Monthly Archives: February 2012

Steinberg updates Cubase 6 and Cubase Artist 6

Steinberg updates Cubase 6 and Cubase Artist 6

Steinberg today released Cubase 6.5, a significant update to its award-winning music production system. With new VST synthesizers, effects and enhancements that boost productivity and extend the already formidable feature set of Cubase 6, version 6.5 incorporates everything and more to assist musicians, composers and producers in realizing their creative visions within a professional setting.

Toontrack EZmix 2 – Out Now

Toontrack EZmix 2 – Out Now

Following the success of Toontrack’s EZmix, the new and completely overhauled EZmix 2 continues to build on the same fundamental idea: having pro-designed effect chains for instruments and channels found in every recording session combined in one powerful mixing tool. With the vast collection of ready-made presets, mixing music is not only easy and incredibly fast – you end up with results second to none.

Virsyn iVoxel for Mac Version 2 released

Virsyn iVoxel for Mac Version 2 released

iVoxel is not only an amazingly sounding vocoder – the unique concept of iVoxel turns this vocoder into a singing machine. iVoxel is a combination of a voice optimized synthesizer and a vocoder. The vocoder part is based on the Matrix vocoder from VirSyn used by many famous artists – one of them the well known german group Kraftwerk. The channel filters used by iVoxel are based on the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201 resulting in a rich and fat analogue sound characteristic.

NEW Allen & Heath ZED mixer – MusikMesse Preview

NEW Allen & Heath ZED mixer – MusikMesse Preview

British pro audio mixer manufacturer, Allen & Heath, will be unveiling a new ZED mixer at Pro Light & Sound, Frankfurt, as well as showcasing the new GLD digital mixing system, and other recent additions to the ZED and Xone ranges. Exhibiting in Hall 8.0 on Stand C22, Allen & Heath will be launching the ZED60-10FX, a new mixer based on the top-selling ZED-10FX with the addition of premium quality 60mm faders.

Waves Introduces PuigChild Compressor Limiter Limited Edition

Waves Introduces PuigChild Compressor Limiter Limited Edition

Among audio professionals, the Fairchild 670 is the most coveted of all compressors, not only because of its unique color and character, but also its rarity and price: With fewer than 100 units ever made, original Fairchilds routinely go for tens of thousands of dollars on the vintage market. With 20 vacuum tubes and 4 hand-wired transformers in a hefty 6 rack-space chassis, these hard-to-find units weigh in at a robust 65 lbs. Both the stereo 670 and its mono counterpart the Fairchild 660 use single push-pull amplification stages with extremely high control voltages. Both variable-mu limiters are unique in that they use tubes for gain reduction as well as amplification. Compression takes place directly in the audio path, rather than being routed to a separate circuit.

Skrillex talks iZotope Ozone

Skrillex talks iZotope Ozone

With four EPs, three GRAMMY Awards (including Best Dance/Electronica Album), 300 shows a year and a long-awaited debut album on his plate, Skrillex is the biggest—and busiest—dance producer on the planet. He’s remixed Lady Gaga, La Roux, Bruno Mars and more, and has recorded with the surviving members of The Doors. He also swears by Ozone for “tightening up your mix,” and loves to mess around with Trash.

Oh, and did you know he’s only 24?

Pioneer DJM-850 combines future-proof technology with the DJs favourite features

Pioneer DJM-850 combines future-proof technology with the DJs favourite features

With two colour choices, four channels, one hundred effect combinations and endless creative possibilities, the new DJM-850 is set to become home and mobile DJs’ most sought-after mixer. The DJM-850 is primed and ready for plug and play, with preconfigured, studio-quality effects accessible at the touch of a button. The mixer rivals software’s creative possibilities liberating DJs from their laptops and allowing for a more natural DJing experience.

New Rane Mixers Shipping Now

New Rane Mixers Shipping Now

Rane and Serato are pleased to announce that the new series of Rane mixers; the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two and Z-Trip Limited Edition Sixty-Two Z are shipping now. The new mixers took center stage at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim last month with some of the world’s best turntablist DJs performing and showcasing the features of these powerful new tools.

TC Electronic System 6000 at Work – Video

TC Electronic System 6000 at Work – Video

For more than a decade, System 6000 has been TC Electronics signal-processing flagship. Professional recording, production, post and mastering studios everywhere have embraced the pristine dynamics processing, the ultra-realistic reverbs and delays, the flexible and innovative surround sound tools and the next-generation radar loudness metering of System 6000. But don’t just take TC’s word for it. In the video below, you can see System 6000 doing what it does best in the real world: mixing and mastering in three first-grade studios in New York City and touring the world with Depeche Mode and Pendulum.

Denon DJ introduces new SC3900 Digital Turntable

Denon DJ introduces new SC3900 Digital Turntable

DJing has progressed to a new era with the evolution of digital media.  In a world that was once first dominated by vinyl, then CDs, and now the emerging USB and streaming devices, it’s time to revolutionize the DJ booth, because right now as a DJ you make a choice between DJing with a turntable, a turntable and software, or a CDJ/Controller. No one device has ever managed to give you the flexibility to choose depending on your performance, style or your audience.