Roland is proud to announce the SP-404 is now shipping. Picking up where Rolands popular SP-303 sampler left off, the new SP-404 is built on a foundation of more: more features, more voices, more pads, and more memory. The SP-404 sleek, silver look is new to the SP family, and it surpasses its predecessor by offering battery power compatibility, a CompactFlash slot, and a built in microphone for quick, stress free sampling sessions. Just turn it on, aim, and record no cables and mics to connect. Then get down to the business of making beats and patterns with the pattern sequencer, and add extra color with the great effects built into this little powerhouse.
Revolver is a high-powered convolution reverb that drives like no other, providing total impulse response sculpt-ability, dedicated and routable EQ, two syncable delay lines, and specialized stereo imaging for unprecedented control. With literally hundreds of sounds from rare holy grail out of production reverbs and acoustic spaces, Revolver provides the most compelling impulse library to date. Also included is a complete tool set to shoot your own rooms and gear. Any acoustic space, outboard gear, or signal path can be modeled in a few minutes with Revolver and the Revolver analysis tools.
Luxonix has announced to be released in october 2005, PURITY. It is the next generation of a digital musical instrument workstation and PCM sound module software. PURITY is designed to realize and surpass the hardware musical instrument workstation perfectly on computer based music production environments offering higher sound quality and more usability.
Manytone has announced the launch of ManyGuitar, a guitar and bass sample based synthesizer with a library of over 1 gigabyte of 24-bit samples. The ManyGuitar sound library includes a wide range of guitars and basses. Each instrument has been multi sampled, often at several velocities and with a mute layer included. In addition to the single note samples, there are some chord sets and also some lead guitar styles.
Today Gearjunkies opened their virtual studio section called User Studios. With the User Studios, Gearjunkies can publish their own studio on Gearjunkies and show other people what their studio looks like. The User Studio isn’t limited to a listing of equipment, but every studio can also include lots of pictures, of the studio itself, and pictures of individual instruments.
Linplug has recently updated CronoX3 (Sample Synthesizer) to version 3.0.4. and the same with the Albino (Virtual Rob Papen Synthesizer), which got updated to version 2.2.1.
The Logic Users Group (LUG) is the oldest (11+ years) and largest (20000+ members) Logic community in existence. In 1994 they were Emagics first presence on the Internet, though in 1999 Emagic became independent of the LUG. The LUG are by far the best resource for Logic users around, even people who do not use Logic as their primary sequencer frequent the LUG for the invaluable wisdom found there! The list is moderated by a team of five admins from around the world to produce the highest quality and informative forum possible.
Gemini has added USB fucntionality to their PS-02USB 3-channel stereo mixer. Gemini is taking their next step into the digital DJ realm with this new feature with their DJ-mixers.
Camel Audio have released version 1.6 of their critically acclaimed additive synthesizer which excels at pads and evolving textures. The update adds an improved noise generator with key tracking for brighter, crisper sounds, an improved reverb, key tracking on the filter, improved editing abilities as well as other feature enhancements and bug fixes.
ESI has introduced the U46DJ, which is an ideal mobile recording interface for both laptops and desktop computers. It offers a 4-in 6-out multi-channel audio interface with a separate Mix output. 2 Phono inputs make the unit a perfect portable solution for digital DJs, compatible with major DJ software applications.
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS is excited to announce that AKOUSTIK PIANO is now available in stores worldwide. AKOUSTIK PIANO brings four classic pianos to life with unprecedented authenticity, flexibility and ease of use. AKOUSTIK PIANO recreates each nuance and detail of the original instruments by combining elaborate multi-sampling with sophisticated emulation of soundboard resonance and pedal behaviour. At the same time, it remains both efficient and convenient to use for a wide range of musical styles and applications.
Steinberg today unveiled the latest version of its Cubase SE entry level music production software. Cubase SE3 offers professional music technologies tailored to musicians, producers, students and educators. Available for both Mac and PC, Cubase SE3 will be available in October 2005 for only 149.00 Euro.
Once again, AAS rises the bar in the recreation of the classic Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos. Not only Lounge Lizard EP-3 comes even closer in terms of authenticity but it also preserves the action and feel of the originals.
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE. TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 featuring 4 decks and countless innovations. Native Instruments proudly presents TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 – the next generation of professional DJ software! The largest technological leap forward since TRAKTORs introduction, version 3 brings with it numerous innovations for DJing at clubs and parties. Some of the most thrilling new features are the expansion from 2 to 4 playback decks and an emulation of the new, much sought-after Allen & Heath Xone:92 4-channel club mixer. Five professional, tempo-synced effects and an even easier operation will see you mixing hypnotic DJ sets. The integrated access to the Beatport Online Music Store, the worlds leading internet dance music specialist, means you will always have just the right track to hand. The new version is set to rock the clubs as of November.
Moog Music Inc. recently opened the doors to their new manufacturing facility and headquarters in Asheville, N.C. The new facility is double the size of the former location, which was also located in Asheville. Moogs new space includes additional room for increased product production, a customer listening room and a product display area.