Waves Ltd., a leader in audio processing, has announced two hardware accelerators that let users easily run multiples of the companies most CPU-demanding plug-ins. The APA products offer a new paradigm that uses Ethernet connections and switches to enable stacking several APA units together and even sharing them among several DAW workstations. There are two models of APA. The APA32 is a 1U rack-mount unit, while the APA44-M, a half-rack unit that features up to 30% more processing power and nearly silent operation, is ideal for mobile use. A kit enables two APA44-M units to be mounted in a 1U rack space. The APA units are connected to the host computer via a standard Ethernet port. Up to eight units can be used together with an Ethernet switch. The units can also be shared among several DAW workstations via a suitable V-LAN configuration, with each workstation accessing up to eight APA units.
Propellerhead Reason guru James Bernard (USA) demonstrate all the new features of Reason 3 plus a lot of other interesting possibilities and solutions around Reason. Ever thought about using Reason as your main software workstation or as mastering suite? Of course James will show also new Reason 3 features like The Combinator, M-Class Mastering Suite, Line-Mix 6:2, Remote Control and the new Reason browser etc. etc. On top of that you can hear the outstanding sonic-quality of Reason3.
To celebrate the opening of the Kitchen and the Gearjunkies Network, Presonus and Gearjunkies have organized a give-away of the brand new PreSonus BlueTube DP! Check out the Gearjunkies for more information how you can win!
As of today, Gearjunkies have opened their discussion forum site: The Kitchen! Using new and innovative technology for future Gearjunkies, the Kitchen is the first of many services that will be available for the real Gearjunkies 😉
BOSS is proud to announce the BR-1200CD
Studio is now shipping. From guitar pick to compact disc, the BR-1200CD can turn ideas into pro-quality songs with power and ease. Packed with great COSM effects and amp models derived from BOSS’s GT-6-series multi-effects processors, plus a great-sounding bass and drum programmer for instant backing tracks, the BR-1200CD is the friendliest and most comprehensive 12-tracker on the market.
On the 28th May 2005 at the 118th AES Convention, Steinberg announced that it will be issuing a free update for all Nuendo 3 users to Nuendo 3.1 this summer. Accordingly, we’re also very pleased to announce an update for all Cubase SX/SL 3 users free of charge to Cubase SX/SL 3.1, which will be available as a download on there website.
TC Electronic announces the Restoration Suite 2.0 update, which includes the new DeThump plug-in. Restoration Suite for PowerCore offers all of the key-components required to restore vintage or otherwise damaged recordings, from broadband noise reduction to click or scratch removal. With the new 2.0 update, Restoration Suite includes five real-time plug-ins: DeScratch, DeNoise, DeClick, DeCrackle, and now DeThump, which can be used with any VST, AU or RTAS* compatible audio system. Restoration Suite 2.0 will be available in June 2005 at EUR 1495 retail ex. VAT. The upgrade will be free of charge for existing users via the TC web site.
TASCAM is pleased to announce Version 3.10, a free upgrade to the GigaStudio 3 sampling software, adding many features and functions and increasing the functionality of this already-powerful sampling package. GigaStudio version 3.10 adds new iMIDI templates, making it easier to use iMIDI rules for adding life to instrument sounds, and a host of new iMIDI rules and features. The Stack Instrument Selection feature allows you to quickly assign keyswitches to swap sounds on a MIDI channel during a performance effectively shattering previous limits on the number of Dimensions possible. Version 3.10 also adds drag & drop creation of GigaPulse presets, user interface enhancements, new comprehensive keyboard shortcuts and a list of other improvements designed to improve your workflow in GigaStudio. The release will be available for download at www.tascamgiga.com in early June.
This stunning carriage clock design Skellotron is a bespoke commission and a true realisation of a personal vision.
Free to all registered Reason 3.0 users, the Electromechanical 2.0 ReFill features a wide selection of brand new combination instruments, all created for Reason’s new Combinator device. Fully compatible with song files created in ElectroMechanical 1.0, the new version is still loaded with multisamples, patches and song files designed to bring the sound of those hard-to-find, easy-to-love vintage keyboards into your Reason rack.
KONTAKT 2 now available worldwide – The NI flagship sampler KONTAKT 2 hits stores worldwide. This extremely powerful and versatile production tool comes equipped with numerous new features: Up to 16 channels of surround sound, highly advanced script processing and a state of the art convolution effect are just a taste of what is in store. It has over 15GB of professional samples and is also compatible with virtually every sample and library format.
Cubase.net, the forum on Cubase software, is requesting its members to renew their profiles and memberships. They have added two new fields to store the members Steinberg USB key number(s) there.
FabFilter proudly presents FabFilter Volcano, a versatile filter plug-in with many modulation options. Of course, FabFilter Volcano is based on our unique digital filter technology that brings you the best filters you have ever heard!
Stanton has announced it is now shipping two new tabletop CD players in their award-winning line of DJ products. The new C.304 and C.303 players are available through authorized Stanton retailers.
DashSignature has released its long awaited EVE ONE synthesizer, the last addition to the DashSignature EVE products family. EVE ONE is a sample-based VST virtual instrument aimed to reproduce vintage electronic sounds, which offers an innovative patch creation system thanks to the exclusive SoundWizard feature.