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  1. ANAHEIM, California – January 16, 2020 – NAMM stand 17901 – DiGiCo is delighted to announce the new DMI-KLANG at NAMM 2020, an immersive in-ear mixing expansion that can be mounted directly into DiGiCo consoles equipped with DMI slots. KLANG’s acclaimed immersive in-ear mixing systems make spatial and transparent in-ear monitoring possible. With lower listening levels—up to 6dB less, on average—it eliminates the feeling of isolation associated with a normal in-ear stereo mix and offers less fatigue. Its applications range from personal mixing for touring monitor engineers to spatial mixing for recording studio sessions. The DMI-KLANG follows in the footsteps of the KLANG:fabrik. “This is the first hardware product since KLANG and DiGiCo joined forces,” says DiGiCo General Manager Austin Freshwater. “We took KLANG:fabrik’s immersive in-ear mixing core and rebuilt it with today’s latest FPGA technology. With one device, we can now deliver immersive mixes of 64 inputs for 16 musicians. This is the highest input count of any KLANG product to date. And the best thing is, we were able to bring the processing latency down to a quarter of a millisecond.” The DMI-KLANG connects directly to DiGiCo consoles’ internal audio stream without any additional hardware I/O or overhead. This makes it possible to route any audio channel from the console to the DMI-KLANG and return the immersive mix to the Aux merge input. Via the DiGiCo KLANG console link, monitor engineers can stay in their usual mixing workflow, use snapshots, faders and knobs, but with all the benefits of immersive in-ear mixing. This makes it the perfect companion for any monitor engineer who needs to deliver the ultimate 3D mix for their artist. “The DMI-KLANG is just the beginning of a new line of products," says KLANG Co-founder Pascal Dietrich. "Together with the DiGiCo OrangeBox and the many I/O expansion cards available today, we can now interface with almost any professional digital mixing console.” Available DMI cards offer MADI (TP, BNC), Optocore, Dante and many other digital formats. Additionally, by utilizing the KLANG:app, personal mixing can be done on any tablet, smartphone or PC/Mac. See the DMI-KLANG on DiGiCo’s NAMM stand, 17901, from January 16-19, 2020. 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
  2. Gibson: “Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica” Limited-Edition 1964 SG Special From Black Sabbath Legend Available Worldwide Above: Tony Iommi with his SG Monkey. Tony Iommi NASHVILLE, TN (January 16, 2020) By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson has set the stage for the next era of shaping sound for present and future generations. The new Gibson celebrates the iconic models of Gibson’s Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generations, genders and genres of music. Gibson is proud to partner with the legendary guitarist of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi to create the Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica, a limited edition of his beloved 1964 Special SG. The Tony Iommi Monkey SG, is available worldwide and on display at the Gibson experience space (3rd Floor, Ballroom A) during Winter NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, CA. Tony Iommi’s career, like the man himself, is universally loved and revered. And while his innovative tuning and playing styles were a major part of his monstrous tones, a Gibson SG named "Monkey" was at the center of it all. The Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica is a heavily-modified 1964 SG Special that was used extensively with the original lineup of Black Sabbath and heard on every album and tour of the 1970s. Thanks to the meticulous reverse-engineering and painstaking attention to detail employed by Gibson Custom Shop, 50 exact replicas have been created, 25 right-handed and 25 left-handed like the original, each guitar is signed and numbered by Tony Iommi himself. No detail was overlooked in the construction and aging, telling the complete story of the “Monkey” from the zero fret to the stop tailpiece bushings to the legendary pickups, which were hand-made in the U.K. by the apprentice of the late John Birch. “Recently I was invited to Nashville by Cesar and JC who I must tell you are so enthusiastic and passionate,” explains Tony Iommi. “I had the opportunity to go to the factories, meet the people that work there, and I saw how dedicated they all are. Gibson guitars have lifted a million times, and with the new team being totally involved, that’s what’s been missing in Gibson for a long time now. There’s no stopping them, which is great for all of us guitar players,” adds Iommi. “Tony Iommi's iconic riffs, heavy tones and massively-influential albums created the blueprint for Heavy Metal and many other genres to follow,” explains Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer of Gibson. “Having the opportunity to work with Tony to recreate his original 1964 SG is the ultimate honor for all of us at Gibson.” Each Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica will include an exclusive replica of Tony's silver cross necklace with a coffin case, a replica of Tony's leather touring guitar strap and a 1960s replica case. Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica. For more information on Tony Iommi, visit: IOMMI.COM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM For all things Gibson, visit: GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | GIBSON TV About Gibson: Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and the Gibson Pro Audio division KRK Systems. Gibson 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. Bothell, WA—January 2020… Mackie has expanded its popular MC Series headphone line with the new MC-350 and MC-450 professional headphones. Both models offer full range 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, boast Mackie’s classic rugged design, and feature premium, real leather adjustable headbands and conforming ear pads to provide an ergonomic fit for hours of comfort. Like Mackie’s established MC-150 and MC-250, the new MC-350 headphones feature a closed-back design for superior sound isolation, making them a great choice for mixing, studio recording, focused critical listening, and personal listening when you want to avoid background noise and leakage. The MC-350’s precision-tuned enclosure delivers accurate bass, enhanced high frequency detail, and a wide soundstage. Their 50 mm transducers provide plenty of low end. Impedance is rated at 32 ohms and sensitivity at 97 dB. MC-450 headphones employ an open-back design for an even wider, deeper soundstage; reduced ear fatigue; high headroom; smooth midrange; and exceptional detail and clarity. They’re a superior choice for audiophiles who want the most natural, accurate sound and for mixing in a quiet environment. The MC-450 features 42 mm transducers, and its impedance is rated at 54 ohms and sensitivity at 101 dB. Both new MC Series models come with premium cables with locking bayonet connectors, including a 9.8-foot fabric-jacketed straight cable, a 4-foot straight cable, and a 4-foot straight cable with phone control and microphone. Each has a 1/8-inch connector and comes with a gold-plated ¼-inch adapter and a premium protective case. The MC-350 carries a US MAP of $199.99, and the MC-450 carries a MAP of $299.99. Both will be available in January 2020. For more information visit www.mackie.com/mc-series. 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. Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 2020 – Focusrite is excited to announce an extension to the standard limited warranty, which comes with all new products from the Focusrite, Focusrite Pro and Novation divisions. Previously, customers enjoyed a two-year warranty. Now — effective on purchases from January 1, 2018, onwards — the warranty period is 36 months from the date of the original purchase. (The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to the December 31, 2017, remains at 24 months from the date of the original purchase.) Wherever you happen to be in the world, Focusrite customers are covered by their warranty. In the event of a manufacturing defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite or the local Focusrite distributor will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. The Focusrite Warranty provides peace of mind and a professional service to minimize downtime in the event of a manufacturing defect. For full details about the Focusrite Warranty, visit www.focusrite.com/warranty. Focusrite introduces three-year warranty on all products For further information, head to www.focusrite.com About Focusrite Focusrite Audio Engineering has pioneered professional audio recording technology spanning four decades. Starting from the delivery of 12 sonically unrivalled music-recording consoles, Focusrite has gone on to become the leading name in music recording products. The Focusrite brand offers audio interfaces and other solutions for recording musicians, music producers and audio professionals alike. Today the company is famous for offering unprecedented sonic performance at every price point, notably the ubiquitous Scarlett range of USB interfaces. Focusrite relentlessly pursues opportunities to inspire creativity through technology, constantly seeking new ways to eliminate technological barriers, without compromising on sound quality.
  5. IK Multimedia offers iLoud® MTM reference monitor in white Compact monitor offers high-end design and features for project and home studios The NAMM Show, January 17, 2020 - IK Multimedia has added a white color option for its iLoud® MTM, a compact reference monitor designed to deliver pristine sound and unprecedented accuracy for the modern professional and home studio. It provides innovative features not found elsewhere, and sound quality that rivals monitors several times the price. iLoud MTM delivers unsurpassed accuracy, power and bass, 100W RMS power, and a class-defying 40 Hz to 24 kHz frequency response for a "firm," balanced and defined low end, to surpass the sound of speakers twice its size. IK's advanced DSP expertise was leveraged to offer an ultra-flat frequency response, but more importantly, a truly linear phase response - a premiere feature in this price segment available only on a handful of products costing considerably more. This provides a natural, true-to-life sound made possible by IK's advanced DSP expertise. The symmetrical MTM (midrange-tweeter-midrange) design provides point-source performance for superior imaging, even at close distances, so users can create mixes that will translate across multiple playback systems, with no ear fatigue. The design's exceptional, controlled sound dispersion enhances the transparency and neutrality by minimizing the impact of room acoustics, for truer monitoring. iLoud MTM also offers one-touch, acoustic self-calibration derived from IK's award-winning ARC™ System, with an included reference microphone to easily adjust to any room's acoustics. Additional features include: 103dB SPL maximum sound pressure; Audiophile-grade, high resolution algorithms and top-of-the line A/D converters; Off-axis response management to minimize the effects of room reverberation; and IK's patent-pending Physical Response Linearization (PRL™) system that corrects the system's performance in real time. iLoud MTM also comes with a tilting isolation mount that adjusts from 0° to 20° for a wide range of setups, a rubber base for horizontal shelf-placement, and a bottom thread for mic stand mounting. Incredible accuracy and transparency, deep and defined bass, precise stereo imaging at any distance, and automatic room calibration - all in a monitor that's small enough to fit on any desktop - make iLoud MTM deal for nearfield work or as a workhorse monitor in a home or project studio. Price and availability iLoud MTM is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide at a MSRP of $/€349.99* each or $/€699.99 per pair. *All prices excluding taxes For more information, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/iloudmtm Visit here to see how top engineers are using iLoud MTM in their studios. See us at the NAMM Show: ACC North Hall, Level 2, Room# 17202 IK Multimedia. Musicians First. www.ikmultimedia.com About IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia is a leading music technology company that harnesses advanced software and hardware design to make professional quality tools accessible to everyone - from its ground-breaking AmpliTube, T-RackS and SampleTank software, to its acclaimed iRig series of music creation tools for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC; from the award-winning iLoud reference monitors, to its first analog hardware synth UNO Synth. With millions of installations and registered users worldwide, IK leads the way for musicians in the studio, on the go or on the stage. iLoud and ARC™ System are trademarks or registered trademarks of IK Multimedia. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
  6. IK Multimedia T-RackS® Sunset Sound Studio Reverb recreates iconic studio's spaces Reverb processor module offers the authentic sounds and characteristics of the legendary Sunset Sound recording facility The NAMM Show, January 17, 2020 - IK Multimedia presents Sunset Sound Studio Reverb, a new T-RackS® module processor that brings the reverbs and sounds of the studios in the iconic Sunset Sound recording facility in Los Angeles to musicians everywhere. Sunset Sound Studio Reverb is the first convolution reverb for IK's industry-standard T-RackS 5 mixing and mastering software workstation. IK worked in collaboration with studio owner Paul Camarata to give recording engineers "all access" to the sound and vibe of the studios in this landmark facility, where a who's who of music has recorded for 60 years, including the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and countless others. Studio owner Paul Camarata notes, "For 60 years, the sound of our studios has been heard on hit records around the world. Now, we're proud to be working with IK Multimedia to bring our famed sound to everyone's recordings. Sunset Sound Studio Reverb really nails the essence of our distinct character." Each room of Sunset Sound's three studios was recorded using its custom console and Sunset's mic collection, to capture not just the acoustics but also the unique vibe of the space. IK recreated them using a powerful new dynamic convolution engine, and the result is a faithful studio quality reverb that offers the same iconic sound as countless hit records, complemented by an array of flexible control options for further tone shaping. Abundant reverb Users can select from among the various reverbs taken from the live echo chambers and each of the three studios found in the facility. The choices are: Live room: Studio 1, Studio 2 or Studio 3 Iso Booth: Studio 1, Studio 2 or Studio 3 3 Live echo chambers 2 plate reverbs and 1 spring reverb Control it all An intuitive GUI provides a realistic experience, offering information and insights about each particular room, as well as additional controls to help users shape the sound to suit their tastes. Additional controls include: Adjustable decay time and pre-delay High-pass and low-pass filters Low and high shelving EQs Stereo image width Wet/dry mix and more. Flexible use Like all T-RackS modules, Sunset Sound Studio Reverb can be used as an individual plug-in within any recording software, or inside the T-RackS 5 shell for even faster workflow both as plug-in or stand-alone mastering software. About T-RackS T-RackS 5 is the latest version of IK's industry standard mixing and mastering software workstation that has been used on countless albums by top engineers for more than 20 years. This powerful modular system offers maximum versatility via 43 high-quality processors (EQs, limiters, compressors, etc) that can be used in parallel or series, in a variety of working environments. In total, T-RackS 5 offers everything needed to professionally treat and finalize audio from raw mixes to a perfect finished product. For even more professional results, each version of T-RackS 5 also offers free downloadable signature presets from some of the industry's top engineers. About Sunset Sound Recorders Sunset Sound was opened in 1958 by Tutti Camarata, then director of recording for Disney Studios, and initially handled in-house work for Disney, recording movies like "Mary Poppins" and "101 Dalmatians." In 1962, Sunset Sound opened to external clients, and soon expanded to a 3-studio complex, welcoming artists like The Doors, Joe Cocker, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Prince and countless more. Now owned and operated by Paul Camarata, Tutti's son, Sunset Sound continues to welcome world-class artists to its iconic rooms. All three original rooms remain in operation, and with their custom acoustics and consoles, fully equipped echo chambers and comprehensive mic lockers, Sunset Sound remains a dream destination for musicians. Pricing and availability Sunset Sound Studio Reverb for T-RackS 5 will be available in January 2020 from the IK Custom Shop, the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for a special introductory price of €/$149.99* until March 31, 2020 (regular pricing will be €/$249.99). * All prices excluding taxes For more information about Sunset Sound Studio Reverb, please visit: www.t-racks.com/sunsetstudio To see Sunset Sound Studio Reverb in action, visit: www.t-racks.com/sunsetstudio/video To hear audio samples, visit: www.t-racks.com/sunsetstudio/audio See us at the NAMM Show: ACC North Hall, Level 2, Room# 17202 IK Multimedia. Musicians First. www.ikmultimedia.com About IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia is a leading music technology company that harnesses advanced software and hardware design to make professional quality tools accessible to everyone - from its ground-breaking AmpliTube, T-RackS and SampleTank software, to its acclaimed iRig series of music creation tools for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC; from the award-winning iLoud reference monitors, to its first analog hardware synth UNO Synth. With millions of installations and registered users worldwide, IK leads the way for musicians in the studio, on the go or on the stage. T-RackS is a registered trademark of IK Multimedia. Sunset Sound is a trademark of Sunset Sound recording facility in Los Angeles, CA. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. No endorsement or partnership with any musical personalities is implied.
  7. IK Multimedia announces iRig® Pro Duo I/O mobile 2-channel audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC Newest member of IK's iRig family of mobile interfaces enables high quality, dual-channel recording and monitoring on the go The NAMM Show, January 17, 2020 - IK Multimedia introduces the iRig® Pro Duo I/O, an enhanced, ultra-compact 2-channel audio/MIDI interface that enables high-quality recording on the go with iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Mac/PC. Designed for musicians, podcasters and other content creators, it can accommodate a variety of input sources including microphones, MIDI controllers, line-level and high-impedance instruments such as guitars, basses and keyboards, and more. It can also be used as a MIDI interface. A sequel to IK's acclaimed iRig Pro Duo, the new iRig Pro Duo I/O features updated mic preamps with increased gain, as well as the addition of a USB-C cable to work with all of today's latest devices and new, dedicated PC drivers to ensure optimal performance on laptops and Surface tablets. In addition, refined volume controls with level indicators for more convenient workflow and a new rubberized finish to better stand up to the road, offer the same standard of quality customers have enjoyed from IK's award-winning iRig Pro I/O single-channel interface. Recording capabilities Two analog combo inputs (1/4” / XLR) are provided for connecting and simultaneously recording any combination of dynamic and condenser microphones and instruments (line level or Hi-Z). They are complemented by Class-A preamps, adjustable gain and 48V phantom power. Each channel has its own input gain control for dialing in the perfect amount of input signal for a particular recording. iRig Pro Duo I/O can also be used as a MIDI interface via MIDI input and output connectors and included breakout cables. Additional connections include two balanced ¼” outputs and headphone output. A direct monitor switch provides latency-free monitoring of direct incoming signal for use with video or streaming apps, or lets users monitor the processed signal returning from their device when recording music or using audio processing apps. Out-of-the-box performance iRig Pro Duo I/O runs on USB bus power or 2 AA batteries (or an optional PSU), and includes Lightning, USB-A and USB-C cables to work with any device right out of the box. Although compatible with any app designed for high-quality digital audio input for recording or creation, iRig Pro Duo I/O comes with free access to over $/€500 of IK software, apps, and in-app material, making it an all-in-one package with everything needed to record, edit, and share great music, podcasts, interviews and more. About the iRig series Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, IK's iRig series of interfaces helped define the mobile music-making category. With products designed for guitarists, vocalists, broadcasters and social media journalists, the series makes high quality audio recording accessible to everyone at an affordable price. Pricing and availability The iRig Pro Duo I/O is available in late January 2020 for $/€199.99* from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide. * Price excluding taxes For more information, please visit www.ikmultimedia.com/irigproduoio To see iRig Pro Duo I/O in action, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigproduoio/video See us at the NAMM Show: ACC North Hall, Level 2, Room# 17202 About IK Multimedia: About IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia is a leading music technology company that harnesses advanced software and hardware design to make professional quality tools accessible to everyone - from its ground-breaking AmpliTube, T-RackS and SampleTank software, to its acclaimed iRig series of music creation tools for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC; from the award-winning iLoud reference monitors, to its first analog hardware synth UNO Synth. With millions of installations and registered users worldwide, IK leads the way for musicians in the studio, on the go or on the stage. iRig Pro Duo I/O, iRig Pro I/O and iRig are trademarks or registered trademarks of IK Multimedia. Mac, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Surface tablet is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
  8. Waves Audio Announces Native Processing Support for SuperRack, the Next Generation of Plugin Processing Software for Live Sound and Broadcast Knoxville, TN, January 17, 2020 — Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces Native processing support for Waves SuperRack, the next generation of plugin processing software for live sound and broadcast engineers. The Waves SuperRack live plugin rack now supports Native processing. Native mode lets you run Waves plugins on the CPU power of your Windows/Mac computer, using any ASIO/Core Audio interface, without a SoundGrid server connected. SuperRack Native & Dugan Automixer for Flawless Corporate AV Installations: Use SuperRack Native and Waves Dugan Automixer, to optimize mixing of multiple mics in live speaking and corporate forum installations. The Dugan Automixer plugin, automatically controls the gains of multiple mics in real time to maintain a consistent output level across all mic channels and reduce feedback, noise, and comb filtering effects from adjacent microphones. This enables perfectly matched crossfades between each speaker, without signal compression or unwanted sonic artifacts caused by noise gates. This setup is ideal for a wide range of AV installations, including conference rooms, corporate presentation theaters, live news panels, talk shows, and any scenario involving scripted or non-scripted dialog between multiple speakers. Waves SuperRack is a cutting-edge plugin rack which runs both Native and SoundGrid processing, lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plugins with near-zero latency and offers endless customization options that make it easy for you to tailor the application to your very own mixing workflow. SuperRack is a natural extension of your mixing console, designed from the ground up for quick setup time, flexible touch-friendly workspace and unlimited workflow customization. FOH, monitor, broadcast, and AV engineers can now run plugins in real time, customize their workspace with floating windows, set extended-scope snapshots, and run any live show with more speed and confidence than ever before. SuperRack Native features: View and control multiple plugin instances simultaneously Multitouch-friendly graphic interface Expand your workspace to up to four monitors Easily tweak small plugin parameters with a “Touch & Slide” fader Quickly access up to 12 plugins per snapshot via the Hot Plugins panel Map application and plugin controls to MIDI & computer keyboard for quick hands-on access Adjust multiple racks simultaneously with the “Linking” function Selectively recall snapshots via extended scope filter Compatible with any ASIO/Core Audio Interface Does not require a SoundGrid DSP Server or I/O Includes a deep integration with Dugan Automixer for AV installations Import MultiRack sessions into SuperRack with ease If you already own SuperRack, you can update your software to the latest version to get this new feature for free by updating via Waves Central. Videos: Introducing Waves SuperRack: https://youtu.be/I0Od0h69XIM Waves SuperRack Overview – Advanced Plugin Rack Tailored to Your Workflow: https://youtu.be/tzY3apqm2bQ To learn more, visit www.waves.com/SuperRack. Interface for Waves SuperRack Native About Waves Audio Ltd.: Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves. www.waves.com
  9. Nektar introduces Impact GXP88 performance keyboard controller (Nektar Technology, Inc., California, January 18, 2020) The new Impact GXP88 USB MIDI controller keyboard focusses on players and performers, featuring 88 semi-weighted keys, instant access to performance controls including a real-time repeat engine, powerful Nektarine plugin patch management and Nektar DAW Integration. At the core of GXP88 is a newly designed and carefully balanced keyboard action. Its 88 semi- weighted full-size keys with velocity and aftertouch deliver a nice, firm touch and great playability. The GXP88 gives keyboard players all the right expression options needed for live and studio work, featuring pitch bend & modulation wheels, an expression pedal socket and a 1⁄4” TRS jack for connection of 2 footswitch pedals. The rear panel also includes a 5-pin MIDI out jack and an external power supply socket for powering the unit when not connected via USB. The streamlined no-fuss control panel is based on the successful Nektar Impact GX-series, enabling advanced DAW integration with extended transport control, track selection and volume control as well as options to open/close DAW windows and navigate songs. In addition, GXP88’s user interface also has 14 assignable illuminated RGB buttons for direct MIDI program- and bank-selection. The new Key Repeat engine adds an intuitive real-time tool for creating inspiring rhythmic elements. Repeat is directly controllable from GXP’s illuminated RGB buttons: Once the Repeat mode is engaged, the buttons allow for direct selection of Repeat Rates, Accent, Interval, Swing and routing aftertouch or modulation to velocity. When Repeat is active, the second encoder turns into a dedicated tempo control, unless synchronization is set to external MIDI clock. In combination with Nektarine, Impact GXP88 gets powerful master keyboard functionality: Up to 16 VST or AU instrument-plugins can be loaded into Nektarine’s 16 slots for simultaneous use. GXP88 brings instant patch recall to hybrid or software-based keyboard setups with direct patch control from GXP88’s RBG patch buttons and the ability to define keyboard zones, layers and splits for all hosted plugins. All plugin settings and combinations can be saved in a single Multi- patch for recall at the touch of a button. Nektarine can run as VST, AU or AAX plugin in any compatible DAW or be used as stand-alone application. GXP88 works with any MIDI software on OSX, Windows and iOS and can also be used as a standard MIDI controller for external MIDI gear right out of the box. Pricing and availability (MAP / MSRP): Shipping in March 2020, price: 299.99 US / 254.99 GBP/ 299.99 EUR Press Release For immediate release FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS • 88-note full-sized keybed with velocity and aftertouch • 14 RGB LED buttons for MIDI, note repeat and Nektarine features • Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels • 1 push encoder for note repeat tempo control and Nektarine features • Octave up/down buttons with LED indicators • Transpose up/down buttons with LED indicators. Assignable to other functions • Power on/off switch • 9v DC power supply socket (optional) • USB port and USB bus powered • 7 transport buttons for DAW integration or MIDI assignable • Shift button activate transport buttons secondary level for a total of 14 accessible buttons • MIDI Output jack • 1/4” TRS jack Foot Switch socket for connection of 2 foot switches • 1 MIDI assignable potentiometer • 1/4“ TRS jack expression pedal socket • Note Repeat button with LED tempo indicator • Nektar DAW support integration • Note Repeat Function button • Nektarine plugin control software included (Download) • Bitwig 8-Track DAW license included (Download) Nektar DAW Integration for Impact GXP88 currently supports: Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar, Studio One Weight & Dimensions 134,5 cm (L) x 23 cm (D) x 8 cm(H), 8,2 kg For further Information about Nektar Technology,Inc please visit: https://nektartech.com/
  10. Nektar launches \MIDIFLEX4 4-port USB MIDI Interface (Nektar Technology, Inc., California, January 18, 2020) MIDIFLEX4 is a compact USB MIDI interface. It offers a lot of flexibility with 4 configurable MIDI I/O ports as well as stand-alone operation as a MIDI merge & split box. MIDIFLEX4 comes in a road-worthy housing with wrap-around aluminum cover and can easily be adapted to the ever-changing MIDI connection needs in a studio or on the road. It may be used as a 1 in / 3 out, 2 in / 2 out or 4 out interface on Windows, MacOS and iOS. Setup is instant: As MIDIFLEX is USB class-compliant it requires no custom drivers. Most DAWs recognize the ports automatically and the MIDI ports become available in the music software’s track routing options right away. What’s more, MIDIFLEX4 automatically detects if a MIDI in- our output is connected and displays the setting with its port MIDI indicators. For even more ports, multiple MIDIFLEX units may be used at the same time. MIDIFLEX4 can also operate stand-alone without a computer connected. In this mode, it works as a MIDI 2-1 merge or 1-3 split box. A dedicated button on the unit ensures easy switching of the modes with instant visual feedback on the 4 MIDI LED indicators. Pricing and availability (MAP / MSRP): Shipping in March 2020, Price: 59.99 USD / 49.99 GBP / 59.99 EUR https://nektartech.com/
  11. Nektar announces AURA beat composer Powerful USB MIDI pad controller with drum-machine-style plugin control, step-sequencer and Nektar DAW Integration Video-link: https://youtu.be/sqNwz9b0o6U (Nektar Technology, Inc., California, January 16th, 2020) AURA is a powerful beat creation and performance instrument. Featuring 16 hyper-sensitive RGB illuminated pads, an on-board step sequencer, a flexible pad repeat engine and incredible plugin control, AURA brings an exciting drum-machine-style workflow to any DAW or external MIDI setup. Paired with the included Nektarine 2.0 software, AURA becomes a plugin control powerhouse for VST, VST3 and AU plugins. Whether working a single multi-sound drum plugin or hosting a comprehensive kit using multiple plugins, setting AURA’s pads up is fast and intuitive, with real-time auditioning. Nektarine can host up to 16 different instrument-plugins simultaneously, so that each of AURA’s pads can play its own plugin. Any pad can be re-routed to a new plugin by creating a plugin slot and loading a patch or plugin directly from AURA’s browser. Pad assignments are saved as part of a DAW project/song or a Nektarine Multi-Patch for instant recall. AURA’s ‘Plugin’ mode provides instant control of hosted instrument plugin parameters. When programming drum sounds, quick access to key parameters such as pitch, decay or level is essential. Nektarine makes short work of this by auto-selecting the relevant parameters for control with AURA's 8 rotary pots based on the last triggered pad. Nektar plugin maps ensure that even plugins with thousands of parameters can be controlled seamlessly. Nektarine 2.0 provides 4 FX insert slots per hosted instrument plugin for up to 64 insert effect plugins per Nektarine instance. Dedicated AURA ‘FX’ buttons enable selection and control of hosted effects plugins. Each Nektarine instance has another 4 global send effects slots. Their send levels are controlled for each instrument plugin from AURA’s mixer page. Other mixer page controls are volume, pan and mute/solo for each plugin slot. Nektarine’s Browser is designed to manage thousands of patches with features like customizable tags and sorting tools, with full control from AURA. Browser settings are independent for every instrument and effect plugin slot. They are stored with a Nektarine Multi-Patch or even a DAW project/song, along with all other settings. Nektarine can be run in any DAW hosting AAX, AU, VST or VST3 plugins or as a standalone application in Windows and Apple OSX. Pad repeat: AURA’s on-board pad repeat engine is directly accessible, featuring a dedicated on/off button and settings menu. Using pad pressure to control velocity while changing repeat rates with the RGB LED buttons, makes it a great tool for creating dynamic rolls. The Repeat engine is highly customizable, parameters include Repeat Rate, Gate, Accent Interval, Accent Velocity Offset, Swing, Trigger Mode and Clock Source. Hardware step sequencer: On pressing AURA’s ‘SEQ’ button, the 16 LED buttons below the pots become the much loved, classic 16-step programming interface. 16 patterns (one per pad) with 4 parts (comprising of up to 16 steps each) add up to a total of 64 steps. This provides a lot of flexibility for inspired beat creation. A set of patterns can be saved in one of AURA’s 16 Collections. AURA’s sequencer is all about interaction and performance: Parts may be triggered in any combination at any time. Each pattern, and even each part in a pattern, can have a different length - massively simplifying the creation of interesting poly-rhythms. Many of the editing features go all the way down to step level and include play rate, velocity, accent, gate and swing. Internal and external clock modes ensure perfect sync. The sequencer may also be used stand-alone for MIDI instruments connected to AURA’s external MIDI Out. DAW integration: The dedicated ‘DAW’ button assigns AURA’s surface to take control of many popular DAWs, offering Nektar DAW integration features such as extended transport control, track selection, project navigation and more. Nektar DAW Integration software is included for Ableton Live Suite, Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Studio One and Sonar/Cakewalk. 7 transport buttons are otherwise fully MIDI assignable, including MMC commands, and can be used to set up transport control for any software not supported by Nektar DAW integration. MIDI programmability: AURA is designed for control of Nektarine, but it can also be used as a self-contained programmable USB MIDI pad controller in ‘Internal’ mode. It connects with hard- and software via USB or the MIDI output jack. 16 presets store pad and control assignments for use for the 16 pads, 8 pots, 7 switches and 2 foot switch connections. Pricing and availability (MAP / MSRP): Spring 2020, price: 349.99 USD / 299.99 GBP / 349.99 EUR Nektarine 2.0 is a free upgrade for existing Panorama T4/T6 users running Nektarine 1.0.
  12. Analogue Solutions stocks first batch of Vostok2020 as an augmented semi-modular masterpiece fit for new decade KINGSWINFORD, UK: British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to announce that it is the sole stockist of the first batch of the newly-launched Vostok2020 — the latest (fourth) incarnation of creator (and company founder) Tom Carpenter’s semi-modular masterpiece that takes some of the best parts of its iconic Vostok V2 and V3 Deluxe predecessors and brings them together as an augmented ANALOGUE POWER SYNTH fit for a new decade — as of January 13... As implied by the tell-tale ANALOGUE POWER SYNTH subtitle boldly blazoned across a spacious front panel that knowingly nods and winks at its Russian ‘roots’ — for the benefit of the uninitiated, Analogue Solutions’ (decade-plus) long-lasting Vostok semi-modular synthesizer series is named after a series of six manned Soviet orbiting spacecraft, the first of which, when launched in April 1961, carried the first man in space (Yuri Gagarin), Vostok2020 takes one giant leap for ‘synthkind’ as Tom Carpenter’s semi-modular masterpiece takes some of the best parts of its iconic Vostok V2 and V3 Deluxe predecessors and brings them together as an augmented analogue semi-modular monster fit for a new decade! Naming notwithstanding, Vostok2020’s venerable sonic footprint faithfully follows Analogue Solutions’ 25-plus-year (musical) mission of producing products with a great vintage analogue sound for which the celebrated company name itself is inextricably linked, largely thanks to the real analogue circuits involved. Indeed, when reiterating that ‘real analogue’ wording in its introduction to the Vostok2020’s user manual, Analogue Solutions state that the entire audio path — including the real mechanical SPRING REVERB (reliant on three actual springs) — and all of the extensive modulation signal routings — courtesy of the flexible MATRIXSYNTH matrix panel (reminiscent of the breakthrough British EMS VCS3, which made musical history upon its introduction in 1969 by being the first commercially portable synth 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 pins) — are absolutely analogue using circuits based on superlative-sounding Seventies-vintage designs, so no quantisation for CPU (Central Processing Unit) reading required! Reality dictates that some essential elements are digital, however — hence the MIDI-CV/NOTE SEQUENCER section (acting as a MIDI-to-CV convertor and a simple yet effective note loop sequencer) and associated rear-side MIDI T (Thru) and I (In) connections, yet Vostok2020 essentially is real analogue through and through. The resultant sound benefit is immediately apparent. And it is powerful, perfectly entitled to that ANALOGUE POWER SYNTH subtitling, supplying all the often-needed music electronics circuitry necessary to make a potent music synthesizer in one compact — 450mm (W) x 145mm (D) x 305mm (H) — forward-facing desktop module. (It is also rack-mountable when replacing its wood side panels with optional 7U rack ears.) Exactly what is it that makes Analogue Solutions’ Vostok2020 so special? Certainly it sounds as good as analogue gets. Given that it is designed by company founder Tom Carpenter, this should surely not 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 latest creation clearly was not simply the result of engineering design decisions driven by a steering committee of besuited number-crunchers, compulsorily constrained to maximise profit for faceless shareholders. Far from it, in fact. Fortunately for anyone willing to invest in this semi-modular masterpiece, its extensive modulation options and the resulting wide range of tones that it can consequently create have all been carefully thought through. Spanning synth leads and huge-sounding basses through to percussion, effects, and beyond into the weird and wonderful world of modular-style sounds... with Vostok2020 almost anything can be creatively crafted to sound as good as analogue gets! Giving the (almost) all-analogue — remember: real analogue! — game away, Vostok2020’s spacious, space-age-looking front panel puts some fanciful features that are all (patchable) at arm’s length, listed as follows: MIDI-CV/NOTE SEQUENCER — see above; VCO 1, VCO 2, and VCO 3 (with sawtooth, square, and pulse width wave shapes); VCO-patchable RING MOD (ring modulation); two voltage-controlled low frequency oscillators — VC LFO 1 and VC LFO 2 — each with sawtooth, inverse sawtooth, square, and triangle wave shapes, the frequency of which can be controlled by the F CV (x15) input; looping eight-step analogue CV/GATE SEQUENCER; moving coil SIGNAL METER — more for control voltage than audio; JOY STICK controller for realtime control (with patchable RANGE X and RANGE Y controls); SPRING REVERB — see above; EXTERNAL sockets (for patching signals into or out of the MATRIXSYNTH panel); two ADSR-style envelope generators — EG 1 and EG 2 — that can also act as an LFO with programmable wave shape; SH/NOISE sample-and-hold and white noise generator; six-input audio or CV mono MIXER; MULTIMODE FILTER/VCA 12dB diode ladder filter, similar to Korg’s classic Seventies-vintage MS20 semi-modular synthesizer, with separate voltage-controlled amplifier (that needs to be patched in to operate); and (above- mentioned) MATRIXSYNTH matrix panel with an LED (Light Emitting Diode) inside the socket of each signal destination... design-wise, achieving that cool feature in an analogue synthesizer was far from easy, unlike in the digital domain! Far from shortchanging on the cool and fanciful features front, Vostok2020’s new decade-designated design will certainly keep even the most ardent analogue aficionado musically occupied throughout the ‘Twenties’ and beyond! Best get patching, then... though not necessarily so since Vostok2020 is, after all, a semi-modular analogue affair. And also a monstrous masterpiece! The first Vostok2020 batch is in production and available to order for purchase — priced at £3,200.00 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) — directly from Analogue Solutions via the dedicated Vostok2020 webpage here: https://www.analoguesolutions.com/vostok2020 See and hear Vostok2020 in Analogue Solutions’ sonically-satisfying video here: https://youtu.be/KhvCR1tO1P8 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! © 2020 Analogue Solutions (UK) Ltd
  13. DANLEY BREAKS THE MOLD ONCE AGAIN: INTRODUCING THE NEW STUDIO 1 AND STUDIO 2 NEARFIELD MONITORS AND STUDIO SUBWOOFER GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – JANUARY 2020: Before creating Danley Sound Labs’ unconventional Synergy Horn and Tapped Horn loudspeakers and subwoofers, maverick acoustician Tom Danley, was already a minor celebrity within the world of professional audio for inventing servomotor-driven subwoofer systems. Prior to that, he developed seventeen patents at NASA contractor Intersonics, including an acoustic levitator and a sonic boom generator! But, his first and enduring love has always been high-fidelity sound capture and reproduction. The Danley Studio 1 passive nearfield monitor, Studio 2 active nearfield monitor, and Studio Sub subwoofer connect past and present and draw on Danley’s incredible breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to deliver a uniquely transparent studio monitoring experience. While most reference monitor companies utilize existing technology with minor tweaks, they ignore the fundamental compromises inherent in conventional designs. Danley applied their patented Synergy Horn technology to the studio monitor market. Mike Hedden, president of Danley Sound Lab’s notes, “For Tom Danley, creating the Studio 1 monitor and the Studio Sub was a true labor of love. Tom created them because of a burning desire to deliver something to the studio market they’ve never experienced before! The Synergy Horn technology has made huge strides into the installed, live sound and cinema markets. It was a logical progression to bring Synergy Horn technology to a market in need of true innovation with a product that surpasses the capabilities of the competition.” The Danley Studio 1 relies on Danley’s patented Synergy Crossover design to assure not only a linear frequency response (i.e. the spec that most conventional manufacturers obsess over) but also a linear phase response (i.e. the spec that matters every bit as much for translation-robust monitoring but that is typically abysmal in conventional designs). The bottom line being the imaging of the Studio series is simply stunning! The Danley Studio 1 has a smooth response from 63Hz to 20kHz, using just a single 6.5-inch coaxial driver, a seeming impossibility by conventional standards (we said this is an unconventional design!). The Studio 1 requires just one amp channel and little, if any, processing. The Studio 2 houses a perfectly-matched amplifier. The Danley Studio Sub uses two 8-inch woofers and Danley’s ingenious design to deliver remarkably low distortion down to 33Hz. Coupled with surprising high output, the Studio Sub is tailor-made to pair with the Danley Studio 1 but will work wonderfully with any nearfield monitor. The Studio 2 is designed to be a self -powered stand-alone box with no need for an external sub. Powerful on-board processing as well as having analog, digital balanced XLR inputs as well as RCA inputs, makes this an easy product to upgrade to. ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for "outside the box" thinking in professional audio technology. www.danleysoundlabs.com MSRP: Studio1-B $1,600 Studio2-B $4,400 StudioSub-B $2,280
  14. Streamlined and Affordable Digital Performance Piano with Premium Roland Sound and Features Anaheim, CA, January 15, 2020 — Roland (NAMM Hall A, Booth #10702), announces the RD-88 Stage Piano, the latest model in the company’s long-running RD series. For over 30 years, Roland RD pianos have been the top choice of professional keyboardists, appearing regularly on stages all over the world. Offering premium features in a light, streamlined design, the RD-88 delivers renowned RD sound and playability in an affordable instrument that’s simple to use and easy to carry. Equipped with the 88-note PHA-4 keyboard, the RD-88 provides exceptional feel and response with Roland’s award-winning hammer action and Ivory Feel keys. Every musical nuance is perfectly translated, giving serious players the inspiring touch they need for authentic performances. A high-quality speaker system is also integrated into the instrument’s design, offering convenient self-contained amplification for home practice and convenient monitoring. Drawing on Roland’s rich sound heritage, the RD-88 includes a wide selection of instruments including stunning, newly developed SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos. For added versatility, a curated collection of acoustic and electronic sounds are also on board, including modern synth sounds powered by the latest Roland sound engine. The RD-88 is refreshingly intuitive to use while performing, with fast-access controls for selecting sound categories, creating layers and splits, and more. It’s easy to shape the tone color via grab-and-go knobs and enhance sounds with compressor, chorus/delay, reverb, and other effects. Favorite setups can be stored for quick recall, and a One-Touch Piano button allows the player to quickly return to their core piano sound any time they like. Advanced users will love the RD-88’s zone features and easy computer integration. Software-based sounds can be played through the RD-88 via USB, and three zones can be configured with internal sounds or set up to control virtual instruments from Apple MainStage. The RD-88 features a clean and compact design that fits neatly into any musical situation. Weighing just 13.5 kg/29 lb. 13 oz., it’s easy to move and set up, even on small stages or in cramped rehearsal spaces. For a hands-on demo of Roland products like the RD-88 Stage Piano, visit Hall A at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, at booth #10702 from January 16-19, 2020. Availability & Pricing The Roland RD-88 Stage Piano will be available for $1,199.99 in March 2020. To learn more, 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 nearly 50 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.
  15. Affordable Mid-Level V-Drums Kit with Flagship-Class Sounds, Premium Playability, and Onboard Bluetooth Anaheim, CA, January 15, 2020 — Roland (NAMM Hall A, Booth #10702), introduces the TD-27KV V-Drums, a new mid-level electronic drum kit in the acclaimed V-Drums lineup. Equipped with advanced digital trigger pad technology and the latest V-Drums sound engine, the TD-27KV brings serious drummers premium playability and flagship-level expression at an affordable price. The TD-27KV kit is based around the powerful new TD-27 module, which features a host of next-generation technologies derived from the top-of-the-line TD-50. Roland’s Prismatic sound engine combines curated samples with advanced behavior modeling refined over two decades, delivering an incredibly expressive and natural experience. Equipped with more than 700 instruments, 55 preset kits, and 100 kits in total, the tonal range of the TD-27 is rich in variety. Via an intuitive user interface, drummers can access kits at the turn of a dial and quickly adjustinstrument sounds with four simple controls. Advanced PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride pads offer sophisticated multi-sensing that works with the TD-27’s digital trigger inputs and fast, high-resolution processing to provide the most lifelike, resonant, and expressive sounds possible, plus support for natural techniques with cross-stick detection, ride cymbal muting, and more. The kit also includes three PDX-100 tom pads with Roland’s famous multi-layer mesh heads, CY-12C and CY-13R cymbal pads, a VH-10 V-Hi-Hat, and a KD-10 kick pad. Users can customize the TD-27's large onboard sound selection to a deep level. It's also possible to import WAV samples via an SD card and freely combine them with built-in sounds. The module offers a stereo mix output and two assignable direct outputs, providing flexible connectivity for stage playing. Additional trigger inputs are also available (one digital and three analog), making it easy for a player to expand their kit with additional pads and cymbals. For studio and home recording, the TD-27’s advanced USB interface provides up to 28 individual audio channels for multi-track integration with any DAW. V-Drums modules are renowned for their convenient practice features, and the TD-27 is no exception. Onboard Bluetooth allows drummers to wirelessly stream music from their phone through the module and play along. An analog mix input is provided as well, and incoming sounds can be blended easily with a dedicated panel knob. There’s also a wide selection of Coach functions to help build timing and other basic skills, and users can record performances at any time with the touch of a button. A new dedicated audio circuit for monitoring the TD-27 sound module with headphones provides clear and balanced sound quality, making each practice and playing session a comfortable and enjoyable experience. For a hands-on demo of Roland products like the TD-27KV V-Drums, visit Hall A at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, at booth #10702 from January 16-19, 2020. Availability & Pricing The Roland TD-27KV is available for $2,999.99 on January 16, 2020 and the TD-27 will be available for $1,199.99 in May 2020. To learn more, 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 nearly 50 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.
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