Apogee and Avid are pleased to announce two new Avid Artist Suite products for music recording and stereo audio post, Pro Tools | Duet and Pro Tools | Quartet.
Whatever their budget, everybody should be able to make and record music with exceptional sound quality. That’s why Focusrite have created Scarlett Solo: their most affordable Scarlett, yet the best sounding interface in its price range.
Online collaboration is gaining more and more traction in all areas, and most noticeably when it comes to music creation. Many musical styles are built on borrowing and manipulating works by other musicians; Hip Hop, Ambient, EDM, Trance, Rap and many others. Originally, DJs would physically manipulate records to isolate and loop the best breaks for rappers to perform over. Later this evolved into sampling snippets of songs and reworking those elements by adding layers of production on top. Wu Tang Clan is now taking that idea one step further, putting the raw session files of a new song online for anyone to deconstruct and reassemble as they see fit.
PreSonus is excited to announce the USB 2.0 bus-powered AudioBox iOne audio interface and AudioBox for Windoes, Mac and iOS.
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.
Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce a limited-time bundle featuring their legendary Duet audio interface and Breakout Box, is now available.
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.
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.
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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.
Focusrite announces Saffire PRO 26, the latest addition to their award-winning Saffire PRO range of FireWire/Thunderbolt compatible audio interfaces.
Universal Audio is proud to announce the release of UAD software v7.7 for their award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.
Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of their dspMixFx app for the iPad alongside the firmware and Tools software update version 2.1 for the UR824, UR28M and UR44 audio interfaces.
Finally, a keyboard that unlocks the expressive potential of synthesis. The promise of synthesis was to produce any instrument sound from a MIDI keyboard. However, if you’ve ever tried to play a convincing guitar, sax, violin, clarinet or cello solo on a MIDI keyboard, you’ve found it to sound static and lifeless because keyboards can’t do much more than turn sounds on and off at different volumes. LinnStrument takes a new approach, capturing each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions for simultaneous fine control of note expression, pitch and timbre. With this level of expressive control, the promise of synthesis is finally a reality.
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.