Monthly Archives: January 2011

Turnlab interview – Aurex and Livid Instruments MIDI-controllers

Turnlab interview – Aurex and Livid Instruments MIDI-controllers

The guys from Turnlab send us this cool video interview with Aurex. Aurex is a minimal techno, elektro artist from Belgium. His music is influenced by artists such as Stephan Bodzin, Oliver Huntemann, Paul Kalkbrenner, … but the aurex-sound is always there. Aurex performed live sets and dj sets at different festivals and clubs such as Forest Festival, Crammerock, Styletraveller XL, Eargasm and the Bootleg club in Rotterdam. When playing live, aurex is using hardware drumcomputers, samplers and synths. This leaves plenty of room for improvisation and interaction with the crowd so no aurex set sounds the same. Expect tight beats, dark sounds and a great vibe.

Elysia new free update 1.0.4 out – free TDM included

Elysia new free update 1.0.4 out – free TDM included

FREE UPDATES FOR ALL ELYSIA PLUGINS – All of their plugins have been worked on and now feature some nice improvements. The mpressor and the niveau filter have been updated regarding the display issue in WaveLab 7 and also feature the parameter display from now on. On the alpha compressor, the gain reduction meter in unlinked mode and parameter linking in linked M/S mode have been fixed, and a multichannel mode for the RTAS mix version has been added.

Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 public beta available

Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 public beta available

The public beta test for the upcoming Maschine 1.6 update has started. If you are a Maschine owner, you can download a fully functional 1.6 beta version, and submit eventual bug findings to the Maschine team over a special “bug tracker” web page. The public beta version has already been tested extensively by our internal testing team, but for general reasons it should still be used with caution in performance-critical environments.

Steinberg Cubase 6 – New Features – Video

Steinberg Cubase 6 – New Features – Video

Steinberg revealed their Cubase update to version 6 at the past NAMM. With Cubase 6 and Cubase Artist 6 Steinberg releases two new versions of the world’s most popular music production system. With an array of sensational new tools, inspiring instruments and effects, and a revolutionary approach to composing with MIDI and VST, Cubase once again pushes the definition of what’s possible. Bristling with new features and enhancements, Cubase 6 is your go-to software for recording, editing, mixing and producing music of all types.

Hoerboard Scomber Mix – For the Design Conscious DJ

Hoerboard Scomber Mix – For the Design Conscious DJ

The hoerboard Scomber Mix is designed to make all your turntables, CD-players and mixers fit perfectly into a great looking workstation. The DJ booth consists of two units, needs less space than the hoerboard Classic and makes you more mobile with your own personal workstation. The top deck is made from CNC-designed MDF material and is fixed to a laser-cut powder-coated steel support. Both unit surfaces are available in several glossy or matt colours. Your own equipment is being placed in the customized high quality hoerboard.

Announcing Rupert Neve 543 Mono Compressor for 500 Series

Announcing Rupert Neve 543 Mono Compressor for 500 Series

Rupert Neve Designs has introduced of the Portico 543 Mono Compressor, which delivers unobtrusive, musical-sounding dynamic control and brick-wall limiting found in the Portico 5043 module to the 500 series format. The 543 features a fully controllable compressor-limiter with feed-forward/feed-back modes, Peak/RMS detection and a built-in sidechain high-pass filter. With an unrivaled heritage and a tremendous feature set, the 543 yields a combination of rich warmth, flexibility and precision that is sure to resonate in the ears of sound engineers the world over.

Waves Version 8 released

Waves Version 8 released

Waves are excited to announce the release of the new Waves Version 8. V8 adds the horsepower of the vintage-modeled V-Series to selected Waves bundles, and brings a fresh new look to several classic plugins. V8 includes a host of new technical features and bug fixes. In addition, more Waves plugins than ever are now available individually.

Avid Torq 2.0 DJ Software – Video Overview

Avid Torq 2.0 DJ Software – Video Overview

Torq® 2.0 DJ software takes you beyond beat matching and into the future of DJ performance and real-time production. Don’t just spin tracks—reinvent them. Take advantage of all four decks to create unique, complex, and dynamic mixes. Develop your own sound using high-quality, innovative effects and a powerful built-in sampler. Go beyond crossfading by transitioning between tracks in exciting new ways using the innovative new Traq Morph™ feature. You can easily integrate Torq 2.0 with turntables, CD decks, and a variety of popular DJ controllers—or run the software on its own. Designed for rock-solid stability and peak performance, Torq 2.0 gives you unlimited ways to create your own sound on the dance floor, in the studio, and beyond.

Tom Oberheim SON OF 4 VOICE

Tom Oberheim SON OF 4 VOICE

The audio that screams from an SEM is fat, fine and funky, with a tonal variety unlike any other sound-generating device on this rock we call home. Gang up four of these monsters, and you’ve got sounds that’re thicker than thunder. SON OF 4 VOICE’s SEMs bring back vintage ’70s design … 100% discrete analog … absolutly no custom chips. SO4V can be used as a 4-voice polyphonic synth or as 4 individual synths under MIDI control. Two SO4Vs can be ganged together to create an 8-voice.