NUGEN Audio Releases Updates For Stereoizer, Monofilter And Stereoplacer]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/nugen-audio-releases-updates-for-stereoizer-monofilter-and-stereoplacer Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:49:45 GMT


NUGEN Audio releases updates for Stereoizer, Monofilter and Stereoplacer


NUGEN Audio has announced the availability of a new update for the Focus bundle, consisting of Stereoizer, Monofilter and Stereoplacer. This maintenance release includes a new file-based preset system.




- Added new file-based preset system
- Bypass delay compensation fix
- Wavelab GUI issue fixed


- Added new file-based preset system
- Fixed HQ toggle crash
This is a recommended free update for all existing users.


For full product details head to the Focus product page: https://nugenaudio.com/focus

To update download here: https://nugenaudio.com/full-versions-download/

Pricing and availablilty:

Stereoizer, Monofilter and Stereoplacer are available now via NUGEN Audio and dealers, each priced at $119.




<![CDATA[Universal Audio Announces OX Amp Top Box Windows 10 Compatibility]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/universal-audio-announces-ox-amp-top-box-windows-10-compatibility Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:40:37 GMT


Universal Audio Announces OX Amp Top Box Windows 10 Compatibility



SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • June 18, 2019 — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is pleased to introduce Windows 10 compatibility for OX Amp Top Box.


Now, Windows 10 desktop and laptop users can use OX's sleek software app for control over all of OX’s parameters via its built-in Wi-Fi, letting guitarists audition, tweak, and store hundreds of cabinet/mic/room presets. Together with a great-sounding tube amp, OX quickly delivers the tastiest album-quality guitar tones of all time.


A TEC Award winner at the 2019 NAMM show, OX Amp Top Box was also the recipient ofSound On Sound’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best New Guitar Technology Product.


OX is a premium reactive load box and guitar recording system, giving guitarists perfectly studio-miked amp sounds from their existing tube amp. OX lets users play and record tube amps in their ideal sweet spots — from the edge-of-breakup to fully cranked — with perfect dynamics at any volume level, and with stunning mic, room, and speaker cabinet emulations at the turn of a knob.


Featuring Universal Audio’s breakthrough Dynamic Room Modeling and Dynamic Speaker Modeling, OX is the first amp recording system to accurately emulate speaker breakup and cone cry — an essential ingredient to organic tube amp tones — generating additional harmonics and sonic complexity when the amp is cranked.


Using OX Amp Top Box, guitarists can quickly audition a range of expert cabinet/mic/room combinations — and may find that they never need to mic their tube amp again.


OX Amp Top Box has an estimated street price of $1,299.

OX Amp Top Box — Key Features:
  • Premium, no-compromise analog reactive load box and guitar recording system for tube guitar amps
  • Instant album-quality mic and speaker cabinet tones via front-panel “RIG” control
  • Get record-ready sounds quickly with expertly-placed virtual mics — no amp miking needed
  • Five finely-tuned guitar amp attenuation levels — from off to whisper quiet to full band volume
  • UA Dynamic Speaker Modeling emulates speaker breakup and cone cry
  • Choose from 17 speaker cabs, six cabinet mics, and six room mics
  • World-class Universal Audio EQ, compression, delay, and reverb effects built-in
  • Selectable 4, 8, and 16-ohm operation
  • Front-panel Headphone out for silent practice with cranked tones
  • Balanced TRS line outs and S/PDIF digital outs for stereo recording
  • Pair with OX app (Windows 10, iPad, or Mac) over Wi-Fi for editing and saving presets


Learn more about OX Amp Top Box at uaudio.com/ox


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[SampleScience Releases Nouveau Mellow, An Antique Radio Orchestra Instrument]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/samplescience-releases-nouveau-mellow-an-antique-radio-orchestra-instrument Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:36:38 GMT


SampleScience releases Nouveau Mellow, an antique radio orchestra instrument



Nouveau Mellow is the sound of a small orchestra played through an antique radio. Perfect to replicate the tone of vintage documentaries or to create the horror soundtrack of the next Silent Hill video game. Nouveau Mellow features 25 multi-sampled sounds, all grungy and lo-fi. Authentic in its lo-fidelity, each sound can be detuned via the built-in vibrato or played "clean" as-is.



25 lo-fi antique sounds
Sub, Hiss, Dirt and Noiz sound layers
Lowpass filter
VST/VST3/AU for Windows and macOS (64-bit/32-bit)


Audio demo: https://soundcloud.com/samplesciencemtl/samplescience-nouveau-mellow-audio-demo-320kps


Screenshot, hi-rez images, user manual: https://archive.org/download/NouveauMellow


Product page: https://www.samplescience.ca/2019/06/nouveau-mellow.html



<![CDATA[Audionamix’s Professional Services Provides Unique Tech]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audionamixs-professional-services-provides-unique-tech Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:32:03 GMT


Audionamix’s Professional Services Provides Unique Tech for Re-monetization of Older Catalogs


Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Allow Film, Television and Music Companies to Revitalize Older Catalogs When the Original Multitracks and Stems are No Longer Available


LOS ANGELES, JUNE 19, 2019Audionamix’s Professional Services Division, comprised of uniquely qualified audio engineers, functions as an extension to its clients’ post departments by directly delivering separated audio elements when the original multi-tracks or stems are no longer available. These specialized engineers utilize proprietary audio extraction technologies in order to provide advanced separations that are not easily accomplished using commercially available software. This has enabled Audionamix to help bring a number of unique projects to fruition, and its clients include the biggest content owners, creatives and technicians in the professional music, film and broadcast industries.


Audionamix’s Professional Services offerings include the following: Music Dissociation, which can remove music from a scene; Dialogue Isolation, which can isolate or remove dialogue from a scene; Vocal Extraction, which can isolate a vocal performance, and Instrumental Creation.


Audionamix has provided its Music Dissociation service to several classic films so that they could be viewed alongside a live orchestra performing the score. Television series such as Baywatch were able to use the Music Dissociation service to remove previously licensed music in order to re-release original episodes. Vocal Extraction allows for the creation of virtual duets, as heard in Barry Manilow’s GRAMMY® nominated My Dream Duets album. Dialogue Isolation has allowed previously released feature films to be upmixed to 5.1 surround sound, even though the sessions were no longer available.


“In a perfect world, a client would perpetually have access to all the elements to create a full mix, whether it be a TV show, movie, album or individual song,” says Stephen Oliver, senior engineer and coordinator of Professional Services at Audionamix. “But unexpected challenges arise, and archives are often lost over the years. Our team is able to extract content from a mixed audio source using our various extraction technologies. This can include vocals, dialogue, soundtrack and other musical elements.”


For Oliver and his team, there is a hands-on approach to the way they work with each client, based on the unique needs of every project. Ultimately, the Audionamix Professional Services team is able to save its clients both time and money – such as by eliminating re-licensing music content costs – which is often essential in getting expensive projects off the ground. “Every client needs something different from us to complete their project,” continues Oliver. “We take the time to figure out how to use Audionamix’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based audio technology to best accomplish their goals.”


On a personal level, Oliver says it is especially rewarding taking something old and making it new again. “It’s like taking a part of history and bringing it back to life through new and remastered recordings and video productions,” he adds.


Audionamix is continually developing more advanced algorithms to tackle any audio isolation project. Visit audionamix.com to learn more about its Professional Services Division as well as commercially available versions of its music (XTRAX STEMS 2) and speech separation (IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner) software solutions.



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[VocoPro Delivers IEM Assist Packages]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/vocopro-delivers-iem-assist-packages Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:27:13 GMT


VocoPro Delivers IEM Assist Packages for Churches and Professional Speakers




LOS ANGELES, Calif. June 19, 2019—For churches and speaking venues, VocoPro today announced its new IEM Assist. These good-quality, wireless assistive listening systems come in packages with 8, 16 and 32 receivers.

Research shows that some people cannot hear properly during church worship services. Many churches use wireless assistive listening systems to solve this problem.

Vocopro’s IEM Assist listening systems are high-quality with true stereo transmission and rechargeable allowing users to hear crystal clear dialogue and music during worship or speeches. 


  • Best sounding assistive listening system on the market with True Stereo equipped with two digital chips per transmitter and receiver
  • Digitally encrypted to keep content private and secure
  • 24 Bit Digital, Dual Frequency (True Stereo) Transmitter and Receiver
  • Up to 9 sets are designed to work together without interference
  • Operating in the 900MHz range, free of TV broadcast and Wi-Fi interference
  • Rugged, rechargeable all-metal body-pack receivers will work with most headphones (each receiver Includes VocoPro’s IE-9 In-Ear Headphones)
  • Battery: Built-in Lithium Ion 3.7v 1380mAh (quantity 2 per body pack receiver)


Packages and Pricing:
IEM Assist-8
IEM-Digital x 1 (Stereo Transmitter and one receiver)
IEM-Digital-Receiver x 7 (Stereo receiver)
$799.00 MAP

IEM Assist-16
IEM-Digital x 1 (Stereo Transmitter and one receiver)
IEM-Digital-Receiver x 15 (Stereo receiver)
$1,349.00 MAP

IEM Assist-32
IEM-Digital x 1 (Stereo Transmitter and one receiver)
IEM-Digital-Receiver x 31 (Stereo receiver)
$2,499.00 MAP


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[PRS Guitars Announces New Classic Series Cables]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/prs-guitars-announces-new-classic-series-cables Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:15:21 GMT

PRS Guitars Announces New Classic Series Cables to Complement Signature Series Line




(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 18, 2019 – PRS Guitars is proud to introduce a more affordable line of instrument, patch, and speaker cables with the brand new PRS Guitars Classic Series Cable lineup. As part of an ongoing effort to offer a greater variety of accessories, PRS has added this new assortment to complement the already popular Signature Series cable line made by Van Damme Cabling in London, England.


“Cables are a significant part of your tone. You want them to sound great, be tangle-free, noise-free, and reliable. I use PRS Signature Series cables for every gig and session,” said Paul Reed Smith. “We worked through nine prototype rounds throughout the course of a year to make sure the Classic Series cables were right in line with them.”


PRS Guitars offers a full range of instrument, patch, and speaker cables. All PRS Cables are RoHS compliant and come with a lifetime warranty.


PRS Signature Series Cables


PRS Signature Series instrument and patch cables feature carefully tuned capacitance, designed specifically to carry a clear, musical signal from your guitar. The cables’ tight construction and dual screens of conductive thermoplastic and close-lapped copper ensure flexible, noise free handling and excellent noise rejection, and all connectors utilize a no wear, no corrode hermetically sealed reed switch, making this cable ideal onstage and in the studio. Available configurations include 6” (patch), 5’, 10’, 18’, 25’ lengths. Straight to Straight and Straight to Right-Angle connectors as well as “regular” and “silent” ends available.


PRS Signature Series speaker cable conductors employ fine stranding for ultimate flexibility and their oxygen-free copper provides outstanding sonic integrity. PRS Signature Series Speaker Cables reliably cater to the recording studio, rehearsal space, onstage performances, and presentation environments.


PRS Signature Series cables are hand-made in London, England by VanDamme Cabling. Van Damme cables are used by the likes of Radiohead, Abbey Road Studios, Coldplay, The Foo Fighters, and more. PRS has been distributing Van Damme cables in the US since 2011.


PRS Classic Series Cables


Brand new to PRS, Classic Series Cables are a surprisingly affordable option for serious players. PRS spent a year prototyping this new cable offering, tweaking eight or nine rounds of samples before landing on the final specifications.


PRS Classic Series instrument cables feature carefully tuned capacitance, designed specifically for excellent signal clarity. The cables’ spiral-shielding provides flexibility and durability for low handling noise, making them an excellent choice on stage and in the studio. PRS Classic Series cable ends come with wrapped solder joints under the barrel for added strength and durability. Available configurations include 6” (patch), 5’, 10’, 18’, 25’ lengths. Straight to Straight and Straight to Right-Angle connectors.


“Working to expand and refresh the PRS cable assortment has been a fantastic journey. We are proud to now offer a professional cable option for players of all levels and styles,” said David Settimi, PRS Guitars Accessories Product Manager. “We are excited to have more and more players turn to PRS when they need a cable for their signal chain.”


PRS Signature and Classic Series cables can be found at any Authorized PRS Dealer and through the PRS West Street East Accessory Store online and at the Maryland factory.


PRS Dealer Locator

PRS West Street East Store


About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Jimmy Herring, Orianthi, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, David Grissom, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus and Blake Shelton are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.


PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com


<![CDATA[Flex - Drum & Bass]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/flex---drum--bass Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:12:40 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Flex - Drum & Bass, dipping it’s toes into Deep Rollers, Liquid Drum & Bass, Halftime and Experimental D&B

Zenhiser Pack: Flex - Drum & Bass

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/flex-drum-bass-samples.html



<![CDATA[Cort Gets ‘Fat’ And Toned For Summer With G290 FAT Electric Guitar]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cort-gets-fat-and-toned-for-summer-with-g290-fat-electric-guitar Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:11:00 GMT


Cort Gets ‘Fat’ and Toned for Summer with G290 FAT Electric Guitar



SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — With the introduction of the G290 FAT, Cort is proving that it’s possible to get fat andtoned for summer, at least in the world of electric guitar. From its luxurious, boutique design to its 5-way switch with expanded tonal options for session-style guitar, the G290 FAT offers plenty to chew on at a price that’s not too hard to swallow.


Achieving sonic versatility begins with material choice, and Cort starts with a swamp ash body, an essential electric guitar tone wood that’s lightweight but delivers a serious punch with accented high-mids. The G290 FAT’s flamed maple top, available in Antique Violin Burst or Bright Blue Burst, is an eye-catching complement. A hand-selected birds-eye maple neck and fingerboard not only adds to the luxurious look, but also enhances tone, providing a strong high-midrange that helps cut through the mix.


The G290 FAT’s prettiness is backed up by plenty of power. While the voiced tone VTH-77 pickups provide modern high output for today’s high-energy music, they also clean up nicely for classic rock and bluesy tones to cover a wide variety of musical genres and playing styles. The 5-way switch is custom-wired to provide glassy and sparkling single-coil sounds in the second and fourth positions as well as full-bodied and powerful humbucker sounds in the bridge, middle and neck positions. 


Luxury features further enhance the G290 FAT’s adaptability. Cort’s CFA-III Tremolo features stainless steel saddles, solid machined steel block, and a steel baseplate to provide greatly improved sustain, faster and punchier pick attack, and a more coherent and balanced fundamental tone. As a recessed system, the tremolo bridge allows the player to pull up to raise the pitch or push down to lower it, providing further tremolo versatility.


Deluxe features that make the G290 FAT physically nimble also deserve their due. The compound radius fingerboard, 12’’ to  15.75’’, is ideal for players who like to transition from easy chording on the low register to high-speed soloing and enhanced string-bending on the upper register. The newly designed Ergo-V neck profile and shape provide more comfort at any position across the entire 22-fret neck (25.5’’ scale) for enhanced playability. Staggered locking machine heads offer precise and reliable tuning as well as easier and quicker string changes. 


Additionally, the spoke nut hotrod truss rod ensures smooth and precise setting of the neck bow, an often-overlooked feature that’s critical for the best possible playability. Cort’s new truss rod adjustment feature allows the player to dial in the exact amount of neck bow depending on the technique and style.


So whether a player has a light touch with legato fusion or digs hard into the Texas blues, the G290 FAT has the high-grade materials and hardware components to deliver the goods, all at a reasonable price.


Learn more about Cort’s G290 FAT and other guitars in Cort’s G Series at www.cortguitars.com


Street price $849.99 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[Waves Audio Introduces The Bass Fingers Plugin]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/waves-audio-introduces-the-bass-fingers-plugin Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:07:38 GMT
Waves Audio Introduces the Bass Fingers Plugin
KNOXVILLE, TN, June 18, 2019Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, introduces the Waves Bass Fingers Plugin, an addition to its expanding line of virtual instruments. 
Bass Fingers is the most detailed and nuanced finger-style bass virtual instrument in existence. You can lay down authentic and realistic-sounding basslines with the personality of a seasoned bass player—intuitively on your keyboard.  
It is a common challenge to create realistic sounding MIDI bass lines, since there is more to it than just notes—you want to hear the expressiveness, the touch of the strings hitting the frets, and all the goodness that happens in between the notes to make a bassline sound like a player and not a computer.  
Waves’ Bass Fingers translates your MIDI input into basslines full of character and personality, giving you the same mechanics, variations and dynamics that a seasoned bass player creates naturally across the fretboard. Designed, recorded and edited by highly regarded bass player Or Lubianiker (Marty Friedman, Gus G, Bumblefoot), Bass Fingers is an ultra-natural-sounding, high-performance virtual instrument with an extensive range of articulation and control over your sound—from open string sustain, natural legatos, release and decays, to realistic percussive playing, slides, mechanical noises, and other natural playing effects. 
Featuring an extensive sample library that contains 14GB of hand-crafted bass samples, Bass Fingers gives you the most extensive and realistic finger-style bass vocabulary possible. 
Bass Fingers features:
  • The most nuanced fingerstyle bass sample library ever created
  • 8 velocity layers and 6 round robins for every sampled note
  • Full 5-string articulation: natural hammer-ons and pull-offs, release and decays, sampled slides, percussive playing & more
  • 21 interactive playing positions with an intelligent adaptive fretboard
  • Automatic string switching
  • Customizable Keyswitch Editor for modifiers and additional bass SFX samples
  • Built-in studio-quality effects
  • Plugin or standalone instrument
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine
Bass Fingers is included in the Waves Inspire Virtual Instruments Collection.  
Interface for the Waves Bass Fingers Plugin
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[PRS Guitars Announces New Signature Series Strings]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/prs-guitars-announces-new-signature-series-strings Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:01:58 GMT


PRS Guitars Announces New Signature Series Strings to Complement Classic Series Line



(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 18, 2019 – PRS Guitars is proud to announce a new line of electric guitar strings with the brand new PRS Guitars Signature Series Strings lineup. PRS Signature Series Strings offer premium features, including a new, proprietary alloy, to complement the Classic Series strings, which have been used on PRS guitars since day one. All PRS strings come in corrosion-free packaging (to keep them fresh) and are made in the USA.


PRS Signature Series Strings are nickel-plated steel strings with hex-shaped, high-carbon steel core. They feature a proprietary, reformulated alloy that provides greater magnetic property for louder, brighter tone and soldered ends that extend string life and help the guitar stay in tune.


“I really like these strings…to the point that we are switching over our Maryland electric guitar production to these strings this year,” said Paul Reed Smith. “That is a significant testimonial to how we feel about them.”


PRS Signature Series Strings come in the following gauges: 09-42, 9.5-44, 10-46, 10-52, 11-49, 11-49 with a wound G-string, and 12-52.


PRS Classic Series Strings are nickel-plated steel strings with hex-shaped, high-carbon steel core for long-lasting vibrant tone. They are flexible and long-lasting, so you can strum, bend, and pick with confidence. Used on PRS guitars for more than thirty years, PRS Classic Series Strings are a proven winner for players of all styles.


“The Classic Series Strings, we have been using forever, and they just work,” said Paul Reed Smith. “I think they’re a real industry standard, that’s why we used them continually from day one.”


PRS Classic Series Strings come in the following gauges:  09-42, 9.5-44, 10-46, 10-52, 11-49, and 12-52 as well as a 12-String set.


“Over a year in the making, our new Signature Strings are good enough to please even the most discriminating of guitarists and our Classic strings continue to provide the consistency you have come to expect from PRS since 1985. We couldn’t be more pleased to take this step further into the string world,” said David Settimi, PRS Guitars Accessories Product Manager.


PRS Signature and Classic Series Strings can be found at any Authorized PRS Dealer and through the PRS West Street East Accessory Store online and at the Maryland factory.


PRS Dealer Locator

PRS West Street East Store


About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Jimmy Herring, Orianthi, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, David Grissom, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus and Blake Shelton are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.


PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com



<![CDATA[Sunn O))) And EarthQuaker Devices Present Chasm-Clearing, Mountain-Shearing, Glacier-Calving Novæ-Birthing Life Pedal ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sunn-o-and-earthquaker-devices-present-chasm-clearing-mountain-shearing-glacier-calving-nov-birthing-life-pedal Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:59:16 GMT


Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Present Chasm-Clearing, Mountain-Shearing, Glacier-Calving Novæ-Birthing Life Pedal

THE VAST UNIVERSE, June 2019 – Sunn O))) are pleased to present the Life Pedal distortion, in collaboration with comrades at EarthQuaker Devices of Akron, Ohio, and in parallel with their new album Life Metal. Designed and manufactured by EarthQuaker Devices in the dark corridors of Akron, Ohio, The Life Pedal is the company’s’ first artist-focused pedal, reflecting an extension of the concept, tones and the colour of sound present in Sunn O)))’s most recent endeavor.
Order the Life Pedal exclusively from The Official Sunn O))) Reverb Shop hosted by Reverb.com here. See Life Pedal here.
In the writing sessions for Life Metal Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of Steve Albini’s (the recording engineer for the album) exacting capture skills.
The results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract colour (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.
The Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.
An octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 & FY6 units leads the circuit into a LM308 chipped and brutal rodent big box distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (op Amp, Asymmetric & Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.
Chasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed. Vintage valve amplifiers recommended. We hope you transcend.

EarthQuaker Devices President Jamie Stillman (third from left) with the members of SunnO)))


About SUNN O))):

SUNN O))) co-founders Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson set out on a path toward a new album production for Life Metal. Following pre-production sessions as a trio with T.O.S. on Moog at Dave Grohl's 606 Studios in Northridge, California, in July 2018, SUNN O))) spent just over two weeks in Chicago at Electrical Audio (Studio A) with Albini at the helm. The album was mastered and the lacquers cut from tape in October by SUNN O))) ally Matt Colton at Alchemy in London. The LP version is a AAA album, recorded and mixed on tape via a completely analogue production, from the input of the band's amplifiers and the air coming off the speakers in front of the microphones to needle touching the pressed vinyl on your turntable.

Life Metal features guest contributions from composer/musician/vocalist Hildur Guðnadóttir, longtime friend Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile), composer Anthony Pateras, and more. The album is wrapped in amazing, Renaissance style paintings by visual artist Samantha Keely Smith, and bold, imaginative photography from Ronald Dick.

SUNN O))) released Life Metal, via Southern Lord on April 26, 2019. Life Metal is being supported by SUNN O)))'s forthcoming Summer European shows and a tour of the UK.
Summer shows - Europe:

July 30  Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg w/ Caspar Brotzmann
July 31  Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg w/ Caspar Brotzmann
August 1  Amsterdam, NL @ Dekmantel festival

September 2019  - U.S. West Coast:

September 1  Dallas, TX @ Granada *
September 2  Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
September 4  Denver, CO @ The Gothic *
September 7  Phoenix, AZ @ Arcosanti *
September 8  Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan *
September 9  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
September 11  Seattle, WA @ Showbox ^
September 12  Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall ^
September 15. Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever *Shoshin (初心) Duo

* w/ Papa M, Big|Brave
^ w/ Papa M

October 2019  - Europe + UK

October 7  Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk %
October 8  Karlsruhe, DE @ HfG / ZKM %
October 9  Basel, CH @ Kaserne Basel - Rosstall %
October 10  Leipzig, DE @ Felsenkeller %
October 11  Krakow, PL @ Unsound Festival
October 13  Vilnius, LT @ Kablys %
October 14  Tallinn, EE @ Vene Theatre %
October 15  Helsinki, FI @ Kulttuuritalo %
October 17  Stockholm, SE @ Kraken
October 18  Oslo, NO @ Kulturkirchen Jakob
October 19  Oslo, NO @ Blä *duo show (Greg and Stephen only)
October 21  Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset
October 22  Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
October 24  Bristol, UK @ SWX
October 25  Glasgow, UK @ QMU
October 26  Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing
October 27  Manchester, UK @  Albert Hall
October 28  London, UK @  Roundhouse
% w/ Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem


UK Tour:

10/24/2019 SWX - Bristol, UK [info]
10/25/2019 QMU - Glasgow, UK [info]
10/26/2019 The Crossing - Birmingham, UK [info]
10/27/2019 Albert Hall - Manchester, UK [info]
10/28/2019 Roundhouse - London, UK [info]

For more information on SUNN O))), contact lauren@rarelyunable.com.



About EarthQuaker Devices:

Akron, Ohio-based, hand-crafted effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices, top-six in the U.S. and one of the top-10 in the world, create products that are available in over 865 retail locations in approximately 50 countries. Its key retailers include Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater and Thomann. The company has sold approximately 250,000 units. 

The company's current workforce reaches over 50 individuals, and has been praised for its commitment to inclusion, diversity and cooperation with other pedal manufacturers by Best Guitar Effects. The company also has an in-house global marketing team fluent in seven languages (Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Czech, and Polish), and, in 2018, rolled out a live dealer training program, which has been completed in 31 cities. 


EarthQuaker Devices also has recent distribution partnerships with Yamaha Australia and Yamaha Asia. The company also sponsored a week long, mid-May tour of Japan including legendary punk/metal crossover act Boris, Crypt City, Ohio's Lisa Bella Donna, and Stillman's band, Relaxer. The tour offered attendees an opportunity to play and purchase EarthQuaker products.

Stillman also holds a U.S. patent (Patent no: US9,.899.013BI, issued February 20, 2018) pertaining to an effects pedal implementing a switching mechanism between forward and reverse delay effects.

On May 6, EarthQuaker Devices founder and president Jamie Stillman and his wife, Chief Executive Officer, co-owner Julie Robbins, received honors as Exporter of the Year 2019 from the U.S. Small Business Administration during an awards ceremony at the National Institute of Peace. The presentation was part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week activities. National Small Business Week is a national recognition event to honor the country’s top entrepreneurs. EarthQuaker Devices was selected for this national award amidst candidates from each of the 50 states, as well as District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.



About Reverb:

Reverb.com is the leading online destination for buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into the most popular music gear website in the world, with over half a billion dollars in annual sales on the platform and artists like Green Day, Sonic Youth, Bill Ward, and Brent Hinds using the site to get gear into the hands of fans. Large manufacturers, popular brands, rockstars, small brick-and-mortar shops, boutique builders, and more rely on Reverb to get their gear in front of millions of music lovers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency and low fees, musician-focused eCommerce tools, and a music-savvy customer service team, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of gear. Visitwww.reverb.com or download the mobile app.


In 2018, Reverb launched Reverb LP, an online marketplace where anyone can buy and sell new, used, and rare records. Since January 2018, the marketplace has surpassed $3 million in total sales on the platform, featured more than three million records for sale, and worked with artists like Moby and Sonic Youth to get their personal records into the hands of fans. To learn more visit www.reverblp.com or download the Reverb LP app on the App Store or Google Play.



<![CDATA[QSC Launches Firmware v2.0 For Its TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/qsc-launches-firmware-v2.0-for-its-touchmix-30-pro-digital-mixer Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:35:30 GMT


QSC Launches Firmware v2.0 for its acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer
New firmware v2.0 update provides expanded versatility and connectivity for the acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer.

Costa Mesa, CA (June 18, 2019) — QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce a major firmware v2.0 update to its highly acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Quickly becoming the new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer, the TouchMix-30 Pro with firmware v2.0 now further satisfies the needs of the most demanding professionals with a comprehensive list of the most-requested feature enhancements including:
  • New Custom Fader Banks function supporting three fader banks assignment, each for eight channels, that are saved as part of a Mixer Scene
  • Capability to interface with third-party external control surfaces with motorized faders (QSC has verified operation with iCon Platform M+, Behringer XTouch Compact and PreSonus FaderPort 8 control surfaces)
  • 28 New Instruments Presets (Cajon, Accordion, Harmonica, Ukulele, Cello, Clarinet, various Percussions and more)
  • CP Series Compact Powered Loudspeakers Presets available directly in the mixer as well as CP8 and CP12 loudspeakers’ input gain settings recommendations
“Listening and responding to the needs of our customers has always been a priority for QSC” states Jon Graves, QSC Mixer Product Manager. “Already proven as an incredible tool to help users achieve great results, with this new firmware, the TouchMix-30 Pro is now far and away the absolute best-in-class small format digital mixer on the market today. We’re really proud of the effort and know our customers will appreciate the new functionalities.”

Perfect for production professionals, musicians and bands as well as live performance venues, the TouchMix-30 Pro’s 32 mixing channels (24 Mic/Line, 6 Line, Stereo USB) and 16 outputs offer tremendous signal management flexibility for a wide range of applications. Advanced features such as Class-A microphone preamplifiers, Anti-Feedback and Room Tuning Wizards, two independent 24- channels Automatic Microphone Mixers, two real-time analyzers (RTA), patch matrix, 32-channel direct- to-external-drive recording and DAW interface with MacOS® and Windows® computers make the TouchMix-30 Pro equally competent as both a professional live sound or recording system.

About QSC
Founded over five decades ago, QSC is a globally-recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award-winning high-performance loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio processors, digital cinema solutions, and the Q-SYS™ software-based audio, video and control platform. Offering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema applications, QSC puts customers first with its highly-acclaimed sales, service, and support networks worldwide. 

<![CDATA[LoopLords Releases Oxygen Revolution]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/looplords-releases-oxygen-revolution Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:22:22 GMT


LoopLords releases Oxygen Revolution, a plugin inspired by the sound of Jean-Michel Jarre



LoopLords announces the release of Oxygen Revolution, a plugin inspired by the legendary sound of JM Jarre. The plugin features 95 multi-sampled and hand-crafted sounds inspired by the sound of one of the pioneers of electronic music. Each sound has been carefully tweaked to be rich in tones and highly playable. An easy to use and the elegant interface gives you access to sound shaping parameters including an amp ADSR, a reverb, a glide, a filter, and a voice mode selector.


Key Features:

95 multi-sampled sounds inspired by JM Jarre
3.34 gigs of content
Build in amp ADSR
HP/LP Filter
Voice mode selector
VST plugins for Windows & macOS (32-bit/64-bit)
VST3 plugins for Windows & macOS (64-bit)
AU plugin for macOS (32-bit/64-bit)

Audio: https://soundcloud.com/user-41221302/oxygen-revolution
Oxygen Revolution webpage: https://www.looplords.net/2019/06/oxygen-revolution.html
<![CDATA[European House Vocals Vol. 3]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/european-house-vocals-vol.-3 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:19:42 GMT





European House Vocals Vol 3 continues this epic series of male vocals and Construction Kits. Samples from the previous Volumes in this series have been used in major label hits, and we know this pack is also destined for star status. The included Construction Kits feature full vocal performances, which are complemented by chilled House instrumentals, all designed to help you secure a release with labels like Spinnin' & Armada.


Each Kit is centered around a complete vocal performance which you can either use as a focal point for your own track or slice, chop and edit into vocal fragments - perfect for producers who like to use samplers to create vocal lead synths.


MIDI Files Included:


'European House Vocals Vol 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. 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 compliment the existing material. Load them into a sampler to create an infinite number of new drum kits, and more.


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 Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any master royalties.



• 5 Construction Kits

• 5 Complete Vocal Performances

• ACIDized WAV Files

• Apple Loops/AIFF Files

• Ableton Live 8.1.3

• REX2 Loops


• Reason ReFill

• Loops sync to BPM

• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit

• PC/Mac Compatible

• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)



Price and Availability:


European House Vocals Vol 3 is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £29.95 / 35.13 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com



<![CDATA[Puremagnetik Releases Kleine Stücke - A Free Sound Pack Of Tape Collages]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-kleine-stcke---a-free-sound-pack-of-tape-collages Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:36:13 GMT


Puremagnetik Releases Kleine Stücke - A Free Sound Pack of Tape Collages
Kleine Stücke is a collection of small sketches and experiments by Berlin-based producer HAND. A master of analog tape sound design, HAND has generously made available to Puremagnetik a collection of over 20 textural pieces for sound artists and music producers to use - royalty free - in their work.

HAND's album Reveal (out now on Puremagnetik Tapes), represents a refined vision of his vast work with tape loops and analog sound processing. It is a unique balance of classic ambient music, sounds and musical figures that touch the edge of melody and harmony, and a just-above-subliminal pulse. Kleine Stücke encapsulates the fundamentals of his aesthetic and makes the sounds available for public use.
Kleine Stücke is free to download from Puremagnetik: https://puremagnetik.com/products/kleine-stuecke
License and Format
Kleine Stücke contains audio (.wav) files that can be opened in any audio editor or workstation host and is distributed under Creative Commons BY 4.0 License

Minimum Requirements
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Host or Editor
<![CDATA[Sweet Mixes Are Made Of This - Honey3 Is Here]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sweet-mixes-are-made-of-this---honey3-is-here Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:32:06 GMT


Sweet mixes are made of this.

Honey3 is here. Free upgrade for current users.



Born in the USA.


Honey3 packs all the power and musicality of a world-class American console, highly regarded by many industry professionals for its musicality and logical layout.Since 1975, numerous top-selling records have been crafted on this marvellous piece of audio engineering, including gems like Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Paul Simon's "Graceland", as well as many hits by AC/DC, ABBA, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, and many more.


Channel Strips   |    Equalisers   |    Compressors   |    FX   |   Bundles   |   Free Plugins


Although Acustica Audio strives to provide accurate product and pricing information, unintentional pricing or typographical errors may occur. Prices are shown in EUR and include local VAT for UE citizens following UE MOSS regulations. Acustica reserves the right to correct, change or update information such as pricing, availability and product descriptions, at any time without previous notice. All promotions, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday are valid for a limited time only and are not retroactive. Discount Coupons and personal codes are not applicable to product bundles, collections, and are not valid for educational purposes. All digital sales are final and no sale shall be invalidated. All purchased products are downloadable via our download manager Aquarius, which can be obtained by registering an account on the Acustica Audio website and downloading the application on your computer.


Learn more.



<![CDATA[Danley Introduces Go2-6CX Loudspeaker]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/danley-introduces-go2-6cx-loudspeaker Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:25:08 GMT




GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – JUNE 2019: Tom Danley and his team of engineers are famous for designing and manufacturing loudspeakers and subwoofers in the USA with patented technologies that far outperform conventional designs. Ever responsive to the nuanced needs of integrators and other audio professionals, Danley Sound Labs is proud to introduce the Danley Go2-6CX small-format loudspeaker. The Go2-6CX uses a six-inch co-axial driver fit snugly into and extremely compact Baltic birch cabinet. Despite its small size, the Go2-6CX is capable of delivering 109dB continuous and 115dB peak with Danley’s characteristic phase coherence and smooth frequency response (95Hz to 23kHz, +/- 6dB).


“The Danley Go2-6CX joins its larger sibling, the Go2-8CX, as the second member of the Go2 Series,” said JP Parker, director of global sales at Danley Sound Labs. “This new member of the team bridges the gap between the Go2-8CX and our popular Danley Nano. It’s rather interesting that Danley can deliver crystal-clear performance in both the large-format Jericho line and the tiny Go2 series. It’s the Danley philosophy to create speakers for virtually every situation. The Go2 line will be useful in situations where both small size and crystal-clear sound reproduction are paramount.”


Come hear the newest member of the Go2 line at InfoComm. The Go2-6CX will be available after the show. Contact your Danley representative for pricing.







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[Antelope Audio introduces Synergy Core FX Platform And New Discrete Interfaces]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/antelope-audio-introduces-synergy-core-fx-platform-and-new-discrete-interfaces Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:48:33 GMT


Antelope Audio introduces industry-shaking Synergy Core (DSP + FPGA) FX platform via ‘hot-rodded’ Discrete interfaces



SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: trailblazing pro audio manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to formally introduce its Synergy Core next-generation signal processing platform — pairing up the phenomenal parallel computational capabilities of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) processing with industry-standard DSP (Digital Signal Processing), possibly freeing up any audio production-purposed host computer’s CPU (Central Processing Unit) while processing effects with extremely low latency — via ‘hot-rodded revamps’ of its in-demand Real-Time FPGA FX- facilitating Discrete 4 and Discrete 8 audio interfaces, as of June 17...


Now named Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete 8 Synergy Core — albeit respectively retaining the ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 4 Discrete Mic Preamps and ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 8 Discrete Mic Preamps phrasing boldly blazoned across already-familiar front facias, Antelope Audio’s game-changing additions to its acclaimed audio interface lineup literally give the game away. Simply speaking, Synergy Core’s industry-shaking introduction intentionally signals Antelope Audio’s objective of developing a wider range of its own effects and also collaborating with leading software developers in the industry for the benefit of all.


As such, the perfectly portable — 261 mm (W) x 44 mm (H) x 208 mm (D) — Discrete 4 Synergy Core brings best-in-class pristine Antelope Audio AD/DA conversion (capturing and monitoring audio at up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution with 121dB dynamic range) and phenomenal processing power to the desktop. Dual DSP chips and an FPGA processor work together in perfect harmony to run Antelope Audio’s vast collection of vintage-inspired effects plug-ins plus any third-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform. Put it this way: with Synergy Core audio interfaces hosting additional effects processing via those dedicated DSP chips, computer-based recording rig stability is increased. In other words, adding a Discrete 4 Synergy Core or its Discrete 8 Synergy Core bigger brother to such recording rigs really means that DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) can make more efficient use of available CPU power to host native effects — effectively extending the lifecycle of an existing Mac or PC, so users need not (necessarily) upgrade to the latest and greatest computer specification to run all of their favourite plug-ins anytime.


As implied by that ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 4 Discrete Mic Preamps phrasing, Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers four console-grade, discrete mic preamps, plus a total of 14 inputs (including four LINE-1/4” JACK | MIC-XLR combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources) and 16 outputs (including L and R MONITOR outputs and LINE OUT on four TRS connections) — expandable via ADAT IN OUT and S/PDIF IN OUT on TOSlink, and access to Antelope Audio’s unrivalled digital clocking technology through the WC OUT 1 2 connections. Talking to Macs and PCs of course comes naturally to Discrete 4 Synergy Core, courtesy of those ThunderboltTM and USB connections.


But best of all, Discrete 4 Synergy Core comes complete with a compelling library of 36 Real-Time FPGA FX for free from Antelope Audio! Worth well over $3,000.00 USD, all are meticulously modelled after hardware originals! On top of that, 35 optional additions are also available. All are automatable within a DAW without adversely affecting CPU load, thanks to the AFX2DAW bridge (currently available for ThunderboltTM on macOS only), connecting the best of both worlds by effectively amalgamating Antelope Audio’s acclaimed FPGA modeling engine with the advantages of fast and intuitive DAW workflow with near-zero latency. The ThunderboltTM driver for Windows is, however, rated as being the third-fastest audio driver in the world (with the first two only available for PCI devices). With a price-to-performance ratio that more than compares favourably to any rival ThunderboltTM or USB audio interface available anywhere, Discrete 4 Synergy Core is ideal for musicians and producers needing a road-ready recording setup that holds the creative key to unlocking unprecedented power.


Processing power is what the ‘full-size’ (rack-mountable) Discrete 8 Synergy Core is also about. Loaded, likewise, with dual DSP chips and an FPGA processor, it is perfectly positioned for mid-sized studios. Saying that, Discrete 8 Synergy Core is boosted beyond Discrete 4 Synergy Core’s consummate capabilities courtesy of eight console-grade, discrete mic preamps. Indeed, its connectivity count totals 26 inputs (including eight LINE-1/4” JACK | MIC- XLR combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources) and 30 outputs (including L and R MONITOR outputs and two REAMP outputs on TRS connections, and LINE OUT 1-8 on a D-SUB 25 connector) — expandable via dual ADAT (IN 1 OUT 1 and IN 2 OUT 2) and S/PDIF IN OUT on TOSlink, plus a user-friendly FOOTSWITCH jack to speed up workflow. This time the pristine AD/DA conversion delivers a class-leading 130dB of dynamic range (on the monitor outputs). Of course, those same 36 Real-Time FPGA FX — ranging from classic compressors to studio EQs and must-have reverbs to tube guitar amp models based on iconic vintage gear — are also included for free. So Discrete 8 Synergy Core constitutes a sharp set of tools to take projects from inspiration to final master, making in the box recording more attractive to both the converted and newbies.


Needless to say, the existing (FPGA) effects aboard Antelope Audio’s aptly-named, newly-announced Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interfaces already ensure that recording systems are optimised out of the box by allowing audio buffer sizers to be shortened and clicks and pops to be effectively eliminated; ultimately users will also be able to take advantage of dual DSP processor-hosted effects that will be developed in the future by both Antelope Audio and third parties joining the Synergy Core platform, possibly lightening the load placed on any audio production-purposed host computer, which would be better positioned to run CPU-intensive VST (Virtual Studio Technology) synths, samplers, and native time-based effects as a result.


Fusing FPGA and DSP chips in one audio interface harnessing the parallel processing power of FPGA alongside the latest generation, state-of-the-art ARM DSP chips developed for cloud computing and mobile technology — processors that deliver a faster clock rate than the DSP chips employed elsewhere in the audio interface market — makes for computing power synergies that are unique to Antelope Audio, allowing for direct development of a greater variety of effects, including choruses, flangers, and more. Synergy Core is the answer and Antelope Audio knows that for sure!



Discrete 4 Synergy Core is already available for purchase — priced at an RRP of $999.00 USD — through Antelope Audio’s growing global network of authorised dealers (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/dealers/). Or order online directly from Antelope Audio via the dedicated Discrete 4 Synergy Core webpage (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/discrete-4-synergy-core/), which also includes more in-depth information. (Discrete 8 Synergy Core will start shipping on July 20, 2019, priced at an RRP of $1,399.00 USD.)



Explore Antelope Audio’s full FPGA FX library here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/hardware-based-fpga-effects/





About Antelope Audio (www.antelopeaudio.com)

Antelope Audio is a leading manufacturer of high-end professional audio equipment. Founded in 2004 and reinventing the industry with its flawless master clock technologies and versatile multi-channel interface solutions, the company has been steadily expanding its portfolio over the years under the guidance of visionary engineer and CEO Igor Levin. Antelope Audio’s products offer the best of both analog and digital technologies. Among its most recent innovations are compact interfaces with discrete mic pres, FPGA-based FX plug-ins for all DAWs, and next-generation modeling microphones.These are distributed through Antelope Audio offices in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, and highly acclaimed by users all over the world.The company’s customers include GRAMMY® award-winning sound engineers, top-tier producers, world-class artists, and some of the most renowned, recording, mastering, and post-production facilities around the globe.


© 2019 Antelope Audio



<![CDATA[Audio-Technica Offers New UniPoint® U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone - InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audio-technica-offers-new-unipoint-u843r-three-element-multidirectional-boundary-microphone---infocomm-2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:31:04 GMT

Audio-Technica Offers New UniPoint® U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone


InfoComm, Orlando, FL, June 12, 2019 — Audio-Technica (booth 5968) announces the new UniPoint® U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone. With three cardioid condenser elements in a single housing, the phantom-powered U843R offers a remarkably versatile tool for surface-mount installations. It is ideal for a variety of video and audio conferencing applications, especially when used with an Audio-Technica automatic SmartMixer®. Levers on the microphone base allow easy reorientation of two elements to offer 360° or 300° coverage. Since elements can be powered and used individually or in any combination, further flexibility is easily achieved. For example, with two elements powered, the microphone can provide a figure-of-eight polar pattern; with a single element powered, the microphone functions as a standard cardioid boundary microphone. Installation and repositioning are extremely quick, thanks to four recessed pathways on the base of the microphone that enable the user to route the cable as required to accommodate any installation requirements; no tools or disassembly are needed. The microphone also offers Audio-Technica’s innovative UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology.


U843R specifications:

  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid x3
  • Frequency Response: 75-15,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 134 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic Range (typical): 105 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Weight: 160 g (5.6 oz)
  • Dimensions: 85 mm (3.35") diameter, 20 mm (0.79") height
  • Output Connector: Unterminated – stripped and tinned
  • Cable: 7.6 m (24.93") long unterminated-type (permanently attached to microphone), 3.8 mm (0.15") diameter, 7-conductor shielded cable; unterminated
  • Accessories Furnished: Soft protective pouch


For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.



Audio-Technica UniPoint® U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone.



See more here:

  1. Audio-Technica Promotional Video: “Always Listening to the Music That Moves Us”
  2. Audio for Video Techniques Videos
  3. Recording Techniques Videos
  4. Drum Miking Techniques Videos
  5. 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[Introducing The White Grand - A Unique New Grand Piano In The Nord Piano Library]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/introducing-the-white-grand---a-unique-new-grand-piano-in-the-nord-piano-library Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:26:13 GMT


Introducing the White Grand - a unique new grand piano in the Nord Piano Library



We are pleased to release the White Grand - a unique new grand piano in the Nord Piano Library. The White Grand is a semi concert grand with a rich, expressive and shimmering sound and is available for free download at nordkeyboards.com. 



The White Grand requires the latest OS Updates and is compatible with Nord Stage 3/2 EX/2, Nord Piano 4/3, Nord Electro 6/5 and Nord Grand. 



Nord Piano Library - White Grand



Check out Rai Thistlethwayte (KNOWER, Thirsty Merc, Oz Noy, Christian McBride) playing the new White Grand for the first time. 






The Nord Piano Library is a specialized library for acoustic and electric keyboard instruments and incorporates a number of unique technologies in order to create the most realistic reproductions of the original instruments. The library contains a wide selection of multisampled upright and grand pianos, vintage electric pianos, harpsichords and clavinets – all carefully selected for their unique characters. 


About Clavia DMI AB:

Clavia Digital Musical Instruments AB manufactures industry-leading digital synthesizers and keyboards sold under the brand name Nord. All technology R&D and manufacturing takes place in Sweden and all Nord products are assembled by hand in Stockholm. Clavia DMI AB has 39 employees and a turnover of 25M USD whereof 95 % is export sales to local distributors. The company’s main markets are USA and Europe but Asia and Latin America also adds exciting and interesting new markets for our premium quality keyboard instruments.



<![CDATA[Wavesfactory Announce Spectre 1.5]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/wavesfactory-announce-spectre-1.5 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:21:18 GMT


Wavesfactory Announce Spectre 1.5



June 13th 2019, Artà, Spain. Wavesfactory, creators of innovative plug-ins and Kontakt instruments, announce Spectre 1.5, an update to the hugely popular sound-shaping plugin.


Spectre is a sound shaping tool that combines the best features of an audio enhancer coupled with the workflow of a parametric EQ. Spectre saturates just the parts of the spectrum that you want using ten different saturation algorithms. Spectre was described by Paul White in his Sound On Sound review as “A very powerful plugin, both for treating individual tracks and sweetening complete mixes.”


What’s New in Spectre 1.5

The 1.5 update includes the following new features;

  • VST3 support. 
  • Saturation per band. 
  • Processing per band (M/S, L/R). 
  • De-emphasis. 
  • Input/Output linking 


Spectre 1.5 also includes some UI and code optimization improvements. 


System Requirements 

Mac and Windows (AAX / VST / AU), 32 and 64 bit. 


Price and Shipping 

This update is free for all users and we're also running a special sale. New purchasers can get it now for only €59 (reg. €99) until June 23rd, 2019.



An introduction video by Dan Worrall is available herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sclUUIWFjk&mc_cid=a774c2cc66&mc_eid=1c7618f5b8 



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.


<![CDATA[Clair Brothers Adds The C10 To Its Line-Up Of C-Series Loudspeakers - InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/clair-brothers-adds-the-c10-to-its-line-up-of-c-series-loudspeakers---infocomm-2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:57:46 GMT





MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 2018: Custom-tailored loudspeakers with one-of-a-kind horizontal waveguides now available: Clair Brothers new line array, C10-TrueFit. A prize-winning, breakthrough innovation, Clair TrueFit Technology is the first modular, bespoke waveguide. A panel of expert judges at InfoComm 2017 recognized the C10’s 12-inch sister speaker, C12-TrueFit, awarding it the prestigious NewBay Media’s ‘Best of Show’ honor. The C10 is nominated for the 2019 honor at InfoComm 2019 show in Orlando, Florida.


The C10-TrueFit represents the latest double 10-inch format midsize line array and an industry first in integration optimization. For those seeking the pinnacle in custom horizontal configurations, Clair TrueFit waveguides are singularly configured, continuously variable waveguides designed-to-order. Modern or classic venues looking for the utmost customization in audio design are wise to give this a serious look.


A Clair TrueFit system design reduces energy wasted on walls and effectively extends the stereo image over a greater audience area. Fewer lateral reflections create greater focus and better intelligibility. System tuning is faster and easier since the acoustical problem of geometric divergence shading is already solved with the TrueFit 3D acoustical solution.


What exactly is TrueFit Technology? For direct application, a TrueFit array is designed collaboratively with the customer, architectural consultants, and venue staff through a few simple steps. First, the array type and location are determined in a conventional sense and signed off on by the customer. Venue- specific details and other criteria are input into Clair Brothers proprietary design software culminating in the creation of a fluid form waveguide with continuously variable geometry. Explains Josh Sadd, vice president and chief engineer at Clair Brothers, “Rather than quantizing speaker coverage in a stepped sequence of approximate angles, the TrueFit geometric forms are mathematically derived using our proprietary progressive azimuth technology. We use the latest in 3D CAD and produce the custom parts with state-of-the-art 3D CAM software.” Finished waveguides are CNC-milled in-house from Baltic Birch, the superb sounding material used on all Clair waveguides and horns.


The C10, like the C12 and C8 (the 8-inch speaker in the C-Series), also features a new transducer technology that offers two solid benefits. One is significant weight reduction, the other a reduction in amplifier channel requirements. These features come with zero technical trade-offs. In fact, these features enhance the ability for the line array to be digitally beam-steered in the vertical plane with F.I.R. processing. The C10, a double 10-inch format line array, offers the benefit that it can be ordered with a variety of horizontal waveguide patterns (as can C8 and C12). Standard C10 factory waveguide is 100° H x 15° V, but a range of horizontal waveguides between 70° and 120° (in 10° increments) are also available.


The result is a perfectly unique, venue-specific loudspeaker array that provides naturally even coverage for audience areas and minimizes architectural reflection and anomalies. “What was once a dream is now possible,” says Mr. Sadd.


TrueFit Technology is currently on offer in the following Clair Brothers products:

• C8-TrueFit (double 8” line array)

• C10-TrueFit (double 10” line array)

• C12-TrueFit (double 12” line array)

• kiTCurve12-TrueFit (12” curved array, fully custom)

• kiTCurve12-TrueFit Standard LCR (12” curved array, standardized L-C-R systems designed for ~200-500 seat venues)






Clair Brothers is a world-class sound reinforcement company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and sales of professional loudspeaker systems. Founded by Roy & Gene Clair, the company is built on a tradition of excellence with fifty-plus years in the industry as the premier choice of top artists and audio engineers. Innovative engineering and impeccable attention to detail delivers state-of-the-art audio performance from every Clair Brothers product. Their headquarters in Manheim, Pennsylvania serves as the international distribution network hub facilitating product sales and support. For more information please call (717) 665-4000 or email coya@clairbrothers.com







<![CDATA[IK Multimedia's UNO Drum Analog/PCM Drum Machine Is Now Available]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ik-multimedias-uno-drum-analogpcm-drum-machine-is-now-available Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:50:56 GMT


IK Multimedia's UNO Drum analog/PCM drum machine is now available

Ultra-portable, easily programmable drum machine expands the UNO line

June 14, 2019 - IK Multimedia announces the immediate availability of UNO® Drum, the newest member of its UNO series. Designed in collaboration with Italian analog specialist Soundmachines - the same team behind IK's acclaimed UNO® Synth - UNO Drum offers a wide sonic palette combining fat, punchy analog sounds with digital flexibility and convenience. A robust selection of programming and live performance features and controls makes it easy for musicians, producers and DJs to add massive drum grooves to their music. UNO Drum's compact form, battery power and affordable price make it ideal for on-the-go music creation and performance.

True analog tone and PCM flexibility
Six warm, rich, true analog drum sounds - two different kick drums plus snares, claps, and hi-hats - form the essential core kit for creating fat analog beats. Additional PCM elements (with 54 samples to choose from) provide deeper sonic flavors. They include toms, rims, cowbells, rides and crash cymbals for creating complex, unique and full rhythm tracks. Up to 12 elements can be used in total between analog and digital sounds, with 11-voice polyphony available. The analog and digital elements can be freely swapped, for sonic possibilities that go beyond the pre-set combinations. Together, these analog and PCM sounds suit the widest genres of music and musicians, and a variety of live scenarios.

A wide range of drum elements is organized in UNO Drum's 100 pre-programmed and fully editable drum kit presets, a first in its class. This makes it easier and faster for users to find an inspiring kit they can experiment with or tweak to create the perfect groove. All sounds can be stored and recalled on the fly.

Top panel editing controls allow for adjustment of key parameters of each sound element. Users can tweak the Tuning of their kicks for sub-shaking hip-hop, adjust the Snap for punchy EDM drums, push the Decay for thundering industrial sounds, and much more. UNO Drum's in-depth controls encourage experimentation to take drum tracks far beyond the norm.

Analog audio effects with character
For added punch and sound character that stands out in a mix, UNO Drum also offers two analog master audio effects: Drive and Compressor. Increasing the drive will make grooves hit harder, with an aggressive edge. Adding compression will result in tracks that are tighter, fatter, and more powerful. User settings can be saved along with drum kits for instant recall.

Easy to play and program
UNO Drum offers 12 touch-sensitive pads with two velocity zones, for more expressive live playing and easier programming. They can be used to play entire beats live with a pad-style feel, or to easily add live flare on top of pre-programmed rhythms.

These pads are also used to select individual drum pattern elements. Each element's pad can be used to edit parameters for that specific drum sound, in real-time, as patterns play. This enables users to evolve tracks, build tension towards a drop, go lo-fi for a break, and more. For added performance convenience, a dedicated Tap Tempo pad is also included.

Flexible programming options
UNO Drum offers easy programming options to suit any style. The 64-step sequencer allows users to program in patterns one step at a time, using the 16 buttons across the bottom of the panel, or record a pattern in real-time. Up to eight parameters can be automated per step, to add even more variation and feel to their grooves. The Song mode lets users chain up to 64 patterns together to create extended grooves. Any of the stored sequences can be triggered live on the fly, in any order desired.

Additionally, for quick inspiration out of the box, UNO Drum also comes pre-loaded with 100 drum patterns (in addition to the 100 drum kits). Users can quickly scroll through choices and find a pattern that adds the perfect flavor to their genre, or experiment with new styles. Sounds can be swapped out or adjusted, and patterns can be instantly saved and revisited at a later time.

Head-turning performance effects
For even more performance impact, UNO Drum offers a generous set of five performance effects on the programmed patterns: Stutter (from subtle repetitions to DJ style loops), Roll, Humanize (slight randomization of velocity, timing and volume to emulate a live drummer), Swing (timing and accent adjustments) and Random (brand new pattern creations).

Integrate into any live, studio, or mobile set-up
For use at home, in the studio, in a DJ booth, and beyond, UNO Drum can perfectly integrate into regular live set-ups, computer DAW-based studios, or mobile rigs centered around an iOS device. It offers USB and traditional MIDI via 2.5mm jacks (cables included) for use with Mac/PC, iOS devices or traditional outboard MIDI gear, for a perfect pairing in any rig. UNO Drum also offers an audio input to daisy chain directly with IK's UNO Synth or any other gear, routed through its internal compressor, with no need for an additional mixer.

On-the-go music made easy
Weighing only 400g, UNO Drum is super lightweight and small enough to fit in a backpack, yet sturdy enough to hit the road for gigging. It can also be used as a portable sketchpad to create grooves and songs that can be saved and recalled whenever and wherever they're needed. UNO Drum can be powered by 4 AA batteries or via the USB port, either from a computer or a battery pack.


Pricing and availability
UNO Drum is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide, for the affordable price of only $/€249.99*.

UNO Drum is proudly made in IK's own Italian manufacturing facility using a combination of state-of-the-art, automated mounting machines and test systems, and fine, renowned Italian craftsmanship.

* All prices excluding taxes

For more information about UNO Drum, please visit: www.unodrum.com

To see UNO Drum in action or watch the tutorial series: www.unodrum.com/video
<![CDATA[BOSS Introduces WL-60 Wireless System]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/boss-introduces-wl-60-wireless-system Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:03:49 GMT


BOSS Introduces WL-60 Wireless System




Advanced BOSS Wireless Performance with Easy Visual Setup


Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2019 — BOSS introduces the WL-60 Wireless System, the newest member of the growing WL family of wireless products for musicians. The pedalboard-friendly WL-60 is a perfect fit for serious stage performers, combining great tone and ultra-low latency performance with easy visual set up. The system’s receiver features a large display and automatic 14-channel scanning that makes operation quick and efficient, while the rugged bodypack receiver offers best-in-class runtime and compatibility with nearly any electric instrument. 


With the WL-60, the set up process is virtually effortless, eliminating the complicated procedures required with other systems. The comparative strength of all 14 channels is shown after scanning, providing a complete overview of the current wireless conditions. This makes it simple to choose the optimum channel for any stage situation, and also provides fast set up when multiple band members are using WL-60 systems.


The included WL-60T Transmitter mounts securely on a belt or instrument strap. Thanks to BOSS’s efficient power technology, users can enjoy extra-long runtime of up to 25 hours with two alkaline AA batteries. A short standard cable (included) provides the instrument connection, allowing the WL-60T to work with nearly any guitar or bass. The WL-60T is also available separately for backup and outfitting multiple stage instruments.


The WL-60’s receiver is the same size as a BOSS compact pedal, making it ideally suited for pedalboards. In addition to simplifying set up, the large LCD provides visual feedback on channel selection, wireless strength, and more. Two cable tone simulation options are available, and a standard input jack is provided for connecting with a traditional guitar cable when needed. The receiver is powered via a PSA-series adaptor or AA batteries. With adaptor power, the receiver’s DC output can distribute power to one or more pedals.


The BOSS WL-60 and WL-60T will be available for $279.99 and $129.99 (U.S. Street) respectively at authorized BOSS retailers in the U.S. To learn more, visit www.boss.info.







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[Arturia Announce Pigments 1.2]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/arturia-announce-pigments-1.2 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:01:07 GMT


Arturia announce Pigments 1.2
Arturia’s hybrid wavetable/virtual analog software synth Pigments has been updated to version 1.2, and is currently on special offer. Version 1.2 is the first major free update to Pigments since the instrument’s initial release in December 2018, refining its sequencer, adding new features, new presets, and a major improvement for owners of Native Instruments controllers: NKS compatibility.

Pigments 1.2 free trial & intro offer
Owners of Pigments can upgrade to the new version for free. The update to version 1.2 also coincides with the start of a special offer for Pigments, letting new users and Arturia customers get a great deal on this exciting, new, and freshly updated instrument, as well as a powerful bundle with V Collection 7.

Until 4 July 2019, anyone can enjoy Pigments for free.
Users wishing to buy Pigments during this promotional month will be able to purchase it for only $149 / 149€.
Exclusive deals will be available for existing Arturia customers and V Collection owners.
What's new in Pigments 1.2?
Introducing Sound Store
Find exciting new preset sound banks from within Pigments. New themed banks will be added regularly, giving users a whole new range of sounds to explore.

SUPER mode
A new unison detune voice mode lets you beef up your oscillator up with the style of the famous “JP” supersaw.

Sequencer revamp
A new visual layout, with the added ability to set different clock divisions for each lane in the sequencer or arpeggiator.

NKS Compatible
Great news for owners of Maschine or Komplete Kontrol. Pigments is now fully compliant with Native Instruments NKS control format, instantly smart-mapping key parameters.

Extra Combinator
We’ve added a third combinator, giving you more sound-shaping potential. We’ve also introduced a new “Map” type that lets you remap any incoming modulation source.

Updated envelope
We’ve reduced the minimum value for the attack times, letting you achieve even sharper envelope modulation for super-nasty sounds.

Want to be a bit more free with your tuning? Now you can select alternative keyboard scales, as well as import your own .scl and .tun files.

50 new presets
We’ve added dozens more factory preset sounds that make use of the new capabilities of the Pigments audio engine updates in version 1.2.

The little things
On top of all the big new features, we’ve made lots of small enhancements too. New Aftertouch curves, Mod source hovering displays, integrated Filter tutorials, and bug fixes to give you the best experience ever.
About Pigments
Pigments is a new, exciting software synthesizer from Arturia. Combining the best of two worlds, it features hugely powerful, cutting-edge wavetable synthesis, as well as the most accurate virtual analog.

20 years in the making, studying the best synthesizers ever made, Arturia have used their expertise to create a totally original synthesizer. Pigments offers exceptional sound thanks to its hugely powerful architecture and lightning-fast workflow. Make complex modulations easy, fast, and fun. It is truly a 21st century instrument that will become the go-to choice for all producers, sound designers, and synth-fans alike thanks to its extraordinary features and tempting price.

      • Two engines in parallel: the best of both worlds
      • Twin filters: dozens to choose from
      • Powerful effects section: an all-in-one solution
      • Advanced modulation system: modulate anything with anything
      • Visual interface: understand your sound
      • Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator: get creative
      • Extensive factory preset library: learn from the masters
      • Sound designer notes: built-in parameter highlights per preset  
More information available on Pigments product page.

Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. They are a team of passionate people, dedicated to musicians. Their aim is to create original and different instruments, imagine new experiences, and reinvent products. Operating in 55 countries, they have offices in France, the USA, Mexico, and the UK.
For more information on features and specifications, visit the Arturia website: www.arturia.com
<![CDATA[Numark Introduces New Scratch Mixer]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/numark-introduces-new-scratch-mixer Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:44:59 GMT




With Serato DJ Pro, Serato DVS, high-quality innoFADER, 6 dedicated FX selectors with dual toggle triggers, 8 performance pads, Filter knobs and dedicated loop controls, Scratch totally dominates its category.



Cumberland RI, USA (June 13, 2019)—Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction of their new Scratch mixer, an incredible unit with pro features and comprehensive software that absolutely dominates the scratch mixer category and establishes a new standard for mixers at this affordable price point. There is simply nothing that combines the features, versatility, ease-of- use, quality and performance of this unit, anywhere.


The Numark Scratch offers a versatile array of features with powerful simplicity unheard of in this category of affordable mixer: Six direct access software FX buttons deliver quick access to a comprehensive array of effects with both timing and intensity controls. These effects are triggered by a pair of intuitive performance base toggle paddles, usually only found in mixers at premium price points.


4 performance pads deliver hot cue triggering, rolls for creative build-ups and quick beat stabs, and sampler control so DJs can spice up their mix — all unheard of at this price point. Separate direct access software looping controls are found on each channel, allowing DJs to unleash their creativity. Plus there is a Low/High- pass filter that is not software-dependent, so it works as conveniently and effectively with analog turntables as it does with software-based FX and controls—amazing versatility!


The professional quality of the Numark Scratch is unrivaled, with an impressive 108dB S/N ratio, true balanced high level XLR outputs, separate Zone/Booth control, and an included professional standard innoFADER crossfader. This is a high-quality crossfader built especially for scratch DJs. With butter-smooth action and bullet-proof reliability, it’s perfect for the heaviest-handed scratch DJ and the hottest non-stop action.


Scratch includes the full version of Serato DJ Pro and the complete DVS Expansion Pack included, a $99 value. The DVS Expansion Pack enables the DJ to connect turntables or CD/media players, giving them the ability to control Serato DJ Pro using NoisemapTM Control tone vinyl or CDs. With the included Serato DJ Pro license you can also connect any dedicated controller, like the Numark NDX500 and have a full setup at your fingertips.


Scratch includes:

  • Serato DJ Pro with DVS License Included

  • Ready to connect to Serato NoiseMapTM Control Vinyl or CDs (available separately)

  • InnoFader scratch crossfader with reverse and slope control

  • 6 direct access effect selectors with dual paddle launch triggers and Dry/Wet FX Control

  • 8 performance pads to access hot cues, rolls and samples

  • Filter knobs to create audio sweeps

  • Dedicated instant looping knobs

  • Phono/Line inputs

  • Combo mic input (XLR/1⁄4-inch) w/ level and tone control

  • 108dB S/N output with 24-bit digital sound quality

  • Balanced high output XLR connection

  • Separate booth/zone output

  • Dual headphone output cueing system (1/4-inch/1⁄8-inch)

  • Prime Loop Sound Pack included ($200 value)

  • SoundSwitch lighting control software 2-month subscription included


“Numark is where scratch mixing originally got its start. This latest mixer from Numark will absolutely change expectations on what a basic scratch mixer should include, that’s how significant this is,” said Chris Roman, Senior Product Manager for Numark. “By incorporating modern day features, this mixer gives every DJ in the world—regardless of their budget—the opportunity to perform at a higher level with more creativity than they ever dreamed possible. Scratch combines pure DJing fun and no-compromise professional performance in a way that’s never been done before at this affordable price point.”


Scratch is available now for $499 U.S. retail.





About Numark

Numark (www.numark.com) is the global leader in professional DJ and audio equipment, creating products that are unmatched in capability and design. Since 1971, Numark has delivered numerous music industry firsts and continues to develop and harness new technologies that enhance the DJ experience. Numark is a member of the premier family of brands known as inMusic.


Serato DJ Pro and Serato DVS are trademarks of Serato Audio Research. For more information, see https://serato.com/.


<![CDATA[BOSS Introduces 200 Series Effect Pedals]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/boss-introduces-200-series-effect-pedals Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:34:41 GMT


BOSS Introduces 200 Series Effect Pedals



All-New Stompbox Lineup Delivers Premium Sound and Features in Space-Saving Designs



Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2019 — With the 200 series, BOSS introduces a new generation of pedals delivering advanced sound and versatility in a streamlined footprint. The four models in the 200 series feature premium audio quality with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit internal processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate, plus support for additional control via external switches, an expression pedal, or MIDI. Grab-and-go controls and multi-function footswitches make operation fast and intuitive, while onboard memories allow users to store multiple setups for instant recall.


The DD-200 Digital Delay brings together sounds inherited from the flagship DD-500 into an even smaller package. Twelve modes offer delay colors from modern digital to classic analog, providing everything from basic echoes to rich ambient pads and everything in-between. There’s also an independent looper that’s always ready to use, plus a selectable carryover function for seamless transitions between memories.



The EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer is a precision tone-shaping tool for guitar, bass, and other instruments, offering two wide-ranging 10-band EQ channels and a graphic display that shows the current EQ curve at a glance. Channels can be configured for stereo, parallel, or series operation, and it’s possible to patch in external pedals for pre and post EQ shaping. The frequency centers of all 10 bands can also be set to three different types, optimizing performance for different applications.



The MD-200 Modulation provides an array of world-class mod effects in one small, convenient pedal. There are 12 modes to choose from, with direct panel access to rate, depth, and level plus up to three parameters tailored to each mode. Using the versatile insert function, players can patch in drive pedals and other effects for selectable pre or post processing.



The OD-200 Hybrid Drive brings next-level tone, feel, and flexibility to overdrive and distortion. Combining decades of BOSS tone expertise with innovative technologies, the OD-200 offers 12 unique modes, hybrid analog/digital circuitry, three-band EQ, and powerful pre and post boosts for detailed gain shaping. There’s also an advanced gate circuit built in, ideal for eliminating noise and adding tightness to high-gain drive tones.




Equipped with MIDI I/O on mini TRS jacks, 200 series pedals provide support for advanced control while conserving pedalboard space. The optional BMIDI-5-35, available for $19.99 (U.S. Street), is a 5 ft./1.5 m cable with an angled 3.5 mm TRS connector on one end and a standard 5-pin male MIDI connector on the other, allowing users to connect a 200 series pedal to nearly any MIDI-equipped device.


The BOSS 200 series pedals will be available for $249.99 (street) at authorized BOSS retailers in the U.S. To learn more, visit www.boss.info.






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[Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay Now Shipping]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/erica-synths-black-stereo-delay-now-shipping Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:30:59 GMT


Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay Now Shipping

New Black Stereo Delay is full of unique features and sound



Riga, Latvia, June 13, 2019 — Tape and digital modes of delay, hold with overdub and delicate delay time and feedback control — in combination with CV and trigger control over various parameters — make the new Black Stereo Delay module from Erica Synths not only a great effects unit for your modular system, but also an instrument on it’s own.


Black Stereo Delay is a hi-fi stereo delay based on Erica Synths' own custom DSP engine. It includes several different digital and ping-pong modes of delay, hold with overdub and feedback control and other features making it a versatile addition to almost any rack.


Black Stereo Delay's features include:

  • Stereo delay with adjustable delay time
  • Tape, digital and ping-pong delay modes
  • Tap and clock synchronization of delay time
  • Reverse delay mode
  • Hold mode (samples up to 40” of audio) with Add (overdub) feature
  • Trigger control over Hold, Add and Reverse
  • CV control over delay time, dry/wet mix and feedback
  • Feedback path soft limiting compression
  • Add to hold soft limiting compression
  • Adjustable stereo delay spread
  • Firmware update via audio bootloader


Black Stereo Delay is available now and priced at € 310.00.  For more information, please visit the Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay product page.





Erica Synths team of visionaries, engineers and musicians have been working hard to bring you modules and instruments that will set your modular system apart from mass in terms of how it sounds, looks and functions.


<![CDATA[Danley Introduces Purpose-Built, Cinema-Ready Multi-Channel Amplifiers At InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/danley-introduces-purpose-built-cinema-ready-multi-channel-amplifiers-at-infocomm-2019 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:25:56 GMT





GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – JUNE 2019: Although they have long been used in one-off cinema applications, the patented loudspeaker and subwoofer technologies developed by unconventional acoustician Tom Danley are now available in the new Danley Cinema Line, with ideal form factors, rigging points, and output patterns for cinema-specific applications. In support of the Cinema Line, Danley Sound Labs is proud to introduce the Danley 10K8c and 3K8c amplifiers. Both models are two rack units and provide: eight independent inputs and eight independent amplifier channels (though any pair of channels can be bridged), comprehensive 96kHz digital processing, awesome presets for every Cinema Line loudspeaker and subwoofer, and robust loudspeaker and circuit protection. The principal difference between them is that the Danley 10K8c delivers 1250 Watts per channel, whereas the Danley 3K8c delivers 400 Watts per channel (2, 4, or 8 Ohms or 70V for both units). All Danley amplifiers are engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom.


“The Danley 10K8c and 3K8c are true next-generation amplifiers that deliver high-impact, crystal-clear sound for mind-blowing cinematic experiences,” said Skip Welch, national accounts manager, Cinema Systems at Danley Sound Labs. “At the same time, they have all of the behind-the-scenes protections, connectivity, and class-D energy efficiency that make them a big win with integrators. Unlike the Danley DNA 10K8 Pro and 3K8 Pro, which are four-in by eight-output amplifiers, the Cinema Line DNA 10K8c and 3K8c are eight-in by eight-out.” Power-saving features result in significant reductions in waste heat generation. System integration with Ethernet or GPIO ports allows remote system monitoring and power sequencing. Phoenix-style input and GPIO terminals make installation straightforward. Analog and optional Dante™ digital networked audio inputs can make installation even simpler when working with AES67 or Dante™-enabled output devices.





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[Rob Papen Travels Back In Time A B.I.T. With New Analogue-Modelled Soft Synth]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/rob-papen-travels-back-in-time-a-b.i.t.-with-new-analogue-modelled-soft-synth Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:21:47 GMT


Rob Papen progresses back in time to bring B.I.T. into being as analogue-modelled soft synth fit for today



ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to announce availability of B.I.T. — bringing namesake company founder and acclaimed sound designer Rob Papen’s persistent passion for subtractive synthesis into being as an aptly-named, analogue-modelled software synthesizer fit for today’s DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) workflow — as of June 11...


B.I.T. stands for Back In Time — an apt acronym for Rob Papen, collectively or otherwise. On the face of it, namesake company founder and acclaimed sound designer Rob Papen’s passion for subtractive synthesis remains as strong as when he first started working with synthesizers way back when, purchasing an analogue Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth and accompanying analogue SQ-10 sequencer at the tender age of 15 — more recently reaffirmed by self-publishing the publicly praised The Secrets Of Subtractive Synthesis combined book and DVD package based on his The 4-Element Synth© teaching method. Moving back to task — to the wondrous world of B.I.T. specifically and Rob Papen collectively, the virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer’s newest software synthesizer sets its inspirational sights solely on analogue-modelled synthesis, rather than combining the best of analogue modelling with hybrid synthesis techniques that have hitherto formed the much-admired musical backbone of the company’s classy creations.


What’s with the apparent change of musical direction, then? The concept behind B.I.T. comes down to this: classic analogue synthesizers still show an appeal that the renowned Rob Papen brand is perfectly positioned to tap in to. This is not surprising since Rob Papen himself still has a pristine example of Roland’s (former flagship) Jupiter-8 analogue programmable polysynth — purchased brand new back in the ‘dying days’ of analogue in 1983 (albeit now seriously sought after and astronomically priced) — taking pride of place in his studio setup; several other analogue classics comfortably reside there alongside it, including that ‘teenage’ Korg combo. Clearly inspired by backward progression, pure analogue-modelled synthesis is the order of the day when it comes to B.I.T. — no spectrum waveforms or samples required!


Really, making the most of Korg’s classic MS-20 requires patch cables, but B.I.T. does not need any as an analogue-modelled software synthesizer plug-in par excellence — despite demonstrating masterful modular-like attributes. An advanced MOD MATRIX makes for painless patching while a smart ADV (advanced) panel positioned below the oscillators offers a helping hand. Activating ADV allows users to quickly make useful connections, such as the LFO and ENV (envelope) to the oscillator parameters. Pushing further forward, B.I.T. also allows OSC 1 to modulate OSC 2 in several ways, which increases its sound palette to take in phase modulation, frequency modulation, and ring modulation.


Musically, of course, any Rob Papen software synthesizer would likely be viewed as being incomplete without an arpeggiator — as, arguably, would Rob Papen’s prized Roland Jupiter-8, and B.I.T. is no exception to this unwritten rule. Indeed, its fully-featured ARP can also work in sequencer mode and has an additional FREE row that can be used to modulate other elements of B.I.T. by using the MOD MATRIX.


Making it to the finish line, B.I.T. brings with it some superb-sounding effects, comprising CHORUS, DELAY, FLANGER, and PHASER, plus Rob Papen’s proprietary REVERB, so no need (necessarily) to turn to an external reverb of any kind to bring some space to the virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer’s newest software synthesizer.


So while B.I.T. stands for Back In Time it could conceivably stand for Be Inspired Today! After all, Rob Papen has added a 16-voice, authentic-sounding, analogue-modelled software synthesizer fit for today’s DAW workflow to its lengthening line-up of virtual instruments, intermixing innovative design, uncompromising sound quality, and musical, production-grade presets — over 950 this time — to make tracks truly shine. Still better, B.I.T. brings with it the secrets of subtractive synthesis, thanks to namesake company founder and acclaimed sound designer Rob Papen!


B.I.T. can be purchased from authorised Rob Papen dealers worldwide or as a download directly from Rob Papen for an introductory promo price of €79.00 EUR (including VAT)/$79.00 USD until the end of June 2019 — rising thereafter to €99.00 EUR (including VAT)/$99.00 USD — from here: https://www.robpapen.com/buybit.html


Note that B.I.T. is included in the latest version of the eXplorer 5 bundle (https://www.robpapen.com/eXplorer-5.html), so existing owners only have to download the latest installer and run it to add B.I.T. to their Rob Papen virtual instrument and effect plug-in collection.


B.I.T. is available as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible software synthesizer plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.8 - MacOS 10.14) and as a 32- and 64- bit AAX- and VST-compatible software synthesizer plug-in for PC (Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10) — AAX for PT 12 or higher (PC).


B.I.T. uses a serial/license system with activation when registering. (A second serial for a secondary computer is available after registering the original.) For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated B.I.T. webpage here: https://www.robpapen.com/bit.html


Some superb-sounding audio demos made only with B.I.T. can be heard here:







About Rob Papen (www.robpapen.com)

Self-confessed synth freak and world-renowned sound designer Rob Papen started working with synthesizers at the tender age of 15 when purchasing an analogue Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth and accompanying analogue SQ-10 sequencer. Suitably inspired, he subsequently released several albums as part of Dutch electronic music groups Peru and Nova — the latter featuring the same members as Peru, but with a more commercial slant — with whom he enjoyed number one hit singles in The Netherlands (Nova) in 1982 and Austria (Peru) in 1988. Peru disbanded in 1993, by which time Rob had already established himself as a sought-after sound designer, creating presets for the likes of Waldorf, Access, Ensoniq, and E-mu, before going on to found his namesake company in pursuit of creating a sound designer’s dream synth.That software dream soon became reality when Rob formed the RPCX (Rob Papen ConcreteFX) partnership with music software developer Jon Ayres to develop new Rob Papen virtual instruments and effects plug-ins, starting with BLUE — an exciting-sounding, self-styled ‘Crossfusion Synthesis’ affair (combining FM, Phase Distortion,Wave Shaping, and Subtractive synthesis into one powerful dream synth) — in 2005.Today Rob Papen soundware defines cutting-edge contemporary music production: powerful virtual instruments and effect plug-ins that intermix innovative design, uncompromising sound quality, and musical, production-grade presets to make tracks truly shine, whatever the musical genre... Inspiration Soundware, indeed!



<![CDATA[Amped Studio Release XYbeatZ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/amped-studio-release-xybeatz Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:11:52 GMT


Need New Beats? Make Them With XYbeatZ!


Amped Studio, the online DAW, has just added another great addition to its growing arsenal of devices with a totally unique approach to rhythm creation. XYbeatz is a midi generator/controller with a collection of drums beats from around the world that can be combined into multiple combinations by moving around the XY interface.  With over 250 midi beats you can mix, match and blend beats or separate drum parts to create a cool set rhythm pattern or record live while moving around the Interface to get a changing groove over time.


Okay but WTF is XYbeatZ?  


Let´s try this; take a killer midi drum pack with beats from every continent but Antarctica and an XY pad with 4 Zones and each corner holds a selected drum beat.  Include 2 modes, one for complete beats and another for just the selected drum parts, a rhythmic complexity slider and you have it.


If you move the green square to the center it plays a combination of all 4 beats, if you move it to the far corner it plays just that beat. You can record and move around the XY pad and create new rhythms.  With the Parts mode, you can make easily make interesting grooves, like blending a Samba kick pattern with a Soca snare, all without drawing in any notes!



XYbeatZ can also be used as an innovative sound tool by assigning a melodic device to a rhythm pattern or together combine a Synth with a drum kit to play back the rhythm in unison for a tight, unique beat!


Best of all XYbeatZ is free in Amped Studio and available right in your browser!  The XYbeatZ video tutorial is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=021_R4zwlnI or go on to https://ampedstudio.com/ and start making XYbeatZ!


<![CDATA[LynTec Now Shipping XRM Standalone Relay Modules - InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lyntec-now-shipping-xrm-standalone-relay-modules---infocomm-2019 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:08:11 GMT


LynTec Now Shipping XRM Standalone Relay Modules

New Remote Relay Modules Extend Power Control Across a Venue, Eliminate Expensive Wiring



LENEXA, Kan. — June 12, 2019 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, is now shipping the new Xtend Power Control (XPC) Series XRM relay modules. The remote relay modules extend beyond the traditional reach of the company's relay panels and motorized circuit breakers.


"Until now, customers faced limitations on how they could control circuits that were on the other side of a venue. It was a huge and expensive undertaking," said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. "Now with the new XRM relay modules, we've created a scalable and affordable approach for these applications. Customers have all the features, capabilities, and reliability of our larger panels, but with a much lower total cost of ownership."


LynTec's standalone XRM relay modules are available in two models: the XRM 20 Relay Module in a 20-amp cube enclosure with two independent relays to control the two onboard duplex plugs and the XRM 30 Relay Module in a 30-amp cube enclosure with a single relay switch that controls a single 30A L5-30 receptacle. The modules can be placed anywhere imaginable: on rigging, behind line arrays or anywhere equipment is located. Each module contains an electrical connection, a power plug, and an Ethernet port. Integration is simple and straightforward: Connect the module to a power source and the network, and then plug in the equipment that needs power control. Using LynTec's IP-based GUI, users can set up and customize the protocol for each device, providing an integrated and affordable approach to whole venue power control.


More information on LynTec's full line of products is available at www.LynTec.com.




About LynTec

LynTec is a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems. Working closely with system designers, LynTec incorporates electrical protection, circuit switching capabilities, and an operational controller within a common enclosure — saving valuable wall space, lowering installation costs, and simplifying system operation. This state-of-the-art approach to electrical control solutions has positioned LynTec as a trusted resource for any installation with complex power control requirements. More information is available at www.LynTec.com



<![CDATA[United Plugins Launches With Three Inaugural Releases ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/united-plugins-launches-with-three-inaugural-releases Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:08:32 GMT


United Plugins opens online doors for business with inaugural releases from founding triad of independent developers



PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: newly-founded federation United Plugins is proud to announce availability of its inaugural respective releases from founding independent developer triad FireSonic, JMG Music, and SounDevice Digital — namely, the AU-, AAX-, VST-, and VST3-compatible FireCobra (intelligent mix enhancer), HyperSpace (algorithmic reverb), and Royal Compressor (vintage vari-mu compressor) audio plug-ins for MacOS and Windows — as of June 3...


United Plugins founding independent developer FireSonic feels compelled to create smart, easy-to-use tools that can be put to good use on any track to make it sound better, because — let’s face it — most music productions benefit from a little enhancement here and there! With that thought in mind, FireCobra combines the accuracy of the digital world with the live randomness of analogue. After all, early engineers strived for perfection, trying to record and play back sounds as close to the original source material as possible. Paradoxically, perfection is (almost) possible in today’s digital era, yet some previously-problematic side effects of analogue are now appreciated for what they are as they simply sound better — though this is generally accepted to be due to psychoacoustics rather than the analogue devices themselves since it is now possible to achieve so much more than analogue alone ever could. Clearly, then, the superficially simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) fronting FireCobra belies some seriously savvy technology with which it intelligently analyses an audio signal to make it punchier, more powerful, and generally better sounding. Still better, it makes mixes sound better with next to no time wasted on setting it up. Ultimately, it’s simply a case of applying it to any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) track that needs enhancing and tweaking three algorithms accordingly via their associated controls on the flexible photorealistic 3D GUI: INTENSIFY (intelligently analyses the audio INPUT and makes the OUTPUT sound tighter and fuller), SMACK (creates unique and pleasant harmonic distortion inspired by rare analogue devices to make the treated audio sound way more authentic and audible in the mix), and ANALOGIZE (adds analogue warm valve mojo based on classic analogue saturation simulation). Saying that, adjusting the DRY / WET knob, increasing its value to increase enhancement or vice versa, is all that’s needed in most cases. As a highly-optimised plug-in designed to make most efficient use of the host computer’s CPU (Central Processing Unit) and also exploiting the newest AVX2 and AVX512 architectures, the 64-bit processing FireCobra can comfortably be applied to multiple tracks to best bring out difficult to perceive elements of a mix while attenuating those that tend to drown out others — and at sampling rates of 192 kHz or even higher!


Fellow founding independent developer JMG Music makes use of complex audio processing techniques, but balances them with easy to use controls, as evidenced by HyperSpace, an algorithmic reverb plug-in. Permitting its users to easily create their own algorithms made up of various processors in a fast, intuitive way, the self-explanatory Vintage, Classic, Retro, Modern, Sci-Fi, and Cosmic modes combine various algorithms with endless possibilities for enriching tracks with a myriad of colours — from vintage plates or classic hardware to super-realistic spaces or out-of-this-world ethereal textures. But behind the scenes, those algorithms comprise complex structures with hundreds of processors running in parallel with feedback networks while each processor possesses value settings that make up the character of the resultant reverb sound. Since each value for each processor has an effect on the others there is an almost infinite number of value sets available due to such complex structures. So machine learning was used to qualify over 20 million value sets, selecting only the best combinations for use in this 64- bit, 192 kHz (or higher) high sampling rate plug-in. Putting that into its user-friendly perspective, HyperSpace offers an amazing amount of control to create a reverb that’s unique to its user’s needs. Needless to say, it does that through an easy-to-use, resizable GUI with a super-clean background that effectively disappears, leaving users to focus on the controls that really matter. Moreover, these are divided into colour-coded zones — pink (controls the sound character of the reverb), blue (contains the main characteristics for creating a virtual space), orange (contains four special effects for creating spaces), and green (contains a group of processors designed to help the reverb sit better within a mix, so sounds are no longer pushed back in the mix, losing focus and clarity) — to ease navigating through HyperSpace. Helpfully, the plug-in’s parameters offer extreme value ranges to maximise flexibility while having the most useful values tuned to the centre of the controls so users can quickly find their sweet spot. Separate Wet and Dry controls maximise reverb balance, with a link option offering the typical mix behaviour found in most other plug-ins, while time-based parameters can be synced to the host tempo. The three dice symbols are smart randomisers that dial in useful settings for great-sounding reverbs in just one click, from subtly changing the character of an existing sound or unleashing chaos to surprise and inspire, while the wide range of onboard presets programmed by professional sound designers and producers truly showcase the sonic beauty of HyperSpace, however users choose to use them — whether for convenience or as an inspirational starting point without slowing down their creative workflow.


Rounding out newly-founded federation United Plugins’ founding independent developer triad (when placed in alphabetical order), SounDevice Digital is named after Czech musician, composer, and record producer Boris Carloff’s Prague-sited SounDevice Studio, which is where its ideas are conceived — creating convenient tools that are missed or needed while working there. That said, Royal Compressor is inspired by modelling three examples of a British vintage vari-mu compressor classic that dates back to The Beatles’ Sixties heyday, helping to shape hundreds of renowned recordings. Realising that the three devices in question sound somewhat different to each other by virtue of originally being built by hand steered SounDevice Digital towards the idea of merging them into a single, peerless plug-in. Put it this way: warm and pleasing-sounding compression attributes applicable to any kind of audio source material are readily on tap, thanks to the simulation of those vari-mu circuits central to Royal Compressor. Its clear-cut GUI features few controls, clearly influenced by yesteryear’s analogue era when manual mixing was the order of the day, yet those controls can dramatically alter any audio that they are applied to. They collectively bring about a welcomed vintage vibe to the compressed result, which is, of course, what Royal Compressor is all about. A MODEL knob allows users to instantly switch between the three different models of circuitry (A, B, and C), each with a different value for fixed attack. AUTOGAIN keeps the output signal at the same level, regardless of how high the INPUT CONTROL is set, so serious saturation always abounds. And, unlike those original vintage devices from which it draws its inspiration, Royal Compressor features an adjustable SATURATION control (based on a random saturation algorithm which creates the effect that valve hardware has when brought into play). Performance-wise, while Royal Compressor operates on a high internal sample rate, truly twenty-first-century simulation technology maximises its exceptional sound while minimising CPU load. Letting state-of-the-art simulation speak further for itself, Royal Compressor comes complete with a so-called ‘second-hand’ edition. Even semi-broken machines still serve some studios well, with functionality perhaps limited to only one feature, yet they can still bring something special to the production process. Which is exactly what this freebie from SounDevice Digital does!


FireSonic’s FireCobra is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €77.00 EUR
throughout June 2019 — rising thereafter to €129.00 EUR — as an audio plug-in (compatible with 32-and 64-bit VST hosts, 32- and 64-bit VST3 hosts, 32- and 64-bit AU hosts, and 32- and 64-bit AAX hosts) directly from United Plugins here: https://unitedplugins.com/FireCobra (Note that 15-day, fully-functional trial versions for MacOS and Windows can be downloaded for free.)


JMG Music’s HyperSpace is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €77.00 EUR throughout June 2019 — rising thereafter to €129.00 EUR — as an audio plug-in (compatible with 32-and 64-bit VST hosts, 32- and 64-bit VST3 hosts, 32- and 64-bit AU hosts, and 32- and 64-bit AAX hosts) directly from United Plugins here: https://unitedplugins.com/Hyperspace (Note that 15-day, fully-functional trial versions for MacOS and Windows can be downloaded for free.)


SounDevice Digital’s Royal Compressor is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €77.00 EUR throughout June 2019 — rising thereafter to €129.00 EUR — as an audio plug-in (compatible with 32-and 64-bit VST hosts, 32- and 64-bit VST3 hosts, 32- and 64-bit AU hosts, and 32- and 64-bit AAX hosts) directly from United Plugins here: https://unitedplugins.com/RoyalCompressor (Note that 15-day, fully-functional trial versions for MacOS and Windows can be downloaded for free.)




About United Plugins (www.unitedplugins.com)

As implied in the carefully chosen wording for an apt appellation that really represents how the Prague-registered Limited Company came about and what it collectively creates, United Plugins is a federation of small, independent development teams comprised of individuals involved in the music industry. Indeed, the founding triad of FireSonic, JMG Music, and SounDevice Digital can count engineers, producers, and artists amongst their ‘united’ names. Needless to say, all were seeking the freedom to create the tools that they would like to use in their studios and on their projects.And all agreed that this could be better achieved by working together.Though United Plugins’ proliferating product portfolio may not necessarily be for the musical masses, surely someone, somewhere will always find those tools to be a perfect fit for their own music productions — just like those inventive individuals forming United Plugins’ founding independent developer triad!


© 2019 United Plugins



<![CDATA[Gibson Announces World Premiere Of New Custom Shop Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/gibson-announces-world-premiere-of-new-custom-shop-lee-roy-parnell-59-les-paul-standard Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:03:02 GMT




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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2019) -- Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Custom Shop Lee Roy Parnell Signature 1959 Les Paul Standard in Abilene Sunset Burst. The Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard marks the second collaboration between the legendary country/blues artist and the iconic guitar-maker and is available worldwide at Authorized Gibson Dealers. For more information, visit www.gibson.com.

Lee Roy Parnell’s immense talent and soulful approach has made him a legend in the music world, but his discriminating taste and emphasis on tone has made him equally renowned in the guitar community. His '57 Goldtop signature from Gibson Custom Shop became an instant classic for this reason, and it continues to be sought-after by collectors and guitarists worldwide. Parnell and the talented luthiers at Gibson Custom Shoptook notice, and so began the process of creating a new version based on a flametop '59 Burstinstead of a '57 Goldtop. The construction elements remain the same, from the contoured cutaway edge to the revised pickup routes, which Parnell prefers in order to capture more character from the wood. Each features a hand-picked figured maple top accented by an "Abilene Sunset Fade" burst, inspired by Lee Roy’s hometown in Texas, as he describes the color here. Under the hood, each guitar features an underwound '57 Classic humbucker in the neck, an underwound '57 Classic Plusin the bridge, and the all-new Vintage Tone Circuit which uses paper-in-oil capacitors and vintage taper potentiometers. Every element on this guitar has been given Parnell’s seal of approval.

“Our job as artists is to mine what lives in us, and you don’t want something fighting you along the way, you want something helping you,” explains Parnell. “This guitar plays like an extension of myself and makes you want to play more of what you naturally do well.”

“Lee Roy is a unique guitarist and songwriter who has had an impact across music genres and inspired generations of musicians to follow in his footsteps,” explains Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer, Gibson. “I’ve had the privilege of spending time with Lee Roy, watching him play slide and create amazing sound with his Les Paul’s and all of us at Gibson are excited to see this collaboration come to life as we bring the new Custom Shop Lee Roy Parnell Signature 1959 Les Paul Standard to the market for fans around the world.”

Watch Parnell describe the specs on his new Lee Roy Parnell 1959 Les Paul Standard, here.
Tour Dates:
June 15 - Hopewell, Va. - Beacon Theatre - A Tribute To The Allman Brothers w/ SKYDOG
June 22 - Franklin, Tenn. - BlackBerry Jam
June 25 - Austin, Texas - Private Event
July 19 - Nashville, Ind. - Brown County Playhouse
July 20 - Waynesville, Ohio - The Keepin' It Country Farm
Aug. 2 - Rocky Mount, Va. - Harvester Performance Center
Aug. 3 - Shelby, N.C. - Don Gibson Theatre
Aug. 11 - Copper Mountain, Colo. - 15th Annual Guitar Town Festival (Guitar Army feat. John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson)
Aug. 18 - Alamosa, Colo. - Fir Amphitheatre - Mountain Rails Live Concert Series
Aug. 31 - Calumet, Mich. - Calumet Theatre
Sept. 5 - Bremen, Ga. - Mill Town Music Hall
Sept. 6 - Tomball, Texas - Main Street Crossing
Sept. 20 - Austin, Texas - Private Event
Oct. 18-200 - Luverne, Minn. - Tall Grass Guitar Class Guitar Camp
Jan. 11-18, 2020 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise XXVI
About Lee Roy Parnell
After earning a regular spot at the famed Bluebird Café and a publishing contract,Lee Roy Parnell launched his solo career on Arista Records, which produced many country hits, including “A Little Bit Of You,” “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” and “Tender Moment,”, and four other Top 10 hits - “Love Without Mercy,” “On The Road,” “I’m Holding My Own,” and “Heart’s Desire.” Parnell has earned two GRAMMY® Award nominations for his instrumental tracks, “Cat Walk” (with Flaco Jiménez) and “Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight,” and was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year on “John the Revelator” (with The Fairfield Four). During his storied career, Parnell has toured and collaborated with many music legends including The Allman Brothers Band, Merle Haggard, Delbert McClinton, and Bonnie Raitt. In 2011, Parnell was presented with his most cherished honor: being inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, joining the likes of such talented composers as Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, JD Souther, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and others. In 2017, Parnell released his first new album in over a decade — the highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed Midnight Believer — on Vector Recordings/BFD. Parnell produced the album and co-wrote all 10 songs with award-winning songwriter Greg Barnhill, including the moving “Sunny Days,” which features a special guest appearance by The Fairfield Four. Keep up with Lee Roy on his website atleeroyparnell.com.
About Gibson
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
<![CDATA[Radikal Technologies Announces Availability Of DELTA CEP A Paraphonic Semi-Modular Synth]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/radikal-technologies-announces-availability-of-delta-cep-a-paraphonic-semi-modular-synth Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:02:50 GMT


Radikal Technologies announces availability of DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synth following several successful showcases



MÜNCHEN, GERMANY: fresh from turning heads and opening ears on both sides of the Atlantic, having showcased Eurorack module and desktop versions of its DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer — serving up nine essential synthesis ‘modules’ melded together to form a potent yet straightforward starting point to the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system — starting with an award-winning appearance at The 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA (January 24-27), followed by another head-turning, ear-opening Stateside showcase at Synthplex 2019 in Burbank, CA (March 28-31), then moving closer to home for an appearance at SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin (May 9-11), before making its well-travelled way to support SynthFest France 19 in Nantes (7-9 June), cutting-edge sound synthesis specialist Radikal Technologies is proud to announce all-round availability of its latest creation through a growing global network of authorised dealers...


Radikal Technologies’ DELTA CEP A can function as a standalone synthesizer or — when removed from the chassis — a 68HP-occupying Eurorack module forming the centre of a powerful modular voice. Whichever way it is brought into play — purchasable as a desktop paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer or Eurorack paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer module, the deftly-designed DELTA CEP A is the perfect starting point for any modular user. Undeniably it lives up to the PARAPHONIC- MODULAR wording boldly blazoned across its featured-packed fascia.


For the benefit of the uninitiated, a paraphonic synthesizer is one where all of the notes generated go through a single filter and VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) combination. “Paraphonic synthesizers can be played polyphonically, because their oscillators allow for independent pitching according to chords.” So states the DELTA CEP A owner’s manual, before positing: “Polyphonic oscillator control allows for multiple voices to be played simultaneously, which is ideal for pad sounds. The DELTA CEP A sounds particularly good in paraphonic mode, because it consists of two oscillators per voice, which provide a nice beating effect when two oscillators are detuned against each other.”


On the face of it, a semi-modular synthesizer has hardwired connections for its most essential sound generating and altering attributes — as opposed to a modular synth system, where the user has to establish all the connections between the separate modules with patch cables to generate tones and sound effects. “So much freedom can quickly become confusing,” claims that owner’s manual. “That’s why semi-modular systems such as the DELTA CEP A have pre-wiring, which greatly simplifies entry into the world of modular systems and, ultimately, electronic sound generation.” As such, users can play the DELTA CEP A right out of the box, but, of course, can boldly go a step further and add their own patching.


Perusing the DELTA CEP A’s featured-packed fascia from left to right immediately introduces its uniqueness when pitched headlong into a competitive world where Eurorack edges towards ubiquity. Underpinning that uniqueness is the INTERPOLATOR. In a nutshell, this intriguing section has an ability to store so-called ‘snapshots’ of sound creations into the DELTA CEP A’s internal memory; moreover, users can consequently play those snapshots sequentially, creating cool sonic sequences. Saying that, they can cleverly create smooth transitions from one snapshot to another, allowing for some stunning sound morphing effects! Independent from the INTERPOLATOR itself, the snapshot memories can also be used as preset memories, and are filled with wonderful sounds from Radikal Technologies’ team of skilled sound designers.


DELTA CEP A also packs a well-equipped MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) to CV (control voltage) interface in its aptly-monikered MIDI2CV section — significant when wanting to use the instrument in PARAPHONIC mode, meaning users can play chords, transforming the DELTA CEP A into the perfect pad and ensemble section. The MIDI2CV section helpfully has additional outputs for connecting to external Eurorack modules, and a dedicated digital bus for controlling Radikal Technologies’ radical-sounding RT-311 SWARM OSCILLATOR — an advanced DSP-driven oscillator Eurorack module that, as implied by name, goes far beyond the realms of standard oscillator fare, firstly thanks to two oscillators that can both build swarms of (up to eight) oscillator ‘clones’ capable of being pitched in musical intervals, chords, clusters, or fat detunes, dutifully backed by having all parameter settings saveable as interpolatable snapshots, enabling even more radical results — directly with notes and chords to layer additional voices in monophonic and chords mode.


Moving more speedily along, the LFO 1 section features five waveforms, MIDI and clock synchronisation, and an invertible DEPTH control for modulation purposes. Providing up to eight oscillator clones of its own, DELTA CEP A’s single swarm oscillator is accessed via the SWARM OSC section; PARAPHONIC play mode (allowing four voices to be simultaneously played), PITCH quantisation, and easy tuning (DETUNING) access are amongst its edited highlights. However, more familiar territory follows thereafter; the MIXER section mixes the outputs from the swarm oscillator and the noise source or an external signal for the filter. Familiarity continues with the powerful VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter) section, centred around an analogue 12 dB multimode filter alongside a stereo digital emulation of that 12 dB multimode filter, plus a digital 24 dB lowpass filter. Furthermore, an ADSR section supplies an envelope generator with snappy-sounding curves, together with ATTACK and DECAY voltage control inputs. Its VCA neighbour can be controlled by either the ADSR envelope or GATE signal, while also providing external inputs for the following FX processor section — itself really representing the icing on the DELTA CEP A’s advanced audio engine with mind-blowing modulated stereo delay effects, as well as chorus, flanging, and phasing par excellence!


Encompassing no fewer than 23 knobs, 14 buttons, 28 RGB LEDs, 14 outputs, and 17 inputs straightforwardly spread across its feature-packed facia, DELTA CEP A duly delivers on its potent potential for serious synthesis — still further boosted by adding additional modules. Carefully chosen connectivity provides users with welcomed freedom to integrate it into their existing Eurorack small-format modular system. Or opt to use it as an independent standalone synthesizer with Radikal Technologies’ desktop-destined alternative, courtesy of the tailor-made chassis — complete with integrated stereo OUTPUT; stereo FX-INPUT; MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU; and DC 12-19V, 2A DC-IN connections, plus onboard ON/OFF switch.


Those transatlantic trade show attendees who witnessed whichever version of the DELTA CEP A in action or even spent some time trying one out for themselves will surely be happy to hear that they can consider adding one (or more) to their own studio or stage setups now that they are available all over the world from Radikal Technologies’ growing global network of dealers.


DELTA CEP A is now available for purchase — priced at an RRP of €899.00 EUR/$999.00 USD (Eurorack) and €1,198.00 EUR/$1,298.00 USD (desktop) — through Radikal Technologies’ growing global network of authorised dealers.


For more in-depth info, please visit the dedicated DELTA CEP A webpage here: https://www.radikaltechnologies.com/delta-cep-a-2/ 


Watch Radikal Technologies Product Designer Jörg Schaaf’s sonically-stimulating DELTA CEP A video playlist here:






About Radikal Technologies (www.radikaltechnologies.com)

Radikal Technologies was founded in 1995 as a pro audio equipment distribution company by present-day President Jurgen Korduletsch.Within a few years the company moved into developing its own product designs, starting with the SAC-2K (SAC-2.2) Software Assigned Controller, an award-winning DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) control surface, supporting popular environments like Digital Performer, Logic, Pyramix, and Nuendo. Next up, a move into electronic musical instruments introduced the trailblazing SPECTRALIS ANALOG SYNTHESIZER/ BEATMATRIX/FILTERBANK desktop hybrid in 2004, while more recent DSP (Digital Signal Processing) developments — combined with a relentless pursuit of perfectionism in the realm of cutting-edge sound synthesis algorithms — resulted in the aptly-named ACCELERATOR polyphonic synthesizer keyboard marvel. More recently, Radikal Technologies has been making its musical mark upon the ever-expanding Eurorack modular marketplace with worthy modules drawing upon its illustrious past while looking to the future.


© 2019 Radikal Technologies GmbH



<![CDATA[Audio-Technica Unveils Updated MicroSet® Microphones At InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audio-technica-unveils-updated-microset-microphones-at-infocomm-2019 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:51:32 GMT


Audio-Technica Unveils Updated MicroSet® Microphones


InfoComm, Orlando, FL, June 12, 2019 — Audio-Technica (booth 5968) is unveiling the BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet® headworn microphones – updated versions of its BP892, BP893 and BP894 models. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems, and in black or beige.


Audio-Technica’s high-SPL BP892x MicroSet microphone features a subminiature omnidirectional condenser capsule that delivers extremely intelligible, natural audio with a flat, extended frequency response that is ideal for stage and television talent, lecturers and worship leaders. The ultra-lightweight and inconspicuous BP892x hooks securely behind either ear and can be worn for hours without fatigue. For maximum stability and comfort, the included AT8464x dual-ear adapter kit converts the MicroSet to a dual-ear-worn unit.


The BP893x MicroSet, with its extremely unobtrusive 0.2" boom, is a high-SPL omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone that offers inconspicuous, under-the-ear placement, along with clear, natural vocal pickup. Its lightweight, low-profile design makes the microphone ideal for use by stage and television talent, lecturers, worship leaders and others. 


The innovative, high-SPL, low-profile BP894x MicroSet subminiature cardioid condenser headworn microphone hooks behind either ear for a secure, comfortable fit and delivers a flat, extended frequency response, resulting in extremely intelligible, natural audio. The microphone features a rotating capsule housing with talk-side indicator for perfect polar pattern placement and provides excellent rejection of outside noise, with exceptional gain-before-feedback when used with live sound systems and stage monitors.


All three MicroSet models will be available July 2019.


For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.



Audio-Technica’s new BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet® headworn microphones


See more here:

  1. Audio-Technica Promotional Video: “Always Listening to the Music That Moves Us”
  2. Audio for Video Techniques Videos
  3. Recording Techniques Videos
  4. Drum Miking Techniques Videos
  5. Additional News Releases


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

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


<![CDATA[Bose Professional Exhibits Expanded Range Of Power Amplifiers At InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ose-professional-exhibits-expanded-range-of-power-amplifiers-at-infocomm-2019 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:43:21 GMT


Bose Professional Exhibits Expanded Range of Power Amplifiers


InfoComm, Orlando, FL, June 12, 2019 (Booth #6169 and Demo Room #W231BC)Bose Professional is exhibiting an expanded portfolio of amplifers, including the new PowerSpace line of power amplifiers, which offer the right power levels and DSP options for premium commercial applications. The new line includes two models featuring an integrated DSP and three models with Bose AmpLink connectivity.  


PowerSpace products join Bose Professional’s expanding PowerMatch, PowerShare and FreeSpace amplifier lines, offering integrators the ability to select the best option to drive sound installations in a wide range of applications. The expanded portfolio includes a total of 28 amplifier SKUs, providing solutions to meet a wide range of needs – from multi-channel, high-output power amplifiers for driving foreground and live music reproduction, to combination mixer/amplifiers for background music and paging. The complete line offers integrators a high level of scalability, configurability and connectivity.


Each of Bose Professional’s amplifier lines provides installers with unique benefits and features. PowerShare and PowerMatch amplifiers support a wide range of foreground applications, from auditoriums to sports stadiums, and are the go-to products for applications using Dante connectivity such as conferencing applications of varying sizes. PowerSpace and FreeSpace amplifiers support background applications within premium commercial installations, such as retail and hospitality spaces.


Bose amplifiers are part of the significantly expanded Bose Business Music Systems portfolio, which includes loudspeakers, amplifiers, DSP processors, controllers and software products.


PowerSpace, PowerMatch and PowerShare amplifiers will be shown at InfoComm.


For more information, visit www.bosepro.link/infocomm19.



PowerSpace amplifiers are the newest addition to Bose Professional’s expanded portfolio of amplifier solutions.



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[Focusrite Pro Shares Its Expertise And Perspective with “The Focusrite Pro Podcast”]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/focusrite-pro-shares-its-expertise-and-perspective-with--the-focusrite-pro-podcast Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:30:42 GMT


Focusrite Pro Shares Its Expertise and Perspective with
“The Focusrite Pro Podcast”



InfoComm, Orlando, FL, June 12, 2019 – Expanding upon its status as a worldwide thought leader in Audio-over-IP and related technologies, Focusrite Pro (booth 7347) has recently launched a new podcast series. With a new episode released twice a month, “The Focusrite Pro Podcast” focuses on Focusrite Pro products, case studies, user stories, interviews with industry leaders, discussions amongst Focusrite Pro teams, and more.


The podcast is hosted by Simplecast and is available on the Focusrite Pro website as well as through conventional podcast distributors (Google, iTunes, Spotify, etc.). An interview-style program, the show features different hosts from the Focusrite Pro team, depending on the topics and their particular areas of expertise. Guests include audio and IT professionals from the markets that Focusrite serves, editors of publications, industry peers, and even Focusrite employees talking amongst themselves. Produced entirely in-house, the podcast employs key Focusrite gear used in the production process, including the RedNet X2P 2x2 Dante™ audio interface.


Dan Hughley, Focusrite Marketing Manager, serves as Executive Producer of the show. He remarks, “Focusrite is looking to draw upon our expertise as thought leaders in the Audio-over-IP space with this podcast. We want a way to interact with clients and potential clients surrounding the technology and solutions we provide, and this podcast has been designed to suit that need.”


Logo for “The Focusrite Pro Podcast”


For further information, head to http://pro.focusrite.com 


About Focusrite Pro 

Focusrite Audio Engineering has pioneered professional audio recording technology spanning almost three decades. Focusrite Pro, the company’s Professional and Commercial division, meets the demands of recording, post-production, live sound and broadcast professionals. It consists of RedNet, a fully modular audio-over-IP solution, and the Red range, Focusrite’s flagship multi-format interfaces, along with the heritage ISA range of microphone preamplifiers and analogue signal processors. Focusrite Pro products have been developed to meet the needs of the most demanding applications through a relentless focus on ease of use, quality and reliability. Focusrite is based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, with offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.


<![CDATA[IK Multimedia Releases T-RackS Tape Machine Collection For T-RackS 5]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ik-multimedia-releases-t-racks-tape-machine-collection-for-t-racks-5 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:26:41 GMT


IK Multimedia releases T-RackS Tape Machine Collection for T-RackS 5

New tape sim plug-ins recreate the iconic character of four classic tape machines

June 12, 2019 - IK Multimedia has released the T-RackS® Tape Machine Collection for its industry standard T-RackS mixing and mastering software workstation. This new collection of plug-ins recreates the iconic sound and character of four classic tape recording machines from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s: the Ampex® 440B, the Studer® A80, the MCI® JH24 and the Revox® PR99. In addition to finely detailed machine emulations, the collection also offers a selection of reel-to-reel tape formulas, variable tape speed, transport controls, and other tone shaping features.

Many of the world's greatest songs were recorded on analog tape machines and featured the desirable and pleasing saturation, EQ and cohesion that could only come from a tape machine. Today, working with classic machines can be an expensive and time-consuming proposition. The T-RackS Tape Machine Collection offers this sought after warmth and character in a cost-effective package with a modern-day, practical workflow.

This new collection is the culmination of two years of full time research and development on real world-class machines. Each machine went through a complete electronic and mechanical renovation to bring it perfectly back "to specs" before IK's DSP engineering team took each stage apart, studying and analyzing them to produce a model of the entire magnetic tape recording process.

This model works in symbiosis with a powerful dynamic convolution engine to capture the full essence of the real machine, and the T-RackS Tape Machine Collection faithfully brings all this magic right to any DAW.

Four pieces of history

The T-RackS Tape Machine Collection bundles together 4 new plug-ins, each also available individually:

Tape Machine 440: The Ampex 440B series dates from the late 1960's and delivers an unmistakably soulful color that made this professional and historic mixing and mastering machine a legend. This superb blend of art and technology has the power to turn mixes into finished tracks.

Tape Machine 80: The legendary Studer A80 Mk II, in its various revisions, is an essential part of countless influential records. Engineered and manufactured in Switzerland from 1970 to 1988, it became the de facto standard for professional high-end multi-tracking. The A80's sonic signature is a perfect blend between transparency and subtle harmonic enhancement.

Tape Machine 24: A model of the MCI JH24. First produced in 1980, the JH24 was a staple in US studios during the 1980s. This completely transformerless, high performance op-amp-based design delivers a pristine, phase coherent and remarkably true-to-the-source audio performance. This results in a moderate and elegant polish.

Tape Machine 99: The Revox PR99 Mk II is a stereo professional recorder produced by Studer in the 1980s. Engineered around a hybrid design that combines the best of discrete and op-amp topologies, this model offers a very smooth frequency response, especially on bass, with almost no trace of the typical "head bump" phenomenon. A standard for broadcast and classical music, this machine was appreciated by audiophiles for its exceptional sonic quality.

Four magic formulas

Each plug-in in the Tape Machine Collection offers a selection of four different tape formulations, each with its own unique tone.

250: Modeled after the 3M/Scotch 250 formula, it is the most colored of the four formulas. It went in production around 1974 and delivers a warm tone with slightly more distortion and saturation than the other formulas included in the package.

456: Modeled after the Ampex 456 formula, this model went into production around 1974. Perhaps the most widely used tape, it contributed the most to what is considered "the" tape sound. It offers a warm, round tone with a slight touch of saturation that greatly responds to the recording level.

GP9: Modeled after the Quantegy GP9 formula, this tape accepts higher levels of signal with minimal distortion and compression, is very punchy and perfect for modern high-quality analog recordings.

499: Modeled after the Ampex 499 formula, this tape is designed to handle a great amount of level with minimal distortion and compression. It also exhibits added high frequency definition that makes it perfect for printing "digital-like" recordings, while still maintaining an analog sound.

Comprehensive Controls
All Tape Machines Collection plug-ins share the same set of controls to enhance the ease of use and allow for quick A-B comparisons among them. Key features include:

Signal path selection: With "Input," the signal only passes through the input and output electronic stages of the recorders, bypassing the tape. Depending on how the recorder is designed, the Input path can sound extremely transparent or just slightly more colored. "Repro" passes the signal through the entire analog recording system: input, recording amplifier, recording head, tape, playback head, playback preamplifier and output stage.

True Stereo: Even a perfectly aligned tape machine will have slight level, EQ and distortion differences between the left and right channels. The T-RackS Tape Machines Collection perfectly recreates these subtle differences to deliver the real experience. This feature can be disabled if desired.

Tape Speed: Select the speed of the tape transport between 7 1/2 and 15 or 15 and 30 inches per second ("ips"), depending on the tape machine used. The higher speed offers more fidelity, and the lower speed delivers a warmer, rounder tone.

Transport Modeling: Precisely models the behavior of the mechanical transport. Small irregularities in the movement of the tape create various degrees of sonic alteration to the audio, especially between the two channels. This control can also be disabled.

Record Bias: Ideal bias voltage settings provide maximum sensitivity and low distortion. Intentionally overbiasing is a common technique to produce a warmer, gently saturated sound. Underbiasing can be used to boost the high frequencies in a truly unique way and add distortion and other nonlinear effects.

Flexible use options
Like all T-RackS processors, the individual T-RackS Tape Machines offer two ways to work: as a single plug-in, or inside the T-RackS 5 shell.

The T-RackS Shell allows users to combine any of the 43 T-RackS processors in a single instance. Create custom combinations of processors, using both series and parallel routing, that take up only a single plug-in spot in any DAW and can be saved and recalled for lightning-fast workflows.

This Shell offers offers a unique, modular system with up to 16-processor chains, easy A/B/C/D comparison, up to 192 kHz / 32-bit floating point processing and much more, and works as both a plug-in and stand-alone mastering application.

About T-RackS 5
T-RackS 5 is the latest version of IK's industry standard mixing and mastering software workstation that has been used on countless albums by top engineers for more than 20 years. This powerful modular system offers maximum versatility via 43 high-quality processors (EQs, limiters, compressors, etc) that can be used in parallel or series, in a variety of working environments. In total, T-RackS 5 offers everything needed to professionally treat and finalize audio from raw mixes to a perfect finished product. For even more professional results, each version of T-RackS 5 also offers free downloadable signature presets from some of the industry's top engineers.

Pricing and availability
The T-RackS Tape Machine Collection bundle and individual Tape Machine Singles are available now in the IK Multimedia online store, Custom Shop and from IK authorized dealers worldwide.

For a limited time through June 30, 2019, the T-RackS Tape Machine Collection bundle will be available at a special introductory price of only $/€99.99*. Each Tape Machine Single will also have a special introductory price of $/€79.99*.

After June 30, The Tape Machine Singles will be offered for $/€99.99* each, and the T-RackS Tape Machine Collection featuring all four machines will be offered for $/€199.99* (a savings of 50% compared to purchasing individual models separately).

* All prices excluding taxes

For more information about T-RackS Tape Machine Collection, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/trtapemac

To see T-RackS Tape Machine Collection in action, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/trtapemac/video
<![CDATA[Auralex® Offers Updated EcoTech™ Panels, An Eco-Friendly Acoustical Treatment Solution]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/auralex-offers-updated-ecotech-panels-an-eco-friendly-acoustical-treatment-solution Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:02:15 GMT


Auralex® Offers Updated EcoTech™ Panels,
an Eco-Friendly Acoustical Treatment Solution


InfoComm, Orlando, FL, June 12, 2019 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc. (booth 6450), the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments, has updated its EcoTech™ Acoustical Panels, a cost-effective eco-friendly fire-rated acoustical absorption solution that can be installed on walls and ceilings.

Offering great absorptive properties and serving as an excellent way to improve speech intelligibility, EcoTech™ panels have been updated with improved fire, moisture, mold and bacterial resistance. These panels are lightweight, easy to handle and easy to install. The white color blends into many residential and commercial spaces, and the panels can be easily cut to fit. EcoTech panels are made of 60% recycled content and are recyclable and non-toxic; they emit no dust, and will cause no itching or skin irritation. Available in 2' x 2' and 2' x 4' sizes, with a 1" thickness, EcoTech panels provide an NRC of 0.70 and are fire-rated Class A per ASTM E-84.

EcoTech™ panels are well suited for harsh environments due to their durability. Applications include nightclubs, soundstages, restaurants, studio live rooms, gymnasiums, commercial facilities, multi-purpose rooms, industrial facilities, health care facilities and more.

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com/.



Auralex EcoTech™ Acoustical Panels


About Auralex® Acoustics, Inc.
Located in Indianapolis, Auralex® Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best possible value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies worldwide.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1-800-959-3343.



<![CDATA[DPA Microphones Unveils 4097 Choir Mic At InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dpa-microphones-unveils-4097-choir-mic-at-infocomm-2019 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:56:09 GMT


DPA Microphones Unveils 4097 Choir Mic at InfoComm 2019

Expertly Designed Solution is Perfect for HOWs and Other Choir Applications


ALLEROD, DENMARK, JUNE 12, 2019DPA Microphones is previewing a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 6861). Ideal for house of worship and choir applications, the 4097 provides the same sonic qualities as the brand’s d:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone but was designed specifically to capture dynamic choir sound, with both wireless or wired configurations.


The new 4097 Choir Mic also features DPA’s famous flat off-axis supercardioid pattern and, like all DPA microphones, has been designed to be one of the most natural-sounding solutions available. As a result, the microphone has a very high-gain-before-feedback, and due to the off-axis characteristic that DPA is renowned for, it makes the entire choir sound natural – not just on axis – but from all angles. This makes using multiple mics on the choir easy for the sound engineer as he can easily mix the various parts of the choir and blend it all together without having to fight the artifacts created from uneven mic pattern pick-up.


“We are excited to introduce our newest microphone solution to industry professionals at InfoComm this year,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “We put a great deal of time into designing a sleek choir microphone that is smaller than other mics of its kind, and has a light and elegant look at the same time. With the same sonic character as all other DPA mics, the 4097 Choir Microphone meets the high standards that users have come to expect from DPA.”


Configured with a MicroDot connector and a DPA adapter for wired or wireless, the 4097 allows the user to go wireless, which allows for great flexibility on stage when there are multiple uses of the same space. When it is time for the choir to take the stage, simply place the 4097s in the assigned spots and it is ready to go!


Featuring the CORE by DPA amplifier technology a clear sound is achieved as it lowers the distortion and expands the dynamic range. Furthermore, the 4097 includes three shock mounts to secure that rumble caused by movement on the stage, is damped effectively, and at a level that is not seen before in these kind of mics.






DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound. For more information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.


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<![CDATA[Danley Introduces The J7-95 Jericho Horn At InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/danley-introduces-j7-95-jericho-horn-at-infocomm-2019 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:46:56 GMT




GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – JUNE 2019: Since Danley Sound Labs first introduced the series nearly ten years ago, its point-source Jericho Horns have been displacing line arrays in massive sports stadiums, high-volume music venues, outdoor video installations, and even houses of worship. The reason is simple: Jericho Horns have the muscle to deliver line array volumes but with vastly better pattern control, excellent phase coherence, and absolutely no comb filtering nastiness. Now Danley introduces the J7-95 Jericho Horn, which has the smallest footprint in the series: only three feet tall and 265 pounds. Nevertheless, the J7-95’s tremendous output leaves no doubt that it is deserving of the Jericho Horn name. Danley will formally introduce and demonstrate the J7-95 Jericho Horn at InfoComm 2019, Demo Room W222A.


Like all Jericho Horns, the J7-95 uses unconventional acoustician Tom Danley’s patented Synergy Horn™ Technology, this time merging the output of twelve of the eighteen drivers through the fifth generation combiner to deliver near-perfect magnitude and phase response. The first eight Danley J7-95 Jericho Horns to roll out of Danley’s USA-manufacturing site are already delivering crystal-clear fidelity to the 14,000 people who fill the lawn at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre near St. Louis. “The small footprint and big sound of the J7 make it the closest thing to a ‘utility’ Jericho Horn that Danley has ever made,” said Mike Hedden, president of Danley Sound Labs. “The potential applications are diverse, and we encourage everyone to stop by the Danley booth at InfoComm to learn more.”






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[Sonarworks Reference 4.3 Adds New Features]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sonarworks-reference-4.3-adds-new-features Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:54:44 GMT


Sonarworks Reference 4.3 Adds New Features

Software update includes revamp of Systemwide as well as on-demand headphone profile downloads and new mixed-filter mode



Riga, Latvia, June 11, 2019 -- The Latvia-based audio technology company Sonarworks has released the latest update to their award-winning software, Reference 4. Dedicated to improving the experience for both current and new users, the update includes a reworked filter mode as well as usability, latency and on-boarding improvements to allow greater ease of use with the software.


Following the complete revamp of the Systemwide app, the update now includes on-demand headphone profile downloads, which makes for a quicker set-up time and also allows users to download profiles for their individually measured headphones directly into the software. The UI on both macOS and Windows can now be switched to dark mode, a long-requested feature from the night-owls of the Sonarworks community.

Dark Mode


The Reference 4.3 update also introduces a mixed filter mode with a much-needed improvement over the previous “optimum” version. Having worked hard doing internal research and external testing, the new filter serves as a good middle ground to deliver accurate frequency response and sound quality without introducing significant latency.


“For this release, we decided to rewrite Systemwide from ground up with the main aim of improving set-up experience for new users, though we couldn’t help adding some improvements for our existing users as well,” said Viesturs Marnauza, Product Manager of Reference 4. 


Striving to support the growing demand and trend for mixing on headphones, the update takes the supported headphone count to 232 with these new models:

  • Beyerdynamic Custom Studio
  • Beyerdynamic MMX 300
  • Direct Sound EXTW37 Pro
  • Direct Sound Serenity Plus
  • Direct Sound Studio Plus
  • Marshall Major III
  • Marshall Major III Bluetooth
  • Marshall Monitor Bluetooth


The Reference 4.3 update is available free to current users.


Until the 16th of June Reference 4 is available with a -20% discount - EUR/USD 79 for the Reference 4 Headphone Edition, EUR/USD 199 for the Reference 4 Studio Edition and EUR/USD 239 for the Reference 4 Studio Edition with Mic.


The full release notes can be found on the Sonarworks website -https://www.sonarworks.com/blog/product-news/reference-4-3/


For a 21-day free trial, visit www.sonarworks.com/reference




About Sonarworks

Sonarworks began in 2012 when two music lovers met a scientist — a perfect storm of acoustic know-how and passion for good sound soon became the software that's currently transforming sound monitoring. Sonarworks’ flagship professional audio product, Reference 4 software, removes unwanted coloration and delivers the same accurate studio reference sound on all speakers and headphones. The software has since been endorsed by many Grammy-award winning mixing and mastering engineers and has won several industry awards and accolades.

<![CDATA[Middle Atlantic Now Offers Premier Control Room Furniture Solutions From LundHalsey]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/middle-atlantic-now-offers-premier-control-room-furniture-solutions-from-lundhalsey Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:49:36 GMT


Middle Atlantic Now Offers Premier Control Room Furniture Solutions from LundHalsey

LundHalsey's Internationally Recognized Kontrol Command, Kontrol Air, and E-Type II Solutions Will Now Be Available in North America Through Middle Atlantic




FAIRFIELD, N.J. June 11, 2019 Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced an exclusive partnership with LundHalsey, the U.K.-based market leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of control room furniture solutions. This partnership will expand Middle Atlantic's legacy in the command and control space and, for the first time, will provide integrators in the U.S. with access to LundHalsey's widely trusted control room solutions. The company's Kontrol Command, Kontrol Air, and E-Type II solutions will be shown at InfoComm 2019 at the Legrand | AV booth, Booth 2500.


"We've been in the monitoring and command space since we introduced our ViewPoint Series, one of our earliest furniture products, which has become a tried-and-true solution," said Tim Troast, vice president of Middle Atlantic Products. "Since that time, we've identified the need for more modern and premier solutions for today's mission-critical AV applications, which led us to LundHalsey, the preeminent designer and control room solutions manufacturer in the U.K. and Middle East. Their stylish, ergonomically designed solutions feature the functionality and durability that aligns with the core tenets of our Frame to Furniture promise. We're proud to debut their solutions in North America as an option for our customers who will be able to take advantage of our single-purchase-order experience when they buy the new consoles and any


Recipient of the DBA Design Effectiveness Award and the Queen's Award for Enterprise — two of U.K.'s highest accolades for design and business success — LundHalsey has provided the highest quality of control room furniture solutions to clients across all key market sectors for over 35 years. Acclaimed for its combination of accomplished design service and unrivalled quality, LundHalsey ensures a premium product that is proven to stand the test of time and is trusted worldwide for a wide range of applications including air traffic control, broadcast television, government security, industrial, oil and gas, utilities, transport, the armed forces, and the commercial sector. Most recently, the company was selected as the manufacturer of choice for a growing number of monitoring, command and control, and broadcast applications, such as the London Underground, BBC, and ConocoPhillips.


The available solutions include the Kommand Control fixed-height console, the Kontrol Air height-adjustable console, and the E-Type II fixed-height broadcast console. Stylish and ergonomically designed, every model features a modular steel bay system design and a .5-inch-thick compact laminate work surface with unmatched durability, manufacturability, and integrated cable management. Each unit can be customized to installation customer specifications and enhanced with a wide range of accessories, including LED lighting in a range of colors, touch-sensitive cable outlets that automatically open and close with the lightest touch, monitor arms that fully adjust to any user height and reach, pullout PC trays, and more. Additionally, the Kontrol Air features a height-adjustable work surface that can be moved at the touch of a button or remotely via the Kontrol Air mobile app.


The partnership will also include free, bespoke design services to achieve the perfect solution for any control room. A dedicated project manager at Middle Atlantic will work with customers throughout the project, from design to quote to shipment. Services will include concept drawings and high-quality 3D renderings for an accurate vision of what the product will look like in the finished environment.


"At LundHalsey, we empower our customers with an unceasing commitment to design, ergonomics, and quality that sets the industry standard to create an efficient and customized control room," said Will Lund, regional sales director at LundHalsey. "We share this vision with Middle Atlantic. The company's dedication to bringing to market exactly what the end user needs to market is what makes them an ideal partner for us. Together, we can help customers reach their design and application experience goals."


More information about LundHalsey consoles through Middle Atlantic Products is available at https://info.legrandav.com/LundHalsey.




About Legrand | AV

The brands of Legrand | AV are leading providers of mounts, racks, video conferencing, screens, connectivity, and display solutions enabling amazing audiovisual experiences. Our innovative solutions — sold principally under the Chief, Da-Lite, Middle Atlantic, Projecta, Sanus and Vaddio brands — are accessible through numerous channels. The brands of Legrand provide the most comprehensive offering of AV solutions in the market. The company serves a broad base of over 6,000 global AV customers.

Legrand | AV is a division of Legrand, which globally reported sales of $6.2 billion (USD) in 2017. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) 



<![CDATA[Soundswitch Announced Version 2.0 Lighting Control Software]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/soundswitch-announced-version-2.0-lighting-control-software Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:45:41 GMT



Leading developer of DJ lighting control software introduces subscription model and expands support to the new SoundSwitch Micro DMX Interface and Enttec DMX Pro 2 MK2 Interface


CUMBERLAND RI, USA (June 11, 2019) - SoundSwitch (www.soundswitch.com), the leading provider of DJ lighting control software and hardware, today announced the introduction of their new SoundSwitch 2.0 software. This release includes support for the new SoundSwitch Micro DMX Interface, Enttec hardware, plus a new subscription service and additional software feature upgrades. These new additions make SoundSwitch truly accessible to all DJs while further expanding the creative possibilities.


DMX Hardware Support

The SoundSwitch software now supports the new SoundSwitch Micro DMX Interface in addition to support for third party USB to DMX hardware. The first third party hardware to be supported is the Enttec DMX Pro 2 interface. This means owners of existing Enttec units can now access the software via the subscription service while those who want to try SoundSwitch can easily test it out with the very affordable Micro DMX Interface.


Key SoundSwitch 2.0 Features

• Subscription payment options
• Support for the new SoundSwitch Micro DMX Interface
• Support for third party Enttec DMX hardware
• DMX fixture map
• Attribute cue upgrade
• Engine Prime music library and meta data displayed in Edit Mode • Advanced automated light show creation


Release Videos

https://youtu.be/iT9sOrhDDPY • https://youtu.be/RL15ncUZL4E • https://youtu.be/hr7a2cJxznk



The new subscription model provides more affordable access to the SoundSwitch software without limiting the feature set. DJs can choose how they want to access the software by selecting the supported hardware and subscription option that suits their DJ needs.


Software Subscription Pricing

One month - $7.99

One year – $79.99

Extended license - $199.99 (free continuous upgrades. Discounted license fees may be applied


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“The SoundSwitch 2.0 release and related hardware support means DJs can easily add impressive lighting to their DJ performance” said SoundSwitch’s CEO, Zak Meyers. “SoundSwitch now provides more functionality, easy accessibility and new pricing, which allows any DJ to elevate their live performance through the use of the software and their choice of hardware”



About SoundSwitch

SoundSwitch bridges the gap between industry standard DJ software and lighting systems. It offers DJs the ability to seamlessly integrate DMX lighting with live audio, through easy-to-use software-hardware packages. It is a technology that gives DJs greater creative control and enhanced performance capabilities, in multiple environments.

SoundSwitch is the newest member of the inMusic family of premier music companies. 


<![CDATA[Auralex® Offers “Large Room Acoustics” Educational Sessions At InfoComm]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/auralex-offers-large-room-acoustics-educational-sessions-at-infocomm Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:38:47 GMT


Auralex® Offers “Large Room Acoustics” Educational Sessions at InfoComm
InfoComm, Orlando, FL – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments, is offering a series of educational sessions at its exhibition booth, #6450, at the InfoComm show, June 12-14, 2019. The approximately 40-minute sessions, dubbed “In-booth education – Large Room Acoustics,” will take place four times per day during the show.    
One reason acoustical treatment is not included or removed from a project budget is due to a lack of understanding of the real benefits that a proper treatment plan provides. Not knowing what it does, or how to determine what and how much acoustical treatment is needed in a space, leads to confusion, and therefore proper acoustical treatment is eventually considered a luxury that is not important to the overall success of a complete installation. At these sessions, Auralex would like to show you how simple it can be to determine what is needed for a large room, house of worship, gymnasium, performance hall, meeting hall or conference room. Before you install the best sound or conferencing system from this year’s show, learn how to acoustically treat the room so the system can sound its best.   
Each session will include a 30-minute lecture and 10-minute Q&A.   
For more information, please visit www.auralex.com/
Auralex is offering a series of educational sessions at its exhibition booth, #6450, at the InfoComm show. The approximately 40-minute sessions, dubbed “In-booth education – Large Room Acoustics,” will take place four times per day during the show. 

About Auralex® Acoustics, Inc.
Located in Indianapolis, Auralex® Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best possible value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies worldwide.  

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1-800-959-3343.


<![CDATA[Cinematic Sound 2]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cinematic-sound-2 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:35:20 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Cinematic Sound 2, projecting new emotions into the soundscape scene.


Zenhiser Pack: Cinematic Sound 2

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/cinematic-sound-2-sounds-soundtrack.html



<![CDATA[Supro Announces The Tri Tone Guitar]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/supro-announces-the-tri-tone-guitar Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:07:56 GMT


Supro announces the Tri Tone guitar



June 10, 2019 (Port Jefferson Station, NY) – Supro USA is now shipping the Tri Tone: a black and gold three-pickup solidbody guitar, inspired by the rare 1959 Supro Triple Tone.


The Supro Triple Tone was a tuxedo-black, 3-pickup, art deco masterpiece that made its original debut in 1959 and was produced for only a single year. Now, sixty years later, Supro is re-introducing this unique instrument for 2019 with modernizations like set-neck construction, tune-o-matic bridge, tummy cut and increased access to upper frets—making the Tri Tone a serious player’s guitar with authentic vintage mojo. The Tri Tone shares its distinctive, single-cutaway body shape with the best-selling Dual Tone model, played by Link Wray and David Bowie. The body of the Tri Tone is made of solid mahogany. Its fully bound neck is constructed of hard rock maple, sporting a seductively smooth, black satin finish and a 12”-radius pau ferro fretboard.



Supro company president, David Koltai takes you through the sounds and features of the Tri Tone guitar.


Along with the distinctive jet-black color, reverse-stairstep tailpiece, brushed-gold hardware and stylized double pickguard, a defining highlight of the original instrument was the trio of Ralph Keller-designed Vistatone pickups. Although they look like humbuckers, Vistatone pickups are in fact noise-cancelling single coil pickups that deliver a ton of output. For the brand new 2019 Tri Tone, the triple-pickup format combines an overwound Super Alnico unit in the bridge with a pair of authentic Vistatone pickups in the neck and middle positions. These custom-made, powerful, vintage-correct single coils deliver a wide variety of Supro tones, ranging from warm jazz and smoldering blues to southern rock and fuzzed-out psychedelia. The full sonic palette of the Tri Tone can be accessed using the dedicated volume knobs for each pickup, the 5-way selector switch and the master volume control.



• Jet black finish
• Mahogany body
• Maple neck with black satin finish
• Set neck construction
• Vistatone neck & middle pickups
• Super Alnico bridge pickup
• Pau Ferro fretboard
• Block inlays
• 24.75” scale length
• Gold hardware


The Tri Tone is now available at Supro dealers worldwide, retailing for $999 USD.


Official Tri Tone product page: https://suprousa.com/tritone/


<![CDATA[Bluetooth® Goes Pro At InfoComm With Galaxy Audio’s New “JACKS In The BOX” Receivers]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bluetooth-goes-pro-at-infocomm-with-galaxy-audios-new-jacks-in-the-box-receivers Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:00:05 GMT


Bluetooth® Goes Pro at InfoComm with Galaxy Audio’s
New “JACKS in the BOX” Receivers

The JIB/BT4R and JIB/BT8R bring Bluetooth convenience and
flexibility to pro-audio applications.


Professional wireless audio has never been this simple! Just connect a single JIB/BT4R, dual system JIB/BT4RS, or stereo JIB/BT8R to your audio system and pair it to a phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® audio player to stream high-quality Bluetooth audio to a mixer or powered speaker. Add a Galaxy Audio® GPS-8or LA4D powered line array, for a complete portable audio system.


The highly portable JIB/BT4R is a monophonic Bluetooth receiver with an XLR connector that plugs directly into an audio mixer or powered speaker. Simple controls allow Bluetooth pairing, power on/off and 0dB or -10dB pad for line- or mic-level inputs. A lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of use and can be recharged from most USB charging ports using a micro-USB cable. The JIB/BT4RS includes two JIB/BT4R receivers for stereo applications.


The compact and lightweight JIB/BT8R is a stereo Bluetooth receiver in a rugged enclosure that includes Left-Right XLR and 1/4-inch outputs, a front-mounted volume control, pairing button, a detachable antenna, mic-stand adapter, and 5V/1A DC power supply. A Euro-block connector offers the convenience of remote pairing via switch closure.


With a JIB/BT4R or JIB/BT8R, DJs can accept songs offered by a guest at a wedding or karaoke bar. Dance and aerobics instructors can stream music to an audio system. Vocalists and musicians can stream background tracks. Schools can simplify music playback in gym, assembly, drama, and music performances. Conference centers can facilitate audio streaming for meetings and events. Houses of worship can add music or spoken recordings to a service quickly and easily.


All three models support A2DP and aptX for high quality audio. See them at the 2019 InfoComm Show, Booth #5575 or at a Galaxy dealer near you.

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JIB-BT4R (Left) and JIB-BT8R (Right)



Galaxy Audio, a family-owned company based out of Wichita, Kansas, has been providing high-quality audio gear since 1977. Our signature product, The Hot Spot, launched the company, and has since expanded into a full line of audio products for live production, portable sound, and more. Galaxy Audio promises clear sound and expert support with every product we sell. For more information or to learn about all of the products we have to offer, visit GalaxyAudio.com.



<![CDATA[Unfiltered Audio Release New Advanced Multi-Band Plugin]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/unfiltered-audio-release-new-advanced-multi-band-plugin Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:54:13 GMT


Unfiltered Audio advances audio processing possibilities with world’s most advanced multi-band plugin


“I really like the way you can create variations and modulations over the spectrum.”

- Tom Hades, techno artist and producer, 2019



SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA: Plugin Alliance, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of TRIAD — the latest creation from fellow Californian company and plugin-creating partner Unfiltered Audio, advancing the successful outcome of last year’s award-winning BYOME (Build Your Own Modular Effect) breakthrough by combining state-of-the-art processing, versatile modulation, and dozens of powerful effects with a limitless multi-band workflow as the world’s most advanced multi-band processing plugin — as of June 10...


Some say that good things come in threes. TRIAD literally lives up to that saying — in name and nature. Why? Well, with an ability to split an audio signal into three bands and apply BYOME effects — themselves tapping into Unfiltered Audio’s abundant MOD (modulation) control choices via virtual cables (conceptually similar to establishing all the connections between the separate modules on a modular synth system with patch cables to generate tones and sound effects) — to each band individually, this three-pronged approach to multi-band processing par excellence easily has what it takes to stand out from the sound of the crowd.


TRIAD truly advances the phenomenal possibilities of its single-band BYOME predecessor by bringing a new level of control to the myriad of onboard effects. Essentially, then, it is a three-band frequency splitter capable of processing the LOW, MID, and HIGH frequency bands with different effect rows, consisting of 40 effect cells arranged into eight categories; each effect cell can be expanded and added to. These range from multi-band compression to frequency-dependent reverb, complex distortions to intricate delays, plus pitch shifting and an array of modulation-based effects — all of this and much more besides are a breeze to set up and control.


Readily refrain from using any of the effects — easier said than done, admittedly — and TRIAD can be used as a ‘flat-sum’ frequency splitter with adjustable cutoff points, guided by a first-rate FFS (Fast Fourier Transform) visualiser that displays the signal and allows for precise control over the band amplitudes and cutoffs on the fly. Furthermore, the DYNAMIC SPECTRAL SNAP feature allows automatic frequency cutoff balancing — an industry first, while well-crafted tools like Auto Cutoff and Unity Gain will keep the frequency distribution balanced between the bands, or even adjust the amplitude ratio without any overall volume change. Critical listening required? Simply solo or mute any of the individual bands with one click.


Changing the frequency splitting into a number of other multi-band processors — namely, 2-Band, 3x Parallel, 2x Parallel, Mid-Side, and Left-Right — maximises effect routing possibilities. Many modes have a flexible Pre/Post row that can quickly swap positions from the start of the chain to the end, turning the tables on patches for facilitating speedy sound design workflows. With that thought in mind, TRIAD features a unique Permutation engine that rotates the function of each active band. Put it this way: what, for instance, if a user had an amazing delay set up on the MID frequency band, but would rather hear it instead applied to the HIGH frequency band? Then their wish becomes TRIAD’s command by clicking on the Permutation arrows to hear it exactly as they wanted — without destroying the rest of their preset.


Presets fit for Unfiltered Audio’s latest and greatest creation have been carefully crafted by acclaimed artists and world-class sound designers to showcase its individualistic capabilities, covering functional frequency splitting to putting it through its innovative paces as the most advanced multi- band processing plugin around.


Whatever way anyone chooses to use TRIAD, variable slope allows them to change from smooth band transitions to razor sharp cut-offs (12dB to 72dB per octave). And since most DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) include individual low/mid/high band outputs, TRIAD can even be used as a fully-routable splitter for use with any other plugin!


TRIAD takes Unfiltered Audio’s Build Your Own Modular Effect technology to new heights, combining state-of-the-art processing, versatile modulation, dozens of powerful effects, and a limitless multi-band workflow with all the power of BYONE — but now in three dimensions. Discerning sound designers and artists alike should seriously consider checking out TRIAD today, travelling to sonic vistas that they have hitherto heard only in their dreams.


Dreams have long since become reality for one of Belgium’s longest-standing techno artists and producers; progressing to become something of a tastemaker in today’s far-reaching world of techno, Tom Hades has already embarked on his TRIAD travels and likes what he has heard: “I really like the way you can create variations and modulations over the spectrum.”


Unfiltered Audio’s TRIAD is available for purchase — as an AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting audio effect processing plugin for MacOS (10.9 through 10.14) and Windows (7 through 10) — exclusively from distribution partner Plugin Alliance for an introductory price of $149.00 USD until June 24, rising to $299.00 USD thereafter — from here:  https://www.pluginalliance.com/en/products/unfiltered_audio_triad.html


From June 8 onwards, a fully-functional, 14-day trial is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account here:



Note that the proprietary Plugin Alliance Installation Manager means users can select, download, and install only the products and formats needed for their system. For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit Plugin Alliance’s dedicated TRIAD webpage here:


Watch a video overview of Unfiltered Audio’s awe-inspiring TRIAD here: https://youtu.be/rPVBGrs93oc 


Watch a video walkthrough of Unfiltered Audio’s awe-inspiring TRIAD here: https://youtu.be/EO1emV2O7AM 


Watch the trailer video for Unfiltered Audio’s awe-inspiring TRIAD here: https://youtu.be/l7KK9IvMMSI




About Plugin Alliance (www.plugin-alliance.com)

World-class plugins. Dongle-free. Plugin Alliance is supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof. The Santa Cruz, California-based company empowers world-renowned analog hardware companies with a digital strategy and provides software developers with services that allow them to develop products with increasing quality and quantity. It does this by providing professional marketing and distribution as well as platform features like a state-of-the-art authorization system. An open invitation is eternally extended to all developers, engineers, and artists to join its fast-growing community.


About Unfiltered Audio (www.unfilteredaudio.com)

Unfiltered Audio is a creative audio effects company based in Santa Barbara, California, creating AU (AudioUnit) and VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugins, plus Rack Extensions... from academia with love.


© 2019 Plugin Alliance LLC


<![CDATA[Samson's New AirLine AWXm System Offers True Wireless Freedom To Wind Instrument Musicians]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/amsons-new-airline-awxm-system-offers-true-wireless-freedom-to-wind-instrument-musicians Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:42:40 GMT


Samson Introduces AirLine AWXm System to Offer Wind Instrument Musicians True Wireless Freedom


Hicksville, NY (June 10, 2019) – Samson, an industry pioneer in professional audio products, launches the AirLine AWXm Micro UHF Wind Instrument Wireless System, a solution that offers working horn players complete wireless freedom for performances. The AirLine AWXm features the latest in wireless technology, pairing the innovative ATX clip-on transmitter with a portable AR99m micro receiver. Small enough to fit into any gig bag, the AirLine AWXm System provides high-definition sound for wind instrument players without the need of a belt pack or cable.




Extended Reach and Longevity

The ATX wireless transmitter enables easy, inconspicuous mounting while providing a secure connection to the bell of the instrument. The unique clip-on design allows the performer to easily switch between instruments without the hassle of a wire or belt pack. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the lightweight ATX transmitter features a rechargeable battery that provides up to 8 hours of continuous use, perfect for longer performances or concerts. 




Clear and Dependable Performance 

Designed specifically for live performance, the HM60 condenser microphone delivers the dynamic, natural sound of the instrument with a wide 20 Hz to 18 kHz frequency response. Able to handle high sound pressure levels (SPL) of up to 125 dB, the HM60 is well suited for close miking brass and woodwind instruments. The supercardioid polar pattern provides excellent isolation of the instrument while reducing pickup of unwanted ambient sounds. The unique 3-point halo isolation mount minimizes mechanical vibrations and keyclick noises.


Discrete Yet Powerful 

With True RF Diversity, the AR99m micro receiver ensures for maximum wireless clarity with an operating range of up to 300'. The AR99m’s three output connections (1/4", 1/8" and XLR) offer more compatibility despite being a fraction of the size of other comparable receivers. With a simple touch of a button, the AR99m analyzes the 100 available channels and selects the clearest channel for the user’s location. The AR99m can be turned into a dual channel system by connecting Samson XPD Series USB Digital Wireless System (sold separately).


Product Specifications: 


AWXm Wind Instrument System

  • Frequency-agile UHF wireless system
  • 100 operating channels across 24MHz bandwidth
  • Up to eight simultaneous systems per frequency band (region dependent)
  • AC adapter and magnetic transmitter charging cable included


AR99m Wireless Micro Receiver

  • True RF Diversity micro receiver design minimizes dropouts
  • Set button scans and selects optimal operating channel
  • IR sync wirelessly matches transmitter to receiver frequency
  • Tone key prevents unwanted noise when transmitter is off or out of range
  • Channel and Ready/IR/Peak LED displays
  • Balanced XLR, unbalanced 1/4" and unbalanced 1/8" outputs
  • USB port for adding a Samson XPD Series wireless system and ATX transmitter charging
  • 1/4-wave antennas


ATX Wireless Transmitter

  • Clips directly to instrument bell (no belt pack or cable required)
  • Up to eight hours of battery life using built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Sealed gold contact charging connector
  • Low battery LED indicator
  • 300' operating range (line-of-sight)
  • Variable Gain control
  • One-touch Mute


HM60 Wind Instrument Condenser Microphone

  • Supercardioid pickup pattern
  • Handles up to 125dB SPL
  • 3-point halo isolation mount
  • 8.5" gooseneck (P3 connector) for optimal mic placement
  • Windscreen included


The Samson AWXm Micro UHF Wind Instrument Wireless System will be available for sale for $349.99 at major CE and MI retailers starting in June 2019. 


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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[Lace® Music Products Debuts New D3™ Pickup Series In Honor Of Don Lace III]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lace-music-products-debuts-new-d3-pickup-series-in-honor-of-don-lace-iii Fri, 7 Jun 2019 16:38:20 GMT


 Lace® Music Products

Debuts New D3™ Pickup Series in honor of

 Don Lace III



June 6, 2019

Cypress, California: Lace® Music Products is introducing a new line of pickups named the “D3™ Series.” These humbucker pickups are the best Metal tone ever offered by Lace in three specific and distinct tones.


The new “D3™ Series” models are dedicated to Donnie Lace III, the son of Don Lace Jr. and nephew of Jeff Lace. Donnie Lace III was the heir apparent, who passed in November 2018. He was the Special Projects Manager at Lace®.


Distinct in tone and metal category, the “D3™ Series” represents the spirit and conviction of Donnie Lace III, a diehard metal fan who frequently interfaced with Lace® Metal artists either in a concert venue or one-on-one. These are his vision of great metal humbuckers and are now proudly offered by Lace® in his honor. Each model incorporates the letter “D” with the numeral “3” to emulate the tattoo proudly worn by Donnie, as the 3rd generation at Lace Music. Lace is a 40-year old family owned business, originating from the garage of Don Lace Sr. in 1979.


The “D3™ Series” humbuckers are available in three different tones. The models are “The Sabretooth™”, “D’ Agitator ™” and “The Designators™.”  The line is pure metal, with splitting capability and without any loss of output or tone. Lace Sensor® patented technology is used in these models. All are passive in design, eliminating the need for batteries or circuit boards. Lace Sensor® humbuckers were recently featured on the TV show “How Its Made”.


The humbuckers are available in chrome, gold, and black “microphone” finish. “The Sabretooth™” model features a Sabretooth tiger, D’ Agitators™ feature a “Molotov cocktail” and “The Disintegrators”™ bear a Ray gun. All three incorporate the D3™ logo within the design.


A portion of all proceeds from the sales of the “D3™ Series” for guitarists and guitar manufacturers, will go to the newly formed “Solace For Hope™” organization, co-founded by Don and Jeff Lace.  Solace is a grief support and educational nonprofit (501)(3)(c) for those who have been affected by the terrible opioid and drug crisis that is killing on average, 140 people every day in the U.S. 


“Words cannot describe the loss of my son.” stated Don Lace, Jr. “Drug and alcohol addiction is not selective in its demographics, but we hear about it a lot within the music industry. ‘Solace For Hope™’ is an entirely different kind of support program, addressing families who not only have lost a loved one like Donnie III, but also those who are actively in addiction recovery. I truly feel that with this format, we can actually save a life.”






For more information please visit www.lacemusic.com and for Solace For Hope™ please visit us at www.solaceforhope.org.


<![CDATA[Bose Professional Expands Product Line, Offering Integrators Complete Systems And Greater Simplicity]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bose-professional-expands-product-line-offering-integrators-complete-systems-and-greater-simplicity Fri, 7 Jun 2019 16:28:21 GMT


Bose Professional Expands Product Line, Offering Integrators Complete Systems and Greater Simplicity
With more than 50 new Bose Professional products, integrators can now build complete Bose systems for any space or application
Framingham, MA, June 6, 2019 Bose Professional has significantly expanded its portfolio of loudspeakers, amplifiers, DSPs, controllers and software products. With more than 50 new products specifically produced for a wide range of applications, designers and installers can now build complete Bose systems without sourcing from different vendors, and end users benefit from a system with components that have been designed to work seamlessly together.
Bose Professional audio systems also elevate the experience for system designers, installers and end users with products designed for easier installation and simplified operation. The complete range of Bose Professional products now meets the install needs of all types of environments: retail stores, restaurants, hotels, corporate buildings, college lecture halls, auditoriums, places of worship, stadiums and outdoor venues.
Announced earlier this year and being shown at InfoComm 2019 are the new ArenaMatch DeltaQ loudspeakers and ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers, which bring Bose sound quality, consistency, vocal clarity and flexibility to outdoor installations through DeltaQ technology. Also introduced this year are 12 models of new, easy-to-install DesignMax loudspeakers in a range of sizes (ceiling and surface models, black and white, with subwoofer options); five new PowerSpace amplifiers (two with onboard DSP); two Commercial Sound Processors with a simplified configuration tool; three new digital ControlCenter controllers; and an upgraded Business Music System Designer software tool to facilitate quicker and better system designs.
Morten Jorgensen, Director, Global Sales and Operations, commented, “At Bose Professional, we believe pro audio is about creating incredible experiences — It’s about making the spaces in which we live and work better. With that in mind, we’re developing more products than ever, so that our customers can build complete systems that are easier to install and easier to operate while delivering clear, powerful sound in every space.” 
New products and solutions have been designed based on customer feedback. This new, expanded line comes together to build a range of cohesive systems that reflect Bose Professional’s latest advancements in terms of audio technology and design aesthetics, while also focusing on customers’ everyday needs with greater ease of design, configuration and installation.
For more information, please visit PRO.BOSE.COM.
Bose Professional has significantly expanded its portfolio of loudspeakers, amplifiers, DSPs, controllers and software products.
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[Plugin Alliance Co-Sponsors EQLovesMusic Networking Event In NYC On June 19 With Lindell Audio]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/plugin-alliance-co-sponsors-eqlovesmusic-networking-event-in-nyc-on-june-19-with-lindell-audio Fri, 7 Jun 2019 16:23:06 GMT


Plugin Alliance co-sponsors EQLovesMusic networking event in NYC on June 19 with Lindell Audio plugin bundle benefaction


SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA: Plugin Alliance, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proudly partnering with Swedish brand Lindell Audio to co-sponsor a networking event being hosted by Swedish non-profit organisation EQLovesMusic in advance of its MusicLovesFestival — annually held in Gothenburg with the aim of highlighting female role models within music production specifically from a gender equality perspective — in collaboration with the NYC chapter of Beats by Girlz — a non-traditional, creative, and educational music technology curriculum, collective, and community template designed to empower female engagement with music technology — at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York City on June 19...


The invitation-only networking event is being held during indie week, where an all-female flock of Swedish role models in music production travel to New York City, meeting their American counterparts there to discuss equality matters in music production. Participants from Sweden include Linn Fijal, Studio Manager and in-house engineer at Benny Andersson’s awe-inspiring Riksmixningsverket music recording studio located on the island of Skeppsholmen in the centre of Stockholm; Swedish artist, producer, and songwriter Ana Diaz, who has worked with the likes of David Guetta, Wyclef Jean, and Britney Spears; plus several Swedish producers from the EQLovesMusic network, all of whom are excited to connect with American engineers and producers. Participants from America include Gloria Kaba, a Ghanaian- American sound engineer, producer, mixer, and writer with over 10 years experience in the studio working with the likes of Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Frank Ocean, Phil Ramone, Salaam Reni, and Kanye West; Heba Kadry, an Egyptian mastering engineer who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York — best known for her work with Björk (Utopia), as well as Beach House, Lightning Bolt, Slowdive, and The Mars Volta; and mixer, producer, and engineer Erin Tonkin, who was handpicked by acclaimed American record producer Tony Visconti to work on David Bowie’s Blackstar — his final studio album.


All attending EQLovesMusic role models will receive a special ALL LINDELL PLUGIN BUNDLE gift voucher worth $1,143.00 USD, entitling them to download all available Lindell Audio plugins — namely, ChannelX (module-based channel strip); 254E (classic English analog limiter inspired by the legendary Neve® 2254ETM); 354E (multi- band M/S compressor based on the vintage vibe of the Neve® 2254ETM); 7X-500 (vintage 76-style FET-based compression tone); PEX-500 (sweet musical sound of the legendary Pultec EQ); TE-100 (classic 1960s all-tube UE-100 Universal Equalizer from Klein & HummelTM); and 6X-500 (tone of the original transformer-coupled preamplifier and passive two-band EQ) — from distribution partner Plugin Alliance.




About Plugin Alliance (www.plugin-alliance.com)

World-class plugins. Dongle-free. Plugin Alliance is supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof. The Santa Cruz, California-based company empowers world-renowned analog hardware companies with a digital strategy and provides software developers with services that allow them to develop products with increasing quality and quantity. It does this by providing professional marketing and distribution as well as platform features like a state-of-the-art authorization system. An open invitation is eternally extended to all developers, engineers, and artists to join its fast-growing community.


About Lindell Audio (www.lindellaudio.se)

Sweden’s Lindell Audio was founded in 2010 by Bohus Sound Studios resident producer Tobias Lindell. Having set out to design high-quality hardware recording equipment to satisfy his own way of working by developing hitherto unavailable functions and user interfaces, introducing the Lindell Plugins product line based on its hardware designs as a joint venture with LSR Audio later lent that same authentic attention to audio quality and efficient workflow to direct DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) usage.


© 2019 Plugin Alliance LLC


<![CDATA[Peavey® Rolls Out MAX® 300 Bass Amplifier To Retailers Nationwide]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/peavey-rolls-out-max-300-bass-amplifier-to-retailers-nationwide Thu, 6 Jun 2019 14:54:09 GMT


Peavey® Rolls Out MAX® 300 Bass Amplifier to Retailers Nationwide
MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey® has officially released the MAX®300 bass amplifier by rolling it out to music retailers nationwide. The 300-watt MAX 300 is the most powerful model of the MAX bass amp series created especially for performers. It’s thoughtfully designed for portability, flexibility, and sound, with durable yet ultra-lightweight construction that delivers plenty of power and state-of-the-art tonal quality.
Bass players know that bigger doesn’t always translate to better sound. That’s why the MAX 300 has a built-in Kosmos®-C bass enhancement feature that adds harmonics and subharmonics for maximum tone. Along with a  three-band EQ, the combo also offers Overdrive, Contour, Mid-Shift, and Bright switches. Peavey’s DDT™ clip-limiting technology protects the speakers and is great for slapping techniques and other loud-playing scenarios.
Still, a player’s ability to hear their own bass can be a challenge. With the MAX 300, however, players will hear themselves loud and clear with no need to tilt the amp back. This is thanks to the angled baffle design, which helps direct the sound where needed. Instead of pointing the sound at the player’s ankles, the speaker is angled up to optimize both the ability to hear and the amp’s overall projection.
The MAX 300 also enables players to enjoy maximum flexibility, whether they’re on stage, recording or rehearsing. Players can utilize the external speaker out or EFX loop, while the ultra-quiet DI output is ideal for connecting into the PA system with excellent control and tone. The MAX 300 also features a built-in chromatic tuner with mute, a tuned and ported enclosure, 1/8" headphone output and 1/8" auxiliary input, as well as XLR direct output with ground lift.
To offer a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, Peavey’s team carefully selected lightweight woods, utilized an efficient power amp, and tended to every design aspect to make the MAX 300 a true road warrior. The unique cabinet design allows for superior frequency dispersion in tight spaces. 
For more information about the MAX 300, visit Peavey’s website, but to truly experience the game-changing features, players can head down to their local music store and plug right in. 
About Peavey Electronics®          
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics®, Budda®, and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. Chief Operating Officer Courtland Gray says, “We are striving every day to produce the world’s finest music and audio equipment.” To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.
<![CDATA[Introducing The RØDE TF-5 Premium Matched Pair Cardioid Condenser Microphones]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/introducing-the-rde-tf-5-premium-matched-pair-cardioid-condenser-microphones Thu, 6 Jun 2019 14:46:20 GMT









SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Pro audio powerhouse RØDE Microphonesis thrilled to introduce the TF-5. Designed in collaboration with legendary, Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Tony Faulkner, the TF-5 represents a new standard in small diaphragm condenser microphones. 



The TF-5 is unrivaled in terms of airiness and clarity, with a warmth that makes it uniquely versatile. The precision sonic matching and beautiful tone of the TF-5 makes it perfect for recording detailed and natural-sounding performances when used as a stereo pair, or for capturing the nuances of a soloist when used as a spot mic. 


RØDE TF-5 key features: 

  • Matched pair small diaphragm condenser cardioid microphones. 
  • Imagined and designed in collaboration with Tony Faulkner and manufactured at RØDE’s state-of-the-art facility in Sydney. 
  • Brand new capsule, precision-engineered to sub-micron tolerances, delivers breathtaking sonic transparency. 
  • Exceptionally low noise floor (14dbA), making the TF-5 suitable for the most critical recordings. 
  • Includes high-quality RØDE stereo barfor easy rigging as a stereo pair. 


“The TF-5 is the best small diaphragm condenser in the world, plain and simple,” says RØDE Founder and Chairman Peter Freedman AM. “The degree of obsession that went into the design and development of this mic has set a new benchmark for our craft of high-end microphones. 


“We are proud of what we have achieved alongside Tony Faulkner,” he continues. “He is a true pioneer and innovator, and also a great friend of mine. Working on this microphone together has been a highlight of my career.” 


Tony Faulkner is one of the most respected sound engineers in the classical music field. He is incredibly prolific, with thousands of admired classical music recordings under his belt, and he has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards, winning Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 2005. 


“The TF-5 is designed to be no-compromise,” says Mr. Faulkner, “very very low noise, very broad bandwidth, very clean. Something which can be modified if you choose, but if you leave it, it sounds natural and clean and musical.” 


“The new capsule,” he continues, “is so beautifully engineered. I’ve been to the factory and seen how they make them - the precision of engineering is remarkable. These are special microphones, very high quality, and I’m proud to be a part of them. Take two of them out of the box, rig them on a stand with the stereo bar, and enjoy how natural they sound."


Check out Tony Faulkner talking about the TF-5 below.


The RØDE TF-5 is shipping now. Head to rode.com to find out more, or contact your local dealer for availabilities. 




About RØDE Microphones and The Freedman Group:

RØDE Microphones designs and manufactures high-quality microphones, interfaces and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 117 countries globally. RØDE is part of The Freedman Group, with APHEX, Event and SoundField. Freedman Electronics celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.




<![CDATA[UK Sound Announces Availability Of 276 Dual-Channel Mono Compressor]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/uk-sound-announces-availability-of-276-dual-channel-mono-compressor Thu, 6 Jun 2019 14:24:16 GMT


UK Sound Announces Availability of 276 Dual-Channel Mono Compressor

New 276 dual-channel FET compressor delivers classic sound at an accessible price point


Hollywood, California – June 3, 2018 — BAE Audio imprint UK Sound has announced the debut of its new 276 dual-channel compressor. Featuring the classic operation and sound characteristics of the compressors from the hit-making studios of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the 276 makes it easy to dial in great sound on any source. Input and output gains and selectable ratios of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1 and 20:1 allow users to tame peaks and fit each audio signal exactly where they want it in the mix, with a face-mounted gain reduction meter letting users know how hard the unit is working. For grittier applications, the 276 also features the beloved “all buttons in” mode, which unlocks a unique, hidden compressor behavior accessed by depressing multiple ratio buttons.



Built by the same expert designers who handcraft BAE Audio's hand-wired studio equipment, the UK Sound 276 compressor emulates intuitive features of a classic and famous FET compressor, as well as the renowned brightness, presence and energy the compressor imparts on the sound at an affordable price point. This effectively removes a significant economic barrier-to-entry for engineers, mixers, and musicians looking to upgrade their studio arsenal with classic compression quality.


"The UK Sound 276 compressor is designed to fit any application and features the same build philosophy that BAE has always used," said BAE’s Colin Liebich. "Our vision for UK Sound is to create accessible, high-quality gear for that can be used in commercial studios, as well as in home or project studios.”



“Anybody recording needs a compressor, so we created a solution for the ‘prosumer’ to have a pair of classic FET compressors in a single rack unit without simply using software plugins,” he continued. “This is an actual piece of hardware, and — best of all — you basically get two compressors for the price of one. Whether it’s used for vocals, drum overheads, guitars or a snare, users of the UK Sound 276 FET compressor are going to get a great response.”


The UK Sound 276 two-channel FET compressor follows the release of the 176, giving fans of UK Sound the ability to compress multiple tracks simultaneously. Both the UK Sound 176 and 276 feature OEP/Carnhill transformers, which are known for their warmth and clarity in the high end and natural-sounding harmonics in the low end.


As with BAE Audio, all UK Sound products are built in California with carefully chosen components. BAE Audio's longstanding tradition of building vintage circuits makes BAE uniquely qualified to bring UK Sound to life as a company that applies that expertise in new and unique ways.


The UK Sound 276 is shipping now and priced at $1,399 USD. Please visit http://www.uksound.com for more information.




About BAE Audio

BAE Audio is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end microphone preamp and equalizers, all of which are faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. The company is committed to the vintage philosophy of hand wiring and hand soldering all of its components to achieve a high quality and authentically vintage sound. For more information on BAE Audio, please visit our website at www.baeaudio.com.



<![CDATA[Breedlove Introduces Three New Prairie Burst All Myrtlewood Models In Pursuit Series]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/breedlove-introduces-three-new-prairie-burst-all-myrtlewood-models-in-pursuit-series Wed, 5 Jun 2019 15:23:14 GMT


Breedlove Introduces Three New Prairie Burst All Myrtlewood Models in Pursuit Series


Breedlove expands popular Prairie Burst finish within the Pursuit Exotic Series, introducing three new models at attractive price points.




New for 2019, Breedlove has unveiled three new additions to the popular Pursuit Series in each of our revolutionary body shapes; The Concertina, The Concert and the Concerto. Each model is crafted with stunning myrtlewood from the Oregon coast – and finished with the new Prairie Burst finish. These acoustic-electric guitars deliver the amazing tonal balance of myrtlewood, which has a unique voice blending the best of East Indian rosewood and maple with distinct and clear bass, mids and highs. These guitars are alive with a distinct and attractive sound many touring musicians, studio engineers, and session players crave. They come standard with LR Baggs EAS electronics, which are highly reliable and sound fantastic. With the addition of an ebony fretboard, the two cutaway models (the versatile Concert body and large body Concerto) allow for easy access to the entire fretboard. The smaller body Concertina was engineered for a light play style with clean and powerful projection from a small body guitar that is a joy to hold and play. With a 12-fret to body design, this guitar is ideal for the player looking for a more nuanced sound with more tonal complexity, and comfortable playing experience. These are the ideal guitars for everyone from the touring musician to the beginner, and everyone in-between. You will sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Series acoustic-electric guitar.

• Pursuit Exotic Concert Prairie Burst CE Myrtlewood – Myrtlewood https://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitars/2019-pursuit-exotic-concert-ce-prairie-burst

• Pursuit Exotic Concerto Prairie Burst CE Myrtlewood – Myrtlewood https://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitars/pursuit-exotic-concerto-prairie-burst-acoustic- guitar

• Pursuit Exotic Concertina Prairie Burst E Myrtlewood – Myrtlewood https://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitars/pursuit-concertina-e-acoustic-guitar-prairie-burst


View Product Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK2d72C0tOw 


About The Pursuit Series

The Pursuit Exotic Series brings visually and sonically stunning exotic tonewoods to one of the most popular Breedlove acoustic-electric guitar series that is prized by players of all abilities and styles for their superb sound, reliability as a professional grade performance instrument and attractive features at an accessible price point. The foundation of these instruments rests on outstanding sound and tone emanating from a guitar that is downright fun to play. Crafted with solid wood tops and featuring exotic tonewoods like koa, ziricote, striped ebony, and myrtlewood, all Pursuit Exotic models come upgraded with ultra-reliable LR Baggs EAS electronics. The Pursuit Exotic Series offers the perfect guitar for everyone from the touring musician to the beginner, and everyone in-between. You will sound better, play better and play more on a Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Series acoustic-electric guitar.




Since 1990, Breedlove Guitars has been rooted in the small mountain town of Bend, Oregon. We chose to live close to nature with an emphasis on outdoor recreation, strong community, a love of music, environmental awareness and an appreciation for all things created by skilled craftsmen. We’ve been crafting guitars in Bend for a long time now, and we are happy to call it home. Our MISSION is simple: to provide the player with the best sounding, best playing, most enjoyable acoustic guitar possible.
Visit us at www.breedloveguitars.com.

<![CDATA[Propellerhead Launches PolyStep Sequencer Plugin For Reason]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/propellerhead-launches-polystep-sequencer-plugin-for-reason Wed, 5 Jun 2019 15:02:04 GMT


Propellerhead Launches PolyStep Sequencer Plugin for Reason 

Create, jam and perform music in ways you’ve never tried before with PolyStep Sequencer
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – June 5, 2019 – Propellerhead Software today released PolyStep Sequencer– an evolved polyphonic step sequencer plugin for your Reason Rack. With this new Rack Extension you can create and jam sequences in totally new ways by drawing in or recording notes and then apply PolyStep Sequencer’s magic tricks. Explore chord progressions and structures by grabbing single notes and dragging them horizontally or vertically to create boxes, which transform into amazing chords, repeats, arpeggios or strumming.  
“PolyStep Sequencer represents a brand-new way of making music to our Reason users.” said Lukas Lyrestam, Product Manager at Propellerhead. “PolyStep Sequencer can be a straight-up polyphonic pattern sequencer, a jam-friendly phrase sequencer, a songwriter’s harmonic exploration tool or just about whatever you want it to be.” 
With PolyStep Sequencer you can record in real time, with step input or graphical input. You can easily transpose your sequences in real time from MIDI input, always in scale. Go all in jamming and improvising dynamic arrangements with eight patterns, each with four variations, and switch between them manually, randomly or in sequence. 
If you are into details, each note has separate properties. Set basic values like pitch and velocity, but also go deeper with probability, timing offset, legato and more. If you have dragged notes in your sequence to create boxes, the properties will allow you to set repeats, chord density and alternate voicings, as well as settings for arpeggio or strum. The scale-aware playback makes sure you get no off-scale notes, unless you want it. You also get two CV tracks to control parameters on the instruments you are playing. 
Watch the PolyStep Sequencer announcement video here.  
To learn more about PolyStep Sequencer, visit our website.   
Pricing & Availability
Purchase PolyStep Sequencer is available for immediate download via the Propellerhead store and will retail for 99 USD / EUR. 

Propellerhead Software has released PolyStep Sequencer, an evolved polyphonic step sequencer plugin for your Reason Rack.
About Propellerhead Software
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se 
<![CDATA[Martin Audio Adds WPS To Wavefront Precision Line Array Series]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/martin-audio-adds-wps-to-wavefront-precision-line-array-series Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:58:44 GMT


Martin Audio Adds WPS to Fastest-Selling Wavefront Precision Line Array Series



High Wycombe, UK––Designed to set a new benchmark for 8” line arrays, Martin Audio has announced WPS, the fourth model in the award winning and best-selling Wavefront Precision optimized line array series.


Wavefront Precision evolved the technology and innovation of the landmark MLA series by offering external amplification and scalable resolution. The systems deliver greatly improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, and are uniquely flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible.


Dom Harter, Managing Director, explains: “Simply put, the more enclosures with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage and control is achievable.


“This means even at the lowest level of resolution the results are still fundamentally better than traditional line array, at no extra cost, and at the top end of resolution users can enjoy many of the benefits that MLA systems provide. Presently other manufacturers are forcing their customers to buy very expensive and fixed amounts of amps to optimize arrays, but with Wavefront Precision the decision on the level of coverage control, and therefore the number of high-powered efficient iKON amps required, is the customer's.”


Following the introductions of WPL (12” LF), WPC (10” LF) and WPM (6.5” LF), WPS (8” LF) is the fourth in the series and is a versatile, state-of-the-art line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and perfect for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint.


Designed with Martin Audio’s signature coverage, consistency and sound performance, the flexibility of WPS makes it an ideal system for live sound reinforcement and installations in theaters, concert halls and Houses of Worship. Return-on-investment within a rental company’s inventory is maximized by also deploying WPS arrays as front-fill, delay or side-hang support for larger Wavefront Precision systems.


WPS is a passive 3-way system which integrates a high density of drive units in a very compact enclosure. It features 2 x 8” LF drivers, 4 x 4” midrange drivers and 4 x 1” exit HF compression drivers loaded by a molded HF horn which occupies the full width of the enclosure — defining the 100° horizontal constant directivity coverage pattern of both the HF and midrange sections.


The 4” midrange drivers are compression-loaded to raise efficiency and enter the horn walls via annular slots close to the HF throat to sum effectively with the HF wavefront.  In the HF section, four 1” exit compression drivers deliver pristine high frequency sound without the harshness and distortion associated with larger format devices. 


The 8” LF drivers are set back behind the walls of the HF horn, with a small volume of air in front of each driver increasing the output at the upper end of its operating range. The LF exit apertures are spaced apart horizontally to provide useful LF horizontal pattern control. 


Harter adds, “With WPS this was a ground up product development. We wanted to overcome the deficiencies and compromises of other 8” line arrays available on the market today. That’s why we have more drivers in WPS than anything else we believe in its class, with spacing, waveguide and crossover point engineered to deliver in particular optimum HF performance with exemplary mid and high frequency pattern control, even at higher SPL.”


For extended low frequency performance, WPS is designed to be partnered with the SXC118 cardioid subwoofer and its flyable variant, SXCF118.


“Wavefront Precision has been the company’s fastest ever selling line array series,” recalls Harter, “and a significant contributing factor in Martin Audio’s rapid success over the last three years. The introduction of WPS extends the line to make it an all-powerful optimized line array family that will best serve customers around the world. As one of the founders of the pro audio industry it remains critical that we continue to push forward with our aggressive new product strategy in order to flourish.”


WPS will be featured as part of Martin Audio’s presentation at InfoComm 2019, taking place on booth 6743 and in audio demo room W224C, from June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, and will begin shipping worldwide from September 2019.


For more information on WPS, visit: https://martin-audio.com/products/loudspeakers/wps


Wavefront Precision Series Video: https://youtu.be/h0zqxyJAJew





About Martin Audio®

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



<![CDATA[Introducing The Mike Patrick Signature Sound Bank For Stage 3 And Electro 6]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/introducing-the-mike-patrick-signature-sound-bank-for-stage-3-and-electro-6 Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:53:12 GMT


Mike Patrick Signature Sound Bank





Press Release, Stockholm 2018-06-05

We are happy to present the Mike Patrick Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 and Nord Electro 6 - an exclusive patch collection from the gifted British keyboardist/producer Mike Patrick (Jake Bugg, JP Cooper, The Streets, James Arthur). 


The Mike Patrick Signature Sound Bank incorporates influences of RnB, modern Pop and House music featuring beautiful vintage synths, vibey brass, orchestral strings and much more.   


“A lot of people play Nords with a piano and an organ and that is absolutely fine but I really wanted to let people know that there is so much more you can do. This sound bank is mainly for the RnB lovers, the Pop lovers and even the House lovers, and I'm a big fan of strings so I've put some in there as well!”


Mike Patrick is an in-demand keyboardist/producer based in London, UK and is currently working with artists such as Jake Bugg, JP Cooper, The Streets and James Arthur.



The Mike Patrick Signature Sound Bank is available for free at nordkeyboards.com! 
Download here: Nord Stage 3 and Nord Electro 6



The Mike Patrick Sound Bank is compatible with Nord Stage 3 and Nord Electro 6. 



About Clavia DMI AB:

Clavia Digital Musical Instruments AB manufactures industry-leading digital synthesizers and keyboards sold under the brand name Nord. All technology R&D and manufacturing takes place in Sweden and all Nord products are assembled by hand in Stockholm. Clavia DMI AB has 39 employees and a turnover of 25M USD whereof 95 % is export sales to local distributors. The company’s main markets are USA and Europe but Asia and Latin America also adds exciting and interesting new markets for our premium quality keyboard instruments.



<![CDATA[New BYOC Analog Delay Kit]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-byoc-analog-delay-kit Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:46:30 GMT


New Kit: Analog Delay



Based on the BOSS DM-2, the BYOC Analog Delay uses the V3205 BBD (bucket brigade delay) chip for 300ms or pure, warm, vintage, analog repeats.  Metal film resistors instead of carbon film, for lower noise than the orignal DM-2.  Aluminum Electrolytic capacitors in the signal path have been replaced with higher quality film caps for improved clarity over the original DM-2.  And the original buffered bypass has been replaced with a true bypass foot switch for zero tone suck.

This is the ultimate delay for slap back and ambient echoes.

Available now.  Complete base kits start at $69.99.   Click HERE for more info.


Visit BYOC



<![CDATA[Lectrosonics Introduces The D Squared Digital Wireless Microphone System]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lectrosonics-introduces-the-d-squared-digital-wireless-microphone-system Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:49:06 GMT


Lectrosonics Introduces the D Squared Digital Wireless Microphone System
Digital platform provides unmatched audio quality, flexibility, rack density and low latency
Rio Rancho, NM (June 4,  2019) – Lectrosonics is pleased to announce the introduction of the revolutionary D Squared digital wireless microphone system, utilizing the Lectrosonics 4th-generation digital architecture for excellent flexibility, ultra-fast setup, studio quality audio, and ultra-low latency. The system includes the DSQD 4-channel digital receiver, DBu digital belt pack transmitter, and DHu digital handheld transmitter. System features include 24 bit, 48 kHz digital audio, 2-way IR sync, three levels of encryption, and a tuning range from 470-608 MHz (470-614 MHz for export versions). The new D Squared system sets a new standard for enhanced audio quality, flexibility, low latency and compact size.

“The D Squared digital wireless microphone system represents a new era for Lectrosonics and for our customers,” says Karl Winkler, VP of sales & service for Lectrosonics. “Valuable user input coupled with intense innovation by our engineering team have made it possible for the D Squared to offer a new level of performance, convenience and sound quality in a wireless mic system. Eight channels in 1RU is the highest rack density of any wireless system. And, backward compatibility with Digital Hybrid transmitters means that all the Lectrosonics SM, SSM, HM and HH units we made during the past 17 years can still be used with the new DSQD receiver.”

The DSQD digital receiver is a four-channel, half-rack design with high-resolution color display, analog or Dante® digital outputs, and rear BNC antenna ports with “loop-thru” buffered BNC outputs to another receiver. The DSQD is compatible with the latest Lectrosonics all-digital transmitters including the DB Series and DHu, the stereo DCHT, and the half-rack M2T. The DSQD is also backward compatible with any Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters including the SM Series, LT, HM Series, SSM, HH Series, UM400, UM400a, LM Series, MM Series, and WM. Three different receiver diversity schemes can be employed depending on the needs of the application, including switched (during packet headers for seamless audio), Digital Ratio Diversity, or Digital Frequency Diversity. Continuously tunable tracking filters ensure excellent RF performance even in difficult environments. The DSQD includes digital talkback capability when used with any talkback-enabled transmitter, such as the two new digital transmitters DBu and DHu, and the LMb, LT and HHa Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters.

A headphone jack is included on the DSQD for audio monitoring per channel. Ethernet and USB ports allow the receiver to connect to Wireless Designer® software for programming and monitoring, and a serial port enables connection between receivers for data sharing and frequency coordination. Antenna bias power can be engaged in the menu, and front panel LEDs show the status. Each DSQD ships with half the rack hardware needed to mount two units together, yielding 8 channels in 1RU.

The DBu belt pack and DHu handheld transmitters include specially developed, high efficiency digital circuitry for extended operating time on two AA batteries and offer RF power selections at 25 and 50 mW. The pure digital architecture enables AES 256-CTR encryption for high level security applications. Studio quality audio performance is assured by high quality components in the preamp, wide range input gain adjustment and DSP-controlled analog limiting. Input gain is adjustable over a 45 dB range in 1 dB steps to allow an exact match to the input signal level, maximizing the dynamic range and signal to noise ratio. USB ports on the transmitters allow for firmware updates in the field as features are added in the future. Two-way IR ports ensure quick setup and allow for encryption key transfer and other data sharing between units.

The DBu beltpack unit features a removable antenna with SMA connector, and incorporates the standard Lectrosonics TA5 connector with servo-bias input for compatibility with a wide range of lavaliere mics, dynamic mics, and line level sources. The unit ships with a tough wire belt clip but is also compatible with an accessory clamp style belt clip if required. A multi-function switch on top of the transmitter can be configured as power on/off, mute, talkback, or bypassed altogether. The DBu’s housing is constructed of solid machined aluminum, finished with an ultra-hard electroless nickel finish, for lasting ruggedness.

The DHu handheld transmitter is compatible with the Lectrosonics HHC cardioid condenser capsule and can also be used with a wide range of microphone capsule heads incorporating the standard 1.25” opening and 28 thread pitch. A programmable button on the outside of the housing can be configured as a push-to-talk, cough, or mute switch, a power switch, or be bypassed altogether. The DHu housing is milled out of aluminum alloy and powder coated for lasting ruggedness.

System performance: audio frequency response is 20 – 20 kHz +- 1 dB, with dynamic range of 108 dB and THD+N of 0.05% at 1 kHz, -10 dBFS. Latency is 1.4 ms, transmitter input to analog output, using a digital transmitter, and <2.9 ms with any Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitter.

Click here to watch the D Squared video.

About Lectrosonics 
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company's dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com


<![CDATA[Rebound - Drum & Bass]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/rebound---drum--bass Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:46:03 GMT

It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Rebound - Drum & Bass, a sophisticated palette of unique Drum & Bass rhythms. 

Zenhiser Pack: Rebound - Drum & Bass

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/rebound-drum-and-bass-sounds.html


<![CDATA[Macally Launches Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds With High-Quality Audio And Eight Hour Battery Life]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/macally-launches-magnetic-bluetooth-earbuds-with-high-quality-audio-and-eight-hour-battery-life Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:42:11 GMT







Ontario, CA – June 4, 2019, Twenty-five-year consumer electronics accessory manufacturer, Macally Peripherals, launched their newest wireless earbuds, the MBTBUDS Wireless Bluetooth Magnetic Earbuds. The MBTBUDS feature automatic on and off magnetic earbuds for easy storage and to save battery life. With 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of playtime* and aptX audio technology, the lightweight earbuds deliver superb audio. They feature a quick, hassle-free and powerful Bluetooth 4.1 connection and feature IPX4 waterproof technology, to keep the earbuds dry and resistant against water splashes and sweat. The MBTBUDS also include 3 sets of earbuds tip sizes and ear hooks to fit comfortably in place.



  • 8 hours of talk time
  • 6 hours of music playtime*
  • 150 hours of standby time
  • Charges in 1-2 hours
  • 120 mAh rechargeable battery
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • aptX audio technology
  • 3 sizes earbud tips, 3 ear hooks
  • 1-year warranty
  • Controls: answer call, play, pause, forward song, back to previous song, volume
  • Built-in microphone: Cvc 6.0 noise cancelling for an enhanced microphone sound
  • IPX4 Water and Sweat Resistant
  • Magnetic Auto on and off
  • 13.5mm beryllium drivers
  • Can be worn like necklace with magnetic auto connect earbuds
  • *(Playtime varies according to audio format, volume level and other conditions)


MSRP $59.99




On Sale Now on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Macally+MBTBUDS&ref=nb_sb_noss_2




<![CDATA[Time To Be More Melodrumatic - And You Can Do It For Free!]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/time-to-be-more-melodrumatic---and-you-can-do-it-for-free Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:29:05 GMT


Time To Be More Melodrumatic - And You Can Do It For Free!




My name is David -- I'm a musician and software engineer finishing up a master's at the MIT Media Lab.

Over the weekend I released Melodrumatic, an open-source audio plugin that lets you use MIDI to pitch-shift via delay (i.e. the Doppler effect) to turn unpitched audio into melodies. I thought it might be of interest to the folks at Harmony Central!

You can download the plugin here: https://github.com/usdivad/Melodrumatic

There's also a video demo here: https://youtu.be/KpkDhlis1zw

The plugin is available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats. New features including additional pitch-shifting techniques as well as support for presets and microtonal MIDI mapping are already in the works.

I'd love to hear the thoughts of the Harmony Central community on the plugin, and look forward to seeing what folks create using it -- thanks so much!


David Su
<![CDATA[Alto Professional Releases New Uber FX Portable PA System]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/alto-professional-releases-new-uber-fx-portable-pa-system Mon, 3 Jun 2019 13:42:44 GMT



New portable system easily handles the most demanding assignments with 100 watts of dynamic power, 8-in 2-way speaker, Bluetooth streaming, multiple ins/outs and 45-hour rechargeable battery.



Cumberland, RI USA (June 3, 2019)—Alto Professional (altoproaudio.com), the world’s leading innovator for live performance reinforcement products, today announced the introduction of its powerful new Uber FX portable PA system, suitable for the most demanding assignments, indoors or out, regardless of whether or not there is access to AC power. Uber FX is a self-powered portable wireless speaker with Bluetooth® technology and professional features. It’s the perfect solution for delivering hours of clear, punchy, high-fidelity sound from a wide variety of wireless or hard-wired signal sources to any venue.


Uber FX is ideal for musicians performing outdoors who can’t be limited by their access to AC power and who still want to have all the versatility and capability of a great studio-based sound system. Uber FX delivers, on all counts, with its 15 built-in FX by world-renowned Alesis and a 2-band EQ for precise tonal adjustment. But it’s not just for musicians—it’s also perfect for business meetings, backyard parties and award/graduation ceremonies. No AC power is no problem for Uber FX.


The unit features two input channels, each with its own independent volume control. Users can stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device, and there is a convenient USB charging port to keep phones powered up and ready to go. With 100 watts of peak power driving a high-quality 8-inch 2-way speaker, a high-quality microphone and a long-lasting 45-hour rechargeable battery, Uber FX is ready to take on any challenge.


  • Portable self-powered PA speaker with professional capabilities

  • 100 watts (peak) drives high-quality 8-inch woofer, 3-inch tweeter

  • Two Line/Mic channels with XLR/1/4” combo inputs

  • Streams music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device

  • NFC pairing and 1/8" stereo aux channels

  • Master Volume, Line Out and battery level indicator

  • Built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 45 hours continuous use

  • High-quality microphone and cable included

  • USB charging port for phone, tablet or other device

  • Top panel storage tray for smartphones, keys, guitar picks, and more

  • Telescoping handle with built-in wheels for easy transport

Uber FX will be available in Q2.


U.S. retail price will be $249.95.




About Alto Professional

Established in 2000, Alto Professional manufactures a full line of world-class Live Performance Reinforcement equipment. Using modern manufacturing techniques, cutting-edge DSP technology, and sophisticated design, Alto Professional’s products are precision-engineered to provide both exceptional performance and exceptional value for performing musicians and live sound engineers. Alto Professional is a member of the premier family of brands known as inMusic.



<![CDATA[Celestion Introduces Orange Cabinet Impulse Responses In Two Notes Wall Of Sound File Format ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/celestion-introduces-orange-cabinet-impulse-responses-in-two-notes-wall-of-sound-file-format Mon, 3 Jun 2019 13:36:18 GMT


Celestion Introduces Orange Cabinet Impulse Responses in Two Notes Wall of Sound File Format 
New IRs Offer the Tone of Legendary Orange Cabinets Loaded with Classic Celestion Speakers

Ipswich, UK (June 3, 2019) — Celestion, the celebrated manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce that they have collaborated with Orange Amps to capture the tones of their world famous cabinet collection, and announce the debut of Orange Cabinet Impulse Responses, available exclusively in Two notes’ Wall of Sound file format. These new Celestion IRs allow users to replicate authentic Orange cab tone in the Wall of Sound format at home, in the studio, and playing live. The Orange Cab IRs, as well as Celestion’s extensive classic IR collection, available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.com.

The new Celestion collection of Orange cabinet impulse responses in Two notes Wall of Sound format includes seven iconic cabinets. Using meticulous recording techniques, Celestion’s expert sound engineers have faithfully captured the distinctive tones of six high-quality Orange cabinets, including the:
  • Orange PPC112 1×12 (closed back) with Celestion Vintage 30
  • Orange PPC212OB 2×12 (open back)  with Celestion Vintage 30
  • Orange PPC212 2×12 (closed back) with Celestion Vintage 30
  • Orange PP212V 2×12 (vertical open back) with Celestion Neo Creamback
  • Orange PPC412 4×12 (classic) with Celestion Vintage 30
  • Orange PPC412AD 4×12 (angled) Vintage 30
  • Orange PPC412HP8 4×12 (high-powered) G12K-100
The new Orange Cabinet Collection of Impulse Responses join the extensive family of genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar and bass speaker Impulse Responses such as the: A-TypeBN15-300X, Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80,Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XCG12T-75,  G12-50GL Lynchback, G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo Creamback, PULSE10, PULSE12 andPULSE 15, Suhr Cabinet, V-TypeVintage 30 and other models.
Orange Cabinet Impulse Responses from Celestion are available for purchase individually or as a collection for a significant discount.
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.

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[Antares Technologies Introduces Auto-Tune™ EFX+]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/antares-technologies-introduces-auto-tune-efx Fri, 31 May 2019 12:57:32 GMT


Antares Technologies Introduces Auto-Tune™ EFX+



Scotts Valley, CA—May 31, 2019—Antares Technologies, the worldwide leader in professional vocal processing tools, is pleased to introduce Auto-Tune™ EFX+, a versatile new vocal production plug-in. Auto-Tune EFX+ combines the core features of Auto-Tune with a multi-effects rack and the Auto-Motion™ melodic pattern generator.

Auto-Tune EFX+ is a unique vocal production plug-in for contemporary music creation. Designed to be quick and easy to use, the plug-in delivers stunning effects on any vocal track—ranging from subtle enhancements to extreme vocal mutations and transformations. Over 100 expertly designed effects patches are included, some of which were created by industry leading producers such as Mike Dean, Richard Devine and Jeff Rona. The low latency performance of Auto-Tune EFX+ allows direct tracking through the plug-in, and even performing live.

The EFX Multi-Effects Rack

The EFX multi-effects rack includes six different effects modules:

  • Pitch and Throat: for real-time pitch and formant shifting
  • Duet: for realistic doubling, with adjustable pitch and timing variation
  • Filter: a high-pass filter for EQ and special effects
  • Vocode: for vintage analog vocoder emulations
  • Tube Amp: for analog tube distortion modeling
  • Mutate: for ring modulated audio mutation


An XY Pad allows quick and easy real-time control of parameters in each effects module.

Core Auto-Tune Features

It goes without saying that the industry standard Auto-Tune pitch correction is also included. The Retune and Humanize controls vary the pitch-correction from transparent all the way up to the well-known Auto-Tune effect used on so many iconic hits.


The Auto-Motion melodic pattern generator lets the user create new melodic patterns and hooks by automatically pitch-shifting the original vocal or instrumental tracks using the provided patterns.  Auto-Motion features an extensive library of triggerable melodic patterns that intelligently adapt to the key and tempo of the song.

Auto-Key Compatible

Auto-Tune EFX+ is compatible with Antares Auto-Key, which automatically detects the key and scale of the song and transfers this information to any and all instances of the Auto-Tune EFX+ plug-in with a single click.

Price and availability

Auto-Tune EFX+ is available from May 28, 2019, for $199.
Owners of any previous Auto-Tune EFX version can upgrade for $69. If the purchase was made on March 1, 2019 or later, the upgrade to Auto-Tune EFX+ is free.

Web Link and Images

Product page: www.antarestech.com/product/auto-tune-efx-plus

YouTube video



About Antares Technologies

Antares Audio Technologies is the worldwide leader in the development of unique vocal processing tools. Having revolutionized vocal production with the ground-breaking Auto-Tune pitch correction technology, Antares is committed to providing producers, engineers, sound designers and musicians with powerful, innovative, easy-to-use tools for enhancing and manipulating the human voice. To learn more about Antares, please visit www.antarestech.com



<![CDATA[SampleScience Releases Drone Piano]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/samplescience-releases-drone-piano Thu, 30 May 2019 15:26:30 GMT


SampleScience releases Drone Piano




SampleScience announces the release of Drone Piano, a VST/AU plugin instrument for both Windows and macOS. The instrument features the sound of an upright acoustic piano recorded at the University of Montreal during the winter of 2015. The instrument has 3 different variations of the same piano sound: drone, looped and original. The plugin has a deep cinematic reverb suited for modern classical music and film scoring.



  • Drone, looped and original piano sounds
  • Lightweight piano, use only 360 MB of RAM
  • Multi-LFO
  • Deep cinematic reverb
  • Room reverb
  • Sub
  • Highpass/lowpass filter


Price: 12$ (USD)


Audio demo: https://soundcloud.com/samplesciencemtl/sets/drone-piano


Audio/image files for press: https://archive.org/download/DronePianoFiles


Product page: https://www.samplescience.ca/2019/05/drone-piano.html



<![CDATA[Alan Parsons Debuts Recording Master Classes At New Parsonics Studio In Santa Barbara]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/alan-parsons-debuts-recording-master-classes-at-new-parsonics-studio-in-santa-barbara Thu, 30 May 2019 14:50:07 GMT


Alan Parsons Debuts Recording Master Classes at New Parsonics Studio in Santa Barbara



Santa Barbara, CA. Dateline May 30th 2019: Alan Parsons announces a series of recording master classes at his brand new recording facility Parsonics in Santa Barbara, July 25th, 26th and 27th.


Each master class has a separate theme. On July 25th ‘Music Production Rules!’ is for music educators, where Alan will be supported by a team of audio specialists and educators, who will unravel the mysteries of teaching music production and audio engineering. Topics include Funding, Which DAW?, Pedagogy, Lesson Plans, Certification and Career Opportunities. The final session sees Alan demonstrating different ways to record acoustic guitar with vocal simultaneously—a perennial challenge and one of the most popular scenes in Parsons’ Art & Science Of Sound Recording (ASSR) series that has now become a staple in schools and colleges all over the world.


July 26th ‘In The Mix’ is a mix session, where Alan will mix two tracks recorded at previous ASSR master classes. One, a stereo mix, the second, a Surround mix employing Alan’s imposing line-up of B&W 802 Diamond loudspeakers.


Alan Parsons has long championed spatially enhanced formats—his legendary Quad mix of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon is featured in the Immersion Edition 6 CD Boxed Set—and The Alan Parsons Project album Stereotomy was recorded using the first iteration of ambisonics. In 2019 Alan won the Grammy for Best Immersive Album for his re-mastered 35th Anniversary Edition of Eye In The Sky


At the mix session attendees will witness first hand Alan’s meticulous attention to detail on all aspects of mixing, from preparation to automation, processing, balance, positioning and levels, as well as tap into his approaches to and secrets of mixing in Surround.


The final session on July 27th is a full band recording session with live tracking of drums, bass, guitar and keys, instrumental overdubs and vocals. Entitled ‘Life’s A Long Song’ Alan is indeed a master of such intense single day sessions where decisions have to made quickly and the collective energy in the room contributes to the event's highly creative atmosphere.


These are the first master classes to be held at Alan’s luxurious, Neve 5088-endowed Parsonics facility in the hills above Santa Barbara, where attendees will be able to take in sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean during breaks.


Meals and refreshments are included in the ticket price and discounted multi-day tickets are also available. All attendees receive signed Certificates Of Completion relevant to the class or classes they attend.



Further details and tickets at:


‘Music Production Rules!’ www.artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/sb1


‘In The Mix’ www.artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/sb2


‘Life’s A Long Song’www.artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/sb3


Contact ASSR at info@artandscienceofsound.com or 1-800-752-2780




<![CDATA[Kilohearts Explores New Era Synthesis With Snapin Eco-System Pinnacle Phase Plant ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/kilohearts-explores-new-era-synthesis-with-snapin-eco-system-pinnacle-phase-plant Wed, 29 May 2019 16:07:28 GMT


Kilohearts crosses threshold of New Era Synthesis as snapin eco-system pinnacle Phase Plant pushes creative sound design envelope



LINKÖPING, SWEDEN: new-generation audio plugins creator Kilohearts is proud to announce availability of Phase Plant — pushing the creative sound design envelope as a truly limitless hybrid synthesizer plugin, building on a modular system of GENERATORS, MODULATORS, and EFFECTS from the company’s acclaimed snapin range of small, single-purpose plugins that can be used either directly in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) as VST (Virtual Studio Technology), AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) and AU (Audio Unit) audio plugins or as building blocks in a Phase Plant patch — as of May 29...


Phase Plant represents the pinnacle of the snapin eco-system that Kilohearts has been busy developing since the 2015 release of its award-winning Multipass modular multi-band host. Combining the power of snapin effects with new modules for signal generation and modulation, Phase Plant is a hybrid synthesizer capable of what has previously only been possible in classic modular setups. Indeed, it empowers users with more options than they can shake a stick at, allowing anyone to make their thing as big or small as they need it to be. But better still, it does all this on a single screen and with surprising ease.


Phase Plant provides a ‘blank page’ onto which users can add signal generators and snapin effects in a quick and creative manner until satisfied with the resultant sound. Grouping GENERATORS and setting output options make for speedy creation of advanced FM (Frequency Modulation) configurations in a matter of seconds. And at the bottom of the page perpetual possibilities abound, allowing adventurous users to speedily add any MODULATORS (modulation sources) they like — everything from an Envelope or multiple instances of an LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) to utility features such as a Random (randomizer) module or more mathematical operations. Everything is click and drag, so Snap Heap host plugin users or owners of the above-mentioned Multipass will feel right at home.


Having said that, the intuitive modulation system from Multipass has been improved with audio-rate modulations (marked in green) to allow for FM between all types of GENERATORS. Getting to frequency modulate the pitch of a Wavetable using a looped sample as a source, for instance, is a breeze. But how about then routing that modulation back the other way, which would create a circular modulation with radically random results? Get going! After all, every module in the GENERATORS area has an audio-rate modulation link on its right-hand side — even the filters and distortions.


Duly shipping with hundreds of onboard presets by renowned sound designers such as Australian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and DJ Rob Swire — best known as the founder and vocalist of electronic rockers Pendulum, and also co-founder of electro house duo Knife Party — and American producer, professor, journalist, and author Francis Prève, playing Phase Plant will surely result in falling for its demonstrable diversity. And anyone getting going with creating their own sounds will empathise with why it is already a favoured tool for the likes of Belgian drum and bass producer and musician Netsky, Dutch electronic music trio Noisia, and English dubstep music producer, songwriter, and DJ Zomboy — before becoming available!


Also apparent, Kilohearts clearly wants everyone to understand how Phase Plant works. What better way to learn, then, than by assembling creations from scratch? Since Phase Plant loads with an empty patch its users are free to add any components they desire, as and when they need them. The lengthy list of fanciful features available to them include an Analog oscillator; Wavetable oscillator; Sampler; advanced noise generation; phase modulation, linear and exponential FM, and ring modulation between GENERATORS; application of multiple GENERATORS in any order; more LFOs, envelopes, and other modulations than anyone could possibly need; compatibility with all available snapin effects; 300 expertly-crafted factory presets; advanced onboard Wavetable editor; grouping, minimising, and much more besides.


Bundling Phase Plant with Kilohearts Toolbox — chock-full of creative effects and available in various versions — is the best way to get the most out of this truly limitless hybrid synthesizer that really represents the pinnacle of Kilohearts’ snapin eco-system. “Endless possibilities and a very clever UI; the Wavetable editor is gonna change the game.” So says Netsky. As an early adopter, he should surely know, calling it his “...favourite new plugin.” Perhaps it is time to follow suit? Simply click and drag those GENERATORS, MODULATORS, and EFFECTS to suit. See and hear how Phase Plant pushes the creative sound design envelope. Experience New Era Synthesis.


Phase Plant is available directly from Kilohearts for $169.00 USD/€169.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox FREE featuring six snapin effects and the Snap Heap host plugin. (Phase Plant will load any snapin not already owned, but users cannot change their parameter values.)


Phase Plant is also available directly from Kilohearts for $199.00 USD/€199.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox STARTER featuring 11 snapin effects (worth $135.00 USD/€135.00 EUR) and the Snap Heap host plugin — an excellent option for anyone who is new to the snapin eco-system.


Phase Plant is also available directly from Kilohearts for $349.00 USD/€349.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox PROFESSIONAL featuring all available snapin effects — including the new Ensemble and Flanger — (worth $598.00 USD/€598.00 EUR) and the Snap Heap host plugin.


Phase Plant is also available directly from Kilohearts for $499.00 USD/€499.00 EUR, bundled with Kilohearts Toolbox ULTIMATE featuring all available snapin effects and the Snap Heap host plugin, plus all other current Kilohearts premium plugins (worth $1,241.00 USD/€1,241.00 EUR).


For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Phase Plant webpage here: https://kilohearts.com/products/phase_plant Watch Kilohearts’ communicative Phase Plant video playlist here:



Kilohearts has a single installer for all its products — available as 64-bit VST, AU, and AAX plugins for Windows and Mac, downloadable from here: https://kilohearts.com/faq





About Kilohearts (www.kilohearts.com)

Kilohearts is creating a new generation of audio plugins that focus on workflow.The award-winning Swedish company collectively believes modern music making requires modern tools that are not constrained to replicating hardware.


© 2019 Kilohearts AB



<![CDATA[Electronisounds Breathes New Life Into Vintage Electribe Groovebox]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/electronisounds-breathes-new-life-into-vintage-electribe-groovebox Wed, 29 May 2019 15:59:22 GMT


Electronisounds Breathes New Life Into Vintage Electribe Groovebox



Known for their sample packs and Digitakt sound banks, Electronisounds has released a new sound bank for the vintage Electribe ESX-1 Groovebox!

"Adrenalize" features, 326 new custom sounds and 64 new patterns - hand-crafted by Dean Daughters (Prizm Prime).

This retro sampler/groovebox has a sound and a soul all it's own, and it can still be a wonderful compliment to your studio setup or live rig!  The "Adrenalize" sound bank will inject a whole new life into this red beauty!

$34.99 (introductory sale price $24.99)

More info, Videos and Audio Demos can be found here:



<![CDATA[Epiphone Presents The Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/epiphone-presents-the-ltd.-ed.-george-thorogood-white-fang-es-125tdc-outfit Wed, 29 May 2019 15:55:01 GMT


Epiphone presents
“Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit”
Featuring ProBuckerTM P-90s, WilkinsonTM Deluxe Tuners, Custom Hard Case And More
George Thorogood & The Destroyers’
“Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock”
North American Tour Continues June 22
George Thorogood with his Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood ‘White Fang’ ES-125TDC Outfit.
Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood ‘White Fang’ ES-125TDC Outfit, spec sheet: Here.
(May 28, 2019, Nashville, TN) Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments, proudly presents the Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit, the premier signature guitar by blues legend GEORGE THOROGOOD. Featuring a vintage-inspired ES-125 hollowbody archtop in a Bone White finish with removable “Cobra” sticker, new ProBucker™ P-90 single-coil pickups, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle, and Wilkinson™ Deluxe Tuners.
The ES-125 thin-line hollowbody was first introduced in 1956 as a student guitar, but in George Thorogood’s hands, his rare, late 50s two-pickup ES-125 was transformed into one of the most iconic instruments in American music. “My new Epiphones are like riding a thoroughbred horse--you have to hold them back,” explains THOROGOOD. “You should have more to work with not less. That’s when it gets fun. I used to struggle with my old guitars backstage. Now, I can’t wait to get to the gig. Thanks, Epiphone!”
Watch GEORGE THOROGOOD talk about and play his new “White Fang” ES-125TDC, Here.
Click above to watch the GEORGE THOROGOOD video.
THOROGOOD and his band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. See THOROGOOD and his Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit live in action during George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ forthcoming North American tour, “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock.” The “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock” tour continues Saturday, June 22 in Hinckley, MN, for all tour dates, visit: https://www.georgethorogood.com.
Epiphone Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit Street Price $899.
“Bad to the Bone” Classic ES-125:
The Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit is a full hollowbody archtop made in collaboration with GEORGE and Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville. The “White Fang” features a Bone White finish and a removable “Cobra” sticker that is an exact replica of the decal on GEORGE’s personal customized ES-125. The “White Fang” is powered by new Epiphone P-90 PRO™ single coil pickups, which recreate the tone of the first generation of P-90s invented by Gibson legend Seth Lover. The “White Fang” includes a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity and Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle.
Look for the “White Fang” at Authorized Epiphone Dealers this summer. And be sure to visit George’s official website for tour details.
Read the new Q&A with GEORGE THOROGOOD on www.epiphone.com and Here.
For more information on George Thorogood:
For more information on Epiphone:
For more information on Gibson:
About George Thorogood & the Destroyers:
For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent--and consistently passionate--progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history. For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed since forming in 1974. And in 2019, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before. For more information, visit: https://www.georgethorogood.com
About Epiphone: 
For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design with models like theCasino, the Texan, and the new Masterbilt Century Archtop Collection. Epiphone is also home to the PRO-1 Collection and is the official instrument of Rocksmith® Remastered, the acclaimed video experience that’s teaching millions around the world how to play guitar and bass. Epiphone began as the“House of Stathopoulo” family business in Sparta in the 1870s and rose to fame during Manhattan’s jazz age before joining Gibson Brands in 1957. Today, Epiphone continues to make history from its headquarters in Nashville, TN. Epiphone Instruments have powered classic recordings by Les Paul, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones along with today’s top artists like Slash, Vampire Weekend, Gary Clark Jr., Peter Frampton, Matt Heafy of Trivium, Tommy Thayer of KISS, and James Bay.Epiphone offers innovation, history, and a lifetime guarantee. At Epiphone, we're designers, we're players and we're mavericks. And, we're passionate about everything we do. Learn more at: www.epiphone.com.
About Gibson:
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered inNashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
<![CDATA[MOJO 2 Horn Section 1.5 Update Now Available]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/mojo-2-horn-section-1.5-update-now-available Wed, 29 May 2019 15:41:05 GMT



Horn Section 

1.5 Update Now Available








We’ve packed a lot of amazing new features into MOJO 2’s 1.5 update. After MOJO 2’s successful release last year, we immediately got to work adding even more incredible features to this massive library. We worked hard to incorporate feature requests we received from our users as well as dream up some new possibilities! Some update highlights include new Auto Divisi for the ensemble mode, on/off switches for all articulations for a reduced computer memory load, as well as 169 new individual articulation patches. Check out the Update Overview Video for a brief look at these new features and improvements!


If you’ve already purchased a copy of MOJO 2: Horn Section, click here to download the free update.


• 13 deeply-sampled brass & reed instruments • Four Era presets for retro, vintage, and modern sounds • True legato & 13 articulations for incredible realism • Powerful and intuitive interface • Nearly 100GB of brand-new inspiring sample content • NKS Compatible for Komplete Kontrol and Maschine






<![CDATA[PreSonus Ships Powerful Audio Batch Converter Add-On For Studio One]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-ships-powerful-audio-batch-converter-add-on-for-studio-one Tue, 28 May 2019 15:00:08 GMT


PreSonus Ships Powerful Audio Batch Converter Add-on for Studio One
PreSonus Audio Batch Converter for Studio One. 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—May 2019… PreSonus® Studio One® users can now add powerful audio file conversion to their system with the company’s new Audio Batch Converter Add-on. Compatible with the newly released Studio One Prime (free), Artist, and Professional version 4.5 (and higher), the Audio Batch Converter offers format conversion and plug-in processing via most Studio One Native Effects, AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins. Furthermore, it  comes with 11 audio processes that can be applied using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow. Join files, merge mono files, split multichannel files, declick, invert phase, remove DC offset, repair the sample rate, normalize, adjust gain, independently control fade in and out, and more. The new converter is available directly from the Studio One title bar for instant access without leaving the current Song or Project.

Audio Batch Converter's integrated browser allows the user to create and edit processing chains via the same drag-and-drop workflow Studio One users are already accustomed to. You can even tweak effects during real-time playback, and an  integrated Preview Player lets you quickly preview and A/B compare unprocessed and processed signals. 

The Audio Batch Converter supports a wide range of compressed and uncompressed audio file types, currently including Wave, AIFF, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, CAF, M4A, and MP3. Each type supports various resolutions.

With its wide range of applications, PreSonus’ Audio Batch Converter for Studio One is an excellent tool for electronic musicians, audio engineers, sound designers, podcasters, voiceover artists, and more. It is available immediately in the PreSonus Shop for $49.99 U.S. For more information visit https://shop.presonus.com/Audio-Batch-Converter.  
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[Full Family Of BandLab Link Recording Interfaces Now Available]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/full-family-of-bandlab-link-recording-interfaces-now-available Tue, 28 May 2019 14:51:55 GMT


Full family of BandLab Link recording interfaces now available


  • The BandLab Link family is an affordable, high-quality series of interfaces built for the needs of the modern musician.
  • Link Analog and Link Digital launched in 2017. With today’s addition of the Link Analog Mini and Link Digital Duo, BandLab now offers four affordable interfaces.


From left to right: the Link Analog Mini, Link Analog, Link Digital, and Link Digital Duo



SINGAPORE, WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019 – BandLab (www.bandlab.com) today announces the launch of its extended lineup of Link audio interfaces, which complement its award-winning social music platform. Today BandLab is shipping two new products: the Link Analog Mini (US$19.99), and Link Digital Duo (US$79.99) rounding the line up to four affordable and simple-to-use interfaces. The original Link series consisted of the Link Analog (US$39.99) and the Link Digital(US$69.99).


With the Link family, musicians can simply plug in and play their instruments – whether they’re on the road, in the practice room, or at home. BandLab interfaces are portable powerhouses that turn music into production-ready recordings.


BandLab’s first interface, launched 2017, was the Link Analog. Small but mighty, this portable audio interface lets you lay down tracks anywhere you go. Just hook it up to a guitar/bass, headphones and a DAW like BandLab. The Link Analog Mini is an ultraportable sibling to the Link Analog, offering similar sonic clarity in a pocket-sized package. The mini is perfect for recording with a mobile phone.


Meanwhile, the new Digital Duo is made for musicians who want to jam and record together. It boasts two separate recording tracks that have plug and play compatibility with computers, laptops and tablets. Both the Link Digital Duo and the Link Digital come with phantom power.


With prices starting at just $19.99, the BandLab Link series offers a simple, intuitive, and intelligent recording solution for musicians of every experience level – and budget. High-quality components within the Link family such as Neutrik Combo Jacks and BandLab’s proprietary coiled and shielded cables allow creators to worry less, and play more.


“The Link Analog and Link Digital delivered a seamless and smart recording experience. The feedback and reviews from the initial launch affirmed that musicians of today want tech that helps them create anytime, anywhere,” says Meng Ru Kuok, CEO of BandLab Technologies.


He continues, “The updates in the Link Family, including the introduction of the Link Digital Duo, were developed with collaboration in mind. Of course, our components and design also deliver the highest clarity of sound in this price range. We’re excited to see what the musicians around the world will create with the Link family.”


The Link family of interfaces is available now at https://store.bandlab.com/.


Further Product Information

The Link Analog Mini

Ultra portable, pocket-sized. Just pick up your musical instrument, connect it to this audio interface and play immediately.



  • 1/4” Input jack
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • 1/8” TRRS speaker output
  • Input gain
  • Includes shielded TRRS cable


The Link Analog

Small but mighty, this portable audio interface lets you lay down tracks anywhere you go. Just hook it up to your guitar/bass, headphones and a DAW like BandLab.



  • Neutrik combo jack (1/4″ + XLR)
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • 1/8” TRRS speaker output
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Adjustable gain knob
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Includes shielded TRRS cable and micro-USB charging cable


The Link Digital

These all-new professional audio interfaces are portable powerhouses that turn music into production-ready recordings. It also has the option of using phantom power. The Link Digital is ideal for the solo artist on the road.


  • Neutrik Combo Jack (1/4″ + XLR)
  • 1/4″ Stereo output
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • Master volume knob
  • Input gain
  • Phantom power (48V)
  • USB-C compatible
  • Includes USB charging cables, an audio splitter cable, and adapter.


The Link Digital Duo

The Link Digital Duo has all the core features of the Link Digital, with an extra input jack and gain knob. Its two track capability makes it perfect for duos and bands. Both inputs have the option of using phantom power. It’s the ideal companion for travelling musicians who want to record voice and instrument easily on the road.



  • 2 x Neutrik combo jack (1/4″ + XLR)
  • 1/4″ Stereo output
  • 1/8” Headphone output
  • Master volume knob
  • 2 x Input gain
  • 2 x Phantom power (48V)
  • USB-C compatible
  • Includes USB charging cables, an audio splitter cable, and adapter.




About BandLab Technologies

BandLab Technologies is a collective of music brands with a vision to connect the world of music. The company integrates the physical, digital and social supply chain to enable better experiences, opportunities, and connections for all music lovers. Over 7 million creators and fans around the world use BandLab, their flagship digital product, to connect with each other and to create and share their music. Established in 2016, the BandLab Technologies portfolio of brands continues to rapidly expand and diversify.


<![CDATA[Gibson Announces World Premiere Of New Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/gibson-announces-world-premiere-of-new-michael-clifford-signature-melody-maker Tue, 28 May 2019 14:29:35 GMT


Announces World Premiere Of New
“Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker”
-Debut Signature Guitar From 5 Seconds Of Summer Lead Guitarist-
5 Seconds Of Summer Set To Launch North American Tour
With The Chainsmokers September 25 In Cleveland, OH
New 5 Seconds of Summer Single “Easier” Out Now (Here)
MICHAEL CLIFFORD with his new Gibson, Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker.
Photo credit (all images), Austin Nelson for Gibson
Download the Gibson Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker guitar specs: Here.
(Nashville, TN, May 28, 2019) By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future,Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker in Jet Black Cherry. The debut signature guitar from MICHAEL CLIFFORD, the lead guitarist for 5 Seconds Of Summer premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound for past, present and future generations. See Authorized Gibson Dealers for information and visit:www.gibson.com.
“Playing guitar is an exciting thing, because every day that you pick it up, you learn something new and you could create something that might stand the test of time,” explains MICHAEL CLIFFORD of 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Over the course of multiple 5 Seconds Of Summer world tours, MICHAEL CLIFFORD and Gibson collaborated to develop his first-ever signature guitar. The Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker rocks a double cutaway Melody Maker design for rock solid playability as well as a classic look. The body is crafted of swamp ash for resonant tonal characteristics and moderate weight while a rounded, maple neck profile provides incredible rigidity and sustain with a smooth and comfortable feel. The guitar features a black Richlite fingerboard and signature red acrylic “X” inlays for fast and effortless playability. The BurstBucker 3 Humbucker delivers a muscular PAF style voice in full humbucking mode and the push-pull volume control, the Kill Switch Toggle offers further tonal options and effects. The distinctive Jet Black Cherry finish completes MICHAEL’s version of his signature guitar. The Michael Clifford Melody Maker is the perfect guitar for the player starting his first gig, to rocking out stadiums and everything in between.
Above, the Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker.
Watch the exclusive interview below as MICHAEL CLIFFORD describes the creation of his new Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker from Gibson:
Click on the photo above to watch the exclusive interview with Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Michael Clifford.
As MICHAEL CLIFFORD and 5 Seconds Of Summer prepare for their world tour the group premiered a brand-new song “Easier” http://smarturl.it/Easier5SOS. The track--which was produced by Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Charlie Puth--marks 5 Seconds of Summer's first release since signing to Interscope Records. 5SOS also recently collaborated with The Chainsmokers for their new song “Who Do You Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPc7m1ffj3s.
Catch MICHAEL CLIFFORD on tour as 5 Seconds Of Summer will perform on June 1 KIIS Wango Tango in Los Angeles and at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on June 8 inLondon before heading to Australia for a summer trek. The group will return to the U.S. for a North American tour this fall with The Chainsmokers. The tour will hit major arenas including Barclay Centerin Brooklyn on October 17 and The Forum in Los Angeles on November 26. For all 5SOS dates, visit: https://www.5sos.com/tour.
Michael Clifford.
For more information on Michael Clifford, visit:
For more information on Gibson:
About Gibson:
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered inNashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
<![CDATA[Sweetwater Studios To Host Recording Master Class Featuring Carl Verheyen And Albert Lee]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sweetwater-studios-to-host-recording-master-class-featuring-carl-verheyen-and-albert-lee Tue, 28 May 2019 14:13:13 GMT


Sweetwater Studios to Host Recording Master Class Featuring Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee


Sweetwater Studios Senior Producer/Engineer and VP of Music Production Mark Hornsby will lead the in-studio recording session from Tuesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 25


May 24 2019, Fort Wayne, IN – Sweetwater Studios, the best-in-class recording studio branch of top music retailer Sweetwater Sound, will host another installment of its trailblazing hands-on recording master classes, featuring celebrated guitar legends Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee. The class will take place from July 23-25 and is open to all registered students on a first come, first served basis and led by Sweetwater Studios Senior Producer/Engineer and VP of Music Production Mark Hornsby. The master class will be held in Sweetwater Studios’ Studio A and will cover all aspects of the professional recording process – from dialing in sounds and live tracking to overdubbing, editing, and mixing.  


Who: Sweetwater Studios and Senior Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby

What: Recording Master Class with guitarists Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee

Where: Sweetwater Studios, 5501 US Highway 30 West, Fort Wayne, IN

When: Tuesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 25 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.


“Our recording Master Classes are a chance for students to experience recording music in a working studio under real-world conditions, something we’ve been pleased to offer at Sweetwater Studios,” Hornsby said. “Carl and Albert have a wealth of session guitar experience between them and it’s a great opportunity for students to see how great guitar parts can make or break the recording process.”


Sweetwater Studios: Session Masters

During the three-day session, students will be working alongside Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee, two contemporary masters of the guitar with a wealth of stage and studio experience between them.

Albert Lee

Albert Lee has built an unimpeachable guitar legacy, with stints playing alongside greats like Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, and Emmy Lou Harris. His fingerstyle and hybrid picking techniques have made him an in-demand session player for more than 50 years, and his solo career has been a thoughtful exploration of traditional and roots genres.

Carl Verheyen

Carl Verheyen has spent the last 40-plus years making his mark on a wide variety of music, from the progressive pop stylings of Supertramp to jazz, blues, and rock. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the last several decades, and is critically acclaimed as a player, songwriter, and educator with fourteen albums and two live DVDs to his name.


Registration is just $995 per person and includes:

  • Three full days of learning sessions in Sweetwater Studios, including lunches
  • Dinner with Mark, Carl, and Albert
  • Certificate of completion


To register, please email studio@sweetwater.com or call (800) 386-6434.


To learn more, please visit https://sweetwaterstudios.com/carl-verheyen-albert-lee-master-class/



About Sweetwater Studios

Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. With renowned staff producer Mark Hornsby at the helm, who has worked on many Grammy-award winning albums, Sweetwater Studios also has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians. For more information on Sweetwater Studios, please visit http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com.


<![CDATA[SampleScience Releases Northen Boarders, A New Analog Synthesizer And Electro-Acoustic Rompler]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/samplescience-releases-northen-boarders-a-new-analog-synthesizers-and-electro-acoustic-rompler Tue, 28 May 2019 14:07:37 GMT


SampleScience releases Northen Boarders, a new analog synthesizers and electro-acoustic rompler



"SampleScience releases Northern Boarders, a sample based plugin instrument featuring organic, electro-acoustic and analog synthesizers multi-sampled sounds. Each of the 42 sounds included in Northern Boarders can be enhanced using 4 retro-sound layers: field recording, surface noises (from vintage electronics), analog noises (sampled from modular analog synthesizers) as well as transient and artifacts effects.


The main sound can be modulated by a multi-LFO, lowpass/highpass filter, and reverb for further customization.



  • 42 multi-sampled sounds of analog synthesizers and electro-acoustic sounds
  • Multi-layers engines: field recordings, vintage medias surface noises, analog synthesizers noise colors and waveforms.
  • Multi-LFO
  • Highpass/lowpass filter
  • Reverb
  • Transients from vinyl and audio cassette
  • Artifacts from old media (vinyl and VHS)
  • Available as a VST/AU plugin instrument for macOS and Windows 7 and up (32-bit and 64-bit)


Northern Boards is a vintage sound machine sure to please fans of early Warp releases, BOC and AFX."


Price: 30$ (USD)


Audio demo: https://soundcloud.com/samplesciencemtl/northern-boarders-audio-demo


Product page: https://www.samplescience.ca/2019/05/northern-borders.html



<![CDATA[Visionary Solutions Unveils PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder At InfoComm 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/visionary-solutions-unveils-packetav-duet-wallplate-encoder-at-infocomm-2019 Tue, 28 May 2019 13:57:37 GMT


Visionary Solutions Unveils 
PacketAV Duet 
Wallplate Encoder at InfoComm 2019
Santa Barbara, CA - May 2019... 
At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Visionary Solutions (Booth 3914) will introduce their new PacketAV™ Duet Wallplate Encoder, which provides powerful 4K UHD video and Dante™/AES67 audio encoding over gigabit Ethernet in a convenient wallplate form-factor. The new PacketAV Duet Wallplate is the only 4K UHD AV-over-IP encoder on the market that fits into a two-gang, U.S.- or UK-style back box with no modification to the electrical box, saving installers significant effort. It mounts into standard Decora-style wallplates for use in a wall, tabletop, lectern, or floor box. This form factor is very difficult to achieve because of the power requirements and associated heat dissipation of currently available IP compression technology, and only Visionary Solutions has delivered it.

The PacketAV Duet Wallplate supports   Dante/AES67 audio embedding and de- embedding, USB over IP (KVM), RS232 over IP, and IR over IP and is HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant. It features front-panel HDMI input and RS-232 and USB ports, as well as IR and line-level audio in and out, with power, link, and level LED metering.

The encoder offers one rear-mounted LAN port, so integrators can power over Ethernet (standard PoE), as well as connecting Dante/AES67 audio, 4K UHD video, and control devices, all with one cable drop. The 45 degree Ethernet connector allows easy access from any side of electrical boxes, while providing bend radius relief for category cable-a feature unavailable in other encoding products.
With networked AV systems, AV-over-IP endpoints must be designed to "live" on converged networks with other IT devices, and IT departments expect these devices to adhere to accepted network administration rules. The Visionary Solutions PacketAV Duet wallplate encoder enables a single, converged audio- and video-over-IP network and supports enterprise-level security, including AES encryption, 802.1x, HTTPS, and SSH.

Visionary Solutions' PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder is expected to be available in Q3 2019. For more information about Visionary Solutions, please visit www.vsicam.com.
About Visionary Solutions 
Founded in 1995, Visionary Solutions, Inc. manufactures Audio and Video Internet Protocol (AV over IP) equipment that provides real-time transport of audio and video over IP networks. With SD, HD, and 4K encoders that support the latest technology standards including Dante, H.264, and JPEG2000, Visionary's modular solutions are recognized around the world for their outstanding value, performance, flexibility, and quality. With a company-wide focus on customer satisfaction through collaboration and hands-on support, Visionary Solutions is a trusted partner for high-quality AV over IP products for enterprise, education, healthcare, houses of worship, government, professional A/V, cable, broadband, and broadcast applications.
<![CDATA[Utopia - Trance]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/utopia---trance Tue, 28 May 2019 13:50:22 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Utopia - Trance, the ideal companion for all Trance producers.

Zenhiser Pack: Utopia - Trance

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/utopia-trance-sound.html




<![CDATA[Bob Weir’s New Worthy Adversary]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bob-weirs-new-worthy-adversary Tue, 28 May 2019 13:45:44 GMT


Bob Weir’s New Worthy Adversary


NEW YORK—May 28th 2019—Bob Weir launches Deluxe Bob Weir Bedford with D’Angelico.  The new Deluxe Bob Weir Bedford, which had debuted three months prior at the Winter NAMM show, and two years after their first project, the Deluxe Bob Weir SS.


“Well everybody is the sum total of their experiences and what they've gathered along the way. That's what you carry with you. That's your wealth. And I put my wealth of experience into this design here with the Bedford,” says Weir. “Somebody had to do it! Somebody had to make a guitar that has these features. You know it really has more variety of tones than any guitar I can think of.”


The first signature model in D'Angelico's solid-body collection and the next chapter in an American music legend's career of innovation, the Deluxe Bob Weir Bedford is a "nice piece of work." Packed with Weir's concept of a bright and clear tonal powerhouse, the Bob Weir Bedford features two Stacked Seymour Duncan P-90s with a Lollar Blonde single-coil nestled in the middle. A standard five-way blade makes tone control easy, with an added blender pot allowing players to mix in the "odd-man-out", whichever pickup isn't selected, guaranteeing maximum versatility. Available only in Matte Stone.


When asked about the versatility of the instrument, Weir goes on to say: “Well that's the whole idea in designing guitars. The more different sounds you can get out of that one instrument—it's a matter of learning what skills that instrument is housing and learning where to go to get them, but really the more different kinds of sounds that the instrument has, the more colors you have on your palette, and that's what you're looking for when you're painting.”


You can catch Bob Weir with his new signature Bedford on the Dead and Company Summer Tour kicking off tomorrow.

Watch the interview and demo here.





Founded in 1932 by master-luthier John D’Angelico, D’Angelico Guitars is a New York City-based guitar brand built on the history of one of the most revered luthiers of all time. Revered for making some of the finest guitars in the world, D’Angelico is in the midst of a modern resurgence. New designs broaden its line every year and the community of artists bringing the guitars to the world's biggest stages continues to grow. Committed to maintaining the legacy of its original founder, D’Angelico intends to honor its roots while building ambitiously toward the future.



<![CDATA[Meet Hive 2.0]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/meet-hive-2.0 Tue, 28 May 2019 13:41:25 GMT


Meet Hive 2.0!



Hive 2.0 comes with a new interface, more modulation options, NKS support and much more.


Six months after adding wavetable support, we've completed the long awaited overhaul of Hive's user interface. While the basic layout remains the same, we managed to improve readability and contrast. Workflow has undergone significant improvement, including extended drag & drop support for modulation assignment, with on-target editing. An invaluable tool for sound designers, thenew Scope module adds realtime visual feedback for the audio or up to 4 modulation sources, with freeze and zoom functions.


At the heart of the Hive 2.0 upgrade are the new modulators. A novel 8-segment Shape Sequencer adds 4 sources for evolving modulations, per-voice envelopes, rhythms and gates. The basic shapes and levels, curvature and "ratchet" amounts can be individually edited. Surrounding the Shape Sequencer are two westcoast-style Function Generators which are triggered by the keyboard gate, Shape Sequencer, LFO or any other modulation source. Although they are basically AD-envelopes, the function generators can also be used as extra LFOs or lag generators. The new modulators perfectly complement Hive's existing envelopes, LFOs and sequencer – they were designed to match Hive's core strength: Ease of use and fast workflow.


Updates to the Modulation Matrix include visual feedback on the recently introduced modifiers (e.g. Rectifier and Slew Limiter), chord- and scale-based quantization options and a new Sample & Hold. Building on these concepts, we added a global scale-based quantizer to Hive's keyboard control which can also be used to modulate oscillator pitch in the musical scale of your choice – a simple way into the world of algorithmic composition, chiptune arpeggios and automated chord progression.


To illustrate the new options, we asked some of our favourite sound designers to create over 350 new presets, which include mesmerizing evolving pads, surprisingly complex rhythms and even complete one-note demos. Those presets can easily be found by clicking on the special "saved search" in the preset browser.


For those of you who already own Hive 1.x: Hive 2.0 is fully backwards compatible and will replace Hive 1.x in your plug-in folder. The upgrade from Hive 1.x costs 20€. There's a grace period which started January 21st, 2019. Please check out the "u-he Hive 2 Upgrade PDF" which comes with the download – it contains all instructions and links you will need.


Download Hive 2.0



<![CDATA[Two Notes Audio Engineering Announces Official Orange Cabinets Are Available Now]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/two-notes-audio-engineering-announces-official-orange-cabinets-are-available-now Fri, 24 May 2019 13:10:08 GMT


Two Notes Audio Engineering

Official Orange cabinets are available now!
A true Rock-n-Roll legend has embraced the Two notes Store.
With the official Orange cabinets, rest assured to get iconic tones for your rig, thanks to the precise captures made by Celestion.
7 cabinets from Orange, the legendary British amp manufacturer, are available.
Everything from the mighty 4x12 cabinet to the compact yet powerful PPC112 cabinet.
All come with Celestion speakers to guarantee rock-n-roll heaven.


8 amazing microphones to choose from to have the best speaker soundin your TorpedoHarware or your Torpedo Wall of Sound.

Place any microphone at the front or back of an Orange cabinet and freely move the mic to find your sweet spot.
<![CDATA[Producerloops Releases Big Pop Ballads Volume 1 Sample Pack]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/producerloops-releases-big-pop-ballads-volume-1-sample-pack Fri, 24 May 2019 13:03:55 GMT






'Big Pop Ballads Vol 1’ delivers five Billboard-ready Pop instrumentals. The brief for this pack was clear. We wanted the tracks to have the big drums and heartfelt melodies of tracks by ZAYN & Sia and Little Mix. Produced by a hugely-talented LA producer, these Kits are sure to keep your studio rocking from 'Dusk 'Til Dawn'.


We deliberately stayed away from the Future Pop/Reggaeton sound so that these Kits would be timeless, and not swayed by genre trends.


Simply add a vocal and some of your own production magic to turn one of these Construction Kits into a fully-fledged Pop track.


MIDI Files:

Due to the analogue nature of the sounds used, MIDI files are not available for all instruments, however, 16 MIDI files are included to help you on your way.


One-Shot Samples:

This pack does include One-Shot samples, which allow 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, so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any master royalties.



• 5 Construction Kits
• 180+ WAV Files
• 16 MIDI files
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX Files
• Ableton Live! 8.1.3+ Pack
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)



Price and Availability:

'Big Pop Ballads Vol 1’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29.48 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com



<![CDATA[Sound Magic Updates Guzheng And Neo Piano]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sound-magic-updates-guzheng-and-neo-piano Fri, 24 May 2019 12:58:44 GMT



Sound Magic has updated its Guzheng to Version 1.2




  • Fixes an error causes freeze on some Windows 10 system
  • Fixes a few issues in Manual
  • Fixes issues may cause crash in preset


Sound Magic also updated its Neo Piano to Version 2.1


  • Add standalone mode under windows system
  • Fixes an error in Texas Grand which may cause clicks in sound
  • re-agrrange manual 
Sound Magic announces its latest End of May Sale Event, which which last until May 27th. It has discounts (up to 55%) on several piano instruments, Chinese instruments and effect units.  
<![CDATA[Spitfire Audio Announces Availability Of KEPLER ORCHESTRA]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/spitfire-audio-announces-availability-of-kepler-orchestra Thu, 23 May 2019 16:15:26 GMT


Spitfire Audio enters exploratory sonic universe of KEPLER ORCHESTRA orchestral tools presented in interactive Systems Grid


LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of KEPLER ORCHESTRA — originally putting German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s discovery of the three laws governing orbital motion into musical motion as an aptly-named odyssey of orchestral sounds, articulations, and playing styles recorded in the crisp, vibrant acoustic of London’s legendary AIR Studios’ Studio 1 and presented in the sound-specialising British music technology company’s interactive Systems Grid articulation mapping tool based on its innovative Evo Grid technology to allow anyone to easily write and create complex polyrhythms a la late-20th Century composers like John Adams, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley, realising ultra-realistic, dynamic polyrhythmic scores with ultimate control while the orchestral tools themselves take care of the hard work — as of May 23...


As an astronomically-inspired trek, creating KEPLER ORCHESTRA makes for fascinating reading, one which owes much to history, musical and otherwise. On the face of it, the great systems composers of the late 20th Century, such as John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley, have had a huge influence on modern music, inspiring composers and artists the world over — from Germany’s synth-centric Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream throughout their trailblazing Seventies heyday and beyond to American musician and composer Cliff Martinez and comparative newcomers like Berlin-based German musician, composer, and record producer Nils Frahm alongside American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens. Systems music is based on repeated sounds with contrasting rhythmic subdivisions that move in and out of sync, reminiscent of planetary motion — each planet on its own journey, but working together in perfect harmony. Himself inspired by this concept, composer and Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson harboured a vision of sampling a set of innovative and versatile orchestral articulations and playing styles, cyclical in nature, with the aim of enabling composers to score ultra-realistic repeated notes and complex polyrhythms using samples.


Seeking to put Paul Thomson’s truly visionary idea into practice, Spitfire Audio turned back the pages of time to find its inspiration for naming this latest pet project. After all, history has a way of presenting perfect solutions, sometimes. Born back in 1571, Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer and mathematician, famed for his three laws of planetary motion. Knowledge of these laws, especially the area law (stating that a line segment joining a planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time), provided the foundation for Sir Isaac Newton’s famous law of universal gravitation (stating that every particle attracts every other particle in the universe with a force which is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centres). Kepler was convinced ”...that the geometrical things have provided the Creator with the model for decorating the whole world.” In the theory of celestial harmony that Kepler developed in Harmonices Mundi (1619), he attempted to explain the proportions of the natural world — particularly the astronomical and astrological aspects — in terms of music. The central set of ‘harmonies’ was the Musica Universalis (or Music of the Spheres) that had been studied by Pythagoras, Ptolemy, and many others before him. Fast-forwarding back to today, though, surely Spitfire Audio could conceivably be added to that luminary list!


London’s legendary AIR Studios’ Studio 1 once again proved to be the perfect setting for capturing KEPLER ORCHESTRA, having previously served as the recording location for Spitfire Audio’s acclaimed BERNARD HERRMANN COMPOSER TOOLKIT — taking inspiration from the electric genius of its iconic composer namesake (noted for his lengthy legacy of fresh film scores such as Citizen Kane, Psycho, Taxi Driver, and Vertigo that continue to inspire today’s composers) — and the SPITFIRE STUDIO ORCHESTRA series of world-class strings, brass, and woodwinds sample-based virtual instrument libraries respectively released in 2017 and 2019. Indeed, its 140m2 floating floor (with a specially designed sliding door system that allows it to be divided into acoustically separated areas) comfortably accommodated a full orchestra made up of 40 strings, 13 woodwinds, and 19 brass, recorded as separate ensembles in the crisp, vibrant acoustic by renowned engineer Fiona Cruickshank — responsible for the resultant Full Mix option (available alongside multiple mic positions) — through the unique AIR-custom Neve/Focusrite large-format mixing desk with 72 channels incorporating original ‘AIR Monserrat’ mic preamps and GML automation. All 54 articulations and playing styles unique to KEPLER ORCHESTRA — many never sampled before — have been beautifully orchestrated by London- and Paris-based British composer Ben Foskett, with Spitfire Audio Production Manager Harry Wilson waving his production wand over the magical-sounding-musical-motions-to-be.


By presenting the KEPLER ORCHESTRA sample-based virtual instrument library in Spitfire Audio’s sophisticated Systems Grid based on its innovative Evo Grid technology, the sound-specialising British music technology company has hereby solved a common compositional problem: permitting users to create realistic-sounding, complex interlocking polyrhythms — the simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms — that are impossible to successfully produce using traditional samples. Similar to Evo Grid, Spitfire Audio’s highly interactive Systems Grid is much more of an articulation mapping tool. That said, instead of employing EMS VCS3-like ‘virtual’ pegs to create different textures, this time the grid itself is split by time divisions — duplet (pair of equal notes to be performed in the time of three), triplet (group of three equal notes to be performed in the time of two or four), quintuplet (group of five notes to be performed in the time of three or four), and septuplet (group of seven notes to be performed in the time of four or six), tempo locked to the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), which allows users to quickly create sophisticated combinations of different rhythms. And as if that is not enticing enough in itself, Spitfire Audio has also solved the problem of re-bowing, a secondary feature that is almost impossible to recreate with samples when writing complex orchestrations! On top of that, users can pan and tweak each sound using the FX panel on the right hand side.


Systems Grid itself is not a phrase library. Nor is it a series of evolutions. Rather it is a set of detailed and sophisticated articulations and raw materials, designed to provide users with the power to create their own complex, nuanced phrases with ease and control. KEPLER ORCHESTRA can, however, interpret its user’s music and play it in unexpected ways, thanks to a number of innovative articulations: DOPPLERS — recreates the Doppler effect (increasing or decreasing the frequency of sound waves as the source and observer move towards or away from each other, causing the sudden change in pitch noticeable in a passing siren) by bending short notes down by a semitone, so that they sound like they are shooting past the listener; SHARDS — based on particle swarms, reminiscent of shards of light or the light that can be seen flashing out of an accretion disk, resulting in swells of sound that change dramatically in dynamic until they stop; MOMENTUM — based on light wave theory, notes increase and decrease both in speed and dynamic, from pulsing to accelerating; and WARPED — contains 30 contrasting sounds to add an extra layer of cosmic depth and atmosphere to polyrhythmic compositions, with each sound being produced using the organic sample content from the library, designed to add unique depth, texture, and atmosphere to any composition.


Wondering what Johannes Kepler might have made of his namesake KEPLER ORCHESTRA, had he lived in this day and age? Wonderment would likely be the end result. Regardless, progenitor Paul Thomson’s proud postscript really rings true: “Whether you are just looking for something to help with your re-bowing or re-blowing parts, something to add a little bit of extra realism, something to add rhythmic dynamism to your tracks, or whether you want to really go full Adams, full Reich, and make your own systems music, adding that really cool palette of material to your repertoire, this is a really great resource — intuitive and easy to use, very inspirational, and I hope that it will help you to make some really great music.” Music is the answer, and Spitfire Audio knows that for sure!


The 18,300 samples-strong KEPLER ORCHESTRA can be purchased and digitally downloaded (37.4 GB) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$229.00 USD/€229.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until June 6, 2019 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £249.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$299.00 USD/€299.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/kepler-orchestra/


KEPLER ORCHESTRA needs Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER (5.6.8 or higher) — a free version of the KONTAKT sample playback engine (included in the purchase) — to run as a fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instrument for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.


For more in-depth information, including some superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated KEPLER ORCHESTRA webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/kepler-orchestra/


Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of KEPLER ORCHESTRA here: https://youtu.be/jzNs44v7xQQ Watch Spitfire Audio’s astronomical KEPLER ORCHESTRA video playlist here:





About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)

Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company that specialises in sounds — sample libraries, virtual instruments, and other useful software devices. It collaborates with the best composers, artists, and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use.


© 2019 Spitfire Audio Holdings Limited



<![CDATA[Propellerhead Launches Reason Compact 2.0 – A Pocket Music Studio ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/propellerhead-launches-reason-compact-2.0--a-pocket-music-studio Thu, 23 May 2019 16:08:14 GMT
Propellerhead Launches Reason Compact 2.0 – A Pocket Music Studio  

Reason Compact 2.0, the easy-to-use iOS mobile app, gives you a comprehensive music studio in your pocket ready to make music on the go. 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – May 23, 2019 - Propellerhead Software today launched Reason Compact 2.0, a free mobile app for iOS. The new version goes from a pocket synth to offering an advanced pocket music studio. The flagship Europa synthesizer is still right at your fingertips and two new amazing-sounding instruments have been added. Rytmik Drum Machine gives you a simple yet powerful drum machine and the Monotone Bass Synthesizer is specially made for deep basslines. The two new devices can also be found in Reason 10.4, the new desktop version being released today as well.  
“With Reason Compact 2.0 we have developed our pocket synth into an extensive pocket music studio. It’s the perfect app no matter if you are a rising star crafting your first beat or a seasoned music producer who wants to sketch out ideas on the go. When you want to take your tracks further you can easily export the song ideas from your mobile to Reason 10 on your desktop for the final touchup”, says Hanna Åstrand, Product Manager at Propellerhead.   
The Rytmik drum machine gives you 18 free inspiring drum kits. Create banging and unique beats with the easy to use drum pads and built-in patterns in the drum grid. Get inspired by pre-made beats and sounds by world-class music producers, designed for a range of modern music genres. Create melodies in Europa and basslines in Monotone Bass Synthesizer using the smart keyboard feature to help you stay in key and never hit a wrong note.  
With Reason Compact 2.0, you can give your beats and melodies your personal touch and add depth and texture by exploring all the different built-in effects like reverb, delay and Unison effects. If you are just getting started making music, the explainers and inspirational tips in the app will quickly let you learn more about music production and the different instruments.  
Export your tracks and ideas to Reason 10 on your desktop to finish your music with unlimited creative options. A streamlined desktop version, Reason Lite, is free to download for Reason Compact users. Reason 10 owners can download Reason 10.4 for free as of today, the Monotone and Rytmik devices are included. 
Reason Compact 2.0 lets you collaborate with friends in real-time using Ableton Link and you can also connect with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio. 
Watch the Reason Compact 2.0 video here
To learn more about Reason Compact 2.0, visit the Apple App Store for further details. 
Pricing & Availability
Download Reason Compact 2.0 – Your Pocket Music Studio for free now via the Apple App Store.
Reason 10.4 is a free update for all Reason 10 owners and is currently available for free through Reason’s auto update.
Reason 10 is available as a direct download via propellerheads.se or from an authorized dealer at the following suggested retail pricing:
  • Reason Intro EUR €79 MSRP / USD $99 MSRP
  • Reason 10 EUR €349 / USD $399
  • Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129
Propellerhead has released Reason Compact 2.0, an easy-to-use iOS mobile app that gives musicians a comprehensive music studio in their pocket ready to make music on the go.
About Propellerhead Software
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se 
<![CDATA[New TASCAM TH-06 Bass XL Monitoring Headphones Deliver Exceptional Bass]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-tascam-th-06-bass-xl-monitoring-headphones-deliver-exceptional-bass Thu, 23 May 2019 16:00:08 GMT


New TASCAM TH-06 Bass XL Monitoring Headphones Deliver Exceptional Bass
Santa Fe Springs, CA-May 2019...  TASCAM unveiled its TH-06 Bass XL Monitoring Headphones, which offers enhanced bass response for the smooth, deep lows needed for producing genres such as EDM, Hip Hop, Metal, and R&B. These comfortable, versatile headphones deliver excellent audio quality for recording and mixing, as well as listening to music for pleasure.
The TH-06 employs a custom 45 mm neodymium-magnet driver and features Bass XL, a special voicing that delivers enhanced low frequency response for superior dynamic range, while offering excellent clarity and minimal distortion. You get deep low bass that is balanced, never overpowering the rest of the audio field or sounding tubby or artificial. That makes the TH-06 a great choice for DJ's, producers, remixers, and music enthusiasts who love deep low end.
These new headphones are lightweight and feature high-quality ear cups that can rotate 180 degrees. A special sewing process around the edge tightly stitches them around a stainless steel frame for extra cushion. Combined with a strong, flexible, lightweight manganese headband, this ensures a comfortable fit. With their comfort, adjustability, distortion-free sound, and listening isolation, you can monitor for extended periods without ear fatigue.
The headphones' internal connections use OFO oxygen-free copper wire core. Their 9.8 foot (3m) cable gives you plenty of room to move around and comes with both a 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) connector and a 1/4-inch (6.3 mm) adapter.
TASCAM's TH-06 headphones are expected to be available in June 2019 at an anticipated estimated street price of $69.99. For more information visit www.tascam.com.
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the professional audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.
10410 Pioneer Blvd, Unit #1, 
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Tel: Tel: 323-726-0303
<![CDATA[Skylife Updates SampleRobot To Version 6.2]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/skylife-updates-samplerobot-to-version-6.2 Thu, 23 May 2019 15:53:19 GMT


Skylife updates SampleRobot product line to version 6.2

At the Superbooth 2019 Skylife introduced a new SampleRobot version.
This update is now available for SampleRobot Pro, Multi-X, Korg+Wave and
SampleRobot Montage. The new version 6.2 offers advanced VST2 plugin
sampling, a new input/output panel, wave and aiff drag&drop
functionality, extended semi-automatic recording and many performance
optimizations. It is free for all users of SampleRobot 6 and can be
comfortably downloaded via the in-application updater.

VST2 Host and plugin sampling (SampleRobot Pro only)

The integrated VST2 plugin host is now extensively optimized regarding
CPU-performance and VST2 plugin compatibility. It is also seamlessly
integrated into the Project Wizard that helps setting up complex
sampling projects very easy in a few steps.

Input/Output panel

When sampling with multiple interfaces and different audio and Midi
ports it is hard to keep the overview. The new I/O panel is designed to
make input and output assignment easy and comprehensible. Once a project
is created it can be quickly re-assigned to a new input configuration
including all contained multisample layers.

Wave and Aiff file drag&drop

This feature stood high on the SampleRobot users’ most wanted wish list.
Now drag&drop is included in version 6.2. One or more wave/aiff files
can be dragged to the virtual keyboard in SampleRobot who will then give
some import options in return. Root-keys can be detected from the
embedded file data or from the filenames to allow automatic mapping
along the keyboard. Loop information can be extracted from the files as
well. It is possible to combine existing samples to new instruments and
to export them as various multisample formats including up- and
downsampling and various stereo mapping and loop options.

Extended semi-automatic mode

With now up to 1000 seconds of recording time for each sample in
semi-automatic (non-Midi) recording mode you can even sample whole music
tracks and longer sound design atmospheres. Building construction kits
for film music and sound design that can be performed live to picture
was never easier.


SampleRobot 6.2 is fully compatible with Mac OS X Mojave and the latest
Windows 10 build. Compared to previous releases the CPU power
consumption on Mac could partly be reduced up to 50%.

Benefits of SampleRobot (abiding by relevant copyright laws and license

•    Build your own sample instruments easily.
•    Create digital copies of your favorite instruments and sounds fast.
•    Turn virtual instruments and complex sound layers into  CPU-lightweight multi-samples.
•    Play in other studios or on stage without carrying additional keyboards / sound expanders.
•    Perform laptop-based sounds on stage without laptop by using a hardware sample player.
•    Shape optimum loops for loop-based arrangements.
•    Build and sell/share your own sample libraries.
•    Have all your sound hardware on your hard disk and travel with your laptop.
•    Buy used gear and resell it after the automatic sampling procedure.
•    Use all your software instruments cross-platform and independently from specific operation systems.
•    Play monophonic instruments polyphonically.
•    Have total recall and editing capabilities for all instruments in every session.

Key features

•    Fast sampling process.
•    Fully automated workflow.
•    Sample export in various formats.
•    Intuitive project assistant.
•    Sophisticated autoloop processing, transient recognition and sample  editing.
•    Many loop and crossfade types including autogain crossfades.
•    Premium multisamples taken from classic synthesizers included.

System Specifications

Mac OS 10.12. and higher, Windows 10 / 8 / 7.


Now as download from the Skylife Store.

Upgrade Price

Free for all users of version 6.

<![CDATA[GHS Strings Adds Innovation Brand]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ghs-strings-adds-innovation-brand Thu, 23 May 2019 15:46:53 GMT


GHS Strings Adds Innovation Brand


Battle Creek, MI, 23rd May 2019 – World renowned Innovation stand-up bass strings, which have until recently been manufactured in the UK, have found a new home with GHS Strings in the USA. The specialist machinery, unique non-metallic cores and original winding materials have been combined with our experienced workforce using the original hand spun manufacturing specifications to seamlessly reproduce traditional Innovation Bass Strings.
GHS will now add Innovation strings to its line up as both manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the Innovation brand of strings for stand-up bass that includes orchestral, jazz, bluegrass and rock-a-billy. GHS has a proud lineage dating back to 1964, over the years producing a huge number of various products for bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, bajo sexto, and much more.
“As one of the largest producers of music string products in the world, we anticipate that our lengthy background in manufacturing strings, combined with the Innovation traditions will guarantee that Innovation will continue to be a unique offering in stand-up bass strings,” remarked GHS President Russ McFee.
The Innovation products will be available through GHS and its distributor and retailer base as GHS implements full manufacturing production in Battle Creek, Michigan.
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.
<![CDATA[Universal Audio Releases UAD Software v9.9 Featuring The Capitol Chambers Plug‑In]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/universal-audio-releases-uad-software-v9.9-featuring-the-capitol-chambers-plugin Wed, 22 May 2019 14:50:43 GMT


Universal Audio Releases UAD Software v9.9 Featuring the Capitol Chambers Plug‑In

— UAD v9.9 also features the updated Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor plug‑in —


SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • May 21, 2019 — Universal Audio is proud to release UAD Software v9.9 featuring the Capitol Chambers plug-in, the world's first authentic plug-in emulation of Capitol Studios' iconic underground echo chambers, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.


Capitol Chambers Plug-In — $349


Prized for their natural sound and dense ambience, the subterranean echo chambers at Capitol Studios were designed by recording pioneer Les Paul. Famous for their smooth response and lengthy decay times, these chambers have graced thousands of hits — from Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra, Beck to Muse.


In crafting the Capitol Chambers plug-in, UA were granted unprecedented access to Capitol's four most popular chambers, 30-feet beneath the studio, and used historic technical diagrams from the early ’60s to recreate the exact microphone and speaker/horn arrangements. New and creative mic/speaker combos were also devised by UA and Capitol's chief engineer, Steve Genewick.


Harnessing the same technology as the award-winning Ocean Way Studios plug-in, Capitol Chambers uses UA’s proprietary Dynamic Room Modeling technology, an exclusive combination of physical modeling and advanced measurement techniques, letting the user reposition the mics within the chamber for next-level ambience control.

Capitol Chambers Plug-In — Key Features:
  • Precisely modeled emulation of Capitol Studios' historic echo chambers, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces
  • Licensed and endorsed by Capitol Studios with mic/speaker setups curated by Capitol's Steve Genewick
  • Dynamic Room Modeling allows users to create new sounds by repositioning chamber microphones
  • Access the chamber's entire signal chain including amplifiers, speakers, custom preamps, and mics
  • Presets from legendary Grammy-winning engineers Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Steely Dan), Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), Frank Filipetti (Madonna, Paul McCartney) and more
  • Other features include adjustable Decay, Pre Delay, sweepable low-cut filter, three-band EQ, Dry/Wet mix, and Width


Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor — $299*


*$99 for current Tube-Tech CL 1B owners


Developed by Softube, the Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII is an updated emulation of a modern classic opto compressor, fully authenticated by Tube-Tech, Denmark. A go-to vocal compressor for major pop, R&B, and hip-hop artists from Kanye to Jennifer Lopez and more, the new CL 1B MkII adds Sidechain Low Cut and Parallel Compression controls, as well as updated hi-res graphics.

Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor Plug-In — Key Features:
  • An updated emulation of a modern classic compressor, fully authenticated by Tube-Tech, Denmark
  • Optical tube compression with a modern sound and reimagined features
  • New Sidechain Low Cut and Parallel Compression controls
  • Updated hi-res graphics for 4K and Ultra HD screens

Download UAD Software v9.9:

Learn more about the Capitol Chambers plug-in:

Learn more about the Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor plug-in:



About UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo Thunderbolt and USB audio interfaces, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and PC. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.


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[Martin Audio Adds Power To Portable Range With BlacklineX Powered]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/martin-audio-adds-power-to-portable-range-with-blacklinex-powered Wed, 22 May 2019 14:44:21 GMT


Martin Audio Adds Power to Fastest-Selling Portable Range with BlacklineX Powered

––New self-powered portable range builds on BlacklineX popularity––



High Wycombe, UK––Designed to set a new benchmark for full-bandwidth, high definition portable audio at a user-friendly price point, Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX Powered, bringing new active options to the award-winning BlacklineX family.


Comprising the 12-inch XP12 and 15-inch XP15 full range enclosures plus the compact but powerful 18-inch XP118 subwoofer, BlacklineX Powered integrates acoustic, DSP and amplifier technologies to achieve the clarity, precision and richness of tone that audio professionals will recognize as uniquely Martin Audio. The range’s debut––spurred by customer demand––follows the international success of the passive BlacklineX Series of portable enclosures, now officially the fastest-selling portable series in Martin Audio’s 48-year history.


In addition, BlacklineX Powered offers optional Bluetooth control, streaming and a built-in three channel mixer, placing increased flexibility and features within easy reach of every user – from live venues, DJs and corporate events to permanent installs, particularly houses of worship. Users will also recognize the road-ready construction, quick set-up and adaptability of this range developed by one of pro audio’s founding brands.


“BlacklineX was the first series the team developed and launched after I became Managing Director,” recalls Martin Audio MD, Dom Harter. “It’s become the fastest selling portable series the company has ever launched and a significant contributing factor in Martin Audio’s rapid success over the last three years. The introduction of a self-powered series makes perfect sense and by leveraging our engineers’ expertise in acoustic, DSP and amplifier technologies, we have crafted a very forward-looking portable range with a classic Martin Audio sound.”


BlacklineX Powered will begin shipping worldwide in July 2019 and will be featured as part of Martin Audio’s presentation at InfoComm 2019, taking place in booth 6743 and audio demo room W224C, from June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.


For more information on BlacklineX Powered, visit this URL: https://martin-audio.com/products/series/blacklinexp.


BlacklineX Powered Video:  https://youtu.be/Qw9pXqHHPg4




About Martin Audio®

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



<![CDATA[Keeley Electronics DDR - Drive Delay Reverb]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/keeley-electronics-ddr---drive-delay-reverb Wed, 22 May 2019 14:34:42 GMT


Keeley Electronics DDR - Drive Delay Reverb


Keeley Electronics is proud to announce the DDR, a powerful dual footswitch, all in one Drive, Delay, and Reverb. Intelligently designed to be the only pedal you may ever need! Available 05-23-2019.


The DDR combines the most common guitar effects - DRIVE and WET - into one pedal. Choose between two classic overdrives and then pour on some delay or reverb. One pedal, any gig.


The DRIVE section gives you two styles of overdrive to choose from: Crunch or Lead. The Crunch Style gives you a gritty British tube-amp combo sound. The Lead Style gives you a warm and dark, mid-pushed overdrive. The WET side of the pedal gives you Delays and Reverbs. A Vintage/Modern Switch allows you to toggle between Spring & Plate reverb or Analog & Digital delay. Use the built-in effects loop to insert effects between Drive and Wet, or run it by itself as the only pedal you’ll need!

  • DRIVE Channel - A pair of modified super-drives to choose from. Volume, Tone, and Drive for days!

  • STYLE Switch - Tube-amp Crunch or Lead-channel Sustain

  • WET Channel - Three knob delay or reverb with Blend, Decay, and Time

  • Delay/Reverb Switch - Center toggle, WET Mode Select

  • Top-mounted jacks for effect pedal insert or split

  • TRS Insert Switch - Side mounted selector

  • True-Bypass or Trails Switch - Side mounted selector

  • 9VDC, 100 mA, no battery option

  • Designed and Made in the USA

  • Available 05-23-2019 for only $179






About Keeley Electronics

Keeley Electronics is an award-winning manufacturer of custom designed effects pedals and pedal modifications. Delivering hand-built designs made in the USA, Keeley Electronics offers a full lineup of studio-quality effects including: Compressor Plus and Pro, D&M Drive, Oxblood, British 1962x, Red Dirt and Super Phat Mod Overdrives, 30ms Double Tracker, Memphis Sun, Abbey Verb and Hooke Reverbs, Seafoam Plus Chorus, Caverns Delay and Reverb, Magnetic Echo, Katana Boost, as well as a line of Workstation and Artist-inspired products. Keeley Electronics also operates a custom shop providing unique and limited-edition effects. Visit the Keeley Electronics website, on YouTube and on Facebook and Instagram.


<![CDATA[Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/craig-andertons-amazing-multiband-helix-presets Wed, 22 May 2019 14:00:35 GMT


Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets




The Quadrafuzz, created in the mid-80s by Craig Anderton (and since virtualized as plug-ins by Steinberg and MOTU), has become legendary as the first commercial multiband distortion unit. By splitting the guitar into four frequency bands and processing each band individually, the resulting distortion had a clarity and focus that gave the guitar an unprecedented level of sonic definition. Unfortunately, the technology was difficult to implement in analog hardware, although PAiA Electronics created a do-it-yourself kit (which is still available) for guitarists who could handle a soldering iron.


However with the Line 6 Helix, which offers four independent audio processing paths, multiband distortion has become a practical reality. These 128 multiband presets, custom designed for the Helix Floor, Rack, and Native versions, bring out a level of articulation and clarity—as well as stereo imaging—you’ve never heard before out of single-band distortion. Optimized for chords, these big, bold presets are essential Helix additions, and available now for $29.95 (download only) from https://shop.line6.com/marketplace/anderton-s-amazing-multiband-presets.html



60 multiband presets (one for each current Helix amp model) split the guitar into 2 to 4 bands, and process each band individually. Each of these presets has 8 snapshots (480 sounds total). And for serious customizing, another 60 presets (no snapshots) are basic 4-band versions of all amps, with no additional effects. 6 additional clean presets are based on dialing back the Drive on distorted amps. The final two presets are templates for creating your own multiband presets.


What really drives the point home is when you compare the sound of the stock Helix amps with the multiband versions. The demo video at  https://youtu.be/9nhXh39tZPs includes several comparisons, as well as sound examples of various multiband amps.



The pack also includes documentation on how to use, customize, and get the most out of this innovative preset collection. With “Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets", next-gen guitar sounds are here.


<![CDATA[Studio Technologies Introduces New Dante® Intercom Beltpacks]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/studio-technologies-introduces-new-dante-intercom-beltpacks Wed, 22 May 2019 13:51:03 GMT


Studio Technologies Introduces New Dante® Intercom Beltpacks

The Model 372A and Model 373A are Highly Compact and Feature Standout Audio Quality



SKOKIE, IL, MAY 22, 2019Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, introduces two new Dante®-enabled intercom beltpacks, the Model 372A and Model 373A. Both units, which combine a single talk channel with two channels of listen, are capable of supporting professional and consumer-grade, single- and dual-channel headsets with audio quality that far exceeds typical party-line intercom equipment. The Model 372A is intended to connect with headsets that use a 5-pin male XLR connector, while the Model 373A interfaces with headsets that use a 4-pin female XLR connector. Both are also equipped with a 3.5 mm 4-conductor TRRS jack, allowing direct connection with earbuds and gaming headsets. Only a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection is required for interconnection with a Dante network.


Over a standard IP network, multiple Model 372A and Model 373A devices, and other compatible Studio Technologies' beltpack units can be used to create party-line intercom applications with an external Dante-enabled audio matrix, such as the Studio Technologies' Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine. In addition, these new beltpacks can be used "point-to-point" or interfaced with Dante-compatible matrix intercom systems.


“The typical Model 372A and Model 373A user is primarily listening and non-verbally responding to requests made by producers, directors, or stage managers,” says Gordon Kapes, President of Studio Technologies. “We put an emphasis on the audio quality and call signal support in these products, as the listen functions typically serves an important role for these users. Audio quality for the talk function is also very good. The compact enclosure, along with the ability to directly connect personal computer ‘gaming’ headsets, allows the Model 372A/373A to effectively support production personnel in a high performance yet cost-effective manner.”


The Model 372A/373A is designed with a low-noise, wide dynamic-range microphone preamplifier. Its associated voltage-controlled-amplifier (VCA) dynamics controller (compressor) ensures that microphone audio quality is preserved while minimizing the chance of signal overload. Low-voltage DC power can be enabled as required to support electret microphones. In addition, a call receive function allows Model 372A and Model 373A users to be provided with a visual indication that a call signal is active.


The STcontroller software application is used to configure all Model 372A and Model 373A operating parameters. Selection choices include electret microphone power on/off and preamplifier gain, headphone monitoring, sidetone audio operation, and talk button operation. This flexibility allows for a variety of listening environments to be created, including stereo, single-channel monaural, and dual-channel monaural. The talk pushbutton switch can be configured from among three choices: Push to Talk, Latching, or Push to Talk/Tap to Latch.





About Studio Technologies, Inc.

Studio Technologies, Inc. provides tailored, high-performance video, audio and fiber optic products for the professional audio and broadcast markets. Founded in 1978, the company is committed to designing and manufacturing dependable, cost-effective, and creative solutions for broadcast studio, stadium and corporate environments. Known for “designing for the way professionals work,” the company is recognized as an industry leader. Product categories include fiber-optic transport, intercom and IFB interfaces, announcer consoles, and loudspeaker monitor control systems. A growing line of Dante-enabled Audio-over-Ethernet products is receiving wide recognition. For more information, please visit the Studio Technologies website at www.studio-tech.com or call 847.676.9177.

<![CDATA[Denon DJ® Announces World's First Music Streaming Capability In Standalone DJ Hardware]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/denon-dj-announces-worlds-first-music-streaming-capability-in-standalone-dj-hardware Tue, 21 May 2019 14:32:39 GMT



Prime Series gear will soon be enabled for internet connection, bringing premier DJ music streaming services and a whole new method of performance DJing without the need for a laptop computer.



Cumberland RI, USA (May 21st, 2019)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced its Prime Series DJ hardware will soon be enabled for both hard-wired and Wi-Fi internet connection. This exclusive, ground-breaking innovation brings the capability of playing digital music content from the world’s premier DJ streaming services as well as directly from the Prime Series units, with no necessity for a laptop computer.


The World’s Dance Music at Your Fingertips!

Denon DJ has partnered with a selection of the industry’s most cutting-edge and content-rich digital music platforms to bring exactly what the global DJ community has been hoping for, expecting and demanding – streaming music inside a DJ’s hardware! Exclusively for Denon DJ and the Prime Series units, DJs will now be able to access millions of original tracks, remixes and mash-ups, all streamed via a choice of wired connection and Wi-Fi technology, right within the hardware itself!


A Turning Point in DJ Technology History

Denon DJ’s exciting new streaming performance innovation marks a turning point in the history of DJ technology. It works with the recently announced Prime 4 standalone DJ smart controller. In addition, the previous Prime units, the SC5000 and SC5000M, are also internet-connect-capable. Yes, you read that correctly: All these units have full WiFi capabilities! This will bring the ability to stream literally limitless amounts of DJ content, standalone, across the entire Prime Series family! #prime4all


Partnered Platforms & Services

Denon DJ will soon be announcing the date of its first premium content streaming platform partnership. Accompanying this will be video ‘how-to’ guides to show how easy it is to interface and perform in standalone streaming mode, for any DJ. With roll-out starting Summer 2019, Denon DJ will integrate the next sequence of streaming partners and associated services into the Prime Series hardware via firmware updates.


Upcoming streaming partners:


  • SoundCloud – SoundCloud, the world’s largest open audio platform, will be a part of this new integration. With standalone streaming via the Prime Series, SoundCloud users can now instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s massive catalog of more than 200 million tracks from over 20 million creators using a SoundCloud Go+ premium consumer subscription.


  • Beatport – Beatport's new LINK technology will support standalone streaming with the Prime


  • Series hardware. LINK, an innovative streaming service built for DJs, is the first of its kind to include an offline storage mode for public performance. Beatport’s hugely popular and club- ready digital content, along with expertly curated playlists will give Prime DJs access to an unprecedented electronic music library.


  • Beatsource - Beatport and world-leading promo pool, DJcity, recently joined forces to launch the hip-hop and open format specialist DJ platform Beatsource. This new platform will provide access to a broad catalogue of music, genre-specific discovery, intuitive playlisting, and expert curation, all accessible for performance over wireless and wired connection as well as standalone streaming in the Denon DJ Prime Series products via Beatsource LINK.


  • TIDAL – With access to over 60 million songs, standalone streaming with the TIDAL platform brings DJs a huge variety of music to please any crowd, dancefloor or event. DJs can easily access their personal TIDAL playlists and follow the platform’s own expertly curated selections too. With so many tracks and exclusive content across a massive variety of music styles, DJs can be prepared for any request at every conceivable gig – and all standalone within the Prime Series hardware.


Key Features

    • Wi-Fi enabled across the entire Prime Series (Prime 4, SC5000, SC5000M)

    • Hard Wire/physical connection to internet available

    • Streaming of digital music services within standalone unit

    • Touchscreen Interface direct to streaming service

    • Buffering of track in unit memory in case of network disconnect

    • Add hot-cues and loop points to streamed tracks

    • Search artists, songs and playlists direct from touchscreen

    • Streaming service partners added via firmware updates starting this summer

    • Through the unique locker technology, both Beatport LINK and Beatsource LINK will have

      offline storage

    • o Beatport Link Pro will cost $39.99 per month and allow you to take 50 tracks offline

    • o Beatport Link Pro+ will cost $59.99 per month and allow you to take 100 tracks offline


“Denon DJ continually delivers feature innovations, performance options and technological enhancements for all DJs,” said Denon DJ’s Creative Director, Paul Dakeyne. “With both Wi-Fi and physical internet connection now engaged across the Prime Series hardware, plus access to the huge amount of digital music content from the industry’s premier streaming services, DJs no longer need a laptop computer. This changes everything – right here, right now!”



About Denon DJ

Denon DJ (www.denondj.com) is a leading manufacturer of equipment for professional and mobile DJs. Since the introduction of their first dual-rackmount CD player in 1992, Denon DJ has provided premium, innovative solutions for world-class performances night after night.

Denon DJ is a member of the premier family of brands known as inMusic.



<![CDATA[Progressive Psytrance]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/progressive-psytrance Tue, 21 May 2019 14:22:51 GMT


Progressive Psytrance



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Progressive Psytrance, an exceptional tool for producers to advance their production skills.
Zenhiser Pack: Progressive Psytrance

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/progressive-psytrance-sounds-psy.html




<![CDATA[Cakewalk By BandLab Now With ARA 2]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cakewalk-by-bandlab-now-with-ara-2 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:20:36 GMT


Cakewalk by BandLab now with ARA 2



Celemony GmbH, Munich, 21.5.2019 – (ictw) – With BandLab, yet another DAW manufacturer is now supporting the ARA 2 interface extension. This not only broadens the choice of ARA plug-ins available to Cakewalk users but also improves the entire functioning of Melodyne within Cakewalk.


The ARA Audio Random Access interface extension improves the communication between compatible DAWs and plug-ins, making faster workflows and new applications possible. The standard, which was developed by Celemony and PreSonus, is supported by numerous DAWs: e.g. Logic, Studio One and in the near future also Cubase. 


Users of Cakewalk by BandLab will now be able to use ARA 2 plug-ins that take advantage of the new and improved ARA 2 interface extension, profiting not only from still deeper integration but also from the expanded range of possible applications. ARA 2 support has considerable advantages for Melodyne users too, as Melodyne operates noticeably faster and smoother within Cakewalk as a result.


Cakewalk by BandLab supports ARA 2 from Version 2019.05 on; the Windows DAW can be downloaded free of charge from https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk.


Further information on Melodyne:https://www.celemony.com/de/melodyne/what-is-melodyne



About Celemony

Celemony is the pioneer and market leader in the musical, note-based editing of audio. The company's principal product, Melodyne, inaugurated this type of audio editing in 2001, established itself in the intervening years – for vocal editing in particular – as the standard worldwide, and has gone on pushing out the envelope in innovative audio editing ever since to the limits of what is technically possible. In 2008, for example, Celemony presented its patented DNA Direct Note Access, which extended Melodyne's editing capabilities to polyphonic audio material – right down to individual notes within chords. Other important technologies developed by Celemony include the musically intelligent restoration tool Capstan, the pioneering plug-in interface ARA, the unique Sound Editor introduced by Melodyne 4 and – another Melodyne 4 revelation – Multitrack Note Editing, which facilitates the simultaneous, note-based editing of an unlimited number of audio tracks. Melodyne and Celemony have won numerous awards – among them, in 2012, the Technical Grammy.