Monthly Archives: October 2004

Cakewalk updates SONAR with 4.0.1. release

Cakewalk updates SONAR with 4.0.1. release

The SONAR 4.0.1 maintenance release provides a number of feature enhancements and updates which include Prosoniq’s MPEX3 superior time scaling algorithm, the update to MPEX2 which was not available in time for the initial SONAR 4 launch, and new Yamaha OPT Level 1 support extensions, allowing for bi-directional communication; OPT Editors now automatically read the state of gear via a Sysx bulk dump, improving the Motif and O1X user experience. The update also addresses a number of minor bugs discovered after SONAR 4 began shipping.

Behringer announces editor software for there B-Control series

Behringer announces editor software for there B-Control series

Behringer, one of the world-leading designer and manufacturer of a full line of professional-audio products, today announced the immediate availability of B-control edi, a JAVA®*-based editor/librarian program specially-designed for the current line of B-control products. The beta version of B-control edit is available for free-of-charge downloading at www.behringer.com.

Tascam announces new FireWire interface

Tascam announces new FireWire interface

The new FW-1082 Audio/MIDI Interface and Control Surface from TASCAM not only provides tons of audio and MIDI I/O to small studios, but offers a control surface with moving-faders for a previously unheard-of price. The FW-1082 features 10 inputs, including four balanced XLR mic inputs with phantom power. Two MIDI inputs and outputs are also included, plus S/PDIF digital I/O. Eight channÂel strips each feature a 60mm touch-sensitive moving fader and select/solo/mute buttons, and a moving master fader is also provided. The FW-1082 includes the latest TASCAM software bundle: Cubasis LE 96kHz/48-track recording software, GigaStudio 3 LE streaming sampler and Nomad Factory plug-in demos.

Two new  Portastudios from Tascam

Two new Portastudios from Tascam

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the first Portastudio®, the new DP-01 and DP-01FX 8-track Digital Portastudios make hard disk recording affordable and simple enough for all musicians. Continuing TASCAM’s “Capture Your Art” campaign of making recording approachable to all musicians, the DP-01 and DP-01 FX feature the one-knob-per-function design that has made TASCAM cassette Portastudios the choice of thousands of musicians. Both workstations shatter the confusing page-shift-menu interface popular with most other digital recorders. And at a price that starts under $400, multitrack recording to hard disk has never been more affordable.

Native Instruments updates Guitar Rig

Native Instruments updates Guitar Rig

The free update will add four more stomp boxes to the guitarists arsenal, all painstakingly modelled after popular real world units. Offering two distinctive new flavours of both classic fuzz overdrive and powerful hi-gain distortion, version 1.2 makes NI’s critically acclaimed digital guitar studio even more powerful.


The new features of GUITAR RIG 1.2 in detail:

– Fuzz Ace (fuzz pedal based on Arbiter™ Fuzz Face™)

– Big Fuzz (fuzz pedal based on Electro Harmonix™ Big Muff™)

– Cat (distortion pedal based on ProCo™ Rat™)

– Demon Distortion (distortion pedal based on MXR™ Dime Distortion™)

– More than 40 additional presets which make use of the new components

– Various minor improvements, cosmetic changes and fixes

Native Instruments announces Absynth 3

Native Instruments announces Absynth 3

Native Instruments presented the new Absynth 3 at the Remix Hotel convention, being held in San Francisco from the 28 till the 30 of October. ABSYNTH 3 has been greatly enhanced, surround sound features and a live audio input enabling ABSYNTH to be used as an extraordinary effect unit are just a taste of the extra power in store.

Sony remixes Acid 5.0 Pro

Sony remixes Acid 5.0 Pro

After the release of the Acid 5.0 Musicstudio version, earlier this month, Sony announced today that ACID Pro 5 software, the latest upgrade to its award-winning, professional loop-based music creation tool, will be available for purchase on Nov. 8. 2004.


Enhancements include two new patent-pending technologies: The Media Manager is a powerful new technology for browsing and tagging media assets that greatly enhances the user’s ability to track, label and store media files including loops, video and stills. Additionally, the unique Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning technologies provide enhanced ways for users to sonically interact with their loops and samples collection.

Lynx announces the Aurora 192 kHz AD/DA converters

The new Aurora™ line of digital audio converters from Lynx Studio Technology offers unprecedented audio quality and control in single-rack space eight and sixteen channel models. The Aurora 8™ and Aurora 16™ feature 192 kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with front panel control of all routing and sample rate options. Extended functions in Aurora are accessible via computer with the Lynx AES16 or by infrared using compatible laptops and handheld Pocket PCs. The rear panel has Clock and MIDI In and Out connectors and an LSlot bay, for the optional use of ADAT, Firewire and other audio interfaces.