The Best Of The 2014 NAMM Show


The 2014 NAMM Show was another great year for the event – the weather was fantastic, there were tons of new synths and interesting gear introduced and we got to see a lot of people passionate about synths and electronic music.

Here’s our pick of the best new gear that was either introduced at the show this year or that made its NAMM debut this year: Continue reading

BT + iZotope Intro BreakTweaker Beat Sequencing App


BT and iZotope have announced BreakTweaker – a new beat mangling app.

Designed by BT (the producer behind Stutter Edit) and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is a described as ‘futuristic drum sculpting and beat sequencing machine’.

Here’s the official BreakTweaker intro: Continue reading

iZotope Releases Free Audio Repair e-Book

02690d6ec7d9465bb92ba1e037b5c17eiZotope recently announced its new digital guide, Audio Repair with RX 3: Tools, Tips, and Techniques. The free reference guide, available in the iTunes store and through iZotope’s website, provides information for audio editors repairing or restoring audio.

Audio Repair with RX 3 outlines common audio problems in recordings, and covers the fundamental concepts of audio repair, with tips from professionals for salvaging previously unusable audio.

Key Features Include: Continue reading

iZotope Expands ‘Audio-Mangling’ Trash 2 With ‘Classic Textures’

izotope_Trash2_classic_texturesiZotope has released Classic Textures, a new expansion pack for Trash 2, their “audio mangling” plug-in.

Showcasing the softer side of Trash, Classic Textures is a collection of more subtle presets, including over 30 new impulses, ranging from dark vinyl to classroom projectors to crackling fires, along with 70 new presets to “coat your mixes” in everything from 80′s synth grit to warm wax to earthy, retro moods.

Classic Textures is the second of two expansion packs for Trash 2, following the experimental Edge Expansion. Learn more about the Trash 2 expansion packs on the iZotope site.

Pricing and Availability

  • The Trash 2 plug-in is now available for a special price of $149 (usually $249/ 195 EUR MSRP) through June 26, 2013.
  • Trash 2: Classic Textures is available for $29/ 25 EUR MSRP.

Both are available for purchase through the iZotope site.

Users who are upgrading to Trash 2 from Trash 1 can log in to their account to obtain special pricing.

iZotope Announces AAX Native Support

izotope-logoAt the 2013 Winter NAMM Show: iZotope has announced AAX Native support for Nectar vocal suite, and Ozone 5, their mastering system. The free updates will enable Pro Tools users to use iZotope plug-ins in the latest format developed by Avid for Pro Tools 10.

iZotope also continues to support RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats for previous Pro Tools versions.  Continue reading