The +Drive gives a significant boost to the Machinedrum and Monomachine storage capabilities. Everything is basically multiplied with a factor of 128. Thousands of patterns, sounds and songs can be stored internally and more or less instantly recalled. The Machinedrum SPS1-UW+ MKII can now host over 6000 samples. The Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII can be loaded with more than 8000 user waveforms.
Toontrack Music announces the next product in the Toontrack Software Tools line, EZmix. For all the track and songwriters with tight deadlines and a mobile work situation out there, Toontrack, in collaboration with DSP developers par excellence Overloud, has developed EZmix.
The guys from Saitara Software have told us that they are 99% sure, the iPad DAW Controller app AC-7 Pro will be released next week (April 3d) with an introductory price of $ 9,99. This new app turns your iPad into a wireless remote control of your recording and mixing software.
loophole is a midi-triggered loop sampler, which allows you play sections of up to 4 different loops using midi notes to control which section of which loop plays. This can be a great way to mash up 4 different loop styles or add quick variations on 4 similar loops. As well as having full control of which sections to play, you can also trigger random sections too (well this is a de la Mancha plugin!).
Line 6, the industry leader in modeling technology for music-creation products, released POD Farm™ 2 and POD Farm™ 2 Platinum software plug-ins. The pair of AU/RTAS®/VST® plug-ins builds upon the foundations set by their predecessors to deliver extensive model counts, a simple yet powerful workflow and world-renowned POD® tone for any digital audio workstation.
Wusik has released version 6.0 of Wusik Station. The new installer now comes with all previous Wusik Sound Magazine sounds, all converted to the new WusikSND 16-bit compressed file format, which loads up faster and takes less space. All organized and in a much easier way to install. A total of 15 GB of Sounds, compressed into a 7.5 GB installer.
PreSonus announced version 1.5 of its Studio One™ DAW software. This major free update adds so many important features and enhancements that the company decided to skip the previously planned version 1.1 and go directly to this more advanced version.
The CMS 40 is a new work tool that was developed to meet the requirement of Professionals as well as demanding Home-Studio owners: to find an ultra-compact studio monitor that combines neutrality, extended bass response, and easy installation.
Yesterday we got the press release from Apple that the iPad will be available from saturday on. However only in selected countries, so we probably have to wait a few more months in Europe. But, that said, we have already seen a few manufacturers developing control app’s for DAW’s.
RZA of Wu-Tang challenges iDrum users to remix his beats with the iZotope’s iDrum app. and utilize RZA’s music to create a brand new beat! With the kits provided in the iDrum: RZA of Wu-Tang app, RZA is encouraging you to mix your own beat and share it with friends. RZA will choose the winning beat to be featured in iDrum for all the Disciples to hear.
Walfrom Franke from Waldorf, and one of the driving forces behind this Wave Virtual Instrument, was on the Messe this year to introduce version 3.0. of the VSTi PPG Wave. This is the emulation of the PPG Hardware synth from the early 1980’s.
Another Messe show is behind us, and it is time for the Gearjunkies Roundup of the new product releases from the show! The first impression was that there was not so much news around, but a second look gave away a lot of smaller as well as bigger product news. We actually had a lot of heated discussions over big kebabs to come up with our winners! So, here we go!
Version 2.5.3 of the Independence Pro Software Suite and Independence Free come with major performance and stability improvements for all platforms, operating systems and interfaces. These updates are free for all registered users and are available for download in the yellow tools User Area.
Before the Messe we made our own list of products we definately wanted to see and feel. One of those new (announced) products was the Feeltune Rhizome. It is like a hardware DAW. All the stuff you need to make music in a box, so to speak. Easy to use like a groove machine, powerful like the latest computer technology, and empowered by the versatility of plugins. The Rhizome is the only box combining samplers, mixing desk, sequencers and synthesizers, totally open and compatible with VSTs.
Squash drums, get a snappy baseline, enhance track dynamics, duck, gate, key or de-ess – the Valley People Dyna-mite is a swiss army knife limiter/expander design with unique character that inspires to new sounds! The Valley People Dyna-mite was designed in the 80’s and has become a secret weapon for some. For others, it’s still a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. It features a limit mode, an expander mode, a gate mode, a de-esser mode and on top of that, two sidechain modes that let you duck or follow a track. All the options breathe of the Dyna-mite’s very special vibe and flavor. This new Softube plugin is set for release on may 3.