Applied Acoustics Systems – Strum Acoustic GS-2

aas-strum-acoustic-gs-2At The NAMM Show 2015: Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the upcoming release of Strum Acoustic GS-2, a new version of its award-wining Strum Acoustic GS-1 guitar track production plug-in.

Strum Acoustic GS-2 will ship with a streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor as well as native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and Windows, among other features. The factory library has been completely redesigned and includes an “impressive” collection of steel and nylon guitars.
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Focusrite Intros New Red 2 & Red 3 Plugin Suite At 2015 NAMM

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At the 2015 NAMM Show: Focusrite introduced the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suites, featuring 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatibility

These are the first Focusrite plug-ins to include AAX support, making them compatible with Pro Tools 10 and above. With its introduction, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite is bundled free with all Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, and Clarett audio interfaces. The plug-in suite will also retail separately for $299.99. Continue reading

Akai Professional Intros Advance Keyboard Series

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2015 NAMM Show Preview: Akai Professional today introduced a new line of control keyboards, the Advance Keyboard series, that’s designed to provide deep integration with virtual instruments.

Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, the Advance 25, Advance 49, and Advance 61 let you load, play and control your virtual instrument plugins directly from their keyboard.

According to the company, the Advance Keyboard series has been designed “to fuse the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation,” transforming the use of computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience.

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Vandelay multiband echo device For iOS & Mac

Klevgränd Produktion has introduced Vandelay – a new audio effect, for iOS and Mac, that offers three separate delays in as many frequency regions.

Each delay has an LFO that modulates the pitch of the audio stream. Together with tempo based delay times and feedback control, you can create a rich sound from almost any source.  Continue reading

Apollo Sound Injector Lets You Stream Audio, Wirelessly, Between iOS, Mac & Windows

Secret Base Design has debuted an app for iOS that lets you stream audio over WiFi from one iOS device to another, or even to a Mac or PC.

Apollo Sound Injector can sit in the input slot of Audiobus, and catches the streamed audio sent by Apollo Remote Recorder (Audiobus output slot).

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Eisenberg Audio Releases Vier, Emulates Doepfer MS-404

Eisenberg_VierBerlin-based audio software developer Eisenberg Audio has released a new software synthesizer, Vier.

If you remember high school German class, you’ll recall that Vier means four, and Eisenberg’s Vier emulates the Doepfer MS-404, the monophonic analog synthesizer from the 1990s.

The Doepfer MS-404 was a single rack device. Vier combines four independent rack modules in one interface. More than an emulation of a beloved vintage synth, Vier uses modern technologies for its synthesis engine, such as anti-aliasing oscillators, which are capable of audio range modulation and zero-delay feedback filters best known from synthesizers like LuSH, Monark or Diva.
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AIR Music Tech Releases ‘The Riser’ Plug-in

Virtual instrument maker AIR Music Technology has introduced The Riser, a new synthesizer for “creating powerful transitions.” Created with electronic dance music producers and DJs in mind, The Riser “infuses tracks with progression and hype.”

Central to The Riser are three editable sound generators – sweep, noise, and chord – which allow the user to manipulate the movement, timbre, and tonality of the transition. Three low-­frequency oscillators (LFOs) provide modulation duties for each patch, including beat­-synced movements and what AIR are calling the “Pumper” effect to modify dynamics. Reverb, delay, and mixer controls allow the user to shape transition volume, effect saturation, and stereo imaging.
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