Virsyn informed us that version 3 of KLON is now available. The heart of the vocal designer plugin KLON is a harmonic pitch shifter for natural pitch and formant manipulation of vocal sounds in realtime.
Focusrite announced that the Scarlett 2i4 is now available worldwide. As the name suggests, 2i4 is a 2 in, 4 out audio interface with two of the award-winning Focusrite mic pres that are also found on the rest of the Scarlett and Saffire ranges, right up to the Liquid Saffire 56.
Word from Denon DJ is that their new MC2000 DJ controller is now available is stores right now. The MC2000 doesn’t need to be plugged into a mains power supply for you to get thrashing out tunes – it’s USB Bus powered which means if you want to show off your latest mix then you simply need to power up your laptop and plug in the MC2000 with a USB cable (supplied). Serato DJ Intro software detects the controller automatically and is ready to work from the moment you take out of the box and plug in – giving you true ‘plug & play’ functionality.
The ESI UDJ6 is a new professional level 24-bit USB audio interface featuring 6 totally independent output channels. This tiny interface measures just 7cm in length making it ideal for digital DJs working on the road. Two stereo outputs (channels 3 to 6) are provided with RCA connectors on one side of the small and compact bus-powered interface, in its stylish aluminium case. The other side features a stereo headphone output for 1/4″ stereo connection (providing channel 1 and 2 signals).
BEHRINGER is pleased to announce its EUROCOM AX Series Amplifier Control Software is available for immediate download here.
Image Line have just launched the mobile version (2.0) of FL Studio for iOS. FL Studio Mobile 2 introduces multi-track audio recording. FL Studio Mobile is a complete music production workstation application for iOS (Android is in development). FL Studio Mobile will allow users to create complete multi-track music projects on an iPod, iPhone or iPad and, if desired, load mobile projects into FL Studio (for Windows) and take them to the next level.
Plugin Alliance is pleased to welcome fellow plug-in specialist Pro Audio DSP as its latest Alliance partner company, coinciding with the release of the latter’s extraordinary Dynamic Spectrum Mapper V2, plus two new plug-ins from Plugin Alliance founder member Dirk Ulrich’s renowned German M/S mastering tools and audio plug-ins company Brainworx.
There are many aspects to loudness, and keeping track of all of them can be a challenge even to those already familiar with the topic. Therefore, TC has launched a new loudness website, as an extension of the overall TC Electronic website, where all of these aspects are outlined, explained and discussed. The site is an answer to the highly relevant question: “What Is Loudness, and Why Is It Important?”
Rob Papen, friend of Gearjunkies, is a Dutch sound designer whose sounds and virtual synthesizers like Blade and Predator are used by a lot of producers all over the world, has completed his 4 Element Synth book and DVD. He told us that he originally planned just one DVD with a bookled inside. Now, over five years and many hours of script writing, filming and editing later, he is finished and all the content is not on one but on four DVDs with over 10 hours of material and a book with over 200 pages of content.
Universal Audio announced two new plug-ins for the UAD-2 platform this week. Shadow Hills is an emulator of the highly revered hardware mastering compressorand has been developed together with Brainworx. Furthermore UA developed together with Bob Katz the precision K-Stereo plug-in which recovers the natural ambience of recorded sources. Both announced plug-ins will be available as part of the upcoming UAD Software v6.3.2 release, scheduled for early November
iZotope has partnered with Blue Microphones to develop Tiki, the world’s first USB microphone that mimics the intelligence of human hearing. Tiki’s Intelligent Speech Mode distinguishes itself with its ability to focus on desired sounds, minimize background noise, and intelligently detect when to mute altogether. Complemented by a Natural Recording Mode for high-fidelity audio recording, Tiki’s two modes give any Skype user, podcaster or musician the versatility to quickly choose the best option in any situation.
Pluginboutique.com, Loopmasters sister website dedicated to selling music software and plugins online has just released a brand new custom area dedicated to sourcing the best free plugins for producers worldwide!
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.
Simaudio Ltd., a Canadian audio equipment manufacturer focused on home entertainment for the past 30 years, today started shipping their new “Moon 3500MP” Microphone Preamplifier. The new 3500MP is a solid-state two-channel mic preamp designed to deliver extreme detail, with an open and neutral sonic transparency, allowing the engineer to showcase the colorizations of their microphone choice instead of the preamp. The 3500MP will be a new reference device for the engineer or studio in their audio recording process. The Moon 3500MP 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier is shipping at AES, the US suggested retail price is $4499.
Wow, this is quite the interesting product announcement today. Steven Slate and the entire SLATE PRO AUDIO team are proud to introduce you to THE RAVEN MTX, the first ever Multi-Touch Production system for the Music and Film industry. The Raven combines a state of the art multi-touch monitor designed by the Slate Pro Audio team from the ground up, a powerful DAW multi touch control software, a full featured analog monitor section including 7.1 surround, and the ability to interact with the actual DAW like you never have before.