AdrenaLinn Sync is a new software plug-in from Roger Linn Design that provides the same unique beat-synced filter modulation and sequencing effects of their AdrenaLinn III guitar pedal.
The world of DAWs doesn’t need another channel strip. What it needs is a better way of working with the essential tools you need for all of your tracks and busses. That’s why iZotope designed Alloy. Alloy provides the key dynamics and sound shaping effects you’ll use again and again, in a self-contained and completely configurable interface.
Vestax is now shipping the new TR-1 Traktor Controller, a radical USB MIDI controller designed in cooperation with one of the pioneers of laptop-based DJing in Japan, the legendary Hiroshi Watanabe. The TR-1 is a compact, user-friendly controller designed to emulate the touch and feel of a traditional DJ mixer while providing the features and usability that professionals demand in a laptop-based system.
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.
Audio Damage’s first instrument, Tattoo, is a drum synthesizer where everything old is new again. Featuring 12 independent “voice-tuned” synthesizer topologies loosely based on the X0X series, and an incredibly sophisticated step/mod sequencer, Tattoo is at home in all forms of electronic music production.
FMMF is a 4 operator FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer with 2 primary aims: Make FM synthesis as accessible and user-friendly as possible and use multi-stage envelopes and LFOs to make give lots of movement and modulation.
Rich Curtis demonstrates Cakewalk’s new Sonar 8.5 Matrix view as well as the V-Studio 100 (and the Sonar VS version).
Spectrasonics has announced the release of their long-awaited “Trilian(r) Total Bass Module,” an epic new virtual instrument dedicated to all types of Bass sounds – Acoustic, Electric and Synth. Trilian is designed from the ground up to be the most versatile bass virtual instrument available today with a new level of expressive, real-time performance for acoustic and electric basses – plus cutting-edge synth bass tones with powerful editing and extraordinary sound quality. Trilian is the successor to Spectrasonics’ award-winning Trilogy bass instrument, with the new instrument offering a deeper control of musical expression and much greater flexibility of sound shaping. Trilian’s 34GB library is 10-times the size of Trilogy and features all new acoustic, electric and synth basses. With its comprehensive design, Trilian brings many different types of bass together into one extraordinary-sounding virtual instrument. Trilian has an MSRP of $299 US and €229 Euro. An upgrade for all Trilogy customers is available from the online Spectrasonics Techshop.
During the 2009 AES conference in New York, Rupert Neve Designs introduced the Portico II: Channel, the first in a new series of rack-mounting modules based on the high voltage single-sided op-amps developed for the 5088 mixer, with a new range of dedicated transformers, and an extensive arsenal of tonal controls.
Focusrite is pleased to introduce Scarlett, a professional software suite that provides the definitive collection of compression, gating, EQ, and reverb plug-ins for tracking and mixing.
Analogue mixing console manufacturer Audient is rolling out a scrappage scheme to all UK customers, with immediate effect. Purchasers willing to trade-in their old console will receive £2000 off the published price of a new ASP8024 or ACS8024 high resolution mixing desk.
Voxengo Global Group Buy 2009 is now in progress. They have made an important update to the bonus schedule, beneficial to all participants.
The mpressor plugin is the as close as it can get emulation of elysia’s creative compressor. Its all discrete circuitry and its special character have been translated into software in all the painstaking details by the specialists from brainworx. The result is a high grade sum compressor, a flexible tool for single instruments and an inspiring dynamics effect processor at the same time.