Monthly Archives: January 2008

Nusofting releases something Broken

Inspired by a combination of several old school beat boxes and the circuit-bending culture that revolves around cheap, and old, hardware musical instruments (such as the ‘toy’ Casio and Yamaha keyboards of the 80s), Broken Drum Machine brings the lively, ‘ever changing’,
circuit-bent drum machine sounds to your DAW.

MOTU introduces Electric Keys

MOTU debuted Electric Keys ($295), a cross-platform virtual instrument that delivers authentic sounds of 50 classic, vintage electric keyboard instruments from the last 40 years. This massive 40GB sound library includes over 20,000 meticulously crafted 24-bit 96 kHz multi-samples of legendary electric pianos, electric organs, clavinets, Wurlitzers, tape
samplers, string machines, keyboard basses and other rare and exotic electric keyboard instruments.

MOTU introduces the 828mk3 Firewire Audio Interface

MOTU has introduced the 828mk3, a cross-platform FireWire audio interface with on-board effects and mixing. New features include a 32-bit floating point DSP for digital mixing and effects processing, more I/O, 192 kHz operation, true hi-Z guitar inputs, signal overload protection, digitally controlled analog input trims on all inputs, two banks of ADAT/TOSLink optical, MIDI I/O and much more.

Three absolute Legends in a box from Waves

When it comes to audio hardware modeling, Waves sets the standard to which others aspire. Their plug-ins don’t just mimic components and circuit schematics, they recreate every last nuance of actual hardware behavior. Now, Waves has captured the most respected recording consoles in the world. The consoles that made music history. The big budget studio sound.

Applied Acoustics announce Strum Acoustic GS-1

Strum Acoustic GS-1 is an acoustic guitar software synthesizer based on the latest AAS physical modeling technology. Strum provides an impressive collection of steel and nylon acoustic guitars and includes elaborate voicing and strumming modules for the realistic reproduction of a guitarist’s playing techniques. Chords played on the keyboard are automatically voiced for the guitar while strumming and picking actions are reproduced by an auto-strum function, special strumming keys, or MIDI loops. EQ, multi- effect, and reverb modules complete the package.

RiffRumble VIII Online Song Contest

Sonoma Wire Works announces RiffRumble VIII, an online song contest for RiffWorks recording software users. Contestants will compete for $4000 in prizes including a Taylor Standard SolidBody Guitar, an IK Multimedia StompIO USB floor controller/audio interface, AmpliTube ‘Jimi Hendrix’ guitar amp and effects rig, Recording Magazine subscriptions, and more. Three contestants worldwide will win. There is no contest entry fee.