Monthly Archives: July 2011

Virsyn releases Addictive Synth for iPad

Virsyn releases Addictive Synth for iPad

Virsyn Addictive Synth for iPad – It was never so easy to create beautiful sounds and driving loops. The unique dynamic wavetable synthesis allows you to explore an unprecedented wide range of sonic territory. From acid loops, crystal clear percussions, realistic human choirs to complex musical soundscapes nothing seems impossible with only a handful parameters to tweak.

Equator Audio D5 Studio Monitors Now Available

Equator Audio D5 Studio Monitors Now Available

Final assembly of the anticipated Equator Audio Research D5 Studio Monitor is now in process.  Initial delivery is expected Monday, July 25. All preorders of the D5 studio monitors will lock in the introductory price of $299.99 per pair. The new D5 (Direct 5) studio monitors are geared for the recording professional in need of a small (9.75″ x 7″ x 8.5″), affordable, accurate, well-voiced, reference studio monitor solution.

Introducing the new DiscoDSP Corona VSTi Synth

Introducing the new DiscoDSP Corona VSTi Synth

The new discoDSP Corona is a virtual analog and wave synthesizer for Audio Units, VST hosts featuring 3 VA + WAVE oscillators, up to 14 combine modes between oscillators resulting in extensive timbres, 8 destination matrix modulations, 3 LFOs, 3 ADSR envelopes, unison, chorus, delay and limiter effects with high-quality sound and analog modeled filters using a straightforward and easy to use interface.

Asif Illyas talks SSL Nucleus, MX4 and Alpha Link

Asif Illyas talks SSL Nucleus, MX4 and Alpha Link

Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and control surfaces, is pleased to announce that Asif Illyas recently installed a Solid State Logic ‘Nucleus’ control surface and ‘MX4’ + ‘Alpha-Link MADI SX’ virtual console and I/O system in his home studio. The award-winning film score composer and producer scored his first film soundtrack back in 2002, going on to win the Best Score award at that year’s Atlantic Film Festival. He’s since scored a wide range of Canadian documentaries and films. His home studio – ‘The Shire’ is based in Nova Scotia and gets results that are more commonly associated with major studios, something Asif attributes to his Solid State Logic virtual console set up…

Boss MICRO BR BR-80 Digital Recorder Now Available

Boss MICRO BR BR-80 Digital Recorder Now Available

BOSS is now shipping the MICRO BR BR-80 Digital Recorder, an updated and improved version of its popular MICRO BR multitrack recorder. The first MICRO BR, launched in 2006, was a big hit among musicians, offering pro-quality multitracking in a handheld device only slightly larger than an iPod™. With an eight-track upgrade, the latest BOSS guitar and vocal effects, built-in rhythms, onboard stereo mics, fun jamming and practice features directly inherited from BOSS’ eBand® JS-8, and a Live Record mode that instantly turns the BR-80 into a stereo handheld field recorder, the BR-80 is sure to become an indispensable companion for guitarists, songwriters, and musicians everywhere.

IK Multimedia Sampletank for iOs Announced

IK Multimedia Sampletank for iOs Announced

SampleTank for iOS is the mobile version of IK’s SampleTank for Mac and PC, the leading virtual sound workstation for the studio, now available for your favorite iOS mobile device and designed for live performance. It is a 4-part multi-timbral instrument with a sound set of over 1 GB of samples for over 500 acoustic, electric and electronic instruments including a selection of the best workstation sounds from SampleTank, orchestral sounds from Miroslav Philharmonik and synths sounds from SampleMoog plus a selection of over 1,000 melodic and rhythmic patterns that span every musical genre. SampleTank for iOS brings the power of the most popular computer sound module – which has appeared in thousands of award winning records from world-class artists – to your iOS device.

IK Multimedia announces iRIG MIDI

IK Multimedia announces iRIG MIDI

iRIG MIDI is a compact iOS MIDI interface that connects MIDI-equipped instruments and devices to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad by using the 30-Pin connector. You can play virtual instruments on your iOS device from any external MIDI controller – anything from a super-compact portable keyboard to a full 88-note weighted digital piano can now connect to your iOS device with ease. You can also use your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad to control external MIDI devices such as sound modules or even pedal boards or lighting mixers.

Upgrade to Lion – Yes or No?

Upgrade to Lion – Yes or No?

As any Mac user probably knows by now, yesterday Apple have released Lion (Mac OS® X). Since yesterday we get a lot of questions if it is safe to upgrade to Lion, referring to the use with audio applications, plugins, audio interfaces, etc. To be honest we don’t know much more then you. What we do know, however, is that there are many comments on the internet and in the Twittershpere that people are having issues with the new OS X.

Release T-Pain from iZotope

Release T-Pain from iZotope

The T-Pain Effect centers on The T-Pain Engine, a self-contained beat-making and vocal recording application for PC and Mac. Aspiring artists can get started immediately by selecting from over 50 professionally crafted song templates comprised of hundreds of T-Pain approved beats. With the backing track in place, users can then sing, rap, or speak on one or two vocal tracks to record a song with ease. Beats and song arrangements can be customized and vocals can be edited, including punch-in recording for retakes. For more vocal flavor, users can add The T-Pain Effect to the vocal tracks, tweaking the hardness and softness controls to dial in just the right sound. Then, after adjusting the levels of the final mix, the completed song can be exported and shared with friends or published directly to SoundCloud to share with the online world.