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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica 

Chris Hein Chromatic HarmonicaPlay harmonica like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemans - but on your MIDI-keyboard!  With almost 7000 samples, 14 articulations, up to 8 dynamic-layers and a full range of 4 octaves, CH-Harmonica is definitely the most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet.

To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the user interface offers four "Dynamic Modes", "Key-Vibrato“, "Hot-Keys“ and a revolutionary new concept of articulation presets .

One of the most unique features in CH-Harmonica are the Phase-Aligned samples. After six months of research, Chris Hein found a solution to phase-synchronize the samples. This enables an absolutely perfect blending between six dynamic layers. During the development of CH-Harmonica most attention was spent on how to work with dynamic expression.

The Player
Best Service was very happy when Berthold Matschat consented to have his rare harmonica sampled. There are very few chromatic harmonica players worldwide, and he is the leading player in Germany. Berthold Matschat is also an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Because he works extensively with sampled instruments in his own studio, he had a detailed concept of what needs to be played on the harmonica and sampled.

His tone is particularly soulful and emotional. Best Service recorded and old rare Hohner Harmonica, that dates back to those times, when Hohner could impress with the words “Made in Germany”.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Core 1

Core 1 

Core 1Introducing an audio interface designed for the modern musician: Whether you’re recording via PC, MAC, or even iOS devices using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included), the Core 1 is prepared to capture your ideas in pristine 24-bit audio for only $50!

Housed in durable sand-blasted aluminum, and equipped with a space-conscious combo input XLR+1/4” input jack, the class-compliant Core 1 allows you to simply plug in and record great sounding audio. Headphone and input gain knobs allow for easy level adjustment, and the included Cubase LE recording software gets you up and recording fast each and every time.  

Key Features:
- 1 XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with gain knob
- Record up to 24-bit, 48 kHz audio into virtually any software
- Record on your iPad or iPhone via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included)
- Guitar / Line level switch for use with a guitar or bass
- Stereo headphone out with level control
- Modern sand-blasted aluminum housing
-- Includes Cubase LE recording software

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MicLink Wireless

MicLink Wireless

MicLink WirelessMicLink Wireless aims to take the complexity, frustration, and cost out of traditional wireless systems creating a flexible, all-in-one solution that gets you up and running with the dynamic mic of your choice.  

Four Steps to Wireless Freedom!
Alesis has simplified the unnecessarily complicated world of wireless systems to the following:

1. Plug the MicLink Wireless universal XLR transmitter into your dynamic mic of choice.
2. Turn on the receiver.
3. Press and hold the pair button on the receiver and transmitter for 3 seconds.
4. Start performing for up to 60 feet, for over 6 hours, and with up to 5 wireless systems working simultaneously.

That’s it, no channel searching, no mess of wires, no sacrifice in quality, just an easy wireless solution for your dynamic mic of choice.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Komplete Kontrol Keyboards

Komplete Kontrol Keyboards

Komplete KontrolKOMPLETE KONTROL opens up the full potential of KOMPLETE. Feel the world’s most advanced software instruments come to life under your fingertips, more intuitive, expressive, and inspirational than ever before.  Browse and load sounds with the push of a button, KOMPLETE KONTROL manages the entire KOMPLETE universe in a single plug-in, thanks to the tag-based browsing system.     

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series keyboards were designed and built for KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE the most powerful tools available for production, sound design, and film, TV, and game scoring. The keyboards are also compatible with KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE.

Browse and load sounds with the push of a button, KOMPLETE KONTROL manages the entire KOMPLETE universe in a single plug-in, thanks to the tag-based browsing system.

Don’t lose time mapping parameters to the keyboard. Native Map technology automatically maps all key parameters for each KOMPLETE Instrument to the touch-sensitive controller knobs. Everything you need to sculpt your sound at your fingers and ready for your creativity.

The innovative Light Guide shows you key switches, zones and more in full color, depending on the instrument, key color corresponds to cell color in BATTERY 4, for example. The lights also provide performance feedback, see scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across the keyboard.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Komplete 10

Komplete 10

Komplete 10
Komplete 10 is Native Instrument's ultimate production suite, and each year it gets even bigger!  It now includes 39 products, 12,000 sounds, over 130 GB of instruments and effects.  Komplete 10 adds ROUNDS, KONTOUR, POLYPLEX, and the DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION.

For even more sounds, Komplete 10 Ultimate is also available, with 75 products, over 17,000 sounds, and over 440 GB of instruments and effects!   Ultimate also includes ACTION STRIKES, SESSION HORNS PRO, and MOLEKULAR.

Already have Komplete and want to upgrade?  You can find the Komplete list of upgrades available here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014



The DJIO2 is the perfect audio interface for mobile DJs. 

The DJIO2 offers mobile DJs, music producers, and computer musicians a simple way to get up and running with any DJ controller that lacks a built-in audio interface. The DJ|iO 2 is an updated and enhanced version of the original DJ|iO that features new routing capabilities and the ability to record audio directly to your computer. DJs and other performers can employ DJ|iO2 in a wide variety of performance environments, including setups involving music-mixing software and a hardware controller such as TOTAL CONTROL, STEALTH CONTROL, or MixMeister Control. Other performers, including CD DJs and non-musician computer users, can appreciate DJ|iO’s portability and small footprint.