Monthly Archives: June 2012

Arturia adds SEM Filter module and more to Origin V1.4 firmware

Arturia adds SEM Filter module and more to Origin V1.4 firmware

Music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of the latest V1.4 firmware update for both the keyboard and desktop versions of its widely acclaimed Origin hardware synthesizer as of June 27. Origin’s V1.4 firmware update introduces a range of new modules and features that further expand the sonic scope of this already versatile synthesizer while enriching the user experience.

 

Chris Hesse Pounds Tracks with HAMMER and NAIL

Chris Hesse Pounds Tracks with HAMMER and NAIL

Hoobastank drummer Chris Hesse pounds tracks with HAMMER and NAIL. Hoobastank recently put the finishing touches on its highly anticipated new record, Fight or Flight, which makes its official debut in late August. Nearly two years in the making, the album was partially tracked at Woodland Hills-based studio The Lighthouse, owned by Hoobastank drummer Chris Hesse, who found frequent opportunities to use his A-Designs HAMMER equalizer and new NAIL compressor.

New SSL Alpha-Link MX Audio Converters Launched

New SSL Alpha-Link MX Audio Converters Launched

Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of audio consoles and professional audio production tools is proud to announce the launch of Alpha-Link MX. Alpha-Link MX is the first of a new generation of SSL A-D/D-A converters that deliver superior SSL audio quality in an affordable format for the serious project studio. The new generation SSL converters build on the reputation of the highly respected larger Alpha-Link SX and AX models which are used in leading commercial recording facilities across the world alongside SSL’s AWS and Duality consoles.

Twitter DJ – Bring Twitter into the DJ Booth

Twitter DJ – Bring Twitter into the DJ Booth

It’s often the case that the advent of one idea heralds unexpected benefits and developments in other areas, and so it goes with Native Instruments’ Traktor Pro. Having already revolutionised the art of mixing, it could now be about to have a profound effect on the relationship between a DJ and their audience, not to mention the world of performing rights by making sure each and every artist, large or small, is properly compensated for the use of their work.

Beatsurfing App – Just draw your own controller!

Beatsurfing App – Just draw your own controller!

BEATSURFING is an iPad Organic MIDI Controller Builder. It allows you to draw a 3-dimensional controller and use it in two different and complementary ways.  You can tap it like you would with your regular MPC or any other beatmaking device, but the best and most innovative use you can make of it is definitely by surfing your fingers along routes, colliding with objects, triggering samples or effects.  It’s all about movement, and bringing back this intuitive way to make music.

Moog MF-104M Analog Delay Introduced

Moog MF-104M Analog Delay Introduced

Originally designed by Bob Moog and released in 2000, the Classic MF-104 Analog Delay was manufactured as a limited edition release of 1000 units. A special “Bucket Brigade” delay chip was employed allowing the effect to remain completely analog. Unfortunately, the supply of these chips was limited and the final MF-104 sold in 2001. Since then there have been two reissues of the Classic MF-104, the MF-104Z and the MF-104SD. In that time, each has been added to a short list of the most sought after analog delays in history.

Mathew Lane DrMS spatial processor plugin goes 64-bit

Mathew Lane DrMS spatial processor plugin goes 64-bit

Version 4 of the DrMS spatial processor plugin is a native 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU/RTAS plugin for Mac OSX and Windows. It features massive CPU performance optimisation, while ensuring the same high quality sound DrMS is known for. The update also features an improved GUI with a built in preset management system facilitating simple exchange of settings between different hosts and platforms.