Harmony Central Press Room https://www.harmonycentral.com/ Get the lastest news from the Harmony Central's Press Room <![CDATA[BOSS Announces Version 3 Update For The GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/boss-announces-version-3-update-for-the-gt-1000-guitar-effects-processor Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:34:05 GMT


BOSS Announces Version 3 Update for the GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor
Free firmware update adds bass guitar support, new footswitch modes, and more
Los Angeles, CA, April 17, 2019 — BOSS announces another feature-rich firmware update for the GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor. Free for all GT-1000 owners, the Version 3 update brings bass guitar support with three AIRD bass preamp types and a large selection of bass-tuned effects. Manual and Pedalboard modes have been added as well, offering even more options for real-time effects control. The GT-1000’s AIRD Output Select library has also been expanded with 13 new selections, providing optimized interfacing with a wider range of amplification systems. 
The flagship GT-1000 has received universal acclaim for its class-leading sound and feel, extensive effects, versatile real-time control, and travel-ready size. Standout features include a high-powered custom DSP engine, 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate throughout, plus the ability to edit patches wirelessly via built-in Bluetooth® and a dedicated app. The GT-1000 platform continues to evolve through ongoing firmware development, with each revision adding new features and functionality enhancements requested by GT-1000 users. 
BOSS’s powerful GT-10B was a longtime favorite of creative bassists, providing top-flight amps, effects, and DI capabilities in one convenient floorboard. With the new bass-focused features in Version 3, the GT-1000 delivers next-generation bass performance with advanced sound quality, ultra-flexible features, and an even more compact size. Three AIRD bass preamps provide core tone shaping, while eight different bass overdrive/distortion effects are on hand for additional color and gain. There’s also a bass compressor powered by MDP tech, plus chorus, flanger, touch wah, and many other effect types specially tuned for bass. 
GT-1000 Version 3 includes new footswitch modes for even more control on stage and in the studio. Manual mode—a popular feature found in previous-generation GT processors—allows the user to set up on/off control of any amp or effect on a secondary layer that can be accessed with a footswitch assignment. The all-new Pedalboard mode takes an even more direct approach for players wanting a traditional stompbox experience, providing a dynamic effects layout that’s outside the normal patch structure and always ready to go when needed.  
One of the GT-1000's most powerful benefits is its AIRD Output Select functionality, which gives the user consistent tone with any connected device, whether it's a regular amp input, amp effects return, PA mixer, or recording interface. Version 3 adds 11 types to the large guitar-based AIRD Output Select collection in the GT-1000, plus 2 types for the new AIRD bass preamps. 
The GT-1000 Version 3 update is available as a free download and can be installed by connecting the GT-1000 to a Mac or Windows computer via USB. 
To learn more, visit Boss.info.
BOSS GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor
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[Roswell Ships Delphos II Condenser Mic]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roswell-ships-delphos-ii-condenser-mic Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:30:49 GMT


Roswell Ships Delphos II Condenser Mic
The highly anticipated update to the Delphos now available
Sebastopol, CA (April 17, 2019) - After a successful debut at the 2019 NAMM show in January, Roswell Pro Audio®, maker of premium boutique microphones, is now shipping their new Delphos II® all-purpose studio condenser microphone.
The original Delphos® featured an un-hyped and natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise. The Delphos II retains the characteristics of the original and adds athird polar pattern (figure 8) and refined electronics designed to reduce ultrasonic noise. These new featured are all housed in a new, larger body adorned in custom metallic blue paint.

"We originally built the Delphos for recording engineers looking for an ultra-clean FET sound," said Roswell founder Matt McGlynn. "This new version has been updated based on user feedback and the result is another mic in our line that we're very proud of, particularly on vocals and acoustic guitar where its balanced frequency response, low noise, and high output outperform most competitive offerings costing much more."
The Delphos II uses a highly optimized transformerless circuit, which provides a pristine, low-distortion signal path. Two switches provide a choice of Cardioid, Omni and Figure 8 polar patterns, as well as a 10 dB pad. The mic has a frequency range of 20 Hz to 16 kHz, with a response curve carefully tailored to provide full lows, neutral mids, and high-frequency detail without sibilance. Its sensitivity is 40mV/Pa, with a self-noise level conservatively rated at 12dBA. 
The microphone's circuit is built by hand in the US, using the finest components sourced from around the world, including low-noise NOS transistors and audiophile capacitors. Each Delphos II is assembled in California, burned in, and extensively tested after manufacturing to ensure the best possible performance.
The Delphos II ships in a custom, heavy-duty flight case with a proprietary Roswell Cutaway shock mount.
The Delphos II is now available Roswell Pro Audio's network of U.S. dealers or at www.roswellproaudio.com for $999 MSRP. 
About Roswell Pro Audio 
Microphone expert and historian, Matt McGlynn founded Roswell Pro Audio with the express goal of delivering boutique mic quality at affordable prices. As creator of the RecordingHacks.com website, with its extensive database detailing hundreds of microphones, McGlynn spent years researching and analyzing the best microphones in the world. He then applied that expertise to designing circuit upgrade kits and replacement capsules for the "DIY audio" community, via Microphone-Parts.com. Now, with Roswell Pro Audio, McGlynn has distilled this knowledge even further by creating a distinctive line of stellar-sounding boutique microphones that consistently perform far above their price class. 
For more information, visit http://roswellproaudio.com
<![CDATA[Zylia's ZM-1 Microphone Is Now Windows Tablet-Compatible]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/zylias-zm-1-microphone-is-now-windows-tablet-compatible Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:27:12 GMT


Zylia Takes Portable 360-Degree Recording to New Territory With Tablet-Based Control of Its Acclaimed ZM-1 Microphone



POZNAN, Poland — April 17, 2019 — Making high-resolution 360-degree recording in the field easier than ever, Zylia today introduced a Windows tablet-compatible version of ZYLIA software for the company's acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone. Convenient tablet-based control over the ZM-1, a compact 3rd order Ambisonics microphone, gives sound engineers and musicians a lightweight and highly portable solution for capturing immersive audio in any environment.


"Field recordings can yield unique audio samples that bring terrific character and richness to a variety of applications," said Tomasz Żernicki, co-founder and chief technology officer of Zylia. "Sound engineers use the ZM-1 for ambient sound recording in the field and to create spatial soundscapes. Musicians heading to outdoor concerts and jam sessions use the microphone to capture live shows and one-of-a-kind collaborations. Now requiring only the microphone and tripod, a tablet, and headphones, field recording with the ZM-1 is unbelievably simple and convenient.


Designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives working in 3D audio, Ambisonics, and virtual reality, the ZYLIA ZM-1 is an incredibly light, compact, and beautifully designed recording solution capable of delivering 48 kilohertz/24-bit resolution while capturing the full spatial sound scene. Boasting 19 high-quality digital MEMS microphones, the spherical array together with software can auto-detect sound sources from around the microphone and capture that sound as separate tracks for further editing on a digital audio workstation.


Setting up tablet control over the ZM-1 is straightforward. Users need only install the ZYLIA ZM-1 Windows 10 driver (www.zylia.co/zylia-pro.html) and ZYLIA Studio software on a tablet equipped with a 64-bit processor and 64-bit Windows operating system. Once the ZYLIA Studio application is activated, the system is ready to go. The recording workflow is no different than with a laptop or PC. Users just set up the ZM-1 microphone in the desired location, plug the microphone into the tablet using a USB cable (and microUSB adapter if necessary), open ZYLIA Studio, and begin recording.


Recordings can be processed with the ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plugin. Users can convert audio samples to 3rd-order Ambisonics and perform further processing if needed. Zylia software even enables users to fine-tune the position of a sound scene to reflect a particular camera position.


Further information about Zylia is available at www.zylia.co.



Zylia's ZM-1 microphone is now Windows tablet-compatible.


About Zylia

Zylia is an industry leader in the field of 3D audio recording and production. The technologies developed by Zylia improve the lives of musicians and audio creators, moving their listeners to the virtual world of sounds. With a passionate and dedicated team of experts in music production, audio research, software, business, and product development, the company crafts and delivers products with the potential to redefine and revolutionize the way sound and musical performances are recorded and produced. Leveraging their personal experience as musicians and tech gurus, along with input from music and audio communities around the world, Zylia's experts bring musicians agile recording tools that make it easy to be creative in any environment.


Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.



<![CDATA[MuTools Release MuLab 8]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/mutools-release-mulab-8 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:24:25 GMT


MuTools has released MuLab 8.




MuLab 8 features Flexible Audio Sequences, Creative Time Stretching and many more improvements.

Thanks to the new Audio Sequences you can now use samples directly in a composition, without the need to plug in (multi-) samplers and MIDI notes to play them.

Audio Sequences also let you play samples at a different tempo without changing the original pitch. This is done by slicing the sample into discrete audio events and each audio event is time stretched as needed. You have perfect control over the transients, the quantizing, etc. so any piece of audio can be blended into your composition, even if it's at a different tempo, pitch and groove.

Even better: The sample events in an audio sequence are not limited to the original sample. You can easily switch each sample event to play another sample, at another pitch, with another stretch factor. So, for example, you can replace the snares in a sample loop with one of the snares in your sample library, or with a different sound. Musical freedom and fun.

Last but not least: MuLab 8 also supports extremely high time stretch factors which let you make new sounds out of sample slices also within the MUX Modular synth and effect environment.

MuLab 8 intro movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbuJKLtOol4

Detailed change-log: http://www.mutools.com/mulab-mux-change-log.html

All details & downloads on http://www.mutools.com






<![CDATA[Puremagnetik Releases Eidolon - Spectral Ensemble Machine]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-eidolon---spectral-ensemble-machine Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:08:24 GMT


Puremagnetik Releases Eidolon - Spectral Ensemble Machine
Eidolon is a multi-effect device that brings together a bucket-brigade delay ensemble, spectral effects, a tap delay and tremolo. It is capable of smudging, smoothing and thickening almost anything that is fed into it. Most of all, it is designed as a tool of experimentation.
Ensemble Effect 
Eidolon's ensemble effect aims to emulate a classic '70s string synthesizer. Eidolon's first circuit is a bucket-brigade delay. It has six short delays wired in series, all of them slowly modulating at different speeds. This gives it a calmly rolling chorus effect that can be described as "lush" and "warm".
Spectral Blurring
Eidolon's spectral blur section analyzes incoming audio, writes it to a small database and then interpolates all of those values very, very quickly. In plain English, it smudges audio much like a painter smudges paint across a canvas. This process can turn piano phrases into cloudy ambient smears, remove the transients from drum beats and make guitars blur into the horizon of the next measure.
Delay and Tremolo
Finally, after the ensemble and spectral blurring, the signal passes through a multi-tap delay and tremolo effect. Adding delay to the signal chain augments the sound with echoes and space. The tremolo effect makes the sound pulsate from slow peaks and valleys to a rapid, oscillating frenzy. Between these two effects (in conjunction with Ensemble and Blur) one can travel many dimensions away from the original material into a vast world of experimentation!
Eidolon Features
• Retro bucket-brigade style ensemble effect
• Modern spectral blurring effect
• Delay and Tremolo effects
• Integrates into any VST / Audio Units compatible host
• Includes a collection of factory presets
Eidolon is currently offered as part of Puremagnetik's Spark subscription for $8 per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.
Minimum Requirements
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHULl2sAOdg
Learn more: https://puremagnetik.com/products/eidolon-spectral-ensemble-machine



<![CDATA[AIR Music Technology Releases New Drumsynth 500 Live And Studio Performance Software]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/air-music-technology-releases-new-drumsynth-500-live-and-studio-performance-software Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:04:56 GMT




Newest drum synthesizer software from Air—renowned creator of the industry reference Strike for Avid Pro Tools—delivers total control of all electronic drum sounds with simple, intuitive interface.




Cumberland, RI USA (April 16, 2019)—AIR Music Technology (airmusictech.com), a developer of premium virtual instruments, today announced the immediate availability of Drumsynth 500, a virtual instrument of electronic drum sounds for use with any DAW or as a Standalone application for live performance.


Building upon Air Music Technology’s heritage of creating Strike—considered “The reference Drum Instrument” for Avid Protools—Air has teamed up with music legends Akai Professional and Alesis Drums to carry on this legacy of excellence.


In the style of the popular 500 series synth modules comes an all new software drum synthesizer that delivers full control of all electronic drum sounds in an easy-to-use, comprehensive interface. Drumsynth 500 from AIR Music Technology has everything needed to create an endless variety of custom electronic drum sounds for all styles of music.


Drumsynth 500’s exclusive library has been produced by the sound design veterans behind the highly-acclaimed Air Music Tech Strike, Air Structure, Sonivox Big Bang, Akai Professional’s MPC and Alesis e-Drums. The goal was to provide an incredible mixture of vintage and all-new effects that pay homage to classic sounds while also pushing into new territory.


Using a MIDI keyboard, pad controller, electronic drumkit, or the user’s favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software, Drumsynth 500 brings modern electronic drum sounds into musical productions in the studio or live playing.


To get started, Drumsynth 500 offers over 500 drum sounds, 500 drum samples, 50 drum kits and 500 MIDI drum loops which can be loaded into any DAW and used to kick-start any song or production.


It's simple to start shaping electronic drum sounds. Users can dig in deep with individual parameter control for all instruments or use the randomizer, which makes a drum sounds with just one press of a button. Advanced users will find this to be a tweaker’s paradise to produce their own one-of-a-kind sound.


Drumsynth 500 is built on powerful all-new engine for live performance or studio use. For live performance, users can simply fire up their PC or Mac desktop app and perform without a DAW for distraction-free performance. For studio use, all popular plugin formats are supported.


Drumsynth 500 is packaged into a beautiful user interface with no hidden panels, for quick, fun creation of electronic drum sounds.


Features at a Glance:

    • ●  8-channel electronic drum synthesizer with fully programmable drum sounds in the style of 500 Series rack modules.

    • ●  Individual instrument channels for Kick, Snare, Hats, Clap, Toms, Percussion and two Sampler channels for any mono or stereo .wav audio file.

    • ●  Load your sounds into two separate sampler channels, including loop, forward and reverse playback!

    • ●  Includes over 500 drum sounds, 500 MIDI drum loops, 50 drum kits, and 500 drum samples from an exclusive vault of Akai Pro, Alesis eDrums and Air Music Tech sounds.

    • ●  Easy-to-use interface with no hidden panels.

    • ●  Randomize feature for quickly generating new electronic drum sounds with just one button press.

    • ●  Works with any MIDI keyboard, pad controller or drum kit controller

    • ●  MPC Full Level and Note Repeat for each instrument channel

    • ●  Three distortion effects (including new Bitcrusher and Decimate), 5 filters and 2 compressors per

      instrument channel!

    • ●  Two reverb sends and two delay sends per instrument channel

    • ●  Huge Master channel includes three saturation effects, a convolution reverb, an algorithmic reverb, a stereo delay, a mono delay, a compressor and a unique Kill EQ circuit.



Drumsynth 500 is available online for $99.99 ($149.99 after introductory offer).

For more information and a 14-day free trial, visit: www.airmusictech.com. 




About AIR Music Technology (airmusictech.com)

AIR Music Technology began life as Wizoo Sound Design in Bremen, Germany. The AIR team pioneered many of the core audio effects and virtual instruments developed specifically for Avid® Pro Tools®. Today, AIR continues to create a vast array of software solutions for the computer musician—including Ignite, the inspiring music creation software, as well as a suite of exceptional virtual instruments. AIR Music Technology is a proud member of the inMusic family. Avid and Pro Tools are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.




<![CDATA[Cort Introduces B4 Plus AS RM Bass Guitar With Roasted Maple Fingerboard]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/cort-introduces-b4-plus-as-rm-bass-guitar-with-roasted-maple-fingerboard Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:58:05 GMT


Cort Introduces B4 Plus AS RM Bass Guitar with Roasted Maple Fingerboard


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort continues its material innovation in the Artisan Series of electric bass guitars with the introduction of the B4 Plus AS RM. This new model combines four tonal woods—including an all-new roasted maple fingerboard treatment—in one balanced instrument.
The foundation of the B4-Plus AS RM is its swamp ash body, characterized by its scooped-mids sound with a bigger low-end and clear highs for a more balanced tone. The open-pore finish on this bass enhances the resonance even further. The wood’s natural light weight and appealing grain pattern are also desirable aspects of swamp ash.
To complement the brightness of the swamp ash body, the B4 Plus AS RM uses 5-piece panga panga and walnut for the neck, resulting in a tight and defined midrange. This combination creates an ideally balanced sound to round out the bass spectrum.
Cort’s latest material innovation in the Artisan Series is seen and heard though the “RM” roasted maple fingerboard on the B4-Plus AS RM. The maple has been treated in an oxygen-free oven at a high temperature, stabilizing the wood for a bigger, bolder tone while also developing its golden-brown look for vintage appeal.
The translation of the B4 Plus AS RM’s tone is reliant upon the instrument’s pickups, and the B4 Plus AS RM doesn’t disappoint in this regard. The Bartolini MK-1 pickups deliver plenty of punchy and warm mids as well as transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound. Meanwhile, the Markbass MB-1 EQ provides a natural, transparent boost that doesn’t color the organic nature or resonance of the tonal woods.
The B4 Plus AS RM has a 24-fret, 34-inch scale, providing plenty of versatility, and the double cutaway design provides excellent access to the upper frets. Also improving playability are the Hipshot Ultralite Tuners, which provide tuning accuracy and stability.
The B4 Plus AS RM is available in three stunning finishes—Open Pore Aqua Blue (OPAB), Open Pore Trans Black (OPTB), and Open Pore Burgundy Red (OPBR)—each with black hardware and matching headstocks. Five-string models of these guitars are also available.
To learn more about the B4 Plus AS RM and other guitars in Cort’s Artisan Series, visitwww.cortguitars.com
MSRP $749.99 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[Dubstep Evolution]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/dubstep-evolution Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:55:07 GMT



Its new release day and this week we’ve got Dubstep Evolution, bending the foundation of Dubstep, this 4GB spine tingling pack has no limits.


Zenhiser Pack: Dubstep Evolution

Price: $60.00 AUD

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



<![CDATA[Audified Hits The ToneSpot With New Acoustic Pro Plugin]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audified-hits-the-tonespot-with-new-acoustic-pro-plugin Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:10:28 GMT


Audified spots speedy tone-hunters with ToneSpot Acoustic Pro plug-in tailored to processing acoustic instruments



BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC: having helpfully spotted speedy tone-hunters with its opening ToneSpot series salvo aimed at advancing the bass tone sweet spot, software applications, software effects, and hardware processors developer Audified is proud to announce availability of its ToneSpot Acoustic Pro purposeful follow-up — another abundantly powerful plug-in presented as an eye-catching, easy-to-use channel strip, this time tailored to processing stringed acoustic instruments as an aptly-named, Swiss Army knife-style solution, so speedy arrivals at appropriate, professional-sounding results are always assured — as of April 12...


Technology-driven, modern-day music production can commonly involve a lot of processing in pursuit of outstanding tones, and acoustic instruments are no exception to this unwritten rule — even when striving towards a natural-sounding tone. Why? Well, stringed acoustic instruments frequently find themselves fighting against busy arrangements, where several layers of instruments can clash with one another. Also, recordings can sometimes sound too thin, harsh, or sterile. So a tone that can clearly cut through the mix is what’s needed. That tone needs to be both harmonically rich and fat-sounding, yet retain clarity and tightness. That’s not all, though! The stringed acoustic instrument in question might well end up being heavily processed, but by striving to remain natural- sounding surely lets listeners identify — and identify with — what it is that they are actually hearing. However, this is easier said than done. Delicate and difficult, it’s a balancing act for sure. So this is exactly where ToneSpot Acoustic Pro comes into play.


Products tailored to post-processing of stringed acoustic instruments have been few and far between, rather remaining reliant on studio-savvy engineers’ established workflow, which can involve some seriously convoluted heavy lifting — brilliantly blending several re-amping chains with extensive equalisation, filtering, compression, saturation, or even some multi-band processing — in pursuit of achieving awesome-sounding tones that today’s listeners are accustomed to hearing... until today’s timely arrival of ToneSpot Acoustic Pro, that is!


It’s obvious, therefore, that a simpler solution is what’s needed. Needless to say, ToneSpot Acoustic Pro perfectly encapsulates that very thought, tailored to processing stringed acoustic instruments as an aptly-named, Swiss Army knife-style solution, so speedy arrivals at appropriate, professional-sounding results are always assured. As an abundantly powerful plug-in presented as an eye- catching, easy-to-use channel strip, it effectively does everything experienced engineers are called upon to do, yet achieves that as a CPU-friendly single processor. Put it this way: it is the key ingredient for cooking up some successfully processed stringed acoustic instruments... just add an acoustic guitar, piano, violin, or cello to the musical mix to hear it sizzle with ToneSpot Acoustic Pro!


Perhaps pictures can paint a thousand words. When it comes to ToneSpot Acoustic Pro, though, musically-meaningful controls — Character (Type, Bright, Scoop, Lo-Fi), Saturation (Gain, Boost, Mix), Shaping (Low-cut, Boom 100/150, Body 300/400, Paper 600/700, Wood 800/1k, Strings 2k/4k, Sparkle 10k/12k, High-cut), Punch (Comp Fast/Slow, Make-up, Mix), Surgery (Freq Hi Q, Gain), Smash (Comp Fast/Slow, Make-up, Mix), Effects (Tremolo Sin/Tri/Rect, Modulation Chorus/Flanger/Phaser, Delay Analog/Crystal/Brown, Reverb Room/Plate/Hall — with Decay/Ping Pong, Depth, Intensity, Mix, Sync), and Finalizer (Enhancer, Fat, Tight, Smooth) — are arranged across its impressive, user-friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface), initiating easy access to professional processing-powered tips, tricks, and comprehensive know-how, while also encouraging experimentation.


Thoughtfully, ToneSpot Acoustic Pro’s settings are based on an analysis of world-class records. Realising perfectly processed stringed acoustic instruments is even easier as a result, allowing anyone to get on with writing great-sounding music, which is what it’s all about. After all, great musical ideas definitely deserve a great sound in this day and age. And ToneSpot Acoustic Pro even comes complete with 80 professionally-programmed presets to help savvy songwriters get things musically moving in the right direction without worrying about wasting time trying to process stringed acoustic instruments to fit whatever genre — whether modern or traditional — they are actively involved in.


ToneSpot Acoustic Pro is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of $49.00 USD until April 26, 2019 — rising thereafter to $99.00 USD — from Audified’s online shop here: https://shop.audified.com/products/tonespot-acoustic-pro


ToneSpot Acoustic Pro can be directly downloaded as an AAX, AU, VST2, VST3, 32- and 64-bit native plug-in for MacOS (10.9 and above) and Windows (7, 8, and 10) — alongside a fully-functional, 30-day demo version — from Audified here: https://services.audified.com/download (Note that all Audified’s ToneSpot series plug-ins are serial number-protected, so no iLok is required.)


For more in-depth info, please visit the dedicated ToneSpot Acoustic Pro webpage here: https://shop.audified.com/products/tonespot-acoustic-pro Watch Audified’s ToneSpot Acoustic Pro promo video here: https://youtu.be/BaogA319Snk


ToneSpot Acoustic Express — featuring the same processing power as its bigger brother, but with a reduced control count — will soon be available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of $19.00 USD — rising thereafter to $49.00 USD — from Audified’s online shop.



About Audified (www.audified.com)

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


© 2019 Audified s.r.o.



<![CDATA[Acorn Amps Debuts The Petito]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/acorn-amps-debuts-the-petito Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:05:23 GMT


Acorn Amps Debuts The Petito


Atlanta, GA - December 13, 2017 - Acorn Amplifiers is proud to release the Petito, a 7 watt all-tube amp designed to deliver unparalleled guitar tone in one sleek, compact enclosure. Inspired by low wattage tube amps of the 1960s like the Ampeg Jet and Fender Champ, the Petito is a unique circuit designed by Acorn founder and head engineer, Tyler Petito. “I was experimenting with octal (8 pin) preamp tubes for this design. What we ended up with was a super versatile low wattage combo that can take anything you throw at it, genre-wise.” The Petito sports a tube compliment of one 12AT7 and one 6SN7 preamp tube, a single 6V6 power tube, and a GZ34 tube rectifier. The control panel displays a straightforward yet versatile Treble, Mid, Bass tone stack, and features a Volume control that adds more and more pleasing harmonic tube gain as the decibel level rises. Available as a head or 1x12 combo with the amp side- mounted next to a 12’’ WGS Reaper speaker, the Petito is a perfect marriage of new yet vintage, classic yet unique.



    • Original circuit design, not a copy or clone of any other amp, hand built and

      hand wired by obsessive compulsive perfectionists in Atlanta, GA

    • Tube saturated, harmonic guitar tone at bedroom/studio volumes

    • 7 all-tube watts from one 12AT7 preamp tube, one 6SN7 preamp tube, one 6V6

      power tube, and one GZ34 rectifier tube

    • Built using individually measured high quality audio-grade components

    • Compact and lightweight baltic birch enclosure housing as a head box or combo

      with a 12’’ WGS Reaper speaker



The Petito is available now starting at $1,275 at AcornAmps.com and select retailers in

the Southeast.






Acorn Amplifiers is the premier up-and-coming amp company in the Southeast. Also a full service repair shop, Acorn Amps services thousands of amps each year while still designing and building an ever expanding line of music gear, including tube amps, effects pedals, speaker cabs, and attenuators.



<![CDATA[Sheptone Introduces Wanker Humbucker For Strat-Style Guitars ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sheptone-introduces-wanker-humbucker-for-strat-style-guitars Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:00:16 GMT


Sheptone Introduces Wanker Humbucker for Strat-Style Guitars 

JULIAN, CA — Sheptone proudly introduces the Wanker humbucker, in celebration of all guitarists known to crank—or wank—their way to sonic bliss. With a humbucker that can handle the heat, players are finally free to enjoy themselves, wanking their way to self-expression without blowing up their tone or alienating their bandmates.
Built specifically for strat-style shred sleds, the Wanker was developed for players who like to push boundaries with higher output. Popularized in the 1980s, these pickups were overly wound just to provide higher output, but that approach came at a high cost in tone. Meanwhile, Sheptone is a manufacturer that has earned its reputation for pickups that capture the best qualities of the best-sounding Patent Applied For (PAF) pickups of the 1950s and 1960s. With the launch of the Wanker, they have achieved the best of both worlds—a tightly wound, high-output humbucker for the strat-style guitar that doesn’t sacrifice tone.
The Wanker starts with 53 mm spacing to accommodate Floyd Rose-style bridges, F-spacing fixed bridges, and short feet. It has four-conductor wiring and Alnico 5 magnets. As with other Sheptone humbuckers, resistance will vary, as the winding process goes strictly by the number of turns, but it tends to be around 10.5. This gives the Wanker plenty of power to drive the signal chain, but not so much that it begins to suck the tone out of it.
The Wanker’s short feet are better suited for the sleeker, low-profile guitar designs that today’s players are seeking and guitar builders are making. Wooden spacers stay true to the original pursuit of tone, and the German silver base plate is ideal for tonal neutrality.
The Wanker will be available in a variety of bobbin color configurations of white, cream, and black, or with German silver covers plated in either nickel or gold. Pricing starts at $129.00.
Learn more by clicking HERE
<![CDATA[Magix Releases Sound Forge Pro 13]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/magix-releases-sound-forge-pro-13 Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:56:23 GMT






The all-new SOUND FORGE Pro 13 has a redesigned interface to help speed up workflow, delivers a new VST engine and ARA2 support for greater plug-in speed and stability, and adds a host of professional effects.


Berlin (Germany), 15.04.2019 – For over 25 years, SOUND FORGE Pro has been an industry-leading provider of professional software solutions for recording, audio editing and mastering. With this latest version 13, MAGIX presents a comprehensive update specifically designed to meet the requirements of professional audio producers.

SOUND FORGE Pro 13 comes with a fully-customizable new interface that can be personalized to fit individual preferences and workflows. The UI can be adjusted in four color levels – White, Light, Medium and Dark – depending on differing environmental and lighting conditions. The new icon design provides a clearer interface, showing all important audio editing features at a glance.

The enhanced VST2/3 engine and ARA2 interface extension offer greater stability and speed when using plug-ins, and allow users to work faster and more precisely.

Thanks to high-quality audio visualization tools, SOUND FORGE Pro 13 offers more possibilities when analyzing music, speech, and sounds, and displays them both graphically and dynamically. The new Peak Meter V2 allows reliable peak level measurement of digital audio signals according to international industry standards, and shows the precise, current level of an audio signal in real time.

SOUND FORGE Pro 13 also includes numerous new effects and plug-ins for mastering and cleaning audio files. With version 13, users now get the high-quality iZotope Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements plug-ins.

"With version 13, we have concentrated on the core strengths of SOUND FORGE Pro, and have once again addressed the needs and wishes of our users," says Thomas Wolf, Product Owner SOUND FORGE. "SOUND FORGE Pro delivers levels of efficiency and precision unheard of in any other audio editor. Improving the user experience and plug-in handling means that high-end audio productions can now be realized in no time."

All new features at a glance

Customizable interface: SOUND FORGE Pro 13 offers an even more efficient way of working and an improved user experience thanks to its customizable user interface, new icon design and revised docking.

New VST engine: The enhanced VST2/3 engine offers more stability and speed when scanning and using plug-ins.

ARA2 support: The ARA2 interface extension allows for faster processing of audio data in plug-ins and real-time editing.

Peak Meter V2 for level measurement: Peak levels of audio signals can now be measured reliably and correctly. With Peak Meter V2, the precise and current levels of audio signals can be displayed in real time.

New mastering effects: The new coreFX mastering effects – 2-Point Compressor, Limiter, Expander, Compressor and Gate – allow precise dynamic control and deliver excellent audio quality.

New delay effects: With the new coreFX delay effects – Delay, Chrorus and Flanger – accurate echo effects can be created.

zplane élastique Timestretch: Thanks to the new élastiquePro v3 engine – based on modern psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory – time stretching and pitch shifting are now possible without any artifacts and sound degradation.

With SOUND FORGE Pro 365, MAGIX now also offers a flexible subscription service. Users will receive all the functionality of SOUND FORGE Pro 13 as well as regular updates, patches and features, plus an exclusive, high-quality plug-in set – all from just $9.99 per month. Furthermore, the SOUND FORGE community can look forward to the SOUND FORGE Pro 13 Suite, which will be released this summer.

Prices and availability

SOUND FORGE Pro 13 – $399.00
SOUND FORGE Pro 365 – from $9.99 per month

Learn more at www.magix.com/us/music/sound-forge/sound-forge-pro/




In May 2016, MAGIX acquired the SOUND FORGE product line, along with other video and audio products. The choice of audio professionals the world over, SOUND FORGE continues to provide the essential tools needed to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high-resolution audio with speed and accuracy.



<![CDATA[Ethnic Pop Vocals Volume 1]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ethnic-pop-vocals-volume-1 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:52:13 GMT






'Ethnic Pop Vocals Vol 1' is an endlessly useful collection of inspiring vocal samples, recorded and mixed by an Ethno-musicologist. Aside from setting the scene in a Cinematic or World Music composition, use these samples to add another dimension to a Hip Hop track or put them to work in your next Psytrance, Techno or Tech House track.


These loops perfectly showcase the Russian throat singing style and we're proud to introduce you to this sound (if you weren't familiar with it already).



Vocals are supplied dry, wet and with tails, allowing you to seamlessly incorporate them into any section of your production.



Vocals Only:


Please note, this pack includes vocals only. The other production elements used in the demo are for demonstration purposes only.




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



• 50 Phrases
• 150 Samples in total
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Ableton Live 8.1.3 Pack
• Reason ReFill
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible



Price and Availability:


'Ethnic Pop Vocals Vol 1’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £19.95 / 24,13 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com




<![CDATA[Maxon® Releases Limited-Edition 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/maxon-releases-limited-edition-40th-anniversary-od808-40-overdrive Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:00:48 GMT


Maxon® releases limited-edition 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive



Godlyke, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the limited-edition Maxon® 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive pedal.


Originally released in 1979, the Maxon® OD808 Overdrive was designed to emulate the warm, natural sound of an overdriven tube-amp and was arguably the first pedal of its kind.  Originally released by Maxon in the Japanese market, the OD808 circuit was then licensed by Ibanez and released worldwide as the TS808 Tubescreamer®.


To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic effect, Godlyke, Inc. has partnered with the OD808’s designer, former Maxon Engineer Susumu Tamura to release the limited-edition OD808-40 Anniversary model.


Featuring a circuit modified to Mr. Tamura’s specifications, the OD808-40 features more output with superior note articulation and an improved dynamic response. 


Production of the OD808-40 will be limited to 400 pieces and each unit will be serial numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity.  In addition, the first 40 units will be hand-signed by Mr. Tamura himself. 


Street price for the OD808-40 is $199 for unsigned version and $400 for signed version. 


For video demos of the Maxon 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive please  HYPERLINK "https://maxonfx.com/collections/frontpage/products/40th-anniversary-overdrive-od808" CLICK HERE


For more info on Maxon products including video demos of the OD808-40, please visit our websites  www.godlyke.com,  www.maxonfx.com, e-mail us at  info@godlyke.com or call us at 973-777-7477







<![CDATA[Kronos Wave Machine Now Available As Reason ReFill]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/kronos-wave-machine-now-available-as-reason-refill Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:53:47 GMT


Kronos Wave Machine Now Available As Reason ReFill



Now our amazing Kronos Wave Machine sounds can easily load into Propellerheads Reason NN-XT Sampler – $25. USD. Perfect for your next gig or recording session. 42 New rns and sxt files with hundreds of new samples from our custom sound libraries.


The Patch King Wave Machine ReFill features some of our best sounds from our Korg Kronos PCG libraries. Using Chicken System Translator, we were able to easily convert our amazing Kronos sounds into a Reason ReFill. Everything is set up for Propellerheads Reason using a wide range of Digital Effects.


Included in the refill are tons of Multi Pads, Analog & Digital Synths and Special Effects and new Drum Sounds. Great for composers doing film scoring, commercial beds for video projects or new age and classic synth audio tracks. All set up to load into Reason via the NN-XT sample player. (163 MB / 42 instruments)


SPECIAL BUNDLE PACKAGE: The Ultimate Reason ReFill. Get all eight of our amazing Reason ReFills for Only $100.





<![CDATA[SoundSpice releases 'Dark Horse Trip Hop']]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/soundspice-releases-dark-horse-trip-hop Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:50:36 GMT


SoundSpice releases : 'Dark Horse Trip Hop'
Available now exclusively at www.sound-spice.com for $22.95 (U.S.) 25% off until Weds. 04-17-2019 using coupon code INTRO at checkout.
Hypnotic interludes give way to aggressive foot dragging rhythms. Closer to Trip Hop and farther from Industrial, these slow-fi grooves will fill your production gaps. Add some distorted guitar and ratchet up the heavy side of the groove, or include some more dubby elements and create those unique mid-tempo head nodding tracks. Better yet, do both and really stretch the boundaries of what you want everyone to be hearing.
1/2 a gig of 24bit Acidized .Wav loops and samples. All in the 70-110bpm range.
Product Details:
• 335 Loops in Total
• 47  Bass Loops  
• 190 Beat Loops
• 23  FX Loops
• 35  Percussion Loops
• 40  Synth Loops
• 24-Bit/44.1kHz
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Key & Tempo Labelled






<![CDATA[New Carl Martin Panama Overdrive - Cue The VH Licks?]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-carl-martin-panama-overdrive---cue-the-vh-licks Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:54:42 GMT


New Product Release From Carl Martin



Next product release in our series of new fresh anodized two note pedals designed for a smaller pedal board footprint, is the Carl Martin Panama.


Picture yourself on stage, in the middle of a set, going for that classic vintage 80's over-driven guitar sound.....vintage you say?  Yes!  Remember that classic 80's overdrive is almost 40 years old!  Anyway, every time you crank up the OD, your tone gets a bit spongy and woofy...you know what I mean.  If only you had a way to....wait....you have the brand new Panama Overdrive pedal from that mysterious Carl Martin dude, and it comes with a Damping control.  You switch over to the Panama, crank the Gain, increase the damping and your distortion becomes even more aggressive, more cutting and clear...just like....well you know.  Decrease the damping, and your distortion becomes deeper, thicker with more bass dynamics.  In other words you have an amazing overdrive pedal that you can customize on the fly!  And...it's analog!


The new Carl Martin Panama Overdrive, cool anodized case and that awesome Carl Martin DC/DC converter circuitry which allows the pedal to run with +-12V internally (this means better parts and better sound).  Check it out yourself, Gain Level and Tone controls along with the new Damping control, head mounted input/outputs and 9V DC input which requires a regular 9V 100mA external power supply and the new small footprint. Bigger sound, bigger tone, all analog, all Carl Martin!


US MAP: USD 199,00






<![CDATA[Roland Introduces HP700 Digital Piano Series]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-introduces-hp700-digital-piano-series Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:49:18 GMT


Roland Introduces HP700 Digital Piano Series
Stylish and affordable home pianos offer top-level performance and inspiring education features for families and beginning players
Los Angeles, CA, April 10, 2019 — Roland introduces the HP700 series, the latest addition to the company’s renowned selection of digital pianos for the home. The HP704 and HP702 models bring new levels of performance and sophistication to first-time piano buyers, combining gorgeous sound and elegant styling with modern Bluetooth® connectivity. With authentic playability and numerous built-in education and entertainment features, an HP700 instrument provides a strong foundation to inspire musical growth and support family enjoyment for years to come.  
Playing the piano is one of life’s most rewarding experiences, and the HP700 series encourages ambitions at every step of the journey. Both instruments are filled with new technologies that stimulate musical expression, and feature Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling engine for stunningly realistic acoustic tone and responsiveness. The Hybrid Keyboard on the HP704 combines the look and feel of a wooden keyboard with durable molded materials, while the Progressive Damper Action pedal on both models provides true acoustic pedal behavior for executing advanced techniques. 
With an elegant-yet-contemporary design inspired by Roland’s award-winning LX700 series, an HP700 piano can make a bold statement or blend discreetly into any room. And with compact dimensions and vastly reduced weight compared to a traditional acoustic upright, it’s easy to move the instrument to find the perfect spot. Volume-controllable internal speakers fill the room with rich, inspiring sound for daily playing and in-home performing, while connecting headphones provides an immersive, multi-dimensional sound experience that won’t disturb family members or neighbors.  
For interactive study, users can wirelessly connect the piano with their smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth to play along with favorite tunes or sharpen skills with online tutorials. And when no one’s playing, an HP700 piano doubles as a home entertainment system for streaming music with dynamic high-fidelity sound.
For the HP700 series, Roland has carefully selected and meticulously manufactured finishes to present attractive instruments that owners will be proud to showcase in their homes. The HP704 and HP702 models are available in white, charcoal, dark rosewood, and light oak finishes. The flagship HP704 is also available in a classic polished ebony finish. 
The perfect companion for the HP700 series is Piano Every Day, a unique iOS/Android mobile app that encourages regular playing. Once installed, owners can browse and purchase from Sheet Music Direct’s online library of over 70,000 music scores, use the One Week Master option to regularly learn new pieces, and explore other interactive features that stimulate daily improvement. 
To learn more about the HP700 series, visit Roland.com.
Roland HP702 Digital Piano in charcoal, white, light oak, and dark rosewood finishes
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.
<![CDATA[Time For Some Stereo Love]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/time-for-some-stereo-love Tue, 9 Apr 2019 16:18:44 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Stereo Love, an eclectic mix of 80’s inspired synths with a wealth of laid back vocals


Zenhiser Pack: Stereo Love

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/stereo-love-80s-vocals-sounds.html



<![CDATA[Brainworx Brings Acclaimed Analog Synth Module Back With bx_oberhausen VI Debut]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/brainworx-brings-acclaimed-analog-synth-module-back-with-bx_oberhausen-vi-debut Tue, 9 Apr 2019 16:13:04 GMT


Brainworx brings acclaimed analog synth module back to the future with breathtaking bx_oberhausen VI debut
“The Brainworx bx_oberhausen is a fantastic synth! Being an owner myself of a few of the originals, I can clearly tell how good this sounds! Besides the original concept, it also comes with really great effects to make the most brutal or subtle patches you can imagine! A must-have for synth enthusiasts!”
- Tom Holkenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL), GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum producer, musician, and film composer, 2019
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: having hosted a successful ‘synth tasting’ event earlier this year at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, healthily attended by industry insiders and electronica luminaries like BT, Paul Haslinger (ex- Tangerine Dream), and Tom Holkenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL), Brainworx Audio is proud to announce availability of bx_oberhausen — the cutting-edge company’s highly-anticipated first VI (Virtual Instrument) after more than 10 years of creatively crafting top-tier mixing and mastering plugins, applying the same modelling know- how and technology to bring back an acclaimed analog synthesizer expander module in a future-facing, feature-packed form fit for today’s Digital Audio Workstation world — as of April 9…
bx_oberhausen draws deeply from Brainworx Audio’s extensive experience of working with analog audio equipment to creatively craft top- tier mixing and mastering plugins. As the cutting-edge company’s highly-anticipated first VI, it effectively revisits an acclaimed analog synthesizer expander module much loved by generations of musicians for its sought-after sound. The sound itself is reliant on fully-analog, discrete circuits and a classic state-variable 2-pole filter. First introduced in the Seventies, that trailblazing synthesizer subsequently proved popular — so much so that it was reissued in various form factors by its iconic creator using the same circuits as the original.
Original or otherwise, the acclaimed analog synthesizer’s sound now benefits from the ultimate upgrade. Thanks to Brainworx Audio ably boosting bx_oberhausen with full polyphony of up to 32 VOICES — twice the voice count of today’s priciest poly synths remaining resolutely in the analog domain, users can create sounds that are not possible using the original hardware! But better still, Brainworx Audio also includes its proprietary, patent-pending TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology) that was first used on its industry-leading pro audio plugins like the Solid State Logic-approved bx_console SSL 4000 E and bx_console SSL 4000 Gchannel strips, therefore this is the most realistic recreation to date!
Digging deeper into the wonderful world of TMT, this works by ensuring each bx_oberhausen voice sounds slightly different. Why? Well, the original synthesizer’s creator specified acceptable tolerances for the individual electronic components used in its manufacture, making for slight variations in its sound — especially evident when several such synth voices are played simultaneously. So Brainworx Audio took those tolerances into account when modelling the analog hardware to arrive at a more authentic, analog-sounding result. Indeed, it is those slight variations in frequencies and phasing as well as frequency responses that add the complexity, depth, nuance, and width to the resulting synth sound.
Saying that, bx_oberhausen’s voices can be combined into a powerful UNISON mode which — when used with the unique TMT feature — forms a complex, rich, and authentic analog sound simply unrivalled by any other VIs. ‘Virtual vitamin’ boosting brings Mid/Side (M/S) technology to bx_oberhausen, further facilitating its uniqueness. Users can select which part of the sound passes through the filter section and which part does not. Results ranging from a solid bass foundation to crazy stereo processing are all perfectly possible!
Pushing onwards and upwards, bx_oberhausen benefits from an intuitive set of effects modules based on some of the Brainworx Audio brand’s best effect plugin products, plus partner Mäag Audio’s AIR BAND® shelf boost EQ. So signal chain changes in bx_oberhausen’s FX section can quickly be made with drag and drop functionality.
Further features of note include an Arp (arpeggiator) with an adjustable Swing parameter and a sound design dimension-enhancing Mod (modulation) matrix. Meanwhile, Brainworx Audio also took this opportunity to add FREQ MODULATION (Frequency Modulation) to an analog classic.
Complete with over 300 presets professionally created by celebrated sound designers to get them started, bx_oberhausen users can categorise their own sound creations for easy recall while also adding notes. Needless to say, the in-plugin preset management system itself is fully NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) compliant, so integrates well with NKS-enabled products.
Put simply: “A must-have for synth enthusiasts!” So says GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum producer, musician, and film composer extraordinaire Tom Holkenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL). After all, as “...an owner of a few of the hardware originals...” he should surely know! 
bx_oberhausen is available for purchase — as an AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting Virtual Instrument plugin for MacOS (10.9 through 10.14) and Windows (7 through 10) — exclusively from Brainworx Audio’s US-based sister company/distribution partner Plugin Alliance for an introductory price of $179.00 USD, rising to $249.00 USD thereafter — from here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_oberhausen.html
From April 9 onwards, a fully-functional, 14-day trial is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account here: http://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/registration.html
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 the dedicated bx_oberhausen webpage here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_oberhausen.html
Watch Brainworx Audio Director of Product Management Christian Diehl’s informative introductory bx_oberhausen video here: https://youtu.be/zBTiDpWTxc8
About Brainworx Audio (www.brainworx.audio
Brainworx Audio stands for finest audio engineering Made in Germany. Passion drives us to push audio technology forward every day. We value the work of our plugin developers and the creators of the original hardware units we emulate. Brainworx strives for sonic excellence and a perfect sound experience for every single user with the development of high-end audio software for native and DSP based systems, often based on emulations of analog hardware from international partners. Our smart solutions are the result of our analog and digital DNA, and our real-world experience in pro audio production. 
© 2019 Brainworx Audio GmbH 
<![CDATA[Sono Elements Releases eTron Pro]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sono-elements-releases-etron-pro Mon, 8 Apr 2019 18:28:22 GMT


Sono Elements Releases eTron Pro



Sono Elements releases eTron Pro, a Mellowtron plugin emulation featuring 17 multi-sampled sounds of the classic instrument. Each sound can be modified using an amplitude ADSR, a tremolo, a lowpass filter, a simple reverb as well as a lofi noises engine.


Available as a VST, VST3 and AU for both Windows (7, 8, 10) and macOS (High Sierra and up) for the price of 29$ USD."


Soundcloud audio: https://soundcloud.com/user-177426465/sono-elements-adagio-for-trons


Product webpage: https://www.sonoelements.com/2019/04/etron-pro.html


Sono Elements
<![CDATA[Breedlove Unveils Prairie Burst Limited Edition Guitar]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/breedlove-unveils-prairie-burst-limited-edition-guitar Mon, 8 Apr 2019 18:25:43 GMT


Oregon Series Prairie Burst Limited Edition

Stunning All Myrtlewood Guitar with Custom Burst | Limited Run of 25


The Oregon Concert Prairie Burst CE is built for the musician seeking well-rounded balance with midrange fullness, depth, clarity, and liveliness. An alluring Breedlove crafted from locally sourced myrtlewood for the body; the Oregon Concert Prairie Burst is wonderfully alive with tone. The hard rock maple neck and myrtlewood top combine to deliver accentuated depth and clarity across the tonal spectrum. The Oregon Concert Prairie Burst also comes appointed with its custom color and will be available as a limited run of 25 guitars. Ideal for a versatile playing action style.









<![CDATA[Avid Unveils Latest Innovations For Media And Entertainment At Connect 2019 And The NAB Show]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/avid-unveils-latest-innovations-for-media-and-entertainment-at-connect-2019-and-the-nab-show Mon, 8 Apr 2019 18:21:29 GMT


Avid Unveils Latest Innovations for Media and Entertainment at Connect 2019 and the NAB Show

Avid introduces creative tools, SaaS cloud storage, and graphics solutions, and showcases Oscar and Emmy winning customer and user talent on its NAB Show main stage



NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2019 –Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today unveiled a range of bold newproduct offerings to propel creativity and collaboration for media enterprises, teams and individuals. Breakthrough innovations like the new reimagined Avid Media Composer® 2019 video editing software and Avid NEXIS® | Cloudspaces SaaS cloud storage solution, are being featured in Avid’s NAB Show booth (South Upper Hall – 801), April 8-11. 


Avid also revealed the anticipated line-up for its Avid Main Stage presentations, the perennial favorite series for NAB Show attendees looking to learn from the masters of media creation, this year featuring video and audio experts behind Captain Marvel, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Orville, Venom, and Westworld. Throughout the NAB Show, Avid’s thought leaders will deliver conference sessions on topics including cloud newsrooms, post production collaboration and asset management.


“The needs of the media and entertainment industry are constantly evolving, which is why Avid continuously rethinks and reinvents our products and solutions so that our customers can continue to create compelling content as well as disrupt the industry with their innovations,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO and President at Avid. “Our latest innovations deliver the creativity, agility and operational efficiency required in today’s increasingly competitive media landscape, helping enterprises, teams and individuals to maximize the value of their content and expand into new markets.”


Media Composer® 2019

Media Composer 2019 is everything that aspiring and professional editors, freelancers and journalists know and love about the Emmy®, Oscar® and Eddie winning tool that defined the nonlinear editing category—reimagined for more. With Media Composer 2019, media makers have:

  • The ability to work at the speed of creativity with a new user experience,
  • More power at their fingertips with the next generation Avid Media Engine and distributed processing,
  • The ability to finish and deliver without ever leaving Media Composer, and
  • A customizable, role-based user interface for large teams. 


Media Composer 2019 will be available in late spring. Read the full press release in the Avidnewsroom.


Pro Tools® 2019

From delivering 50 percent more voices in Pro Tools | Ultimate software and double the MIDI track maximum, to more fluid track interactions during playback, Pro Tools 2019 extends power and performance to enable users to work more creatively and faster on the most complex projects. With the ability to freely experiment with effects, presets, and more during playback, Pro Tools 2019 enables users to act on their creative impulses in the moment and build on their momentum. Pro Tools 2019 will be available in the second quarter of 2019.


Sibelius® 2019

Sibelius 2019 delivers more creative ways to compose, elevate score playback quality, boost music writing efficiency and accuracy, and enhance the review and approval process. Along with the ability to share scores in the cloud and host them online, as well as industry-leading capabilities for creating print-perfect, professional scores, Sibelius 2019 enables users to boost their creativity and do more—and do it better—in less time.


Avid NEXIS® | Cloudspaces

Avid’s new NEXIS | Cloudspaces provides a simple way for post production, broadcast and sports teams to safely and securely park projects and sync onsite Avid NEXIS workspaces to the cloud for easy offsite backup by bringing the power of the cloud to Avid NEXIS. Making backup easy by auto-provisioning cloud resources, NEXIS | Cloudspaces scales as your needs change. All existing and new Avid NEXIS systems will come with a limited time offer of 2 terabytes of cloud storage, enabling users to try out the service for free. Read the full press release in the Avid newsroom.


MediaCentral® | Editorial Management 2019

Editorial Management 2019 is an Asset Management platform for post production that can be accessed by any role, from anywhere. Users can quickly find, edit and share media from any location, making it easier to manage media, prepare projects and keep everyone in sync. Available in May 2019, the new features in Editorial Management 2019 will enable users to prepare and edit simple sequences, assemble and create group clips to prep multicam shots for Media Composer editors, and use Avid | AI with a new integrated Phonetic Option. Additionally, it is integrated with Avid | FastServe® video servers to edit while capturing 23.98fps and multi-camera footage, enabling live studio productions to work faster in real-time. 


MediaCentral 2019 and Maestro™ Graphics Integration

Avid MediaCentral is now integrated with Maestro Graphics, providing a complete end-to-end graphics creation and delivery workflow for news, sports, post, and studio production teams. With full Maestro graphics capabilities integrated seamlessly into the MediaCentral ecosystem, anyone can add 2D or 3D graphics to any edit or rundown with the ability to search for and find graphics templates, add custom text, and then overlay on any content from any device. Avid has now integrated the full Maestro graphics line of products with MediaCentral allowing users to leverage video assets in graphics creation and graphics templates from anywhere on the network.


Pro Tools | MTRX DigiLink Option Card

The new Pro Tools │ MTRX DigiLink Option Card adds 64 channels of DigiLink I/O per card, enabling multi-HDX and multi-workstation systems to connect to a single Pro Tools | MTRX interface. The MTRX DigiLink option card will be available in the second quarter of 2019.


Avid Mainstage Brings Award-Winning Editors and Mixers to the NAB Show


(South Upper Hall – Booth 801)


Pro video presentations

  • Bohemian Rhapsody – with Oscar-winning editor John Ottman, Monday, April 8 at 12 pm and 4 pm and Tuesday, April 9 at 10 am and 2 pm
  • Captain Marvel – with Saturn Award-nominated editor Debbie Berman, Tuesday, April 9 at 12 pm and 4 pm and Wednesday, April 10 at 11 am and 2 pm
  • The Orville – with Tom Costantino, ACE, editor and associate producer and Hillary Wells, assistant editor, Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am and 3 pm


Pro audio presentations

  • Bohemian Rhapsody – with Oscar-winning dialogue/ADR editor Nina Hartstone, Oscar-winning re-recording mixer Paul Massey, and Oscar-winning music editor John Warhurst, Monday, April 8 at 1 pm and 5 pm and Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Venom – with MPSE Gold Reel-winning re-recording mixer and sound editor Will Files, Monday, April 8 at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Mixing for TV – with Emmy-winning re-recording mixer Scott Weber (Westworld, Person of Interest, Lost), Wednesday, April 10 at 12 pm and 4 pm


Watch all of the post-session interviews on-demand with Avid’s customer talent on Avid Link, the free mobile and desktop app for creatives to interact, promote their work, and manage their tools and subscriptions. Sign up at avid.com/products/avid-link.


Avid educates at NAB 2019

Avid executives will share their insights on key industry trends and developments at a series of conferences, including:



About Avid

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


© 2019 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid NEXIS, FastServe, AirSpeed, iNews, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, PlayMaker, Pro Tools, Avid VENUE, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice.


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<![CDATA[Antelope Audio ships Orion 32HD | Gen 3 Audio Interface]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/antelope-audio-ships-orion-32hd--gen-3-audio-interface Fri, 5 Apr 2019 15:28:46 GMT


Antelope Audio ships Orion 32HD | Gen 3 audio interface with industry-leading AD/DA and comprehensive connectivity



SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: having made momentous musical waves with show-stopping premiere performances at The 2019 NAMM Show in Southern California, January 24-27, trailblazing pro audio manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to speedily follow up on last month’s Orion 32+ | Gen 3 availability announcement by shipping its Orion 32HD | Gen 3 showpiece sibling. Since it is compatible with any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) via HDX or USB 3.0, this new Pro Tools HD- and Native-ready audio interface really represents everything Antelope Audio stands for — from industry-finest AD/DA conversion, comprehensive connectivity, zero-latency monitoring, and 64-channel 24-bit/192 kHz audio streaming through to flawless clocking and beyond.
This third-generation, improved interface sets new standards in the pro audio industry by virtue of Antelope Audio’s acclaimed AD/DA being boosted to reach an astonishing 136dB of dynamic range! Like its innovative predecessors, Orion 32HD | Gen 3 is also an amazingly versatile audio interface. It works like a charm with any DAW on the market. Comprehensive connectivity makes streaming hi-res audio a digital delight, thanks to its back panel-positioned USB 3.0 Type B connector (offering 64 channels of I/O at up to 192 kHz) and also two mini HDX connectors for direct Pro Tools connection (each offering 32 channels of I/O, totalling 64 channels). Further flexibility abounds as digital I/O is also available over fiber optic MADI (IN and OUT — up to 64 channels each), two ADAT (IN 1 and IN 2, and OUT 1 and OUT 2 — both with up to 64 channels), and S/PDIF (IN and OUT) connections. Obligingly, Orion 32HD | Gen 3 not only enables users to stream an astounding 64 channels of audio when tracking, but also allows for multiple monitor mixes. Moreover, the sound is detailed, natural, pleasing, and transparent when monitoring.
Meanwhile, stepping out into the wonderful world of analog audio, Orion 32HD | Gen 3 is equally well connected, courtesy of four D-SUB 25 connectors catering to 32 channels of ANALOG IN and four D-SUB 25 connectors catering to 32 channels of ANALOG OUT, plus two MONITOR outputs on 1/4-inch TRS jacks.
Jet-setting, top-tier audio professionals as well as those working closer to home — or even at home — will, no doubt, delight in the unbeatable clocking accuracy of Orion 32HD | Gen 3 provided by Antelope Audio’s acclaimed 64-bit AFC (Acoustically Focused Clocking) jitter management technology. That should, however, hardly be surprising since Antelope Audio clocking has decades-long reputation for excellence in both stability and sonic improvement, insofar as transients will surely shine like never before and achieving a stereo image with incomparable depth and detail duly comes naturally. Needless to say, sonic perfection is clearly a given, with a crystal-clear high-end literally like no other!
Orion 32HD | Gen 3 comes complete with a comprehensive collection of circuit-level gear emulations, running in real-time on an integrated FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) platform. Plucked from Antelope Audio’s fast-growing FPGA FX library, these go way beyond the essentials. Everything needed to accomplish high-quality recording, mixing, and mastering — with access to no fewer than 20 time-tested, classic equalizers; 13 vintage and modern compressors; and several useful utility effects, including the thick-sounding and versatile reverb that is AuraVerb — is here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-32hd-gen3-featured-fx/
Orion 32HD | Gen 3 offers extensive flexibility for excellent productivity, providing a color-coded software routing matrix with four separate mixers, effects chaining, and zero-latency monitoring. All are found within an intuitive desktop application for macOS and Windows. It is even possible to use that intuitive software control panel from multiple computers connected over the same network to amplify an already flexible workflow!
While the original Orion32HD set a new price/performance standard for HDX-compatible I/O, industry-leading conversion and exceptional connectivity for the price ensure expectations are redefined once again with theOrion32HD | Gen 3. It includes all the power of the original, now upgraded with Antelope Audio’s flagship-level AD/DA conversion. Combining all that with a refreshed design and a wide range of real- time, FPGA-powered effects ensure that the Orion32HD | Gen 3 will make productions and live shows shine forth for all to truly hear! 
Orion 32HD | Gen 3 is now available for purchase — priced at an RRP of $3,995.00 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 Orion 32HD | Gen 3 webpage (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-32hd-gen3/), which also includes more in-depth information. 
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[Wisycom Unveils MPR50-IFB True-Diversity Receiver At NAB 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/wisycom-unveils-mpr50-ifb-true-diversity-receiver-at-nab-2019 Fri, 5 Apr 2019 15:04:13 GMT





LAS VEGAS, APRIL 5, 2019 – Wisycom will unveil its new MPR50-IFB True-Diversity Receiver at NAB 2019 (Booth C856). Designed for IFB applications, this latest compact, belt-pack-style receiver features wideband tuning up to 232MHz, multi-companding processing via Wisycom’s proprietary ENR or ENC algorithm and a custom headphone amplifier designed to maximize headroom to a peak of +23dB.


As with all Wisycom products, the MPR50-IFB offers a wide frequency range (470-798MHz), making it an ideal solution for cinematic and television productions around the world. “The precise handling afforded by the MPR50-IFB’s multi-companding process provides directors and talent crews with an expanded audio signal and separate release/attack,” says Massimo Polo, sales & marketing director, Wisycom. “Additionally, its software-selectable narrowband FM-IFB modulation enhances noise immunity and coverage zones. Best of all, the MPR-IFB can be used as a listen device from any Wisycom MTP bodypack transmitters make it ideal for any on-location film or reality production.”


The unit features dedicated function buttons and an easy-to-read OLED display, along with transmission and receiver sync functionality. It also features automatic receiver programming via the integrated Rx Manager application, micro-USB cables or an optional Wisycom UPKmini Infrared Programming Kit.


To accommodate the unique needs of staged productions, the MPR50-IFB is available with several disposable and reusable battery configurations, such as two AA NiMH or Alkaline, C3-VS, KLIC 8000 or CR-V3R lithium. It also includes on-board charging via an integrated micro-USB-B connector.



About Wisycom

Wisycom is a designer and builder of the most sophisticated RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, renowned for their durability, flexibility, reliability, practicality and cost-effective price points. Wisycom’s design process is driven by attention to detail, customer feedback and ultimate quality, from the selection of components to the manufacturing process, which takes place at the company’s Italian plants. The company prides itself on serving as a technical advisor and partner to every customer. From custom design to evaluation and dimensioning of systems, the Wisycom team stands by its customers through every step of the process. For more information, please visit www.wisycom.com.




<![CDATA[Samson Introduces CL7a & CL8a Studio Condenser Microphones At NAB 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/samson-introduces-cl7a--cl8a-studio-condenser-microphones-at-nab-2019 Fri, 5 Apr 2019 14:59:48 GMT


Samson Introduces CL7a & CL8a Studio Condenser Microphones at NAB 2019, Perfect for the Home or Professional Studio


CL7a, CL8a and all of Samson’s consumer and professional audio solutions are on display at NAB 2019 (Central Hall – C2636)


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 5, 2019 – Samson, an industry pioneer in professional audio products, launches the CL7a and CL8a Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphones at NAB 2019. Featuring stunning sound, sturdy construction and premium electronics, the CL7a and CL8a are the ideal mics for the home or professional studio.   


CL7a Large Diaphragm Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone


The CL7a is a large diaphragm condenser mic designed for the studio environment. Inside the CL7a capsule is a 1.1" 3-micron thick, gold-sputtered diaphragm that delivers a lush, balanced sound. The smooth mids and slight high-frequency lift around 15 kHz create a natural tone a smoother and warmer sound that conveys an acoustic ambience when used on instruments, and “breathing space” when used to record vocals.


The cardioid pickup pattern enhances isolation during recording, minimizing the sound from other instrument sources behind the CL7a.  This makes the microphone great for studio and live applications. A selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz removes any unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble or wind noise. Additionally, the CL7a can handle extreme SPL of up to 147 dB, making it an ideal guitar cabinet overhead drum microphone. The CL7a includes a 10 dB attenuation pad, which is used to prevent overloading the onboard preamplifier by lowering the input sensitivity of the microphone preamp circuit. Inside the durable die-cast body, an internal shock-mount provides both protection for capsule and isolation from vibration noise.


 CL7a Key Features

  • Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Smooth, Warm, and Accurate Sound
  • Extended 30 Hz–20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 1.1" Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm; 3 Micron Thickness
  • Selectable 2-Pole/12 dB per Octave High Pass (Low Cut) Filter
  • Selectable 10 dB Pad for use with higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL)
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Solid Die Cast Construction
  • Internal Shock Mount
  • 36 volt – 52 volt Phantom Power Operation
  • Optional SP-01 Spider Shockmount Available



CL8a Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone


The Samson CL8a multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivers balanced, detailed sound from its custom tuned condenser capsule. Inside the CL8a capsule is a dual 1.1" gold-sputtered, 4-micron thick diaphragm providing the versatility for capturing solo performers and multi-instrumental groups. The dual-diaphragm design of the Samson CL8a microphone unlocks a range of selectable pickup patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional), delivering flexible miking options for a variety of studio situations.


A selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz removes unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble or wind noise. The robust capsule and electronics are able to withstand tremendous sound pressure levels of up to 147 dB allowing you to capture powerful low frequency content without distortion. The CL8a includes a 10 dB attenuation pad, which is used to prevent overloading the onboard preamplifier by lowering the input sensitivity of the microphone preamp circuit.


CL8a Key Features 

  • Dual Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • 1.1" Gold-Sputtered Diaphragms; 4 Micron Thickness
  • Selectable Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure 8 Pickup Patterns
  • Extended 20Hz–20kHz Frequency Response
  • Selectable 2-Pole/12 dB per Octave High-Pass Filter
  • Selectable 10 dB Pad for use with higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL)
  • Solid Die Cast Construction
  • Internal Shock Mount
  • 36 volt – 52 volt Phantom Power Operation
  • Optional SP-01 Spider Shockmount Available



Pricing and Availability

The Samson Resound CL7a and CL8a will be available for sale at major CE and MI retailers for $129.99 and $149.99 starting in June 2019.




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[German Techno]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/german-techno Thu, 4 Apr 2019 16:09:11 GMT



Its new release day and this week we’ve got German Techno, the sound of Berlin.

Zenhiser Pack: German Techno

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/german-berlin-techno-samples-sound.html



<![CDATA[MeeBlip geode Synthesizer Is The Newest From Blipsonic, CDM]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/meeblip-geode-synthesizer-is-the-newest-from-blipsonic-cdm Thu, 4 Apr 2019 16:04:36 GMT


MeeBlip geode synthesizer is the newest from Blipsonic, CDM

Raw and digital, dirty and analog - in one compact box.



April 2, 1019— geode has one goal: to let you plug in a box and dial in edgy, cutting, grimy sounds you won’t mistake for anything else. Building on the MeeBlip line’s digital sound features and unique Twin-T analog filter, geode adds more control, more sound twists, and now both USB MIDI and MIDI IN operation.

One control per function really means one control per function: no shift, no nonsense, no presets - just reach out and turn knobs. geode is all about getting straight to the sound - every switch, every knob.

  • Shape your sound with envelope (attack, decay, sustain) and glide
  • Choose from a range of independent, digitally generated waveforms on two oscillators: PWM, pulse, sawtooth, and triangle (osc A) or noise (osc B).
  • Mix A + B oscillators, or choose one or the other (so you can focus on noise for percussion or single-oscillator acid)
  • Sub octave and detune
  • The unique analog MeeBlip filter, based on a 70s guitar distortion circuit
  • Modulation routable to filter and pitch, for subtle effects or cranked for chaotic warbles and FM-style sounds
  • Complete MIDI implementation: use with USB, with iOS (via Apple adapter, not included), or hardware DIN (full-sized, with selectable channel)
  • All-new, great feeling knobs
  • Dual mono minijack output for easy monitoring with headphones or connection to other gear
  • MIDI DIN input for connecting MIDI hardware
  • USB for MIDI input, connecting to a computer
  • Driver-free operation on macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS*, Android
  • USB powered
  • 1m USB cable included


geode is available to preorder available now for shipping starting in May - first come, first served. The preorder is available direct only for US$149.95 (plus applicable shipping and tax or duty, depending on locality).

For more information, visit:

Check out a hands-on video demo:

And music examples made entirely with geode, no processing:



<![CDATA[IK Multimedia Adds Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection To AmpliTube For iPhone And iPad]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ik-multimedia-adds-dimebag-darrell-cfh-collection-to-amplitube-for-iphone-and-ipad Thu, 4 Apr 2019 16:00:32 GMT


IK Multimedia adds Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection
to AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad

New collection models the exact gear used by
the legendary Pantera guitarist to record "Cowboys from Hell"

April 4, 2019 - IK Multimedia announces the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube® and AmpliTube CS® apps for iPad® and iPhone®. The collection is now available for iOS for the first time, and features models of the exact gear used by "Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott on Pantera's groundbreaking album, Cowboys From Hell. Users can enjoy nine models, including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes. The models are available as a la carte in-app purchases or as part of IK's new All-In Bundles 2019 - the ultimate, all-inclusive bundles for AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad.

Dimebag is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time and a legendary, genre defining musician. IK Multimedia worked with Dime's long-time guitar tech and right hand man, Grady Champion, to precisely model all of Dime's guitar tones from the album utilizing all the personal guitar effects, amplifiers and cabinets he used while recording Cowboys From Hell. Guitarists can now play and record using the same gear and settings Dime did, on devices that are easy to carry anywhere.

Inside the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad

Five Stompboxes:
  • 6-Band EQ - Six-band graphic EQ based on a unit by MXR®; used to shape and boost sound before the amp
  • Pre EQ 3 - Three-Band Parametric EQ based on the Furman® PQ-3; offers great flexibility for sound shaping
  • Flanger Doubler - Based on an MXR® Flanger Doubler, offering two effects in one. Primarily used by Dime in "doubler mode" to thicken in his overall tone
  • Dime Wah - Based on the Dunlop® Cry Baby® GCB95. Modeled with precise attention to Dime's lead tones
  • Dime Noise Gate - Fast and very responsive; based on the Rocktron® Hush IIB model
Two Amplifiers:
  • Darrell 100 - Modeled to meticulously mirror the highly coveted Randall® RG 100ES solid-state, 120 watt amplifier. The sound and tone of this amp became famous when Dime started using it in the early Pantera days.
  • Jazz Amp 120CFH - Based on the 1986 Roland JC120®, this stereo amp was used on the song "Cemetery Gates." Fine-tuned to match the exact tone heard on the album.
Two Cabinets:
  • Darrell 412 - Based on the Randall® 412JB
  • JP Jazz CFH - The stereo cabinet of the Roland JC120® combo amp
About AmpliTube guitar and bass tone studio for iPhone and iPad
AmpliTube is the ultimate guitar and bass tone studio for iOS devices. Available as both a free and a paid app, it allows musicians to use their iPhone or iPad to process, play and record guitar, bass or other instruments while on the go. As an all-inclusive tone studio, AmpliTube offers an expandable collection of ultra-realistic, virtual versions of some of the most coveted gear on the planet. Users can build the guitar or bass rig of their dreams and then use its powerful recording tools to capture their creativity whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

To connect to AmpliTube, IK offers a range of portable, professional mobile interfaces: iRig 2, iRig HD 2, iRig Pro I/O and iRig Pro Duo. Users can also control their virtual rig using iRig BlueBoard or the new iRig Stomp I/O.

Options, Pricing and availability
The Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection is available via in-app purchase inside the main AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad app, which is a free download available to all. The new models can be purchased a la carte, or as a complete collection, as follows:
  • Individual stomp FX: $/€3.99 each
  • Individual amps: $/€6.99 each
  • All nine models, as part of the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection Bundle: $/€19.99
The new models can also be purchased inside the AmpliTube All-Amps, All-FX and All-In Bundles 2019. These all-inclusive bundles contain all 57 AmpliTube stomp FX, all 49 AmpliTube amps - or both, along with all in-app features - as of April 2019. In addition, these bundles will unlock all new forthcoming models to be released in 2019.
Options are as follows:
  • All models, as part of the All-In Bundle 2019: $/€149.99
  • All stomp FXs, as part of the All-FXs Bundle 2019: $/€49.99
  • All amps, as part of the All-Amps Bundle 2019: $/€49.99
  • Owners of previous All-In Bundles can upgrade to the All-In Bundle 2019 ($/€99.99 for 2014 users and $/€49.99 for 2018 users)
No previous AmpliTube purchase is required. The new collection will show up as an optional purchase for existing users.

For more information about the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad, visit:

To learn more about IK's All-In Bundles 2019 for AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad, visit:

For more information about Dimebag Darrell, visit: www.dimebagdarrell.com
<![CDATA[Gruv Gear Releases A Travel-Friendly Hard Guitar Case]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/gruv-gear-releases-a-travel-friendly-hard-guitar-case Thu, 4 Apr 2019 15:56:53 GMT


Finally, a Travel-Friendly Hard Guitar Case

Music-themed brand Gruv Gear releases the new do-it-all Kapsule guitar case




LA HABRA, Calif. – April 4, 2019 – From Gruv Gear, makers of the Stadium Bag and GigBlade, comes the Kapsule, a baggage-handler-proof travel guitar case that sets the new benchmark in travel-ready guitar bags. The bold design combines a polycarbonate shell with rugged fabrics, a unique headstock “Iso Chamber” to prevent headstock impact damage, a TSA security lock, built-in humidity control, and convenient snap-on wheels. It even includes one year of peace-of-mind with its Global Recovery Tag integrated in over 2,800 airports worldwide. The Kapsule will come in single and double case options for most guitars and basses.


Key Features:

●       Headstock iso chamber – Baggage handlers aren't the most gentle, even with fragile cargo. The unique shape of the Kapsule’s tough polycarbonate shell suspends your guitar or bass headstock to minimize risk of damage.

●       Well-padded, wide shoulder straps for comfort when carrying backpack-style, or tuck them in when checking the bag.

●       Snap-on, smooth-rolling wheels take weight off your shoulders.

●       Creature comforts (or more gear) – The Kapsule’s additional gear pouches on the front boast tour-ready storage for your amp, cables, pedals, strings and other essential gear. Alternatively, you can use that space to pack your clothes and leave your roller bag at home! The front area of the Kapsule has 17 liters of cargo space enough for a 2- to 3-day trip. Adding Gruv Gear’s compression packing cubes you can fit up to a 5-day trip! It's all about traveling lighter and smarter.

●       TSA-compliant locks – Check-in and packing is a breeze with integrated TSA security locks.

●       Industry-proven materials – The Kapsule is built from industry-proven rugged materials while making it as comfy as any gig bag. The exterior boasts a tough polycarbonate/ABS shell wrapped with padding and soft fabrics where it touches your body. The inner layer utilizes lightweight expanded polystyrene (EPS) which is made of 98% air, with excellent shock absorbency and insulation against hot and cold. The interior uses a soft padded lining to cradle your guitar, and a contour-forming EVA neck brace for stability.

●       Global recovery tag – Enjoy peace of mind and privacy while traveling. The Kapsule’s exclusive Global Recovery Tag is integrated with HomingPin and recognized at over 2,800 airports around the world, so you can be reunited with your gear even if you’re separated.


Gruv Gear is taking pre-orders for the Kapsule, starting at $297, at https://igg.me/at/kapsule/x/16337014. For more info, visitwww.gruvgear.com/kapsule.  



<![CDATA[LoopLords Announces 3 Free Sample Packs: 80s Drums Vol.2, Analog Kicks And PO-12 Drums.]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/looplords-announces-3-free-sample-packs-80s-drums-vol.2-analog-kicks-and-po-12-drums. Wed, 3 Apr 2019 16:28:55 GMT


LoopLords announces the release of 3 free sample packs: 80s Drums Vol.2, Analog Kicks and PO-12 Drums.



80s Drums Vol.2 is a collection of vintage drum machines sounds from the 80s. The pack includes clean recordings of the Yamaha RX11/17/21/MR-10 and the Korg KPR-77.


Analog Kicks is a collection of 20 Volca Kick samples.


PO-12 Drums contains a small collection of lo-fi electronic percussion produced using the PO-12 drum machine.


For more information: https://www.looplords.net/search/label/free?



<![CDATA[DiGiCo Reveals Mustard For Quantum 7 at Prolight + Sound 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/digico-reveals-mustard-for-quantum-7-at-prolight--sound-2019 Wed, 3 Apr 2019 16:26:22 GMT


Hot Stuff! DiGiCo Reveals Mustard For Quantum 7 at Prolight + Sound 2019



FRANKFURT, Germany - April 2019 - Prolight + Sound, Stand 8.0 F40 -- Last year’s Prolight + Sound saw DiGiCo showcase the working debut of its new Quantum 7 processing engine. Developed with seventh generation FPGA devices, it has expanded the audio processing power of the SD7 to provide DiGiCo users with an unrivaled amount of flexibility. This year’s Prolight + Sound sees DiGiCo reveal Mustard, a new set of algorithms and options for channel strip processing for Quantum 7 that offer enhanced flexibility and choice when extra control and creative adjustment is needed within a mix.


Making full use of the Quantum engine's new seventh generation FPGA infrastructure, the Mustard channel can be used in conjunction with the standard SD processing to add pre-amp, filters, EQ, gate and a selection of compressor types to any existing channel strip.


The Mustard Tube options include a fully controllable Pre-Amp Modeler, which gives users access to every aspect of their front-end drive, while the Mustard Dynamics include Vintage VCA and Optical compressor types that emulate some of the best-known devices available. All of this will enable users to add classic character and new textures to drums, bass, vocals and guitars.


DiGiCo will also be revealing the Spice Rack, which delivers additional new processors that can be freely inserted on any channel type in any position. Controlled from the Master screen and its worksurface controls, the first addition to the Spice Rack will be a six-band compressor, which includes two floating bands and allows complete, detailed control of envelope shaping for definable frequency bands.


“The beauty of having the most advanced FPGAs at the heart of our consoles is that it allows us to continually unlock new functionality,” says Roger Wood, DiGiCo’s head of software. “Both Mustard and the Spice Rack take the SD7 Quantum to a completely new level, not only opening up a new world of creativity for our users but assuring them that their investment will continue to deliver a return for many years to come.”


To find out more about Mustard and DiGiCo’s other exciting new developments, please visit Stand 8.0 F40 at Prolight + Sound 2019 from April 2-5.




About DiGiCo

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



<![CDATA[A Waterproof Lavalier Microphone?]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/a-waterproof-lavalier-microphone Wed, 3 Apr 2019 16:23:27 GMT


Go EXTREME or Go Home!  
Introducing the VT500X EXTREME

NAB 2019 - Booth C2939, Central Hall, Las Vegas NV  
Introducing the Voice Technologies VT500X EXTREME IPX8 Waterproof Lavalier microphone! Continuing on the worldwide success of their existing IPX7 waterproof series of Omni Lavalier's, Voice Technologies ups the ante with a Lav that can be used directly in water up to 24 hours. 
Utilizing the same sweat and tear-proof reinforced cable of the Adventure Series the VT500X is ready for the most punishing productions where the talent is submerged in water for long periods of time. VT500X EXTREME is officially Certified IPX8 "suitable for continuous immersion in water".
In Stock and available to order as pigtail and with the usual applicable wireless terminations for Sennheiser, Shure and Lectrosonics in a VTO box with (5) accessories.   
Prices from $329.00 to $579.00 U.S. Retail
Voice Technologies has committed itself to the classic Swiss values: 
Inventive ideas, precision, top-quality materials and modern fabrication techniques. Our microphone products are built to a standard of offering the best solutions for a wide range of applications.
<![CDATA[Yamaha Launches DXRmkII Powered Loudspeakers - Lighter Package, Higher Performance]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/yamaha-launches-dxrmkii-powered-loudspeakers---lighter-package-higher-performance Tue, 2 Apr 2019 13:57:21 GMT


Yamaha Launches DXRmkII Powered Loudspeakers with

Higher Performance In Even Lighter Package



BUENA PARK, Calif. (April 2, 2019) — Yamaha today announced the DXRmkII series of powered loudspeakers—DXR15mkII, DXR12mkII, DXR10mkII and DXR8mkII—which offers enhanced performance and a reduction in weight from its predecessor, the DXR series.


A joint effort with the professional loudspeaker engineering team at NEXO, the DXRmkII models reach a higher SPL than the previous series, thanks to a larger, 1.75" voice coil HF compression driver and precise amp tuning. These loudspeakers are designed to deliver improved sound reproduction while retaining the basic utility and versatility of the original DXR series.


To develop the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha collaborated once again with the company’s subsidiary, NEXO, known as an industry leader in touring-grade sound reinforcement. The NEXO team is intimately familiar with the precise tuning of this line of powered loudspeakers, having worked closely with Yamaha on the original DXR series.


“We worked with NEXO on the original generation of DXR speakers and they were very well received. Their expertise in transducer design, along with the DSP improvements from Yamaha, have yielded powered loudspeakers with even more impressive performance and greater portability,” says Nithin Cherian, product marketing manager, Yamaha Pro Audio.


Jean Mullor, CEO of NEXO, also added, “It was very exciting to see the new Yamaha DXRmkII powered loudspeaker plan take shape and to contribute to their process. We’re proud to have played a role in the development of the DXR speaker series since its inception, including putting the finishing touches on the new upgraded lineup.”


State-of-the-art Yamaha digital technology ensures that each of the speakers reliably delivers its powerful SPL with superb clarity and musicality. All models feature proprietary Yamaha FIR-X tuning™ using linear phase FIR* filters for the crossover. This innovative tuning provides accurate and smooth response with greater clarity and imaging than in typical crossovers. According to Cherian, NEXO was most valuable during the tuning stage, adding their insight and expertise to make sure these new loudspeakers performed at their best. All models also feature D-CONTOUR dynamic multi-band processing for clear, powerful and consistent sound regardless of how hard they are driven. D-CONTOUR provides more detailed tuning of sound with two settings – FOH/MAIN or MONITOR mode – optimally set to match any particular application. The innovative DSP processing incorporated by Yamaha extends beyond sonic control as well, offering tour-proven protection functions that ensure all the vital components perform at their maximum potential even after extended durations of usage.


Every aspect of the DXRmkII’s versatile design is geared toward peak functionality. Durable, non-resonant ABS enclosures and a portable, lightweight construction allow for seamless adaptability in various environments and applications, from front-of-house sound and floor monitoring, to simple amplification and installed environments. For rigged applications, DXRmkII series loudspeakers come equipped with rigging points compatible with standard eyebolts, while optional U-brackets are available for various horizontal and vertical applications. The DXRmkII also features a dual-angle pole mount socket to direct audio output away from reflective surfaces and onto the audience, as well as a 3-channel onboard mixer, flexible IN/OUT connectivity and linking capability allowing it to comprise a full sound reinforcement system.


Pricing and Availability

The new DXRmkII lineup will be showcased April 2-5 at Pro Light + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, and will begin shipping in the summer of 2019. Pricing is TBD.

For more information about the series and about Yamaha speakers, please visit https://yamaha.io/YAMAHASPEAKERS

For more information on Yamaha Corporation of America, visit usa.yamaha.com


*Product and company names and logos that appear in this news release are trademarks of their respective owners.



About Yamaha Corporation of America

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.


<![CDATA[Eventide Releases Instant Flanger Mk II Software For Mac/PC]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/eventide-releases-instant-flanger-mk-ii-software-for-macpc Tue, 2 Apr 2019 13:49:49 GMT


Eventide Releases Instant Flanger Mk II Software for Mac/PC


Eventide emulates iconic Instant Flanger with perfection, providing Instant Flanger Mk II plug-in


“For years and years I had set up two to three tape recorders to achieve real, genuine flanging and phasing. Instant Flanger Mk II is the first plug-in to achieve the same exact effect without harming tape recorders. ‘Itchycoo Park’ and ‘I Am The Walrus’ are now available to everybody!” 


Tony Visconti (GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, musician, and arranger), 2019



LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA, April 2, 2019: Eventide is proud to release the Instant Flanger Mk II plug-in — perfectly emulating the iconic sounds of the recording technology trailblazer’s original Instant Flanger hardware released in 1975, and available with added creative features and functionality for use in all of the most popular DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). Creative mixing and sound design for modern music production, video game, and motion picture scores can easily be achieved by any musician or engineer using Instant Flanger Mk II. As an easy-to-use, expressive plugin that offers new creative controls and features while retaining the magical sound and functionality of the original hardware, Instant Flanger Mk II delivers stunning results for any mix or desirable flanging track effect. 


The original Eventide Clockworks Instant Flanger hardware was among the world’s first pro audio effects boxes, so who better to reintroduce its innovations to today’s DAW-driven production populace than Eventide’s ‘resident fossil’, Tony Agnello. He begins by answering an obvious question: 


“Why ‘instant’? Well, the original hardware was designed to give artists the ability to ‘instantly’ create the psychedelic sound effect that otherwise required two tape machines, a bunch of cables, and a deft touch. Its introduction in 1975 ushered in the era of electronic studio effects. Tony Visconti used it to magically transform an ordinary piano into an otherworldly harpsichord on David Bowie’s ‘Ashes To Ashes’. Also our innovation of adding a de-correlated output was seized upon by engineers who were seeking to create rich stereo images — case in point being Bill Wittman’s brilliant use of the ‘pseudo stereo’ effect on Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’.” 


Today, Eventide’s updated Instant Flanger Mk II plug-in is a more authentic recreation of the original Eventide Clockworks Instant Flanger in appearance and most importantly - sound.


Creative controls and features: 

• Three distinct flanging flavors — set MODE for SHALLOW, DEEP, or WIDE. • MANUAL control allows adjustment of the ‘comb’ effect by turning the big knob. 

• OSCILLATOR drives the flanging at a user-determined rate. 

• ENVELOPE FOLLOWER drives the flanging based on the source signal’s amplitude. 

• REMOTE maps the flanging control to a keyboard controller’s mod wheel for tactile manipulation. 

• DEPTH allows users to set the intensity of the effect — 100% adds the dry signal to the delayed signal, -100% adds the phase inverted dry signal to the delayed signal. 

• BOUNCE creates the distinctive effect of the tape machine’s capstan motor ‘hunting’ for its proper speed when the engineer removed their thumb from the tape reel flange. 

• SIDE CHAIN allows for triggering the ENVELOPE FOLLOWER from a separate source in the mix for inter-track mingling. 

• Exercise total control of the OSCILLATOR with SYNC and RETRIG controls. 

• Tame the intensity by removing low frequencies from the flanged signal with the LOW CUT knob. 


“Decades later, reflecting on the heart and soul of the many songs that were enhanced by the original machine’s sound, creating a plug-in that’s convenient and affordable for modern music makers is something that we’re quite proud of. An incredible legacy of hits were made with our original hardware in studios the world over, and we anticipate that many more will be made in the future with the Instant Flanger Mk II plug-in.” 


Tony Agnello, Eventide's Managing Director


Price and Availability:


Instant Flanger Mk II is now available as an AAX/AU/VST plug-in for Mac/PC at an introductory promo price of $37.00 USD until April 30, 2019 — rising thereafter to $129.00 USD — from Eventide dealers, https://www.eventideaudio.com/dealers, or directly from https://www.eventideaudio.com


The Instant Flanger Mk II software for Mac/PC is free to registered owners of Eventide’s Anthology X and Anthology XI software bundles. 


For more in-depth information, including a free and fully-functional 30-day trial, please visit the dedicated Instant Flanger Mk II webpage: https://www.eventideaudio.com/instantflanger 




Video Assets: 


Instant Flanger Mk II YouTube video full playlist: https://etide.io/InstantFlangerVideos 

Producer/Engineer William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, The Outfield) on the Instant Phaser:
Instant Flanger Mk II presets on guitar by Vanny Tonon:
Instant Flanger Mk II presets for various instruments:
Instant Flanger Mk II Authentic Emulation of the original studio hardware:
Instant Flanger History and Unique Uses:
<![CDATA[Arturia Release 3 Compressors You'll Actually Use]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/arturia-release-3-compressors-youll-actually-use Tue, 2 Apr 2019 13:45:54 GMT


Following the success of their debut software effects in 2018, modelling experts Arturia have launched a software bundle of iconic compressor recreations.
Bringing 3 rare, highly-prized studio hardware compressors into the digital domain using their exclusive TAE® modelling technology, Arturia are putting the awesome sound-shaping abilities of these industry legends to a whole new generation of producers.

Following the “You’ll Actually Use” ethos of their previous releases, the effects found within 3 Compressors You'll Actually Use are as direct as the title of the bundle: simple to use, powerful, timeless effects. Accurately modelled from the originals, each plugin offers its own unique flavor of compression and analog signal path, from subtle saturation to slammed, pumping grit and everything in between. Not only do these plugins sound fantastic, they’ve also been updated with subtle, optional modern touches like mid-side processed sidechaining and one-knob parallel compression to make great sounding audio easier than ever.

Arturia have used the same expertise and technology behind the much-loved, award-winning instruments of V Collection to let anyone add some legendary studio hardware compressors to their arsenal. Accurately and painstakingly modelled on classics from Gates, Universal Audio, and DBX, these legends of the 50s and 60s have been given the breath of life, ready to face the challenges of modern music production. Each compressor also features great sounding presets from skilled studio engineers, as well as useful sound design tips and level recommendations to get each compressor sounding its best in your tracks.
3 Compressors You'll Actually Use contains:
A perfectly recreated version of the rare tube-powered Gates STA-Level broadcast compressor. A dream for warming up bass and vocals.
Comp FET-76
UREI’s fabled 1176 compressor, accurately modelled, and turbo-charged with new features. Famous for its fast attack, huge punch, and versatility.
Comp VCA-65
Our very own rendition of dbx’s classic DBX 165A, made famous for its treatment of drums, bass, and percussive sound sources.
Each compressor plugin also features a beautifully rendered, scalable GUI that both pays tribute to the original hardware, and presents the exciting new features in a respectful, subtle way.

3 Compressors You'll Actually Use Intro Offer
To celebrate the launch of 3 Compressors You'll Actually Use , the plugin bundles will be available at special introductory price.
Owners of Arturia V Collection, or any other Arturia software or hardware instruments are also encouraged to log in to their MyArturia accounts on the Arturia website to take advantage of exclusive crossgrade deals.

Street price $199/199€

Intro offer from $99/99€
For more information, visit the Arturia website
For more Arturia videos, visit our YouTube channel
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.
<![CDATA[Celestion’s CF1230F And CF1540HD Cast Aluminium LF Drivers Now Available For OEM Customers]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/celestions-cf1230f-and-cf1540hd-cast-aluminium-lf-drivers-now-available-for-oem-customers Tue, 2 Apr 2019 13:40:35 GMT


Celestion’s CF1230F and CF1540HD Cast Aluminium LF Drivers Now Available for OEM Customers 



Frankfurt, Germany (April 02, 2019) — At this year’s Pro Light + Sound (Hall 8.0, Stand G81), Celestion, one of the world’s premier suppliers of professional loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce the OEM availability of its two newest additions to its CF range of high-quality cast-aluminium, ferrite-magnet drivers for demanding tour and installed sound applications: the 12-inch, low-frequency CF1230F, and the 15-inch CF1540HD, designed for use in subwoofers.
The 500Wrms, 12-inch CF1230F has a nominal sensitivity of 98dB (1W, 1m). With a three-inch, copper-clad aluminium voice coil it is particularly suited to bass applications in two and three–way systems. The 1200Wrms, CF1540HD has a 97dB sensitivity (1W, 1m), and a four-inch inside/outside voice coil, wound on both sides of the former for better heat dissipation preventing sensitivity loss through thermal compression. Purpose-built for subwoofer applications, the CF1540HD features a phase-matched double suspension system for a more balanced and symmetrical performance throughout the entire excursion of the cone for significant distortion reduction.
Both drivers incorporate twin demodulation rings, employed to reduce harmonic and intermodulation distortion. Additionally, each one features Celestion’s Balanced Airflow Venting technology, rapidly taking heat away from the magnet assembly, cooling the motor system to counteract the effects of thermal compression more effectively.

The CF drivers are also built with weather-resistant cones, enabling them to be used in outdoor sound reinforcement systems. Additionally, the cone of the CF1230F incorporates a waterproof coating, so that this driver can be used in more challenging environments. 
"The availability of the CF1230F and the CF1540HD makes the CF range very comprehensive, with 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 and 18-inch drivers now available," says Nigel Wood, Celestion Managing Director. "Whether you're looking for high-quality midrange drivers for a line array installation, a powerful bass reflex subwoofer, or all points in between, there's a CF driver to suit your application requirements."
See Celestion at Pro Light + Sound, 2.-5. April 2019 in Hall 8.0, Stand G81.
About Celestion
With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture high-quality professional audio loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement; premium guitar and bass guitar loudspeakers. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at: info@celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.
<![CDATA[Now You Can Work On Your Impulse Command]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/now-you-can-work-on-your-impulse-command Tue, 2 Apr 2019 13:23:06 GMT


Impulse Command


Analogue Solutions ships compact true stereo analogue monosynth/sonic realiser as perfectly-packaged desktop device
KINGSWINFORD, UK: British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to announce availability of Impulse Command — creatively crafting a true stereo, semi-modular analogue monosynth/sonic realiser, replete with fanciful features like DUAL DYNAMIC ANALOGUE OSCILLATORS; DUAL ANALOGUE FILTERS; stereo digital EFFECTS; 16-step MIDI LOOP SEQUENCER and STEP SEQ (with radical REORDER! function); and more, meaning it can conceivably sound like several simultaneously-playing synthesizers as a perfectly-packaged desktop device — as of April 2…
As is, indeed, the case with all Analogue Solutions’ innovative instruments, Impulse Command is a ‘real’ analogue affair... as in its audio signal path — post effects apart — and all modulation routings really are analogue through and through. The chosen company name gives the genuine game away. After all, Analogue Solutions’ circuitry capitalises on superlative-sounding designs dating back to the Seventies, so no quantisation for CPU (Central Processing Unit) reading required. The VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators), VCFs (Voltage Controlled Filters), EGs (Envelope Generators), and LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) are all truly analogue in the Seventies sense of the word, with transistors, op-amps, and resistors. Reality dictates, therefore, that — apart from the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) conversion, sequencer control, and digital delay/reverb essential elements — Impulse Command is really analogue. As such, sound benefits become apparent as soon as anyone feasts their ears on the remarkable result. Is it any wonder, then, that there is so much favourable commentary about how good Analogue Solutions’ synthesizers sound!
So potential purchasers can clearly take it as ‘red’ — pun intended, given its eye-catching colour scheme! — that Impulse Command sounds as good as analogue gets. Given that Impulse Command is designed by Analogue Solutions founder Tom Carpenter, this surely shouldn’t come as as surprise. As a fervent fan of electronic music and also an active electronic musician himself, he naturally knows a thing or two about programming synthesizers. So his current creation clearly wasn’t the result of engineering design decisions driven by a steering committee of men (or women) in suits, compulsorily constrained to maximise profit for faceless shareholders. Far from it, in fact. Fortunately for all, the fanciful features available and resultant range of tones they can capably produce have all been carefully thought through to impart Impulse Command with what’s required to speedily bring about a wide range of sounds that true analogue admirers could conceivably call for — from huge basses, synth leads, percussion, and effects through to modular system-like stylings.
So what makes this superlative-sounding, Seventies-inspired innovative instrument truly tick? The subtractive synthesis signal path in Impulse Command creatively gets going with two VCOs, producing the raw audio sound source for later processing. Providing a wealth of features and modulation choices in and of themselves, VCO1 boasts a white noise generator alongside sawtooth and triangle waveforms, while VCO2 DETUNE does just that — detuning VCO2 to thicken up the resulting synth sound. Thereafter, things start to take a turn towards the fanciful with AMOUNT applying the amount of MIDI VEL (velocity) or EG2 signal that will be applied to modulate VCO2’s volume, selected via a toggle switch, while I.L. manually sets the initial level of VCO2 volume, and allows that level to be dynamically controlled when set to zero; speaking of oscillators, the VELOCITY control sets the amount of MIDI velocity that will be applied to the square wave-equipped SUB (sub-oscillator) volume, while I.L. manually sets the initial level of SUB volume, so also allows that level to be dynamically controlled when set to zero — hence the DUAL DYNAMIC ANALOGUE OSCILLATORS wording boldly blazoned across Impulse Command’s easy-to-follow front panel!
Pitch modulation, meanwhile, such as vibrato or a pitch sweep, can be obtained by patching with cables using the mini-jack sockets sited along the top of the front panel. Put it this way: while Impulse Command is mostly pre-patched, it has such a wide range of modulation routing possibilities that it is almost as versatile as a full modular system and is capable of producing the same types of sounds — albeit without the mess and confusion of cables. It does, however, have a sizeable selection of patch sockets that allow adventurous users to re-patch it or connect it to an external modular system.
So what about that DUAL ANALOGUE FILTERING wording? Well, as implied, Impulse Command comes complete with two CEM chip-style filters — the same type as those used in classic synths such as the Elka Synthex, Fairlight CMI, Oberheim OB8, and Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, to name but a notable few. Despite sharing the same core circuitry as those vintage classics, Impulse Command is imbued with its own sonic character, rather than simply sounding like them. Many of the controls are duplicated for each of those 24dB/octave filters. The upper VCF is called VCF-L (left) and the signal — following its own dedicated VCA — is routed to the left output jack. It stands to reason, then, that the lower VCF is called VCF-R (right) and the signal — following its own dedicated VCA — is routed to the right output jack. Commonly, CUTOFF sets the master frequency cutoff for both filters, while PEAK sets the resonance/feedback level of both filters. Further left field, perhaps, VCF-R DETUNE offsets the second filter’s frequency cutoff, while VELOCITY sets the amount of MIDI velocity that will modulate the cutoff of both filters, and AGGRO adds cross modulation from VCO2 to the filter CUTOFF, creating a more edgy sound — increasing PEAK to higher levels emphasises this effect. Elsewhere, there are no fewer than four modulation sources — namely, EG1, EG2, LFO1, and LFO2, while LEVEL sets the level of modulation applied to the filter CUTOFF. Creatively, MOD INVERT inverts the modulation for VCF-L, which, as an example, enables pseudo-auto-pan effects. External sound sources, such as vocals, guitars, mixer sends, and samplers, etc, can be sent through the filters for further treatment by simply plugging the sound source into the rearside IN (input) socket. All in all, a flexible filtering section that belies this relatively diminutive desktop device’s space-saving (322 x 270mm) footprint.
Following on from filtering, Impulse Command’s signal path arrives at two separate analogue ADSR envelopes. EG2 is hardwired to control the VCAs that follow the VCFs, but both EGs are available for modulation of various circuits and have trigger and signal output jacks for further patching.
Processing plays a part in Impulse Command’s musical makeup. Primarily designed as a powerful analogue synthesizer, some essential effects — bit crush, delay, flanger, and reverb — have been included to give the resulting sound some ambience. The latter three effects can even be modulated to a degree by the STEP SEQ (sequencer), so they can be dynamically controlled! Control-wise, turning EFFECT selects the eight presets, while ASPECT1 and ASPECT2 are used to make some adjustments to the sound space preset selected. Sequencing is where the sounding-like-several-synthesizers-simultaneously-playing-Impulse Command can come into its own like no other, though. There are two sequencers — an analogue STEP SEQ (that produces voltages) and a MIDI LOOP SEQUENCER (that produces MIDI note loops). Both are clocked from the same signal source, selected using the SEQUENCER SYNCHRO switch, though the MIDI LOOP SEQUENCER can be independently stopped and started. As implied by name, the MIDI LOOP SEQUENCER is used to record melodic loops and will always run in time with the analogue STEP SEQ, which is primarily used for modulation. But both benefit from the radical REORDER! function that affects the sequencer stepping order — forwards, backwards, and all sorts of strange yet wonderful variations! It’s a lot like life, even.
Ending on a high note, Tom Carpenter concludes — somewhat thoughtfully — thus: “This synth is a journey of discovery. You’ll take the occasional wrong turn, but you’ll also make many exhilarating turns, and each destination will be nirvana-like. Life is all about the journey. So experience and play.” 
Impulse Command is now available for purchase — priced at an RRP of £849.00 GBP (ex. VAT)/€1,179.00 EUR (inc. tax)/ $1,199.00 USD (inc. tax) — through Analogue Solutions’ growing global network of authorised dealers (http://www.analoguesolutions.com/dealers/) or order online directly from Analogue Solutions via the dedicated Impulse Command webpage (http://www.analoguesolutions.com/impulse-command), which also includes more in-depth information.
Watch Analogue Solutions’ introductory Impulse Command video here: https://youtu.be/3vW6NXIwOy0 
About Analogue Solutions (www.analoguesolutions.com
Analogue Solutions is a UK-based boutique electronic instruments innovator that specialises in true analogue synthesizers, sequencers, and Eurorack modules. More than 25 years experience in the industry means that they were right there at the start of the Eurorack revolution — the third company to start producing modules, in fact. Furthermore, Analogue Solutions products are all hand built in England — many being tested by founder Tom Carpenter himself, who has hands-on involvement in all aspects of the company. Characterful to boot, Analogue Solutions innovative instruments are applauded for proudly possessing a truly vintage sound — synthesizers featuring fully-analogue audio paths with analogue LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) and EGs (Envelope Generators) are the order of the day here. Having no memories means that nothing is being made to sound sterile by CPU (Central Processing Unit) control; conversely, turning a knob directly changes the voltage or current in an actual synth circuit to audible affect. Analogue Solutions founder Tom Carpenter consistently constitutes proof of a genuine passion for analogue synths, drawing upon his years of owning and using vintage analogue synths and drum machines that he still uses in his own music productions — alongside Analogue Solutions products, predictably! 
© 2019 Analogue Solutions (UK) Ltd 
<![CDATA[Essential Progressive House Volume 2]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/essential-progressive-house-volume-2 Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:35:38 GMT






'Essential Progressive House Vol 2' continues this high-octane series of Construction Kits inspired by David Gravell, W&W and Hardwell. This pack combines just the right amount of quintessential Big Room sounds, with a few experimental sound design elements thrown in to set you apart from the crowd.


Packed with quintessential Progressive House fills, energetic build-up FX and gargantuan drops, the five included Construction Kits offer your DAW a fool-proof arsenal of energetic Progressive House and EDM elements.


The drum loops and one-shots deliver enough sample fodder to get your next banger up and running in minutes. Pair them with the high octane basslines and cut-throats synths and you'll be well on your way to your next label signing.


One-Shot Samples:

Each Construction Kit features one-shot drum samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to complement the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new beats and phrases.



Please note, MIDI files are not included in this release.


Dry/Wet Loops:

For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.


Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

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



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



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



Price and Availability:

'Essential Progressive House Vol 2’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 30,14 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com



<![CDATA[Yamaha TF Series V4.0 Takes TouchFlow Operation™ To New Heights]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/yamaha-tf-series-v4.0-takes-touchflow-operation-to-new-heights Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:31:12 GMT


Yamaha TF Series V4.0 Takes

TouchFlow Operation™ to New Heights




BUENA PARK, Calif. (March 28, 2019)—Yamaha TF Series Digital Mixers with intuitive touch-panel operation gain enhanced control and versatility with firmware update version 4.0. The new update will be shown at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at the Yamaha Professional Audio booth #C1725.


Firmware update V4.0 adds a Selected Channel View that provides access to the main parameters for the currently selected input channel in a single display. Combined with the mixer’s Touch & Turn Knob, this new view provides even more intuitive, efficient operation. V4.0 also adds a scene fade time function that offers new flexibility for scene management, particularly in theatrical applications. Support for DZR-D and DXS-XLF-D Series speakers has been expanded with speaker amp mute control directly from the mixer display.


The Yamaha research and development team has cooperated closely with microphone and IEM manufacturers, as well as a large number of sound engineers, to create an ample selection of new QuickPro Presets™ for a variety of microphones, in-ear monitors, and speakers. The new presets not only include numerous new microphone presets, but also add settings for in-ear monitors from Westone Laboratories, a producer of universal and custom fit models that are highly regarded by users of all levels around the world. These powerful presets make it easier for novice engineers to achieve great sound, while reducing the amount of time experienced engineers need to spend on setup.


The TF StageMix iPad app also gets an upgrade and allows control of playback from and recording to a USB storage device connected to the mixer. The TF StageMix update also adds User Defined Button functionality to the iPad for enhanced remote-control versatility.


“Yamaha TF Series V4.0 offers engineers improved compatibility with a growing range of applications and takes operability to a higher level with the new Selected Channel View display and the ever expanding, powerful range of new QuickPro Presets™ that provide easy, efficient operation for users of all levels,” states Nithin Cherian, marketing manager, MI Pro Audio, Yamaha Professional Audio division. “Yamaha Corporation Japan worked closely with Westone Laboratories to develop QuickPro Presets for their in-ear monitors and continues to collaborate directly with influential industry leaders in order to give customers features, performance, and control that ideally suit their work environment.”


“Westone is thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to work with Yamaha and include the presets for our custom-fit and universal-fit in-ear monitors to the TF Series of mixers,” states Karl Cartwright, Westone Laboratories Product Development. “The complete range of Westone products is represented including our ES Series of custom-fit models, and both the UM Series and the revolutionary AM Series of passive-ambient monitors. The QuickPro presets offered in the Yamaha TF Series allow engineers to quickly and easily set a starting point for their IEM mix.”


For more information on Yamaha TF Series V4.0, visit Yamaha at NAB booth #C1725 or on the web at www.usa.yamaha.com.



About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multi-room audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.



<![CDATA[The Brazilian Rosewood Collection - The Story Of The Forte Dreadnought]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-brazilian-rosewood-collection---the-story-of-the-forte-dreadnought Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:28:02 GMT



The Brazilian Rosewood Collection
The Story of the Forte Dreadnought | Available April 1st

By Tom Bedell



Few people have dedicated a decade of their lives to designing, and then crafting a true masterpiece acoustic guitar. Ten years to design, you may ask? How can this be possible? For me, the design starts with one of my deepest passions. Visiting the forests where the tonewood trees grow to ensure the sustainability and viability of each tonewood we use. Next, to study with small custom builders the dynamics of frequency, density, and deflection to achieve the best sound possible. Finally, working with a team of extraordinary craftsmen that have willingly combined their artisan skills with the sound science we have learned to hand-craft the finest acoustic guitars in the world today. The culmination of all these activities has coalesced over the past decade to achieve the build of this guitar. Here's how it unfolded.


The journey began when I relaunched Bedell Guitars on February 9, 2009. I had found retirement unsuccessful and yearned to follow my passion – learning the art and science of the acoustic guitar. A year and a half later I was able to acquire the Breedlove workshop in Bend, Oregon so I had a collection of craftsmen and my own custom shop.  I traveled the world’s rainforests to learn about the life of the trees, to feel their soul, and to ensure we did nothing to harm the world's forest – certainly never using a clear-cut tree where the forest had been decimated.





<![CDATA[Finally - Digital Tubes That Age And Wear Out Just Like Real Tubes]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/finally---digital-tubes-that-age-and-wear-out-just-like-real-tubes Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:02:38 GMT


Mercuriall Audio announces new technology!




We are proud to reach a new milestone in Mercuriall Audio history: the modeling accuracy has entered a new dimension.


Please welcome: The Living Tubes technology.


As soon as we launch it for all our products that include tubes, you will experience the beauty of owning a real tube amp. 


What's so special about it? In short, we've modeled a real behavior of a tube, where it can go bad and will need to be replaced by new tubes!


For more detail and pricing on the tubes, please visit www.mercuriall.com.




<![CDATA[Lectrosonics Decides Bigger Is Better™]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lectrosonics-decides-bigger-is-better Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:54:48 GMT


Lectrosonics Decides Bigger is Better™
Rio Rancho, NM (April 1, 2019) – Bucking the trend towards making everything smaller and smaller, Lectrosonics is introducing the Big Series™ transmitters. The new BS transmitters boast multiple powering methods for extreme run times and a host of additional advanced features including language translation, on-board high-density data storage, fuzzy logic, artificial intelligence, a neural network, quantum computing, the Internet of Things and much more.

The recently developed Multipower™ module allows a multitude of powering methods including three, four, or six D cell batteries depending on the model, and propane, kerosene, compressed air, and user-cranked flywheel. By offering these various powering methods, users will be able to ensure continuous operation even in remote, undeveloped and inhospitable regions of the world where standard batteries may not be available. Run time with 6 D cell batteries is 48 hours, and with one quart of kerosene or one pound of propane, the BS units can run for 12 hours. If the user cranks the flywheel once every few minutes, continuous operation can be achieved. To keep the weight of these units reasonable, Unobtanium alloy is used for all metal parts.

By employing a neural network using quantum computing and fuzzy logic, the new BS Series transmits and simultaneously translates the incoming dialog or singing into multiple languages in real time with extremely low latency. The units auto-detect the incoming language and then choose the output language based on local area using GPS information crossed with a geolocation database. The optional MultiLanguageDiversity™ module enables multiple languages to be transmitted on several frequencies simultaneously. Latency for the translation and transmission is 0.001 ms.

Information about the detected local language, translations chosen, GPS data and other information, but not audio, are stored on the BS Series units’ 20 TB solid-state drives on board. An IOT interface allows the units to be accessed by smartphone or other IP device from anywhere in the world.

“We realized that we were limiting the functionality and flexibility by making our transmitters so small,” states Karl Winkler, VP of Sales at Lectrosonics. “People want features and so we’ve got ‘em in there! The large size makes just about anything possible.”

Models available include the BSBP (3 D cell) and BSDBP (6 D cell) belt pack transmitters, the BSHH handheld unit, and the BSHM plug-on unit.

Available to order now, pre-backordered to April 1, 2020.

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[Tracktion Launch Waveform 10]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/tracktion-launch-waveform-10 Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:39:47 GMT


Tracktion Launch Waveform 10

Another Leap Forward In The Popular DAW’s Capabilities


SEATTLE, WA (March 26th, 2019) – Tracktion Corporation is proud to launch Waveform 10, their most creative, inspirational and affordable digital audio workstation to date. The latest additions to this rapidly evolving application have been designed specifically for the needs of modern music producers with particular emphasis on inventive, intuitive, inspirational and fun workflows.

Waveform 10’s actions panel has been developed for lightning fast workflow and easy, intuitive navigation of commonly used features. The flexible track grouping and track editor window features make editing new or existing groups quick and easy allowing users smart and swift access to untold sound potential. The UI and UX developments mean track destinations are always clear and accessible.

The latest version of the Waveform 10 comes complete with sixty-two new built in plugins designed with an analogue circuit inspired interface. The opportunities for building complex rack environments with this DAW are in a class of their own. The Midi improvements provides users increased ability to preview chords and compare different synths.

Editing in the new DAW has gone from strength to strength. Range selection allows users to select a series of tracks across sets of discontinuous ones, move, duplicate or delete them. The new vertical cursor improves speed and accuracy and options have been added to the enhanced multi-sampler to aid work flow. Finding inspiration has never been easier. 

Waveform 10 is the only digital audio workstation to include genuine Auto-Tune® technology from Antares Technologies. This plus Melodyne and Elastique Pro makes Wavefrom10 the most complete suite of audio pitch manipulation tools ever assembled in a DAW.

The potency of the DAWs performance has been boosted by the huge improvements in host stability management. To combat the possible loss of data due to plugin crash, Waveform 10 features constant save technology and immediate crash recovery. Free online video tutorials and support makes Waveform 10 accessible to all.

There are no restrictions with Waveform 10. It offers unlimited track count, full feature set and the freedom to add in any plugin at a very affordable price. It functions on all major desktop operating systems, features a massive suite of over eighty plugins and provides a vast array of different instruments – something for any music genre.  Imagination is the only limit!

To find out more about Waveform 10 and Tracktion products please visit https://www.tracktion.com/.




About Tracktion Corporation

Tracktion Corporation is a Seattle-based music technology manufacturer with the goal of streamlining and enhancing the creative process for today’s artists and producers. Formed in 2012 by Julian Storer, James Woodburn and Dave Christenson, the company successfully re-launched the Tracktion Music Production Software platform and has branched into audio applications development, on-line retail and hardware audio interface manufacturing. For more information, please visit http://tracktion.com.


<![CDATA[Pêle-Mêle Works Presents “Guitar Interval Finder”]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ple-mle-works-presents-guitar-interval-finder Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:32:33 GMT


Pêle-Mêle Works presents “Guitar Interval Finder”, an aid to learning and visualising intervals on the fretboard 



Instantly recognising interval shapes on the guitar fretboard is often neglected in a guitarist’s training. Yet intervals are at the heart of chords, scales, and just about any piece of music. With “Guitar Interval Finder”, Pêle-Mêle Works releases a handy book to help you visualise, name, and work out unfamiliar intervals on the fly. With all the reference diagrams you need and an extensive quiz, the book gives you an unmatched all-out interval workout.


Guitar Interval Finder is available now. For additional information on the book, go to:




About Pêle-Mêle Works

Pêle-Mêle Works develops and publishes music instructional products for students, teachers, and practising musicians. For more information, visit: www.pelemeleworks.com





<![CDATA[Make Music Day 2019 Returns On Friday, June 21]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/make-music-day-2019-returns-on-friday-june-21 Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:23:41 GMT


5,000+ Live, Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to Launch Summer in Over 80 U.S. Cities
1,000+ Cities in 120 Countries including the UK, China, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Argentina, Italy, Canada and Cyprus to Celebrate Make Music Day 2019

Annual event presented by The NAMM Foundation 
CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 28, 2019 – Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all on June 21 brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music. Among the U.S. cities hosting major celebrations are New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, Hartford, Madison, Miami, Nashville, Phoenix, Salem (OR) andSan Jose – as well as the entire state of Vermont. Additionally, as part of the celebration, iconic buildings and landmarks in participating U.S. cities will glow orange for Make Music Day.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Reimagining their cities and towns as stages, every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens and other public spaces to celebrate, create and share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. 
Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.In addition to massive citywide celebrations, Make Music Day will also include smaller festivities in other communities nationwide.
Returning highlights of Make Music Day in the U.S. will include Street Studios in New York, Los Angeles and Stamford, where world-class DJs and producers set up their gear on sidewalks and engage passersby and musicians to join in an entirely improvised music creation session; Sousapaloozasin Chicago, Hartford and Fullerton will bring together hundreds of brass and wind musicians to play the music of “March King” John Philip Sousa; and over 250 Mass Appeals that gather large groups of musicians to participate in impromptu performances using single instruments such as guitars, harmonicas, accordions, ukuleles, bucket drumming, double basses, kazoos, choral singers, and pBuzzes.

New national Make Music Day highlights will include:
  • Bands Undercover – Bands from dozens of U.S. cities, including New York, Long Beach (CA) and Montclair, will take to the streets to cover each other’s music, and live stream their performances to each other in a unique musical exchange. The program will connect musicians in distant places through the power of songwriting. All creators of original music are invited to register by April 15 at makemusicday.org/bu-register.
  • Drum Set Duos – In Boston, Rochester (MI), St. Petersburg (FL), Salem (OR) and elsewhere, local drum shops will place two full drum sets on the sidewalk or parking lot in front of their store, and have a facilitator sit at one of the sets and invite passersby, students, and professional musicians to take a seat at the other set to join in a spontaneous drum set duo.
  • Heart Chant – In Chattanooga (TN), Hartford (CT), New York, Philadelphia, Fullerton (CA) and Appleton (WI), people will come together to perform the Deep Listening® meditation, an offering of sonic healing for all beings through vocalization and listening. The Heart Chant was written by Pauline Oliveros in response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.  
Other events around the U.S. will showcase the musical history and ingenuity of each city including:
  • The Industrial Music Roadshow – In Hartford, participants will use artifacts from the New Britain Industrial Museum to create sounds and ultimately music with objects that tell the story of the state’s industrial past. 
  • Shower Singing – In Portland (ME), participants can embrace their powerful shower singing skills right in the middle of a busy downtown park, where a claw foot tub with a shower curtain will be set up. Inside the shower will be a microphone and amp for people to belt out the lyrics to their favorite songs. 
  • Macon Downtown Boogie – In Macon (GA), an outdoor showcase of live local talent on stage at 3rdStreet Park – including an open mic hour and giveaways – will spotlight the city’s rich musical heritage.
  • My San Jose Song – The San Jose Chamber Orchestra is soliciting the submission of original, one-minute musical works of all genres, written by community members and inspired by San Jose as part of the My San Jose Song project. Submissions will be curated by the Chamber Orchestra and performed by a variety of musical groups in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda throughout the day on June 21.
  • The Youth Music Summit – In Miami, a daylong gathering of young musician ensembles combines educational workshops with an evening showcase concert.
  • World’s Largest M – On the site of the world’s largest “M,” built out of limestone on a hillside in Platteville (WI), participants will play a variety of percussion instruments on each of the 266 steps leading to the top.
  • Silent Disco – In Salem, participants will wrap up the local festivities with a silent disco in the city’s downtown alleys. 
Many other countries around the world are deepening their Make Music Day involvement in 2019. On June 21, over 1,600 musical events are planned in the U.K., along with 3,000 concerts across 150 cities in China, events in over 1,000 cities and towns in Italy, and the first-ever celebration in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. Also, famed buildings and landmarks in participating cities worldwide will join their U.S. counterparts in shining orange in honor of Make Music Day.
All Make Music Day events are free and open to the public. Participants who wish to perform, or to host musical events, may register at MakeMusicDay.org. A full schedule of events will be posted on the website in early June.

About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21 to coincide with the summer solstice, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
Participating U.S. Make Music Cities in 2019
Allen (TX), Altoona (PA), Appleton (WI), Bethlehem (NH), Boise (ID), Boston (MA), Bridgeport (CT), Buffalo (NY), Cedar Rapids (IA), Chattanooga (TN), Chicago (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Cleveland (OH), Columbia (SC), Danbury (CT), Davis (CA), Denton (TX), Detroit (MI), Durham (NC), East Granby (CT), Federal Way (WA), Fullerton (CA), Greenwich (CT), Hartford (CT), Hastings (MN), Hebron (CT), Iowa City (IA), Issaquah (WA), Ithaca (NY), Kitsap County (WA), Land O’ Lakes (WI), Liberty (MO), Long Beach (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Macon (GA), Madison (WI), Miami (FL), Milwaukee (WI), Mentor (OH), Middletown (CT), Milford (CT), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN), Montclair (NJ), Nashville (TN), New Haven (CT), New York (NY), Nicholasville (KY), Northwest CT (Torrington), Norwalk (CT), Ossining (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Phoenix (AZ), Pittsburgh (PA), Platteville (WI), Portland (ME), Provo (UT), Rapid City | Black Hills (SD), Reedsburg (WI), Ridgefield (CT), Rochester (NY), Roselle Park (NJ), St. Louis (MO), Salem (OR), San Diego (CA), San Jose (CA), Seattle (WA), Southeastern CT (New London), Spokane (WA), Stamford (CT), Stratford (CT), Suwanee (GA), Syracuse (NY), Tucson (AZ), Vermont (statewide), Washington (DC), Waterbury (CT), Wheaton (IL), Wichita (KS), Williamsport (PA), Woodbury (CT), and Worcester (MA). Additionally, Ontario, CA (Toronto) will be participating. 

About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org

<![CDATA[New BYOC Kit: Li'l Pony]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-byoc-kit--lil-pony Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:46:12 GMT


New Kit:  Li'l Pony



The Li'l Pony from BYOC is a miniature klone of what is perhaps the most coveted overdrive pedal on the planet.  There's not much else to say about it other than it sounds exactly like the original and is a fraction of the size.  Get that tone and save some room on your board!



Available now.  Complete base kits start at $59.99.  Pedal pictured here is with painted enclosure, chocolate brown 1900 knobs, and red LED.




Click HERE for more info.

Click below to watch at shoot out demo between the BYOC Li'l Pony and a real Klon Centaur and see if you can tell the difference.


Visit BYOC





<![CDATA[Catalinbread Effects Officially Release Coriolis Effect]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/catalinbread-effects-officially-release-coriolis-effect Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:42:09 GMT


Catalinbread Effects Officially Release Coriolis Effect


A sustainer, wah, filter, pitch shifter, and harmonizer rolled into one



Portland,OR, March 28th – Catalinbread@ Effects has officially released the Coriolis™ Effect, a wah, filter, harmonizer, pitch shifter, and sustainer effects pedal. Following the pedal’s announcement at NAMM earlier this year, the Coriolis™ Effect has already been featured on Reverb’s Top 7 NAMM Picks, That Pedal Show, and Premier Guitar’s First Look. The Coriolis Effect is officially available for purchase through retailers and directly at catalinbread.com 


The Coriolis™ Effect is a phenomenon in classical mechanics where a trajectory becomes altered due to a rotating frame of reference. The Catalinbread® Coriolis™ Effect has three main parameters to change the equations of motion for your guitar signal. Turning down the Velocity and Acceleration controls drags your playing into the heart of a black hole, redshifting your tone into a lower pitch and filtering out the high frequencies. The Hold button will instantly pull you into the black hole stopping time completely. Plug in and explore where humanity has never shredded before! In short: Think of the Coriolis™ Effect as a sustainer, wah, filter, pitch shifter, and harmonizer rolled into one—the sonic possibilities are endless!


A demo video by Andy Martin (AndyDemos/Reverb’s Tone Report) can be seen here.



  • Position: This parameter controls the dry/wet mix with a full wet on clockwise and full dry on counterclockwise.
  • Acceleration: This parameter is a 2-pole low pass filter.
  • Velocity: This parameter adjusts the pitch of the wet signal.
  • Hold: Pressing this button stops any new sampling and loops the current sample. (Initialize during a chord to sustain the chord for upwards of two minutes. Initialize while playing melody lines for a fast-delay/stutter sound.)
  • Expression pedal Input
  • Internal bypass mode switch (True Bypass/Buffered Bypass)
  • Internal expression pedal polarity switch
  • Internal trimmer pot to adjust gain level
  • Hand-built in Portland,OR
  • 3-year warranty
  • Retail price of $229.99


The Coriolis™ Effect is now available for purchase at catalinbread.com 


For more information and video demos: Catalinbread® Effects



<![CDATA[Free Analog Kicks Sample Pack Released By LoopLords]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/free-analog-kicks-sample-pack-released-by-looplords Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:38:39 GMT


Free Analog Kicks sample pack released by LoopLords



LoopLords released Analog Kicks, a collection of kick samples produced using the Volca Kick. The samples are 24-bit 44.1 kHz wav files, compatible with any DAW and OS. The sounds are suitable for any genre that requires floor shaking kicks!


Download Link: https://www.looplords.net/2019/03/analog-kicks.html






<![CDATA[Celestion Introduces The Neo 250 Copperback Impulse Responses]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/celestion-introduces-the-neo-250-copperback-impulse-responses Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:35:41 GMT


Celestion Introduces the Neo 250 Copperback Impulse Responses 


Speaker with an Unparalleled Blend of Transparency, Tonal Nuance, and Dynamic Response Now Available as a Digital Download


Ipswich, UK (March 27, 2019) —Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company famous as the voice of rock and roll, is pleased to introduced the newest member of their celebrated line of Impulse Responses, the Neo 250 Copperback. The Copperback, a unique type of Celestion guitar speaker with an unparalleled blend of transparency, tonal nuance and dynamic response, is now available in digital download form at CelestionPlus.com.
While classic Celestion speakers offer the signature midrange presence, controlled cone break-up and overall musicality that has led the music community to consider them one of the most important elements of great guitar tone, the Neo 250 Copperback is designed with a different sonic goal in mind. The Copperback supplies purity of tone, without the cone break-up one would expect from a more traditional Celestion guitar speaker.

The Copperback speaker impulse response offers a sonic signature that delivers tight lows, neutral low-mids, defined upper-mids and well-controlled high treble. It enables you to shift from shimmering tubular-bell-like cleans to flute-like high gain with simply a tweak of the amplifier’s drive setting.

The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback impulse response is a highly-accurate digital representation of the unique and innovative Copperback guitar speaker. For those players who  want more transparency—revealing the best from an amplifier and playing—as well as less mid-range vocal intensity, the Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse response offers gorgeous tone without the additional colouration associated with cone break-up.

Recorded by Celestion’s expert sound engineers using the same meticulous techniques as all the company’s best-selling IRs, the Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse response was captured with three pro-quality studio microphones – the classic Shure SM57, a Royer R-121 ribbon mic and a Sennheiser MD421. Each of these mics were recorded in six different positions – named within the impulse response files as Balanced, Bright, Fat, Thin, Dark and Dark 2 – as well as a rear mic position for the open back cabs. The addition of a Neumann TLM107 room mic provides the user with a huge number of different mic mixes and range of unique tonal options.
The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse responses are available in five different cabinet configurations:
  • 1×12 (open back)
  • 1×12 (closed back)
  • 2×12 (open back)
  • 2×12 (closed back)
  • 4×12 (closed back)
The Neo Copperback impulse responses are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.
The new Neo Copperback 250 Impulse Responses joins the extensive family of genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar and bass speaker Impulse Responses such as the:  A-TypeBN15-300X (Bass IR), Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80,Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XC G12T-75,  G12-50GL Lynchback,  G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo CreambackPULSE10, PULSE12 andPULSE15, V-TypeVintage 30 and other models.
The Neo Copperback 250 single cabinets can also be included in a Pick & Mix selection.
About Celestion Impulse Responses
Celestion IRs, which capture the essential behavior of the cabinet in the specific space in which it was recorded, including the frequency and phase response of single drivers as well as the interaction of multiple speakers, offer the user significant benefits. In both recording and live production, Celestion IRs enable the desired tone to be precisely and consistently reproduced regardless of the music recording or live sound environment. And IR users can escape the limitations of a single mic and cabinet setup and explore a universe of possibilities to create the perfect tone. Once you find a tone that you love, it can be precisely recreated, in the studio or on the road, time after time. And the IRs allow Celestion customers to audition specific models before purchasing one or more physical speakers.
Celestion IR digital downloads are available in uncompressed, industry standard .WAV format at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sample rates at 24 bit depth, in lengths of 200 and 500 milliseconds Once the files are downloaded and unzipped, users simply load the IRs into a convolution plug-in in their DAW or into other processing hardware. These formats will work in all known hardware capable of loading IRs, and for the most popular hardware Celestion have already grouped together the correct formats. Guitar processor manufacturers supported include Atomic Amps, Fractal Audio Systems, Kemper, Line 6, Logidy, Positive Grid, Two Notes, Headrush and Yamaha. The Celestion IR files may be downloaded in the sample rate and length appropriate for the hardware being used or as a complete package of all rates and lengths. Certain third party hardware requires the files to be converted into a proprietary format before use.
Celestion Plus.
About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers
An important element to essential British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll, Celestion Guitar Speakers are famous for their lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime. With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at:info@celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.
<![CDATA[Fender Celebrates Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan With Latest Artist Signature Bass]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/fender-celebrates-guns-n-roses-bassist-duff-mckagan-with-latest-artist-signature-bass Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:48:37 GMT




Refreshed Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass® Adds Player-Friendly Features Such as Instant Drop D Tuning and Stylistic Touches With Guns N’ Roses Flair



HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 26, 2019)— Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass® the latest iteration of Fender’s collaboration with the Guns N’ Roses bassist and New York Times bestselling author. The newest model in Fender’s Artist Signature Series captures the true musical essence of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee McKagan. Best known for his work with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver McKagan has had an epic music career,  entertaining and inspiring countless fans. Now, with the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass, he will continue influencing the industry with a bass guitar that epitomizes rock culture and caters to his unique, melodic playing style that’s impacted bass players and music-lovers everywhere.


“The Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is a nice evolution of the original bass we released with him,” added Justin Norvell, EVP Fender Products. “While we were developing it, we worked closely with Duff and the first guitar tech for Guns N’ Roses – McBob – to give this bass even more versatility than ever. Duff played these basses on the latest Guns N’ Roses world tour and new features like instant Drop- D tuning with the Hipshot® Bass Xtender came in handy during those 30-song sets with 3 to 4 different tunings.”


Based on the Pearl White instrument McKagan used while recording Guns N' Roses’ debut album, “Appetite for Destruction,” the Duff McKagan Signature model is a distinctive, sleek and full-sounding reissue of his favorite '80s-era Jazz Bass® Special. The bass combines a Precision Bass body with a Jazz Bass neck, as well as pickups from both instruments. It also adds player-friendly features and stylistic touches that Duff demands in his playing. On the heels of the latest Guns N’ Roses album release, the bass truly reflects Duff’s love for punk, rock ‘n’ roll and an evolution of his original signature model.


“The original bass I bought was the only one I took at the road for the Appetite for Destruction tour,” McKagan said. “We had a backup bass, but we didn’t need it. At some point we went to get another bass, but we couldn’t find a Jazz Special, so we went to Fender. To flash forward, be a Fender artist and have my own signature bass with this company is incredible. Fender is James Jamerson, John Paul Jones and it’s the bass that all the greats played. I’m still kind of in awe, and I don’t take it for granted.”


New features inspired by the legendary bassist’s preferences, include: instant Drop-D tuning, tonal versatility from a TBXTM (Treble/Bass Expander) tone circuit and a sleek black-painted neck with pearloid block inlays and binding. The signature bass also features a Pure Vintage ‘70s bridge and, as a special touch, a neckplate adorned with Duff’s signature skull-and-crossbones artwork.


McKagan also recently announced the upcoming release of his much-anticipated solo album, Tenderness, which was produced by and features Grammy® award-winner Shooter Jennings, as a musical follow-up to 2015’s best-selling book, How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions). McKagan and Jennings began recording in March 2018, working out of Station House studios in Echo Park, Calif., where they wrote and recorded in-between McKagan’s tour with seminal rock band Guns N’ Roses and the release of Jennings’ eponymous album, Shooter. For a full list of upcoming shows click here.


In true tradition, the Fender’s Artist Signature Series honors popular and iconic musicians through product progression and storytelling, creating instruments inspired by the unique specifications of the world’s greatest guitarists and bassists. “It’s an honor to collaborate with such an esteemed and iconic bassist like Duff,  who inspires musicians of all generations and continues to raise the bar through his recorded work and on stage in one of the world’s most iconic bands,” said Matt Watts, VP Artist & Integrated Marketing. “It’s signature artists like him that build on Fender’s tradition of bass excellence.”


Learn more about Duff McKagan’s musical inspiration in a conversation with guitarist and producer, Matt Sweeney in “Duff McKagan Plays His Fender Signature Deluxe Precision® Bass”. For additional information on new Fender products or to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @Fender.






The Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is based on the ‘80s Jazz Bass Special he used while recordingAppetite for Destruction. An evolution of his signature model, this bass adds all the features and stylistic touches that Duff loves. The black painted Modern “C”-shaped quartersawn maple neck has a “Deluxe Jazz Bass Special” headstock logo and rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, along with the number “12” at the twelfth fret. A must-have for live performance, the Hipshot® Bass Xtender allows instant Drop-D tuning with the flick of a lever. Duff’s signature sound comes from pairing a Fender vintage-style Precision Bass split-coil pickup with a Seymour Duncan® STKJ2B Jazz Bass single-coil bridge pickup. This thunderous tone can be shaped precisely by the Fender TBXTM (Treble/Bass Expander) tone circuit. Additional features include a Pure Vintage ‘70s bridge and a Duff skull-and-crossbones neck plate. A deluxe gig bag is also included.



Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH® and Charvel®, follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest quality instruments and musical solutions across genres. FMIC is dedicated to unlocking the power of music through electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, pro audio, accessories and digital products that inspire and enable musical expression at every stage, from beginners to history-making legends.



<![CDATA[Radial Engineering DiNET DAN-TX2 & DAN-RX2 Now Shipping]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/radial-engineering-dinet-dan-tx2--dan-rx2-now-shipping Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:40:35 GMT


Radial Engineering DiNET DAN-TX2 & DAN-RX2 Now Shipping!





Vancouver, BC - Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the DiNET DAN-TX2 and DAN-RX2, 2-channel Dante-enabled network interfaces, are now shipping.

The DAN-TX2 transmitter and the DAN-RX2 receiver are designed for use with any Dante or AES67-compliant network, utilizing low-latency audio-over-Ethernet protocol while featuring 24bit/96kHz digital converters for exceptional audio quality. Both devices will appeal to commercial installation and professional touring applications, as they feature locking EtherCON jacks to ensure secure and protected connection to the network, and they can be mounted in standard equipment racks with the optional SA series rack adaptor kit.

Power for the DAN-TX2 and the DAN-RX2 can be supplied using Power over Ethernet (PoE) or a 15V adaptor (included), and both power sources can be used simultaneously for redundancy.



The DAN-TX2 is able to feed any line-level audio signal to a Dante network, using a number of connector types to suit multiple applications and source devices. Two input channels can be accessed via XLR/TRS combo jacks for balanced pro audio equipment, RCA's for consumer playback devices, and a 3.5mm stereo jack for use with smartphones and tablets. Individual level controls and input pads are provided for each channel, or they can be linked to a single set of controls for easy operation with stereo sources.



The DAN-RX2 is a receiver that can be connected anywhere on the network and provide balanced analog audio outputs over XLR connectors, for reliable distribution to PA systems, powered speakers, or any other destination as needed. A separate headphone output section is also provided, with 3.5mm and 1/4" TRS outputs to use the DAN-RX2 as a personal monitoring system or for testing purposes.

For more information please visit our website. 





<![CDATA[An Intricate, Glitchy Nightfall]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/an-intricate-glitchy-nightfall Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:32:09 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Nightfall, an intricate, glitchy, melodic beat pack.


Zenhiser Pack: Nightfall

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/nightfall-experimantal-chill-samples.html




<![CDATA[Zoom Announces The GCE-3 - Pocket-Sized. Unlimited Effects]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/zoom-announces-the-gce-3---pocket-sized.-unlimited-effects Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:27:24 GMT


Pocket-Sized. Unlimited Effects.



March 25, 2019 – Zoom North America is putting endless guitar effects in your pocket with the new ZOOM GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator.


The ZOOM GCE-3 is a compact USB audio interface that gives musicians easy access to ZOOM Guitar Lab’s endless collection of guitar effects, amps and cabinets. And thanks to its small, portable design, these creative tools can be at your fingertips whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.


“This is your whole rig right here,” said professional guitarist Eli Menezes. “You don’t have to carry big, expensive amps and big pedal boards around.”


The GCE-3 is designed to work with ZOOM’s new and improved Guitar Lab 4.0 software. Guitar Lab’s free management tools let you download new sounds and edit/save custom patches and effects-chains to take on the go.


Whether you’re on the road or in the studio, the GCE-3 gives you everything you need to explore your sound as never before. Any sound. Anywhere.



The new Zoom GCE-3 will be available starting in April 2019 for $99.99.

For more information including specs and videos, please visit www.zoom-na.com/GCE3 or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com.



Guitar player Eli Menezes with ZOOM’s compact and portable GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator.


<![CDATA[Toontrack Releases Seventies Prog Grooves MIDI - A Journey Back In Time Signatures]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/toontrack-releases-seventies-prog-grooves-midi---a-journey-back-in-time-signatures Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:21:48 GMT


Today Toontrack release the final title for March – Seventies Prog Grooves MIDI – A Journey Back in Time Signatures



You may remember, but even if you don’t, the prog rock scene that rose during of the 1960s and continued well into the late ’70s, bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Kansas, Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Styx were in the vanguard of a musical shift in rock.  Suddenly, uncommon time signatures, long solos, technical passages, dragged-out instrumental parts and lyrical themes out of this world not only became common but largely accepted even on a commercial scale. Even to this day, the timeless chops of Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Bill Bruford, Alan White and many others continue to inspire and set the bar.


Looking for your next challenge…..

 Seventies Prog Groves literally covers the entire gamut from 3/4 all the way up to 11/8, this MIDI pack offers an enormously broad foundation of grooves for anyone looking to spice up their song writing with some basic, tight and classy drumming. May be that it’s delivered in a somewhat challenging format time signature-wise, but change is often what brings out the best of new ideas. Up for it? Start writing!


Feature Spotlight

  • Drums grooves and fills inspired by the vivid 1970s prog rock scene
  • Featuring unusual time signatures, but performed to keep a basic and easy-to-understand feel throughout.
  • 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/4, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8 in straight and/or swing
  • Bands used for inspiration and reference: Kansas, Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Styx (to name a few)


Journey back in time signatures - basic rock grooves in close to any time signature imaginable!

For full product details visit: https://www.timespace.com/products/toontrack-seventies-prog-grooves-midi




A little bit about Toontrack ..... 

Toontrack Music is a leading developer of music making software for songwriters and musicians as well as home to the world’s most successful drum samplers EZdrummer and Superior Drummer. Other product lines include the widely acclaimed multi-mixing tool EZmix 2 as well as the revolutionary piano software instrument EZkeys.



<![CDATA[Genelec To Redefine Headphone Monitoring With Aural ID Software Technology]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/genelec-to-redefine-headphone-monitoring-with-aural-id-software-technology Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:16:35 GMT


Genelec to Redefine Headphone Monitoring with
Aural ID Software Technology
NATICK, MA, March 27, 2019 — Genelec, the world leader in active monitoring, is today announcing a significant first step in improving the trustworthiness of headphone listening through the introduction of its new Aural ID software technology. Aural ID works by acquiring a person’s exclusive acoustic attributes to create a detailed modeling of their unique anatomical features affecting hearing, which can then be compensated for – thus enabling the delivery of more truthful and reliable sound when headphones are employed for reproduction.  
Recognizing that traditional “one-size-fits-all” headphone reproduction fails to yield a proper reliable reference for audio professionals, Aural ID calculates the user’s personal Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF), which describes the acoustical properties of the head, upper torso and external ear: elements that interact in complex ways to affect sounds reaching the eardrums. Aural ID then computes all these elements and creates a personal data file characterizing the modification to sound arriving from any azimuth and elevation. This file consequently enables an audio engine to precisely render stereo or immersive content via headphones.  
Until now, gathering personal HRTF information has been a complex and time-consuming process that requires an anechoic room, placement of measurement microphones at the entry to the user’s ear canals, and careful attention to setup and procedure details with multiple measurements. Yet even after these steps have been taken, the data gathered is less comprehensive than that attainable using Aural ID, and can still be prone to errors.  
By contrast, Genelec Aural ID software simply requires the user to provide a 360-degree video of their head and shoulder region – for which a high-quality mobile phone camera is sufficient. Once the video is uploaded to the Genelec web-based calculation service, the calculation process first builds an accurate and detailed 3D model scaled to exactly the correct dimensions of the head and upper torso, with special attention paid to modeling of the external ears. After this, acoustic fields are analyzed and calculated numerically with a full-wave method to capture detailed acoustic phenomena. The acoustic fields are computed for hundreds of different orientations of audio approaching the head, after which the HRTFs are formed and the data is finally compiled into a downloadable SOFA file – a format that has been defined and standardized by the Audio Engineering Society (AES). This maximizes the technical compatibility of the HRTF data file, since the SOFA format is already supported by many virtual reality (VR) and game audio rendering engines.  
Indeed, Genelec see those working in academic research, immersive audio monitoring, VR and games development as likely early adopters of the new Aural ID technology.  
Genelec Managing Director Siamak Naghian comments, “In the same way that our monitor loudspeakers established the sonic reference for professional audio monitoring, and GLM calibration software revolutionized the way studio monitors could be optimized for any acoustic space, we are determined to help bring standards of sonic truthfulness to headphone reproduction. With an increasing number of audio professionals relying on both in-room monitors and headphones, Genelec Aural ID is a significant first step towards the use of headphones for actual reference audio monitoring and listening.”  
The Genelec Aural ID service will become available for purchase online via the Genelec Community website during Q2 of this year.   
For more information, visit www.genelec.com
Genelec has announced its new Aural ID software technology
Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.   
Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms. 
Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.  
—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.
<![CDATA[Common Ground Releases “Anglerfish” Drone Synth DIY Kit]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/common-ground-releases-anglerfish-drone-synth-diy-kit Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:57:01 GMT


Common Ground Releases “Anglerfish” Drone Synth DIY Kit

Berlin, Germany (26 March 2019) -

KOMA Elektronik’s open electronics workspace and synthshop COMMON GROUND is happy to announce the immediate release of the ANGLERFISH, a 6 voice standalone square wave synth DIY kit with playable touch keys, light-sensitive cross-modulation with UV LED indicators, master tilt EQ, and built-in dimmable light control. Create deep drones, squeaky microsounds and haunting rhythmic explorations with the twist of a knob. The ANGLERFISH’s noises and drones are highly musical & performable but with just the right amount of chaos when you activate the light-sensitive cross modulation.

The ANGLERFISH is a perfect first DIY kit for people starting out with soldering  — with simple components, a well-labeled PCB, and build instructions in the manual, the Anglerfish is ideal for those looking to get into DIY kits but seeking a more accessible starting point than typical DIY modules. And it is hackable! Mix it up and create your own unique tuning, add external controls, change the sensitivity of the modulation, or whatever else you can scheme up….

The DIY kit is available exclusively from KOMA Elektronik’s storefront Common Ground for 65 € incl. VAT. If you’re new to soldering and in Berlin, come to a kit-building workshop led by the synth’s creator Bridget Ferrill in April and May.
Watch on youtube:
For more information and to place an order, go to https://commonground.community/product/anglerfish-common-ground-diy-kit/
<![CDATA[PreSonus Ships FLEX DSP-Powered StudioLive 64S And Series III S Mixers]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/presonus-ships-flex-dsp-powered-studiolive-64s-and-series-iii-s-mixers Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:51:45 GMT


PreSonus Ships FLEX DSP-powered StudioLive 64S and Series III S Mixers
PreSonus StudioLive 64S.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—March 2019…  PreSonus® is now shipping its new, top-of-the-line StudioLive® 64S, which brings the power of a large production console to small-format digital mixing, with 76 mixing channels, 43 buses, and 526 simultaneous effects thanks to the all new quad-core FLEX DSP engine. Thirty-two individually configurable FlexMixes allow you to create the perfect combination of aux mixes, matrix mixes, and subgroups for your application. StudioLive 64S mixers feature an independent main Mono/Center bus; each channel has a dedicated level control and a Center Divergence control that allows you to control the pan placement in your LCR mix.

The StudioLive 64S is the flagship mixer of the new StudioLive Series III S line of four new mixers that provide an exceptional mixing experience for live sound production, touring, high channel count performances, installed sound, mobile, and studio applications. Powered by the PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine, they feature state-space modeled Fat Channel plug-in processing on every input and bus; up to 32 FlexMix buses that can be individually configured as Aux, Matrix, or Subgroup buses; and flexible digital patching unparalleled in this price class. All models deliver 128-channel (64x64) USB recording—more than any other mixer—plus multitrack SD recording and extensive 128-channel AVB networking.

The StudioLive 32S, 32SX, and 32SC each offer 40 mixing channels, 26 buses, and 286 processors in three form factors. The StudioLive 32S provides 32 local preamps in a 33-fader frame for one-to-one mix control. The 32SX delivers the same complement of local I/O as the 32S but in a 25-fader, low-profile, space-saving frame. The 32SC squeezes its 32-channel mixing and processing power into a rack-mountable, road-ready frame with 16 local preamps and 17 faders that can be easily expanded to a full 32 channels by adding a single NSB 16.8 stage box. 

Like earlier StudioLive Series III models, the new digital consoles provide AVB networking to connect with any of the PreSonus AVB ecosystem of products to create a system that is customized for your needs. Connect PreSonus NSB-series stage boxes to add remote analog inputs and outputs wherever required, add up to 32 EarMix® 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mix, and network multiple StudioLive Series III mixers to share inputs and buses. Audio routing to and from the network is easy,  thanks to the flexibility of digital patching available onboard the mixers and in UC Surface.

All StudioLive Series III S models provide 128 simultaneous channels (64x64) over USB, more than any other digital mixer on the market that, along with the new Capture® 3.0, offer 64 channels of live recording and playback. An onboard 34-track SD recorder provides flexible mobile and redundant recording options. And the seamless integration with Studio One® and Capture recording applications means you can effortlessly move from an automated Virtual Soundcheck before the gig to the final mastered studio mix of the performance.  

StudioLive Series III S digital mixers introduce password-protected User Profiles that make the mixers ideal solutions for installed applications with user-specific permissions. Limit access to channel processing, GEQs, preamp settings, and more. You can even set a limit to how much the level can be turned up on the mixes. New Project and Scene management allows you to store multiple mix scenes with the same global routing setup in a single project. Best of all, these features will also be available for original Series III mixers in the version 2.0 firmware update, which is expected to be released by the end of March 2019.

Like all PreSonus StudioLive digital mixers, the new StudioLive Series III S consoles are tightly integrated with a suite of state-of-the-art software. In addition to recording with the included Capture and Studio One Artist, you can mix wirelessly using free UC Surface touch-control software for Mac®, Windows®, iPad® and Android™. Control your monitor mixes with free QMix®-UC for iPhone®, iPod® touch, and Android devices.

StudioLive Series III S digital mixers are available now at your favorite PreSonus dealers at anticipated street prices of StudioLive 64S $3,999.95; StudioLive 32S $2,999.95; StudioLive 32SX $2,599.95; and StudioLive 32SC $1,999.95.
StudioLive 64S rear view.
StudioLive 32SC.
StudioLive 32SX.
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[Puremagnetik Releases Two Free Plugins Inspired By Tape, Microsound And Experimental Music]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-two-free-plugins-inspired-by-tape-microsound-and-experimental-music Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:37:45 GMT


Puremagnetik Releases Two Free Plugins Inspired by Tape, Microsound and Experimental Music
Expanse - Texture Generator
Expanse is a texture generator that can be spectrally blurred, pitched, and filtered. Expanse creates filtered noise and layers a pitch shifted replica on top of itself. The processed layer undergoes spectral blurring and freezing to create interweaving layers of sound. Expanse is a simple yet versatile tool that can produce sweeping backdrops, resonating low drones and many other textural canvases. 
Driftmaker - Delay Disintegration Device 
Drifmaker parses incoming audio to a user defined buffer. It then lifts segments from the recorded material, granularly time-stretches segments, all the while adding analog deterioration effects to the signal. Depending on what you feed it, Driftmaker is capable of creating everything from glitchy echoes to long, drawn-out ambiences.
Download for free:: http://puremagnetik.com/expanse-driftmaker
Minimum Requirements
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host




<![CDATA[MakeProAudio Propels Makers Forward With DIY Pro Audio Kit For Raspberry Pi]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/makeproaudio-propels-makers-forward-with-diy-pro-audio-kit-for-raspberry-pi Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:34:26 GMT


MakeProAudio Propels Makers Forward With DIY Pro Audio Kit for Raspberry Pi

-Igniting innovation & fun; bridges DIY maker / pro capable audio gear divide with building block system 



Cologne DE, March 26, 2019 - MakeProAudio, the “you make audio gear company” announces the  “you make audio gear system” for makers: tinkerers, inventors, DIYers, hobbyists, hackers, audio anarchists and musicians.The build your own audio gear platform empowers anybody to build professional quality audio gear with never seen before control capabilities.

"Makers have so much talent and many have an avid interest in audio applications. We want to provide Makers with a huge new playground and enable them to build pro audio solutions that are a real alternative to off-the-shelf product.” said Frank Hund serial entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of MakeProAudio. “Think of the MPA Platform as the LEGO® system for building pro audio gear, where anybody with the interest is empowered to build gear that’s unique to them and only limited by their imagination,” he added.

The MPA Platform presents a new paradigm for making, connecting and controlling audio gear that puts you in the center of the design and how audio gear functions. 


How it works

You choose from a wide offering of pre-constructed components (electronics and mechanical) Tile modules, that you assemble into Blocks to provide the desired function or solution you are looking to solve. Everything you need comes in a “Makekit.” Including, instructions on installing a Raspberry Pi that runs GLUE and ties everything together providing the essential network connection.  GLUE is the IoT-age control software running over the World’s first truly agile Network Distributed Software Framework for All-Things-Audio.


Play! New exciting workflows and control with the network at your fingertips presenting never seen before creative collaborative and performance possibilities. All fueled in agile ways.



The first individual Maker boards and MakeKits are to ship June 2019.  Exact pricing to be announced soon although, “all-in box-MakeKits” will be available for less than 200 EUR. Additional Audio, Control and Connect tile modules for use in building larger scale projects and other audio solutions, will be available later this year.

More information can be found at www.makeproaudio.com

* LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse MPA or their products.



About MakeProAudio

MakeProAudio GmbH is the ‘you make audio gear’ company. We are a committed group of technologists, musicians and makers founded by Frank Hund, serial entrepreneur and inventor of the pioneering tripleDAT native audio recording system, Pulsar and SCOPE DSP platforms; and developed over a decade: TAN - the network distributed software framework that is the backbone of the MPA platform and other award winning state-of-the-art audio systems.

The company works strictly on the basis of social-ecological values and is based near Cologne, Germany, with an R&D center in Bangalore, India, and distributed-team members throughout the world.



<![CDATA[EastWest Releases VOICES OF OPERA]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/eastwest-releases-voices-of-opera Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:26:13 GMT


EastWest Releases VOICES OF OPERA,
Featuring Soprano Larisa Martinez & Tenor Carlton Moe
Hollywood, CA (March 26, 2019) – EASTWEST is proud to announce the release of VOICES OF OPERA, a brand-new virtual instrument featuring the sensational vocals of soprano LARISA MARTINEZ (Andrea Bocelli) and tenor CARLTON MOE (Phantom of the Opera).
VOICES OF OPERA is perfect for any composer looking to add a pristine operatic sound and fits in perfectly with EastWest's recent slate of award-winning vocal products HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS, VOICES OF THE EMPIRE, and VOICES OF SOUL.
From the most awarded producers in the sounds industry, Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, VOICES OF OPERA is now available for purchase or as a free addition for subscribers of ComposerCloud, the #1 subscription service for musicians that has revolutionized the virtual instrument industry.
Larisa Martinez has established a strong and unique presence in the classical performance world. She’s currently performing with opera titan Andrea Bocelli as his principal soprano on his world tour. She is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition PR district 2016, where she also received the Angel Ramos Foundation Award and Audience Prize. She earned raved reviews as Musetta in Loft Opera’s critically acclaimed production of La Bohéme and for her other leading roles in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Rossini’s Adina, Floyd’s Susannah, and Donizetti’s Don Pasqualeand Lucia di Lammermoor.
Heralded by the New York Times as an “ardent tenor,” Carlton Moe is currently performing as Ubaldo Piangi in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show on Broadway. His opera credits include Lakmé(Gerald), I Capuletti e I Montecchi (Tebaldo), The Mother of Us All (John Adams), Ernest Bloch's Macbeth (Malcolm), and Roméo et Juliette (Tybalt). He has also performed as a soloist in major works such as Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah.
Pristine Recording Techniques
The same pristine recording techniques that make all of our products sound so rich and detailed went into the recording of Voices of Opera. Choose and create your own mix from multiple mic positions including Front, Rear, and Room. The Front mic is a Telefunken 251, a famous vocal mic that captures incredible warmth and detail. For the duet phrases, a Neumann U67 was added to fully capture the sound of both singers. The Rear includes a pair of vintage Cole 4038s that add more depth and space. The Room mix includes a Decca tree made up of Neumann M50s and a pair of AKG C12 outriggers, replicating the mic set-up of a classical stage. These are all rare vintage tube mics. All recordings were made at EastWest Studios, our world famous recording studios known for producing more Grammy nominations than any other studio in the world, 121 in the last 7 years.
VOICES OF OPERA is a 40 GB collection of 229 multi-sampled vocal instruments across various categories, including:
  • Sustain: 10 vocal instruments for both Soprano and Tenor consisting of single syllable vowels - Ah, Ee, Eh, Oh, Oo
  • Staccato: 32 vocal instruments with a variety of short, single syllables. For Soprano: Bra, Cher, Ci, Don, Fa, Goh, Joh, Ki, Kom, Lu, Na, Oo, Prey, Ra, Te, Toh, Voh. For Tenor: Bra, Cher, Ci, Don, Fa, Goh, Joh, Ki, Kon, Lu, Na, Oo, Prey, Te, Toh, Voh.
  • Legato: 4 vocal instruments that playback true legato intervals up to an octave in either direction when playing in a legato fashion (connected notes) and a sustain sample layer when playing in a non-legato fashion (separation between notes). For both Soprano and Tenor, there is Ah Legato and Oh Legato.
  • Combo: 8 vocal instruments that combine multiple articulations into a single instrument and use either the Mod Wheel or Round Robin programming techniques to determine how each play back. These include Sustain MOD, Legato MOD, and Staccato Combo RR.
  • Words: 42 vocal instruments with performances of specific Italian words mapped chromatically across the keyboard. For both Soprano and Tenor, these include: Addio, Amore, Bravissimo, Cara, Caro, Cielo, Dolore, Donna, Ella, Fiore, Fortuna, Forza, Gloria, Insieme, Mai, Morte, Nobilta, Potere, Sacro, Signore, Vincero.
  • Phrases: 36 full phrases and 84 sub-phrases from popular opera arias from the works of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and more. There are 43 phrases and sub-phrases for Soprano, 40 phrases and sub-phrases for Tenor, and 37 Duet phrases and sub-phrases. Phrases were recorded in multiple keys. Sub-phrases, which are separate parts that make up a full phrase, can be switched using the Mod Wheel.
  • Keyswitch: 9 instruments that combine multiple articulations into a single instrument and uses keyswitches to activate the desired articulation.
VOICES OF OPERA is a must-have collection to add some vocal magic to any project or add a unique texture to any style of music.
Price & Availability
For the first two weeks, it will be available for purchase at a special introductory price of $199 at soundsonline.com. VOICES OF OPERA is also available as a free addition for all subscribers of ComposerCloud.
EastWest Sounds (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for more than 30 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed sound developer. Find more about EastWest at soundsonline.com.
<![CDATA[Flock Audio Announces Digitally-Controlled, 100%-Analog Patch Bay Routing System]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/flock-audio-announces-digitally-controlled-100-analog-patch-bay-routing-system Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:31:02 GMT


Flock Audio announces availability of world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system
EDMONTON, AB, CANADA: having fulfilled preorders, then turned heads and opened musical minds with a show-stopping showcase at The 2019 NAMM Show in Southern California, January 24-27, pro audio manufacturer Flock Audio is proud to announce availability of its innovative PATCH System — surely the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system, thanks to a killer combination of (PATCH APP) software and 64-point connection-providing (PATCH) hardware working together in perfect harmony, allowing anyone to easily control analog audio routings without having to resort to the use of manual patch cables — as of March 25…
Who better to formally introduce the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system to the wider world than Flock Audio CEO/Director Darren Nakonechny? He helpfully begins by picking up the backstory, before fast-forwarding through to the resultant revolutionary PATCH System solution: “I started working on a conceptual design known as PATCH in early 2016 when I decided to leave my stable career and chose to pursue the path less travelled of designing and developing a better and more efficient process for professional audio recording engineers from the depths of my basement home recording studio. In need of a better solution other than the available 1870s technology known as a traditional patch bay, the concept was born to create a fully-digitally-controlled — but 100%-analog — circuit routing system that wouldn’t color or alter the audio signals passing through it. After two years of strenuous work and constant focus, Flock Audio, the company I started, created the world’s first and most advanced digitally-controlled analog audio routing system with features never before possible in conventional analog audio routing.”
Revolutionary as it is, the PATCH System design duly makes sense. Simple and sleek as the beautifully-built PATCH hardware may first appear — and well worthy of the PROUDLY DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED IN CANADA wording boldly blazoned across its single rack space-occupying rear panel, packing in a whole lot of user-friendly functionality clearly comes naturally to all at Flock Audio.
Advantageously, the PATCH hardware features four connectors — two INPUTS (on Neutrik XLR/TRS Combo jacks) and two OUTPUTS (on Neutrik XLR male jacks) — perfectly positioned on its front panel, meaning users can conveniently and easily integrate any analog audio equipment or instruments into their recording setup that they might need to audition. As such, they can quickly redirect INPUTS 31-32 and/or OUTPUTS 31-32 from the rear side of the PATCH hardware by clicking the FRONT INPUTS or FRONT OUTPUTS toggle buttons located in the lower section of the equally easy to use, easy on the eye PATCH APP software GUI (Graphical User Interface), instantly receiving notification that those rear side outputs are no longer actively functioning. Front panel-redirected INPUTS 31-32 are able to have 48V phantom power supplied to their connectors using the PATCH APP software, which will be visually confirmed by the front panel-positioned 48V PHANTOM POWER LED (Light Emitting Diode) illuminating as a slow-fading blue indicator to notify the user to not plug or unplug any audio equipment until the 48V phantom power is disabled. Three further coloured LEDs complete the simple- and sleek-looking PATCH hardware’s front panel, also assisting the user with welcomed visual notifications — namely, HOST SIGNAL(illuminates solid blue when the PATCH hardware is connected to — and communicating with — the associated CPU); EXTERNAL 48V WARNING (illuminates as a flashing red indicator when any connected preamp has its 48V phantom power activated as it’s not necessary to activate 48V phantom power on any connected preamp since the PATCH System supplies its own onboard 48V phantom power); plus POWER rocker switch (with an associated blue LED indicator).
Returning rear side, all remains relatively straightforward, starting with a 6-pin POWER SUPPLY connection for the included 24VDC power supply (with threaded locking sleeve). Next to that sits the USB connector; clearly, the PATCH System uses very little CPU (Central Processing Unit) power to send and receive commands from the hardware, so works off USB 2.0 and onwards compatibility — chosen for its inherent low CPU usage. Ultimately, users benefit from the PATCH System’s hardware processing working harder for their audio interface and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), as opposed to devoting a large amount of that processing to routing analog audio equipment. Each PATCH System, of course, comes complete with a USB-A to USB-B cable. Connectivity is what it’s all about, after all, and thePATCH hardware doesn’t disappoint in that regard, readily equipped to become the hub of any studio setup with 64-point connection via eight DB-25 connectors — INPUTS (1-8), INPUTS (9-16), INPUTS (17-24), INPUTS (25-32), OUTPUTS (1-8), OUTPUTS (9-16),OUTPUTS (17-24), OUTPUTS (25-32) — for those all-important analog routings.
Reality dictates, however, that it’s the killer combination of PATCH APP software and 64-point connection-providing PATCH hardware working together in perfect harmony that makes the PATCH System what it is — the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system, allowing anyone to easily control analog audio routings without having to resort to the use of manual patch cables. Cable replacement comes courtesy of the MacOS- and Windows- compatible PATCH APP software. Skilfully accomplished, finely tuned, and intuitively powerful, it brings the simplicity of drag and drop functionality to the world of analog audio routing. PATCH APP is really the driving force behind creating complex or basic analog audio routings in seconds!
Intentionally implementing a familiar look and feel, yet oozing originality, PATCH APP harnesses the PATCH System’s power and flexibility via four user-friendly sections, starting with an index of HARDWARE; here users can customise and store all their DB-25-connected outboard audio equipment and instruments in an easy-to-use, searchable index. The ROUTINGS menu allows them to quickly store active routings and recall them at a later date. Arranged as a grid, the active routings section is where users can set up and visualise their routings. There they can click and drag any analog hardware from the HARDWARE index into a PATH to create their desired signal flow combination; by being based on the visual concept of most DAW layouts, the active routings section should feel familiar to today’s DAW-driven production populace. Put simply, a PATH represents the PATCH System’s signal flow; all are arranged from top to bottom in the PATCH APP. Adding advanced Multing — turning one PATH into two or more for parallel processing — capability is simply a case of clicking the directional arrow so it illuminates in yellow to the right side of any active PATH on the specific ‘digital rack piece’ that the user wishes to Mult from. And all without the impedance issues that come with traditional Multing, meaning that there is no chance of any split signal quality loss!
Last but by no means least, the PATCH System has 32 channels of 48V phantom power built right in so users can activate 48V phantom power to any of its input channels for powering condenser microphones the way they were intended to be powered. It’s possible to toggle the48V MASTER — ON or OFF — and ALLOW or DENY the ability to connect 48V phantom power on any input connected to the PATCH System using the 48V SAFEGUARD feature via the PATCH APP; as such, it’s safe to say that it’s impossible to accidentally enable and/or damage any phantom-powered prized microphones — much to the relief of any serious studio owner, obviously!
And as if that wasn’t enough to be getting on with, why not route and identify multiple PATCH Systems for expanded I/O capabilities? Why not, indeed. It’s equally easy, after all. Almost anything is possible when working with the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system from Flock Audio! 
PATCH System is now available for purchase — priced at an RRP of $2,199.00 USD — through Flock Audio’s growing global network of authorised dealers (https://www.flockaudio.com/dealers) or order online directly from Flock Audio (https://www.flockaudio.com/buynow).
For more in-depth information, please visit the Flock Audio homepage here: https://www.flockaudio.com
Watch Flock Audio CEO/Director Darren Nakonechny’s illuminating introductory PATCH System video here: https://youtu.be/k9mS4OMtYvY
Watch Flock Audio CEO/Director Darren Nakonechny’s in-depth PATCH System walkthrough video here: https://youtu.be/enInMkSChGI 
About Flock Audio (www.flockaudio.com
Founded by CEO/Director Darren Nakonechny, Flock Audio Inc. is a Canadian pro audio manufacturer renowned for its PATCH System, the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system. 
© 2019 Flock Audio Inc. 
<![CDATA[Native Instruments Introduces NOIRE]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/native-instruments-introduces-noire Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:26:08 GMT


Native Instruments introduces NOIRE

New KONTAKT instrument offers the distinctive concert grand piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm with extensive options for creative customization




Berlin, March 25, 2019: Native Instruments today introduced NOIRE, a new KONTAKT instrument that captures the signature grand piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm. The instrument – which includes both pure and felt preparation versions of a Yamaha CFX 9’ concert grand – was meticulously sampled in the rich ambient environment of Saal 3 in Berlin’s Funkhaus recording complex. The result is a unique, intense, and evocative instrument, with an atmosphere all of its own. NOIRE runs in KONTAKT 6 and the free KONTAKT 6 PLAYER, and is available now at the NI Online Shop for $149.


Two distinct sample sets – pure and felt

NOIRE offers new sonic inspiration for solo compositions, scoring, and more, with two distinct grand piano sample sets. The pure version presents the clear, unadulterated tone of Nils Frahm’s handpicked and custom-intonated concert grand piano, captured in a renowned recording studio. The felt version is the same piano, in the same room, but with a felt moderator between hammers and strings, which creates a gentle tone with reduced attack. Users can sculpt the sound of both versions by adjusting attack, release, resonance, overtones, velocity curve, temperament, and more.


Extensive creative customization options

NOIRE provides a wide array of creative options so users can make the sound their own. Users can add natural and mechanical noises to enhance realism, dial in sub bass, alter the spectral character of the instrument, and choose from sound design effects to completely transform the instrument’s sound. NOIRE also offers EQ, compression, reverb, and delay for fine-tuning the piano’s place in the mix.


To help spark new creative ideas, NOIRE incorporates an innovative particles engine that automatically generates clouds of pulsating, swirling harmonic elements based on what users play. This engine instantly adds motion to parts and pushes players to explore new possibilities.


Sampled by Uli Baronowsky and Galaxy Instruments

To create NOIRE, Nils Frahm’s personally selected concert grand piano was methodically sampled by Uli Baronowsky and Galaxy Instruments. Using vintage microphones and preamps, the team captured the full dynamic and tonal range of the instrument in Saal 3 of Berlin’s Funkhaus Nalepastrasse recording complex – once the home of East German state radio. In collaboration with Native Instruments, Uli and Galaxy Instruments have previously released UNA CORDA, THRILL, THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION, RISE & HIT, and THE GIANT.


Pricing and availability

NOIRE runs in KONTAKT 6 and the free KONTAKT 6 PLAYER and is available now at the NI Online Shop for USD 149 / 149 € / ¥ 18800 / GBP 129 / AUD 219 / CAD 199


Further product information and press material

Additional information is available at:





About Native Instruments

Native Instruments is the innovation leader in the music creation industry. Native caters to music creators of all backgrounds, including producers, performers, and DJs. Its comprehensive ecosystem of connected hardware and software systems comprises popular brands KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, and TRAKTOR, along with complementary online services Sounds.com, The Loop Loft, and Metapop.


Based in the heart of Berlin’s creative hub, the company employs around 600 people in seven offices around the world.


All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.



<![CDATA[Voltage Modular 1.3.5 Released - Plus New Modules From Insomniac, Benard And PSP Audioware]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/voltage-modular-1.3.5-released---plus-new-modules-from-insomniac-benard-and-psp-audioware Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:07:19 GMT



Voltage Modular 1.3.5 Released! Plus new modules from Insomniac, Benard and PSP Audioware!






Voltage Modular 1.3.5 Released!

This update features the new QWERTY Keyboard, which allows Voltage Modular to be played directly from your computer’s QWERTY keyboard. It's ideal for rapidly auditioning presets, testing and building complex patches, or working with Voltage Modular when a MIDI controller isn’t available.

Free update for registered users to Voltage Modular 1.3.5, visitstore.cherryaudio.com/my/library!


Limited time intro offer, just $99!


Voltage Modular Core Package (91 modules, regularly $150) plus the Misfit Audio Electro Drums Package (15 modules, regularly $50). 106 modules -just $99. Order now




Octagon Sequencer

Octagon ($20) is a powerhouse sequencer that allows fast and easy creation of rhythmically elaborate patterns and melodies. Sequences can be up to 32 steps, and each step contains up to 8 gate pulses with numerous modes for extended note values, legato play, repeats, or user-defined patterns within each sequence step



Insomniac Music Modules

Insomniac debut their newProbability Router Bundle ($12) which includes Probability Router 125 and Probability Router 521 modules, both ideal for West Coast-style randomness and sonic morphing. Route a CV or audio signal to one of five outputs or one of five input signals to a single output, based on random selection and adjustable and modulatable probabilities 



PSP Audioware 

PSP Audioware has released their new PolyADSR-S module, a polyphonic stereo version of their PolyADSR module, including key follow, expression control, and a loop option. Included in PSP Poly Modular Collection and PSP Ultimate Modular Collection.


Benard Modules 

Benard has added more modules to their collection, including Rotate Inputs($10), Multi-Delay,($20)   Random Out Switch ($10), and the new polyphonic modules, Poly Panner ($15) and Poly Scale and Offset. These modules have been added to some of Benard’s existing bundles, so existing owners may already own these new modules.




<![CDATA[Volume I For The Sequential Prophet Rev2 By Robust American Patches]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/volume-i-for-the-sequential-prophet-rev2-by-robust-american-patches Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:00:38 GMT


Volume I for the Sequential Prophet Rev2 by Robust American Patches!
Yes Sir! 64 brand new custom presets for your Rev2. These sounds were inspired by Sci-fi movies and new wave bands of the 70s and early 80s.
Creating this collection of presets was a lot of fun...Almost as much fun as making the demonstrations. Instead of trying to describe the sounds here I would rather let the sounds speak for themselves.
The Demos:
Rev2 Volume I Demo (Part 1)
Rev2 Volume I Demo (Part 2)
Rev2 Volume I Demo (Part 3)
The Patch List pdf file.


<![CDATA[Bose Professional Now Shipping ControlSpace Engineered Sound Processors]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bose-professional-now-shipping-controlspace-engineered-sound-processors Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:30:45 GMT


Bose Professional Now Shipping ControlSpace Engineered Sound Processors
ControlSpace ESP models have been upgraded based on integrator feedback to include options for Dante® audio networking and Bose AmpLink connectivity
Framingham, MA, March 20, 2019 Bose Professional is now shipping its four recently introduced ControlSpace engineered sound processors: ESP-880A, ESP-880AD, ESP-1240A and ESP-1240AD [the “A” designation indicates Bose AmpLink connectivity, and the “AD” designation indicates both AmpLink and Dante connectivity]. These open-architecture DSPs offer enhanced flexibility for a wide variety of applications — from small, self-contained projects to large, networked systems. They feature analog audio I/O — mic and line-level — and a Bose AmpLink output to send digital audio to AmpLink-equipped Bose amplifiers. Engineered for precise performance, each includes advanced signal processing with 48 kHz/24-bit audio conversion, low-latency, and ultra-low noise operation. In addition, the ESP-880AD and ESP-1240AD feature integrated Dante audio networking as well as a front-panel RJ-45 Ethernet connection for localized configuration and monitoring.
ControlSpace ESP processors can be easily configured using ControlSpace Designer software and its large set of signal processing modules. This includes automatic mic mixers, predictive feedback suppressors, room combiners, multiband graphic and parametric EQs, Bose loudspeaker libraries, signal generators, routers, mixers, AGCs, duckers, gates, compressors, source selectors, and delays. Each processor also supports integration with industry-standard control systems, such as Crestron® and AMX®.
ControlSpace ESP processors are compatible with three new, user-friendly digital ControlCenter controllers: the CC-1D, CC-2D and CC-3D. They also work with the ControlSpace Remote app, which allows end users to easily adjust volume, mute, tone, source selection, and more from their mobile devices.
To learn more, please visit http://PRO.BOSE.COM/.
New Bose ControlSpace Engineered Sound Processors.
Dante® is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music.
Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world – everywhere Bose does business.
<![CDATA[IK Multimedia's iRig Micro Amp With Integrated iOS/USB Interface Is Now Available]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ik-multimedias-irig-micro-amp-with-integrated-iosusb-interface-is-now-available Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:26:53 GMT


IK Multimedia's iRig Micro Amp
with integrated iOS/USB interface is now available

Ultra-compact 15W guitar amp offers easy access to a world of practice,
performance & recording apps with high-quality sound

March 21, 2019 - IK Multimedia announces the availability of iRig® Micro Amp, a battery-powered, ultra-compact combo amplifier with three on-board analog channels plus a high-quality digital interface for direct connection to iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC. This allows users to expand their tone palette by unlocking a variety of amp and FX models in the included AmpliTube software/app bundle, as well as connecting to their favorite apps for learning, recording and playing. iRig Micro Amp also offers powerful sound that rivals larger amps, plus the ability to connect to external cabinets for even more volume.

A pint-sized powerhouse
Three analog channels - clean, drive and lead - deliver a full palette of sounds with a distinctive character, created by the same tone gurus behind IK's award-winning AmpliTube software. On board are bass, mid, treble and gain controls to cover a wide range of tones. iRig Micro Amp offers 15W power (7.5W when running on batteries), and combined with its 4" custom-voiced speaker, pumps out surprising volume at half the size of similarly-powered amps. When additional volume or a bigger speaker is needed, iRig Micro Amp also offers a 4Ω cabinet output to keep up with a full drum kit for band practice.

Weighing only 2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg), iRig Micro Amp is one of the most compact amps in its power range. With its compact size that fits in a backpack, and flexible options, iRig Micro Amp is an extremely portable and convenient option for everything from a bedroom or desktop, to jamming with friends or street busking anytime, anywhere.

Plug in. Rock out.
Derived from IK's industry-leading iRig HD 2 mobile guitar interface, iRig Micro Amp's iOS/USB connection lets players connect to their iPhone and iPad directly without additional accessories. Additionally, it connects to a Mac or PC to process their tone with IK's AmpliTube and use their favorite practice, performance and recording apps and software. The guitar's signal is sent to their device for processing, and the return output plays back directly through the amp's 4" speaker, eliminating the need for other accessories. It's an entire setup in a single integrated unit, with pristine 24-bit, 96 kHz sound quality.

With the included AmpliTube app and software, iRig Micro Amp can deliver a massive range of tones with unbelievable realism. iRig Micro Amp users can download AmpliTube to unlock 10 amps and 26 stompbox effects in AmpliTube CS for iPhone or iPad, and 9 amps/10 stomps in AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC, for free, providing powerful ways to process their tone right out of the box.

Guitarists can also expand their sonic collection a la carte with IK's range of additional amp and effect models - there are over 280 pieces to choose from, including officially licensed re-creations of gear from Fender®, Orange®, Mesa-Boogie® and other iconic gear manufacturers, as well as guitar legends like Slash, Jimi Hendrix and Dimebag Darrell, all available as in-app purchases or Custom Shop collections.

Play. Practice. Record.
iRig Micro Amp is fully compatible with dozens of popular learning, practice and performance apps, making it fun and easy for guitarists to learn new licks, polish their technique, or jam along with their favorite songs.

iRig Micro Amp users can easily start recording their own musical ideas and tracks with apps like GarageBand. They can also connect to professional recording software like Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live and more, creating a convenient desktop setup for use on the go.

Additional features and options
iRig Micro Amp is powered by 6 x AA batteries or an optional 9V power supply. It includes an auxiliary input and headphones out for silent practice, as well as a cabinet output to power external speakers for band practice or smaller gigs.

Pricing and availability
iRig Micro Amp is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€149.99*.
* All prices excluding taxes
For more information about iRig Micro Amp, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicroamp

To see iRig Micro Amp in action, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicroamp/video
<![CDATA[Positive Grid Releases BIAS FX 2 Guitar Amp And Effects Processor Featuring Guitar Match Emulation]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/positive-grid-releases-bias-fx-2-guitar-amp-and-effects-processor-featuring-guitar-match-emulation Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:19:20 GMT


Positive Grid Releases BIAS FX 2 Guitar Amp and Effects Processor Featuring Guitar Match Emulation

New second-generation version of the award-winning BIAS FX software includes massive collection of amps, pedals, FX — and now virtual guitars.
San Diego, CA – March 21, 2019 – Positive Grid is proud to announce the release of BIAS FX 2, the next generation of its acclaimed BIAS FX guitar amp and effects software. Completely re-engineered, with a higher-resolution DSP engine and hundreds of improvements, BIAS FX 2 delivers the ultimate in responsive, detailed and truly authentic guitar and bass tones. 

Highlights include Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies that virtually turn one guitar into another with startling realism. An extensive collection of all-new and revamped amps, pedals and HD racks adds unparalleled depth and width to guitar sounds. And all-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modelers provide unique guitar tones and effects, and a looper and recorder allow new performance capabilities. With a newly designed interface that makes it easier than ever to access the massive power of BIAS FX 2, the promise of ultimate tone and flexibility is truly delivered.

New features and updates in BIAS FX 2:
  • Re-Engineered High-Resolution DSP Engine: Provides unmatched responsiveness and dynamics to faithfully reproduce each player’s unique feel. This powers the 100 NEW unbelievably accurate amplifier recreations, with tone and dynamics each replicated down to the last glowing tube and precision resistor. Positive Grid partnered with Celestion, the most trusted name in guitar amplifier speakers, to create official simulations of world-class Celestion cabs.
  • Hyper-Realistic Guitar Match: The groundbreaking, precision guitar emulation that transforms the original guitar tone into a collection of legendary models, each precisely recreated down to its pickups, body type and body thickness. Watch the Guitar Match demo here: https://youtu.be/kPg-EDEf5K8
  • A Studio’s Worth of New, Drool-Worthy Effects: Including Harmonizer, Fuzz and Time modelers plus ten brand-new studio rack processors—Echo Tape Delay, Tri-Chorus, Tube Compressor, Spring Reverb, Wah, Guitar Synth and more for a total of over 100 new effects.
  • New Easy-To-Use User Interface: Includes a new preset manager that makes it easy to organize and rapidly search, recall and preview favorite pedalboard setups and switch instantly among them on the fly.
  • Access to over 50,000 User-Generated Presets via ToneCloud®, Plus 200 Onboard New Factory Presets: Created by world-renowned artists, studio engineers and session players, this complete library of presets will inspire your playing and unleash your creativity
  • Redesigned ToneCloud® Access: Allows players to find and sort faster than ever using tags and keywords. 
  • New Looper/Recorder Functionality: Quickly record ideas for riffs, vamps and songs with a simple click and loop your recording while you play it back through BIAS FX 2’s foot pedals, amps and rack FX. 
  • Dual Signal Path With Multiple Splitters: Allows players to to cherry-pick parts from two separate amps—their impulse responses, cabs, EQs, even the mics they use—and combine them to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid amp nobody else has. Or route two amps parallel to one another and hard pan them to create a freightliner-wide stereo setup with totally different guitar tones in left and right channels
  • Plus hundreds more improvements across the board.  

Of course, BIAS FX 2 also includes all of the features that made the original BIAS FX a must-have part of players’ tone arsenal as the most-comprehensive amp and effect ecosystem in the industry. 
Watch this BIAS FX 2 preview video hosted by Fluff from Riffs Beards & Gear: https://youtu.be/XAflqKCiU-I and the overview video from James Ryan: https://youtu.be/QgiVQRNhLMM
“After reviewing feedback from thousands of users, we tirelessly worked to make the ultimate update to this software staple,” comments Jaime Ruchman, Digital Marketing Director for Positive Grid. “Guitarists can now benefit once again from the never-ending innovative spirit that fuels us here at Positive Grid.”

BIAS FX 2 is available for Mac and Windows as a standalone app and as a plug-in for your favorite DAW, and comes in three different levels so that users can choose the depth of the library that best fits their needs.  BIAS FX 2 Standard is available for $99, with the Professional version available for $199. BIAS FX 2's fully equipped Elite version is $299.

Find out more at positivegrid.com
BIAS FX 2 - Standard 
Ultra-customizable guitar amp and effects processor.
What’s New: 
● 30 New Amplifiers Total
● 45 New Effects Total
● Guitar Match - Essential (2 Guitars)
● Greatly Improved New DSP Engine
● New Easy-To-Use User Interface
● 60 New Built-in Factory Presets
● Redesigned ToneCloud® Access
● New Looper/Recorder Functionality
● Dual Signal Path With Multiple Splitters
● Hundreds Of Improvements Across The Board 

BIAS FX 2 - Professional 
Unlock even more amplifiers, effects and tonal possibilities.

Everything in Standard plus: 
● 60 New Amplifiers Total
● 100 New Effects Total
● Guitar Match - Pro Pack (6 Guitars)
● New HD Rack Pack 1 (4 New Racks)
● 120 New Built-in Factory Presets total
● Brand New Custom Artist Presets
● 100 “Rock Song” Presets on ToneCloud®
● New MIDI/Automation functionality
● Dedicated IR Loader

BIAS FX 2 - Elite 
The ultimate in guitar amplifier and effects processing.
Everything in Professional, plus: 
● 100 New Amplifiers Total
● 100 New Effects Total
● Brand New Fuzz Modeler 
● Brand New Delay Modeler
● Brand New Harmony/Harmonizer Modeler
● Guitar Match - Elite Pack (18 guitars)
● New Rack HD Pack 1 & 2 (8 New Racks total)
● 200 New Built-in Factory Presets total
● Bonus: BIAS Pedal Distortion, Delay, Modulation License To Create and Download Thousands Of Pedals on ToneCloud®

● Instant digital download
● Windows: Standalone, VST, AAX
● OS X / macOS: Standalone, AU, VST, AAX
● OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12/10.13/10.14, Core i5
● Windows 10, Intel Core i5 or equivalent, 4 GB RAM

<![CDATA[Steinberg Unveils Nuendo 10]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/steinberg-unveils-nuendo-10 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:30:07 GMT


Steinberg Unveils Nuendo 10 at GDC


Presented for the very first time at this year’s Game Developer Conference (GDC), the latest iteration of Steinberg’s audio post-production workstation, Nuendo 10, combines premium audio quality with a sheer endless number of advanced editing tools, intelligent workflow enhancements and exciting new features.



HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg today announced the upcoming availability of Nuendo 10 at the GDC Expo in San Francisco.


Since its inception in 2000, Nuendo has evolved into the go-to media production software for many professionals around the world, delivering innovative tools paired with state-of-the-art technology.


Today, Nuendo is a comprehensive solution, allowing it to be easily integrated with all types of media applications. Showcased for the first time at the GDC Expo this week, Nuendo 10 is the culmination of years of experience at Steinberg, also including the implementation of numerous user requests related to audio post-production and game audio design. Together with its many enhancements and the musical features previously introduced in Cubase, this version solidifies Nuendo as the advanced media production system that professionals work in.


To expedite post-production workflow, Nuendo 10 now includes Video Cut Detection for analyzing videos for edits and setting markers automatically. Field Recorder Audio Import allows users to search field recorder audio files and match these with a project’s events using available attributes or metadata.


Nuendo 10 offers powerful creative tools designed specifically for sound designers. Included is a brand-new Doppler effect that virtually simulates the changing perception of a sound as its source passes. Among many other new and redesigned plug-ins, the VoiceDesigner is the ideal tool for modifying voices, with parameters such as Detune, Formant, Preserve (for pitch shifting while preserving formants), Robot, Morph and FX.


With Nuendo 10, productivity is now even more efficient, allowing ADM files to be directly imported into a new or existing project. New video rendering capabilities, Cue Sheet Export and ARA support will also be introduced in a later update. Further functionality to Direct Offline Processing has been added, such as quick easy drag-and-drop of insert plug-ins into the process and a loudness normalizer.


Other technological highlights in Nuendo 10 are the support of the dearVR Spatial Connect 3D audio production tool for mixing within the VR world as well as further advances with the AmbiDecoder to create an unmatched immersive experience.


These considerable feature additions are rounded out by including the many musical features new to Cubase 10 and many other small workflow and performance improvements.


Head of the Pro Audio Team Timo Wildenhain commented: “Consider Nuendo 10 a milestone release: it’s a very special version with many special enhancements and additions. To celebrate this distinction, we are dramatically reducing the price for full and update licenses of Nuendo 10 to give back to the many professionals who already benefit from Nuendo and those who are toying with the idea to switch. Basically, everyone needs to understand why we believe that Nuendo 10 is the most cutting-edge digital audio workstation today.”


Availability and pricing

Nuendo 10 will be available through resellers and the Steinberg Online Shop in Q2 2019. The suggested retail price for the boxed version of Nuendo 10, which includes the required dongle, will be $999.99, whereas the download version will be available for $979.99.


Various downloadable updates and upgrades will exclusively be available through the Steinberg Online Shop.


Customers who have activated Nuendo 8 or previous versions since March 13, 2019, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Nuendo 10 as soon as it is available.


Nuendo 10 showcases

To learn more about Nuendo 10, Steinberg invites visitors of the GDC Expo to visit the Audiokinetic booth. In April, Nuendo 10 will be showcased at the Yamaha booth of Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Further information on Nuendo 10 worldwide presentations is available from the Steinberg website.

New features in Nuendo 10

Field Recorder Audio Import for searching and matching field recorder audio files to selected events in the project

ADM Import support, complete with intact object automation data, for further mixing or editing

Video Cut Detection for analyzing video files for edits and inserting markers for each cut

Doppler effect for simulating the movement, distance and perception of a sound as its source passes you

VoiceDesigner for modifying voices and creating out-of-this-world sound effects in powerful and innovative ways

Video rendering for exporting a video file, or a section of a project including audio and video (available in a later maintenance update)

Cue Sheet Export for creating a report of all music pieces, or all VO clips of a narrator, used in the project (available in a later maintenance update)

dearVR support to create and mix immersive 3D audio content directly in the VR environment

Music features including VariAudio 3, Distroyer effect, MixConsole Snapshots, Groove Agent SE 5 and more sound content

Enhanced workflow and performance including ARA support (available in a later maintenance update), new features for Direct Offline Processing, new modes for the AmbiDecoder, Audio Alignment panel, high-DPI support, redesigned channel strip, GUI and more

Key features of Nuendo

State-of-the-art post-production environment comes with MediaBay content management, monitoring matrix, a superior automation system plus networking capabilities

Advanced multitrack audio-to-picture editing, providing the best audio editing environment to date, including TrackVersions playlists and video-follows-audio editing

World-class mixing console with up to 22.2 support, including channel strip EQ, VCA faders and fully integrated loudness measurement

Integrated ADR solution for voice and foley recording, including video (text) overlay

Field Recorder Audio Import for searching and matching field recorder audio files to selected events in the project

Integrated re-conforming solution for automatic audio-to-picture alignment, including preview functions

Game Audio Connect for transferring individual assets or whole music compositions from Nuendo into Audiokinetic Wwise, including integration with Perforce

Cinematic VR production suite including an Ambisonics bus and panning system, HeadTracking support and binaural monitoring

VST MultiPanner immersive sound panning system including support for Dolby Atmos, Auro 3-D and Ambisonics

Sound design tools including a Doppler effect, a powerful VoiceDesigner, a sound Randomizer, Sampler Track and many more instruments and plug-in effects

Direct Offline Processing for applying the most often used offline processes as a chain for one or multiple selected clips

Full integration with the Yamaha Nuage post-production system, Nuendo SyncStation and EuCon support



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




About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post-production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license-management and copy-protection systems.


Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.


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



<![CDATA[Deep Tech Movements]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/deep-tech-movements Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:25:25 GMT





'Deep Tech Movements' features 20 Mini Construction Kits, 71 MIDI files and 130 drum one-shots inspired by top Techno labels, Drumcode and Kompakt. Eerie vocal samples, darting leads, quintessential drums and unnerving FX combine to create an unmissable arsenal of Dark Room samples.


Each of the 20 Mini Construction Kits features a song-starting idea for you to develop into a full production - the ultimate cure for writer's block. Mix and match elements across the 20 Kits to get your next Techno track finished in no time, flat.



All loops are tempo-tagged, meaning they'll slot right into your arrangement and match to the tempo of your project. Loops are also key-labelled, so you'll know if you need to pitch the sample up or down to match your track's key.


One-Shot Samples:

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



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 mechanical royalties.



Product Details:

• 20 Mini Construction Kits
• 71 MIDI Files
• 15 Clap One-Shots
• 30 Hat One-Shots
• 20 Kick One-Shots
• 50 Perc One-Shots
• 15 Snare One-Shots
• 459 WAV Files in Total
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)



Price and Availability:

'Deep Tech Movements’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 30,46 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com



<![CDATA[Sound Magic Introduces Fazioli Rose VI ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sound-magic-introduces-fazioli-rose-vi Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:22:38 GMT


The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc (aka Sound Magic) introduces Fazioli Rose VI featuring four extraordinary Fazioli Grand Pianos



ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting-edge audio technologies developer The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc (aka Sound Magic) is proud to announce availability of Fazioli Rose— its latest hybrid virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring four extraordinary Fazioli Grand Pianos combined into an amazing and amazingly affordably-priced package, purposefully positioned to give musicians of all skill levels more freedom to create beautiful music and unmatched artistry all of their own — as of Mar 18th , 2019.


As a dynamic combination of four first-rate Fazioli grand pianos of varying vintage, Fazioli Rose gives musicians of all skill levels more freedom to create beautiful music and unmatched artistry all of their own. After all, all pianos sound distinctly different, as is also the case, clearly, with this cutting edge hybrid virtual instrument’s featured four: Fazioli “Brunei” is a limited-edition custom design of F308, this model was handcrafted in Italy and is one of the world’s most expensive and renowned concert grants. Famous for its expressive, dynamic, and clear highs that sing with clarity, this versatile sound fits into all types of genres. Fazioli F308 really set itself apart from standard manufacturers, the Fazioli F308 features 97 keys, a 4th pedal, and expressive sound all in one dynamic package with sweet, singing highs, immense power, and a rich, distinct tone. F308 Basslord is another F308 but with special mic positioning that closer to the bass strings, the charming, yet powerful bass hits the sweet singing highs and makes you feel as if you’re sitting in front of a genuine 10” grand. Fazioli F275 is the latest model 275 from Fazioli, it’s inherited all the classic sounds you love with enhanced clarity on highs. This makes it more suitable for today’s most popular music genres, such as pop, rock and jazz.


Get this, though: thanks to the trailblazing technology that The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc incorporates into its virtual instruments, Fazioli Rose is, in essence, an instrument with a musical soul rather than a machine-like feel — an admirable attribute that sets it apart from an abundance of solely sample-based virtual instruments out there that it could conceivably be pitched against. As such, textually making an appearance on a GUI (Graphical User Interface) that is as easy on the eye as it is to use — albeit actions always speak louder than words, the new Neo Piano engine powering Fazioli Rose really represents the pinnacle of sound sampling since it lets users effectively express more than 1.6-million sounds on a single note — numerically speaking, this achieves 400 times more variations than a ‘traditional’ sample engine! Every note played is unique, creating vivid sound representation by striking a rich, accurate tone — even with minimal movement.


Musically, then, through using hybrid modelling technology, The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc has succeeded in creating a unique experience — exploited to the full with Fazioli Rose — that allows its users to reap the benefits of authentic sampled sounds combined with the playability of a modelled piano, providing for more freedom of expression and potential possibilities to create their own unique sound. Central to this, that new Neo Piano engine elevates proceedings, purportedly by being the industry’s first large-scale application of AI (artificial intelligence) in its software developing phase. Put it this way: while it is common knowledge that recording, editing, processing, and organizing such huge sample data pools can collectively take teams of expert engineers years to complete, conversely AI can conceivably reduce this titanic task to a matter of hours, meaning musicians get their hands on better products much more quickly while also benefitting from financially reduced rates.


Duly delivering yet another breakthrough, the new Neo Piano engine powering Fazioli Rose generates Multi-Dimensional Resonance. Reality dictates that every grand piano’s sizeable soundboard reflects sound that resonates in conjunction with the wooden body of the instrument itself. Indeed, it is this continuous process that makes every note played sound so unique. Ultimately, in order to simulate this behavior, The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc captured multi-angled IRs (Impulse Responses) from the soundboard, then used modelling technology to convert those IRs into Multi-Dimensional Resonance algorithms. The result? An amazingly true to life concert hall sound readily available at anyone’s fingertips!


Furthermore, that beautifully-implemented Fazioli Rose GUI gives users unmitigated control over 40 piano attributes, including an ability to lift the lid, tweak Tone and Harmonics, alter Damping, change Key Dynamics, and adjust velocity response. Ultimately, users can even apply a Style — sets the piano in question’s musical style, be it classical, jazz, rock, or soft, and changes the internal parametric EQ accordingly via a simple Amount control — or sympathetic Resonance to their sound, and adjust the mix by changing microphone Perspective.


Pushing onwards and upwards, further features of note include a DFD (Direct From Disk)/RAM (Random Access Memory) system — enables users to allocate resources to ensure the best possible performance for any given project; Tuning System — allows users to select a Scala Tuning File from over 10,000 tunings; selectable Reverb — replete with several self-explanatory settings; and adjustable physical piano Noises — Pedal, Strings, and Hammer Off par excellence. Ending on a high note, A.I. TOOLS take care of checking the response of any Fazioli Rose user’s keyboard playing and pedal usage automatically, almost instantly locating and applying an appropriate velocity curve to suit at all times.


Fazioli Rose is available to purchase online directly via The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc for €129.00 EUR/$149.00 USD/£119.00 GBP from here:


For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated Fazioli Rose webpage here: http://www.supremepiano.com/rose.html


Watch The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc’s informative Fazioli Rose video walkthrough here:


Watch American pianist/keyboardist Katie Pachnos putting Fazioli Rose through its stunning-sounding paces here: https://youtu.be/-TMODorjEqw




The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc


The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc aims at bringing more cutting-edge audio technologies to professional musicians. Originally founded (as Sound Magic) by in 2007, it is now a leading developer in virtual piano software, with many patented technologies specializing in physical modelling and DSP (Digital Signal Processing). The company mainly focuses on virtual pianos, high-quality effects, and other virtual instruments, including traditional Chinese musical instruments, and has been nominated for three TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards.


© 2019 The Best Computer Music And Acoustic Technology Inc



<![CDATA[Celestion Debuts The PULSE12 And BN15-300X Bass Impulse Responses ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/celestion-debuts-the-pulse12-and-bn15-300x-bass-impulse-responses Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:55:55 GMT


Celestion Debuts the PULSE12 and BN15-300X Bass Impulse Responses
New Digitally Downloadable Additions to Impulse Response Collection for Bass Players 

Ipswich, UK (March 18, 2018) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company famous as the voice of rock and roll, is pleased to add two new Impulse Responses, the PULSE12 and the BN15-300X to their line of Bass Impulse Responses. The new Bass IRs, along with the complete collection of genuine Celestion speaker tones, is available for audition and download atCelestionPlus.
Designed for today’s bass players who demand rock-solid bass tone, the Celestion PULSE12 bass speaker delivers the ideal combination of a rumbling low-end together with well-defined clarity and stunning articulation. Providing the quick, percussive attack of its PULSE10 little brother, while attaining the fullness and warmth of its PULSE15 big brother, the Celestion PULSE12 speaker offers formidable, rumbling lows with a rich, warm mid-range and a detailed, zingy top-end.
This brawny, Kevlar-loaded cone speaker pulses with up to 200 Watts of raw power for a meaty bass performance. Recorded using the same techniques by the Celestion sound engineers who created the company’s full range of guitar speaker IRs, this best-selling bass speaker is now available for the first time in digitally downloadable format,  in a 1×12 cabinet configuration, or as 1×12 with additional Playing Style Mixes.
And as Celestion realised early on that not every bass player wants a high-fidelity, super-clean bass tone, the company created the BN range of bass speakers. Primed for high-powered rock performances where a full-bodied, defined tone is essential, the BN15-300X is characterised by its warm, rich tone and powerful low-end thump, with an extended low-end and superior linear excursion.
With its mighty 15-inch, Kevlar-loaded speaker cone, the Celestion BN15-300X has a lightweight neodymium magnet to push out every note with 300 Watts of rich, warm tone and powerful low-end thump – which makes for more power and volume at half the weight. The BN15-300X the first of Celestion’s BN bass speaker range to be accurately reproduced and available in digital form and was created using exactly the same recording processes as the entire range of best-selling guitar speaker impulse responses. The Celestion BN15-300X bass speaker impulse response is available in a 1×15 configuration, or as 1×15 with added Playing Style Mixes.
“We are very proud to introduce these two new additions to our line of Impulse Responses especially designed for Bass Players,” says Nigel Wood, Managing Director at Celestion. “Players who create their tone with amp modellers and emulators or direct into DAWs can make use of our Impulse Responses and be able to enjoy classic Celestion tone.”
Each of the new bass speaker impulse responses are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.
The new  PULSE 12 and BN15-300X join other Bass IRs including the PULSE10 andPULSE15 Bass Impulse Responses as well as all the other genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar speaker Impulse Responses such as the:  A-TypeCelestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH,G12K-100, G12-35XC G12T-75,  G12-50GL Lynchback,   G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo Creamback, V-TypeVintage 30 and other models.
The PULSE12 and BN15-300X single cabinets can also be included in a Pick & Mixselection. The Pick & Mix option allows customers to select combinations of either 3 or 5 cabinets from the company’s full range of original IRs, offering flexibility in building a personal IR library at a significant savings compared to purchasing individual IRs.
About Celestion Impulse Responses
Celestion IRs, which capture the essential behavior of the cabinet in the specific space in which it was recorded, including the frequency and phase response of single drivers as well as the interaction of multiple speakers, offer the user significant benefits. In both recording and live production, Celestion IRs enable the desired tone to be precisely and consistently reproduced regardless of the music recording or live sound environment. And IR users can escape the limitations of a single mic and cabinet setup and explore a universe of possibilities to create the perfect tone. Once you find a tone that you love, it can be precisely recreated, in the studio or on the road, time after time. And the IRs allow Celestion customers to audition specific models before purchasing one or more physical speakers.
Celestion IR digital downloads are available in uncompressed, industry standard .WAV format at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sample rates at 24 bit depth, in lengths of 200 and 500 milliseconds Once the files are downloaded and unzipped, users simply load the IRs into a convolution plug-in in their DAW or into other processing hardware. These formats will work in all known hardware capable of loading IRs, and for the most popular hardware Celestion have already grouped together the correct formats. Guitar processor manufacturers supported include Atomic Amps, Fractal Audio Systems, Kemper, Line 6, Logidy, Positive Grid, Two Notes, Headrush and Yamaha. The Celestion IR files may be downloaded in the sample rate and length appropriate for the hardware being used or as a complete package of all rates and lengths. Certain third party hardware requires the files to be converted into a proprietary format before use.
Celestion Plus.
About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers
An important element to essential British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll, Celestion Guitar Speakers are famous for their lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime. With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at:info@celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.
<![CDATA[Soundtheory Gullfoss Windows Now Available]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/soundtheory-gullfoss-windows-now-available Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:52:37 GMT


Soundtheory Gullfoss Windows Now Available
Early Access Pricing Only $99!
March 18, 2019 - Soundtheory is now shipping the Windows version of their intelligent automatic EQ plugin, Gullfoss. The plugin, that updates its frequency response 300 times per second, is available for $99 during the early access period at soundtheory.com
“Gullfoss is indispensable when trying to get more of everything out of my mixes…” - Dave Pensado, Grammy Award Winning Audio Engineer
The Windows version requires iLok License manager to be installed.
Key Features
  • Automatic equalization in real-time, based on simple input parameters
  • Highly advanced computational auditory perception model makes objective processing decisions
  • Intelligently treats sound elements in the mix separately
  • Improves clarity, detail, spatiality, definition and presence
  • Eliminates annoying resonances and cancellations
  • Retains dynamics and reduces the need for multiband compression
  • Mixes translate much more consistently between listening environments
  • Improve your mixes by watching the real-time EQ graph display
Price and Availability
Gullfoss Windows: $99 during the early access period (regular price $199). During early access, the Mac version of Gullfoss will sell for $159. Please go to soundtheory.com for more information.
About Soundtheory
Soundtheory is the brainchild of mathematical physicist Andreas Tell, who has been researching and working with sound for over 20 years. Along with Managing Director David Pringle, Soundtheory has developed exciting new and unique methods for realtime audio processing. Its highly advanced model of computational auditory perception opens up new possibilities of analyzing sound as perceived by human ears and of processing it without introducing any audible artefacts at all.
<![CDATA[Keys And Grooves - Two New Modern Pop Releases From Toontrack]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/keys-and-grooves---two-new-modern-pop-releases-from-toontrack Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:16:32 GMT


Toontrack release: MODERN POP GROOVES MIDI! The POP Chop Shop – Save 20% until the end of March!



Toontrack's Modern Pop Grooves MIDI offers endless creative options. By applying an acoustic kit you get one feel, change it up with an electronic kit or any other sounds you want to use and you’ll end up with something completely different.  Mix, match, change and rearrange within the limitless EZdrummer 2 or Superior Drummer 3 framework!


Feature Spotlight

  • Drum MIDI grooves and fills inspired by modern pop, dance and EDM music
  • Ideal for any songwriter
  • Performed by session drummer
  • More than 400 individually played files
  • 4/4 and 6/8 in straight and/or swing feel with tempos ranging from 69 BPM to 144 BPM
  • Artists used for reference: Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Zara Larsson, Pink
  • Intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge and fills sections


 Welcome to a collection of grooves and fills, perfect for any curious and creative songwriter looking for a palette of new foundational ideas!


For full product details visit: https://www.timespace.com/products/toontrack-modern-pop-grooves-midi




Toontrack release: MODERN POP EZKEYS MIDI! Drag, Drop, POP - and enjoy a 20% discount until the end of March!




A Piano and keyboard MIDI for modern, anthemic pop songs – a dominant melodic vehicle with flexibility and endless sonic application of MIDI.  When you switch to another instrument you’ll feel the changes in an instant.  Designed to give you a broad baseline of chord progressions and melodic structures to spark your next batch of keys-driven, contemporary modern pop songs.


Feature Spotlight:

  • Piano MIDI inspired by modern pop, dance and EDM music
  • Performed by professional session player
  • 4/4 and 6/8 in straight and/or swing feel with tempos ranging from 62 BPM to 138 BPM
  • Artists used for reference: Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Zara Larsson, Pink
  • Intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus and bridge sections


Modern pop is a borderless and ever-changing sonic landscape where literally no rules apply….. Start writing!


For full product details visit: https://www.timespace.com/products/toontrack-ezkeys-modern-pop-midi



<![CDATA[Two New Releases From Zenhiser - Breathe Drum & Bass And Divine Trance]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/two-new-releases-from-zenhiser---breathe-drum--bass-and-divine-trance Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:11:40 GMT


It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Breathe Drum & Bass plus Divine Trance, a stellar week for releases!

Zenhiser Pack: Breathe Drum & Bass

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/breathe-drum-and-bass-loops-samples.html
Zenhiser Pack: Divine Trance



<![CDATA[Impact Soundworks Releases Five New Virtual Guitar & Bass Instruments For Kontakt]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/impact-soundworks-releases-five-new-virtual-guitar--bass-instruments-for-kontakt Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:08:05 GMT



Impact Soundworks Releases Five New Virtual Guitar & Bass Instruments for Kontakt



FULTON, MD -- Audio software developer Impact Soundworks released today five new additions in their SHREDDAGE 3 series of virtual guitar & bass instruments: Jupiter (7-string heavy rock & metal guitar), Archtop (6-string hollowbody), Rogue (7-string Japanese metal guitar), Abyss (custom 6-string bass), and Serpent (7-string American guitar). Each Shreddage 3 guitar is available now for KONTAKT PLAYER with full NKS compatibility at the list price of $149, while Shreddage 3 Abyss is priced at $99.

View Shreddage 3 Series Page

These five virtual instruments are complete upgrades from previous Impact Soundworks releases, taking existing sample libraries and re-programming them for the powerful S3 Engine with a wide variety of improvements and new content. Shreddage 3 Jupiter supersedes the wildly-popular Shreddage 2,Shreddage 3 Archtop upgrades from Archtop, Shreddage 3 Abyss is an evolution of Shreddage Bass 2, Shreddage 3 Serpent overhauls Shreddage 2 SRP, and Shreddage 3 Rogue replaces Shreddage 2 IBZ.


Built on nearly a decade of experience sampling and programming virtual guitar & bass instruments, the Shreddage 3 engine offers extremely detailed samples, realistic performance playback, a fully-modular mixer, FX rack and pedalboard, plus extensive editing controls. Each guitar is recorded clean for maximum flexibility in tone, and with the new built-in Console tab, users can mix and match between 30 different effects (pedals, amps, cabs, and more) plus 30+ custom cabinet IRs, all without using a single external plugin.

View Release Trailer on YouTube


“After the success of the first Shreddage 3 release Stratus last year, we’re extremely excited to be bringing five of our most popular existing instruments to this new platform,” said lead developer Andrew Aversa. “Every aspect of the instruments has been improved, from mapping and performance to editing. We even recorded new samples for instruments like Shreddage 3 Archtop to make it more versatile than ever."


All Shreddage 3 instruments come with a set of custom tone presets to provide instant inspiration. These Kontakt snapshots range from ambient clean tones to hi-gain, heavy metal sounds, and all can be easily tweaked, copied, and shared with other S3 users. With Console, it’s even possible to save specific FX or pedal chains in one instrument and load it in a different Console-compatible instrument altogether.


Each Shreddage 3 instrument is available for the list price of $149 (or $99 for Abyss), and all are fully NKS and Kontakt Player compatible. Owners of the previous versions of these libraries can upgrade for just $20 each. More details on upgrade and crossgrade offers, demos, and technical information can be found at the series page below:





<![CDATA[Spitfire Audio Releases Trio Of Evo Grid-Based Libraries As Dedicated Plug-Ins]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/spitfire-audio-releases-trio-of-evo-grid-based-libraries-as-dedicated-plug-ins Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:52:34 GMT


Spitfire Audio releases reimagined remarkable trio of Evo Grid-based libraries as dedicated plug-ins


LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to roll out ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS, FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS, and WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS — respectively representing reimagined versions of EVO GRID 1, EVO GRID 2, and EVO GRID 4, three of the British music technology company’s classic sample libraries that introduced its ingenious ‘evo’ (evolution) concept to a rapidly receptive audience as long, evolving chamber strings and woodwind performances, providing them with infinitely-inspiring micro-movements, realistic textures, and shimmers, now available as dedicated plug-ins with specially curated presets — as of March 19...


Who better to introduce that revolutionary — and now evolutionary — concept than Spitfire Audio co-founder Christian Henson? “Evos are short for evolutions, and the concept came to me whilst eating a sandwich — or, rather, not being able to, but, as it turns out, this sandwich changed composing for many of us,” the ever-creative music-to-picture composer begins, before expanding on his tasty theme thus: “I was commissioned to write the music for a major, 13-part TV series — each part an hour long, with wall-to-wall, epic orchestral music. There was a catch, though. They gave me, like, no time to write it. So I found myself composing, arranging, orchestrating, and programming 25 minutes of music... a day! So I decided to make my own kind of mini sample library; I got a group of musicians to play really long notes that changed — sometimes subtly, sometimes radically — over time, so I could sustain a chord and eat my sandwich, but the chord would continue evolving and changing. It worked — really worked! So we decided to make a thing, which is what we like doing at Spitfire Audio; we went into a studio and recorded a whole bunch of different evolutions.”


Evolutionary, dear Henson! However, the revolutionary backstory does not simply stop there, inspired in no small part by the British-built EMS VCS3, which made musical history upon its introduction in 1969 by being the first commercially portable synthesiser available anywhere in the world, thanks to its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard dispensing with the telephone exchange-like cabling of other (much larger) modular systems in favour of making space- saving connections with (removable) coloured pegs. Picking up the telltale thread, Christian Henson has this to say: “To organise these evolutions, we took inspiration from an old vintage ‘Putney’ synth; we put them on a grid — an Evo Grid, and we also thought it would be fun to include a RANDOMISE function to increase the unexpected. And, since releasing these inspiring textures, movements, swells, and surprises, we’ve gone on to make Evo Grids with our friend Ólafur Arnalds; I’ve made one featuring shruti boxes and harmoniums for ...TUNDRA — even Eric Whitacre made us an Evo Grid with his amazing choir, because it turns out that this sandwich-based inspiration made a difference. It’s become a welcome — if not essential — addition to composers around the world. And the next chapter? Well, we’ve put it into our own sophisticated plug-in. Welcome to our new, even more gorgeous grid!”


Get this, though: that “...gorgeous grid...” positions ‘pegs’ via an onscreen 12 x 48 modular matrix-like arrangement, allowing users of that reimagined remarkable trio of Evo Grid-based libraries let loose by Spitfire Audio as dedicated plug-ins to access their respective recordings across 12 intervals, organised in a grid with an almost infinite number of possible configurations. Instantly select which evo (evolution) sits on each of those 12 key ranges, toggle pegs, or hit FEELING LUCKY? to generate randomised evos. Replay the MIDI, and no cue will ever sound the same twice!


That apart, ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS really represents an extraordinary collection of long, evolving chamber strings, providing composers with a unique palette of inspirational tools with which to create ultra-minimal, realistic textures, shimmers, and micro-movements — from tense and spine-tingling to beautiful and moving, making holding listeners spellbound easier than ever. Easy as eating a sandwich! Easier said than done, Spitfire Audio had handpicked a chamber ensemble of the UK’s most progressive string players (4,3,3,3,1) back in 2015. Then they were tasked with performing a range of very long, subtly evolving notes, employing a diverse set of techniques and articulations ably captured to tape — via the finest vintage mics, Neve preamps, and the last Cadac studio console ever built — by engineer extraordinaire Nick Taylor in the dry, vintage craft acoustic of London’s legendary Air-Edel Recording Studios. Spitfire Audio’s 2019 update transforms those evos by migrating them to the easy-to-use dedicated plug-in that is ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS. In doing so, Spitfire Audio Head of Product Stanley Gabriel has also created 12 new presets to add to the existing 10. The presets highlight the range of possibilities that can be achieved through Evo Grid technology — from simple tutti patches containing all 48 evos spread evenly across the keyboard to specially curated patterns. Pushing onwards and upwards, users can choose between a whole range of signals, and — in the updated version — these can be used in any combination or all at once in any patch, providing even more control.


Continuing Spitfire Audio’s tasty — and tasteful — evolutionary journey, FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS dates back to those same Air-Edel Recording Studios- hosted sessions with Nick Taylor, this time focussing on the more beautiful, tender, and moving tonal range of each instrument involved, resulting in 48 instinctive, lengthy evolutions, with an abundance of possible combinations. Christian Henson — having spent 18 long months working on the BAFTA-winning Alien: Isolation survival horror game based on the Alien horror film series — had felt the need for a straight note that just did ‘something’ every once in a while at random intervals to bring a sense of life and movement to any scene, so these ‘episodic’ evolutions are the jewel in the library’s crown. Again, another makeover makes these evos fit for 2019 by migrating them to the easy-to-use dedicated plug-in that is FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS — this time with 13 new presets created by Stanley Gabriel above and beyond the original 10.


During those revolutionary recording breakthroughs at Air-Edel Recording Studios back in 2015, Spitfire Audio also tasked the notable Nick Taylor with creatively capturing some of the UK's finest, most progressive woodwind players to perform beautifully orchestrated long notes that evolve with subtle increases in intensity and expression, while employing a diverse set of techniques and articulations, to create sounds from another world. With two different lineups of players providing a nuanced selection of sounds — some more ‘reedy’, some more ‘flutey’, users of today’s easy-to-use WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS plug-in can choose from WOODS — made up of a range of flutes and clarinets — and REEDS — made up of oboe, cor anglais, bass clarinet, baritone sax, and bassoons — which can be used separately or together. Try selecting from no fewer than 19 new Stanley Gabriel-created presets to get the creative juices flowing.


Fortunately for all, WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS comes complete with a number of front panel-accessible effects — just like its reimagined ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS and FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS siblings... three tools designed for producers, composers, and sound designers looking to create spellbinding, award-winning material from the moment their fingers hit the keyboard! Time to celebrate with a sandwich, surely?


ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS can be purchased and digitally downloaded as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible plug-in that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$249.00 USD/€249.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until March 21, 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/angular-string-evolutions/


For more in-depth information, including some superb-sounding audio demos from Spitfire Audio co-founder Christian Henson himself, please visit the dedicated ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/angular-string-evolutions/


Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS here: https://youtu.be/mKKNkrd6w5w


FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS can be purchased and digitally downloaded as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible plug-in that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$249.00 USD/€249.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until March 21, 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/fragile-string-evolutions/


For more in-depth information, including superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/fragile-string-evolutions/


Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS here: https://youtu.be/x43dW5bRLM0


WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS can be purchased and digitally downloaded as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible plug-in that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$249.00 USD/€249.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until March 21, 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/woodwind-evolutions/


For more in-depth information, including superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/woodwind-evolutions/


Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS here: https://youtu.be/DDvo5zjMFdE


ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS, FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS, and WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS can be simultaneously purchased and digitally downloaded as the time-limited THEORY OF EVOLUTIONS collection until March 21, 2019, priced at £549.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$599.00 USD/ €599.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — representing a substantial saving of 26% (compared to the three libraries being sold separately) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/theory-of-evolutions/


Watch Spitfire Audio ‘composer-in-residence’ Oliver Patrice Weder’s ‘In Action’ video featuring ANGULAR STRING EVOLUTIONS, FRAGILE STRING EVOLUTIONS, and WOODWIND EVOLUTIONS here: https://youtu.be/Zlak9cogkPg


Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Christian Henson’s helpful ‘Quick Tip: The Unsung Magic of Evos’ video here: https://youtu.be/LahCN_r6V2A Watch Spitfire Audio’s compelling Christian Henson-hosted ‘Introduction to Spitfire Evolutions’ video here: https://youtu.be/VRQhxclTXbA




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[LaChappell Audio Celebrates 20 Years With New Products]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lachappell-audio-celebrates-20-years-with-new-products Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:43:37 GMT



Top hitmakers have relied on LaChapell Audio for over 20 years




CHANHASSEN, MN – MARCH 15, 2019 Over 20 years ago, Scott LaChapell sought to develop a boutique tube mic preamp that allowed an engineer to have vast control over the harmonic content. It was to be versatile but not complicated, ranging from clean and neutral to harmonically rich with the ability to push into a pleasing distortion when necessary. In conjunction with his father, a senior design engineer at Lawrence Livermore Labs, LaChapell built the first 992 tube mic preamp. 20 years later it has become one of the most highly regarded pieces of studio gear, having been used by the likes of Hans Zimmer, Brad Paisley, Phil Keaggy and countless others.


The 992 established what would be a signature sound, look, and build quality for all LaChapell Audio products, including the all new 983M single channel tube mic preamp and the 983S MK2 two channel tube mic preamp. Not only do these units carry the signature LaChapell sound, design, and build quality, they also feature True48™, a dynamic phantom power supply that properly powers condenser and active mics.


“Phantom power is notorious for not providing enough power for many mics. True48 gives mics a more stable power supply,” states Ted Klein, president of Digital Audio Labs who purchased LaChapell Audio in 2017. “We’re seeing faster transient recovery, more headroom, and lower distortion levels from most mics that use True48. The difference to how the mics feel and respond is stunning. It’s really something that needs to be experienced.”


True48 is featured in the 983M single channel mic preamp. Its half rack size makes it a perfect preamp for users who travel from studio to studio, podcasters and other creators that need maximum versatility from a preamp. Those looking for a rack mountable version can find True48 in the new 983S MK2 two channel tube preamp. In addition to True48, both units have front panel Hi-Z inputs, high and low pass filters with selectable frequencies, mute, polarity, and -20dB pad options. Both units are available now and for a limited time on sale in LaChapell Audio’s 20th anniversary celebration.




Founded in 1999, LaChapell Audio is respected in the recording industry as an innovative leader with a respect for the past. The 992EG flagship tube mic preamp, the first 500 series tube mic preamps, the first 500 series tube direct box, the first and only 500 series modules with TrueTube, and now True48 prove LaChapell’s dedication to innovative technologies that have practical real world applications. For more information on the LaChapell Audio, please visit www.lachapellaudio.com or email sales@lachapellaudio.com.


Founded in 1988, Digital Audio Labs has a proven track record of first-in-class digital audio, amplification, digital signal processing, networked audio and manufacturing. Based a stones throw from Prince’s Paisley Park studio near Minneapolis, Digital Audio Labs is known for the CardDeluxe family of audio cards. In addition to Livemix and LaChapell Audio, Digital Audio Labs is a design and manufacturing OEM partner for many industry leading companies. For more information on Digital Audio Labs, please visit www.digitalaudio.com or email sales@digitalaudio.com.

<![CDATA[Cort’s Gold Mini Offers Best Features Of Traditional Dreadnought At Fraction Of Size ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/corts-gold-mini-offers-best-features-of-traditional-dreadnought-at-fraction-of-size Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:43:59 GMT


Cort’s Gold Mini Offers Best Features of Traditional Dreadnought at Fraction of Size 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — With the introduction of the Gold Mini, Cort introduces a guitar with all of the features players love about the Gold-D6 dreadnought, at 3/4 of the size. The 19-fret, 22.8-inch scale makes this mini acoustic ideal for travelers who want a high-quality instrument that doesn’t sacrifice sound for portability. The Gold Mini can also be suitable for female players or children who seek a smaller-size instrument.
Another important distinction between the Gold Mini and its larger Gold Series counterpart is the torrefied solid Adirondack spruce. Stronger and denser than Sitka spruce, Adirondack is characterized by its broad dynamics as well as its articulation and smoothness at a high volume.
This sonic quality is made possible through a special process called ATV (Aged to Vintage), in which the top is treated in a way that gives it a big, open tone of a decades-old vintage acoustic. Cort has also spent time on the modernized X-bracing on the top, which has been aggressively scalloped to free up added top vibration. Cort’s sonically enhanced UV finish for acoustic models like the Gold Mini is thinner and designed to be less constrictive on the instrument, contributing to its sonic excellence.
Many of the essential designs of the original Gold-D6 NAT have carried over to the Gold Mini design. The back and sides of the Gold Mini are solid mahogany, as well as the neck, which is supported by a double-lock neck joint. The traditional dovetail is reinforced by an added bolt that maximizes the transfer of tone while enhancing resonance. The neck is reinforced with two pieces of walnut for added rigidity and stability. Macassar ebony is used to enhance playability on the fretboard, and the same wood is used on the bridge, which enhances the guitar’s natural tone. Playability is also improved by the Gold Series’ new neck profile, featuring a rounded fingerboard edge for added comfort.
The Gold Mini represents the classic sophistication of the Gold Series with its abalone rosette and black binding with triple-ply purfling. Die-cast gold tuners offer an 18:1 tuning ratio, ensuring precise tuning adjustment with smoothness and the highest-quality functionality. An additional model with onboard preamp electronics is also available.
The Gold Mini is ideal for players on the go who want to travel light, and comes with a deluxe soft-side case. Learn more about the Gold Mini and other acoustic guitars in Cort’s Gold Series at www.cortguitars.com
MSRP $799.99 USD
About Cort Guitars
Cort designs, manufactures and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit www.cortguitars.com.
<![CDATA[Antelope Audio Announces Availability Of Orion 32+ | Gen 3 Interface And AD/DA Converter ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/antelope-audio-announces-availability-of-orion-32--gen-3-interface-and-adda-converter Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:39:35 GMT


Antelope Audio announces availability of Orion 32+ | Gen 3 innovative interface and cutting-edge AD/DA converter
SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: having made momentous musical waves with a show-stopping premiere performance at The 2019 NAMM Show in Southern California, January 24-27, trailblazing pro audio manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce availability of Orion 32+ | Gen 3. Boasting brand-new AD/DA converters capable of achieving up to 129 dB dynamic range alongside Antelope Audio’s next-generation 64-bit AFC(Acoustically Focused Clocking) technology and jitter management algorithm and a rich collection of circuit-level gear emulations running in real-time on an integrated FPGA FX platform, this third-generation improved interface is industry-leading like no other.
Offering low-latency recording and playback of up to 64 simultaneous 24-bit/192kHz audio channels via ThunderboltTM and up to 32 audio channels over USB, Antelope Audio’s latest addition to its ever-expanding range of innovative interfaces connects seamlessly with any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) on a Mac or PC. Powerful flexibility for easy workflow integration is all there for the taking, thanks to the colour-coded software routing matrix with four separate mixers, effects chaining, and zero-latency monitoring capabilities all residing within an easy-to-use application for macOS and Windows. With all selections viewable in the centre of the routing matrix when hovering over a connection, colour-challenged users are also well catered for.
Fortunately for all comers, Orion 32+ | Gen 3 comes complete with a complimentary suite of outstanding effects essentials, each running in real- time on an ultra-fast FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) platform. Put it this way: with Antelope Audio having helpfully selected six effects from its incredible library, they collectively cover a wide variety of tracking and mixing uses. Ultimately, each effect brings mastering-grade precision and clarity to the production table — traversing all essential mixing and mastering needs, from the Clear Q linear EQ to the spacious-sounding, advanced AuraVerb. Also included is Master De-Esser, Antelope Audio’s long-anticipated debut de-esser effect plug-in; PowerEX, Antelope Audio’s in-house expander featured in all its interfaces; PowerFFC, a feed-forward compressor — also featured in all Antelope Audio’s interfaces; plus PowerGate, Antelope Audio’s inaugural noise gate tool. That said, additional effects, of course, can be purchased from Antelope Audio’s acclaimed library of FPGA FX (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-32-gen-3/#fx).
Superlative software integration apart, Antelope Audio also prides itself on its innovative hardware. Here Orion 32+ | Gen 3 far from disappoints. As Antelope Audio itself is renowned as the world’s premier practitioner of audio clocking, it is hardly surprising that this admirable attribute continues to make momentous musical waves with the company’s next-generation AFCtechnology and jitter management algorithm. A pair of Word Clock outputs (WC OUT) turn the Orion32+ | Gen 3 into a world-class master clock fit for any user’s studio setup, while a 10MHz input (10M IN) allows it to be used with supreme stability using Antelope Audio’s 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock — itself really representing an epiphany of more than 20 years’ worth of expertise in the digital audio world, making analogue’s clarity, depth, width, and distinctly three-dimensional traits sound so vividly real.
Reality dictates, therefore, that Orion32+ | Gen 3 advances Antelope Audio’s hard-won reputation for pristine conversion quality, thanks to its brand-new AD/DA converters achieving up to 129 dB dynamic range (at the MONITOR output stage). Simply speaking, Orion32+ | Gen 3 allows anyone to hear the true sound of their music with both digital clarity and analogue warmth.
While consummate clocking and conversion are hallowed hallmarks of any Antelope Audio interface, it is the fact that Orion32+ | Gen 3 delivers true sub-millisecond round-trip latency for both AD and DA conversion that also distinguishes it from the (sound of the) crowd. Clearly the trailblazing pro audio manufacturer has some seriously-impressive figures with which to back up this impressive claim — figures that surely speak for themselves with round-trip latency times between line inputs and outputs being measured as low as 0.904ms (64 samples at 192kHz) and line inputs and monitoring outputs as low as 1.155ms (64 samples at 192kHz). Considering AD/DA conversion’s inherent latency and the technical state-of-the- art in the pro audio industry, it is currently impossible to achieve sub-millisecond latency under each and every recording and playback scenario. Saying that, the latency achieved in those quoted measurement examples are low enough as to be practically imperceptible.
Interfacing is — by its very nature — all about connecting to the outside world. Within the confines of its single rack space-occupying rear panel, Orion32+ | Gen 3 packs a lot of connectivity courtesy of 8x DB25 connectors for analogue I/O alongside 2x ADAT, 1x MADI, and 1x S/PDIF digital connections.
Clearly, then, Orion32+ | Gen 3 has what it takes to make momentous musical waves with its extensive connectivity; exemplary AD/DA; flawless clocking; intuitive control — from any computer on the same network, no less; real-time effects; and sub-millisecond latency... literally a fitting tribute to Antelope Audio’s continued commitment to trailblazing technology in the pro audio industry, if ever there was one! 
Orion32+ | Gen 3 is now available for purchase — priced at an RRP of $2,595.00 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 Orion32+ | Gen 3 webpage (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-32-gen-3/), which also includes more in-depth information.
Watch Antelope Audio’s audio frontier-expanding Orion32+ | Gen 3 introductory video here: https://youtu.be/wKWsusl9fEk 
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[Roland Releases iPad App And Update For V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/roland-releases-ipad-app-and-update-for-v-02hd-multi-format-video-mixer Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:36:00 GMT


Roland Releases iPad App and Update for V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer
—The Roland V-02HD ultra-compact two-input switcher and video production problem solver adds touch interface capabilities with the V-02HD Remote iPad app and Ver.1.10 System Update—
Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2019 — Roland is introducing the dedicated V-02HD Remote iPad control app for GUI-based operation. With system software Ver.1.10 and above, V-02HD Remote turns an iPad into a gorgeous touch interface for the V-02HD. The V-02HD Remote iPad app allows switching function operation, virtual fader audio mixing and quick access to settings and effects parameters. Up to eight custom scenes can be created for fast setup change using preset memories. Roland has also released the Ver.1.10 system update for the versatile and powerful Roland Pro V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer. With the Ver.1.10 update, the V-02HD now supports additional resolution and frame rate formats, offers USB MIDI support, and adds increased audio delay and transformer switching.  
For iPad remote control operation, the V-02HD’s USB Type-B connector can be used to connect directly to iPad lightning ports via commercially available adaptor cables or via Apple’s USB Camera adapter, and USB Type-C ports on iPad Pros can be connected with commercially available USB Type-B to Type-C adaptor cables. 
The V-02HD video production problem-solver combines a simple switcher, high-quality scaler, input expander, inline video effects/composition and audio solution in one portable unit. This ultra-compact “micro-switcher,” designed for solving challenges in livestreaming and video production workflows, fits into most equipment cases and camera bags, making it easy to have on hand for every production, and it also conveniently attaches to standard video mounts and tripods. The V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer also facilitates multi-camera, single operator productions. 
The V-02HD Ver.1.10 System Update and the Utility software is available for download at https://proav.roland.com/global/products/v-02hd/downloads/
For additional operational and interface detail, the V-02HD Remote Manual is available for download at https://proav.roland.com/global/products/v-02hd/support/
The V-02HD Remote app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/v-02hd-remote/id1448016254 
For more information on the Roland V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer, visithttps://proav.roland.com/global/products/v-02hd/.
Roland’s V-02HD Remote iPad app Audio Control screen.
Roland’s V-02HD Remote iPad app Video Control screen.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. 
About Roland Professional A/V
Roland’s Professional A/V division is dedicated to providing solutions in support of video and audio professionals demanding excellence in both performance and functionality. Through the development and support of video and audio products, Roland Pro AV endeavors to improve workflow and maximize creative possibilities in a variety of markets including live event production, live streaming, education, corporate meetings, worship, videography and gaming. Roland Pro AV is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit http://proav.roland.com.


<![CDATA[Teisco Analog Pedals Are Shipping Now]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/teisco-analog-pedals-are-shipping-now Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:58:39 GMT


Teisco Analog Pedals Are Shipping Now


SINGAPORE – MARCH 15, 2019 – Take your tone to another dimension with Teisco pedals – which are shipping now. After teasing the three eye-catching pedal prototypes at Winter NAMM, Teisco’s pedal trio is finally here. Get ready to resonate, rumble and roar with the Teisco Delay (MAP $149.00), Teisco Fuzz (MAP $129.00) and Teisco Boost (MAP $129.00). These pedals represent a fresh sonic and visual take on your favorite stompboxes. They’re boutique quality, at accessible price points.

The trio features all-analog circuitry housed in custom enclosures designed from the ground up. The sleek high-gloss designs come in premium zinc alloy housing for extra durability, with a textured base plate for stronger velcro-adhesion.

Randall Couvillon, Senior Manager, Channel Sales says “These pedals are the perfect companion for players who push the boundaries and disrupt the status quo. Fans and newcomers will not be disappointed with Teisco’s pedal offering.”

Teisco’s mission: empower musicians of all walks of life to push their creative boundaries. Pedals will be available at select dealers and atwww.teisco.com. If you are interested in stocking Teisco pedals, contact Randy Couvillion (randall.couvillon@bandlab.com).

More about the Pedals

DELAY ($149.00): Celebrate everything beloved about analog delays — dark, warm repeats and the ability to cascade your signal into oblivion. With up to 600ms delay time, a rich Modulation section and a Direct Out for the ultimate tone chasers who want to run wet/dry rigs, the Teisco Delay is a bold step into the world of experimental analog delays.

BOOST ($129.00): The Teisco Boost is loaded with a field-effect transistor (FET) for softer, more organic clipping and can run at 24V via the voltage switch for extra headroom. The EQ profile switch also provides extra tweakability when you need it. Whether you need a tone-enhancing buffer or extra ‘oomph’ for your drives and amps, the Teisco Boost covers it all.

FUZZ ($129.00): A classic silicon fuzz circuit with a switchable upper octave that takes inspiration from a furry 70s predecessor. Unlock searing lead lines, gnarly textures, synth-like overtones, and every shade in between.


About Teisco:

Teisco started out as a Japanese manufacturer of affordable musical instruments in 1948. Historically known for its electronic innovation and unconventional aesthetic, today, Teisco continues to make products to alter sound and empower creators to push musical boundaries. Since 2017, Teisco has been headquartered in Singapore under the BandLab Technologies banner, as part of the group’s broader portfolio of music focused brands. Visit Teisco.com for more information.

About BandLab Technologies:

BandLab Technologies is a collective of global music brands with a vision to connect the world of music. Together, our brands share a passion. We’re driven by integrating the physical, digital and social supply chain, to enable better experiences, opportunities, and connections for all music lovers. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that enables creators to make music and share the crea tive process with other musicians and fans. Other notable brands within the portfolio include Rolling Stone, the world’s leading voice in pop culture and music since 1967, MONO, an award-winning music lifestyle product company, and Swee Lee,  Asia's leading online retailer and distributor of musical instruments and pro-audio brands.Established in 2016, BandLab Technologies is headquartered in Singapore. For more information about BandLab by Cakewalk, visit  https://cakewalk.bandlab.com .

<![CDATA[Simmons Puts A Wireless Slant On Electronic Drum Amps]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/simmons-puts-a-wireless-slant-on-electronic-drum-amps Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:55:17 GMT


Simmons Puts a Wireless Slant 
on Electronic Drum Amps
Thousand Oaks, CA - March 2019... Simmons™, pioneering creator of electronic drums since 1978, ushers in a new era of functionality and value with the DA50B and DA200SB drum combo amplifiers. Both models lead their class with wireless, easy-to-use Bluetooth® connectivity. When learning new songs, the musician can stream playlists from the paired device. A slanted wedge design fires sound directly at a seated drummer.
With 50 watts of clean, efficient Class-D power driving a 10-inch woofer and 2-inch tweeter, the DA50B is ideal for solo practice, band rehearsals, and even smaller live performances. The DA200SB can serve as the drummer's primary monitor at professional gigs. Powered by 200 watts of amplification, it offers true stereo sound using dual 6.5-inch woofers and dual 2.5-inch tweeters, plus a 12-inch, downward-firing subwoofer. A separate level control for the subwoofer lets you dial in the perfect amount of boom so you can feel the beat.
Both models offer stereo ¼-inch line inputs for the electronic drum "brain," a ¼-inch auxiliary input with dedicated gain control for routing a click track or other external mono signal, and a 1/8-inch stereo input for connecting media players. The DA200SB adds line-level outputs on the rear panel for connecting additional speakers and XLR balanced L/R outputs for passing sound to the house P.A. without a direct box.
Each model features a 1/8-inch stereo headphone jack that defeats the internal speakers for silent practice. A three-band EQ makes it quick and easy to adjust the tone for the room. Large, smooth-moving knobs are inset with a dimple perfectly sized for a drumstick, letting the drummer make accurate adjustments in the heat of battle.
The Simmons DA50B and DA200SB drum combo amps are available at Guitar Center stores and Musician's Friend online (musiciansfriend.com) for street prices of $249.99 and $349.99, respectively. To view the full line of Simmons electronic drums and related products and read the story of inventor Dave Simmons, visit http://simmonsdrums.net.


About Simmons Drums


The first name in electronic drums, Simmons has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 40 years, offering the finest in cutting-edge, feature rich kits. From touch-sensitive pads and selectable velocity curves to the most extensive MIDI and USB implementation, Simmons has always been a leader in the electronic drum experience. To learn more, visitwww.simmonsdrums.net or your favorite music retailer.

<![CDATA[Lauten Audio "Synergy Series" LS-308 Microphone Now Shipping ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/lauten-audio-synergy-series-ls-308-microphone-now-shipping Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:47:06 GMT


Lauten Audio "Synergy Series" LS-308 Microphone Now Shipping 
Unique LS-308 is a noise rejecting, high-dynamic range mic-a 'problem solver' for 
challenging recording situations when isolation is essential

San Jose, CA - March 18, 2019 - Lauten Audio today announced the unique LS-308 large diaphragm condenser instrument microphone from its "Synergy Series" is now shipping. The new LS-308 mic features extreme levels of noise rejection and is specifically designed as a 'problem solver' tool for challenging recording situations when isolation is needed but difficult to achieve. The announcement comes only months after shipping the Synergy Series LS-208 ($599.00 USD) front-address condenser microphone to dealers worldwide. The new LS-308 microphone has an estimated street price of $499.00 USD.

Unique to the LS-308, and any large diaphragm condenser microphone in history, is its 270 degrees of side and rear off-axis rejection, reducing ambient sound from nearby sources by up to 25dB. This rejection is achieved because of Lauten Audio's unique dual, large-diaphragm pressure gradient transducer element design, in combination with its specially designed circuit. This makes the LS-308 a very specific tool for recording engineers, perfect for rejection of other instruments, crowds, etc., in a live studio or on-stage recording and sound reinforcement applications, or even multi-person close-proximity vocal dialogue in noisy broadcast environments. 

"The LS-308 large diaphragm condenser microphone is a highly unique tool for engineers and that's not just fluff...Everyone I've been in the studio with who has used it is astonished at the rejection and highly focused polar pattern. Imagine capturing the unique tones from each 1/4-inch movement of the mic on the speaker of a guitar amp. This is a microphone that any engineer will find some new and exciting way to capture a sound source-I can guarantee you they haven't had a mic like this before. I believe every studio or live touring act that's capturing guitar amps or drums is going to need at least two of these. Just check out the video we released, we're not faking anything," says Lauten Audio founder Brian Loudenslager, see the LS-308 microphone video here: http://bit.ly/Synergy47

The LS-308 can handle sound pressure levels of 135dB without the need for internal or external pre-attenuation. This unique design also allows for an ultra-wide dynamic range. Highly unique for a microphone of this type is its capability to capture the full human audio perception of 120db of dynamic range. Many microphones are limited to 85dB of dynamic range after compensating for self-noise. The high-dynamic range gives engineers the ability to capture brilliant recordings of highly dynamic instruments in many environments and is especially useful for capturing horns, percussion, and guitar amps.  

The new mic features Independent, multi-stage, high and low-cut filters to help engineers balance recordings at the microphone and aid in successfully capturing a performance and reducing the need for mixing. The 2-stage low-cut (50 and 120Hz) filters reduce low-end rumble and proximity effect in voice applications. The 2-stage high-cut (8kHz & 10kHz) filters help tame bright instruments and high frequencies. Because of the challenge of rejecting high frequencies, the 8kHz high-cut also helps achieve the greatest amount of rejection. 

The LS-308 requires 48V phantom power and features a JFET transistor circuit with a transformer-based balanced output and a second-order cardioid pattern. The new mic is constructed from high-quality components found in high-end studio condenser microphones, yet it is built and packaged to withstand the rigors of broadcast and touring. It features internally shock mounted condenser elements to help reduce mechanical shock and vibrations.

The new microphone comes very nicely equipped with accessories. It includes a detachable side mounted arm with 135 degrees of movement, a threaded hard mount with an adjustable elbow, and an extra-large windscreen that covers the mic's entire head, all which fit into the included hard case with the LS-308 microphone. 

The LS-308 'problem solver' microphone excels in difficult recording environments:
• When off-axis rejection is extremely important
• With highly dynamic instruments in noisy environments
• Close micing drums and guitars both in the studio and live on-stage
• Close-quarters in broadcast booths when off-axis rejection is essential
• Podcast and Voice-overs when off-axis rejection is needed

Key features of the new LS-308:
• 270 degrees of off-axis sound rejection
• Full 120dB (135dB total) of dynamic range without the need for additional attenuation
• Second-order cardioid pattern
• Independent 2-stage low and high-cut frequency switches
• Internally shock mounted pressure gradient condenser elements
• Swing-arm mount with 135 degrees of movement (removable)

For more information on the new Lauten Audio LS-308 and the rest of the "Synergy Series" microphones visit:http://www.lautenaudio.com

Lauten Audio LS-308 microphone from the "Synergy Series" now shipping
About Lauten Audio
Lauten Audio microphones continue to carve out a unique niche for recordists seeking microphones with an original sound. Their product line includes their flagship "Eden" LT-386, the award-winning "Oceanus" LT-381 transformer-less hybrid tube-fet condenser, and the FC-387 "Atlantis" solid-state Multi-voicing(r) condenser from their Signature Series, and their entry-level "Series Black" large and small diaphragm microphones, The LA-320 tube microphone, LA-220 FET, and LA-120 pencil condensers. Lauten Audio microphones have received rave reviews from both experienced recording engineers and leading Pro Audio magazines around the world. Lauten Audio is located in Silicon Valley, California, for more information visit http://www.lautenaudio.com 1-877-721-7018.

About Focal Naim America 
Focal Naim America (formerly Audio Plus Services) is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal Professional, SPL of Germany, Lauten Audio, IsoAcoustics, Zaor Studio Furniture, Vicoustic, and EarSonics. Based in Montreal with U.S. shipping facilities in Champlain, NY, the company has sales personnel located throughout the United States and Canada to professionally service their active roster of more than 350 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. The company specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, as well as the home theater and custom integration (CI) market - both residential and commercial - for North America. 

For more information about Focal Naim America visit their website at http://www.audioplusservices.com or call (800) 663-9352.

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Unified Communications Showcases Industry's First SIP-Compatible Video Sound Bar]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/yamaha-unified-communications-showcases-industrys-first-sip-compatible-video-sound-bar Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:27:18 GMT


Yamaha Unified Communications Showcases Industry's First SIP-Compatible Video Sound Bar at Enterprise Connect

The CS-700 SIP Supports All Communication Channels From One Device


SUDBURY, Mass. — March 14, 2019 Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that it will show the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Collaboration System at Enterprise Connect. Broadening the capabilities of Yamaha Unified Communications' UC innovation, the CS-700 SIP is the first Video Sound Bar™ to integrate PBX and UC applications to deliver high-quality audio from all communication channels and address video and collaboration requirements from one device. The CS-700 family will be shown at Enterprise Connect in booth 1027.


"For the first time, customers can bridge together telephone calls and web conferences from a video sound collaboration device. This is a unique feature that's only available through Yamaha," said Holger Stoltze, senior director of technical sales and marketing, Yamaha UC. "It's compatible with any web application, effectively connecting customers' VoIP and UC communication worlds together in the video collaboration environment. This provides an additional value by protecting UC investments and enhancing the PBX network with web collaboration capabilities for a streamlined UC strategy."


The CS-700 SIP furthers the superior audio, video, and collaboration features introduced in the award-winning CS-700 Video Sound Bar with VoIP capability. With built-in connections for VoIP and USB for UC applications, users can not only achieve the clearest conferencing audio and video from any unified communications platform, they can also bridge VoIP and USB calls together directly from the device. This permits organizations to support both types of communication from only one wall-mounted device. This eliminates the frustration of operating additional audio equipment for more efficient and clear meetings, saves valuable table real estate in huddle rooms and other small conferencing environments, and allows IT to quickly deploy, configure, and manage less hardware across an organization.




About Yamaha Unified Communications

Audio and video conferencing solutions from Yamaha Unified Communications, Inc. streamline collaboration and boost productivity wherever people work. Yamaha's renowned and rigorous approach to development and manufacturing of enterprise-grade microphone systems, conference phones, and video sound bars ensures superior audio quality, reliability, and flexibility. With both wired and wireless options, Yamaha's unified communications (UC) products enable users to have natural, clear conversations in every meeting space.


More information can be found at uc.yamaha.com.


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<![CDATA[Pro Sound Effects Releases The Odyssey Collection: Complete]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/pro-sound-effects-releases--the-odyssey-collection-complete Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:28:28 GMT


Pro Sound Effects Releases
The Odyssey Collection: Complete
Available now: The exclusive complete general library
that powers award-winning audio careers
Brooklyn, NY (March 14, 2019): Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released The Odyssey Collection: Complete – the most robust offering to date from their partnership and collaboration with Academy Award®-winning sound editors, Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion King, Batman Returns).
Odyssey Complete (OC) is the culmination of a sonic journey – a general library featuring over 100,000 world-class sound effects in 295 categories. Developed from the entirety of Mangini and Anderson’s private collection, these rare and big-budget recordings were captured over 30 years while creating the sound for more than 250 Hollywood feature films and shows.
“I use this library every day,” says Mark Mangini. “It has been instrumental to our own success, and now the sounds can live on in the hands of the next generation of filmmakers and sound designers.”
Since announcing Odyssey in 2017, Pro Sound Effects has invested over 20,000 hours of curating, editing, cataloging, and mastering each sound file to make the library as intuitive and inspiring as possible for sound artists everywhere. As the ultimate Odyssey release, Odyssey Complete includes all existing and upcoming Odyssey products – includingOdyssey Essentials, Odyssey Expanded, Odyssey Vehicles, and more.
  • Over 100,000 Broadcast .wav Files: 1TB delivered via download or 2TB hard drive
  • Includes all preceding Odyssey releases: Essentials, Expanded, Vehicles
  • 50,000 Never-Before-Released Sounds: Exclusive to Odyssey Complete
  • 295 Categories: From everyday essentials to specialty elements
  • Rich Metadata: Optimized for fast, pinpoint search
  • Full Online Access: 24/7 from any computer
  • Search Software: Drag-and-drop to your DAW
  • 100% Royalty-Free license for use in any project
  • Flexible Access: On hard drive, online, or on your server
  • Buyout, Monthly, and Annual Payment Options
  • 1-User Perpetual License
  • Buyout: $6,995
  • Monthly: $619/month for 12 months
  • Multi-User Annual License: Starting at $2,995 per year
Pro Sound Effects® develops highly curated sound effects libraries for sound artists, editors, designers, audio engineers, media companies, schools and nonprofits. Award-winning creators and companies in film and television, video games, virtual reality, and advertising rely on PSE libraries every day to fuel creativity, finish projects faster, and deliver their best sound always. Based in Brooklyn since 2004, PSE crafts comprehensiveGeneral Libraries and high-quality Specialty Libraries.
<![CDATA[Accusonus Releases Beatformer iOS App]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/accusonus-releases-beatformer-ios-app Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:41:24 GMT


Accusonus releases Beatformer iOS App: All-In-One Beat Sculpting application for iPad



March 13, 2019 - Accusonus Inc, developers of music software tools based on artificial intelligence technology announce the immediate release of Beatformer iOS app.


Beatformer iOS app is an all-in-one beat sculpting application for the modern iPad beat maker. Beatformer allows users to effortlessly shape their beats, without compromising their character and musicality. The plugin has four intuitive controls (Boom, Punch, Squash and Air) that offer powerful Digital Signal Processing in a delicate design. With more than a dozen high-quality algorithms under the hood, Beatformer opens up a wide range of musical beat shaping possibilities.


“Our Beatformer plugin is the go-to desktop solution for intuitive and musical beat sculpting.” says Alex Tsilfidis, CEO of accusonus. “But we know that our customers work frequently on-the-go and producers look for inspiration everywhere. So our new Beatformer iOS app allows mobile users to effortlessly shape the sound of their beats in their iPad devices. ”


Use Beatformer to:

  • Glue your drum mix together
  • Bring energy into overprocessed loops
  • Easily enhance your beat’s dynamics
  • Add colour and personal character to your beats
  • Add substance to thin sounds
  • Instantly transform the sound of your beats


Beatformer for iOS is compatible with iPad only:

  • iPad Air 2 or later
  • iPad Pro all models


Beatformer Videos:



Price and Availability

Beatformer is available on App Store.

Intro Price : $2.99 USD (until Mar 31, 2019)

Regular Price : $9.99 USD


Product page:





About Accusonus

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


<![CDATA[Synthplex Festival Brings 'All Things Synthesizer' To Burbank, CA March 28-31, 2019]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/synthplex-festival-brings-all-things-synthesizer-to-burbank-ca-march-28-31-2019 Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:29:11 GMT

Synthplex Festival brings 'All Things Synthesizer' to Burbank, CA March 28-31, 2019

New event features hardware, software & modular synths, DJ gear, pedals and more, plus live performances and seminars


Burbank, CA - March 12, 2019 -The first annual Synthplex(tm) Electronic Music Festival and Gear Expo will take place on March 28-31 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center in Burbank, CA. This new festival celebrates "All Things Synthesizer" and features a trade show boasting a full range of synthesizer gear, pedals, microphones, amps, and related accessories. The event also offers Educational & Technology based Seminars; Master Q&A Sessions with industry icons; DIY Synthesizer Build Workshops, and Live electronic music performances every night. A hands-on 'Pop-Up Synth Museum' allows event attendees to view and even play a collection of extremely rare instruments. The Saturday night Gala Dinner Banquet features legendary artist Thomas Dolby performing for an intimate audience limited to just 300 people. There will also be a Synthplex 'Golden Ear Award' presented for lifetime achievement in all-things-electronic music.

The four-day show will be held at the Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. Tickets are available online with various options from a one-day $50 pass to a $99 All-Access pass, and more (https://synthplex.com).
Every night Synthplex features live artists performing synthesizer-centric music in a wide array of genres on two different stages-in quadraphonic sound. Solo performers will utilize Eurorack synthesizers through large 5U modular synthesizers.  Synthplex has the very special, first ever, duo performance from movie scoring legend Mark Isham and Vinnie Colaiuta, the legendary drummer for Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Sting among many others.  Isham & Colaiuta will perform as a dynamic duo on Saturday evening as a headliner. BT (Fast & Furious, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, David Bowie) will also perform, along with Robot NatureFartbarf, Kitty Spit, Duque & DiPrima, Lucky and Love, JVMIE, Reinhold Heil & Michael Levine, Henry Diltz, Duque DiPrima, Lisa Bella Donna, Sarah Belle Reid, Roel Reine, Jack Hertz, Kurt Kurasaki, POB, Collin Russell, The Unique Molecule, KRAN, Eightch, MadDaddies, Forward, SYMBION PROJECT, The Volt Per Octaves, Dudadius, Breath of Life Worship Singers, Doug Lynner, Sinedrifter, Faraday Cage, Jesse Nason, Qrux, Rychard Cooper, Som Shankar, univac, Nasty Nachos, Kazike, Gert Jalass, Yumi Iwaki, Pablo Perez, Surfin Kangaroo Studio, James Bernard (featuring Cynthia from Awakened Souls), Jörg Schaaf, Galecstasy, SHIRO, and Keytar Jeff(https://www.synthplex.com/artists-list.php).

Each day from noon to 5 pm, Dublab Radio will broadcast live from the Synthplex Quad Concert. Dublab will be conducting interviews with Synthplex speakers and artists, and Dublab local DJ crews will be spinning synth-based electronic music out onto the internet.

The Synthplex talent lined up to speak at the educational seminars include Allee Willis, Dave Smith of Sequential, Germaine Franco,Craig Anderton, Shelly Peiken, Harold Faltermeyer, Russell Brower, Guy Moon, Fletcher Beasley, Javad Butah, Lawrence Grey, Chuck Jonkey, Alan Howarth, Gerd Peun, and more . . . with a special emphasis on Women In Music. Find out all the details here:https://synthplex.com/speakers-list.php

Exhibitors include: 343 Labs, 1010music LLC, Analog Cases, Analogue Haven, Applied Acoustics Systems, Arturia, Aspen & Associates, Audio Damage, Avid, Best Service GmbH, Bjooks, Black Market Modular, BOSS, Buchla USA, Cherry Audio, CHRT Synthesizer, Critter & Guitari, Delptronics, Deskew Technologies LLC (Gig Performer), Dreadbox, Earth Quaker Devices, elektron music machines inc., EMEAPP (Electronic Music Education & Preservation Project), Empress Effects, Eventide Inc., Expressive E, Five 12, Inc., The Freddy LLC, Gig Performer, Hexinverter Électronique, IK Multimedia, Industrial Music Electronics, intellijel, Kali Audio, Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI), Korg USA, KRK Systems, MAGIX Computer Products Int. Corp., Metalphoto of Cincinnati (MPC), Moon Modular, Mordax Systems, MusicLab, Mystic Circuits, Night Sky Sound, Noisebug, Noise Engineering, Novation, Percussa, Perfect Circuit Audio, Polyend, Quilter Laboratories, LLC, Roger Linn Design, Roland, Rosen Sound, Rossum Electro-Music, Sequential, Sensel, The Society of Composers & Lyricists, Sound on Sound Magazine, Spectrasonics, Steady State Fate, Strymon, Submodular Systems, Tangio Printed Electronics, Tom Hilbe Equipment Co. (T.H.E Company), TORAIZ, Waldorf, ,Walkabout Carriers, Westlake Pro, WM Devices, Yamaha, Zlob Modular, and ZVEX Modular (https://www.synthplex.com/atoz-list.php).


Synthplex Founders Michael Lehmann Boddicker (Left) and Michael Learmouth


About SynthPlex

Synthplex(tm) LLC is owned & operated by entrepreneurs and synth enthusiasts; Michael Learmouth and Michael Lehmann Boddicker. Both Michael's are life-long electronic music and synthesizer fanatics. Michael Lehmann Boddicker is a legendary Grammy award-winning synthesist, producer, songwriter and studio owner. Michael Learmouth is a life-long electronic musician and producer who uses both vintage and modern synths on his various music projects. The launch of Synthplex is a culmination of years of careful planning and consulting with industry friends. The two Michael's are 100-percent committed to bringing forward the finest synthesizer convention and festival to Los Angeles/Burbank.
For more information, visit: https://synthplex.com or email info@synthplex.com

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<![CDATA[Ready For Retrowave?]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/ready-for-retrowave Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:12:56 GMT



It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Retrowave, a beautiful exploration into Synthwave & Retrowave.

Zenhiser Pack: Retrowave

Price: $60.00 AUD

Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/retrowave-samples-synthwave-sounds.html



<![CDATA[Bliss 1.5 Is Here]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/bliss-1.5-is-here Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:11:05 GMT


Bliss 1.5 is here



We released Bliss 1.5. A new generation sampler with VSTi recording support (loads VST2 instruments in AU hosts too).


What's new:

  • VSTi sampling x2 oversampling.
  • VST effect chain support.
  • Sampling time raised to 30 seconds.
  • Loop size parameter for VSTi sampling.
  • Drag & drop VST.dll support.
  • Render sample crossfade loop.
  • Zone Solo.
  • Snap to zero crossing loop when sampling plugins.
  • Normalize to several gains when sampling plugins.
  • Load and save status progress bar.
  • User defined naming export VSTi.
  • Enhanced key / VSTi sampling presets.
  • Auto assign root by file name.
  • Plugins state / preset data saving options.
  • SFZ export applying crossfade values.
  • Polyphony increased to 256 voices.
  • Export samples with correct Zone Note Name.
  • AIFF root note fix.
  • Select all zones, rename zones, save in SFZ crash fixed.
  • Fixed Macro automation bugs.


Previous customers can upgrade to 1.5 for $19 / € 19 / ¥ 2.400 at discoDSP Members Area. It's also sold with a exclusive 30% off discount at KVR Market Place for a limited time.



Try Bliss





<![CDATA[SKYLIFE Releases Version 6.1 Update For SampleRobot]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/skylife-releases-version-6.1-update-for-samplerobot Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:08:56 GMT


SKYLIFE releases version 6.1 update for SampleRobot product line

SKYLIFE releases a new update for their sampling applications
SampleRobot Pro, Multi-X, Korg+Wave and SampleRobot Montage. With
version 6.1 SampleRobot Pro and SampleRobot Montage users will benefit
from a major feature which is the new VST host. For the first time in
the history of SampleRobot you can directly load your virtual
instruments inside SampleRobot and connect them digitally for automatic
sampling. There is also a new audio monitoring function included so that
plugins are audible during the sampling process.
This feature is work in progress. SKYLIFE decided to offer the current
status as a beta feature to the SampleRobot community. At the moment
only VST2 instruments can be loaded but it is planned to expand the host
functionality also to VST3 and AU standard in an upcoming update.

A gentle note from the SampleRobot developers: Please respect the
copyright whatever you sample. It takes a long time to design plugins
and preset sounds and it is a highly creative process. Make sure you own
the plugins you sample. Don't rip off someone's intellectual property.
Be creative and design your own sounds for sampling!

Optimized project structure and overview

Version 6.1 update includes optimizations that are also available for
SampleRobot Multi-X and SampleRobot Korg+Wave. The new context-sensitive
color-coding makes it a lot easier to navigate through projects,
multisamples and samples. Fast browsing is supported by dedicated shortcuts.

Big screens and 16:9

Since screens are still getting bigger and bigger SKYLIFE optimized
SampleRobot for version 6.1 so that users can run the application very
comfortably even on the biggest 4K screens with various aspect ratios
like 4:3, 16:9 and 21:9. When using multiple screens one can drag
elements from the graphical user interface like e.g. the peak meter
simply to another screen to optimize the overview in the sampling session.

Best of all, SampleRobot 6.1 is free for all users of version 6.

New features of SampleRobot 6.1

•    VST2 host for SampleRobot Pro and SampleRobot Montage.
•    Direct plugin monitoring for SampleRobot Pro and SampleRobot Montage.
•    Context-sensitive color-coded project hierarchy.
•    Support for high resolution 4K screens including various aspect
ratios like 4:3, 16:9, 21:9.
•    Generell optimizations.

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
•    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
•    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[Sterling Audio SL230MP Mic Pair Offers Stunning Value For Stereo Recording]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/sterling-audio-sl230mp-mic-pair-offers-stunning-value-for-stereo-recording Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:09:25 GMT


Sterling Audio SL230MP Mic Pair
Offers Stunning Value for Stereo Recording
Los Angeles, CA - March 2019...Sterling Audio, makers of high-quality studio recording equipment, announces the SL230MP medium-diaphragm condenser microphones. Offered as a matched pair, the SL230MP mics are an excellent choice for capturing ultra-realistic stereo recordings of acoustic guitar, piano, percussion, choirs, string sections, entire bands or orchestras, and more. As expected from Sterling, the sound and build quality is comparable to that of microphones many times more expensive.
Each SL230 mic employs a real gold-sputtered condenser capsule with a six-micron membrane, allowing for very high sensitivity to even the subtlest dynamic nuances in the source material. The mics' cardioid pickup pattern provides excellent rejection of off-axis sounds, and a Class-A FET (field effect transistor) circuit design fosters smooth, wide frequency response and clean, consistent performance. As with most condenser mics, Sterling Audio SL230s operate on standard 48 volt phantom power.
A switchable highpass filter at 75 Hz rolls off rumble and subsonic vibrations. Thanks to a selectable -15 dB pad, the SL230 can be used in in high-volume applications where many condenser microphones fear to tread. With the pad engaged, the SL230 handles sound pressure levels up to 150 dB, making the pair a good option for applications such as drum overheads in a live setting.
Sterling Audio takes the utmost care in the matching process, ensuring that the two mics exhibit frequency response and output characteristics within a single dB of one another for consistent level matching in stereo applications. The two SL230s come with a rugged, padded protective case, two SM9 shock mounts, and two windscreens.
The Sterling Audio SL230MP cardioid condenser microphone pair is available March 1, 2019, at Guitar Center retail stores and online at Musician's Friend (musiciansfriend.com) for just $149.99. To find out more about the full line of Sterling Audio mics, monitor speakers, headphone amps, and recording accessories, visit https://sterlingaudio.net.
About Sterling Audio
Sterling Audio produces exceptional recording studio solutions including reference monitors, headphone amps, mic accessories and best-in-class tube, ribbon, and FET microphones offering exceptional sound quality and unprecedented value for any recording application or budget. You can learn more about the complete lineup of Sterling products at www.sterlingaudio.net.
For more information contact: Sterling Audio, P.O. Box 5111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.
<![CDATA[Audio Damage Releases Enso Looper Plugin]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/audio-damage-releases-enso-looper-plugin Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:04:46 GMT


Audio Damage releases Enso looper plugin

With decoupled recording and playback, multiple overdub styles and modes, four discrete loop Sectors and much more, it's the last word in creative looping

Price: $59 (Mac/PC) or $5.99 (iOS) until April 4, then $79 (Mac/PC) or $7.99 (iOS). Available: Now



Audio Damage – developers of the acclaimed Quanta, Kombinat Tri, QuatroMod and Dubstation 2, to name but a few – is proud to announce the immediate availability of Enso, its latest plugin effect for Mac, PC and iOS. An architecturally unique and sonically characterful looping toolkit for producers and live performers, inspired by both modern looper pedals and vintage tape-based setups, Enso combines elegant and intuitive UI design with a deep but accessible feature set and stellar sound quality.


Enso’s operation will be immediately familiar to users of hardware looper pedals or plugins such as Ableton Live’s bundled Looper. Start playback of the host DAW, hit Enso’s record button and capture your instrumental performance into a loop of whatever length you like, up to ten minutes (five minutes on iOS). Then, without stopping playback, overdub further passes to create layered grooves, complex harmonic textures, or dense, evolving soundscapes. 


Beyond those basics, though, Enso takes software looping into new territory. Two Overdub modes configure the plugin for conventional looper pedal behaviour or Frippertronics-style ‘dual tape deck’ manoeuvres, affecting the handling of the Feedback parameter for an endless range of layering possibilities; and up to four Sectors can be effortlessly defined, each with its own start and end points, for on-the-fly rearrangement of the loop.


With Enso, time and motion become truly fluid, as speed and direction are handled completely independently for playback and recording, the ‘through-zero’ bipolar Speed controls smoothly transitioning from forwards to backwards, and vice versa, in real time. Want to record forwards at half speed, while simultaneously playing the buffered loop in reverse at 1.25x? Of course you do…


Onboard tape-style saturation, filtering and chorus effects bring dirt, frequency-shaping and stereo thickening to the party; and a comprehensive MIDI assignment system makes it a snap to set your MIDI pedal or button controller up for operation of all Enso’s buttons and switches. With its animated play and record heads, meanwhile, the looping waveform display provides a clean, clear visual representation of the potentially mind-bending temporal acrobatics taking place, letting you get a handle on exactly what’s happening at a glance.


Giving you everything you need for limitlessly creative looping, on stage and in the studio, Enso is one of Audio Damage’s most beautifully realised plugins yet, and an empowering addition to any musician’s arsenal of effects. It’s out now, at the introductory prices of $59 (Mac/PC) and $5.99 (iOS), and you can find out more on the Audio Damage website, and in the introduction and walkthrough videos. 




For more information: https://www.audiodamage.com/products/ad049-enso

About Audio Damage

Audio Damage was founded in 2002 to bring creative and experimental tools to musicians, built and coded in the United States, with the highest quality workmanship. 



<![CDATA[New BYOC Silver Pony V2 Kit]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/new-byoc-silver-pony-v2-kit Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:51:29 GMT
New Kit:  Silver Pony V2

Don't confuse this with the Silver Pony II.  This is version 2 of the regular single channel Silver Pony.  This kit was discontinued a few years ago.  It's back now with some new features.


It now has a 3-way clipping switch, including two different types of Germanium clipping, and a 3-way bass response switch.  

Complete base kits start at $64.99


Click HERE for more info.


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<![CDATA[Puremagnetik Releases Pastfabric - Micro-Memory Splicer]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/puremagnetik-releases-pastfabric---micro-memory-splicer Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:48:31 GMT


Puremagnetik Releases Pastfabric - Micro-Memory Splicer
Pastfabric is a micro-splicing machine that operates in real time with whatever you put into its buffer. It was inspired by granular microsound (such as Curtis Roads's work), and experimental tape splicing practices. Pastfabric takes cues from both the analog and digital realms to imbue your audio with everything from nostalgic glitch to shimmering ambiences.
Pastfabric records incoming audio in real-time to a 10s buffer. The Past control sets the scanning length. It then pulls out splices - somewhat randomly - based on the selected "past factor". Motion controls how often the splicer pulls new content out. With Duration and Length each splice can undergo time compression/expansion, chopping, glitching or sustaining into blurred ambience. 
Effects and Fabric
Splices can be routed through space diffusion and analog aging effects. Haze is a blurring effect that diffuses the spatial source of the slices. Fabric adds analog aging to the splices, making them wow and flutter, click, pop, and saturate.
Between micro-memory splicing and effects, Pastfabric can turn a very simple sound input into complex repeating patterns, modulating, beautiful ambiences and much more.
Pastfabric Features
• Microsound inspired time splicing
• Granular control of splicing effects
• Diffusion and analog deterioration effect
• Integrates into any VST / Audio Units compatible host
• Includes a collection of factory presets
Pastfabric is currently offered as part of Puremagnetik's Spark subscription for $8 per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.
Minimum Requirements
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host


<![CDATA[Producerloops Release Techno Drums Vol. 1]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/producerloops-release-techno-drums-vol.-1 Fri, 8 Mar 2019 17:45:42 GMT





'Techno Drums Vol 1' from Producer Loops is the ultimate addition to your Techno sample arsenal, regardless of which stage you're at in your production journey. Bringing you 31 expertly-mixed drum kits, consisting of hundreds of drum loops and individual one-shots, this drum collection is the key to getting your rhythm section right, every time.


Each of the 31 complete drum kits is accompanied by a folder containing separate loops (kicks, claps, snares, hats, percussion loops and more) as well as one-shots, giving you access to the individual sounds used to create the full kits. Drag and drop the full kit loops into your DAW to get a groove going quickly or mix and match the separate loops across various drum kits to create the optimum rhythm section.


Prefer getting your hands dirty? No problem, this pack contains hundreds of one-shots taken from the 31 Kits, allowing you to create your drum kit from the ground up.


All loops are tempo-tagged, meaning they'll slot right into your arrangement and match to the tempo of your project.


One-Shot Samples:

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



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



• 513 Audio Files
• 31 Full Drum Kits
• Loops & One-Shots For All Elements
• 124 - 130 BPM
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
• Loops sync to BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)



Price and Availability:

'Techno Drums Vol 1’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £19.95 / 24,21 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com


<![CDATA[The Scary Sound Effects And Ambiences Of Nightfall]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/the-scary-sound-effects-and-ambiences-of-nightfall Fri, 8 Mar 2019 17:41:58 GMT



Bluezone releases 'Nightfall - Scary Sound Effects and Ambiences'






Bluezone Corporation - Information
<![CDATA[Kemper Release 5 New "Big Studio Machine“-Grade Reverb Effects For The PROFILER™ ]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/kemper-release-5-new-big-studio-machine-grade-reverb-effects-for-the-profiler Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:06:20 GMT


PROFILER OS 5.7 available - Kemper release 5 new „big studio machine“-grade reverb effects for the PROFILER™ 

Videos available: Check out Thomas Dill demonstrating some of the new reverb presets:



Kemper GmbH/ Ruhr Area/ Germany - March 7th, 2019 (ictw) - Kemper GmbH, the makers of the acclaimed Kemper PROFILER announced today the immediate availability of PROFILER OS 5.7. This new version introduces five new, studio quality, „big machine“-type reverb algorithms: Spring Reverb, Natural Reverb, Easy Reverb, Echo Reverb, and Cirrus Reverb. It also brings some new routing possibilities and a lot of system enhancements.


The Spring Reverb is inspired by the most sought-after spring reverb for guitarists: the Reverb Tank from 1963. Two prominent characteristics define this legendary reverb sound: one is the lack of low frequencies, due to a steep low cut filter used in the original design. The other is the haunting sound that resembles water dripping in a cave. To faithfully recreate this effect, Kemper have provided a dedicated intensity parameter called “Dripstone”. 


The Natural Reverb is based on the latest digital reverb science and technology. Natural Reverb is capable of creating all kinds of natural sounding rooms — from ambiances too short to be noticed, to lush and epic spaces. This also includes plate reverb simulations, and even artificial and synthesizer-like reverb pads — all achievable with just the turn of two or three knobs. 


The Echo Reverb is a delay combined with a reverb. In other words: a Natural Reverb with a feedback control added to its pre-delay to create rhythmic repetitions of the reverb tail. So, instead of using a straight delay type for a rhythmic enhancement, use the Echo Reverb for diffuse and soft echo reflections, when you find a regular delay is sounding too concrete or direct for your needs.


The Cirrus Reverb starts where the Natural Reverb ends. Its specialty is long, ethereal reverb tails with exceptionally slow reverb onsets. For that reason, the Cirrus Reverb does not feature a pre-delay. The modulation pattern is also different from the Natural Reverb: it does not build up by time but stays consistent instead.


Effects slots/ placement - Now since OS 5.7 all the FX of the Profiler incl. Delay and Reverb can now be positioned freely into any FX slot before or after the Amplifier section. This means that the guitar player could place 6 Delays and 2 reverbs around the Amplifier … which might make no sense, but it is possible. To put Delays and Reverbs into their designated slots makes still sense though as these slots have special routing features which can be defined in the global rig parameters. 


And then some ...

The Space effect is identical to the global version of Space in the Output Section. It produces the natural reflections of a small, neutral-sounding room. The most obvious result of these reflections is that a mono signal is converted to stereo; to soften the transients, a little diffusion is also applied. You can still combine the Space effect with delay or longer reverbs, without creating too much reverberation. 


The algorithm is designed to be the shortest possible room effect and therefore has no deep parameters. Use the Intensity parameter to control the strength of the effect. 


The Legacy Reverb is based on the first reverb algorithm created for the PROFILER. The main purpose of this reverb type is to maintain full backward compatibility with Rigs that have been created before the advent of PROFILER operating system 5.7. 


Pricing and availability

Kemper PROFILER OS 5.7 is available for free to all owners of a Kemper PROFILER ™ from the Kemper

Website: www.kemper-amps.com/downloads


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<![CDATA[Fender Releases The Alternate Reality Series]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/fender-releases-the-alternate-reality-series Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:00:47 GMT




Limited Edition Alternate Reality, Rarities Series Celebrate Purposeful Fender Innovation, American Professional and American Elite Series Now Available In New Finishes


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 24, 2019)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today debuted its 2019 electric guitar and bass offerings at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif. The robust lineup is a true reflection of Fender’s dedication to electric innovation; it includes: American Performer, a series catering to performers’ on-stage demands; the Rarities Series – featuring limited-edition, upscale, boutique-style models with high-end finishes and unique woods; and the Alternate Reality Series – a celebration of iconic Fender models of the past with futuristic trends in mind. In addition, the highly-acclaimed American Elite and American Professional Series have expanded to include new finishes.


“We’re very excited to showcase one of our most diverse electrics offerings at Winter NAMM,” said Max Gutnik, VP of Fender Electric Guitars, Basses & Amplifiers. “Our leading electric guitar and bass series for 2019 is American Performer, which resets the standards for quality, craftsmanship and tone in our entry-point American guitar series with newly designed Yosemite™ single-coil pickups and an innovative DoubleTap™ humbucking pickup. The Alternate Reality Series continues our recent tradition of creating limited runs of uniquely compelling guitars with interesting body styles and tonal configurations; and finally, our limited-edition Rarities guitars are crafted from exotic woods, with high-end finishes and electronics to create an extraordinary line of instruments for the most discerning player. As our electrics lineup continues to evolve, we look forward to players of all genres and backgrounds making music as inspired and imaginative as the instruments themselves.”


Recently launched, the American Performer Series celebrates both the boom in live musical performances and the demand for a roadworthy instrument that can handle any artist’s demands, no matter the arena. Featuring 36 SKUs, the American Performer Series brings the Jazzmaster®, Mustang® and Mustang Bass into the US-made line in the $1,099.99 - $1,199.99 price range. The Performer Series blends traditional Fender design with new elements for modern tone and performance. Together, the updates deliver sonic versatility and ease of use for performers, helping them hone their tone across musical genres. For more information, click here. For product images, click here. Click names to view demo videos for Mustang and Telecaster® models. 


Available beginning April 2019, the limited-edition Rarities Series ($2,499.99) features an upscale, boutique style series of 9 models, all crafted in Corona, Calif. Built with figured maple, ash, and koa-topped bodies, premium pickups, and high-end finishes and special electronics, resulting in stunning appearance and tone. For Limited Edition Rarities product descriptions of each model, click here; and product images, click here.

  • Rarities Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster® (launching April 2019)
  • Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster (launching May 2019)
  • Rarities Koa Flame Top Stratocaster (launching June 2019)
  • Rarities Quilt Maple Top Telecaster (launching July 2019)
  • Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster (launching August 2019) 
  • Rarities Flame Maple Top Chambered Telecaster (launching September 2019)
  • Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster (launching October 2019)
  • Rarities Flame Ash Top Jazz Bass® (launching November 2019)
  • Rarities Flame Top Stratocaster HSS Thinline (launching December 2019)


The limited-edition Alternate Reality Collection ($399.99 - $999.99) will be available beginning March of 2019 and features Fender’s tradition of purposeful innovation. Offering eclectic models that mix and match multiple Fender design cues within a single instrument, the Alternate Reality Series instruments feature unique and unusual models that are "not just another Strat®". These guitar and bass models are a brave new entry with one foot in the past and eyes to the future. 


  • Powercaster™ (launching March 2019) features the giant sound of an Atomic™ humbucking pickup with the articulate voice of a single-coil soapbar pickup, giving this guitar’s tone a bit of an edge—perfect for slashing through a dense mix. A roasted maple neck and sweeping pickguard adds some visual flair to this unique instrument.
  • Sixty-Six™ (launching April 2019) has a unique visual style, which makes a bold statement with its down-sized Jazz Bass® body. The flexible HSS pickup configuration can crank out anything you ask, from fat leads to funky rhythm tones. Combining vintage-inspired appointments with modern, player-oriented features, it’s packed with a ton of useful, unique sounds.
  • The Meteora® HH (launching May 2019) sports a sleek body shape that carries on our tradition of arresting aesthetic design. The sound is as propulsive as its visually stimulating lines—it wants to roar on stage, thanks to the two fat-sounding Player Series humbucking pickups. With its retro-modern offset body shape, the Meteora HH has guts and grace.
  • Electric XII (launching July 2019) is designed for performance with dual split-coil pickups, a special 12-string hardtail bridge and a 3-position pickup selector, this jangly offset will definitely get attention onstage.
  • Tenor Tele® (launching August 2019) is a modern take on the 4-string tenor guitar, with a huge sound that belies its small size. Tuned to the same pitches as the top 4 strings of a 6-string or any of a number of popular alternate tunings, guitar players will feel right at home on this fun-to-play tiny Telecaster.


New to Winter NAMM are two new Satin colors for all of Fender’s American Elite electric guitars, including Jade Pearl Metallic and Ice Blue Metallic. For new color product images, click here. American Professional, originally launched as Fender’s 2017 flagship line of electrics, will now include new finishes and left-handed models; they include:

  • American Professional Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard in Honey Blonde – $1,749.99
  • American Professional Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard in Sienna Sunburst – $1,849.99
  • American Professional Stratocaster, Rosewood Fingerboard in Aged Natural – $1,749.99
  • American Professional Jazzmaster, Left-hand, Rosewood in 3-Tone Sunburst, Olympic White, Candy Apple Red – $1,549.99
  • American Professional Jazzmaster, Left-hand, Maple Fingerboard in Sonic Grey and Mystic Seafoam – $1,549.99


Fender’s new electric guitar and bass offerings will be available at local dealers and on www.Fender.com.


For technical specs, additional information on new Fender products and to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @Fender.



Fender Powercaster™




Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH® and Charvel®, follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest quality instruments and musical solutions across genres. FMIC is dedicated to unlocking the power of music through electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, pro audio, accessories and digital products that inspire and enable musical expression at every stage, from beginners to history-making legends.

<![CDATA[Serato + Roland TR-SYNC Update Now Available]]> https://www.harmonycentral.com/news/serato--roland-tr-sync-update-now-available Wed, 6 Mar 2019 16:19:32 GMT


Serato + Roland TR-SYNC Update Now Available
Seamlessly add the legendary sound of Roland’s iconic drum machines to Serato DJ Pro setups with TR-SYNC update for TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, and TR-09
Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2019 — Roland announces updates to its iconic TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, and TR-09 drum machines, making them Serato DJ OSA-ready. This new functionality, named TR-SYNC, is now available as part of the latest Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 update and allows DJs to effortlessly match the BPM of the TR drum machines with tracks playing on Serato DJ Pro. TR-SYNC lets DJs easily add their own drum loops to songs with the same Roland drum sounds used on the most popular tracks of yesterday and today, giving them the ability to flip genres, beef up classic hits, remix, and transition between songs in new ways.  
To connect the Roland TR drum machine, plug the USB from the TR drum machine to the computer running the latest version of Serato DJ Pro with supported hardware, and then connect the audio output to an available input on the DJ mixer or controller. Because Serato DJ Pro takes care of the sync, DJs can focus on their performance and new creative possibilities.  
Once DJs have mastered the basics of mixing and performance, adding a drum machine to the mix gives them a chance to stand out from the pack and expand their creative options substantially. DJs can layer complimentary rhythms over an existing track or use an acapella with loops they’ve created to bring brand-new on-the-fly remixes to life. Adding the TR drum sounds can make classic songs sound “bigger” and can bridge music libraries across different genres. Instead of relying solely on record pools DJs can now create their own signature edits and remixes for truly unique DJ sets. 
This free TR-SYNC update is now supported in Serato DJ Pro, and firmware updates for Roland’s TR drum machines are also available. 
Roland TR Firmware Updates: TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, TR-09 
For more information about the TR-SYNC update, please visit Roland.com.
Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer sync’ed with Serato DJ Pro.
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.