Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tango Operating Software 2.5 available

Tango Operating Software 2.5 available

Smart AV have released their new Tango Console Operating Software version 2.5. As part of this massive upgrade, the 2.5 operating system software features a range of new features for many DAW engines, Logic Pro benefits from the ability to now insert plug ins directly from the tango surface, as well as control and remove them, while Nuendo boasts increased jog wheel shuttle capability along with in- depth protocol control of all major Nuendo 5 features. 

Prophet-5 hardware recreation by Synth-Project

Prophet-5 hardware recreation by Synth-Project

Maybe it’s not exactly a re-creation of the original Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 but it is a hardware controller for the Gunnar Messiah VSTi. This software instruments is inspired by the Prophet-5, but instead of saw, tri and pulse oscillators it has 3 innovative oscillators: Morph oscillator with 4 waveforms, unison oscillator with 7 voices (and you can put this oscillator into 5 voice unison for 35 voices), and flexi oscillator that consist of 2 seperate waves that can perform PWM, ring mod. and phase distortion with very low CPU.

10 Years of Celemony Future to Win

10 Years of Celemony Future to Win

Celemony has a birthday to celebrate: the company was founded 10 years ago, and Melodyne has been with them for 10 years. 10 years in which the outstanding software has gone from an insider tip to one of the most highly valued audio tools around. Celemony is expressing its thanks with 10 of the legendary wooden boxes in which the first Melodyne was delivered. Each box contains a license for Melodyne editor, for Melodyne studio and for all Celemony software products released in the next 10 years. What that means is that everyone who gets a box will receive all the software products and updates released by Celemony until the year 2020 free of charge.

Denon DJ DN-X1600 Traktor Scratch Overview

Denon DJ DN-X1600 Traktor Scratch Overview

With Native Instruments offering great deals on Traktor Scratch Pro and Traktor Pro, now is the time to invest in a Digital Midi Mixer/controller that can make the most of the softwares features. The DN-X1600 offers premier quality design, build and performance, and shares many of the same features and performance specifications, as well as offering some new and improved features of its own. Included are Alps channel faders, extensive USB connectivity (both Windows® and MacOS® compatible), matrix input assignment with DVS mode, 32-bit internal digital processing, simultaneous MIDI operation – expanded to provide wide ranging control of DJ software applications with an exclusive MIDI controls and user interface section and even more (and new) digital effects. In addition to which, the DN-X1600 is the world’s first DJ mixer to feature Roland V-LINK protocol for VJ mixing.

Will Behringer change the game with the X32

Will Behringer change the game with the X32

At the coming NAMM BEHRINGER will unveil their new X32 Digital Mixer. In a bold statement they are saying that when you’re ready to make the jump from tic-tac-toe to chess, pay them a visit at the NAMM. The X32 represents BEHRINGER’s domination strategy in the digital mixing tournament of champions and they’re confident that a checkmate isn’t far behind.

MOTU audio interfaces compatible with Pro Tools 9

MOTU audio interfaces compatible with Pro Tools 9

MOTU just announced that all current MOTU FireWire, USB, and PCI audio interfaces are compatible with Pro Tools 9, including the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid, 828mk3, 896mk3, 8pre, Traveler-mk3, 2408mk3, and MicroBook. A whole new world of compatibility and interoperability has opened up between Pro Tools software and MOTU hardware. Getting them going together is easier than ever, too.

Let the FUN begin – Unboxing my new Traktor S4 KONTROL

Let the FUN begin – Unboxing my new Traktor S4 KONTROL

Today is the day! The day that our ‘beloved’ UPS guy rang the doorbell and delivered my long-awaited Traktor S4 KONTROL. Yes, my own, not a review unit that has to go back to the Native Instruments HQ. After opening the box and touching it, feeling it, my initial impressions were pretty much the same after I played with it a few weeks ago at a product showing. Great design with a solid built quality. Considering the other products from Native Instruments, that’s almost obligatory. Either way, on that front NI delivers, again.

Journeys and Entangled Species with free AAS Player plug-in

Journeys and Entangled Species with free AAS Player plug-in

Applied Acoustics Systems announces the release of the Journeys and Entangled Species sound banks, which now includes the free AAS Player plug-in. The new AAS Player plug-in embeds the String Studio VS-1 string modeling synthesizer engine allowing one to play and use sounds from the Journeys and Entangled Species sound banks in AAS’ simplest and most affordable plug-in to date. AAS Player focuses on immediacy, ease of use, and sound quality to provide a truly immersive sonic experience.

DirectEMX VST Editor for your Korg Electribe MX

DirectEMX VST Editor for your Korg Electribe MX

DirectEMX is a VSTi MIDI plug-in that allows you to control in real-time every sound shaping parameters of the Korg EMX-1 Music production station in your DAW. Programming your own patches with DirectEMX is really easy as every single parameter is well arranged (like on the original EMX) and directly accessible from a clean interface. As a benefit of the host integration, DirectEMX provides an incredible feature set including total recall and parameters automation, combined with the power, stability and punchy sound of the EMX.