Paul Reed Smith guitars have created some new pickups voiced for heavy styles of music. The new pickups are called \m/ – an emoji that looks like the “devil horns” hand gesture used by some metal fans.
The latest Stormdrum in EastWest’s series of BIG percussion loops and hits features instruments from Grateful Dead percussionist Micey Hart’s collection. If you’ve seen a movie trailer with epic percussion pounding, you’ve almost certainly heard SD 1 and 2, and this $399 instrument continues the legacy. Joining Hart in the tempo-syncableperformances are percussionists Greg [...]
Waldorf Music has released Nave for iPad, a wavetable synthesizer that harkens back to PPG and Waldorf Wave synthesizers. Two digital wavetable-based oscillators are included, plus an analog oscillator with 8-voice unison “Uberwave” mode for supersaw leads.
The latest release from Standard Beat Company is Dropstep, “a collection of highly-refined hits and loops designed for modern music production, with a nod and a wink to the hardstep era of drum and bass.” The collection includes both loops and single hits. The hits are provided as 24-bit WAV files, with instruments you can [...]
Reailtone is teasing their new RealiBanjo library, which includes some of the best animation we’ve seen in a Kontakt instrument GUI. The banjo library is multisampled in several positions, and a pattern generator arpeggiates popular banjo rolls. Pricing is not yet announced, but the library will be available in “about a week.” Be sure to [...]
Native Instruments has unveiled Traktor Kontrol Z1, an affordable mixer and controller for their popular DJ software for iPad. Used with their Traktor software, the Z1 provides a headphone out, crossfader, filter, effects and EQ controls.
Cinematique Instruments has released the EK470 mark 2 sound library. It is a “charming” sound library of a simple compact keyboard. The analog sound engine has been captured for an affordable Kontakt library.
This weekend, PACE updated their iLok license manager software. Unfortunately, several users online are reporting problems installing software or even using the licenses they already have. Problems have been reported with some of the top-selling software companies
Tracktion 4 is the new version of this single-screen, affordable ($59) audio production program. The company’s description is pretty apt: compose, record, edit, mix, share (audio – not MIDI). Traktion first came out over a decade ago, but it’s no longer a Mackie product. The latest version features a new audio engine that supports Mac, [...]
Avid has announced the S3L System, an HDX-based live mixing system with scalable I/O. The 16-fader S3 control surface will soon work with “Pro Tools and other DAWs.”