Monthly Archives: October 2005

Audio Ease updates Altiverb to v.5.1.1.

Audio Ease updates Altiverb to v.5.1.1.

Altiverb is a sampled acoustics Reverb plugin for that offers stunningly realistic one, two and four channel sampled acoustics of real halls, cathedrals, bathrooms and virtually any real acoustic environment. Included are dozens of acoustic samples ranging from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw to bathrooms and closets.

Support for DJ hardware controllers in v.2.2. of DJ-1800

Support for DJ hardware controllers in v.2.2. of DJ-1800

DJs who like to use hardware controllers during their set will be able to make the most of their kit with the new release of DJ-1800. Version 2.2 of the professional DJ software now includes support for popular controllers, including the Hercules DJ Console, the Kontrol-DJ and any other MIDI controller. The new version also features a clearer interface, which is even more responsive when new tunes are loaded.

SKYLIFE releases SampleRobot v.1.5 Update

SKYLIFE releases SampleRobot v.1.5 Update

SampleRobot is the missing link between sound source and software sampler. It was never easier to record audio and to create multi-samples in one go. SampleRobot works as a copying machine for sounds featuring advanced recording and auto-loop searching algorithms. If there are MIDI connections available between an instrument and a computer SampleRobot sends out MIDI note messages and controller information, note by note. The external device gets the MIDI information and plays back the sounds. At the same time SampleRobot is in audio recording mode. Just a few mouse clicks and a fully detailed sampled synthesizer with all internal sound programs is on your hard drive ready to be played with any available software sampler.

Pioneer announces the availability of DJS software

Pioneer announces the availability of DJS software

Pioneer Europe today announces the availability of its new PC-based software solution for the growing number of DJs who prefer mp3 files to vinyl, CD or DVD. DJS is designed for both mobile and home DJs to enable full-scale DJ mixing on a PC. The software offers the same playability and functionality as Pioneer’s Pro DJ products, using a PC interface instead of the familiar hardware; CDJ turntables and DJM mixer.

Hartmann headed for bankruptcy

Hartmann headed for bankruptcy

Hartmann, manufacturers of the Neuron and Neuron VS, have stated that they are on the brink of bankruptcy. A subcontracter which produces the Hartmann products sold a large number of products from their stock against under-cost prices, without the knowledge of Hartmann, to internet resellers. The result of these illegal sales is the total breakdown of the Hartmann sales structure.

LiveLab releases update for LiveSlice

LiveLab releases update for LiveSlice

LiveLab has released a new version of their LiveSlice plugin. This beat slicer can do much more than just slice your beats. You can load up to 64 wave files at a time, slice them up and combine the slices in the multitrack arranger. Each slice is coloured based on the content so you can easily tell them apart – this makes manual rearranging a lot easier. With up to 256 slice on each loop liveslice is as much a granular synthesizer as a beat slicer. As you can also sequence notes you can do simple melodic arrangements too (bases and arps).

Basement.Arts updates Frantic filter plugin

Basement.Arts updates Frantic filter plugin

Basement.Arts released an version 1.1. update for its filter plugin Frantic. Frantic introduces an analogue sounding dedicated filter into the modern digital production environment. The VST-PlugIn, modelled after such famous analogue legends as the Korg MS20, Oberheim Xpander, OSC Oscar, Sherman Filterbank and the classic Moog Filter, sets a new standard in digital signal processing.

Behringer releases new FireWire Audio Interface

Behringer releases new FireWire Audio Interface

Behringer has released the FCA202, a very modest priced audio interface. This ultra-compact FireWire audio interface is an ideal companion for laptop musicians and ingeniously complements any studio. Its hot features include: Two 1/4 inch connector inputs and outputs for connecting synthesizers, mixers and more; high resolution 24-bit A/D and D/A converters offer 96 kHz sampling frequency; volume-controlled headphones for discreetly working on your compositions, even on the road. Reliable Windows XP and Mac OS drivers guarantee low latencies.