Stems: A New Open Multi-Track Audio Format

Stems – a new, multi-channel audio format has been unveiled at WMC (Winter Music Conference) in Miami.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #243

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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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #242

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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Ableton publishes Making Music 74 euro a Book for Electronic Music Producers

Although we live in a golden age of music tools and technology, making music remains as difficult as ever. Why this is so, and what musicians can do to become more productive, is the subject of the first book to be published by Berlin-based music software and hardware developer Ableton. 

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iZotope Releases Free Update to Ozone Mastering Software

 iZotope is releasing a free update to its critically acclaimed line of mastering software, Ozone.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #241

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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Bastl Instruments announces ten new eurorack modules

From the Bastl Instruments website: We are very excited to introduce new range of products of Bastl Instruments which are 10 eurorack modules.

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Steinberg Cubase Pro 8 - Gearjunkies review

Steinberg Cubase Pro 8 , a Gearjunkies review - German heavyweights Steinberg are back with a new version of their wellknown DAW Cubase called Cubase Pro 8. Steinberg really did some great things with this update, there are lots of improvements and new features so let's dive in and see what is what.

 

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #240

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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Echo Digital Audio discontinued all audio interfaces

Echo Digital Audio recently decided to focus all new product development plans on the emerging Ethernet AVB (audio video bridging) market and audio test and measurement. All FireWire products have been discontinued. Echo will still provide customer support on the company’s website, and repair service will continue to be available in the future.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #239

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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Arturia announces availability of KeyLab 88

Arturia is proud to announce availability of KeyLab 88, a 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller that comes complete with Analog Lab software.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #238

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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Native Instruments announces exclusive Point Blank Masterclasses at Dancefair 2015

Native Instruments is pleased to announce an exclusive series of seminars in collaboration with the award-winning Point Blank Music School at this year’s edition of Dancefair exhibition in Utrecht, Netherlands. The complete program will feature discussions and hands-on workshops with acclaimed artists Joris Voorn, The Viper, Jordy Dazz, and legendary Detroit techno pioneers Kevin Saunderson and Mike Huckaby.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #237

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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Native Instruments - Kontrol S8 Gearjunkies Review

DJ controllers are the most hot items of this moment. And with every new one they start more and more to look alike. When Native Instruments (NI) announced their new Kontrol S8 they said it was 'The future of DJing'. Quite the statement, so you expect something very interesting. They did deliver something interesting. NI put displays in the unit and removed the jog wheels. The latter caused some uproar amongst DJs regarding it as a vital part of a controller. Many 'Sync' DJs are fine with it. We tried the S8 to see if in fact this is 'The future of DJing'.

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Korg and Noritake Release Innovative Vacuum Tube the Nutube

KORG INC and Noritake Co., Limited are proud to announce the successful development of the ground breaking technology, Nutube, a new miniaturized and high performance tube. In cooperation with Noritake Itron Corporation, KORG INC. has developed the Nutube to offer incredible reliability and efficiency while still generating the same rich harmonics which vacuum tubes are known for.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #236

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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Squarp Pyramid standalone sequenser

Whether you're a keyboardist who wants a powerful tool to get the best from your instrument, a live performer looking for a complete solution to manage your set, or a studio musician making music from scratch, Pyramid provides you with a radical new workflow and almost unlimited possibilities.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #235

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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Native Instruments Kontrol S49 - Gearjunkies Review

A few months back Native Instruments released their new line of midi keyboard series of the Kontrol S25, S49 and S61. For this review we have used the S49 and curiously tried it out. Considering the good Native Instruments reputation of hardware controllers their new line of midi controlers deserves our utmost scrutiny.

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Focusrite Announces Clarett Range of Thunderbolt Interfaces

Focusrite launching their obsession for sound quality into the world of Thunderbolt, they have released a range of audio interfaces that combine a new preamp design with the very latest in Thunderbolt technology, to offer exceptional sound quality with an unparalleled interface latency of under 1ms.

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Koma Elektronik introduces the Komplex Sequencer

KOMA Elektronik is pleased to announce its latest release: the KOMPLEX SEQUENCER, which enables musicians and producers to construct complex musical patterns via both MIDI and CV/Gate, by the means of sequencing the sequence.

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Mutec shipping the MC 12 USB audio interface

MUTEC from Germany, manufacturer of professional audio and video equipment, starts shipping the MC-1.2, a new USB audio interface for professional and audiophile use.

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Spectrasonics Debuts Major Upgrade in Omnisphere 2 at NAMM

Spectrasonics has introduced Omnisphere 2 - a major upgrade to its best-selling flagship software synth. ‘Version 2.0’ adds a vast amount of new synthesis and creative capabilities for sound design and significant user interface innovations. 

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #234

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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control everything with the Mackie DL32R digital live sound mixer

 

Mackie is showing the new DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer with iPad Control, a powerful new digital mixing system completely controlled wirelessly from Mackie's intuitive Master Fader™ iPad®app, freeing users to get in the mix like never before. Featuring complete wireless control over everything, including fully-loaded DSP and multi-track recording/playback, you can control everything from anywhere with the DL32R.

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KORG Introduces kaossilator 2S; Enhanced Version of the Original Palm-sized Synthesizer

 

The kaossilator 2S has been redesigned to include new features and more user friendly functions.  Korg’s new model of the loop-based synthesizer/recorder, now features unlimited undo/redo functionality and the ability to export multi-track audio data for immediate use with in Ableton Live (via a generated .als file) for a more seamless production interrelationship.  Audio files can also be manually imported into a different DAW of choice.

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KORG Debuts Most Powerful Synthesizer with the New Kronos

 

KORG USA debuted the new KRONOS, the most powerful version of its flagship synthesizer to date during Winter NAMM. For the first time enthusiast will be able to hear and see the new Kronos in action with live performances and in depth demonstrations by product experts and engineers.

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Behringer Mixes Up with MP3 Player-Equipped XENYX QX602MP3 Mixer

 

The Behringer XENYX QX602MP3 is a premium-grade 6-input/2-bus small format mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps, British EQs, an MP3 Player and a class-leading Multi-FX engine. The ultra-compact mixer’s 6 Inputs (2 mic, 2 stereo) feature onboard studio-grade XENYX Mic Preamps with available phantom power, as well as the Company’s ultra-musical “British” channel EQs, which are modeled after the EQs found on vintage British recording consoles.

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Apogee Introduces Groove Portable USB DAC and headphone amp for Mac and PC

 

Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio recording technology since 1985, is pleased to introduce Groove – a new portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Built upon Apogee’s 30-year history of award-winning digital audio technology for music creation, Groove unlocks the highest possible quality of any headphones or powered speakers you have, allowing you to listen to the music you love with incredible lifelike clarity. 

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Roland shows the JD-Xi Interactive Analog Digital Synthesizer

Roland is proud to announce the JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer, a new compact keyboard that’s powerful, versatile and fun. Equipped with 37 mini keys, the JD-Xi features a true analog synth engine along with a wide selection of Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL digital sounds. This affordable instrument also comes packed with many great extras for self-contained music creation, including built-in drum kits, a four-track pattern sequencer, and a gooseneck mic for using the synth’s Vocoder and AutoPitch effects.

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Dave Smith Introduces Prophet-6 Analog Poly Synth

Dave Smith today announced the Sequential Prophet-6, a new 6-voice synthesizer with an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters. Auspiciously branded with Smith’s recently reacquired original company name, the new instrument is aimed squarely at musicians in search of vintage tone with the reliability of modern technology.

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Arturia announces the BeatStep Pro

music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to launch BeatStep Pro, an all-new world-class controller and dynamic performance step sequencer.

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Novation shows the Launchpad Pro

The Novation Launchpad Pro is the professional grid instrument. It's the simplest and easiest way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live and any other music software, using an 8x8 grid of RGB velocity-sensitive pads to trigger and combine clips, create dynamic beats, bash out melodic lines and control your external hardware.

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Introducing the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

Rane worked with some of the World’s best DJs and clubs to redefine the Rotary DJ Mixer. With help from Doc Martin, Dixon, Ata, Oliver Hafenbauer, Anthony Parasole, Martyn, Gerd Janson, Ben UFO, Derrick Carter, Tim Sweeney, Efdemin, Brian BeeZwax, James Patrick, a handful of Seattle's best DJs and many more, Rane is proud to introduce the MP2015.

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Xone:DB + Serato Collaboration / Morphosis Interview

Allen & Heath’s Xone:DB4 and Xone:DB2 digital DJ FX mixers will be supported by Serato DJ software and will be Serato DJ and DVS Upgrade Ready in the near future.

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Pioneer Professional DJ Headphones Continues to Evolve with Next Generation HDJ-2000MK2

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division continues to bring the most advanced DJ gear into the market, and today introduced the next generation of its flagship professional DJ headphones, the HDJ-2000MK2. The top-of-the-line model promises to deliver Pioneer DJ’s exceptional sound quality from a newly redesigned body that provides a sleek and modern cosmetic look. The HDJ-2000MK2 incorporates large 50mm drivers and features low-volume air chambers for noise isolation and high quality construction to achieve maximum audio performance. The new HDJ-2000MK2 will be available in two colors, silver and black.

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Pioneer DJ unveils new professional studio headphones

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the HRM-7 studio headphones intended for home and private studio listening, providing excellent audio reproduction with maximum comfort. Pioneer’s latest headphones incorporate a newly developed HD driver suited for high-resolution audio sources and capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40 kHz. Its “dual chamber” bass reflex enclosure also helps produce lower bass response as well as provide better control for increased audio accuracy. The incorporated hybrid memory-foam ear pads provide a snug fit around the ears and maximum comfort when worn for extended listening sessions.

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Modal Electronics announced the 002 polysynth

British electronic musical instruments manufacturer Modal Electronics is proud to be showcasing 002 its inaugural instrument and also the first analogue/digital hybrid polysynth to have been designed, developed, and manufactured in the UK for four decades, at The NAMM Show 2015.

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KOMA Elektronik introduces Poltergeist eurorack module

KOMA Elektronik's new POLTERGEIST Eurorack module enables users to manipulate up to four audio/CV signals quadraphonically or stereophonically in new and ghostly ways.

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Announcing Bitwig Studio 1.2

Bitwig will attend NAMM 2015 and announce the forthcoming update, BITWIG STUDIO 1.2. Following the announcement, Bitwig will offer a sneak preview detailing the all-new features scheduled for the next major update, free for all Bitwig Studio license holders. Additional surprises can be expected on the actual release date of Bitwig Studio 1.2.

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Moog Recommences Manufacturing Large Format Modular Synthesizers

50 years ago, at its first introduction, the Moog modular synthesizer represented as radical a transition as Kandinski’s abstracts or Kodak’s cameras – offering both a break from yesterday and a startling glimpse of tomorrow. And, as with all cultural explosions, the impact of Dr. Bob Moog’s invention was impossible to evaluate from the epicenter. It’s only now, 50 years down the line that we can get some measure of the importance, and the sheer untapped potentiality of the Moog Modular Synthesizer.

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Roger Linn announces the 200 pad MIDI controller

New from Roger Linn Design is LinnStrument, an expressive 200-pad MIDI controller that captures three dimensions of each finger’s movement for subtle control of note volume, pitch and timbre, polyphonically

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Reloop NAMM Turntablism Showcase with DJ Fong Fong

Reloop will be arriving at the NAMM show 2015 with new products in tow that will undoubtedly make a big impact on the DJ market this year. DJ Fong Fong (DMC Online Champion) used our new products Reloop RP-8000 straight, Reloop RMX-60 and Reloop RMX Innofader by Audio Innovate in his amazing "fast cutting" turntablism showcase already - watch out!

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Pioneer presents the XDJ-RX RekordBox DJ system

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ console that incorporates two separate digital players, a mixer, and a built-in monitor. The uniquely designed DJ system is intended for users of the popular Pioneer rekordbox® music management software, which enables DJs to quickly play prepared music stored on a USB device, eliminating the need to connect or carry a separate computer for use as a music source. The XDJ-RX’s featured 7-inch LCD screen provides a window of information including simultaneous display of music waveforms from each integrated player. The unit also emulates Pioneer’s well-known professional players with built-in key performance functions including HOT CUE, BEAT EFFECTS, SOUND COLOR FX and a new LOOP SLICE feature.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #233

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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Pioneer DDJ-SZ-N Gold Limited Edition Introduction

By Jolanda van der Burgt

The top-of-the-range DDJ-SZ four-channel controller for Serato DJ is now even more desirable, as Pioneer DJ releases the limited run Gold Edition. 

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Akai Professional Announces Advance Keyboard Series

By Marc van den Hurk

Artists can now load, play and control all their virtual instrument plugins directly from their keyboard. New keyboards deliver optimum hands-on performance features with seamless software integration for playing and controlling today’s hottest VST instruments and DAWs.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #232

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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Casio announced XW-DJ1 DJ Controller and XW-PD1 Groove Center

Casio is pleased to announce its Trackformer series of new DJ products. With the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller and XW-PD1 Groove Center, dance music fans can create, mix and play or produce their favorite tracks on their own.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #231

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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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #230

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. There are still a lot of good offers to be found so you might have a look at the previous sample saturday.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's been a year full ups and a giant down with the loss of one of the founders of Gearjunkies, Eric Thoolen. So we close this year and with his spirit in our minds we are heading to 2015. 

we like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, happy new year and all the success and health for 2015

The Gearjunkies network team: Dave, Dennis, Eric, Luuk, Marc, Mark,  Rick, Rob, Ron and Wouter.

 

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Behringer is considering building a ARP Odyssey synthesizer

A few weeks back, they asked us: ‘what if we entered synth market’ and where comes the bombshell (Jeremy Clarkson voice on) and we quote:

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Antares releases Auto Tune 8

Antares Audio Technologies announces the release of Auto-Tune 8, the latest version of the world’s leading recording software plugin for creating perfectly tuned, natural sounding recordings and dramatic vocal effects. The release of Auto-Tune 8 introduces a number of innovative features that build on the product’s legacy as the best-selling audio plugin of all-time.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #229

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. A lot of holiday sales offerings once more.

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Introducing Rob Papen Raw

Raw is the brainchild of Rob Papen and Dutch dance producers DJ Promo and DJ Free-K after getting together at Dancefair 2014 in the Netherlands. After their initial meeting they soon forged plans to create a synthesiser which primarily focused on ‘distorted’ sounds with a user friendly interface. Several brainstorming sessions later and Raw was born.

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Algoriddim releases djay Pro for Mac OSX

Algoriddim today released djay Pro, the first professional version of djay for the desktop. djay Pro includes a suite of sophisticated features and an innovative interface that allows DJs to take their performances to the next level. djay Pro is the first DJ software on the desktop with Spotify integration giving DJs access to over 20 million tracks instantly. 

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New Owners for ADAM Professional Audio

German entrepreneurs with the CWM holding company have acquired ownership of ADAM Professional Audio on December 11th, 2014. The new owners stated that their goal is to invest in ADAM Audio bringing production back up to normal and to invest in new products which will strengthen the competitiveness of ADAM Audio already excellent market position.

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Steinberg Announces UR12 Audio Interface

Steinberg announced the release of their latest USB 2.0 audio interface. The UR12 features 192 kHz audio quality, class compliant support for the iPad alongside a microphone input with D-PRE preamplifier, one high-impedance line input plus line outputs.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #228

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. A lot of holiday sales offerings this time.

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MOTU ships the monitor 8 audio interface

MOTU is now shipping Monitor 8, a 24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amplifier and USB/AVB audio interface with console-style 48-channel mixing and DSP effects. 

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Roland announces 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for TR-8

Roland is pleased to introduce the new 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for the TR-8 Rhythm Performer.

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Native Instruments The Future of DJing video with DJ Carl Cox

Native Instruments today continues the #futureofdjing discussion with the fourth in a series of videos aimed at exploring how technological innovation plays a role in shaping the future of DJ culture, features pioneering UK house and techno legend Carl Cox on how he keeps his musical passion alive, and how TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is taking a new generation of creativity forward.

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Yamaha and Eventide join forces

Eventide announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Yamaha to develop signature effects for a future update to its recently announced flagship live sound console, the RIVAGE PM10.  The Eventide H3000ELive plug-in will include some of the most widely used signature Eventide effects used in the live sound industry.

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SSL release AAX versions of Duende Native plug-ins

Solid State Logic is pleased to announce the availability of ‘AAX Native 64’ versions of the acclaimed SSL Duende Native plug-in collection

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Question de Son studio Paris Choose Amadeus for Acoustics and Monitoring

When researching how to capture the much sought-after sound and vibes of classic 1970's studios, Question de Son owners Jordan KOUBY and Frederic VECTOL reached out to Amadeus for both the acoustic design and custom studio monitors for both Studio A and Studio B. The team at Amadeus, led by designer Michel DELUC, satisfied all their needs. Question de Son is now one of the most respected studios in France, and a "favorite Paris recording studio." 

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #227

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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Arturia announces V Collection 4 software collection

Arturia is proud to announce availability of V Collection 4, its premium-packaged ultimate reference software collection of keyboards and drum machines, updated and expanded to include all of the cutting- edge company’s latest software instruments for demanding musicians.

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Skoogmusic announces a new performance tool musicians and DJs

Scottish based SkoogMusic announces the launch of its new low-cost wireless Skoog 2.0 on crowd funding site Indiegogo, aiming to raise £75K to finance the final stage of development to get their product out to market. This week the company gave more details about its new Skoog- controlled synth app called Mogo.

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Zerodebug has released touchAble 3 app

Zerodebug has announced the release and immediate availability of touchAble 3, the new version of its dedicated Ableton Live controller app for iPad.

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Steinberg Unveils Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the immediate availability of Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8.

For the past quarter of a century Cubase has been the go-to DAW for many professionals around the world. Today, Cubase delivers a considerably higher performance, puts users more firmly in control, and incorporates more serious tools and innovative technologies than ever before. Adding “Pro” to the biggest version of the latest range represents the evolution of Steinberg’s award-winning music production system.

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Adam Audio files for bankruptcy

ADAM, the Berlin based monitor manufacturer seems to be in trouble. A few weeks ago they files for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy rumour started a few weeks ago when ADAM claimed on there Facebook that they had serious delivery problems with there product and spare parts.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #226

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. A lot of black friday offerings so you might get some steals.

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U-HE Bazille - Gearjunkies review

Today on the menu is Bazille by one of german's finest The U-HE team, well known for Zebra2, Diva & many other gems. Bazille is a beast of a modular system that can be quite overwhelming when you look at the GUI for the first time. Because everything is modular you can connect parts of the system together in many ways. Unlike a regular synth where all the basics are in fact already connected for you, with Bazille you have to do that yourself. Opening creative possibilities but also with quite a steep learning curve.

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Native Instruments releases Maschine 2.2 Software Update

Native Instruments today released the MASCHINE 2.2 software – a major update of NI's acclaimed integrated hardware/software groove production system. 

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Lynx Introduces New Line of PCI Express Audio Cards with Aurora-level Performance

Lynx Studio Technology introduced the new line of PCI Express Cards at the Los Angeles Audio Engineer Show. These cards combine the connectivity of the Lynx AES16e PCI Express card with the audio quality of the Lynx Aurora converters. The first two offerings are the E44 and E22 cards.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #225

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. Apparently they are saving up releases for the holliday season so the number of new releases is rather small this week.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #224

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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Roland new M-5000 live mixing console

Roland goes into serious live mixing with the new M-5000 live mixing console.

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Korg Introduces the New Kronos

KORG introduces the new KRONOS, the most powerful version of its flagship keyboard Music Workstation to date; it was announced by James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg products at KORG USA.

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Pioneer presents the XDJ-1000 player with touch screen

Meet the XDJ-1000: The digitally focused player with a large touch screen, a familiar club layout, and performace features inherited from Pioneer DJ's professional set-up.

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Fabfilter Pro-Q 2 - Gearjunkies review

Today we are gonna take a look at the new Pro-Q2 EQ, the successor of the populair Pro-Q by masterminds FabFilter. The original Pro-Q was already a big hit with producers and studios all over the world but with Pro-Q2 the Fabfilter team knocked it out of the park. New to this update are : Natural Phase mode,Full screen Mode, Spectrum Grab,EQ Matching,Notch filter, Bandpass Filter, Tilt Shelf,Q factor till 96db/oct, Improved linear phase mode,Autogain,Gain Scale, Gain q interaction, Piano display,Phase invert option,Improved spectrum analyzer and optional output metering.

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Cymatic Audio uTrack 24 Now shipping

Cymatic Audio introduces the uTrack 24, a universal hardware recorder/player/interface in 19" format ─ the go-to solution for people who want to do high-quality recordings without the need of a computer.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #223

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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Alpine Music Safe Pro - Gearjunkies Review

Alpine introduces a new member of their hearing protection family, the MusicSafe Pro. Off course we are very interested if these new earplugs are indeed better then he PartyPlugs, so we took hem for a test run. As we’ve said before, nothing is more important to a music fanatic then your ears!

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Native Instruments releases innovative TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 all-in-one DJ system

Native Instruments just released the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 – symbolizing a leap forward in digital DJing with innovative touch-sensitive controls and full-color displays that steer focus away from the laptop, and create an unbroken link between the DJ and the crowd. The all-in-one TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 also features a 4-channel standalone mixer, extensive audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for advanced integration of TRAKTOR PRO 2’s Remix Decks.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #222

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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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #221

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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Play and Produce event starts November 8th in Ghent, Belgium.

DJ, producer or musician? Or do you wanna become one? Get ready for the 4th edition of Play & Produce, the biennial must attend event for everyone in the electronic music scene, on saturday November 8th in Vooruit Ghent, Belgium.

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Gemini re-introduces the Slate 4 Serato DJ Into controller

Gemini is pleased to announce the completely redesigned Slate 4, Gemini’s first USB DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro.

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M-audio updates the M-track audio interface family

M-Audio today announced the introduction of improved versions of the company’s best-selling M-Track and M-Track Plus audio interface products and an expanded software suite for the M-Track Eight.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #220

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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Native Instruments hosts Google's Eric Schmidt for a talk about 'disruptive technology'

As part of his visit to the German capital, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt stopped by the global headquarters of Native Instruments on Monday evening for a special event. In front of an audience of entrepreneurs, students and journalists, Eric Schmidt gave a speech about innovation, market disruption and the future of the Internet.

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Native Instruments announces TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 all-in-one DJ system

Native Instruments today officially announced TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 – a new all-in-one DJ controller designed for state-of-the-art TRAKTOR PRO 2 control. Offering DJs an entirely new performance dynamic, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is a breakthrough innovation built on the desire to bring the sole focus of digital DJs back towards the crowd and away from the laptop – accomplishing this through new and inspiring technology.

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M-Audio Oxygen Series Keyboard Controllers Now Available

M-Audio, synonymous with innovative keyboard technology, announces the availability of their newly updated MIDI keyboard controller line, Oxygen series. The Oxygen series expand on playability and include a wide array of sounds with two virtual instruments for players, songwriters, and producers.

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New Sounds and Samples on Sample Saturday #219

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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Native Instruments introduces CARIBBEAN CURRENT Expansion for MASCHINE

Native Instruments today introduced CARIBBEAN CURRENT – a new MASCHINE Expansion that pairs the sounds and rhythms of traditional Caribbean music with a modern, club-oriented aesthetic. CARIBBEAN CURRENT features all-new patterns, custom MASSIVE presets, a dub siren, and exclusive kits created and inspired by artists in the upcoming NI documentary 'Sabroso! A Road Trip to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast'. CARIBBEAN CURRENT is available now at the NI Online Shop and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software on MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO. A compact version for iMASCHINE is also available via the in-app store.

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Apogee Introduces New Ensemble

Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio recording technology since 1985, is pleased to introduce the all new Ensemble – a 30x34 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for the next generation of home, project and professional Mac-based studios. Blending the best of Apogee’s acclaimed innovations from products like Symphony I/O, Duet, Quartet and JAM with groundbreaking new features and the power of Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, Ensemble provides everything you need to record, edit, mix and master professional quality audio on your Mac using Logic Pro, Pro Tools or any Core Audio based DAW.

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