Monthly Archives: September 2004

Digidesign released update 1.0.2. for Smack (LE)

Digidesign released update 1.0.2. for Smack (LE)

Digidesign have posted an update 1.0.2. for its plugin Smack because Smack and Smack LE version 1.0 for Mac OS X were inadvertently set to expire on October 9th, 2004. Smack is a new professional compressor/limiter plug-in designed specifically for music applications. Smack features three compression modes, unique compression ratios, and harmonic distortion ideally suited for achieving a wide range of sonic variations and colorations. Additionally, the plug-in supports side-chain processing, multi-channel track types, and the full range of ProTools sample rates and plug-in formats.


Version 1.0.2 has no expiration date for the fully licensed version.

Apple introduces Logic Pro 7 & Logic Express 7

Apple introduces Logic Pro 7 & Logic Express 7

Apple today introduced Logic Pro 7 and Logic Express 7, the next major releases of its award-winning professional music creation and audio production software applications used by more than 200,000 musicians and audio engineers worldwide. At $999, Logic Pro 7 includes breakthrough new software instruments such as Sculpture, a component-modeling based synthesizer; UltraBeat, an innovative and powerful drum machine; and new plug-ins including Guitar Amp Pro, a full-featured guitar amplifier simulator. Along with over 100 workflow enhancements, new mastering plug-ins and support for Apple Loops, Logic Pro 7 debuts distributed audio processing, a revolutionary technology which allows audio pros to tap into a virtually unlimited number of Macs to expand available Digital Signal Processing (DSP) power.

Edirol introduces stand-alone portable WAVE/MP3 recorder

Edirol introduces stand-alone portable WAVE/MP3 recorder

EDIROL today announced the R-1, a portable 24-bit WAVE and MP3 Recorder/Player suitable for a wide range of sound and music applications.


The R-1 is a mobile, high-quality recording device offering direct storage to Compact Flash (CF) memory, 24-bit effect processing, and operation from 2 AA batteries. At 4inch x5.5inch and weighing in at 10 oz (including batteries and CF), the R-1 is carefully designed with handpicked electronic parts chosen for premium sound quality throughout the signal path.

TC Electronic introduces the PowerCore Compact

TC Electronic introduces the PowerCore Compact

TC Electronic introduces PowerCore Compact, a lightweight and portable hardware platform with FireWire ports for easy laptop connection. Right out of the box, the twelve plug-ins provide professional processing tools for mixing, mastering and music production, and the new PowerCore device is expandable via optional plug-ins from TC Electronic, Sony Oxford, Access Music and others.