Two days before the world wide presentation of the new AIRA series of Roland, this saturday, we were invited to see for ourselves if our high expectations are met. Not only did we get some inside info on the Aira development, we als got to play with the new equipment and saw the rehearsal of dutch dj/live artist Sluwe Vos, together with Belgian dj Faisal and product specialist David Ahlund. We were able to make video’s for some exclusive footage of them performing with the new Roland TB-3 (acid), TR-8 (bassss), VT-3 (vocoder) and System-1 (synth).
As you might know, if you visit us here regularly, we are strong supporters of the ‘old and analog’. ‘Vintage‘ is a word or term that gives a slight warm feeling inside. In our studio we have a few synths and drumcomputers of the vintage hardware realm. Many of our followers and visitors share this affection. But what if these old machines break down or are in need of a good service/tune up? Then it is good to know there are people out there who have the knowledge and expertise to help you out. PhilSynth from Berlin is one of these companies that can help you out!
At the NAMM Universal Audio introduced this sleek 2×6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac which combines the same high-quality 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio’s acclaimed Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing. With its ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum construction, and front panel headphone and instrument connections, Apollo Twin allows Mac users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins.
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.
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.
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.
With roots in the very origins of electronic music, AIRA is the new series of products designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s electronic musicians. In the studio or on the stage, AIRA brings genre-defining sound and modern performance features to a new generation.
Their Facebook description says: “We do live mash ups, taking on popular music across all genres, adapting it to our sound and blending it all together in the pursuit of a driven, fun and energetic ‘mix’.” And that’s exactly what Bareback Titty Squad does!
Drumatom is NOT a plugin! It is a stand-alone MAC & PC program and is the world´s first microphone leakage suppression tool for multichannel drum recordings! It is based on the patent pending Advanced Audio Analysis – A3 technology by ACCUSONUS from Greece.
Morgan Page and Waves Audio have collaborated on an EMP Toolbox. Hand-picked by Morgan himself, this ‘Electronic Music Producer‘ Toolbox contains eight powerful Waves audio processors he uses most in his mixing and mastering sessions, ideal for electronic music producers of every shade of the spectrum.
Fantastic news for all the gearjunkies and gearheads outthere! Roland is returning one of his legend instruments, the TR-808 drummachine. For now they haven’t released much information yet, but yesterday they released this video below and are very clear about it that there will be a comeback for the TR-808. The new name will be AIRA.
Perfect for front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, and theater applications alike, SoundGrid gives you instant access to the industry’s leading audio processors, directly from the industry’s leading consoles. And to make things even simpler, Waves SoundGrid-compatible plugins come pre-loaded into your DiGiCo console, so there’s no need to install.