Genelec Now Shipping 1237A and 1238A Monitors

Genelec is now shipping its 1237A and 1238A Three-way Smart Active Monitors.  The 1237A and 1238A are three-way SAM monitors featuring on-board intelligence that allows them to automatically adapt to their environment by tuning the frequency response to compensate for acoustical room influences, as well as achieve perfect alignment of levels and distance compensation at the listening position

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Novation Launchpad on your iPhone

Launchpad App lets you easily make and remix beats and electronic music on your iPad, then record and share your performances online. Now, in the version 1.6 upgrade, you can do it all on your iPhone too.

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Next Audio Labs Rekord Buddy - Gearjunkies review

Two of the larger players in DJ land are Native Instruments and Pioneer. Their DJ software programs Traktor and Rekordbox are widely used by pro’s as well as the amateurs. They have a lot of similar functionalities, although Rekordbox is only used for preparing dj sets and not for playing them. There are a lot of djs (like myself) who use Traktor as well as Rekordbox. For me it is Pioneer CDJ’s on the road and a nice timecode setup at home. Maintaining the same collection within Rekordbox AND Traktor is tedious work, with a lot of duplicate actions and wasting time.The logical question at that moment is: Can’t I just sync those libraries!?

 

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Roland updates AIRA hardware series

Roland is pleased to announce that the entire AIRA family has been updated with exciting and useful new features requested by users from around the globe. 

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Roland releases SH-101 PLUG-OUT for SYSTEM-1

Roland is pleased to announce the worldwide release of the SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer for the SYSTEM-1. The new software synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101, right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time. 

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #208

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.

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Outdoor DJ Table Fono wins prestigious Red Dot Award.

The Dutch company Yalp has won the highly esteemed  Red Dot design award. An expert jury awarded this international award to the exceptional product design of the Fono outdoor DJ Table

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PreSonus Notion 5 Delivers Many New Tools

PreSonus is shipping Notion 5, a major upgrade to its popular notation software. This new version makes it easier than ever to write your ideas quickly and includes a new video window, new effects from PreSonus Studio One, an enhanced chord library, a custom rules editor, and many notation and publishing improvements. Notion is the only notation editor that supports Mac, Windows, and iPad and the only one that can run 64-bit on both Mac and Windows.

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ZAORs MAREA studio furniture for new-gen mixing consoles

studio furniture designer and manufacturer ZAOR is proud to introduce the MAREA media workstation — another addition to its flourishing family of CLASSIC Series media workstations, this time tailored to stylishly and comfortably accommodate a new generation of compact mixing consoles and associated accessories.

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Serious Price Drop for Mackie DL806 Digital Mixer

Mackie's DL Series Digital Live Sound Mixers with iPad Control have gained an amazing reputation in the world of live sound.  Proven at millions of gigs worldwide, DL Series mixers combine the power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease-of-use of an iPad. Now, more people than ever can finally step into the amazing benefits of digital mixing. On July 1, the 8-channel DL806 got a significant price drop (25% less in the U.S. market, check with your local dealer for pricing details) making it the lowest-priced professional digital mixer on the market.

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Fiedler Audio released update for the AD 480 family

Fiedler Audio released update for the AD 480 family of reverbs with free feature testing mode New Version 1.3 of AD 480 Reverb offers new Audiobus support and unique 1 hour free feature testing mode.

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New firmware for Ploytecs MIDI powered, duophonic synthesizer

Ploytec, the german makers of ultra small footprint synthesizers „they say the best things come in small packages“ releases a new firmware for the  for the Ploytec „πλ² Pi L Squared“ synth. The new "PL02.56 firmware", comes with a "Vocal Tract" model filter offering formant sounds and speech. It's a tribute to the General Instruments SP0256-AL2 chip from the early 80s, combined with the ability to play it as an instrument.

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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP - Gearjunkies review

Kush Audio's Clariphonic DSP is a parallel high shelving eq, which in itself it's a quite unique proces. The DSP code behind this plugin is made by Studio Devil. It's an emulation of the hardware Clariphonic made by Kush Audio themselves. This is how I think about it:

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PreSonus Delivers Complete Mobile Recording Solutions

PreSonus is excited to announce the USB 2.0 bus-powered AudioBox iOne audio interface and AudioBox for Windoes, Mac and iOS.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #207

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.

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Dave Smith Debuts DSM01 Curtis Filter Module

Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the DSM01 Curtis Filter module, their first offering for modular synthesizers.

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Steinberg official statement regarding OSX Yosemite

Steinberg today have released an official statement by marketing director Frank Simmerlein addressing an issue when installing Steinberg software on the forthcoming operating system by Apple.

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Novation announces Launch Control XL

Novation release the ultimate mixer and device controller for Ableton Live. Designed to help Ableton users focus more on their music and less on their laptop screens, Novation's new Launch Control XL provides hands-on control over everything in Ableton Live.

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New VST Connect Performer for iPad from Steinberg

Steinberg announced the immediate availability of the VST Connect Performer app for iPad through the App Store. The iPad version of VST Connect Performer offers online remote recording collaboration with producers and musicians in real time.

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Tascam releases three new master clock generators

TASCAM has introduced three master clock generators for studio and broadcast applications. Each of the CG-series clock generators has a high-quality OCXO. 

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Pioneer releases the PLX-1000 high-torque direct drive professional turntable

Pioneer is marking 20 years in the DJ industry with the launch of a modern classic: the PLX-1000 professional turntable

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Numark Unveils NV DJ Controller with color screens

Numark announces NV, an intelligent controller for Serato DJ. Featuring high-resolution color screens that provide extensive visualization of Serato’s flagship DJ platform and advanced interactive controls, NV opens all-new doors for the modern performing artist.

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Thermionic Culture Vulture available for UAD platform

Universal Audio is pleased to announce the Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

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Reloop announces RHP-10 mono

The RHP-10 Mono is the latest member of the Reloop headphones family, and the first devoted to one-ear monitoring. The single ear-cup construction is designed for fast cueing of a track which, thanks to the large driver, is also possible when the ambient noise levels are high.

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IK Multimedia launches iRig MIDI 2

IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig MIDI 2, the first portable Lightning/USB MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #206

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.

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Kickstart project from the Netherlands - Tuna Knobs

Real knobs for your tablet to control your MIDI and DJ's apps - Why did't anyone think of these a few years ago... O wait, I did, buy I'm not a techician, just a blogger with G.A.S... Check out this nice Kickstart project from the Netherlands: Tuna KnobsFor me, this is the most usable gadget for tablets ever made!

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Modulas launches the Modulus 002 synthesizer

Modulus, a Bristol-based start-up that designs and manufactures musical instruments, has launched the Modulus.002, the world’s first analogue/digital music synthesizer de- signed for the Internet age. Designed and built in the UK by a team of passionate synthesizer experts, it creates the rich analogue sounds that have been at the heart of creative music since the 1960’s by using a mix of classic analogue techniques and the latest digital technology to give reliability and innovation.

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Kontrol-DJ multitouch screen for DJ controllers.

The Dj controller hardware industry looks saturated and out of ideas lately. The first commercial Dj MIDI controller (KDJ-500) was released 11 years ago and things hasn't changed very much since then.  There is no doubt that nowadays we have an excellent variety of professional Dj controllers out there. Digital Dj movement has growth exponentially and it's a mature collective inside the Dj artists. 

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #205

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.

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Microsofts Dan Moore Joins Tracktion Team

Tracktion Software Corporation (TSC) has recently tapped Dan Moore for a key business development role involving its popular Tracktion Music Production Software brand. 

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Positive Grid Announces BIAS Desktop

Positive Grid announces BIAS Desktop, a groundbreaking guitar-amp designer and modeler plug-in for both Mac OS X and Windows. Available in VST, Audio Units, RTAS and AAX formats, BIAS Desktop features the most realistic modeler engine, Amp Matching (a pioneering first for DAW plug-ins), BIAS Expansion Packs and the ToneCloud preset-sharing platform.

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Sugar Bytes releases groove instrument EGOIST

Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it. Try your mp3 library and use it a a sound source!.The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

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DJTechtools MIDIFighter - Gearjunkies review

Working with electronic music can be a very static experience, whether you are a dj or a producer. During performances it can be very difficult for the spectator how tracks are created and what the performer is actually doing. With the Midi Fighter 3D a live performance dimension is possible, comparable of that of a guitar. Next to the live aspect, the MidiFighter 3D is also a valuable midi controller within your studio.

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Stanton joins SAE beats and breaks battle

This year’s SAE Beats & Breaks Battles contenders are all starting on an even playing field thanks to the event organizers’ latest decision to make Stanton’s STR8.150s the exclusive turntables for the competition.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #204

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. You also might want to search for previous sample Saturdays since price reductions may still apply for most sites.

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Native Instrument Traktor X event live

Music technology company Native Instruments is happy to announce a new series of events to showcase the diversity and excellence of its industry-leading Traktor DJ technology.

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IK Multimedia launches iKlip Xpand and Xpand Mini

IK Multimedia announced it's shipping iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini, the next generation of microphone stand mounts for tablets and smartphones.

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Voxengo CurveEQ 3.3 spline equalizer plugin update

Voxengo CurveEQ update version 3.3 is now available for download. Voxengo CurveEQ, available in AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.5 and later), and Windows computers, is a spline equalizer plugin for professional music and audio production applications.

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New Nocs NS2 v2 Now with Airplay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect

With the NS2 Air Monitors by Nocs, you have three different options for streaming your music: Bluetooth, Spotify and AirPlay. Each technology provides its own unique benefits, but the one constant across all three is that the sound quality is spectacular. Enjoy music in your home anytime and any room, courtesy of these three world-renowned streaming services.

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Apogee Announces Duet and Breakout Box Bundle

Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce a limited-time bundle featuring their legendary Duet audio interface and Breakout Box, is now available.

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DeTune and Korg announce the DSN-12 for Nintendo 3DS

Detune and Korg introduce the KORG DSN-12 Analog Synthesizer, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Fiedler Audio releases AD 480 Reverb for iPad

Fiedler Audio launched the AD 480 Reverb Version 1.26, the latest professional reverb effect for iOS devices. Now that legendary, big machine, dense and warm reverb sound that makes great records and epic live sound is available for iPad and iPhone. The AD 480 Reverb algorithm is inspired by the sound of the sought after studio reverb units that were only available for the big budget recording studios and major touring acts.

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TONE2 Audiosoftware announce upcoming release of Electra2

Tone2 Audiosoftware is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Electra2, the successor of ElectraX.

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Monkey Banana Turbo 5 Red Active Digital Monitor Speakers - Gearjunkies Review

The amount of near field monitors is vastly overwhelming for anyone who's looking for a set of monitors. Especially in the price range of these Turbo 5 there are various different brands and models out there. Lately there seems to be an up rise of the models that are esthetically pleasing to the eye. To that regard the Turbo 5 stands out by its not typical square shape and availability to have them in yellow, red or black colors. Somehow these red ones remind me of not standing out on the set of the Barbarella movie with their 70-ies look. The logo that lights up when powered on does look a bit odd though.

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Unity Audio is shipping the new Audio Boulder MK II studio monitor

Unity Audio will be shipping the new Unity Audio Boulder MK II at the end of June. The active  3 way active monitor will retain all the great attributes of the original MK I, for example the same Baltic Birch sealed plywood cabinet, albeit larger to accommodate the two new 8" SEAS woofers, the original ELAC coaxial 5" midrange with 50kHz folded ribbon tweeter, and the same custom E.A.R Class A/B amplifiers and crossover

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WorxAudio Technologies Joins the PreSonus Family

PreSonus is pleased to announce the acquisition of loudspeaker manufacturer WorxAudio Technologies, Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina, founded in 1979 by CEO and Director of Engineering Hugh Sarvis.

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Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cats PatchWork 1.3

Blue Cat Audio have released Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.3, a new version of their "universal plug-ins patch bay" available in multiple audio plug-in formats.

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Satoshi Mark Noguchi Brings Manley into the Mix

Busy mixing engineer Satoshi Mark Noguchi has been working up a storm around Hollywood. After just under a decade in Los Angeles, the Seattle native's list of credits suggest that he does more mixing than sleeping. Currently working on a number of film scores for the likes of Rob Simonsen, Nathan Whitehead, and Joe Trapanese, Noguchi relies on Manley Labs gear to inject life into the mix.

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Novation Launchcontrol and Launchpad Mini - Gearjunkies Review

Last year, Novation released the Launch Series. In order to further expand their popular controller line they have now included a compact controller line. It consists out of two nifty small controllers which are aimed at the travelling artists or that home studio where space is not available in abundance. The controllers are called Launchcontrol and Launchpad Mini. Both are full functional controllers in a small package. How serious can we take these compact units? Read it here in our review:

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #203

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. You may pay special attention to price reductions ranging from 25% up to 50%.

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Waves Audio Showcases the Waves Dugan Automixer

Waves Audio is showcasing at Infocomm its Dugan Automixer plugin. Developed in association with sound engineering legend Dan Dugan, the Waves Dugan Automixer is a software version of the popular Dugan Speech System Automatic Mixing Controllers used the world over. Available for every console, the Dugan Automixer is MultiRack SoundGrid- and MultiRack Native-compatible and works on 32 or 64 channels.

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Dave Smith Instruments Introduces Pro 2 Synthesizer

Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the Pro 2, an all-new, feature-rich monophonic synthesizer. “We really raised the bar with this one,” said Smith. “As synth geeks, we asked ourselves what our ultimate mono synth would be. Then we built it.”

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Allen & Heath shows the new Qu-32 at Infocomm

Allen & Heath will be unveiling Qu-32 at Infocomm, a 32 fader, 38 in / 28 out digital mixer joining the rackmount Qu-16 and compact Qu-24. Qu-32 shares the Qu series key features, such as total recall of settings (including faders and digitally controlled preamps), Qu-Drive integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming, Qu-Pad control app, and the renowned iLive FX Library to deliver class-leading audio quality.

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Audient Announces Hard-Fi Move Over Mixing Contest

British manufacturer, Audient announces details of a brand new competition to find the freshest new mixing talent this summer. Entrants are invited to mix indie-rock band, Hard-Fi’s brand new track ‘Move Over’ for their chance to win two great Audient products: ASP880 and iD22 worth over £1300!

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Waves Audio and DiGiCo Offer DiGiGrid Advanced Audio Interfaces

Waves Audio offers DiGiGrid, a collaboration between Waves and DiGiCo. Following implementation of Waves SoundGrid for the DiGiCo SD consoles, DiGiCo and Waves recognized the potential and created SoundGrid-based studio hardware including a full line of I/Os with world-class converters, award winning pre-amps, headphone amplification, built-in DSP Servers and network switches.

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Polymer Polyphonic Voice Distributor App for Mac

Coming soon to a Apple computer near you, the Polymer app. It lets you play your monophonic synths together, like they're all part of some giant mutant polysynth. And it operates via plain old MIDI, so it's compatible with almost anything — modulars, samplers, polysynths, even virtual instruments.

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AAS updates String Studio plug-in to VS-2

Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) is proud to announce availability of String Studio VS-2 an updated 64-bit version of its original String Studio VS-1 string modelling synthesizer plug-in released to critical acclaim almost a decade ago, dispensing with the traditional synthesizer audio pathway of oscillator, filter, and envelope elements in favour of real-life string instrument components.

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Tracktion 5 Explained in 35 new instruction videos

Tracktion Software has announced the release of a new series of instructional videos for Tracktion 5 Music Production Software. The 35 video series from Groove3, a leading provider of training videos for today’s popular music software and recording techniques, was produced and narrated by Bill Edstrom.

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Camel Audio Releases Artificial Intelligence For Alchemy

Camel Audio is proud to announce Artificial Intelligence, the 30th Sound Library for their award winning sample manipulation synthesizer, Alchemy.

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Native Instruments launches Summer of Sound Sales Special

Native Instruments today launched their annual SUMMER OF SOUND sales special. Until June 30, 2014, current product owners can save 50% on updates, upgrades, and crossgrades including NI's most comprehensive production suites KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE. 

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New Korg LittleBits modules announced: MIDI - CV and USB audio

LittleBits by Korg adds 3 new moduls to the collection: a MIDI, CV and USB I/O audio intercafe module.

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The Moog MF-104M Super Delay Returns

Moog announces the release of the MF-104M Super Delay - a 560 piece limited production analog delay based on Moog’s best selling analog delay, the MF-104M. 

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #202

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.

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Eric Thoolen, co-founder of Gearjunkies and DJ2DJ passed away

Wednesday June 11th, Eric Thoolen, co-founder of Gearjunkies and DJ2DJ passed away at the age of 46 as a result of a cardiac arrest.

Eric suffered from a muscular disease that he could control for a long time. Still, 5 weeks ago complications arose, and as Eric said himself, his disease was catching up with him.

We will remember Eric for his enthusiasm and dedication for all he did for the websites. Apart from taking responsibilities for the looks of the sites, he was also committed in his role as editor, where he set out a strict publishing policy and inspired the rest of the team.

For both DJ2DJ and Gearjunkies, Eric has played an essential role in making them more succesfull than we thought was possible. His passing away shall be felt, he will be missed by the team both as a professional but maybe even more as a friend.

Our thoughts are with Eric's family now, especially his parents and brother, supporting them with the loss of their beloved son and brother.

For further correspondence please contact Marc van den Hurkmarc@gearjunkies.com

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Novation Bass Station II and the New Sound of P-Funk

Danny Bedrosian has keyboards in the blood. Born into a family of piano teachers, he began lessons at three and a half years old and was classically trained from that point, until age 19. Along with playing lots of choir and gospel music in his pre-teens, he caught the jazz bug at age nine. “I always thought my talent could be applied to any music,” he states. “It’s about communicating and applying your energy to whatever music you’re playing.” 

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Arturia announces availability of canny Connie organ emulation

As a high-end software recreation of the Sixties-vintage VOX Continental 300 transistor-based combo organ, VOX Continental-V is the latest addition to Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Classics lineup where it sits alongside an authentic recreation of another archetypal Sixties staple, Wurlitzer-V (based on the classic ‘Wurly’ electric piano). 

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Introducing Moog Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit

During Moogfest 2014, Moog Music facilitated a two-day workshop in which Moog engineers assisted 125 participants in building Werkstatt, an educational, patchable analog synthesizer designed specifically for the event. It was Moog's first workshop since 1997 when Bob Moog held a theremin workshop in Portland, Maine. Led by Steve Dunnington, Moog Product Development Specialist, the Moogfest 2014 synth building workshop received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants and since then, Moog has fielded numerous requests to offer the Werkstatt analog synthesizer in a wider release. In an effort to bring this educational synth to more customers, Moog is releasing a no-soldering-required version of Werkstatt called, Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest 2014 Analog Synthesizer in extremely limited quantities at select US dealers only.

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Introducing the new Glorious GigBar DJ furniture

Gloriuos designs tasteful and functional furniture for DJ and studio equipment with the aim to be more than simple storage space for turntables, CD players, mixers or DJ controllers.

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Bitwig introduces community controllers and the control script library

Bitwig is proud to announce Community Controllers, a new section of our website dedicated to Bitwig Studio’s capabilities for deep integration with virtually any hardware controller.  This is possible due to the Bitwig "Open Controller API," an open-source platform using JavaScript that allows anyone from hardware manufacturers to Bitwig Studio users to create, share, and collaborate on powerful controller scripts, for the best possible integration of controller hardware and Bitwig Studio.

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Get Under the Hood With MicroKORG at Knitting Factory Event

Learn synthesis and max out your MicroKorg at “Under the Hood,” an exclusive event hosted by Korg USA. On June 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST, Korg will be at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY, hosting an intimate, hands-on event featuring the popular MicroKorg. The event will include an in-depth sound design and programming session with Korg USA’s own Rich Formidoni, who will teach ways to unlock the MicroKorg’s full potential.

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Don Williams Tours and Records with Presonus StudioLive

Country music legend Don Williams' career spans multiple decades. With an impressive 42 Top Ten hits to his credit, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. At the tender age of 75, he's still going strong, touring in support of his latest album, Reflections.

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Producer Val Garay Gets into the Manley CORE

Val Garay knows a thing or two about recording. The Grammy-winning veteran producer's credits include a cross-section of some of the best sounding tracks of the last four decades, from artists as diverse as Kim Carnes, The Motels, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Santana, and many more.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #201

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.

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Flux Pure Analyzer System - Gearjunkies review

FLUX is a wellknown plugin company from France that makes very good quality products. On todays testbench is the FLUX Pure Analyzer System.

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Introducing RAVEN 2.0 by Slate Media Technology

Introducing the Slate Media Technology RAVEN 2.0 Control System for the RAVEN series of Multi-Touch Production Consoles

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Eddy Cue & Jimmy Iovine - The feature of Beats music

Last week we posted that Apple bought Beats Music. The two companies talked to eachother before on various issues, like the music indsustry and where it is going. This move is planned for them to work together on projects in te best way. So, what are the plans they have?

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inMusic adds Karl Detken to the Numark team

inMusic, home of industry- leading music and audio technology brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Detken as the Numark Director of Marketing. In this new role, Detken will be responsible for driving the company’s marketing strategy; increasing uptake of products in key markets; and refining the company’s communication strategy, product marketing, and customer messaging initiatives.

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Native Instruments launches the Future of djing video series

Native Instruments today kicked off THE FUTURE OF DJING – a new video series featuring acclaimed international artists and how new technologies found on TRAKTOR products inspires creativity. Throughout the summer of 2014, THE FUTURE OF DJING series will highlight the artist, and how technological innovation plays a role in their performance.

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PreSonus Unveils the All-New Nimbit

Nimbit, the musician's direct-to-fan marketing and promotions platform by PreSonus, has received a complete redesign, including a new look, extensive new features, a new money-saving pricing plan, and much more. Artists can use Nimbit to quickly and easily deliver everything fans need to stream and buy music, purchase merchandise, plan to attend shows, and generally follow the artist's career-all from Nimbit.com, their Facebook page, or their Web site. The result is improved business management and more effective fan engagement that increases sales and grows your email list.

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TONE2 Audiosoftware release Deep Space soundset for Rayblaster

Exploring the experimental and atmospheric side of Rayblaster's Impulse Modeling synthesis, the Deep Space set is filled with 200 intricate sound impressions that will help you set the mood perfectly.

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Tracktion software Color Editor Returns in Tracktion 5

Tracktion Software Corporation (TSC) has announced the release of an all new, updated graphical user interface (GUI) color editor for its Tracktion 5 (T5) Music Production Software. The updated editor features simplified controls for easier theme manipulation than in previous versions. T5 users can now create customized software environments to match their current mood or project.

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Steinberg updates Nuendo to 6.5

Steinberg announced the forthcoming release of Nuendo 6.5, a purchasable update to their award-winning post-production software

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Sound Magic Announces Neo Piano Formula 1 transgene virtual piano

Formula 1 is the first virtual piano which made by some kinds of “transgene” technology. It is a combination of famous piano timbre such as Steinway, Bosendorfer, Fazioli and Bluthner. It has a unique tone which you could find apart in above great pianos, but not all in real world.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #200

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.

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SSL Duende X-Valvecomp, X-Saturator & X-Phase - Gearjunkies review

Solid State Logic (SSL) recently came out with 3 new plugins in their Duende Series: the X-Valvecomp, X-saturator & X-Phase.Time for a test drive!

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Artist Pedro Reyes builds musical instruments from weapons

We would all like to see violence give way to peace, and killing to creation. Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes wants to show the world that this is possible by transforming confiscated weapons into musical instruments. A new short film from Sennheiser explores the incredible art of Pedro Reyes as part of the audio specialist’s MOMENTUM project, which seeks to showcase the life and work of some of the world’s most inspirational people, sharing their projects and unique achievements in the world of sound.

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Moog announces the Moog Theremini

Moog Music announced the official release of the Theremini; a re-imagining of one of the oldest electronic musical instruments, and Bob Moog’s first love – the Theremin. It is the only known instrument that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. The Theremini combines a powerful sound engine derived from Moog’s award winning synthesizer, Animoog, with the traditional no-touch playing of a Theremin.

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It's official: Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics

Apple today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.

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Native Instruments introduces Arcane Attic Expansion for Machine

Native Instruments announced today ARCANE ATTIC – a new MASCHINE Expansion featuring gritty field recordings. Designed for unconventional beat making across all styles and genres, this Expansion was created, recorded, and designed by BOOM Library. ARCANE ATTIC also comes with new presets for MASSIVE and MASCHINE’s Drum Synths, with a selection of sounds that perfectly complement the out of the ordinary sample material.

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Dangerous Music releases new Dangerous Compressor

Dangerous Music has released the new 'Dangerous Compressor' a dual-mono/stereo compressor for tracking, mixing and mastering designed by legendary mastering gear guru Chris Muth

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Algoriddim introduces djay 2.5 compatibility with Spotify

Algoriddim is excited to announce there partnership with Spotify and a major update to djay for iPad and iPhone. With this latest release of djay 2.5 a free update for all existing users of djay 2. Now you can now mix over 20 million songs from Spotify on your iPad and iPhone.

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Waves Audio Introduces the Waves Abbey Road Collection

Waves Audio introduces the Waves Abbey Road Collection.  Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, the Waves Abbey Road Collection features a lineup of exquisite plugins that meticulously model the fabled studios’ legendary microphones, consoles, tape machines and signature effects, as heard on countless historic recordings and pop masterpieces.

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Plugin Alliance announces two new Brainworx plug-ins

American pro audio software company Plugin Alliance is proud to announce availability of bx_refinement and bx_saturator V2, two new native plug-ins from high-quality German software developer Brainworx.

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Native Instruments iMASCHINE update optimized for iPad

Native Instruments today released an update for iMASCHINE – the acclaimed beat sketchpad for iOS devices. The latest version of the app is optimized for iPad, adapting to its larger screen layout. The update also includes a generous set of new sounds, iTunes sampling, and more. 

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Native Instruments introduces Session Horns Pro

Native Instruments today introduced SESSION HORNS PRO – a major upgrade to the popular SESSION HORNS, offering 10 times the power, flexibility and detail of the original. SESSION HORNS PRO now provides users with an extended and comprehensive sample library of horn sounds, customizable horn sections of up to 6 instruments, and intelligent play modes for increased playability.

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Win a SC2900 from Denon DJ EU

Wow that's a nice giveaway from Denon DJ Europe. You can win a brand new SC2900 multimedia player! Oke, you won't find them in every club, but these are powerfull players nonetheless. Every feature you might need are on the units, USB, Link and even Sync. You just don't want to miss out on this opportunity.

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Novation Launchpad App Update: Output to Other Apps

Launchpad App lets you make, record and share music instantly on your iPad, simply by triggering and mixing sounds on a grid.

 

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SPACE: The New Reflexion Filters series from sE Electronics

First, there was sE Electronics Reflexion Filter Pro, our ground-breaking acoustic screen with patented Multi-Layer and Air-Gap technology. After eight years as an industry- standard tool, the RF-Pro is still going strong, but for several years now we have been striving to perfect and improve on our own design patent, and now finally, we bring you ‘SPACE’.

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Pioneer DJ Celebrates their 20th Birthday

Pioneer have been active on the Dj market for 20 years now. Time to celebrate. In 1994 they released their first DJ worhty CDJ player on the market, the CDJ-500. This was the first step to succes in this business for Pioneer. Soon after this, they kept making big steps in the scene with the releases of the DJM-500 and the DJM-600, manly because of the build-in effect on the 600. A couple of years later the CDJ-1000 got released and the legend was born. This is a legend still going because the CDj-2000Nexus and CDJ-900Nexus are based on this model.

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