Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. and Audient Ltd., both of the UK, announce an agreement whereby Focusrite will commence the production and sale of certain Audient product designs. The first product to be released under this agreement is the Focusrite Control 2802 Dual Layer Mixing Console.
The trend that the iPad set last year is undoubtedly not slowing down. The iPad will become more and more a musical tool in the studio and beyond. Last year we saw some synths being recreated for the iPad by Korg for example. Just a few days ago we were sent a picture of another ‘famous’ synth being ‘recreated’ as an app. Is Novation taking the plunge in the app market with a V-Station (HD) app? It seems legit as the V-Station was the VSTi version of their hardware K-Station. So with the popularity of the iPad as an instrument (and the improved midi capabilities) it makes sense that the V-Station would be the synth to recreate as an app.
Since the release of MAX FOR LIVE a growing and inspired Ableton user community have built thousands of new instruments, effects and extensions for Ableton Live and shared them with others. Even product developers at Ableton and Cycling ‘74 who programmed Max For Live have been amazed by the diverse range of devices that the Ableton community has produced. Now, it’s time to show others and total Ableton community that Max For Live is not just a tool for Geeks and programmers but also the key to a never ending supply of inspiration for all Ableton Live users.
Duet 2 is built upon 25 years of Apogee Research and Development. Using cutting-edge components and a state-of-the-art user interface, Duet 2 is the most advanced portable recording design available. A full-color OLED display is only the beginning. Duet 2 features balanced outputs, independent speaker and headphone outputs, configurable touch pads and what many thought impossible, improved sound quality. Duet 2 can record from sampling rates of 44.1 to 192kHz.
Native Instruments today announced that the TRAKTOR 2 generation is now available in stores worldwide. The new TRAKTOR generation establishes the next level of versatility and ease-of-use with its TRAKTOR PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 digital vinyl system as well as its two-deck DUO versions.
M-Audio, part of the AVID company, is a brand we all know from their MIDI controllers and keyboards and audio interfaces (amongst many more products). So it was a big surprise when M-Audio started teasing us with something that looked like a synthesizer. And, at this years NAMM, there it was, the 12-voice Venom VA synthesizer from M-Audio.Time to get it in the studio and try this baby out.
Steinberg is pleased to release the final maintenance update for Cubase 5.5 and Cubase Studio 5.5. The update 5.5.3. improves the stability of both VST Bridge and CD Audio import and resolves VST time info issues with host-synced plug-ins. In addition, it removes the wet lock from REVerence if used on group or FX channels and corrects some smaller issues. Please see the version history for details.
Waves Audio announces the new OneKnob series, a set of seven plugins, each of which provides a particular effect controlled by a single knob. Great sounding and easy to use, OneKnob plugins feature the best of Waves’ award-winning audio processes, coupled with their simplest, most intuitive interfaces ever. For everyone from home recording enthusiasts to audio industry professionals, OneKnob plugins deliver high-quality, quick results, providing outstanding go-to solutions for studio and live sound work alike.
FL Studio 10 is a complete software music production environment. Representing more than 12 years of cutting edge development, it has everything musicians and producers need in one package to compose, record, edit, arrange, mix and master professional quality music. FL Studio 10 includes Lifetime FREE Updates and really is the fastest way from your brain to your speakers.
Ever dreamed of having your music played at one of the world’s best clubs? Download this pack now for free to be in with a chance of having your production played at the DJ Mag party at Space, Ibiza on 5th June 2011. Flights and accommodation will be provided for the winner and a friend to attend the party and hear their song being played to the Balearic dance crowd.
Produced by Eric Persing, the new Bob Moog Tribute library features over 700 stunning new sounds for Omnisphere – created by more than 40 of the world’s top synth artists, remixers and sound designers, including:
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, is pleased to announce that The Sanctuary Recording Studio has recently installed a Solid State Logic X-Desk in their London-based facility.
Today Native Instruments has made the 1.6. update for Maschine available for us all. The official release you can read here, but below we have some cool videos of users of Maschine and their experiences. First off we get to see Darren Price, from Underworld, who invites NI into the studio to witness the performance of a new track for Underworld‘s live set, created in just one day using only Maschine 1.6.
Native Instruments today released MASCHINE 1.6, a major free update for its acclaimed groove production studio. With the addition of plug-in hosting for instruments and effects, the new version significantly expands the scope and functionality of the system. MASCHINE 1.6 also includes a free download of the new KOMPLETE ELEMENTS bundle, and adds a multitude of other new features for studio production and live performance.
JP6K is a synth dedicated to emulating the famous Super Saw sound, first found in the Roland JP-8000 synthesizer in 1997. It aims to capture the essence of the sound and the behaviour of the original oscillator. Even after a decade, the Super Saw is still sought after by people all around the world, and is a crucial part of such music genres like Trance.