The recently released Ozone 5 Advanced joins the iZotope product line as an enhanced version of our complete mastering system, offering mixing and mastering engineers an even higher level of flexibility, precision and control.
Just in time for the coming festive season RME’s Snow Edition is introduced as a special edition of the Babyface, RME’s highly successful USB audio interface. It is strictly limited to 1500 units worldwide, and will be available only for a short time around christmas 2011.
Pioneer’s industry-leading CDJ multi-player range is about to become even more desirable, with the introduction of new colour versions of the CDJ-850 and CDJ-350. The new solid black CDJ-850-K and the metallic silver CDJ-350-S match any interior, making them ideal for playing at home and at parties.
Some older (maybe forgotten) plugins have been revived by Steinberg. This way these old gems are operable on the newer operating systems.
There it is, the Vestax VCI-400 DJ controller, a four deck controller which has been eagerly awaited since the past BPM Show in the UK. A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of getting a pre-production model and went to play with it for a while. Questions before we started reviewing it were, will it be a serious player in the high-end four deck controller market? Will it disappoint and keep the Kontrol S4 as the leader of the four deck controller segment? Read on, because there is a lot the say about the VCI-400!
FabFilter has released updates for all FabFilter plug-ins, introducing support for the new AAX plug-in format in Pro Tools 10. The FabFilter Pro-L limiter now offers a new ‘Compact’ view, and the FabFilter Pro-Q EQ plug-in features spectrum analyzer and solo mode improvements.
The PC3K series has now been expanded with 76 note semi-weighted (PC3K7) and 61 note synth-action (PC3K6) versions, joining the existing 88 note hammer-action PC3K8. The Kurzweil PC3K series is the pinnacle of the PC3 line, bridging the gap between Kurzweil’s successful K series workstations and present PC3 innovations.
Coming februari a two day event will be held in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht (convention centre) for any ambitious young DJ and producer or even the seasoned pro who wants to keep up with the latest developments in the electronic music industry. At Dancefair there will be two days of seminars and workshops given by top professionals in the business. Plus visitors will be able to get a hands-on look at the latest gear.
Pioneering Drum ‘n Bass DJ, Andy C, is currently on tour in the UK with a new ground-breaking, state of the art show, based around the Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 digital FX mixer. The concept of the ALIVE tour is to take DJ’ing to a new dimension, incorporating visual and audio clips, which are controlled by the latest technology.
A giant has returned to life. Oberheim’s legendary SEM – Synthesizer Expander Module – is back for the first time as a high-end software emulation powered by Arturia’s exclusive TAE® technology. Faithfully reproducing the warm Oberheim SEM tone, the Oberheim SEM V is also polyphonic, with a full array of innovative sonic features. This emulation will be shipping from 15th december.
The Kontrol Surface 1974 (KS-1974) is an innovative multi-touch MIDI control surface from the developers of the Emulator DJ Software, Smithson-Martin. Connect the KS-1974 to your laptop, desktop or any computer to transform them into a powerful and comfortable 22 inch surface with 4 simultaneous touch points. This is perfect for your studio or live performances. KS-1974 is a state-of-the-art DJ, VJ, and Studio Production tool. KS-1974 is the perfect size for any DJ booth or studio desk.
Elixir is a novel kind of program limiter carefully designed to accomplish a truly pure natural sounding result without altering the nature of the audio material and its timbre.
Arturia announces a major update to its classic synthesizer, the Moog Modular V. This software recreation is now fully compatible with 64-bit hosts and also includes better MIDI control assignment.
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.
Native Instruments today launched a special 50% discount on many of its producer and DJ software products. For a period of five days, nearly 60 full versions and upgrades will be available at a strongly reduced price, including the majority of all KOMPLETE instruments and effects, all update and upgrade versions of the TRAKTOR DJ software, as well as the iMASCHINE groove sketchpad.