Electro-Acoustic Research is a newly formed consortium of modular synth designers. EAR Group are Livewire, Oakley Sound Systems and Plan B. Products are being developed, orders will not be accepted until the products are released and stocked.
Scarbee has released an update of Vintage Keyboard FX. Vintage Keyboard FX VST/AU plugin is a virtual rack packed with outstanding models of a range of different vintage analogue effects processors. Vintage Keyboard FX updates for PC and Mac formats are available to registered users at the Scarbee website.
Mackie announced this week the release of Tiger compatibility for their Tracktion 2 recording and MIDI production software. The latest Tracktion 2 update is currently available as a free download for registered Tracktion 2 users.
Yamaha Corporation of America and Arturia have signed an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement. Yamaha will now be the sole distributor Arturia products in the United States. Yamaha has taken over distribution and marketing of Arturia software products in the United States. Arturia, a leading maker of virtual software synthesizers based in Grenoble, France has developed a reputation for creating the most realistic sounding virtual recreations of vintage analog synthesizers in the market.
M-Audio is, as the exclusive worldwide distributor, proud to announce the release of Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600 virtual emulation of the classic ARP 2600 analog synthesizer. TimewARP 2600 faithfully replicates every detail of this venerable instrument. TimewARP 2600 virtual emulation of the classic ARP 2600 analog synthesizer, already available in RTAS format for Windows and Mac, will soon be released in VST and AudioUnit formats as well. It can also be used standalone.
Numark has a busy week. After other new products became unveiled at the Summer NAMM, Numark today introduced a new DJ mixer and two new DJ Packages.
Numark is pleased to introduce the DM2050 mixer, a compact, tabletop model with three channels designed for the turntablist of today, desktop, and aspiring DJ. With the features DJs demand, including steep 3-band EQ on every channel, a replaceable crossfader with reverse and slope control, a dedicated microphone input with 2-band EQ, and multiple input sources, this entry-level mixer is big on features and easy on ones finances.
Sony is introducing two Hi-MD portable recorders at the Summer2005 NAMM convention. The new MZ-M100 and MZ-M10 MiniDisc-based field recorders are designed for musicians and broadcast professionals, and offer superb sound recording and playback capabilities combined with extensive storage capacity at a practical price.
Numark, the worlds leading manufacturer of DJ equipment, is pleased to announce the KMX01 DJ Station. Featuring dual CD+G drives with an integrated mixer, the KMX01 is the perfect all-in-one solution for DJs and clubs to instantly add Karaoke to their entertainment mix.
Apple just released a new update for its Garageband application. GarageBand lets you easily perform, record and create your own music. This update is recommended for all customers using GarageBand 2 or 2.0.1.
Voxengo has updated its Deconvolver plug in. Deconvolver is a standalone Windows application which allows audio engineers to recover impulse responses from previously recorded test tone sine sweeps by means of a highly precise deconvolution process.
At the Summer NAMM M-Audio presented their new ProKeys 88 premium stage piano, delivering piano and other instrument sounds, hammer-action keyboard with MIDI controller functionality, sostenuto pedal input and aggressive price point.
M-Audio has released the new MicroTrack 24/96 digital recorder. Only about the size and weight of a deck of cards, the MicroTrack 24/96 digital recorder is a mobile 2-channel digital recorder that records WAV and MP3 files to CompactFlash media or microdrives.
Numark, the name synonymous with innovation in professional DJ equipment, proudly announces the HDCD1, a rack-mountable, dual CD player with built-in hard drive. The first music playback system of its kind developed specifically for the professional DJ, the HDCD1 can store an entire DJ collection for the ultimate in portability, organization, and convenience. MP3s and uncompressed audio files can be ripped from either of the built-in CD players, transferred from computer via USB, and even recorded from turntables and other sources through the units analog line inputs.
New from M-Audio is the Fast Track Pro mobile audio/MIDI interface for use with PC and Mac computers. The Fast Track Pro can be seen as the Big Brother of the Fast Track USB, adding even more professional features. Fast Track Pro is designed to let you record with professional results whenever and wherever you want. A single USB connection gives you access to all the I/O you need for microphones and instruments like guitars, as well as MIDI- and S/PDIF-equipped digital audio gear.
At the Summer NAMM 2005 Audio-Technica have unveiled the new ATH-T44 and ATH-T22 Dynamic Stereo Headphones. Both the ATH-T44 and T22 feature A-T innovative self-adjusting lightweight headband and generously padded ear cushions combine to offer long hours of comfortable listening.