Arturia announces that is has updated its reproduction of the legendary Yamaha® CS-80, the CS-80V to version 2.0.
Synth Squad are 3 modelled synthesizers – Strobe, Amber and Cypher – bulging with the immense weight and power of old-school analogue. These are no mere emulations stunted by the limitations of the past. Instead, they combine the best features from legendary machines with new and exciting ideas to drag them kicking and screaming into the modern world. FXpansion has released several videos to give us more insight in the use of these new software synths.
A new era in digital DJing has begun: djay 3 — completely revamped. A ton of hot new features have been added, including Automatic Beat & Tempo Detection, Auto-Cut Scratching™, Beat-Matched Looping, enhanced Audio FX, Automix Queue, Auto-Gain, MIDI Learn, plus a whole lot more.
PreSonus is now shipping Studio One Pro and Studio One Artist, the groundbreaking music-creation and production applications for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista. Studio One makes audio recording and MIDI sequencing simple, yet provides a wealth of professional features.
Richie Hawtin using Maschine and an upcoming Traktor controller at Saturday Adventure Club on September 19th. Native Instruments haven’t released any details yet but all will disclosed early november. Untill then get a glimpse of the new controller in this video (0:52 seconds)!
FabFilter has released the Rob Lee Sound Set for FabFilter Twin 2, its powerful software synthesizer. The bank includes 145 dance, house and techno oriented presets by top notch sound designer Rob Lee. For many years, Rob mainly did sound design for hardware synthesizers, but lately he has had great success with sound sets for various software synthesizers.
A look at what Record has to offer Reason owners besides audio recording, fantastic mixing, out-of-this-world time stretch and such. We’re taking a look at sequencer enhancements, rack improvements, multi-processing and much more.
Since its launch in the summer of 2009, Moog’s newest Moogerfooger, the MF-105M MIDI MuRF has been an instant success. With eight analog filters under MIDI and CV control, the MIDI MuRF is one of the most powerful and flexible sound design tools around. Now for the icing on an already very sweet cake, Moog is releasing the MIDI MuRF Pattern Editor.
First Impressions – The first impression of Cubase is … fresh! Clearly Steinberg has given Cubase 5 a little spot of new paint. The overal layout is slightly darker which is more soothing on the eyes. But there is more that meets the eyes. As we attended the MusikMesse last year, Steinberg had explained the work they had done ‘under the hood’. They had rewritten much of the code for the visuals in Cubase which makes it more stable, plus they had done a lot of work on the audio engine and other processes that run in the background.
Kicklab XXL is the most advanced Kickmaking machine on the market, with the whole vst dedicated solely to the most important percussion element of any electronic track, the KICK.
Here’s a taste of the upcoming Korg WAVEDRUM Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer, with percussionist Geoff Brown. The original Korg WAVEDRUM amazed the music world back in 1994. This legendary musical instrument was instantly famous for its innovative design, performance possibilities, and unique sounds. Well, … the power-packed, affordable next-generation WAVEDRUM is here today and ready to make musical history. Again.
RME has released drivers for Apple’s latest operating system, Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6), available on the company’s website. The drivers support 32 bit and 64 bit operation and are available for all RME PCI Express cards, the FireWire-based Fireface 400/800 and the USB-based Fireface UC. They ensure full compatibility of all up-to-date RME interfaces even when booting and working in the 64 bit kernel mode available on certain Mac systems.
Today, Steinberg commences shipping of the CI2 Advanced Integration USB studio to countries in Europe. Shipping in North America will follow soon after on October 1 and throughout October in the rest of the world. Please check with the local Steinberg distributor for more information.
These are the releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection. From now on we will give you a selection of the best releases on Sample Friday.
After introducing Sequel Content Sets with audio content for Cubase and Sequel users, Steinberg is thrilled to present the VST Sound Instrument Set Synthesizers, boasting high-quality VST instrument sounds alongside a deluge of MIDI loops, now available for Cubase, Sequel 2 and Nuendo 4.2 with NEK users.