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  1. Puremagnetik Parallax | Frequency Orbiting Station Sound design company and experimental music label Puremagnetik has released Parallax - a unique effect that is part vocoder and part echo/reverb matrix. It can create subtle, modulating filter effects that swell and transform through rich, algorithmic spaces. At its heart is a 10-band filterbank that can be shifted in real time to bring out resonances, shift tonal balance and animate specific frequencies. The output of the filter stage is processed by a simple yet effective delay line and algorithmic blurring. With these two chains of processors sounds can be completely resculpted, transformed and reconfigured in frequency and spatial balance. Video: https://youtu.be/zxV1antqc-M Get it on Puremagnetik: http://puremagnetik.com/parallaxMinimum Requirements• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64• Audio Units or VST compatible audio host
  2. SRX ELECTRIC PIANO, SRX STRINGS, and SRX BRASS Now Available in Roland Cloud Roland Cloud releases a trio of new virtual instruments based on three classic SRX titles. Seattle, WA, November 19, 2019 — Roland Cloud, an evolving cloud-based suite of software synthesizers, drum machines, and sampled instruments for modern creators, presents SRX ELECTRIC PIANO, SRX STRINGS, and SRX BRASS. Created in the spirit of Roland's seminal classics with reimagined versatility, the SRX ELECTRIC PIANO, SRX STRINGS, and SRX BRASS draw from the spirit of the original hardware boards with the meticulous attention to detail that the brand is known for around the world. Upon its initial release more than a decade ago , SRX ELECTRIC PIANO—the twelfth title in Roland’s popular SRX series of expansion boards—was described as “the finest sound library of coveted EPs and clavs to bear the Roland logo.” The sampled keyboard instruments in SRX ELECTRIC PIANO were recorded with high-end mics and converters at multiple velocities. These electric pianos are authentic, expressive, and possess stunning audio detail. Its 50 diverse sounds—in Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and clavinet styles—vary from bright and vibrant to dusky and warm. The 128 presets in SRX STRINGS cover every potential string expression including pizzicato, legato, and vibrato playing. Presets like “Trems/w fine” react differently depending on the velocity of each note played. A softer touch conjures a tense and trembling tremolo, while a more aggressive one elicits a smoothly bowed note. SRX STRINGS includes endlessly tweakable parameters as well as effects for users to create new tones. The tenth title in Roland’s SRX series provided users with what Roland originally described as “a superb collection of sounds that capture the true articulations of traditional brass instruments and ensembles.” The diverse patches in SRX BRASS are now available in Roland Cloud and are broad enough for crafting pop hits, scoring films, classical composition, and beyond. These sounds give composers freedom to arrange horn parts with dynamism that includes realistic falls and swells. SRX ELECTRIC PIANO, SRX STRINGS, and SRX BRASS join recent releases like the TB-303, JX-3P, and SRX STUDIO as well as the TR-808, TR-909, JUPITER-8, and JUNO-106 to deepen Roland Cloud’s expanding suite of instruments. SRX ELECTRIC PIANO, SRX STRINGS, and SRX BRASS can be mapped easily to the SYSTEM-8 or other hardware synthesizers. *All trademarks are property of their respective owners. --------- About ROLAND CLOUD Roland Cloud is an evolving cloud-based suite of software synthesizers, drum machines, and sampled instruments for modern creators. Team Roland Cloud is our vibrant, worldwide community of music makers and producers—all developing and sharing innovative sounds. For more information visit www.rolandcloud.com.
  3. IK Multimedia ships the full Creator Series for recording and streaming and adds three video bundles New series enables YouTubers, live streamers and other social media broadcasters to capture crystal clear audio in a studio or on the go November 19, 2019 - IK Multimedia, a pioneer in mobile audio solutions, introduces the Creator Series: affordable, mobile-friendly tools designed for video content creators, YouTubers, live streamers, musicians and anyone looking to capture high quality audio and video using a mobile device. This new series includes the now-shipping iRig Mic Cast 2, iRig Mic Cast HD, and iRig Mic Video, as well as other microphones, interfaces, accessories and bundles. It offers the most complete range of products for today's social media-oriented creatives. iRig Video Creator Bundle / HD Bundle The Creator Series marks the debut of the iRig Video Creator Bundle for YouTubers, Instagram video producers, and Facebook live streamers. It includes: iRig Mic Lav lapel mic; iKlip Grip Pro combination desktop tripod/handgrip/full-size tripod/selfie stick with Bluetooth shutter; and a USB-powered 6" LED ring light with adjustable color and brightness that mounts onto the top of the iKlip Grip Pro. The iRig Video Creator HD Bundle offers a more professional solution. It includes a larger 10" LED ring light that offers a wider range of color and brightness options, as well as IK's award-winning iRig Mic HD 2 digital condenser microphone featuring radio-ready sound quality and USB connectivity and iKlip Grip Pro. Full compliment of snap-on, mobile-friendly mics The Creator Series also includes the recently announced, pocket-sized iRig Mic Cast 2 and iRig Mic Cast HD microphones for crystal clear voice recording anywhere using an iPad, iPhone or Android device. Both feature a unique magnetic mounting design for quick and easy on-the-go use. Selectable pickup patterns, headphone monitoring and an included windscreen for outdoor use make them ideal for interviews, live streams, creating YouTube videos and more, with no additional batteries needed. iRig Mic Video and iRig Mic Video Bundle This lightweight, shotgun-style mic offers professional-quality audio capture and production features that are suitable for a wide array of video shoots – from broadcasts to vlogs and even action shots. iRig Mic Video includes the same convenient magnetic mount as Mic Cast HD, plus a hot shoe adaptor for mounting to DSLRs. For a more secure grip and stable on-the-go shots, the iRig Mic Video Bundle provides a lightweight, portable video rig complete with the mic plus IK's iKlip Grip Pro multifunction stand that transforms from handgrip to monopod to tripod in seconds. A standard UNC ¼" thread lets users mount iRig Mic Video, lights or other accessories on top, and an adjustable clamp holds phones securely even with a case. Stereo streaming solution The Creator Series also includes the iRig Stream, which recently debuted for content creators and musicians who live stream using a mobile device and an app. It's a mobile audio interface that combines multiple audio sources down to one track for recording or streaming in mono or stereo. * Requires use of Apple's Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter (TRRS). Pricing and availability All products are available from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK dealers worldwide, with prices ranging from $/€49.99 - $/€199.99 ** ** All prices excluding taxes For more information, please visit www.ikmultimedia.com/contentcreator To see these new products in action, visit: iRig Stream - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigstream/video iRig Mic Cast 2 - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccast2/video iRig Mic Cast HD - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccasthd/video iRig Mic Video - www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicvideo/video 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. iRig® is a registered trademarks of IK Multimedia. Mac, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
  4. NOW AVAILABLE – CASIO’S CASIOTONE CT-S300 AND LK-S250 New Models Boast Contemporary Design and Comprehensive Set of Features DOVER, NJ, November 19, 2019 – Today, Casio America, Inc., a leading musical instrument provider, is excited to announce that its new Casiotone CT-S300 and LK-S250 electronic keyboards are now available for purchase. Revamped to hit a high note with music lovers of all ages, these keyboards are ideal go-anywhere musical partners. Like the original Casiotone models from the 80s, the new CT-S300 and LK-S250 allow anyone to have fun making music anytime, anywhere. Weighing in at just six pounds, the new CT-S300 and LK-S250 electronic keyboards offer a refreshed, modern, and ultra-portable design. The slim chassis features 61 full-size keys and a built-in carrying handle, ideal for playing on the go. Each model has an easy-to-read LCD display and intuitive controls that enable players to get started quickly. Built-in speakers, a 1/8” headphone output and a 1/8” audio input mean users can enjoy sharing their music with friends or plug in their headphones to play on their own. Each keyboard is also jam-packed with 400 tones, 77 rhythms, Dance Music Mode with 50 styles of EDM, USB-MIDI and more! Additionally, both models are compatible with the Chordana Play app, which lets you learn to play any MIDI file with a piano roll display or traditional notation. The LK-S250 also boasts lighted keys and Casio’s Step-Up lesson system, making it easier than ever to learn your favorite songs. Finally, both models can be powered by either six AA batteries or the included AC adaptor, allowing players to have fun making music wherever they go. The Casiotone CT-S300 (MSRP: $139) and LK-S250 (MSRP: $159) are available at Sweetwater, Guitar Center and Musician's Friend. To learn more about Casio’s full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com. About Casio America, Inc. Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
  5. Cherry Audio and new Module Designer, P.moon, announce the release of 14 new modules for Voltage Modular. The ever-growing Voltage Modular platform now includes over 500 modules! P.moon's first line of modules are cybernetic circuits mainly designed to help build up complicated control systems. Some of these modules will allow you to do some unique and creative things, like cascading sequencers and setups for complete melodies. P.moon new modules include Pulser ($10) and Multi Divider ($10) Controllers, 2 FREE Button Controllers (4/2 and 2/1), a CV Meter Utility ($10), and three super-cool tool kits; Tool Set 1 ($10), Tool Set 2 ($10) and Sequencer Kit ($10). Check them out today! Learn more. Buy Today
  6. SEVENOAKS, KENT, 18TH NOVEMBER 2019: Iconic British string manufacturer, Rotosound, is launching a new range of high-end electric bass guitar strings sets at the forthcoming NAMM 2020 show in Anaheim, California (Stand: 4802). The firm is best-known for its wide and innovative range of electric bass guitar strings, including the ground-breaking roundwound bass string in the 1960’s, Swing Bass RS66. The launch of the new Ultramag sets, made with Type 52 Alloy will see the company push into a higher price-point bracket (around £29.95 for the four-string sets and £34.95 for the five-strings sets) enabling it to offer much-improved margins to dealers. The sets will initially be available in four-string 40-100, 45-105 and five-string 45-130 gauges for electric bass guitar. Samples will be available to test at the forthcoming NAMM Show, with a retail launch scheduled for February 2020. Rotosound materials expert, John Doughty, explained the science behind the strings, saying: “With a composition of 52 per cent nickel and 48 per cent iron, this highly magnetic string will certainly accentuate those middles and lows over their steel counterparts. "Designed for use in the aerospace industry and high-end electronics, the low coefficient of expansion will help maintain tuning in wide ranging environments. With its corrosion resistant properties and its unique blend of sound it is a truly a string for the discerning player seeking that extra tonal character.” Rotosound chairman, Jason How, explained the thinking behind the move: “From our extensive research we have realised bass players are looking for something that bit special sound-wise and particularly for a softer feel. We’re very pleased with what we now have and I believe that bass players and dealers are going to love these new strings which are well worth that small extra investment that will take their tone and margins to a new level.” The strings are 100% made in the UK factory in Sevenoaks. For more information on the new Ultramag range or to try them out, visit stand 4802 at NAMM Show 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Centre. //// About Rotosound Rotosound has been creating, designing and making strings for 60 years. By helping music icons like Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle and Geddy Lee to create their amazing sounds, Rotosound strings have become synonymous with the British Tone. Renowned throughout the world, Rotosound is the home of legendary products such as Swing Bass 66 and Roto strings and is justifiably proud to be part of rock history. Founded in 1958 by James How as a small, UK based, family-owned and operated company, Rotosound core values are little changed today. More sophisticated machines, designed and built by the late founder’s son, Jason How, still produce high quality instrument strings using only the best materials and a great team of people who really love what they do. Each string is physically and visually inspected at every stage of the manufacturing process to get maximum consistency, ensuring each one is unrivalled in tone, tuning stability and durability. James was and Jason is a musician and engineer with vision and passion whose leadership helped Rotosound becoming one of the foremost string manufacturers in the world. Rotosound products combine musical knowledge, heritage and state of the art production methods to produce strings that bring music to life. Jason, following in his father’s footsteps, works relentlessly to invent new machines, reinvent strings and rediscover products like the Vintage Fuzz Pedal. Rotosound, whilst staying faithful to the originals, improves on them by the use of contemporary up to date technology and components such as new foil packaging, which ensures strings reach customers as fresh as the day they leave the factory. Now sold in more than 80 countries across the globe, Rotosound strings are not only used by some of the greatest guitarists and bassists, but continue to attract the best of the current and up and coming musicians. Rotosound strings have played a large part in the history of rock music and the company plans to continue drawing on this rich legacy to continue being a major influence for decades to come.
  7. NATICK, MA, November 18, 2019 — Genelec – the global leader in professional audio monitoring – has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s ground-breaking Smart IP technology, combining exceptional sound quality with single cable convenience. Smart IP provides scalable power, as well as audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable – offering integrators unrivalled power, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation. The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams, and derives power via both PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver an impressive 104 dB of short-term SPL, via two integral 50 W Class D amplification stages feeding the woofer and tweeter. As well as receiving both power and audio-over-IP, the 4430’s single rear panel CAT connector also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager – a sophisticated downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalization tool set, system organization and status monitoring. Additionally, APIs within the 4430 support the hooks to allow external control via third-party hardware, software or house automation. In terms of specification, the 4430 supports up to eight audio channels in a stream with sample rates of 32 – 96 kHz and 16 – 24-bit resolution. Streams can be managed by both Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager software, as well as legacy balanced line analog audio. The 4430 delivers a frequency response of 45 Hz – 23 kHz (-6 dB) via a 5-inch woofer and 3/4-inch metal dome tweeter, and the 4430’s compact, lightweight enclosure utilizes Genelec’s trademark Minimum Diffraction Enclosure and Directivity Control Waveguide technologies to ensure neutral, uncolored sound both on- and off-axis. Manufactured using certified sustainable methods, the enclosure itself is produced from recycled aluminum, is available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colors, and is compatible with Genelec’s extensive range of mounting accessories to allow the 4430 to be floor-, ceiling-, wall- or truss-mounted. Genelec has chosen to officially launch the 4430 at the spectacular new Finnish Music Hall of Fame in Helsinki – a unique and innovative museum and dining experience that already features over 120 of the new 4430 loudspeakers installed throughout the museum. Showcasing more than 200 Finnish artists and composers via the newest AV technology combined with Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions, the Music Hall of Fame will provide an unforgettable interactive, multidimensional experience for an estimated 100,000 visitors per year. The installation at the Hall of Fame was undertaken by top integrator Bright, whose Head of Installation Santtu Sipilä commented, “When Smart IP was announced, we knew instantly that it offered the perfect solution for the Hall of Fame. We were already familiar with Genelec’s outstanding audio quality and long-term reliability, so to be able to integrate every 4430 into the system via a single CAT cable made the whole process of installation and configuration incredibly straightforward, yet provides us with amazing levels of control. We have set out to help make the Music Hall of Fame a new global benchmark for quality content and user experience, and Genelec’s Smart IP technology has played a key role in allowing us to realize that goal.” Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian added, “Our research into IP loudspeaker technology dates back to 2005, and the response to the preview of Smart IP at ISE back in February was so overwhelmingly positive that we knew that this valuable work would now allow us to fulfill a very obvious gap in the installed audio market. The 4430 is just the first of a number of loudspeaker models to incorporate Smart IP technology, and we look forward to expanding the range in 2020 and beyond. For the Finnish Music Hall of Fame to become such a prestigious early adopter of Smart IP makes us very proud, and even more excited for the future of our installed audio business.” The 4430 loudspeaker is shipping now, and for more information, please visit www.genelec.com. Genelec 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s ground-breaking Smart IP technology Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass. Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms. Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. —For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.
  8. FULTON, MD -- Impact Soundworks released today SHREDDAGE 3 PRECISION, a sample library for KONTAKT PLAYER featuring the legendary sound of an American electric “p-bass” as performed by Tony Dickinson of Trans-Siberian Orchestra fame. This Kontakt-powered virtual instrument features fingered, slapped, and picked playing, as well as all other core bass techniques, recorded through an analog signal chain and performed on flatwound strings for a warm, detailed tone. Shreddage 3 Precision is fully NKS compatible for use with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware, and is available now for $129 from Impact Soundworks. In contrast with previous basses released by Impact Soundworks, Shreddage 3 Precision is uniquely versatile thanks to the wealth of articulations captured, the instrument choice, and the signal chain used. It is designed for use in any genre, rather than just rock and metal, and its clean tone can be easily processed by the built-in Console modular FX rack or with external plugins. “We wanted to create a virtual bass that sounded fantastic with no tweaking, right out-of-the-box,” said lead developer Andrew Aversa. “As soon as you start playing Shreddage 3 Precision, you’ll quickly find how smooth it sounds and how easy it is to use.” The included Shreddage 3 engine, used in 7 other guitar and bass libraries to date, provides an intelligent ‘virtual bassist’ that responds to the user’s MIDI playing with realistic fret and string selection. The result is accurate performances that reproduce the nuance of a real performer. The playing style can then be easily adjusted to support different kinds of performances, and all articulations can be mapped to perfectly fit the user’s DAW and controller workflow. Other key features of Shreddage 3 Precision include multiple types of staccato and palm muted articulations, harmonics, portamento slides, hammer-on and pull-off playing (including ‘slapped’ variations), pops, special FX, and a suite of adjustable release noises. These techniques allow users to write or perform virtually any type of bass part imaginable. See Shreddage 3 Precision in action on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nWbYmbCLwRM Shreddage 3 Precision is now available as a digital download for $129. Owners of existing Shreddage 3 instruments qualify for a discounted crossgrade price. Audio and video demos, specifications, and more product information is available at the Impact Soundworks website: https://impactsoundworks.com/product/shreddage-3-precision/
  9. — UAD Software v9.11 includes new direct developer plug-ins from Brainworx and Sonnox — SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • November 14, 2019 — Universal Audio is proud to announce the release of UAD Software v9.11. Alongside the UA-developed Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip, the latest software release features plug-in titles from UA's direct developer partners, Brainworx and Sonnox. Sonnox® Oxford SuprEsser DS - $249 Developed by Sonnox for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Oxford SuprEsser DS plug-in gives you transparent, precise linear-phase de-essing with near-zero latency when tracking in real time. A dynamic and powerful tool, the Oxford SuprEsser DS plug-in's spectral display and intuitive controls makes identifying and surgically eliminating unwanted sibilance or harshness easier than ever. Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser DS — Key Features: Easily set level-tracking threshold for musical de-essing on loud and soft vocal passages Interactive spectral analyser helps identify and control unwanted harshness Variable-slope linear-phase filters for precise, transparent control Comprehensive Listen and Effect modes for wide and narrow-band detection Dry/wet mix control for built-in parallel processing Near-zero latency with Realtime UAD Processing for precise de-essing while tracking and mixing Diezel VH4 Amplifier - $149 Introduced in 1994, the VH4 amplifier was Diezel's maiden voyage — a 100-watt beast that dropped jaws with articulate cleans, dynamic distortion, and frothy high-gain tones. Still a modern tone giant 25 years after its release, the Diezel VH4 is ubiquitous in heavy rock and metal productions, used by Tool, Metallica, and tons more. Developed by Brainworx, and officially endorsed by legendary amp builder Peter Diezel, the Diezel VH4 plug-in masterfully emulates this four KT77-equipped 100-watt beast, for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces. Diezel VH4 Amplifier — Key Features: Exacting emulation of the original 100-watt Diezel VH4 guitar amp, endorsed by Peter Diezel and Peter Stapfer Four independent channels for a huge range of tones, from clean to ultra-high gain and all points in between 120 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets – recorded in Brainworx´s studio using the NEVE VXS72 console, stellar outboard gear and world class microphones FX Rack includes host-syncable lo-fi delay, noise gate, filters, power soak, pre and power amp bypass Unison technology for UA Audio Interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of original Diezel VH4 amplifier thanks to impedance matching Download UAD Software v9.11: www.uaudio.com/uad/downloads Learn more about the Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser DS plug-in: www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/special-processing/sonnox-oxford-supresser-ds.html Learn more about the Diezel VH4 Amplifier: www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/guitar-bass/diezel-vh4-amplifier.html Learn more about award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins: www.uaudio.com/learn-about-uad-plugins About UAD Powered Plug-Ins
 Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and Windows. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems. About Universal Audio Inc.
 Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware, award-winning line of Apollo audio interfaces, and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology. With its rich recording heritage, UA has been “Setting the tone since 1958.” www.uaudio.com
  10. PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “COMMERCIAL HIP HOP VOL 5” SAMPLE PACK 'Commercial Hip Hop Vol 5' marks the long awaited return of this best-selling Urban series from the Producer Loops label. Combining Lo-Fi Hip Hop elements with stuttered synths, vocal fragments, and soaring strings, these Kits are designed to help you obtain placements and make your mark. Songwriters and rappers will find the downtempo Kits super user-friendly to write over due to their melodic piano and strings intros. But we've also thrown in a few club-orientated Trap beats to help you spark your creativity and blur genre boundaries. Each Kit from the demo is tracked out into loop sections. Please note, MIDI files are not available though, due to the use of hardware synths. One-Shot Samples: This pack includes drum one-shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to complement your existing creations. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and phrases. Dry/Wet Loops: For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem; add your own effects. Unlooped Riffs/Tails: This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature. Royalty-Free: All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any master royalties. Specifications: • 5 Construction Kits • Ableton Live Pack • ACIDized WAV Files • Apple Loops/AIFF Files • REX2 Loops • Reason ReFill • Loops sync to BPM • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit • PC/Mac Compatible • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions) Price and Availability: 'Commercial Hip Hop Vol 5’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £19.95 / 24.29 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com
  11. Fuse Audio Labs launches free RS-W2395c plugin emulation of original W2395c hardware EQ in close collaboration with creator DUESSELDORF, GERMANY: DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) plugin and audio DSP (Digital Signal Processing) developer Fuse Audio Labs is proud to announce availability of RS-W2395c — an authentic (and free) plugin emulation of German Audio Lab’s W2395c, itself a classic Baxandall EQ combined with a powerful mid-band filter, developed in close collaboration with Roger Schult, creator of the original hardware — as of November 15... Transferring the circuitry and sonic character of analog authentically into the digital world after analysing the W2395c hardware in depth, the resulting RS-W2395c plugin provides precise control of the mid range combined with broad tonal shaping of bass and treble. The HF (high frequency) control is great for carving out percussive sounds, as well as opening or darkening instruments and voices. The partnering LF (low frequency) control provides a precise and solid grip on the sub frequencies, while the MF (mid frequency) control makes managing a delicate balancing act between sounding natural and more muscular a breeze. Better still, RS-W2395c is straightforward in operation, with those minimal controls belying its full flexibility. The LF can be switched from 80Hz to 110Hz, the HF from 2K to 5K, and the semi-parametric MF offers three different Q factors to choose from. Furthermore, the DRIVE control is a plugin-exclusive extra for adding some satisfying grit to its supernaturally-natural tone character. “We are very happy that our friendship with Roger Schult has made this wonderful freebie possible,” says Fuse Audio Labs CEO Reimund Dratwa. Duly adds German Audio Lab CEO Roger Schult: “I have to say I am really amazed at the quality of the plugin version; Reimund has obviously put as much effort into his code as I did when developing the analog hardware.” RS-W2395c is available for free from Fuse Audio Labs’ website here: https://fuseaudiolabs.com (Note that there are no time or functional restrictions.) For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated RS-W2395c webpage here: https://fuseaudiolabs.com/rsw2395c.html About Fuse Audio Labs (www.fuseaudiolabs.com) Fuse Audio Labs was founded in 2017 by Reimund Dratwa. Prior to joining Black Rooster Audio in late 2016, he worked for Brainworx for many years, during which time he was responsible for creating analog modelling titles for brands such as ACME Audio, Black Box Analog Design, elysia, Millennia,Vertigo, and several others available through Plugin Alliance and the UAD-2 platform.The company was initially intended as an engineering entity to develop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) plugins and audio DSP (Digital Signal Processing) applications for various partners, but soon served as a channel for its own exciting product ideas. About Roger Schult (www.rogerschult.com) Roger Schult has been an inventor since he was a little kid — a passion that has been driving him forward for decades. Around 1985 he developed the transmitting and receiving electronics that became the basis of modern ultrasonic parking assistants. At this time he also founded his first company, focusing on manufacturing bass guitars, guitar amplifiers, and other electronic audio tools. In 2005 he developed the MS Mastering Equalizer that became the basis for the trailblazing bx_digital plugin by Brainworx.Today he continues to release sophisticated analog audio tools under his own brand, German Audio Lab.
  12. — UAD Software v9.11 features the hit-making channel strip that defined the sound of modern pop, hip-hop, and R&B — SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • November 14, 2019 — Universal Audio is proud to release UAD Software v9.11 featuring the Avalon VT-737, a precisely-modeled plug-in emulation of the modern-classic channel strip that has been lending polished, class-A tube character to hip-hop, R&B, and pop hits for more than 20 years. Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip - $299 The dominant player in modern chart-topping productions, Avalon's flagship VT-737sp channel strip is the best-selling standalone channel strip ever made. From Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and Wiz Khalifa, to Babyface, Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, and more, the VT-737sp delivers consistently polished results, with radio-ready gloss and detail. By first mirroring the preamp impedance and unique front-end characteristics of a hand-selected VT-737sp “golden unit”, UA’s team of elite engineers then captured the target hardware's class-A tube amplifier section, LED-style optical compressor, and discrete four-band EQ — giving users all the textures and sonics of the legendary hardware, right in their DAW. Available exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, and fully endorsed by Avalon Design, the Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip plug-in captures the entire hit-making essence of the channel strip that defined the sound of modern music. Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip — Key Features: VT-737sp exclusively licensed by Avalon Designs, modeled by Universal Audio Made famous as the ultimate R&B and Hip-Hop performance and production tool specializing in tight, focused vocals and bass guitar Best of Avalon's designs: high headroom tube mic preamp, optical compressor, and discrete four-band EQ Feedback-style 58 dB tube mic preamp with Mic, Line, or Hi-Z input with Unison technology Models entire VT-737sp circuit path, including transformers, tube amplifiers, passive inductor based filters, and optical gain reduction Compressor Sidechain Unlink/Link and EQ Pre-Dynamics, EQ Sidechain filtering, Hi Q and Frequency multiplier Physical input impedance and front panel control of Gain staging and other preamp parameters via Unison Download UAD Software v9.11: www.uaudio.com/uad/downloads Learn more about the Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip: www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/compressors-limiters/ua-tube-compressor-collection.html Learn more about award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins: www.uaudio.com/learn-about-uad-plugins About UAD Powered Plug-Ins
 Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and Windows. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems. About Universal Audio Inc.
 Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware, award-winning line of Apollo audio interfaces, and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology. With its rich recording heritage, UA has been “Setting the tone since 1958.” www.uaudio.com
  13. Bedroom Producers Blog and SampleScience have released GB DrumBox, a free Game Boy virtual instrument for PC and Mac. ABOUT GB DrumBox is a Game Boy virtual instrument developed by SampleScience. It is based on a set of Game Boy sounds that were recorded by Bedroom Producers Blog. The instrument is available in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats. The instrument contains twelve drum kits, each with a set of eight Game Boy samples. The user can adjust the volume, pan, and decay time for each channel. The filter cutoff, reverb level, attack time, and modulation are applied globally. The plugin also offers multi-out functionality. If multiple outputs are used, the global filter and reverb effects will turn off automatically. GB DrumBox was designed as a fun instrument for musicians who want to use authentic Game Boy sounds in their music. FEATURES 12 Drum kits. 8 Channels per drum kit. Volume, Envelope, Pan, Filter, Reverb, Modulation. VST, VST3, AU plugin format. Price: Free. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit / 64-bit) OSX: OSX 10.8 or higher (32-bit / 64-bit) LINKS GB DrumBox (product page) Demo Video (YouTube) SCREENSHOT & DEMO
  14. Specially curated collection of rare and vintage drum sounds spanning the history of drum machines expands the UNO Drum sound palette November 14, 2019 - IK Multimedia announces the Drum Anthology Libraries for UNO Drum, a free collection of PCM sounds from rare and vintage drum machines designed to expand the cutting-edge sound palette of the UNO Drum with new sounds that pay homage to the past. It includes sounds created using more than 40 drum machines from different eras - from drum machine predecessors of the 1960s, to modern machines from the 1990s and beyond. The collection features 10 libraries that capture the iconic sounds of each original drum machine, organized by era and style. In addition, each library offers new enhancements derived from the sounds of a vintage 4-piece drum kit, for further tonal variety. IK carefully studied each piece of gear to capture its most recognizable sounds, and then added new elements for even more flexibility and convenience. These are not 1:1 recreations; they are IK's homage to the classics. Each library can be easily loaded into UNO Drum to deliver even more options in the studio or for live performances. They temporarily replace the factory-default sound set without overwriting stored kits and patterns, letting users experiment with different sounds for their existing grooves, or giving them fresh inspiration for new grooves. Combined with UNO Drum's true analog voices, the new Drum Anthology Libraries gives users an even more massive range of sonic options. And with UNO Drum's 100 onboard kits & patterns, plus the ability to store more on a Mac, PC and iPad with the UNO Drum Editor application, there's virtually no limit to the grooves users can create. The libraries include: Anthology Library 1: Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-2L®, Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6®, Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-7L®, Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-8® These machines from the 1960s and 1970s were primarily used by organists to add percussion fills. Based on simple but effective circuitry, they became the start of what a drum machine would eventually be. Anthology Library 2: Hammond Auto-Vari 64®, Wurlitzer Sideman®, Univox Drum Machines®, Columbia CRB-81 Rhythm Box® These were also accompaniment machines, used around the globe primarily to give a background rhythm to organ players. They range from the massive Wurlitzer Sideman - the first commercially available drum machine - to more compact boxes, most of which began to offer ways to create evolving rhythms and creative expression when used with reverbs and delays. Anthology Library 3: Korg KPR-77®, Korg KR-55®, Keio (Korg) MiniPops®, Panasonic RD-9844® Japan had a lead role in the development of rhythm boxes and these are some of their unusual and historic game-changing drum machines. More portable than earlier drum machines, some of these boxes were also more programmable and regarded as an "instrument" rather than a simple accompaniment tool. Anthology Library 4: Roland CR-78®, Roland CR-5000®, Roland CR-8000®, Roland TR-77® This set of iconic Roland Drum machines features some early models that served as the starting point for what became the universally recognized "sound" of drum machines. The CR-78 also brought drum machines into the computer age, as the first one to include a microprocessor. Anthology Library 5: Roland TR-606®, Roland TR-808®, Roland TR-909®, Roland TR-33® The classic Roland drum machines used in this library represent a turning point in electronic music. New genres were formed around them, shaping decades of music history. Anthology Library 6: Lell Rototom®, Maxon DS200®, Star Instruments Synare 3®, Formanta UDS® These machines - the most unusual machines of the collection - were mostly drum synthesizers. This library offers a snapshot of what they were capable of doing. Anthology Library 7: Simmons SDS 8®, Simmons SDS V®, TAMA TS-204®, TAMA TS305® The '80s! During this decade, drum synths evolved to allow drummers to connect them to electronic drum kits to use them for performance, offering a "sound of the future." This library offers a sample of what it was like working with them. Anthology Library 8: Jomox XBase 09®, MFB 502®, MFB 522®, Sound Master SR-88® A combination of drum machines from the 1980s, 1990's and 2000's with a future-retro vibe. Still used in productions today, these were inspired by the past and shaped around the most famous drum machines of all time, but with additional sound capabilities and their own character. Anthology Library 9: Regal Rhythm RE 175®, Normad Rhythm Maker 16®, Unitra Eltra RYTM 16®, Multivox Rhythm Ace FR6M® This Library contains rare-yet-affordable drum machines from all around the world. These rarities offer a sound that's very different from others, and offer hidden delights for sound experimentation when used with effects and filters. Anthology Library 10: BOSS DR-110®, Realistic Concertmate Electronic Accompanist/Metronome®, Delptronics LDB-1®, ELI CR-7030® This library features a group of portable drum machines in demand from musicians on the go during the 1980s and 1990s. They're ideal for adding unique, retro or lo-fi sounds to any groove. About UNO Drum UNO Drum offers a wide sonic palette combining fat, punchy analog sounds with digital flexibility and convenience. A robust selection of programming and live performance features and controls makes it easy for musicians, producers and DJs to add massive drum grooves to their music. UNO Drum's compact form, battery power and affordable price make it ideal for on-the-go music creation and performance. Six warm, rich, true analog drum sounds are complemented by additional PCM elements (with 54 samples to choose from) for deeper sonic flavors. Up to 12 elements can be used in total, with 11-voice polyphony. The analog and digital elements can also be freely swapped. A wide range of drum elements is organized in 100 pre-programmed and fully editable drum kit presets, a first in its class. For added punch and sound character, UNO Drum also offers two analog master audio effects. UNO Drum also features 12 touch-sensitive pads with two velocity zones, a 64-step sequencer, and a set of five performance effects on the programmed patterns. The UNO Drum editor offers deeper control with support for Mac/PC and iPad. How to obtain The Drum Anthology Libraries for UNO Drum is a free download for registered UNO Drum users via library updaters on the IK Multimedia website. For more information about the Drum Anthology Series for UNO Drum, please visit: www.unodrum.com/libraries For more information about UNO Drum, visit: www.unodrum.com For an overview video, visit: www.unodrum.com/video 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. UNO Drum is a registered trademark of IK Multimedia. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. No endorsement or partnership is implied.
  15. Spitfire swarms into strike action with one-of-a-kind, encyclopaedic collection created from tuned and untuned percussion LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of PERCUSSION SWARM — a one-of-a-kind, encyclopaedic collection of beautiful cloud-like evolutions, pointillistic textures and single hits created from rare and extensive tuned and untuned instruments, representing the sound-specialising British music technology company’s first percussion library in three years as a new world of dynamic sounds created in close collaboration with three of the world’s most renowned percussionists performing in the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, resulting in undulating textures and swarm-like swells, ranging in sparsity and density with a creative choice of 16 signals plus 30 warped sounds and 235 snapshots served up in Spitfire Audio’s proprietary Mercury Synth engine — as of November 14... As a distillation of musical experimentation and innovation, the epic and versatile set of tools that collectively constitute PERCUSSION SWARM follows the blueprint of Spitfire Audio’s acclaimed ...SWARM series of sample-based virtual instrument libraries, designed to add movement, depth, and a modern edge to TV, film, or game scores. Spitfire Audio has brought all of its hard-won sampling techniques to bear on percussion, pushing its collective creativity to the limit by posing itself a complex question: ‘What if you take percussion instruments and play them as if they are strings?’ Significantly, PERCUSSION SWARM features truly stunning performances from some of the world’s finest percussion players, equipped with their enviably rare instrument collections. Cue Paul Clarvis, Gary Patel, and Frank Ricotti, all of whom have performed on existing Spitfire Audio percussion libraries and are renowned for their prolific film work. With PERCUSSION SWARM, Spitfire Audio selected a huge range of well-known and lesser-heard tuned and untuned percussion instruments, from Glockenspiels to Tubular Bells and Angklungs to Udus, most of which do not naturally sustain. So — using performances and the resonance of the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, combined with unconventional playing techniques, including using bows and rubber balls to lengthen each sound — Spitfire Audio added breadth, depth, and harmonic range to each instrument, transforming them into a liquid-like form that dances along to the picture. Professionally recorded by engineer Jake Jackson — one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years within the TV and film scoring genre, with many of the projects he has worked on being awarded BRITS, Golden Globes, Grammys, and Oscars, PERCUSSION SWARM’s sounds blend seamlessly with the sound-specialising British music technology company’s other orchestral and percussion libraries, perfectly providing textural additions to any orchestral composition. Composer — and Spitfire Audio co-founder — Paul Thomson is certainly qualified to comment on the musical malleability of those PERCUSSION SWARM sounds, stating that the library itself is “...a fantastic, really deep palette of creativity for you to use in your productions — everything from the beautifully-recorded, multi- percussionists sounds in the Hall, all the way through to these fantastic warped sounds; there are lots of short sounds for you to use in there, percussively, and there are lots of long sounds to use as these kind of evolving beds — alternatives to standard stuff, such as long string notes and things like that.” That (truthfully) said, PERCUSSION SWARM offers much manoeuvrability when it comes to encouraging experimentation and fine-tuning with 16 signals — six standard microphone positions from Close to Ambient, plus the Close Pans section, allowing anyone to hone in on any of the equally-spaced three players or mix and match for much more immediacy and detail. PERCUSSION SWARM also features four distinct mixes curated by Jake Jackson for instant playability. The ‘Clouds’ are long, looped notes made up of a glorious patina of uneven repeated hits, with a slider to control Density, while the ‘Swarms’ range from thunderous rolls to swells and through to bowed metallic sheens, where each individual hit is imperceptible with a slider to control Swarm speed and note length. Spitfire Audio also recorded short, single hits for each instrument, useful for custom creation of rhythm tracks. Therefore, PERCUSSION SWARM offers a unique experience impossible to replicate live, letting users bring something truly unexpected to their scores. Standard stuff alternatives, indeed! Taking those organic sounds to a completely new place, PERCUSSION SWARM’s warped section provides 40 warped sounds and 235 snapshots created by Spitfire Audio’s accomplished development team. These were made using granular synthesis, guitar pedals, and other outboard gear. Go discover a radical range of otherworldly pads, evolving swells, and atonal rhythmic textures — all presented in Spitfire Audio’s proprietary Mercury Synth engine. Ending on a high note, Paul Thomson ties things up technically: “The library is 64 GB in compressed format, down from 145 GB of .WAV files. There are 21 instrument groups in the library, 76 articulations, 30 warped sounds, and then, using those warped sounds, we’ve created 235 snapshot presets.” Playing percussion instruments as if they are strings — “...so various long notes, swells, and all kinds of interesting stuff like that,” to quote Paul Thomson one final time — has been duly delivered with PERCUSSION SWARM. Spitfire Audio has once again lived up to its ethos of collaborating with the best composers, artists, and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use. PERCUSSION SWARM is available at an attractively-discounted promo price of £229.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$269.00 USD/ €269.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until December 8, 2019 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of £299.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/ $349.00 USD/€349.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/percussion-swarm/ PERCUSSION SWARM needs Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER (5.6.8 or higher) — a free version of the KONTAKT sample playback engine (included in its purchase) — to respectively run as fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instruments for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application allows anyone to buy now and download anytime. For more in-depth information, including some superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated PERCUSSION SWARM webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/percussion-swarm/ Watch the PERCUSSION SWARM launch live stream here: https://youtu.be/ZfiIw8Cx_Fs Watch Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of PERCUSSION SWARM here: https://youtu.be/xJs5IPUH_Io Watch Spitfire Audio’s widescreen percussive textures trailer video for PERCUSSION SWARM here: https://youtu.be/Mn-GX3JHRCw About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com) Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company that specialises in sounds — sample libraries, virtual instruments, and other useful software devices. It collaborates with the best composers, artists, and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use. © 2019 Spitfire Audio Holdings Limited
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