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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Lots of fun! Load audio into Iris and explore spectral details that a regular waveform locks away. Then highlight what intrigues you and extract and isolate the most interesting sonic components with a full suite of visual selection tools.
Combine the unthinkable by layering completely diverse sound sources into totally unique combinations... what do a tattoo needle and a swamp bird and a slot machine sound like together?
Fortunately, you can stay musical by relying on intelligent root note detection to help shape musical material from noise, ambient textures, soundscapes... even mistakes!
You can use Iris to get amazing sounds immediately. Just spark your imagination with over 500 patches by world-class sound designers, or design your own with Iris's 4 GB library of diverse sound samples.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds gives you complete control over the players and includes: Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Eb Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, Flute 2, Oboe, Piccolo Flute.
On sale until the end of the month, Hollywood Woodwinds is available in two editions:
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Combining Auto-Tune pitch correction, stereo doubling, smart compression and limiting, analog tube modeling and extreme voice mangling, the Vocal Express plug-ins take advantage of Antares' ground-breaking Evo Voice Processing Technology to provide professional results with a minimum of hassle. Whether you're using GarageBand, Logic, Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Sonar or other leading digital recording software, Vocal Express adds Antares' world-class vocal processing tools to your production workflow.
Vocal Express includes:
Auto-Tune EFX 2
Real-time Auto-Tune Vocal Effect and Pitch Correction
Correct pitch and create the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect.
Vocal Impact Enhancer
Make your vocal cut through the mix with power and clarity.
Stereo Vocal Modeling Auto-Doubler
Create a rich vocal sound with automatic stereo doubling.
Tube Saturation Generator
Give your vocal the warmth of a classic tube preamp.
Extreme Vocal Designer
Create a virtually unlimited variety of weird, monstrous or downright wacky voices.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thanks to its ultra-low latency, Auto-Tune Live allows virtually instant response in performance or when tracking in the studio. And with its MIDI control capabilities, you can control all of Auto-Tune Live's key performance parameters in MIDI Control real time, from any MIDI controller or pre-recorded MIDI track, for the ultimate in creative real-time pitch processing.
You can take advantage of sale pricing on both the regular Sibelius 7 Upgrade and the site license upgrade!
- Sibelius 7 does not include a printed manual, you can add one to your order here.
- Sibelius 7 includes 90 days of free tech support. We recommend that you purchase an Annual Support Contract for $99 so that you can get the help you need from Avid after the initial 90 days.
- Sibelius 7 requires a low latency ASIO or AU compatible audio interface (soundcard) for using the sound library. We recommend theAudioFace II USB, AudioLink II USB or most any of the audio interfaces in our buyer’s guide. Contact us for more information.
- A USB MIDI keyboard makes entering notes into Sibelius much faster. The i2 GarageKey 37 is an ideal USB MIDI keyboard – just plug it in, and it works. For more options, visit our keyboard buyer’s guide.
- Check out our complete list of Sibelius accessories and add-ons
We also have some money saving Sibelius bundles to consider:
- Sibelius Hardware Bundle: Sibelius, Audio Interface, Keyboard:Everything you need to get started!
- Sibelius & Photoscore: scan sheet music into Sibelius and edit, transpose and arrange - including handwritten music!
- Sibelius & AudioScore: record directly into Sibelius or convert MP3s/CDs to Sibelius
- Sibelius, Audioscore & Photoscore Bundle
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Available in mid-October, we are taking pre-orders as we expect it to be very popular, especially at the introductory price of $89! (You can order now and we don't charge your credit card until it ships.)
It is the ideal small control center for any music software, the Garagekey Groove includes a keyboard, faders, knobs and drum pads! Perfect for travel, the GarageKey Mini is compact and perfectly equipped for every requirement. An excellent value, the GarageKey Groove includes the following software: Finale Notepad, Imageline Poizone, Magix Samplitude Silver, Toontrack EZ Drummer Lite, and K Multimedia Amplitube CS.
With 25 velocity sensitive mini keys, the GarageKey Groove offers an easy way to record, play soft synths or trigger loops. The 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads makes it ideal for loops, DJ software, drum machines, and more! The 4 sliders and 4 knobs can easily be assigned to control any parameter in your software.
The GarageKey Groove will also work with your iPad when you power it through a USB powered hub, making it the perfect companion for music apps on your iPad.
Just connect the GarageKey Groove to your Mac, PC or iPad using the included USB cable and you can start using the keyboard right away - no drivers required!
- 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard with 3 velocity curves
- 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads
- 4 freely assignable knobs
- 4 freely assignable faders
- 4 banks of memory locations
- Editor software for Windows and Mac OSX
- Function buttons: octave + / -, transpose + / -, pitch + / -, modulation, program change
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This library was designed to be an effective shortcut to reach your musical goals. Consider it as a Swiss army knife for musicians - a clean, simple, multi-purpose orchestral tool that will allow you to do many things in an instant.
Instant Orchestra is for those who do not want to spend time building orchestrations with one instrument or section at a time. It provides pre- packaged groups of instruments, combined sections, orchestral effects, and mood-based presets. Instant Orchestra is designed for those who know little about orchestration or do not have the time to build them. The idea is to provide a large variety of lush, playable orchestrations with the least time and effort.
Garritan Personal Orchestra’s focus is on individual solo instruments and some sections of instruments in order to build orchestrations. Usually knowledge of orchestration is required.
Instant Orchestra can be a perfect complement to Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Monday, August 13, 2012
- MPK USB performance keyboards with drum pads
- MPC pad controller series
- The MPC Fly for your iPad is pretty cool!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here are a few examples of some of the products we are really excited about:
- Vortex Keytar: who hasn't always wanted a keytar? This one includes a free soft synth and is the first keytar to include a MIDI-assignable accelerometer!
- JamDock iPod dock - a dock for musicians!
- AmpDock iPad guitar amp - very cool...
- IMULTIMIX 9R rack mount iPod mixer - a great way to add an iPod to your live sound set-up
A guitar string is "beautiful" - because the sound generated comes from the very vibration of the string, interfering with a magnetic flux and inducing an electric voltage, which is then amplified. Why would you want to emulate that? It is perfection. It is pure nature. It is in the analog domain. Misa did not intend the Misa digital guitar to replicate a traditional guitar.
Okay, so what is the point of the Kitara? Electric guitars are great for electric music. Digital music is a different story.
Traditional guitars by their very nature have limitations in the context of digital music. To create sound you need to hit a string, so that the sound at its most intense point is always the beginning of the pluck. The left hand controls what notes to play, and the right hand controls when to play these notes and the intensity of the notes. Effects can be inserted into the signal chain, but they are usually foot pedals which makes the experience of controlling effects disjointed from what your hands are doing. Plus, you can only really control one pedal at a time.
Electronic music cannot be played effectively with such constraints. In electronic music, the timbre (or colour) of the sound can be morphed in an infinite number of ways. For a guitar to accommodate this, the right hand needs more control than just plucking strings. You need to be able to control elements of the sound, such as sustain, pitch, filter or any other synthesizer parameter, in a way that has no physical constraints.
The Misa digital guitar is an experimental new instrument, similar to an electric guitar in shape, but with an interface designed to easily and intuitively control digital audio.
The Kitara not only unites traditional guitar playing technique with digital sound, but allows digital guitarists to use playing techniques that are not possible or comfortable on a digital keyboard.
The Misa Kitara consists of three main components: a full fretboard, a multi-touch screen and an onboard polyphonic synthesizer with sounds and effects.
The Kitara’s neck has 24 frets, but instead of strings each fret contains buttons.
You play notes by touching on the screen. The position and movement of your touch determine how the sound is generated and processed.
You can apply a number of digital effects, including distortion, delay and modulation, and you can control these effects through the touch panel interface.
You can save sounds as presets, and you can swap preset files online.
You can assign one sound to all six strings, or assign different sounds to different strings. The kitara can control compatible MIDI devices too. Everything is configurable. It runs Linux and is open source.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
If you are interested in purchasing two or more SDX or EZX, contact us for special pricing!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Introducing VRM Box. The high-quality USB headphone interface with a difference. VRM stands for Virtual Reference Monitoring. It gives you the option of listening to your mix on multiple sets of speakers, in different rooms, just using headphones. This helps to overcome the problems associated with creating a mix that translates well on many speakers. Burning CDs to listen to your mix in different environments will become a thing of the past.
Mix anywhere, any time
There’s no substitute for mixing on high-quality monitors in a well treated room, however sometimes this ideal scenario is not possible; we might be on a train, in a plane, in a hotel room, on the tour bus or simply at home late at night not wishing to disturb anyone. VRM allows you to make critical decisions on your mix, knowing for certain that it will translate well in many environments.
Three virtual rooms and 15 virtual speakers!
Monitor in a virtual professional studio, living room or bedroom. With 15 different speaker models, you get multiple perspectives on your mix. From the Genelec 1031A, to the KRK VXT8 and the BBC-designed LS3-5a, each of the speakers have been meticulously measured to bring their characteristics to your headphones. There’s even an LCD television to use for reference!