Monthly Archives: February 2005

Digidesign ships the Venue

Digidesign ships the Venue

Digidesign is excited to announce that the Digidesign® VENUE live sound environment is now shipping. Digidesign VENUE is a purpose-built, modular live sound mixing and production environment. Basic VENUE systems start at $55,000 and expanded configurations come with up to $10,000 in TDM effects processing plug-ins for free.

MindPrint ships T.R.I.O. recording solution

MindPrint ships T.R.I.O. recording solution

TRIO integrates all essential outboard components for quality recording and monitoring. TRIO is now shipping to dealers worldwide from Mindprint’s German home base. The innovative concept provides all features for high quality recording projects in one box: A great sounding channel strip with true analog EQ and compressor, essential mixing features, an additional EQ-equipped stereo line input, AUX and DAW inputs, a truly comprehensive monitoring solution and even a digital interface.


“We are really excited about TRIO, and honored by the overwhelming reactions the concept received at the Winter NAMM show. It is great to see that our excitement is shared by the market.”, says Mindprint’s Product Manager Rüdiger Forse. “ And it’s fun to see our vision become a reality!”

Edirol introduces driver support for 64-bit applications

Edirol introduces driver support for 64-bit applications

Edirol Corporation today announced beta 64-bit drivers for several devices in support of the latest hardware and software for Windows-based computers. Audio devices now offering direct support of 64-bit processing include the world’s first and most powerful Hi-Speed USB Audio Interface, the UA-1000 and the UA-25 USB Audio Interface. Edirol has also updated several MIDI device drivers to support 64-bit processing including the UM-880 8×8 MIDI Patchbay/Interface, the UM-1 series MIDI interfaces, and several PCR Series keyboards – PCR-30, PCR-50, PCR-80, PCR-M30, PCR-M50, PCR-M80.


These driver updates arrive as Microsoft’s Windows XP 64-bit Edition goes into prerelease trials. In addition, software companies such as Cakewalk are also offering beta versions of their audio recording applications in 64-bit. This will allow Edirol users to use their devices for beta testing as well and ensures that Edirol hardware can take full advantage of the next generation of recording applications and operating system.


More info available at www.edirol.com

Apple seminars: Music on a MAC

Apple seminars: Music on a MAC

Get to Know Apple’s Audio Range – If you’re already a music or audio professional, this is your chance to get the latest information from Apple’s experts. Video enthusiasts will discover how Apple’s innovative solutions can both expand their editing palette and simplify their workflow; while those new to the world of music creation and audio production will learn about the creative potential and sheer fun to be had when you Make Music on the Mac.

Trillium Lane Labs announces Drum Rehab

Trillium Lane Labs announces Drum Rehab

TL Drum Rehab provides engineers and mixers with precise enhancement of drum tracks in real-time, regardless of performance, equipment or recording limitations in the original track. The state of the art TL Drum Rehab interface offers a wide choice of processing, ranging from subtle enhancement of existing drums through to automatic replacement of entire drum tracks, creating a flawless masterpiece from a less than perfect percussion track.


“Trillium Lane Labs is again breaking new ground with a Pro Tools plug-in.” said Charles Dye, Grammy® award winning engineer, mixer and producer. “TL Drum Rehab saves me hours and hours in the studio, with real-time, hyper-accurate drum replacement. I am finally able to fix bad sounding drum tracks almost as quickly as I think it. And with the 16 multi-samples and envelope tone shaping, my replaced drums have all the dynamics of the original… but with amazing sounds.”

Voxengo releases Vintage Modulator

Voxengo releases Vintage Modulator

Voxengo Vintage Modulator is a stereo modulation PC VST plug-in which features 8 operators (4 for each output channel) with carefully designed modulation capabilities. This allows Vintage Modulator to create huge and convincing chorus, phaser and flanger modulation effects applicable to almost any program material imaginable: vocals, guitars, synth instruments and others. Phaser effects Vintage Modulator enables you to create are simply stunning!


Another has-to-be-useful feature of Vintage Modulator is its ‘through time zero’ design which allows you to run modulation signal ahead of the dry unmodulated signal. This in turn allows you to get various unusual mix combinations of dry and wet signals – ranging from comb-filtering to pre-echo effects which may sound especially creamy with pad-like synth sounds.

Elemental Audio introduces FINALIS

Elemental Audio introduces FINALIS

Introducing Finalis. Finalis is the ideal tool for controlling your audio levels, whether you need to get a handle on rogue overs and avoid clipping, or you want to maximize your audio’s loudness. Designed for easy operation and effective use across all genres, Finalis consistently delivers smooth and clean limiting.

NI updates Absynth 3

NI updates Absynth 3

ABSYNTH 3.0.1 features countless additions and enhancements which take ABSYNTH to a whole new level of usability and reliability. An overview of key issues is listed below.


What’s new?

– Many fixes, stability improvements, and enhancements for all platforms

– Diverse minor cosmetic enhancements

– GUI update issues solved

– Undo waveform edit fixed

– Copy, Paste & Undo function for notescale fixed

– Control of sliders in the 3rd row fixed

– Redraw issue when loading channel in the patch window fixed

– Pitch wheel visualisation when using a MIDI device

– “Import Preset” dialog cancel issue solved

– Standalone PC “no undo record” function fixed

Numark announces CDN95 Media Player

Numark announces CDN95 Media Player

Numark is proud to announce its new flag-ship media player, the CDN95. This product offers the most professional feature set of any dual CD/MP3 player in the world. All of Numark’s custom mixing effects can now be applied to MP3 files with the same stability of traditional CDs. Features include: 2 sets of seamless loops per track, scratching, sonar, filters, “interlock” auto-beat matching, stutter start, programmable track sequence, advanced slot load CD drives, “key lock” tempo shift, BPM alignment, start/brake speed adjustment, “dead-space” cancellation, MIDI in/out, digital output and user updatable software.

Gemini announces CD-200 rackmount cd player

Gemini announces CD-200 rackmount cd player

The CD-200 is Gemini’s latest CD player, featuring a 4U (2U controller, 2U main unit) black aluminum chassis. Features include Anti-Shock buffer memory, frame accurate cue, dual pitch controls, seamless looping, and dual mode jog wheels.


The CD-200 also provides CD-R/RW compatibility, pitch bend via jog wheel or buttons, +/-12% pitch control range, large blue backlit LCD screens and is fully programmable with repeat function. It comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

ProSounds  released PS-1 Performance Synthesizer

ProSounds released PS-1 Performance Synthesizer

The PS-1 Performance Synthesizer is the result of an exciting collaboration between ProSounds and DASH Signature and has been designed with the advanced sound designer and electronic musician in mind, incorporating a large number of high-end features while still maintaining ease of use with its intuitive user interface.

The PS-1 is a VST instrument plugin for Windows featuring four multi featured oscillators, custom WAV file import (with over 80 waveforms included!), a mixer, 2 resonant multimode filters (routable in both serial and parallel), two Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs) and two ADSR envelope generators. The PS-1 also includes some advanced performance features, such as a powerful arpeggiator and trancegate, as well as an effects unit. The effects unit features four high quality effects including an ultra fat double chorus, a superb digital delay with modulation, a distortion unit, and a reverb unit.

Maxx Claster releases new FM soft synth: TOXIC

Maxx Claster releases new FM soft synth: TOXIC

Toxic is the next step in Maxx Clasters development of FM technology. It is based on eJ’s sound engine, but with many improvements and new features. The incorporation of SSE instructions the code lets TOXIC reach unsurpassed quality while keeping CPU useage to a minimum. This being said, Maxx Claster is proud to introduce the result of these efforts – the Toxic synthesizer!