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Eventide Audio Elevate Mastering Bundle 1.5
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide and Newfangled Audio raise mastering bar with two new plug-ins for Elevate Bundle 1.5Recording technology trailblazer Eventide and advanced audio tools creator Newfangled Audio are proud to announce availability of Elevate Bundle 1.5 — adding value to an already valuable bundle with the addition of two new plug-ins, Saturate and Punctuate, as well as feature improvements to EQuivocate and Elevate itself — as of July 5.

Saturate is a spectral clipper plug-in, useful for mixing or mastering. As such, it adds up to 24dB of drive with a variable CLIPPER SHAPE parameter that moves from a pleasant soft curve to full hard clipping. Unique spectral processing maintains the tonal balance of the distorted signal, no matter how hard it is pushed. Saturate automatically compensates output level based on the DRIVE control or, alternatively, allows this to be controlled manually.

Meanwhile, as a transient emphasis plug-in, Punctuate is also useful for mixing or mastering...

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New 2018 Audio-Technica DJ Products
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Audio-Technica Now Shipping Expanded Line of DJ ProductsAudio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is now shipping its newly expanded line of DJ products. The range includes the ATH-PRO5X and ATH-PRO7X Professional DJ Headphones, the AT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable, and the AT-XP5 and AT-XP7 Moving Magnet DJ Cartridges.

Audio-Technica is pleased to introduce two DJ-specific headphone models: the over-ear ATH-PRO5X (available in black and white) and the on-ear ATH-PRO7X (available in black). Both models feature impressive power handling, excellent isolation, robust construction, and maximum comfort for long sessions. The PRO5X over-ear headphones are equipped with 40 mm drivers and offer 1,500 mW max input power for excellent audio reproduction even at high volume. They feature rotating earpieces for one-ear monitoring and detachable locking cables (3.9 – 9.8-foot coiled and 3.9-foot straight). The PRO7X on-ear headphones are equipped with 45 mm drivers and offer 2,000 mW max input power for extremely accurate sound reproduction. They include detachable locking cables (3.9 – 9.8-foot coiled and 3.9-foot straight) and premium, soft, durable earpads...

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Nektar PACER: DAW and MIDI Footswitch Controller
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Nektar Technology launches PACER: DAW and MIDI Footswitch ControllerPACER steps up hands-free DAW and MIDI control with plenty of switching power for soft- and hardware solutions. PACER comes preconfigured for most popular DAWs, MIDI guitar products such as Line 6, Kemper’s Profiler and even provides standard amp switching. With programmable color selection for switches there is plenty of scope for user-configurable setups for VST plugins or any MIDI controllable hardware.

The sturdy metal case features 10 programmable footswitch controls with RGB LEDs and an additional Preset footswitch for recalling presets and navigation. Additionally, PACER allows the connection of 2 expression pedals and up to 4 external foot switches. Even non-MIDI amps can be integrated into setups by using the 4 relays to switch channels or effects. Due to dedicated presets and icons for transport and track control as well as eg. MIDI LED feedback for MIDI CC messages, the pedal’s handling is fast and transparent...

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Soundiron Hyperion Strings Micro Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Hyperion Strings Micro - Orchestral String Library for KontaktHyperion Strings Micro is our introductory orchestral string library for Native Instruments’ free Kontakt Player, Komplete Kontrol and S-Series Keyboards. This library is the perfect starter pack for songwriters and musicians just getting into orchestral writing, as well as seasoned composers wanting new colors in their orchestral palette. No matter what your creative needs are, you’ll discover the powerful tool-set and outstanding audio quality that you’re looking for in this convenient and extraordinarily flexible virtual instrument library.

Hyperion Strings Micro includes a combined full ensemble preset, as well as 4 main section presets for our 8 Violins, 6 Violas, 5 Cellos and 4 Double Basses. For this Micro Edition, we’ve included the most essential core articulations for each section: multi-dynamic sustains both with and without natural vibrato, staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos, as well as two basic dynamic expressions: long crescendos and decrescendos...

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Native Instruments DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments introduces DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST Virtual InstrumentNative Instruments has introduced DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST, a new addition to the line of KONTAKT instruments that explores global musical cultures. DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST includes 25 characteristic percussion, melodic, and string instruments, all captured in precise detail. With readily accessible sounds and scales plus customizable phrases and patterns, it enables composers to easily create traditional soundscapes or add unique textures to contemporary tracks. DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, and is available now at the NI Online Shop for $99.

DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST features a broad array of distinctive instruments drawn from Arabic, Turkish, and Persian traditions. The 14 percussion instruments range from goblet and frame drums to miniature kettle drums and finger cymbals. The melodic section comprises nine wind, zither, fiddle, and lute-like instruments, including an oud, ney, zurna, kemençe, kanun, tanbur, and three sizes of saz instruments. DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST also includes a string group of violins, viola, and cello recorded by a renowned ensemble from Istanbul...

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Accusonus ERA-BUNDLE Audio Repair Plug-In Collection
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Accusonus releases the ​ERA-BUNDLE Audio Repair Plug-In Collection​Accusonus Inc​, developers of music software tools based on artificial intelligence technology, makers of critically-acclaimed software and plug-ins such as drumatom​, ​Regroover ​and Beatformer announce the immediate release of the ERA-Bundle.

The ​Enhancement and ​Repair of ​Audio (ERA) Bundle ​is a collection of multi-patented audio repair plugins that offer both ​fast and ​high-quality processing. With this release, accusonus update their critically-acclaimed ​ERA Noise Remover (former ERA-N) and ​Reverb Remover (former ERA-R) plugins. The updated ERA Product Line introduces various user experience improvements, including an auto-gain function for ERA Reverb Remover and a vector-based and Retina-ready UI with 3 zoom levels. In addition...

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C. Bechstein Digital Grand Virtual Piano Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

C. Bechstein Digital Grand Virtual Piano Instrument for KontaktApart from the fact that to date a lot of sampled pianos are available to the modern musicians - but no real, authentic Bechstein yet - the concept behind the C. Bechstein Digital Grand (from C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG) represents a completely new and modern approach to the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) oriented digital grand piano. All the existing solutions and concepts on the market have been completely put to the test and questioned before only the first note was recorded.

This resulted in a kind of reversed process, as between the DAW and the classical grand piano the developers did not start their product design with the actual instrument, they started with analyzing what the modern music producer and musician expects from a professional grand piano for his DAW based music productions.

The C. Bechstein Digital Grand user experience and its user interface now are optimized for both, the enthusiast musician and also the sound design expert. Providing easiest possible access to the C. Bechstein sound, its touch and access to the innovative Instrument parameters...

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Steingraeber E-272 grand piano for Pianoteq
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Modartt releases Steingraeber E-272 grand piano for PianoteqModartt releases Steingraeber E-272 concert grand piano for Pianoteq. This physically modelled virtual instrument is authorized by Steingraeber & Söhne and is available as an instrument pack for Pianoteq 6.

Authorized by Steingraeber & Söhne
Steingraeber E-272 Concert Grand Piano is praised by many pianists as being one of the most distinctive and outstanding instruments on the market today. This physically modelled virtual instrument for Pianoteq 6 is authorized by Steingraeber & Söhne and captures the characteristic Steingraeber sound with a range of presets offering different colours suitable for various types of music.

Innovative tonal qualities
Steingraeber offers creative ways for more delicate playing: a Sordino pedal activates a very thin strip of felt inserted between the piano’s hammers and strings; a Mozart Rail reduces key depth and hammer to string distance for playing more softly; the surface of the treble soundboard is reduced, hence strings have 27% less wood weight to set in motion and even when softer intonation is called for, the player is rewarded with an immediate, singing resonance. This...

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Output ARCADE Loop Synthesizer
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Output releases ARCADE - A game-changing loop synthesizerAfter years in the making, Output Inc. is ecstatic to announce ARCADE, a playable loop synthesizer with new content every day. Like a Netflix or Hulu for music makers, only Arcade also packs powerful tools to transform loops until they sound like you.

Output has revolutionized a musician’s workflow by eradicating countless folders and websites from the search process. Tempo and pitch-locked loops are organized into sonic worlds and available directly within the Arcade plug-in. Playable kits contain curated loops dialed in with 11 effects, customizable sliders, advanced modulation and Output’s proprietary black key modifiers, making it easy to tweak on the fly.

With respect to every artist’s unique voice, users can also drag and drop their own loops and samples to manipulate them with the same creative tools. Founder and CEO, Gregg Lehrman says “All you have to do is watch someone use Arcade for 5 minutes and you grasp the impact this will have on music production...

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Acon Digital DeVerberate 2 Reverb Reduction Tool
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acon Digital releases DeVerberate 2 - Reverb Reduction Tool with new Early Reflections FilterAcon Digital has released version 2 of their acclaimed DeVerberate plug-in for reverb reduction. While earlier versions of DeVerberate successfully focused on the suppression of late reverberation, typically the diffuse reverb tail arriving 20 to 30 milliseconds after the direct sound, the first reflections to arrive after the direct sound were left untouched. These early reflections change the tonal character of the recording and can cause the hollow and disturbing sound frequently experienced when recording in small reverberant rooms.

DeVerberate 2 introduces a new and unique Early Reflections Filter that works in conjunction with the late reverb suppression found in version 1. The Early Reflections Filter uses sophisticated statistical methods to estimate the so called impulse response of the early reflections. The impulse response is then utilized to calculate an inverse filter that cancels out the effect of the early reflections.

Further improvements have been made in the automatic reverb time estimation which now works more reliably than in earlier versions...

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TASCAM 202mkVII Dual Cassette Deck with USB
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

TASCAM Unveils 202mkVII Dual Cassette Deck with USBTASCAM's new 202mkVII dual cassette deck is the latest generation of the company's professional cassette recorders. Coveted for their reliable performance, comprehensive feature set, and audio quality, the 202 series has long been the leading choice for recording studios, houses of worship, audio/music enthusiasts, and other professional applications.

The 202mkVII's most noteworthy new feature is a rear-panel USB output that enables recording and archiving cassettes to digital media. A front-panel ¼-inch, high-impedance (200 kΩ) microphone input with dedicated level control enables live input to be mixed with Tape 1 audio and recorded, in real time, to Tape 2 for karaoke and voiceover applications. The mic input also can accept line-level signals. In addition to the USB output, the rear panel provides stereo analog line-level input and output on unbalanced RCA connectors. A ¼-inch stereo headphone output with dedicated level knob is conveniently located on the front of the unit...

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iZotope Creative Suite and VocalSynth 2
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Creative Suite and VocalSynth 2 Now AvailableiZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, released VocalSynth 2 and the iZotope Creative Suite. VocalSynth 2 offers an immersive vocal experience that adapts and evolves with a user’s unique style. iZotope Creative suite is a collection of exciting, inspiring products including Iris 2, Trash 2 Expanded, BreakTweaker Expanded, Stutter Edit, DDLY, Mobius Filter, and VocalSynth 2. With this release iZotope brings music production into the next evolution of vocal processing and a new suite of creative tools.   

VocalSynth continues to offer music producers tools to take a mix through past, present, and future vocal sounds with five vocal processors including Vocoder, Compuvox, Polyvox, Talkbox, and now Biovox: a brand new effect based on the sonic qualities of the human vocal tract. iZotope has re-engineered VocalSynth to sound better, perform better, and provide a better result faster. New and updated effects can be found in the stompbox section including: Chorus, a commonly used vocal effect in vocal production and Ring Mod, a new ring modulator with a hint of tremolo. The Shred effect also offers extensive improvements that make it more powerful for chopping, slicing, and achieving beat repeating effects...

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PreSonus Studio One 4 Music Production Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

PreSonus Studio One 4 Lets You Create without BoundariesPreSonus is shipping Studio One 4, a major update to the company’s award-winning, easy-to-use DAW that combines the best of the traditional recording studio model with the modern methods of creating beat- and groove-oriented music.

Top-of-the-line Studio One 4 Professional’s new Harmonic Editing features give you freedom to try out harmonies, transpositions, and chord progressions. The Chord Track goes far beyond a simple chord track for note data, working with instrument tracks and audio tracks for fast, efficient, multi-dimensional arranging and transposition. An ingenious Chord Selector makes it easy to experiment with new chord patterns and ideas. Built-in chord detection extracts chords from audio or instrument tracks. The combination of Harmonic Editing and Studio One’s Arranger Track and Scratch Pads makes Studio One the most flexible program ever for arranging and testing out new song ideas...

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Antares Auto-Tune Pro Pitch Correction Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Antares Auto-Tune Pro Now Shipping - New Pitch Correction SoftwareAntares Technologies, the global leader in professional vocal processing tools, is thrilled to announce that Auto-Tune Pro is now available. This new, most advanced version of the industry-standard pitch-correction software, can be purchased at antarestech.com and at authorized dealers worldwide.

For two decades, Auto-Tune has remained the industry standard for natural, real-time pitch correction and vocal effects. With Auto-Tune Pro, Antares has incorporated its most advanced engineering innovations along with feedback from the user community to develop a flagship application aimed at raising the bar for music production, in the studio and onstage.

Auto-Tune Pro features a sleek, intuitive interface that has been redesigned from the ground up for streamlined workflow, offering new modes optimized to help users work smarter and faster, whether they’re novices or seasoned pros...

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Best Service Celtic ERA Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service releases Celtic ERA Virtual Instrument by Eduardo TarilonteWith Celtic ERA, Eduardo Tarilonte once again takes you to a fascinating journey through time. This time, he travels far north to the roots of the Celtic culture. Sounds having been been played in the green vastness and the high mountains of Ireland for ages are now available at your fingertips with Celtic ERA. After creating successful libraries such as Ancient ERA Persia, Forest Kingdom, Desert Winds, Epic World and ERA Medieval Legends, sample-mastermind Eduardo Tarilonte has dedicated himself to the sound of Celtic myths.

This library offers you instruments and soundscapes of highest quality. Whenever the unmistakable flutes are heard, they’ll magically enchant our dreaming minds with pictures of the green island and its majestic Northern mountains. Hence, Celtic ERA is the pick of the bunch for film scores and background music for television documentations taking place or being settled in this region...

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