Rayzoon is pleased to announce that Jamstix 3, the latest installment of its acclaimed virtual drummer, will be released on May, 5th 2010.
Apogee Electronics is excited to announce the launch of its first music and recording blog Transport. From stories behind music making to tricks that made the hits, Transport is a one-stop informative and inspirational resource for anyone interested in the process of making music.
Recently ImageLine have released their Drumaxx drum software. The Drumaxx percussion modeling instrument gives you total control over 16 physically modeled drum pads that can be routed to independent outputs for external effects processing. Drumaxx is not based on samples or even commonly used ‘synthesis’ techniques, where oscillators are mixed and the result is always ‘electronic’. Drumaxx uses modeling algorithms to create bass drums, hi-hats, snares, realistic and electronic sounds too. But what about the traditional ‘Achilles’ heel’ of synthesis, cymbals? Drumaxx creates cymbals and metallic percussion also.
The Drawmer HQ sets a new standard in monitor pre-amps, by combining a state of the art DAC with superior analogue design and an ingenious control system. The monitor pre-amp is one of the most important pieces of equipment for both audio professionals and Hi-Fi enthusiasts alike. It enables critical evaluation of the audio signals and is the final stage before the speakers, so it requires zero coloration, precise balance, low noise, wide bandwidth and a variety of input sources.
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.
Just a few weeks ago we presented you the first controller app for iPad called Midipad. It is an exciting new app for the iPad/iPhone for music creation and live-performance. The striking feature of midipad is its ability to directly communicate via network-MIDI-protocol. So there is no need to install any communication-peer-software on the Mac! Simply plug-and-play via Apple Bonjour – wireless.
You guessed it: the DrumXchanger replaces drum sounds. What’s more surprising: based upon SPL’s proprietary Transient Designer technology, it can replace drum sounds irrespective of their level.
Six application-specific audio plug-ins, created in collaboration with iconic Grammy®-winning producer/mixing engineer Jack Joseph Puig.
Voxengo Voxformer version 2.4 update is now available for download. Voxformer is a multi-functional vocal channel strip plugin for professional audio and sound production applications, available in AudioUnit and VST plug-in formats, for Mac OS X and Windows computers.
The original System 6000 launched to critical acclaim in 2000, and in less than a decade has established itself as the industry standard for stereo and multi-channel reverb and signal processing. The software and processing capabilities have developed greatly since then, allowing System 6000 users a wealth of creative possibilities and additional license feature options along the way.
Today was a good day! Yes, the good people from TM Audio (dutch importer) send us a shiny Xone:DX controller to play with. It is always cool to unbox ‘new gear’. That’s what we live for (… amongst other activities of course). In the coming weeks we are going to put this DX to the test and get a review going, so we can let you know what we think about this controller. Allen & Heath released this Xone:DX earlier this year. It is a new performance audio controller for electronic DJs and is the result of close design collaboration between Allen & Heath and Serato. The Xone:DX with Serato ITCH DJ software now offers 4 Virtual Decks and the latest Serato DJ FX.
Rana Sobhany woke up at 5:30am to pre-order her iPad on March 12th, and got in line to pick it up at 2am on April 3rd. She rocked the house over the weekend at the iPad Dev Camp in Silicon Valley and here we learn how she was DJ’ing there.
Lexicon has released new Windows 7 software drivers for Alpha, Lambda, Omega and the I∙ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S series of Desktop Recording Interfaces. Now all of the Lexicon USB Desktop Recording Interfaces operate seamlessly on any computers running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, or XP. Also, these interfaces operate on all Mac computers operating on OS X 10.4.9 or higher regardless of whether they are based on PowerPC or Intel processors.
On Wednesday April 21st at 7 pm, Moog Music and Pastemagazine.com will launch the second season of Live at Moog with Amanda Palmer. Live at Moog is an innovative web video series featuring performances filmed at the legendary Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina.
Applied Acoustics Systems releases the String Studio VS-1 v1.1.3 Update for Windows. This is a maintenance update containing the following changes:
– Added native 64-bit VST plug-in
– Fixed minor bugs