Mixed In Key Intros Mashup Software For Mac, PC

mashup software for Mac & PCMixed in Key has introduced Mashup, a new app that’s designed to ease the process of making audio mashups.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Mashup’s user interface is streamlined and intuitive. Import songs into Mashup, and it will analyze them for key and tempo. Next, drag a song into Mashup’s ultra-fast audio editor, and its tempo will become the master for the project. If you’d prefer, you can manually enter in a different master tempo. As soon as one song is added, the song browser will show you which other songs in your collection are 100% harmonically compatible with your original song. Then drag other songs into the editor window, and they’re automatically beat-matched to the master tempo, using Mashup’s professional time-stretching algorithm.

Now you can start editing. Mashup lets you graphically edit each song’s volume, as well as three bands of EQ, all with breakpoint-style automation. The editor also lets you select and silence portions of songs, adjust phase, slide them in time, and more. When you’re done editing, you can export the result to a 320kbps MP3 file or a 16-bit, 44.1kHz WAV file. If you already use Mixed In Key 5, Mashup will load its database and will skip the analysis step. Mashup and Mixed In Key 5 work flawlessly with each other.

Mashup is available now, for Mac & Windows, for US $39.

The ‘First Tri-Platform Keyboards’ – Line 6 Mobile Keys

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2012 NAMM Show: Line 6 has introduced Mobile Keys a new line of ‘tri-platform’ keyboard controllers for iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC.

Mobile Keys 25 and Mobile Keys 49 are a pair of new keyboards designed to control iOS music apps and do double duty as USB MIDI controllers for Mac and Windows computers. Both models have full-size keys and velocity sensitive keyboard action.

Both Mobile Keys models are compatible with any iOS app that supports the CoreMIDI standard for input, including GarageBand and numerous drum machines, synthesizers and virtual instruments.

“With Mobile Keys 25 and 49, not only do you have two extremely portable options for playing and recording on the go with your iPhone and iPad music apps,” says Line 6 co-founder and digital audio innovator Marcus Ryle, “but you can move seamlessly between your iOS music apps and your Mac or PC, as well.”

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Orange OPC Guitar Amp + Computer First Look

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Remember the Orange OPC Guitar Amplifier + Recording Studio Workstation - the bizarro computer + guitar amp combination that was introduced at this year’s NAMM Show?

Music Radar got their hands on one of the Orange OPC computers and put together this first look at it.

According to Orange, the OPC computer will be leading the way with a number of ‘Firsts’:

  • The first PC to feature an integrated audio interface enabling the user to plug in a guitar or microphone using a standard 1/4? jack plug
  • The first computer of its kind to have built-in high powered speakers which deliver full range studio quality sound as well as producing vintage guitar sounds.

The OPC comes with the following software packages:

  • IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 including Custom Shop Orange Amps – Amp and Effects Modelling Software
  • Presonus Studio One Custom Orange Edition – DAW
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 5 – DAW
  • Toontracks EZdrummer Lite
  • Lick Library Player – Guitar learning and jamming centre

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Free Virtual Dj Mixer (VST/PC)

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Free Windows Music Software: V-DJM 2ch is a virtual 2ch mixer with dj functions for Windows. According to the develoeprs, the free virtual DJ mixer is designed to reproduce the best features of the professional dj mixers in any audio host application.

V-DJM can be used as an internal mixer in your host audio applications with the sound and the feeling of a dj consolle. All controls of V-DJM can be midi-mapped and automated.

V-DJM 2ch is available now as a free download.

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Rain Intros Windows Quad-Core Laptop Monster

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Rain Computers will officially debut its LiveBook Studio, a high performance quad-core notebook based on Intel’s “Nehalem” Core i7 architecture, at the Winter NAMM Show.

LiveBook Studio will be available for sale starting in early February 2010 with a trio of quad-core processors, a high performance drive up to 500GB and up to 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory.

It also features the new NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M sending 1GB of video memory to an ultra-high-resolution widescreen display making it ideal for motion graphics and video editing on the go.

Pricing is TBA.

Free Deep Throat Synth For Windows Users

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Free Music Software: Minimalfabrik’s Deep Throat is a free Windows-only software synth.

The developers don’t provide any audio demos, so Windows users are just going to have to try Deep Throat to find out what it sound like.

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