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.
Gemini is now shipping the RS-415USB, a great sounding loudspeaker that combines impeccable audio quality with a built-in USB and SD media player, allowing you to select and play tracks directly from a memory card or USB storage device.
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.
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.
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…
These are the releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection.
PreSonus has raised the bar high for audio interfaces with the introduction of the AudioBox 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, and AudioBox 1818VSL. For the first time, you can get a compact, rack-mountable USB 2.0 interface with tightly integrated software that provides the dynamics processing and EQ of a StudioLive™-series mixer with latency so low that you can record and monitor with effects in real time.
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.
Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announces Z3TA+ 2 the Second Generation Waveshaping synthesizer featuring improved sound design, real-time expression, and sound quality.
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.
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.
Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, announces the redesign of the popular DJ|iO portable USB audio interface. Numark will showcase DJ|iO at Booth # 400 at the 2011 Summer NAMM show from July 21- 23 in Nashville, TN.
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.
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.
Algoriddim have just released djay 3.1.3 for Mac — a free update for all registered users of djay 3 that takes full advantage of exclusive features the brand-new OS X Lion with a new full screen mode, improved multi-touch control and more.