Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sneak preview of U-He Bazille, a new modular softsynth

Sneak preview of U-He Bazille, a new modular softsynth

Urs Heckmann, the man behind U-He, is working on Bazille, the first synth inside the upcoming Berlin Modular System. This synth combines FM-Synthesis, Phase Distortion and subtractive in a rack-like appearance. In the first video Urs is showing the layout and the basic oscillator functions of Bazille. Development is still full on, so a release should not be expected this year. Probably the MusikMesse next year will be a good moment for a release.

Introducing the 1 dollar Mic – What?

What can you buy for a dollar? Not much these days. A cup of coffee? Unlikely. Your choice of the rock-solid RØDE M1 live dynamic microphone, the RØDE M2, a live vocal condenser microphone or the RØDE M3, a versatile 1/2″ condenser microphone? You wouldn’t have thought so, but this August RØDE is giving you the opportunity to pick up any one of these critically acclaimed mics for just one Australian dollar when you purchase another qualifying RØDE mic from a participating dealer!

Half human, half synthesizer, Voltage!

Half human, half synthesizer, Voltage!

We at Gearjunkies love gear. So when we saw this really cool animation film accompanied by nice modular synth music we just had to share this with you. From the makers: “Just like modular synthesizers, people connect with each other in order to achieve diverse objectives. In Voltage, robots, half-human and half-synthesizer, powered by a huge amount of energy, connect to each other in an electric and chaotic trance.”

Mixvibes Cross video demo

Mixvibes Cross video demo

One of MixVibes CROSS Packs main innovations is a new high definition timecode, primarily developed for control CDs, featuring a very high frequency 3000 Hz and compact design, capable of detecting a new playback position in less than 5 ms. Rock solid operation is guaranteed by 16-bit control, and high quality software master tempo was designed to keep the reliability of the decks master tempo. The result is pristine sound quality, great response, genuine scratch sound and ultra-accurate Hot Cue control, as demoed in this video.

Cakewalk announces new line of Powered Monitor Speakers

Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, announces a new line of powered stereo monitor speakers. The Cakewalk MA-7A Stereo Micro Monitors and MA-15D Digital Stereo Micro Monitors provide an affordable means to deliver high quality sound. Both sets of monitors are perfect for use in a range of settings from the home recording studio, a classroom or media lab, the college dorm room, or your living room media center.

New UAD Software v5.4 – FATSO, EMT, Neve and More

UAD Software Version 5.4.0 represents a giant leap forward for the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-In platform. This free downloadable update includes three new and highly anticipated UAD Powered Plug-Ins: FATSO Jr. & Sr. Analog Tape Simulators (UAD-2), EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverberator (UAD-2), and Neve 31102 & 31102SE Classic Console EQs (UAD-2 and UAD-1). These new plug-ins can be freely auditioned in a 14-day demo mode. UAD Software v5.4.0 also provides significant RTAS performance improvements for Pro Tools users, integrated UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop support, and other enhancements for Windows-based users.

Focusrite introduces Saffire PRO 24 DSP

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP is Focusrites latest 16 In / 8 Out FireWire audio interface, featuring real-time DSP-powered tracking and mixing solutions tailor-made for the modern home studio environment.  Alongside DSP-powered Compression and EQ for latency-free tracking and ‘comfort’ reverb, is VRM; a Virtual Reference Monitoring technology that lets you hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, all just using headphones.

Allen & Heath celebrates milestone at the Plasa 2009

PLASA 2009 marks Allen & Heath’s 40th year designing and manufacturing innovative pro audio products for the live, recording and DJ spheres. The British mixer manufacturer will commemorate the milestone with an exclusive party in a top London landmark, and display a cross section of its current digital, analogue and DJ mixers on the stand. These include the flagship iLive digital systems, award-winning ZED analogue range, and renowned Xone DJ series.