This version of Dirtbox from DeLaMancha is already version 3.0. It is a compression/distortion/modulation VST plug-in for Windows. Not longer as freeware but available now for a small price of 12 dollars.
Recently Analogue Solutions has released the Leipzig monosynth. It is a self contained TRUE analogue synthesiser. The voice circuitry is entirely analogue, using all discrete and op-amp components. There is no voice DSP. Leipzig has a similar sound and specification to the classic Moog Prodigy/Rogue synthesisers, but with many improvements such as MIDI and more modulation paths.
Allen and Heath has announced that the new ZED 4-Bus range of small format, USB-equipped mixers for live performance, recording, and production is now shipping and available in stores. Following the launch of the ZED-14 and ZED-24, Allen and Heath has announced the ZED-420 (16 mono + 2 dual stereo channels), ZED-428 (24 mono + 2 stereo) and ZED-436 (32 channel + 2 stereo) mixers.
The E2Transienter brings a unique, simple and powerful approach to transient processing. In fact it is far more than a simple transient designer, and it can be used in many situations, including high demanding mastering jobs.
Alesis announced the immediate availability of their SR-18 drum machine with integrated FX engine, battery operation and cutting-edge percussion sounds.
Allen and Heath have announced that the Xone:3D will be replaced by the … Xone:4D. The Xone:4D will replace the Xone:3D in all shipments made from the end of May 2008 onwards. The Xone:4D utilises the new USB 2.0 soundcard which is now in production in the Xone:2D, which offers much greater capability and flexibility over the previous version.
Yamaha have released a few videos that gives us a closer look at the recently released n8 and n12 mixing consoles. The Yamaha n8 and n12 Digital Mixing Studio are mixing consoles with an analog-like mixing interface which boasts ease of operation for professional quality recording and mixdown. Connecting a computer to the mixer IEEE 1394 port enables you to configure an ideal recording environment with seamless integration into Cubase 4.
Hercules, the computer DJ entertainment specialist, announces the availability of the new Hercules DJ Console Rmx, a digital audio console designed for Mobile and advanced DJs.
More famous artists join Novation’s blog party, and now you can join the fun too. Two more high profile Novation users offer their unique insights into the lives of pro musicians on the road and in the studio, and now you have the chance to interact with them!
SampleTron, the highly anticipated addition to IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality’s Sonik Instruments line of workstations is now shipping.
TC Electronic has announced immediate availability of the Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-in for Pro Tools|HD. The CL 1B plug-in is based upon highly advanced component emulation technology, and brings the sound of the legendary CL 1B compressor/limiter to Digidesign Pro Tools HD, HD Accel and VENUE systems.
NUSofting has announced that Groove Analogizer is now available as freeware. Groove Analogizer is an “audio controlled drum synthesizer”, it means that like a vintage electronic drum tone generator (e.g. Simmons) the percussion sound is triggered by an audio input, not by a MIDI message.
Spectrasonics announced today the beginning of their 10-week “Omnisphere Preview Remix Contest” where registered virtual instrument users can create music using special loops that Spectrasonics has created from the eagerly anticipated Omnisphere Power Synth. Three winners will be chosen in July to receive a free copy of Omnisphere when it is released on September 15, 2008.
FXpansion is proud to introduce the newest addition to the BFD expansion pack range, BFD Big Orchestral Marching Band.
Time and Space informed us that GigaStudio 4 from Tascam is now shipping. TASCAM has once again redefined the high-end of sampling workstations with GigaStudio 4. Building on the features of GigaStudio 3, the new version supports 64-bit operating systems like XP64 and Windows Vista 64, allowing users to access up to 128 gigabytes of RAM for loading massive sample libraries and compositional templates. GigaStudio 4 also hosts VSTi and GVI virtual instruments, loading or stacking instruments alongside GigaStudio instrument libraries.