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  1. PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “POPPED UP 5” SAMPLE PACK Popped Up 5 is a goldmine of inspiration for songwriters and producers aiming to create the next multi-platinum Pop smash. Catchy guitar lines, big drums, vocal synths, pianos and future-proof Pop synths combine to make five hugely accessible Construction Kits. These writer-friendly chord progressions and engaging drum patterns are just waiting for a vocal topline to take them to next level. In addition to audio content, you'll also find MIDI files for the majority of the melodic phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to substitute your favourite synths and samplers for the pre-rendered audio. Tail files are included where possible, meaning you can end a phrase with the natural decay of the instrument - there's no need to worry about the listener noticing when your sample suddenly ends! And of course, all files are provided in 44.1kHz/24-Bit quality, meaning they're ready to drag and drop straight into your projects at full fidelity. ACID/WAV, Apple Loops, Reason Refill, REX2 & Ableton Live Pack formats are available for purchase separately. Product Specifications: • 5 Construction Kits • 199 Audio Files • 27 MIDI Files • 44.1kHz/24-Bit • ACID/WAV • Apple Loops • REX2 • Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3 • Refill • 100% Royalty-Free Price and Availability: Popped Up 5 is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £19.95 / 23.23 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com
  2. Gibson Announces Worldwide Release Of New ‘Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck’ Pre-Sale Starts Now New ‘Living The Dream Tour’ Live Album And DVD Out September 20 (Here) Slash, pictured with his 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. Download photos and specs: Here. Watch the interview re the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck from Gibson, Here. NASHVILLE, TN (September 11, 2019) Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. A pre-sale is officially underway now for the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck guitars, sold through select Authorized Gibson dealers and available in-store October 1, visitwww.gibson.com for further details. Over the years, SLASH’s rise to rock royalty has featured a variety of iconic Gibson guitars, but it was the 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck that both diversified his sound and solidified his guitar god aesthetic. SLASH bought it from a small music store in Indiana in 1990 and put it into rotation almost immediately. Using the natural chime and chorus of the twelve-string neck and composing epic solos on the other, became a favorite tool for studio and stage and an indelible part of SLASH’s signature sound. Gibson is proud to present this exact replica of the original guitar, constructed and aged by the skilled craftspeople at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN. Each Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck will be hand-signed by SLASH himself and includes a striking vintage replica hardshell case, a custom SLASH concho guitar strap and a Certificate of Authenticity. SLASH says of the new 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck, “Excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Gibson to offer an incredible copy of my 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck, limited edition and signed. Available at select dealers worldwide October 1." Watch SLASH describe the creation of the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck from Gibson, Here. Click on the above image to play the SLASH interview. “Slash continues to inspire legions of players all over the globe,” adds Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer at Gibson. “The creation of new 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck is the perfect way to pay homage to Slash’s extreme talent and share a favorite guitar with generations to come.” The release of the new Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck comes as SLASH and his band, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators recently wrapped their2018-2019 headlining world tour in support of their most recent studio album, the critically acclaimed LIVING THE DREAM. LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is the third full-length offering from Slash Ft Myles Kennedy And the Conspirators. The Los Angeles Times described LIVING THE DREAM as, “his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. …full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” While Rolling Stone declared it, “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs.” Elsewhere, Classic Rock magazine added, “it’s the bands third and Best Album, ‘The Great Pretender’ is the album’s masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done.” With the Top 5 rock song “Driving Rain,” and its live-action, animatedvideo, as well as, the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The currentsingle “Mind Your Manners”--which Rolling Stone hailed “a menacing blues-rocker”–continues to climb the charts at Rock radio. “Mind Your Manners” follows “Driving Rain”--SLASH’s fastest rising single to date--which recently became the band’s 5th,Top 5 radio hit in a row. Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have now had 7 consecutive, Top 10 hit singles at radio and will release a special live concert album and DVD titled the LIVING THE DREAM TOUR worldwide onSeptember 20, 2019 via Eagle Vision: Here. Fans can purchase or stream the new album LIVING THE DREAM Here. Catch Slash and his 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck live in action this fall as he rejoins his Guns N’ Roses bandmates for the next leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour, which restarts at the end of September. Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. Download Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck photos and guitar specs: Here. Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck vintage case, photos: Here. For more information on SLASH: SLASHONLINE.COM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SPOTIFY | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE For more information on Gibson: GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE About Gibson: Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brandsportfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. ###
  3. Mackie Partners with Avid® Woodinville, WA - September 12, 2019... Mackie today announces a new partnership withAvid® to offer Pro Tools® | First plus the exclusive Musician Collection™ featuring a unique bundle of 23 Avid plug-ins, including the legendary 304C Compressor and 304E EQ bundle, with select Mackie products. In addition, the popular Waveform™ OEM software and 16 plug-in DAW Essentials Collection™ is still included with select Mackie products. This complete software package is valued at over $500 USD making Mackie products an incredible value to end users. This announcement goes alongside the all-new ProFXv3 Series Professional Effects Mixers with USB,which features upgraded recording capability, Onyx mic preamps, onboard compressors, and 24 effects making the series a perfect match for the industry-standard software. "Pro Tools has long been the industry standard when it comes to recording," said Matt Redmon, Mackie Director of Product Marketing, "and we are excited to bring this powerful software to Mackie customers for the first time." click for larger image In addition to including Pro Tools | First with the new ProFXv3 mixers, the software bundle will now be included with a massive list of other Mackie products including Onyx USB Interfaces, Big Knob Series Monitor Controllers | Interfaces, all studio monitor series, DL Series Digital Mixers, and more. The Musician Collection is full of great-sounding plug-ins that are perfect for guitar, bass, vocals, drums, and more. The extensive list of plug-ins includes the renowned 304E EQ and 304C Compressor, Eleven Lite, and Studio Reverb plus fun pedal plug-ins like Black Op Distortion, Gray Compressor, and Green JRC Overdrive. "Mackie hardware has long been essential to all facets of music production, as evidenced by Mackie products playing a part in the personal studios of most Avid employees involved in audio," remarks Ed Gray, Director, Partnering Programs for Avid. "We are excited to bring new Mackie hardware customers into the world of Pro Tools to see what we can accomplish together with this compelling offering." Mackie will continue to include the popular multi-award-winning Waveform™ OEM bundle that includes their DAW Essentials Collection™ featuring 16 professional plug-ins with select products. "Software is essential for modern musicians and content creators," says Redmon, "and with two complete software packages included in our products, Mackie users will get incredible value and choice right out of the box." Pro Tools | First will be available with select Mackie products beginning September 12, 2019. For a complete list of Mackie products that now include Pro Tools | First, please go tohttps://mackie.com/blog/mackie-partners-pro-tools-first ### About Mackie Mackie, a LOUD Audio LLC brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com. Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Audio LLC in the United States, European Union and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. About LOUD Audio, LLC As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands Blackheart®, Crate®, Mackie®, and Tapco®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Our product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, guitar and bass amplifiers, and acoustic and electric guitars. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. The Company distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primary operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China. For more information, please see our website: www.loudaudio.com.
  4. SampleScience releases a free plugin based on the Ensoniq SQ80. "SampleScience announces the releases of SQ8ROM, a plugin based on the sound of the Ensoniq 80, an early wavetable synthesizer from the 80s. The plugin comes with a set of 50 sounds that can be expanded (for free) to 168 playable sounds. The plugin is available as a VST/VST3/AU instrument plugin for both macOS and Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit only). Features: 168 sounds in total Multi-LFO Amplitude ADSR Reverb Can be used as a MSE file reader/loader Available only at SampleScience.ca: https://www.samplescience.ca/2019/09/sq8rom.html
  5. Mattoverse Electronics releases the TremStortion Onalaska, WI - September 12, 2019 - With a windfall of wacky waveforms and gallons of gritty gain on tap the TremStortion is a full-featured analog optical tremolo pedal capable of producing anything from pristine clean to fully distorted tremolo sounds and everything in between. 8 waveforms (ramp up, ramp down, square, triangle, sine, sweep, random pulse, and random slopes) Controls for rate, depth, waveform, output, and gain along with a 3 position toggle allowing you to choose to have the tremolo pre-gain, post-gain, or the mystery inversion option (center position). Onboard tap-tempo, Rate sync input (0-5V) Compact enclosure with pedalboard-friendly heavy-duty off-board top-mounted jacks True Bypass To learn more about what the TremStortion and how it works, see the demo video here: https://youtu.be/aK6ogG9dFWI The TremStortion sells for a $179 Street Price and is available in limited quantities directly from Mattoverse Electronics at https://mattoverse.com and through the Mattoverse Electronics Reverb Shop at https://reverb.com/shop/mattoverse ---------------------------------- Handmade by one guy in Wisconsin, Mattoverse Electronics strives to create innovative and inspiring effects pedals. With a unique perspective on classic guitar effects pedals as well as forward thinking new designs, Mattoverse Electronics aims to push the boundaries of what you thought effects pedals should and could do, in an effort to provide fresh creative fuel to musicians and sound designers alike.
  6. Avid Debuts Reimagined Production and Post Workflow Solutions for Video and Audio Content Creators at IBC2019 All-new Media Composer, more powerful MediaCentral and seamless NEXIS cloud storage among innovations premiering for European TV and film professionals IBC Show Highlights: For video creatives, Media Composer 2019 lets media makers go from first cut to final delivery without leaving the application For enterprises, the next generation of MediaCentral enables teams to get their content out faster and maximize its value For the audio community, the new Avid S4 and Avid S1 control surfaces provide integrated, powerful yet affordable sound mixing solutions that are ideal for smaller facilities and project studios BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 10, 2019—At IBC2019, Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) turns the spotlight on to its latest software and solutions innovations for Europe’s media enterprises, teams and individuals to enable them to better create, collaborate and meet the challenges of today’s media creation and distribution. Visitors to Avid’s stand (7.B55) will experience the completely reimagined Media Composer®, the next generation of MediaCentral®, the all-new Avid S4 and Avid S1 audio control surfaces, the Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces™ SaaS storage offering, the latest FastServe® video servers, and more. IBC2019 will be heldSeptember 13-17 at the RAI Amsterdam. “Today’s content creators must contend with new formats, higher resolutions, ever-tightening budgets and broader distribution realities, so media creation and distribution tools must work harder than ever,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO and President at Avid. “We’re continually evolving our solutions to exceed customer expectations, engineering for greater efficiencies, delivering across more platforms, and providing more control of the creative process. At IBC, we look forward to demonstrating how, with Avid, our customers can deliver more content and create at the speed of inspiration.” Media Composer 2019 IBC marks the European debut of Media Composer 2019, Avid’s flagship video editing system reimagined for today’s—and tomorrow’s—generation of media makers. Aspiring and professional editors, freelancers and journalists can work more creatively through a new user experience, next-generation Avid media engine with distributed processing, finishing and delivering capabilities and support for 8K, 16K and HDR, and a customizable role-based user interface for large teams. With Media Composer 2019, an editor can go from first cut to delivery without ever leaving the application. At IBC, Avid will preview a host of forthcoming Media Composer features and updates, including: New controls for Media Composer | Enterprise administrators to configure Media Composer’s UI and secure media with lock down capabilities based on a user’s role Bulk Edit, which will allow users to speed up applying text in a bin column to multiple clips at a time An improved interoperability workflow for exchanging sequences between Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro MediaCentral | Editorial Management Avid will showcase MediaCentral | Editorial Management, which boasts an enriched media management toolset that includes browser-based editing, storyboarding, phonetic media search, and project management capabilities. Through a powerful yet simple workflow, completely integrated with Media Composer and Avid NEXIS® storage, content creators can accelerate the entire post-production workflow, quickly browsing, searching, logging, and organizing multicamera footage from anywhere. MediaCentral MediaCentral® takes a leap forward with MediaCentral 2019, the industry’s most comprehensive, next-generation media workflow platform for TV news, sports and enterprise media management operations. MediaCentral has been redesigned to enable customers—from teams of two to an organization of thousands—to have easy access to information, media assets and apps, so they can turn around their content faster than before. At IBC2019, Avid will unveil MediaCentral l Publisher, a new SaaS offering powered by Wildmoka, that allows media producers to create content, add graphics and branding, and publish news and sports videos quickly to multiple social media and digital end points to boost viewership and drive revenue. FastServe Avid unveils enhancements to its FastServe® video server platform at IBC for fast-turnaround and highly efficient end-to-end news, sports, and live production workflows. Available in three smaller-footprint configurations, FastServe | Ingest, Live Edit, and Playout are tightly integrated with Avid NEXIS and MediaCentral, and accelerate ingest, editing, and playout workflows while supporting higher channel counts and a lower overall cost per channel. Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces IBC marks the European debut of Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces™, which takes the stress out of media management by seamlessly extending Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud for easily parking projects and backing up Avid NEXIS workspaces. Using the same Avid NEXIS Management Console, users can easily activate Avid NEXIS l Cloudspaces, which auto-provisions cloud storage leveraging the power of Microsoft Azure, freeing up local space for uninterrupted production, and offering news, sports, and post-production teams an easy way to safely store and park media in the cloud. Pro Tools 2019 Also making its European debut at IBC is Pro Tools® 2019, which boosts power and performance for every user—from professional music creators and aspiring artists to top-echelon audio post professionals and engineers—enabling them to work faster and more creatively on the most complex projects. For users working in high track-count environments, such as audio post production, Pro Tools | Ultimate™ delivers 50 percent more voices/audio tracks than previous versions. In addition to this base voice limit increase to 384, Pro Tools | Ultimate software and HD Native customers can further increase the number of available voices up to 768 per system—on par with a three-card Pro Tools | HDXsystem—with the addition of Pro Tools | Ultimate Voice Packs. At IBC, Avid will preview forthcoming new features for post-production professionals, including new support for higher video resolutions and frame rates. The ability to repurpose the same content in Media Composer will eliminate the need for transcoding and file format or resolution conversion, dramatically streamlining end-to-end audio post-production workflows and saving time and costly storage. Avid S4 and Avid S1 The newly released Avid S4 brings the power and workflows of Avid’s industry-leading Pro Tools | S6 control surface to budget-conscious audio professionals and small- to mid-size music and audio post facilities in an ergonomic, more compact package. The S4 provides an integrated experience with any EUCON™-enabled DAW, from Pro Tools, Nuendo and Pyramix to Logic Pro, Cubase, and other audio software. At IBC, Avid will show a side-by-side comparison of the Avid S4 and Avid S6 mixing for Dolby Atmos. The soon-to-be-delivered Avid S1 gives audio professionals the hands-on speed, precision, and software integration needed to deliver better-sounding mixes faster. From recording and editing tracks, to mixing and monitoring in stereo or surround, S1 provides the comprehensive control and visual feedback to accelerate any audio workflow. Onstage at IBC Avid executives will participate in a series of speaking sessions during IBC 2019, including: Greg “Stryke” Chin, Audio Product Evangelist at Avid, who will speak about Native immersive audio production: captivating the modern viewer at the IABM Future Trends Theatre (Hall 8, Stand F40) from 11-11:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 15; Rocketman music editor Andy Patterson, who will join Avid’s Matt Feury, Senior Director, Artist Relations & Reference Marketing, at the IBC Big Screen to take attendees through a musical masterclass: Rocketman: the story of the music from 1:45-2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13 in the Auditorium Centre; and Oscar®-winning editor Chris Dickens, who also will join Avid’s Matt Feury at the IBC Big Screen for Rocketman: The story of the edit, discussing how he helped create the true fantasy of the acclaimed biographic musical from 2:45-3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13 in the Auditorium Centre. IBC attendees are invited to explore the full range of Avid solutions and experience onsite events and demonstrations at IBC, stand 7.B55. For more information about Avid innovations, visit www.avid.com. About Avid Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, FastServe®, and Maestro™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs. © 2019 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid NEXIS, FastServe, AirSpeed, iNews, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, 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. Oscar is a registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  7. IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers Next generation controllers offer streamlined, on-the-go convenience, new MIDI I/O and unique audio/headphone out September 12, 2019 - IK Multimedia announces the iRig Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers. Building upon the acclaimed features of IK's award-winning iRig Keys series, these new controllers offer new ways to connect and control, updated compatibility, and a sleek new look. The iRig Keys 2 Pro offers 37 full size velocity-sensitive keys, and the iRig Keys 2 features 37 velocity-sensitive mini keys for backpack portability or use in restricted spaces. Each model comes equipped with a variety of convenient top panel performance controls plus MIDI IN/OUT for use as a stand-alone MIDI controller. In addition to offering laptop and desktop compatibility, these ultra-slim MFi (Made For iPhone) controllers connect directly to iPhone/iPad and most Android models*. They also include a dedicated audio output to connect speakers or headphones - especially useful for the owners of newer iPhone models. For instant inspiration, a selection of powerful music-making apps is bundled with each controller, as well as an assortment of cables. Control it all Onboard MIDI input and output enable users to control stand-alone gear such as IK's UNO Synth and UNO Drum, other synths and drum machines, and more. While being used with a computer or mobile device, iRig Keys 2 controllers can also act as a MIDI interface to streamline an entire rig. Each controller can be powered by a computer or mobile device, USB power supply, or USB battery pack, for reliable control whether in a studio or classroom, during a performance, while traveling, or even outdoors. For additional musical expression, the rear panel also features an external pedal input. Top panel customization and control Controls for programming and performance are easily accessible from the top panel. They include modulation and pitch bend wheels, volume control, octave up/down buttons, a data push encoder, and a variety of other function buttons. Custom settings can be programmed to four assignable knobs for easy access to favorite performance parameters. A convenient Edit mode lets users personalize the controllers and easily recall preferred settings with the touch of a button. Options include keyboard transpose, touch sensitivity customization, MIDI channel change, customized knob assignments, and more. All changes can also be saved into Sets using the Set button, for instant recall. Be heard by all Both iRig Keys 2 models work directly out of the box with iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC, and are compatible with most Android devices*. A unique new headphone output can be used for silent practice or composition, especially while using newer iPhone models. The audio out can also be used to connect speakers for increased volume and audio quality that surpasses a device's built-in speakers. Powerful software bundle and more For instant inspiration, iRig Keys 2 controllers come complete with IK's award-winning Mac/PC sound and groove workstation, SampleTank 4 SE, which offers more than 2000 sounds to create cutting-edge tracks. It also includes free apps like SampleTank FREE for iPhone and iPad, iGrand Piano FREE for iPhone, iPad and Android, and iLectric Piano FREE for Android. The iRig Keys 2 series is compatible with hundreds of other popular music app titles for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC, offering an endless stream of possibilities for learning to play, practicing, composition or live performance. * Requires micro-USB to OTG or micro-USB to USB-C cables, sold separately. Pricing and availability Both iRig Keys 2 models are available now from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK dealersworldwide for $/€129.99** (iRig Keys 2) and $/€149.99** (iRig Keys 2 Pro). ** All prices excluding taxes For more information about the iRig Keys 2 series, please visit: www.irigkeys2.com To see the iRig Keys 2 controllers in action: www.irigkeys2.com/video
  8. Mackie Elevates ProFX Series with Professional Upgrades Upgraded preamps, effects, USB recording, and Pro Tools® | First included click for larger image Woodinville, WA - September 12, 2019... Mackie today announces the complete redesign of their most popular analog mixer series, ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. Now with Mackie's renowned Onyx™ mic preamps, GigFX™ Effects Engine, 2x4 24-Bit / 192kHz USB recording, and a new modern design. Not only are these great for live sound in clubs, bars, and venues, they are the perfect choice for home studios, content creators, and live streaming. Now included with the purchase of any ProFXv3 model is industry-stand DAW, Pro Tools® | First, plus the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection™ featuring 23 Avid® plug-ins valued at over $400 USD retail. The ProFXv3 Series is available in the 6-Channel ProFX6v3, 10-Channel ProFX10v3, 12-Channel ProFX12v3, 16-Channel ProFX16v3, 22-Channel ProFX22v3, and 30-Channel ProFX30v3. ProFXv3 Series mixers start with Mackie's flagship Onyx mic preamps that offer incredible noise and distortion performance to ensure the cleanest signal path possible. With up to 60dB of gain on tap, even the most gain-hungry mics will shine. "Our Onyx mic preamps offer boutique-quality performance and sound quality," said Matt Herrin, Mackie Product Manager. "Bringing them to ProFX for the first time is a major upgrade to the series that makes that sought-after sound more accessible than ever." ProFXv3 offers more ways than ever to add the finishing touch. The all-new GigFX High-Resolution Effects Engine offers 24 great-sounding effects including reverbs, delays, and much more. Dialing them in is as simple as a quick spin of the selector knob. The built-in USB interface in ProFX mixers is a massively popular feature in the series, and ProFXv3 offers a professional upgrade in recording quality. Sample rates up to 192kHz combined with Mackie's flagship Onyx mic preamps ensure you get the most pristine sound possible. 2x4 I/O is great for creating two mixes on your computer and sending each to the mixer. A dedicated Blend knob allows you to easily choose between monitoring your DAW output and direct latency-free monitoring or a blend of both, perfect when recording alongside pre-recorded tracks. ProFXv3 Series mixers are equipped with useful tools to help get your mix just right. Single-knob compression makes it easy and fast to keep levels in check. Connect instruments directly with Hi-Z switches. And you can now plug in any device via an 1/8" input directly into a channel strip. Mackie's new partnership with Avid gives ProFXv3 users an incredible benefit and value. Now included is industry-standard Pro Tools® | First plus the exclusive Musician Collection bundle with 23 Avid plug-ins, including the popular 304C Compressor and 304E Equalizer. In addition, users will also get the multi-award-winning Waveform™ OEM DAW software with their DAW Essentials Collection™ of 16 plug-ins. This complete software package is valued at over $500 USD and offers an incredible number of powerful creative and mixing tools to add to any user's plug-in library. In addition to ProFXv3, many other Mackie products will now be including Pro Tools | First and Waveform bundles. "With legendary Onyx preamps, 192kHz recording, onboard compressors, tons of new effects, and powerful included software, ProFXv3 is the ultimate affordable analog mixer," remarks Herrin. "We can't wait to see what artists, audio engineers, content creators, and all other Mackie users do with these." The Mackie ProFXv3 Series Professional Effects Mixers with USB will be available worldwide beginning October 2019. Sold individually, the US MSRP pricing is $199.99 for the ProFX6v3, $299.99 for the ProFX10v3, $429.99 for the ProFX12v3, $649.99 for the ProFX16v3, $919.99 for the ProFX22v3, and $1169.99 for the ProFX30v3. For more information, visit mackie.com/ProFXv3. ProFXv3 Series - Professional Effects Mixers with USB ### About Mackie Mackie, a LOUD Audio LLC brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com. Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Audio LLC in the United States, European Union and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. About LOUD Audio, LLC As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands Blackheart®, Crate®, Mackie®, and Tapco®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Our product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, guitar and bass amplifiers, and acoustic and electric guitars. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. The Company distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primary operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China. For more information, please see our website: www.loudaudio.com.
  9. Celestion Announces the Availability of the F12-X200 Guitar Loudspeaker Designed Specifically for Use with Profiling Amps, Modeling Software and Impulse Responses Full-Range LIVE Response Guarantees Both Accuracy and Playability of Guitarists’ Favorite Amplifier and Cabinet Emulations Ipswich, UK (September 12, 2019) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is very pleased to announce the availability of the F12-X200 loudspeaker, the first guitar speaker designed specifically for use with profiling amps, modeling software, impulse responses, and all technology for emulating the tones from coveted guitar amps and speaker cabinets. This technology is more popular than ever, and guitarists who use it are increasingly demanding full-range, flat, accurate frequency response. General-purpose pro audio speakers offer flat reproduction but are somewhat clinical sounding and lack the organic, immediate response guitar players want. On the other hand, traditional guitar speakers deliver immediacy and feel, at the cost of accuracy because they are purpose-built to generate more harmonic resonances the harder they are driven — which can undermine the work the profiling/modeling rig is already doing. Now the Celestion F12-X200 combines the best of both worlds, without any of the drawbacks. The F12-X200 is a truly full range driver that delivers a frequency response from 60Hz all the way up to 20kHz, the higher frequency part of the signal is reproduced using a Celestion compression driver which has been integrated using a high quality crossover circuit. This enables the F12-X200 to reproduce the full spectrum of audible frequencies, for the most accurate output possible, whatever the environment or set-up. The F12-X200's response is remarkably neutral, with Celestion technology built in to ensure there are no unwanted colourations that can overpower the input signal. However, the lighter moving mass and straighter sided cone of the type commonly used with guitar speakers gives the X200 the feel and live response of a traditional guitar speaker, delivering all the physical feedback you'd expect from playing through a conventional guitar rig. On the side of immediacy, the F12-X200 employs proven design principles that have made Celestion royalty among guitar drivers since the dawn of rock and roll, such as straighter cone sides and a lighter moving mass compared with pro audio speakers. The physicality and tactile response of the speaker feels more live, just as it would be playing through a traditional guitar amp. With the F12-X200, guitarists can enjoy the instant fingers-to-music connection of their favorite amp setup alongside the multitude of amp setups offered by their chosen amp and cabinet simulator. As realistic as modeling technology has become, the Celestion F12-X200 makes it more real. Used with amp modellers or IRs, in a backline cab or a wedge monitor, on stage or in the studio, it doesn't just sound like great guitar tone, it feels like it too. Specifications: Nominal diameter: 12”. Power rating: 200W. Impedance: 8Ω. Sensitivity: 96dB. Chassis type: Pressed steel. Magnet type: Ceramic. Frequency Range: 60 - 20,000Hz. 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. www.celestion.com
  10. A1 FOUR / A1X FOUR Multi-Effects Processors for Acoustic Wind and String Instruments Sept. 12, 2019 – Zoom is excited to introduce two new multi-effects processors, the A1 FOUR and the A1X FOUR, the first multi-effects processors specifically designed for acoustic string and wind instruments. Both pedals feature over 80 effects, with more than 35 being new effects engineered to perform optimally with a variety of acoustic instruments, including acoustic guitar and bass, saxophone, trumpet, harmonica, violin, and more. With a built-in looper, a variety of time signatures, and 68 rhythm styles and patterns to choose from, many of which are designed for acoustic-style performances, the A1FOUR and A1X FOUR will take your instrument’s sound and your artistic creativity to a whole new level. Combining up to five effects to form patches, the A1 FOUR and A1X FOUR offer 40 built-in patches, ranging from the gritty, rock-and-roll saxophone sound captured by the Sax Growl patch, or the majestic sound of your violin producing an entire string symphony with the Vn Orchest patch. Or explore and construct your own sonic patch creations. For guitar players there are 15 acoustic guitar modeling effects, and whether for your acoustic guitar or other acoustic instrument, the A1 FOUR and A1X FOUR can both access a world of downloadable artist patches & effects through ZOOM’s free Guitar Lab downloadable software. With Guitar Lab’s effects and patch management capabilities, you have the freedom to explore and create endless sonic combinations. 68 rhythm patterns designed for acoustic music including Samba, Reggae, and Jazz, using shakers, cajon’s, djembe’s and other acoustic percussion instruments, along with traditional drum set sounds and patterns. The rhythm patterns are available in a variety of time signatures. The built-in 30-second looper allows you to create dynamic, multi-part arrangements, while the onboard Ant-Feedback Filter detects and cuts frequencies that cause potential feedback. Using the included Zoom MAA-1 mic adapter, you easily connect your instrument’s pick-up or your microphone to the A1 FOUR or A1X FOUR to add effects to any acoustic instrument. The MAA-1 supports dynamic microphones and provides phantom power for condenser mics. The A1 FOUR and A1X FOUR are built for live performances. Effortlessly toggle between patches and effects with two performance modes. MEMORY mode makes it easy to program your entire set list by jumping from patch to patch, while STOMP mode enables you to individually turn effects on and off with the tap of your foot. The new Zoom A1 FOUR and A1X FOUR will be available starting in October 2019 for $129.99 and $149.99 respectively. For more information including specs and videos, please visit www.zoom-na.com/A1Four or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com. The New ZOOM A1 FOUR (left) and A1X FOUR (right) multi-effects processor for acoustic instruments. About Zoom: Zoom North America is the U.S. affiliate of the Zoom Corporation (Japan). The company prides itself on offering its customers the very highest level of service and support. For more information, please visit www.zoom-na.com or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com.
  11. Learn to Play Right Away with Roland’s New AE-01 Aerophone mini The AE-01 Aerophone mini simplifies learning a musical instrument for music-lovers Los Angeles, CA, September 10, 2019 — Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces the latest addition to its assortment of beginner-friendly products – the AE-01 Aerophone mini digital wind instrument. Roland has eliminated complicated fingerings and difficult breath control with this easy-to-learn instrument featuring Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio connectivity. Roland also developed a companion app for the AE-01 with interactive lessons and tutorials, allowing new players to begin playing instantly and improve quickly. The AE-01 Aerophone mini is available in the U.S. for $299.99. Roland’s AE-01 joins Roland’s growing Aerophone family and stands out when it comes to features. The Aerophone mini comes packed with six different onboard sounds, including saxophone and violin, and offers over 50 additional modern and traditional tones through the free Aerophone mini Plus app for iOS and Android. The AE-01 offers features that experienced musicians can appreciate as well, like the ability to personalize breath sensitivity settings, fingering layouts, and connect via Bluetooth MIDI to popular DAW software for recording and sound creation. The AE-01 Aerophone mini simplifies the experience of learning an instrument while providing an exciting new device for future music creation. Its many features are presented in an incredibly portable package, weighing just over one pound. The Aerophone mini runs on battery power, so users can play wherever their musical journeys take them. With both an onboard speaker and a headphone jack, users can show off their skills for an audience or get lost in the music without disturbing others. With Bluetooth connectivity and Bluetooth MIDI, users can jam along to their favorite songs and wirelessly play software instruments. To learn more about the AE-01 Aerophone mini, please visit Roland.com. --------- 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 http://www.roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.
  12. It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Tension - Techno, a gold mine of analogue & digital Techno sounds. Zenhiser Pack: Tension - Techno Price: $60.00 AUD Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/tension-techno-samples.html www.zenhiser.com
  13. New Accessories for Bose Portable Products Now Available Framingham, MA, September 10, 2019 – Bose Professional is offering two new accessories for its portable products: a series of Play-Through Covers for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system, and a carrying case for T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers. These accessories were designed to serve the needs of the gigging musician and preserve the integrity of Bose portable systems night after night. S1 Play-Through Cover Users can customize their S1 Pro to suit their style with the S1 Play-Through Cover. Durable and fitted for a sleek, lasting appearance, the S1 Play-Through Covers has four color options – Baltic Blue, Night Orchid Red, Nue Bose Black, and Nue Artic White – making it easy for users to update their look, match the aesthetic of an event (e.g. weddings, HOW, DJ gigs, etc.), or to simply give their S1 its own unique style. Each cover features a high-quality zipper for a secure fit and acoustically transparent stretchable fabric that doesn’t compromise sound quality. ToneMatch Carrying Case Users can transport their ToneMatch mixer safely while on the go with the new ToneMatch Carrying Case (works for both T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers). With a nylon shell and easy-carry handle, each case offers both protection and convenience when moving, packing, or storing a ToneMatch mixer between gigs. And with the integrated storage compartment, users can also carry their power supply, ToneMatch cable and additional equipment. For more information, visit PRO.BOSE.COM. New accessories for Bose Professional portable products: a series of Play-Through Covers for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system, and a carrying case for T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers # # # About Bose Corporation Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world – everywhere Bose does business. http://pro.Bose.com
  14. sE Electronics Releases New V7 Chrome September 10th, 2019 – sE Electronics is now shipping the V7 Chrome, a new version of their acclaimed V7 dynamic vocal microphone in a high-polish chrome finish. “The V7 Chrome features the same custom aluminum voice coil, patented internal shock-mount, high feedback rejection and class-leading sound as its V7, V7 MC1 and V7 MC2 siblings – seen on stages worldwide with artists including Justin Timberlake, Billie Eilish, Chris Stapleton, Kenny Chesney, Common, Evanescence, In Flames and many more – but with a special chrome-plated finish that really makes it stand out for vocalists looking for extra ‘flash’ on stage,” says sE. The V7 Chrome is now available worldwide for $139 USD MSRP / $119 USD MAP / €119 EUR SRP. It ships with a black internal windscreen installed plus a spare red internal windscreen, a zippered storage pouch, a mic stand thread adapter and a custom sE mic clip. Learn more at https://seelectronics.com - - - - Founded in 2000, sE Electronics is a manufacturer of high-end studio & stage microphones and accessories used by some of the world’s biggest artists, the inventor of the industry-standard Reflexion Filter® Pro, and the only company to develop a microphone series with audio legend Mr. Rupert Neve. By dedicating their resources to hand-crafting their equipment with excellence and care, sE seeks to blur the line between “affordable” and “professional”, bringing a higher standard of recording and performance quality to all. http://seelectronics.com
  15. Music Player Network Now Independently Owned Thousand Oaks, CA –Music Player Network (www.musicplayernetwork.com), the cutting-edge internet community dedicated to those creating, performing, and enjoying music, is now owned by the people who set the standard in music-oriented online communities. Established in 2000, but tracing its roots back even further to Craig Anderton’s ground-breaking “Sound, Studio, and Stage” site on AOL, MPN has grown to include discussion forums that cover a vast selection of music-related topics. Continuing the site’s enviable reputation for credibility, all forum moderators are hand-picked industry experts. Owned by diverse corporate interests over the years, MPN was acquired by Future plc from NewBay Media in 2018. Future immediately realized that MPN was unique, and generously returned ownership to its creators. According to Stuart Williams, Brand Director of Music at Future plc,“After consulting with MPN staff and carefully evaluating our options, we came to the decision that MPN would be best served in the hands of the people who had created it. We know it will flourish under their guidance, and wish the community the very best for the coming years.” Already, MPN has implemented several improvements that take advantage of the latest advances in forum technology, added exciting new communities and moderators, and rebooted legacy forums for a new generation of participants. Managing Director David Bryce states, “Forum members regard MPN as a home away from home, and it was of paramount importance to keep that congenial, helpful feel intact. We remain committed to the ‘by musicians, for musicians’ philosophy that has been key to the site’s success and longevity. Based on the response to the recent changes, that’s exactly what’s needed in today’s world.” MPN will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2020. Several events and additions to the site are planned in recognition of the event. Please visit www.musicplayernetwork.com for more information, and to join the internet’s most vital music community.
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