This week we have selected a video from Eclectic Method. In about three minutes he shows us some classic samples and the tracks they’re used in over the years. Eclectic Method (aka Jonny Wilson) started out as a digital outlaw who spliced together music, TV and film and set it to high-energy dance beats. When he started Eclectic Method, he created a project so progressive that the simple tag of VJ would never do.
In today’s world, speed is everything. The blazingly fast Zoom TAC-2 interface uses the latest Thunderbolt™ technology for ultra-low latency and the ultimate in high-quality audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz. Lightweight and portable, yet rugged enough for the road, the TAC-2 is also easy to use, with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters. Whether using it in your home studio or on the road, you can rely on your TAC-2 to deliver pristine audio.
SM Pro Audio presented the Active-1 and Passive-1 M-Patch monitor controllers. Both have Control Plus Studio Talkback and USB Audio I/O on board.
Image Line have introduced the beta version of their Minihost Modular, which is a modular environment for hosting/interconnecting VST/AU plugins based on a custom modular engine especially developed for this purpose. As a standalone, Minihost Modular can be used as an advanced VST/AU host with modular routing with some sequencing recording/playback capabilities.
Driven by rapid fire hardware envelope snap, and near modular sound flexibility (at the flip of any of its 20 toggle switches), the STUDIO ELECTRONICS BOOMSTAR desktop* synth is a performer and sound designer’s waking dream. At the recent NAMM they introduced two new Boomstar modules: Boomstar SE80 features the filter from the Yamaha CS80 and the Boomstar 700 has the Korg 700s style filter.
Novation is a brand every producer, from bedroom to mastering studio, has heard of or used equipment from. They make absolute outstanding synthesizers, both as hardware or software solutions. Recently they released a few new hardware machines, like the Bass station II, which we reviewed earlier. Novation also released the Mininova synthesizer. A synth that grabbed our interest and we were happy to take a closer look at. Novation Mininova, is it mini or is it big?
Smithson-Martin announced that Emulator Artist, Shane Felton from UK has created an incredible Emulator template for ProTools. They call this ProTools Touch and it can be used on any Windows computer with touchscreen capabilities. An OSX version of this will be available for download shortly.
The video below is a short preview preview of Nektar Panorama products integration with the exciting Bitwig Studio music creation software. Last week we could report already that there was (finally) a date for launch announced for the Bitwig software, March 26th 2014.
At the NAMM last week Fostex presented several new products for the audio prefessional. Interesting were the HP-A4 headphone amplifier and TH-600 headphones and also the PX-6 professional monitors.
Sony have introduced the newest version of their Mac-based audio editing application, Sound Forge Pro Mac 2. New features include in-depth metering utilities, top-tier vocal processing, and the freestanding Convrt™ Batch Processing Automation Tool. Seamless integration with SpectraLayers™ Pro 2 provides the finishing touch, delivering the ultimate in waveform and spectral editing program integration.
On the path to the world premier at Dancefair, in The netherlands on 15 and 16 februari, Roland is releasing more details and videos on the new AIRA Series. Below is part one of the artists interviews on the the TR-808 drum machine.
Radial Engineering introduced the Space Heater – a combination 8 channel tube drive and summing mixer designed to bring character to the sterile world of digital recording.
Brazilian composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Figueiredo‘s lengthy list of credits includes a veritable Who’s Who of leading Brazilian artists, such as Beth Caravalho,
Vestax and One DJ have collaborated together to release the VCI-400 ONE. It comes with a with a full license of the One DJ software and a special faceplate. This special controller will ship in march.