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  1. “When a drum exceeds all expectations it becomes… THE STANDARD” - Mike Johnston (25th February 2020 – Ridgeland, South Carolina) Gretsch Drums is proud to announce the launch of the Brooklyn Standard snare drum in collaboration with acclaimed educator Mike Johnston. When Mike Johnston contacted Gretsch about developing a new snare drum concept, he was very specific about what he wanted it to accomplish. It needed to be extremely versatile, to possess a wide dynamic range, and excel in all playing situations across a wide variety of tunings. Plus, it needed to live up to the look and
  2. Baton Rouge, Louisiana—February 2020… Once upon a time, there was a family of Eris who lived at PreSonus down on the Louisiana bayou. There was a great big Eris named E8 XT; a middle-sized Eris named E7 XT, who just recently joined the family; and the cher petite E5 XT. The Eris family also had two sets of nearly identical twins: Eris E4.5 and E4.5 BT and Eris E3.5 and E3.5 BT. (The Eris family included two cousins, E44 and E66, but that’s a story for another night.) Over the years, the Eris family became very popular on the bayou and far beyond, and for good reasons. Eris E8 XT i
  3. Poznan, Poland – Feb. 24, 2020 Zylia, an industry leader in the field of 3D audio recording and production released today the new version of ZYLIA Studio. The iconic software supporting ZM-1 one-mic band recording process gained a lot of new features and became even more user friendly. ZYLIA Studio v2.0 – Instruments are automatically detected and localized around your microphone.
  4. Reason Studios launches Beat Map, a new instrument that creates beats using computer algorithms The Stockholm-based company also announces MIDI Out support for Reason Rack Plugin, further strengthening its product offerings for beatmakers and electronic musicians. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, February 24, 2020 – Reason Studios has today announced Beat Map, a new instrument that draws inspiration from algorithms and machine learning techniques to create beats. Designed primarily for drums, Beat Map is a generative, experimental alternative to the workflow of writing beats in com
  5. Orange County, California (February 24th, 2020) – Gruv Gear is delighted to introduce the new John Patitucci Strap. Its subtle design, developed in conjunction with the legendary bassist and prominent music industry health expert, Dr. Randall Kertz, offers guitar and bass players comfort, quality and class.The new John Patitucci Signature Strap is a proven combination of superior, supple leather with a comfortable, double-layered neoprene underside. The strap molds to the wearer offering unmatched comfort for the longest sessions or live performances. The handsome 3” wide strap incorporates Gr
  6. These new rack accessories make the most of empty rack space BERLIN, CONNECTICUT — February 20, 2020 —On-Stage has recently rolled out a line of new Rack Drawers and Rack Panels — two accessories that optimize empty rack space. Rack Drawers On-Stage’s new Rack Drawers make practical use of empty space between rack-mounted components by providing convenient storage for studio and stage accessories, including cables, connectors, tools and other supplies. The smooth, sturdy drawer slides ensure reliable daily operation, while all-metal construction and locks keep conte
  7. Sound Magic introduces Cinema Grand featuring two great grands that meet the needs ofworking composers in today’s film, television, and video game industries. ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting edge audio technologies developer Sound Magic is proud to announce availability of Cinema Grand its latest hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32 --/64 bit, VST 32 --/64 bit) and Windows (VST 32 --/64 bit), featuring two great sounding grands that meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television, and video game industries. as of Feb 24th , 2020. Cinema Grand featur
  8. Sound Magic has released a new version 1.5 for its Guzheng, that is also known as a Chinese zither, is a Chinese plucked string instrument with a more than 2,500-year history. Changes since last version Re-arrange the keyswitch system to make Guzheng more user friendly Compress the sample to greatly reduce the size of the samples Fixes mapping errors on some techniques Add new techniques Simplify the switch for techniques Update manual Many minor improvements For more details, audio demos, please visit Guzheng p
  9. PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “ACOUSTIC FUNK VOL 1” SAMPLE PACK With 'Acoustic Funk Vol 1', the Producer Loops' team delivers another timeless collection that producers could use in a wide variety of different production genres, a totally usable collection of loops and samples that you will come back to time and time again for many years to come. From Funk to Folk to Pop, this is a truly essential addition to any producer's sample arsenal. Recorded acousitically in a live studio, this down 'n' dirty sample pack features only the best musicians using the world's leading audio prod
  10. Vicoustic turned 250 tons of plastic waste into acoustic solutions since it started using VicPET Wool as raw material, the equivalent to over 22 Million 500ml PET bottles Montreal, Canada — February 18, 2020 — With VicPET Wool as the new primary raw material, Vicoustic is becoming a game-changer in the acoustic panels market. Consisting of mainly recycled plastic waste (65%), VicPET Wool is specifically designed to optimize acoustic performance while not adding glue, fabric or chemical fire retardant. Focal-Naim America is the distributor for Vicoustic products in the USA
  11. IK Multimedia T-RackS® Sunset Sound Studio Reverb recreates iconic studio's sounds and spaces Now available, new reverb processor module offers the authentic sounds and characteristics of the legendary Sunset Sound recording facility in Los Angeles February 20, 2020 - IK Multimedia announces the immediate availability of T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb, the newest effect plug-in within their industry-standard T-RackS® 5 mixing and mastering software line. It brings the unique acoustic ambience and other iconic audio characteristics of Los Angeles' legendary Sunset So
  12. RePercussion for Repro-1 75 dynamic percussion sounds for Repro-1 by Electric Himalaya Our good friend Electric Himalaya recently spent some quality time concentrating on the percussive talents of Repro-1. We are now happy to announce the results of his toils into the wee small hours: RePercussion. A compact library of 75 snappy analogue hits ranging from deep, dark kicks to metallic fantasy instruments. Quoting Electric Himalaya: "I love to create synth drums and percussion sounds, and I often turn to the
  13. Studio Technologies Announces New Dante-enabled StudioComm Multichannel Monitoring Solution at NAB 2020 LAS VEGAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 – Studio Technologies introduces its new StudioComm Dante Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring system, the Model 792 Central Controller and the Model 793 Control Console, at NAB 2020 (Booth C7049). The new system combines a robust rack-mounted main electronics unit with a desktop user control surface. The “fully-pro” signal path uses programmable logic to support both digital and analog audio. An extensive set of configuration features allow
  14. MOTION KEYS — At A Glance — 483 Instruments & Presets 12 GB Sample Content Made entirely from multi-sampled keyboard instruments Sample Logic’s proprietary quad-core Step Animator with XY motion engines Dynamic meta-tag browsing system Randomize almost everything for instant and infinite inspiration Drag & Drop MIDI patterns from MOTIO
  15. TAMPA, FL — Dean Guitars’ journey of innovation continues with the introduction of the Exile Select Series of electric guitars. The six new models in this collection are designed with high-performance players in mind, and features that will help unleash the beast of tonal flexibility and attain the next level of shredding glory. The Exile Select Series is just one of the collections in Dean Guitars’ Select Series, a top-tier import line that launched last year. These are well-appointed guitars, designed by the musician staff at Dean Guita
  16. New Additions to Digitally Downloadable Bass IRs Collection Offer Rich Classic Bass Tones Ipswich, UK (February 18, 2020) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company world-renowned, is pleased to add two new bass speaker impulse responses, the BN15-400X and BL10-100X, to their collection of Bass Impulse Responses. The new Bass IRs, along with the complete collection of other authentic Celestion bass and guitar speaker tones, is available for audition and download at CelestionPlus. The Celestion BN15
  17. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 2020... PreSonus® has updated its popular Studio Magic Suite for Mac® and Windows®. An amazing $1,099 value that is provided free to new and existing registered owners of any currently available PreSonus® audio interface or mixer, the 2020 Studio Magic Suite software bundle now includes popular standalone applications, including Ableton Live Lite; plug-in effects and virtual instruments in VST, AU (Mac), and AAX formats; lessons from Melodics, and much more. New additions to the 2020 edition include: Ableton Live Lite comes with all of Live’s essential workfl
  18. PhantomFocus™ PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer defines new benchmark for low-frequency performance in critical mix room applications Nashville, TN: Carl Tatz Design® LLC (CTD™), the award-winning studio and monitoring design firm, has announced a new high-performance professional reference studio subwoofer as part of its acclaimed line of PhantomFocus™ Precision Monitoring Instruments. The PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer anchors the foundational sonic footprint of the PhantomFocus System but can be used in any application where the audio professional demands the highest low-frequency pe
  19. It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Particles, an analogue infused powerhouse for Deep House / Tech producers. Zenhiser Pack: Particles Price: $60.00 AUD Direct Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/particles-deep-house-sounds.html www.zenhiser.com Zenhiser | Samples, Sounds, Loops & Midi Download Packs. 100% Royalty Free | Zenhiser Zenhiser | 100% Royalty Free Wav Sounds, Samples, Loops, Stems & Midi. Bespoke Sample Packs & Sound Libraries Designed Exclusively For Music Producers, Remixers & DJ's. Down
  20. Tampa, FL — The Dominion Series by ddrum is officially back with the unveiling of the flagship Dominion Ash 6-piece Shell Pack. These birch shell packs with ash veneer are affordably packaged and designed to be ready-to-play, right out of the box. Couple the shells with a matching snare with die-cast hoops and classic Dominion-style box lugs, and this kit is not only eye-catching but tonally superior to others in its class. Players are immediately drawn to Dominion Ash drums for their hi-gloss finish with exotic ash lacquer veneer on each
  21. WAIKOLOA, HAWAII (Jan. 17, 2019) — Hawaiian Ukulele & Guitar brings summer vibes to the 2020 Winter NAMM Show with the introduction of the HUG Ukulele Exotic Acacia Wood Series. These handcrafted instruments are made from solid-figured acacia wood and beautifully styled to reflect the vibrant culture of the Aloha State. With all-solid construction and the resonance of a high-quality instrument, the HUG Ukulele Exotic Acacia Wood Series delivers a healthy dose of “C” tuning and the warm tones of paradise. Hawaiian Ukulele & Guitar has been a retailer of fine handcrafted instrumen
  22. Ready for macOS Catalina We're happy to announce that all Sound Radix plug-ins have been qualified and are now fully compatible with Apple's latest macOS Catalina. To download the latest versions, head on to your User Area.
  23. Knoxville, TN, February 17, 2020 — Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces Waves Music Maker Access, its new, super-affordable plugin subscription plan. Waves Music Maker Access offers monthly or annual subscriptions for Waves’ best-selling, award-winning plugin bundles Silver, Gold and Platinum. These bundles include the most popular pro-quality plugin bundles in the music and audio industry, used by millions of music makers, from home produce
  24. Sound Magic Release Neo EQ Grand Collection featuring Auto Pitch Tracking and Harmonic Shaper EQ with preset libraries ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting-edge audio technologies developer Sound Magic is proud to announce availability of Neo EQ Grand Collection — its latest Effect Units for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring Auto Pitch Tracking and Harmonic Shaper EQ with preset libraries — as of Feb 14th , 2020. Neo EQ Grand Collection is a revolutionary concept in equalizer technology. Totally different from traditional EQ, Neo EQ
  25. PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “FUTURE RETRO VOL 1” SAMPLE PACK 'Future Retro Vol 1’ by Producer Loops is a lively suite of electronic drums, analog synths, gated reverb and all the other 1980s clichéd elements you'll need to make retro beats and tracks of the future. The past collides with the future in this sample pack loaded with loops, and one-shots ready to be loaded up in your favourite DAW or sampler. These aesthetically-80s samples are key and tempo labelled, meaning they'll fit right into your arrangement immediately, matching the tempo of your project seamlessly. Arps,
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