PreSonus is now shipping the eagerly anticipated Sceptre-series CoActual studio reference monitors. Featuring an advanced coaxial design that works integrally with a 32-bit, 48 kHz processor using Fulcrum Acoustic’s TQ™ Temporal Equalization technology, Sceptre CoActual monitors deliver clarity and coherence that has previously only been available in ultra-high-end systems. Yet they are an affordable investment for project-studio owners-a first for DSP-enabled, TQ-based systems.
Music Computing releases ControlBLADE ES, a budget-friendly professional keyboard production station. ControlBLADE ES is an all-in-one music production station, which allows users to compose, record, and mix songs that are ready for radio or direct Internet distribution.
Source Elements announces a major new release of Source-Connect Standard and Pro for Windows, bringing the power and stability of our Standalone software to the Microsoft Windows operating system. Besides adding greater stability, this new version of Source-Connect 3.7 offers all the power of the current version of Source-Connect for Mac to audio professionals using Windows. Source-Connect 3.7 runs as a Standalone application, no longer needing complicated DAW setups, while still allowing users to work directly in their DAW of choice and take advantage of the full feature-set of Source-Connect.
Karma-Lab, the developer of the KARMA interactive music technology featured in Korg Workstations, has released a major update to four of its Korg-related software applications.
Madrona Labs are happy to announce that the Aalto 1.4 update for Mac and Windows is live on their website! This new version offers compatibility improvements, as well as over 100 new presets, improved integration with the Soundplane, and several features requested by users like you.
Spectrasonics is pleased to announce an ‘AAX Public Beta’ version of the company’s three popular virtual instruments Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX for Avid’s new Pro Tools™ 11. Registered users of the Spectrasonics instruments can log into their user accounts to download the Public Beta versions.
Only about a month ago, ‘out of the blue’, Pioneer came with a sibbling to their XDJ-Aero controller. They introduced us to the new XDJ-R1. One of the very first interesting features we noticed were the physical CD drives! Another feature that caught our eye is the combination of ‘controller and iPad‘, as the controller has a built-on stand for it. Together with the iPad running the remotebox app. This gave us the first idea that Pioneer didn’t just released yet another controller.
To us V-Moda is a brand that is gaining some strong ‘momentum’ within the (pro) DJ market. Originally we knew V-Moda for their consumer products. However, more and more DJ’s are turning towards the Crossfade M-100. Before we got to grips with our own pairs we did hear good things about them. We were curious if those good stories were true, so we gave them a decent work-out.
Muse Research and PreSonus announced that the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL audio interface is now included, standard, with Muse Research’s new Receptor TRIO and Receptor QU4TTRO hardware-based plug-in players, giving musicians up to 18 high-quality audio inputs and outputs.
Dave Aude is a producer and remixer with a very impressive list of releases, productions and awards for his work in the electronic music world. Many renowned artists rely on his skills on programming, professionalism and beats!
Below are some of the new 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.
Far from the distractions and pressures of the big city, the picturesque German town of Heidelberg has fostered a surprising number of musicians who have made their mark outside of rigid genre conventions. 1970s krautrock legends Guru Guru and house pioneer Move D still live and work in the medieval town with the castle on the hill. Add to that list LOPAZZ & Casio Casino, a Heidelberg production team who freely mix live instruments with electronics and are equally adventurous when turning out crafty, floor-filling club tracks or composing evocative soundtracks for globe-trotting documentaries.
In the week his debut album Long Way Down was released, Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell played a packed-out set on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury. The crystal clear sound of a Yamaha CL5 digital console at front of house helped inspire many in the audience to buy the album afterwards… sending it straight to No.1 in the UK chart.
Radial Engineering is pleased to introduce the Radial ProMS2 – a single channel mic splitter designed for PA, recording and broadcast applications.
With the teaser video of last week still in mind, we can announce that Algoriddim have unveiled the new version of djay. For the past two years they’ve been hard at work creating a completely new version of djay. Today they are excited to announce djay 2 for iPhone and iPad, the best version of djay they have ever made!