Monthly Archives: April 2005

The MAWZER: customizable MIDI controller! (Update)

The MAWZER: customizable MIDI controller! (Update)

MAWZER presented their customizable midi controller at the MusikMesse in Frankfurt last week. The Mawzer is the only MIDI controller on the market allowing an infinite customizable combination of controls.

May you work in the Audio field or as a VJ, the MAWZER will help you do the job faster and easier. Simply plug *MODULES* in the Backplane, assign midi controls in your favorite software, and you’re ready to play.

FXpansion announces GURU!

FXpansion announces GURU!

Announcing the newest addition to the FXpansion range: GURU, the enlightened beat box for major realtime mangling, sequencing, and much more! Advanced step sequencing, groove manipulation, sample editing, and beat slicing – an inspirational, all-in-one workstation. Based on an enlightened approach to drum loop creation, GURU makes building that perfect beat faster and easier than ever.

Stanton releases new Mixer line

Stanton releases new Mixer line

The Perfect Combination of Value and Performance.

Stanton’s RM.406 and RM.404 are professional 4-channel mixers for club and mobile DJs. Not only do they look great on the outside, they’re also built with SST™ for killer sound quality. And they come loaded with all the inputs and outputs you could possibly need—including a Subwoofer output (RM.406 only) and a dedicated iPod™ input. And with Stanton’s innovative Illumiknobs™ and backlit buttons, mixing in the dark is easy. If you demand quality and value in your mixer, check out the new RM.406 and RM.404!

McDSP Announces a new LE Plug-in line

McDSP Announces a new LE Plug-in line

Beginning May 9th McDSP will be shipping LE versions of FilterBank, CompressorBank, and Chrome Tone, each for $195 (USD). The LE versions are RTAS/AS only, Mac OS X and Windows XP. In all other aspects, the LE line operates identically to the full line. Presets created in LE versions are readable by the full versions. Sessions using the LE versions will restore on TDM systems with the TDM versions, and vice versa.


The LE versions have a subset of the total number of configurations available in each full version product.

CUBE 2 Spectral morphing resynthesizer released

CUBE 2 Spectral morphing resynthesizer released

With the release of CUBE 2 the award winning additive synthesizer Virsyn opens an exciting new world of sound design: take your samples as base material and shape them into an entire new instrument by modifying the spectral evolution of it’s sound characteristic with simple painting operations. The exceptional resynthesis quality of CUBE 2 let you manipulate your samples in ways no sampler can ever dream of!

How loud can you be? WWAYM competition

How loud can you be? WWAYM competition

WWAYM Team announces a competition – You get a mixdown. You have to show your mastering skills by optimizing it to 0 dB. The result must be as loud as possible but with taste. Quality is your goal. You can use any software or hardware except WWAYM Dynamix to achive the best result. The only condition is that the used software/hardware must be legal because winners will have to explain the chain they used.


Before the winner announcement WWAYM will reproduce the winner’s work by using only WWAYM Dynamix to demonstrate the value of the plugin.


Winners will be chosen by WWAYM’s jury.


1st prize: WWAYM Dynamix + NWSynth + NWRCFil license key

2nd prize: WWAYM Dynamix + NWRCFil license key

3rd prize: WWAYM Dynamix license key



Rules:

– Competitors must use legal tools!

– Competitors are not allowed to use WWAYM Dynamix!

– Competitors must provide the detailed description of the used tools and the way
they achived the result!

– Competitors agree that WWAYM can publish the list of their tools and the way of their work!

– Competitors must accept the deadline!

– Competitors must provide the file as described below!

– We accept only one file from a competitor!



The jury’s decision is final. Competitors violating the rules will be disqualified.


The deadline is 7 May 2005. Winner will be announced in one week after the deadline.


For more information on how to enter this competition please visit www.wwaym.com/loudness_competition.html

Spectrasonics announces Burning Grooves for Stylus RMX

Spectrasonics announces Burning Grooves for Stylus RMX

Spectrasonics announced the release of Burning Grooves a Groove Control™ activated S.A.G.E. Xpander library for their acclaimed Stylus RMX virtual groove instrument. The company recently released four other Xpanders based on their award-winning Backbeat, Retro Funk, Liquid Grooves, and Metamorphosis collections. The release of the Burning Grooves Xpander is the first time the popular drum groove collection has been available with Spectrasonics Groove Control™ development technique, that allows playing the audio loops in an extremely wide range of tempos with no loss in audio quality. All the S.A.G.E. Xpanders, including Burning Grooves, have a US retail price of $99.

Muse Research announces Receptor v1.2 Update

Muse Research announces Receptor v1.2 Update

Muse Research is pleased to announce that the version 1.2 update for Receptor is now available in the updates section over at Plugorama (www.plugorama.com)!

The version 1.2 software adds several new features including ADAT output support that increases the number of outputs to a total of ten, a revolutionary, high-speed plug-in loading technology called “Z-Load” (patent-applied-for) that dramatically reduces the amount of time required to load a plug-in, a powerful MIDI mapping feature with flexible support for keyboard zones and layers, dramatically improving Receptor’s functionality as a synth, sampler, and sound module, plus many more smaller enhancements.

Basement Arts announces Frantic Filter VST plug-in

Basement Arts announces Frantic Filter VST plug-in

Basement Arts announces Frantic, a new state of the art filter plugin for Windows VST. After nearly 2 years of development the Basement Arts team is proud to present Frantic Filter. Frantic introduces an analogue sounding dedicated filter into the modern digital production environment.

The VST-PlugIn sets a new standard in digital signal processing and was modelled after famous analogue legends like the Korg MS20, Oberheim Xpander, OSC Oscar, Sherman Filterbank and the classic Moog Filter.

Drawmer announces new three band optical compressor

Drawmer announces new three band optical compressor

The new S3 Stereo Three Band Optical Compressor incorporates the very latest in Ivor Drawmer designs and the aim from the very beginning was to create a ‘no technical compromise’ circuit using only the highest grade components. The S3 forms the basis of a ‘Signature Series’ and offers previously unattainable control and tonality over each of the three bands – gain control at each stage provides precise spectral balancing.

Leapfrog releases Rephrase 1.2.

Leapfrog releases Rephrase 1.2.

After a long time in the making, Rephrase version 1.2 is here! The new update features many improvements to be excited about, including: pristine sound quality, stereo audio support, faster import, faster load/save and smaller rephrase files. The update is free to all existing Rephrase owners. Rephrase 1.2 represents fantastic value for such professional quality results.

Waves accounces the MaxxBCL

Waves accounces the MaxxBCL

MaxxBCL combines the highest quality converters available with unequalled processing algorithms to offer you astonishing new power in bass enhancement, dynamics processing, and format conversion (analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog, and digital re-quantization).