Monthly Archives: August 2005

Akai announces the MPC 2500

Akai announces the MPC 2500

The Akai Professional MPC2500 Music Production Center combines a 64-Track MIDI Sequencer with a 32-voice 16bit Stereo Digital Sampler. The MPC is a rock solid sequencing and drum programming machine with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads. The unit allows you to sample more efficiently. This composition center is contained in one extremely powerful desktop unit.

Fairlight partners with Witness for charity

Fairlight partners with Witness for charity

In an announcement that unites a world leader in professional audio innovation with an organization that harnesses technology for social good, Australia-based Fairlight today announced its partnership with human rights nonprofit WITNESS. Fairlight and WITNESS will auction a one-of-a-kind, vintage Fairlight CMI signed by legendary musicians and producers, such as Peter Gabriel and Hans Zimmer.

TC Group acquires TC-Helicon

TC Group acquires TC-Helicon

TC Group today announced the complete acquisition of TC-Helicon, world-leading manufacturer of vocal technology products. TC Group previously owned 50% of TC-Helicon, which is headquartered in Canada. By purchasing the remaining 50 % of the shares from IVL Technologies Ltd, TC Group now welcomes TC-Helicon as a full-fledged member of the group, which includes Tannoy, Lab.gruppen, TC Electronic, TC Applied Technologies, and TC-Helicon.

Mindprints TRIO goes USB!

Mindprints TRIO goes USB!

MindPrint launches TRIO USB recording solution. TRIO USB combines all essential outboard components for project studios in just one box – including a high quality audio interface. TRIO USB expands the scope of the innovative TRIO recording and monitoring solution introduced at Winter NAMM. It offers the same channel strip with true analog EQ and Compressor, essential mixing, AUX and DAW inputs and comprehensive monitoring features as found on the original TRIO, but adds USB audio instead of the S/PDIF interface.

Rob Papens Blue Demo now available

Rob Papens Blue Demo now available

As of friday Blue from Rob Papen is finally released. Rob has teamed up with music software developer Jon Ayres to bring you this latest cross-fusion virtual synthesizer. To let everyone experience the amazing new sound and quality of Blue, a DEMO is now available. BLUE promises to exceed your expectations!

Solid State Logic announces the XLogic X-Rack

Solid State Logic announces the XLogic X-Rack

The X-Rack is a new modular rack system that incorporates a unique Total Recall capability and it is launched with a mono SuperAnalogue dynamics unit as its first module. This combination make it ideal as a stand alone dynamics processing solution for studio or live applications, or working with the flexible inserts of an AWS 900 to provide a complete SSL channel processing solution for the console.

Speck releases new line mixer – X.Sum

Speck Electronics, a manufacturer of quality professional audio products, today announced it is shipping the X.Sum. The X.Sum is a 1U analog line mixer that will mix 32 signals with unmatched signal routing, generous amounts of headroom, and a neutral signal path. The X.Sum can be used for external DAW summing, line inputs for external mic preamps, or as a submixer for synths and samplers.

Denon DJ introduces new DN-HP1000

Denon DJ introduces new DN-HP1000

Denon DJ is introducing the new DN-HP1000 High Performance Professional DJ Headphones. Designed to provide DJs with the ultimate monitoring tool, the DN-HP1000 headphones utilise a dynamic, closed-back design for superior isolation. Additionally, these new headphones employ one of the largest speaker drivers (53 mm) in their class for outstanding audio quality at high volume levels, and feature rich bass with an extended high-end frequency response (5-33,000 Hz).

Gemini introduces the iKEY portable USB recorder

Gemini introduces the iKEY portable USB recorder

Gemini introduces the iKEY Portable USB Recorder, a revolutionary new
product that will change the way you transfer live music to your hard drive forever. The first of its kind anywhere in the world, this incredible new product is capable of capturing an audio signal, converting it to MP3 or WAV format, and writing it directly to a USB compatible storage device – all in real-time!