Monthly Archives: May 2011

Arturia Spark Shipping June 1st

Arturia Spark Shipping June 1st

A big hit on the past MusikMesse in Frankfurt, the Arturia Spark ‘creative drum machine’ should be avialble worldwide now. Combining the power of analog synthesis, physical modelling and samples, through the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine, Spark is a highly creative beat production center.

Numark NDX800 – Gearjunkies Quick Review

Numark NDX800 – Gearjunkies Quick Review

Numark is famous, in the turntablist/scratch scene, for its CD players but also mixers. For Gearjunkies I had the pleasure to take ‘a closer look’ at the Numark NDX800, media player and midi controller. The NDX800 is a versatile media player as you can use oldskool CDs but also other formats via USB. It can even be used as a MIDI controller for Traktor LE, which comes with the NDX.

SPL Reducer Available Now

SPL Reducer Available Now

Studio by day, on stage in the evening, at home by night … play loud without being loud. The Reducer attenuates the power output of the guitar amp. This means that all sorts of amps, especially tube amps, can now be overdriven without the need of having to be too loud.

Harrison Consoles releases Mixbus 2.0

Harrison Consoles releases Mixbus 2.0

In October of 2009, Harrison launched a product that changed the industry expectations of what a DAW could and should be. Mixbus is a progressive workstation that combines open-source development with Harrison’s 30-year heritage of building world-class mixing systems. Mixbus provides an integrated “analog-style” mixer along with a world-class editor in a very cost-effective package. Version 2.0 represents a dramatic leap forward for mixing and editing in the box.

Rob Papen Punch – Official release

Rob Papen Punch – Official release

Time+Space, the exclusive UK and European distributor for synth extraordinaire Rob Papen, has announced the release of PUNCH – a brand new speaker busting, body rattling software instrument that combines sampled and synthesized drums with breathtaking features for the contemporary music producer. 

Ultravox front man Midge Ure about Celemony Melodyne

Ultravox front man Midge Ure about Celemony Melodyne

Celemony published a video Interview with legendary singer Midge Ure. He talks about Ultravox, his work in the studio and which role Melodyne has in the process. Midge Ure is fascinated by DNA Direct Note Access and the possibility to edit individual notes in polyphonic audio: “This isn’t a piece of software, this is black magic!” His workflow today: “Now everything I do, I stick it into Melodyne and see if I can make it better“.

Waves releases Kramer MPX Master Tape Plugin

Waves releases Kramer MPX Master Tape Plugin

Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, the MPX Master Tape plugin is modeled on a rare machine consisting of an Ampex 350 transport and 351 electronics. With adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter, and noise parameters, the MPX provides comprehensive control over the contours of your sound. And to top it off, we’ve added a flexible slap & feedback delay, ideal for rock, dance, dub, you name it. For recording, mixing, mastering, and more, bring the richness and warmth of real tape saturation to your DAW with the MPX Master Tape. It’s the reel deal.

Sugar Bytes TURNADO – Video

Sugar Bytes TURNADO – Video

Last april Sugar Bytes announced Turnado. This week they released a demonstration video. Turnado takes realtime audio manipulation to the next level. Just assign effects to knobs and crank them up! Lots of new granulizing, freezing, filtering, slicing, looping and scratching effects have been developed to make Turnado the best effect you ever had!