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    DS-1 Sampling Software for Mac Released

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    BitHeadz has announced the release of the Unity DS-1 Digital Sampler for Mac and Windows, an application that turns your computer into a powerful real-time sampling sound module.

    Unity DS-1 gives you all the features of dedicated hardware samplers, plus a complete integrated Digital Audio Editor. Unity features pro-quality 48 kHz 24-bit stereo sound and is very easy to use. With Unity DS-1 you can recreate the sounds of acoustic instruments, or any other audio source, with stunning realism and control. Extensive MIDI implementation allows real-time control of all parameters and easy integration into existing MIDI setups. Unity DS-1 was designed to be played live on stage or used in the studio.

    With layers, splits, and full MIDI continuous control, it excels as a 64-voice multi-timbral sound module running in conjunction with your favorite MIDI applications. Using the same renowned synthesis engine as the Retro AS-1 (the analog software synthesizer from BitHeadz), Unity allows you manipulate sampled instruments and create new sounds of your own.

    Unity DS-1 features include: True phase-locked stereo signal path throughout, 2 stereo oscillators (multisamples) per voice, 2 assignable filters per voice with 13 filter types, 6-stage envelope modulators with extensive routing choices, 6 LFO waveform shapes that can be synced to MIDI clock, 2 stereo effects processors per voice, 2 stereo global effects processors, and 'drag & drop' sample handling. Supported sample formats include: Sound Designer I & II, AIFF, CD-Audio, and WAV files, plus Unity imports and maps Akai S1000, DLS, SoundFont 2.0 and SampleCell I & II instruments automatically. You can also sample live from microphone or line inputs.

    The full-featured arpeggiator allows you to generate analog-style "sequences". You can even write the sampler's complete multi-timbral stereo output to disk as an 8, 16, or 24-bit audio file for use in your favorite digital audio applications. And of course, it's fully polyphonic and multi-timbral. Unity also includes a complete 16 channel mixer and 250 MB of sounds for $449.00 SRP.

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