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New Mackie CR Series Monitor Line
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Mackie Introduces New Additions to CR Series Monitor LineMackie has expanded their immensely popular CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the highly acclaimed line of compact nearfields.

New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models. Adding new bottom end punch to the line is the new CR8S-XBT Bluetooth enabled Subwoofer.

The perfect upgrade for your desktop speakers, CR Series monitors deliver the performance you expect from a Mackie studio monitor. Ideal for home studios, multimedia content creation, AV post-production, gaming, broadcast and more, CR Series monitors offer studio-quality sound in a compact, well-designed package that’s equally at home in a high-end project room or your bookshelf.

CR Series monitors deliver clean, articulate sound, with the CR3-X and CR4-X offering 50W of power and the CR5-X pumping 80W. The new CR8S-XBT subwoofer delivers...

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New Mackie MP In-Ear Monitor Series
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Mackie Expands MP In-Ear Monitor Series and Adds BluetoothMackie® has expanded its MP Series Professional In-Ear Monitors, adding the new MP-320, MP-360, and MP-460 in-ear monitors to the current lineup of MP-120, MP-220, and MP-240. In addition, Mackie has added Bluetooth® capabilities to the entire MP Series with the introduction of the new MP-BTA Bluetooth Adapter, available bundled with the MP-120, MP-220, and MP-240 to add Bluetooth connectivity.

The three new models take in-ear monitoring to the next level. Mackie’s MP-320 Professional In-Ear Monitors feature a triple dynamic driver design for a surprising level of musical separation and nuance with plenty of low-frequency response and exceptional clarity in the mid and high frequencies. Featuring a triple balanced armature design, MP-360 In-Ear Monitors provide a balanced sound with exceptional clarity and stereo imaging. The drivers have been custom designed for the MP Series for the best possible performance. MP-460 In-Ear Monitors take high-fidelity to the next level with a quad balanced-armature design that delivers truly stunning vocal clarity and detail, satisfying the most discerning listener. All three new in-ear monitors employ a precision 3-way crossover that ensures a balanced sound across the entire 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range...

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New Mackie EleMent Series Microphones
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Mackie Introduces EleMent Series MicrophonesLong a leader in live and studio sound, Mackie has now entered into the microphone sphere, introducing their new EleMent Series microphones. Like all Mackie gear, EleMent Series mics combine professional-caliber performance and Mackie’s famed Built-like-a-tank™ rugged reliability and outstanding value. The series consists of three models: the EM-89D Live Vocal Dynamic, EM-91C Large-Diaphragm Condenser, and EM-USB USB Condenser microphones.

The EM-89D dynamic microphone features a cardioid polar pattern and is primarily designed for stage use but also makes a fine addition to a studio microphone collection. It’s an excellent handheld vocal microphone and also excels as an instrument and amplifier microphone. The EM-89D comes with a mic clip, XLR mic cable, and zipper pouch.

Every studio needs a quality large-diaphragm condenser microphone, and the new Mackie EM-91C’s audio quality and classic cardioid polar pattern makes it suitable for a wide variety of studio applications. Choose the EM-91C when...

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New Mackie MC Series Headphones
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Mackie Unveils New MC Series HeadphonesMackie has expanded its popular MC Series headphone line with the new MC-350 and MC-450 professional headphones. Both models offer full range 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, boast Mackie’s classic rugged design, and feature premium, real leather adjustable headbands and conforming ear pads to provide an ergonomic fit for hours of comfort.

Like Mackie’s established MC-150 and MC-250, the new MC-350 headphones feature a closed-back design for superior sound isolation, making them a great choice for mixing, studio recording, focused critical listening, and personal listening when you want to avoid background noise and leakage. The MC-350’s precision-tuned enclosure delivers accurate bass, enhanced high frequency detail, and a wide soundstage. Their 50 mm transducers provide plenty of low end. Impedance is rated at 32 ohms and sensitivity at 97 dB.


MC-450 headphones employ an open-back design for an even wider, deeper soundstage; reduced ear fatigue; high headroom; smooth midrange; and exceptional detail and clarity...

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Voxengo CRTIV Shumovick Creative Noise Padding Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo releases CRTIV Shumovick - Creative Noise Padding Plug-In
Voxengo is pleased to release CRTIV Shumovick, a creative dynamic noise-floor padding effect plugin for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats, for macOS and Windows computers.

CRTIV Shumovick plug-in for professional music production applications produces a creative dynamic noise-floor padding effect. This effect is most effective on beats and synth sounds used in electronic music production – EDM, hip-hop and the like. The noise-floor effect created by this plug-in is correlated to the spectral content of the sound being processed.

As a result, on beats, this creates mellow noise bursts that make bassdrum sounds a lot softer, with a bit of stereo-field enhancement effect. On synths, on the other hand, such noise-floor effect may boost the power and density of the sound. Shumovick can be also effective when used on sterile-sounding basslines where it can add a bit of “pillowy” noise background. In practice, Shumovick can be also used on acoustic drum buses adding “vintage” feel and aggression to them. Shumovick is, however, not as effective when used on full mixes, but can be also used on full mixes in some music genres...

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Best Service NADA Sample Library
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Best Service releases NADA, the New Sample Library by Eduardo Tarilonte“After a whole life, having gone through many musical styles, one has always been in my heart. Because, deep inside me, it is a significant part of my soul and my essence from which I cannot let go: New Age Music - to which I owe it all; what I am and what I feel. I went from Ethnic, Folk, Antique to Soundtrack music, and every single note I composed or sampled was imbued with it in some way. Sometimes I thought it had left, never to return, but it was always there, dormant and feeding from those new styles and, at the same time, providing them with all its spirit. Now it has returned, more beautiful than ever. NADA is a spiritual voyage through the deepest sounds of my soul” - Eduardo Tarilonte.

Welcome to NADA, Meditation & New Age Sounds by Eduardo Tarilonte

NADA is a fascinating collection of sounds for Meditation, New Age, and Relaxation Music. In NADA you will find inspiring instruments such as Strings, Winds, Percussions, Pianos, Eternal Sounding Bowls, Glasses and Bells. NADA also offers mesmerizing overtone Singing Voices and an alluring and charming Female Solo Voice as well as deep, peaceful, and warm Meditations Pads...

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Eventide Spring Reverb for Desktop and iOS
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide Releases Spring Reverb for Desktop and iOSEventide Audio has released Spring Reverb – a new plug-in for desktop and iOS. Spring models the sound and character of the popular artificial reverbs found in guitar amplifiers. It also goes a step further by allowing access to physical parameter controls not readily available in a real spring tank.

By tweaking these parameters, Spring can create faithful representations of real springs or push the physical boundaries to achieve new distinctive sounds. The Tension [TNSION] and Num Springs [NUMSPR] knobs work in concert to control the amount of "springiness" in the processed sound. Additional adjustable parameters include Resonance and Low and High damping. The beloved performance controls made popular in Eventide’s Blackhole, UltraTap and MangledVerb plugins are also available – Ribbon allowing users to program two settings for any combination of the controls and seamlessly transition between them while the programmable HotSwitch an instantaneous jump to an alternate setting at the push of a button...

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PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Windows
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

PG Music releases Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Windows with over 50 New FeaturesPG Music Inc. has recently released version 2020 of its popular, award-winning Band-in-a-Box® intelligent music accompaniment software for Windows® with over 50 great new features and enhancements! Plus, 202 RealTracks, RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, RealDrums transcriptions, Xtra Styles PAK 8, Loops-with-Style PAK 1, and more!

In announcing the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows®, program author and creator Peter Gannon said, “I’m thrilled to be offering the newest 2020 version of Band-in-a-Box, with many enhancements inspired by program users, new add-ons like the soulful Gospel Vocal RealTracks, Xtra Styles 8, Loops-with-Styles for Band-in-a-Box, and great updates to the included RealBand program and VST DAW Plugin!”

There are over 50 new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! There are a number of enhancements to the RealTracks (Smoother Sounding Vocal RealTracks, RealTracks Thickening, "Find-a-Sub" RealTracks, and MultiRiffs). Most RealDrums now have RealCharts (with accurate Drum Notation). There’s a new RealTracks Artist Browser to find info/bios/links/lists of RealTracks on all the artists. A new Feature Browser allows...

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Best Service ARABIC OUD Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service releases ARABIC OUD Virtual InstrumentIn Arabic music, the Oud is considered one of the oldest musical instruments; in fact, in the Middle East it plays an important role in musical tradition. Although the origins of this instrument are uncertain, the popularity of the Oud has spread across the Mediterranean, North and East Africa and the Middle East, where it is still very popular to this day. In the Western World, the Oud is probably best known as the forerunner of the European lute.

The Arabic Oud Library was created in close collaboration with the renowned musician and Oud virtuoso Bassam Ayoub. Bassam Ayoub performed and recorded all playing variations with the main emphasis on achieving an authentic sound, both for melodic playing and rhythmic accompaniment.

The Arabic Oud offers three different, meticulously recorded Oud instruments with breathtaking 39 articulations and brings one of the oldest string instruments to life right under your fingertips. The versatile sound spectrum of the Oud can enrich any kind of music and the integrated microtunings are very appealing to professional Maqam performers! Because of its wide range of playing styles, the Arabic Oud is ideal for both studio and live performances...

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Acoustica Mixcraft 9 Music Recording Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acoustica Releases Next Generation Mixcraft 9Acoustica has announced the release of Mixcraft 9, described as "a true labor of love, built for musicians, by musicians".

Acoustica says "From its slick, modern interface to its powerful new effects, instruments, and features, we've upgraded nearly every aspect of Mixcraft, with new visuals, new sounds, and more power than ever."

Improvements Everywhere. The first thing you'll notice is Mixcraft 9's modern look. The transport and details panels are all individually undockable and can be placed anywhere around your desktop. The transport can be moved to the top of the software if desired, and the controls can be left-justified, rightjustified, or centered.

New Effects. Mixcraft 9 is loaded with new effects from ToneBoosters. Great sounding reverb, flexible multi-effects, useful parametric equalizer, compressors and limiters, an effective de-esser, and a whole lot more. Plus, Pro Studio users will find the TB FlX and TB FlX4 multiband EQ/compressors and the new TB Dither plug-in to be useful tools for mastering...

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Ueberschall Cinematic Bundle Elastik Sound Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Ueberschall releases Cinematic Bundle - a Pack of Five Full Elastik Sound LibrariesUnsettling atmospheres, heavy impacts, deep drones or tension-developing FX, the Cinematic Bundle has everything you need for your next film score. Inspired by films and series like Blade Runner 2049, Terminator, Dark, Stranger Things and many others, this comprehensive collection includes five full Elastik libraries: Synthetic Soundtracks 1,2 and 3 as well as Score FX 1 and 2.

A total of 88 construction kits covers everything from calm, soothing atmospheres or futuristic dreamscapes to intense, synth-based scores. With more than 30GB and over 8000 loops the bundle has all the tools needed for epic, interstellar film music.

The sounds include bass, sub bass, arpeggios, pads, leads, 3D-animated ambiances, risers, lifters, SFX, whooshes, cuts, accents, beds, analog style synths and many, many more. The Cinematic Bundle is the ideal companion for media composers and producers who create music for film, documentaries, games or animations...

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Modartt Organteq Virtual Pipe Organ
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Modartt releases virtual pipe organ Organteq
Modartt releases virtual pipe organ Organteq, the most advanced physically modelled organ reproducing the heart of the complex flue and reed pipes physics.

Three years of research
Modartt, the producers of the award-winning physically modelled software instrument Pianoteq, has spent the last three years developing a virtual organ instrument based on the most advanced physical model reproducing the "heart" of the complex flue and reed pipes physics: the nonlinear interaction between the vibration of the air in the pipe and the "exciter" (air jet striking the labium for flue pipes, beating reed for reed pipes). The aim was to produce a more vivid and effective music instrument than the current state-of-the-art.

Physically modelled
Organteq does not rely on samples: the sound is created in real time from scratch using a refined physical model. Even the action noises from keys, stops and couplers are there. The pipe attack transients "chiff" are accurately reproduced with...

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Sterling Audio Professional Studio Headphones
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Sterling Ships S400 and S450 Professional Studio HeadphonesDesigned for the discriminating professional recording engineer and studio recordist who needs an uncompromising set of headphones, Sterling's new S400 and S450 studio headphones combine excellent audio quality for critical monitoring with outstanding comfort for extended use. Both models feature Sterling's high-definition transducers, which provide an advanced soundstage for superior sound reproduction with intimate, mid-range clarity and articulate low- and high-frequency response.

The S400 and S450 employ a closed-back, circumaural design that delivers the superior isolation required for professional recording, as well as the comfort needed for long sessions. Both models provide removable, replaceable, and lockable ear cushions. Transportation and storage are easy and convenient, thanks to a foldable design with a collapsible earcup mechanism. The detachable 8-foot headphone cable has a twist lock 1/8-inch connector and ¼-inch adapter.

The Sterling S400's 40 mm drivers use neodymium magnets and oxygen-free copper voice coils to deliver impressive output, up to 101 dB SPL, over an extended 15 Hz to 24 kHz frequency range...

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ProjectSAM Symphobia 4: Pandora
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

ProjectSAM releases Symphobia 4: Pandora Orchestral Sample LibraryGive your action, sci-fi, and horror scores a blockbuster boost with the fourth volume in ProjectSAM’s acclaimed Symphobia Series. Pandora lets you summon rousing cinematic risers, foreboding falls, and earth-shattering crescendos with unmatched ease and flexibility. Pandora’s innovative Adaptive Sync quickly and effortlessly matches its huge library of articulations and effects with your sequence – so your next deadline needn’t be a nightmare. Plus, fully-customizable sound design tools help you quickly sculpt your desired timbres.

INTRODUCING ADAPTIVE SYNC
Pre-recorded crescendos and rolls sound great. But they used to have a disadvantage: they were not very flexible. Any composer will recognize the trial-and-error process of nudging a crescendo note around until it ends in the right spot. It’s a tedious task that most of us would rather skip if we could.

This is why we developed Adaptive Sync.

Symphobia 4: Pandora is packed with transitional samples – sounds that progress dynamically or directionally over time – ranging from...

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iZotope Dialogue Match Post Production Tool
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Launches New Time-Saving Tool for Audio Post Production, Dialogue MatchiZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology and makers of two-time Emmy Award winning software RX, has launched Dialogue Match, the first tool to automatically learn and match the sonic character of dialogue recordings. It is also the first product to combine brand-new machine learning from iZotope with ground-breaking reverb technology from Exponential Audio’s product line, which was acquired by iZotope earlier this year.

Re-recording mixers that are responsible for delivering the final sound mix for films and television programs, often need a way to quickly match dialogue from lavalier, boom mics, and ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement), in order to create a seamless and cohesive dialogue performance. With Dialogue Match, users can analyze audio to extract a sonic profile, then apply the profile to any other dialogue track for fast and easy environmental consistency in scene recordings, allowing them to complete the tedious process of matching production dialogue to ADR in seconds, rather than hours.

“Users who have tested Dialogue Match are telling us that it will change the way they approach dialogue editing forever,” said iZotope’s Senior Product Manager, Mike Rozett...

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